Tonight: Bronx Calling Exhibit & Cocktails, Latte Art Throwdown, Sunday: Rocking the Bridge

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Now in its fourth cycle, Bronx Calling: The Fourth AIM Biennial features the work of seventy-two emerging artists from the 2016 and 2017 classes of the Bronx Museum’s Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program. AIM provides professional development resources to emerging artists living and working in the New York metropolitan area. Gallery Tour with Artists 6:00pm to 7:00pm Jasmine Murrell, Jayoung Yoon, Coralina Rodriguez Meyer, Dhanni Shenoy, Rosemary Taylor, Clare Churchouse, Sophia.. Read More

6 New Coffee Shops & Cafes to Visit This Fall

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Where there’s beer, there’s coffee? Maybe not, but we tend to enjoy them in that order. Following the arrival of three craft breweries in The Bronx during the past two years, there has also been an increase in new coffee shops and cafes opening their doors for the first time uptown. But, where some might smell dark roasts, others may see signs of gentrification in latte art. Regardless of how you like your coffee (or.. Read More

News Roundup: A Cab Driver Farm Thrives, Public Schools Getting Healthy Food

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Photo Credit: Christian Hansen for The New York Times

What started out as few tomatoes and beans along a thin patch of land 15 years ago is now a thriving community farm of corn, pumpkins, black beans and more a quarter mile long. The farm, located near the Riverdale section of The Bronx, is a marvel to residents and even the community of cab drivers who take care of it. [NYTimes]

FoodCorps, a national service program that connects kids to healthy food in school, announced a partnership Tuesday with Edible Schoolyard NYC to bring the program to 20 New York City public schools, giving students in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan hands-on nutrition lessons and the opportunity to grow, cook and taste fruits and vegetables in school gardens.” [NBC New York]

Fordham Road held its second Food Truck Extravaganza for the summer last weekend, when residents got another taste of cuisines from all over the world. [News 12]

The South Bronx’s first Starbucks is set to open on 161st in Melrose. Unsurprisingly, feelings are mixed since many see the arrival of the coffee giant as a precursor to the borough’s gentrification. However, it will have competition from The Bronx Museum’s newly opened XM Cafe which is supported by mom and pop coffee shop Morris Perk, as well as a few other small business cafes that are set to open in coming months. [Welcome2TheBronx]

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News Roundup: CBKPerk Launches, Bronx Museum Adds a Cafe

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CBKPerk, a collaboration between Morris Perk coffee shop and Charlie’s Kitchen & Bar, launched Tuesday, June 22, 2015 to a waiting crowd of customers. The new effort adds a coffee and breakfast service to Charlie’s, which serves dinner, drinks and a newly launched lunch menu. Morris Perk will be popping up at Charlie’s Mon-Fri, 6:30AM-9:30AM. [Welcome2TheBronx]

The Bronx Museum is opening a cafe. Located in the building’s lobby, the new eatery will serve salads, sandwiches, pastries, wine and coffee and is set to open early August this year. However, since it is nameless, staffers have launched a contest for community members to submit their suggestions. [DNA Info]

This summer a new initiative FarmOn! at The Bronx Zoo wants to know “How Does Your Garden Grow?” Starting this month and every month through October, on Saturdays and Sundays 11AM-4PM, kids can visit a half-acre garden plot at The Bronx Zoo for a hands-on learning experience on growing and eating healthy foods like kale and carrots. [Register-Star]

 

 

 

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