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Exciting Events Around The Bronx: April 2024


Explore exciting community events around the Bronx this month.




Bronx River Slow Roll

Saturday, April 20th from 10:00am to 12:30pm

Location: Woodlawn Metro North Station, West Side

Join the Bronx River Greenway Team for a family-friendly ride down the Bronx River Greenway. This 5-mile slow roll will give us a chance to meet in person while talking about biking, our neighborhoods, and activism in the Bronx. We’ll stop at important sites along the Greenway like Shoelace Park, East Tremont/177th Street, The Cross Bronx Expressway, and Starlight Park. We’ll finish off the ride at Starlight Park where the Bronx River Open House will be taking place. Feel free to stick around (and take advantage of the free bike repair)!

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Weeding & Reading

Saturday, April 27th from 9:00am to 1:00pm

Location: Bronx Park

Have kids? Let them enjoy some reading while you enjoy some weeding! Staff will support adults with weeding invasive species, provide books for kids to read, and someone will read to any kids they bring.

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Kids Week

Location: Crotona Nature Center

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.


Upcycling Nature Crafts

Monday, April 22nd from 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Upcycling can be fun and resourceful for nature and ecology. Bring your own clean recyclable food and beverage containers to make fun art projects, bird houses, planters, and bee boxes!


Nature Puppet Show

Wednesday, April 24th from 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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




City Nature Challenge Bio Blitz

Saturday, April 27th from 11:00am to 12:30pm

Location: Crotona Nature Center

NYC Parks is participating in the City Nature Challenge and is recruiting you to help. Join the Rangers as we walk the park to observe and collect data for the 2024 City Nature Challenge, a friendly competition taking place April 26-29 between cities around the world to see which is most biodiverse. This program will focus on identifying all living organisms. Participants are encouraged to download the iNaturalist app to collect data.

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One Book One Bronx

Punch Me Up to the Gods: A Memoir by Brian Broome

Saturdays: April 6th, 13th, & 20th

The Bronx Museum, 1040 Grand Concourse

Tuesdays: April 2nd & 9th

on Zoom

A poetic and raw coming-of-age memoir in essays about blackness, masculinity, and addiction, Punch Me Up to the Gods: A Memoir introduces a powerful new talent in Brian Broome, whose early years growing up in Ohio as a dark-skinned Black boy harboring crushes on other boys propel forward this gorgeous, aching, and unforgettable debut.

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The Orchid Show: Florals in Fashion

through April 21st

Strike a pose! The Orchid Show brings the catwalk to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory in a fashion-inspired celebration of all things orchids—and we want YOU at the center of the sartorial experience. Catch the bold new designs of New York’s rising stars of the stitch with work by Collina Strada by Hillary Taymour, Dauphinette by Olivia Cheng, and FLWR PSTL by Kristen Alpaugh, fashionistas sure to create dramatic, picture-perfect floral displays at the Garden that always capture the orchid’s good side. This is your chance to “walk the runway” and show off your own personal flare, your love for orchids, and your fashion-forward connections to the natural world. Because florals are always en vogue at NYBG.

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Orchid Nights

April 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, & 20th from 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Tickets: $39 Non-Members, $29 Garden Members

New York’s Favorite Orchid Night Out Returns!

Immerse yourself in a mesmerizing array of orchids at New York City’s most fantastical night out. Visiting the exhibition in the evening with a cocktail in hand, underneath the twinkle of the Conservatory, provides a picture-perfect evening of beauty.

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The Soundview Gardener’s Club

every Tuesday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: Soundview Field House – 1550 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx

The Soundview Gardener’s Club is a space where After-School students from local schools and community volunteers come together to clear invasive plants, plant trees/native plants, and spread mulch as part of our forest restoration efforts in Soundview Park in The Bronx.

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NYRR Open Run: Soundview Park

every Saturday from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Entrance – Lafayette Avenue and Morrison Avenue

NYRR Open Run brings free, 5K weekly community-led runs, to neighborhood parks across the greater New York City area. The program is free and open to runners and walkers of all ages, abilities, and experience levels.

Called the “Gateway to the Bronx River,” 205-acre Soundview Park is located where the Bronx River opens into the East River. This urban green space is filled with grassy baseball and soccer fields, a cricket pitch, basketball courts, a running track, walking/biking paths, picnic fields, and more! With its extensive views of the water, Soundview Park celebrates the beauty of both the Bronx and East Rivers. The back part of our Open Run course has beautiful views of the Bronx River waterfront for participants to enjoy!

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The Bronx River Open House

Saturday, April 20th from 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us at the Bronx River Open House to celebrate Earth Day!

This free event will include:

  • canoeing
  • walking tours
  • kid friendly educational activities and workshops
  • teas / hydration station from The Bronx River Foodway
  • New York Restoration Project will be giving away native trees
  • RAP4Bronx will be giving away fresh produce
  • REI will be providing free pop-up bike repair service
  • music and more!

All giveaways and activities are first come, first served.

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Nature’s Workshop: Build Your Own Biodome

Saturday, April 13th from 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center in Van Cortlandt Park

Each program in this series explores its topic in-depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity. Biodomes can be considered “mini-ecosystems” due to their ability to grow and sustain plant life. Learn more about what makes a great terrarium. Bring your own glass or plastic container.

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Kids Week

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center in Van Cortlandt Park

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.


Kids Week: Wilderness Skills for Kids

Tuesday, April 23rd from 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Learn new skills to help you survive outdoors. Do you have what it takes?


Kids Week: Arbor Day Tree ID for Kids

Friday, April 26th from 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Celebrate Arbor Day with the Urban Park Rangers and explore the many species of trees that make the park wonderful.





Creative Art Family Edition

Sunday, April 21st from 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: Multi-Use Room, Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center

Participants are welcome to explore the arts through different mediums including collage, painting, and drawing. All family members are welcome.

We ask that participants see the front desk on arrival to fill out a free membership form.

Instructor: Ana Torres

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GP in the Bronx

Did you know that Great Performances is headquartered in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the Bronx? We love being a part of the Bronx community, supporting other Bronx-based companies, and giving back to our community.

Read more about it here.