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.
POTS' (Part of the Solution) Summer Breakfast Forum
on Thursday, August 22nd, will discuss the topic of
immigrants, a large portion of our clients and
community, and the Bronx immigrant experience today.
Join us from 9:00 - 10:30 AM. Free, Registration Required
2019 NYJTL Bronx Open. a Professional Women's 250K
WTA International Tournament, will be held from August 16-24th.
There will be some
amazing world class players in action,
some of which were recent quarter &
semi-finalists at Wimbledon. This will
be a wonderful opportunity for the entire
community to see some spectacular
tennis in action and have a fun outing. Tickets are free BUT registration is
NYPL Career Talk! NYC Transit: Free
at Bronx Library Center on Wednesday, August 28th from
6 - 8 PM. Join a discussion with a Human
Resource Officer as we discuss
the application process, open
competitive exams, and career
opportunities within the NYC
Transit, a Division of the MTA.
Belmont Library Job Fair on August
28th from 11 AM - 2 PM. See a list of expected
Bronx River Art Center presents
Re-Imagining City Island's Gateway/
Comfort in Concrete Panel Discussion on August 29th
at 6PM for a
Panel Discussion on: Public Space
Design for an Ecologically Changing
New York City. Info is available
Scholarship Opportunity: Since1985, Casita Maria has
been administering the scholarship
fund, per its guidelines, to South Bronx
youth attending Roman Catholic High
Schools. This year, Casita Maria will
award one (1) $1,500 William E. Simon
scholarship, renewable for up to four
years, to a student enrolled in a Roman
Catholic High School with an excellent
academic standing. All applications and
supporting materials must be submitted
by 5 PM, Friday, August 23, 2019.
Auditions for Mamma Mia this month:
Audition Dates for various characters:
Friday, August 23th @ 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 24th @ 2:00 PM
Sunday August 25th @ 4:00 PM
Rehearsals start after Labor Day
At Grace Hall, 116 City Island Avenue All
Immerse yourself in lush gardens and vibrant art of
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!
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
The amazing Tats Cru captures this
icon and his words on their mural in the
Bronx at MLK Plaza.
is a threat
Thanks, Tats Cru, for continuing to
brighten up our community!
Find them on Instagram here.....
Bronx Community Board 6 is hiring a part-time Community
Associate. The selected candidate will have, under
of the District Manager, latitude for independent decision
action. See the full description
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
VIP will host a job fair in the Bronx on Friday,
September 6th from 10am-2pm (outside on the corner of
176th St. and 1870 Crotona Ave). Dress professionally, bring
your resume, and meet employers from city agencies,
nonprofit organizations, and the private sector. VIP is
also hosting a free job preparation class on August 27
(at 764 E. 176th St in the Bronx) for resume tips, mock
interviews, and dress for success.
CityMeals Dineout through September 2019: Since 1984,
some of the city’s most philanthropic foodies have indulged
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
program has raised over $17 million – enough to fund
2 million nutritious meals for homebound elderly New
To purchase a table or for more details please
visit CityMeals here..
Bronx Community Health Needs Assessment Survey
2019. 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
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
Grow Your Business with BOEDC. Bronx based
businesses and local entrepreneurs of all sizes and sectors
are able to receive a boost of $2,000 to $50,000 with help
Bronx Revolving Loan Fund
Loans can be
used as working capital, for the purchase of machinery or
equipment, inventory and accounts receivable.
You served us! The Bronx
and all of NYC serves you
with free classes, coaching
and more! Click
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
-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
every immigrant New Yorker, there is free safe
immigration legal help in your language, regardless of your
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."
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
public about these ongoing scam calls. This press release
also provides information on how to report the incident if
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
He says everyone at the BID knows how to use Narcan – an
antidote that quickly reverses opioid overdoses.
News12 posted November 8, 2018
Mayor de Blasio announced funding for a new youth
court in the Bronx, which will train young people to
as jurors, judges and attorneys as well as to
cases involving their peers.
Unlikely alliance could rebuild America: From the
South Bronx to Paterson, New Jersey to Broad Street,
Philadelphia, William “Billy” Procida knows what it
takes to build in hardscrabble, inner-city neighborhoods. A
general contractor turned developer turned fund manager,
has a unique vantage point on the Qualified
Opportunity Zone program, which aims to revitalize
poor communities with redirected investment profits.
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.
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.
Help a Stranger Have a Meal Today
provides energy savings
and rebates for your
home or business.
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
Bronx Nonprofit Looking for Volunteers: Masa invites
to build a brighter future for the children of the South
tutoring for two hours a week you can be a part of the
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
happening in your
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.
Reminisce with Bronx Historian, Bill Twomey:
Do You Remember?
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