Annual Holiday Canned Food Drive Launch to help support
two local food banks during
season: Kingsbridge Heights Community
Center and St. Frances of Rome Food Pantry.
The deadline for Winter
Holiday donations will be Wednesday, December 11th.
items include canned fruits and vegetables, cereals,
dried beans, rice, tuna, coffee, teas, canned
juices, powdered milk, Jell-O, and soups. Thank You,
Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz! Details
On Thursday, December 5th, come to the Lou Gehrig Plaza at
Bronx County Building, 851 Grand Concourse (161st Street)
for the Christmas Treet Lighting. Santa will be
handing out small gifts prepared by he and Mrs. Claus while
supplies last. Also, hot chocolate and carols sung by
students from a local school
Bronx Museum Family Affair: Winter
Wonderland on Saturday, December
7th. Join us as we celebrate the holiday season with an
with festive art activities for the entire family from 11 AM
- 4 PM. Pre-registration is required.
Follow us to more Holiday Events as we wish
all our friends and neighbors
the best of
Fighting the Opiod Crisis is a Panel Conversation with
New York State Senator Alessandra Biaggi on November 25th
at the City Island Library from 6 - 8 PM.. A
panel of experts working at the state, city, and
community level will address the opioid crisis to learn about its impact on District 34.
lluminated Angels Trolley Tour on November 30th,
5:30 - 7:30 PM is a
special ride that will take you
through Woodlawn to see the figures that
were carved to replicate European treasures,
guard Woodlawn’s lot owners, and inspire
us to look up toward the sky.
First Friday Lecture: "Graffiti Media" is a
by The Bronx Museum of the Arts on Friday, December 6th, at 6:00 PM.
Author Freddy Alva will moderate the evening's conversation
with producer, publisher and photographer panelists.
See who they are and Register
Bronx Kreate Hub Provides Affordable
Studio Space for Local Artists.
- The Fordham Ram, by Sarah Huffman, Assistant
News Editor, November 20, 2019
at 15 Canal Pl. in the South Bronx, there
is a colorful, street art-inspired mural
on the front of a four story brick building.
Crash, a Bronx street artist, created the
piece and serves as the curator for The
Bronx Kreate Hub’s gallery. The Hub
opened on November 1 after two years
of preparation..." .
Bronx Recognizes Its Own (BRIO)
is now open! BRIO provides awards of $5000 to
individual Bronx artists working in
literary, media, visual, and performing arts.
Awardee selections are based
solely on artistic excellence. Register
for BRIO "How to Apply" sessions
on December 10th. Deadline for submissions is December 16, 2019.
Savor The Bronx Restaurant Week will be held on January 6
- 17, 2020. If you
are a restaurant and want to be
considered, please fill out the form
be included in all of the marketing and promotional
opportunities associated with this event, deadline for
the registration form must be received by December
Bronx Music Heritage Center will host Melrose Parranda 2019 annual Puerto Rican
Christmas caroling procession on Saturday, December 21st,
at 6 PM. Stop at casita gardens throughout the Melrose
neighborhood in the Bronx, ending at the
most famous casita, Rincón Criollo.
Denny Farrell Riverbank State Parks 23rd Annual College
Fair will be held on January 11, 2020. West 145th
St. & Riverside Drive NYC.
The amazing Tats Cru captures this
icon and his words on their mural in the
Bronx at MLK Plaza.
is a threat
Thanks, Tats Cru, for continuing to
brighten up our community!
Find them on Instagram here.....
R.A.I.N. is seeking talent to join the R.A.I.N.
Family. We are interviewing for several positions
offering comprehensive employee benefits package for
full-time employees. See Details
Bronx Children's Museum is looking for applicants to
fill several available opportunities. See all the
information as to where to send cover letter and resume
Bronx Community Health Needs Assessment Survey
2019. Bronx Hospitals are requesting your support in
completing and distributing the
2019 Community Health Survey.
This survey seeks to gather community data that will help
set priorities and coordination efforts, to address local
public health problems. Survey
Continuing Education & Workforce Development
at Hostos Community College
offers educational, career, and personal
development opportunities designed to address
the needs of the South Bronx, Bronx, and Upper Manhattan
Grow Your Business with BOEDC. Bronx based
businesses and local entrepreneurs of all sizes and sectors
are able to receive a boost of $2,000 to $50,000 with help
Bronx Revolving Loan Fund
Loans can be
used as working capital, for the purchase of machinery or
equipment, inventory and accounts receivable.
happening in your
for monthly minutes, meeting dates, and Community
Events, Read the letter from
Bronx Borough President, Ruben Diaz Jr.,
explaining how important the Community Boards are to
serving our neighborhoods.
the coilition of concerned
Bronxites to rally for #Not 62 on
Tuesday, December 3rd from
12 - 1 PM at New York City Hall.
Demand Mayor de
Blasio to prioritize
the Bronx in all areas including health,
housing and economic opportunities.
We have been ranked 62 out of 62
counties in New York State for 10
You served us! The Bronx
and all of NYC serves you
with free classes, coaching
and more! Click
Ticket To Work Open House - Jobs For
Disabled Bronx Residents. Multiple Dates
through December 17th. America Works Is An
Employment Network With The U.S. Social
Security Administration's Ticket To Work
Employment Program. Find details and links to RSVP
for multiple dates of events
LGBT Friendly Senior Housing in NYC:
SAGE is building the Crotona Senior
Residences, a brand-new, LGBT-welcoming, affordable senior housing
development in the Bronx.
want to tell people that their
desire for clean air and clean
water is elitist?
Tell that to the kids in the south Bronx who are suffering
from the highest rates of childhood
asthma in the country. Tell that to the families of
-Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) Bonus Quote of the
Day, March 27, 2019 Political Wire by Taegan Goddard
Bronx Public School Fights for hip hop and arts
education. Through a partnership with Bulova, PS 55 is
getting the first-ever recording studio in a New York school,
but its principal has a bigger mission planned. Art programs
in public schools have long had the unfortunate luck of
forever being in the crosshairs of budget cuts. Despite
mountains of research extolling the benefits of
incorporating music and art into curricula, the U.S.
Department of Education’s 2020 budget proposal put “arts in
education” on its list of programs to be eliminated, deeming
that it has “limited impact.” Read the article published
by FastCompany June 29, 2019
every immigrant New Yorker, there is free safe
immigration legal help in your language, regardless of your
Also read "Know Your Rights: Federal Immigration
Enforcement" Last updated July 12, 2019 "It is
critically important for all, regardless of immigration
status, to know that you have rights and protections under
the law if you are approached by federal immigration
enforcement in your home, on the street,
or in public."
Crime Victims Support Services, at 1138 Neill Ave., offers victims
help in navigating the criminal justice system. Free confidential services include claim
assistance, case follow-up, crisis counseling,
and victim advocacy.. For more information, call
SSA Press Release - Scam Calls PSA: Please take
a moment to review the document (link below) from the Social
Security Administration (SSA) and Office of Inspector
General (OIG). A Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign
has been launched in an effort to alert and inform the
public about these ongoing scam calls. This press release
also provides information on how to report the incident if
receive the scam call.
Read the press release here...
Third Avenue BID targets opioid crisis in South Bronx.
The Third Avenue BID in the South Bronx is working to combat
the opioid epidemic. BID Executive Director Michael Brady
says their offices overlook Roberto Clemente Plaza, where he
says a lot of people go to
He says everyone at the BID knows how to use Narcan – an
antidote that quickly reverses opioid overdoses.
News12 posted November 8, 2018
Mayor de Blasio announced funding for a new youth
court in the Bronx, which will train young people to
as jurors, judges and attorneys as well as to
cases involving their peers.
Unlikely alliance could rebuild America: From the
South Bronx to Paterson, New Jersey to Broad Street,
Philadelphia, William “Billy” Procida knows what it
takes to build in hardscrabble, inner-city neighborhoods. A
general contractor turned developer turned fund manager,
has a unique vantage point on the Qualified
Opportunity Zone program, which aims to revitalize
poor communities with redirected investment profits.
Stamp Out Mailbox Fishing: Important tips for Tax Time
mail your checks or money order at the Post Office only.
Protect Your $$$. More tax time tips are available.
Bronx Organizations: Do you have any upcoming activities
NY State of Health can take part in?. The NYS
Department of Health is making a huge push this upcoming
Open Enrollment for Health Insurance t in the Bronx. If
you have a community event you would like for the NYS Dep.
of Health to attend to discuss Open Enrollment please
contact: 518-474-3287. DTraecelle Carter ,Director of
Outreach, New York State Department of Health, Albany.
Help a Stranger Have a Meal Today
provides energy savings
and rebates for your
home or business.
in the Bronx?
Introducing the NYC Senior Service Providers Volunteer
Coalition Volunteer Guide. With more than 1.5 million
adults age 60 or older living in New York City, the NYC
Senior Service Providers Volunteer Coalition created an
electronic guide to connect volunteers who want to serve
older adults. See how you can help
Bronx Nonprofit Looking for Volunteers: Masa invites
to build a brighter future for the children of the South
tutoring for two hours a week you can be a part of the
Join them in transforming communities through education —one
family, one child at a time. They are seeking dedicated
volunteers to provide tutoring and homework help to
elementary, middle-school and/or high-school students at our
South Bronx community center.
For Details on Masa's After-school Program, Volunteering and
Looking for more events?
Find them here...
Reminisce with Bronx Historian, Bill Twomey:
Do You Remember?