Bronx Week wraps up with honorees, concert and parade

Posted: Updated:
THE BRONX -

Sunday marked the grand finale of this year's Bronx Week.

The last two weeks in the Bronx have been a nonstop celebration appreciating what the boogie down is all about.

The final day of celebration helped to wrap up the 10-day event with a Volunteer Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Bronx County building.

This year several people from Big Apple Greeters were recognized. They provide tours of the key neighborhoods. That includes Christina Buckley, who is legally blind – but that hasn't stopped her from showing her borough off.

"I do Big Apple Greetings for fun and bringing people to my old neighborhood and showing them parts of the Bronx that even I don't know too much," Buckley said.

The borough also honored volunteers who work at the Bronx Zoo and Wave Hill.

Outside of the County Building, several celebrities were inducted into the Walk of Fame. The borough president says they're citizens who contribute to the rich culture and diversity which defines the Bronx.

This year's honorees included advocate and founder of the #MeToo movement Tarana Burke, hip-hop icon Slick Rick and "Billions" actor Maggie Siff.

"I think growing up in the city and I think growing up in the Bronx, we're really exposed to so many different kinds of people from so many walks of life. I would just never change that," says Siff.

Past inductees have included Hot 97's Funkmaster Flex, Fat Joe, Irene Cara, Batchata group Aventura and model Tyson Beckford.

A parade down Mosholu Parkway followed the induction ceremony.

Bronx Week officially concluded Sunday evening with a concert featuring Remy Ma. Other notable Bronx artists also performed during the festivities.

  • SlideshowsMore>>

  • Aftermath of bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy

    Aftermath of bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy

    A general view of the Morandi bridge which collapsed on August 14, 2018 in Genoa, Italy.A general view of the Morandi bridge which collapsed on August 14, 2018 in Genoa, Italy.
    A general view of the Morandi bridge which collapsed on August 14, 2018 in Genoa, Italy.A general view of the Morandi bridge which collapsed on August 14, 2018 in Genoa, Italy.

    A bridge on a main highway linking Italy with France collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa during a sudden, violent storm, sending vehicles plunging 45 meters (nearly 150 feet) into a heap of rubble.

    A bridge on a main highway linking Italy with France collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa during a sudden, violent storm, sending vehicles plunging 45 meters (nearly 150 feet) into a heap of rubble.

  • Boogie Down Bites Photos

    Boogie Down Bites Photos

    From pizza to chopped cheese sandwiches and the Bronx salad, News 12 brings you Boogie Down Bites!From pizza to chopped cheese sandwiches and the Bronx salad, News 12 brings you Boogie Down Bites!

    Here are some of the dishes featured on Boogie Down Bites. 

    Here are some of the dishes featured on Boogie Down Bites. 

  • Guide: Thrilling roller coasters in the tri-state area

    Guide: Thrilling roller coasters in the tri-state area

    THE JOKER is located at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ.THE JOKER is located at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ.

    Looking for some excitement this summer? Check out some of these thrilling and extreme roller coasters, all located in the tri-state area.

    Looking for some excitement this summer? Check out some of these thrilling and extreme roller coasters, all located in the tri-state area.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."