Bronx History

New immersive walking trail opens at the Bronx Zoo

By now, you know that the Bronx Zoo is celebrating 125 years. And we’ve highlighted plenty of ways to join in on the celebration. But one new experience takes a moment to stop and really tell the history of the Bronx Zoo- Animal Chronicles. This immersive walking trail features 68 eco-sculptures displayed across 13 scenes telling the zoo’s history of saving animals. So I hope that on your next visit

Unique events to attend this spring at Woodlawn Cemetery

When searching for fun things to do in the Bronx, a cemetery might not exactly be what comes to mind. But the Bronx’s historical Woodlawn Cemetery hosts a handful of unique events throughout the year. From trolley tours to free concerts, there is something for everyone. Here are some upcoming events to check out this spring: The Making of The Woodlawn Suite: A Conversation with Victor Goines Wednesday, April 24

Hometown Heroes: The Bronx’s Role in Shaping Sports Icons

The Bronx, a borough rich in culture and diversity, has also been a fertile ground for nurturing sports icons who have gone on to make significant marks in their respective fields. From the hallowed grounds of Yankee Stadium to the rugged playground courts scattered throughout the borough, the Bronx has been both a backdrop and a protagonist in the stories of athletes who have risen to the pinnacle of their

9 Trolley Tours in the Bronx to Experience this Summer

If you haven’t been on a trolley tour in Woodlawn Cemetery yet, this summer is your chance. Woodlawn Cemetery hosts a variety of trolley tours so visitors can discover the rich heritage and beauty of the cemetery. LGBTQ Trolley Tour Pay tribute to some of the notable LGBT figures including writers, artists, and vaudeville stars, buried at Woodlawn. Vaudeville and Jazz Greats Trolley Tour Visit the final resting place of

The Bronx Tourism Council Launches Weekly Podcast on Bronx History, People, & Stories

  The Bronx Tourism Council has launched a new weekly podcast featuring Bronx people, history, and stories. The podcast is a 15 to 30 minute show hosted by executive director Olga Luz Tirado alongside Bronx-born historian Angel Hernandez. The first four episodes will include the history of Swedish-born Jonas Bronck, founding father and author of the preamble to the U.S Constitution Gouverneur Morris, early 20th century mobster Dutch Schultz, and

Westchester Square BID Hosts Scavenger Hunt

How well do you know Westchester Square? Find out this week with the Westchester Square Business Improvement District (WSBID)’s Scavenger Hunt. the contest started Sunday October 14th and runs until Friday October 19th. The hunt is a prelude to this Sunday’s Historical Tour. Details are below: How Well Do you Know Your Area? The Scavenger Hunt will begin on October 14th, 2018. On that date we will release a list

Sign Up For The Get Down 5k+ Walking Tour

  It’s been a while since we all binged on Netflix’s The Get Down, but you’ll have a chance later this month to relive the story. On April 23rd, you can join Nilka Martell as she leads a walking tour through the Bronx and visits some of the places where scenes were filmed, discusses the history and future plans for the Bronx, shares personal experiences and even gives participants the chance

Upcoming at Bartow Pell Mansion Museum

Volunteer Garden Clean-Up Day Saturday, March 12, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Roll up your sleeves and don your gardening gloves to help make the grounds beautiful again after winter’s weather. Rain date Sunday, March 13. Registration requested: 718-885-1461 or via email at info@bpmm.org. Free.   Smithsonian Museum Day Live! Celebrating Women’s History Month Saturday, March 12, 12–4 p.m. Thematic tours hourly from 12:15 p.m. The 19th century was an era of

Celebrate Elizabeth Cady Stanton's 200th Birthday!

  Description: Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s memorial lists her many remarkable achievements: “Called Woman’s Rights Convention, First in History, at Seneca Falls”, “demanded votes for women”, “Founder National Woman Suffrage Association”. Elizabeth Cady Stanton Day was first declared in 1941.  Join us on her 200th birthday to celebrate this women’s rights leaders’ life in anticipation of the upcoming New York State Suffragette Centennial. A wreath laying ceremony by her gravesite will be

Upcoming Trolley Tours

Mansions & Cottages: Historic Homes & Gardens of The Bronx Visit the homes where Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe and George Washington lived in. From the oldest home in The Bronx to a 19th century Greek revival mansion, you will learn about the rich history of this dynamic borough. Where? Trolley leaves the Lucerne Hotel in Manhattan promptly at 9 and pick up at the Bronx Opera House Hotel at 9:30am.

THE JOE CONZO LATIN MUSIC TERTULIA SERIES

Visual Clave Closing Reception w/ the Bronx Descarga All-Stars FRIDAY, AUGUST 14 | 6:00PM 6:00PM | THE JOE CONZO LATIN MUSIC TERTULIA SERIES 7:00PM | VISUAL CLAVE CLOSING RECEPTION W/ THE BRONX DESCARGA ALL-STARS BMHC LAB | 1303 LOUIS NINÉ BLVD. | BRONX, NY Visual Clave documents the little known evolution of ‘Salsa Graphics’ and the expression of Latino/a identities through the prism of album cover art over half a

Bronx Spring Mansions and Cottages Tour

MANSIONS & COTTAGES TROLLEY TOURS VISIT HISTORIC HOMES AND GARDENS OF THE BRONX!  Visit the homes where Edgar Allan Poe and Mark Twain once lived. See the place where General George Washington hid from the enemy. Explore a 19th-century Greek revival mansion and its carriage house and stroll the early 20th-century formal sunken garden. Learn about the rich history of the 62nd county of New York: The Bronx. Manhattan pick up