Come shop Fordham Road to find everything you need for your holiday shopping! Amazing deals on shopping at almost 70 different stores! Click on the image for a full listing of bargains!
=========================================================================== SAVE THE DATE: SPARKLING THE HEART OF FORDHAM
Join us on Friday, December 6th from 6pm to 8pm at Muller Park & Plaza to partake in BID's 9th annual Sparkling the Heart of Fordham. Santa Claus will be making an appearance and you'll have an opportunity to receive free gifts, raffles and prizes! Don't forget to print out this invitation or show your MetroCard to receive 10% off at select Fordham Road stores from December 6th-22nd!
Fordham Road and Arthur Avenue featured in Neighborhood x Neighborhood
Fordham Road and Arthur Avenue have been selected as the next destination to be featured in Neighborhood x Neighborhood, an ongoing communications campaign designed to spotlight local businesses in all five boroughs and encourage consumers to explore areas of the City outside of traditional tourist locations. It highlights an array of cultural, shopping and dining activities to see and do in our own Bronx neighborhood.
Visit NYC & Company's webpage for itineraries, maps and helpful information to navigate the hidden gems of our city.
The BID's Fall
Networking Event took place on October 16th at Applebee's at Fordham
Plaza! The 60 plus guests who attended were able to mingle with some of the frontrunners in
business on Fordham Road, as well as raise money for the American
Cancer Society. Thanks to our sponsor Healthfirst, a percentage of every item purchased
will be donated to further Cancer Research.
Save the date for our last sidewalk sale of the year taking place on October 17-19, Thursday through Saturday, each day from 11am to 7pm. Over 135 businesses have participated in this year's three previous sales. Come out and hunt for bargains in New York's 3rd busiest shopping district!
In September, the BID helped organize a fundraiser for Visions, a charity helping the blind and visually impaired. Our own Danny Bernstein debuted his emcee talents. Over $2,000 was raised, and over 150 came out to support this great cause.
Fordham BID held the last Fordham Fever Friday of this year on October 4th at Muller Park. The theme was International Day Fair, including continental cuisines and artifact displays; children were able to play in a bouncy house and fun bus. Participants received exclusive deals and discounts just by showing up! Shoppers were also able to receive free giveaways that ranged from books, tote bags, and so much more. Be sure to check back to see when Fordham Fever Fridays will resume next May.
=============================================================================== BRAVE UNDER THE STARS
Brave was the last movie of the summer that was shown at Fordham Plaza in September. The movie was chosen through our Facebook page
via media vote. There was great turnout from the community; people
brought blankets, chairs, snacks, etc. all to
view the free showing of Brave. Some onlookers were even shocked to
see the gigantic inflatable screen in the middle of Fordham Plaza.
Although the summer movie event series is over, the Fordham Road BID
will continue to host community events as community spaces become
The movie series was made possible by the BID Challenge Grant through the New York City Department of Small Business Services.
Acclaimed children's author Britt Menzies, creator of the StinkyKids series, visited Fordham Road daycare 1199SEIU Child Care Corp April 19th. Menzies visited Pre-K classrooms, read from and signed her books, and visited with local parents. Menzies was a big hit with the children, teaching them to "always be a leader of good." Each child received copies of Menzies' books as part of the BID's Literacy Program in conjunction with NYC Councilman Joel Rivera to promote early childhood reading in Bronx children.
Clockwise from top Left: Menzies reads to daycare children; Menzies with BID director Wilma Alonso and daycare children; Menzies with BID staff and chair, and representative from office of Joel Rivera; Menzies with daycare children
Citibank, one of the BID's partners, is excited to announce their Citi at Work program, a comprehensive financial services platform that enhances the employee benefits package offered by corporations. Companies and employees can choose from a wide range of savings and discounts on financial products and services, plus many financial education topics. The Citi at Work program consists of a dedicated Relationship Manager for your company, who aims to make your life easier, starting now. The program is offered at no cost to the company and it’s set up completely by a Citi at Work Relationship Manager. For more details, please click on the image below.