EXCITING EVENTS AROUND THE BRONX: MARCH 2023
By Great Performances
Explore exciting community events around the Bronx this month.
SALSA LESSON AND PARTY!
Friday, March 17th from 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Bring a friend and learn the art of salsa dancing here at The Bronx Museum alongside professional instructors and live music in celebration of the history of salsa in the South Bronx. All ages and skill levels welcomed!
Saturday, March 18th from 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Back by popular demand! Grab your jump rope and join us for an afternoon of double dutching with experienced instructors at The Bronx Museum. All ages and skill levels welcomed!
WINTER BIRDING WITH NYC AUDUBON
Wednesday, March 15th from 7:00am – 8:30am
Location: Starlight Park
Join NYC Audubon and the Bronx River Alliance on a stroll along the Bronx River this winter. You’ll get a chance to see and hear some of the many beautiful birds that rely on this important freshwater ecosystem, including songbirds, waterfowl, and more. Along the way, we will also highlight the importance of biodiversity and urban green space for all wildlife.
TA 2ND ANNUAL WOMEN’S MONTH BIKE RIDE
Saturday, March 25th from 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Join Transportation Alternatives for our celebratory 2nd Annual Women’s Month Bike Ride in the Bronx on March 25th, 2023!
This free event will be taking place again throughout the Bronx and enter into neighborhooding communities throughout Harlem, the Heights and Randall’s Island. The routes will be finalized in coming weeks but this year we will have an 8-mile beginner route and a new 15-mile moderate route the same day, ending together with a rally and celebration.
Registration required. Click here to learn more
THE ORCHID SHOW:
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.
NYC ULTIMATE TRAIL RUNNING SERIES
Saturday, March 4th from 9:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Van Cortlandt Park
Join us at the world famous home of cross country trail running, Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.
Saturday, March 4, 2023, join Van Cortlandt Park Alliance and King of the Mountain Events for this first-of-its-kind NYC Ultimate Trail Running Series featuring 8K (4.97 miles) filled with rolling single-track trails, mixed with stairs, wooden boardwalks, and sections of paved and double wide paths. Start off your 2023 trail running season with this challenging and tricky course!
A portion of the net proceeds will be donated to the Van Cortlandt Park Alliance to support trail maintenance.
Wednesday, March 8th from 4:00-5:00pm
Wednesday, March 15th from 4:00-5:00pm
Wednesday, March 22nd from 4:00-5:00pm
Wednesday, March 29th from 4:00-5:00pm
Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, 3225 Reservoir Oval East
Join us as we hear from women in the community with diverse backgrounds, unique job positions and inspire young people of different possibilities. We will hear from women in underrepresented careers: media, entrepreneurship, executive, and adventure.