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Take a 5-week class on the Fundamentals of Gardening at the New York
Botanical Garden from November 12th - December 10th.  Explore the basic principles
underlying successful, environmentally-friendly gardening.


Annual Holiday Canned Food Drive Launch to help support two local food banks during the holiday season: Kingsbridge Heights Community Center and St. Frances of Rome Food Pantry. Thanksgiving donations will be accepted through Wednesday, November 13th and the deadline for Winter Holiday donations will be Wednesday, December 11th. Acceptable non-perishable items include canned fruits and vegetables, cereals, dried beans, rice, tuna, coffee, teas, canned juices, powdered milk, Jell-O, and soups. Thank You, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz!  Details here...

On November 10th, Woodlawn Cemetary hosts a free author's talk with Eric K. Washington sharing his new book Boss of the Grips: the life of James H. Williams and the Red Caps of Grand Central Terminal, from 2 - 3 PM. From 3 - 4 PM, join the Woodlawn trolley tour where you will celebrate the lives of Williams and other notables who fought for civil rights in America.  Tickets here...

Bronx Music Heritage Center in partnership with THIRTEEN, presents Decade of Fire Film Screening on Sunday, November10th at 3 PM. This is the story of the brave people of the South Bronx who banded together amidst the rubble and built a better future for their children. "A community is as strong as those willing to fight for its survival."  The film will be followed by a panel discussion and reception.  Read more...

Ticket To Work Open House - Jobs For Disabled Bronx Residents. Are you receiving SSI or SSDI benefits from the US Social Security Administration, and are between 18 and 64 years of age?  If so, we may be able to help you find a job...for free!
Select a date: November 12th or 19th, and Register here...

Salon du Chocolat NY on Saturday November 16th and 17th at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center NYC. Join us for a global celebration of chocolate and pastry that will enchant, fascinate and indulge all of your senses.  An event for all ages. Tickets here...

Celia Cruz The Musical on Saturday November 16th, at
Lehman Center for the Performing Arts-CUNY. H
er life,
her music, her legend. A new and original theatrical experience puts Celia’s music front and center while tracing her life and times. Tickets here...

Bronx Night Market's Harvest Festival.at1 Fordham Road,  Kick in the holiday season with a massive line up of artisan food and beverage vendors, tons of local merchandise and packaged goods, great music, and live performances November 16th and 17th, Register for your free tickets here...

Bronx Terminal Market Winter Wonderland. Celebrate the Magic on Tuesday November 19th at 5:30 PM. Santa Photos, Tree Lighting and more. Read more...

Bronx Recognizes Its Own (BRIO) application process
is now open!
BRIO provides awards of $5000 to individual Bronx artists working in literary, media, visual, and performing arts. Awardee selections are based solely on artistic excellence. Register for BRIO "How to Apply" sessions
here on November 20th or December 5th. Deadline for submissions is December 16, 2019.

We Connect: Fatherhood and Community Leaders Coming Together to Uplift Families, will be held at Manhattan College (Smith Auditorium) on Saturday, November 16th, from 2 - 5 pm.  Our motto for this event is "If you want to go fast, go alone, but if you want to go far, go together."  Register here...

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

is a threat
to justiceeverywhere"

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

Find them  on Instagram 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. See Details here...

Bronx Children's Museum is looking for applicants to
fill several available opportunities.
See all the positions and
information as to where to send cover letter and resume 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.

Looking for more events? Find them here...

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

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                                      

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..

Ticket To Work Open House - Jobs For Disabled Bronx Residents.  Multiple Dates through December 17th. America Works Is An Employment Network With The U.S. Social Security Administration's Ticket To Work Employment Program. Find details and links to RSVP for multiple dates of events here...

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.

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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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.







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