Bronx-Events

NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park

East path, north of tennis courts on Crotona Avenue (in Crotona Park)
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Date: August 20, 2017

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)

2017-08-20
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It's My Park at Fort Independence Playground

Park House (in Fort Independence Playground)

Date: August 20, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Jerome Park Friends and Neighbors at a beautiful Sunday morning community project at Fort Independence Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

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Location: Park House (in Fort Independence Playground)

2017-08-20
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Family Art Project: Be a Bee

Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)
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Date: August 20, 2017

Join us for this classic Family Art Project. Outfit yourself with wings, antennae, a pollen cup, and a kazoo to hum with. Buzz around in a hive of six-sided cells and forage in the flowers. Join in a bee parade and do a bee dance in a cardboard hive. The parade starts at 12:30 p.m., weather permitting.

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)

2017-08-20
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In The Shop: Honey Tasting with Senter Honey Farms and Bushwick Kitchen

Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)
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Date: August 20, 2017

Meet family honey farmers Senter Honey Farms and taste the Bees Knees honey of Bushwick Kitchen. You’ll be amazed at the complex flavors of different varieties of honey! Sample a few, then purchase your favorite to take home.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

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Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

2017-08-20
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Bees and Beekeeping Information Station

Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)
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Date: August 20, 2017

Chat with beekeepers, try on beekeeping gear, peek inside a hive, and learn fascinating facts about honeybees.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

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Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

2017-08-20
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Candle-Making Drop-in Workshop

Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)
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Date: August 20, 2017

Try your hand at creating an assortment of beeswax candles to take home and enjoy.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

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Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

2017-08-20
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Honey Extraction Demonstration

Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)
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Date: August 20, 2017

Drop in and see the sticky process of extracting honey from the comb with our resident bee experts.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

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Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

2017-08-20
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Bronx Summer Concert Series at Orchard Beach

Orchard Beach Pavilion (in Pelham Bay Park)

Date: August 20, 2017

Come on out and enjoy some Salsa, Freestyle, Bachata, Merengue R& B, and Pop eveny Sunday through September 3. Zumba will also be provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 590-3567

Location: Orchard Beach Pavilion (in Pelham Bay Park)

2017-08-20
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Garden Highlights Walk

Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)
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Date: August 20, 2017

Join us 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)

2017-08-20
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Rhythm Roulette: Youth Tech Workshops

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

Date: August 21, 2017

Kids learn how to make hip-hop beats and have the chance to sing and/or rap on those beats, if they choose. The course will cover audio production in terms of pre-production as well as post-production.

This is a one-day, drop-in youth tech workshop. Workshops take place on August 21, 23, and 25.

This workshop is designed for kids younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

2017-08-21
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Keva Builds: Youth Tech Workshop

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

Date: August 21, 2017

Participants will learn how to create structures using Keva Planks. They will create contraptions that will include ramps, baskets, funnels, chutes, etc. while using physics and engineering concepts.

This is a Science, Technology, Arts, and Mathematics one-time workshop for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

2017-08-21
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Tiny Tots Stories and Art

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: August 22, 2017

Fun is had with cute and funny stories and songs for tiny tots to enjoy. Session ends with fun arts activity inspired by the stories and songs.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2017-08-22
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Jam Session!: Youth Tech Workshop

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

Date: August 22, 2017

Come sing, rap, or play your heart out as a part of the St. Mary's band! We will compose a hit from scratch and upload it to Soundcloud! Participants will have time to work on their solo projects as well!

This is a one-day, drop-in youth tech workshop for kids who are younger than 14 years old. Workshops take place on August 22 and 24.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

2017-08-22
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The Bronx Meets East Africa

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)
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Date: August 22, 2017

The Bronx Meets East Africa is an exhibition showcasing East African artists and their emerging relationships to the Bronx community. The artwork featured will focus on the following themes: The drive to feed one’s family, to provide a decent shelter for self and loved ones, to belong, and to leave a legacy.

The event intends to showcase the similarities and differences of Ugandans’ daily life compared to that of an American displaced in the Bronx. Of the 3.2 million foreign born residing in NYC, the Bronx is home to the largest concentration of African born immigrants compared to other boroughs.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2017-08-22
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Up-Cycle-to-Art/Vintage and Steam Punk

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: August 22, 2017

Adults decorate and up-cycle your clean, empty cans and bottles with beautiful napkins, wrapping paper, and vintage images from home.

Participants should bring their own vintage party napkins, wrapping paper or magazine cut outs to apply to surfaces of the items they are up-cycling to art. Outside and inside of cans and bottles should be clean and free of labels and gummy residue.

Schedule

  • July: Decorative Cans/Vintage (bring your own clean cans from home)
  • August: Up-cycle Wine Bottles/Vintage (bring your own clean bottles from home)
  • September: Up-cycle Cardboard Books Steam Punk/Vintage. We will provide cardboard

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2017-08-22
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Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval

Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

Date: August 22, 2017

The Summer Sports Experience teaches an abundant array of sports activities to our NYC youth throughout the spring and summer seasons. Sports include basketball, flag football, soccer, track, kickball, and more! Every hour another sport is introduced.

This event is free for participants. Please check in at the recreation center to get a free membership card which will allow you to come into the building when the staff are on break between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. This is a drop-in program, which means that your kids can come and go as they please throughout the day.

Groups are welcome! Please email sarah.bishow@parks.nyc.gov to arrange a date for your group.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

2017-08-22
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Garden Highlights Walk

Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)
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Date: August 22, 2017

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

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Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

2017-08-22
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Kids Mixed Media Arts

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: August 22, 2017

During August, we will create decoupage cards. Using magazine cut-outs or decorative party napkins we will decorate a cute greeting or art card.

In September, we will create decoupage containers using magazine cut-outs or a decorative pack of party napkins. Bring clean, empty cans, labels, and please remove gummy residue.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2017-08-22
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Gallery Tour

Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)
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Date: August 22, 2017

Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow will lead a tour of the summer exhibitions in Glyndor Gallery. An exuberant counterpoint to Wave Hill’s lush summer gardens, Flora Fantastica! shows the work of four artists who share an interest in using pattern derived from cultural and botanical sources to create fantastic hybrid forms. Nancy Blum, Amy Cheng and Elisabeth Condon each have an entire room for their paintings. Jill Parisi creates an installation for the entry foyer. In the Sunroom Project Space, Jan Mun combines digital and living media to explore the movement of plant species and the immigrant experience, while a window installation by David Rios Ferreira contains drawings and collages with cartoon-inspired characters, along with historical, cultural and contemporary pop references.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

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Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

2017-08-22
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Painting Nature with the Art Student's League

Woodlawn Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

Date: August 22, 2017

Bring your child for a fun afternoon of painting the scenery around them, with the help of Art Student's League's Pedro Rodriguez. It's a cool activity for a hot day.

Supplies will be provided!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Woodlawn Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

2017-08-22
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Music Factory: Youth Tech Workshop

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

Date: August 22, 2017

Students learn to code everyday items (an apple!) to create musical instruments.

This is a Science, Technology, Arts, and Mathematics one-time workshop for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

This workshop takes place on August 22 and 24.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

2017-08-22
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Kids Le Petit Art

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: August 22, 2017

Kids create their own miniature art to take home. The piece is small enough to carry in your pocket or in your hand. For ages 6 to 12 years old. Parents or adults welcome with their younger child.

Schedule

  • July: Thumb Things - Little ones make watercolor work of art with their very own thumb print
  • August: Mini Greeting Cards-Make a mini greeting card to keep or give as a gift
  • September: Mini Books - Make a mini journal, or coloring book of your own

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2017-08-22
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The Bronx Meets East Africa

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)
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Date: August 23, 2017

The Bronx Meets East Africa is an exhibition showcasing East African artists and their emerging relationships to the Bronx community. The artwork featured will focus on the following themes: The drive to feed one’s family, to provide a decent shelter for self and loved ones, to belong, and to leave a legacy.

The event intends to showcase the similarities and differences of Ugandans’ daily life compared to that of an American displaced in the Bronx. Of the 3.2 million foreign born residing in NYC, the Bronx is home to the largest concentration of African born immigrants compared to other boroughs.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2017-08-23
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Seniors Coloring Book Series

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: August 23, 2017

Your brain experiences relief by entering a meditative state. Stress and anxiety levels have the potential to be lowered. Negative thoughts are expelled as you take in positivity. It’s a hobby that can be taken with you wherever you go.(Seniors 60 years and over)

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2017-08-23
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Rhythm Roulette: Youth Tech Workshops

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

Date: August 23, 2017

Kids learn how to make hip-hop beats and have the chance to sing and/or rap on those beats, if they choose. The course will cover audio production in terms of pre-production as well as post-production.

This is a one-day, drop-in youth tech workshop. Workshops take place on August 21, 23, and 25.

This workshop is designed for kids younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

2017-08-23
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