THE BRONX - People gathered in Orchard Beach today to celebrate things they love about the Bronx.

Borough resident Vivian Ortiz started a Facebook group called Old Images of the Bronx and many of its more than 30,000 members met for the first time at the beach today.

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Shortly after the event started, the group joined with another gathering called Capicu Culture that celebrates Latin music and arts.

The groups say social media is a huge part of how they grow and communicate, but meeting up in real life is what community is all about.