EXCITING EVENTS AROUND THE BRONX: JULY 2022
By Great Performances
Explore exciting community events around the Bronx during July of 2022.
MOVIE UNDER THE STARS:
Spiderman: No Way Home
Friday, July 22nd from 8:30pm to 10:30pm
Location: Shoelace Park (exact location TBD)
Grab a blanket and join us for a FREE screening of Marvel’s Spiderman: No Way Home at 8:30pm at Shoelace Park! No registration required!
THE BRONX VEGAN BAZAAR
THE BRONX VEGAN BAZAAR
Saturday, July 16th from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Andrew Freedman Home, 1125 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10452
A market experience for ‘big’ business owners sharing their delicious vegan food, pastries and natural juices to the community. Experience over 20 vegan food vendors, awesome humans to network with, and more.
The Bronx Vegan Bazaar is the first vegan food experience for and by the Bronx. This monthly event highlights emerging Bronx food vendors, and hosts established ones, who want to share their expression of living a vegan lifestyle to improve the health of Bronx residents.
Organized by a group of Bronxites, BVB understands the needs of the community and is committed to changing the health and commerce landscape of the borough.
BRONX RIVER URBAN FOOD HISTORIES TOUR
Saturday, July 9th at 2:00pm
Hear from Dariella Rodriguez of the Bronx River Alliance how the Bronx River has offered respite for residents of the South Bronx while aiding in the economic industrialization and exploitation of its waterfront.
AROUND THE TABLE: STORIES OF THE FOODS WE LOVE
Saturday, June 4th through Sunday, September 11th, 10:00am to 6:00pm
A Celebration of the Art and Science of Edible Plants
Food is at the center of many of life’s most important events. When we gather together for a meal, the dishes we share often tell a story—and we share a bit of ourselves. Explore the rich cultural history of what we eat throughout this multifaceted, engaging exhibition that examines the art and science of foodways and food traditions, many dating back thousands of years.
From global dietary staples such as rice, beans, squash, and corn to the regional spice and flavor provided by peppers, greens, and tomatoes, plants are at the base of all culinary customs. Discover the diversity and beauty of plants that are grown for cuisine around the world. Across NYBG’s 250-acre landscape, uncover the botanical origins of the foods you think you know; gain a deeper understanding of the environmental and social impacts of food choices throughout history; and gather at artist-designed tables that explore the significance of the featured plants, bringing to life inspiring stories of community and survival.
HIBISCUS DRINK STATION
Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays through September 11th, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: the African American Garden
Join us at the African American Garden to sample a healthy hibiscus drink, known by many names throughout different countries: Bissap in West Africa, flor de Jamaica in Central America, and sorrel throughout the Caribbean. The version served is called sorrel or “red drink” in African American tradition; a recipe from Dr. Jessica B. Harris that is made from dried hibiscus, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger.
CITYPARKS SUMMER SPORTS IN PELHAM BAY PARK
Tennis: Free beginner tennis instruction for children ages 6 – 17 on a first come, first serve basis. Our instructors use fun exercises and drills to help teach kids the basics of tennis and discover a sport for life.
Track and Field: The CityParks Track & Field program provides an introduction to the simple and beautiful sport of track and field and gives New York City kids the chance to learn the basics of the sport, from hurdles and relay races to long jump, shot put, and javelin throw, while encouraging general fitness and healthy behaviors. A novice track meet for all participants is held at Icahn Stadium at the end of the summer.
Canoeing: Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you’ll never forget. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. All canoe programs are for ages 8 years and older. Participants are chosen by lottery. Lottery registration opens on Wednesday July 20.
NYC PARKS PRESENTS: SILENT DISCO IN THE BRONX
Saturday, July 16th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Join NYC Parks for a Silent Disco event at St. Mary’s Park! Come out and boogie on the dance floor while you listen to your favorite music using headphones. This is an event you don’t want to miss!
MOVIES UNDER THE STARS: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Thursday, July 14th from 9:00pm to 10:30pm
Location: Running Track in Van Cortlandt Park
Grab a blanket and come enjoy a movie in a neighborhood park or playground! This summer, NYC Parks will host family-friendly movie showings across the five boroughs.
YOUTH RUN FARMSTAND
Wednesdays from 2:00pm to 7:00pm
from July 6th to October 26
Location: Train Park Garden (Gale Place and Orloff Avenue)
We are very excited to bring our Youth Run Farmstand featuring fresh local produce at affordable prices back! We accept WIC, FMNP Checks, EBT, Snap, Cash and Credit/Debit.
CITYPARKS SUMMER SPORTS IN VAN CORTLANDT PARK
Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.
Tennis: Free beginner tennis instruction for children ages 6 – 17 on a first come, first serve basis. Our instructors use fun exercises and drills to help teach kids the basics of tennis and discover a sport for life. Beginner tennis classes are usually divided into three 1-hour sessions at each park, depending on number of participants and available courts. Children ages 8-10 years old are typically the first hour, followed by ages 11-13 and then 14-17. When registering please select the time slot that corresponds to your child’s age. Instruction for intermediate-level players is also available at select sites. Once the program begins, the site director will provide more specific schedule information for that park.
Golf: Our summer beginner program transforms local neighborhood ball fields into driving ranges and practice greens to introduce the basic skills of the game. The final class is held at a nearby golf course. After completing the 6-week program, students are invited to continue to learn and play at our CityParks Junior Golf Center in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn or at Golf Center Annex in Flushing, Queens.