June 2020

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez To Give Keynote Speech at Citywide Graduation Celebration

Tonight’s 2020 Citywide Graduation Celebration will air live on PIX11’s TV channel at 7pm, website, and social media channels. It will also be livestreamed at NYCClassof2020.com. It was announced today that the Bronx’s own Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez will give the keynote speech to celebrate all of the 2020 graduates. There will be special guests and musical performances. For more information, visit NYCClassof2020.com.

Check Out Over 45 Free Activities for Families & Children from the Bronx Children's Museum

Now that school is out, you’ve probably been finding fun things to do during this pandemic. Whether it be social distancing at the beach, or just in the backyard- this is definitely a more low key summer. The Bronx Children’s Museum has been sharing fun STEAM activities, videos, and other cool content on their social media over the last few months- and now you can see all of their content

Drive-In Movies Coming to Orchard Beach

  Tribeca Film Festival is bringing 16 Drive-In Movies this summer to Orchard Beach. They’ll be playing everything from The Fast & The Furious to Selena. Tickets can be booked per car- and according to the website there will be restrooms and concessions available. No picnics or tailgating are allowed, and all attendees must show that they have a mask when arriving. Audio will be available via FM radio. To

Celebrating Juneteenth 2020 with The New York Public Library

In celebration of Juneteenth 2020, the New York Public Library is sharing the Schomburg Center’s Black Liberation List for Young Readers, and giving visitors the chance engage in online events for viewers of all ages, including an afternoon of music, conversation, and reflection, as well as special Juneteenth storytimes for young learners. Visitors can also explore online resources for historical research, racial equity resources for educators, and more. To join

Summer Getaway Ideas in the Poconos

While the pandemic has certainly changed our 2020 goals, there are still ways to safely create summer memories. After several months of being home in the city, it’s understandable that many families are looking for escapes that allow them to still safely socially distance. At around 1.5 to 2 hours away, the Poconos is a great option for families looking to get away. As of June 19th, all 4 counties

Bronxnet & Windows of Hip Hop to Host Virtual Prom for 2020 Graduates

Get those snacks and punch bowls ready, because Bronxnet is hosting a Virtual Prom to celebrate the class of 2020. Windows of Hip Hop and Bronx Principal Luis Torres are putting together this one of a kind evening for the whole family to enjoy. Airing on June 19th from 3 to 10pm, there will be music from DJ Jazzy Jay, appearances by Grandmaster Melle Mel and Grandmaster Caz, and music

25 Anti-Racist Books for Families

Boogie Down Books has a great list of anti-racist books for families, all of which can be purchased directly from the site. The books cover everything from anti-racism, the Black Lives Matter movement, civil rights, activism, allyship, to the history and culture of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in the United States. Check out the list here.