Holidays

What is Rosh Hashanah 

What is Rosh Hashanah 

Tonight at sundown, Jews in New York and across the world began observing the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. This is a time of reflection over what the past year has brought, and a time of prayer, hope, and optimism […]

by · September 20, 2017 · Cultures, Holidays, Religion
Cuomo: “Happy Rosh Hashanah”

Cuomo: “Happy Rosh Hashanah”

On Twitter, Governor Cuomo offered his “warmest wishes for a sweet New Year.” To all those celebrating #RoshHashanah, I send my warmest wishes for a sweet New Year. L’Shanah Tovah. pic.twitter.com/NXvqPUhU6v — Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) September 20, 2017

by · September 20, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Holidays, Religion
Mayor de Blasio: Shana Tova!

Mayor de Blasio: Shana Tova!

Chirlane and I want to wish all New Yorkers, especially those celebrating, a happy and healthy new year right before Rosh Hashanah begins. This city is rich with Jewish heritage and culture, and we are all better for it. The […]

by · September 20, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Cultures, Holidays, Religion
Public Advocate Tish James: Happy Rosh Hashanah!

Public Advocate Tish James: Happy Rosh Hashanah!

I want to wish everyone who is celebrating a happy and healthy New Year. Rosh Hashanah is a time to gather with family and friends, but it also marks the beginning of an important time to engage in self-reflection and […]

by · September 20, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Holidays
L’ Shanah Tovah! Happy Rosh Hashanah!

L’ Shanah Tovah! Happy Rosh Hashanah!

The Bronx Chronicle Wishes Our Readers a Sweet and Happy New Year In Celebration of Rosh Hashanah! L’Shanah Tovah!

by · September 20, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Holidays, Religion
July 4th

July 4th

July 4th — Today is the signature American holiday, celebrating the date in 1776 when the Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. Ours was the first successful colonial independence movement against a European power.   From sea to […]

by · July 4, 2017 · History, Holidays
Eid Mubarak

Eid Mubarak

The month-long Muslim holiday of Ramadan has concluded this weekend. The Bronx Chronicle extends best wishes to all those celebrating Eid al-Fitr.   Eid Mubarak to all Bronx Muslims.  

by · June 25, 2017 · Cultures, Holidays, Religion
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

This Father’s Day, let’s celebrate the Dads who are redefining what it means to be a father. Share your favorite Dad tale.

by · June 18, 2017 · Family, Holidays
Happy Father's Day

Happy Father’s Day

This is one of the nation’s favorite days — Father’s Day.   The occasion dates back to 1910, when Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Washington, wanted to honor her father, who raised six children by himself after his wife died. The […]

by · June 18, 2017 · Holidays, Profile America
Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. greets guests at his annual Ramadan Iftar Dinner ceremony, honoring the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

BP DIAZ HOSTS ANNUAL RAMADAN CELEBRATION

BP DIAZ HOSTS ANNUAL RAMADAN CELEBRATION Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted his annual Ramadan Iftar Dinner ceremony on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in honor of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The end of the month of Ramadan, […]

More than 7,000 graves were "flagged" by volunteers at Woodlawn Cemetery. Photo by David Greene

Annual Flagging of Graves Held at Woodlawn Cemetery

by David Greene More than 350 volunteers spent the last two weekends at the Woodlawn Cemetery, placing American flags at the graves of members of the U.S. military in honor of Memorial Day. According to Lynn Radke and Bruce Campbell […]

Annual Flagging of Graves Held at Woodlawn Cemetery

Annual Flagging of Graves Held at Woodlawn Cemetery

Annual Flagging of Graves Held at Woodlawn Cemetery by David Greene More than 350 volunteers spent the last two weekends at the Woodlawn Cemetery, placing American flags at the graves of members of the U.S. military in honor of Memorial […]

by · May 29, 2017 · Community Events, Holidays
Memorial Day: Supreme Sacrifices

Memorial Day: Supreme Sacrifices

Monday, May 29 — Today is Memorial Day, looked on as the start of the summer season, and a time for family gatherings and sporting events. But the true meaning of the day is underlined by the continuing sacrifices made by […]

by · May 29, 2017 · Holidays, Profile America
Mother’s Day 2017

Mother’s Day 2017

  Sunday, May 14 — Today is Mother’s Day — one of the nation’s most revered national observances, with meaning beyond flowers, cards and brunches. The idea started in 1908 with Anna Jarvis of West Virginia to honor her deceased mother […]

Parishioners of the Church of St. Brendan's Church trace the final steps of Jesus Christ.--Photo by David Greene

Christians Mark Good Friday in Norwood [WITH PHOTOS]

Christians Mark Good Friday in Norwood by David Greene Hundreds of Norwood residents turned out for the annual re-enactment of the way of the cross on Friday, April 14. Beginning at Webster Avenue and East 204 Street and ending on […]

by · April 18, 2017 · Holidays, Photos