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Havana Film Festival Screening of Rumba Clave Blen Blen Blen At The Bronx Museum

Kicking off the 16th Annual Havana Film Festival in New York, The Bronx Museum will host a screening of Rumba Clave Blen Blen Blen, followed by a special performance by Dayramir Gonzalez & Habana enTrance. Music by DJ Asho. By paying homage to the grand masters of the genre, Rumba Clave Blen Blen Blen takes us on a historical journey that traces the history of rumba in New York.

Free admission and bar! … »

One of the many models who participated in last year's Bronx Fashion Week / Image by Alex Belisle for Bronx Fashion Week LLC

Bronx Fashion Week 2015 Season Kicks Off At The Old Bronx Courthouse

BRONX, NY—March 26, 2015—Bronx Fashion Week, LLC announced today their 2nd event after last year’s successful and historic first Bronx Fashion Week in the borough’s history. This year the event will be held at the landmark Old Bronx Courthouse in Melrose on May 9th from 5:00PM – 9PM sharing space with No Longer Empty’s exhibition ‘When You Cut Into The Present, The Future Leaks Out’

CEO Flora Montes says “Bronx Fashion Week 2015 will bring forth a fashion celebration providing a platform for top designers and models showcasing collections from The Bronx and across the world.”

The event will feature a VIP Reception and pre-fashion cocktail party, product launches from diverse sponsors, as well as several performances. … »

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Census Estimates Show The Bronx as One of Top 50 Areas in Population Growth In The Country From 2013-14

The Bronx is getting closer its 1970 population peak of 1,471,701 before the great decline began now placing the population at 1,430 million as of 2014.

New data released by the Census Bureau reveals that The Bronx is among the top 50 areas and counties in the country that grew numerically in population between 2013 and 2014 with a gain of nearly 11,000. According to the data, Brooklyn (19,000), and Queens (18,000) were also among the top 50 in the nation. … »

Bronx River House / Courtesy of Kiss+Cathcart, Architects

Residents Celebrate The Bronx River

Last night at Bronx River Alliance 2015 Assembly, Bronxites came out to Hostos Community College to celebrate one of our most precious resources: The Bronx River.

Much like The Bronx, the river itself has gone through its ups and downs and is going through some major transformations and last night, residents were able to watch some slideshow presentations catch up on some of the bigger projects going on including the construction of Bronx River House which will be the new home of the Bronx River Alliance once it opens (hopefully) in October of this year. … »

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Bx200 Bronx Visual Artist Directory Launch Party Tomorrow at The Bronx Museum

Join Bx200 tomorrow at The Bronx Museum of the Arts from 6pm – 9pm as they hold their official launch of their directory of Bronx artists. The evening will be a fun celebration of the Arts in The Bronx as the group will have a slideshow from our wonderful, artistic community and John “Crash” Matos of WallworksNY will be on hand as a guest speaker.

Oh and did we mention that Morris Perk will be on hand providing their amazing coffee? … »

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Historic Poe Cottage Now Open 4 Days A Week

The 203 year old house in the village of Fordham where the great poet Edgar Allan Poe spent the last years of his life is now open 4 days a week for all to enjoy and absorb the history of this celebrated man and his life. Visitors can now enjoy a visit to the cottage on Thursdays and Fridays from 10AM – 3PM, Saturdays from 10AM – 4PM, and Sundays from 1PM – 5PM.

More details below in the press release issued by the Bronx County Historical Society who manages this great, historic treasure of our borough: … »

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Press Release: Exhibition opens at Old Bronx Borough Courthouse on April 23

New York, March 20, 2015 – No Longer Empty (NLE) is pleased to present When You Cut into the Present the Future Leaks Out at the Old Bronx Borough Courthouse. Curated by Regine Basha for NLE, the exhibition is one of seven projects to receive the Neighborhood Challenge Award. Built 1905–1914 and attributed to architects Michael John Garvin and Oscar Florianus Bluemner, the Courthouse, once boasting granite floors, lavish stairways, and bronze doors, remains adorned by a statue of Lady Justice. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Bronx County, the Beaux Arts-style building has been shuttered for 37 years. … »

Hunts Point Express – Panel debates business’ environmental impacts

The city should require commercial businesses to implement eco-friendly policies and practices before moving operations to the South Bronx, a prominent nonprofit leader said Wednesday afternoon.

More employment opportunities are needed in the area, but how those jobs are created should have minimal harm on the environment, said Kellie Terry, executive director of The Point Community Development Corporation during a panel hosted by the Center for Bronx Nonprofits at Hostos Community College. The city should reform its zoning and land review processes so that businesses are required to perform environmental impact analyses of their operations before city agencies approve applications, she said. … »

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TOMORROW 3/19 at 1040 LOUNGE: THE BRONX IS VOGUING—25th Anniversary of Paris Is Burning

In honor of its 25th Anniversary, the film Paris is Burning will be screened at the Bronx Museum, followed by a Q&A led by BronxWorks’ Sexual Health Promotion Through Youth Leadership youth as well as a Voguing Workshop led by Visual AIDS artist Kia LaBeija. The iconic film provides a dynamic and intimate portrait of the Harlem drag balls of the 1980s, where rival fashion “houses” competed for trophies and cash prizes in categories like “face,” “femme queen realness” and “voguing.” Winner of a Sundance Grand Jury Prize, Paris is Burning celebrates how African-American, Latino, gay, and transgender New Yorkers, for whom racism, poverty, and homophobia were daily struggles, created a world of sustenance and joy. Presented in collaboration with Visual AIDS (visualaids.org) and BronxWorks.
We will be joined by a number of community partners, including HealthPlus Amerigroup, Planned Parenthood, and Tantalizing Productions, Inc., who will offer hand outs and more information on sexual health and wellness. … »

Mapping the Crucial Developments That Will Reshape the Bronx – Development Watch – Curbed NY

Welcome2TheBronx teamed up with Curbed to help identify several major projects in The Bronx that are considered to be game changers in our borough.

For decades, the Bronx has been ignored in the larger conversation of a changing New York City. But as big developers like Chetrit Group and Greystone turn their eyes north, and Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announces his lofty desires for creating a Brooklyn Bridge Park-style public space along the Harlem River, it seems like momentum is starting to build around the fledgling borough. “The South Bronx has experienced an unprecedented amount of capital flowing in the past years over some major developments,” Ed García Conde of Welcome2theBronx tells Curbed. … »