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
Draft Plan Bronx Bus Network Redesign is a first look
we can improve the bus
service we provide in the Bronx
to benefit the
greatest number of customers. The Bronx Bus
Network has not substantially changed in
decades. So, we're taking a fresh look at how bus service in
the Bronx can provide shorter travel times,
shorter wait times, and accurate, real-time information on
when the next bus will arrive. Give us your feedback and
join an Open House (schedule)
BCA is Hiring: Apply for an exciting job opportunity as
Executive Assistant and join the team in a fast growing
organization. More information and job
Arts on the Block Grant is a grassroots initiative
designed to support small local organizations and block
associations to increase attendance to their
block parties and/or single block festivals. Grants of
up to $500
are available through this initiative. Application
Monday, June 17, 2019 at 11:59 PM. Download
Doing Business with The New York City Fire Department (FDNY)
at Sobro on Thursday, June 20, 2019 from
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Find out about FDNY contracting and
opportunities s and more.
Caribbean American Heritage Month Event
June 20, 2019. Join the community to welcome the
from 12 - 3 PM at the Bronx County Courthouse. RSVP required
Gender Equity Summit Bronx, On June 25, 2019. 6-9pm at International
High. Space is limited. Light
refreshments will be provided. RSVP
required please see the informative flyer
17th Annual Drums Along the Hudson on Sunday, June
23, from 11:00 AM .– 6:00 PM at Inwood Hill Park. Join
Parks and Lotus Music and Dance for this annual
Multicultural Celebration and Native American Festival. This
is a free event featuring Native American, Japanese,
Brazilian, Flamenco, and Korean dancers and drummers
from around the world.
Immerse yourself in lush gardens and vibrant art of
Roberto Burle Marx, a force of nature in Brazil through
his bold landscapes, vibrant art and passionate commitment
to plant conservation. Through September
29th. This is the largest New York Botanical Garden
Gather on the beautiful campus of Villa Maria Academy
for a Family Luau Soiree on Sunday, June 23rd,
12 – 5 PM. Music, games, raffles, food, face painting,
services, and more. Event is especially made for families in
this Hawaiian themed party. Please wear Luau party
attire. Tickets available
Culture: Monsters of the Bronx Phase One: A Bronx Museum
Spring series of Cartooning/Manga classes designed for the
committed teen artist/writer that is interested in telling
stories in different media.
May 18th - June 22nd.
Email or call to register:
Kick Off Party #1 Boogie Down Boogaloo at
Bronx Music Heritage Center on June 22nd from 12:30 -
4:30 PM.. Latin Boogaloo is a fun, unique, funky style
of music and dance that originated in NYC in the 1960s;
blends Latin & funk and has a fascinating history!
No dance experience necessary. Open
to all ages.
Many of Woodlawn's significant monuments and mausolea
were created by the nation's most celebrated architects. On
June 23rd at 11 AM, we'll be taking a walking tour of
the streets of Manhattan to see buildings commissioned by
our lot owners and the finest examples of work done by those
who contributed to the beauty of Woodlawn.
We'll meet at the Richard Morris Hunt Memorial, 5th Avenue
between70th-71st Streets directly opposite of the Frick
Tickets are selling out, so register
Get Free Summer Meals from June 27th to August 30th
for all children 18 years old and under. Available
at Public Schools, Community Pool Centers, Public Parks,
Libraries, New York City Housing Authority locations. No
registration, documentation, or ID is required to receive a
free breakfast or
lunch meal. All details
NE Bronx Afro-Caribbean Arts Festival Free on
June 29, 2019 from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. The North East
Bronx has a rih Caribbean Culture of food, music,
dance and hand-crafted art, yet limited opportunities
to display this talent. The word festival is etymologically
allied with feast. Register
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.....
Bronx Documentary Center (BDC) invites you to the opening
reception of the second annual two-day outdoor photography
festival, Claremont Illuminated on
Friday, June 28th, and Saturday, June 29th, from 7-11PM.
We explore the diverse lives and stories of the residents of
Claremont Village, a NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA) public
housing development in the Morrisania section of the South
Bronx through photographs, oral history, film and
Bronx Music Heritage Center hosts Rock the Bronx
Emerging Music Platform on Saturday, June 29.
Round Two of a Free Open Mic for all Bronx musicians,
singers, and bands. Hosted by Will Calhoun, legendary
drummer of the iconic rock band Living Colour. Featured
band: Morrisania Band. Open to ages 13+.
BDC's 2nd Annual Latin American Foto Festival.
Opening on Thursday July 11, 2019. Foto Festival will
bring award-winning photographers from throughout the
Caribbean and Latin America to exhibit their photographs,
create installations and hold workshops and panel
CityMeals Dineout through September 2019: Since 1984,
some of the city’s most philanthropic foodies have indulged
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
program has raised over $17 million – enough to fund
2 million nutritious meals for homebound elderly New
To purchase a table or for more details please
visit CityMeals here..
Continuing Education &
at Hostos Community College
offers educational, career, and personal
development opportunities designed to address
the needs of the South Bronx, Bronx, and Upper Manhattan
You served us! The Bronx
and all of NYC serves you
with free classes, coaching
and more! Click
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
KEEPIN' IT GREEN!
Salad Days at the New Your Botanical Garden Tuesday, June 21st from 1:30 - 5:30 PM.
Explore the spring crops (and lots of lettuce!) growing
in the garden, mix and make your own salad take-home
packet of herblicious salad dressing and make a
plant-parts salad art collage.
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...
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
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
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.
New social media campaign aims to improve living
conditions for NYCHA residents. NYC (WABC) -- A
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
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
Do you have questions about how Accessing Public Benefits
may impact your immigration status? Help is
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
Do you have questions about how Accessing Public Benefits
may impact your immigration status? Help is
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.
Reminisce with Bronx Historian, Bill Twomey:
Do You Remember?
Looking for more events?
Find them here...
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.