Post Tagged with: "The Point CDC"

Jobs / Transportation

Baldor prepares for major expansion

The Food Center Drive entrance to Baldor Specialty Foods.

As Baldor Specialty Foods prepares to expand and add 350 jobs, local leaders worry that truck traffic will outweigh some of the benefits to the neighborhood, and that many of those jobs will not go to residents.

Food / Video

Thanksgiving celebration with The Prodigal Center

A young volunteer provides table service to one of over 800 at a Thanksgiving lunch hosted by The Prodigal Center at The Point.

Over 800 people attended a Thanksgiving celebration filled with food, music, and clothing at The Point.

Environment / News

JP Viñals wins Brower Youth Award

JP Viñals in San Francisco receiving his Brower Youth Award.

Bronx native, JP Viñals, wins the Brower Youth Award for his work as an environmental activist.

Education / Food

HPAC fair draws hundreds to Riverside Park

Hunts Point students create pens with The Laundromat Project

In a neighborhood with the city’s lowest high school graduation rate, the Hunts Point Alliance for Children’s Back to School Fair brought excitement to students and parents at the beginning of the school year, to counteract that statistic.

Art

Young photographers pursue their passion

Photographers and patrons at

Vantage Point 23: Bronx Eyes, a new exhibit at The Point, features work by 23 students who attended the International Center of Photography’s education program.

Parks

Community activists honored at Fish Parade

The 12th annual Fish Parade made its way to Barretto Point Park on June 20.

This year’s parade honored seven community activists who have fought for the rights of South Bronxites over the years.

Environment

Aspiring chefs cook up a feast at The Point

Server Daisha

Some 100 hungry Bronxites gathered at The Point CDC to participate in the Spring into Summer Neighborhood Cocktail Party, where teen volunteers prepared varied dishes with the culinary skills they have mastered in Blank Plate, a cooking program for youth.

Education / Environment

Hunts Point celebrates Earth Day

Zera Megget, Wanda Suero and Vanessa Capistran (left to right) help spruce up Hunts Point Riverside Park.

The event, which kicked off at the Hunts Point Recreation Center, was a way for residents to give area parks, playgrounds and gardens some needed tender love and care.

Environment / Police

Young activists call for action at The Point

Chenlee Carrasco poses in front the "Urban Food Justice" campaign table.

Activists from the A.C.T.I.O.N. program updated residents about neighborhood issues ranging from strained police-community relations to the lack of healthy food, at a Town Hall meeting at The Point in April.