Bronx News

1000 Volunteers to Beautify Parks Across the City

Approximately 1000 volunteers will gather in local parks across New York City on Saturday, October 16th for Fall IMP-act Day—an annual citywide park beautification day—to begin planting nearly 70,000 daffodil bulbs in all five boroughs. In recognition of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, many of these bulbs will be planted in remembrance of the victims of 9/11 through the Daffodil Project. Led and organized by Partnerships for Parks (PfP), a joint

Bronx Kid's Spa Now Offering Doll & Me Services

Calling all princesses! You can now bring your doll along for some pampering when visiting Pink Princess Nails spa in the Bronx. Located in Westchester Square, Pink Princess nails is a children’s spa and party boutique. In addition to their birthday party services, kids can also stop in for fun spa services- including their new Dolled Up Service. Pink Princess Nails’ dolled up services are available for girls who come

New PBS Series Alma's Way Set in the Bronx

ALMA’S WAY, a new animated series from Fred Rogers Productions, premiered on October 4th. The series is created by the Bronx’s own Sonia Manzano, beloved by generations as “Maria” on Sesame Street. About the show: Inspired by Manzano’s own childhood, ALMA’S WAY centers on 6-year-old Alma Rivera, a proud, confident Puerto Rican girl who lives in the Bronx with her family among a diverse group of close-knit friends and community members. Infused with Manzano’s

New York Public Library Eliminates Late Fines

We’re sharing some good news from your local library! New York City’s three library systems–New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public LIbrary, and Queens Public Library–will no longer be charging late fines on books and other circulating materials, eliminating a barrier to access and ensuring that all New Yorkers, especially those in low income neighborhoods, have free and open access to knowledge and opportunity. All prior late fees from patron accounts have

Halloween Magic at the Bronx Zoo's Boo at the Zoo

What are some of our favorite things about Fall in the Bronx you ask? Aside from beautiful foliage on the Bronx River and crisp autumn walks at Orchard Beach, we’d have to say Boo at the Zoo! Our family has made this annual Bronx Zoo event an October tradition since our now 15 year old was little, and we’re still going strong with her little sister Gia. If you’re wondering

Halloween Fun in the Bronx

Are you officially in the fall spirit? The temperature has dropped, apples and pumpkins are being picked- and Halloween is right around the corner. So we’ve gathered up a fun list of things to do in the Bronx in the spirit of Halloween, so you can celebrate all month long. We’ll continue to add to this list as more events hit our desk. Trick or Treat Trek at Bartow Pell

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