Talking the Bronx 10.23.13
Brides Against Breast Cancer – Volunteer Positions
The Brides Against Breast Cancer Nationwide Tour of Gowns is coming to the Bronx on Fri., Nov. 1st and on Sat., Nov. 2nd at Pelham Bay/Split Rock Golf Courses. Brides Against Breast Cancer, an organization that ensures that people impacted by cancer have the resources and information they need in their battle with cancer, is offering Volunteer positions to those who are interested. You can sign up for multiple days and shifts. No tickets are required, but registration is necessary to reserve a time slot.
It is required that volunteers arrive five minutes before for their shifts.
Volunteer duties will be assigned upon check-in. Some of the volunteer positions include Greeters, Registration, Personal Shoppers, Dressing Room Assistants, Go back runners, Fill-ins, Setup and Breakdown.
Please note that the venue for this event has specified that the dress code is business casual.
Each high school, company, and/or other volunteer group are encouraged to wear their own company/school volunteer t-shirts or something Pink. They will also receive a proof of community service hours letter from Brides Against Breast Cancer upon request. If you have been a volunteer for Brides Against Breast Cancer in the past, please wear your Hope/BABC t-shirt.
For more information, please e-mail Brides Against Breast Cancer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Job & Career Services
SUNY North Bronx Career Counseling and Outreach Center offers daily tuition free services including career counseling, college, financial aid and resume and cover letter assistance, as well as job readiness training. These free job and career services are offered at 2901 White Plains Rd. Computer literacy and GED programs are available during the day and evening.
For more information, call 718.547.1001.
Van Cortlandt Park
Van Cortlandt Park offers hiking opportunities to those who are interested in hiking in the Bronx. Van Cortlandt Park with the help of Friends of Van Cortlandt Park offers five different hiking trails:
• John Muir Nature Trail (1.5 miles) established in 1997 with the help of the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park summer interns, is the park’s only east-west path. This trail traverses steep terrain at the park’s center.
• Cass Gallagher Nature Trail (1.4 miles) serves the Northwest Forest. In 1984, it was named in memory of a Bronx environmentalist dedicated to the park’s protection.
• Cross Country Running Course (3 and 6 miles) is a nationally renowned course. It begins on the Parade Ground, winds through Vault Hill, and forms a loop through the Northwest Forest.
• Bridle Path (1.6 miles) forms the outer loop of the Northwest trail system. Along the western part of the forest, the trail follows a portion of the old Yonkers branch of the Putnam Division Railroad. Between 1888 and 1943, this commuter route ran from High Bridge to Getty Square.
• Putnam Trail (1.5 miles) serves as a primary wildlife corridor as it passes through wetlands and divides the Van Cortland Golf Course. It is what remains of the New York Central Railroad’s Putnam Division. It ceased passenger operations in 1958, but carried occasional freight until 1981. This is the main bike path through the Park.
For more information please visit www.vancortlandtpark.com or call 718.601.1553
Orchard Beach: The Bronx Riviera
Orchard Beach: The Bronx Riviera is being exhibited at the Bronx Museum of the Arts through Sun., Feb. 16th. The renowned exhibit is a collection of portraits taken by photographer Wayne Lawrence of beach goers in Orchard Beach. Lawrence’s portraits of these summertime regulars are meant to celebrate the pride and dignity of those who frequent Orchard Beach.
Wayne Lawrence is a St. Kitts born documentary fine art photographer based in Brooklyn, New York.
Wayne’s photographs have been exhibited at the Open Society Institute, The African American Museum of Philadelphia, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, The George and Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art, The Corridor Gallery and The Calumet Gallery and have been published by The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, The Sunday Times Magazine, Mother Jones, Mare, Newsweek, British Journal of Photography, COLORS, Communication Arts, Photo District News, Le Monde, Gioia, GUP and Marie Claire.
For more information please visit www.bronxmuseum.org/exhibitions/orchard-beach-the-bronx-riviera.
28th Annual New South Bronx Halloween Parade
The “28th Annual New South Bronx Halloween Parade 2013″ will take place on Fri. Oct.25th.
This year’s theme is: “LET’S BOOGIE TO THE RHYTHM OF THE BRONX!”
The parade begins at 5:00 p.m., assembling at Simpson Street (Between E.163rd Street and Westchester Ave). The parade’s route, will weave down Southern Boulevard and conclude at Fox Street in front of St. Athanasius Church. Prizes are awarded for different categories for adults and child costumes.
Balloons will be given out, candy will be distributed to all the children that march in the parade. Marching bands from New Jersey, Philadelphia and local community groups will perform for spectators at the parade.
For more information, please contact John Calderone at 718.328.9125.