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Exciting Events Around The Bronx: July 2024


Explore exciting community events around the Bronx this month.



Saturday, July 6th from 4:00pm to 10:00pm


Tickets: FREE with RSVP!


As the longest-running event series in the northmost borough, the Bronx Night Market stands as a transformative force, revolutionizing the foodie scene and cultivating a deep connection to the identity of the Bronx. With a remarkable lineup of 50 local vendors, this iconic market draws over 4,000 guests each time, making it a thriving hub for community engagement and culinary exploration. Beyond its diverse array of cuisines and unique vendors, the Night Market serves as a dynamic platform for local businesses, providing a stage for the wealth of talents within the Bronx. The event embodies the spirit of the borough, celebrating its unique identity through a fusion of flavors, cultures, and entrepreneurial spirit. The Bronx Night Market is not merely a culinary gathering; it is a powerful reflection of the community’s resilience, creativity, and collective pride, contributing to the borough’s cultural richness and economic vibrancy.


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Wednesday, July 17th

Doors at 7:00pm, Program begins at 7:30pm


Tickets: $17.50


The Moth, a renowned storytelling podcast, is popping up at The Bronx Museum for StorySLAM—an ongoing open-mic event series in which ten volunteers are chosen at random to share a five-minute story on a specific theme.


The theme of this StorySLAM is “Achilles’ Heels.” Those interested in participating should prepare a story about weaknesses, vulnerabilities, and soft spots—whether it’s your secret love of harlequin novels, your fear of clowns, or your need to have the last word. Regale us with tales of your personal kryptonite.


At the end of the StorySLAM, a winner will be crowned by The Moth’s judges. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this unforgettable night—whether as an audience member or by stepping into the spotlight as a storyteller!


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Free Community Paddling

Friday, July 12th from 11:00am to 3:00pm


Location: Concrete Plant Park


Join us on Friday, July 12th, 2024, for a Free Community Paddle at Concrete Plant Park from 11 AM to 3 PM. This is a great activity for beginners and families to join. Canoes will be available for partners and families, and kayaks will be available for solo paddlers.


Please note that this event is first come, first served, and no sign up is required. All participants are required to fill out waivers at the time of sign-up. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult guardian.


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Urban Park Ranger Volunteer Litter Clean-Up

Saturday, July 27th from 1:00pm to 2:00pm


Location: Crotona Nature Center


There’s no better way to contribute to a cleaner and healthier community than by volunteering. Join the Urban Park Rangers and fellow community members to clean and beautify Crotona Park.


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Pages II Poses

Saturday, July 13th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm


Location: The Bronx Collab, 3866 White Plains Rd at 222nd Street


Pages II Poses is an immersive experience that builds a connection between literature and yoga movement.


As we bend and fold the pages, the words will inspire how the body bends and folds with each movement, followed by a moment of reflection. Selected passages will explore a variety of themes. Each participant will walk away with a new knowing of the words and their bodies. In honor of his centennial birthday, this session will pull passages from The Last Interview by James Baldwin. Join tasha and Jazy as they bring wellness to Baldwin’s words while championing his fearlessness and integrity as an exceptional writer, profound thinker, and dynamic individual.


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Going to Meet the Man by James Baldwin

Saturdays, 12-1:30p: July 20, 27, August 3, 10, & 17
– James Baldwin Outdoor Learning Center, 100 W Mosholu Pkwy S


Mondays, 7-8:30p: July 22, 29, Aug 5, 12, & 19
– BAAD/Bronx Academy of Art & Dance, 2474 Westchester Ave


Tuesdays, 7-8:30p: July 23, 30, August 6, & 13
– on Zoom


Going to Meet the Man, published in 1965, is a collection of eight short stories that cover many topics related to anti-Black racism in American society: African-American–Jewish relations, the creative process, criminal justice, drug addiction, jazz, sexuality, and white supremacy.


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May 18th through October 27th from 10:00am to 6:00pm


Special Ticket Required


It’s unbelievable, it’s unfamiliar, it’s NYBG like never before! Head down the rabbit hole as Wonderland: Curious Nature transforms the Garden through the sights, settings, and scents of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland—and step into a botanical experience that grows curiouser and curiouser along the way. You’ll choose your own adventure as you fall deeper into our otherworldly gardens, mind-bending contemporary artworks, and gallery exhibitions filled with wonderfully weird marvels, and see the Garden through Alice’s playful and curious eyes.


Join us for fantastical tea parties, immerse yourself in thousands of colorful Victorian flowers, meet some of Wonderland’s fanciful and familiar characters, and go a little mad with us in this world of wild imagination!


Spanning spring, summer, and fall of 2024, this major exhibition celebrates a tale treasured the world over. It’s sure to tease your senses, and you’re invited to be part of the story. Won’t you join us for tea?


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Wednesdays, May 22nd through October 23rd from 10:00am to 3:00pm


Voted one of the top 10 farmers markets in NYC by TimeOut New York!


The annual NYBG Farmers market season is here with fresh local food! Visit and enjoy a variety of locally grown produce, fresh baked goods, and other specialty items. Curated by Market Director Pascale Le Draoulec, the NYBG Farmers Market boasts 20 rotating vendors each week with 2 featured farms: Fino Farms and Fresh Meadow Farm. Make your weekly produce shopping a delightful experience with local fare and live music. Learn more below!


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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

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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Starlight Cinema: Enchanted Forest

July 9: The Wizard of Oz (1939)
July 16: The Princess Bride (1987)
July 23: Shrek (2001)
July 30: Into the Woods (2014)
August 6: Official Rain Date


Location: Parade Ground in Van Cortlandt Park


FREE! Movies in the Park FREE!

8:30-ish • Movies Begin at Last Light
7 PM • Music of 1939, 1987, 2001, 2014
7:30 PM • Movie-themed Crafts


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Family Camping: Bronx

Sunday, July 14th from 6:00pm to 7:00am


Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center in Van Cortlandt Park


We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping and we look forward to welcoming your family. Families are chosen by lottery. Lottery registration opens on Wednesday July 3.


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Summer Birding

Sunday, July 14th from 9:30am to 11:00am


Tickets:$17; including admission to the grounds. Wave Hill Members save 10%.


Location: Meet at Perkins Visitor Center


Naturalist and Audubon guide Gabriel Willow leads birders through the gardens and woodlands to seek out summer birds. Observe the plants, insects and habitats at Wave Hill that make it so appealing for such a wide variety of birds. A limited number of binoculars, monoculars and walking sticks are available to borrow at the Perkins Visitor Center.


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Photo: Dave Sanders

Stories in the Garden

Thursday, July 25th from 11:00am to 12:00pm


Tickets: Free with admission to the grounds


Location: Meet at the Flower Garden


Join Wave Hill and Literacy in Community Educators for storytime in the garden! Stories will come to life through interactive book readings and related activities. For rain or other extreme weather, meet in Gund Theater in Wave Hill House. Ideal for children ages three to six with an adult.


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Comic Culture
Summer Monsters

Saturday July 6th, 13th, and 27th at 1:00pm


Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center


Join celebrated cartoonist and teaching artist Ivan Velez, as he leads a Saturday afternoon comics/manga art program for kids 8 to 16 years of age at the Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center. The will be held upstairs at the Rec center. All art supplies will be provided free of charge.


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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.