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A documentary film about a child of the Bronx who returns to find out why her neighborhood burned down in the 1970s.
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    All of the above, AND a limited edition DVD compilation of historic live performances from the last 30 years of 52 Park’s Latin Jazz Series, featuring legendary performers (many of whom hail from the Bronx) such as Tito Nieves Orquesta, Los Hermanos Moreno, Tito Puente Orquesta, Eddie Palmieri and many more!

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    AND a signed copy of reporter Joe Flood’s book "The Fires,” an investigation into the role of the RAND Corporation in New York City's decision to cut fire companies in the 1970s, and the disastrous consequences that followed.

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    AND a limited edition DVD of the legendary 1983 film "Style Wars," which vividly documents the rise of hip hop and graffiti culture out of the ashes of the South Bronx. Signed by director Henry Chalfont!

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    AND a signed copy of Lisa Kahane's photo book, "Do Not Give Way to Evil: Photographs of the South Bronx, 1979-1987," an extraordinary document of devastation and rejuvenation, that records the first seeds of rebuilding after the fires. With an essay by Peter Frank and text by John Ahearn, CRASH, DAZE, Jane Dickson, Stefan Eins, John Fekner, Joe Lewis, SHARP, and Rigoberto Torres.

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    Updates, an advance copy of the film, 52 Park Latin Jazz Greats DVD, a signed copy of "The Fires," a signed DVD of "Style Wars,"
    AND a signed copy of the photography book "Born in the Bronx: A Visual Record of the Early Days of Hip Hop," with rare photos and history from the world-wide cultural movement that sprung from the Bronx. Foreword by Afrika Bambaataa, Original Flyer Art by Buddy Esquire, Timeline by Jeff Chang. Signed by the book's celebrated photographer Joey Conzo.

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    AND Lunch and a personally guided tour of the Longwood and Hunt’s Point districts of the South Bronx. Meet producers Vivian Vasquez, Gretchen Hildebran and Julia Allen in person, and visit historic locations like Public School 52, 52 Park and Casa Amadeo’s music shop that are featured in the film. (Travel expenses outside of New York City not included)

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