Bronx Spotlight

Netflix Releasing Documentary on Hurricane Maria by Bronx-Based Director

  On May 24th, Netflix will be releasing After Maria, a Netflix Original Documentary on Hurricane Maria. Directed by Nadia Hallgren, the documentary is executive produced by Academy Award winner Roger Ross Williams and had its world premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. About After Maria In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria’s catastrophic destruction in 2017, three Puerto Rican women and their families are caught between worlds as their FEMA housing

Loving the Bronx: A Community Forum Hosted at The Andrew Freedman Home

  On Sunday April 28th, Bronxites gathered inside The Andrew Freedman Home for a discussion on the arts and social responsibility. After deciding not to host the controversial It’s The Bronx event back in March, The Andrew Freedman Home decided it was important to bring the art community together to discuss some of the key issues Bronx artists are facing. Watch the full forum below, which was live streamed on

150 Things to do in the Bronx in 2019

  What’s on your Bronx bucket list for this year? Here are 150 things to do in the Bronx in 2019- feel free to add your own and keep it going! Plan some fun adventures around the city with NYC Ferry Find a local playgroup or meetup group to meet local moms and their kids Spend the day at Nature Trek at the Bronx Zoo Catch traveling coffee shop Morris

The NYC Ferry Soundview Route Launch- Route Information and Travel Ideas

We are so excited to share that Hornblower’s NYC Ferry service is officially in the Bronx! The Soundview Route launched Wednesday at 6:30 am for Bronx commuters-stopping at E. 90th St. and E. 34th St. before it’s last stop at the Wall St./Pier 11 Landing. You can check out our Instagram Stories over on @bronxmama_com to get a firsthand look at the views, and you can learn more about the

College Students from the Bronx Part of Guided Tour Program at the American Museum of Natural History

  If you visit the American Museum of Natural History this summer, you might run into some college students native to the Bronx who are part of a program where they guide hundreds of camp group visitors on unusual, one-of-a-kind tours through the halls of the American Museum of Natural History. The program is called the Museum Education and Employment Program (MEEP) and participants create imaginative guided tours for day campers through

A New Corpse Flower Will Soon Bloom and Release Its Infamous Stench at NYBG

  Anyone who missed the last time an Amorphophallus titanum bloomed at The New York Botanical Garden will now have an opportunity to witness this rare spectacle.  A new specimen of the horticultural marvel—one of the largest flowers in the world—is on display in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory and about to bloom. Known as the corpse flower, it releases an infamous odor, which some have described as similar to the smell of  rotting

Where To Find 6 Beautifully Painted Pianos in the Bronx

The 7th Annual Sing for Hope Pianos has once again brought beautiful painted pianos to the 5 boroughs, with 6 being in the Bronx. This year, Sing for Hope teamed up with MINI USA for #DrivingHope, a partnership motivated by their shared passion for bringing creativity to communities. MINI USA created a piano on wheels – the #MINIPiano which will travel to pop-up concerts featuring special guests around the five boroughs from June 4-24. The Sing

Goya Foods Presents $75,000 Check to Support the Latino Concert Series at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts and Donates 2,800 Pounds of Food to Food Pantry of Lehman College

  Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic owned food company in the United States, presented a $75,000 check in support of the Latino Concert Series at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, and announce a food donation of 2,800 pounds to the college’s food pantry for students in need at the INDIA concert with special guest Michael Stuart on Saturday, May 12th, 2018 at 8 p.m. The donation is part of Goya

THE POINT to receive $500,000 award towards community WiFi project: Free Hunts Point Community WiFi.

THE POINT CDC has been named one of the Citi Foundation’s 2018 Community Progress Makers. THE POINT joins nonprofit organizations from around the country who are committed to driving economic opportunities in their communities. As a member of the 2018 Community Progress Makers cohort, THE POINT will receive $500,000 award, which will be used to sustain our soon-to-be constructed community WiFi project: Free Hunts Point Community WiFi. In 2013, the

Bronx mom, YMCA teach adaptive swimming classes for children on autism spectrum

Photo Credit: Linda Rosier Spending time in the water has always been comforting and natural for Rima Izquierdo. But sharing that experience with her children was a different story. The Bronx mom, who has two young sons on the autism spectrum, searched high and low for a swim program that accommodated their needs with no success. Finally, Izquierdo found the Bronx Y and its adaptive swim program. More importantly, she

Composting Traditions From Around the World Are Flourishing in the Bronx

NYU student Fahad Faveed recently shared some an interesting film on composting in the Bronx. Kelly Street and River Garden are two of a growing number of Bronx-based gardens that are composting. Today, as many as 53 community gardens in the borough are actively composting, estimated Kathy Vazquez, the NYC Compost Project’s project coordinator. See the rest of the article here and see the film below. The film is part