Bronx-Events

Astronomy: Solar Astronomy

Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

Date: May 15, 2021

Astronomy isn’t only for night owls. Join the Urban Park Rangers on International Astronomy Day for some solar astronomy and learn more about our solar system and the largest object in it: the sun!

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

2021-05-15
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Birding: Nests

Palisade Avenue, Kappock Street and Independence Avenue (in Henry Hudson Park)
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Date: May 16, 2021

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

Spring is here which means birds are finding their mates to settle down and start their families. Come learn how each species of bird make their own unique nest as we take a short hike to spot them in the trees. Then you’ll get a chance to make a nest of your own with supplies provided.? To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides.

Please note: Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Palisade Avenue, Kappock Street and Independence Avenue (in Henry Hudson Park)

2021-05-16
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Restoration Wedneday

Starlight Park
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Date: May 19, 2021

Support the conservation crew in green infrastructure maintenance and litter collection in one of our Bronx parks.

Hand sanitizer, masks, gloves, social distancing guidelines, and temperature checks provided to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

For more information, please contact Lexi, the Volunteer Coordinator, at (718) 542-4284 or volunteer@bronxriver.org.

Register online

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 542-4284

Location: Starlight Park

2021-05-19
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Tidy Thursdays at Starlight Park

Starlight Park
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Date: May 20, 2021

Bust some invasive weeds like a pro at our gardening event at Starlight Park. We will be doing general maintenance work to ensure the parks look nice and that the gardens are prepared for more plantings in the spring.

Masks, gloves, grabbers, hand sanitizer, and temperature checks for COVID-19 provided.

For more information, email volunteer@bronxriver.org with any questions. You can also call us at (718) 542-4284

Register online

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 836-1207

Location: Starlight Park

2021-05-20
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Planting at Bronx River Foodway

Concrete Plant Park
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Date: May 21, 2021

All spring we have been raising vegetable seedlings for planting at the Foodway here at the office! Join us Friday May 21st at 3:00 PM to help plant a variety of vegetables in at the Foodway. Some of the plants we are looking forward to planting include tomatoes, shiso, okra, and kale!

Please register in advance for this event.

For questions or concerns email foodway@bronxriver.org.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 836-1207

Location: Concrete Plant Park

2021-05-21
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Family Camping: Bronx

Van Cortlandt Park
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Date: May 21, 2021

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit Urban Park Rangers Registration Page. Registration ends on Saturday, May 15.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

2021-05-21
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Woodlawn Beautification Day

Woodlawn Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)
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Date: May 22, 2021

Join VCPA, Women of Woodlawn, and Woodlawn Taxpayers Association as we continue to beautify the area around Woodlawn Playground.

Projects will include removing non-native invasive plants, planting native species, and general clean-up around the playground and in the wildflower garden.

Volunteers must wear masks and follow social distancing at all times. All work tools and supplies will be provided.

RSVP required. Please RSVP on Eventbrite.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-1460

Location: Woodlawn Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

2021-05-22
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Spring Garden Volunteer Day

VCPA Garden & Compost Site (in Van Cortlandt Park)
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Date: May 22, 2021

Van Cortlandt Park Alliance wants to welcome volunteers back to our garden for our first volunteer day of the 2021 season.

COVID-19 has not stopped the work Van Cortlandt Park Alliance does to grow healthy food in our garden; in fact, over the last year the food grown has taken on an important role in meeting the needs of the community. Help us plant, weed, and prepare for what we hope will be an extraordinary season of growth for our garden.

Volunteers must wear masks and follow social distancing while volunteering.

Advance registration is required. Please email christina@vancortlandt.org or call (718) 601-1460.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

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Location: VCPA Garden & Compost Site (in Van Cortlandt Park)

2021-05-22
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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Asian Americans in the Sciences and Environment

Pelham Bay Park Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)
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Date: May 23, 2021

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with the Urban Park Rangers! Join the Rangers on this hike through Pelham Bay Park while discussing many contributions made by notable Asian American and Pacific Islander environmentalists, naturalists, and conservationists.

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

2021-05-23
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Tidy Thursdays at Starlight Park

Starlight Park
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Date: May 27, 2021

Bust some invasive weeds like a pro at our gardening event at Starlight Park. We will be doing general maintenance work to ensure the parks look nice and that the gardens are prepared for more plantings in the spring.

Masks, gloves, grabbers, hand sanitizer, and temperature checks for COVID-19 provided.

For more information, email volunteer@bronxriver.org with any questions. You can also call us at (718) 542-4284

Register online

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 836-1207

Location: Starlight Park

2021-05-27
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Connecting Parks Walk

Near the Jerome Avenue and W 166th Street entrance (in Mullaly Park)
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Date: May 29, 2021

Our Urban Park Rangers hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off-limits to the general public. On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills, explore our city's rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world.

Urban Park Rangers guide you on a walk to take in the scenery through Mullaly Park, Joyce Kilmer Park, and Macombs Dam Park.

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Near the Jerome Avenue and W 166th Street entrance (in Mullaly Park)

2021-05-29
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Arts, Culture & Fun: Dancing in the Streets

Lawn at Lafayette Avenue between Morrison Avenue and Metcalf Avenue (in Soundview Park)
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Date: May 29, 2021

Join It’s Showtime NYC! for an all-ages street dance class with a range of teaching artists who perform and teach flexn, litefeet, hip hop and other street and club dance forms.

There are four dance classes:

Poe Park Visitor Center (outdoors)
Friday, May 28 3:00 p.m. - 4:00. p.m. and Tuesday, June 15 at 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Soundview Park
Saturdays - May 29 and June 5 at 3:00 p.m.

It's Showtime NYC! is a program of Dancing in the Streets, developed in partnership with the Mark Morris Dance Center, with funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Dance/NYC, New York State Council on the Arts, Map Fund, and Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation. This program is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and by Dance/NYC’s Dance Advancement Fund, made possible by the Ford Foundation.

It’s Showtime NYC! is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Showtime NYC on Social Media

  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsshowtimenyc/
  • Facebook: http://itsshowtime.nyc
  • Website: http://itsshowtime.nyc
  • Dancing in the Streets: www.dancinginthestreets.org

Registration
Please register at lucy.aponte@parks.nyc.gov. The event is limited and participation will be on a first-come, first-serve basis on the day of the workshop. Families are welcome.

Please note: This spring and summer, due to the coronavirus pandemic, we're offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programming.

Note: Some programs may be modified, rescheduled, or cancelled due to weather, health, or safety concerns.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lawn at Lafayette Avenue between Morrison Avenue and Metcalf Avenue (in Soundview Park)

2021-05-29
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Nature Exploration: Northwest Woods

Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)
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Date: May 30, 2021

Explore the forest from the perspective of a naturalist as you walk with the Urban Park Rangers in Van Cortlandt Park's Northwest Woods .

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

2021-05-30
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Arts, Culture & Fun: Dancing in the Streets

Lawn at Lafayette Avenue between Morrison Avenue and Metcalf Avenue (in Soundview Park)
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Date: June 5, 2021

Join It’s Showtime NYC! for an all-ages street dance class with a range of teaching artists who perform and teach flexn, litefeet, hip hop and other street and club dance forms.

There are four dance classes:

Poe Park Visitor Center (outdoors)
Friday, May 28 3:00 p.m. - 4:00. p.m. and Tuesday, June 15 at 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Soundview Park
Saturdays - May 29 and June 5 at 3:00 p.m.

It's Showtime NYC! is a program of Dancing in the Streets, developed in partnership with the Mark Morris Dance Center, with funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Dance/NYC, New York State Council on the Arts, Map Fund, and Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation. This program is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and by Dance/NYC’s Dance Advancement Fund, made possible by the Ford Foundation.

It’s Showtime NYC! is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Showtime NYC on Social Media

  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsshowtimenyc/
  • Facebook: http://itsshowtime.nyc
  • Website: http://itsshowtime.nyc
  • Dancing in the Streets: www.dancinginthestreets.org

Registration
Please register at lucy.aponte@parks.nyc.gov. The event is limited and participation will be on a first-come, first-serve basis on the day of the workshop. Families are welcome.

Please note: This spring and summer, due to the coronavirus pandemic, we're offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programming.

Note: Some programs may be modified, rescheduled, or cancelled due to weather, health, or safety concerns.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lawn at Lafayette Avenue between Morrison Avenue and Metcalf Avenue (in Soundview Park)

2021-06-05
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