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Celebrate Summer Solstice Weekend at the New York Botanical Garden's Edible Academy
 June 22-23, 2019.
Enjoy the first big harvest of the growing season with music, recipes,
garden and craft activities.  Read more.



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...

Draft Plan Bronx Bus Network Redesign is a first look at how
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) 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...

Arts on the Block Grant is a grassroots initiative
designed to support small local organizations and block associations
to increase attendance to their neighborhood
block parties and/or single block festivals.  Grants of up to $500
are available through this initiative. Application Deadline is
Monday, June 17, 2019
at 11:59 PM. Download Guidelines
and Application

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 subcontracting
opportunities s and more. Register here

Caribbean American Heritage Month Event on Thursday,
June 20, 2019. 
Join the community to welcome the honorees
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
online here...

17th Annual Drums Along the Hudson on Sunday, June
 from 11:00 AM .– 6:00 PM at Inwood Hill Park. Join NYC
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. Read more...

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........

Gather on the beautiful campus of Villa Maria Academy
for a Family Luau Soiree on Sunday,
June 23rd, from
12 – 5 PM.  Music, games, raffles, food, face painting, spa
services, and more. Event is especially made for families in this Hawaiian themed party. Please wear Luau party attire. Tickets available

Comic 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 Collection. Tickets are selling out, so register here...

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..

NE Bronx Afro-Caribbean Arts Festival Free on Saturday,
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
to justice

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 Multimedia. RSVP here...

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+. Details here...

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 discussions. RSVP here...

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..

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...

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!   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.  Read more...

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.

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...

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?

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.

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

Looking for more events? Find them 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.






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