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City of Yonkers Launches Free Online and Smart Phone App, Burbio.Com, Connecting Residents With Community Events

Post Date:09/13/2017 4:40 PM

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YONKERS, NY – September 13, 2017 -- Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano today joined the Business Council of Westchester (BCW) President/CEO Marsha Gordon to announce the City of Yonkers is launching a city-wide events digital platform in partnership with Burbio is a new free online service and smart phone application that streams local non-profit and school calendar content to users. The city-wide event discovery platform will make it easier for residents and visitors to find and calendar the latest events happening around Yonkers. 

Burbio’s free service allows users to create a personal event feed by following Yonkers groups of interest, add events to their digital calendar and be notified when events change. Non-profit organizations post events for free and the service reads data feeds to make it easy to keep up to date, while businesses can post events for a low monthly fee.  Burbio events are available online, via smart phones and on Amazon Alexa and built for discovery in Google search so that events can be discovered by anyone in the region.   

“There is no question that we live in digital world and expect to manage our daily activities at our finger tips,” said Mayor Spano. “Our residents and visitors to Yonkers, especially millennials, look to their digital devices to access their world in real time. Burbio is a perfect complement to the diversified platforms we use to inform our city, making it easier and more fun to live, work and play.”

“Whether it’s parents looking to keep track of important school dates, millennials looking for something to do nearby, or long-time residents who just want to follow their favorite community group, Burbio is designed for civic engagement for everyone,” said co-founder Julie Roche.   

"This initiative is an outgrowth of the BCW urban centers strategy which focuses on live-work-play,” said Marsha Gordon, President/CEO, the Business Council of Westchester. “With thousands of multi residential units coming on the market in Yonkers we wanted to ensure that all residents are aware of the multitude of ways that they can "play" in this great city. We are so pleased to bring Burbio’s high technology platform to provide the most up to date information and to partner with them and Yonkers."

“We are so pleased to be included in this initiative that highlights the many great events taking place throughout Yonkers,” said Masha Turschinsky, Director, Hudson River Museum. “The variety demonstrates the City's vibrancy and the many opportunities we have on any given day to come together as a community. The Hudson River Museum is proud to be a cultural resource and to offer a strong rotation of exhibitions; Planetarium shows; and art, science and environmental programs for visitors of all ages.”

Burbio publishes content in hundreds of communities across the Northeast and is expanding nationally.  Yonkers joins the Village of Ardsley, NY and the Town of New Castle, NY (Chappaqua) in Westchester County as users of Burbio.

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