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Bronx Week wraps up with drive-in concert in Orchard Beach

Organizers admitted that this year's events were not well attended, but even if people didn't come out, they joined virtually.

News 12 Staff

May 15, 2021, 10:49 PM

Updated 1,135 days ago

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Bronx Week wrapped up Saturday in Orchard Beach with a drive-in concert.
Morissania resident Betsy Madero's car was the first in line ready for the show.
"It's usually at the bandstand, which is fine, but…they've set this up here with all the cars and it's very well organized, I must say," Madero said.
People had to stay in their car or wear a mask if they walked around.
"I'm excited for the concert. It's a little awkward having to stay in the car, but what can we do?" said Vivian Ramos, of Hunts Point.
Organizers admitted that this year's events were not well attended, but even if people didn't come out, they joined virtually.
"We've been going Facebook live and Instagram live so we at least have the audience, at least people are seeing that we're celebrating and they're celebrating with us, and it's a wonderful thing," Executive Director Bronx Tourism Council Olga Luz Tirado.
This year Woodlawn Cemetry took home the Bronx Tourism Award. It might seem unusual that people are visiting a cemetery, but Woodlawn Cemetry and Conservancy Ceo and President Mitch Rose says it offers a unique experience.
"We think it's kind of a perfect blend between monumentation as well as natural beauty," Rose said.
This was the 50th anniversary of Bronx Week, and even though it wasn't the same as previous years, attendees said they look forward to next year's festivities.


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