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The 10th year of the Sparkling the Heart of Fordham holiday event for the community. Sparkling the Heart of Fordham will take place on Friday, December 5 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Muller Park and Plaza (Fordham Road and Creston Avenue). Mark your calendars and join them as they give out gifts for the children, get a special visit from Santa Claus, and have a raffle drawing of awesome prizes! Make sure to RSVP on EventBrite to receive a FREE mystery gift.

Holiday Wreath-Making Workshop with GreenThumb/NYC Parks
on Wednesday, December 10, 5–7 p.m. Learn how to create your own natural holiday wreath for indoors or outdoors. Supplies will be provided along with natural pine cones and ribbons. Bring your favorite decorations to add as well. Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring along kids and family members. Registration is required. Please e-mail or call 718.817.8026. The New York Botanical Garden in Harding Lab Room 110 (enter via the Mosholu Gate, across the street from the Metro-North Railroad Botanical Garden Station).

Don't forget about the special Fordham Road holiday sale running from December 5 - December 21, Show the select merchants the flyer or another ad for the event and receive 10% off your purchase. Sparkling the Heart of Fordham, Flyer here...

On Wednesday, December 17, the Yankees, along with members of the Bronx clergy, will hold their 21st annual Holiday Food Drive from 10 am. – 3 pm.
Non-perishable food will be accepted at Yankee Stadium’s Gate 2 entrance. Fans who donate at least 30 pounds will receive a food voucher good for two tickets to a designated Yankees home game in 2015. All food collected will be distributed to families in need throughout the Bronx. In addition, the Yankees will donate approximately 2,500 food vouchers to the recipients of the collected food items.

The 26th Annual Coat Drive Needs Your Help. It’s cold outside. Help NY Cares put a warm winter coat on someone in need. Register to collect and donate coats for the 26th Annual New York Cares Coat Drive. Set up a collection site in a cafeteria, office, lobby, school - wherever you choose - and run a coat drive of your own. If you have any further questions and to register, please contact NY Cares directly at 212.228.5000.

THE BRONX MUSEUM HOLIDAY POP-UP SHOP through Thursday, January 15 2015 The Bronx Museum launches a holiday pop-up shop in collaboration with Puerto Rican fair trade retailer, Concalma The Store, featuring accessories, t-shirts, books, organic coffee, and home goods, as well as Concalma’s iconic handbags. Don’t miss the chance to purchase unique, fair trade gifts for your friends and family this holiday season. The Bronx Museum pop-up shop will launch on Friday, November 14 at 6:30pm during the Museum’s Bronx Stories event, and close on January 15, 2015. Information here...

NYC DOT - Speed Limit Changing to 25 MPH in November 2014, NYC
Speed limit facts that could save lives‏. Flyer here...

SAVE THE DATE: NOVEMBER 4 - NOVEMBER 14. If you own or operate a restaurant and would like to participate in Savor The Bronx Restaurant Week, please contact The Bronx Tourism Council at 718.590.3518

2015 Love Your Block Grants from Citizens Committee: Love Your Block is an initiative of NYC Service in partnership with Citizens Committee for New York City Have an idea to improve your neighborhood? Citizens Committee for New York City can help. Resident-led volunteer groups receive a grant of up to $1,000 to and City services provided by the Department of Parks and Recreation, Department of Transportation, and the Department of Sanitation of New York to help improve their block. In addition to the cash grant and City services, groups receive project planning and community building assistance as well as support with local media coverage for the project. Applications are due on Friday, November 7 for this grant. Also through Neighborhood Grants , Citizens Committee awards micro-grants of up to $3,000 to resident-led groups to work on community and school improvement projects throughout the city. They prioritize groups based in low income neighborhoods and Title I public schools. They support projects that address issues that communities identify as important to them - anything from community gardens to tenant organizing.
Applications due January 26, 2015.
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Verizon Innovative App Challenge: How To Enter Step 1: Register to Compete - Online registration is open through November 24, 2014 for full details click here...

Community Conversations on Fulton Project, You're input is needed. A series of Community Conversations to talk about the issues that matter most. The Fulton Correctional Facility in the Claremont section of the Bronx was closed in 2011 by Governor Cuomo and the State of New York Department of Corrections. Having been transferred from State ownership, the historic building will take on a new life as a Community Reentry Center developed by the Osborne Association and serving the entire Bronx community. They want to hear your ideas, your opinions, and your perspective to guide a plan that reflects the needs, opportunities and aspirations of the community. COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS: 6:30-8:30PM, Hostos Community College Savoy Multipurpose Room on Various Dates: October 7th 2014 thru January 13th 2015. See the Flyer here...

Fordham Road BID asks: What do you want? The Bronx Fordham Road BID, manager of one of the largest and busiest business districts in the City, wants to know what you want. The BID is asking the residents and visitors of their shopping district on Fordham Road to take a survey so that the BID may recruit the stores and restaurants most desired by the community. The survey is available online at and you can go there now to share your opinions. The survey is anonymous and no one will be asked to register or provide any information more personal than their home zip code. See the Press release here...


Urban Pathways Clinton Apartments applications: UP implemented a “housing first” approach through our outreach and drop-in center programs. Our primary goal was and still is to help single adults move rapidly and directly into housing from the street.
Flyers in English and Spanish:
CLINTON AVENUE APARTMENTS Program description in English

Program description in Spanish

More information here also: ...

MBD Community Housing Corp. Bronx can help with Health Plus and Medicaid applications for more information flyer here...

Volunteer for Food Pantry: Part of the Solution (POTS) seeks volunteers to help feed the hungry year-round. Anyone interested can call (718) 220-4892 or email .

Homeless Prevention Resources: If you have rent arrear problems or are facing eviction, please read this information and call the sources, There may be financial HELP available to you. See the flyer here...

Need Veteran Benefits Counseling? The Mayor's Office of Veterans Affairs (MOVA) now offers VA benefits counseling at The Veterans Service Office. Call Mary Mclaughlin at 718-482-5993 to an schedule appointment.
For Days, Hours and Room location see the flyer here..

The NEW BxCulturalCard. Start enjoying special offers and discounts at Bronx cultural institutions and businesses. The Card is great for Bronx residents, students and visitors. List of Participating Businesses Located here...

Job Opportunities: New York City’s Workforce1 Career Centers. The centers provide personalized career counseling, interview training, resume/cover letter assistance, workshops and ESL classes. For more information, Please call the Bronx Workforce1 Center, 358 E. 149th St., (718) 960-7099.


Food Drive: The Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture is seeking canned food donations to benefit the Kingsbridge-Riverdale-Marble Hill Food and Hunger Project, Inc. The food drive is ongoing. Please leave food donations at the Society, 4450 Fieldston Road, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. No perishable foods accepted. For more information, call (718) 548-4445.

Volunteer Opportunities. New York Cares, the city’s leading volunteer organization, seeks Bronx residents to get involved in their community. Volunteers must attend a one-time orientation. There are over 1,200 projects to choose from citywide each month. To view the list of upcoming project highlights, visit . To register for an orientation in your area, call (212) 228-5000.



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Homeless Pets Go On-Line: The Bronx Cat Coalition has started listing homeless Bronx cats on  , an Internet site that finds new homes for lost or unwanted pets.  The Coalition’s cats can be viewed at   Contact the Bronx Cat Coalition on (718) 671-1695 if you are interested in adopting. 

Bronx Pet Adoption: The Bronx branch of the Poor Animals of St. Francis now lists local homeless pets on their Web site,   For more information, call (718) 822-6044 or e-mail

Recycling Web Site: The Bronx chapter of  offers an online bulletin board to donate items to other borough residents. Participants may post items they want to donate or items they seek. To join, go to

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