might as well
have held the 61st
Grammy Awards in the
Boogie Down Bronx
with the number of Bronxites that won,
were honored, or
attended the big event
in Los Angeles on
Sunday, February 10."
Read all about it in the
Every May, the
Administration for Community
Living leads our nation's observance of
Older Americans Month.
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
Affordable Housing at Bronx Commons: WHEDco's New
Energy-Efficient Affordable Housing Development in
443 E. 162nd St. Applications taken through
June 14th, 2019.
DCA Student Loan Debt Clinics will be held on May 21st
at the Bronx Borough President's Office from 4 - 8 PM.
Get free confidential one-on-one financial counseling with a
professional financial counselor and free consultation with
a legal aid attorney.
Bronx Faith Based Panel on May 22, 2019.
Modern Approaches for Traditional Buildings:
Creative Opportunities for Religious Real
Estate through Development or Adaptive
Reuse. Join Goldstein Hall PLLC, along
with Bronx Borough President, Ruben Diaz,
Jr., for an informative panel. At the MBD
Community Housing Corporation. Register
Memorial Day Flagging -Volunteers Needed To Place Flags At
Woodlawn Cemetery: Join them on May 25th to place flags
the 8,000 graves of those who served our nation. Begin at 9
AM rain or shine, and continue until 4 PM.
Come for an hour or stay all
day! Volunteers who make reservations are treated to
a picnic lunch. Find More info or Register
Puerto Rican Festival 2019 on Saturday, May 25th.
152nd Street Cultural Festival celebrates Puerto Rican
culture with live music, dancing, comedy, art and food
vendors, celebrity appearances, and a children’s pavilion
with storytelling, face painting, and crafts on 152nd Street
(Jackson Ave. to Union Ave.).
Celebrate 55th Annual Israel Parade on Sunday June 2nd,
from 11 AM - 4 PM on 5th Avenue at 57th-74th
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. invites you to the
Bronx Dominican Heritage Celebration honoring 2019
Dominican Parade Day Leadership on May 21st at
RSVP required by May 17th.
Break the Fast Together! Join Bronx Borough
President Diaz and the Bronx Muslim community at the Annual
Ramadan Iftar Dinner on Thursday, May 23rd. Seating is
Limited, Call to confirm your attendance 718-590-3522
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.....
SAVE THE DATES!
Celebrate the Parade and
Culture: Monsters of the Bronx Phase One: A Bronx Museum
Spring series of Cartooning/Manga classes designed for the
committed teen artist/writer that is interested in telling
stories in different media.
May 18th - June 22nd.
Email or call to register:
Frankie Manning Pre-Birthday Celebration: Historic
Jazz-Corner Walking tour at Woodlawn Conservatory.
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Final resting places of Duke
Ellington, Miles Davis, Lionel Hampton, Max Roach and more
jazz greats on tour. Registration
Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is Hiring:
The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is the
largest youth employment program, connecting NYC youth
between the ages of 14 and 24 with career exploration
opportunities and paid work experience each summer. To
complete an SYEP application today apply
NYPD Employment Opportunities apply now: for
Traffic Enforcement Agents, on page 2 of the
CityMeals Dineout April – 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..
New York Botanical Garden - Enjoy the perfect pairing of
Springtime Beauty and Local Wines on May 18th and 19th
from 12 - 4 PM. Hudson Valley, Brooklyn and Long
wineries provide the perfect setting for a wine lover's
Continuing Education &
at Hostos Community College
offers educational, career, and personal
development opportunities designed to address
the needs of the South Bronx, Bronx, and Upper Manhattan
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
You served us! The Bronx
and all of NYC serves you
with free classes, coaching
and more! Click
Join the United War Veterans Council in helping staff
partner volunteer roles for NYC's Fleet week 2019 from
May 21st - May 27th.
Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and
Students are welcome to
volunteer with a chaperone.
Veterans Memorial Service on Monday, May 27th
presented by Bronx Community Board #6. Honor and
remember those killed in battle or who died as the
service connected injuries.
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
KEEPIN' IT GREEN!
Salad Days at the New Your Botanical Garden Tuesday, May
14th June 21st from 1:30 - 5:30 PM.
Explore the spring crops (and lots of lettuce!) growing
in the garden, mix and make your own salad take-home
packet of herblicious salad dressing and make a
plant-parts salad art collage.
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...
excerpted from issue dated May 29, 2018 by Jason Parham
Welcome To The 'Black Power Kitchen' of Tomorrow.
Together 4 young men with solid culinary backgrounds have
formed Ghetto Gastro, "...helping to
redefine the intersections of fashion, music film,
and visual art
food as the spark to larger conversations about
inclusion, race and economic empowerment....They want to
bridge the vast gulf in culinary access and experience that
exists in communities like theirs and create a more
sustainable future for the Bronx."
An Inspirational "Must Read"...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.
New social media campaign aims to improve living
conditions for NYCHA residents. NYC (WABC) -- A
social media campaign aims to encourage NYCHA residents,
local businesses and elected officials to call attention to
sub-par living conditions in public housing. See the
Channel 7 video
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
Do you have questions about how Accessing Public Benefits
may impact your immigration status? Help is
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
Do you have questions about how Accessing Public Benefits
may impact your immigration status? Help is
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.
Bronxites...Emergency Blood Donor Effort:
Please donate at a blood drive to help kids and
others. For more information and to search for Bronx and NYC
Reminisce with Bronx Historian, Bill Twomey:
Do You Remember?
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