May 2021

Weekly Greenmarket Reopening for the Season in the Bronx

GrowNYC’s Bronx Borough Hall Greenmarket will open on Tuesdays for the season, beginning Tuesday June 1st and continuing through November 23rd. Located on 161st Street and Grand Concourse in the Bronx shoppers will find this Greenmarket, which offers fresh, locally grown vegetables, seasonal fruit, local honey, and quality baked goods, alongside Joyce Kilmer Park. To commemorate opening day, members of the Jazz Foundation will perform at market from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 1st.

Five Places in the Bronx to Enjoy Boozy Summer Drinks

By Tyler Shanley As summer creeps closer, New Yorkers are out on the prowl looking for new and exciting restaurants to satisfy their thirst. Here are some of the best restaurants in the Bronx if you’re looking for a refreshing, but boozy drink for the summertime. Freezy’s at The Bronx Public The Bronx Public is a popular, modern bar/restaurant located in none other than the Bronx. Whether you are a

Free Rowing, Sailing, & Bird Watching in the Bronx

We’re so excited that free opportunities to canoe, sail, and bird watch have returned to Hunts Point Riverside Park thanks to Rocking the Boat! Rocking the Boat is a non-profit organization in the South Bronx dedicated to help kids set and achieve their goals. Rocking the Boat is committed to helping its participants: This summer they are returning after the pandemic to hold rowing events every Saturday during the summer.

The Bronx Featured in Fun Places to Eat Near NYC Beaches

Summer officially kicks off in less than a month and you will be hard pressed to find a better way to spend your time than at the beach. New York has several beaches that are lively and filled with New York energy during the summer months. After spending all that energy enjoying yourself at the beach, the Bronx has many amazing restaurants that offer a great variety of different foods.

Five Ways to Enjoy the Bronx Zoo + Membership Promo Code

People from all over the world visit the Bronx Zoo, but we are lucky enough to have it right in our backyard. On any given day we can stop in to see our favorite animals, get a workout in, or plan a day with friends we haven’t seen in a while. With Memorial Day weekend coming up, and summer right around the corner- here’s a quick reminder of the different

New York City School's Re-opening Plans for the Fall

The next school year will see almost everyone return to in-person learning for the first time since March of 2020. With that comes questions from parents about how schools will return and keep their children safe. Recently, the department of education explained their plans for the re-opening to families. The plan is for all 3-K through 12 students to return to in-person learning. Teachers will return to in-person learning as

The Bronx Junior Photo League Free Summer Program Information

Looking for free activities for your teen during the summer? The Bronx Junior Photo League summer program is offering a 6-week long newspaper and zine and photobook-making class for students entering the 7th through 12th grades. The program is completely FREE! In addition, the program is offering two in-person classes and one virtual class. VIRTUAL – Photobook Class [7th – 12th Grade] July 5 – August 11, 2021 Monday +

New York Philharmonic Hosting Three Day Festival Across NYC

The New York Philharmonic’s NY Phil Bandwagon 2 is already underway. The series of four weekend-long festivals across New York City from May 7–30 will be in the Bronx this upcoming weekend. From May 21–23, visitors can head to Father Gigante Plaza in the Bronx at 878 Tiffany Street. The lineup includes: James Lovell and The Afri-Garifuna Music Ambassadors (JLAMA), presented by the Bronx Music Heritage Center,alongside a string quartet of New York Philharmonic

South Bronx Culture Trail Returns for 10th Annual Festival

Throughout the month of June, Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education and Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr will host the 10th annual South Bronx Culture Trail Festival. The festival lasts from June 1 to June 30. Events will be held in multiple locations throughout the Hunts Point and Longwood neighborhoods of the Bronx, with virtual events broadcasted and streamed on social media by BronxNet Community Television. The festival’s theme revolves

Computer Reservations and Browsing Now Available at Some Bronx Library Locations

By: Khaleel Williams The pandemic has taken its toll on every aspect of the city, one of them being the New York Public Library. Libraries are obviously a high-touch place and have been difficult to operate during the pandemic. On a positive note, as restrictions begin to ease, New York City libraries will begin to run more freely. Below is some key information on expanded services at select Bronx locations.

Applications Now Open for Seasonal Jobs & Internships at the Bronx Zoo

  Applications are now open for part time, seasonal, and internship opportunities with the Wildlife Conservation Society- including those at the Bronx Zoo! Join one of the many job families at one of WCS’s four NYC zoos or aquarium. These career opportunities are as diverse and inclusive as the locations, with nearly 4,000 employees worldwide. Opportunities at the Bronx Zoo currently include: Food & Beverage Admissions and Guest Services Retail

Last Chance to Canoe Down the Bronx River for this Year's Amazing Bronx River Flotilla

      This is the last chance to participate in the Amazing Bronx River Flotilla- a 5-mile paddle down the Bronx River and raise funds for the Bronx River! Taking place on Saturday, May 15th, this annual fundraiser helps keep canoeing accessible to 1,000 Bronx youth and families. How does it work? A designated captain will take the lead in forming a team of 6 people (in 3 canoes) to