Community Affairs

Bronxites donate needed food and clothing to island nations devastated by recent hurricanes.--Photo by David Greene

Links to Local Disaster Relief Efforts/Information

Links to Local disaster relief efforts/information Where interested Bronxites can make donations of cash, goods and supplies for hurricane/earthquake relief. 9/30 Southern Blvd Event English: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwSZEkByApUeWXBOMHlBLWZEUnc Spanish: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwSZEkByApUeWkgzVEYxb281TU0   Aspira https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwSZEkByApUeRmI4YlpQQzMxNFk   Empire State Relief https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwSZEkByApUeblRvQjZEbnU3a3M   FDNY https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwSZEkByApUeTU1qUkNQdGVHek0   Gjonaj, Klein, […]

Diaz Hosts Italian-American Heritage Month

Diaz Hosts Italian-American Heritage Month

Invites you to join him on
Thursday, October 12, 5:30 PM,
Schiff Family Great Hall

at the Bronx Zoo.

On the ground in the USVI was former NYC Mayor Mike Bloom with NBA allstar Tim Duncan and USVI Gov. Mapp, seeing the devastation firsthand and the resilience of those affected. http://www.usvirecovery.org  (Credit: Twitter @MikeBloomberg)

Bloomberg, Duncan Aid USVI After Hurricanes Irma & Maria

On September 6th, Hurricane Irma tore through the U.S. Virgin Islands, causing catastrophic destruction and killing more than 33 people across the Caribbean. The Category 5 storm brought 185 mph winds that caused untold damage and devastation to once idyllic […]

by · September 21, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Community Affairs, News
September 20, 2017-Bronx, NY- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announces Bronx Civic Center as $10 Million New York City region winner of second-round Downstate Revitalization Initiative.

Cuomo Announces $10 Million Downtown Bronx Civic Center Grant

On Tuesday, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the Bronx Civic Center neighborhood in the South Bronx will receive $10 million in funding and investments as the New York City winner of the second round of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. As in […]

Delicioso Coco Helado Founder Alfredo Thiebaud Honored

Delicioso Coco Helado Founder Alfredo Thiebaud Honored

Bronx Street Renamed in Honor of Alfredo Thiebaud The street corner of 161st Street and St. Anns Avenue was re-named and dedicated after beloved Delicioso Coco Helado founder, Alfredo Thiebaud, whose fleet of pushcarts have enlivened our summers in the […]

HealthFirst & C.S. 55 Host Back to School Event, 9/23

HealthFirst & C.S. 55 Host Back to School Event, 9/23

Health First & C.S. 55 Host Back to School Event!!!!

Senator Ruben Diaz joins Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda, City Councilman Rafael Salamanca and Assemblyman Victor Pichardo in honoring one of the evening's honorees, Mike LaVallie, owner of GVC school bus company, a major employer of  borough women. Photo credit: Bob Kappstatter

Sepulveda, Electeds Celebrate Borough’s Dominican-Americans 

Bronx electeds  celebrated the borough’s Dominican-Americans and their accomplishments at the annual Abrazo Dominicana (Dominican Embrace) celebration on Friday, July 28 at Maestro’s caterers. With 500 invited guests in attendance, Senator Ruben Diaz, Assemblymembers Luis Sepulveda, Victor Pichardo, Marcos Crespo, and […]

NYCFC, UAE Consulate General Join South Bronx Soccer Festival

NYCFC, UAE Consulate General Join South Bronx Soccer Festival

Celebration Brings Community Together and Empowers Local Youth On Saturday, New York City Football Club (NYCFC) and the Consulate General of the United Arab Emirates in New York came together to host a street soccer festival at P.S. 49 in […]

by · July 18, 2017 · Community Affairs, Sports
Summit on Latinos 2017 Credit: Vicente Villafañe

Summit on Latinos: NYC Top Latino Leaders Create Action Agenda

New York City’s most prominent Latino leaders, activists, politicians and members of the Latino communities gathered at Hunter College’s Silberman School of Social work today at the first Summit on Latinos (SOL): “Shaping the Future of New York City”, where […]

Bronx Dominican Heritage celebration, July 18

Bronx Dominican Heritage celebration, July 18

Join Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and others for a Bronx Dominican Heritage celebration honoring the 2017 Dominican Day Parade leadership on July 18, 6:30PM. at Bronx County Building, 851 Grand Concourse in the Bronx, NY. RSVP by July […]

BRONX ELECTED OFFICIAL, YOUNGSTERS, COMMUNITY LEADERS UNITE AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE

BRONX ELECTED OFFICIAL, YOUNGSTERS, COMMUNITY LEADERS UNITE AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE

by · June 13, 2017 · Community Affairs, Crime
60th Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade Kicks Off at 11AM Sunday

60th Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade Kicks Off at 11AM Sunday

The 60th Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade will take place on New York City’s Fifth Avenue, Sunday, June 11, starting at 11am. The parade has been marred  by uproar over the controversial selection of ex-FALN leader Oscar Lopez Rivera for the inaugural […]

Bronx Terminal Market. Credit: Chun Lai Photography

Bronx Terminal Market 5th Annual Free Summer Series

  In May, the Bronx Terminal Market kicked off its annual series of free summer events. Mark your calendars for upcoming Saturday events on June 10th, July 15th and August 26th, 11am-1pm.   Bring the whole family to The Bridge at Bronx Terminal Market for music, games, giveaways, and a special interactive art project by […]

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Aquababies Learn to Swim at the New Settlement Community Center

By SusieQ Wong   “Swimming is awesome!” Swimming is fun.   Children, as young as 6 months old, are learning how to swim in the aquatics program at the New Settlement Community Center (NSCC) located on Jerome Avenue in the […]

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Rev. Abigail Serrano, 2017 Grand Marshall of the Christian Children’s Parade

The Grand Marshall of the 2017 Christian Children’s Parade will be the Widow of NYPD Chaplain Reverend Luis Serrano Sen. Rev. Rubén Diaz announced via his What You Should Know email that the Grand Marshall of this year’s Christian Children’s […]