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Office of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

Puerto Rican Heritage Month Celebration

by · November 14, 2019 · Race and Culture
(L - R) Miss Columbus Marie Terzulli, Honorary Marshal Principal Carol Ann Gilligan, Grand Marshal Captain Frank Vignali NYFD, Bronx DA Clark, Assemblywoman Fernandez, Councilman Gjonaj, and Assemblyman Michael Benedetto. (Robert Press)

Bronx Columbus Day Parade

Saturday marked the 43rd Annual Bronx Columbus Day Parade. The parade marched down Morris Park Avenue, and this year turned up Williamsbridge Road to Lydig Avenue before ending one block short of Pelham Parkway. The Grand Marshal for the parade […]

by · October 15, 2019 · News, Race and Culture
Profile America: Hispanic History Month

Profile America: Hispanic History Month

Sunday, September 15th. Today marks the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month — a time to recognize the contributions and cultures of the nation’s fastest-growing population group. The idea started as a special week in 1968 and was expanded to […]

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BP Diaz Hosts Annual Greek Heritage Event

On Thursday April 4, 2019, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined with New York State Assembly Member Aravella Simotas to host the annual Bronx Greek Heritage Celebration at St. Peter the Apostle Greek Orthodox Church in Kingsbridge. Honorees at […]

Greek Heritage Month Celebration, April 4

Greek Heritage Month Celebration, April 4

You’re Invited to celebrate

Interfaith Prayer for New Zealand Victims

Interfaith Prayer for New Zealand Victims

By Robert Press The street in front of the Masijd Noorul Hoda Mosque on Young Street in the Bronx was filled with people who came to show solidarity with the shooting victims at a New Zealand Mosque last week. This […]

by · March 22, 2019 · News, Race and Culture
Three-fifths Clause Awareness Day, 3/5

Three-fifths Clause Awareness Day, 3/5

Bronx City Councilman Andy King is again hosting a 3/5 Awareness Day at Hostos Community College on Tuesday, March 5. The doors open at 6 PM and the program starts at 7 PM. Bronxnet Television host Daren Jaime will moderate […]

BP DIAZ HOSTS ANNUAL DOMINICAN HERITAGE CELEBRATION

BP DIAZ HOSTS ANNUAL DOMINICAN HERITAGE CELEBRATION

BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ HOSTS ANNUAL DOMINICAN HERITAGE CELEBRATION On February 28, 2019, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will host his annual Dominican Heritage Month celebration at the Beverly Hills Manor at 1700 Jerome Avenue in The Bronx. The event […]

Happy Lunar New Year

Happy Lunar New Year

by · February 5, 2019 · Bulletin Board, Cultures
Bronx Borough President’s 2019 Calendar of Upcoming Events

Bronx Borough President’s 2019 Calendar of Upcoming Events

  Black History Month Celebrating African-American History & Culture Wednesday, February 13th 6 pm Dominican Heritage Month Thursday, February 28th 6 pm Irish Heritage Month Thursday, March 14th 6 pm Women’s History Month Thursday March 21st 6 pm LGBTQ Thursday, […]

Hanukkah — The Festival of Lights Begins

Hanukkah — The Festival of Lights Begins

This year, Hanukkah began on the evening of Sunday, December 2, and will end on the evening of Monday, December 10. Hanukkah is often referred to as the “festival of lights,” which serves to remind people of the miracle that […]

Profile America: American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month

Profile America: American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month

Friday, November 30th. As American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month concludes, it’s worth noting that much of America’s population lives in states and towns with names derived from those originally given them by America’s first peoples. In fact, 26 […]

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Profile America: American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month

Saturday, November 3rd. This is American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, conceived almost a century ago but made official by a congressional resolution signed by President George H.W. Bush in 1990. The American Community Survey finds about 5.6 million […]

Op-Ed: The Garifuna Nostalgia Paradox

Op-Ed: The Garifuna Nostalgia Paradox

The Garifuna Nostalgia Paradox By José Francisco Ávila Oprima Para Leer En Español Over the past year, I’ve read and seen a great deal of postings on social media, expressing nostalgia for the era of our “Ancestors” in the heart […]

by · October 31, 2018 · Cultures, Op Ed
Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson, State Senator Jose Serrano Jr. and newly elected Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner at Bronx Democratic County Committee.

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, October 18