The holidays are right around the corner, but the pressure may be right here if you’re still prepping. Tis the season for giving, but tis also the weekend for giving zero #^k$ because there are a ton of events to attend. Pair your yuletide cheer with a glass of beer or coquito and anything else you want this X-mas at one of the many celebrations set to take place between tonight and Sunday. Read on to find out where the fun will be!



The Bronx Brewery Guest Appreciation Holiday Party

When: TODAY, Friday December 15 from 5pm—7pm

Where: The Bronx Brewery at 856 E 136 St

Admission: FREE



Every year you may find yourself wishing for a snowy white Christmas but this year Mama Tanya’s Kitchen is going to give you a very BLK Christmas! Join us at the Bronx Brewery for a night full of cuisine from the diaspora served buffet style and lovingly prepared by me!

The music will be Afrobeat, Funk and your Hip Hop and R&B favs! The drinks will be flowing from Bronx Brewery including a BeerGria concocted by me! I will be doing a live cooking demo using Bronx Brewery drafts.

Get your ticket now.

And here is the real treat! Once again I will be preparing coquito. This year the jars get even bigger. So make sure to reserve your jars in advance, last year we sold out and already there has been a high demand.

And if that wasn’t enough, I am launching my jam line: That’s Mama’s Jam! And debuting three of my jams, you can advance purchase your pint now. Again, supplies are limited.

This is a DANCE PARTY, so make sure you to put on your dance shoes and get ready to Eat. Drink. And Boogie.

When: TODAY, Friday December 15 from 8pm—12am

Where: The Bronx Brewery at 856 E 136 St

Admission: $40 – $50

All proceeds go to benefit the organization I founded and run, the BLK Projek, an organization committed to creating economic development opportunities for women and girls using the good/local food movement as a platform. We have creating a 5400 square foot urban farm called Libertad Urban Farm, supplied the community with hundreds of pounds of food through our farm stand box, created the South Bronx Mobile Market, created a space for Black mothers to celebrate themselves and their children all the while creating leadership development opportunities for Black women and women of color in our community and beyond.



“Regalos.Nyc is a brand new concept, opening Dec 15th in the South Bronx and running until Dec 23rd; Think a holiday market fair with food vendors, small batch, locally grown/produced items, arts, crafts, gifts, music, comedy and much more.

The event takes place in the heart of the South Bronx on 131 Alexander Avenue between Bruckner and 134th St. and will be accompanied by an online store.

The market is a collaboration between BLOX NYC and EDIBLE BRONX, the team responsible for ROCKING THE BRIDGE following the same guidelines of empowering locality, promoting inclusiveness, and building a community that asks for more.

Come and get your local knickknacks, engage with the creative minds of our community, and celebrate the true spirit that is, The Bronx.”

When: Opening Party TODAY, Friday December 15 at 7pm; Market runs through December 23

Where: 131 Alexander Ave

Admission: FREE





Determine the 2017 NYS Coquito Master! Taste award-winning coquitos from district winners across New York State.
When: Saturday, December 16, 2017, 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Where:  The Bronx Museum at 1040 Grand Concourse
Admission: $10, Click here to purchase tickets

For more information contact Debbie Quinones at



Annual Santa Cycle Rampage

“Dust off your Santa suit, buckle your helmet and get on your bicycle to join other Santa cyclists as we spread the holiday cheer throughout various neighborhoods in the Bronx for the Annual Santa Cycle Rampage.” –

When: Sunday, December 17

  • 8:30am – Meet up and registration
  • 9:00am – Wheels down and ride begins!

Where: Bronx Cycles at 112 E 157th Street

Admission: FREE + giveaways for the first set of people while supplies last! *




Inspired by Gordon Matta Clark’s community project FOOD, the XM Café will feature local chefs. For the Coquito Marqueta, samples of innovative coquito recipes will be created. The winners and finalists of the Coquito Masters will have their coquito for sale.

When: Sunday, December 17, 2017, 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Where: The Bronx Museum at 1040 Grand Concourse

Admission: FREE


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