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Please note:  Nothing is more important now than keeping our neighbors and communities safe. For updated information about the spreading coronavirus, please see Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.'s  updated page here...

The events posted on The Bronx Mall calendar pages have been planned in advance and may be cancelled or rescheduled due to this recent outbreak.  It is suggested that you confirm with the venues before attending.  In the interim, see known cancellations as we know them as of May 29th below.

Thank you to Chef José Andrés, World Central Kitchen, #ChefsForAmerica, Revolution Foods, FREE FOOD FOR THOSE IN NEED IN THE BRONX here...

Here are some interesting ways to spend your time at home:
News12, Optimum Business and a4 Media - We're Open for business and we want you to know that we're here to keep you connected and informed.  We encourage you to support local
businesses in your area listed here.  See how to add your business to the list here..

Lady Gaga, BTS and Michelle and Barack Obama to appear at virtual graduation ceremony June 6th hosted by YouTube. ‘Dear Class of 2020’ will include a mixture of traditional commence- ment-style speeches and perform- ances from an all-star line-up of guests. Read More.....


NYBG Suspension of all in-person events, on-site programs and classes, and exhibitions, has been extended until further notice. Let’s stay connected with  NYBG at  Home - our new content hub featuring videos, plant guides, virtual events, and so much more for children.... TimeOut  has temporarily changed its logo to TimeIn, bringing the New York fun inside with the best things to do at home: live theater , art classes, concerts, live ballet, visits to your favorite NYC museums, free books,AND...The Bronx Zoo and NY Aquarium daily livestreams
of our adorable animal neighbors.
If you're spending a lot more time at home than usual these days, why not help out Best Friends New York and foster a pet?  As fewer people are coming in to adopt a pet, please consider fostering a dog or cat with the love and care they need.
Jealousy by Edward Munch. The Munch Museum, Oslo. Norway.
Google Arts & Culture has partnered with over 2500 museums and galleries around the world. If you're not sure where to start, they have curated a handy short list of their top 10 virtual museums
We are privileged to watch  a virtual collaboration showcasing the talents and creativity of the Juilliard community “in a portrait of art-making and shared experience amid physical isolation and uncertainty.”  Read more about how this online piece was originally created. This image is called "No Neighbors... No Problem!!

Not The Bronx, but a sample of stunning photos and facts from around the world that you may not ever have seen before.

 -         - from Weird World..

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From The Hill May 29, 2020:  "Cuomo: New York City
on track to start reopening week of June 8." Read more...

NYPD enforces beach rules over Memorial Day weekend. Wading in water up to a person's  ankles will be allowed, but the city says lifeguards will not be on duty, so nobody can go into the water beyond that. Those on the sand will be asked to avoid crowding and maintain a distance. See  News12 here...

NYC is handing out 7.5 million free face coverings across the five boroughs. Read more...

NYC hiring 1,000 Contact Tracers Immediately to help trace, isolate and support all New Yorkers with confirmed COVID-19. Details here..

Services for Domestic and Gender-Based Violence Survivors: Call NYC’s 24-hour hotline at 1800-621-4673 or call 911 for emergencies. Additional  resources here...

NYC hiring 1,000 Contact Tracers Immediately to help trace, isolate and support all New Yorkers with confirmed COVID-19. Details here...

TLC: As a part of the GetFoodNYC deliver program,
Drivers can sign-up
to deliver meals here...

NYCHA is currently hiring temporary workers to assist with maintenance at our properties throughout the city. The job will
last as needed throughout the spring season at a rate of $15/hour. For more info and to apply, contact your local
NYCHA Property Management Office...

NYC Small Business Continuity Loan Program has been launched to help small businesses with fewer than 100 employees deal with the impact of COVID-19.  Apply here...

Overnight Resources for Essential Workers Plan transit alternatives for subway service from 1 a.m.-5 a.m., get updates on our Essential Connector program, and find other resources to help you get where you’re going during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more...

NYS has secured a critical COVID-19 mobile testing site in
Co-op City for the Northeast Bronx.
The Bronx Chronicle - April 5, 2020...

Jacobi Launches Drive thru COVID-19 Testing on  March 17th, You do not need a doctor’s note, but must call 311 in order to make an appointment; you cannot just show up at the site. Testing is available from 9 - 5 PM. Read more at BronxTimes.

According to Governor Cuomo, NYC schools will be closed for the balance of current school year..

The NYPD is working hard to combat Hate Crime. "Love and kindness will always win...."  See the video here....

Statewide Eviction Moratorium has been extended Through August 20th.

Tax Day has been moved from April 15th to June 15th

2020 Census self-responses have been revised from deadline July 31st to October 31st.  Make the Bronx count!  Complete your 2020 Census Questionnaire here...

-All Licenses, Non Driver ID's, and Registrations with an expiration date of March 1, or later are extended.
   -Inspections due in March 2020 are extended until further notice.  
   -All DMV Offices are closed and road tests are suspended until further notice.

    - Available online transactions are available here...

10 Things you must do when Filing for Unemployment Insurance. To collect benefits, you must be ready, willing and able to work, and you  must diligently look for work. Details here...

The Jerome Gun Hill BID Team provides comprehensive Small Business Update for its merchants here...

Fordham BID is working hard to keep it's businesses up to date as we continue to deal with this global pandemic.  For Loan, Grant and Webinar information please email us at

NYC Cromptroller Scott M. Stringer will hold webinar sessions Tuesdays and Thursdays through May 14th . from 11 AM - 12 PM. Hear about  resources from the federal, state and city government and the private sector for small business and M/WBEs impacted by COVID-19.  Register here...

The Bronx Zoo is temporarily closed. Education and public programs will be cancelled or postponed. Animals will continue to be cared for.  See the Bronx Zoo and NY Aquarium daily livestreams of our adorable animal neighbors.

City Playgrounds, Sports Courts and Public Restrooms Close
in Effort to Curb COVID-19.
These new measures were announced on April 2nd.

All New York Public Library location closures will be extended temporarily.

The Bronx Museum of the Arts will temporarily close to the public.  Visit our At Home events here...

Woodlawn Conservancy has postponed all upcoming Free Trolley Tours scheduled through June here...

Wave Hill is closed until further notice

The Partnerships for Parks Capacity Fund Grant: Do you have an exciting project idea for your local park, garden, or green space? We provide small grants of up to $3,000 to strengthen the outreach, membership, and program-planning capacity of community groups who care for their neighborhood green spaces in all five boroughs of NYC.  Programs cancelled...updates will be available 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 everywhere"

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

Find them on Instagram

James J. Peters VA Medical Hospital has immediate job openings for Nurse Practitioners, RNs, LPNs, and Nurse Aides! Details 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. Details here...

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

.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.

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.

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...

Looking for more events? Find them here...

What's Happening
in the Bronx?

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


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...

NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer and The Legal Aid Society
invite you to Tenants Rights Information Sessions on June 1st, 10th and 16th.  Register here...

Mayor De Blasio announces return to 30-minute Staten Island Ferry Service frequency during morning (5:00am – 9:00am) and evening rush hours.  (3:30pm – 7:30pm).

Drive-in movie theater event at Yankee Stadium in the works for this summer. Although it’s not baseball, organizers are working to put together a drive-in style event outside Yankee Stadium. The event will include movies, live music, comedy and entertainment. Read more...

5 TSA safety tips to help you get through airport security
this summer.
As the economy begins to reopen and the
summer months approach, the Transportation Security
Administration has released new safety guidelines when
going through security at airports across the nation here...

Bronx nonprofits team up to increase food distribution
and protect local jobs. Local nonprofits are coming together to help serve the Bronx during the COVID-19 crisis. Read the BronxTimes article here....

Fresh Direct in partnership with all five NYC borough presidents, will deliver thousands of grocery boxes a week to New Yorkers in Need.  Deliveries will be Mondays through Fridays.  Read more...Senator Biaggi’s 5/7 COVID Update: Statewide Eviction Moratorium Extended Through August 20th. Read the article online here...

Bronx sandwich heroes raise $50,000 to help Arthur Ave. deli feed Coronavirus front lines at St. Barnabas Hospital. 
- Daily News by Wes Parnell April 7, 2020 -

David Greco, owner of Mike’s Deli in the borough’s fabled foodie Little Italy neighborhood is teaming up with nearby Fordham Prep to provide a month of lunches to the coronavirus front lines at St. Barnabas Hospital. Read more...

Daily News
April 22, 2020 -Hometown Helpers: NYC fashion professionals design medical gowns
for hospital staff battling coronavirus. A trio of fashion professionals are giving “designer gowns” a whole new meaning. Read more...

Daily News April 23, 2020 - 'Extremely essential’ internet techs keep NYC communities connected during coronavirus crisis. : With much of America working from home and children learning remotely, smooth-streaming internet is more important than ever.  Read more...
Effective April l7th, The MTA  launched a new “Keep them
Covered” public awareness campaign
requiring all New Yorkers to wear a face covering  nose and mouth while riding public transportation Mandatory masks can be cloth bandanas, scarves, or other alternatives, Read more...

IRS warns of scammers looking to steal coronavirus relief checks:  Many people are experiencing financial hardship after losing their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic.As the financial hardships continue, officials are warning the public of scammers trying to take advantage of this difficult time. Officials say scammers may try to get personal information several different ways, so they can then claim the $1,200 relief check.The IRS says it will not call to ask the public to verify payment details and alerts you to not give any bank account, debit card or PayPal information over the phone.

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. 

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.

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...

                     Help a Stranger Have a Meal Today,

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...




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