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Exciting Events Around The Bronx: April 2023

EXCITING EVENTS AROUND THE BRONX: APRIL 2023

By Great Performances

Explore exciting community events around the Bronx this month.

2023 GALA & ART AUCTION

Monday, April 24th from 6:00pm – 11:00pm

Location: Ziegfeld Ballroom

Honoring Olivia W. Douglas, Angel Otero, and Will Calhoun!

6:00pm – Cocktails
7:00pm – Dinner & Live Auction with musical performances by Eddie Montalvo and Orchestra
9:00pm – Dessert and Dancing featuring Angel + Dren

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TREE PLANTING IN BRONX PARK

Thursday, April 20th from 9:30am – 12:00pm

Location: Burke Ave Bridge in Bronx Park

Join the Bronx River Alliance on Thursday April 20, for this Earth Week planting event in the Bronx River Forest made possible by DoubleVerify and the Arbor Day Foundation.

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EARTH DAY: BRONX FOREST BLUE TRAIL RESTORATION WITH TEDDY BEAR PROJECT

Saturday, April 22nd from 11:00am – 3:00pm

All are welcome to join Super Stewards and volunteers at Burke Avenue Bridge in Bronx Forest for a planting day and trail clean-up.

All tools and supplies will be provided to work on the Blue Trail. We will identify native plants, ecological function and plant to activate the watershed plan for Bronx Forest.

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RUN FOR THE WILD 2023

Saturday, April 29th from 8:00am – 2:00pm

Each year, the WCS Run for the Wild raises awareness of the threats facing wildlife while fundraising to help WCS’s conservation work at the Bronx Zoo and around the world.

The 5k race for individual runners will begin at 8:00 a.m.; casual runners and walkers can take part in the 3K Family Fun Run/Walk at 9:30 a.m.

More than 5,000 runners and walkers are expected to participate in this year’s event. All are welcome to stay after the race to take part in post-run activities and visit the Bronx Zoo.

Runners, walkers, and wildlife supporters are invited to participate and/or support a participant.

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KIDS WEEK: RANGER GAMES

Wednesday, April 12th from 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Even when school’s out, our parks are still the city’s natural classroom! Bring your kids to parks throughout the city for Kids Week during Spring Break. With programs led by our Urban Park Rangers, kids will get to experience nature in a hands-on and fun way. Spend an afternoon of fun with the Urban Park Rangers playing and learning new and exciting nature themed games.

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THE ORCHID SHOW: NATURAL HERITAGE

Saturday, February 18th through Sunday, April 23rd

Be Enveloped in Lily Kwong’s Fantastical Vision

Acclaimed artist Lily Kwong, the designer for The Orchid Show’s 20th year, presents a meditative and captivating design inspired by her ancestral connections to the natural world. Kwong’s vibrant and fantastical vision will envelop visitors in thousands of orchids, allowing them to reconnect to nature amidst picture perfect beauty.

Don’t miss this chance to be immersed in a mesmerizing array of orchids, enfolded into rolling mountains throughout the historic Enid A Haupt Conservatory, and to feel enwrapped in this one-of-a-kind experience. On select nights during The Orchid Show, adults 21 and over can experience the exhibition through Orchid Nights, with music, cash bars, and food available for purchase. Stay tuned for dates.

A former student in NYBG’s Adult Education program, Lily Kwong works at the intersection between landscape, wellness, and art, connecting people to nature through transformative projects and site-specific botanical art installations. Her work has been featured in the New Yorker, Vogue, Architectural Digest, Domino, Forbes, Fast Company and more, and her designs have been featured in New York City at the High Line and Grand Central Station, as well as in venues and gardens around the world.

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VEGETABLE GARDENING SATURDAY

Saturday, April 15th from 10:00am – 5:00pm

Fresh, homegrown vegetables are healthy and flavorful, and don’t have to be difficult to grow. Learn how to properly prepare beds and soils; gain key tips on planting and sowing seeds; discover ecologically friendly ways to keep pests at bay so you can have the vegetable garden you’ve always wanted! Please bring lunch.

10:00am-12:00pm – Seed Starting Primer

12:00pm-12:45pm – Break for Lunch

12:45pm-2:45pm – Vegetable Gardening Basics

3:00pm-5:00pm – Protect Your Plants from Pests

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KIDS WEEK

Even when school’s out, our parks are still the city’s natural classroom! Bring your kids to parks throughout the city for Kids Week during Spring Break. With programs led by our Urban Park Rangers, kids will get to experience nature in a hands-on and fun way.

Seed Bomb MakingMonday, April 10th from 1:00pm-2:00pm

Come learn how to make seed bombs with the Rangers and grow native wildflower seeds. Learn how wild flowers are vital for pollinators in our area.

Birding for KidsThursday, April 13th from 1:00pm-2:00pm

Bird watching can be fun, especially during the spring season. Learn all about different ways to identify birds in our parks.

KIDS WEEK

Even when school’s out, our parks are still the city’s natural classroom! Bring your kids to parks throughout the city for Kids Week during Spring Break. With programs led by our Urban Park Rangers, kids will get to experience nature in a hands-on and fun way.

Nature Puppet ShowTuesday, April 11th from 1:00pm-2:00pm

The Urban Park Rangers welcome you for some nature-themed puppet shows! Learn more about animals that can be found in our local parks.

Stories by the Camp Fire – Friday, April 14th from 1:00pm-2:00pm

Gather by the campfire to enjoy an afternoon of story telling and fireside activities.