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Bronx Week Gets an Encore on BronxNet!

The dynamism of the Bronx was evident in Bronx Week 2017 activities and BronxNet is sharing it all on your BronxNet channels. Each year during Bronx Week, the Bronx Ball and the Bronx Parade, celebrates notable people born or raised in the borough and inducts them into the Bronx Walk of Fame.  Immerse yourself in the Bronx Ball and Bronx Parade festivities on BronxNet, with 2017 honorees singer/songwriter Prince Royce, hip-hop artist/producer Funkmaster Flex, Actress Selenis Leyna, and medical innovator Dr. Manny Villafana.

Other Bronx Week events of interest being broadcast on BronxNet include the Centenarian Celebration, the Business Day Luncheon, a Veteran’s Appreciation Breakfast, and Montefiore’s Healthy Store Initiative/Bodga Walk. Experience The Bronx Ball on BronxNet channel 67-Optimum and 33-Fios, and on the web at www.bronxnet.tv on Saturday, 6/10, and 6/17 at 9pm, Sunday, 6/11, and 6/18 at 4pm and Thursday, 6/15 and 6/22 at 6:30pm.  Watch Bronx Week Highlights on the same channels on Saturday, 6/10 and 6/17 at 7pm, Sunday, 6/11 and 6/18 at 2pm and Thursday, 6/15 and 6/22 at 7pm. Visit: www.bronxnet.tv for the full schedule.

Bronx Week, an annual event presented by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and co-produced by The Bronx Tourism Council and the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation, features an array of activities that showcase the borough’s vibrant life and growth.  

“I want to thank BronxNet for their extensive coverage of this year’s Bronx Week 2017 festivities,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. “For countless years, BronxNet has provided vital information and programming that is pertinent to our communities in The Bronx. Whether it is their broadcast or digital platforms, Bronxnet does a spectacular job in keeping local constituents informed about the wonderful things happening throughout the borough. Check out BronxNets re-broadcasts, throughout the week, to take a peek at all our ‘Bronx Week’ events that took place; and witness the growth that our borough is experiencing.”  

Bronx Tourism Council Executive Director Olga Luz Tirado commented, “Bronx Week, and particularly the Bronx Ball, are such highly-anticipated events in the borough. That we get to relive the experience through this broadcast is an amazing experience!”

“The Bronx is bustling with wonderful places, resources, cultures and opportunities and the honorees celebrated during Bronx Week are reflections of all the amazing people that make up our borough. We are pleased to work in partnership with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., The BOEDC, and the Bronx Tourism Council to showcase the Bronx on your BronxNet channels, as we bring you full coverage of Bronx Week,” said BronxNet Executive Director Michael Max Knobbe.

BronxNet is the independent not-for-profit organization serving the people of the Bronx through the provision of media production training, access to technology, and cable television channels. BronxNet’s ultra-local programming helps connect the Bronx with the World while our training programs and partnerships are a part of community development through media.