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Savor the Bronx Craft Beverage Trolley Tour

From Pale Ales to Puerto Rican Moonshine - tour and Taste Craft Beverages of The Bronx! Visit three award-winning breweries and two distilleries while learning about the history of brewing in the borough from a historican. Get your Savor The Bronx Passport stamped by all five Beverage Producers and redeem the completed passport at four different bars for your first pint free! Passport expires December 31st, so you have a lot of time to pace your visit.

Mansions and Cottages Trolley Tour

Take a stroll through historic homes and gardens of The Bronx.

From 18th century fieldstone farmhouses to 19th century mansions, learn the rich history of these homes and the people who lived there. 

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New York Salutes America Fireworks, Thursday June 30th

BP DIAZ & SENATOR KLEIN HOST ‘NEW YORK SALUTES AMERICA’ FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA & EATING CONTEST

On Thursday, June 30, 2016, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and State Senator Jeff Klein will host the borough’s official kickoff to the Independence Day Celebrations, the annual “New York Salutes America” boardwalk festival and fireworks extravaganza at Orchard Beach located in The Bronx. Over 10,000 people are expected to be in attendance.

“This is a great fun-filled evening one can spend with their friends and family,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. “This is one of our jewel events; which this year includes the addition of our second annual eating contest, where people from across the city can experience the best that The Bronx has to offer. I urge everyone to join myself, State Senator Klein and thousands of your neighbors as we kick-off our city’s Independence Day celebrations and salute America together.”

 "The Fourth of July is a celebratory time for all Americans.  Every year I look forward to our fireworks extravaganza, which has become a cherished tradition for our Bronx families. As we reflect upon the extraordinary history of our nation, we must remember the sacrifices of our brave U.S. servicemen and women, whose courageous acts contributed to our nation’s freedom," said State Senator Jeff Klein.

The event is free; open to the public and includes music performances and much more. The event will begin at 6 p.m., with the eating contest starting at 7:45 p.m. and the fireworks show beginning at 9:20 p.m.

This year, the fireworks music score will feature an eclectic mix of music all performed by Bronx natives, many of whom are Bronx Walk of Fame inductees. From Doo Wop to Hip Hop, Classic Rock, Swing, Funk, Soul, Pop and Latin, you'll hear from such Bronxites as Dion, Steven Tyler, Bobby Darin, Nitty, The Chiffons, Anthrax, Irene Cara, Grand Master Flash, Ace Frehley, Kurtis Blow, Prince Royce and Jennifer Lopez.

The Grucci Performance App, which plays the soundtrack in real time, will be available for all guests with an Android or iPhone. Simply go to the App Store or Google Play, download the app for free, and select your performance location to tune in during the show!

In addition, the “Bronx Empanada Eating Contest” returns for the second year in a row, featuring mini-empanadas from Havana Café. Contestants will be selected at the beach prior to the contest and must be present to participate. Winners of the contest will win a Bronx Prize Package.

More information about the event can be found at www.ilovethebronx.com.

A flyer for the event can be downloaded at https://flic.kr/p/HqnRGV. Other artwork from previous year’s events can be downloaded at https://flic.kr/s/aHskCNKDWR.

 

THE LARGEST FREE CYCLING EVENT IN NEW YORK STATE

 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2016 

Tour de Bronx is a bicycling event established in 1994 by the office of the Bronx Borough President and The Bronx Tourism Council as a means to promote a healthier lifestyle, an alternate mode of transportation and a way to tour the burgeoning neighborhoods, scenic waterfronts and greenways of the borough.

Participants choose from one of two rides. The 25-mile route takes riders through the south, east and mid portion of the borough including the Mott Haven district, Clason Point along the East River, and the largest park in New York City: Pelham Bay Park boasting nearly 3,000 acres of natural forest. The 40-mile route includes a visit to the historic Fort Schuyler on the Throggs Neck peninsula, the nautical community of City Island and the northern portions of the borough like Woodlawn and Riverdale. Both rides conclude at the iconic New York Botanical Garden where riders receive a complimentary souvenir T-shirt and enjoy a live musical performance as they relax from the day’s festivities.

Throughout the years, the event has grown exponentially and is regarded as the largest free cycling event in New York State. In 2014 the Tour de Bronx saw a record-breaking 7,600+ participants from all over the country as well as a few who come from abroad.

NOTE: THE STARTING POINT FOR THE TOUR DE BRONX HAS CHANGED!

WE ARE NOW STARTING AT

HARRIS FIELD  
Bedford Park Boulevard West
between Paul and Goulden

REGISTER HERE

 

We need marshals for the Tour de Bronx.
If you are interested in serving as a marshal, 

register here

 

 

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