February 2021

Last Day to Share Feedback on Bronx Parks for Annual Bronx Parks Speak Up

The deadline to share your feedback about issues with your local park or community garden in the Bronx is today! The goal is to learn what priorities to focus on at local Bronx parks, which will be discussed at this Saturday’s 27th Bronx Parks Speak Up! hosted by The Bronx Coalition for Parks and Green Spaces. Take the survey HERE. Live Workshops Live workshops will take place on Saturday February

Your Guide to Gardening in the Bronx

I’m by no means a seasoned gardener, but if you follow me over on Instagram then you might remember the watermelons I grew here in the Bronx this past summer! Over the past few years, I’ve managed to grow corn, pumpkin, lettuce, and more in a tiny patch of dirt in front of my apartment. I’ve always been one to make the best of the small outdoor space I have

Congresswoman AOC’s Homework Helpers Project Partners with Literacy Nonprofit Start Lighthouse in the Bronx

  We recently shared info about U.S Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Homework Helpers program over on The Unmuted newsletter (Are you subscribed?) and we’re excited to hear they recently partnered with literacy non-profit, Start Lighthouse in the Bronx. Through the partnership, Start Lighthouse and Homework Helpers offer “Woke Activists”, a culturally relevant program that builds mastery literacy skills through a social justice lens to students in the East and South Bronx. This

Free Period Kits Available at 7 Bronx Community Fridges

  Free period kits are now available at several Bronx community fridges thanks to the nonprofit organization Her Village Inc. The kits contain pads, tampons, and panty liners and are free for the taking at currently 7 local community fridges across the Bronx.   You can find free Flo Kits at the following community fridges:   Isla Fridge: 914 Prospect Avenue People’s Pantry: 916 Hunts Point Avenue Nuestra Nevera: 731

Join a Team for this Year's WCS Run for the Wild 5K Run & 3K Family Fun Run/Walk at the Bronx Zoo + Promo Code

  What a cold snowy winter we’ve had so far. This Spring, animals won’t be the only thing coming out of hibernation! So why not kick off the warm weather by getting a group together for this year’s Run for the Wild 5K Run & 3K Run/Walk at the Bronx Zoo on April 24th. Check out some reasons why we think you should join in on the fun along with

Partnerships for Parks Celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a Digital Exhibition

  Partnerships for Parks (PfP), a joint program of NYC Parks and City Parks Foundation, is launching its first-ever exhibition, It’s Our Park: 25 Years of Communities in Action on February 17th. The digital photo gallery celebrates the program’s 25 years of public service through nearly 150 photographs that tell the stories of community volunteer groups and the impact they have had on their neighborhoods. Guests can register for this virtual

10 Valentine's Day Weekend Date Ideas in the Bronx

Love is in the air in the Bronx! If you’re looking for some fun ways to celebrate with your Valentine (or Galentine!) this weekend, why not make an itinerary to enjoy? Below are some fun Valentine-themed ideas to add to your plans so you can show love to both your Valentine and The Bronx. Combine a few of these ideas together and it will look like you put a lot

Montefiore Health System and Empire BlueCross BlueShield Announce New Multi-Year Agreement

Montefiore Health System and Empire BlueCross BlueShield recently announced a new multi-year agreement, which will focus on improving access to quality and affordable healthcare in The Bronx and across New York, and will feature several outreach initiatives and community partnerships, such as nutrition services, a mobile health unit, and more. “The new multi-year agreement reached by Montefiore Health Systems and Empire BlueCross BlueShield is a tremendous step towards our goal

Three Meaningful Flower Ideas for Valentine's Day That Aren't Roses

Flowers and Valentine’s Day go hand in hand. And usually, it’s all about the roses. But if you’re looking for some alternative ideas for meaningful flowers to gift someone, we recently connected with Fabiola of Fabulous Blooms Florist Design in the Bronx for some ideas. Orchids Orchids have a long history of being associated with love, luxury, beauty, and strength. Consider grouping orchids in a bouquet this year to give

NYC Middle Schools Returning to In-Person Learning

  Chancellor Richard A. Carranza announced that on February 25th, grades 6-8 can return to in-person learning in NYC schools. A letter went out to parents with information about COVID-19 testing and mandatory consent for students who choose in-person learning. Parents should make sure they have a NYCSA account in order to make sure an updated consent form is on file. Any student who previously chose blended but would like

Bronx Restaurants Offering Super Bowl Sunday Take-Out Specials

Photo: Bronx Alehouse While Super Bowl Sunday might look a little different this year without the large gatherings, that doesn’t mean the food selection has to suffer. If you’re looking for some take-out options for Super Bowl Sunday in the Bronx, we’re sharing a few ideas from local Bronx restaurants. And if you’re a foodie like many of us, be sure to join Food Friends of the Bronx where you

Teen Council Spring Applications Open at The Bronx Museum of the Arts

  The Bronx Museum is seeking teens (ages 14-19) for this four-month virtual paid internship. Explore the arts, be part of a museum, collaborate with your peers, and improve your resume. WHAT IS THE BRONX MUSEUM TEEN COUNCIL? Created in 2005, the Bronx Museum Teen Council provides a paid opportunity for teens to develop art and collaboration skills and engage deeply with the Museum and New York’s contemporary art scene.