Cyclists from around the world are expected to trek around the borough for the annual Tour de Bronx slated for Oct. 22. The tour intends to promote physical activity for an otherwise unhealthy borough while shattering the many stereotypes still linked to the Bronx. “This is not a race,” said the Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr, speaking at Woodlawn Cemetery, one of the sites riders are expected to pass through. “The Tour de France is a race, the Tour de Bronx is a tour and we encourage people who are doing the 40-mile ride to get off their bikes
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. did not offer a site over where Amazon can build its so-called HQ2, which would cover 8 million square feet of space.
The drive to aid victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico is scheduled for Sept. 30. The Bronx is home to some 300,000 Puerto Ricans.
Their victors now advanced to the November General Election to take on their Republican counterparts.
Out & About’s Editor’s Pick for this week is on a dedication ceremony for Williamsbridge Oval Park scheduled for September 9.
In two weeks, Democratic voters in the Bronx head to the polls to decide who will be their next city representative for the next four years. And with the Democratic primary mattering more than the November general election, given the sheer number of Democrats over Republicans, victors in the Democratic primary usually go on to win the general election. The northwest Bronx has its share of political jousts this year. Ahead of the Sept. 12 primary, the Norwood News breaks down each race along with those candidates who are officially on the ballot: 13th Council District (Open Seat) While
Editor’s Pick: Free Events at Oval Park Williamsbridge Oval presents the following free events: Outdoor Movie, “La La Land,” Aug. 18 at 8 p.m. (held indoors if inclement weather); Back-to-School, Aug. 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring school supplies giveaways, library presentations, cooking demo, and fitness demos; and Splash From the Beach, Aug. 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., featuring sandboxes, water tables, beach games and more. For more information, call (718) 367-3657. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE WEEKEND WALKS AT EAST 204TH STREET FEATURED IN THE PRINT VERSION OF OUT & ABOUT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL SEPT.
Following the massive condemnation of demonstrations in Charlottesville, Va, Bronx Community College (BCC) plans on removing the sculpture of Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson from its much visited Hall of Fame, school officials announced. The move comes several days after neo-Nazi and white supremacists converged onto Charlottesville over the removal of a statue bearing Lee’s image from public spaces. The violent protests resulted in the death of Heather Hayer, who was killed by a car that appeared to have deliberately run over counter-protesters by alleged driver James Alex Fields, Jr. “For 60 years, Bronx Community College
INDEPENDENCE DAY CAME five days early in the Bronx as fireworks light up the night sky on June 29 at the holiday celebration held at Orchard Beach. Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted the yearly gathering, which attracted hundreds of spectators. Food vendors were on hand, and the annual Bronx Empanada Eating Contest did not disappoint. Photo by Miriam Quinones