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Naughty by Nature on Lineup of Bronx Week 2016 Festivities

By Eddie Small | April 26, 2016 4:49pm
 Bronx Week 2016 will end on May 15 with a free concert featuring Naughty by Nature.
Bronx Week 2016 will end on May 15 with a free concert featuring Naughty by Nature.
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THE BRONX — Bronx Week 2016 kicks off next week, and New Yorkers can celebrate with a free concert featuring Naughty by Nature, a stand-up comedy show and a pop-up bookstore.

The 45th annual celebration of the best of The Bronx will run from May 5 through May 15 and kick off at 11 a.m. with the sixth annual Centenarian Celebration at Villa Barone Manor, where Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will honor Bronxites who have lived for almost 100 years.

“This is one of my favorite times of the year because we get to celebrate everything that’s great about The Bronx,” Diaz said in a statement, “from the music, to the food, to the various communities that call our great borough home."

The festivities will conclude with a free concert on May 15 from 12 to 6 p.m. at Mosholu Parkway and Bainbridge Avenue featuring Naughty by Nature, Tito Nieves and Judy Torres.

Other highlights of Bronx Week 2016 include:

Savor The Bronx Breweries & Distilleries Trolley Tour: This event will take people to multiple breweries and distilleries throughout the borough and teach them about the history of brewing in The Bronx dating back to the 1800s. (May 6, 11 a.m., 851 Grand Concourse, tickets required. Must be 21 or older.)

Run The Bronx: Bronx Community College's annual event features a 5K and 10K run, a 2-mile walk and a health pavilion for free screenings and information from local partners. (May 7, 10 a.m., 2155 University Ave., registration required)

Bronx Book Fair: This event will feature a virtual pop-up bookstore, along with talks and workshops from New York publishers and editors. (May 8, 1 p.m., 310 E. Kingsbridge Road, free)

Bronx Veterans Appreciation Day Breakfast: Diaz and the borough's Veterans Advisory Council will honor veterans in The Bronx. (May 9, 10 a.m., invitation only)

Bronx Volunteer of the Year Awards: The Bronx Volunteer Coalition will honor volunteers from the borough in four categories: young volunteer leader, neighborhood impact, lifetime volunteer service and organized volunteer impact. (May 11, 6 p.m., 1040 Grand Concourse, free)

Meet Me In The Bronx! Stand-Up Comedy Show: Comedians from Caroline's, Comedy Central and Gotham Comedy Club will put on a performance to celebrate the 105th anniversary of Bronx House Community Center and benefit the organization's Children's Scholarship Fund (May 12, 6 p.m., 900 Morris Park Ave., tickets required)

Mansions & Cottages: Historic Homes & Gardens of The Bronx Trolley Tour: This tour will give people a chance to see the house in The Bronx that served as the temporary headquarters for George Washington, a farmhouse that was the site of six fights between American and British troops, and the garden where Mark Twain and Theodore Roosevelt used to live. (May 13, 10 a.m., 161st Street and Grand Concourse, tickets required)

The Third Annual Annexation of Marble Hill: The Great and Glorious Grand Army of The Bronx will meet at Mr. McGoo's Pub to invade Manhattan and claim the Marble Hill neighborhood as the rightful territory of The Bronx. (May 14, 12 p.m., 5602 Broadway, free)

Bronx Walk of Fame Induction Ceremony: This year's inductees into the borough's hall of fame are "Sopranos" star Vincent Pastore, Pixar director Peter Sohn, photographer and author Arlene Alda, and dance pioneer Eduardo Vilaro. (May 15, 11 a.m., Grand Concourse and East 161st Street, free)

Bronx Week Parade: Celebrities, marching bands, sports teams and more will march along Mosholu Parkway in celebration of the best the borough has to offer. (May 15, 12 p.m., Mosholu Parkway and Van Cortlandt Avenue, free)

A full calendar listing of events can be found here.