EXCITING EVENTS AROUND THE BRONX: OCTOBER 2022
By Great Performances
Explore exciting community events around the Bronx during October of 2022.
CELEBRATING 60 YEARS
Wednesday, October 19th from 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: 2700 East Tremont Ave, Bronx, NY 10461
The Bronx Council on the Arts is turning 60 and we want you to be part of this milestone! Celebrate with us as we honor Bronx Legends Bill Aguado, Marisol Diaz, and Jimmy Vacca. These three trailblazers have passionately contributed their resources, talents, and grit to BCA’s growth and The Bronx arts community.
WILD EDIBLE BANQUET SERIES
Location: Bronx River House
Follow along with Journei Bimwala of Bronx River Alliance and Candace Thompson of Solar One at Stuy Cove Park as they share easy ways to make wild foods into delectable drinks and tasty snacks fit for a Wild Food Banquet. LIVE streamed to viewers through the Bronx River Alliance YouTube Channel (Youtube.com/BronxRiverAlliance), participants will build a new relationship with the wild plants growing all around them. You’ll never see the weeds in your tree pit the same ever again.
October 8 / 3:30pm : Quick Pickling and Lacto-Fermentation
Understand how to “quick pickle” and lacto ferment plants for immediate enjoyment taking home sauerkraut you can enjoy well into the depths of winter.
October 15 / 2pm: Wild Seasonings
Go beyond basil and learn about the amazing flavors growing right along the Bronx River. Walk away with your own northeastern wild spice blend to enjoy at home.
October 22 / 2pm: Wild Nuts and Grains
Find out how wild seeds are more than food for the birds, using simple methods to process them into flours for crackers, pancakes and more.
CM FARIAS’S FALL FESTIVAL EVENT AT SOUNDVIEW PARK
Saturday, October 22nd from 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Lafayette Ave and Morrison Ave
Join the office of Council Member Farías for a Fall Festival at Soundview Park.
Free and open to the public. Family games, sports, crafts, and more will be provided!
Tickets: Adults: $30, Students: $28, Children (2-12): $15, Children under 2: Free
The tricks and treats of fall come to life this year with plentiful pumpkins, gourds and ghouls, and fun-filled activities to celebrate this season of frights and foliage. There is something for everyone during the day or at night. Join us for special weekends of pumpkin parades and pumpkin carving face-offs, as well as the return of our beer sampling weekend—newly reimagined for 2022! Evening events give kids (and adults!) the chance to show off their Halloween costumes, artisan demos share the flavors of the season with food and drink talks, and so much more as the leaves transition to brilliant oranges, yellows, and reds.
FIRE CIDER WORKSHOP
Saturday, October 22nd from 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Taqwa Community Farm (90 W 164th Street, Bronx, NY 10452)
Fire cider—an herbal tonic—is a traditional remedy that stimulates digestion and supports respiratory wellness. As an immunity booster, it’s also helpful for warding off colds and flu during colder months. Fire cider is the perfect fall tonic that connects us to traditional practices originally developed by BIPOC communities. On Saturday, October 22, NYBG’s Humanities Institute partners with Taqwa Community Farm in the Bronx to offer a free community workshop. We will be using accessible household ingredients such as garlic, ginger, onion, pepper, turmeric root, horseradish root, lemon, honey, apple cider vinegar, and herbs provided by Taqwa Community Farm to make this warming remedy to prepare us for the months ahead.
Participants will have the opportunity to make their own fire cider.
UNDERSTANDING CLIMATE AND WEATHER
Sunday, October 23rd from 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Location: Pelham Bay Nature Center (Bruckner Boulevard and Wilkinson Avenue)
Learn about the different factors that determine our local daily weather and long term climate. Learn about cloud formation, the water cycle, and the urban heat island effect and their impact on nature and wildlife.
THE HAUNTED ISLANDS OF ORCHARD BEACH
Sunday, October 23rd from 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Orchard Beach Nature Center in Pelham Bay Park
The islands that surround Orchard Beach are shrouded in myth and legend. Join the Urban Park Rangers to find out what’s true and what’s myth when it comes to these historic places.
SOUL FESTIVAL 2022
Saturday, October 15th from 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Saturday, October 22nd from 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Rev Lena Irons Unity Park (E 168th St and Washington Ave, Bronx, NY)
Get up with the award-winning Morrisania Band Project for a soul music fest at Unity Park.
Joined by singer/songwriter, Anita Webb.
FREE, all are welcome.
Sponsored by Bronx Council on the Arts, GREEN / ARTS LIVE NYC, and Citizens Committee for New York City.
Saturday, October 15th from 1:30pm – 6:30pm
Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (Broadway at West 246th Street)
Tickets: start at $25
Support the park! Hike-then-sip at Van Cortlandt Park Alliance’s Annual Hike-toberfest!
Hike in the park followed by a classic Oktoberfest celebration, complete with local beer, German food, live music, lawn games, and more.
FALL FOLIAGE BIKE TOUR
Saturday, October 29th from 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center
Experience Van Cortlandt Park’s fall beauty on a bike tour with the Urban Park Rangers! We will meet at Van Cortlandt Nature Center and complete a route on designated bike paths to explore this diverse park. Please bring your own bike and helmet.
HALLOWEEN DOG SHOW
Friday, October 14th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (3225 Reservoir Oval, Bronx, NY)
Families along with their furry loved ones are invited to join Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center for a Pet Fashion Show to celebrate Halloween. Bring your leashed pet dressed to impress in their Halloween costumes to walk the runway, participate in obstacle courses, and take fun, Memorable photos.