Talking the Bronx 05.22.13

Talking the Bronx 05.22.13


Hostos’ Allied Health Center Pipeline Program

The Hostos Allied Health Career Pipeline Program provides training opportunities for low-income candidates who are interested in becoming Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA’s).

Program participation will require that you must:

be at least 18 years of age

pass a background check and a drug screen

have an aptitude, experience and/or strong interest in health care in allied health

meet income eligibly requirements

meet minimum education and English language requirements(High School Diploma/GED preferred)

provide proof that you can legally work in the United States

provide documentation to determine eligibility

be able to attend, fully participate, and successfully complete all aspects of the program

Intake and Assessment

In addition to meeting the above eligibility requirements, sudden candidates must:

take a TABE Test in Reading and Math to meet educational levels for specific courses

complete and submit medical and drug clearance forms

and participate in the intake conference session

For more information, please call 718.664.2537.

Go natural

The Marble Salamander, a medium-sized salamander is native to the Lower Hudson Valley.

Wave Hill will host an educational event on Sat., May 25th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., where residents will get the opportunity to learn about the variety of snakes, toads, turtles and salamanders that are also local. Participants will learn about the life cycles, diets, habitats and adaptations of these animals. The event will be hosted by an environmental educator from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum. In addition to the lecture, participants will get the opportunity to meet some live reptiles and amphibians that one might see at Wave Hill. The event will take place at the Wave Hill-Ecology Building. Ages 6 and up are welcomed with an adult.  Registration is recommended.

The event is free with admission.

Wave Hill is located on 249th St. and Independence Ave.


For more information, please visit www.wavehill.org.


Choir of Christ Church Riverdale

Christ Church Riverdale


Christ Church Riverdale will host a musical presentation by the Christ Church Riverdale Adult Choir. The Christ Church Riverdale Adult Choir will perform a variety of music from Bach to Broadway. The event will take place on Sat., June 8th from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Christ Church Riverdale located at 5030 Henry Hudson Parkway East. The choir is directed by Timothy Brumfield an acclaimed pianist, organist, composer, arranger and clinician. A complimentary reception will follow the concert.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors (Tickets available at the door).

For more information, please visit www.christchruchriverdale.org


Bronx Rising Season 2: Braggin’ Rights

Bragging Rights tells the story of the sport known as “the poor man’s baseball”.

Bragging Rights tells the story of the sport known as “the poor man’s baseball”.

The Bronx Music Heritage Center Laboratory, located on 1303 Louis Nine Blvd., will screen the documentary Braggin’ Rights on Fri., June 21st at 8:00 p.m. Chronicling the vibrant history of stickball through its colorful players, Braggin’ Rights tells the story of the sport known as “the poor man’s baseball” from its origins in the 1920’s to the leagues playing in the Bronx today. The documentary emphasizes the sport’s role in breaking down racial barriers and its power in strengthening local communities.

Director Sonia González, who has worked for directors such as Spike Lee, Alan Pakula, Ted Demme and Robert Redford, will conduct a Q&A session along with stick ball player Frankie Martínez.

For more information, please call 347.708.7591.



First Annual Violence Awareness Conference

SoBRO’s Transformation Academy, which includes the YouthBuild and Young Adult Justice Scholars programs, and The Settlement Housing Fund’s YouthBuild DREAMS program, will host a Violence Awareness Conference on Thurs., June 13th at the Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00p.m.

The conference will engage youth between the ages of 16 to 24 on topics including gun violence, gun control, and bullying.

There will be an emphasis on violence prevention by empowering youth to seek positive role models and alternatives to gangs, bullying, and violence.

All participating youth will receive a gift bag containing promotional materials from the program and event sponsors as well as school supplies.

Parents in attendance will also receive gift bags with useful information and resources. Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments will be served.

For more information or to RSVP please contact event coordinator Jamal Singelton at 718.732.7619 or jsingleton@sobro.org.



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