B R O N X W E E K 2 0 2 1
BRONX WEEK RETURNS!
The Bronx Tourism Council
announced that the normally
annual celebration of the borough
will occur from May 8th
to the 16th following a hiatus in
Events will be split between
in person and virtual, a full
list of Bronx Week activities is
BFTA will come together
with their children to engage in
some Soccer “skills and drills”
with South Bronx United Soccer
Club. This event requires
pre-registration and will limit
BRONX WEEK HEALTH FAIR
and city agencies exhibiting,
conducting screenings and
distribution information on
COVID and other health issues.
Mobile units will be
available to provide testing,
tracing and possibly vaccine
The offi ce of the Bronx Borough
President’s Veteran’s Affairs
will honor veterans in
gratitude for their service to
The Bronx Overall Economic
will be honoring ten
Bronx Businesses in recognition
of their impact on the
The East Bronx History Forum Highlights
Amalgamated Apartments, Mosholu Parkway 1930. Photo submitted by Thomas X. Casey
BRONX TIMES REPORTER, B 26 RONX WEEK, MAY. 7-13, 2021 BTR
COVID DAY OF
This day will be dedicated
those we have lost during this
pandemic. There will be opportunities
throughout the borough.
The Business Initiatives
Corporation of New York brings
together Bronx fi nancial institutions
to discuss the state of
WALK OF FAME
The Offi ce of Bronx Borough
President Ruben Diaz Jr.
and The Bronx Tourism Council
will induct the 2021 Bronx
Walk of Fame honorees who
will unveil their street signs on
the Grand Concourse.
The tourism council also
produced a podcast episode on
the history of The Bronx Walk
of Fame which can be listened
to at bronxtourism.wpengine.
GRAND FINALE CONCERT
This “drive-in” concert will
welcome cars to a concert and
awards presentation and sound
will be streamed through FMradio.
Pre-registration is required.
THE SPIRIT OF THE BRONX
In partnership with Bronx-
Net, footage from past parades
will be aired on various channels.
Bronx Week returns! Here’s how to
celebrate the borough this month
BY THOMAS X. CASEY
The East Bronx History Forum
and the Huntington Free Library announces
the forum will hold its 155th
meeting on Wednesday, May 19, at 8
p.m. with a Zoom presentation by author
and librarian, Professor Janet Butler
Munch. Munch’s presentation will
cover her recent article and research
Community Building at Amalgamated
Housing co-operative. Munch’s
article was published in the 2020
Bronx County Historical Society Journal.
Past publication was Bronx Faces
and Voices: Sixteen Stories of Courage
and Community. In this book, 16 men
and women tell their personal, uncensored
stories of the Bronx, before, during,
and after the troubled years of arson,
crime, abandonment, and fl ight in
the 1970s and 1980s.
Munch is a professor and special collections
librarian at Lehman College,
CUNY. For the past 20 years she has
worked with Bronx researchers and
collections including Lehman’s Bronx
Institute Archives of community oral
histories, books, documents, maps, and
photographs. The institute at Lehman
conducted more than 400 interviews
with Bronx adults, including such local
notables as the late historian, Rev. William
Tieck. Some of this work contributed
to the Amalgamated story.
The Amalgamated Housing co- operative
got its start from the Jewish labor
movement and the Amalgamated
Clothing Workers Union in 1925. NYS
Housing Act of 1926 gave Amalgamated
their legal footing and groundbreaking
was held Thanksgiving Day 1926. The
fi rst co-operators moved in November
1, 1927 and the complex is going strong
almost 100years later.
Zoom in and fi nd out how the Amalgamated
survived and the changes that
took place from the voices that lived
there. This presentation is limited to
the fi rst 100 members and friends that
log onto the Zoom meeting. The East
Bronx History Forum posts the login
details on its web page at BronxNYC.
com. Help defray the cost of the meetings
by using the donate button.