Bronx Week Sign of Brighter Times for Borough
By Robert Press
BRONX– Since Ruben Diaz Jr. was elected Bronx Borough President things have changed for the better in the Bronx.
One of the things that has increased under BP Diaz is the attitude of Bronx residents, as can be seen during Bronx Week. Bronx Week originated as Bronx Day many years ago. Over the years more days were added as more events were added to the celebration. Soon Bronx Day grew day by day until it became Bronx Week. Now Bronx Week is almost Bronx Two Weeks as this year Bronx Week begins on Thursday May 11th and runs through Sunday May 21st for eleven days. If any more events are added we will have to call it Two Weeks of the Bronx.
To see all the events, days they are being held and at what times go to www.ilovethebronx.com, or check my blog for a listing of events at www.100percentbronx.blogspot.com.
Bronx Week concludes on Sunday May 21st with the annual Bronx Week Walk of Fame Inductees, the Bronx Week Parade across Mosholu Parkway, and the Bronx Week Food and Music Festival on the other side of Mosholu Parkway.
Speaking of celebrations, Saturday was the Crescent Street C-TOWN Supermarket Cinco De Mayo celebration. Crescent street in front of C-Town was loaded with vendors handing out free samples, information tables, and a large stage with entertainment. There were Yankee tickets given out every half hour, but the big hit was when Bronx BP Ruben Diaz Jr. showed up. BP Diaz brought along a good friend of his, that being his father State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Sr. Both Diaz’s spoke to the huge crowd, and after giving the explanation of Cinco De Mayo BP Diaz was given a large Mexican hat. To see photos of the event go to my blog and check the archive section on the lower left side for Cinco De Mayo.
Another celebration on Sunday by State Senator Jeff Klein took place at Bronx House. This was billed as the Third Annual Jewish Heritage Celebration by State Senator Jeff Klein and Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj. However, Assemblyman Gjonaj missed his own event as he was still up in Albany doing his job representing his constituents. It seems that changes made by President Trump to what use to be known as ObamaCare has assembly members worried about its replacement called TrumpCare, and what has to be done to maintain the current health care system in New York State.
Senator Klein did a fine job by presenting the awards to the three honorees Ms. Kay Cardona of the Pelham Parkway Neighborhood Association, Ms. Marcy Gross of Community Board 11, and Mr. Paul Klein the President of Temple Beth El of City Island. Children of PS 105 read Jewish Heritage poems to the packed room at Bronx House, and after the closing prayer by Rabbi Shmuel Zuckerman it was time for a delicious lunch. Check my blog for photos of the event.
Lastly don’t forget to check my blog daily for announcements from local law enforcement authorities, any updates, and upcoming events such as City Hall in your borough coming to the Bronx the week after Bronx Week Monday May 22nd through Friday May 26th.
If you have any comments about this column or would like to have an event listed or covered in this column or on my blog you can e-mail me at 100percentbronxnews@gmail or call 718-644-4199 Mr. Robert Press.