Bronx-Events

Tiny Tots Stories and Art

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: August 22, 2017

Fun is had with cute and funny stories and songs for tiny tots to enjoy. Session ends with fun arts activity inspired by the stories and songs.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2017-08-22
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Jam Session!: Youth Tech Workshop

St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

Date: August 22, 2017

Come sing, rap, or play your heart out as a part of the St. Mary's band! We will compose a hit from scratch and upload it to Soundcloud! Participants will have time to work on their solo projects as well!

This is a one-day, drop-in youth tech workshop for kids who are younger than 14 years old. Workshops take place on August 22 and 24.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

2017-08-22
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The Bronx Meets East Africa

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)
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Date: August 22, 2017

The Bronx Meets East Africa is an exhibition showcasing East African artists and their emerging relationships to the Bronx community. The artwork featured will focus on the following themes: The drive to feed one’s family, to provide a decent shelter for self and loved ones, to belong, and to leave a legacy.

The event intends to showcase the similarities and differences of Ugandans’ daily life compared to that of an American displaced in the Bronx. Of the 3.2 million foreign born residing in NYC, the Bronx is home to the largest concentration of African born immigrants compared to other boroughs.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2017-08-22
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Up-Cycle-to-Art/Vintage and Steam Punk

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: August 22, 2017

Adults decorate and up-cycle your clean, empty cans and bottles with beautiful napkins, wrapping paper, and vintage images from home.

Participants should bring their own vintage party napkins, wrapping paper or magazine cut outs to apply to surfaces of the items they are up-cycling to art. Outside and inside of cans and bottles should be clean and free of labels and gummy residue.

Schedule

  • July: Decorative Cans/Vintage (bring your own clean cans from home)
  • August: Up-cycle Wine Bottles/Vintage (bring your own clean bottles from home)
  • September: Up-cycle Cardboard Books Steam Punk/Vintage. We will provide cardboard

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2017-08-22
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Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval

Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

Date: August 22, 2017

The Summer Sports Experience teaches an abundant array of sports activities to our NYC youth throughout the spring and summer seasons. Sports include basketball, flag football, soccer, track, kickball, and more! Every hour another sport is introduced.

This event is free for participants. Please check in at the recreation center to get a free membership card which will allow you to come into the building when the staff are on break between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. This is a drop-in program, which means that your kids can come and go as they please throughout the day.

Groups are welcome! Please email sarah.bishow@parks.nyc.gov to arrange a date for your group.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

2017-08-22
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Garden Highlights Walk

Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)
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Date: August 22, 2017

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

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Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

2017-08-22
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Kids Mixed Media Arts

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: August 22, 2017

During August, we will create decoupage cards. Using magazine cut-outs or decorative party napkins we will decorate a cute greeting or art card.

In September, we will create decoupage containers using magazine cut-outs or a decorative pack of party napkins. Bring clean, empty cans, labels, and please remove gummy residue.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2017-08-22
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Gallery Tour

Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)
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Date: August 22, 2017

Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow will lead a tour of the summer exhibitions in Glyndor Gallery. An exuberant counterpoint to Wave Hill’s lush summer gardens, Flora Fantastica! shows the work of four artists who share an interest in using pattern derived from cultural and botanical sources to create fantastic hybrid forms. Nancy Blum, Amy Cheng and Elisabeth Condon each have an entire room for their paintings. Jill Parisi creates an installation for the entry foyer. In the Sunroom Project Space, Jan Mun combines digital and living media to explore the movement of plant species and the immigrant experience, while a window installation by David Rios Ferreira contains drawings and collages with cartoon-inspired characters, along with historical, cultural and contemporary pop references.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

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Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

2017-08-22
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Painting Nature with the Art Student's League

Woodlawn Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

Date: August 22, 2017

Bring your child for a fun afternoon of painting the scenery around them, with the help of Art Student's League's Pedro Rodriguez. It's a cool activity for a hot day.

Supplies will be provided!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Woodlawn Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

2017-08-22
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Music Factory: Youth Tech Workshop

St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

Date: August 22, 2017

Students learn to code everyday items (an apple!) to create musical instruments.

This is a Science, Technology, Arts, and Mathematics one-time workshop for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

This workshop takes place on August 22 and 24.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

2017-08-22
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Kids Le Petit Art

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: August 22, 2017

Kids create their own miniature art to take home. The piece is small enough to carry in your pocket or in your hand. For ages 6 to 12 years old. Parents or adults welcome with their younger child.

Schedule

  • July: Thumb Things - Little ones make watercolor work of art with their very own thumb print
  • August: Mini Greeting Cards-Make a mini greeting card to keep or give as a gift
  • September: Mini Books - Make a mini journal, or coloring book of your own

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2017-08-22
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The Bronx Meets East Africa

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)
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Date: August 23, 2017

The Bronx Meets East Africa is an exhibition showcasing East African artists and their emerging relationships to the Bronx community. The artwork featured will focus on the following themes: The drive to feed one’s family, to provide a decent shelter for self and loved ones, to belong, and to leave a legacy.

The event intends to showcase the similarities and differences of Ugandans’ daily life compared to that of an American displaced in the Bronx. Of the 3.2 million foreign born residing in NYC, the Bronx is home to the largest concentration of African born immigrants compared to other boroughs.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2017-08-23
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Seniors Coloring Book Series

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: August 23, 2017

Your brain experiences relief by entering a meditative state. Stress and anxiety levels have the potential to be lowered. Negative thoughts are expelled as you take in positivity. It’s a hobby that can be taken with you wherever you go.(Seniors 60 years and over)

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2017-08-23
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Rhythm Roulette: Youth Tech Workshops

St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

Date: August 23, 2017

Kids learn how to make hip-hop beats and have the chance to sing and/or rap on those beats, if they choose. The course will cover audio production in terms of pre-production as well as post-production.

This is a one-day, drop-in youth tech workshop. Workshops take place on August 21, 23, and 25.

This workshop is designed for kids younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

2017-08-23
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Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval

Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

Date: August 23, 2017

The Summer Sports Experience teaches an abundant array of sports activities to our NYC youth throughout the spring and summer seasons. Sports include basketball, flag football, soccer, track, kickball, and more! Every hour another sport is introduced.

This event is free for participants. Please check in at the recreation center to get a free membership card which will allow you to come into the building when the staff are on break between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. This is a drop-in program, which means that your kids can come and go as they please throughout the day.

Groups are welcome! Please email sarah.bishow@parks.nyc.gov to arrange a date for your group.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

2017-08-23
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Special Express Arts 1

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: August 23, 2017

This art workshop engages special needs adults through art for self expression.

Due to limited space, please call to schedule your group's visit. Groups are scheduled for every two weeks. Everyone should bring their own small, clean rocks, ready for painting.

Themes
May: Painting Cardboard Coaster
June: Painting on Rocks-Nature

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2017-08-23
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Adults Le Petit Zen Art

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: August 23, 2017

Adults will create miniature works of art (4"x6" to 2.5"x3.5") to display at home or give as a gift for a loved one; from delicate miniature paper cuttings to vintage art and painted rocks. The work requires intense concentration, following precise directions and use of fine tools for cutting and shaping.

Schedule

  • July: Delicate Paper Cutting lace-like art through precise, delicate paper cutting.
  • August: Painted Animal /Character Rocks - Please bring your own clean stones and mini rocks for this project. We do not supply the stones of rocks.
  • September: ACEO - Create a miniature work of art to exchange with another participant, keep for yourself or to give as a gift.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2017-08-23
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Keva Builds: Youth Tech Workshop

St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

Date: August 23, 2017

Participants will learn how to create structures using Keva Planks. They will create contraptions that will include ramps, baskets, funnels, chutes, etc. while using physics and engineering concepts.

This is a Science, Technology, Arts, and Mathematics one-time workshop for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

2017-08-23
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Recycle to Art

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: August 23, 2017

You'll learn how to make cute crafts out of recycled materials to give as gifts or keep for yourself.

Monthly Recycle to Art Projects

  • July: Stick Puzzles - Make an original puzzle using popsicle sticks
  • August: DIY Balloon Bowl - Make your very own bowl using a balloon
  • September: Cardboard Collage - Make a cardboard collage work of art to hang or display

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2017-08-23
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Splash from the Beach

Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)
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Date: August 23, 2017

The summer is not over yet! We are bringing the beach to the park. Join us for sand boxes, water tables, arts and crafts, beach games, and more!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

2017-08-23
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Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team

West Bronx Recreation Center

Date: August 23, 2017

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best! Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area. With the help of the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team, it's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

2017-08-23
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Jam Session!: Youth Tech Workshop

St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

Date: August 24, 2017

Come sing, rap, or play your heart out as a part of the St. Mary's band! We will compose a hit from scratch and upload it to Soundcloud! Participants will have time to work on their solo projects as well!

This is a one-day, drop-in youth tech workshop for kids who are younger than 14 years old. Workshops take place on August 22 and 24.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

2017-08-24
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The Bronx Meets East Africa

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)
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Date: August 24, 2017

The Bronx Meets East Africa is an exhibition showcasing East African artists and their emerging relationships to the Bronx community. The artwork featured will focus on the following themes: The drive to feed one’s family, to provide a decent shelter for self and loved ones, to belong, and to leave a legacy.

The event intends to showcase the similarities and differences of Ugandans’ daily life compared to that of an American displaced in the Bronx. Of the 3.2 million foreign born residing in NYC, the Bronx is home to the largest concentration of African born immigrants compared to other boroughs.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2017-08-24
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Shape Up NYC: Dance Movement for Fitness

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: August 24, 2017

This workout exercises the whole body through dance and movement.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2017-08-24
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It's My Park at Joyce Kilmer Park

Entrance at 161st Street and Grand Concourse (in Joyce Kilmer Park)

Date: August 24, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with New York Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner to help beautify Joyce Kilmer Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 538-2000

Location: Entrance at 161st Street and Grand Concourse (in Joyce Kilmer Park)

2017-08-24
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Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval

Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

Date: August 24, 2017

The Summer Sports Experience teaches an abundant array of sports activities to our NYC youth throughout the spring and summer seasons. Sports include basketball, flag football, soccer, track, kickball, and more! Every hour another sport is introduced.

This event is free for participants. Please check in at the recreation center to get a free membership card which will allow you to come into the building when the staff are on break between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. This is a drop-in program, which means that your kids can come and go as they please throughout the day.

Groups are welcome! Please email sarah.bishow@parks.nyc.gov to arrange a date for your group.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

2017-08-24
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Stories In The Shade

Playground for All Children (in Pelham Bay Park)

Date: August 24, 2017

Join us in Pelham Bay Park for stories and fun as part of the New York Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. “Stories in the Shade” is presented in part by the City Island and Pelham Bay Branches of the New York Public Library in collaboration with NYC Parks.

In the event of inclement weather, please call (718) 885-1703 or (718) 792-6744 for event updates.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1891

Location: Playground for All Children (in Pelham Bay Park)

2017-08-24
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Music Factory: Youth Tech Workshop

St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

Date: August 24, 2017

Students learn to code everyday items (an apple!) to create musical instruments.

This is a Science, Technology, Arts, and Mathematics one-time workshop for kids who are younger than 14 years old.

This workshop takes place on August 22 and 24.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

2017-08-24
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Kids Imaginative Arts

Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Date: August 24, 2017

Get your creative juices flowing with imaginative art. Cell phone photography is part of the activities. Kids will create pieces combining 2D and 3D for creative effect. Use your cell phone camera to capture your 3D effect

Needed: Cell phone camera

Monthly Kids Imaginative Arts Projects

  • July: 3D Illusion - Stand it Up, 3D Hole, Sliding Water Drop, Floating Sphere
  • August: Pencil Sketch and Things Galore (2D and 3D combined)
  • Sseptember: Silhouettes Abalze (silouhettes and color mix)

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

2017-08-24
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