Helen Moses, 94, celebrates Grandparents Day with her daughter Zoë Gussoff, left, and granddaughter Surrah Gussoff at the birthplace of the American holiday, the Hebrew Home at Riverdale. 

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Russ Hoffman blows the shofar at the end of Tashlich, a ceremony between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, next to Delafield Pond. The single long blast of the shofar at the end of the service is known as ‘tekiah gedolah.' 

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John F. Kennedy High School's senior running back, Karamogo Sylla, bulldozed Fort Hamilton High School's defense during a 26-6 rout during their 2019 opener. 

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Jay Gindin gives Shai Maudi, 5, a candle to light the Hanukkah menorah as celebrants sing a prayer. The Congregation Beth Aharon at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. 

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Rita Freed holds up a sign calling for the preservation of the Old Putnam Trail during a nature walk in Van Cortlandt Park. The trail, a favorite of locals and visitors alike, will close for a year while it’s paved over. 

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Gloria Hobbs, left, and Norma Cornish pick up trays, and get ready to serve food at the Caldwell Temple Soup Kitchen. Hobbs, a 93-year-old, is the recipient of an honorary doctorate from Ithaca College. The former educator makes regular trips to the Longwood section of the Bronx — not exactly a trouble-free journey even for people half her age — volunteering her time at the Caldwell Temple Soup Kitchen on Rev. James A. Polite Avenue. 

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Ian Cleary, an urban park ranger, demonstrates how to use tinder, cattail, white birch, and phragmites to start a fire in the 'Survival Series' workshop in Van Cortlandt Park.

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Senate majority leader Andrew Stewart-Cousins, left, swears in Alessandra Biaggi as a state senator at Lehman College last Sunday. Biaggi began an insurgent campaign early in 2018 that culminated in her ousting former Independent Democratic Conference leader Jeffrey Klein.

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An IN-Tech Academy’s senior gets an emotional embrace after graduating in the class of 2018. The graduation ceremony took place at the Cardinal Hayes Auditorium at the College of Mount Saint Vincent.

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Maria Cordones speaks to a crowd outside the New Settlement Community Center on Jerome Avenue where members of several housing and social justice groups gathered to call on local elected officials to push for universal rent control statewide.

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Riverdale/Kingsbridge Academy’s Timo Charitos poses for a photograph after his three goals and two assists helped fuel the Tigers 6-0 win over IN-Tech.

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People eagerly wait to hear if their raffle number is called during the NYPD 50th Precinct’s National Night Out Event.

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Justin Oliver waits in line for an ices at the NYPD 50th Precinct’s National Night Out Event. 

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Eric Dinowitz gives his son a kiss on the cheek by the water during the 2019 RiverFest event. 

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Isaac Moore puffs on a cigar as he leads members of The Great and Glorious Grand Army of the Bronx to West 225th Street where they ceremonially annex Marble Hill into the Bronx from Manhattan.

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Little league players in the North Riverdale Baseball League marched in full uniform with balloons in hand to mark the start of the 2018 season.

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U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer welcomes incoming state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi at her inauguration ceremony at Lehman College.

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The North Riverdale Baseball League and local veterans came together on Sid Augarten Field on May 25, 2019 to play ball and take a moment to honor those who served their country and lost their lives in the line of duty. What followed was the good old American tradition of a Memorial Day weekend barbecue.

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