Bronx Week, a 40-year tradition, is returning to in-person events after last year’s celebration was mostly held virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
From May 5-15, the 11-day celebration will honor the history and diversity of the borough. Bronx Week events will include a parade, a food and art street festival, luncheons, business and labor gatherings, and the traditional ball and concert.
A new feature will be a first-ever Father and Child softball classic on May 7 from 8 a.m. to noon, sponsored by Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson, DREAM, and Bronx Father’s Taking Action, an advocacy group encouraging father and child engagement. The six-inning softball game at Patterson Playgrounds encourages all fathers, uncles, grandfathers and male role models and women to compete with their children. Families must RSVP to participate.
Other events during the first week include small business networking workshops, a health fair day, veteran’s appreciation breakfast, business and labor gatherings, a seniors appreciation event, and the induction of new members to the Bronx Walk of Fame, following by a ball honoring them.
The festival will conclude on May 15 with the annual parade, street festival and concert. The parade will feature marching bands, community organizations, schools, sports teams and civic groups marching along Mosholu Parkway starting at noon.
The closing ceremony will also include a food and arts festival featuring artists and artisans selling their artwork. The Bronx Health Pavilion will offer free screenings and wellness information at the event.
For the grand finale concert, artists representing hip-hop to R&B to salsa traditions will take center stage showcasing their diverse talents at Mosholu Parkway, between Van Cortlandt Avenue East and Bainbridge Avenue.
For a full list of events, please visit the Bronx Tourism Council’s event page. Be sure to click onto both pages to see the full listings and reservation information for some events.