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Bronx Things To Do This Weekend

Bronx Dreamfest, Stadium Fair, Moonlite at Pregones, Baad Femme | Danger, NYBG, Paper Trail at Bronx Art Space, Bronx River Alliance Flotilla, A Miner Shot Down at Doc Film, Teen Spirit at Bronx Museum, Wave Hill, Zoo & Bronx Week

bronx things to do bronx* May 17, 2019 / Things To Do Bronx / Bronx Neighborhoods / Bronx Buzz NYC.

* Weather. The Temperature highs will be in the mid 70's throughout the weekend. The temperature lows will be in the mid to high 50's on Friday & Saturday, rising to the mid 60's by Sunday. Precipitation. There's a 70% chance of brief, light scattered showers around 7 pm Friday and then clear the rest of the weekend. Winds will be about 5 - 10 mph all weekend. The Humidity will be about 50% on Friday & Saturday, rising to about 70% on Sunday. Click for Bronx Weather.

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

* The photo at right shows one of the performers at the Pregones Theater last summer. The Pregones / Puerto Rican Traveling Theater is hosting a performance this weekend - see details below.

* Enjoy yourself this weekend and attend a Baad Bronx theater show, the Bronx farmers markets are opening soon, see a film at the Doc Film Center, view art exhibits at the Bronx Museum, catch an upcoming street fair coming soon or just walk around in the Bronx this weekend - see details below.

 

Friday & Weekend - Moonlite, Femme | Danger, Video Ergo Sum, Paper Trail

The photo at right shows folks at a screening at the Bronx Doc Film Center last summer. The Doc Film Center is hosting a screening Saturday afternoon - see details above or below.

bronx things to do bronx* On Friday, May 17, beginning at 8 pm there's a performance of Femme | Danger. The performance is described as, "...a deliciously daring dance evening sweeps onto BAAD!'s stage with work that is unpredictable and engaging." This performance is being shown as part of the BAAD Boogie Down Festival at the Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance or BAAD Bronx at 2474 Westchester Avenue. The program runs from April 30th to May 23rd [$20 / $15 at www.baadbronx.org].

* On Friday, May 17, beginning at 7.30 pm there's a performance of Moonlite at Pregones / Puerto Rican Traveling Theater at 571 Walton Street in Mott Haven. They describe the performance as, "MOONLITE, an oratorio for voices, percussion, and viola based on the true crime queer love story of the 19th-century Australian bushranger Andrew George Scott, known as "Captain Moonlite." Recommended donation is $20 [theater / rsvp at www.pregonesprtt.org].

* The Bronx Museum at 1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street just opened [May 8] Smells Like Teen Spirit which is a collection of various works by NYC teens. There are currently three exhibits currently on display including the aforementioned. A sculptureal exhibit is entitled Useless Machines for Dreaming, Thinking and Seeing [thru September 1] described as, "... [the exhibit] presents a selection of curious machines created by artists with the goal of stirring dreams, feelings, critical thinking, and ironies; for seeing what microscopes, telescopes and cartographies cannot show; for flying without taking-off; in short, for doing the impossible. Such are some of the uses of art." There's a video exhibit, Video Ergo Sum, by Peter Campus who is an early artistic videographer, whose work shows natural surroundings [thru July 22nd]. [art / free / www.bronxmuseum.org].

* 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. Wednesdays free.

* The Bronx Art Space at 301 East 140th Street #1 in the Concourse neighborhood of the Bronx is hosting an exhibit entitled Paper Trail, will runs from April 13 - May 25th, 2019. The exhibit is described as, "Paper Trail focuses on works on paper by seven Latinx artists presenting paintings drawings, each which explore and manipulate the materiality of paper itself ..." [art / music / dance / www.bronxartspace.com / free]. They are open from 12 noon to 6.30 Wednesday through Friday and until 5 pm on Saturdays - except for special events.

* 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 Garden, located 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 / Weekend tickets are $30 / $28 / $18 and weekedays $23 / $20 / $10 / under 2 free / www.nybg.org].

 

Saturday - Bronx Dreamfest, Stadium Fair, Bronx River Alliance Flotilla, A Miner Shot Down, Smells Like Teen Spirit & Paper Trail

bronx things to do bronx* The photo at right shows a view of the Bronx River near Concrete Park where the Bronx River Alliance Flotilla launches on Saturday - see details below.

* Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 10 am - 6 pm - Stadium Street Fair - Along River Avenue from 158th to 161st Street in the Concourse neighborhood of the Bronx.

* Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 12 - 5 pm - Bronx Dreamfest. There's an Bronx Arts Festival being held in celebration of Bronx Week at the Andrew Freedman Home at 1125 Grand Concourse only blocks away from the Bronx Museum. It will include performances and vendors in the large yard outside the hom. Free.

* On Saturday, May 18th beginning at 8.30 am the Bronx River Alliance is hosting a Bronx River Flotilla departing from the 219th Street kayak launch in / near Concrete Park and paddling down the Bronx River ending at Hunts Point Riverside Park - Rain Date June 1st [free / sports / email volunteer@ / www.bronxriver.org or 718-430-4615].

* On Saturday, May 18th, the Bronx Doc Film Center at 614 Courtlandt Avenue in the Melrose neighborhood of the Bronx is hosting a film screening of A Miner Shot Down which is a documentary of how the South African police suppressed a miners strike using live ammunition which killed 34 miners, which the police asserted was in self defense. The film shows a different story, including how the congress of the nascent democracy, appeared to stray from the its progressive liberationist roots.

* The Bronx Art Space at 301 East 140th Street #1 in the Concourse neighborhood of the Bronx is hosting an exhibit entitled Paper Trail, will runs from April 13 - May 25th, 2019. The exhibit is described as, "Paper Trail focuses on works on paper by seven Latinx artists presenting paintings drawings, each which explore and manipulate the materiality of paper itself ..." [art / music / dance / www.bronxartspace.com / free]. They are open from 12 noon to 6.30 Wednesday through Friday and until 5 pm on Saturdays - except for special events.

* The Bronx Museum at 1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street just opened [May 8] Smells Like Teen Spirit which is a collection of various works by NYC teens. There are currently three exhibits currently on display including the aforementioned. A sculptureal exhibit is entitled Useless Machines for Dreaming, Thinking and Seeing [thru September 1] described as, "... [the exhibit] presents a selection of curious machines created by artists with the goal of stirring dreams, feelings, critical thinking, and ironies; for seeing what microscopes, telescopes and cartographies cannot show; for flying without taking-off; in short, for doing the impossible. Such are some of the uses of art." There's a video exhibit, Video Ergo Sum, by Peter Campus who is an early artistic videographer, whose work shows natural surroundings [thru July 22nd]. [art / free / www.bronxmuseum.org].

* The New York Botanical Garden, located 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 / Weekend tickets are $30 / $28 / $18 and weekedays $23 / $20 / $10 / under 2 free / www.nybg.org].

* At Wave Hill at 649 West 249th Street in the Hudson Hill section of the Riverdale neighborhood there are generally weekend programs including concerts and talks [$8 / $4 / $2 / parks / history / www.wavehill.org].

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

 

Sunday - Bronx Week, Useless Machines, History, Horticulture, NY Botanical & Zoo

bronx things to do bronx* The photo at right shows folks strolling across the street in the Fordham neighborhood. Fordham University is nicely situated near the NY Botanical Garden, the Bronx Zoo & Bronx Little Italy in the Belmont neighborhood - see details below.

* Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 11.30 am - 6 pm. Bronx Week Parade & Fair. The parade begins at 11.30 am at Fordham Plaza and marches 2 miles north [I believe along Webster Avenue], ending at the Bronx Week Fair on Mosholu Parkway & Bainbridge. The Bronx Week Fair begins at 12 noon [ends around 6 pm] along Mosholu Parkway between Bainbridge and Van Cortlandt Avenue East. It will include food, music and entertainment. Parades and street fairs in Fordham, st fairs in Norwood, street fairs near Bedford Park in the Bronx.

* The BAAD Boogie Down Festival at the Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance or BAAD Bronx at 2474 Westchester Avenue runs from April 30th to May 23rd [$20 / $15 at www.baadbronx.org].

* At Wave Hill at 649 West 249th Street in the Hudson Hill section of the Riverdale neighborhood there are generally weekend programs including concerts and talks [$8 / $4 / $2 / parks / history / www.wavehill.org].

* The New York Botanical Garden, located 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 / Weekend tickets are $30 / $28 / $18 and weekedays $23 / $20 / $10 / under 2 free / www.nybg.org].

* The Bronx Museum at 1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street just opened [May 8] Smells Like Teen Spirit which is a collection of various works by NYC teens. There are currently three exhibits currently on display including the aforementioned. A sculptureal exhibit is entitled Useless Machines for Dreaming, Thinking and Seeing [thru September 1] described as, "... [the exhibit] presents a selection of curious machines created by artists with the goal of stirring dreams, feelings, critical thinking, and ironies; for seeing what microscopes, telescopes and cartographies cannot show; for flying without taking-off; in short, for doing the impossible. Such are some of the uses of art." There's a video exhibit, Video Ergo Sum, by Peter Campus who is an early artistic videographer, whose work shows natural surroundings [thru July 22nd]. [art / free / www.bronxmuseum.org].

* 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. Wednesdays free.

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

 

WORK IN PROGRESS. Asterisked events have been updated.

Andrew Freedman Home & Bartow Pell Mansion

 

Week Beginning 5.13.19 - Baad Boogie Down Festival, Bronx Trains & Moonlite at Pregones

* The Bronx Art Space at 301 East 140th Street #1 in the Concourse neighborhood of the Bronx is hosting an Artist Panel Discussion from 6.30 - 9 pm on Wednesday, May 22nd and Spring Soiree BronxArtSpace Annual Fundraiser on Thursday, May 30th. Their current exhibit entitled Paper Trail, will runs from April 13 - May 25th, 2019. The exhibit is described as, "Paper Trail focuses on works on paper by seven Latinx artists presenting paintings drawings, each which explore and manipulate the materiality of paper itself ..." [art / music / dance / www.bronxartspace.com / free]. They are open from 12 noon to 6.30 Wednesday through Friday and until 5 pm on Saturdays - except for special events.

* The BAAD Boogie Down Festival at the Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance or BAAD Bronx at 2474 Westchester Avenue runs from April 30th to May 23rd [$20 / $15 at www.baadbronx.org].

 

Bronx Things To Do, Farmers Mkts & Street Fairs

* May 2019 - Click here for work in progress reports about Bronx farmers markets, Bronx things to do and Bronx street fairs.

Click here for free summer movies in the Bronx, free summer theater in the Bronx and free summer concerts in the Bronx. Click for details of New Years parties in the Bronx or here for Bronx holiday events & markets and Bronx shopping venues and restaurants 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

Mothers Day Weekend Garden Party at NYBG, Brunch at Wave Hill & Celebration w/ Bronx River Alliance, A Gentle Magic at Doc Film, Final Weekend for Andrew Freedman Home Exhibit, Smells Like Teen Spirit at Bronx Museum & Zoo

bronx things to do bronxMay 9, 2019 / Things To Do Bronx / Bronx Neighborhoods / Bronx Buzz NYC.

Weather. The Temperature highs will be around 70 on Friday and Saturday, dropping into the mid 50's on Sunday. The temperature lows will be in the mid to low 50's all weekend. Precipitation. There's a 50% chance of a tenth of an inch of rain midday Friday, no or very scant chance of rain Saturday, and a 50% chance of about 3/4 of an inch of rain throughout the day on Sunday. Winds will be about 10 mph all weekend. The Humidity will be about 80% on Friday & Saturday, dropping to the mid 50% range on Sunday. Click for Bronx Weather.

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

The photo at right shows one of the statues at the New York Botanical Gardens. The NYBG is hosting a Mothers Day Picnic on Saturday & Sunday - see details below.

Enjoy yourself this weekend and attend a Baad Bronx theater show, the Bronx farmers markets are opening soon, see a film at the Doc Film Center, view art exhibits at the Bronx Museum, catch an upcoming street fair coming soon or just walk around in the Bronx this weekend - see details below.

 

Friday & Weekend - Video Ergo Sum, Zoo, Historical Society, Botanical Gardens

The photo below shows folks at an event at the Bronx Museum last Spring. The museum is currently hosting four different art exhibits of various media - see details above or below.

There's an exhibit entitled Re-Writing History: A Black Ancestral Narrative at the Andrew Freedman Home at 1125 Grand Concourse in the Concourse neighborhood of the Bronx from March 8th through May 11th. They're open from 9 am - 5 pm Friday, 10 am - 5.30 pm Saturday and 9 am - 7 pm Monday thru Thursday [closed Sundays]. See www.andrewfreedmanhome.org for details.

bronx things to do bronxThe Bronx Museum at 1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street just opened [May 8] Smells Like Teen Spirit which is a collection of various works by NYC teens. There are currently three exhibits currently on display including the aforementioned. A sculptureal exhibit is entitled Useless Machines for Dreaming, Thinking and Seeing [thru September 1] described as, "... [the exhibit] presents a selection of curious machines created by artists with the goal of stirring dreams, feelings, critical thinking, and ironies; for seeing what microscopes, telescopes and cartographies cannot show; for flying without taking-off; in short, for doing the impossible. Such are some of the uses of art." There's a video exhibit, Video Ergo Sum, by Peter Campus who is an early artistic videographer, whose work shows natural surroundings [thru July 22nd]. [art / free / www.bronxmuseum.org].

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. Wednesdays free.

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 Garden, located 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 / Weekend tickets are $30 / $28 / $18 and weekedays $23 / $20 / $10 / under 2 free].

 

Saturday - A Gentle Magic @ Doc Film, History of Food & Drink Opening Reception, Re-Writing History Andrew Freedman ends Today, Smells Like Teen Spirit, Mothers Day Weekend Garden Party & Zoo

bronx things to do bronxThe photo at right shows a view of the Bronx River near the Bronx Zoo and not far from Concrete Park where there's a Bronx River Alliance Mothers Day Celebration on Sunday - see details below.

On Saturday, May 11, beginning at 8 pm there's a performance of Countering Colonialism by queer performance artist Elyla Sinverguenza in the world premiere of this work. The performance is described as, "Sinverguenza transforms a violent and hyper-masculine ritual [goose duck pulling] from [Nicaragua's] patriarchal tradition into an immersive experience of healing for artist and audience members alike". This performance is being shown as part of the BAAD Boogie Down Festival at the Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance or BAAD Bronx at 2474 Westchester Avenue. The program runs from April 30th to May 23rd [$20 at www.baadbronx.org].

The Bronx Doc Film Center at 614 Courtlandt Avenue in the Melrose neighborhood of the Bronx is hosting a film screening of A Gentle Magic beginning at 7 pm followed by a discussion with the film producer Graeme Aegerter. The film explores the return of the use of skin lightening products in South Africa amidst a changing social and political landscape [suggested donation $5 Bronx / $10 General / www.bronxdoc.org]. On May 18th beginning at 4 pm there's a screening of A Miner Shot Down which is a documentary of how the South African police suppressed a miners strike using live ammunition which killed 34 miners, which the police asserted was in self defense. The film shows a different story, including how the congress of the nascent democracy, appeared to stray from the its progressive liberationist roots.

From 2 - 4 pm the Bartow Pell Mansion is hosting the opening reception for a new exhibit entitled A Feast for the Eyes which is an exhibit focused on the history of food and drink. The Bartow Pell Mansion is located at 895 Shore Road in Pelham Bay Park [history / culture / $8 / $6 kids].

The exhibit entitled Re-Writing History: A Black Ancestral Narrative, which is at the at Andrew Freedman Home at 1125 Grand Concourse in the Concourse neighborhood of the Bronx from March 8th through May 11th. They're open from 9 am - 5 pm Friday, 10 am - 5.30 pm Saturday and 9 am - 7 pm Monday thru Thursday [closed Sundays]. See www.andrewfreedmanhome.org for details.

The Bronx Museum at 1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street just opened [May 8] Smells Like Teen Spirit which is a collection of various works by NYC teens. There are currently three exhibits currently on display including the aforementioned. A sculptureal exhibit is entitled Useless Machines for Dreaming, Thinking and Seeing [thru September 1] described as, "... [the exhibit] presents a selection of curious machines created by artists with the goal of stirring dreams, feelings, critical thinking, and ironies; for seeing what microscopes, telescopes and cartographies cannot show; for flying without taking-off; in short, for doing the impossible. Such are some of the uses of art." There's a video exhibit, Video Ergo Sum, by Peter Campus who is an early artistic videographer, whose work shows natural surroundings [thru July 22nd]. [art / free / www.bronxmuseum.org].

The New York Botanical Garden, located 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 / Weekend tickets are $30 / $28 / $18 and weekedays $23 / $20 / $10 / under 2 free]. They're hosting a Mothers Day Garden Party on Daffodil Hill [to the right past the water from the Southern Blvd entrance across from Fordham] with entertainment, and food carts and wine will be available. If the weather is inclement, they will move it inside the Leon Levy Visitors Center near the Southern Blvd entrance [free w/ admission doesn't include food / wine].

At Wave Hill at 649 West 249th Street in the Hudson Hill section of the Riverdale neighborhood there are generally weekend programs including concerts and talks [$8 / $4 / $2 / parks / history]. There's a Mothers Day Brunch from 11.30 am - 12.30 pm being held on Saturday & Sunday, May 10 &11 for $45 / $30, includes access to the grounds.

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

 

Sunday - Happy Mothers Day Garden Party at NYBG, Brunch at Wave Hill & Celebration w/ Bronx River Alliance, Useless Machines, History, Horticulture, NY Botanical & Zoo

bronx things to do bronxThe photo at right shows the Pregones Theater at their outdoor summer party last year. They have a new show coming next week - see details below.

Happy Mothers Day - scroll down or click here for some suggestions of restaurants for Mothers Day in the Bronx.

At Wave Hill at 649 West 249th Street in the Hudson Hill section of the Riverdale neighborhood there are generally weekend programs including concerts and talks [$8 / $4 / $2 / parks / history]. There's a Mothers Day Brunch from 11.30 am - 12.30 pm being held on Saturday & Sunday, May 10 &11 for $45 / $30, includes access to the grounds.

The Bronx River Alliance is hosting a Mothers Day Celebration from 2 - 4 pm at Concrete Plant Park. It's a family-friendly event. It's free and they provide some snacks. For event details you can email Nathan at Foodway@bronxriver.org or by calling 718-430-4636. On Saturday, May 18th beginning at 8.30 am there's the Bronx River Flotilla departing from the 219th Street kayak launch and paddling down the Bronx River ending at Hunts Point Riverside Park - Rain Date June 1st [free / sports / email volunteer@ / www.bronxriver.org or 718-430-4615].

The New York Botanical Garden, located 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 / Weekend tickets are $30 / $28 / $18 and weekedays $23 / $20 / $10 / under 2 free]. They're hosting a Mothers Day Garden Party on Daffodil Hill [to the right past the water from the Southern Blvd entrance across from Fordham] with entertainment, and food carts and wine will be available. If the weather is inclement, they will move it inside the Leon Levy Visitors Center near the Southern Blvd entrance [free w/ admission doesn't include food / wine].

The Bronx Museum at 1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street just opened [May 8] Smells Like Teen Spirit which is a collection of various works by NYC teens. There are currently three exhibits currently on display including the aforementioned. A sculptureal exhibit is entitled Useless Machines for Dreaming, Thinking and Seeing [thru September 1] described as, "... [the exhibit] presents a selection of curious machines created by artists with the goal of stirring dreams, feelings, critical thinking, and ironies; for seeing what microscopes, telescopes and cartographies cannot show; for flying without taking-off; in short, for doing the impossible. Such are some of the uses of art." There's a video exhibit, Video Ergo Sum, by Peter Campus who is an early artistic videographer, whose work shows natural surroundings [thru July 22nd]. [art / free / www.bronxmuseum.org].

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. Wednesdays free.

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

 

DONE. Asterisked events have NOT been updated.

The Bronx Art Space at 301 East 140th Street #1 in the Concourse neighborhood of the Bronx is hosting an Artist Panel Discussion from 6.30 - 9 pm on Wednesday, May 22nd and Spring Soiree BronxArtSpace Annual Fundraiser on Thursday, May 30th. Their current exhibit entitled Paper Trail, will runs from April 13 - May 25th, 2019. The exhibit is described as, "Paper Trail focuses on works on paper by seven Latinx artists presenting paintings drawings, each which explore and manipulate the materiality of paper itself ..." [art / music / dance / www.bronxartspace.com / free]. They are open from 12 noon to 6.30 Wednesday through Friday and until 5 pm on Saturdays - except for special events.

 

Week Beginning 5.13.19 - Baad Boogie Down Festival, Bronx Trains & Moonlite at Pregones

On Thursday, May 16, beginning at 8 pm there's a performance of Street Theater. The performance is described as one of the moments prior to the Stonewall Riot of June 28, 1969 ... "... follows the exploits of the cruisers, drag queens, undercover cops, dykes, hippies, mobsters and bystanders (innocent and otherwise) as they catapult toward the moment that changed the course of history." This performance is being shown as part of the BAAD Boogie Down Festival at the Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance or BAAD Bronx at 2474 Westchester Avenue. The program runs from April 30th to May 23rd [$20 / $15 at www.baadbronx.org].

On Thursday, May 16, from 7 - 9 pm there's a talk by historian Blake Bell about the Bartow Train Station at the Bartow Pell Mansion located at 895 Shore Road in Pelham Bay Park [history / culture / $10].

On Friday, May 17, beginning at 8 pm there's a performance of Femme | Danger. The performance is described as, "...a deliciously daring dance evening sweeps onto BAAD!'s stage with work that is unpredictable and engaging." This performance is being shown as part of the BAAD Boogie Down Festival at the Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance or BAAD Bronx at 2474 Westchester Avenue. The program runs from April 30th to May 23rd [$20 / $15 at www.baadbronx.org].

On Friday, May 17, beginning at 7.30 pm there's a performance of Moonlite at Pregones / Puerto Rican Traveling Theater at 571 Walton Street in Mott Haven. They describe the performance as, "MOONLITE, an oratorio for voices, percussion, and viola based on the true crime queer love story of the 19th-century Australian bushranger Andrew George Scott, known as "Captain Moonlite." Recommended donation is $20 [theater / rsvp at www.pregonesprtt.org].

 

Bronx Farmers Mkts, Street Fairs, Member Events Calendar

May 2019 - Click here for work in progress 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. Click for details of New Years parties in the Bronx or here for Bronx holiday events & markets.

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

Jane's Walk, 5 Boro Bike Ride, Frieze Art Fair on Randall's Island, Andrew Freedman Home Exhibit, Art at Bronx Museum, the NY Botanical Garden, Art, Theater, Music & Zoo

bronx things to do bronx* May 3, 2019 / Things To Do Bronx / Bronx Neighborhoods / Bronx Buzz NYC.

* Weather. The Temperature highs will be around 60 Friday, rising to the low 70's on Saturday, and returning to 60 on Sunday. The temperature lows will be in the mid to low 50's all weekend. Precipitation. There's an 80% chance of up to a half inch of rain beginning about midnight Friday, ending by 8 am Saturday. And there's a 100% chance of rain on Sunday morning, with the probability of rain dropping below 50% by about noon / 1 pm. Winds will be about 5 mph Friday & Saturday, rising to about 10 mph Sunday. The Humidity will be about 80% all weekend. Click for Bronx Weather.

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

* The photo at right shows one of the friendly hosts at the Bronx Zoo during a visit to the zoo earlier this month. The Bronx Zoo sits atop 265 acres of parkland and provides a full day of naturalist enjoyment for families and friends - see details below.

* Enjoy yourself this weekend and go watch the 5 Boro Bike Ride, attend a Pregones theater show, the Bronx farmers markets are opening soon, see a film at the Doc Film Center, view art at the Bronx Museum, catch an upcoming street fair coming soon or just walk around in the Bronx this weekend - see details below.

 

Friday & Weekend - Frieze Art Fair, Jane's Walk, Zoo, Historical Society, Botanical Gardens

bronx things to do bronx* The photo at right shows some women enjoying the Enid Hauptman Observatory at the NY Botanical Garden. The Orchid Show ended last weekend, but there's an incredible amount more to see - see details above or below.

* This weekend the Municipal Art Society hosts Jane's Walks all over the city to point out ways in which different people, groups, businesses and government have contributed to making NYC a more liveable city. There are about 275 Janes Walks in the program, covering a wide range of themed subjects, led by knowledgeable volunteers, who lead the tours. The program is city-wide and was organized by the Municipal Arts Society beginning in 2011. Go www.mas.org/janes-walk-nyc/ to register and obtain details of each walk [free].

* The Frieze Art Fair returned to Randall's Island on Thursday, May 2nd and runs thru Sunday, May 5th. The hours are Friday 11 am - 7 pm, and on Saturday & Sunday it closes at 6 pm [art / $27 Students / $48 Regular & up to $108 Premiums at www.frieze.com].

* The Bronx Museum at 1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street recently opened an exhibit [began week of 3/31/19] entitled Useless Machines for Dreaming, Thinking and Seeing [art / free / www.bronxmuseum.org].

* 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. Wednesdays free.

* 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 Garden, located 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 / Weekend tickets are $30 / $28 / $18 and weekedays $23 / $20 / $10 / under 2 free].

 

Saturday - Jane's Walk, Frieze Art Fair, Bike NY Expo, Useless Machines, Re-Writing History Andrew Freedman & Zoo

bronx things to do bronx* The photo at right shows a scene at the Frieze Art Fair which returned to Randall's Island and will continue there through the weekend - see details below.

* This weekend the Municipal Art Society hosts Jane's Walks all over the city to point out ways in which different people, groups, businesses and government have contributed to making NYC a more liveable city. There are about 275 Janes Walks in the program, covering a wide range of themed subjects, led by knowledgeable volunteers, who lead the tours. The program is city-wide and was organized by the Municipal Arts Society beginning in 2011. Go www.mas.org/janes-walk-nyc/ to register and obtain details of each walk [free].

* Bike New York Expo runs on Friday and Saturday, May 4th & 5th, at Basketball City at 299 South Street in Manhattan. There's a Bike Blessing at St. John the Divine on the UWS in Manhattan on Saturday. And the 5 Boro Bike Ride runs through all five boroughs is on Sunday, May 5th.

* The Frieze Art Fair returned to Randall's Island on Thursday, May 2nd and runs thru Sunday, May 5th. The hours are Friday 11 am - 7 pm, and on Saturday & Sunday it closes at 6 pm [art / $27 Students / $48 Regular & up to $108 Premiums at www.frieze.com].

* The exhibit entitled Re-Writing History: A Black Ancestral Narrative, which is at the at Andrew Freedman Home at 1125 Grand Concourse in the Concourse neighborhood of the Bronx from March 8th through May 11th. They're open from 9 am - 5 pm Friday, 10 am - 5.30 pm Saturday and 9 am - 7 pm Monday thru Thursday [closed Sundays]. See www.andrewfreedmanhome.org for details.

* The Bronx Museum at 1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street recently opened an exhibit [beginning week of 3/31/19] entitled Useless Machines for Dreaming, Thinking and Seeing [art / free / www.bronxmuseum.org].

* The New York Botanical Garden, located 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 / Weekend tickets are $30 / $28 / $18 and weekedays $23 / $20 / $10 / under 2 free].

* At Wave Hill at 649 West 249th Street in the Hudson Hillsection of the Riverdale neighborhood there are generally weekend programs including concerts and talks [$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.

 

Sunday - 5 Boro Bike Ride, Frieze Art Fair, Useless Machines, History, Horticulture, NY Botanical & Zoo

bronx things to do bronx* The photo at right is of the 5 Boro Bike Ride in a prior year. The 5 Boro Bike Ride will come through the Bronx beginning early Sunday morning, and tapering off by mid morning - even though the official ending of the event is at 5 pm. Last year I went to photograph the event and if you look at the next photo below this - you can see that by 10.38 am - they were already closing off the roads to then re-open them for motorists.

* The 5 Boro Bike Ride runs through all five boroughs is on Sunday, May 5th. For details go to www.bike.nyc.

* The Frieze Art Fair returned to Randall's Island on Thursday, May 2nd and runs thru Sunday, May 5th. The hours are Friday 11 am - 7 pm, and on Saturday & Sunday it closes at 6 pm [art / $27 Students / $48 Regular & up to $108 Premiums at www.frieze.com].

* This weekend the Municipal Art Society hosts Jane's Walks all over the city to point out ways in which different people, groups, businesses and government have contributed to making NYC a more liveable city. There are about 275 Janes Walks in the program, covering a wide range of themed subjects, led by knowledgeable volunteers, who lead the tours. The program is city-wide and was organized by the Municipal Arts Society beginning in 2011. Go www.mas.org/janes-walk-nyc/ to register and obtain details of each walk [free].

* There's an exhibit entitled Re-Writing History: A Black Ancestral Narrative at the Andrew Freedman Home at 1125 Grand Concourse in the Concourse neighborhood of the Bronx from March 8th through May 11th. They're open from 9 am - 5 pm Friday, 10 am - 5.30 pm Saturday and 9 am - 7 pm Monday thru Thursday [closed Sundays]. See www.andrewfreedmanhome.org for details.

* The Bronx Museum at 1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street recently opened an exhibit [beginning week of 3/31/19] entitled Useless Machines for Dreaming, Thinking and Seeing [art / free / www.bronxmuseum.org].

* The New York Botanical Garden, located 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 / Weekend tickets are $30 / $28 / $18 and weekedays $23 / $20 / $10 / under 2 free].

bronx things to do bronx* At Wave Hill at 649 West 249th Street in the Hudson Hill section of the Riverdale neighborhood there are generally weekend programs including concerts and talks [$8 / $4 / $2 / parks / history].

* 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. Wednesdays free.

* 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].

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

bronx things to do bronx* You don't always get what you pay for? The photo at right shows the Subway Station at 180th Street & Morris Park Avenue earlier this month. The station was opened in 1917, and in 2013 a $50 million plus renovation project, which reportedly included the facade, was completed. Notice the cheap paint job [photo close up below] that was included in the multi-million renovation, that NYS taxpayers paid for, that is peeling off the walls only six years later. There's an old saying that you get what you pay for, but in this case it looks like Cuomo's NYS-controlled MTA got a lot less quality than what was paid for. If this is the quality of work that Governor Cuomo's MTA demands for a simple paint job, I can't bear to think of what's going to happen to the L subway line.

 

MOSTLY DONE. ONLY Asterisked events have been updated.

Pregones / Puerto Rican Traveling Theater at 571 Walton Street in Mott Haven is hosting a reading of a new play entitled Broken Words beginning at 8 pm Friday [posted after fact] & Saturday. They tell us that the play is about

"Wrestling with the ins and outs of colonialism, mental illness, and institutionalization, Julia tries to mend episodes from her past while dealing with her relationship with her mother. As the story progresses, madness becomes a puzzle, and its pieces can only be set into place by Julia, just like the broken words flowing in her chattered mind."

Recommended donation is $7 [theater / rsvp at www.pregonesprtt.org].

bronx things to do bronxThe Bronx Doc Film Center at 614 Courtlandt Avenue [this is in their St Mary's Annex at 364 East 151st Street] in the Melrose neighborhood of the Bronx. Upcoming on Saturday, April 6th at 7 pm there's an Artist Talk and Book Launch with Mark Power who created a six year photo journal of America [suggested donation $5 Bronx / $10 General / www.bronxdoc.org].

On Friday and Saturday, March 29 & 30, there's the BAAD!ASS Women Festival at the Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance or BAAD Bronx at 2474 Westchester Avenue [$15 / $20 at www.baadbronx.org].

The Bronx Art Space at 301 East 140th Street #1 in the Concourse neighborhood of the Bronx is hosting an Artist Panel Discussion moderated by curator on Thursday, March 28th from 6 - 9 pm. They are also hosting a Collages + Portrait Workshop with Ruth Rodriguez on Saturday, March 30th from 1 - 3 pm. Their current exhibit entitled Listen, will run through April 6, 2019 [art / music / dance / www.bronxartspace.com / free]. They are open from 12 noon to 6.30 Wednesday through Friday and until 5 pm on Saturdays - except for special events.

From 10 am - 1 pm the Bartow Pell Mansion is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt for kids from ages 2 - 12 in the Pelham Bay / Split Rock Golf Course Parking Lot across from the Bartow Pell Mansion in Pelham Bay Park [free / kids].

The Bronx River Alliance is hosting a Fix-it Picnic from 10 am - 1 pm at Concrete Plant Park where you can help them prep the boats for the coming season. It's free and they provide some snacks [sports / email volunteer@ / www.bronxriver.org or 718-430-4615].

 

Week Beginning 5.6.19 - TBD

TBD.

 

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