Free Book Giveaway for Bronx Children and Teens

Since October 2017, Boogie Down Books®, a bookstore-without-walls for kids, teens, families, and educators in the Bronx, has hosted Fall Into Reading, an annual celebration of youth and community literacy including the distribution of hundreds of free books to children and teens in the Bronx. After hosting a more intimate version of the event during the summer of 2020 amidst the pandemic, this year Boogie Down Books is partnering with

Information on New York's Upcoming Election

Citywide primary elections are taking place on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. Head out to the polls to vote for for Mayor, Public Advocate, Comptroller, Borough Presidents, and City Council. You can also vote early from June 12-22. If you requested an absentee ballot, you have until June 22nd to return your ballot. You can find your early poll site here. You can find your Election Day poll site here. You

Authentic Italian Gourmet Grocery Store in the Bronx

Neighborhood: Belmont | Little Italy The Bronx is filled with hidden gems and family owned businesses that give the borough it’s close-knit feel, and Mt Carmel Gourmet Food is one of those hidden gems. Located in little Italy, this Italian themed grocery store fits right in and is the place to go if you are looking to cook something that tastes like it was made in Italy itself. Whether you

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

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

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

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