25th Annual Bronx Day at the New York Botanical Gardens


The 25th Annual Bronx Day at the New York Botanical Gardens with Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is slated for May 30th, 2015 at the  Clay Family Picnic Pavilions. The event, which starts at 11:00 AM and finish at 3:00 PM, will include musical entertainment, face painting and other events for the family, and Informational Kiosks.

Parking for the event is $15, but the required advance tickets to the park are FREE To receive your free tickets, send a self addressed, stamped envelope with the number of tickets (maximum 6) to: 

Elizabeth Figueroa, Director of Community Relations
New York Botanical Gardens
2900 Southern Blvd
Bronx, New York  10458-5126

For more information, please call (718) 817-8990 .   To view the flyer, click here –> 

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Tennis Anyone?


Who would have thought that you could find a great place to enjoy a game of tennis right here in The Bronx.

Nestled in the Throggs Neck section of The Bronx, you’ll find the New York Tennis Club.  You’ll feel like you’re in the suburbs as you enjoy the shaded lawns, flowerbeds and deck areas, and a clubhouse surrounding the six Har-Tru tennis courts.  The clubhouse comprises a cozy lounge, indoor eating facilities, lockers, showers, tennis supply shop, racquet-stringing services and a TV/Game Room.  With plenty of on site parking, you’ll be able to enjoy your play as soon as you get to the club.

Unlike most clubs, the New York Tennis Club does NOT charge any additional court fees, so members can have the flexibility to play at will — and as often as they choose.

Members generally arrive at their convenience and find others ready for play, or they may also arrange games in advance so you know exactly what time your singles or doubles game will start. Play is unlimited all day long! Our friendly game-arranger coordinates a round-robin scramble every Tuesday and Thursday morning for all players at all levels, and weekend games and tournaments, too.

The New York Tennis Club officially opens for the outdoor summer season on May 9, 2015, but they are offering a low new-member introductory rate during this winter season, which I assume is before May 9, 2015.

The club, located on 3081 Harding Avenue in the Bronx will have two open house events this April where visitors can meet, greet, play & learn about the LOW new-member introductory rates (HALF PRICE SUMMER RATE FOR FIRST-TIME WINTER JOINERS). The first open house will be on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 1PM to 3PM and the second open house will be on Sunday, April 26, 2015 from 1PM to 3PM. The events will include snacks and round robin tennis matches.  For more information, you can call the club at (718) 239-7919.

In round robin matches, players are organised into groups of three or four players and compete against all other members of the group. 

Open House Flyer

Open House Flyer




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Bronx Business Bridge To Success

Grand Opening - Bronx Business Bridge
Bronx Business Bridge, a business incubator with sponsorship from Lehman College and the New York City Economic Development Corporation, helps entrepreneurs realize their dreams of starting a business. Startups, as well as businesses expanding in the Bronx and New York City,  will receive the necessary business services to guide participants as they develop strategic business plans for their startup. In addition to meeting office space needs, Bronx Business Bridge offers a full suite of business management support services, training on business fundamentals, and access to a loan program and early stage capital for eligible participants.

The following is a list of some of the services Bronx Business Bridge provides:

  • Flexible office space
  • Access to experienced mentors from the New York financial, business, and legal community
  • A Certificate In Entrepreneurship tailored specifically for startup entrepreneurs
  • Networking opportunities
  • Workshops on marketing, legal, and tax issues
  • Connections to market products and services to local institutions
  • Technical advice and assistance from industry experts and Lehman College faculty
  • Access to a select group of interns from Lehman College

Pre-Applications for our next cohort are available now. Contact us at or 718-960-4684 for more information.   Pre-Apply Online for the Bronx Business Bridge

For more information on the program, please visit NYCEDC and Lehman College


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BronxWorks Newsletter – February 2015

The following newsletter is brought to you by Bronxworks, an organization that helps individuals and families improve their economic and social well-being.


The New York Community Trust Continues Collaborations with BronxWorks

The New York Community Trust has had many partnerships with BronxWorks and has supported several programs. This past fall, the Trust approved a $45,000 Healthy Neighborhoods planning grant for BronxWorks. One of a select number of Bronx-based organizations to receive Healthy and Livable South Bronx funding, the grant will enable BronxWorks to develop strategies designed to improve health outcomes in the Mott Haven section of our borough, a community characterized by high rates of asthma, diabetes, and other chronic health conditions. Ms. Kimberley Wong, who has a master’s degree in public health will oversee the effort.  Read more >>>

BronxWorks Joins Forces With Bank Street College to Provide Graduate Courses in the Bronx

Are you an early learning professional in the Bronx seeking credits towards a master’s degree? This coming September you will be able to take classes taught by the faculty of Bank Street College at the BronxWorks Carolyn McLaughlin Community Center at 1130 Grand Concourse. The five-story, 42,500 square foot building, which has an Early Childhood Learning Center, a computer lab, and several classrooms, will offer graduate classes for the autumn 2015 semester.  Read more >>>

Jobs-Plus Expands

Jobs-Plus is a program BronxWorks operates in three New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) complexes that cover the South Melrose and Mott Haven sections of the South Bronx. Started in 2011 with support from the Social Innovation Fund and the Mayor’s Fund for New York City, its purpose is to increase the earnings, savings, and employment capacity of working-age residents in public housing.  Read more >>>

Dip Against Homelessness

This Valentine’s Day BronxWorks partnered with the Bronx Polar Bears Club to raise awareness about homelessness. On Saturday, February 14th, the Bronx Polar Bears braved the winter waters of Long Island Sound to remind us of the challenges of living on the street. Their five minute dip was symbolic of the bone-chilling cold homeless men and women must deal with every minute of each day in the winter.  Read more >>>

Staff Profile: Lisette Nieves: “I’ve Always Been in Education”

From her first job long before joining BronxWorks to her new position as director of the Department of Children & Youth, Lisette Nieves’ career has followed the same trajectory. “I’ve always been with community-based organizations; I’ve always been in education,” she says.

Lisette, who proudly notes, “I was born and raised in the Bronx and will always be part of this community,” earned her BA in 1992 from Wesleyan University, including a college-sponsored semester in Spain.  Read more >>>

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A Blood Shortage in NYC

The following letter from Stacey Cumberbatch, the ‎Commissioner at NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services, was recently sent out to city agencies throughout the NYC area.  The links below are intended for city employees. To find a donor location for the general public in or near The Bronx, please visit the NY Blood Drive search page.


Dear Co-Workers,

The recent inclement weather has led to a mass cancellation of blood drives across our region with more than 3,000 scheduled donations lost the largest single loss since Superstorm Sandy.

The New York City Blood Program has always depended on City workers in helping to maintain our area’s blood supply. Last year nearly 42,000 life-saving blood donations were made by City employees. It’s a record we can all be proud of which is why I am asking you to consider donating now.

Donating blood takes less than one hour and has the potential to save up to three lives! City employees with O-negative blood type, or “universal donors,” are especially encouraged to donate, as your blood can be used in emergencies.

The NYC Employee Blood Program holds blood drives almost every day at City agencies throughout the five boroughs. Visit city locations to see a list of drives taking place over the next couple weeks. Or, you can call (800) 933-BLOOD (2566) or visit

Thank you for your support of this vital cause.

DCAS Commissioner Stacey Cumberbatch
Chair of the NYC Employee Blood Program




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