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Melrose Holiday Parranda!

When: December 21, 2016 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

It’s that time of the year! The Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC) hosts its second annual Make Music New York Winter event in the Melrose section of the Bronx, with a procession or parranda, the Puerto Rican tradition of caroling. Based on the music of plena, and other holiday songs from the island, this festive parade will be led by members of the Bronx music and cultural community, including Jorge

Melrose Parranda and Tree Lighting at Railroad Park

When: December 21, 2016 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: Courtlandt Avenue and East 161st Street (in Railroad Park)

WHEDco will be hosting its second annual Tree Lighting at Railroad Park in Melrose! Join us in celebrating the winter solstice and holiday season in the Bronx with a tree lighting followed by a traditional Puerto Rican parranda caroling procession, led by the BMHC in collaboration with Make Music New York. The tree lighting will take place at 5:00 p.m. in Railroad Park, followed by the Parranda which will begin

Melrose Garden Tour

Saturday August 22nd 1st STOP: 10-11:30am– Story Telling and Poetry at New Melrose Generation Garden 2nd STOP: 12-1:30pm– Healthy Cooking Demo at Vogue Community Garden 3rd STOP: 2-3:30pm– Bomba Dancing at Little Green Garden/ Rock Garden

Neighborhood: Melrose Melrose Guru: Ed Garcia-Conde’   Ed’s Top 10 Restaurant: Bar: Park: Cultural Institution: Coffee Shop: Rooftop: Fitness Activity: Architecture: Place to Read: Kid Friendly Place: One thing it needs:    

100 Things To Do in the Bronx in 2017

  Zipline over the Bronx Zoo Create Victorian Valentine’s Day cards at Bartow Pell Mansion Museum Cross off each of these cheap but delish eats (five bucks and under!) that Bronx food blogger Tameika Lawrence shared on Thrillist Get a group together for the Bronx River Flotilla Attend the Bronx Opera Take a plunge with the Bronx Polar Bears as they dip against homelessness in February Take a Manga/Comic class

WHEDco Bronx Summerfest

When: June 10, 2016 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Friday, June 10th 4:00pm-8:00pm WHEDco Bronx Summerfest 161st St. between Elton Ave. & Melrose Ave.   Join WHEDco for an evening of arts, crafts, games, and fun for the kids as 161st St. is closed off to vehicular traffic. The Bronx Children’s Museum will be there offering an art activity to children.

Bronx Libraries Extend Hours

Grab that library card (or sign up for one!) and head to your local library- many NYC locations just announced they have extended their hours and we have the scoop on the Bronx libraries.   Here is a list of Bronx branches who extended their hours. Check for additional information. Hunts Point Melrose West Farms Francis Martin Jerome Park Sedgwick Mosholu Riverdale Spuyten Duyvil Van Cortlandt Woodlawn Heights High

Getting Involved in 2016

Happy New Year! We are so excited to enter another year here in the Bronx and see what is in store for us. If getting more involved in your community is on your list of resolutions this year, connecting with your local Community Board is a great place to start. In fact, many of the Bronx community boards have Facebook pages that makes staying informed and involved even easier. Let

Holiday Fun: Things to do in the Bronx for the Holidays

Tis the season! Although we hate the cold, the holidays seem to warm everything up! We’ve compiled a list of Holiday Happenings in the Bronx- keep checking back as we continue to add more events to the list.   Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden NOV. 21 2015—JAN. 18 2016 Enchanting model trains zip through a display of 150 landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other

Savor the Bronx: 2015 Restaurant Week

It’s that time of year again! Savor the Bronx! Now is the time to knock off some more Bronx restaurants off your bucket list, Check out who is participating below, information is from                 AMERICAN  ASIAN  FRENCH  HEALTHY  INDIAN  ITALIAN  LATIN AMERICAN  MEXICAN L=Lunch Pre Fixe Menu $16.41   D=Dinner Pre Fixe Menu $20.15 %= 15% off check over $20 for L (lunch)

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