THE BRONX - Bronx Week officially starts on Thursday, May 7, but dozens of local leaders and businesses kicked off the celebration on Sunday afternoon by highlighting what the week will offer.

Bronx Week celebrates the best of the borough, from art and culture, to veterans, seniors and youth.

This year's Bronx Week will feature new events including historical neighborhood tours.

The celebration, which runs from May 7-17, started as Bronx Day over 40 years ago.