Bronx-Events

Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)
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Date: February 23, 2018

A Celebration of the Blues by New York-based illustrator Ron Bucalo presents a collection of 25 black line illustrated portraits depicting great legends of the American blues, from Muddy Waters and B. B. King to Bonny Raitt and Howlin' Wolf.

Soulful, sultry, and redolent of the earthy mix of raw talent, hardship, and enduring creativity inspiring this iconic genre, the collection is part of a larger series of portraits representing Volume 2 of American Music Pioneers.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2018-02-23
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Kids Week Bronx: Winter Scavenger Hunt

Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)
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Date: February 23, 2018

Winter season is unpredictable, but animals and plants adapt to the changes. Let's find some of these adaptations on a scavenger hunt through the trails in the park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

2018-02-23
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Imaginative Arts

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: February 23, 2018

The facilitator will introduce the concept of imaginative arts.

Participants are encouraged to use their imagination for ideas, as well as take inspiration from the current exhibition. Because our participants are fluid and changing, weekly instruction needs to be repeated each week, to help new participants keep up. Facilitator will introduce imaginative techniques: Some pieces will take the four weeks to complete. Participants are encouraged to take their time and not rush.

For adults of all ages.

Schedule

January - Wine Bottles Whimsical Winter Wonder... Inspired Art
February - Valentine's Day-Inspired Art Greeting Cards
February - Rock Painting Inspired by Season
March - Winds of March Paint on Canvas. What does March mean to you?

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2018-02-23
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Kids Express

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: February 23, 2018

Kids go on an expressive arts journey inspired by times, current exhibition, season, language, literary works, and their own ideas. Children will be encouraged to discuss, plan, excite, inspire and support each other.

Schedule

February - Reading of Love You Forever by Robert Munsc: Discuss and share thoughts
February - Recreate Short Written Piece Inspired by Love You Forever for a family member you love
February - Recite and Perform a Love You Forever piece. Children will write their own poem that expresses forever love

March - Readings and Performances of Children's Monologues

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2018-02-23
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Slave Stories, Our Stories

Valentine-Varian House (in Valentine Varian House)
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Date: February 23, 2018

Join BCHS Educator Vivian Davis and living historian Cheyney McKnight on this special evening of discussion and conversation with one of the house slaves who worked in the Valentine-Varian House and receive a deeper understanding of slavery in 18th century New York. In honor of Black History Month, we pay tribute to those unheard voices.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: Valentine-Varian House (in Valentine Varian House)

2018-02-23
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It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

Date: February 24, 2018

Enjoy winter mornings with the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park as they start their Saturdays with fun green projects such as raking leaves, planting, mulching and more to build community.

Rain or shine, there will be something for everyone to do at this unique park!

Please note: Volunteers younger than 18 years old are required to present a signed guardian’s consent to participate or have a chaperone present. Walk-ons are welcome!

RSVP

Individuals and small groups are asked to register for the project by emailing mwmason@optimum.net or stewardsofhehenryhudson.org.

Groups of 15+ volunteers must submit a Group Request to join the Stewards for their weekly cleanups a month prior to desired date. Be sure to indicate on the form that you would like to work alongside the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

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Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

2018-02-24
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NYRR Open Run: Soundview Park

Lafayette Avenue and Morrison Avenue (in Soundview Park)
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Date: February 24, 2018

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

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Location: Lafayette Avenue and Morrison Avenue (in Soundview Park)

2018-02-24
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NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park

Eagle Avenue and 149th Street (in St. Mary's Park)
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Date: February 24, 2018

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

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Location: Eagle Avenue and 149th Street (in St. Mary's Park)

2018-02-24
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CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC Latin Dance for Fitness

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: February 24, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Move to Latin rhythms from today and past years: Merengue, Bachata, and Salsa. Bring your water bottle and positive energy for a morning of fun, friendship, and fitness for adults.

This is a beginner – intermediate Latin Dance Fitness course through Shape Up NYC.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2018-02-24
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Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)
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Date: February 24, 2018

A Celebration of the Blues by New York-based illustrator Ron Bucalo presents a collection of 25 black line illustrated portraits depicting great legends of the American blues, from Muddy Waters and B. B. King to Bonny Raitt and Howlin' Wolf.

Soulful, sultry, and redolent of the earthy mix of raw talent, hardship, and enduring creativity inspiring this iconic genre, the collection is part of a larger series of portraits representing Volume 2 of American Music Pioneers.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2018-02-24
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Shape Up Zumba with Pascal

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: February 24, 2018

Join Shape Up NYC for a whole-body fitness workout that focuses on building strength, health/well-being, and balance through dance for adults.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2018-02-24
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Family Art Project: Exotic Desert Dwellers

Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)
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Date: February 24, 2018

Visit Wave Hill’s Cactus and Succulent House in the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory and leave winter behind as you dream of warmer places. Spend some time sketching and painting exotic desert dwellers and tropical inhabitants, then, using sand and vibrant tempera paint, make a desert or tropical mirage.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

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Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

2018-02-24
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Black History Month: The Birthplace of Hip Hop

Cedar Playground
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Date: February 24, 2018

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city's long history.

On August 11th, 1973, hip hop was born in The Bronx at a recreational room party. The party was so popular and crowded it had to move the party over to what is now known as Cedar Playground.

Join the Urban Park Rangers and learn about the history of the popular music genre that began as an underground urban movement.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Cedar Playground

2018-02-24
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Bronx Memoir Project: Constructing a 3D Memoir with Orlando Ferrand - Part 2

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: February 24, 2018

We'll move beyond prejudiced confines and stereotypes pertaining to sexual orientation, gender, politics, religion, and cultural identity toward a multi-ethnic and cross-cultural approach to memoir writing as a visual and written narrative, as a dynamic record of our ancestry, and as a catalyst for personal transformation. This is a multi-disciplinary approach to deconstructing and reconstructing identiy based on our own personal narratives.

We'll explore who we are through our past and present by engaging in the creation of oral narratives, which will be recorded, memoir essays, fictional memoirs, photography, and collage.

Participants will bring cameras or camera phones, family photos, recollections of songs they like, and cutouts that speak to them because of color, texture, memories, nostalgia or simply subliminal identification. Come prepared to move around and participate.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2018-02-24
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Arts, Culture & Fun: Winterize your Bike

E164th St and River Avenue Entrance (in Mullaly Park)
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Date: February 24, 2018

Join us as we provide riders with a three-part workshop to help maximize your riding experience.

In this winterizing workshop, riders will learn how to prepare their body and bicycles during the winter months. A panel led by Judith Desire and cycling enthusiasts will discuss personal techniques and methods to winterizing a bicycle and how to remain alert and safe on the road. Learn to change a flat tire and more basic bike workshop skills. Short films on biking in the elements will be screened during the day. A Q&A will follow the talk.

Look out for two more workshops coming up!

  • Alone on the Road Repair - March 24
  • Spring is Here! Get Ready to Ride - April 14

Judith Desire is the founder of Uptown & Boogie Bicycle Advocacy, an organization that provides cyclist based social activities to the Uptown Manhattan and Bronx communities. Our goal is to provide New Yorker riders with a greater and better understanding of commuting and traveling throughout the Uptown and Bronx areas as well as to promote awareness on the health benefits of cycling.

Please note: RSVP is not required, but let us know you are coming at bikeworkshop1.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

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Location: E164th St and River Avenue Entrance (in Mullaly Park)

2018-02-24
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CANCELLED: Kids Paper Arts and Crafts

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: February 24, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Kids create cute and fun objects out of paper and other ordinary materials they can take home. Parents are invited to join their little ones in the activities.

Schedule

  • January - Mixed Media Paper Unicorn
  • February - Diwali Paper Diyas
  • March - Brown Paper Bag Puppets

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2018-02-24
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CANCELLED: Paper Arts and Crafts - Adults

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: February 24, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Participants will create their own, original decorative gift wrapping paper for holiday and special events.

February - Valentine's Day-inspired Gift Wrapping
March- Create work inspired by (what does March mean to you: windy, rainy, spring is near, etc.)

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2018-02-24
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NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park

East path, north of tennis courts on Crotona Avenue (in Crotona Park)
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Date: February 25, 2018

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

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Location: East path, north of tennis courts on Crotona Avenue (in Crotona Park)

2018-02-25
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Family Art Project: Exotic Desert Dwellers

Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)
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Date: February 25, 2018

Visit Wave Hill’s Cactus and Succulent House in the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory and leave winter behind as you dream of warmer places. Spend some time sketching and painting exotic desert dwellers and tropical inhabitants, then, using sand and vibrant tempera paint, make a desert or tropical mirage.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

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Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

2018-02-25
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Natural Areas Conservancy Walk and Talk

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)
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Date: February 25, 2018

Join the Natural Areas Conservancy for a guided walk through the coastal and forested areas of New York City’s largest park. This diverse 2,700-acre park has plentiful forest and wetland natural areas and is home to significant wildlife. Ecologically speaking, Pelham Bay Park is the southern tip of New England and has characteristics quite distinct from the rest of New York City.

Tour leader and ecologist Helen Forgione will show you how to identify trees in winter and interpret signs of wildlife, with a special eye toward owls and tracks. Included in the tour will be findings from the Natural Areas Conservancy’s two year-study documenting and analyzing forests and wetlands in New York City parklands.

The walk and presentation will begin and end at the historic landmark 19th-century Bartow-Pell Mansion—with hot chocolate! Please be prepared with warm clothes, snow-ready walking shoes, and water if needed.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

2018-02-25
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Pre-Concert Tea

Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)
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Date: February 25, 2018

Enjoy Afternoon Tea in the Mark Twain Room prior to today’s concert in Armor Hall. The Café at Wave Hill pairs a classic menu with an assortment of green, black and herbal teas. This traditional tea service includes the four classic elements of savory, scones, sweets and tea. The menu, presented by Great Performances, includes an array of tea sandwiches, scones and bite-sized desserts. Afternoon Tea also includes a glass of sparkling wine.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

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Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

2018-02-25
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Winter Workspace Drop-In Sunday

Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)
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Date: February 25, 2018

Artists in the Winter Workspace program share their studio practice with visitors on this Drop-In Sunday. Artists in Session 2 of this program are Michele Brody, Tamara Kostianovsky, Athena LaTocha and Maika’i Tubbs.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

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Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

2018-02-25
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Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk

Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)
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Date: February 25, 2018

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

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Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

2018-02-25
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Concert: The Garden Project, with Michael Brown, Alexander Fiterstein, Nicholas Canellakis and Elena Urioste

Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)
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Date: February 25, 2018

Described as “outstanding” by Albany’s Times Union, these musicians are acclaimed for the exuberant communicativeness with which they play. Recent highlights include the Beethoven Triple Concerto with the Albany Symphony Orchestra, Los Alamos Concerts, Merkin Concert Hall, the Vancouver Recital Society, the Ravinia Festival and Chicago’s radio station WFMT. The members of the Brown-Urioste-Canellakis Trio are composer-pianist Michael Brown, violinist Elena Urioste and cellist Nicholas Canellakis. Joining the ensemble is guest clarinetist Alex Fiterstein. The Wave Hill program will be a blend of traditional chamber works by Debussy and Fauré, and a movement from Olivier Messaien’s 20th Century landmark work, Quartet for the End of Time. The centerpiece of the program is the world premiere of a new work by composer-pianist Michael Brown commissioned by Wave Hill. Sounds of nature will resonate inside Armor Hall as the inspiration for these two contemporary works.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

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Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

2018-02-25
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Up-Cycle-to-Art: Decorative Arts

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: February 27, 2018

Participants will bring their recyclable items to upcycle to art using various mediums to achieve a decorative affect. Please be aware a piece may take a few weeks to complete. Participants should bring an item they wish to work on (bottles, boxes, cans, containers, plastic, wood, carton). Avoid soft plastics that crush or easily bend. Participants may take inspiration from the season or from art.

The facilitator will offer prompts, while allowing for individual expression or outcomes.

Themes
January - Whimsical Winter Wonder: Create a piece inspired by our Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition
February - Valentine's Day and season-inspired art
March - Create art inspired by the month of March

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2018-02-27
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Communication and Socialization: Get-Together for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: February 27, 2018

This is an opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication. Staff, family, and college students are welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2018-02-27
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Kids Le Petit Art

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: February 27, 2018

Kids create adorable miniature art to use, or give as gifts. Parents and kids may participate together. (Ages 6-12 years)

Themes
January - Whimsical Winter Wonder... ACEO
January - Whimsical Winter Wonder...Character Shaker

February - Cardboard-Painted Heart
February - Cardboard Magical Moonballs

March - 3D Illusion Art Down That Hole
March - 3D Heart

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2018-02-27
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Get Active! with Water 2 Kids

Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)
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Date: February 27, 2018

This workshop series with the Water 2 Kids, featuring the Dowe Twins, teaches you how to be active while having fun.

There will be dancing, snacks, and, of course, water!

This event is geared for children who are 6 to 13 years old. All are welcome.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

2018-02-27
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Shape Up Yoga Meditation

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: February 28, 2018

This class features exercises for the whole body: functional fitness through meditative yoga for health, well-being, and relaxation.

For adults.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2018-02-28
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Learn Signs from American Sign Language - Adults

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: February 28, 2018

Learn to produce and understand signs from American Sign Language. Use the signs in sentences. Handouts will be provided. (Adults)

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2018-02-28
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Le Petit Art - Adults

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: February 28, 2018

Adults will create small works of art (4" x 6" or less) to display at home, or give as a gift to a loved one; from delicate miniature paper cuttings to ACEO's and cardboard art. Participnts will learn how to create miniature pieces. They will learn miniature pieces can be quite detailed and take time to create. Participants are encouraged to take their time and concentrate on creating a fully-developed piece.

Adults of all ages, including seniors, are welcome.

Themes

January - ACEO (Art Cards, Editions and Originals) 2.5" x 3.5": Create work inspired by our Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition
February - Mini Valentine-Inspired Work on Cardboard
February - Mini Poetry Book: Write your own or favorite poem or phrase to carry with you
March - Still Life on Cardboard inspired by the season. Students are encouraged to bring their own ideas.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2018-02-28
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Recycle-to-Art

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: February 28, 2018

Participants will create cute arts and crafts projects to keep, or give as a gift to their favorite person. (Ages 6 – 12 years old).

Schedule

  • January Key - Wind Chime Make: an eco-friendly wind chime out of keys.
  • February - Cardboard Owl Craft
  • March - Rolled and Folded Magazine Paper Project

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2018-02-28
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Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team

West Bronx Recreation Center

Date: February 28, 2018

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best! Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area. It's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

2018-02-28
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Self Advocacy for Individuals with Special Needs

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: March 1, 2018

This current events discussion group will be a welcoming and inclusive place for adults with disabilities to learn about, discuss, and address the social and political issues which are most important to them.

Join this group to connect with others who want to explore how current events impact our lives, and how we can impact our government. In the process, hone your self-advocacy skills and be part of a community dedicated to making sure all voices are heard.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2018-03-01
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Special Express Arts

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: March 1, 2018

Artists will be creating a mixed media art using construction paper, magazine cutouts, cloth, string, acrylic paint, and glue. We will be providing these materials. We advise that participants bring any other materials they might like to use (like any magazine images or computer printouts along with any small objects they would like to incorporate into their collage).

Schedule

January - Whimsical Winter Wonder Collage using mixed media
January - Create Mixed Media Winter Village Landscape

February - Create Mix Media Mosaic Hearts
February - Create Mix Media Pop Up Hearts

March - Paintings of Fruits Using Paint and Q-Tips. Each artist will select a picture of fruit to make
March - Create mixed media abstract painting using circlular shapes with Q-Tips and straws

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2018-03-01
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Imaginative Arts for Kids

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: March 1, 2018

Kids will learn various techniques for creating imaginative arts, including Kirigami, Collage, Tissue Work, Pointillism, and 3D Illusion. Drop in for a program, or try them all!

  • January: Whimsical Winter Wonder... on Cardboard
  • January: Whimsical Winter Wonder... Silhouettes & Abstracts
  • February: Valentines Kirigami Greeting Cards
  • February: 3D Illusion Wavy Heart
  • March: Painted Rocks Pointillism
  • March: Painted Rocks Nature

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2018-03-01
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Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team

St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)
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Date: March 1, 2018

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best!

Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area. It's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

2018-03-01
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Imagination Playstation

Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)
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Date: March 2, 2018

Babies and toddlers can come create, explore, and imagine through this fun-filled activity. The children will be creating their own worlds through art and play. Using recycled materials they can pretend they are in a rocket ship or driving a race car. The program is for children 0 - 5 years old. Guardians must stay with children for the program.

Start time: 12:15 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

2018-03-02
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Imaginative Arts

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: March 2, 2018

The facilitator will introduce the concept of imaginative arts.

Participants are encouraged to use their imagination for ideas, as well as take inspiration from the current exhibition. Because our participants are fluid and changing, weekly instruction needs to be repeated each week, to help new participants keep up. Facilitator will introduce imaginative techniques: Some pieces will take the four weeks to complete. Participants are encouraged to take their time and not rush.

For adults of all ages.

Schedule

January - Wine Bottles Whimsical Winter Wonder... Inspired Art
February - Valentine's Day-Inspired Art Greeting Cards
February - Rock Painting Inspired by Season
March - Winds of March Paint on Canvas. What does March mean to you?

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2018-03-02
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Kids Express

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: March 2, 2018

Kids go on an expressive arts journey inspired by times, current exhibition, season, language, literary works, and their own ideas. Children will be encouraged to discuss, plan, excite, inspire and support each other.

Schedule

January - Whimsical Winter Wonder on Cardboard

February - Reading of Love You Forever by Robert Munsc: Discuss and share thoughts
February - Recreate Short Written Piece Inspired by Love You Forever for a family member you love
February - Recite and Perform a Love You Forever piece. Children will write their own poem that expresses forever love

March - Readings and Performances of Children's Monologues

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2018-03-02
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It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

Date: March 3, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park. Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.

Rain or shine, there will be something for everyone to do at this unique park!

Please note: Volunteers younger than 18 years old are required to present a signed guardian’s consent to participate or have a chaperone present. Walk-ons are welcome!

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Individuals and small groups are asked to register for the project by emailing dp.reynolds@verizon.net.

Groups of 15+ volunteers must submit a Group Request to join the Stewards for their weekly cleanups a month prior to desired date. Be sure to indicate on the form that you would like to work alongside the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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NYRR Open Run: Soundview Park

Lafayette Avenue and Morrison Avenue (in Soundview Park)
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Date: March 3, 2018

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

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Location: Lafayette Avenue and Morrison Avenue (in Soundview Park)

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NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park

Eagle Avenue and 149th Street (in St. Mary's Park)
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Date: March 3, 2018

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

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Location: Eagle Avenue and 149th Street (in St. Mary's Park)

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Shape Up NYC Latin Dance for Fitness

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: March 3, 2018

Move to Latin rhythms from today and past years: Merengue, Bachata, and Salsa. Bring your water bottle and positive energy for a morning of fun, friendship, and fitness for adults.

This is a beginner – intermediate Latin Dance Fitness course through Shape Up NYC.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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Shape Up Zumba with Pascal

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: March 3, 2018

Join Shape Up NYC for a whole-body fitness workout that focuses on building strength, health/well-being, and balance through dance for adults.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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Family Art Project: Give a Feathery Friend a Home or a Feeder

Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)
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Date: March 3, 2018

Winter birds and returning migrators could use a little help right now with nests and food. Camouflage the boxy shape of an ordinary milk carton with pine boughs and leaves. Add seeds and an inviting stick perch to create a welcoming home.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

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Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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Jr. Knicks All-Star Showcase 2018

St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)
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Date: March 3, 2018

The Jr. Knicks All-Star Showcase 2018 will mark the midway point of the Jr Knicks Winter Basketball League by showcasing the top players in each division selected by the coaches. Selections are judged off game play and sportsmanship shown throughout the season. Players will participate in the Skills Challenge, 3-Point Contest and traditional All-Star Game complemented by players from all five boroughs..

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-3300

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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Pysanky Workshop

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)
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Date: March 3, 2018

Learn the time-honored art of creating intricately patterned Ukrainian Easter eggs, and make your own using a wax-resist technique at this hands-on workshop. Instructor Alesia Kozicky has been making pysanky all her life and has taught for over 25 years. Her work has been widely displayed, including at the Library of Congress and libraries throughout Westchester. Hot wax and permanent dyes are used, so dress accordingly. Ages 12 and older. Please bring a bag lunch.

Registration required.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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Kids Paper Arts and Crafts

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: March 3, 2018

Kids create cute and fun objects out of paper and other ordinary materials they can take home. Parents are invited to join their little ones in the activities.

Schedule

  • January - Mixed Media Paper Unicorn
  • February - Diwali Paper Diyas
  • March - Brown Paper Bag Puppets

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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Paper Arts and Crafts - Adults

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: March 3, 2018

Participants will create their own, original decorative gift wrapping paper for holiday and special events.

February - Valentine's Day-inspired Gift Wrapping
March- Create work inspired by (what does March mean to you: windy, rainy, spring is near, etc.)

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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