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
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.
The Bronx Polar Bear Plunge is themed on fitness and the environment and also raising awareness and support for this need, and the services for the homeless provided by Bronx Works.
If you’d like to make a contribution toward the homeless services of Bronx Works, please visit their site
Join BronxNet & BronxWorks for the Bronx Polar Bear Plunge Against Homelessness At Orchard Beach on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Come take the plunge in the brisk waters off Orchard Beach or come support the swimmers. Transportation is available courtesy of The Bronx Tourism Council and BronxWorks. (See schedule below for pickup information). To support the homeless, please bring new gloves, socks, hats or scarves to donate to BronxWorks homeless services programs. Donated items may also be dropped off now, through 5:00 PM, Friday, February 13th at the following locations:
- BronxWorks administration office – 60 E. Tremont Ave.
- Classic Community Center – 286 E. 156th St.
- Betances Community Center – 547 E. 146th St.
- Carolyn McLaughlin Community Center – 1130 Grand Concourse
- The Living Room – 800 Barretto St.
- BronxNet Television – Lehman College Campus, 2790 Goulden Ave., Carman Hall, Rm. C19B
- The Bronx Beer Hall – 2344 Arthur Ave.
Below is an itinerary with important info regarding the Bronx Trolley, the after party and much more.
- 9:30 AM: Bronx Trolley transportation pickup. Location: Manhattan – 42nd St. between Lexington & Park
- 10:30 AM: Bronx Trolley transportation pickup. Location: Bronx – Opera House Hotel, 436 E. 149th St., between Bergen & Brook Ave.
- 10:30 AM: BronxWorks transportation pickup. Location: Outside #6 Pelham Bay subway station
- 11:00 AM: Event kickoff/speeches
- 11:30 AM: Safety instructions/warm-ups
- 12:00 PM: The big plunge
- 12:30 PM: Soup served
- 1:30 PM: Bronx Trolley leaves. Destinations: After party, S. Bronx & Manhattan
- 2:00 PM: After Party – Happy hour at Bronx Beer Hall (located inside Arthur Avenue Market, 2344 Arthur Ave.)
Come join Danielle, from Bella Tan Studio, for some wine and cheese while they share their secrets to beauty.
Look and feel good from the inside out with high quality Arbonne products. You can try their Beauty & Wellness products to see and feel the difference after only one use.
If you are looking for an opportunity to make a few extra $$, you can also get information on how you can become a beauty consultant yourself.
The event starts promptly at 7:30 pm at Bella Tan Studios, located at 3166 East Tremont Ave, Bronx NY 10465. For more information, you can call (347) 810-8781.
With locations throughout the Bronx in Hunts Point, Parkchester and Westchester Square, MetroOptics Eyewear has been delivering outstanding eye care services to their patients for more than 35 years. At each location, you will find a compassionate and experienced team of opticians and optometrists who are dedicated to providing high-quality personalized eye care for your whole family. Each location also carries a large selection of affordable eyeglass frames as well as a great selection of designer frames and sunglasses.
Like many eye care facilities, Metro Optics Eyewear accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and most union and 3rd party insurance plans. But, what if you don’t have eye care insurance coverage. Now you have an option!
The team at Metro Optics Eyewear has been busy this holiday season preparing for the Metro Optics Vision Club roll-out. For $99 annually, the Vision Club provides a comprehensive yearly eye exam as well as a pair of single-vision or bifocal glasses from the Vision Club selection. Members are also eligible for discounts on frame and lens upgrades, second pairs, and contact lenses.
If you know of anyone who is neglecting their vision due to lack of benefits, please let them know of this opportunity. Registration is quick and easy online, and all major credit cards are accepted. They also offer discounts on group enrollment – business owners and administrators who are interested in offering the Vision Club as part of their employee benefits package can click here to send an email to John Bonizio.