Now in it’s 45th year, Bronx Week 2016 promises to be an amazing celebration of everything that makes this borough great.
Everyone is invited to this year’s celebration, which will take place from May 5 through May 15, and will feature community events, festivities, and fun in every corner of the Bronx.
The Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (BOEDC) and the Bronx Tourism Council have put together some great events for Bronx Week that the whole community can take part in and enjoy, including historical tours of the borough’s neighborhoods.
Also in the lineup are some events that have been enormously popular in previous years. These include:
Centenarian Celebration: The 6th Annual Bronx Week Centenarian event takes the time to honor the longevity of area role models and the ones who have paved the way for current residents. Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. celebrates Bronxites that have lived nearly a century. Thursday, May 5th, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. $35
The 18th Annual Bronx Bankers’ Breakfast: Keynote Speaker Hon. Kathy Hocul, Lt. Governor of New York State, will address the business and financial industry on the micro and macro implications of economic development in The Bronx and how it impacts the rest of the State of New York. Over 400 financial leaders, business owners, real estate brokers, accountants, attorneys, and technical assistance providers will come together to meet lenders actively working on behalf of businesses and aquire information on BICNY’s 504 Loan Program. Friday, May 6th, 8:30 a.m. – 11: 30 a.m. $75 in advance, $80 at the door.
The Bronx Food & Farm Trolley Tour: Celebrate The Bronx! This tour will visit The New Roots Community Farm on the historic Grand Concourse. In addition to food and honey production, the site features bioswales, a rain garden and landscape elements that capture and manage storm water while providing native plant habitat. Next, you’ll dine under the trees next to the casita at El Coqui Community Garden. Last, but not least, you’ll have a chance to visit the gardeners and chickens at Taqwa Community Farm. You will have the option to leave by walking across the scenic and recently restored Highbridge, back to Manhattan. Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. $30.
Family and Senior Day: Welcome to Bronx Week Senior Day. This event honors Senior Advisory Board Members who have dedicated their time by volunteering five days a week at their local Neighborhood Senior Center. Thursday, May 12th, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Health Day: “I am #not62,” is a day of celebration of total mind and body wellness. The office of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and the Bronx Health Link invite everyone to come and celebrate health by engaging in a day of physical activities, prevention, and nutrition. “I am #not62” is a call to action to promote complete wellness for all of those who live, work, pray, and play in the Bronx by encouraging all to take the pledge and become ambassadors of health, both individual and for their communities. Various activities for all ages will take place in locations throughout The Bronx. Friday, May 13. Free.