Looking for local fun in the Bronx for Memorial Day weekend? Check out these free and low cost events:
Canoe & Sail on the Bronx River
Community Rowing takes place every Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend out of Hunts Point Riverside Park. Through Community Rowing, New Yorkers of all ages explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden row boats, accompanied by Rocking the Boat staff who teach them about the local waterways. Sailing only takes place five times throughout the season.
Enjoy a free garden concert to celebrate Bronx Art Ensemble’s 50th Anniversary at Bartow Pell Mansion
Sunday, May 29 @ 2 PM
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum | 895 Shore Rd
Bring a lawn chair or blanket and picnic and come celebrate 50 years of music in the Bronx. The BAE woodwind quintet will present an afternoon garden concert of the works curated by BAE’s founder, oboist Louise Scribner. Music from Beethoven to Valerie Coleman, a friend of BAE Paquito D’Rivera, Bronx native Oliver Caplan and one-time Bronx resident Béla Bartók.
Family Art Project at Wave Hill
Saturday and Sunday, 10am-1pm
4900 Independence Ave
Be inspired by Wave Hill’s rolling, emerald hillsides! Explore a world of verdant hues in paint and collage. Each family will receive its own set of materials and cleaning will happen in between seating participants.
Go on a Dinosaur Safari at the Bronx Zoo
Daily, 10am-5pm. Advanced tickets required
2300 Southern Boulevard
Head to the Bronx Zoo for a Dinosaur Safari! This year, Bronx Zoo Dinosaur Safari is a walk-through experience. This gives visitors more time to stop to take photos and enjoy 52 life-sized animatronic© dinosaurs and pterosaurs along the way. Bronx Zoo Dinosaur Safari is included with the Family Zoos PLUS Membership. Bronxmama followers receive an exclusive 15% discount on a Family Zoos Plus Membership via code BRONXMAMA15. Grab your membership here.
Live Orchestra at Bronx Brewery
Friday, May 27 @ 7 PM
Bronx Brewery | 856 East 136th Street
Head to Bronx Brewery for a live orchestra playing a night of Latin American composers and more.
Get your grub on at the Bronx Night Market
Saturday May 28, 1-7PM
Head to the Bronx Night Market or their 5th anniversary celebration. Enjoy your favorite food and beverage vendors and shop locally with a rotation of more than two dozen arts and crafts merchants at every event.
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