West New York Lions Club Supports Palisades Medical Center
Members of the West New York Leones Cubanos de Hudson Lions Club recently presented a special donation to the Palisades Medical Center Foundation to support programs and services that address growing healthcare needs of our shared communities.
Palisades Medical Center (PMC) and the Lions Club work together throughout the year to bring free health screenings and education to local residents. Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with 1.35 million members in more than 46,000 clubs worldwide in more than 206 countries and geographic areas. Lions Club members volunteer for many different kinds of community projects - including caring for the environment, feeding the hungry and aiding seniors and the disabled. Each year, more than 4,000 local residents attend one of the many health fairs hosted by PMC.
‘Little Johnny’ salsa concert coming to the waterfront
World renowned conga player and Hudson County resident Vincent “Little Johnny” Rivero, a regular with Eddie Palmieri’s groups, leads one of the hottest salsa groups anywhere at Lincoln Harbor Park on the Weehawken waterfront on Wednesday, July 17 at 7 p.m. This concert is part of the Summer Concerts on the Hudson music series presented by HRPAC. The Hudson Reporter newspapers are a co-sponsor.
Rivero grew up in New York City and played with NYC’s Orquesta Colón and recorded two albums with the group. He had a 16-year association with one of Puerto Rico’s leading bands, La Sonora Ponceña, during which Johnny travelled the world and recorded 18 highly respected albums.
Considered one of the best congeros in the world, Johnny often demonstrates his amazing abilities as a core member of Eddie Palmieri’s Latin Jazz Band and also his Salsa Orchestra.
Aside from his work with Maestro Palmieri, Eddie has collaborated with some of the greatest stars in the Salsa and Latin Jazz fields including, among others, Rubén Blades, Celia Cruz, Giovanni Hidalgo, Ray Barretto, Phil Woods, David Sánchez, Paquito D’Rivera, Miguel Zenon, Kenny G, and Bebo Valdes.
For this concert Johnny brings together a fantastic lineup of his closest musical colleagues.
Special guest will be Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Brian Lynch.
For more information, including directions, updates, and other concerts in the series, visit www.hrpac.org or call 201-716-4540.