Bronx Newsblast July 2021

 

HIGHLIGHTS

 

 

NYC GREEN RELIEF AND RECOVERY FUND

We have exciting news. The NYC Green Relief & Recovery Fund grant has been increased! We are now offering grants of up to $3000 to groups who care for NYC’s open spaces with experience supporting community health & wellness!

 

Check out our pre-recorded webinar to learn everything you need to know to apply. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 12 noon. APPLY NOW!

 

 

MONDAY MORNING PITCH-INS

During the pandemic, parks have become more important than ever. Volunteer to pick up litter on a Monday morning this summer to help make our parks cleaner, safer, and greener for our families, pets, friends, and neighbors! Share a before/after video on Instagram Reels for a chance to be featured on all our platforms! Just tag us and use #WeArePfP.

 

Chameleon Cold Brew, in partnership with NYC Parks, is thanking volunteers with a special offer of their Chameleon Cold Brew.  After participating in this project, volunteers will be eligible for a chance to win a year’s supply of Chameleon Cold Brew! *some restrictions apply.
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COMMUNITY EVENTS

 

It’s My Park at Henry Hudson Park
Join this local Bronx group as they start up again on their Saturday morning clean ups and light hort projects.
Contact the project leader before to confirm your spot.
Date/Time: Saturdays, 9:00am -12:00pm
Contact: Dan Reynolds, dp.reynolds@verizon.net
More info: FB @henryhudsonparkstewards

Community Group Bronx Sole Hosts
Free Bronx history running and walking groups
Date/Time:  Every Tuesday at 6pm & Saturdays at 10am
Location:  Starts at Franz Sigel Park
More info: www.eventbrite.com/o/bronx-sole-30575605448
Contact: bronxsole@gmail.com @bronxsole via Insta and FB

Celebrate National Parks & Recreation Month at St. James Park
Join St. James Recreation Center for a month of sports, fitness, outdoor adventure, and creative art as we celebrate National Parks and Recreation Month. Participate in outdoor fitness classes, art in the park, and much more!
Date/Time: July 1 –  31, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: St. James Recreation Center, 2530 Jerome Avenue
Contact Person: Sheroly.Jones@parks.nyc.gov

Movies Under The Stars: Toy Story 4
Grab a blanket and come enjoy a movie in a neighborhood park or playground. This summer NYC Parks will host family-friendly movie showings across the five boroughs.
Date/Time: Thursday, July 1, 2021, Movies begin at dusk.
Location: Woodlawn Playground, Van Courtland park; East and East 239th Street
Contact: For more information. Please email: Noelba.Pesante@parks.nyc.gov

Movie Under The Stars; Moana
Grab a blanket and come enjoy a movie in a neighborhood park or playground. This summer NYC Parks will host family-friendly movie showings across the five boroughs. Movies begin at dusk.
Date/Time: Friday, July 2, 2021, Movies begin at dusk.
Location: Concrete Plant Park, Edgewater Rd btw Bruckner Blvd & Westchester Avenue
Contact: For more information, please email Noelba.Pesante@parks.nyc.gov

Movies Under The Stars: Raya and the Last Dragon
Grab a blanket and come enjoy a movie in a neighborhood park or playground. This summer NYC Parks will host family-friendly movie showing across the five boroughs.
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 6, 2021, Movies begin at dusk.
Location: Williamsbridge Oval, Van Cortlandt Ave East, Bainbridge Ave, Reservoir Oval
Contact: For more information, please email Noelba.Pesante@parks.nyc.gov

NYC Parks Arts, Culture & Fun Event: Watercolor Painting Workshops
Join Soundview Park in partnership with the Art Students League Seeds of the League for outdoor watercolor painting workshops. Artist Jon Bunge will teach you how to draw and paint using nature as your inspiration. Learn about light, color, and design while making art en plein air (outside).
Date/Time: Wednesdays, July 7 – July 28, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Soundview Park, 1550 Lafayette Ave; Field House Between Colgate and Boynton Ave
Contact: For more information and to rsvp. Please email: Lucy.Aponte@parks.nyc.gov

Movies Under The Stars: Coco  
Grab a blanket and come enjoy a movie in a neighborhood park or playground. This summer NYC Parks will host family-friendly movie showing across the five boroughs.
Date/Time: Thursday, July 8, 2021, Movies begin at dusk.
Location: Gun Hill Meadow, Mosholu Golf Course, Gun Hill Road, Jerome Avenue
Contact: For more information. Please email: Noelba.Pesante@parks.nyc.gov

Movies Under The Stars: Jumanji: The Next Level
Grab a blanket and come enjoy a movie in a neighborhood park or playground. This summer NYC Parks will host a family-friendly movie showing across the five boroughs.
Date/Time: Friday, July 9, 2021, Movies begin at dusk.
Location: Barreto Point Park, Tiffany St, Viele Avenue on East River
Contact: Noelba.Peseante@parks.nyc.gov

Event: NYC Parks Girls Flag Football Clinic
Come learn, play and compete in the 2021 NYC Parks Flag Football season. This league facilitates clinics, leagues, and tournaments for girls ages 11U (10-11), 13U (12-13), 15U (14-15), and 17U (16-17). All equipment and uniforms are provided.
Date/Time: Mondays and Fridays, July 5 – August 28, 2021; 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Manida Street Between Spofford Ave and Lafayette Ave. Bronx N.Y.
Contact: Willie.Davis@parks.nyc.gov

NYC Parks Girls Flag Football Clinic
Come learn, play, and compete in the 2021 NYC Parks Flag Football season. This league facilitates clinics, leagues and tournaments for girls ages 11U (10-11), 13U (12-13), 15U (14-15), and 17U (16-17). All equipment and uniforms are provided.
Date/Time: Tuesdays and Fridays, July 5 – August 28, 2021; 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: St. James Park Soccer Field, 2550 Jerome Ave, Bronx N.Y.
Contact: Dylan.Santos@parks.nyc.gov

NYC Parks Girls Flag Football Clinic
Come learn, play and compete in the 2021 NYC Parks Flag Football season. This league facilitates clinics, leagues, and tournaments for girls ages 11U (10-11), 13U (12-13), 15U (14-15), and 17U (16-17). All equipment and uniforms are provided.
Date/Time: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays July 5 – August 28, 2021; 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: St. Mary’s Parks East Ball Field; Jackson Ave. Bet 145th and 147th Street
Contact: Chris.Johnson@parks.nyc.gov

Movies Under The Stars: Minions
Grab a blanket and come enjoy a movie in a neighborhood park or playground. This summer NYC Parks will host a family-friendly movie showing across the five boroughs.
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 14, 2021, Movies begin at dusk.
Location: Melrose Playground, Courtland Ave, East 153rd – East 156th St.
Contact: Noelba.Peseante@parks.nyc.gov

Movies Under The Stars: Sonic The Hedgehog 
Grab a blanket and come enjoy a movie in a neighborhood park or playground. This summer NYC Parks will host a family-friendly movie showing across the five boroughs.
Date/Time: Thursday, July 15, 2021, Movies begin at dusk.
Location: Crotona Park, 1700 Crotona Avenue, Lawn across the tennis building/courts
Contact: Noelba.Peseante@parks.nyc.gov

Movies Under The Stars: Minions
Grab a blanket and come enjoy a movie in a neighborhood park or playground. This summer NYC Parks will host a family-friendly movie showing across the five boroughs.
Date/Time: Friday, July 16, 2021, Movies begin at dusk.
Location:  Pelham Bay Park, Area located behind the track bleachers (Enter at Middletown Road)
Contact: Noelba.Peseante@parks.nyc.gov

Movies Under The Stars: Jumanji: The Next Level 
Grab a blanket and come enjoy a movie in a neighborhood park or playground. This summer NYC Parks will host a family-friendly movie showing across the five boroughs. Movies begin at dusk.
Date/Time: Saturday, July 17, 2021
Location: Juan Caraballo Field, Spofford Avenue, Manida Street by the Hunts Point Recreation Center
Contact: Noelba.Peseante@parks.nyc.gov

Hunts Point Family Day Event
Join Hunts Point Recreation and Friends for a Summer Thang family celebration at Hunts Point Recreation Center. Enjoy an afternoon of crafts, games, information giveaways and education. This event is free and open to the public.
Date/Time: Saturday, July 17, 2021
Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center, 765 Manida Street
Contact: Ashanta.Smith@parks.nyc.gov

Movies Under The Stars: Scoob!
Grab a blanket and come enjoy a movie in a neighborhood park or playground. This summer NYC Parks will host a family-friendly movie showing across the five boroughs.
Date/Time: Thursday, July 22, 2021, Movies begin at dusk.
Location: Vidalia Playground, Vyse & Daly Aves Bet West 179th & 180th St.
Contact: Noelba.Peseante@parks.nyc.gov

Movies Under The Stars: Onward
Grab a blanket and come enjoy a movie in a neighborhood park or playground. This summer NYC Parks will host a family-friendly movie showing across the five boroughs.
Date/Time: Friday, July 23, 2021, Movies begin at dusk.
Location: Starlight Park, Edgewater Rd btwn Bruckner Blvd & Westchester Avenue
Contact: Noelba.Peseante@parks.nyc.gov

Movies Under The Stars: Toy Story 4
Grab a blanket and come enjoy a movie in a neighborhood park or playground. This summer NYC Parks will host a family-friendly movie showing across the five boroughs. Movies begin at dusk.
Date/Time: Saturday, July 24, 2021
Location: Bronx Park Zone 1 Compass Mall – Brady Ave & Lydig Avenues on Bronx Park East
Contact: Noelba.Peseante@parks.nyc.gov

Recreation and Reading
Come join Poe Park Visitor Center in conjunction with Literacy Inc and New York Public Library. Children and parents of all ages are invited to participate in a series of outdoor readings. There will be reading, spelling and writing activities. Bilingual read aloud, sharing reading tips with parents and recreational activities.
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 27, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Poe Park Visitor Center, Grand Concourse between 192nd and East Kingsbridge Bronx N.Y.
Contact: Cathy.Mitchell@parks.nyc.gov

Movies Under The Stars: Tom & Jerry
Grab a blanket and come enjoy a movie in a neighborhood park or playground. This summer NYC Parks will host a family-friendly movie showing across the five boroughs. Movies begin at dusk.
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Location: Playground 52, Leggett Ave, Kelly St, Avenue St. John
Contact: Noelba.Peseante@parks.nyc.gov

Movies Under The Stars: Megamind
Grab a blanket and come enjoy a movie in a neighborhood park or playground. This summer NYC Parks will host a family-friendly movie showing across the five boroughs.
Date/Time: Thursday, July 29, 2021, Movies begin at dusk.
Location:  Orchard Beach, North Picnic Area
Contact: Noelba.Peseante@parks.nyc.gov

Movies Under The Stars: Coco 
Grab a blanket and come enjoy a movie in a neighborhood park or playground. This summer NYC Parks will host a family-friendly movie showing across the five boroughs.
Date/Time: Friday, July 30, 2021, Movies begin at dusk.
Location:   Poe Park, Grand Concourse, East Kingsbridge Road, East 192nd St
Contact: Noelba.Peseante@parks.nyc.gov

Movies Under The Stars: Coco 
Grab a blanket and come enjoy a movie in a neighborhood park or playground. This summer NYC Parks will host a family-friendly movie showing across the five boroughs.
Date/Time: Saturday, July 31, 2021
Location: Stars & Stripes Playground, Movies begin at dusk.
East 233rd St, Seton Avenue, Pratt Ave, Eden Terrace
Contact: Noelba.Peseante@parks.nyc.gov

 

TRAININGS

 

Greenthumb
GreenThumb hosts diverse and engaging events and workshops that support community garden groups in NYC. The workshops are free and located across the city. Check and see if there is one near you!

Top Fundraising Trends to Capitalize on in 2021
Candid
Each year, Classy announces fundraising trends to look out for in the coming year, but unforeseen events and variables in 2020 made predicting this year’s trends, without a doubt, the most difficult yet. During this video, you’ll walk away with insight into key fundraising themes that have arisen and how you can capitalize on them in 2021.
Date: Pre Recorded
Location: Online
Cost: Free
Link: Register here!

Authentic Community Engagement- Best Practices for Equitable Work 
America Walks
Join this webinar presentation and a robust Q & A dialogue with active transportation professionals, nonprofit leaders, and equitable engagement experts to discuss and learn what it means to practice and build authentic community engagement with diverse coalitions as the foundation for driving those vital relationships. Panelists will share their best practices for equitable work in striving for inclusive, accessible, connected, and walkable communities – through the lens of their invaluable learned, professionally practiced and lived experiences.
Date: Wednesday, July 14th, 2021 at 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT
Location: Online
Cost: Free
Link: Register here!

Orientation to Candid’s Resources for Nonprofits 
Candid
Join to learn who Candid is and how their resources can help your nonprofit thrive. This orientation will help you determine which Candid resources can help your organization meet its goals, including tools to help you effectively fundraise, learn from peers, and tell your organization’s story.
Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2021 from 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Location: Online
Cost: Free
Link: Register here!

Virtual: Introduction to Finding Grants 
Candid
Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course. You will learn who funds nonprofits and their motivations, what funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding, and how to identify potential funders.
Date: Wednesday, August 4, 2021 from 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Location: Online
Cost: Free
Link: Register here!

Virtual: Grassroots Fundraising Fundamentals: Making the Ask in NYC  
Candid
Join this interactive training where you’ll hear from fundraising strategists at ioby (In Our Backyards) about how to shift your money mindset, build the basics of your individual giving campaign, and maximize the impact of your asks. You’ll get a chance to share your fundraising fears and practice crafting your pitch. You’ll also get to know a local community leader in New York City who is fundraising to support cultural work in their neighborhood.
Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2021 from 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Location: Online
Cost: Free
Link: Register here!

Leadership Training Academy
Center for Health, Environment, & Justice
CHEJ offers a multidisciplinary Leadership Training Academy program for environmental activists to strengthen the capacity, infrastructure and effectiveness of grassroots leaders. CHEJ staff holds the academy sessions at regional sites across the country, lowering costs for participants, and while there is a small fee for attendance, the cost can be waived for groups in low-income communities. Some training topics include: Building a Strong Effective Community Group, Successful Fundraising, Getting and Keeping More People Involved, and building an Effective Board for your Organization.
Date/Time: Applications accepted on a rolling basis
Location: TBA
Link: Learn more here!

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED WEBINARS

ioby Previously Recorded: Webinars
ioby
Description: Check out any of the upcoming or previously recorded informative and engaging webinars ioby offers such as Crowdfunding for Communities, Bringing the Green: Crowdfunding for Community Gardens, Vacant to Vibrant, and Storytelling 101.
Location: Webinar
Link: Check them out here!

 

GRANTS AND RESOURCES

 

2021 NYC COVID-19 Neighborhood Relief Fund
ioby
The NYC COVID-19 Neighborhood Relief Fund provides matching dollars up to $15,000 to ioby crowdfunding campaigns for projects that help low-income communities respond to and recover from the economic and social impacts of COVID-19.
Deadline: Rolling Deadline
Link: Learn more here!

The Awesome Foundation 
The Awesome Foundation
The Awesome Foundation is a global community advancing the interest of awesome in the universe, $1000 at a time. Each fully autonomous chapter supports awesome projects through micro-grants, usually given out monthly.
Deadline: Reviewed monthly
Link: Learn more here!

Patagonia Retail Grants Program
Patagonia
Patagonia’s Retail Grants Program funds environmental work that takes place near one of their Patagonia retail stores. The Retail Grants Program supports small grassroots activist organizations with direct-action agendas. They are most interested in making Retail Grants to organizations that identify and work on the root causes of problems and approach issues with a commitment to long-term change. The funding range for a retail grant is typically between $8,000 and $12,000, depending on the specific needs of the project. Note: Each store’s grants program is handled differently and could be subject to change, depending on your location. Find and contact a Patagonia store near you.
Date/Time: Applications accepted on a rolling basis
Link: Learn more here!

Good Sports Equipment Donations
Good Sports
All interested programs must submit an application in order to be considered for an equipment donation. All applicants must directly serve youth between the ages of 3-18, serve youth in an economically disadvantaged area, and provide access to play for kids. Good Sports is not able to donate to short term events such as sports camps, running/walking events or tournaments. Please review the eligibility guidelines before applying.
Date/Time: Applications accepted on a rolling basis
Link: Learn more here!

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