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NYBG Holiday Train Show through Sunday, January 26, 2020.
New York City’s Favorite Holiday Tradition Is Back. Marvel at model trains zipping through
 an enchanting display of more than 175 famous New York landmarks. View Events here.

 

 


Remember the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on January 20th. A community interfaith service will be held at Trinity Baptist Church at 10 AM in conjunction with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.  Flyer here...

MLK Day of Service 2020:  Dream it. Do it. Make Time for Good.  The Riverdale Y will host a Kick Off Rally on
January 20th
at 10 AM as we gather together to embark on a journey of community and social justice.  Giveaways, inspiring words await us with the organizations doing powerful work in the
world. Read more...

.
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...
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2020 Community Board Recruitment. Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. wants you to be a part of your community.
Accept the challenge and make a difference in your neighborhood! Each of the 12 Community Boards has up to 50 members who meet monthly to help make important decisions concerning city budget priorities, land use and delivery of city services; all of which ensures that your neighborhood receives the economic, social, and safety necessities to thrive and continue, improving the quality of everyday life. 
Flyer here... Applications, due by Friday, February 7, 2020, are available here...

Free Federal and State Income Tax Filing in the Bronx. By Appointment Only. UNHP’s 2020 Tax Preparation Program is scheduling tax appointments for those who have received the necessary paperwork for the filing (1099, W-2, SSA etc…). Call (718) 933-2539 to make an appointment for select Wednesdays and Saturdays through April 8th. No Walk-ins, please. Full schedule here...

City Parks Foundation announces the Bright Future Award Nomination for newly-formed groups
leading their first It's My Park service project with support from Partnerships for Parks, in October 2018 or later. Deadline for nominations is January 20th.  Details here...and Nomination Form here...

The Bronx Council on the arts is seeking two artists with teaching experience to lead 12-week workshops in collaboration with Bronx-based community organizations. Candidates must be a resident of the Bronx.  Application Deadline is January 20, 2020. Read more...

Join A Safer Bronx Through Fair Justice, a Town Hall Meeting on the New Criminal Justice Reform, with Bronx District Attorney Darcl D. Clark, on Tuesday, January 21st from 6 -8 PM at the Bronx County Courthouse Rotunda.  Find out how the Bronx DA's office is focusing on public safety while fulfilling criminal justice reform.  Flyer here...

The Women's Summit Event is dedicated to connecting and empowering women in our communities. Join us on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at the Justice Sonia Sotomayor Community Center from 12 - 3:30 PM to discuss your personal and professional stories. Register here.

If you wish you can do more for New Yorkers sleeping on the streets and subways during the coldest time of the year, You can!  HOPE 2020 Needs your help for it's survey on Monday, January 27th from approximately 10 PM. to 4 AM. The NYC Dept. of Homeless Services (DHS) will conduct its Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE), an annual point-in-time survey of New Yorkers in all 5 boroughs, sleeping unsheltered on the streets . Volunteers are needed. Please offer your help here...

Bronx House will host a Job Fair on Thursday, January 30th. from, 5 - 8 PM. Bring resumes!  See more information and attending employers here...

Open Call for Bronx Musicians: Join a New Ensemble. Apply today at Casita Maria. Deadline: January 31. If you're a musician experienced with Afro-Latin music and contemporary jazz and have a flexible schedule, this is a year-long project that includes opportunities to participate in original composition. For more information, contact: Natalia Guerrero at (718) 589-2230 ext. 6191 or email: nguerrero@casitamaria.org ...

Celebrate Science in the Bronx! on Sunday, February 9th, at the APEX
at Lehman College
. Calling all adventurous families to a memorable, free day of science in the Bronx for all ages, featuring large-scale interactive exhibits, mind-bending demos, and hands-on activities to unleash everyone’s inner scientist. Flyer 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 here...

Bronx Children's Museum is looking for applicants to
fill several available opportunities
here...

.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...

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.

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.

Looking for more events? Find them here...
 

On December 17th, Bronx Health REACH Health Disparities Workgroup presented Mayor Bill de Blasio with over 2,000 signed postcards from Bronx residents urging elected officials to make the health of the Bronx a priority.  Representatives requested that all NYC agencies make the Bronx a funding priority, and appoint a liaison from the Mayor's office to work with #Not62.  Read more...

 

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

 

Learn about the application for a Citizens Committee awards grant of up to $3,000 on Monday, January 6, 2020 at Community Board #12, 4101 White Plains Road at 6 PM.  The grant is for community and school improvement projects carried out by resident and volunteer groups.  Flyer here...There will be a handful of Catalyst grants awarded as well, ranging from $6,000 to $10,000 for groups aiming to expand their impact and grow into a staffed organization over the next few years. Deadline is January 20, 2020. Details here...

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. Read more..

"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
 

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  here...

For every immigrant New Yorker, there is free safe immigration legal help in your language, regardless of your
immigration status.  Read more...

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 (718) 823-4925.

provides energy savings
and rebates for your
home or business.

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...


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...

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,

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

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

 

 

 

 
 

                   

 

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