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                                                                                                              "A Yankee Double"  - Daniel Hauben        A view of the old and the new Yankee Stadium

      


Dig! Plant! Grow! Wake Up, Garden!
Celebrate Spring at the New York Botanical Garden's Edible Academy
from April 2nd - May 12th.
Read more.

 


"They might as well
have held the 61st
Grammy Awards in the
Boogie Down Bronx
with the number of Bronxites that won,
were honored, or
attended the big event
in Los Angeles on
Sunday, February 10."

Read all about it in the
BronxTimes...


Barbara Corcoran of ABC's Shark Tank will be live at a free event on Tuesday, May 7th at  Lehman Center for the Performing Arts at 10:00 AM. This event is all about helping you succeed!  Barbara will be joined by some of the top speakers on wealth creation. .Tickets are limited! Register  here...

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 here...

Bridgefield Civic League Inc. presents another Community
Building Initiative every Thursday from
 April 4, to May 9, 2019.  These Weekly Educational and Empowering Presentations
include distinguished guests. Flyer here...

On Wednesday, April 24th, from 5:45 -
8:00 PM, The Office of the Bronx District Attorney, Darcel D. Clark,
is offering a FREE
informative workshop, where the community can learn about the judicial system from hearings to
the judge and jury.  Read more...


The Mall at Bay Plaza has organized a Dress Donation
Drive on Saturday, April 27th. F
or many of our youth, the expenses associated with attending their prom is beyond their financial reach Read more...

Free Shredding Event in the Bronx. Fight Back Against Fraud and identity theft on Saturday April 27th at The Eastchester Road Church of God. Limit of 3 shopping bags of
material per person.  Paper only.  No magazines or newspapers.
*Site may close early if shredding truck fills up. Flyer here...



The amazing Tats Cru
captures this
icon and his words on their mural in the
Bronx at MLK Plaza.

"Injustice
anywhere
is a threat
to justice
everywhere"

Thanks, Tats Cru, for continuing to
brighten up our community!

Find them  on Instagram here.....
 

     
      SAVE THE DATES!
  
    
      Celebrate the Parade and
      Festival 
here..
 

The Bronx Museum of the Arts BXMA Co-Lab will host
the final performance of the
The D.O.M.E. Experience  April 27, 2019, 7 - 9 PM (doors |open at 6:30PM with performances, for all ages and open to the public, beginning at
7:00 PM. A special Tai Chi demonstration/ class by Grand Master Abdul Musawirr, will be followed by the concert. Read more..

Duke Ellington 120th Birthday Concert Celebration Free Event:
On April 28th, 2:00 - 3:30 PM at The Woodlawn Conservancy. Trolly Tours to the Jazz Corner and gravesite of Duke Ellington will be available one hour prior to the concert and after the concert as well. Registration
here

The Bronx Book Fair is dedicated to engaging and
growing the community of poets and writers in the
Bronx
and to connecting to readers and book  lovers of all ages. Saturday, May 4th  from 11 AM. – 7 PM. At Bronx Library Center/New York Public Library. Read more.

2019 Lifting Lives Gala: May 14, 2019 6:PM - 9 PM. in NYC. Guests and sponsors will support BronxWorks programs that
help children, families and seniors
in the Bronx. Read more

NYC Vegetarian Food Festival 2019: On Saturday, May
18th,
11: AM -  6 PM. Metropolitan Pavilion, NYC. The 9th
Annual Event Includes Plant-Based Food and Products,
Speakers, Chef Cooking Demos, Mind/Body/Fitness Classes,
Kids’ Activities & Much More. Tickets available here...

Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is Hiring:
The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is the nation’s
largest youth employment program, connecting NYC youth
between the ages of 14 and 24
with career exploration
opportunities and paid work experience each summer. To
complete an SYEP application today apply
here...

NYPD Employment Opportunities apply now: for NYPD
Traffic Enforcement Agents
, on page 2 of the flyer...

CityMeals Dineout April – September 2019: Since 1984,
some of the city’s most philanthropic foodies have indulged in
the ultimate fine dining experience through the annual CityMeals Dineout, knowing that every dollar they donate to dine goes
directly to preparation and delivery of meals. Over the years, the
program  has raised over $17 million – enough to fund more than
2 million nutritious meals for homebound elderly New Yorkers.
To purchase a table or for more details please visit CityMeals here..


New York Botanical Garden - The Orchid Show:
Singapore  February 23 - April 28, 2019

On Orchid evenings, the Energy and Nightlife of
Singapore Come to the Bronx. 
Explore the "Garden in
a "City" as you sip a Singapore sling while freestyle dancers
and DJs perform throughout the night.  Read more.
..

.The Continuing Education &
Workforce Development
Department
at Hostos Community College offers educational, career, and personal development opportunities designed to address  
the needs of the South Bronx, Bronx, and Upper Manhattan communities. 
Visit Hostos...

What's happening in your neighborhood? Visit
your
Community Board
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.

 

 

 

 


You served us! The Bronx
and all of NYC serves you
with free classes, coaching
and more!
 Click here...


 


"You 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 Flint."

     -Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez  (D-NY) Bonus Quote of the Day,  March 27, 2019 Political Wire by Taegan Goddard                                      


THE BRONX: KEEPIN' IT GREEN!

NPCC is now accepting applications for the 2019 Nonprofit Excellence Awards!  It’s the only nonprofit excellence awards program of its kind in New York State. Nonprofit applicants receive a free, full 360-degree assessment of their management practices, along with insightful feedback from a knowledgeable team of experts. Deadline to apply is April 24, 2019. Flyer here...

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 nation’s
public about these ongoing scam calls. This press release
also provides information on how to report the incident if they
receive the scam call. Read the press release here...



   - excerpted from issue dated May 29, 2018 by Jason Parham
Welcome To The 'Black Power Kitchen' of Tomorrow.

Together 4 young men with solid culinary backgrounds have formed Ghetto Gastro, "...helping to redefine the intersections of fashion, music film, and visual art
by using food as the spark to larger conversations about inclusion, race and economic empowerment....They want to bridge the vast gulf in culinary access and experience that exists in communities like theirs and create a more sustainable future for the Bronx."   
An Inspirational "Must Read"...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
use drugs.
  He says everyone at the BID knows how to use Narcan – an antidote that quickly reverses opioid overdoses.
Read more...from News12 posted November 8, 2018

Mayor de Blasio announced funding for a new youth
court in the Bronx,
which will train young people to serve
as jurors, judges and attorneys as well as to adjudicate real-life
cases involving their peers. Read more...

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, Procida
has a unique vantage point on the Qualified Opportunity Zone program, which aims to revitalize poor communities with redirected investment profits. Read more...

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. Flyer here...

New social media campaign aims to improve living
conditions for NYCHA residents. NYC 
(WABC) -- A new
social media campaign aims to encourage NYCHA residents, local businesses and elected officials to call attention to sub-par living conditions in public housing. See the Channel 7 video here...

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. Information online here...


                        Help a Stranger Have a Meal Today

 

Do you have questions about how Accessing Public Benefits may impact your immigration status?  Help is available here...

provides energy savings
and rebates for your
home or business.

What's Happening
in the Bronx?
CLICK HERE...

Through April 7, 2019, The Bronx Neighborhood Health Action Centers, in partnership with Bronx Sole and #Not62...the Campaign for a Healthy Bronx... invite you to join the 1 Billion Steps Challenge. Group participants are welcome! Flyer here...

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 here...

Bronx Nonprofit Looking for Volunteers: Masa invites you
 to build a brighter future for the children of the South Bronx, By
tutoring for two hours a week you can be a part of the change.
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 Requirements click here...

Do you have questions about how Accessing Public Benefits may impact your immigration status?  Help is available here...

Grow Your Business with BOEDC.  Bronx based small
businesses and local entrepreneurs of all sizes and sectors
are able to receive a boost of $2,000 to $50,000 with help
from the Bronx Revolving Loan Fund   Loans can be
used as working capital, for the purchase of machinery or
equipment, inventory and accounts receivable.

Bronxites...Emergency Blood Donor Effort: EMERGENCY NEED! Please donate at a blood drive to help kids and others. For more information and to search for Bronx and NYC Metro locations click here...

Reminisce with  Bronx Historian, Bill Twomey:
Do You Remember?


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