Dear Neighbor,


Thank you for joining us for another week in review!


We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend with friends and family. This summer is sure to be a special one. Last week, we proudly hosted our annual Bronx Fireworks Extravaganza alongside Senator Nathalia Fernandez and Councilmember Marjorie Velazquez. Thank you to everyone who joined us in celebration.

Our Bronx Summer Concert Series is starting this Sunday! We're kicking off our iconic series with a concert at Orchard Beach, paying homage to the Series' home for the last 20 years! Due to scheduled renovations of the Orchard Beach Pavillion, this year, we're bringing the music and dancing to all corners of the Bronx. Be sure to join us and stay tuned for more summer activities! For an updated calendar of events, click here.

Also, we hope you will volunteer with us for the Bronx Summer Clean Up Series 2023. Volunteers get free tickets to a Yankees game as a thank-you for their hard work! Cleaner streets and community engagement are important to us, and we’re proud to support this important annual cleanup series alongside partners. For information on how to get involved, click here.


As we continue into the summer months, we encourage everyone to take precaution and stay safe. If you or someone you know is in danger, please contact the NYPD immediately. For information on your local precinct, click here.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office at 718-590-3500 or email us at


In partnership,

Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson



Thank you for coming out to the annual Bronx Fireworks Extravaganza! A special thanks to Senator Nathalia Fernández and Council Member Marjorie Velázquez for your collaboration on this great event!

Thank you to all of our incredible performers for giving it their all!

Thank you also to our sponsors: The Bronx Tourism Council, Hot 97, the Business Initiative Corporation of New York, Con Edison, the Bronx Economic Development Corporation, Verizon and the NYC Parks and Recreation for working with us to bring this event to life. It takes a village and we are so grateful for your support.

We were pleased to celebrate Eid with the Belmont Islamic Center and recognize its leader, Imam Nedzad Avdovic for his commitment to The Bronx and 18 years of service to our children and families!

Thank you Imam for your commitment and leadership.

We are grateful to the Historical Society of the New York Courts for the privilege to host the traveling exhibit: The Lemmon Case here at the Bronx County Court House.

The Lemmon Slave Case of 1852 was a groundbreaking case dealing with establishing the right of personhood for slaves. It was a series of decisions by the New York Courts that ordered the release of 8 enslaved people including 6 children who were brought into New York by their Virginia owners while in transit to Texas. 

Thank you Judge Gonzalez for making this possible!