OFFICE OFOF THE BRONX BOROUGH PRESIDENT OFFICE THE BRONX BOROUGH PRESIDENT The Bronx County Building The Bronx County Building 851 Grand Concourse 851 Grand Concourse Bronx, New York 10451 Bronx, New York 10451 Ruben Diaz Jr. Jr. Ruben Diaz
BOROUGH PRESIDENT BOROUGH PRESIDENT
TEL:TEL: 718-590-3500 718-590-3500 FAX: 718-590-3537 FAX: 718-590-3537
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Bronx Walk of Fame inductees: animator, director, voice actor, andand storyboard artist Peter Sohn – who hashas Bronx Walk of Fame inductees: animator, director, voice actor, storyboard artist Peter Sohn – who Onworked Saturday, May 19th, we will host the highly-anticipated Bronx Ball where we will honor worked on on classics such as Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, WALL-E, Up & The Good Dinosaur; actor classics such as Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, WALL-E, Up & The Good Dinosaur; our actor2018 Vincent Pastore – who played in the HBO hit series The Sopranos; American photographer and writer Bronx Walk of Fame inductees. up BronxAmerican Week 2018 with a Grand Finale on Vincent Pastore – who played inThe the next HBOday hit we’ll series wrap The Sopranos; photographer and writer Arlene Alda – author of Just Kids from thethe Bronx; andand Eduardo Vilaro – Artistic Director & Walk CEO for Ballet Arlene Alda – author of Just Kids from Bronx; Eduardo Vilaro – Artistic Director & CEO Ballet May 20th, during which we will officially induct this year’s honorees to The Bronx offor Fame on the Hispanico. WeWe willwill have a guest performance by by Amar Ramasar, thethe principle dancer forfor TheThe New York Hispanico. have a guest performance Amar Ramasar, principle dancer New York Grand Concourse. Laterbythat day, Center Bronxites andand visitors from Brothers across the region will celebrate their City Ballet, choreographed Lincoln Resident Rockefeller Fellow Abdul Latif. City Ballet, choreographed by Lincoln Center Resident and Rockefeller Brothers Fellow Abdul Latif.
achievements at our annual Parade, Food & Arts Festival and Concert on Mosholu Parkway. Thousands
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We have worked hard, alongside BOEDC TheThe Bronx Tourism Council, to make thisthis year’s Bronx tradition, and can’t wait to seethe you atBOEDC this and year’s events! We have worked hard, alongside the and Bronx Tourism Council, to make year’s Bronx Week a special, memorable event. I am honored to once again be part of this amazing annual tradition, andand Week a special, memorable event. I am honored to once again be part of this amazing annual tradition, can’t wait to see youyou at this year’s events! can’t wait to see at this year’s events!
Sincerely, Sincerely, Sincerely,
Ruben Diaz Jr.Jr. Ruben Diaz Jr. Ruben Diaz
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.
THURSDAY, MAY 10
T h e B e s t o f T h e B r o n x!
2018 African Nations’ Cup Soccer Tournament
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 on weekends through May 19th. All are welcome to attend. (Finals on May 19th begin at 2:00 p.m.) Macombs Dam Park (Ruppert’s Place and West 161st Street-Across from Yankee Stadium)
7th Annual Bronx Week Centenarian Event where we take the time to celebrate Bronxites who have been blessed to live 100+ years! Bronx Borough president honors the pillars of God’s great country called The Bronx! Contact Larcenia Walton for tickets or more information at 718-590-6248 or
firstname.lastname@example.org Villa Barone Manor, 737 Throggs Neck Expressway $40
The New York City Commission on Human Rights will host its FREE Second Annual African Forum and Resource Fair for NYC’s African Communities
9:30 AM – 11:30PM Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. salutes the Labor Movement at the 5th 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 Harry Nespoli, President, Teamsters Local 831, the Uniformed Sanitation Men’s Association and Chairperson to the Municipal Labor Committee, George Gresham, President, 1199 SEIU, Sylvia Quiñones, Council Representative, DC37 – AFSCME, and Nelson Rivera, Administrative Vice President, TWU Local 100.
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5:30pm – 8:30pm This year’s theme is “Mobilizing NYC’s African Communities to engage with City Government”. The event will be two folds: a panel discussion with Africans working in government and a resource fair which will run throughout the event. Agencies at the resource fair will share their organization materials along with current job openings. Monroe College, 2501 Jerome Ave.
Have a beer and dance the night away to
throwback jams at The Bronx Brewery with sounds provided by DJ Jules. The Bronx Brewery, 856 E. 136th Street, Bronx, NY
information to keep our communities healthy. If you’d like to participate in the walk and get a free t-shirt, please register here:
https://www.mmcc.org/portfolio/ save-the-date/ 1 Fordham Plaza Bronx FREE
FREE FRIDAY, MAY 11
Bronx Fathers Taking Action Event
Banker’s Breakfast 8am-11am
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and the Business Initiative Corporation of New York will host the 20th Annual Bronx Bankers Breakfast. The Bronx continues to grow and transform as a result of the continued investment of Bronx stakeholders, financial institutions and businesses. As a result, billions were invested in our borough in 2017. Millions more were invested by the Business Initiative Corporation of New York, the host of this event. New York State Superintendent of Financial Services, Maria T. Vullo will address over 400 financial leaders, business owners, real estate brokers, and other professionals on the outstanding changes The Bronx has experienced since 2009 and indicate how BICNY’s SBA 504 program is working on behalf of the borough.
Attention to all fathers, uncles, grandfathers, and male role models come out and compete with your child at Williamsbridge Oval Park in an Olympic style event. This event will focus on family engagement as well as a competition for a chance to win a Bronx Gold Medal. Families must RSVP to attend. Any child that will be competing must be accompanied by an adult/guardian at all time. Mothers are welcome. Each team must consist of an adult and a child within the age of 6 to 16 years old. Lunch will be provided. For more information contact Angel Gaud at 718-590-6431 or email:
Contact: RRoger@boedc.org or call 718.590.3980 for tickets or more information. Villa Barone Manor, 737 Throggs Neck Expressway $75
Open Engagement in Conversation with Laura Raicovich and Paul Ramirez Jonas
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Open Engagement (OE) is an annual, threeday, artist-led conference dedicated to expanding the dialogue around and creating a site of care for the field of socially engaged art. Examining the theme of SUSTAINABILITY in the arts and social engagement practices, the Open Engagement team, Jen Delos Reyes, Crystal Baxley, and Latham Zearfoss will be in conversation with Laura Raicovich and Paul Ramirez Jonas to reflect on the conference, now in its 10th iteration. Together they will examine the conference’s history and model, and reflect on how to move the project forward. For more information visit
www.bronxmuseum.org Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse
FREE SATURDAY, MAY 12
Montefiore’s B’N Fit Power Walk To Wellness 9am-3pm
SBH Health System and Monterey Teen Unit 7pm-9pm SBH Health System and Good Shepherd Services will sponsor neighborhood teens at Monterey Cornerstone Community Center with various activities providing entertaining empowerment tools and end the evening with a Public Service Announcement against smoking developed by the SBH Teen Health Center. 2100 Monterey Avenue
Bronx Nutrition and Fitness Initiative for Teens (B’N Fit) is a joint program of the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore and Mosholu Montefiore Community Center developed in 2005 to combat adolescent obesity by providing a safe environment for teens to access comprehensive weight loss services. The program holds an annual walk to raise funds for the program, and this year’s walk is happening in conjunction with Bronx Week Health Day! Hosted by Hot 97’s Ebro & The Street Team, the walk will kick off at Fordham Plaza, go along a 2-mile route that includes a stop at Poe Park, and ends back at Fordham Plaza for a day of entertainment, healthy activities, and
email@example.com. Williamsbridge Oval Park, 3225 Reservoir Oval E
Bronx River Art Center (BRAC) Spring 2018 Pop-Up Art Workshops 11am-1pm Cartooning Workshop for Youth Ages 6-12 Learn the skills to be a better cartoonist from the best! Create your own characters with illustrator Devon Purkiss! For more information go to:
www.bronxriverart. org Bronx Community Board 6, 1932 Arthur Ave., 4th fl. (at E. Tremont Ave.) $8-$15
Salsa on the Blvd! 11am-1:30pm Join the Southern Blvd BID as they kick off this year’s Salsa on the Boulevard outdoor concert series! The Southern Blvd BID is inviting everyone to participate in activities, resource tables, and fun for the entire family! The event is FREE for all and FUN
for all ages, with outdoor furniture, music, face painting and BIG BUBBLES! Southern Blvd & 163rd Street, Monsignor Valle Square by Hunts Point 6 Train Station
Fifth Annual Marble Hill Annexation
12:00pm-3:00pm Calling all Bronx Patriots! Join us as we Annex Marble Hill in the name of The Bronx! The group will meet at Mr. McGoo’s Pub for preAnnexation libations, then march on the hill, spreading the word that The Bronx has once again claimed the neighborhood of Marble Hill as part of our majestic Borough. There will be a short speech, planting of The Bronx flag, and then a tactical withdrawal back to Mr. McGoo’s Pub for post-invasion libations. Mr. McGoo’s Pub, 5602 Broadway
Second Saturdays in St. Mary’s Park 11am-3pm Second Saturdays in St. Mary’s Park is a FREE outdoor event series of family-friendly fitness, wellness, arts & culture, and volunteer programs. The event is presented by BronxWorks and the Healthy and Livable Mott Haven Partnership and continues every second Saturday through October in the largest park in the South Bronx. Come out for volunteer stewardship, fitness bootcamp, yoga, health screenings, food tastings, music, dancing, and more! The Healthy and Livable Mott Haven Partnership is led by BronxWorks and includes Bronx Health REACH, Building Healthy Communities, Canine Coalition, City Harvest, New York Restoration Project, New York Road Runners, NYC Parks, NYC DOHMH, New Life With Confidence, Partnership for Parks, Randall’s Island Park Alliance, Transportation Alternatives, and the St. Mary’s Senior Marlins, among others. Our work is made possible through support from the New York Community Trust. St. Mary’s Park (146th Street and St. Ann’s Avenue)
The Bronx Rox Paint the Wall 11am-5pm Join local artists for a day of fun as they beautify The Bronx with murals along a 200 square foot metal fence! Food, music, vendors. 329 East 132nd Street off Alexander Avenue
by way of her son’s murder by racially motivated violence. For more information visit
www.bronxmuseum.org Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse
“Legacy” 2:00pm-6:30pm Hosted by “La Bruja” aka Caridad De La Cruz, SBH Health System partners with the Bronx Fashion Week to showcase the beauty of women in an inter-generational fashion celebration of their Legacies Empowering Women of All Ages. Swag Bags & Giveaways Loaded with Branded Merchandise from Bronx Fashion Week & Partners. For Tickets go to Eventbrite Bronx Fashion Week. Bay Plaza Mall, 200 Baychester Avenue
FREE SUNDAY, MAY 13
Mother’s Day at Wave Hill Cartooning With Devon Purkiss 2:00pm-4:00pm Cartooning Workshop for Teens and Adults Learn the skills to be a better cartoonist from the best! Create your own characters with illustrator Devon Purkiss! For more information visit
www.bronxriverart.org Bronx River Art Center (BRAC) Bronx Community Board 6, 1932 Arthur Ave., 4th fl. (at E. Tremont Ave.) $10-$15
The Black Iris Project: “A Mother’s Rite” 2:00pm to 6:00pm “A Mother’s Rite” is the latest arts and social justice dance piece by The Black Iris Project. The ballet is set to Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring musical composition, and explores one mother’s journey through stages of grief after being thrust into the spotlight
10am – 4pm 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 plainair session of yoga, a visit to the Family Art Project and a superb brunch in historic Armor Hall. Finish the visit on a Family Nature Walk, and a stop in The Shop to admire Jennifer Longworth’s art jewelry. Provided by Wave Hill exclusive caterer Great Performances, Mother’s Day brunch seating take place at 10:30AM and 1PM in Armor Hall. Check out the menu and make your reservation by emailing:
firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 718.549.3200 x395, by noon, Wednesday, May 9.
For an outdoor option, enjoy the rare opportunity to picnic on the Conifer Slope just north of Wave Hill House. Bring your own lunch, or pre-order a gourmet, boxed lunch from The Café. For more information go to:
Eleven 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 BY INVITATION ONLY
society. Both artists incorporate texts from a variety of literary writers to engage the viewer in diverse discussions around themes of social justice, racial inequity and identity politics. For more information visit:
www.bronxmuseum.org Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse
WEDNESDAY, MAY 16
Celebrate Spring at NYBG
www.wavehill.org. Wave Hill - West 249th Street and Independence Avenue $8 Admission; $50 Brunch Members Enjoy Discounts MONDAY, MAY 14
Explore NYBG’s 250-acres and 50 gardens and collections. Come May, discover the vibrant colors of the Azalea Garden and Cherry trees, and take in the sweet scents of the peony and lilac collections. Join a guided tour offered at select times during the day and learn more about featured Garden collections. On Wednesday, NYBG offers complimentary grounds admission to enjoy the Garden’s landscape. Go to:
I’m So Bronx: At BronxNet 4pm-8pm BronxNet will host an open house in the BronxNet studios at Lehman College. Bronx leaders, residents, artists, influencers and people born in the Bronx, raised in The Bronx or enthusiastic about the Bronx will be invited to take their place in front of the camera and share their ideas, likes and views about the borough with our audience. For information email:
FREE THURSDAY, MAY 17
www.nybg.org. New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard
Bronx Veterans’ Appreciation Day Breakfast 10am-12pm
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. 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.
Senior Event: To Be Young Again!
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11am-3pm Magic & Comedy Show for seniors only! Experience a carnival style magic and comedy show with music, food, giveaways and photos.
TUESDAY, MAY 15
BY INVITATION ONLY
Exhibition Opening Reception for Dialogues: Tim Rollins & K.O.S. and Glenn Ligon
“Bronx businesses continue to flourish and many more want to move into our business hubs. As a result, over 110,000 additional Bronx residents are now employed since 2009.
Working as a public school teacher in the South Bronx starting in 1981, Tim Rollins’ educational approach was pivotal in infusing a sense of pride and belonging among students that often felt alienated from the mainstream. Glenn Ligon was born and raised in The Bronx. His paintings and sculptures examine cultural and social identity through found sources to reveal the ways in which historical and contemporary social structures, politics and culture inform our understanding of American
Women of Courage Mission Food and Clothing Distribution 11am-5pm An event providing for the needy families in The Bronx community. Family counseling and immigration services available. 369 East 169th Street
FRIDAY, MAY 18
SATURDAY, MAY 19
The Amazing Bronx River Flotilla 8:30am-3:30pm The Flotilla is a one-of-a-kind adventure and fun celebration of efforts by the Bronx River Alliance to reclaim the Bronx River. It also raises crucial funds to support their 2018 Canoe Program, so they can offer free and reduced cost paddling adventures for Bronx children and families.
Movie Night Under the Stars 11am-5pm Come have a beer and watch a movie under the stars at The Bronx Brewery. Movie to be determined. For more brewery events go to:
www.thebronxbrewery.com Bronx Brewery, 856 East 136th Street FREE
Bronx River Art Center (BRAC) Presents: Open Studios/Artists Create for Starlight Park 5:30pm-8pm Open Studios/Artists Create for Starlight Park - Plus, tour of the new BRAC facility, and exhibition opening for River Rising/ Sube el Rio.
www.bronxriverarts.org Bronx River Art Center, 1087 E. Tremont Avenue
Building the Bronx Trolley Tour 5pm-6:30pm In celebration of Bronx Week, hop aboard the Woodlawn Conservancy Trolley and visit the final resting places of individuals who built The Bronx. Many did so literally, like Robert Moses, the infamous urban planning czar who orchestrated the building of roadways, bridges and parks. Others who rest at Woodlawn contributed to the borough’s reputation as either figures of popular culture or as holders of political office, such as Fiorello LaGuardia. View the famed monuments by the Attilio Piccirilli, including the “Outcast” and “Fortitude.” For this exclusive event, we are offering the general public to take advantage of our membership pricing. Registration is required at:
For more information go to: www.bronxriver.org Starts at Shoelace Park Kayak Launch at 219th and Bronx Boulevard. Ends at Hunts Point Riverside Park $350 Fund Raising Fee
www.WoodlawnTours.org Jerome Ave. & Bainbridge Entrance $20 Special Discounted Membership Pricing
Fire Safety and Emergency Preparedness Event
3pm and 7pm
Family Day: Celebrating Parent and Youth Leaders 6pm- 8:30pm Celebrate the local My Brother’s Keeper movement to improve outcomes for boys and young men of color. Educate youth and parent leaders about MBK and the need and goals for improving outcomes for boys and young men of color. Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr honors parent and youth leaders for their contribution to their community and the borough! Dinner will be served. For more information contact Monica Major at:
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The Bronx Borough President’s Office, in partnership with FDNY and NYC Emergency Management, has coordinated an evening of educational activities to equip Bronx residents with information on fire prevention and emergency preparedness. The Resource Fair will be open to the public and will include representatives from various city agencies to provide information, training in basic CPR, and fire safety and emergency preparedness workshops. Additionally, attendees will have an opportunity to register for a free smoke alarm installation program through the American Red Cross. For further information please contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org Madison Square Boys and Girls Club, 543 East 189th Street FREE
Montefiore Teddy Bear Hospital 10am-2pm Children (12 years and under) will learn about how a hospital emergency room works. They will receive a free Teddy Bear to be triaged, treated, and discharged by real doctors, nurses, and technicians. Event is Rain or Shine! Montefiore Medical Center, Wakefield Campus, 600 East 233rd Street
Feathers and Flora Weekend 10am-4pm Everyone benefits from being surrounded by healthy urban ecosystems that support native plants and a wide array of birds and other wildlife. At Wave Hill’s Feathers and Flora Weekend, find out more about the local birds that live in the Bronx and the plants that sustain them. Engage with naturalists, artists, educators and other experts who will inform and enlighten us about the amazing
New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd. $28 adults; $12 children
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Painting with Joel Adas diversity of plants and animals surrounding us. Representatives from partner organizations include the National Audubon Society, NYC Audubon, Hudson Highlands Nature Museum and the WildMetro. Visit Glyndor Gallery to explore the exhibition “Avifauna: Interplay of Birds + Habitat,” featuring artwork that delves into the relationship between birds and their habitats. And stop in The Shop: spend $50 and receive a bird sticker or activity book. For more information go to:
www.wavehill.org Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue FEES VARY
Shredfest 2018 10am-4pm Free Paper Shredding Event-Shredding Trucks will be available starting at 10am. Franz Sigel Park, Grand Concourse between 157th and 158th Streets
11am-1pm Explore the nature of abstraction with fine artist Joel Adas! Learn to use flowing expressive strokes to create landscape paintings. Bronx Community Board 6, 1932 Arthur Ave., 4th fl. (at E. Tremont Ave.)
Wellness Fair at Frisch Field 12PM-4PM Friends of Mosholu Parkland and Mosholu Preservation Corporation will get The Bronx moving in Frisch Field during a fun filled event! With scheduled activities going on inside the field such as Yoga, Pilates, games etc. and local merchants from both the 204th & Bainbridge and Webster Merchant Associations tabling on the sidewalk, there’s something for the whole family! Samples of food, special coupons/discounts, healthy cooking demonstrations and a nutritionist’s guide to all your favorite local spots are just some of the things this Wellness Fair will offer. A schedule of the field events will be shared when the date gets closer. For any additional information and inquiries about tabling at this event, contact MPC: (718) 324-4461 or
For more information, please contact The Bronx County Historical Society at (718) 881-8900. Tour will start at The Woodlawn Cemetery Jerome, Avenue entrance (opposite end of #4 train station). $40
12th Annual Grandparents Ball 12-6pm Produced by Grandparents Around the World, a not-for-profit Bronx-based organization whose mission is to connect youth and seniors through an inter-generational exchange. This “Dress to Impress” Red Carpet Ball brings diverse groups from NYC and the tri-states together in celebration of the diversity of our beloved city during Bronx Week. The entertainment lineup features performers representing the United States, Japan, Thailand, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean and fashion photography of guests and honorees on the red carpet! For more information email:
email@example.com Maestro’s, 1703 Bronxdale Avenue
History Comes Alive at Bronx Cemeteries Trolley Tour Bronx Book Festival - The Bronx is Reading 10am-6pm The Bronx Gets Literary at Fordham Plaza! Come out and celebrate a love of reading in The Bronx!
Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai’i 10am-6pm Discover the artist’s littleknown depictions of the Hawaiian Islands - and the plants and landscapes that inspired them. For more information visit
Painting with Joel Adas 2pm-4pm Explore the nature of abstraction with fine artist Joel Adas! Learn to use flowing expressive strokes to create landscape paintings. Bronx Community Board 6, 1932 Arthur Ave., 4th fl. (at E. Tremont Ave.)
Bronx Rising! The Routes of the Black Madonna 6pm-9pm Join us for the opening reception of an exhibit inspired by Mary Magdalene, fol-
12pm-5pm Explore the “sleeping places” of those who have come before us. Some burial grounds are long since vanished; others survive into the 21st century. Learn what burial secrets your neighborhood may hold. Also learn about burial practices and mourning rituals of Victorians, graveside symbolism and the famous who still dwell among us. This tour will be led by Bronx Borough Historian Lloyd Ultan.
present. This symposium will showcase the efforts of women throughout the19th-21st centuries. Panel discussions will explore these experiences and define how the legacies of women like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Nellie Bly paved the way for the opportunities women have today. Go to:
lowed by a screening of the documentary The Voyage of the Black Madonna and a Q&A with the film’s researcher, Alessandra Belloni, accompanied by bansuri player Steve Gorn. Featuring a discussion about the Black Madonna led by Tanya Torres and Vivian Regueros, and a dance performance by Mazarte in honor of La Virgen de Guadalupe. Bronx Music Heritage Center, 1303 Louis Nine Blvd.
Adults $7/$5 students Free for kids 12 and younger
www.woodlawntours.com for more information. The Woolworth Chapel, The Woodlawn Cemetery, Jerome Avenue Entrance $30
www.wavehill.org Wave Hill, west 249th Street and Independence Avenue FEES VARY
Shredfest 2018 10am-4pm Free Paper Shredding Event. Shredding Trucks will be available starting at 10am. Co-op City - Triangle Plaza Mall @ Co-op City Blvd. & Rombouts Ave.
Induction Ceremony 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 we will salute the Big Apple Greeters, the first “welcome visitor” program of its kind in the United States.
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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.
Rotunda, 851 Grand Concourse
Annual Bronx Week Parade 12:00pm
A star-studded and highly-anticipated blacktie event celebrating the accomplishments of the sons and daughters of The Bronx. This year’s honorees include activist Tarana Burke, actress Maggie Siff, and rapper Slick Rick. For tickets and/or journal advertising opportunities, go to:
www.ilovethebronx.com or call 718.590.3518.
Annual Bronx Ball
and their habitats. And stop in The Shop: spend $50 and receive a bird sticker or activity book. For more information go to:
Bronx Pride is on display as celebrities, marching bands, community organizations, schools, sports team and civic groups march along Mosholu Parkway, highlighting the best of the borough as this great community tradition celebrates its 47th anniversary. Bronx community businesses, political
Feathers and Flora Weekend 10am-4pm
SUNDAY, MAY 20
Women’s Suffrage and New York City - A Centennial Celebration Symposium 8am-3:30pm To commemorate the anniversaries of the passage of Women’s Suffrage in New York and the 19th Amendment, The Bronx County Historical Society and The Woodlawn Cemetery honor New York’s women of the past and www
Everyone benefits from being surrounded by healthy urban ecosystems that support native plants and a wide array of birds and other wildlife. At Wave Hill’s Feathers and Flora Weekend, find out more about the local birds that live in The Bronx and the plants that sustain them. Engage with naturalists, artists, educators and other experts who will inform and enlighten us about the amazing diversity of plants and animals surrounding us. Representatives from partner organizations include the National Audubon Society, NYC Audubon, Hudson Highlands Nature Museum and the WildMetro. Visit Glyndor Gallery to explore the exhibition “Avifauna: Interplay of Birds + Habitat,” featuring artwork that delves into the relationship between birds
leaders, schools and institutions. Join the procession as the Bronx Week comes to a close. Reviewing Stand, Mosholu Parkway
Morgan Powell Tribute Walking Tour of Hunts Point 1pm-4:30pm We will walk through Hunts Point, stop at a community garden, waterfront parks, landmark building and much more! Hunts Point train station #IRT6
that, an amazing diversity of talent is being birthed each day as well. We want to continue this cultural growth by encouraging everyone to come out and empower those that are taking center stage, showcasing the talents they worked so very hard to achieve! All
12pm-6pm Our Bronx is flourishing with so much more diversity each year that passes, and with
those that believe in The Bronx should definitely come out and enjoy what The Bronx has to offer! We will have an amazing program filled with The Bronx’s most popular groups; we will dance to the sounds of hip hop, R&B, salsa, Freestyle so much more! Mosholu Parkway @ Bainbridge Avenue
The Bronx Week Food & Arts Festival will take place following the Bronx Day Parade, along Mosholu Parkway. The Food & Arts Festival is an opportunity to buy items produced by local artists and artisans, and to indulge in pleasures such as face painting. One can also purchase items that are not produced by the vendors themselves but which are worth owning nonetheless, as well as receive health screenings and information on various services. There will be plenty of food to purchase, to make the experience even more enjoyable. Last but not least, there will be live music throughout the day, making the festival feel like one huge block party. Mosholu Parkway between Van Cortlandt Avenue East @ Bainbridge Avenue
Bronx Week Grand Finale Concert
Bronx Food & Arts Festival
Our 2018 Bronx Walk of Fame Inductees! MAGGIE SIFF is currently starring as the female lead on Showtime’s Billions, opposite Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti. Siff has garnered critical acclaim for her role as “Wendy Rhoades.” Siff is well known to audiences for her role as “Tara Knowles” on the hit FX series Sons of Anarchy, for which she received two Critics’ Choice Award nominations for “Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.” Her other television credits include: Nip/ Tuck, Life on Mars, Grey’s Anatomy and Law & Order. Siff is an established theater actress and she mostly recently played the lead role of “Kate” in the Theater for a New Audience’s production of The Taming of The Shrew. Her other credits include the title role in The Escort at the Geffen Playhouse, and the lead in OR at New York’s Women’s Project. She also starred in Ethan Hawke’s Lie of The Mind opposite Alessandro Nivola and Josh Hamilton at the New Group. Siff appeared in Richard Nelson’s Frank’s Home by Playwrights Horizons and Ruby Sunrise performed at the Public. She received a Jefferson Award nomination for her performance in Dollhouse at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre and has also worked frequently in Philadelphia, where she won the Barrymore Award for a production of Ghosts.
SLICK RICK is a Grammy-nominated rapper known as Hip-Hop’s Greatest Storyteller. He began his career in 1983 as a member of Doug E. Fresh’s Get Fresh Crew, pioneering what is referred to as the “Golden Age of Hip- Hop”. With four albums to his credit – the landmark The Great Adventures of Slick Rick (1988), The Ruler’s Back (1991), Behind Bars (1994) and The Art of Storytelling (1999). Rick has collaborated with a range of musical icons, from Jay-Z and Missy Elliot to Outkast, Jermaine Dupri, Mos Def Common, R. Kelly and Aaliyah. Music isn’t his only passion; on top of being a uniquely gifted lyricist, Rick is an actor and music producer known his fashion sense and for a growing list of business and philanthropic endeavors. The artist is known for his infamous eye-patch and heavily adorned jewelry. This self-expression through personal style has become his signature and has never been successfully duplicated. Recognizing the need for positive influences, he has devoted his time to mentoring youth on the dangers of violence. Additionally, Rick has partnered with various organizations to raise awareness and funds for the issues impacting underserved communities.
TARANA BURKE has worked in social justice and black arts and culture for more than twenty-five years. Her long and varied professional career started in Selma, Alabama where, over the span of a decade, she worked with: the 21st century youth leadership movement helping to develop hundreds of youth leaders across the country; at the national voting rights museum & institute serving as a curatorial consultant and special projects director helping to organize the annual commemoration and celebration of the Selma voting right struggle known as the bridge crossing jubilee; and as Executive director of the Black Belt Art and cultural center where she created and oversaw cultural community programs designed for underserve youth. Tarana’s work in Selma earned her consulting position with the production of the 2014, Oscar nominated film, SELMA directed by the incomparable Ava Duve nay whom she met while serving as managing director of art sanctuary, a black arts organization based in Philadelphia. She was recently featured in Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People.
Mark Gr ogan
Great Memories From Past Events!
With More To Come!!!
Don’t Miss This Celebration of the Best of The Bronx May 10th thru May 20th! Over 100 events taking place across The Bronx • Business Conferences • Festivals • Concerts
• Art Exhibits • Trolley Tours • Fitness Fairs • Health Screenings • Environmental Events
Join Us For Bronx Week’s Grand Finale Concert!
Grand Finale Celebration on Sunday, May 20th 11 am: Bronx Walk of Fame Inductions 12 Noon: Parade and Concert
• Parade, Bronx Food, Art & Music Festival on Mosholu Parkway • health pavilion
• Live performances throughout the day • Vendors & much, much more!
H H H H Come Celebrate This Year’s Bronx Walk of Fame Inductees! H H H H Sponsored by
Bronx Borough President
Ruben Diaz Jr.
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Bronx Week is May 10th through the 20th. Here is a list of great things to see and do during Bronx Week!