Paddle the Bronx River
Every weekend in the summer (weather permitting), Rocking the Boat offers free community rowing on the Bronx River at Hunts Point Riverside Park. Lifejackets are provided and an instructor takes you out on the water, gives rowing lessons, and even gives some great history and information on the Bronx River. The best part? The canoes are made by students in their boatbuilding program and each one is given its own name. The park is also a great spot to BBQ and let the kiddos play in the fun boat themed playground.
Watch an Outdoor Movie in Crotona Park
Outdoor movie season has begun! Grab a blanket, some snacks, and head over to Crotona Park on Saturday to watch Jurassic World. Arrive before 7:30 to get your spot. We always bring a blanket, but limited amount of chairs are available. No glass containers.
Boogie on the Boulevard
On the the last Sundays of each month until August, the center lanes of the Grand Concourse starting at 162ndStreet will be closed to cars and open to a world of fun with free music, art and fitness programs hosted by organizations from the Bronx and beyond.
Enjoy a Memorial Weekend Concert in Van Cortlandt Park
On Sunday, head over to the Van Cortlandt Nature Center in Van Cortlandt Park to see a concert put on by the Bronx Arts Ensemble from 2 to 4 pm. Pack a picnic and bring a blanket- there is seating provided under the tent. There is also limited free parking at VC Golf House. Enter on Broadway at 246th Street
Soak up the Sun at Orchard Beach
If this heat just has you thinking about your feet in the sand and an ice cold drink in hand, then pack up the sand toys and head to Orchard Beach for day of fun. Crowds tend to gather in the middle, so venture off to the far right or far left to enjoy the sand to yourself.
For more ideas, visit www.bronxmama.com/calendar