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
Real estate developer Keith Rubenstein—whose investment projects include South Bronx Italian restaurant La Grata, Filtered Coffee, and fashion boutique 9J—gave updates on his planned food hall at 9 Bruckner Boulevard in an interview with the Commercial Observer. We first reported on the Bruckner food hall last summer but heard little of it since. Rubenstein says that they are currently designing it and it will include a big brewery, tasting room, and rooftop beer garden. They are also interviewing food vendors, though they have their own food concepts and lounges planned as well. [Commercial Observer]
Bronx-based business Baldor Specialty Foods was featured in a recent article by Popular Science on entrepreneurs fighting food waste in innovate ways. The company’s subsidiary Baldor Fresh Cuts supplies kitchens with cut-to-order produce. The resulting waste like carrot tops and peels, onion skins, pineapple cores, romaine leaves and watermelon rinds are given to chefs who make them into healthy cookies, juices, nutritional supplements, and croutons. Baldor’s food waste program is called SparCs (“scraps” spelled backwards). The company also designed a nutritional supplement made from dehydrated and pulverized leavings from twenty different vegetables sold under its private label, Urban Roots, that can be sprinkled on roasted vegetables and added to other foods . [Popular Science]
Marble Hill is the latest Bronx neighborhood to get its own food garden. The garden is located across the street from the Marble Hill Houses. Tenants from the NYCHA buildings can grow foods of their choice, like lettuce, spinach, cauliflower, eggplant, and pumpkins. The project is intended to not only feed residents, but to also educate them about where their food comes from and the benefits of investing in their community. The plants are expected to be ready by September when residents plan to have a community harvest and potluck. [Bronx News 12]
“We’re launching a one week “All in One” Kickstarter Campaign! The funds raised will go towards including a “History of Hip Hop” component to our Roots & River Kids Summer Cultural Arts Program. Hip Hop, a musical form – and way of life – born in the Bronx, has become a powerful force of social justice around the world. We are committed to empowering our Bronx youth by educating them on the rich history of this movement – and sharing with them the skills to perform. The funds raised will specifically go towards purchasing turntables and an instructor, so the children can create their own music and perform at our end of summer recital.” – Sweet Water Dance & Yoga
When: Monday, March 27 at 6:30 PM
Where: (the orange door ) 876 Gerard Avenue, 2nd Floor
Charity Fundraising Event
Bronx Foxy Pet, Eddie’s Wheels & IceHouse Cafe
When: November 21 at 4pm (rain date November 22)
Where: The IceHouse Cafe Back Clubhouse
Admission: $25 per person
Help Bronx Foxy Pets raise money for pets with disabilities. Owners whose dogs have lost use of their front or rear legs but cannot afford a cart will get much-need wheel chairs provided by Eddie’s Wheels.
Dogs are free as long as polite and on a leash and up to date with inoculations. Unlimited mimosas and appetizers will be served! Come and have fun with other doggie families for a good cause.
Call 917-693-1133 for more info.
Friends of Pelham Bay Park, The Bronx Beer Hall and Turtle Grove Golf Center
The Great Bronx Brewfest
in celebration of Octoberfest
Sunday October 18, 2015 from 11am-6pm at the Turtle Cover Golf Center (1 City Island Road)
Celebrate OctoberFest-Style with Great Food, Craft Brews and Cool Music, Discounted Mini-golf and Batting Cages, Bounce House, Face painting, Free giveaways while supplies last and more
Craft Beers presented by THE BRONX BEER HALL
Admission is $15 adults (includes one $5 food ticket to be used in the OctoberFest Tent) and Free for Kids 12 and under
Proceeds benefit Friends of Pelham Bay Park
Purchase tickets at Eventbrite
For more information, call: 718-430-4685 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Next Saturday, June 20th 2015, sports fans, and anyone who loves a good beer and barbecue, will want to check out the Annual Gilder Yankees Tailgate at Yankee Stadium. The event is being held to raise funds for teams in the City Island Little League. It’s 5 hours of beer (of course), music, drinking games and good company, while the menu reads like a meat-lovers paradise.
* Cheeseburgers: we serve 6oz Pat Lafrieda fresh ground blend of chuck/brisket/short rib
* Sabrett’s hot dogs: served with red onion sauce, kraut, relish, Chicago hot giardiniera
* Italian Chicken Sausage and Peppers: we use Italian sausage from the best pork store in NYC, Esposito’s, along with yellow and orange peppers from Holland. We grill the sausage on site and serve whole links, not sliced up coins in an oil slick like the other guys! Served with fresh individual baguettes.
* Slow smoke pulled pork: we smoke heritage pork shoulder butts for 13 hours with apple and cherry wood, pull the butts on site and toss with bbq sauce. Served with sweet Hawaiian rolls.
* Homemade macaroni salad (Mom’s recipe)
* Pit smoked BBQ baked beans
* Various snacks/desserts (assorted individual bags chips, crackerjacks, cookies etc)
1) A tailgate and game ticket for $89
2) A tailgate only ticket for $69
Tickets available for purchase on TickPick.
Go. Drink. Eat. It’s for a good cause!