Crotona Park's Bronx Reunion, Better known as 'Old Timer's Day"

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Have you gotten your Bronx Reunion Old Timer's Shirt Yet?
Crotona Park has been hosting it's annual Old Timers Day for the last 20 years, they are 4 generations deep and no other event can pull in as big of a barbeque growd. Each year the number of people attending this event doubles. Many has even speculated that as many as 2 thousand people attend every year. Most of the attendees are from the Bronx, however those who have moved away ALWAYS return on the first Sunday in August to attend this event.
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Not yet, but I look forward to attending. I go every year and as you said each year it does get bigger!
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We go every year as well and set up our own BBQ. It's a great time for family and friends. My Dad is a faithful attendee and does not miss it.
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yes i am ready
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I have lived in the area of Crotona Park for several years and moved away in 1973. I still adore coming back each year. A good friend from the area died on 7/31/09 and planned to be there this year. I missed it this year, but it rained. Did the event get canceled? If so, is there a rain date?
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I'm looking forward towards attending this event. Can't wait.
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I missed it, where exactly is it
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this year its on August 7th at Crotona Park east......
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trulyblessed5250

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I can't locate my tee shirt.. where can I get another?
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iF YOU HAVE 3 OR MORE PEOPLE.... I WILL COME TO YOU, IF NOT SEE YOU AT THE PARK OR HIT ME UP ON FACEBOOK...
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I haven't got a t shirt yet, but I intend to get. I was born and raised in the Bronx. My mother also believe in having a pinic in Crotona Park since I was a kid. I went to Fashion Industries and then to Morris High School. I use to at 1038 Boston Road. Now I live in Cleveland, But, I am back in forth. And I hope to be at the 2011 reunion.
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2011 shirts are ready!
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That is so great Barbara!. I also grew up in the Bronx, I've moved several times to different states. Im back in New York & look forward to re-connecting with ole friends @ Crotona..I was there last year..AWESOME!!! I lived on Clinton Ave. Went to 193
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My name is Cheryl. I've always loved attending the Old Timer's Reunion along with my parents and other family members. It's always good to see friends from long ago. I had a great time in 2010 and will always attend this event. It's like one big family reunion. It's just unfortunate that my parents passed in 2008 so it won't be the same without them, but I will still keep going. I also love the entertainment. See you in Aug. of this year.
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2011 shirts are ready....
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Barbara J McCoy

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Did anyone live between 156th and Morris High School on Boston Road. In the 1038 block?
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yes, my name is Doreen Morris. My family lived in 1021 boston road directly across the street from the liquor store on the corner of 165th street. Depending on your age you might have known my siblings Linda, harvey jr and Diana, also my aunt Geri in 1019 where the Crowells lived.
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No but... i lived closer to Doreen Morris.... My Family lived on 169st and Intervail avenue between Kelly Street and Tiffany Street across the street from P.S. 99 Our address was 1146 Intervail avenue My name is Steven Abel and I went to P.S.99
And john Dwyer junior high school 133 My Brother Charles Abel jr. Most people knew him as "Biddy" because of his abilty to Play Basketball very well at a young Age even befor the biddy tournaments were started he was a little biddy guy playing with People like Geneva Henry White Mike and many others. my other two siblings are Cynthia Abel and Christina (Tina) Abel our baby sister at the time. my brother Biddy went to Jr. high school 136 off Prospect ave. He played on the school Basketball team Everbody knew him. although we hung out at many places in that part of the bronx Stebbins ave Where Bethany Church once stood was the block on 169th street all the way to home street and the other place was PS 99 community center. they had many sports tournaments and talent shows and Dances Those were the Days we left the south bronx in April of 1969 to live in the Boston Secor Houses not far from Co-op City. if you know our family touch base i'm at home plate.
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DOREEN MORRIS - I was known as Barbara Jean on Boston Road. My mother was Vivian and my sisters were Veda and Darlene.
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I have sold t-shirts in Crotona Park for the past 15 years. Last year I ID'd people and all of those who were 50 and above, who had ID to prove it, was given a Old Timers Shirt. Normally, if a person is wearing one of my previous years shirts (on their backs) I sell them a shirt for $10.00 instead of $15.00. Look for me this year, and if you already have a shirt - make sure it's on your back!
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So where can I get some shirts?? I can't locate ANY of my shirts
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How many are you looking for..... I'll come to you if you are getting 3 or more.... give me your sizes and colors or hit me up on facebook behind the lines with your information - Maxine Breeden
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i miss this year,,can you mail tee-shirts off,i used to live 155 and union ave and we move to 163 and union,,then 169th and third.i last move..so yes we know alot of people..p.s.124,p.s.23 and jhs 120, stevenson h.s...i live in maumelle ar..
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Good ting! Save a PINK for me.
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Joyce FiDelia LaBeet-Titley

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If it rains today, where will tee shirts be available?
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Not this year but last year I did yes I will get one this time...I go all the time, Just love it.
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2011 shirts are ready....
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Make sure you are wearing your shirt on your back....
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2011 shirts are ready..... hit me up on facebook - Maxine Breeden ' Every Color every size!
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all shirts are 15.00
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i don't go on facebook..but this is my email-irwinwright77@hotmail.com im looking for three tee-shirt...size 3x..blue,black,and white.pls hit me back..maxine we might know each other or our family..
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The 2011 shirts look so nice I need 4 ....
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Hit me up on Facebook..... Maxine Breeden, let me know your sizes and colors!
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Lyndon Boyd

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My name is Lyndon Boyd(nick name L.B.) where will you be with those shirts need a couple.
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My Family lived on 169st and Intervail avenue between Kelly Street and Tiffany Street across the street from P.S. 99 Our address was 1146 Intervail avenue My name is Steven Abel and I went to P.S.99
And john Dwyer junior high school 133 My Brother Charles Abel jr. Most people knew him as "Biddy" because of his abilty to Play Basketball very well at a young Age even befor the biddy tournaments were started he was a little biddy guy playing with People like Geneva Henry White Mike and many others. my other two siblings are Cynthia Abel and Christina (Tina) Abel our baby sister at the time. my brother Biddy went to Jr. high school 136 off Prospect ave. He played on the school Basketball team Everbody knew him. although we hung out at many places in that part of the bronx Stebbins ave Where Bethany Church once stood was the block on 169th street all the way to home street and the other place was PS 99 community center. they had many sports tournaments and talent shows and Dances Those were the Days we left the south bronx in April of 1969 to live in the Boston Secor Houses not far from Co-op City. if you know our family touch base i'm at home plate. Edit Delete Remove Cancel
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Yes I knew BIDDY very well, I have wrote a comment on this site, also have my pic.i am the one in the hat, with my nephew and cuz at the Tom Joyner Fam reunion, my nick name is L.B.went to PS54And JHS 136. Well try to meet you'll at home plate. PRAY TO THE ALMIGHTY THE WEATHER IS GREAT.
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My name is Lyndon Boyd I have not attended the old timers day in years, with GOD BLESSING I am looking forward to this day, I also pray to THE ALMIGHTY that the whether is great, and I can see some of the people I grew up with.I went to PS54 and JHS 136. I also knew BIDDY very well. It will be great to see his Fam, with God Blessing I will see you'll at home plate, My nick name is L.B.
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This is LB again, I am the one in the hat,with my nephew, and cuz, at the Tom Joyner Fam reunion, again BIDDY FAM, can't wait to see you'll
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I need info on today's festivities, I haven't been to Cortona Park since '89! HELP!!!!!!! I moved back to St. Thomas USVI June 1965 from 825 E 170 St. I missed out on my last visit and I don't want to miss out again!
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Joyce, U should have a great time!!!! Im on my way 2 reconnect with friends from IS 193 & PS 92, along with my Clinton Towers peeps. Hopefully the weather will hold up.
Have fun eating, drinking & just mingling with all

ENJOY!!!
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I been to one oldtimers day event years ago. I grew up on 174th st and vyse ave. I use to hang out all over the bronx especially around allerton ave. I havent seen many friends from that era and i am looking foward to attending next years oldtimers reunion. peace out