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LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA AND HISPANIC FEDERATION to participate in "Unity March for Puerto Rico" at the nation's capitol on Sunday, November 19th from 10 am - 3 pm. Miranda and other leaders are expected to address marchers starting 1:00 pm on the main stage of the Lincoln Memorial.

Links to Local disaster relief efforts/information October 2017
Aspira Local disaster relief efforts and information: More here...
Empire Local disaster relief efforts and information: More here...
FDNY Local disaster relief efforts and information
for the city for residents of Puerto Rico impacted by Hurricane Maria.
   More here...
Gotham Health Belvis Local disaster relief efforts and information:  More here...
Virgin Islands and Dominica: Help collect supplies at 4 local locations. More here...
American Red Cross: Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands leaving behind severe flooding
     and widespread destruction in both territories that were still recovering from Hurricane Irma’s landfall more than a week
You can help. Online here...
Urban Health Plan family is committed to doing our part to help our fellow countrymen, families and friends in need at this very
    difficult time. They encourage and ask that you donate towards relief efforts. More here...
Local Relief donation centers 
in the 5 boroughs and other local areas like Yonkers and New Rochelle. More here...

The NYC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce stands in Solidarity with the NY Immigration Coalition (NYIC), The US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, The Hispanic Federation and every organization that is pro DACA and DREAMers. Read the "5 Things You Should Know about DACA." and reject President Trump's announcement to end this vital program that gives hope to our immigrants who came to the United
States as children.

Beginning today, the Third Avenue BID, in partnership with pro bono legal counsel, Bronx faith-based organizations, community partners, and our advocates in City government will provide resources for anyone affected by the change in US policy on DACA. Read the statement from Michael Brady, Executive Director of the BID here..

Westchester Square BID: Holidays in the Square, Friday, December 8, 2017 5:00 PM 8:00 PM, Owen Dolan Park. Flyer here...

The Third Avenue Holiday Market
at the HUB 
is a 10,000 sf space of
local artists, makers, and tasters located in the heart of the Bronx. Visited by over 200,000 people daily, Third Avenue is the busiest crossroads in the Bronx. Visit our 
Holiday Pop-Up Market through January 6, 2018, 10:00AM –7:00PM, for unique gifts created by local craftsmen and artists, or sip on locally made coffee, hot chocolate, or spirits.  Read more...

Bronx Museum's Artisan Market on Saturday, December 9, 11:00am to 6:00pm. Handmade products from select Bronx artists, performances, lectures, how-to demos and more! Read more...

Applebee's presents Dinner and a Movie: "Elf"
on Sunday, December 17, 2017, 5:00-7:30pm, For
details see the flyer online here...

Family Literacy Night will be held on Friday,
December 15, 2017
at 5:00 pm. Join Literacy Inc.
and the Hunts Point Recreation Center as we get
ready for the holidays and celebrate the importance
of early childhood literacy with fun readings and
activities for children while parents enjoy an
interactive workshop. Everyone who attends will
receive a free book. Come and say hello to our
special guest, Benny the Bear. Flyer here...

Bronx River Art Center is back with our Fall Pop-Up fun and interactive art classes and workshops in the fine and digital arts at Community Board 6. Classes start on October 14th through December 14th. More here...
You must register in advance

Help us Serve Those Who Have Served. The Bronx Vet Center hosts an Art Therapy Group on Wednesdays through December 13, 5:30- 7pm,and therapeutic Yoga Classes on Thursdays, from 12 - 1 pm. Open to all genders and all generations of combat veterans...No experience necessary. Space is limited. Location: Bronx Vet Center, 2471 Morris Avenue, Suite 1A, Bronx, NY 10468. Contact Mr. Bongioanni at 718.367.3500 for more information

Artists are invited to apply to the Community Commissions fall 2017 open call. DOT Art is seeking temporary, site-responsive art proposals in all five boroughs for implementation in spring/summer 2018. This round, applicants may submit to install sculptural work on a triangle in the Bronx, a mural project in Staten Island, Manhattan or Queens or a multimedia installation along a chain-link fence in Brooklyn. Selected artists are qualified to receive up to $12,000 towards direct project costs in addition to engineering support. Projects are presented with support from built-in community-based partner organizations. For more information about the Community Commissions program track and to download the application, click here...

Call for Entries: 2018 En Foco Photography Fellowship, DEADLINE: January 15th, 2018,
APPLY NOW! Photographers of color don't miss this opportunity to apply to the 3rd Annual En Foco Photography Fellowship. En Foco Photography Fellowship Program will award $1,000 to ten photographers of color, participate in a group
exhibition in a New York City venue, as well as be published in Nueva Luz (printed and online editions).
The Fellowship Awardees will also be able to avail themselves of special Professional Development resources. More information online here...

The American Legion High School Oratorical
Scholarship Program
has  “A Constitutional Speech Contest”. Students in 9th Grade THRU 12th grade are eligible to Participate in the contest.
On Monday, January 8, 2018. Flyer here...

The Bronx County Historical Society presents What Lies Beneath — Cemeteries of the Bronx, through April 8, 2018, at the Museum of Bronx History, 3266 Bainbridge Ave. (208th Street), For more information, call (718) 881-8900.

NYBG Evergreen Express through January 21:  Guided Activities: Weekdays; 1:30–5:30 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays; 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Hop aboard our play train and pretend to ride the rails! Hike winter trails and find evergreen trees and shrubs. Warm up inside the cozy Discovery Center while learning more about amazing evergreen plants. Make a festive evergreen swag bundle to brighten up your home. See the details click here...

Out of the Woods: Celebrating Trees in Public Gardens: The Third New York Botanical Garden Triennial from November 18, 2017 – April 22, 2018. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Out of the Woods is the third of NYBG’s triennial exhibitions with the American Society of Botanical Artists, which is headquartered here at the Garden. Forty-two selected artworks capture strikingly detailed images of trees, all of them cultivated in public gardens and arboreta throughout the U.S.–including at NYBG– and around the world. Info online here..

Become an NYC Parks Lifeguard. Qualifying Tests! Tests start on December 1, 2017. Applicants must pass this set of vision and swim exams, offered every year during the winter at indoor pools across the city. Qualifying tests for the summer 2018 season start on December 1, 2017. Info online here.






Family Art Project: Put Wave Hill in the Palm of Your Hand at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill) on December 9, 2017. Working with the hamsa, or hamesh, the multicultural symbol of an open hand, explore the spiritual side of the holidays and celebrate the universal human desire for protection and peace. Trace your hand, or use a template, to make a palm-shaped amulet. Decorate it with winter scenes from Wave Hill or with natural materials found on the grounds. Embellish with
beads, yarn or sequins, and string several together to form a poignant hanging. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. Starts at 10:00 am. Details online here...

HOLIDAY TRAIN SHOW now – Monday, January 15, 2018
. Enchanting model trains zip through a display of 150 landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials—all under the twinkling glow of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Marvel at G-scale locomotives humming along among familiar sights such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and Rockefeller Center on nearly a half-mile of track. This year’s exhibition showcases Midtown Manhattan’s iconic skyscrapers and other architectural wonders, Read more...

Nature Exploration Hike: John Muir Trail (Vigorous), Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park) on December 9, 2017. Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On the hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head. Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths) to moderate (longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain) to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain). They recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, pack a light snack and bring water. Read more......

Bronx Green-Up: Caring For Trees Community Workday on Saturday, December 9 at 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Meg’s Community Garden
 at DeWitt Clinton High School Garden, Near intersection of Goulden and Sedgwick Avenues and  West Mosholu Parkway South. Join us in caring for trees around this community garden and surrounding neighborhood.

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What's Happening
in the Bronx?

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...

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.

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.  Read more..



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

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












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