Yankees Old Timers Day Roster; Boone, Pettitte Among First-Timers

(Whitey Ford being introduced at the 2016 Old Timers  Day – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Yankees announced the roster of former players who will be on hand at the 72nd annual Old-Timers’ Day, which will be held on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17, at Yankee Stadium.

This is the 10th Old-Timers’ Day at the current Yankee Stadium.

First-time participants include current Yankees Manager Aaron Boone, Andy Pettitte, Jason Giambi, Nick Swisher, and Dion James.

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BookCon 2018 At The Javits Center June 2-3

BookCon is taking place at the Javits Center on Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3.

This is a worthwhile event to see many famous authors and notable figures who are debuting new books.

For more information, check out thebookcon.com and here is a look at some of the events and information on how to take part in the autographing sessions:

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Noir” As imagined By Moore

Noir

By Christopher Moore

William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, $27.99

Christopher Moore has made a name for himself by reinventing beloved literary genres, and his latest work is no exception.

Moore’s new novel, simply titled Noir, is an off-kilter homage to the classic 1940s dime novel as only he could conceive of it.

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Red Bulls Sign 12 Players From Special Olympics New Jersey

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The Red Bulls, in partnership with Prudential Financial, Inc., have signed 12 athletes from Special Olympics New Jersey to two-game contracts.

Prudential Financial is the proud presenting partner of the Red Bulls Special Olympics Unified Team.

The New York Red Bulls Unified Team will be at Red Bull Arena for two matches, starting with a game before the New York Red Bulls – FC Dallas match on June 23 and then a second match before the Red Bulls – D.C. United game on August 26.

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Gov. Cuomo Presents Medal For Public Service To WWII Veteran

(Governor Cuomo with Sidney Walton and his son Paul – provided by the Governor’s office)

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo met with WWII veteran Sidney Walton, 99, at the State Capitol and presented him with the Governor’s Medal for Public Service on Friday, May 18.

Mr. Walton, a New York native, is currently on a “No Regrets Tour” of the United States that aims to give anyone hoping to meet a WWII veteran the opportunity to do so.

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