Yankees Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

The Yankees announced on Thursday the festivities surrounding their annual celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

As part of a number of themed activities, there will be a stickball tournament will be held outside Yankee Stadium on River Avenue between 158th and 161st Streets, singers Frankie Negron and Toby Love will perform pregame concerts, Alianza Dominicana will offer free dance lessons at Yankee Stadium prior to a game for ticket-holding fans, and discounted tickets will be offered during the month of September for all Spanish-language Yankee Stadium tours.

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BrooklynFans of Books: “The Lying King” By Alex Beard

The Lying King

By Alex Beard

Green Leaf Book Group Press; Hardcover, $17.95, available this Tuesday, September 4

Fine artist, conservationist, and author Alex Beard began writing and illustrating books for children as a way to share lessons about human nature using the animals he’s come to know through his extensive travels in Africa and abroad.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: College Football Traditions And Rivalries

College Football Traditions and Rivalries: Chants, Pranks, and Pageantry

Morrow Gift, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; Hardcover, $19.99; e-Book, $15.99; available Tuesday, September 4

The college football season is upon us, and that means millions of fans watching their favorite teams take the gridiron every Saturday this fall.

What better way to celebrate what makes this a quintessentially American sport than the new book College Football Traditions and Rivalries: Chants, Pranks, and Pageantry.

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Brodeur Back With The Devils

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The greatest goaltender in hockey history has returned home.

On Wednesday, the Devils named Martin Brodeur as Executive Vice President of Business Development.

Brodeur will report to Team President Hugh Weber and he will work across all departments to identify, capitalize and develop on business opportunities for the Devils, Prudential Center and the outlying community.

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Yankees & City Winery Partner On Yankee Stadium’s First Wine Bar

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The Yankees announced on Wednesday that they have partnered with City Winery to create Yankee Stadium’s first wine bar.

The City Winery Wine Bar is now open to all fans 21-and-older on the Field Level in Section 106 during all Yankees and NYCFC home games.

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Red Bulls Take First Place On White’s First MLS Goal

(The Red Bulls celebrate Brian White’s goal – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Red Bulls took first place in the Eastern Conference and Supporters’ Shield race on Wednesday night with a 1-0 win over the Houston Dynamo, with Brian White’s first MLS goal being the game-winner.

The Red Bulls improved to 17-6-4, with 55 points, leapfrogging Atlanta United, which has 54 points with a record of 16-4-6.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “All This I Will Give To You”

All This I Will Give To You

By Dolores Redondo; translated by Michael Meigs

AmazonCrossing; 478 pages; hardcover, paperback, and e-book; available September 1

Literary thriller writer Dolores Redondo was the most-read author in Spain in 2017, surpassing Ken Follett, Fernando Aramburu and Carlos Ruiz Zafon, according to the Spanish Publishers Association.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “I Will Never Leave You” By S.M. Thayer

I Will Never Leave You

By S.M. Thayer

Thomas & Mercer; $24.95 hardcover; $4.99 Kindle eBook; available September 1, 2018

With a lavish lifestyle, powerful friends, and a historic mansion in the nation’s capital, banking heiress Trisha and her husband, James, seem to have it all.

The only thing that was missing from their dream life was a baby.

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Torres & Andujar Part Of Exclusive Yankees Class

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When Gleyber Torres hit a two-run home run in the Yankees’ 6-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Monday night, he joined Miguel Andujar in an exclusive club in franchise history.

This was Torres’ 20th homer of the season, while Andujar has 21, making them the first pair of Yankees rookies to hit 20 homers in the same season.

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