Bronx Notes: Census Bureau Hiring

The U.S. Census Bureau seeks field representatives from four to six months to conduct a housing and vacancy survey for $16.92 per hour. Applicants must be over 18 and reside in New York City. For more information, call (800) 991-2520 (select option 2 for recruiting) or send email with your address and phone number to

Bronx Notes: Montefiore Hosts Breastfeeding Expo

Tomorrow 11:30 a.m: Montefiore Medical Center will host a breastfeeding expo to honor annual International World Breastfeeding Week, an event started by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) in 1992 and currently recognized in 120 countries worldwide.

Bronx Notes: Self-Defense Training for LGBT Community

City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn and City Council Members Rosie Mendez, Danny Dromm, and Jimmy Van Bramer invite you to come to a self-defense training course for the LGBT Community at the SCAN Mullaly Academy at Mullaly Park, 164th Street (near Jerome Avenue) in the Bronx, this Thursday, July 18 at 6 p.m.

Bronx Notes: Montefiore Hosts Sickle Cell Awareness Event

This Wednesday, June 19 is World Sickle Cell Day, and Montefiore Medical Center will host its first annual Sickle Cell Awareness Day to educate the community about this inherited disease. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 19 and will feature a guest appearance by rising boxing star Eddie Gomez. Sickle cell specialists from Montefiore and Albert Einstein College of Medicine will be on hand to discuss managing sickle cell disease and will provide free oxygen saturation testing. Call (718) 430-2186 for more information. Click here to see Eddie Gomez in action.

Bronx Notes: Non-Profit Leaders Sought

We Are the Bronx is recruiting non-profit leaders for its 2013-2014 Fellowship class, a 9-month professional development and networking program to receive leadership training with citywide experts. Application deadline is June 28. For more information, call (212) 983-4800 ext. 122 or visit

Bronx Notes: Free Boat Rowing

The Bronx-based Rocking the Boat community rowing program offers visitors the opportunity to row on the Bronx River or enjoy a guided tour of the plants and wildlife of the park every Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. through Aug. 31, until Labor Day, at Hunts Point Riverside Park (Edgewater Road at Lafayette Avenue).

Bronx Notes: English Conversation Skills

Speakers of any language (all levels) are invited to join English conversation classes at LIFT-the Bronx, 2381 Belmont Ave., between 187th and 186th streets, Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Topics will range from current events to sports. For more information, call (718) 733-4061 or email

Bronx Notes: Historical Tour of Bronx River Parkway

Are you interested in hearing stories about the old neighborhoods of Wakefield, Williamsbridge, and Woodlawn all through a historical tour of the Bronx River Parkway? Meet history buffs and Bronx River Alliance volunteers Mike Gupta and Hank Stroobants at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 13 at the Gun Hill Road #2 train station.

Bronx Notes: Gun Violence Talk at BCC

Bronx Community College, 2155 University Ave., hosts a free forum and panel discussion on gun violence, April 11, from noon to 2 p.m., in its Gould Memorial Library auditorium. For more information, call (718) 289-5770.