Best of Bronx Ball


Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr will host the Annual Bronx Ball, a party honoring this year's inductees into the Bronx Walk of Fame. This black-tie awards gala brings together the Bronx’s business, arts and civic leaders to welcome home Bronx-born celebrities.

The Bronx Ball pays tribute to those proud Bronx natives who Borough President Diaz will induct into the Bronx Walk of Fame the following morning. The Class of 2012 inductees are: Jazz Musician and educator Valerie Capers, Hollywood Cinematographer Sol Negrin, Hip-Hop Legend Fat Joe, and Actor/ Model Tyson Beckford.

The honorees will be inducted into the Bronx Walk of Fame on Sunday, May 20, at 11:00AM on the Grand Concourse at 161st Street. Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will unveil street signs bearing their names.

Bronx Strong Arm


The New York Arm Wrestling Association (NYAWA) announced today that the Bronx Tourism Council and Bronx Week Food and Arts Festival will host the 29th Annual Bronxboro Arm Wrestling Championships on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 1 p.m. The event will take place on the Main Stage at Mosholu Parkway South between Van Cortlandt Ave. East and Bainbridge Ave. Bronx, NY. 10458 – General admission and entry is free and the event consists of both pro and amateur categories for men and women. Contestants are encouraged to register early.