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Mayor Adams Opens Affordable Homes on Former Site of Spofford Juvenile Detention Center

NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams today continued efforts to provide New Yorkers with affordable housing options by opening 183 deeply affordable units, in addition to a cultural arts center, on the former site of the Spofford Juvenile Detention Center — the site where he was held at 15 years old — in the Hunts Point neighborhood of the Bronx. The detention center was closed in 2011, after 54 years in operation with notoriously poor conditions for the youth detained there. Once complete, the full five-acre redevelopment project — called The Peninsula — will bring 740 affordable homes, an early childhood education center, a wellness center, a one-acre public plaza, and a supermarket to Hunts Point.

City Officials and Community to Celebrate Grand Opening of Caton Flats on Friday at 11 a.m. in Flatbush

Brooklyn, NY – On Friday, May 13 at 11:00 a.m. City and elected officials along with community members will gather to celebrate the grand opening of Caton Flats, a mixed-use development, which includes more than 250 affordable homes, a revitalized and expanded Flatbush Central Caribbean Marketplace, and 20,000 square feet of community space. The project was spearheaded by New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) in partnership withDepartment of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) andHousing Development Corporation (HDC) with developersUrbane, andBRP Companies.

The Black Affairs Advisory Board Invites You to Celebrate “Juneteenth”

MIAMI, FL – For the second year, Miami-Dade County will recognize and commemorate “Juneteenth” – a combination of “June” and “nineteenth” celebrated on the 19th of June each year to observe the official emancipation of the last group of enslaved people in the United States. The Miami-Dade Black Affairs Advisory Board, (BAAB), invites you participate in one or more of the following community sponsored events being held throughout Miami-Dade County.

Dranoff 2 Piano Presents “Music of Cuban Independence”

MIAMI, FL – Dranoff 2 Piano Foundation proudly presents the concert “Music of Cuban Independence” on May 20, Cuban Independence Day, at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium. World-renowned musicians will come together to explore Cuba’s spectacular musical heritage, celebrating the contributions of famous Cuban artists and composers from the time of Cuba’s independence from Spain to the present. 

Bassist Jose Armando Gola

Free Summer Meals Just Text ‘FOOD’

Summer is right around the corner, and for kids it’s often the most joyful time of the year. But many parents and caregivers may be worrying about how they’ll stretch their budget to replace the meals their kids usually eat at school

Mayor Hazelle Rogers hosts the Health is Wealth Two Mile Bicycle/Walk Fair

As part of the City of Lauderdale Lakes’ healthy lifestyle initiative, the City’s Wellness Committee is pleased to partner with local health organizations to bring you Mayor Rogers’ Health is Wealth Two Mile Bicycle/Walk Fair. Mayor Hazelle Rogers and the Wellness Committee of Lauderdale Lakes are excited to promote physical activity and wellness and encourage everyone to “Get Out and Be Active”.

City of Lauderdale Lakes Mayor Hazelle Rogers

Mark Your Calendar for the Redland Summer Fruit Festival at Miami-Dade County Parks' Fruit & Spice Park, June 25

MIAMI, FL - The Redland Summer Fruit Festival returns with a bounty of seasonal local agriculture and many varieties of tropical fruit, ripe and ready for the tasting, as well as loads of family-style summer fun on Saturday, June 25, 2022, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at Preston B. Bird/Mary Heinlein Fruit & Spice Park, located at 24801 SW 187 Avenue in Homestead. The festival includes vendor booths featuring tasty cuisine, rare fruit samplings that are guaranteed to shock everyone’s taste buds, watermelon eating contests, lawn games for kids, and much more!

Neighborhood Partnership Committee Meeting

Broward County, FL – The Broward County Supervisor of Elections office will host a Neighborhood Partnership Committee Meeting on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. The event will be held at our Voting Equipment Center located at 1501 NW 40th Ave Lauderhill, FL 33313. Come join us and learn more about Broward Elections!

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