Sunday, June 11th, 11:00am to 12:30pm TOURS As part of the celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Gracie Mansion and accompanying the exhibition New York 1942, Bronx native and urban planner in the Office of the Bronx Borough President Sam Goodman will lead a tour of the Grand Concourse. Goodman will provide a history of the Grand Concourse, highlighting the impact of the 1940’s, and explain the development of its
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Sunday, May 7th, 11:00am to 12:30pm TOURS As part of Jane’s Walk Weekend—a series of free guided tours held each year in memory of urban activist Jane Jacobs—Bronx native and urban planner in the Office of the Bronx Borough President Sam Goodman will lead a tour of the Grand Concourse. While visiting key sites along this major thoroughfare, Goodman will provide a brief history of the Grand Concourse and explain
Every time we look around here in the Bronx lately we are seeing people doing great things to help this borough strip free of the negative stereotypes. A new park, a community garden, new stores with excited owners. Slowly but surely we are making the Bronx a beautiful place. In celebration of 100 years of the Grand Concourse’s existence, artist Katie Holten is creating a public art work for
If you’re looking for some good spots to head to the next time it snows, we’ve rounded up a list of some recommended hills in the Bronx. We’ll continue to add to this list as more are suggested or we discover new places- so be sure to bookmark this post. Crotona Park -Fulton Avenue and Crotona Park North This is actually the Bronx location for NYC Park’s Snow Days- which
Join Transportation Alternatives Bronx & Five Borough Bicycle Club on our annual Toy Drive & Christmas Holiday Lights Ride. The Toy Drive will benefit Concourse House, a transitional housing shelter for women and their children. The Holiday Lights Ride will travel through multiple light displays in the Bronx. Toy drive will begin at 3:30pm at the Concourse House, 2751 Grand Concourse. Ride will start at 4:30pm. *Donating to the toy
Our monthly stew of diasporadical flavors is going down August 11th. For those of you that are new, we (Uptown Vinyl Supreme) & CUFA BX get together once a month to bring together experimental sounds to create a delicious stew for your musical palette. CUFA is an organization based out of Brazil where they develop projects in education, environment, culture, and sports. Since 2009 CUFA has developed branches and social
Sunday, Oct. 22 is Tour de Bronx, the largest free cycling event in New York State! Explore historic districts, beautiful waterfronts, lush green ways, and lovely neighborhoods. Participants can choose to enjoy a 25 or 40 mile route. There’s something for everyone. Avid cyclists register for the 40-mile route and ride through City Island, Orchard Beach, Woodlawn Cemetery, Riverdale, and more. Casual riders register for the 25-mile route and ride
Pick up basic winter maintenance supplies, including ice breakers, bags of calcium chloride pellets (salt), and snow shovels, for your registered GreenThumb garden. You must RSVP online at greenthumbnyc.org or by calling our main line at (212) 602-5300 by Oct. 27. Only one pickup is permitted per garden group. If another garden group is picking up for your group, please call the GreenThumb office at 212-602-5300 beforehand to confirm details.
Join your NYPD on August 1 at over 70 locations in each of the five boroughs to take a stand against crime in your neighborhood on National Night Out 2017. Meet members of your local precinct, including the commanding officer, patrol officers, neighborhood coordination officers, crime prevention and youth officers and more. Interact with neighbors, community and local business leaders who all have the common goal of neighborhood safety. Take
Explore the art of Manuel Mendive during an afternoon of family art-making activities in the outdoors. Recommended for children ages 4 to 12 with parent/guardian. Location: Bronx Museum of the Arts 1040 Grand Concourse Bronx, New York 10456 T: 718-681-6000 email@example.com Pre-register tinyurl.com/FAJul2017
Staying home with the kids this summer? Trying to keep them entertained for so many weeks can get expensive. And while you might have some pretty awesome vacations or day trips planned, there’s plenty to do locally without breaking the bank in between. Here’s a list of ideas to stay cool, unplug, and spend some quality time together this summer. Swimming Lessons The New York City Parks Department offers
Where: Grand Concourse between 162nd St. & 170th St. On the last Sundays of each month from May to August, the center lanes of the Grand Concourse starting at 162nd Street will be closed to cars and open to a world of fun with free music, art and fitness programs hosted by organizations from the Bronx and beyond.