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Bronx Things To Do This Weekend

Daylight Savings Time, Dancing in my Cockroach Killers, NYC Marathon, A Different World, Art, Zoo, History, Horticulture

bronx things to do bronxNovember 2, 2018 / Things To Do Bronx / Bronx Neighborhoods / Bronx Buzz NYC.

Weather. The Temperature highs will be around 70 Friday, 60 Saturday and in the mid 50's on Sunday. The temperature lows will be around 60 Friday and in the high 40's the rest of the weekend. Rain. There's an 80% chance of about an inch of rain beginning early evening Friday running into the wee hours of Saturday morning. By the time you get up, the rain should be gone and then clear the rest of the weekend. Winds will be about 10 mph on Friday and Sunday, and rise to 25 mph on Saturday. The Humidity will descend throughout the weekend from 80% Friday, to 65% Saturday and falling to 55% Sunday. Click for Bronx Weather.

The photo at right shows some of the NYC Marathoners running through the streets of the Mott Haven neighborhood of the south Bronx last year. The NYC Marathon returns this Sunday - see details using the links below.

 

Friday & Weekend - A Different World, Bronx Museum, Bronx Zoo, NY Botanical Gardens & Bronx History

bronx things to do bronxThe photo at right shows Yankee Stadium from the air. The Yanks didn't make it to the series this year, so it was a bit quiet in late October.

The Bronx Art Space at 301 East 140th Street #1 in the Concourse neighborhood of the Bronx opened a new group exhibit entitled A Different World on Friday November 2nd. There are numerous events going on in connection with this exhibit including on Friday November 9th from 5 - 8 pm Paint & Sip Beauty Workshop with Jessica Spence and on Saturday, November 10th, beginning at 6.30 there's Goodhearted Goonz and Bronx Social Center. The gallery hours are Wed - Fri 12 noon - 6.30 pm and on Saturday 12 noon - 5 pm. You sometimes need an rsvp for special events, which you can obtain at www.bronxartspace.com [free].

The Bronx Museum at 1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street is opened a new exhibit entitled Aloha to the World at the Don Ho Terrace. They are hosting an exhibit entitled Nature, Spirit & Body by Manuel Mendive which will run through November 4.

The Bronx Zoo is located at 2300 Southern Blvd in the Fordham Manor neighborhood of the Bronx. Admission $70 / $40 for designated drivers. The Bronx Zoo at 2300 Southern Blvd offers a variety of activities for adults and kids including Sea Lion & Penguin feedings, Camel rides, Bug Carousel rides, 4 D Theater, Wild Asia Monorail and a Zoo Shuttle . The zoo is open and costs $27 for kids and $37 for adults or a year-long family pass which includes membership for $200.

The Bronx Historical Society is located at 3309 Bainbridge Avenue at 208th Street in the Norwood neighborhood. The Society also runs the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage at 2640 Grand Concourse at East Kingsbridge Road in the Belmont neighborhood is open Thursday & Friday 10 am - 3 pm, and both Poe Cottage and the Bronx Historical Society are open Saturday 10 am - 4 pm and Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm [$5 / $3 / history].

The New York Botanical Gardens at 2900 Southern Blvd near the Norwood, Fordham and Belmont neighborhoods is home to a number of other interesting exhibits, including copies of Darwin's first editions and a somewhat virgin forest dating back a couple of centuries [10am - 6pm / kids / $23 / $20 / $10 / under 2 free].

 

Saturday - Dancing in my Cockroach Killers, Daylight Savings Time

bronx things to do bronxThe photo at right shows a couple of women at the Bronx River Arts Center in West Farms this summer. An unusually high number of voters are turning up at the polls early this year. What's not yet known is who these voters are, but some pundits believe this is going to be the year when woman and minorities and the nation's youth stand up to be counted, as a protest to the record school shootings, the rise of hate crimes and as a follow on action coming out of the #MeToo movement. We'll know Tuesday night or Wednesday morning of next week.

On late Saturday / early Sunday remember to set your clocks back one hour [fall back] for Daylight Savings Time which begins on Sunday when 2 am, magically becomes 1 am.

See events posted above that run thru Friday & Weekend and scroll down for Bronx Farmers Markets and Bronx Street Fairs and Festivals.

The Pregones Theater at 575 Walton Avenue in Mott Haven is performing Dancing in my Cockroach Killers from November 3 - 18 on Thursdays & Fridays at 8 pm, Saturdays at 3 & 8 pm and Sundays at 3 pm [$24 - $60 / theater]. It's billed as, "Gritty and lyrical, edgy and memorable!" - The Washington Post and "It reminded the audience that theater can not only be fun, entertaining, and a great night out, it can also be thought-provoking and rebellious" - DC Metro".

The Doc Film Center at 614 Courtlandt Avenue near 151st Street is hosting Michael Kamber & Photographing the Liberian War on Saturday, November 10th beginning at 7 pm in the Melrose neighborhood of the Bronx. The slide show and discussion ties into the current exhibit of Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros' powerful photographs which were believed to have played an important / contributing role in moving the world to action and ultimately ending the Liberian Civil Wars (1999-2003) [Suggested donation $5 / $10].

MOSTLY DONE. Asterisked events have NOT been updated.

 

Sunday - NYC Marathon, Daylight Savings Time, Dancing in my Cockroach Killers, Golfing, Zoo, NY Botanical & Wave Hill

bronx things to do bronxThe photo at right shows the NYC Marathoners getting ready to leave the Bronx borough last year. The NYC Marathon is back this Sunday - see details below.

On late Saturday / early Sunday remember to set your clocks back one hour [fall back] for Daylight Savings Time which begins on Sunday when 2 am, magically becomes 1 am.

The NYC Marathon starts on Staten Island at around 8 am and ends in Central Park at around 4 pm, after running through parts of all five boroughs. About 50,000 runners particpate in the race [sports]. ADD LINK TO MAP.

The Pregones Theater at 575 Walton Avenue in Mott Haven is performing Dancing in my Cockroach Killers from November 3 - 18 on Thursdays & Fridays at 8 pm, Saturdays at 3 & 8 pm and Sundays at 3 pm [$24 - $60 / theater]. It's billed as, "Gritty and lyrical, edgy and memorable!" - The Washington Post and "It reminded the audience that theater can not only be fun, entertaining, and a great night out, it can also be thought-provoking and rebellious" - DC Metro".

There's relatively inexpensive / public golfing at Van Courtlandt Park, Mosholu Park and Pelham Bay Park through the fall.

At Wave Hill at 649 West 249th Street in the Hudson Hill section of the Riverdale neighborhood there are a number of walks and talks about the estate horticulture. Generally the Garden Walks given free with admission beginning at 11 am, except on Sundays when it begins at 2 pm [$8 / $4 / $2 / parks / history].

See events posted above that run thru Friday & Weekend and scroll down for Bronx Farmers Markets and Bronx Street Fairs and Festivals.

 

Week Beginning 11.5.18 - Midterm Elections Tuesday & Pregones Free Film

On Tuesday the Midterms Elections arrive. The polls open at 6 am and close at 9 pm. Here's a link to enable you to find your poll - NYC Poll Locator.

On Wednesday, the Pregones Theater at 575 Walton Avenue in Mott Haven is hosting Bronx Film Wednesdays beginning at 7 pm [free film / theater]. It's billed as, "Dreamers Defying Walls: Films On Immigration, Exile & Crossing Borders".

On Friday & Saturday, November 9th & 10th, the Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance or BAAD Bronx at 2474 Westchester Avenue is hosting a presenting the film Spectacle by Kayla Farrish beginning at 8 pm [$15 / $20 at www.baadbronx.org]. The film is described as a, "Spectacle, a film and live performance creation, follows a woman's journey through love and relationships, as she finds herself up against issues of sexuality, power, and the ability to connect. Her wild spirit challenges expectations in grit, in anthem, in softness and rage. She questions the roles and expectations of gender, the normalcy of using others, and how women are asked often to bear the brunt of these intersections of power. From a musing quiet comes a bursting rebellion."

 

Bronx Farmers Mkts, Street Fairs, Member Events Calendar

Click here for reports about Bronx street fairs, Bronx farmers markets, Bronx shopping venues and restaurants in the Bronx. Click here for free summer movies in the Bronx, free summer theater in the Bronx and free summer concerts in the Bronx.

Also see Friday & Weekend Events above.

BOOK REVIEW NEXT WEEK: The Mystery of Rusty Bedsprings by I. P. Knightly.


Bronx Things To Do This Weekend

Halloween Weekend, Tour de Bronx Bike Ride, Art, Zoo, History, Horticulture

bronx things to do bronx* October 26, 2018 / Things To Do Bronx / Bronx Neighborhoods / Bronx Buzz NYC.

 

* Weather. The Temperature highs will be in the mid 50's and the temperature lows will be in the high 40's throughout the weekend. Rain. There's a 100% chance of about an inch of rain, lasting throughout the day, Saturday. Winds will rise from about 10 mph on Friday, to over 25 mph Saturday, and then back down to about 10 mph on Sunday. The Humidity will be about 50% Friday, rising to 85% Saturday and falling to 65% Sunday. Click for Bronx Weather.

 

* The photo at right shows a Halloween parade street scene in NYC in a prior year. The Halloween is back this weekend - see details using the links below.

 

Friday & Weekend - Bronx Museum, Bronx Zoo, NY Botanical Gardens & Bronx History

* The photo at right shows a clock and some Fall foliage. Time waits for no man. Time stands still. Time is timeless. Time to go.

bronx things to do bronx* Click here for reports about Bronx Halloween events 2018.

* The Bronx Museum at 1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street is opened a new exhibit entitled Aloha to the World at the Don Ho Terrace. They are hosting an exhibit entitled Nature, Spirit & Body by Manuel Mendive which will run through November 4.

* The Bronx Zoo is located at 2300 Southern Blvd in the Fordham Manor neighborhood of the Bronx. Admission $70 / $40 for designated drivers. The Bronx Zoo at 2300 Southern Blvd offers a variety of activities for adults and kids including Sea Lion & Penguin feedings, Camel rides, Bug Carousel rides, 4 D Theater, Wild Asia Monorail and a Zoo Shuttle . The zoo is open and costs $27 for kids and $37 for adults or a year-long family pass which includes membership for $200.

* The Bronx Historical Society is located at 3309 Bainbridge Avenue at 208th Street in the Norwood neighborhood. The Society also runs the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage at 2640 Grand Concourse at East Kingsbridge Road in the Belmont neighborhood is open Thursday & Friday 10 am - 3 pm, and both Poe Cottage and the Bronx Historical Society are open Saturday 10 am - 4 pm and Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm [$5 / $3 / history].

* The New York Botanical Gardens at 2900 Southern Blvd near the Norwood, Fordham and Belmont neighborhoods is home to a number of other interesting exhibits, including copies of Darwin's first editions and a somewhat virgin forest dating back a couple of centuries [10am - 6pm / kids / $23 / $20 / $10 / under 2 free].

 

Saturday - Halloween Parades, Events & Parties

* The photo at right shows an aerial view of the Bronx High Bridge [at right / oldest NYC bridge opened in 1848 / was part of aqueduct water system] which connects the Highbridge neighborhood in the Bronx around 170th Street to the Washington Heights bronx things to do bronxneighborhood in Manhattan. You can also see the Alexander Hamilton and Washington Bridges connecting the two boroughs, the former of which goes onto connect to the George Washington Bridge which connects New York to New Jersey.

* Click here for reports about Bronx Halloween events 2018.

 

WORK IN PROGRESS. Asterisked events have been updated.

The Pregones Theater at 575 Walton Avenue in Mott Haven is hosting performances of Mr Mr & Dr Dr beginning at 7.30 pm Friday & Saturday and 3 pm Sunday. The play is about a couple of Puerto Rican homeless men who dream of becoming the most acclaimed street performers. They must battle indifference and invisibility - explores sexuality, love and misery. In Spanish w/ English subtitles [$17.50 - $50 / theater].

See events posted above that run thru Friday & Weekend and scroll down for Bronx Farmers Markets and Bronx Street Fairs and Festivals.

The Bronx Art Space at 301 East 140th Street #1 in the Concourse neighborhood of the Bronx is hosting an exhibit entitled Humble. The gallery hours are Wed - Fri 12 noon - 6.30 pm and on Saturday 12 noon - 5 pm. You sometimes need an rsvp for special events, which you can obtain at www.bronxartspace.com [free].

The Doc Film Center at 614 Courtlandt Avenue near 151st Street is hosting its 4th Annual Women's Film Series beginning Thursday, October 4th - 11 in the Melrose neighborhood of the Bronx. The films include one about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg entitled RBG, another entitled Mankiller about Cherokee ancestry and another entitled Hooligan Sparrow about a couple of female protesters in China and what they are subjected to for speaking out [$5 / $10].

The Bronx River Alliance hosts an Estuary Paddle departing from Concrete Plant Park beginning at 10 am [sports / $30 & registration required at www.bronxriver.org/calendar].

An Evening with Olga Tanon will be performed at the Lehman Center concert hall at 250 Bedford Park Blvd. The main entrance to the college campus is on Goulden Avenue, between 195th Street and Bedford Park Blvd. Olga Tanon is a Grammy winning Merengue and Latin pop artist. Tickets range from $45 to $85 and seem expensive. I wonder how many they sell?

The Bronx River Arts Center at 1087 East Tremont Avenue in Foxhurst appears to be on a programming break.

BAAD

 

Sunday - Tour de Bronx, Golfing, Zoo, NY Botanical & Wave Hill

bronx things to do bronx* The photo at right shows an NYC Bike Ride Tour in a prior year. The Tour de Bronx is back this Sunday - see details below.

* Click here for reports about Bronx Halloween events 2018.

* On Sunday, October 28, 2018 the Tour de Bronx takes off from Grand Concourse and 164th Street. Free but must rsvp as limited spaces. Go to www.eventbrite.com. Registration closed.

* At Wave Hill at 649 West 249th Street in the Hudson Hill section of the Riverdale neighborhood there are a number of walks and talks about the estate horticulture. Generally the Garden Walks given free with admission beginning at 11 am, except on Sundays when it begins at 2 pm [$8 / $4 / $2 / parks / history].

* There's inexpensive / public golfing at Van Courtlandt Park, Mosholu Park and Pelham Bay Park through the fall.

* See events posted above that run thru Friday & Weekend and scroll down for Bronx Farmers Markets and Bronx Street Fairs and Festivals.

 

Week Beginning 10.29.18 - Halloween Day

* Wednesday, October 31st is Halloween Day. Beware the little ghouls and goblins. Click here for reports about Bronx Halloween events.

 

Bronx Farmers Mkts, Street Fairs, Member Events Calendar

* Click here for reports about Bronx street fairs, Bronx farmers markets, Bronx shopping venues and restaurants in the Bronx. Click here for free summer movies in the Bronx, free summer theater in the Bronx and free summer concerts in the Bronx.

Also see Friday & Weekend Events above.

BOOK REVIEW NEXT WEEK: The Mystery of Rusty Bedsprings by I. P. Knightly.


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