Be a Part of History: Are You Ready To Boogie On The Boulevard One More Time This Sunday?
This Sunday from Noon to 4PM is your LAST CHANCE to Boogie on The Boulevard in 2015 for this 3 Sunday summer event which closes off the center lanes of The Grand Concourse between 161st and 167th Street—a full 7 city block stretch—transforming this area into a huge an approximately 4.75 acre recreational space filled with fitness and health activities, art, dancing, bike riding, skating, performing arts and so much more!
This Sunday will also have a special treat for everyone: Morris Perk will be popping up inside The Bronx Museum serving their popular Bronx Blend coffee, limeade, and delicious pastelitos (aka pastelillos aka empanadas) made locally right here in The Bronx supporting other Bronx women owned businesses! (The last two times Morris Perk served all of this deliciousness, they sold out so make sure to get there early before they are all sold out! (PS: We just love how Morris Perk pops up all over The Bronx at so many events!)
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Boogie on The Boulevard has expanded to twice its size this year as compared to the first event last year which spanned 3 blocks for 3 consecutive Sundays in August and had a turnout of 2,500 during that time.
This year, the first two Sundays have surpassed that record with 3,500 people showing up with 2,600 last Sunday alone! We really would love to see if we can hit 10,000 and I’m SURE we can get 6,500 Bronxites out to enjoy our “Main Street” in a way would never think of it.
Can’t wait to see you there. In the meantime, check out all the fun you’re missing below! (click an image to start the slideshow!)
Mandala with Yana Studios, LLC! Tasha Valentino/Photo Credit: Elizabeth Hamby
Painting with the NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC)/Image credit: Elizabeth Hamby
The awesome crew from Black Girls Do Bike!!! / Photo credit: Elizabeth Hamby
Big thanks to the folks of Morning Glory Garden who sold super locally BRONX GROWN produce!
Bikers took advantaged of the closed center lanes of the Grand Concourse.
Grandmother and her granddaughter came out to enjoy the day and also take bike lessons, one of the many activities that were available on Sunday.
A game of basketball on the Grand Concourse? Why yes!
The kids were definitely having so much fun.
Cyclists of all ages came to enjoy the car-free open space of the Grand Concourse.
Are those the faces of joy or what?
The cafe tables were set up in front of the museum under the shade, perfect for folks to relax, and meet knew people. NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Spoke about how Boogie on the Boulevard was a wonderful example of community building.
And more cyclists!
There was even a button making station! You were able to design your own button and either keep it for yourself or donate it to the Bronx Museum for their current exhibition!
Children and their families were happy to have the Bronx Children’s Museum on hand with their mobile bus. By 2017, the Children’s Museum is scheduled to have their own brick and mortar space!
Artist & Craftsman Supply were on hand as one of the main sponsors and face-painting activities!
Art was being created right before our eyes on Sunday.
Spray away! Loved to see so much art along with all the other activities.
Nearly 2,000 people should up on Sunday…last year 2,500 people showed up for all THREE Sundays so we’re definitely going to break our record!
What’s Boogie on the Boulevard without a little Bomba from Bombazo Dance Co?
Congressman Serrano jokingly mentions how far he had to walk to get to Boogie on the Boulevard…actually just a few blocks away since he lives on The Grand Concourse! He talked about how great this event is on so many levels and also entertained us with a few anecdotes from his younger years.
NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito spoke of the importance of events such as Boogie on the Boulevard as community building and then called on Department of Transportation, Polly Trottenberg to explore on getting the event extended to the end of the Concourse at Mosholu Parkway like it was years ago under former Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer who started the program of Car Free Sundays—Boogie’s predecessor.
Big thanks for all of Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson’s support!
And the ribbon is cut for Boogie on the Boulevard! Let the festivities begin!
Bronx sensation Bharati Kemraj, taught a Bollywood workout class that got folks exercising!
Bhariti Kemraj teaching her Bollywood exercise class
Bharati Kemraj teaching her Bollywood exercise class
Some demonstrations by Crossfit SoBro, a local fitness center.
Everyone was out exercising and having fun.
The tapestry of people from all walks of life that make us such a beautiful borough were on full display at Boogie on the Boulevard.
Mother and daughter check out the list of activities for Boogie on the Boulevard’s first Sunday!
More kids learning how to skate at Boogie on the Boulevard this past Sunday, August 9th
Everyone was having fun at Boogie on the Boulevard this past Sunday, August 9th where the numbers reached 2,500. Last year for the 3 Sunday event, 2,500 attended on all 3 days!
Local resident Joyce Hogi struts fashion and her dog on the Concourse at Boogie on the Boulevard this past Sunday, August 9th
Bronxites out in full force at Boogie on the Boulevard this past Sunday, August 9th.
Arts and Crafts at Boogie on the Boulevard this past Sunday, August 9th
Arts and craft thanks to BxArts Factory at Boogie on the Boulevard
Arts and Craft at Boogie on the Boulevard this past Sunday, August 9th
Dancing and getting fit at Boogie on the Boulevard this past Sunday, August 9th
Bharati at Boogie on the Boulevard this past Sunday, August 9th
Kids enjoy the racing course this at Boogie on the Boulevard this past Sunday, August 9th
at Boogie on the Boulevard this past Sunday, August 9th
Families having fun at Boogie on the Boulevard this past Sunday, August 9th
Kids were learning how to skate on the Boogie on the Boulevard this past Sunday, August 9th