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Dig! Plant! Grow! at the Edible Academy. The Three Sisters: Corn, Beans, Squash
have been favorite crops to grow together for hundreds of years.  Learn about
the Native Americans who grew them and take home "make your own" projects
from September 10th - October 11, 2019.

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..

POTS' (Part of the Solution) Summer Breakfast Forum
on Thursday, August 22nd, will discuss the topic of immigrants,
a large portion of our clients and community, and the Bronx immigrant experience today.  Join us  from  9:00 - 10:30 AM.  Free, Registration Required here...

2019 NYJTL Bronx Open. a Professional Women's 250K
WTA International Tournament, will be held from August 16-24th.
There will be some amazing world class players in action, some of which were recent quarter & semi-finalists at Wimbledon. This will be a wonderful opportunity for the entire community to see some spectacular tennis in action and have a fun outing. Tickets are free BUT registration is required. Flyer here...

NYPL Career Talk! NYC Transit: Free at Bronx Library Center on Wednesday, August 28th from 6 - 8 PM. Join a discussion with a Human Resource Officer as we discuss the application process, open competitive exams, and career opportunities within the NYC Transit, a Division of the MTA.
Register here...

Belmont Library Job Fair on August 28th from 11 AM - 2 PM. See a list of expected employees here......

Bronx River Art Center presents Re-Imagining City Island's Gateway/ Comfort in Concrete Panel Discussion on August 29th at 6PM for a Panel Discussion on: Public Space Design for an Ecologically Changing New York City. Info is available online here...

Scholarship Opportunity: Since1985, Casita Maria has been administering the scholarship fund, per its guidelines, to South Bronx youth attending Roman Catholic High Schools. This year, Casita Maria will award one (1) $1,500 William E. Simon scholarship, renewable for up to four years, to a student enrolled in a Roman Catholic High School with an excellent academic standing. All applications and supporting materials must be submitted by 5 PM, Friday, August 23, 2019. Apply here...

Auditions for Mamma Mia this month: Audition Dates for various characters:
Friday, August 23th @ 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 24th @ 2:00 PM
Sunday August 25th @ 4:00 PM

Rehearsals start after Labor Day At Grace Hall, 116 City Island Avenue  All details here...

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 exhibition ever!  Read more........

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 here..

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

is a threat
to justice

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

Find them  on Instagram here.....


Bronx Community Board 6 is hiring a part-time Community Associate. The selected candidate will have, under supervision
of the District Manager, latitude for independent decision and
action. See the full description here...

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 here...

VIP will host a job fair in the Bronx on Friday, September 6th from 10am-2pm (outside on the corner of 176th St. and 1870 Crotona Ave). Dress professionally, bring your resume, and meet employers from city agencies, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector. VIP is also hosting a free job preparation class on August 27 (at 764 E. 176th St in the Bronx) for resume tips, mock interviews, and dress for success. Read more...

CityMeals Dineout through 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..

Bronx Community Health Needs Assessment Survey
. 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...

.The 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 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.

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                                      
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. 

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."

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.

Unlikely alliance could rebuild America: From the
South Bronx
to Paterson, New Jersey to Broad Street,
, 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...

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What's Happening
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 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...

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.

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

Looking for more events? Find them here...






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