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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 March 30th below.

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

Not THE BRONX, but here are some interesting ways to spend your time at home:

This image is called "No Neighbors...
No Problem!!

A sample of stunning photos and facts from
around the world that you may not ever have
seen before.

See them all here from Weird World...


VIRUS DIARY: Walking, alone, on streets built for crowds            
By SHELLEY ACOCA   Fri, March 27, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — How long has it been — two weeks, three weeks — since life began to change, day by day, as the coronavirus pandemic arrived in New York? Social distancing, most stores closed, working from  home (or not working at all), friends sick or quarantined, friends waiting for tests, every single conversation about THE VIRUS. 
Days melt one into the next as New Yorkers — miraculously — adapt to what once seemed unthinkable and the new norm just becomes normal. Masks, gloves, social distancing. Much of the day is spent inside our homes.

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

March 27th:  Greater New York Chamber of Commerce posts applications open for small business relief program.  Read more... Access the application here.

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

NYBG Suspension of all in-person events, on-site programs and classes, and exhibitions, has been extended through April 30  NYBG 18th Annual Orchid Show is closed and, regrettably, will not reopen. If you purchased an Orchid Show or Orchid Evening ticket, you will be automatically refunded and will receive an e-mail confirmation within 2–4 weeks. Thank you for your patience as we work remotely to process the large volume of orders at hand.

COVID-19 updated information and Montefiore Visitor Policy here...

All New York Public Library location closures will be extended beyond Tuesday, March 31st.

The Bronx Museum of the Arts will temporarily close to the public.  All upcoming programs are cancelled.

Woodlawn Conservancy has postponed all upcoming Free Trolley Tours scheduled during April here...

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...

Large Group Show of Bronx Artists Opens on the Lower East Side from March 19th - April 11th. Bronx Now 2020 explores the burgeoning community of Bronx-based artists creating significant work in the borough today. The location of the show in Manhattan provides the perfect opportunity to reach a worldwide audience. The exhibition is organized by the curatorial team of  Laura James and Eileen Walsh, who work under the name BXNYCreative. Read more...

Bronx Week 2020 will take place May 7th through May 17th.
If your organization is planning to host an event during this
timeframe and would like to promote it in the Bronx Week Calendar of Events please submit the form  here...

Free Notary Public Services at Bronx Community Board
. All types of documents affidavits, acknowledgements, personal
letters, immigration documents, etc. Services provided by
Chairperson Emmanuel Martinez. Every Friday From 10 AM -
12 PM.
Flyer here.

Recruiting for Indoor Air Quality Focus Group
Participants from the South Bronx
. We are currently seeking parents or guardians of children through age 5, that live in Northern Manhattan or the South Bronx, for an hour of conversation about their smart phone applications, indoor air quality within their homes, and asthma. Participants will receive
a $20 Amazon gift card for their time and participation. Teachers College, Columbia University. For more information contact
Mary-Andrée Ardouin-Guerrie
r, MA Doctoral Candidate via
email 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

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...

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...

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...


Free Federal and State Income Tax Filing in the Bronx. By Appointment Only. UNHP’s 2020 Tax Preparation Program is scheduling tax appointments for those who have received the necessary paperwork for the filing (1099, W-2, SSA etc…).  All those with schedule appointments have been cancelled.  Call UNHP (718) 933-2539 with your questions or for a referral or call 311 to find a free tax prep site near you.
Tax Day has been moved from April 15th to June 15th.

The Universal Hip Hop Museum will break ground in the
Bronx in 2020.
Built as a space for audiences, artists, and technology to converge and create unparalleled educational and
entertainment experiences, the museum is slated to open in Bronx Point in 2023. The Museum is collaborating with MIT and Microsoft.  Read the article here...

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,

What's Happening
in the Bronx?

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

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