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OFFICE OF THE BRONX BOROUGH PRESIDENT The Bronx County Building 851 Grand Concourse Bronx, New York 10451 BOROUGH PRESIDENT

TEL: 718-590-3500 FAX: 718-590-3537

Across Divides: Borders and Boundaries in Contemporary Art

THURSDAY, MAY 11

10:30AM – 4:30PM

Dear Neighbor: Neighbor: Dear It’s that timeI of again! am thrilled welcome arrival of our annual the best of our Once again, amyear thrilled to Iannounce the to arrival of ourthe annual celebration of thecelebration best of ourofborough: borough: Bronx Week! in itsBronx 46th Week year, Bronx Week 2017 to once again of offer Bronxites and Bronx Week! Now in its Now 45th year, 2016 promises to bepromises an amazing celebration everything that makes ouraborough a great place everything to live, workthat andmakes raise aour family. I invite everyone for this visitors alike chance to celebrate borough a great placetotojoin live,me work and raise a th May 15 , and will community year’s whichWeek will take from from May May 5th through family.celebration, This year Bronx will place take place 11th through May 21st, andfeature will feature community events, every corner of The Bronx. events,festivities festivitiesand andfun funinin every corner of The Bronx. My Development Corporation (BOEDC) and The Tourism My office, office, the the Bronx BronxOverall OverallEconomic Economic Development Corporation (BOEDC) andBronx The Bronx Tourism Council have put together some great events for Bronx Week this year that the whole community cancommunity take Council have once again developed some great events for Bronx Week this year that the whole part andpart enjoy, including tours ofour the annual borough’s neighborhoods. Also in the lineup areMay some11th), hit the can in take in and enjoy.historical These include Centenarian Celebration (Thursday events that we know well from previous years. These include our annual Centenarian Celebration Bronx Bankers’ Breakfast (Friday May 12th), and Health Day (May 19th). (Thursday May 5th), the Bronx Bankers’ Breakfast (Friday May 6th), The Bronx Food & Farm Trolley Tour (Saturday May 7th), Family & Senior Day (May 12th), and Health Day (May 13th).

On Saturday, May 20th, we will host the highly-anticipated Bronx Ball where we will honor our 2017 Bronx Walk of Fame innovator Dr. Manny Villafaña – who is responsible for our the 2016 design and we will host the highly-anticipated Bronx Ball where we will honor On Saturday, May 14th,inductees: implementation of ainductees: device that enhanced the pacemaker; Selenis Leyva fromSohn the hit Netflix Bronx Walk of Fame animator, director, voice actor, actor and storyboard artist Peter – who has series Orange on is the New such Black; Funkmaster Flex,Incredibles, who hosts WALL-E, the very first HipThe Hop radio show in actor New York; worked classics as DJ Finding Nemo, The Up & Good Dinosaur; and Singer/Songwriter Prince in Royce, Standhitbyseries Me and recently-released vu, a duet with Shakira. Vincent Pastore – who played the HBO Thethe Sopranos; American Déjà photographer and writer

Arlene Alda – author of Just Kids from the Bronx; and Eduardo Vilaro – Artistic Director & CEO for Ballet We’ll wrapWe up will the 11-day festival with a Grand FinaleRamasar, on May the 21st, during dancer which we will New officially Hispanico. have a guest performance by Amar principle for The Yorkinduct this year’s to The Fame on theRockefeller Grand Concourse. Later Abdul that day, Bronxites and City Ballet, honorees choreographed by Bronx LincolnWalk CenterofResident and Brothers Fellow Latif.

visitors from across the region will celebrate their achievements at our annual Parade, Food & Arts Festival

during we will officially induct event, We’ll wrap upon theMosholu 11-day festival withThousands a Grand Finale on Mayfrom 15th,all and Concert Parkway. of people overwhich take part in this tremendous this honorees to join The Bronx and year’s we hope you will us this Walk year. of Fame on the Grand Concourse. Later that day, Bronxites and visitors from across the region will celebrate their achievements at our annual Parade, Food & Arts Festival and Concert Parkway. Great thingsonareMosholu happening in our borough. We have seen unprecedented new development and new job

creation. We have some of the best tourist attractions in the world, and our culinary scene is without peer. Bronx thea best of the veterans, mothers, seniors, youth, leaders, Bronx Week Week celebrates 2017 offers chance for borough—our everyone to check out borough and learn new business things about what I volunteers, artists, civic leaders and hometown greats. It is a week devoted to the people who matter most call “God’s Country,” The Bronx. to this borough—people just like you.

We have worked hard, alongside the BOEDC and The Bronx Tourism Council, to make this year’s Bronx

We have worked hard, alongside the BOEDC and The Bronx Tourism Council, to make this year’s Bronx Week aa special, special,memorable memorableevent. event. I am honored to once again be part ofamazing this amazing tradition, Week I am honored to once again be part of this annualannual tradition, and and can’t wait to see you at this year’s events! can’t wait to see you at this year’s events!

Sincerely, Sincerely,

Ruben DiazJr. Jr. Ruben Diaz

EVENTS

Ruben Diaz Jr.

Events and times are subject to change. We recommend calling ahead for up-to-date information. For more events, visit www.ilovethebronx.com. EVENTS IN RED ARE OFFICIALLY HOSTED BY THE OFFICE OF BRONX BOROUGH PRESIDENT RUBEN DIAZ JR., THE BRONX OVERALL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, THE BUSINESS INITIATIVE CORPORATION OF NEW YORK OR THE BRONX TOURISM COUNCIL.

Susan Schwalb: Metalpoint Paintings 10:30AM – 4:30PM The exhibition includes 15 paintings executed in metalpoint and colored gesso by Susan Schwalb, who has been working in the centuries-old technique since 1973. She began experimenting with silverpoint after encountering the medium unexpectedly via an artist friend and has emerged as one of its foremost masters today. Historically, the practice of silverpoint, the most common type of metalpoint, dates back to the Middle Ages. Artworks that use this technique are executed with a stylus that creates fine lines when applied to speciallycoated paper. Once a line is laid down, it cannot be erased or changed. Schwalb uses a variety of metals in her work, including copper, aluminum, gold, platinum, and tin. Working on a prepared surface of paper laid on panel, she draws painstakingly thin lines in different formations. Schwalb often coats the paper herself, creating a surface which becomes an important part of the work.

Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art Collection at Hebrew Home at Riverdale Elma and Milton Gilbert Pavilion Gallery 5901 Palisade Avenue Contact Emily O’Leary at 718-581-1596 www

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The Best of The Bronx!

Grounded in the description in Genesis that the world came into being through a series of divisions - light and darkness, day and night, sea and land, animals and human beings - this exhibition presents works in different media by 17 artists, who explore how individuals and communities maintain their distinctiveness, yet also reach across divides. They address boundaries that may be physical or spiritual, exist in law or in tradition, and traverse secular and religious life as they confront issues of gender, Jewish cultural and national identities, as well as geographies. With work by Andi LaVine Arnovitz, Tova Beck-Friedman, Siona Benjamin, Ken Goldman, Tamar Hirschl, Sara Klar, Lea Laukstein, David Moss, Laura Murlender, K. Flo Razowsky, Andrea Robbins and Max Becher, Ben Schachter, Ruth Schreiber, Angela Strassheim, Ahuva Winslow, and Pavel Wolberg.

Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art Collection at Hebrew Home at Riverdale Elma and Milton Gilbert Pavilion Gallery 5901 Palisade Ave. Contact Emily O’Leary at 718-581-1596

Centenarian Celebration

11AM – 3PM

6th Annual Bronx Week Centenarian event, where we take the time to honor the longevity of our role models and the ones who have paved the way for us. Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. celebrates Bronxites that have lived nearly a century. Villa Barone Manor 737 Throggs Neck Expressway Larcenia Walton 718-590-6248 or

lwalton@bronxbp.nyc.gov

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OFFICE OF THE BRONX BOROUGH PRESIDENT The Bronx County Building 851 Grand Concourse Bronx, New York 10451 BOROUGH PRESIDENT

TEL: 718-590-3500 FAX: 718-590-3537

Across Divides: Borders and Boundaries in Contemporary Art

THURSDAY, MAY 11

10:30AM – 4:30PM

Dear Neighbor: Neighbor: Dear It’s that timeI of again! am thrilled welcome arrival of our annual the best of our Once again, amyear thrilled to Iannounce the to arrival of ourthe annual celebration of thecelebration best of ourofborough: borough: Bronx Week! in itsBronx 46th Week year, Bronx Week 2017 to once again of offer Bronxites and Bronx Week! Now in its Now 45th year, 2016 promises to bepromises an amazing celebration everything that makes ouraborough a great place everything to live, workthat andmakes raise aour family. I invite everyone for this visitors alike chance to celebrate borough a great placetotojoin live,me work and raise a th May 15 , and will community year’s whichWeek will take from from May May 5th through family.celebration, This year Bronx will place take place 11th through May 21st, andfeature will feature community events, every corner of The Bronx. events,festivities festivitiesand andfun funinin every corner of The Bronx. My Development Corporation (BOEDC) and The Tourism My office, office, the the Bronx BronxOverall OverallEconomic Economic Development Corporation (BOEDC) andBronx The Bronx Tourism Council have put together some great events for Bronx Week this year that the whole community cancommunity take Council have once again developed some great events for Bronx Week this year that the whole part andpart enjoy, including tours ofour the annual borough’s neighborhoods. Also in the lineup areMay some11th), hit the can in take in and enjoy.historical These include Centenarian Celebration (Thursday events that we know well from previous years. These include our annual Centenarian Celebration Bronx Bankers’ Breakfast (Friday May 12th), and Health Day (May 19th). (Thursday May 5th), the Bronx Bankers’ Breakfast (Friday May 6th), The Bronx Food & Farm Trolley Tour (Saturday May 7th), Family & Senior Day (May 12th), and Health Day (May 13th).

On Saturday, May 20th, we will host the highly-anticipated Bronx Ball where we will honor our 2017 Bronx Walk of Fame innovator Dr. Manny Villafaña – who is responsible for our the 2016 design and we will host the highly-anticipated Bronx Ball where we will honor On Saturday, May 14th,inductees: implementation of ainductees: device that enhanced the pacemaker; Selenis Leyva fromSohn the hit Netflix Bronx Walk of Fame animator, director, voice actor, actor and storyboard artist Peter – who has series Orange on is the New such Black; Funkmaster Flex,Incredibles, who hosts WALL-E, the very first HipThe Hop radio show in actor New York; worked classics as DJ Finding Nemo, The Up & Good Dinosaur; and Singer/Songwriter Prince in Royce, Standhitbyseries Me and recently-released vu, a duet with Shakira. Vincent Pastore – who played the HBO Thethe Sopranos; American Déjà photographer and writer

Arlene Alda – author of Just Kids from the Bronx; and Eduardo Vilaro – Artistic Director & CEO for Ballet We’ll wrapWe up will the 11-day festival with a Grand FinaleRamasar, on May the 21st, during dancer which we will New officially Hispanico. have a guest performance by Amar principle for The Yorkinduct this year’s to The Fame on theRockefeller Grand Concourse. Later Abdul that day, Bronxites and City Ballet, honorees choreographed by Bronx LincolnWalk CenterofResident and Brothers Fellow Latif.

visitors from across the region will celebrate their achievements at our annual Parade, Food & Arts Festival

during we will officially induct event, We’ll wrap upon theMosholu 11-day festival withThousands a Grand Finale on Mayfrom 15th,all and Concert Parkway. of people overwhich take part in this tremendous this honorees to join The Bronx and year’s we hope you will us this Walk year. of Fame on the Grand Concourse. Later that day, Bronxites and visitors from across the region will celebrate their achievements at our annual Parade, Food & Arts Festival and Concert Parkway. Great thingsonareMosholu happening in our borough. We have seen unprecedented new development and new job

creation. We have some of the best tourist attractions in the world, and our culinary scene is without peer. Bronx thea best of the veterans, mothers, seniors, youth, leaders, Bronx Week Week celebrates 2017 offers chance for borough—our everyone to check out borough and learn new business things about what I volunteers, artists, civic leaders and hometown greats. It is a week devoted to the people who matter most call “God’s Country,” The Bronx. to this borough—people just like you.

We have worked hard, alongside the BOEDC and The Bronx Tourism Council, to make this year’s Bronx

We have worked hard, alongside the BOEDC and The Bronx Tourism Council, to make this year’s Bronx Week aa special, special,memorable memorableevent. event. I am honored to once again be part ofamazing this amazing tradition, Week I am honored to once again be part of this annualannual tradition, and and can’t wait to see you at this year’s events! can’t wait to see you at this year’s events!

Sincerely, Sincerely,

Ruben DiazJr. Jr. Ruben Diaz

EVENTS

Ruben Diaz Jr.

Events and times are subject to change. We recommend calling ahead for up-to-date information. For more events, visit www.ilovethebronx.com. EVENTS IN RED ARE OFFICIALLY HOSTED BY THE OFFICE OF BRONX BOROUGH PRESIDENT RUBEN DIAZ JR., THE BRONX OVERALL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, THE BUSINESS INITIATIVE CORPORATION OF NEW YORK OR THE BRONX TOURISM COUNCIL.

Susan Schwalb: Metalpoint Paintings 10:30AM – 4:30PM The exhibition includes 15 paintings executed in metalpoint and colored gesso by Susan Schwalb, who has been working in the centuries-old technique since 1973. She began experimenting with silverpoint after encountering the medium unexpectedly via an artist friend and has emerged as one of its foremost masters today. Historically, the practice of silverpoint, the most common type of metalpoint, dates back to the Middle Ages. Artworks that use this technique are executed with a stylus that creates fine lines when applied to speciallycoated paper. Once a line is laid down, it cannot be erased or changed. Schwalb uses a variety of metals in her work, including copper, aluminum, gold, platinum, and tin. Working on a prepared surface of paper laid on panel, she draws painstakingly thin lines in different formations. Schwalb often coats the paper herself, creating a surface which becomes an important part of the work.

Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art Collection at Hebrew Home at Riverdale Elma and Milton Gilbert Pavilion Gallery 5901 Palisade Avenue Contact Emily O’Leary at 718-581-1596 www

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The Best of The Bronx!

Grounded in the description in Genesis that the world came into being through a series of divisions - light and darkness, day and night, sea and land, animals and human beings - this exhibition presents works in different media by 17 artists, who explore how individuals and communities maintain their distinctiveness, yet also reach across divides. They address boundaries that may be physical or spiritual, exist in law or in tradition, and traverse secular and religious life as they confront issues of gender, Jewish cultural and national identities, as well as geographies. With work by Andi LaVine Arnovitz, Tova Beck-Friedman, Siona Benjamin, Ken Goldman, Tamar Hirschl, Sara Klar, Lea Laukstein, David Moss, Laura Murlender, K. Flo Razowsky, Andrea Robbins and Max Becher, Ben Schachter, Ruth Schreiber, Angela Strassheim, Ahuva Winslow, and Pavel Wolberg.

Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art Collection at Hebrew Home at Riverdale Elma and Milton Gilbert Pavilion Gallery 5901 Palisade Ave. Contact Emily O’Leary at 718-581-1596

Centenarian Celebration

11AM – 3PM

6th Annual Bronx Week Centenarian event, where we take the time to honor the longevity of our role models and the ones who have paved the way for us. Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. celebrates Bronxites that have lived nearly a century. Villa Barone Manor 737 Throggs Neck Expressway Larcenia Walton 718-590-6248 or

lwalton@bronxbp.nyc.gov

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Bow Ties for The Bronx 6PM – 10PM Instead of dressing down for charity, dress up! Show your support for WHEDco in the South Bronx by wearing a bow tie, hair bow or other bow accessory. Form a team and create a campaign on behalf of your company on our Crowdrise page. Invite your colleagues, friends and family to support your fundraiser. Participate by wearing a bow tie, hair bow, or any other bow accessory - the bolder, the better - and tell people about the cause. Participants are encouraged to donate $10 to help WHEDco build a greater Bronx. Happy Hour and Best Bow Competition: Join us at 6PM for happy hour at Bourbon Street in midtown. Entrance to the happy hour is $15 at the door/$10 in advance via Crowdrise: https://www.crowdrise.com/ 2017-bow-ties-for-the-bronx, which will go directly to WHEDco. Spread the word: Show off your bow on social media by using #bowtiesforthebronx. Don’t forget to tag WHEDco! Bourbon Street, 346 W 46th Street (between 8th and 9th Aves.) New York, NY 10036 Contact Meredith Leverich at 718-839-1157 or mleverich@whedco.org

Book Reading & Presentation: The Great Woman Singer: Gender and Voice in Puerto Rican Music 7PM – 9PM

NYU professor Licia Fiol-Matta presents and reads from her new book, The Great Woman Singer: Gender and Voice in Puerto Rican Music (2017), which traces the careers of four iconic Puerto Rican singers Myrta Silva, Ruth Fernández, Ernestina Reyes, and Lucecita Benítez, while exploring how their voices and performance style transformed the public perception of the female vocalist in popular music. Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC) 1303 Louis Nine Blvd.

FRIDAY, MAY 12

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$75 in advance, $80 at the door

Montefiore Healthy Store Initiative Bodega Walk 12PM – 1PM Starting from Montefiore’s Williamsbridge Family practice, participants will walk approximately one mile to and from two local bodegas, Gold Grill Deli and Vivan Grocery, to sample healthy items now carried by these stores as part of their participation in the Montefiore Healthy Store Initiative. 3011 Boston Post Road

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gardens occupying lots that were vacant from the 1970s through the 1990s. Visit three longstanding community gardens to explore their history and meet the gardeners who currently care for them. We will visit La Isla Community Garden, Taqwa Community Farm, and The Bronx Target Garden. In partnership with Bronx Green-Up of The New York Botanical Garden, The Bronx Tourism Council, Montefiore, GreenThumb/ NYC Parks, La Familia Verde, Mary Mitchell Family and Youth Center. Tour Guide: Bobby Gonzalez, Bronx historian. Tour includes a delicious, healthy lunch catered by Bronx-based B.Blossom. Tickets are $15 by cash or check made payable to La Familia Verde. To reserve your seat, fill out form at http:// tinyurl.com/BXfood-farmtours2017 or call 718.817.8026. Credit card payment is also accepted at ilovethebronx.com Meet the tour guide at 10 a.m. at East 161st Street and Grand Concourse (3 blocks east of the 161-Yankee Stadium 4, B, D station). Tour leaves promptly at 10:30 a.m. Returns at 2:30 p.m.

6PM – 9PM

FREE SATURDAY, MAY 13

FREE exhibition in New York in more than ten years. CHIHULY, presented by Bank of America, will showcase approximately 20 installations and include drawings and early works that reveal the evolution and development of Chihuly’s artistic process during his celebrated career. CHIHULY Nights will provide a magical setting for this sensory-filled experience. This groundbreaking exhibition will run through October 29, 2017. Visit NYBG.org for more information. The New York Botanical Garden 2900 Southern Blvd.

All-Garden Pass tickets start at $23 for adults and $10 for children (ages 2–12) and differ during certain peak times and weekends. Members and children under 2 are free.

The Amazing Bronx River Flotilla 8:30AM – 3:00PM Kick off our paddling season & raise vital funds for our canoe program. Greet paddlers & enjoy an afternoon of FREE activities from noon to 3pm at Hunts Point Riverside Park which include rowing, music, performances, NYC Parks Play mobile & more. Bronx River Alliance Shoelace Park 219th & Bronx Blvd. Hunts Point Riverside Park Edgewater Rd & Lafayette Ave. For more info visit

May 13-14: The most spectacular spring landscape New York City has to offer is the setting for live music, games, picnicking, and more. After a significant restoration and expansion in 2016, the historic Lilac Collection is open to make room for more Garden spots to play and relax. Make a reservation for a delicious brunch and enjoy other special activities. Learn more at www.nybg.org. The New York Botanical Garden 2900 Southern Blvd.

$30 Adult $27 Student/Senior; $15 Child Children under 2: Free Members: Free

Bronx Food & Farms Walking Tour: Highbridge Gardens The Highbridge section of the Bronx will be the theme of this month’s tour. Taking its name from the adjacent bridge built in 1848 by Irish immigrants, the Highbridge neighborhood has several community

12PM – 4PM Join the Great and Glorious Grand Army of The Bronx at our Fourth Annual Annexation of Marble Hill! Don’t forget to bring your battle helmets (or disguised hats.) Mr. McGoo’s 5602 Broadway, Bronx, NY 10463 Call for directions at 718-548-9810

FREE

10AM – 6PM Artworks by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly will be on view at The New York Botanical Garden in his first major garden

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(Finals on May 20th beginning at 2:00 p.m.) The Bronx is home to a growing African community with residents hailing from countries throughout the continent. In the spirit of sportsmanship, along with the Borough President’s African Advisory Council, we will bring the residents of our diverse African diaspora together to play in the annual Bronx African Nations’ Cup Soccer Tournament the weekends of April 22nd through May 20th. Macombs Dam Park (Ruppert’s Place and W. 161st Street-Across From Yankee Stadium)

Marvelous Mott Haven - South Bronx Historic Districts Tour

$50 registration

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2017 African Nations’ Cup Soccer April 22nd through May 20th

FREE

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2PM – 4PM

Historic Houses of The Bronx Lecture

11AM – 12PM

There are many historic buildings still standing in The Bronx. While some have been highlighted in the borough, others www

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Harlem River. The tour will include Mott Haven’s three historic districts and structures along Alexander Avenue. This tour will start on the southeast corner of E. 138th Street and Alexander Avenue, outside the #6 Third Avenue subway station. Bronx buses #15, #32, and #33 stop near this location. The Bronx County Historical Society This tour will start on the southwest corner of E. 138th Street and Alexander Avenue, outside the #6 Third Avenue subway station.

$10 for BCHS members/$20 for non-members

4th Annual Annexation of Marble Hill

10AM – 6PM

Mommy and Me Movie Night @ the Square Mommy and Me - Movie Night @ The Square celebrating Mother’s Day with a wellness theme. There will be mini-spas from the one and only Pink Princess, face painting, music, dancing and much more. Outdoors on Lane Avenue between East Tremont and Westchester Avenue.

have yet to be honored. In celebration of Bronx Week, BCHS Program Director Angel Hernandez will highlight our borough’s historic house legacy with an illustrated presentation. The Bronx County Archives 3313 Bainbridge Avenue For directions, call Angel Hernandez at (718) 881-8900

Mother’s Day Weekend Garden Party at NYBG

FREE

10AM – 2:30PM

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our stakeholder financial institutions and our businesses have committed to our borough through our Business Initiative Corporation of New York. As a result, over 100,000 additional Bronx residents are now employed and billions more were invested in our borough in 2016. Join the over 400 financial leaders, business owners, real estate brokers, and other professionals to celebrate The Bronx and learn more how BICNY’s SBA 504 program is working on behalf of The Bronx. Villa Barone Manor 737 Throggs Neck Expressway RSVP REQUIRED 718-590-3980 or

Join The Bronx Borough Historian Lloyd Ultan on a historic stroll through one of The Bronx’s noted historic areas – Mott Haven. The southernmost section of our borough, Mott Haven was one of the first communities to be urbanized across the

Scenes In The City 3 PM – 5:45 PM Mind-Builders Dance Department offers high quality instruction in a variety of movement styles and techniques, both for students who want to explore dance for personal enjoyment, and those who want to prepare for a career in dance. Mind-Builders Annual Dance Recital is not only a showcase of the skills acquired the previous year but a reflection of students’ experiences. Scenes In The City is inspired by Charles Mingus’ song of the same name. Each dance piece will represent a person, place or thing that relates to the different communities of New York City. Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center 750 Baychester Avenue

$20 advanced adult/$5 advanced youth under 21, $25 at the door adult/$5 at the door youth under 21

Orquesta Aragón and Orquesta Broadway

8PM – 10PM

The importance of Orquesta Aragón to Cuban music is similar to that of the Duke Ellington Orchestra or the Count Basie Orchestra to American jazz. In the 1950s, Orquesta Aragón was signed to the American label RCA Victor, and found great success internationally spearheading the first wave of Cuban cha-cha-cha and mambo mania that captivated American audiences.

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Bow Ties for The Bronx 6PM – 10PM Instead of dressing down for charity, dress up! Show your support for WHEDco in the South Bronx by wearing a bow tie, hair bow or other bow accessory. Form a team and create a campaign on behalf of your company on our Crowdrise page. Invite your colleagues, friends and family to support your fundraiser. Participate by wearing a bow tie, hair bow, or any other bow accessory - the bolder, the better - and tell people about the cause. Participants are encouraged to donate $10 to help WHEDco build a greater Bronx. Happy Hour and Best Bow Competition: Join us at 6PM for happy hour at Bourbon Street in midtown. Entrance to the happy hour is $15 at the door/$10 in advance via Crowdrise: https://www.crowdrise.com/ 2017-bow-ties-for-the-bronx, which will go directly to WHEDco. Spread the word: Show off your bow on social media by using #bowtiesforthebronx. Don’t forget to tag WHEDco! Bourbon Street, 346 W 46th Street (between 8th and 9th Aves.) New York, NY 10036 Contact Meredith Leverich at 718-839-1157 or mleverich@whedco.org

Book Reading & Presentation: The Great Woman Singer: Gender and Voice in Puerto Rican Music 7PM – 9PM

NYU professor Licia Fiol-Matta presents and reads from her new book, The Great Woman Singer: Gender and Voice in Puerto Rican Music (2017), which traces the careers of four iconic Puerto Rican singers Myrta Silva, Ruth Fernández, Ernestina Reyes, and Lucecita Benítez, while exploring how their voices and performance style transformed the public perception of the female vocalist in popular music. Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC) 1303 Louis Nine Blvd.

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gardens occupying lots that were vacant from the 1970s through the 1990s. Visit three longstanding community gardens to explore their history and meet the gardeners who currently care for them. We will visit La Isla Community Garden, Taqwa Community Farm, and The Bronx Target Garden. In partnership with Bronx Green-Up of The New York Botanical Garden, The Bronx Tourism Council, Montefiore, GreenThumb/ NYC Parks, La Familia Verde, Mary Mitchell Family and Youth Center. Tour Guide: Bobby Gonzalez, Bronx historian. Tour includes a delicious, healthy lunch catered by Bronx-based B.Blossom. Tickets are $15 by cash or check made payable to La Familia Verde. To reserve your seat, fill out form at http:// tinyurl.com/BXfood-farmtours2017 or call 718.817.8026. Credit card payment is also accepted at ilovethebronx.com Meet the tour guide at 10 a.m. at East 161st Street and Grand Concourse (3 blocks east of the 161-Yankee Stadium 4, B, D station). Tour leaves promptly at 10:30 a.m. Returns at 2:30 p.m.

rroger@boedc.org

$75 in advance, $80 at the door

Montefiore Healthy Store Initiative Bodega Walk 12PM – 1PM Starting from Montefiore’s Williamsbridge Family practice, participants will walk approximately one mile to and from two local bodegas, Gold Grill Deli and Vivan Grocery, to sample healthy items now carried by these stores as part of their participation in the Montefiore Healthy Store Initiative. 3011 Boston Post Road

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have yet to be honored. In celebration of Bronx Week, BCHS Program Director Angel Hernandez will highlight our borough’s historic house legacy with an illustrated presentation. The Bronx County Archives 3313 Bainbridge Avenue For directions, call Angel Hernandez at (718) 881-8900

FREE exhibition in New York in more than ten years. CHIHULY, presented by Bank of America, will showcase approximately 20 installations and include drawings and early works that reveal the evolution and development of Chihuly’s artistic process during his celebrated career. CHIHULY Nights will provide a magical setting for this sensory-filled experience. This groundbreaking exhibition will run through October 29, 2017. Visit NYBG.org for more information. The New York Botanical Garden 2900 Southern Blvd.

All-Garden Pass tickets start at $23 for adults and $10 for children (ages 2–12) and differ during certain peak times and weekends. Members and children under 2 are free.

Mother’s Day Weekend Garden Party at NYBG

FREE

6PM – 9PM Mommy and Me - Movie Night @ The Square celebrating Mother’s Day with a wellness theme. There will be mini-spas from the one and only Pink Princess, face painting, music, dancing and much more. Outdoors on Lane Avenue between East Tremont and Westchester Avenue.

The Amazing Bronx River Flotilla 8:30AM – 3:00PM Kick off our paddling season & raise vital funds for our canoe program. Greet paddlers & enjoy an afternoon of FREE activities from noon to 3pm at Hunts Point Riverside Park which include rowing, music, performances, NYC Parks Play mobile & more. Bronx River Alliance Shoelace Park 219th & Bronx Blvd. Hunts Point Riverside Park Edgewater Rd & Lafayette Ave. For more info visit

FREE SATURDAY, MAY 13

May 13-14: The most spectacular spring landscape New York City has to offer is the setting for live music, games, picnicking, and more. After a significant restoration and expansion in 2016, the historic Lilac Collection is open to make room for more Garden spots to play and relax. Make a reservation for a delicious brunch and enjoy other special activities. Learn more at www.nybg.org. The New York Botanical Garden 2900 Southern Blvd.

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Join the Great and Glorious Grand Army of The Bronx at our Fourth Annual Annexation of Marble Hill! Don’t forget to bring your battle helmets (or disguised hats.) Mr. McGoo’s 5602 Broadway, Bronx, NY 10463 Call for directions at 718-548-9810

Mind-Builders Dance Department offers high quality instruction in a variety of movement styles and techniques, both for students who want to explore dance for personal enjoyment, and those who want to prepare for a career in dance. Mind-Builders Annual Dance Recital is not only a showcase of the skills acquired the previous year but a reflection of students’ experiences. Scenes In The City is inspired by Charles Mingus’ song of the same name. Each dance piece will represent a person, place or thing that relates to the different communities of New York City. Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center 750 Baychester Avenue

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2017 African Nations’ Cup Soccer April 22nd through May 20th (Finals on May 20th beginning at 2:00 p.m.) The Bronx is home to a growing African community with residents hailing from countries throughout the continent. In the spirit of sportsmanship, along with the Borough President’s African Advisory Council, we will bring the residents of our diverse African diaspora together to play in the annual Bronx African Nations’ Cup Soccer Tournament the weekends of April 22nd through May 20th. Macombs Dam Park (Ruppert’s Place and W. 161st Street-Across From Yankee Stadium)

$20 advanced adult/$5 advanced youth under 21, $25 at the door adult/$5 at the door youth under 21

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Marvelous Mott Haven - South Bronx Historic Districts Tour

$50 registration

The Highbridge section of the Bronx will be the theme of this month’s tour. Taking its name from the adjacent bridge built in 1848 by Irish immigrants, the Highbridge neighborhood has several community

$10 for BCHS members/$20 for non-members

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Bronx Food & Farms Walking Tour: Highbridge Gardens

Harlem River. The tour will include Mott Haven’s three historic districts and structures along Alexander Avenue. This tour will start on the southeast corner of E. 138th Street and Alexander Avenue, outside the #6 Third Avenue subway station. Bronx buses #15, #32, and #33 stop near this location. The Bronx County Historical Society This tour will start on the southwest corner of E. 138th Street and Alexander Avenue, outside the #6 Third Avenue subway station.

4th Annual Annexation of Marble Hill

10AM – 6PM

Mommy and Me Movie Night @ the Square

10AM – 2:30PM

Transforming The Bronx 19th Annual Banker’s Breakfast 2

our stakeholder financial institutions and our businesses have committed to our borough through our Business Initiative Corporation of New York. As a result, over 100,000 additional Bronx residents are now employed and billions more were invested in our borough in 2016. Join the over 400 financial leaders, business owners, real estate brokers, and other professionals to celebrate The Bronx and learn more how BICNY’s SBA 504 program is working on behalf of The Bronx. Villa Barone Manor 737 Throggs Neck Expressway RSVP REQUIRED 718-590-3980 or

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The importance of Orquesta Aragón to Cuban music is similar to that of the Duke Ellington Orchestra or the Count Basie Orchestra to American jazz. In the 1950s, Orquesta Aragón was signed to the American label RCA Victor, and found great success internationally spearheading the first wave of Cuban cha-cha-cha and mambo mania that captivated American audiences.

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Historic Houses of The Bronx Lecture

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Mother’s Day Weekend Garden Party 10AM – 6PM

Sunday, MAY 14

Mother’s Day at Wave Hill 9AM – 5:30PM A Sunday in mid-May, in a garden as deeply loved as Wave Hill, is the perfect setting for celebrating Mom: think birding, perhaps a plein-air session of yoga, a visit to the Family Art Project and a superb brunch in historic Armor Hall or a picnic on the Conifer Slope, a special Mother’s Day opportunity! Finish the visit on a Family Nature Walk, and a stop in The Shop to admire the handcrafted, sustainable gifts produced by in-store vendor Lovewild Design, a Brooklyn-based studio run by a group of mothers and their own families. Wave Hill West 249th Street & Independence Ave. This special Sunday, admission to the grounds is $10 adults, $6 students and seniors 65+, $4 children. Mother’s Day Brunch is $48/$33 Child, excluding tax, gratuity and admission to the grounds. Wave Hill Members save 10%. Advance registration is required for the brunch.

The most spectacular spring landscape New York City has to offer is the setting for live music, games, picnicking, and more. After a significant restoration and expansion in 2016, the historic Lilac Collection is open to make room for more Garden spots to play and relax. Make a reservation for a delicious brunch and enjoy other special activities. Learn more at nybg.org. The New York Botanical Garden 2900 Southern Blvd. $30 Adult $27 Student/Senior; $15 Child Children under 2: Free Members: Free

THURSDAY, MAY 18

Labor Breakfast 9:30AM – 11:30PM

and his Bronx Veterans Advisory Council will pay tribute to our borough’s veterans and salute those who continue to give back to their communities. This year’s keynote address will be delivered by Kenneth Fisher, Chairperson of the Fisher House Foundation, Inc. The nationwide Fisher House program provides a free temporary “home away from home” for families of veteran and military patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers, allowing family members to be close to their loved ones during a medical crisis.

By Invitation Only TUESDAY, MAY 16

Business Day Luncheon

Jeter Day Block Party 11:30AM – 5PM A celebration of NY Yankee legend Derek Jeter with souvenirs, song and dance. River Ave. between East 161 & 162 Streets

FREE

Richard Reay

Led by legendary violinist Rafael Lay, many historians cite this period as Orquesta Aragón’s apex. Orquesta Broadway debuted in October 1963 at NYC’s Palladium concert hall. Now, more than fifty years after its foundation and despite changing music styles, the always-in-demand Orquesta Broadway continues to enjoy an enviable position at the forefront of Afro-Cuban and Latin music in the country. Lehman Center for the Performing Arts 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West

East Meets West Celebrations 6PM – 8PM

Friends of Pelham Bay Park and Friends of Van Cortlandt Park’s “East Meets West Celebrating 25 Years in Our Parks”. $25 in advance ($35 at the door) includes: Your 1st Beer Finger Food Souvenir Pint Glass (first 100 tickets purchased). Purchase tickets in advance at: https://eastmeetswest25. eventbrite.com Bronx Beer Hall, 2344 Arthur Avenue

Bronx businesses continue to flourish and now many more want to move into our business hubs. As a result, over 103,000 additional Bronx jobs have been created in the last seven years. Ten Bronx businesses will be honored by 100 of their very own peers for their commitment to our borough, as well as their continued expansion and innovative work force. Each will be presented with a citation from Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Contact: ATeran@boedc.org

Montefiore Healthy Store Initiative Bodega Walk 12PM – 1PM Starting from Montefiore’s University Ave. Family Practice, participants will walk approximately 1.5 miles to and from a local bodega, Bronx New Way Deli, to sample healthy items now sold by the store as part of their participation in the Montefiore Healthy Store Initiative. 105 Father Zeiser Place

FREE

By invitation only

Annual African Nations’ Cup Soccer Tournament Joshua Bright/Wave Hill

Yoga in the Gardens 10AM – 11AM Enjoy the garden as the setting for your yoga practice as you find your breath and become connected to the landscape. Classes are led by certified Yoga Haven instructors, for all levels. Please bring a mat and be on time. This class is held indoors in case of rain. Wave Hill West 249th Street & Independence Ave. $30/20 Wave Hill Member; series fee is $210/$130 for eight weeks. Pre-registration recommended

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FREE MONDAY, MAY 15

Bronx Veterans’ Appreciation Day Breakfast 10:00AM-12PM Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

5PM – 6:30PM

12PM – 1PM

Starting from Montefiore’s Williamsbridge Family practice, participants will walk approximately one mile to and from two local bodegas, Gold Grill Deli and Vivan Grocery, to sample healthy items now carried by these stores as part of their participation in the Montefiore Healthy Store Initiative. 105 Father Zeiser Place Bronx

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FRIDAY, MAY 19

Family & Senior Day 11AM – 2PM

Bronx Week 2016 Senior Day! Honoring Senior Advisory Board Members who have dedicated their time by volunteering five days a week at their local Neighborhood Senior Center.

By Invitation Only

Bomba Dancer and Puerto Rican native Milteri Tucker Concepcion will teach bomba dancing, including timing, figure and skirt technique. Milteri is the founder and artistic director of Bombazo Dance Co, a Bronxbased non for profit organization preserving, advocating and educating about bomba and its connection with the African and Caribbean Diaspora. Ages 12 & up. Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC) 1303 Louis Nine Blvd.

Participants enjoy an evening of music, dancing and dinner in celebration of our Bronx parents. Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. honors parent leaders and the great contributions they make to children and the borough! For more information contact Monica Major

By Invitation Only

Making the Drum Talk! with Milteri Tucker Concepcion Montefiore Healthy Store Initiative Bodega Walk

6PM – 8:30PM

Agents and the Business Agent for Plumbers Local Union No. 1; Tamara Rivera, Council Representative for the New York City and Vicinity District Council of Carpenters; and Venus Williams, Staff Representative and Executive Board Member, New York Administrative Employees, Local 1180, Communication Workers of America.

2PM

The Bronx is home to a growing African community, with residents hailing from countries throughout the continent. In an effort to bring together the diverse African diaspora of The Bronx, Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., together with his Bronx African Advisory Council, will host the annual “Bronx African Nations’ Soccer Tournament” at Macomb’s Park during the weekends of April 22nd through May 20th. Macombs Dam Park Between Jerome Ave. & Major Deegan Expressway

Family Day: Celebrating Parent Leaders

mmajor@bronxbp.nyc.gov By Invitation Only

$25 in advance, $35 at the door WEDNESDAY, MAY 17

12PM

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. salutes the Labor Movement at the 4th Annual Bronx Week Labor Breakfast. We will hear from leading dignitaries of the movement, celebrate the wonderful work of organized labor and recognize heroes. Honorees include Vincent Alvarez, President of the NYC Central Labor Council; Tara Martin, State Political Director of the New York State Nurses Association; Bobby Murray, President of the Bronx Board of Business

Community Health Day 11AM – 4PM Morris Heights Health Center will celebrate Bronx Week “Community Health Day” that will provide free health screenings & education, nutritional workshops and demonstrations, fitness activities, entertainment and healthy incentives to the community to promote the #Not62 Campaign. Morris Heights Health Center 85 West Burnside Avenue

FREE

Health Day

10AM – 2PM

This year we are teaming up with our local schools to engage our youngest citizens in youth-centric health activities and to promote complete wellness for all of those who live in The Bronx. Come watch New York’s elected officials and candidates participate in a stickball contest in the shadow of Yankee Stadium in celebration of Bronx Week’s Health Day and the ongoing #NOT62 Campaign for a healthier Bronx. It will be a day of physical activities, health education, and nutrition. Come climb the rock wall on Lou Gehrig Plaza, visit New York City Football Club’s Street Fleet, and to take the pledge and become ambassadors of health. Lou Gehrig Plaza – Joyce Kilmer Park, East 161st-162nd on the Grand Concourse

Montefiore Healthy Store Initiative Proclamation Event 11:30AM – 1PM The Montefiore Healthy Store Initiative will honor two local bodegas, J&E Deli & Grocery and Z & F Deli Grocery, for meeting the Shop

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Mother’s Day Weekend Garden Party 10AM – 6PM

Sunday, MAY 14

Mother’s Day at Wave Hill 9AM – 5:30PM A Sunday in mid-May, in a garden as deeply loved as Wave Hill, is the perfect setting for celebrating Mom: think birding, perhaps a plein-air session of yoga, a visit to the Family Art Project and a superb brunch in historic Armor Hall or a picnic on the Conifer Slope, a special Mother’s Day opportunity! Finish the visit on a Family Nature Walk, and a stop in The Shop to admire the handcrafted, sustainable gifts produced by in-store vendor Lovewild Design, a Brooklyn-based studio run by a group of mothers and their own families. Wave Hill West 249th Street & Independence Ave. This special Sunday, admission to the grounds is $10 adults, $6 students and seniors 65+, $4 children. Mother’s Day Brunch is $48/$33 Child, excluding tax, gratuity and admission to the grounds. Wave Hill Members save 10%. Advance registration is required for the brunch.

The most spectacular spring landscape New York City has to offer is the setting for live music, games, picnicking, and more. After a significant restoration and expansion in 2016, the historic Lilac Collection is open to make room for more Garden spots to play and relax. Make a reservation for a delicious brunch and enjoy other special activities. Learn more at nybg.org. The New York Botanical Garden 2900 Southern Blvd. $30 Adult $27 Student/Senior; $15 Child Children under 2: Free Members: Free

THURSDAY, MAY 18

Labor Breakfast 9:30AM – 11:30PM

and his Bronx Veterans Advisory Council will pay tribute to our borough’s veterans and salute those who continue to give back to their communities. This year’s keynote address will be delivered by Kenneth Fisher, Chairperson of the Fisher House Foundation, Inc. The nationwide Fisher House program provides a free temporary “home away from home” for families of veteran and military patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers, allowing family members to be close to their loved ones during a medical crisis.

By Invitation Only TUESDAY, MAY 16

Business Day Luncheon

Jeter Day Block Party 11:30AM – 5PM A celebration of NY Yankee legend Derek Jeter with souvenirs, song and dance. River Ave. between East 161 & 162 Streets

FREE

Richard Reay

Led by legendary violinist Rafael Lay, many historians cite this period as Orquesta Aragón’s apex. Orquesta Broadway debuted in October 1963 at NYC’s Palladium concert hall. Now, more than fifty years after its foundation and despite changing music styles, the always-in-demand Orquesta Broadway continues to enjoy an enviable position at the forefront of Afro-Cuban and Latin music in the country. Lehman Center for the Performing Arts 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West

East Meets West Celebrations 6PM – 8PM

Friends of Pelham Bay Park and Friends of Van Cortlandt Park’s “East Meets West Celebrating 25 Years in Our Parks”. $25 in advance ($35 at the door) includes: Your 1st Beer Finger Food Souvenir Pint Glass (first 100 tickets purchased). Purchase tickets in advance at: https://eastmeetswest25. eventbrite.com Bronx Beer Hall, 2344 Arthur Avenue

Bronx businesses continue to flourish and now many more want to move into our business hubs. As a result, over 103,000 additional Bronx jobs have been created in the last seven years. Ten Bronx businesses will be honored by 100 of their very own peers for their commitment to our borough, as well as their continued expansion and innovative work force. Each will be presented with a citation from Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Contact: ATeran@boedc.org

Montefiore Healthy Store Initiative Bodega Walk 12PM – 1PM Starting from Montefiore’s University Ave. Family Practice, participants will walk approximately 1.5 miles to and from a local bodega, Bronx New Way Deli, to sample healthy items now sold by the store as part of their participation in the Montefiore Healthy Store Initiative. 105 Father Zeiser Place

FREE

By invitation only

Annual African Nations’ Cup Soccer Tournament Joshua Bright/Wave Hill

Yoga in the Gardens 10AM – 11AM Enjoy the garden as the setting for your yoga practice as you find your breath and become connected to the landscape. Classes are led by certified Yoga Haven instructors, for all levels. Please bring a mat and be on time. This class is held indoors in case of rain. Wave Hill West 249th Street & Independence Ave. $30/20 Wave Hill Member; series fee is $210/$130 for eight weeks. Pre-registration recommended

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FREE MONDAY, MAY 15

Bronx Veterans’ Appreciation Day Breakfast 10:00AM-12PM Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

5PM – 6:30PM

12PM – 1PM

Starting from Montefiore’s Williamsbridge Family practice, participants will walk approximately one mile to and from two local bodegas, Gold Grill Deli and Vivan Grocery, to sample healthy items now carried by these stores as part of their participation in the Montefiore Healthy Store Initiative. 105 Father Zeiser Place Bronx

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FRIDAY, MAY 19

Family & Senior Day 11AM – 2PM

Bronx Week 2016 Senior Day! Honoring Senior Advisory Board Members who have dedicated their time by volunteering five days a week at their local Neighborhood Senior Center.

By Invitation Only

Bomba Dancer and Puerto Rican native Milteri Tucker Concepcion will teach bomba dancing, including timing, figure and skirt technique. Milteri is the founder and artistic director of Bombazo Dance Co, a Bronxbased non for profit organization preserving, advocating and educating about bomba and its connection with the African and Caribbean Diaspora. Ages 12 & up. Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC) 1303 Louis Nine Blvd.

Participants enjoy an evening of music, dancing and dinner in celebration of our Bronx parents. Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. honors parent leaders and the great contributions they make to children and the borough! For more information contact Monica Major

By Invitation Only

Making the Drum Talk! with Milteri Tucker Concepcion Montefiore Healthy Store Initiative Bodega Walk

6PM – 8:30PM

Agents and the Business Agent for Plumbers Local Union No. 1; Tamara Rivera, Council Representative for the New York City and Vicinity District Council of Carpenters; and Venus Williams, Staff Representative and Executive Board Member, New York Administrative Employees, Local 1180, Communication Workers of America.

2PM

The Bronx is home to a growing African community, with residents hailing from countries throughout the continent. In an effort to bring together the diverse African diaspora of The Bronx, Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., together with his Bronx African Advisory Council, will host the annual “Bronx African Nations’ Soccer Tournament” at Macomb’s Park during the weekends of April 22nd through May 20th. Macombs Dam Park Between Jerome Ave. & Major Deegan Expressway

Family Day: Celebrating Parent Leaders

mmajor@bronxbp.nyc.gov By Invitation Only

$25 in advance, $35 at the door WEDNESDAY, MAY 17

12PM

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. salutes the Labor Movement at the 4th Annual Bronx Week Labor Breakfast. We will hear from leading dignitaries of the movement, celebrate the wonderful work of organized labor and recognize heroes. Honorees include Vincent Alvarez, President of the NYC Central Labor Council; Tara Martin, State Political Director of the New York State Nurses Association; Bobby Murray, President of the Bronx Board of Business

Community Health Day 11AM – 4PM Morris Heights Health Center will celebrate Bronx Week “Community Health Day” that will provide free health screenings & education, nutritional workshops and demonstrations, fitness activities, entertainment and healthy incentives to the community to promote the #Not62 Campaign. Morris Heights Health Center 85 West Burnside Avenue

FREE

Health Day

10AM – 2PM

This year we are teaming up with our local schools to engage our youngest citizens in youth-centric health activities and to promote complete wellness for all of those who live in The Bronx. Come watch New York’s elected officials and candidates participate in a stickball contest in the shadow of Yankee Stadium in celebration of Bronx Week’s Health Day and the ongoing #NOT62 Campaign for a healthier Bronx. It will be a day of physical activities, health education, and nutrition. Come climb the rock wall on Lou Gehrig Plaza, visit New York City Football Club’s Street Fleet, and to take the pledge and become ambassadors of health. Lou Gehrig Plaza – Joyce Kilmer Park, East 161st-162nd on the Grand Concourse

Montefiore Healthy Store Initiative Proclamation Event 11:30AM – 1PM The Montefiore Healthy Store Initiative will honor two local bodegas, J&E Deli & Grocery and Z & F Deli Grocery, for meeting the Shop

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Healthy NYC goals and stocking and promoting healthy items in their stores. A proclamation signed by the Bronx Borough President will be presented to each owner in recognition of their commitment to promoting the health of their community. DreamYard Project 1085 Washington Avenue

FREE

Bronx Fathers’ Celebration

5PM – 8PM

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Bronx Fathers Taking Action will host an evening of skills and drills at The Cary Leeds Tennis Center. Fathers, uncles, brothers and mentors are invited to bring their child out to play a friendly game of tennis. Pizza and refreshments will be served. RSVP Required

mshuffler@bronxbp.nyc.gov BY INVITATION ONLY

SATURDAY, MAY 20

Shredfest 10AM – 4PM or until the truck fills to capacity The NYC Department of Consumer Affairs kicks off the City’s eighth annual Shred Fest, a FREE papershredding event to increase public awareness about identity theft prevention. New Yorkers can shred personal documents such as bank statements, paycheck stubs and credit card applications. New York City Department of Consumer Affairs Franz Sigel Park, Grand Concourse (bet. 157th St & 158th St) Call 311 or go to: www.nyc.gov/shredfest

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Bronx YMCA Open House 10AM – 4PM Open House - use of facility and 20% off membership fee and 50% joiners fee. 2 Castle Hill Avenue

FREE

Montefiore Teddy Bear Hospital

FRIDAY, MAY 19

10AM – 2PM Children will learn all about how a hospital works when they receive a free teddy bear that will be triaged, treated, and discharged by real doctors, nurses, and technicians. Montefiore Medical Center 600 E. 233rd Street

The Bronx County Historical Society The tour will meet at the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage in Poe Park on Grand Concourse and E. Kingsbridge Road. Contact The Society at 718-881-8900 to reserve your spot. The tours generally run about two hours. $10 for BCHS members, $20 for non-members.

Eleventh Annual Grandparents Ball

12pm – 7pm

The Grandparents Award Reception will bring communities together to honor people who have made very special contributions to their families and/or communities. A butlerstyled meal prepared by a renowned chef will be served in the decorated main ballroom. The guest speaker will be the President of the Thai American Society, Dr. Somsri Ratanapraaporn, MD. The event will include Vera Moore Cosmetic Line. Makeup booths will be on site to get our guests ready for their photo sessions with Tau Battice Photo, and televised interviews. At 3pm the celebration will continue with the arrival of the evening guests. Entertainment in four different rooms, mix and mingle, dance, food, and vendors. Contact: (347) 366-4800 (347) 366 4946 email: info@gatw.org. Online payments website: www.gatw.org. Andrew Freedman House 1125 Grand Concourse (near 165st.) Bronx, NY 10452

$80 Award Ceremony $45 Community Celebration

FREE

11AM – 3PM

2PM

The Universal Hip Hop Museum, in association with the Office of NYC Councilmember Fernando Cabrera, honors the legacy of Scott La Rock, founder of Boogie Down Productions, with a street co-naming ceremony on Friday May 19th, 2017 at 2PM. The street co-naming ceremony will be held on the corner of Kingsbridge Road and Jerome Avenue in the Bronx. Come join members of NYC’s Hip-Hop family to honor the life and legacy of DJ Scott La Rock. Kingsbridge Road and Jerome Avenue

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Although American poet Edgar Allan Poe has been gone for many years now, his home and High Bridge continue to serve as reminders of his beloved walks in The Bronx. Join BCHS Program Director Angel Hernandez on a three mile walk from Poe Cottage to High Bridge via Aqueduct Avenue.

Annual African Nations’ Cup Soccer Tournament Championship Game 2PM – 8PM The Bronx is home to a growing African community, with residents hailing from countries throughout the continent. In an effort to bring together the diverse African diaspora of The Bronx, Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., together with his Bronx African Advisory Council, will host the annual “Bronx African Nations’ Soccer Tournament” at Macomb’s Park during the weekends of April 23rd through May 22nd. Macombs Dam Park Between Jerome Ave. & Major Deegan Expressway

FREE

Wave Hill History Walk 1PM – 2PM Discover the fascinating history of Wave Hill’s architecture and landscape on a walk with a Wave Hill History Guide. Hear about the people who once called Wave Hill home, among them Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, Bashford Dean and Arturo Toscanini. Wave Hill West 249th Street & Independence Ave.

Free, with admission to the grounds. Admission is $8 adults, $4 students and senior 65+, $2 children 6-18.

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blown performance juggernaut and well worth the price of admission. And for hardcore Prince fans, having Dr. Fink at the helm makes the entire experience fun and nostalgic.”- FUNKATOPIA.COM For Tickets, Visit:

Lehmancenter.org or call 718.960.8833 Lehman Center for the Performing Arts 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West Bronx, NY 10468 Contact: lehmancenterpac@gmail.com

Bronx Rising!: Dance in the Diaspora

7PM – 9PM

In the Footsteps of Edgar Allan Poe: A Walk from Poe Cottage to High Bridge UHHM Street Dedication Ceremony

“hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota” brings the memories and music of Prince and The Revolution to the stage. Led by Matt Fink (AKA Doctor Fink), an original member of The Revolution from 1978 to 1991 and the New Power Generation, The Purple Xperience provides audiences with the most authentic recreation of a classic Prince and The Revolution concert experience! “In short, the Minneapolis based tribute band isn’t just any other act. It is a full

Get your dance on during Bronx Week at the BMHC, with this event that celebrates music and dance genres from West Africa and from Garifuna communities in Central America. Featuring performances by Bronxbased groups, The Bambara Drum & Dance Ensemble and Hamalali Wayunagu Garifuna Folkloric & Modern Dance Company. Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC) 1303 Louis Nine Blvd. Elena Martinez 917-557-2354

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The Purple Xperience 8PM – 10PM Unmistakably the most authentic act of its kind, The Purple Xperience, led by Doctor Fink (former member of Prince and The Revolution), is appearing at Lehman Center for the first time. The Purple Xperience www

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Annual Bronx Ball

6PM – 10PM

A star-studded and highly-anticipated blacktie event celebrating the accomplishments of the sons and daughters of The Bronx. This year’s honorees include Dr. Manny Villafaña, Funkmaster Flex, Selenis Leyva, and Prince Royce. Wave Hill will receive the Tourism Award. For tickets, tables and journal advertising opportunities contact 718-590-2502 or email: WMurray@boedc.org

SUNDAY, MAY 21

Annual Bronx Volunteer Recognition Day

9:30AM – 11AM

Our annual Bronx Volunteer Recognition Day allows our borough to express heartfelt gratitude to civic-minded individuals for

their dedication to making The Bronx a great place to live and work. This year Catholic Charities commemorates their 100 year legacy of providing help and creating hope for countless New Yorkers. We will salute the volunteers from various Catholic Charities partner organizations from across the borough and acknowledge their commitment toward improving the quality of life of our residents.

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Shredfest 10AM – 4PM or until the truck fills to capacity The NYC Department of Consumer Affairs kicks off the City’s eighth annual Shred Fest, a free papershredding event to increase public awareness about identity theft prevention. New Yorkers can shred personal documents such as bank statements, paycheck stubs and credit card applications. New York City Department of Consumer Affairs Co-op City, Triangle Plaza at Co-op City Blvd. and Rombouts Avenue; next to Municipal Credit Union Call 311 or go to: www.nyc.gov/shredfest

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Bronx Walk of Fame – 2017 Induction Ceremony 11AM Be there as the 2017 Bronx Walk of Fame inductees take their rightful place on the Grand Concourse when they, alongside Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., unveil the street signs bearing their names. On the steps of The Bronx County Building 851 Grand Concourse @ East 161st St.

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Healthy NYC goals and stocking and promoting healthy items in their stores. A proclamation signed by the Bronx Borough President will be presented to each owner in recognition of their commitment to promoting the health of their community. DreamYard Project 1085 Washington Avenue

FREE

Bronx Fathers’ Celebration

5PM – 8PM

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Bronx Fathers Taking Action will host an evening of skills and drills at The Cary Leeds Tennis Center. Fathers, uncles, brothers and mentors are invited to bring their child out to play a friendly game of tennis. Pizza and refreshments will be served. RSVP Required

mshuffler@bronxbp.nyc.gov BY INVITATION ONLY

SATURDAY, MAY 20

Shredfest 10AM – 4PM or until the truck fills to capacity The NYC Department of Consumer Affairs kicks off the City’s eighth annual Shred Fest, a FREE papershredding event to increase public awareness about identity theft prevention. New Yorkers can shred personal documents such as bank statements, paycheck stubs and credit card applications. New York City Department of Consumer Affairs Franz Sigel Park, Grand Concourse (bet. 157th St & 158th St) Call 311 or go to: www.nyc.gov/shredfest

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Bronx YMCA Open House 10AM – 4PM Open House - use of facility and 20% off membership fee and 50% joiners fee. 2 Castle Hill Avenue

FREE

Montefiore Teddy Bear Hospital

FRIDAY, MAY 19

10AM – 2PM Children will learn all about how a hospital works when they receive a free teddy bear that will be triaged, treated, and discharged by real doctors, nurses, and technicians. Montefiore Medical Center 600 E. 233rd Street

The Bronx County Historical Society The tour will meet at the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage in Poe Park on Grand Concourse and E. Kingsbridge Road. Contact The Society at 718-881-8900 to reserve your spot. The tours generally run about two hours. $10 for BCHS members, $20 for non-members.

Eleventh Annual Grandparents Ball

12pm – 7pm

The Grandparents Award Reception will bring communities together to honor people who have made very special contributions to their families and/or communities. A butlerstyled meal prepared by a renowned chef will be served in the decorated main ballroom. The guest speaker will be the President of the Thai American Society, Dr. Somsri Ratanapraaporn, MD. The event will include Vera Moore Cosmetic Line. Makeup booths will be on site to get our guests ready for their photo sessions with Tau Battice Photo, and televised interviews. At 3pm the celebration will continue with the arrival of the evening guests. Entertainment in four different rooms, mix and mingle, dance, food, and vendors. Contact: (347) 366-4800 (347) 366 4946 email: info@gatw.org. Online payments website: www.gatw.org. Andrew Freedman House 1125 Grand Concourse (near 165st.) Bronx, NY 10452

$80 Award Ceremony $45 Community Celebration

FREE

11AM – 3PM

2PM

The Universal Hip Hop Museum, in association with the Office of NYC Councilmember Fernando Cabrera, honors the legacy of Scott La Rock, founder of Boogie Down Productions, with a street co-naming ceremony on Friday May 19th, 2017 at 2PM. The street co-naming ceremony will be held on the corner of Kingsbridge Road and Jerome Avenue in the Bronx. Come join members of NYC’s Hip-Hop family to honor the life and legacy of DJ Scott La Rock. Kingsbridge Road and Jerome Avenue

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Although American poet Edgar Allan Poe has been gone for many years now, his home and High Bridge continue to serve as reminders of his beloved walks in The Bronx. Join BCHS Program Director Angel Hernandez on a three mile walk from Poe Cottage to High Bridge via Aqueduct Avenue.

Annual African Nations’ Cup Soccer Tournament Championship Game 2PM – 8PM The Bronx is home to a growing African community, with residents hailing from countries throughout the continent. In an effort to bring together the diverse African diaspora of The Bronx, Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., together with his Bronx African Advisory Council, will host the annual “Bronx African Nations’ Soccer Tournament” at Macomb’s Park during the weekends of April 23rd through May 22nd. Macombs Dam Park Between Jerome Ave. & Major Deegan Expressway

FREE

Wave Hill History Walk 1PM – 2PM Discover the fascinating history of Wave Hill’s architecture and landscape on a walk with a Wave Hill History Guide. Hear about the people who once called Wave Hill home, among them Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, Bashford Dean and Arturo Toscanini. Wave Hill West 249th Street & Independence Ave.

Free, with admission to the grounds. Admission is $8 adults, $4 students and senior 65+, $2 children 6-18.

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blown performance juggernaut and well worth the price of admission. And for hardcore Prince fans, having Dr. Fink at the helm makes the entire experience fun and nostalgic.”- FUNKATOPIA.COM For Tickets, Visit:

Lehmancenter.org or call 718.960.8833 Lehman Center for the Performing Arts 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West Bronx, NY 10468 Contact: lehmancenterpac@gmail.com

Bronx Rising!: Dance in the Diaspora

7PM – 9PM

In the Footsteps of Edgar Allan Poe: A Walk from Poe Cottage to High Bridge UHHM Street Dedication Ceremony

“hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota” brings the memories and music of Prince and The Revolution to the stage. Led by Matt Fink (AKA Doctor Fink), an original member of The Revolution from 1978 to 1991 and the New Power Generation, The Purple Xperience provides audiences with the most authentic recreation of a classic Prince and The Revolution concert experience! “In short, the Minneapolis based tribute band isn’t just any other act. It is a full

Get your dance on during Bronx Week at the BMHC, with this event that celebrates music and dance genres from West Africa and from Garifuna communities in Central America. Featuring performances by Bronxbased groups, The Bambara Drum & Dance Ensemble and Hamalali Wayunagu Garifuna Folkloric & Modern Dance Company. Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC) 1303 Louis Nine Blvd. Elena Martinez 917-557-2354

FREE and Open to the Public

The Purple Xperience 8PM – 10PM Unmistakably the most authentic act of its kind, The Purple Xperience, led by Doctor Fink (former member of Prince and The Revolution), is appearing at Lehman Center for the first time. The Purple Xperience www

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Annual Bronx Ball

6PM – 10PM

A star-studded and highly-anticipated blacktie event celebrating the accomplishments of the sons and daughters of The Bronx. This year’s honorees include Dr. Manny Villafaña, Funkmaster Flex, Selenis Leyva, and Prince Royce. Wave Hill will receive the Tourism Award. For tickets, tables and journal advertising opportunities contact 718-590-2502 or email: WMurray@boedc.org

SUNDAY, MAY 21

Annual Bronx Volunteer Recognition Day

9:30AM – 11AM

Our annual Bronx Volunteer Recognition Day allows our borough to express heartfelt gratitude to civic-minded individuals for

their dedication to making The Bronx a great place to live and work. This year Catholic Charities commemorates their 100 year legacy of providing help and creating hope for countless New Yorkers. We will salute the volunteers from various Catholic Charities partner organizations from across the borough and acknowledge their commitment toward improving the quality of life of our residents.

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Shredfest 10AM – 4PM or until the truck fills to capacity The NYC Department of Consumer Affairs kicks off the City’s eighth annual Shred Fest, a free papershredding event to increase public awareness about identity theft prevention. New Yorkers can shred personal documents such as bank statements, paycheck stubs and credit card applications. New York City Department of Consumer Affairs Co-op City, Triangle Plaza at Co-op City Blvd. and Rombouts Avenue; next to Municipal Credit Union Call 311 or go to: www.nyc.gov/shredfest

FREE

Bronx Walk of Fame – 2017 Induction Ceremony 11AM Be there as the 2017 Bronx Walk of Fame inductees take their rightful place on the Grand Concourse when they, alongside Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., unveil the street signs bearing their names. On the steps of The Bronx County Building 851 Grand Concourse @ East 161st St.

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from the museum. This event is free to the public, but donations are suggested. There will be music and beverages sold. The Bronx County Historical Society 3266 Bainbridge Avenue

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Annual Bronx Week Parade 12PM Bronx Pride is on display as celebrities, marching bands, community organizations, schools, sports teams and civic groups march along Mosholu Parkway, highlighting the best of the borough as this great community tradition celebrates its 46th anniversary. Bronx community businesses, political leaders, schools and institutions join the procession as the Bronx Week celebrations come to a close. Reviewing Stand, Mosholu Parkway East at Van Cortlandt Ave.

FREE

Bronx Food & Arts Festival 12PM – 6PM

After The Bronx Week Parade, residents can enjoy The Bronx Week Food & Arts and Music Festival, which offers an opportunity to purchase food, hand-crafted and specialty items from New York-based artists and vendors. Also, The Bronx Health Pavilion will offer free health screenings, information on services and health insurance. The stage will offer live music all day, showcasing the great cultural diversity of The Bronx.

Bronx Week Grand Finale Concert

will expand on themes introduced in the spring exhibition, Outcasts: Women in the Wilderness. Exhibiting artists and guest curators Deborah Frizzell and Harry J. Weil will speak about bringing stories to life through their practice, followed by performances in the gardens by NYC spoken-word artists and poets. Wave Hill West 249th Street & Independence Ave.

Free, with admission to the grounds. Admission is $8 adults, $4 students and senior 65+, $2 children 6-18.

12PM – 6PM

The Bronx is flourishing with an amazing diversity of talent. We want to continue this growth by encouraging everyone to come out and empower those taking center stage, showcasing the talents they have worked hard to achieve! Come out and enjoy what The Bronx has to offer! We will dance to the sounds of hip-hop, R&B, salsa, freestyle so much more! Featured artists include TKA, Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, and Los Adolescentes! Mosholu Parkway @ Bainbridge Avenue

FREE

SUNDAY, MAY 22

Yoga in the Gardens 10AM – 11AM Enjoy the garden as the setting for your yoga practice as you find your breath and become connected to the landscape. Classes are led by certified Yoga Haven instructors, for all levels. Please bring a mat and be on time. This class is held indoors in case of rain. Wave Hill West 249th Street & Independence Ave.

$30/20 Wave Hill Member; series fee is $210/$130 for eight weeks. Pre-registration recommended

Mosholu Parkway between Van Cortlandt Avenue @ Bainbridge Avenue FREE

Montefiore Healthy Store Initiative Healthy Meal Prep Event 1PM – 3PM

1:30 PM – 7 PM

The Bronx County Historical Society will partner with “From The Bronx” to host a beer garden pop-up show on the grounds of the historic Museum of Bronx History. This event will follow the Bronx Week finale parade on Mosholu Parkway, just a couple of blocks

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Sponsored by the Montefiore Healthy Store Initiative, the Church of God of Prophecy Youth Group will prepare a healthy meal for the church congregation. Youth will be able to learn healthy meal prep and share their culinary skills with fellow church members. Church of God of Prophecy 85 East 165th Street

FREE

Outcasts: A Conversation & Performance

1PM – 4PM

Back-to-back conversation and performances

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from the museum. This event is free to the public, but donations are suggested. There will be music and beverages sold. The Bronx County Historical Society 3266 Bainbridge Avenue

FREE

Annual Bronx Week Parade

will expand on themes introduced in the spring exhibition, Outcasts: Women in the Wilderness. Exhibiting artists and guest curators Deborah Frizzell and Harry J. Weil will speak about bringing stories to life through their practice, followed by performances in the gardens by NYC spoken-word artists and poets. Wave Hill West 249th Street & Independence Ave.

12PM Bronx Pride is on display as celebrities, marching bands, community organizations, schools, sports teams and civic groups march along Mosholu Parkway, highlighting the best of the borough as this great community tradition celebrates its 46th anniversary. Bronx community businesses, political leaders, schools and institutions join the procession as the Bronx Week celebrations come to a close. Reviewing Stand, Mosholu Parkway East at Van Cortlandt Ave.

FREE

Bronx Food & Arts Festival 12PM – 6PM

After The Bronx Week Parade, residents can enjoy The Bronx Week Food & Arts and Music Festival, which offers an opportunity to purchase food, hand-crafted and specialty items from New York-based artists and vendors. Also, The Bronx Health Pavilion will offer free health screenings, information on services and health insurance. The stage will offer live music all day, showcasing the great cultural diversity of The Bronx.

Bronx Week Grand Finale Concert

Free, with admission to the grounds. Admission is $8 adults, $4 students and senior 65+, $2 children 6-18.

12PM – 6PM

The Bronx is flourishing with an amazing diversity of talent. We want to continue this growth by encouraging everyone to come out and empower those taking center stage, showcasing the talents they have worked hard to achieve! Come out and enjoy what The Bronx has to offer! We will dance to the sounds of hip-hop, R&B, salsa, freestyle so much more! Featured artists include TKA, Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, and Los Adolescentes! Mosholu Parkway @ Bainbridge Avenue

SUNDAY, MAY 22

Yoga in the Gardens 10AM – 11AM Enjoy the garden as the setting for your yoga practice as you find your breath and become connected to the landscape. Classes are led by certified Yoga Haven instructors, for all levels. Please bring a mat and be on time. This class is held indoors in case of rain. Wave Hill West 249th Street & Independence Ave.

FREE

$30/20 Wave Hill Member; series fee is $210/$130 for eight weeks. Pre-registration recommended

Mosholu Parkway between Van Cortlandt Avenue @ Bainbridge Avenue FREE

Montefiore Healthy Store Initiative Healthy Meal Prep Event 1PM – 3PM

1:30 PM – 7 PM

The Bronx County Historical Society will partner with “From The Bronx” to host a beer garden pop-up show on the grounds of the historic Museum of Bronx History. This event will follow the Bronx Week finale parade on Mosholu Parkway, just a couple of blocks

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Grand Finale Celebration on Sunday, May 21St 11 aM: Bronx Walk of Fame Inductions 12 noon: Parade and Concert

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