Bronx News

First Apple Store in the Bronx to Open

The Bronx is getting its first Apple store next week! Our friends over at Welcome to the Bronx shared the news. The store will be located at the Mall at Bay Plaza and will open on Friday September 24th at 8am. Apple Mall at Bay Plaza — This new retail location will feature a new area dedicated to Apple Pickup – making it even more convenient for customers in the

Dance Company to Offer Virtual Dance Workshops for Bronx Teens

REDi Dance Co. will be hosting virtual dance workshops during the week of September 23rd to 26th for teen artists who want to learn new skills and spend time creating! Participants will choreograph their own dances, take classes with professional dance artists and develop self-care practices. From Thursday through Saturday, participants will take online classes via Zoom and will celebrate in-person with REDi Dance Company on Sunday September 26th at

Bronx Documentary Center Free Films Fellowship Program

The BDC Films Fellowship Program invites traditionally underrepresented documentary filmmakers to participate in a free year-long documentary filmmaking fellowship at the BDC. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through Tuesday, September 21, 2021. The Bronx Documentary Center (BDC) created BDC Films in response to the lack of support for traditionally underrepresented documentary filmmakers in the Bronx, as well as the changes in storytelling professions that require a broader skillset for

12th Annual New York City Unicycle Festival in the Bronx

The NYC Unicycle Festival, presented by the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, is coming to New York City again this Labor Day Weekend. From September 2 – 5. During this 12th annual event, dozens of one-wheeled riders participate in free outdoor activities in this unique New York City summer tradition. This year’s event will have a somewhat different spin as it spends a day in the Bronx to honor the borough’s own unicycle

Bronx Community Fridge Hosting Unique Brunch on a Bronx Sidewalk

On Sunday, September 19th at 1pm, the Mott Haven Fridge Network will be hosting its first “Brunch on a Bronx Sidewalk” on 141st St. between Crimmins and St. Ann’s (50 mtrs N of 571 E 141st St.). Nearly a year after the first “free food” community fridge debuted in Mott Haven, community members, partners, volunteers, donors, and interns will come together to break bread at the home of the first

Bronx Man is First Lung-Liver-Kidney Transplant Patient in New York State

Raymond Fermin just landed a shot at a basketball court near his home in the Bronx. He is messing around with his best friend, Bernie Fabre, as they dribble past one another, drive to the basket for a layup, and scramble for rebounds. After about 20 minutes, Raymond takes a break, not to catch his breath but to drink some water and revel in the fact that he’s back on

Free Hip Hop Concert Series with First Stop in the Bronx

The “It’s Time for Hip Hop in NYC” concert series —produced by New York City, the Universal Hip Hop Museum, and IDEKO —will feature a dynamic lineup of Hip Hop, Latin freestyle, dance, freestyle, techno, and funk artists in The Bronx, Staten Island, Brooklyn and Queens. In celebration of New York City’s comeback and as part of NYC Homecoming Week, August 14th to 22nd, all concert tickets are free. Free

Last Chance to Experience Eric Carle at the Bronx Zoo

Summer is flying by! And so is your chance to experience the magic of Eric Carle’s World of Wildlife at the Bronx Zoo. So be sure to add a visit to the Bronx Zoo to your end of summer bucket list before it’s too late! And don’t forget we have you covered with a 10% off promo code for Bronxmama readers. Use code BRONXMAMA10 when reserving your tickets HERE. August

Bronx River Alliance Launches New Website

The Bronx River Alliance just relaunched their website, www.bronxriver.org. The new website is easier to navigate, complete with an event calendar, volunteer opportunities, and other interesting information about the Bronx River. There are also some fun Greenway guides to check out. The new guide shows off points of Interest, river features, community spaces, and public parks. There’s also a tree identification guide, bicycling guide, and much much more. Definitely take

Brew at the Zoo Returns to the Bronx Zoo this Fall + Exclusive Offer

Shh! Don’t tell the kids- you’re off to the Bronx Zoo. And this time, there’s beer involved. We are excited to share that the Bronx Zoo’s Brew at the Zoo is back! This September, adults can head to the Bronx Zoo to enjoy beer, wine, cider, and many of their favorite parts of the Bronx Zoo- sans kids. While September feels like it is still a ways away, you know

Bronx Eateries Participating in Annual NYC Restaurant Week

As we head into the weekend and you begin to make plans, don’t forget that NYC Restaurant Week is back! NYC & Company’s NYC Restaurant Week® Summer 2021, is open for reservations at nycgo.com/restaurantweek for dining from Monday, July 19 through Sunday, August 22, 2021, with eateries able to opt in for one, multiple or all five weeks. While we do wish there were more Bronx restaurants participating, below is a list of some great eateries in the Bronx

Bronx Borough President Giving More than $35 Million in Funding

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announced that his office is providing more than $35 million to institutions all across the borough through his Fiscal Year 2022 capital funding allocations. This year, Borough President Diaz will allocate $35,880,000 to 130 total projects. This includes funding for nearly 100 education projects across the borough, park upgrades, healthcare technology, improvements to cultural facilities, the creation of over 900 units of new housing, as well