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Bronx Things To Do This Weekend

NYBG Bar Car Nights & Holiday Train Show, NYC Mulchfest Begins, History, Horticulture, Art & Zoo

bronx things to do bronxJanuary 4, 2019 / Things To Do Bronx / Bronx Neighborhoods / Bronx Buzz NYC.

Weather. The Temperature highs will be in the mid 40's on Friday, and Saturday, dropping into the mid 30's on Sunday. The temperature lows will be around 40 on Friday and Saturday, dropping to the mid 20's on Sunday.

There's about an inch or more of Rain forecast beginning before midnight Friday and ending about 7 pm on Saturday morning. Sunday looks clear.

Winds will be 10 mph on Friday, 15 mph Saturday and a blustery 20 mph on Sunday. The Humidity will be around 70% Friday, 85% on Saturday and then dropping into the mid 50% on Sunday. Click for Bronx Weather.

The photo at right shows a personal statement being made by a subway rider. Mahatma Ghandi said, "Live the change you want to see."

 

Friday & Weekend - Bronx Zoo, Holiday Train Show at NYBG

bronx things to do bronxThe photo at right shows one of the artworks at the Bronx Museum in November of 2018. There's free admission daily.

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 - Bar Car Nights & Holiday Train Show at NYBG, NYC Mulchfest Begins

bronx things to do bronxThe photo at right shows the top of the the New York Botanical Gardens near the Fordham, Norwood & Belmont neighborhoods of the Bronx. Their popular Bar Car Nights continues for the first two Saturdays of January - see details below.

MulchFest 2019. Mulch your old Christmas tree (remove decorations first). The Parks Department will be chipping Christmas trees and wreaths from 10 am 2 pm Saturday & Sunday to make mulch to use on NYC street trees and greenways. Mulch and chipping will be done at ... details coming or go to NYC Parks gov website.

Saturday January 5 & 12, 2019 - the Bar Car Nights at NY Botanical Gardens continue at 2900 Southern Blvd near the Norwood, Fordham and Belmont neighborhoods on Saturday from 7 - 10.30 pm for adults 21 and older. Purchase food at the Bronx holiday market pop up, and drinks from seasonal bars, before or after visiting the holiday train show [always on] at night. Visit the fire pits at the Leon Levy Visitor Center, see ice sculpting demonstrations, listen to dueling pianos at the Pine Tree Cafe and listen to roving acapella groups. Weekend tickets are $30 / $28 / $18 and weekedays $23 / $20 / $10.

At Wave Hill at 649 West 249th Street in the Hudson Hill section of the Riverdale neighborhood there are weekend programs including 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 - History, Horticulture, Zoo

bronx things to do bronx The photo at right shows a statue in Joyce Kilmer Park across from the Bronx Borough Hall in the Concourse neigbhorhood of the Bronx.

At Wave Hill at 649 West 249th Street in the Hudson Hill section of the Riverdale neighborhood there are weekend programs including talks and chamber music performances [$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.

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.

 

MOSTLY DONE. Asterisked events have NOT been updated.

* 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 will be a closing festival on Friday, November 30th and on Saturday December 1st. 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 Bartow-Pell Mansion is hosting a film screening of The Women of the Ramapough / The Lenape Nation from 2 - 4 pm. Free w/ admission at www.bartowpellmansionmuseum.org.

* Pregones / Doc Film.

Week Beginning 1.7.19 - First Full Week of the New Year

TBD.

 

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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

NYBG Bar Car Nights & Holiday Train Show, History, Horticulture, Art & Zoo

bronx things to do bronx* December 21, 2018 / Things To Do Bronx / Bronx Neighborhoods / Bronx Buzz NYC.

* Weather. The Temperature highs will be around 60 on Friday, 50 on Saturday, dropping into the low 40's on Sunday through Tuesday / Christmas Day. The temperature lows will be around 50 on Friday, dropping to the mid to low 30's Saturday through Tuesday / Christmas Day. A tenth of an inch of Rain is forecast Friday evening into Saturday morning, and then generally clear through Tuesday / Christmas Day - except for about a 50% chance of a tenth of an inch of rain Sunday night [about 10 pm] into very early Monday morning. Winds will be 10 mph on Friday, Sunday and Tuesday, and near 20 mph on Saturday and Monday. The Humidity will be around 90% Friday, dropping into the mid 50% through Monday, and about 50% on Tuesday. Click for Bronx Weather.

* The photo at right shows one of the tile artworks in a #5 Subway Station in the Melrose neighborhood of the Bronx earlier this month.

 

Friday & Weekend - Bar Car Nights & Holiday Train Show at NYBG

bronx things to do bronx* The photo at right shows the 149th Street Subway Station on a cold wintry day earlier this month. Folks were checking their emails, social media accounts and surfing the web in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the Bronx.

* Friday & Saturday 12/21 & 22 - there's Bar Car Nights at NY Botanical Gardens at 2900 Southern Blvd near the Norwood, Fordham and Belmont neighborhoods on Saturday from 7 - 10.30 pm for adults 21 and older. Purchase food at the Bronx holiday market pop up, and drinks from seasonal bars, before or after visiting the holiday train show [always on] at night. Visit the fire pits at the Leon Levy Visitor Center, see ice sculpting demonstrations, listen to dueling pianos at the Pine Tree Cafe and listen to roving acapella groups. Weekend tickets are $30 / $28 / $18 and weekedays $23 / $20 / $10.

* 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].

Holiday shopping and holiday events are underway. Click for details of Bronx holiday events & markets.

 

Saturday - Bar Car Nights & Holiday Train Show at NYBG, Horticulture

bronx things to do bronx* The photo at right shows the Holiday Christmas tree at Bronx Borough Hall in the Concourse neighborhood of the Bronx earlier this month.

* Friday & Saturday 12/21 & 22 - there's Bar Car Nights at NY Botanical Gardens at 2900 Southern Blvd near the Norwood, Fordham and Belmont neighborhoods on Saturday from 7 - 10.30 pm for adults 21 and older. Purchase food at the Bronx holiday market pop up, and drinks from seasonal bars, before or after visiting the holiday train show [always on] at night. Visit the fire pits at the Leon Levy Visitor Center, see ice sculpting demonstrations, listen to dueling pianos at the Pine Tree Cafe and listen to roving acapella groups. Weekend tickets are $30 / $28 / $18 and weekedays $23 / $20 / $10.

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

* Holiday shopping and holiday events are almost done. Click for details of Bronx holiday events & markets.

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

 

Sunday - History, Horticulture, Zoo

bronx things to do bronx * The photo at right shows a street scene earlier this month at the HUB, where 3rd Avenue, 149th Street and Melrose Avenue meet in the Melrose Neighborhood of the Bronx.

* At Wave Hill at 649 West 249th Street in the Hudson Hill section of the Riverdale neighborhood there are weekend programs including walks 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.

* 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.

* Holiday shopping and holiday events are almost done. Click for details of Bronx holiday events & markets.

 

MOSTLY DONE. Asterisked events have been updated.

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 will be a closing festival on Friday, November 30th and on Saturday December 1st. 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 Bartow-Pell Mansion is hosting a film screening of The Women of the Ramapough / The Lenape Nation from 2 - 4 pm. Free w/ admission at www.bartowpellmansionmuseum.org.

Pregones / Doc Film.

Week Beginning 12.24.18 - Christmas Holiday

* Tuesday, December 25th is a national holiday in observance of Christmas Day. The Jewish Museum on 5th Avenue on the Upper East Side will be open. Also, it's the opening day of the movie 'Vice' about former Vice President Dick Cheney and his (dis) service to our nation.

 

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* 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

Los Nutcrackers, St Paul's Holiday Concert, NYBG Bar Car Nights & Holiday Train Show, History, Zoo & Art

bronx things to do bronxDecember 14, 2018 / Things To Do Bronx / Bronx Neighborhoods / Bronx Buzz NYC.

Weather. The Temperature highs will be around 50 on Friday and Saturday, dropping into the low 40's on Sunday. The temperature lows will be in the mid 40's on Friday, dropping to the high 30's on Saturday and Sunday. A third of an inch of Rain is forecast with a probability of 60% late Friday, ending early Saturday, with the rest of Saturday looking good. But on Sunday the probability of another third inch of rain rises to 80%, the threat of which lasts throughout the day, ending about 8 pm - so you should be able to do things, but may run into a bit of rain sometime in the day. Winds will be 10 - 12 mph on Friday and Saturday, rising to a gusty 20 mph on Sunday. The Humidity will be in the high 70% range throughout the weekend. Click for Bronx Weather.

The photo at right shows a view of Manhattan from the Concourse neighborhood of the Bronx along the #4 subway line earlier this week.

 

Friday & Weekend - Los Nutcrackers & Holiday Train Show at NYBG

bronx things to do bronxThe photo at right shows La Isla Community Garden on a cold wintry day earlier this week. One of the members told me that about one hundred people attended their first holiday celebration in the garden in the Highbridge neighborhood of the 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 / Weekend tickets are $30 / $28 / $18 and weekedays $23 / $20 / $10 / under 2 free]. The holiday train show is currently running - click the holiday events link below for details.

The Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance or BAAD Bronx at 2474 Westchester Avenue is hosting a presenting a performance Los Nutcrackers: A Christmas Carajo beginning Friday, November 30 & Saturday, December 1, 6, 7, 8, 14 & 15 [$25 / $20 at www.baadbronx.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.

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].

Holiday shopping and holiday events are underway. Click for details of Bronx holiday events & markets.

 

Saturday - BAAD Los Nutcrackers & Bar Car Nights at NYBG

bronx things to do bronxThe photo at right shows the Holiday Lights & Christmas tree in the plaza of the HUB shopping district in the Melrose neighborhood of the Bronx on Monday.

Bar Car Nights at NY Botanical Gardens at 2900 Southern Blvd near the Norwood, Fordham and Belmont neighborhoods on Saturday from 7 - 10.30 pm for adults 21 and older. Purchase food at the Bronx holiday market pop up, and drinks from seasonal bars, before or after visiting the holiday train show [always on] at night. Visit the fire pits at the Leon Levy Visitor Center, see ice sculpting demonstrations, listen to dueling pianos at the Pine Tree Cafe and listen to roving acapella groups. Weekend tickets are $30 / $28 / $18 and weekedays $23 / $20 / $10.

The Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance or BAAD Bronx at 2474 Westchester Avenue is hosting a presenting a performance Los Nutcrackers: A Christmas Carajo beginning Friday, November 30 & Saturday, December 1, 6, 7, 8, 14 & 15 [$25 / $20 at www.baadbronx.org].

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

Holiday shopping and holiday events are almost done. Click for details of Bronx holiday events & markets.

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

 

Sunday - St Paul's Holiday Concert in Parkchester

bronx things to do bronx The photo at right shows a street scene in the Highbridge Neighborhood of the Bronx. Highbridge has an interesting view, as it literally looks down on Manhattan.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church located at 1891 McGraw Avenue in the Parkchester neighborhood of the Bronx will host the 37th annual concert beginning at 4.30 pm. It's a holiday event favorite which they describe as,

"Celebrate the Yuletide season with Handel's Messiah ... The Bronx Concert Singers (BCS) and music director Robert René Galván ... [perform] ... their 37th Annual Holiday Concert ... with professional soloists and orchestra, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church...".

Tickets cost $20 / $15 / $5 at www.brownpapertickets.com / Tel - 718.822.4535.

At Wave Hill at 649 West 249th Street in the Hudson Hill section of the Riverdale neighborhood there are weekend programs including walks 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.

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.

Holiday shopping and holiday events are almost done. Click for details of Bronx holiday events & markets.

 

MOSTLY DONE. Asterisked events have NOT been updated.

* 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 will be a closing festival on Friday, November 30th and on Saturday December 1st. 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 Bartow-Pell Mansion is hosting a film screening of The Women of the Ramapough / The Lenape Nation from 2 - 4 pm. Free w/ admission at www.bartowpellmansionmuseum.org.

Pregones / Doc Film.

Week Beginning 12.17.18 - TBD

TBD.

 

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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