Bronx-Events

Autism Awareness Month Exhibition

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)
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Date: April 26, 2019

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to present the work of Timotheus Davis, Devona Gamble. and Oswald James for its April art exhibition in connection with Autism Awareness Month. All of the works being presented are a mix of figurative and abstract styles. The show will be up through the month of April.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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Van Cortlandt Park - City Nature Challenge

Riding Stables Parking Lot (in Van Cortlandt Park)

Date: April 26, 2019

To kick off the City Nature Challenge, join NYC Parks staff on a two-hour hike around Van Cortlandt Park to view and make iNaturalist observations of the wonderfully diverse spring ephemerals in the western side of the park.

We will start the hike at the riding stables before first exploring parts of the Northwest Forest and then heading south toward Van Cortlandt Lake.

Please bring water and a snack, as well as your smartphone or camera! If you do not know how to use iNaturalist, arrive 15 minutes early and we will show you how!

Register online.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Riding Stables Parking Lot (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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Special Express Arts 3

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: April 26, 2019

Our Special Express Arts 3 program engages special needs adults through art for self-expression. This is a mixed media art class where participants will use multiple media for self-expression.

Groups: please call in advance to schedule your visit, so we may assure the availability of space to accommodate your group.

Themes:

  • April: Rain and Easter
  • May: Mother's Day and Flowers
  • June: Father's Day and Summer

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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Rec for Life Spring Break: Open House

St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)
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Date: April 26, 2019

Join us for a Rec for Life Spring Break Open House event! Open to teens and young Adults between the ages of 13 - 24.Take part in different activities including youth fitness, billiards, skills and drills basketball, music and video production, and much more.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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Toddler Art

Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)
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Date: April 26, 2019

Babies and toddler will learn about famous artists like Monet, Picasso, and Matisse and then create their own version of the artwork.

This program has the children on the floor in their own element. It is a great introduction to classroom-style teaching and created for the beginning phases of the school setting.

The class is free but you must sign up for a free recreation center membership. To sign up, you will fill out a membership form at the front desk when you arrive.

Start time: 12:15 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

2019-04-26
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Garden Walk: Notable Trees of Wave Hill

Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)
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Date: April 26, 2019

Wave Hill’s landscape includes magnificent old trees, rare species, and native beauties. Wander through the gardens on this special walk with Senior Director of Horticulture Louis Bauer to see some of his favorites from the living collection.

Arbor Day Weekend

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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Kids Week: Insect Exploration

Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)
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Date: April 26, 2019

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free Kids Week programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and younger.

Don't be afraid of getting your hands dirty as we explore high and low in search of amazing insects to discover their important connection to us.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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Adults Imaginative Arts

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: April 26, 2019

Adults are encouraged to use their imagination in creating their art: taking inspiration from the environment, the times, and their experiences.

Themes:

  • April: Poetry Month: Use a poem you love or we've read, or create your own
  • May: Mother's Day Art and Flowers
  • June: Father's Day and Summer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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Kids and Families Seasonal Arts and Crafts

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: April 26, 2019

Participants learn to make cute crafts inspired by the season to keep or give as a gift.

Themes:

  • April: Spring Bracelet
  • May Rainbow Collage Art
  • June: Word Cloud Gift for Your Favorite Teacher

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2019-04-26
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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: April 27, 2019

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!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

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

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NYRR Open Run: Soundview Park

Lafayette Avenue and Morrison Avenue (in Soundview Park)
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Date: April 27, 2019

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

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

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

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Shape Up NYC: Latin Dance Fitness

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)
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Date: April 27, 2019

Join Shape Up NYC for a full-body workout at our Latin Dance Fitness classes - functional fitness through dance movements.

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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Parkchester - Street Tree Care

McGraw Hill Avenue and White Plains Road (in Virginia Playground)
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Date: April 27, 2019

Come work with NYC Parks Stewardship to care for local street trees! Volunteers will learn how to aerate, cultivate, mulch, and identify street trees. They will also learn about the important roles street trees play in New York City.

Volunteers should dress in clothes that can get dirty and closed-toed shoes. They are also encouraged to bring their own water bottles.

Please note: Space is limited and registration is required. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: McGraw Hill Avenue and White Plains Road (in Virginia Playground)

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Autism Awareness Month Exhibition

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)
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Date: April 27, 2019

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to present the work of Timotheus Davis, Devona Gamble. and Oswald James for its April art exhibition in connection with Autism Awareness Month. All of the works being presented are a mix of figurative and abstract styles. The show will be up through the month of April.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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Kids Arts and Tabletop Activities

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: April 27, 2019

Children will engage in arts or tabletop activities while their parents take a fitness class.

Themes:

  • April: Lollipop Ornament
  • May: Simple Paper Flower
  • June: Beaded Bracelets

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 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: April 27, 2019

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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CANCELLED: It's My Park at Seton Falls Park

E. 233rd St. and Seton Ave. (in Seton Falls Park)

Date: April 27, 2019

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with The PS 68X Garden of Unity to clean the Pollinator Garden of winter debris, rake leaves, and aerate the soil at Seton Falls Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 914-843-5330

Location: E. 233rd St. and Seton Ave. (in Seton Falls Park)

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It's My Park at Brust Park

Upper Brust Park Greystone Avenue Entrance (in Brust Park)

Date: April 27, 2019

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Stewards of Upper Brust Park at Brust Park. The group invites everyone to join the general cleanup, raking, and weeding. Plus, pending weather you can help us to prep and paint the fence along the park. Contact group leader for groups 10+. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

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Location: Upper Brust Park Greystone Avenue Entrance (in Brust Park)

2019-04-27
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Wellness: Spritz Station—The Healing Power of Pine

Wave Hill
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Date: April 27, 2019

Stop by our spritz station to sample some exhilarating tree scents. Learn about the medicinal qualities of Wave Hill’s trees and mix your own herbal, pine-scented spritz to soothe your skin, refresh your linen, and enhance the ambiance of your home.

Ages eight and older are welcome with an adult.

Arbor Day Weekend at Wave Hill

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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Junior Arborist Station

Wave Hill
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Date: April 27, 2019

Kids can don harnesses and hardhats and ascend into the canopy of our old black cherry tree to get a birds-eye view of Wave Hill. Arborists from Almstead Tree, Shrub & Lawn Care are on hand to assist budding arborists and answer questions about the trees at Wave Hill.

Ages five and older are welcome with an adult.

This program, free with admission to the grounds, is generously sponsored by Almstead Tree, Shrub & Lawn Care.

Arbor Day Weekend at Wave Hill

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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Trees HQ

Wave Hill
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Date: April 27, 2019

Stump the educators! Look at tree silhouettes, shapes, and sizes, see what trees look like on the inside using “tree cookies.” Learn how to identify common trees and leave no question unanswered.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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City Nature Challenge: Exploration Hike

Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)
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Date: April 27, 2019

Which city around the world has the most nature? The City Nature Challenge 2019, happening April 26 to April 29, will help us find out! Over 60 cities will be competing to see who can make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people in the worldwide 2019 City Nature Challenge.

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. Join our hikes and explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head.

Moderate intensity hikes are longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

2019-04-27
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Garden Walk: Trees and the Designed Landscape

Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)
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Date: April 27, 2019

Trees are integral to landscape design, from defining garden spaces to softening architecture acting as focal points. Take a stroll with Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer to see how trees enhance the design of Wave Hill’s gardens.

Arbor Day Weekend at Wave Hill

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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Family Walk: Totally Trees

Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)
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Date: April 27, 2019

Wave Hill boasts a collection of extraordinary, stately and old trees. Discover how trees grow by looking at a tree’s parts and the role each part plays in a tree’s life cycle. With trees as your inspiration, embark on an adventure across the grounds with an environmental educator.

Ages six and older are welcome with an adult.

Arbor Day Weekend at Wave Hill

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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Bronx Memoir Writing Series: Emotional Historians

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: April 27, 2019

In the world of people, celebration is often laced with melancholy, joy is a border that surrounds sorrow, and fear is usually one doorbell away from bravery. So, how the fork can we write our stories in a way that acknowledges a complicated and dynamic world? How do we avoid writing that transforms us into caricatures? How do we convey what it feels like to be us, alive in 2019? If the job of an artist is that of an emotional historian, then we must create poems that are as multi-dimensional and layered as the people who write them.

In this generative workshop, we'll explore and produce writing that strikes many notes at once. Bring a notebook, pen, and a sense of adventure, as we take our writing to the edge of the world, and bring back proof that we've been there.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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Gallery Tour

Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)
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Date: April 27, 2019

Learn about Glyndor Gallery exhibitions on a tour led by Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow.

In Glyndor Gallery, former Winter Workspace artists Camille Hoffman, Maria Hupfield and Sara Jimenez return with installations reflecting their deepening practices in Here We Land. Each has explored narratives about contested space that draw on personal and cultural touch points, reflecting a synergy to their work and shared interests that will be reinforced by their projects this spring.

Hoffman’s mixed-media paintings and installations take inspiration from the Philippine weaving and the Jewish folk traditions of her ancestors, layered geographies emerging from materials collected from her everyday life. Based in Brooklyn, Hupfield is a citizen of the Anishinaabek Nation from Wasauksing First Nation in Ontario, Canada. Her sculptural body-objects, crafted from industrial felt, are often activated through performance. Also based in Brooklyn, Filipina-Canadian artist Jimenez’s installations and performances draw from familial narratives, abandoned objects and colonial texts, as well as photos, maps, and textiles, to focus on concepts of origin and home, loss and absence. In the Sunroom Project Space, Rachel Sydlowski’s installation consists of layers of historical wallpaper that serve as a background for complex, screen-print collages of flora and fauna, architectural details and decorative motifs from Wave Hill, Inwood Hill Park and other surrounding green spaces, transforming the Sunroom into an anachronistic collage of past and present. Free with admission to the grounds.

Pictured: Sara Jimenez, Binding Time, 2015, Floral compost and fabric, 15 x 11 x 8 feet, Image by Daniel Kukla

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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Ultimate Teen Boot Camp Challenge

St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)
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Date: April 27, 2019

Ultimate Teen Boot Camp Challenge is a great opportunity for teens to push their limits and learn teamwork. This challenge involves doing a variety of tough, total body moves designed to challenge every aspect of your fitness including; strength, endurance, balance, and agility.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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Wellness: Forest Bathing

Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)
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Date: April 28, 2019

Forest bathing, inspired by the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, deepens relationships to the natural world. Boost your immune system and cardiovascular strength, reduce stress, and improve cognitive functioning with Gerti Schoen, a certified forest therapist, as your guide through Wave Hill’s woodland trails. Limited space, please register and arrive early to secure your place. Arbor Weekend event.

Free with admission to the grounds. Adults only, please.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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TreeLC with the Teddy Bear Project

East 180th Street & Devoe Avenue (in Bronx Park)
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Date: April 28, 2019

"Greening SUNDAYS@11" is planting 6,000 native perennials this year! Please join us to plant tree beds near the bike greenway.

Please bring a lunch and dress for the weather.

Rain or shine!

Register online.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: East 180th Street & Devoe Avenue (in Bronx Park)

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TreeLC: Tree Bed Planting Day

East 180th Street & Devoe Avenue (in Bronx Park)

Date: April 28, 2019

Participants will plant native pollinator-friendly perennials in tree beds on the E. 180th Street sidewalk. The program involves digging a hole and planting "plugs" with compost. After the planting participants will "water in". If there is litter, there will be garbage bags, and extra woodchips will be used to mulch the greenway trees.

Register online.

For more information about this event, please contact Roseanne Andrade at (929) 304-0908 or CQ4CATS11@gmail.com.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (929) 304-0908

Location: East 180th Street & Devoe Avenue (in Bronx Park)

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26th Annual Earth Fest Celebration

Playground for All Children (in Pelham Bay Park)
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Date: April 28, 2019

Join us to celebrate the earth and all that it provides us.

Enjoy a fun-filled day that includes a volunteer project, environmental displays, a sensory garden, arts and crafts, music, a live performance from the "Okra Dance Company", special feathered friends from "Volunteers for Wildlife", and much more.

Volunteer project starts at 10:00 a.m. For more information, please call (718) 430-1891

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1891

Location: Playground for All Children (in Pelham Bay Park)

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