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Bronx Things To Do This Weekend

Century Bike Ride, Central American Independence Parade, City Island Art Fair & Ferragosto Arthur Avenue & Rosh Hashanah Begins

bronx things to do bronxSeptember 7, 2018 / Things To Do Bronx / Bronx Neighborhoods / Bronx Buzz NYC.

Weather. The Temperature highs will be in the high 70's on Friday & Saturday and in the high 60's on Sunday. The temperature lows will be in the mid 60's. There's a 50% chance of about three quarters of an inch of rain on Sunday. The probability goes up as the day wears on rising into the 60% range by evening. Winds will be about 10 - 15 mph throughout the weekend. The Humidity will drop from 80% Friday to around 60% on Saturday & Sunday. Click for Bronx Weather.

The photo at right was taken on City Island last year. The island is a subway trip getaway. There's an event this weekend - see details below.

 

MOSTLY DONE. Asterisked events have NOT been updated.

 

Friday & Weekend - Bronx Zoo & Bronx History

bronx things to do bronxThe photo to your right was taken at the City Island Arts & Crafts Fair last year. The event returns this weekend - see details below.

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].

 

Saturday - City Island Arts & Crafts, NY Botanical Gardens, BMHC, Doc Film, Bronx River, BRAC

bronx things to do bronxThe photo at right was taken at the Central American Independence Parade Fair last year. The parade and fair return this Sunday - see details below.

Saturday & Sunday, September 8 & 9, 2018 from 11 am - 7 pm - City Island Arts & Crafts Fair - Along City Island Avenue between Fordham and Carroll Streets. Hawkins Street Park is the epicenter. Street fairs festivals in the City Island neighborhood of the East Bronx.

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].

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

 

MOSTLY DONE. ASTERISKED EVENTS HAVE NOT BEEN UPDATED.

* Every Saturday this summer the Bronx River Alliance hosts Rocking the Boat: Community Rowing at Hunts Point Riverside Park from 1 - 6 pm from Memorial Day to Labor Day weekends [free / kids / sports]. On Saturday, July 14th they're hosting Bronx River sailing beginning at 1 pm and ending at 5 pm.

* The Bronx River Arts Center is hosting a group art exhibit, featuring many talented Bronx artists. The show is entitled BRONX NOW and is on display at 1087 East Tremont Avenue through September 8th. The gallery is open Wednesday through Friday from 3 to 6 pm and Saturday from 12 noon to 5 pm [free / art / social].

* Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 7 to 9 pm - Bronx Rising: Salute to Fania at Bronx Music Heritage Center - A salsa musical performance. At 1303 Louis Nine Blvd in Foxhurst. Admission is $7 / $5 for students & seniors and Kids 12 & under free.

* Doc Film Center in Melrose.

 

Sunday - Ferragosto Festival, Central American Independence Parade, Century Bike Ride, City Island Arts & Crafts, Bronx Art, Horticultural Hudson, Rosh Hashanah Begins

bronx things to do bronxThe photo at right was taken earlier this year near Arthur Avenue in Belmont where the Ferragosto Festival is happening this weekend - see details above.

There's the Century Bike Ride running through all boroughs beginning at 6 am and ending at 6 pm, including a rest stop in Astoria Park and maybe in LIC [need to confirm]. The streets are not closed, but extra officers are on duty to facilitate cyclists along the way. Route lengths vary up to 100 miles biking through all boroughs. There's a fee, the proceeds of which go to Transportation Alternatives of NYC.

Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 11 am - 6 pm. Central American Independence Parade. Parade begins at 12 noon at East Tremont Avenue & Southern Blvd and snakes its way down Boston Road, Charlotte Street to Crotona Park East - ending between Crotona Avenue and Claremont Parkway. Street fairs in the Bronx neighborhood of West Farms.

Sunday, September 9, 2018 beginning between 1 and 3 pm until about 6 pm - after the parade above. Central American Independence Festival. In Crotona Park entering at Crotona Avenue and Claremont Parkway. The festival includes stage performances, food, drink, arts and crafts for the whole family. Street fairs in the Bronx neighborhood of West Farms.

Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 10 am - 6 pm. Ferragosto Festival. Along Arthur Avenue between Crescent and 187th Street, and along East 186th Street between Arthur & Hughes Avenues. It's an Italian harvest celebration & celebrating 100 years of Arthur Avenue in the Belmont section of the Bronx. Bronx St Fairs in the Belmont neighborhood.

Saturday & Sunday, September 8 & 9, 2018 from 11 am - 7 pm - City Island Arts & Crafts Fair - Along City Island Avenue between Fordham and Carroll Streets. Hawkins Street Park is the epicenter. Street fairs festivals in the City Island neighborhood of the East Bronx.

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins at sundown and ends Tuesday at sundown. Happy New Year.

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.

 

MOSTLY DONE. ASTERISKED EVENTS HAVE NOT BEEN UPDATED.

* The Bronx Museum is hosting three exhibits entitled Iran: Women Only which is a multi-period modern photo exhibit of life for women in Iran, Dialogues: Tim Rollins, K.O.S. and Glenn Ligon, which is an exhibit about the cacophony and harmony of life as a conversation referencing Brazilian culture, and Moses Ros: Landing / Aterrizaje, which are sculptures capturing the Caribbean experience.

* The Bronx Art Space at 301 East 140th Street - #1 in the Concourse neighborhood of the Bronx is hosting an opening reception for a new exhibit entitled Humble from 5 to 8 pm on Saturday, September 1st [art / free]. The exhibit is described as follows.

* The Bartow Pell Mansion which is hosting First Fridays from 5.30 - 8.30 pm. The event includes a performance by Julia Blenzig and her band, as well as light refreshments and opportunities for garden walks [free / kids / history / culture]. There's a trolley that starts at 5.25 pm that will run loops between the last stop on the #6 Pelham Park subway line and City Island and the Bartow Pell Mansion Museum.

 

Week Beginning 9.10.18 - 17th Anniversary of 911 & NYS Primary Elections

On Tuesday it's the 17th anniversary of 911. Multiple events are planned throughout the NYC area, with the biggest down at the WTC site commemorating those who lost their lives.

The New York State primary election is Thursday September 13th. The polling booths will be open from 6 am to 9 pm.

Click here for free summer movies in the Bronx, free summer theater in the Bronx and free summer concerts in the Bronx.

 

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Things To Do Labor Day Weekend in the Bronx NYC

Labor Day Weekend Things to do in the Bronx NYC

Things To Do in the Bronx over the Labor Day Weekend

August 31, 2018 / Things To Do Bronx NYC / Bronx Buzz NYC.

You can still attend Bronx street fairs, go bicycling in the Bronx NYC, play soccer & other games in Bronx parks, go shopping in the Bronx NYC, attend Bronx parades, watch theater, visit the Bronx theaters, performing arts & art museums, and eat out at one of the Bronx restaurants.

And it's all happening right here in our favorite borough - the Bronx. So take your time to sort through the days and locations and start planning your weekend.

The photo at right shows a golfer at the Pelham Bay / Split Rock Golf course in Pelham Bay Park.

Labor Day Events in the Bronx

Click here to obtain information about things to do Labor Day Weekend 2018 in the Bronx. This events calendar is updated monthly with between 50 - 100 different Bronx fun / cultural events.

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Bronx Public & Private Parks

The Bronx have a number of public parks of which a few include swimming facilities. Click here for a listing of the Bronx Parks including maps showing their locations along with a bit of park history.

There are also a number of free public swimming pools in the Bronx which are open through the Labor Day Weekend.

The photo at right shows Orchard Beach in the Bronx in August. On Sunday afternoon they have a salsa concert where folks also dance if it's not too hot.

NYC Golfing In The Bronx & Queens

The Bronx has three public golf courses and all of them are open this weekend. The golf courses include Van Cortlandt Park, Mosholu Golf Course - also in Van Cortlandt Park and Pelham Bay / Split Rock which are in Pelham Bay Park in the eastern Bronx. All of these golf courses are accessible via the MTA / subway.

Click here for details about Queens Golf Courses including maps and links to the operators' websites.

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Bronx Farmers Mkts, Street Fairs, Member Events Calendar

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* Click here for free summer movies in the Bronx, free summer theater in the Bronx and free summer concerts in the Bronx.


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Have a Nice Weekend

August 24, 2018 / Things To Do Bronx / Bronx Neighborhoods / Bronx Buzz NYC.

Weather. The Temperature highs will be in the 80's and the lows around 70 throughout the weekend. There's a 10% chance of rain so it looks like a nice weekend. Winds will be about 5 - 10 mph throughout the weekend. The Humidity will remain about 60% throughout the weekend. Click for Queens Weather.

MTA / Public Transit / Click here for the MTA Weekender.

Hi. It's the end of the summer and I'm a bit burned out, so I'm punting on things to do this weekend. But, that said, you can still see what summer concerts, movies and plays are being performed this weekend by scrolling down to the links below from the post last weekend. There are also links to the farmers markets and street fairs and many of the venues in the Bronx with things to do are also included in the post below.

I hope you had a nice summer and I should be posting something new on Monday / Tuesday.

Thanks for your understanding and enjoy the weekend.


Bronx Things To Do This Weekend

Doc Film Block Party, Free Concerts Afro Caribbean Vibes, Orlando Marin & Orchestra & Salute to Fania at BMHC, Bronx History Trolley Tour, Bronx Rising Concert at BMHC, Salsa Party Orchard Beach, Bronx River Rowing, El Cielo y Dolor Mott Haven, Wave Hill Concerts & Art at BRAC in West Farms

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* August 17, 2018 / Things To Do Bronx / Bronx Neighborhoods / Bronx Buzz NYC.

* Weather. The Temperature highs will be in the 90's and the low in the mid 70's throughout the weekend. There's a 55% chance of about a half inch of rain on both Saturday and Sunday. Rain on Saturday is most likely in the early morning and late evening and rain on Sunday should mostly be over by noon, but subject to change. Winds will be about 10 - 15 mph throughout the weekend. The Humidity will remain about 65% throughout the weekend. Click for Bronx Weather.

* The photo at right was taken near the Bronx River Art Center in West Farms. BRAC has an exhibit going on, Bronx NOW, featuring current works of current artists - see details below.

 

Friday & Weekend - Afro Caribbean Vibes, Bronx NOW Art at BRAC in West Farms, El Cielo y Dolor, NY Botanical Gardens, Bronx Zoo & Bronx History

bronx things to do bronx* The photo to your right was taken at the Orchard Beach in Pelham Bay Park. On Saturday there's a concert and on Sunday an afternoon Salsa Party - see details below.

* Friday, August 17, 2018 from 6 - 8 pm / Jay Hoggard's AfriCarribean Vibes - At Pelham Bay Park at Middletown Road & Stadium Avenue.

* The Bronx Museum is hosting three exhibits entitled Iran: Women Only which is a multi-period modern photo exhibit of life for women in Iran, Dialogues: Tim Rollins, K.O.S. and Glenn Ligon, which is an exhibit about the cacophony and harmony of life as a conversation referencing Brazilian culture, and Moses Ros: Landing / Aterrizaje, which are sculptures capturing the Caribbean experience.

* 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].

 

Saturday - Free Concerts Foxhurst, Salute to Fania at BMHC & Jazz Factory, Doc Film Block Party, Bronx River Rowing, Bronx NOW Art at BRAC in West Farms, Botanical Gardens & Zoo

bronx things to do bronx* The photo at right was taken at the Doc Film Center in Melrose. There's a block party on Saturday - see details below.

* There's a Bronx History Trolley Tour that runs from 12 noon to 5 pm departing from the Woodlawn Conservatory at Bainbridge and Jerome Avenue entrances. SOLD OUT, but there are three more tours scheduled over the next month or so - do a search & add eventbrite.

* Saturday, August 18, 2018 beginning at 1 pm - Orlando Marin & Orchestra. At Monsignor Raul Del Valle Square is located at 163rd Street between Southern and Bruckner Blvds in the Foxhurst neighborhood of the Bronx. Free summer concerts in Foxhurst the Bronx.

* Every Saturday this summer the Bronx River Alliance hosts Rocking the Boat: Community Rowing at Hunts Point Riverside Park from 1 - 6 pm from Memorial Day to Labor Day weekends [free / kids / sports]. On Saturday, July 14th they're hosting Bronx River sailing beginning at 1 pm and ending at 5 pm.

* The Bronx River Arts Center is hosting a group art exhibit, featuring many talented Bronx artists. The show is entitled BRONX NOW and is on display at 1087 East Tremont Avenue through September 8th. The gallery is open Wednesday through Friday from 3 to 6 pm and Saturday from 12 noon to 5 pm [free / art / social].

* Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 2 to 6 pm - Doc Film Center Block Party - At Courtlandt Avenue and 151st Street near the Doc Film Center at 614 Courtlandt Avenue. Music, food & shopping. Street fairs in the Melrose neighborhood of the Bronx.x

* Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 7 to 9 pm - Bronx Rising: Salute to Fania at Bronx Music Heritage Center - A salsa musical performance. At 1303 Louis Nine Blvd in Foxhurst. Admission is $7 / $5 for students & seniors and Kids 12 & under free.

* Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 7 - 8.30 pm - Catskill Jazz Factory & Absolutely Live Entertainment - On the Conservatory Lawn in the NY Botanical Gardens. NOT Free summer concert.

* 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].

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

 

Sunday - Salsa Party Orchard Beach, Bronx Art, Horticultural Hudson

bronx things to do bronx* The photo at right was taken at the Woodlawn Cemetery in the Norwood / Van Cortlandt neighborhoods of the northern Bronx. On Saturday there's a trolley history tour that departs from the cemetery - see details above.

* From 1 to 6 pm every Sunday evening from Memorial Day to Labor Day there's a Salsa Party at Orchard Beach in Pelham Bay Park on the concrete pavilion just south of the main building [free / music / sports / kids].

* The Bronx Museum is hosting three exhibits entitled Iran: Women Only which is a multi-period modern photo exhibit of life for women in Iran, Dialogues: Tim Rollins, K.O.S. and Glenn Ligon, which is an exhibit about the cacophony and harmony of life as a conversation referencing Brazilian culture, and Moses Ros: Landing / Aterrizaje, which are sculptures capturing the Caribbean experience.

* 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.

 

MOSTLY DONE. ASTERISKED EVENTS HAVE BEEN UPDATED.

* FUTURE. The Bronx Art Space at 301 East 140th Street - #1 in the Concourse neighborhood of the Bronx is hosting an opening reception for a new exhibit entitled Humble from 5 to 8 pm on Saturday, September 1st [art / free]. The exhibit is described as follows.

FUTURE. The Bartow Pell Mansion which is hosting First Fridays from 5.30 - 8.30 pm. The event includes a performance by Julia Blenzig and her band, as well as light refreshments and opportunities for garden walks [free / kids / history / culture]. There's a trolley that starts at 5.25 pm that will run loops between the last stop on the #6 Pelham Park subway line and City Island and the Bartow Pell Mansion Museum.

 

Week Beginning 8.20.18 - Summer Movies, Concerts & Theater

* Click here for free summer movies in the Bronx, free summer theater in the Bronx and free summer concerts in the Bronx.

 

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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