Assuming that you don’t melt by tomorrow as per our third heatwave of summer ’17 (because we might), there are a few happenings that you can add to your agenda this weekend. Saturday, the Bronx Brewery is having a party and where there’s cold beer there’s good times and relief from the heat. But, if you’re looking for something more low-key, popcorn and chill at movie night on Fordham plaza… Read More
The annual Ferragosto Festival, celebrated in Italian culture to mark the end of the harvest season, was held Sunday, September 11 in Little Italy in The Bronx. On Arthur Avenue, from Crescent Avenue to 187 Street, vendors, some with businesses in the neighborhood like Calabria Pork Store and Marrone Pastry Shop & Cafe sold traditional Italian food like arancini, rainbow cake, and a whole roasted hog. Check 13 Instagram photos.. Read More
‘Going back centuries, the Ferragosto tradition recognizes the end of the harvest season and enjoying the fruits of those labors. It is a way for families to engage in the Italian culture. More than 15 years ago, merchants of the Arthur Avenue/Belmont section decided to bring the Italian tradition to The Bronx and beyond to celebrate the culture, music and, of course, the greatest food. The Ferragosto event attracts an average of 20,000 guests from near and far, and that number grows each year.
Ferragoato 2015 was a wonderful and memorable day and Ferragosto 2016 is guaranteed to be even better! This year, we’re also celebrating 100 years of Arthur Avenue —home to generations of family-owned businesses.’ (Edited from it’s original version)
When: Sunday, Sept. 11, from 12pm – 6pm
Where: Arthur Ave, between Crescent Ave and 187 St
Celebrate the last month of spring on Saturday at the Woodlawn Festival, and wind down at Mon Amour cafe with a hot latte and cool jazz tunes on Sunday. Check out the events that request your presence this weekend. Saturday, June 4 “This Saturday, come grab a cold brew or iced matcha tea and stroll the #woodlawspringfestival. We had a great time last year!” – Morris Perk Sunday, June.. Read More
“Get ready to Boogie! On May 29, June 26, July 31, and August 28, 2016, the last Sundays of each month, the center lanes of the Grand Concourse starting at 162nd Street will be closed to cars and open to a world of fun with free music, art and fitness programs hosted by organizations from the Bronx and beyond from 12-4pm.
Boogie on the Boulevard is made possible by New York City Department of Transportation’s Weekend Walks program, and organized by The Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Bronx Neighorhood Health Action Center of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, BronxWorks, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx Health REACH, New York Road Runners, and Transportation Alternatives, in partnership with a volunteer committee of Bronx residents.” – The Bronx Museum
Although this street fair is scheduled for multiple dates this season, you won’t wanna miss the kick off this Sunday featuring a special surprise!
The 44th Precinct Community Council held a 161 Street Food Festival on Friday near Joyce Kilmer Park featuring a host of food vendors. If you didn’t make it out, check out Bronx News 12‘s quick video recap. There might even be another 161 street festival this season so look out for the announcement!
A Feeding the 5000 event was held in Union Square on May 10th by food waste org Feedback. The event featured recipes like ratatouille using cosmetically undesirable and cast-off produce gathered from the Hunts Point Market. The effort to reduce food waste using “ugly vegetables” that are normally discarded is part of an initiative in New York City and D.C. It holds massive food festivals celebrating weird-looking produce where attendees are encouraged to demand change from the food industry. [CityLab]
In light of controversial immigration policies that have been proposed by some GOP politicians this presidential election, a SoBro Mexican restaurant is publically advocating for undocumented immigrants. La Morada‘s owners and staff are undocumented so when they heard Ted Cruz would possibly visit last month they hung a huge sign outside of the restaurant reading “Not One More Deportation” in Spanish and English. Their walls inside are also decorated with pictures of immigrant advocates holding positive signage. They are hoping to send a message to xenophobic policymakers while giving undocumented immigrants a place they are welcome. [ThinkProgress]
Yonkers is one of our favorite neighbors, and the Yonkers Cross County Shopping Center is a main destination for retail therapy for tons of Bronxites—especially those on the northside. The shopping center is always hosting cool summer events and they’re kicking things off this week.
To celebrate SummerFest and the exciting dining options available in Yonkers, Cross County Shopping Center will host a food festival featuring the shopping center’s restaurants/vendors, as well as neighborhood restaurants. The event, sponsored by Applebees, will also feature sips from local breweries. Live music will be provided by the energetic, reggae fusion Royal KhaoZ band.
The following restaurants will be featured at the event:
- Applebees, BGR The Burger Joint, Green Cube, Red Mango, Noodles & Company, Olive Garden, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, Cinnabon, Dolphin Restaurant, DeCosta’s Restaurant, Khangri and La Bella Havana, plus more.
Beer and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for guests, as well as mini cupcakes and a candy bar. Shoppers can purchase a ticket for $20 at the entrance to the Food Tent to sample treats, which will be donated to the Food Bank for Westchester.
When: Thursday, May 19 from 6pm – 8pm
Where: Cross County Shopping Center, 8000 Mall Walk, Yonkers
Admission: $20 for ticket to Food Tent, purchase at entrance.
“The Bronx has quietly become a hot bed for the craft beverage revolution. Join Gun Hill Brewing Company as we bring in the best the borough’s other breweries and distilleries have to offer. We’ll have several local food vendors on site selling food, and local band Rocket Sauce will be performing all afternoon.
There are two ways to participate: You can pay as you go OR, for $30, receive a BX United tasting glass and receive free sample pours all afternoon.”
When: Saturday, May 14 from 1pm – 5pm
Where: The Gun Hill Brewing Co. at 3327 Laconia Ave
Click here to purchase tickets.
JOIN THE FORDHAM ROAD FESTIVAL TO KICK OFF THE FALL SEASON! ONE LAST EVENT BEFORE THE OFFICIAL END OF SUMMER!!
FREE MUSIC, ENTERTAINMENT, GAMES, ACTIVITIES, DANCE PERFORMANCES, CAR SHOW, AND FREE RAFFLES (GRAND PRIZE OF 2 JETBLUE PLANE TICKETS)!
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