Talking the Bronx 05.08.13

Talking the Bronx 05.08.13

Bronx International Film Festival

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The Bronx International Film Festival will host screenings.


The Bronx International Film Festival will screen short films shot in or about the Bronx at the Fordham Library Center at 310 East Kingsbridge Road (at Briggs Avenue) on Fri., May 10th between 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Admission is free. Films to be screened include Docket 32357; You Have the Right to an Attorney; and Made in the Bronx.

Please visit bronxfilmfestival.com for more films and information.





Teddy Bear Hospital Photo

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All children are invited to the Teddy Bear Hospital event.


Montefiore Hospital will host its Teddy Bear Hospital event at the Wakefield Campus Emergency Department, located at 600 East 233rd Street, on Sat., May 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Children can play the role of caregivers when they bring their favorite teddy bear, stuffed animal or doll for a free checkup with Montefiore’s doctors and nurses. They will tour a real ambulance, visit Montefiore’s Emergency Department, receive an X-ray of the teddy bear, and learn important safety tips from the Fire Department of New York and NYC Police Department. Free giveaways, health education literature and refreshments will also be provided.

For more information, please call 800.636.6683.

Green roofs for SoBRO

Green roofs The New York City Department of Environmental Protection has awarded SoBRO funding under the Green Infrastructure grant program to install two green roofs on SoBRO-owned buildings, Jasmine Court and the Venture Center. The green roofs will absorb storm water and manage an estimated 14,000 gallons of storm water and contribute to healthier NYC waterways. The Venture Center will feature a green roof system, three inches of lightweight soil medium, and a mix of hardy sedum and native perennial grasses and flowers. The design includes a 6 foot wide riverstone walking path, which will leave open the option for seating or a break space for building tenants and visitors. The Jasmine Court design is an intensive green roof membrane topped with a deep layer of lightweight soil medium and a mix of edible and ornamental plants. This building consists of 115 units of rent supported affordable housing for formerly homeless, special needs single adults and a dining facility. The rooftop garden will be incorporated into many of the residents’ recovery and treatment programs. Residents will be in charge of vegetable and flower plots, and the food grown on the roof will be available for use by the dining facility downstairs. SoBRO has partnered with the Brooklyn Grange to design and oversee installation of both green roofs. Brooklyn Grange is the leading rooftop farming and intensive green roofing business in the US. They operate the world’s largest rooftop soil farms, located on two roofs in New York City, and grow over 40,000 lbs of organically-cultivated produce per year.

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

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