Talking the Bronx 08.14.13

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Talking the Bronx 08.14.13

#BodegaSnax

Enter the #BodegaSnax competition for a chance to win Yankees tickets.

Enter the #BodegaSnax competition for a chance to win Yankees tickets.

#BodegaSnax, a new contest that promotes healthy snacks in bodegas on Instagram and Facebook, will run through Tues., Sept. 10th.

Over the next four weeks, @HealthSwag will post a photo of a new healthy snack to find at a local bodega. Contestants must take photos of the healthy snack and tag both #Healthswag and #BodegaSnax on either Facebook or Instagram. From among these photos, weekly winners will be selected. Weekly winners will receive Yankees gear and their photo will be reposted and receive a shout-out on Instagram and Bronx Health REACH’s Facebook page. During the week of Mon., Sept. 2nd, #BodegaSnax will choose five finalist photos from the previous 4 weeks and re-post them on Instagram and on Facebook. Whichever photo receives the most likes throughout the week will win a grand prize of two Yankees tickets.

#BodegaSnax is being sponsored by the Partnership for a Healthier Bronx at Bronx Health REACH/Institute for Family Health, the American Dairy Association and Dairy Council and Apogee Media.

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

 

A back to school fair aims to get families ready.

A back to school fair aims to get families ready.

Back to School Literacy and Health Fair

Montefiore Medical Center, Healthfirst and Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr. will be holding the Second Annual Bronx Back to School Literacy and Health Fair. The fair will be held Sat., Sept. 7th at the West Bronx Recreation Center at 1527 Jesup Avenue from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There will be health professionals providing health services and information. The Health Fair will also feature entertainment and giveaways.

 

Bike to the Beach

Take a ride to beach by bike.

Take a ride to beach by bike.

On Sat., Aug. 24th, Bike New York is partnering with Boogie Down Rides to take bikers from Van Cortlandt Park all the way east across the Bronx to Orchard Beach. If you don’t have your own bike, you can borrow one from Bike New York. Meet with Bike New York at Southwest Playground, located at Putnam Avenue and Van Cortland Park South at 12:00 p.m.

For more information or to reserve a bike please visit www.bikenewyork.org or email classes@bikenewyork.org.

 

The Bronx Native American Festival

Join in a celebration of Native American Culture.

Join in a celebration of Native American Culture.

On Sun., Sept. 22nd, celebrate the unique Native cultures of the Americas at this Annual Family Festival in Pelham Bay Park from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The festival will include storytelling, dance, children’s arts and crafts, face painting, vendors and food. Enter the park at Middletown Road and Stadium Avenue. Admission is free.

For more information, call the Pelham Bay Park Administrator’s Office at 718.430.1891 or email pbadministration@parks.nyc.gov.

 

Freshwater fishing

Van Cortlandt Park is known for its high density of yellow perch.

Van Cortlandt Park is known for its high density of yellow perch.

The Urban Park Rangers will be offering a fishing program at Van Cortlandt Park on Sun., Aug. 18th at 11:00 a.m. Along with the opportunity to fish, the Urban Park Rangers will offer workshops to teach participants the ethics of fishing and the ecology of the Bronx’s waterways. Enter the park at Van Cortlandt South and Major Deegan, meet near the Golf House.

For more information, please call 718.548.0912.

 

Be Smart Quit Smoking Program

The Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care is offering a low cost 8-session smoking cessation program created by a health psychologist. This program includes a warm, supportive atmosphere, pharmacotherapy discussion, self-hypnosis and relaxation training, guest speakers, tips, tools for conquering urges and temptations, and free nicotine replacement therapy. Groups meet at various Montefiore Medical Center locations in the Bronx; day and evening groups are available.

For more information, please call 718.430.2697.

 

 Junot Diaz Reading at El Museo

Author Junot Díaz will host a reading at El Museo del Barrio.

Author Junot Díaz will host a reading at El Museo del Barrio.

On Fri., Sept. 6th, from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., El Museo del Barrio, in collaboration with La Casa Azul Bookstore, will welcome award-winning Dominican-American writer and author Junot Díaz for a reading from This is How You Lose Her. After the reading at El Teatro, located in El Museo del Barrio, Díaz will open the floor to audience questions and sign copies of this book and his other books in El Café.

General admission is $10 and free for students with valid ID (student tickets not available online).

For more information, please visit www.elmuseo.org or www.lacasaazulbookstore.com.