Neighborhood Notes

Resolve Warrants
The Bronx District Attorney’s office holds a workshop on resolving outstanding summons warrants to clear one’s criminal record at Eastchester Presbyterian Church, 3154 Fish Ave. (corner of East Gun Hill Road) on Aug. 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Defense attorneys will be available to help resolve summons warrants that include loitering, noise violation, littering, and/or disorderly conduct. For more information, call (718) 590-2272.

Norwood Writers Club
The Norwood Bronx Writers Group meets on July 25 at 7 p.m. at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center. Writers can share and critique one another’s work. Participants are asked to bring paper and pen/pencil as there will be a writing prompt. For more information, email Anne Leighton at

Bx. BP Constituent Services
The Bronx Borough President’s Office offers constituent services to address housing, immigration, sanitation, neighborhood safety complaints, and other quality of life issues. Schedule is weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursdays to 6 p.m. For more information and to make an appointment, call (718) 590-3554.

Free Summer Meals
Free summer meals for children age 19 and under is available until Sept. 1 at public schools, community pool centers, New York City Housing Authority complexes, libraries and other locations around the city. No registration, documentation, or ID is required to receive breakfast or lunch. Nearest school location is PS 8, 3010 Briggs Ave. Breakfast is 8 to 9:15 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. For additional locations and times, go to

Free Sports Activities
Kids ages 5 to 17 can register to learn the basics of sports, from hurdles and relay races, to long jump, shot put and the javelin throw, at Williamsbridge Oval Park. Track and field sports activities are held Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 9, for children ages 5 to 8 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., and for ages 9 to 17 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. For more information and to register, call (718) 760-6999.

Bird Walks
Free bird walk tours, sponsored by Councilman Andrew Cohen with guides provided by the New York City Audubon Society and Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy, are scheduled for July 22 and 29 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy. Meet at the VC Nature Center. For more information, contact Joseph McManus at

Housing Assistance
Free housing assistance on topics relating to tenant harassment, denial of repairs/services, evictions, overchargers, and more are available at the office of Assemblyman Victor Pichardo every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2175 Jerome Ave., Suite C. For more information, call (718) 933-6909. 

Farmers Market
NYC Health + Hospitals holds a farmers market near NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx the corner of Mosholu Parkway and Jerome Avenue every Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Nov. 22. For more information, call 311.

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