Dear Neighbor,


Thank you for joining us for another week in review.

We had quite the week, as we celebrated the 50th anniversary of hip-hop right here in the Boogie Down! Our hip-hop pioneers, legends, and fans did not disappoint and were with us at the celebratory toast for the Universal Hip-Hop Museum, at Yankee Stadium for the Hip Hop 50 concert, at St. Mary`s Park for our hip-hop tribute, and at so many other events commemorating the anniversary of this world-changing music genre. Even as others try to claim hip-hop for themselves, we are proud to be the official birthplace of this global phenomenon!

As the summer is about to conclude, we are preparing our students for returning back to school in the fall. Last week, we hosted a Back to School Health and Literacy Fair at C.S. 134 and we are hosting another Back to School event at P.S. 51. We were able to provide backpacks and supplies for 500 of our families in need and we are hoping to once again provide support for our students and families in our borough.

Lastly, thank you to everyone who helped volunteer for our Bronx Clean Up Series in partnership with the New York Yankees, the Sanitation Foundation, Amazon, and other community partners. Across the 6 events this year, 600 volunteers collected 5,203 lbs of litter! That's almost 200 more volunteers than we had last year and shows Bronxites' commitment and dedication to keeping our streets clean.


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



No one celebrates hip-hop like we do in the Bronx! So much love for hip-hop this past weekend as we recognized 50 years of this life-changing music genre. Thank you to the organizers and sponsors of one of the most epic concerts this year at Yankee Stadium, and Happy 50th Anniversary hip-hip!


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The Bronx was well represented at the National Dominican Day Parade! Thank you to the parade organizers and everyone who participated this year.

¡Que viva Quisqueya! 


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Our Back to School event was a huge success. Thank you to C.S. 134, Montefiore Einstein, Empire BlueCross BlueShield and all of our other partners that contributed to making this event possible. With their support, we were able to serve 500 of our children and families.

Thank you to all of our new and returning members for joining us at our Community Board Appreciation Event & BBQ! Our community boards are an essential component of civic engagement and moving our borough forward. We are eternally grateful for your service.


This year, we honored our Parks Committee chairs for their work in advocating for enhancements and improvements to our green spaces. Congratulations to our honorees for their tireless work in fighting for environmental equity and justice in our borough.

Our Deputy Borough President Janet Peguero and staff joined the Universal Hip-Hop Museum and the New York Blood Center to donate blood at Bronx Borough Hall. As a blood donor, you could be saving someone`s life and we need your help.


Nervous about donating? Here is what you need to know: 


✅62% of the U.S. is eligible to donate, yet only 3% do. 


✅Donating blood only takes about an hour. 


✅To make an appointment or if you are unsure you can donate blood, call 1-800-933-2566 or visit