Bronx News

South Bronx Culture Trail Returns for 10th Annual Festival

Throughout the month of June, Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education and Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr will host the 10th annual South Bronx Culture Trail Festival. The festival lasts from June 1 to June 30. Events will be held in multiple locations throughout the Hunts Point and Longwood neighborhoods of the Bronx, with virtual events broadcasted and streamed on social media by BronxNet Community Television. The festival’s theme revolves

Computer Reservations and Browsing Now Available at Some Bronx Library Locations

By: Khaleel Williams The pandemic has taken its toll on every aspect of the city, one of them being the New York Public Library. Libraries are obviously a high-touch place and have been difficult to operate during the pandemic. On a positive note, as restrictions begin to ease, New York City libraries will begin to run more freely. Below is some key information on expanded services at select Bronx locations.

Applications Now Open for Seasonal Jobs & Internships at the Bronx Zoo

  Applications are now open for part time, seasonal, and internship opportunities with the Wildlife Conservation Society- including those at the Bronx Zoo! Join one of the many job families at one of WCS’s four NYC zoos or aquarium. These career opportunities are as diverse and inclusive as the locations, with nearly 4,000 employees worldwide. Opportunities at the Bronx Zoo currently include: Food & Beverage Admissions and Guest Services Retail

Last Chance to Canoe Down the Bronx River for this Year's Amazing Bronx River Flotilla

      This is the last chance to participate in the Amazing Bronx River Flotilla- a 5-mile paddle down the Bronx River and raise funds for the Bronx River! Taking place on Saturday, May 15th, this annual fundraiser helps keep canoeing accessible to 1,000 Bronx youth and families. How does it work? A designated captain will take the lead in forming a team of 6 people (in 3 canoes) to

Boogie Down Books Launches Outdoor Storytime on Saturdays In and Around the Bronx

  For the 2021 outdoor season, Boogie Down Books is partnering with six different community sites in and around the Bronx. Boogie Down Storytime takes place at 10am EDT every Saturday and will rotate to a different site each week, with audiences able to join in person starting April 24 at Willis Playground, May 1 at the Urban Farm at Randall’s Island, and May 29 on the rooftop at Mottley

City Parks Foundation (CPF) Returns to In-Person Sports Instruction Programming this Spring for Youth

  From April through June, City Parks Foundation will once again offer in-person golf and track and field instruction for kids. They will continue with virtual programming for yoga instruction for adults 60+. Summer sports programs including tennis, golf, and fitness instruction for kids are also scheduled to resume later this July in parks, adhering to all safety protocols. CityParks Golf, presented with The First Tee NYC and Lacoste, offers youth ages

Apply to Become a Lifeguard this Summer in the Bronx

  It’s that time of year again! NYC Parks will be hiring lifeguards for the 2021 summer season. Become a lifeguard at a local pool or beach in the Bronx or another location in NYC. Those interested should make an appointment for the lifeguard qualifying test before it is too late! There are only two testing dates left. To qualify, you must: Be at least 16 years of age by

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