Sunday, May 8, 2011

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. set to Kick Off Bronx Week on Monday May 9th at 11am

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will kick off this years Bronx Week celebration on May 9th at 11am at Bronx County Building Rotunda.

In addition to the new events mentioned below, Bronx Week activities will also include the 1st Ever Bronx Week Film Festival. Olympia Film Locations Inc., in cooperation with Bronx film makers organized a 4 day schedule staring on Monday, May 16th. We encourage everyone to attend the ribbon cutting Ceremony to be held at the Bruckner Bar and Grill at 6pm.

The Film Festival runs through Thursday, May 19th concluding with a red carpet gala night at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. The majority of the films will be shown at the Bruckner Bar and Grill located at 1 Bruckner Boulevard. Sundance Film Festival sensation "Gun Hill Road", by Bronx Director Rashaad Ernesto Green will be shown for the first time ever to the general public in the Bronx at the Concourse Plaza Multiplex Cinema at 4pm. The directors, producers and or actors will be present for Q & A session after each showing.

Tickets are available know just in time for the Bronx Borough Presidents Kick off at 11am today. Courtesy of Olympia Film Locations Inc. and various sponsors, tickets are FREE on a first log on, first serve basis. Rush tickets will also be available at the door subject to availability. To review the movie schedule and secure tickets please log onto the following address starting at 10am today (May 9th);

For tickets log onto;


and click on the 1st Bronxweek film festival box

Any additional questions can be directed to; The schedule will also be made available on a separate post right here on the BoogieDowner as well but tickets can oly be secured at the above web site starting at 10am as stated above. Enjoy the festivities.


BRONX BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ to kick OFF BRONX week 2011. The Empire State Building will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the festivities

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will announce that the Empire State Building will light up in the colors of the Bronx flag to honor the 40th anniversary celebration of Bronx Week. The announcement will be made during the official kick off of Bronx Week 2011.

Bronx Week 2011 will offer many new events, such as an urban farm tour, a centenarian celebration, a festival at the Arthur Avenue Retail Market and a hip hop block party, as well as some of the more popular events from past years, such as the Bronx Trolley, which this year is dedicated to the 420th birthday of Anne Hutchinson, the DiVa Spa, the Business Breakfast, the Health Fair and the annual Bronx Parade. All the events are organized to pay tribute to the progress and success of Bronx people, businesses, educational and cultural institutions and civic groups.

During the kick off, Borough President Diaz will also announce the names of the celebrities and notable Bronxites that will be included on the Bronx Walk of Fame 2011.

When: Monday, May 9
Where: Bronx County Building- 851 Grand Concourse

Time: 11:00 am

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