Paying Tribute to 100-Year-Old Bronxites

Paying Tribute to 100-Year-Old Bronxites

Bronx centenarians are being honored during Bronx Week.

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will host the borough’s third centenarian celebration to pay tribute to Bronxites who are or will turn 100 years old in 2013. This Bronx Week event salutes seniors from throughout the borough in recognition of their remarkable longevity as upstanding members of the community. The event will be held on Thurs., May 9th at 11 a.m. at The Villa Barone Manor. Those interested in attending must rsvp for this event. Invitation is for the centenarian and one guest; any additional guests will require a cover charge of $30 per person.

Please call Larcenia Walton, Director of Senior Services at 718.590.6248 for more information.


100 Hispanic Women celebrates the 10th Annual Mind, Body and Spirit Conference

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100 Hispanic Women will celebrate its 10th Annual Mind, Body and Spirit Conference. Photo: QPHOTONYC


The 100 Hispanic Women, Inc., will be holding its 10th Annual Mind, Body and Spirit Conference, in collaboration with Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center this coming Thurs., Apr. 11th from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

In attendance will be Shirley Rodríguez Remeneski, former President and now President Emerita, of the 100 Hispanic Women Inc.’s National Chapter. She served as President of 100 Hispanic Women, Inc. National Chapter, an organization she founded in 1996, with a group of founding members composed of dynamic and professional women, committed to empowering Latinas in various fields.

Milagros Baez O’Toole, Founding Member and current President, invites all to participate in the conference that will offer current health and wellness topics relevant to all women in the community.

Each year, the Mind, Body and Spirit Conference attracts 300 participants.

At the 10th Annual Mind, Body and Spirit Conference, the Keynote speaker will be Dr. Marta Moreno Vega, Founder and President of The Franklin H. Williams Caribbean Cultural Center. There will be a salsa dance performance and tango by Fusion Dance Company. Additionally, there will be workshops and activities including aromatherapy, art therapy, financial services, journaling, makeovers, massage therapy, and yoga.

Zumba lessons will also be featured.

The event will take place on Thurs., Apr. 11th from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Legends Hospitality Facility at Yankee Stadium on 161st Street. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

The all day-conference costs 40$ (registration fees are waived for 100 Hispanic Women members or Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center employees).

An RSVP is necessary.

For more information, please visit or call Gisselle Rosales at 347.649.3188.

School of American Ballet’s Community Auditions

The School of American Ballet is holding community auditions in the Bronx. Photo: Rosalie O'Connor
The School of American Ballet is holding community auditions in the Bronx.
Photo: Rosalie O’Connor

The School of American Ballet (SAB), the country’s most prominent ballet academy, will hold special free auditions for boys and girls ages 6 to 10 in the Bronx on Sun., Apr. 28th at Bronx Dance Theatre, located at 585 East 187th Street, on the 2nd floor (between Arthur Avenue and Hoffman Boulevard).

The auditions will take place at 3:30 p.m. for ages 6 and 7, and at 4:00 p.m. for ages 8-10.

SAB’s auditioners will look for young girls and boys who are interested in pursuing focused ballet training. Previous dance training is not necessary, but children must be 6 by Sept. 1, 2013, to audition for the 2013-14 Winter Term. Children selected for admission will begin classes at the School’s Lincoln Center headquarters this fall. Boys attend tuition-free as part of a special Boys Program and financial aid is available for girls.

The School of American Ballet has been the leading academy for classical ballet training in the United States since its founding in 1934 by Lincoln Kirstein and the renowned choreographer George Balanchine.

Over the past 79 years, the Manhattan-based school—which is both the official academy of New York City Ballet and a constituent member of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts—has enrolled some 17,000 students, with more than 2,000 having become professional dancers at New York City Ballet and countless other companies around the U.S. and abroad.

Today, SAB-trained dancers appear on the rosters of more than 65 U.S. and one dozen international companies. New York-area children enrolled at SAB are featured annually in New York City Ballet’s production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker at Lincoln Center.

Boys should wear shorts and t-shirts, and girls should wear bathing suits or leotards to the audition.

Optional pre-registration is currently available at, and those who pre-register will receive priority check-in at each audition location.

Walk for Health

A walk-a-thon will be held to benefit violence intervention and cancer care programs.

The National Puerto Rican Day Parade Inc., 1199 SEIU, and The Diversity Foundation will host “Walk for Health/Ponte en Forma 2013”, a walk-a-thon to benefit violence intervention and cancer care programs this Sun., Apr. 14th from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Roberto Clemente State Park, located at 301 West Tremont Avenue (West Tremont Avenue and Mattheson Road).

Pre-registration is required.

For more information, please call 212.243.9855 or visit


Mentoring Program

The Young Scholars Immersion Program, a program coordinated by Kingsbridge Heights Community Center and Manhattan College, provides year-round mentoring and opportunities for disadvantaged students in the Bronx.

The program is currently seeking more high school applicants.

Student who join their program get the chance to visit college campuses, participate in writing and study workshops and receive support from tutors at the College’s Center for Academic Success.

For more information, contact Neil Bogan at or call 718.884.0700 ext. 116.

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