100 Things To Do in the Bronx in 2017



  1. Zipline over the Bronx Zoo
  2. Create Victorian Valentine’s Day cards at Bartow Pell Mansion Museum
  3. Cross off each of these cheap but delish eats (five bucks and under!) that Bronx food blogger Tameika Lawrence shared on Thrillist
  4. Get a group together for the Bronx River Flotilla
  5. Attend the Bronx Opera
  6. Take a plunge with the Bronx Polar Bears as they dip against homelessness in February
  7. Take a Manga/Comic class at Artist & Craftsman Supply, held the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month
  8. Indulge in some mac & cheese from Landin Mac & Cheese
  9. Play a round of indoor tennis at the Cary Leeds Center in Crotona Park
  10. Have Morris Perk coffee delivered right to your door
  11. Stop in for a slice at Lloyd’s Carrot Cake
  12. Take a Loving the Bronx tour with Nilka Martell
  13. Take part in Tour de Bronx, or just cheer from the sidelines
  14. Get your groove on during Bronx Salsa Fest
  15. Go sledding and drink hot chocolate in a local park for an NYC Parks Snow Day
  16. Take a class at Westchester Square Arts Center
  17. Be a tourist for a weekend while staying at the Opera House Hotel
  18. Fly down waterslides at Lehman College’s Kids Rule Weekend
  19. Spend the day at Westchester Square’s annual Fair at the Square
  20. Enjoy a family or date night of miniature golf at Turtle Cove Golf Center
  21. Mangia on delicious Italian food at Ferragosto in Arthur Ave
  22. Attend the North Riverdale Block Festival
  23. Recline back in the best movie theater seats at AMC Theater in Bay Plaza
  24. See a traveling puppet show in your local park via City Parks Foundation Puppet Mobile
  25. Attend a local park tree lighting ceremony during December
  26. Create your own costume to march in the Hunt’s Point Fish Parade
  27. Check out Bronx fashion week
  28. Join Nature Club at the Bronx Zoo
  29. See some amazing nautical history at the Maritime Museum at Maritime College
  30. Throw on your faux pearls and fancy hats and enjoy a impromptu tea party at Mon Amour Coffee and Wine
  31. Rock out to a free Summerstage Concert
  32. Geek out at the 11th annual Kid’s Comic Con
  33. Join in on some fun playdates with Tots on the Go
  34. Take a boat ride on a historic ship at the annual Riverdale Riverfest
  35. Plan a date night or ladies night at Gun Hill Brewery
  36. Plan a week full of Bronx activities during Bronx Week
  37. Take your little princess for a mani-pedi at Pink Princess Nails
  38. Play in the middle of the Grand Concourse thanks to Boogie on the Blvd– where nearly a mile of the center lane of the Grand Concourse is closed off for people to play, walk, bike, and breathe
  39. Go fishing for free at Soundview Park at special events during the summer
  40. Work on your child’s green thumb with the children’s gardening program at the New York Botanical Garden
  41. Attend an event hosted by Casita Maria
  42. Take the Metro North for a fun day or weekend trip
  43. Check out an event at The Point
  44. Take a fun food & wine/cocktail class at Travesias
  45. Sample Greek cuisine at the annual Zoodohos Peghe Greek Festival
  46. Dance the night away at a concert at Lehman College– like their upcoming Forever Freestyle 11 with TKA/K7, Judy Torres, and more
  47. Take part in a Parranda (the Puerto Rican version of Christmas Caroling) in Melrose
  48. Enjoy summer concerts in the Parkchester Oval
  49. Create nature art at Wave Hill’s Family Art Project
  50. Head to Throggs Neck for the annual St. Patricks Day Parade
  51. BBQ and watch the annual fireworks at Orchard Beach towards the end of June
  52. Spend the afternoon at the annual Throggs Neck Merchant Association Street Fair
  53. Take the kids for a paint night at Confetti Paints
  54. Take a tour of Woodlawn Cemetery 
  55. Watch a movie on the roof of the Bronx Terminal Market
  56. Visit the best pool with cool waterpark features at Roberto Clemente State Park
  57. Get involved with the Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice
  58. Carve pumpkins while you sip a latte at Brew Coffee House for their annual Pumpkin Carving event
  59. Head to Pelham Bay Park for their annual Native American Festival
  60. Partake in free arts and crafts at Poe Park Visitor Center
  61. See Santa arrive by horse and carriage at the Waterbury-Lasalle’s annual tree lighting celebration
  62. Attend an event at the Van Cortlandt House Museum– including pajama storytime with Santa
  63. Order a beautiful mini drip cake from There Should Always Be Cake
  64. Walk over the Randall’s Island-Bronx Connector to spend the day on Randall’s Island
  65. Enjoy lunch with a physic reading at Ice House Cafe
  66. Experience a Food & Farm Trolley Tour
  67. Hunt for Easter eggs at Bartow Pell Mansion
  68. Watch skateboarders and other riders practice their tricks at River Avenue Skate Park
  69. Schedule a blowout at home or at work with Blowout New York’s In-Home and Office Blowouts in January
  70. Host an event for free in a Bronx Community Garden
  71. Watch an outdoor movie at the amphitheater at Soundview Park
  72. Attend an event hosted by The Lit Bar until they have a brick and mortar location
  73. Spend Mother’s Day surrounded by beautiful flowers at the New York Botanical Garden
  74. Schedule a mother-daughter or solo portrait session with Richard Rosario Photography
  75. Watch cigar rolling inside the Arthur Avenue Retail Market by La Casa Grande Cigars
  76. Enjoy a simple staycation at the Residence Inn Marriot
  77. Walk the Highbridge
  78. Enjoy monthly kid’s workshops at Home Depot
  79. Canoe the Bronx River with Rocking the Boat
  80. Take part in Savor the Bronx– the Bronx’s own Restaurant Week
  81. Have dinner on City Island before the summer brings the crowds
  82. Brunch on a yacht- or pretend with free NYC school lunch on the Floating Fady pool in Hunts Point
  83. Date night at Jake’s Steakhouse on Broadway
  84. Attend a storytime or other fun events at your local library
  85. Dance barefoot in Van Cortlandt Park
  86. Ride the Bronx Culture Trolley 
  87. Enroll in free swimming lessons at your local pool
  88. Enjoy a Family Affair at the Bronx Museum
  89. Step inside the Bronx Children’s Museum’s Museum on the Go bus at a community event
  90. Enjoy a pony ride for 5 bucks at Bronx Equestrian Center
  91. Missed the Magnum Ice Cream Pop Up shop? Get the same experience with froyo at Frozen Peaks at the Mall at Bay Plaza
  92. Watch bagels being made while you order rainbow bagels from Empire Bagels
  93. Plan a take out night from La Masa, serving up delicious Colombian empanadas in Morris Park
  94. Climb through tunnels at Billy Beez
  95. Let the kids pick our fresh veggies for dinner at your local farmers market
  96. Take free holiday portraits at the Bronx Documentary Center
  97. Fall for the Bronx in October during the annual Fall for the Bronx– a host of walking tours, trolley tours, exhibits, birding events, fall foliage and more
  98. Fly a kite at Pelham Bay Park
  99. Enroll the kids in free tennis, golf, or track lessons at their local park through the City Parks Foundation
  100. Ride bikes along the paths in Soundview Park


Keep it going! Add more of your favorite things to do in the Bronx, or your bucket list choices for this year!



We did our best to link to the correct websites- some events haven’t been posted yet for 2017. We will update as they are added.

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