June 2021

Free Music Celebration in the Bronx

Make Music Day returns to New York City on the summer solstice for its 15th year. In addition to all five boroughs of New York City, Make Music Day will be celebrated in over 90 cities across the US this year with free, outdoor musical events on, Monday, June 21, 2021. The all-day musical celebration on the longest day of the year brings New Yorkers of all styles, ages and

Bronx Safety And Security Tips For Families At Shopping Malls

Schools will be letting our kids out soon for the summer, so it’s essential to equip them with security tips to keep everyone safe. These tips are meant to protect the children in the family, and as parents, we need to teach them what they can do. Malls and shopping centers are a haven for losing track of your children. It’s easy to lose sight of them when they’re off

Volunteers Needed! Deliver Food to Community Fridges in Upper Manhattan & The Bronx

Since the pandemic, the community has come together in ways we couldn’t have imagined. One way is via community fridges- we’ve shared a list of Bronx locations with you before. One fridge we’ve highlighted in the past is Mott Haven Fridge. Aside from the tremendous work they’re doing at their actual fridge site, the folks from Mott Haven Fridge help save food from the Hunts Point Terminal Market that would

In the Heights Inspires Tourism Partnership & Highlights Local Neighborhoods

By Khaleel Williams NYC & Company (New York City’s marketing and tourism agency) just launched its new content platform, “The Latino Experience in NYC,” in conjunction with a partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures surrounding the release of In The Heights which was set and filmed in Washington Heights. The Latino Experience in NYC includes: behind the scenes footage and special content from In The Heights featuring exclusive interviews with the cast and the film’s creative team

Summer Learning 2021: Virtual Summer Camp | The New York Public Library

It is almost officially summer time and as more businesses are opening up without COVID-19 restrictions, many parents are looking for summer programs for their children. If you can relate, keep reading! Starting June 5th the New York Public Library will be opening its summer learning program, featuring a KidsLIVE! author talk with Christian Robinson, who is the author and illustrator of “You Matter” and “Last Stop on Market Street”.

Youth Soccer Program in the Bronx Kicks Off Fundraiser

By Tyler Shanley If you are a fan of soccer, you definitely would have known about the Champions League Final last week, but have you heard of the South Bronx United soccer program? The SBU Academy uses travel soccer as the force behind providing kids from middle school to high school seniors with academic enrichment, tutoring, mentoring, and a path to graduating high school and going on to college. As

Bronx Students Host Photography Exhibition at Bronx Documentary Center

The Bronx Junior Photo League are holding both a virtual and in-person exhibition in order to showcase the work of their photographers. The events are being held by the Bronx Documentary Center and almost 50 projects will be showcased. The on site exhibition will be from June 5th to June 20th at the Bronx Documentary Center. Beginning in October 2020, students in the Bronx Junior Photo League (BJPL), the Bronx

Bronx Dad Creates Customized Dominoes in Unique Etsy Shop

When Danny Pacheco lost his job during the 2020 holiday season due to the pandemic, he knew he needed to figure out a way to make up for the loss income. Luckily Danny was no stranger to the entrepreneurial hustle– with a background of family photography and a seasonal Coquito business. So, with the Bronx being home to some of the most dedicated dominoes players, he tried his hand at

Free Bronx Day on Governors Island + Free Ferry Service from the Bronx to Governors Island

On Saturday June 19, Governors Island will be welcoming Bronx residents to enjoy a great day at one of NYC’s most beautiful places. Participants will receive free roundtrip transportation to the Island via ferry boat shuttle from Soundview in the Bronx. A picnic lunch, courtesy of Great Performances, will be provided for all participants departing from Soundview. On the Island, Bronx Day attendees will enjoy free bike rentals; complimentary ice

New Bronx Metro-North Stations Survey + Remote Open House

Since launching the Bronx Metro-North Study in 2018, the Department of City Planning has held a variety of public events to listen and learn about what’s important to you regarding new Metro North service planned for the East Bronx. Now, the Bronx Metro-North Study (BMNS) Team is inviting Bronxites to a BMNS Remote Open House to continue the conversation about New York City’s station-area planning to prepare the Bronx for new Metro-North

Walk-In Covid-19 Vaccination + FREE Zoo Tickets Available at the Bronx Zoo

The Bronx Zoo now has one more reason for people to visit as they are now a walk-in vaccination site for New Yorkers. Vaccines will be offered Monday through Friday from 10am to 5pm until June 30th. The Bronx Zoo is offering the Pfizer vaccine. The Pfizer vaccine is eligible for everyone 12 and up. The city is hopeful this will incentivize New Yorkers to get the vaccine. Eligible participants