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Exciting Events Around The Bronx: November 2023

EXCITING EVENTS AROUND THE BRONX: NOVEMBER 2023

By Great Performances

Explore exciting community events around the Bronx this month.

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THE BRONX VEGAN BAZAAR

Every Wednesday from 4:00pm to 9:00pm

August 23rd through December 27th

Wellness leaders and local vegans come together again to host at the Andrew Freedman Home in The Bronx.

The vegan food expo will feature more than 20 vegan vendors serving food, natural juices, delicious pastries, and just spreading wellness.

Our founding members consisted of a vegan chef, a seasoned food vendor, an award-winning event planner, a native Bronx DJ, community residents, and a common goal to spread wellness, food, and love to the Bronx.

With each experience our members grow along with the community.

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Image: Installation view of Michael Richards: Are You Down?.
Photograph by Argenis Apolinario.

CURATOR TOUR

MICHAEL RICHARDS: ARE YOU DOWN?

Saturday, November 18th from 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Join curators Alex Fialho and Melissa Levin for a drop-in tour of the retrospective Michael Richards: Are You Down?. They will discuss Michael Richards’s visionary artworks, highlighting his incisive sculpture and drawing practice as well as themes he engaged throughout his body of work including Blackness, flight, diaspora, spirituality, police brutality, and monuments. Levin and Fialho will also speak to collaborating with Richards’s family and friends to honor his life and legacy and to continue to share his artwork. Richards’s cousin Dawn Dale, longtime steward of his estate, will also be present for the event.

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TREE PLANTING IN BRONX PARK

Thursday, November 16th from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Bronx Park entrance, 204th street & Webster Ave

Help preserve vital habitat along the river by planting native trees in Bronx Park!

Find our team at the 204th street & Webster ave entrance in Bronx Park on Wednesday, November 16th from 9:00am-12pm.

Please wear protective clothing that can get dirty (long pants and closed toed shoes), and bring a water bottle to stay hydrated.

All planting materials and equipment will be provided.

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HOLIDAY LIGHTS

November 17th, 2023 through January 7th, 2024

Join us for a family holiday festival at the Bronx Zoo.

During the evenings, the park comes to life with holiday cheer as immersive light displays, custom-designed animal lanterns and animated light shows sparkle across the zoo. This year, you’ll experience NEW lantern displays showcasing the wildlife of New York’s ocean waters and wetlands, plus a new interactive experience celebrating bioluminescent creatures.

Activities include:

  • Holiday Train
  • Ice Carving Demonstrations
  • Illuminated Performers
  • Wildlife Theater
  • Seasonal Treats

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FALL FOLIAGE HIKE

Saturday, November 11th from 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Crotona Nature Center in Crotona Park

Discover the nature and beauty of Crotona Park on a colorful autumn hike with the Urban Park Rangers. We will take in the scenic views of autumn while learning how to identify some of the foliage.

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AUTUMN PUPPET SHOW

Sunday, November 26th from 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Crotona Nature Center in Crotona Park

The Urban Park Rangers welcome you for some seasonal themed puppet shows! Learn more about the autumn season from our local wildlife puppets.

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NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

November 1st through 30th

Location: at the Garden

 

Join NYBG to celebrate Native American Heritage Month. On-site programming in and around the Thain Family Forest as well as digital offerings highlight the plant-based traditions of Native Americans from the Northeast and throughout the Americas.

NYBG is located on land that is part of Lenapehoking, the traditional homeland of the Lenni Lenape people, which extends from northern Delaware north to the Hudson Valley, and from eastern Pennsylvania to western Connecticut. The Lenape lived in this territory for thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans, and still maintain their communities and cultural practices in this area today.

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HOLIDAY TRAIN SHOW®

November 17th, 2023 through January 15th, 2024

Location: at the Garden

New York City’s Most Beloved Holiday Tradition Is Back!

The Holiday Train Show returns bigger than ever with more trains and an all-new, outdoor train display. Start on the lawn to capture your perfect holiday photos at our outdoor mountainscapes and then watch trains zip past nearly 200 iconic New York landmarks under the warmth of the Conservatory. After dark, join us for NYBG GLOW and discover the beauty of our landscape and historic buildings, illuminated across the grounds. And don’t miss the return of our fan-favorite Bar Car Nights, 21-and-over evenings featuring the Holiday Train Show and curated cocktails. These special evenings feature music, experiences, food, and more—making for the ultimate night out this season.

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THE PELHAM BAY SUPER HIKE

Saturday, November 18th from 11:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Pelham Bay Nature Center in Pelham Bay Park

Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. Urban Park Rangers will lead hikers through some of the hidden gems of Pelham Bay Park on a lengthy journey through the park’s diverse forests and ecosystems. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.

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SEAL EXPLORATION

Sunday, November 19th from 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Orchard Beach Nature Center in Pelham Bay Park

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. This is an amazing time of year to observe seals in the Long Island Sound. You may be surprised by what looks like a rock in the distance, is actually a healthy seal.

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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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POST-THANKSGIVING DAY HIKE: CASS GALLAGHER TRAIL

Friday, November 24th from 11:00am to 1:00pm

Location: Broadway and Mosholu Avenue in Van Cortlandt Park

On this Friday, work off your Thanksgiving feast while enjoying the great outdoors. Join the Urban Park Rangers for a hike! This hike will be in the north woods of the park on the Cass Gallagher trail. Comfortable walking footwear highly recommended.

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HISTORIC NEW YORK: OLD CROTON AQUEDUCT

Saturday, November 25th from 11:00am to 12:30pm

Location: Entrance – 242nd Street and Van Cortlandt Park East in Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

Urban Park Rangers specialize in the interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. Our Historic New York programs highlight the history and architecture of selected neighborhoods or parks. Join the Urban Park Rangers to explore what remains of New York City’s first water supply system.

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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.