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!

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FAMILY TIME
DOUBLE DUTCH

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!

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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.

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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.

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THE ORCHID SHOW:
NATURAL HERITAGE

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.

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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.

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WOMEN SPEAKS

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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FALL-O-WEEN

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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HIKE-TOBERFEST

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.

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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.

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HALLOWEEN DOG SHOW

Friday, October 14th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (3225 Reservoir Oval, Bronx, NY)

Tickets: FREE

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.

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