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Exciting Events Around The Bronx: May 2024


Explore exciting community events around the Bronx this month.



Saturday, May 4th 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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Friday, May 3rd from 6:00pm to 9:00pm


6PM – Choreographing The End Of The World: A Dance Workshop with AIM Fellow Carla Maldonado
7PM – Salsa dance tutorial with Instructor Talia Castro-Pozo
7:30PM – Live salsa music by Johnny Mambo & Friends and dancing!


All are invited to The Bronx Museum for this fun evening of art, music, and dancing that is part of our ongoing series of events that take place after-hours on the first Friday of a month. You are welcome to drop-in, but you can let us know if you plan to stop by with an RSVP.


This First Friday features a dance workshop with AIM Fellow Carla Maldonado, as part of our exhibition Bronx Calling: The Sixth AIM Biennial (Part Two).


In addition, we are thrilled to welcome back salsa dance instructor Talia Castro-Pozo—who will be offering an open-level free salsa tutorial. And the band Johnny Mambo & Friends will be playing live salsa music throughout the evening!


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Saturday, May 11th from 1:00pm to 5:00pm


Tickets: FREE!


All are invited to The Bronx Museum for the First AIM Convening! This free event is designed to impart vital advice to artists that can help them succeed in a competitive and difficult-to-navigate industry.


The Convening is programmed and led by artists who completed The Bronx Museum’s flagship AIM Fellowship program in 2023.


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Thursday, May 2nd from 3:00pm to 4:00pm


Location: Westchester Avenue and Edgewater Road in Concrete Plant Park


Explore which plants are in bloom in our parks! Learn how to identify different species of flowers and pick up some botany basics on this engaging and educational hike with the Urban Park Rangers!


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Thursday, May 28th from 10:00am to 12:00pm


Location: Concrete Plant Park


Join the Bronx River Alliance on 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, May 28th, we will be stewarding the Foodway at Concrete Plant Park. We will meet volunteers at Concrete Plant Park (1370 Westchester Ave) Bronx, NY.


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Saturday, May 18th from 11:00am to 12:00pm


Location: Crotona Nature Center


Join the Urban Park Rangers as we take our time in nature! We will begin our meet-up with a storytime circle under the trees, followed by arts and craft activity inspired by the story.


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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Ginkgo Tree Celebration

Sunday, May 19th from 1:00pm to 2:00pm


Location: Crotona Nature Center


Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with NYC Parks! Join the Urban Park Rangers and learn about Ginkgo trees and their significance in Asian culture and folklore. Then end with creating your own Ginkgo-inspired craft!


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Temple Folk by Aaliyah Bilal

Thursdays, 7-8:30p: May 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30
Bronx Collab, 3866 White Plains Rd, Bronx, NY


Saturdays, 12-1:30p: May 4, 11, 18, 25 & June 1
Bronx River Community Garden, 180th St. & Devoe Ave.


Tuesdays, 7-8:30p: May 7, 14, 21, & 28
on Zoom


In Temple Folk by Aliyah Bilal, Black Muslims contemplate the convictions of their race, religion, economics, politics, and sexuality in America. The ten stories in this collection contribute to the bounty of diverse narratives about Black life by intimately portraying the experiences of a community that resists the mainstream culture.


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Saturday, May 4th from 12:00pm to 4:00pm


Tickets: $50 Non-Members, $25 Members; includes a souvenir NYBG wine tumbler


Enjoy the Perfect Pairing of Springtime Beauty & Local Wines

At Daffodil Hill, sip and savor spring during this wine lover’s weekend, featuring wineries from the Hudson Valley, Brooklyn, and Long Island. Enjoy samples, relax to live music, learn the science behind making great wines, and kick back with a variety of crafts and games. Enjoy delicious lunch options for sale from a line-up of the tri-state area’s finest local foods curated by Morning Glory Markets.


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Saturday, May 11th and Sunday, May 12th from 11:00am to 5:00pm


Treat Mom to a One-of-a-Kind Garden Party

The most spectacular spring landscape New York City has to offer is the setting for music, games, picnicking, and more. Make Daffodil Hill your own backyard and bring the whole family together while playing your favorite garden party lawn games, making a collage or craft for Mom, and getting your face painted with whimsical designs.


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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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Saturday, May 18th from 8:00pm to 11:00pm


Location: Entrance – Lafayette Avenue and Morrison Avenue


Grab a blanket and come enjoy a movie in a neighborhood park or playground! This spring, NYC Parks will host family-friendly movie showings across the five boroughs.


Barbie and Ken are having the time of their lives in the colorful and seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land. However, when they get a chance to go to the real world, they soon discover the joys and perils of living among humans.


Movies begin at dusk. This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.


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Saturday, May 18th 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 May 8.


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Fantastic Fungi Mushroom ID Hike

Sunday, May 25th from 11:00am to 12:00pm


Location: Van Cortlandt Golf House in Van Cortlandt Park


This Urban Park Ranger led hike will take you through the forest to learn how to identify fungi. Participants will learn about the crucial role that mushrooms play in an ecosystem and how natural decomposition takes place.


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NYC Parks Presents: Superhero Skate Party

Saturday, May 4th from 12:00pm to 4:00pm


Location: Basketball Courts in Watson Gleason Playground


Join NYC Parks and Majority Leader Amanda Farias for a superhero skate party at Watson Gleason Playground. Kids, come out dressed as your favorite superhero and enjoy an afternoon of music, dancing, and skating. Skates will be provided while supplies last or, feel free to bring your own. This event is free and open to the public.


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Bring It On Talent Show

Friday, May 31st from 6:00pm to 8:00pm


Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center


Ready, Set, Work! All ages are invited to join the bring it on talent show at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center. Join us and showcase your unique talents from singing, dancing, acting, and beyond. If you have a passion for it, let’s see what you’ve got, bring it! This event is free and open to the public.


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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.