On Sunday, May 20, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and The Bronx Tourism Council co-hosted the grand finale of Bronx Week 2018.
The day’s events included an induction ceremony for this year’s Bronx Walk of Fame honorees on the Grand Concourse as well as a parade, concert and food and arts festival on Mosholu Parkway.
“Once again, it was my pleasure to celebrate with proud Bronxites—and visitors from all over—the wonderful things that Bronx has to offer,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. “Bronx Week is a time to celebrate and embrace our Bronx roots. Over the past week-and-a-half, we proudly showed the world that our borough is a great place to live, work, raise a family and have a good time.”
“We are super excited about all the great events and great people that have joined Bronx Week celebration. It’s an amazing time of year for us!” said Olga Luz Tirado, Executive Director of The Bronx Tourism Council.
The 2018 Bronx Walk of Fame inductees were advocate and founder of the #MeToo movement Tarana Burke, “Billions” actor Maggie Siff, and Hip-Hop impresario Slick Rick—each of whom had their names placed on the Grand Concourse in recognition of their achievements.
Image 1 – Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. speaks during the 2018 Bronx Week Volunteer Recognition Breakfast on May 20, 2018. This year the event honored the members of the “Big Apple Greeters,” volunteer tour guides who work to provide visitors from all over the world with a positive impression of Bronx. Photo by Victor Chu.
Image 2 – Hip-hop icon and Bronx native Remy Ma performs to close the 2018 Bronx Week Concert and Festival on Mosholu Parkway on May 20, 2018. Photo by Robert Benimoff.
Image 3 – Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is joined by 2018 Bronx Walk of Fame honorees Maggie Siff, Slick Rick and Tarana Burke at the 2018 Bronx Week Volunteer Breakfast and Bronx Walk of Fame Induction Ceremony on May 20, 2018. Photo by Victor Chu.
Image 4 – Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. presents Hon. Aurelia Greene with the “Key to The Bronx” at the 2018 Bronx Ball on May 19, 2018. Ms. Greene, who served as Deputy Bronx Borough President from 2009 through 2017, retired last year after more than four decades in public service. Borough President Diaz and Ms. Greene were joined for the presentation by (l to r) City Councilman Rev. Ruben Diaz, City Councilman Fernando Cabrera and Deputy Bronx Borough President Marricka Scott-McFadden, among others. Photo by Robert Benimoff.
Image 5 – 2018 Bronx Walk of Fame honorees Slick Rick, Tarana Burke and Maggie Siff join Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. at the 2018 Bronx Ball at the Pelham Bay & Split Rock Golf Courses on May 19, 2018. Photo by Robert Benimoff.
Image 6 – Slick Rick, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Tarana Burke, Bronxnet’s Rhina Valentin and City Council Member Andy King enjoy the 2018 Bronx Week parade on Mosholu Parkway. Photo by Joe Conzo.
Image 7 – Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. poses with the crowd of thousands that attended the 2018 Bronx Week Concert and Festival on Mosholu parkway on May 20, 2018. Photo by Robert Benimoff.