Bronx Week 2014 on from May 8-18

Bronx Week 2014 on from May 8-18

The annual celebration of the best of the borough – Bronx Week 2014 – is almost here.

This year’s Bronx Week, a celebration with roots going all the way back to 1971, will be an exciting celebration with numerous events taking place all throughout the borough from Thursday, May 8 to Sunday, May 18.

According to Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.’s office, Bronx Week is “a celebration of everything that makes the Bronx a great place to live, work and raise a family.”

As he does every year, Diaz will announce this year’s five inductees to The Bronx Walk of Fame at a press conference scheduled for Monday, May 5 at the Bronx County Courthouse.

The Bronx Walk of Fame is on the Grand Concourse outside the courthouse.

Previous years’ inductees include former Borough President and Congressman Herman Badillo, actor and screenwriter Chazz Palminteri, music group The Chiffons, actor Danny Aiello, boxer Jake LaMotta, singer Irene Cara, and many more notable people who are, or were originally from, the borough.

Each inductee gets a street sign with their name placed along the boulevard, and those signs are unveiled by the honorees in an event at on Sunday, May 18 at 11 a.m.

They will also receive awards at the Bronx Ball, an annual black-tie gala on Saturday, May 17 at Orchard Beach that is a major gathering of the borough’s business, arts, and civic leaders. For tickets, tables and advertising opportunities, please call (718) 590-2502.

Some Bronx Week 2014 highlights include:

•A Centenarian Celebration on Wednesday, May 7.

•The 16th Annual Bronx Bankers Breakfast on Friday, May 9.

•A Bronx Food and Farm Tour on Saturday, May 10.

•A Jose Feliciano concert on Saturday, May 10.

•Bronx Veterans Appreciation Breakfast on Monday, May 12.

•45th Precinct Community Council Breakfast on Wednesday, May 14.

•Bronx Week VIP art opening exhibit of Daniel Hauben’s works on Thursday, May 15.

•Bronx Health Link Bronx Health Expo on Friday, May 16.

•Montefiore’s 2014 Teddy Bear Hospital on Saturday, May 17.

Bronx Week is coordinated every year by the Borough President’s office, Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation, and Bronx Tourism Council.

A complete list of events, including dates, times and locations, will be posted at

Reach Reporter Patrick Rocchio at (718) 742–3393. E-mail him at Follow him on Twitter @patrickfrocchio.