Bronx Times Weekender: 6 Things to do this weekend

Entrance to Van Cortlandt Park.
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FRIDAY, JAN. 22

Forest Bathing: A Meditative Audio Experience

This ongoing, unique event at the New York Botanical Garden will give two options for one to “be fully present as you bathe your senses in the sights, smells, sounds and sensations of the Thain Family Forest on this self-guided forest bathing experience, known as shinrin-yoku in Japan.”

Details: https://www.nybg.org/event/forest-bathing-a-meditative-audio-experience/

Family Art Project: Stories of Small Worlds

This virtual Wave Hill event at 10 a.m. explores the art of oral storytelling by creating your own storytelling props, from small treasures found in nature to upcycled materials.

“Then get ready to share the magic as you pull together these newly crafted props to tell a new story every time.”

Details: https://www.wavehill.org/calendar/family-art-project-the-stories-of-small-worlds

Family Affair: Bring the Bronx Museum of the Arts Home

Have the Bronx Museum brought straight into your living room at 2 p.m. for an afternoon filled with virtual art making activities and exploration! Recommended for children ages 4 through 12.

Details: http://www.bronxmuseum.org/visit

Sunset Hike at Van Cortlandt Park

Head to VCP at 4:30 p.m. to join NYC Parks urban rangers on a journey to explore the west Bronx greenery “as the park morphs into a magical realm.”

Details: https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2021/01/23/sunset-hike

SUNDAY, JAN. 24

Seal Watch at Orchard Beach

According to NYC Parks, winter is the best time to go seal spotting on the Long Island Sound! This free event at 2:00 p.m. will do just that from the Bronx Riviera.

Details: https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2021/01/24/seal-watch

For Love and Only Love: Letters to New York at NYBG

The garden joins forces with Make Music New York for an annual Winter Solstice celebration with the debut of “For Love and Only for Love: Letters to New York,” an immersive choral installation by composer Pete Wyer. Explore the Native Plant Garden at your own pace and socially distanced, as prerecorded music performed by choirs of up to 72 voices projected over 24 independent speakers inspires reflection of love, gratitude, acceptance and our connection with nature during the pandemic.

Details: https://www.nybg.org/event/for-love-and-only-for-love-letters-to-new-york/

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