2021

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.

NYC & Company Launches The Black Experience in NYC: New Resource Guide Highlighting Black Culture & Experiences

  To celebrate Black History Month, New York City’s marketing and tourism agency, NYC & Company, just launched The Black Experience in NYC. This new permanent resource guide will highlight black culture and experiences throughout the city for both locals and visitors. New York City has the largest Black population of any city in the United States – and  is the most visited urban destination in the US by Black

Bronx Parents Can Apply for an NYC Education Council Seat

    Elections are coming soon for the 2021 NYC Education Councils. Community and Citywide Education Councils (CCECs) offer important advice to the Chancellor and NYC Department of Education. Parents across the city have an opportunity to run for a council and help shape policies and priorities for NYC schools. There is one council for each of NYC’s 32 community school districts, plus four citywide councils. Community Education Councils The

Love Stories from Arthur Ave + Heart Shaped Pizzas!

Rosa and Giancarlo Paciullo of Tino’s Deli Love is in the air on Arthur Ave…. Rosa and Giancarlo Paciullo of Tino’s Deli met in 1973 in Italy. In fact, Rosa and Giancarlo initially were pen pals for a year before meeting in-person on August 2, 1973 and then got married on September 2, 1973- exactly a month later! Today, they have been married for 48 years with 3 kids and 5 grandkids.    

Register For This Free Virtual Charter School Fair

Join the Virtual Charter School Fair on February 6 New York families – it’s school enrollment season! Explore your school choices for the 2021-22 school year at the Virtual Charter School Fair on February 6 from 10:00am-2:00pm. You can meet with local charter school representatives from the comfort of your home, get answers to all your questions and even join live virtual tours. Over 100 schools will be available to speak

Free Wednesday at the Bronx Zoo- Early Ticket Access for Bronxites

The Wildlife Conservation Society wants to make sure that its local community has access to Free Wednesdays at the Bronx Zoo and New York Aquarium before tickets are released to the general public. Bronxites can CLICK HERE and use access code WCSFREE as early as Monday February 1st at 9am to grab tickets for Wednesday February 3rd. Important information about Wednesday tickets: • The Wednesday Bronx Zoo Tickets Store will

Conti's Pastry Shoppe Giving Away 100 Boston Cream Pies to Celebrate 100 Years

  In 1921 Augustino Conti opened an Italian bakery on Morris Park Avenue not long after immigrating from Italy to the Bronx. Now 100 years later, the shoppe is celebrating that moment in history by giving away 100 of their signature Boston Cream Pies over the course of the year. Conti’s fluffy Boston Cream pie, Augustino’s favorite twist on tradition, is still made with his original secret recipe. The bakery

Register for the 13th Annual Run for the Wild 5K & 3K Family Fun Run/Walk at the Bronx Zoo

After pivoting to a virtual event in 2020, we are excited to share that the 13th annual WCS Run for the Wild at the Bronx Zoo will be in person- with new safety protocols of course!  After the year we’ve had, what better way to safely enjoy much needed quality time with friends and family- all while saving wildlife! This year’s participants will have the opportunity to be a part