Bronx Week 2018 Event List

Borough President Diaz and Majora Carter at the 2017 Bankers Breakfast.

The following is a list of Bronx Week 2018 events. Be sure to check out The Bronx Tourism Council’s for further official information on these events and on Bronx Week 2018. This information is part of Bronx Week 2018’s official list of events.

Friday, May 11

Banker’s Breakfast

Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and the Business Initiative Corporation of New York will host the 20th Annual Bronx Bankers Breakfast. New York State Superintendent of Financial Services, Maria Vullo, will address over 400 financial leaders, business owners, real estate brokers, and professionals on the outstanding changes the borough has experienced since 2009 and indicate how BICNY’s SBA 504 program is working on behalf of the borough.

Villa Barone Manor, 737 Throgs Neck Expressway

RSVP Required or call (718) 590-3980

$75 ticket price

SBH Health System and Monterey Teen Unit

7 p.m. to 9 p.m. – free

Youth event at Cornerstone Community Center with various activities providing entertaining empowerment for teens. The evening will include a public service program against smoking developed by St. Barnabas.

2100 Monterey Avenue

Open Engagement in Conversation with Laura Raicovich and Paul Ramirez Jonas

7:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m. – free

An annual, three-day, artist-led conference dedicated to expanding the dialogue around and creating a site of care for the field of socially engaged art. The year the them of sustainability will be discussed, with Open Engagement Team Delos Reyes, Crystal Baxley, and Latham Zearfoss.

Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse

For more information

Saturday , May 12

Montefiore B’n Fit Power Walk to Wellness

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – free

Bronx Nutrition and Fitness Initiative for Teens is holding its annual walk to stamp out obesity that is happening this year in conjunction with Bronx Week 2017. Hosted with Hot 97’s Ebro & The Street Team.

Fordham Plaza

Bronx Fathers Taking Action Event

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – free

This event for fathers, grandfathers and uncles and youth who will participate in an Olympic style event. The event focuses on family engagement.

RSVP Required Angel Gaud at (718) 590-6431 or

Williamsbridge Oval Park, 3225 Reservior Oval East

Bronx River Arts Center Spring 2018 Pop-up Workshop

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – $8 to $15

A cartooning workshop for children ages 6 to 12. You can create your own characters working with illustrator Devon Purkiss.

For more information

Community Board 6, 1932 Arthur Avenue, 4th floor

Salsa on the Blvd!

11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – free

The Southern Boulevard BID kicks off their outdoor concert series. It includes interesting activities, resources tables and family fun for all ages.

Southern Boulevard and East 163rd Street, Monsignor Valle Square (near the Hunts Point 6 Train Station)

Second Saturdays in St. Mary’s Park

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. — free

Second Saturdays in St. Mary’s Park is an outdoor event series of family-friendly fitness, wellness, arts, culture and volunteer programs. The event is presented by BronxWorks and the Healthy and Livable Mott Haven Partnership and continues every second Saturday through October.

St. Mary’s Park (East 146th Street and St. Ann’s Avenue)

The Bronx Rox’s Paint the Wall

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — free

Join local artists for a day of fun as they beautify the borough with murals painted along a 200-square-foot metal fence. Includes vendors, food and music.

329 E. 132nd Street near Alexander Avenue

Fifth Annual Marble Hill Annexation

Inductees with Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. (c) and Marlene Cintron (far r) of Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation enjoy last year’s Bronx Ball.

Noon to 3 p.m. — free

An annual staging of the annexation of Marble Hill in the name of the Bronx! Though on the borough’s mainland, Marble Hill somehow remains part of New York County. Group meets at a pub, and then marches up a hill to alert the community that Marble Hill has been claimed in the name of the borough.

Mr. McGoo’s Pub, 5602 Broadway

Cartooning with Devon Purkiss

2 p.m. to 4 p.m. — $10 to $15

This event is a cartooning workshop for teens and adults with illustrator Devon Purkiss. Learn the skills to be a better illustrator in this Bronx River Arts Center sponsored program.

For more information

Community Board 6, 1932 Arthur Avenue, fourth floor

The Black Iris Project: “A Mother’s Rite”

2 p.m. to 6 p.m. – free

A Mother’s Rite is the latest arts and social justice dance piece by The Black Iris Project. The ballet is set to Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring musical composition, and explores one mother’s journey through stages of grief after being thrust into the spotlight by way of her son’s murder by racially motivated violence.

Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse


2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – free

Hosted by “La Bruja,” also known as Caridad de la Cruz, SBH Health System partners with Bronx Fashion Week to showcase womens’ beauty with an inter-generational fashion celebration of their legacies.

For Tickets go to Eventbrite Bronx Fashion Week online

Bay Plaza Mall, 200 Baychester Avenue

Sunday, May 13

Mother’s Day at Wave Hill

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – $8 admission, $50 brunch

A beautiful Sunday in May with your mom at the picturesque Wave Hill. May include a plain-air yoga session and nature walk. There will be a brunch seatings taking place at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. in Armor Hall.

Reservations required or call (718) 549-3200 ext. 395 by noon on Wednesday, May 9.

Wave Hill, 675 W. 252 Street

Monday, May 14

Bronx Veterans’ Appreciation Day Breakfast

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – By Invitation Only

Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and his Bronx Veteran’s Council pay tribute to the sacrifices of our veterans and salute all they have done to give back to their communities.

Tuesday, May 15

Business Luncheon

Noon to 2 p.m. – By Invitation Only

Borough business are flourishing and many want to move into local business hubs. 11 Bronx businesses will be honored at this event by 100 of their peer for their commitment to the borough, continued expansion and innovation.


Wednesday, May 16

Celebrate Spring at New York Botanical Garden

All day – free

Explore NYBG’s 250-acres and 50 gardens and collections. The garden will be offering complementary grounds admission to enjoy the garden’s landscape. There will be guided tours offered at selected times during the day.


2900 Southern Boulevard

Exhibition Opening Reception for Dialogues: Tim Rollins and K.O.S. and Glenn Ligon

All day – free

An exhibition of both visual and written works of art at the Bronx Museum of the Arts by two local artists.

For more information

1040 Grand Concourse

I’m so Bronx: At BronxNet

The Business Day Luncheon is part of BronxWeek.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. – free

BronxNet public access t.v. hosts an open house at its studios at Lehman College. Local leaders, residents, artists, and people born in, raised in or enthusiastic about the borough will be invited to take their place in front of the camera and share their ideas, likes and views.


Thursday, May 17

Senior Event: To Be Young Again

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – By Invitation Only

Comedy Show for seniors only! Experience a carnival style magic and comedy show with music, food, giveaways and photos.

Women of Courage Mission food and clothing distribution

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – free

An event providing for the needy families in The Bronx community. Family counseling and immigration services available.

369 E. 169th Street

Movie Night Under the Stars


Come have a beer and watch a movie under the stars at The Bronx Brewery. Movie to be determined.

For information about brewery events

856 E. 136th Street

Bronx River Art Center (BRAC) presents: Open Studios/Artists Create for Starlight Park

5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. – free

Open Studios/Artists Create for Starlight Park – Plus, tour of the new BRAC facility, and exhibition opening for River Rising/Sube el Rio.

More information

1087 E. Tremont Avenue

Family Day: Celebrating Parent and Youth Leaders

6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – By Invitation Only

Celebrate the local My Brother’s Keeper movement to improve outcomes for boys and young men of color. Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. honors parent and youth leaders.

Contact Monica Major

Friday, May 18

Building the Bronx Trolley Tour

5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – $20 discounted membership pricing

In celebration of Bronx Week, hop aboard the Woodlawn Conservancy Trolley and visit the final resting places of individuals who built the borough. In some cases that may be meant literally, like in the case of Robert Moses. There are many popular figures who are buried at Woodlawn and the cemetery features famed monuments by the Attilio Piccirilli.

Jerome and Bainbridge avenues entrance

Fire Safety and Emergency Preparedness Event

3 p.m. to 7 p.m. – free

The borough president’s office, in partnership with the FDNY and NYC Emergency Management, has coordinated an evening of educational activities centered around prevention and emergency preparedness. The resource fair will be open to the public and will include

representatives from various city agencies.

For further information

Madison Square Boys and Girls Club, 543 E. 189 Street

Saturday, May 19

The Amazing Bronx River Flotilla

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. – $350 Fund Raising Fee

The Flotilla is a one-of-a-kind adventure and fun celebration of efforts by the Bronx River Alliance to reclaim the Bronx River. It also raises funds to support their 2018 Canoe Program, so they can offer free and reduced cost paddling adventures for children and families.

For more information

Starts at Shoelace Park Kayak Launch at East 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard. It ends at Hunts Point Riverside Park.

Montefiore Teddy Bear Hospital

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – free

BronxWeek features an invitation only Veterans Appreciation Breakfast.

Children 12 years and under will learn about how a hospital emergency room works, when they receive a free Teddy Bear that will be triaged, treated, and discharged by real doctors, nurses, and technicians. Event is ‘rain or shine.’

Montefiore Medical Center, Wakefield Campus, 600 E. 233rd Street

Feathers and Flora Weekend

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. -Fees vary

At Wave Hill’s Feathers and Flora Weekend, find out more about the local birds that live in the Bronx and the plants that sustain them. Engage with naturalists, artists, educators and other experts who will inform and enlighten us about the amazing diversity of plants and

animals surrounding us.

West 249th Street and Independence Avenue

Shredfest 2018

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – free

This is a free paper shredding event. Shredding Trucks will be available starting at 10 a.m.

Franz Sigel Park, Grand Concourse between East 157th Street and East 158th Street

Bronx Book Festival – The Bronx is Reading

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – free

The Bronx Gets Literary at Fordham Plaza. Come out and celebrate a love of reading in the Bronx!

Fordham Plaza

Georgia O’Keeffe Visions of Hawaii

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – $28 adults, $12 children

Discover the artist’s little-known depictions of the Hawaiian Islands—and the plants and landscapes that inspired them.

New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard

Painting with Joel Adas

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – $8 to $15

Explore the nature of abstraction with fine artist Joel Adas, Learn to use flowing expressive strokes to create landscape paintings.

Community Board 6, 1932 Arthur Avenue, 4th floor $8-$15

Wellness Fair at Frisch Field

Noon to 4 p.m. – free

Friends of Mosholu Parkland and Mosholu Preservation Corporation will get the Bronx moving in Frisch Field during a fun filled event. Scheduled activities going on inside the field such as Yoga, Pilates, and games. There will be local merchants from both the 204th and Bainbridge and Webster Merchant associations

Contact MPC: (718)324-4461 or

History Comes Alive at Bronx Cemeteries Trolley Tour

noon-5 p.m. – $40

Explore the “sleeping places” of those who have come before us. Some burial grounds are long since vanished; others survive into the 21st century. This tour will be led by Borough Historian Lloyd Ultan.

contact The Bronx County Historical Society at (718) 881-8900.

Tour will start at The Woodlawn Cemetery’s Jerome,Avenue entrance (

12th Annual Grandparents Ball

Noon to 6 p.m. – $85

Produced by Grandparents Around the World, a not-for-profit borough-based organization whose mission is to connect youth and seniors through an inter-generational exchange. This is a “Dress to Impress” Red Carpet Ball.

For more information

Maestro’s, 1703 Bronxdale Avenue

Painting with Joel Adas – $10 to $15

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Explore the nature of abstraction with fine artist Joel Adas. Learn to use flowing expressive strokes to create landscape paintings.

Community Board 6, 1932 Arthur Avenue, 4th floor

Bronx Rising! The Routes of the Black Madonna

6 p.m. to 9 p.m. – adults $7 and $5 for students, kids 12 and under free

Join us for the opening reception of an exhibit inspired by Mary Magdalene, followed by a screening of he documentary The Voyage of the Black Madonna and a Q and A with the film’s researcher, Alessandra Belloni, accompanied by bansuri player Steve Gorn.

Marching bands are part of the annual celebration’s parade.

Bronx Music Heritage Center, 1303 Louis Nine Boulevard

Annual Bronx Ball

6 p.m. to 10 p.m. — tickets required

A star-studded and highly-anticipated black-tie event celebrating the accomplishments of the sons and daughters of the borough.

For tickets and/or journal advertising opportunities go to or call (718) 590-3518.

Sunday, March 20.

Women’s Suffrage and New York City – A Centennial Celebration Symposium

8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. – $30

To commemorate the anniversaries of the passage of Women’s Suffrage in New York and the 19th Amendment, The Bronx County Historical Society and The Woodlawn Cemetery honor New York’swomen of the past and present. This symposium will showcase the efforts of women throughout the 19th through the 21st centuries. Includes panel discussions.

The Woolworth Chapel, The Woodlawn Cemetery, Jerome Avenue Entrance

Annual Bronx Volunteer Recognition Day

9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. – By Invitation Only

Our annual Bronx Volunteer Recognition Day allows our borough to express heartfelt gratitude to civic-minded individuals for their dedication to making the Bronx a great place to live and work. This year we will salute the Big Apple Greeters, the first “welcome visitor” program of its kind in the United States.

Feathers and Flora Weekend

10 a.m. to -4 p.m.

At Wave Hill’s Feathers and Flora Weekend, find out more about the local birds that live in the Bronx and the plants that sustain them. Engage with naturalists, artists, educators and other experts who will inform and enlighten us about the amazing diversity of plants and

animals surrounding us.

West 249th Street and Independence Avenue

Shredfest 2018

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – free

This is a free paper shredding event. Shredding Trucks will be available starting at 10 a.m.

Co-op City – Triangle Plaza Mall at Co-op City Boulevard.

Induction Ceremony


Be there as the 2018 Bronx Walk of Fame inductees take their rightful place on the Grand Concourse. They will unveil their street signs with Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

Rotunda, 851 Grand Concourse

Annual Bronx Week Parade

Noon – free

Bronx Pride is on display as celebrities, marching bands, community organizations, schools, sports team and civic groups march along Mosholu Parkway, highlighting the best of the borough as this great community tradition celebrates its 47th anniversary. Join the procession as the Bronx Week comes to a close.

Reviewing Stand, Mosholu Parkway

Morgan Powell Tribute walking tour of Hunts Point

1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – free

We will walk through Hunts Point, stop at a community garden, waterfront parks, landmark building and much more!

Hunts Point train station IRT #6

Bronx Week Grand Finale Concert

Noon to 6 p.m. – free

Our Bronx is flourishing with so much more diversity each year that passes, and with that, an amazing diversity of talent is being birthed each day as well. We want to continue this cultural growth by encouraging everyone to come out and empower those that are taking center stage, showcasing the talents they worked so very hard to achieve. We will dance to the sounds of hip hop, R&B, salsa, freestyle and more.

Mosholu Parkway at Bainbridge Avenue

Bronx Food and Arts Festival

Noon to 6 p.m. – free

The Bronx Week Food and Arts Festival will take place following the Bronx Day Parade, along Mosholu Parkway. The Food and Arts Festival is an opportunity to buy items produced by local artists and artisans, and to indulge in pleasures such as face painting. There will be live music throughout the day, making the festival feel like one huge block party.

Mosholu Parkway between Van Cortlandt Avenue East and Bainbridge Avenue

Reach Reporter Patrick Rocchio at (718) 260–4597. E-mail him at Follow him on Twitter @patrickfrocchio.
Angels dance during a BronxWeek finale parade.

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