Bronx News

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

Free Bronx Day on Governors Island + Free Ferry Service from the Bronx to Governors Island

On Saturday June 19, Governors Island will be welcoming Bronx residents to enjoy a great day at one of NYC’s most beautiful places. Participants will receive free roundtrip transportation to the Island via ferry boat shuttle from Soundview in the Bronx. A picnic lunch, courtesy of Great Performances, will be provided for all participants departing from Soundview. On the Island, Bronx Day attendees will enjoy free bike rentals; complimentary ice

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

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.

Free Rowing, Sailing, & Bird Watching in the Bronx

We’re so excited that free opportunities to canoe, sail, and bird watch have returned to Hunts Point Riverside Park thanks to Rocking the Boat! Rocking the Boat is a non-profit organization in the South Bronx dedicated to help kids set and achieve their goals. Rocking the Boat is committed to helping its participants: This summer they are returning after the pandemic to hold rowing events every Saturday during the summer.

The Bronx Featured in Fun Places to Eat Near NYC Beaches

Summer officially kicks off in less than a month and you will be hard pressed to find a better way to spend your time than at the beach. New York has several beaches that are lively and filled with New York energy during the summer months. After spending all that energy enjoying yourself at the beach, the Bronx has many amazing restaurants that offer a great variety of different foods.

Five Ways to Enjoy the Bronx Zoo + Membership Promo Code

People from all over the world visit the Bronx Zoo, but we are lucky enough to have it right in our backyard. On any given day we can stop in to see our favorite animals, get a workout in, or plan a day with friends we haven’t seen in a while. With Memorial Day weekend coming up, and summer right around the corner- here’s a quick reminder of the different

New York Philharmonic Hosting Three Day Festival Across NYC

The New York Philharmonic’s NY Phil Bandwagon 2 is already underway. The series of four weekend-long festivals across New York City from May 7–30 will be in the Bronx this upcoming weekend. From May 21–23, visitors can head to Father Gigante Plaza in the Bronx at 878 Tiffany Street. The lineup includes: James Lovell and The Afri-Garifuna Music Ambassadors (JLAMA), presented by the Bronx Music Heritage Center,alongside a string quartet of New York Philharmonic

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.