News from the 161st Street Business Improvement District

by Cary Goodman, Executive Director of the 161st Street BID


The season will open with the Bronx Bombers playing the Angels on Tuesday, April 13 at 1:05 PM. Bronx Community Solutions will join the BID in welcoming fans by sweeping the train stations and greeting guests with Yankee cheers.

The Bronx Museum has just opened a major exhibition on The Civil Rights Movement. Jarring photographs. Expert panel discussions. Striking images of the struggles and triumphs. The BID will be partnering with the Bronx Museum and the Negro League Baseball Museum this summer for a look at baseball and the civil rights movement.

The Joe Yancey Track at Macombs Dam Park will be dedicated on Friday, April 9 at 11:00 AM. Comm. Aponte will officiate. Expect great performances from the Cardinal Hayes HS track team and Mr. Lon’s senior fitness team.

As the walls (of the old ballpark) keep tumbling down, the two River Avenue parks are rising at 157th Street. The skate park and playground will be wonderful additions to the neighborhood. Look for late spring or early summer openings.

There will be a community meeting to discuss historic preservation of the Grand Concourse on April 20th at 7:00 PM, hosted by the Borough President at the Bronx Museum.