Bronx News

Arthur Avenue Brings Back “Piazza di Belmont” to Bronx Little Italy for Weekend Evening Al Fresco Dining

  As warmer weather approaches, “Piazza di Belmont” returns to Arthur Avenue, the piazza-style al fresco dining plan which originally launched during the summer of 2020. Starting Friday night, April 30, 2021 throughout the spring to the fall, Piazza di Belmont will welcome visitors back to their outdoor dining weekend plan on Arthur Avenue which will be closed to vehicular traffic from East 188th Street to Crescent Avenue from 6 pm

Bronx River Alliance Releases Hundreds of Herring into the Bronx River

In their annual fish release, the Bronx River Alliance released hundreds of Alewife Herring into the Bronx River this afternoon. Along with the Wildlife Conservation Society and Department of Environmental Conservation, the Bronx River Alliance went live on Facebook so that folks could still witness the event due to the pandemic. See the video below or watch over on Facebook.     Alewife herring are commonly referred to as river

Five Ways to Enjoy Spring Break in the Bronx

The kids off from school but no time to plan anything? Don’t stress it! Not every outing needs to be a ticketed event or far away destination. Here are some last minute ways to enjoy Spring Break in the Bronx: Enjoy a hike at Van Cortlandt Park Pack a book bag with water and snacks and follow the trails at Van Cortlandt Park. Enjoy hiking to the highest point of

Shake Shack Opening First Bronx Location in Bay Plaza + Gift Card Giveaway

Exciting news for Bronx Shake Shack lovers- the Bronx is finally getting a Shake Shack location on Thursday April 1st. The Bronx is the last borough to finally have a Shake Shack location, and will be located at 344 Baychester Ave in Bay Plaza. Grand Opening Date & Time: Thursday, April 1st at 11 AM The Bay Plaza Shack will be open from 11 AM – 11 PM daily. Dine-in

National Puerto Rican Day Parade Launches Scholarship Program 2021

The National Puerto Rican Day Parade (NPRDP) is now accepting applications for its 2021 National Scholarship Program. For the fourth consecutive year, the NPRDP will award 100 scholarships valued at $2,000 each, for a total $200,000, to exceptional students of Puerto Rican descent that are making a difference in their communities. Applicants must be high school seniors or full-time college/university students in their freshman through junior years in college. “We are excited to

Fully Remote Elementary Students Can Opt into Blended Learning Until April 7th

  Starting Wednesday, March 24th, elementary school students can opt into blended learning at NYC public schools. From March 24th through Wednesday April 7th, parents have another opportunity to opt into blended learning for in-person learning. To opt in, parents can sign up at This form is also used to opt into fully remote learning at any time. Families can also call 311. Middle school and high school parents

COVID-19 Day of Remembrance- New Yorkers Invited to Honor Loved Ones

  The first known COVID-19 death in NYC was confirmed on March 14th 2020. To honor all lives lost since that day, the city will be hosting a day of remembrance on March 14th, 2021. New Yorkers who lost loved ones are invited to share names of photos of those they wish to honor as part of the city’s ceremony. Submit names and photos of loved ones lost to COVID

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

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