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Exciting Events Around The Bronx: June 2024

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Explore exciting community events around the Bronx this month.


BRONX NIGHT MARKET


BRONX NIGHT MARKET
AT FORDHAM PLAZA

Saturday, June 1st 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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FIRST FRIDAY JUNE 2024:
ART, MUSIC, & DANCING!

Friday, June 7th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm

 

Tickets: FREE with RSVP!

 

Get ready to get down to the irresistible beats of DJ Ultra Violet! Uptown Vinyl Supreme will also be in the house. The evening’s festivities pay tribute to the GOAT, Prince—on what would have been his 66th birthday—with funky old-school tunes.

 

Take a break from dancing to check out the Museum’s current exhibition: Bronx Calling: The Sixth AIM Biennial (Part Two), featuring work by 27 artists who completed our AIM Fellowship program in 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023. The work on view powerfully engages with the complexities of the human condition: from our inseparability from nature to the dictates of our cultural identities and norms.

 

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FAMILY TIME JUNE 2024:
FREE ART-MAKING FOR ALL AGES

Saturday, June 15th from 1:00pm to 2:00pm

 

Tickets: FREE! no RSVP needed.

 

All are welcome to participate in free art activities led by Bronx Museum Education Staff Members! The activities are geared toward families with young children, but fun for everyone.

 

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GARDENING TUESDAY AT THE FOODWAY

Tuesday, June 11th from 10:00am to 12:00pm

 

Location: Concrete Plant Park

 

Join the Bronx River Alliance select Tuesdays from 10a-12pm for stewardship activities such as litter removal, weeding, mulching, watering & planting at different rain gardens & newly planted tree sites along the Bronx River!

 

On Tuesday, June 11th, we will be stewarding the Foodway at Concrete Plant Park. We will meet volunteers at Concrete Plant Park (1370 Westchester Ave) Bronx, NY. Please wear clothing appropriate for outdoor weather and gardening/cleaning activities. We also recommend bringing snacks and a refillable water bottle to stay hydrated. All gloves and tools needed will be provided by the Alliance.

 

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STARLIGHT PARK WETLAND PLANTING

Friday, June 14th from 10:00am to 1:00pm

 

Location: Westchester Avenue Park Entrance in Concrete Plant Park

 

Join the Stewardship Team to restore the saltwater marsh in Starlight Park with a volunteer plug planting! Urban wetlands provide important benefits including improving water quality, retaining stormwater, and serving as critical habitats for native wildlife! Please note, that volunteers should dress in clothes that can get dirty and close-toed shoes. We also encourage volunteers to bring their own water bottles. Space is limited and registration is required. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

 

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CONNECTING WITH NATURE THROUGH YOGA

Sunday, June 9th from 11:00am to 12:00pm

 

Location: Crotona Nature Center

 

Join Urban Park Rangers for an hour of nature themed yoga and meditation. Learn some poses inspired by animals and the natural world. Then restore balance to your body with a chakra meditation. Please bring a mat.

 

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GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN BY JAMES BALDWIN

Thursdays, 7-8:30p: June 6, 13, 20, 27, & Wednesday, July 3
– Bronx Collab, 3866 White Plains Rd, Bronx, NY

 

Saturdays, 12-1:30p: Jun 8, 15, 22, 29, & July 6
– Bronx River Community Garden, 180th St. & Devoe Ave

 

Tuesdays, 7-8:30p: Jun 11, 18, 25, & July 2
– on Zoom

 

In an exploration of FAITH in America, we’ve paired Temple Folk with Go Tell It On The Mountain.

 

First published in 1953, Baldwin chronicles a fourteen-year-old boy’s discovery of the terms of his identity as the stepson of the minister of a storefront Pentecostal church in Harlem.

 

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Juneteenth + Pride Month
Poetry House Open Mic: Reflect, Empower, and Unite

Monday, June 17th from 6:00pm t0 9:00pm

 

Location: ID Studio Theater (311 East 140th Street, Bronx)

 

Tickets: FREE and open to all.

 

Join us for an evening celebrating Pride Month and its themes: Reflect, Empower, and Unite. Don’t miss the launch of Poetry House’s first zine! And, as part of the Literary Freedom Project’s James Baldwin centenary celebration, we’ll honor Baldwin’s legacy with blackout poetry, and more.

 

5 PM: Collaging, screening and discussion on Baldwin’s work

 

6-9 PM: Blackout poetry, open mic performances and zine launch

 

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WONDERLAND NIGHTS

June 1, 8, 14*, & 15 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm

 

Special Ticket Required: $29 for Member and $39 for Non-Member

 

Enter Wonderland at dusk—a madly beautiful world! Join us to experience Wonderland: Curious Nature in a new light with a full cast of characters on the scene and specialty themed cocktails that make for the perfect evening out. In a spectacular show of rhythm and delight, Thistle Dance invites you to let loose during the Mad Hatter’s dance party.

 

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PRIDE NIGHT

Friday, June 14th from 7:00pm t0 10:00pm

 

Tickets: $39 for Non-Members; $29 for Members

 

Celebrate Pride at NYBG with a twilight viewing of Wonderland: Curious Nature, and get into your element with a ballroom class led by Legendary NYC Father Malik Miyake-Mugler accompanied by his amazing house members. Will you serve face? Strut across the runway? We invite you to vogue the house down.

 

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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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NYC Parks Presents: Schools Out Celebration

Thursday, June 20th from 3:00pm to 6:00pm

 

Location: Metcalf Playground in Soundview Park

 

Join NYC Parks for a School’s Out Celebration. Activities will include games, activities and much more. This event is free and open to the public.

 

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National Trails Day: Van Cortlandt Super Hike

Saturday, June 1st from 10:00am to 1:00pm

 

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center in Van Cortlandt Park

 

Urban Park Rangers will lead hikers through some of the hidden gems of Van Cortlandt Park on an 8 mile journey through the park’s diverse forests and ecosystems. Registration is required. Registration opens on Wednesday May 22.

 

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Juneteenth Celebration

Wednesday, June 19th from 6:00pm to 7:30pm

 

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum in Van Cortlandt Park

 

Van Cortlandt Park Alliance and Bronx Arts Ensemble invite you to an evening celebration of Juneteenth at the Van Cortlandt House Museum.

 

The program will begin on the lawn of the Van Cortlandt House Museum with performances, including music and spoken word. Then join us for a procession with drums to the Enslaved African Burial Ground for a libation ceremony, honoring the memory of the enslaved people.

 

Guest artists include renowned drummer Baba Don Babatunde, actress Ashley Hart Adams, violist Judith Insell, mezzo-soprano Lucia Bradford and the NYC All City High School Chorus, poet David Mills and West African drummer Yahaya Kamate.

 

Special thank you to our venue partners at the Van Cortlandt House Museum and the National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York.

 

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council.

 

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Photo: Dave Sanders

Juneteenth Celebration

Thursday, June 13th from 4:30pm to 8:00pm

 

Tickets: Free, and admission to the grounds is free on Thursdays

 

Location: Great Lawn, Rain moves indoors

 

Celebrate Juneteenth and honor Black history, achievement and resilience with an evening of performances, artmaking and more. Picnic on the Great Lawn and enjoy a tasty treat of specialty ice cream while supplies last, courtesy of Only Rare NYC. Decorate colorful plant pots inspired by stories of hope and liberation. The celebration culminates with engaging musical and dance performances that highlight the Black experience in the United States. This is a free community event; all ages are welcome.

 

5:00PM – 7:00PM: Complementary rolled ice cream by Only Rare NYC

6:00PM: Musical performance by Bahati Barton

7:00PM: Dance performance by Jamel Gaines Creative Outlet

 

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Photo: Erica Berger

Family Tree for Father’s Day

Saturday, June 15th from 10:00am to 1:00pm

 

Tickets: Free with admission to the grounds

 

Location: meet at Wave Hill House

 

Celebrate a father figure in your life. We’ll design a tree sculpture using our families as inspiration. Personalize this as a special gift to hold precious photographs or drawings.

 

At 11:30AM, families can enjoy a storytime program in the Gund Theater; all ages welcome. We will be celebrating the Juneteenth holiday with a reading of the book, Baby’s Asleep by JayNay Brown-Wood.

 

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The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital: Brittany Olivia Logan, Hannah Jones, Matthew Cairns

Wednesday, June 26th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

 

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center

 

An annual summer tradition, the Metropolitan Opera’s popular concert series in New York City parks continues with a free outdoor recital. Three of today’s most exciting young stars— soprano Brittany Olivia Logan, mezzo-soprano Hannah Jones, and tenor Matthew Cairns—come together for an effervescent evening of favorite arias, duets, and ensembles, accompanied by Deborah Robertson at the piano.

 

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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.