April 2016

This Weekend at Wave Hill

  SAT, APRIL 23    FAMILY ART PROJECT: STORIES AND SYMBOLS IN CLAY MASKS Local Bronx visiting artist Dennis Redmoon Darkeem takes us on a journey to understand how meanings are represented in Native American and African masks. Work with air-dry clay and natural pigments, or collect natural materials, to craft your own cultural story in a natural clay mask. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. WAVE

Meet the Bronx Zoo's New Lemur Babies

  The next time you visit The Madagascar! exhibit at theBronx Zoo,you’ll have a chance to see three new lemur babies.   Two ring tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) and one brown collared lemur (Eulemur collaris) were born in late March and are making their public debut. Both species live in a naturalistic habitat depicting the Malagasy Spiny Forest along with critically endangered radiated tortoises and several bird species including vasa

World Science Festival's City of Science Makes First Stop in the Bronx

  Get Ready! World Science Festival and Con Edison are launching City of Science, a buzzing mini-metropolis of free interactive exhibits and demonstrations that will travel to each of New York City’s five boroughs, engaging New Yorkers of all ages in the wonders of science, technology, engineering, and math. First stop is the Bronx! Lehman College hosts the first event in the series, Saturday, May 7, 10am-4pm, at the APEX (250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Gate 7, in the Bronx). The daylong City

BJ's Teams Up with Arbor Day Foundation & Launches #ItsMyTree Photo Contest

    In case you didn’t already know, BJ’s Wholesale Club has planted 428,565 trees through the Arbor Day Foundation- after their commitment to plant more than one million trees back by the year 2020 in communities that have been devastated by natural disasters. So again this year, in celebration of Arbor Day, BJ’s is launching it’s #ItsMyTree photo challenge that invites people to submit a photo of their favorite tree. Photo

Bronx Book Fair 2016

THE BRONX BOOK FAIR – A TWO-DAY EVENT THAT BRINGS BOOKS, WRITERS, AND PUBLISHERS TO THE BRONX LIBRARY CENTER/NYPL Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8, 2016 Bronx, NY The Bronx Book Fair presents a two-day event that will connect writers and readers of all ages. The book fair features a diverse array of authors,small presses, readings, panels, and a live music performance and will take place at New York

This Weekend at Wave Hill

  SAT, APRIL 16    FAMILY ART PROJECT: STARTING SEEDS WITH MINI FENCES With storytellers Rama Mandel and Channie Waites, learn about starting seeds through movement and verse—and see some that have sprouted. Think about how you would protect a budding plant. Then work with chopsticks, popsicle sticks and found sticks to make small, painted fences and portable plant signs. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. WAVE

Lookin' Up in the Boogie Down

  Let’s raise the roof and celebrate Bronx jazz and fusion artists! Enjoy live performances this Spring in the South Bronx. THE SOUTH BRONX CULTURE TRAIL Fusion Fest 2016: Lookin’ Up in the Boogie Down launches this Saturday and it’s going to be epic!  It opens with a rooftop performance by BOBBY SANABRIA MULTIVERSE BIG BAND and an improvisational intervention by Bronx dance company ARTHUR AVILÉS TYPICAL THEATRE on the streets of Morrisiana.