150 Things to do in the Bronx in 2019


What’s on your Bronx bucket list for this year? Here are 150 things to do in the Bronx in 2019- feel free to add your own and keep it going!

  1. Plan some fun adventures around the city with NYC Ferry
  2. Find a local playgroup or meetup group to meet local moms and their kids
  3. Spend the day at Nature Trek at the Bronx Zoo
  4. Catch traveling coffee shop Morris Perk at a local Bronx community event
  5. Check out the Bronx Night Market
  6. Enjoy a fun event put together by the Friends of Pelham Bay Park (another drive-in movie, please!)
  7. Celebrate month-long Salsa Fest with events across the borough
  8. Enjoy a quaint coffee date with a friend on City Island at Clipper Coffee
  9. Try your hand at fishing in Crotona Park’s Indian Lake
  10. Head to Poe Cottage for one of their many free programs
  11. Take a ride around the Bronx using the Citi Bike or Jump options
  12. Attend an event hosted by Windows of Hip Hop
  13. Volunteer with Loving the Bronx at one of their many community events or enjoy a walking tour of a Bronx neighborhood
  14. Zipline over the Bronx River at the Bronx Zoo
  15. Attend an event or see the latest exhibition at the Andrew Freedman Home
  16. Get those eyebrows shaped at Fetish Brow and Beauty Bar
  17. Join a Bronx running group or start one in your area
  18. Catch a Bronx Music Garden event- free outdoor music events at local community gardens!
  19. Attend one of the many tree lighting events during the holidays around the borough
  20. Host your own Best Pizza of the Bronx night with friends- each friend brings pizza from a different shop!
  21. Attend a Bronx Council on the Arts event or workshop
  22. Partake in one of the various events at Woodlawn Cemetery (Our faves over the years include stargazing, silent disco, and tree climbing!)
  23. Take the kids for a fun paint party at Confetti Paints
  24. Head to Orchard Beach in the off season and enjoy a Hunter Island hike
  25. Watch cigar rolling and grab some cannolis inside the Arthur Avenue Retail Market
  26. Sign up for an awesome Stem Day in the Fall at Maritime College
  27. Check out the Longwood Art Gallery
  28. Bike or walk across the Randall’s Island Connector and spend a day outdoors exploring the island
  29. Visit the tasting room and take a tour at Port Morris Distillery
  30. Celebrate the opening of the Lit Bar– a bookstore and wine bar that will also have fun options for children
  31. Attend the annual Bombarbecue with BombaYo and learn about this Afro Puerto Rican dance tradition
  32. Jump on a bus to Boston- right in front of Pelham Bay Park with Catch-A-Ride bus service
  33. Sip on Turkish coffee or tea at Prince Coffee House on Arthur Ave
  34. Take the Metro North for a fun day trip
  35. Use a cheat day for some fried goodness from 188 Cuchifritos
  36. Check out the City Island Nautical Museum
  37. Feel Parisian vibes at Mon Amour Coffee & Wine Bar
  38. Form a team and participate in the Bronx River Flotilla– a 5 mile paddle down the Bronx River
  39. Create a fun costume and participate in the annual Hunt’s Point Fish Parade and Summer Festival
  40. Join one of the many book clubs in the Bronx
  41. Meet up with friends for brunch at Porto Salvo– one of @welcome2thebronx‘s faves!
  42. Watch the Co-Op City fireworks
  43. Take the kids for $5 pony rides or $10 horse rides at the Bronx Equestion Center
  44. Nosh on delicious empanadas and enjoy the cool location at Empanology
  45. Take the kids to a free Kid’s Workshop at your local Home Depot
  46. Try your hand at some trivia at the Bronx Beer Hall
  47. Take the little ones for Boogie Down Storytime at Mottley Kitchen
  48. Cool off with water slides and other summer fun at the annual Kids Rule Weekend at Lehman College
  49. Enjoy the classic Family Art Projects at Wave Hill– Saturdays are free
  50. Watch the Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade
  51. BYOB at an upcoming event at Sip & Paint Studios in Throggs Neck
  52. Celebrate Bronx Week
  53. Host a spa party for your little princess at Pink Princess Nails
  54. Plan a staycation at the Opera House Hotel
  55. Enjoy an event in Westchester Square by the WSBID– like movie nights, their annual haunted house, and visits from Santa!
  56. Lunch date at Havana Cafe
  57. Take a free family portrait at the Bronx Documentary Center on select holidays
  58. Borrow a bike and helmet and try your hand at the ramps at Mullaly BikePark
  59. Get cozy by the patio fireplace with drinks from the lounge at The Residence Inn in the Metro Center Atrium
  60. Enjoy a day of mini golf and batting cages at Turtle Cove Golf Center in Pelham Bay Park
  61. Mangia on sausage and peppers and more at the Ferragosto festival
  62. Find your inner peace with Sweet Water Dance & Yoga
  63. See a play at The Point CDC
  64. Walk in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Orchard Beach
  65. Organize a block clean up
  66. Visit the Museum of Bronx History
  67. Sign the kids up for free tennis lessons at Pelham Bay Park
  68. Plan another brunch date at The Bronx Public– Rose’ donuts, need we say more?
  69. Sledding in Crotona Park- or one of Bronxmamas picks for sledding in the Bronx
  70. Partake in Applebee’s monthly family movie night at the Metro Center location- kids can relax on bean bags while parents actually get to finish their meal
  71. Walk across the The High Bridge– NYC’s oldest standing bridge
  72. Pizza date on the patio at Louie & Ernies
  73. Meet for a cold one at Gun Hill Brewing Company
  74. Get to know your local precinct at National Night Out
  75. Throw on your costumes and head to Boo at the Zoo
  76. Check out the Hall of Fame for Great Americans
  77. Take the kids for a fun event while you sip a hot latte at The Coffee Break Company
  78. Pick up fresh bagels from Empire Bagels in Pelham Bay
  79. Go for dinner and drinks at Travesias 
  80. Grab a Pinstripe Pass for a Yankee game- starting at $15 these passes are general admission tickets with a beer or soft drink included
  81. Let the kids let out some energy at Billy Beez
  82. Enjoy rides and Greek food at the annual Greek Festival in Pelham Bay
  83. Attend a Tools of War Jam
  84. Watch Santa arrive by boat at Ice House Cafe
  85. Take an art or photography class with the Bronx River Art Center
  86. Enjoy frozen margaritas with Colombian food at La Masa in Morris Park
  87. Get your annual eye exam at one of Metro Optics‘ 4 locations
  88. Check out the art installations at Concrete Plant Park
  89. Head to Hunt’s Point for a visit to City Tamale
  90. Pack a blanket or chair and head to a free concert this summer at a local Bronx park
  91. Bring the family for a free event at the Mall at Bay Plaza
  92. Try your luck at the lottery for free family camping with NYC Parks in Van Cortlandt or Pelham Bay Park
  93. Enjoy one of the many outdoor movies around the Bronx in the warmer months
  94. Order some Tres Golpes and pretend you’re in the Caribbean as you sit in the hidden patio at Don Leo’s in Soundview
  95. Participate or cheer on participants in the Tour de Bronx
  96. Sign the kids up for free swimming lessons at a local pool
  97. Watch the Bronx Dominican Day Parade in July
  98. Sign up for riding lessons at Riverdale Stables
  99. Go bike riding along the water in Soundview Park
  100. Experience caroling- Puerto Rican style- during the annual Bronx Parranda in Melrose
  101. Head to the Bronx Museum for some cool crafting at one of their Family Affair events
  102. Hang a hammock and watch the planes take off and land at Laguardia at Ferry Point Park
  103. Go bowling at Van Next Lanes
  104. Stop in for a coffee and macaroons while you admire the beautiful cakes at There Should Always Be Cake
  105. Run through the sprinklers and jump off the diving board at the pool at Roberto Clemente State Park
  106. Participate in one of Dream Pictures NY’s pop up photo experiences
  107. Attend an event at your local library branch
  108. Catch Jupiter Joe for one of his pop up astrology sessions around the Bronx
  109. Enjoy the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Bartow Pell Mansion
  110. Attend a BxArts Factory event
  111. Plan a timeless photo shoot for your family with Richard Rosario Photography
  112. Pick up some scones and fresh baked muffins from Zaro’s and host an impromptu tea party in your living room
  113. Camp at the Bronx Zoo
  114. Dance barefoot on the lawn at Van Cortlandt Park in the summer and learn Capoeira on the lawn with ACBX in the Spring!
  115. Watch the fireworks at Orchard Beach’s Independence Day celebration
  116. Head to the Bronx Native American Festival in Pelham Bay Park
  117. Decorate beautiful Victorian style Valentine’s cards at Bartow Pell Mansion Museum
  118. Indulge in some delicious carrot cake from Lloyd’s Carrot Cake
  119. Go on a fishing trip off City Island
  120. Check out an event hosted at Bronx Terminal Market
  121. Indulge on Mac & Cheese at Landin Mac & Cheese
  122. Bike the Hutchinson River Greenway
  123. Head to the Floating Lady Pool in Baretto Point Park
  124. Take part in- or just watch!- the Bronx Polar Bear Plunge at Orchard Beach
  125. Spend the day at Starlight Park
  126. Spend the day at the New York Botanical Garden
  127. Get the ultimate ice cream photo opp at Lickity Split on City Island
  128. Grab a group of friends and enjoy the annual Brew at the Zoo
  129. Paint some plastercrafts at Artistic Social in Pelham Bay
  130. Meet with friends for drinks and hip hop at Beatstro-the first Hip Hop themed restaurant in the Bronx
  131. Volunteer with the Bronx River Alliance
  132. Canoe or sail the Bronx River on weekends in the summer with Rocking the Boat
  133. Hit up the Northeast Bronx Community Farmers Market or one of their Winter Markets in the off season
  134. Grab Indian food from Hungry Bird on Morris Ave
  135. Sit outside with some avocado toast and a Nutella latte at The Miles Coffee Bar
  136. Take some fun photos of Cara Lynch’s art installation at Virginia Park
  137. Head to Bartow Pell Mansion for their next Bartow Hell Haunted Mansion event
  138. Spend a summer Sunday dancing Salsa at Orchard Beach during their Salsa Sundays
  139. Plan a date night at NYBG’s Bar Car Night
  140. Attend the annual Bronx Fashion Week event
  141. Get to know your local businesses and shop local for upcoming holidays
  142. Join your local Recreation Center 
  143. Head to the Grand Concourse for Boogie on the Boulevard 
  144. Look for butterflies at Soundview Park‘s Butterfly Meditation Garden
  145. Hit up a concert at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts
  146. Stop by Milk Burger for burgers, fries, and a delicious shake
  147. Dinner date at Zero Otto Nove
  148. Experience an underground dining experience with Trill Cooker’s Chef’s Counter
  149. Catch the Bronx Children’s Museum‘s Museum on the Go! bus around the Bronx before they open their doors in 2020
  150. Try new restaurants around the Bronx during Savor The Bronx Restaurant Week




  1. This is wonderful thanks for all the great information I would also include “the Artist” on City Island…music almost every night and of course Focal Point art gallery owned by the legendary Ron Turner oh and Mary Colby another amazing artist with a gallery next to the Clipper coff


  2. This was some great shared info. Thanks so much.


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