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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 August 7th 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..

The Bronx Museum of the Arts
will reopen on September 9th.
We are introducing our virtual Guided Tours At Home where educators provide  both current and past exhibits providing background information that will encourage you to make connections and develop close looking skills. 

 NYBG is planning to reopen to the public on July 28th. All visitors will be requested to obtain a timed ticket in advance, as capacity will be reduced.Until then, please continue to see the seasons unfold while taking classes, join our fellow plant lovers and connect with our collections at NYBG At Home... 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.
 
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. Read more... 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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Food Lost Due to Power Outages? Need Help? The Con Ed Outage Claim Form is available here...

NAP Replacement Benefits Toolkit: Current SNAP recipients who have lost food purchased with SNAP benefits due to recent power outages may be eligible for replacement SNAP benefits. Information on the SNAP replacement criteria and requirements here...

On August 7th,Governor Cuomo Announced that, based on each region's infection rate, Schools Across New York State are Permitted to Open this Fall. Read the press release here...

 


The twin lion sculptures that sit outside of the
New York Public
Library's Fifth
Avenue
and 42nd
Street branch are now sporting masks to encourage New Yorkers
to continue to follow
Covid-19 safety measures
.

Announcing Citywide Neighborhood Business Grant Application. Apply now for grants of up to $10,000 for
small businesses impacted by COVID.Citizens Committee for NYC. Small biz, vital to the fabric of their neighborhoods, may
receive grants of $5,000 - $10,000 to maintain payroll and operations. We will prioritize businesses owned by people of color, immigrants, and women. Information and application here...

VIP Community Services will hold a Community Health Fair on Saturday, August 22nd - Must Wear Mask. Music and Food will be served. Covid-19 and antibody testing will be
taking place. 10 AM  – 2 PM.  Flyer here...

"I'm NOT light" Field Day on Saturday, August 29th on East 229th Street & Bronx Boulevard. A day to highlight family, friends, and recognize it is okay to feel hurt or broken, but to realize you are NOT alone. Don't forget to wear masks.
Free event. Read more...

Wave Hill presents Meditation in the Garden, a digital event to be held on Sunday, August 30th from 9:30 - 10:30 AM, or perhaps onsite, as we move through our planned phases of reopening.  Join mindful outdoor guide Cindy Olsen
or dosha healer Sara Hart for the healing practice of “sit spot” nature meditation. Register here...

Sign up for evolving Covid-19 Updates directly from the
source:  New York State...


NYC Postpones Indoor Dining Indefinitely
as Record-Breaking COVID Surge Swallows U.S.  Mayor Bill de Blasio cited soaring infection rates tied to bars and restaurants in a growing number of U.S. states. New Jersey made the same decision earlier this week.
    -  nbcnewyork.com July 2nd article here...

Everything you need to know about Phase 4 reopening plans in NYC. Museums, zoos, colleges and sporting events can return. Entering Phase 4 means more of a return to normalcy than ever before during the current crisis. If everything goes to plan, Phase 4 would begin as early as July 20th. Details here,,,
     - TimeOut by Shaye Weaver posted 7/6/20

Cool It! NYC. If you’re looking to beat the heat this summer, our guide will help you find places  places all acrossthe city to hydrate, refresh, and stay in the shade. Learn more about how you can stay safe and beat the heat here......

Stay cool in the summer 2020 heat. There are more
than 160 cooling centers open throughout the City. To find
the closest one to you, call 311 or see more information here..

12 tips to help keep your pets cool during the dog days
of summer 2020.
The SPCA says that dogs and cats can suffer from the same problems that humans do in hot weather. These health concerns include overheating, dehydration and even sunburn. To prevent your pet from overheating, take these 12 precautions listed here...
             - news12 THE BRONX

Bronx Food Resources: Below you will find two flyer links with information on food resources in the Bronx and NYC. There are options for both pickup and delivery services, so you can still get
assistance if you are unable to leave your home. More information about the GetFoodNYC program is available by
calling 311. Get Food NYC Flyer here... and Bronx Food Pantries Flyer here...

During the COVID-19 public health crisis, New York City is taking steps to make sure every New Yorker has access to the food they need. See a map of free food resources across the city, including food pantries and Grab & Go meals at NYC Schools, available for all children or adults in need. Also info on Food Stamp eligibility and more. See the full details here...

The Bronx Museum of the Arts has also created an important webpage for COVID-19 News and resources here...

Signature Bank, a New York-based full-service commercial bank, will donate $750,000 in funds to the Small Business Emergency Grant Program to further support small business owners who recently experienced damage to their storefronts during recent protests.  Read more...

The Office of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
has announced a virtual tribute for Bronxites lost to
COVID.
If you would like to share the memory of a Bronxite
you knew who passed away from COVID, please send a
picture and a small paragraph to Alexis Walters at awalters@bronxbp.nyc.gov. or visit Remembering Bronxites Who Lost Their Lives to COVID-19 here...

The City of New York has developed a webpage specifically
for New Yorkers with Disabilities
during COVID-19.  Information includes Food/Supply Delivery, Social Security/Medicaid Benefits, and Home Healthcare Services. Read more...

Every Day is a Miracle is seeking a fundraising professional to join their Development staff. If you are interested, please email a cover letter and resume.  Read more...

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

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...

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...

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

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

DMV ALERT:
  
-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
info@fordhamroadbid.org

The Bronx Zoo will reopen to the public July 24th for outdoor spaces only. Plan your visit before you go here...See the Bronx Zoo and NY Aquarium daily livestreams of our adorable animals

As of Monday, July 13th, the NYPL is offering grab-and-go service at eight library locations. At each of these locations, patrons can access a limited area for returns and pick up materials that they’ve reserved. Find details at our
step-by-step instructions.

.
The amazing Tats Cru

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

"Injustice
anywhere
is a threat
to justice everywhere"

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

Find them on Instagram
here...
..
 

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

Greenmarket is Hiring: As we continue to open our seasonal markets around the city, we need to hire staff. Currently we are  looking for native Spanish speakers who live in northern Manhattan or the Bronx interested in working 20 - 30 hours a week. Apply 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
here...

.The Continuing Education & Workforce Development
Department
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...I

ntroducing 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...

 

 

 

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...
 


Op-Ed: How to Guarantee a Safe and Equitable Return
to School (August 6th) Norwood News
. A safe school environment is crucial to any economic recovery; investing in it will jumpstart the economy and lessen widespread inequality across our city. Read the full article here...

NYC BID Association Calls on New York’s Leaders to Save Businesses and Preserve Commercial Corridors. Citing the devastating effects of the pandemic and ongoing civil unrest.  Read more from the Norwood News posted on July 23, 2020 here...

The Artist Studios Program at BRAC is BACK!  We are
currently accepting applications for below-market-rate studio rentals.
Applications Due August 31st, with an occupancy move-in of October 1st. Artists will be selected based on their portfolio of work, statement of intent, and an expressed interest to work within the Bronx community. Read more...

MTA Deploying 9,000 New Digital Screens System wide with Real-Time, Location-Specific Information for Customers. With Subway Ridership Hitting 1.1 Million, Thousands of New Digital Screens Will Put More Information Directly in the
Hands of Riders to Better Navigate System. Read more...

Cash Assistance Program For Bereaved Families/ COVID. A program to provide emergency cash assistance to homes
who lost a breadwinner or caretaker to COVID. Eligible families must have a child or dependent young adult (age 26 or under)
in the household, and be under financial stress (struggling to pay rent, food, utilities, etc.). Flyer here...

Grant Opportunity for Nonprofits: TD Bank. The TD Ready Challenge, an annual North American initiative which provides financial support to organizations tackling community issues, is now open and accepting applications until August 13, 2020. Applications must focus on addressing the inequities exacerbated by the pandemic. Details here...

Bronx Community Relief Effort launches “Help for The Bronx” a comprehensive website to provide fast, clear, multilingual access to resources for 1.4 million Bronx residents fighting through the COVID-19 Crisis. Visit the new website here...

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...

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
 

A letter from New York Cares about "Our response to COVID-19"  applauds its community volunteers for stepping up to the challenge of serving vulnerable New Yorkers.  Guidance is given for volunteers under the age of 65 as the City opens up here...

For every immigrant New Yorker, there is free safe immigration legal help in your language, regardless of your
immigration status.  Read more...

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. Read more...

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, 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...

What's Happening
in the Bronx?
CLICK HERE...

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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