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A
ccording to Taney Warerkar for Curbed New York, "NYC Developers are increasingly making a beeline for the Bronx." Read more...

Also, according to Taney Warerkar, a "Hurricae Maria memorial will be built in Battery Park City." Governor Cuomo has created a commission to finalize the details. Read more...

The Third Avenue BID, in partnership with pro bono legal counsel, Bronx faith-based organizations, community partners, and our advocates in City government will provide resources for anyone affected by the change in US policy on DACA. Read the statement from Michael Brady, Executive Director of the BID here..


Mayor de Blasio announced funding for a new youth court in the Bronx, which will train young people to serve as jurors, judges and attorneys as well as to adjudicate real-life cases involving their peers. Read more...

Bedford Park Photos Wanted (November 2018)
The Bedford Mosholu Community Association is accepting photos of the Bedford Park neighborhood to go with its application to the Historic Districts Council. The application seeks |to begin an effort to preserve Bedford Park from further development. Photos can be sent to bedfordmosholu@verizon.net  or call: 718.367-2230

Parking Meter Fee Increase: Public parking meter rates are expected to increase in the Bronx starting December 3, 2018 going from $1.00 to $1.50 per hour in some parts of the Bronx and from $1.00 to $1.25 an hour in other parts, for passenger cars. Read more...

Let's Re-energize our elections! New Yorkers
showed up in record numbers to vote in the midterms.
The Voter Assistance Advisory Committee wants
to hear about your experiences so we can change
our elections so they work for all of us.  Wednesday,
December 5th at 5:30 pm.  Flyer here...

Local Food Carts and Trucks Will Soon Learn their ABCs: The NYC's letter grading program on restaurants is now being applied to food carts and trucks, according to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Mobile food vendors will begin receiving grades this December 2018 and will be subjected to a similar scoring system as restaurants, receiving points for violations that will add up to a total inspection score corresponding to a grade of “A,” “B,” or “C.” Read more...

Job Vacancy Notice: Confidential Investigator for the City of New York Special Commissioner of Investigation. Read Job Description here...

Attention Veterans: Employment Opportunity from Veteran Movers. Please see the flyer with details online here.

Jobs and Volunteer Opportunities with GrowNYC, Nine Job positions now available. They are also looking for corporate or individual volunteer opportunities. For full Job and Volunteer listings visit the website here...

Preservation Training Program Open House Registration: On December 9, 2018. 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM. Woodlawn Cemetery is now recruiting for the Spring 2019 cohort of the Woodlawn Preservation Training Program, held in partnership
with The Door. Each spring, The Woodlawn Preservation Training Program (PTP) selects 20 Interns to receive specialized hands-on training in masonry and restoration under the guidance of a Resident Craftsman. Program Runs: March 25, 2019, to May 24, 2019 Application Deadline: January 31, 2019, at 4 PM, Learn more about the program by registering for one of the Open House Sessions. Registration and Information here...

Bronx Community Board 6 is proud to announce that they are sponsoring a first annual scholarship contest for graduating high school seniors. We will be giving a total of $5,000 in scholarships to five students ($1,000 per student) which can be used towards college, a trade school, or professional certification. The deadline for students to apply is April 1st, 2019. Please see the contest details and Flyer here...

Canned Food Drive: The office of Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, 3107 Kingsbridge Ave., is accepting canned goods for its annual food drive. Donations for the Chanukah, Christmas and Kwanzaa seasons will be accepted through December 12. All proceeds will be delivered to Kingsbridge Heights Community Center and St. Frances of Rome Pantry. Some acceptable canned goods include fruits and vegetables, cereals, dried beans, tuna, pasta, rice and juice. For more information, call (718) 796-5345.

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, Procida has a unique vantage point on the Qualified Opportunity Zone program, which aims to revitalize poor communities with redirected investment profits. Read more...

Bronx Rising! Parranda con Paranda The French Connection. On Saturday December 15, 2018. The Parranda con Paranda is an annual Puerto Rican & Garifuna Holiday Celebration. This year we look at European, specifically French-influenced genres, in the Caribbean, such as "la danza" from Puerto Rico and the "quadrille" as practiced among Garifuna communities. BMHC Lab, 1303 Louis Nine Blvd. Bronx, NY. Info online here...

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. Information online here...

Do you have questions about how Accessing Public Benefits may impact your immigration status?  Help is available here...

Catholic Charities NY now offers free diapers for all children in need in the Bronx. That’s right. All babies in Bronx families struggling to make ends meet – defined as incomes of 200% of the poverty level – are eligible for free diapers. You can pick them up at four Catholic Charities HomeBase eviction prevention centers in the Bronx. Call 1-833-RENTSOS. Read more...

What's happening in your neighborhood? 
Visit your Community Board 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 neighborhoods.

Bronx Nonprofit Looking for Volunteers: Masa invites you to build a brighter future for the children of the South Bronx, By tutoring for two hours a week you can be a part of the change. 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 Requirements click here...

 

 

 

 

 


You served us! The Bronx and all of NYC serves you with free classes, coaching and more!
 
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Toy Drive: Donate a new, unwrapped toy at the Bronx Zoo to receive a voucher for one free general admission ticket to the zoo (maximum of four vouchers per family). Donations can be dropped off at the park entrance (no admission necessary) or inside the Bronx Zoo Store in specially designated bins during the hours of operation. Vouchers can be collected at the drop-off locations and are valid for redemption from Jan. 1 to June 1, 2019. The donations are being collected through December, 31 for families of veterans, military members on active duty, and NYC families in need. For more information, call (718) 220-5100 or visit here... ..

 

Festival of Lights Chanukah Celebration and Menorah Lighting will be held with  Bronx
Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.on Wednesday, December 5th at 10:00 a.m. 
Flyer here...


manu-El Chanukah Skating Party
on December 2, 2018 Lunch: 12:30 PM, Skating: 2:00 PM. A temple-wide event for members and their families. Bring your children, grandchildren and friends to our Chanukah Skating party starting with lunch and arts & crafts at Temple Emanu-El then ice skating at Wollman Rink in Central Park. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Everyone is required to purchase a ticket. Purchase your tickets online here...

The 10th Annual Latke Festival, Great Performances on Monday, December 3, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Brooklyn, NY. Latke Festival, produced by Great Performances and benefiting The Sylvia Center, is an annual tasting event in celebration of the best latkes and creative interpretations of a potato pancake in New York City. Now in our 10th year, we 're going to make this one extra special and will be hosting again at the Brooklyn Museum. Join us and our panel of celebrity judges on December 3rd to ring in the holidays, enjoy amazing food and drink, dance to our live DJ, and vote for the Best Latke of all. Get you tickets here...

47th Precinct Bronx Coat Drive at various drop-off locations until December 8th, 2018. Please donate gently used coats for Children and Adults. These will be distributed later to people in need.  drop-off and distribution details online here...

Canned Food Drive: The office of Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, 3107 Kingsbridge Ave., is accepting canned goods for its annual food drive. Donations for the Chanukah, Christmas and Kwanzaa seasons will be accepted through December 12. All proceeds will be delivered to Kingsbridge Heights Community Center and St. Frances of Rome Pantry. Some acceptable canned goods include fruits and vegetables, cereals, dried beans, tuna, pasta, rice and juice. For more information, call (718) 796-5345

Volunteer Opportunities at Part of the Solution (POTS): POTS is a ‘one-stop shop’ assisting individuals living in poverty on their journeys from crisis to stability and ultimately self-sufficiency. POTS is dedicated to providing a professional and hospitable environment where every interaction is based on compassion and respect. See volunteer opportunities here...

Write a letter to Santa! Tired of explaining to your kids that Santa's just too busy?
The US Postal Service  tells you how to get a response from the North Pole right in your mailbox.

A great family Activity!

Read more..
 

Attend a 2018 Holiday Cocktail Reception on Decmber 6th: Westchester Hispanic Chamber of Commerce invites you to Celebrate this holiday season in a festive and collaborative atmosphere where you could make connections to help take your business to the next level. Appetizers and Cash Bar. Register and get more info here...


The New York Botanical Gardens presents its historic Holiday
Train Show
along with New York City's iconic buildings and structures.  This year’s exhibition showcases Lower Manhattan, with One World Trade Center making its debut.. Through January 21st.  Read more...

Union Square Holiday Market: The Union Square Holiday Market is an internationally renowned Holiday Market located at the heart of New York City, in Union Square Park. Hailed as a must-visit destination for unique gifts. November 15 - December 24, Monday - Friday 11am-8pm. Union Square Park, Southern Side. Open Saturdays and Sundays also. See the details online here...
 

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home or business.

 

What's Happening
in the Bronx?
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Bronxites...Emergency Blood Donor Effort: EMERGENCY NEED! Please donate at a blood drive to help kids and others. For more information and to search for Bronx and NYC Metro locations click here...

Grow Your Business with BOEDC.  Bronx based small businesses and local entrepreneurs of all sizes and sectors are able to receive a boost of $2,000 to $50,000 with help from the Bronx Revolving Loan Fund   Loans can be used as working capital, for the purchase of machinery or equipment, inventory and accounts receivable.


The Continuing Education & Workforce Development Department at Hostos Community College offers educational,career, and personal development opportunities designed to address the needs of the South Bronx, Bronx, and Upper Manhattan communities.  Read more..

 


 

Reminisce with  Bronx Historian, Bill Twomey:
Do You Remember?

 

 

 
 

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