Bronx Week Events Calendar / May 10 to May 19

Inductees with Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. (c) and Marlene Cintron (r) of Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation enjoyed last year’s Bronx Ball.
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The following is a list of Bronx Week 2019 events. Be sure to check out The Bronx Tourism Council’s for further official information on these events and on Bronx Week 2019. This information is part of Bronx Week 2019’s official list of events.

Friday, May 10

21st Annual Bankers Breakfast

8 to 11 a.m.

Over 400 financial leaders, business owners, real estate brokers, accountants, attorneys, and technical assistance providers come together to meet lenders actively working to assist with the Business Initiatives of New York’s 504 loan program. The keynote speaker will be John C. Williams, president and CEO of Federal Reserve Bank of New York. If you would like to sponsor or attend this breakfast contact Rafael Roger at or (718) 590-3980.

Villa Barone Manor, 737 Throgs Neck Expressway

Saturday, May 11

Mother’s Day Weekend Garden Party

The New York Botanical Garden is the most spectacular spring landscape that New York City has to offer this Mother’s Day Weekend.

Enjoy live music, outdoor games, floral demonstrations, picnicking and more on Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12. Choose from scrumptious offerings for sale from a great selection of food trucks, and also round out your visit with a beautiful addition to your home or plant collection from the NYBG Shop.

New York Botanical Garden,

2900 Southern Blvd.,

$48 plus admission

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

School Garden and Farm Bus Tour

Visit four unique school gardens and urban farms that demonstrate a bounty of learning and growing. First stop will be DeWitt Clinton High School which hosts Meg’s Garden, the James Baldwin Outdoor Learning Center, and the Teens for Food Justice Hydroponics FarmLab. Next they’ll see all the gardening and artthat can be done in a smaller space at the PS32 Belmont Children’s Garden. Finally they’ll have lunch at the Morris Campus Educational Farm that features a hoop house, production beds, culinary, and mindfulness areas. *Please bring ID*

DeWitt Clinton High School

100 W. Mosholu Pkwy South

Ages 2-12: $12

Ages 13 and up: $20

10:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Health Day

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Free

Bronx Week health sponsors Montefiore, Healthfirst, United Healthcare, Lincoln Hospital and others for a day of free screenings,

physical activities and wellness tips. Cheer on the Bronx Father’s Taking Action’s “Father and Child Softball Classic” as teams of dads and their kids engage in a friendly competition. There will be give-a-ways and helpful health information.

P.S. 18, 502 Morris Avenue

Bronx Fathers Taking Action

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Free

Attention all fathers, uncles, grandfathers, and male role models. Come out and com- pete with your children at Patterson Playgrounds at the first ever Father and Child Softball Classic. This event will consist of family engagement, organizations tabling and will encourage fathers to enjoy a great day with their son(s) and/or daughter(s). Sports Attire is strongly recommended. Equipment will be provided if needed. Ages 9 and up. A light lunch will be provided. Women are welcome to participate. Families must RSVP to attend this event at

Patterson Playground

448 College Avenue

Tandem Bikes for People with Disabilities

11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Free

The Intandem Bikes will provide FREE bike lessons and rides for people with disabilities at Second Saturdays in St Mary’s Park. They are also, riding from St. Mary’s Park and heading to Randall’s Island to visit and learn about the Randall’s Island UrbanFarm located on the Wards Meadow Loop. For more information visit:

Intandem Bikes, East 149th St. & Eagle Ave.

Second Saturdays in St. Mary’s Park Kick-Off

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Free

Second Saturdays, the signature program of BronxWorks Healthy and Livable Mott Haven, will occur every second Saturday through October. Now in its fourth year, the event series has brought nearly 4,000 participants to St. Mary’sPark to volunteer, connect, be active,and learn. Join us for: stewardship and volunteer projects;fitness, yoga, & sports; biking, running, and walking tours; artistic, musical & cultural activities;health screenings & wellness resources; food tastings & giveaways BronxWorks Healthy & Livable Mott Haven, E. 149th Street and Eagle Avenue.

Celebrate Bike Month in Mott Haven

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Free

They are riding from St. Mary’s Park, Mott Haven and heading to Randall’s Island to visit and learn about the Randall’s Island Urban Farm located on the Wards Meadow Loop. The family-friendly ride are for all ages, all fitness levels and support tandem bikes, bike carriers, cargo bikes and handcycles. The Intandem Bikes will provide free bike lessons and rides for people with disabilities. Also, Norma Colon, Iyengar Yoga and Iyengar Yoga National Association of US and founder of Yoga Norma will provide free outdoor yoga for adults. The yoga class welcomes the deaf community, ASL Interpreter provided uponrequest. Learn more at ttp:// & Boogie Bicycle Advocacy,

Meeting point: St. Mary’s Park, on 149th Street by the Big Rock

PuppetMobile in St. Mary’s Park

The Bronx Bankers Breakfast will address over 400 financial leaders, business owners, real estate brokers, and professionals on the outstanding changes the borough has experienced.
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noon to 2:30p.m. – Free

Looking for something free to do with the family during Bronx Week? Catch the City Parks Foundation’s PuppetMobile production of Bessie’s Big Shot featuring Bessie the Cow.


East 149th Street and Eagle Avenue

55th Anniversary of Andy Montañez

8 to 11 p.m.

Montañez, during his 15-year tenure as a lead vocalist of the, ‘El Gran Combo de Puerto

Rico” produced over 37 albums that included such hit songs as “Hojas Blancas”, “Un Verano en Nueva York”, “El Barbero Loco,”“Ponmeel Alcoholado Juana,’ ‘El Swing,’ ‘Julia,’ Las Hojas Blancas and ‘Vagabundo.’ Andy Montañez will be joined by several of Puerto Rico’s most illustrious talents: Victoria Sanabria, El Trio Ideal, Johnny Olivo and Herencia De Plena.

Lehman College Center

250 Bedford Park Boulevard West

Tickets: VIP $100, $85, $75, $65

Sunday, May 12

Mother’s Day

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A Sunday in mid-May, in a garden as deeply loved as Wave Hill, is the perfect setting for celebrating Mom. Treat her to a session of Yoga in the Garden in the morning, followed by brunch and a guided family tour of Wave Hill.

West 249th Street and Independence Avenue,

Admission to the grounds on Mother’s Day is $12 adults, $6 students and seniors 65+ and $4 for children ages six to 18.

Tuesday, May 14th

50th Finale Spring Fest at Lehman College

3 to 8 p.m. – Free

Don’t miss the hottest free outdoor festival in The Bronx. Come celebrate the grand finale of Lehman College 50th anniversary celebration. The SpringFest, on the campus’ quad, will feature performances by world renowned and local artists. The all-star lineup includes celebrity DJ Self of Power 105.1, one of NYC’s leading hip hop and R&B stations, international recording artist Lyrikal, La Orquesta Jeryco, the steppers of Sigma Phi Rho, the Statik Vision rock band, the student jazz and dance ensembles at Lehman College,and many more. On the food front, there will be free samples and a concession stand to tickle your taste buds. Bring your dancing shoes, your appetite and your love of culture.

Lehman College, 250 Bedford Park Blvd. West,

RSVP required at

Alzheimer’s Caregiver LinkProgram Caregiver Wellness

5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

If you are caring for someone with memory loss, join us!

The classes are 45-60 minutes in duration and they consist of simple techniques that if practiced regularly, can help caregivers control stress and decrease anxiety.

R.A.I.N. Alzheimer’s Caregiver Link Program,

3377 White Plains Road

Call to register (347) 346-9676

Animation Screening of Work by BRAC Teaching Artists

6 to 8 p.m.

The Bronx River Art Center will be hosting a screening of its current and past Animation. Teaching Artists in our NEW event space.

Bronx River Art Center

1087 East Tremont Avenue

$5 suggested donation, free for current BRAC students and members.

The BronxWorks 2019 Lifting Lives Gala Benefiting Children, Families and Seniors of The Bronx

6 to 9 p.m.

Lisa Evers, Fox 5 News Reporter and Street Soldiers Host/executive producer will emcee the event and Major League Baseball Legend Dwight ‘Doc’ Gooden will serve as SpecialAmbassador. The Gala, which is the agency’s largest annual fundraiser, is instrumental in supporting BronxWorks programs. The LiftingLives Gala will feature a silent auction, entertainment, and other exciting activities. BronxWorks will spotlight three distinguished honorees for their contributions to the Agency and to the Bronx.

BronxWorks, The Grand Hyatt New York, 109 E. 42nd Street

Tickets start at $350

Wednesday, May 15

Bronx Week features an invitation only Veterans Appreciation Breakfast.
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A Forum For African/ImmigrantCommunities

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Free

With Resources and Presentation from: NYC Housing Preservation and Development; affordable housing and lottery application assistance, Taxi and Limousine Commission; Fine Settlements/Office of Inclusion/Driver Income, Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs; and Public Charge/Immigrant Worker’s Rights. Panel, followed by Q & A and Resource Fair. Light Dinner will be provided for breaking fast.

To attend please rsvp at:

International Community High School

345 Brook Avenue

A Prayer for The Bronx

7:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Free

A ‘Prayer for The Bronx’ is being hosted by

Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church

4360 Rev. Theodore Wittrock Crossing

Thursday, May 16

Iftar in the City

6 to 8:30 p.m. – Free

Annual celebration that brings together NYC’s diverse communities during the Islamic month of Ramadan. Participants celebrate with Muslim New Yorkers as they break their daily fast, and dine at a long communal table set up on St. Raymond Avenue. Accommodations for those observing the brief sunset prayer will be set up on the street. Halal and vegetarian meals will be served.

St. Raymond Avenue


Friday, May 17

Bronx Educational Opportunity Center

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Job Fair to connect Bronx residents to hiring employers. We expect over 50 employers with a variety of career opportunities.

SUNY Bronx Educational Opportunity Center

1666 Bathgate Avenue

Bronx Rising! Jasmine’s Song

3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

In celebration of Chamber Music Appreciation Month, The Bronx Arts Ensemble and Lehman College’s Children’s Theatre Company will present an original musical play to engender music appreciation in young people. With a pre-concert discussion to introduce children to the instruments used in the performance. Recommended for elementary and middle school students.

Bronx Music Heritage Center

1303 Louis Nine Blvd.

Admission: $7, $5 for students & seniors

Free for kids 12 & under

Peace & Health Co-op City Bronx Week Event

4 to 8 p.m. – Free

Cardiovascular, diabetes, HepC, HIV testing. General population, adults, seniors, youth. Guest speakers on health. Guest speakers and video presentation for youth, as well as music and entertainment. Tabling of Bronx Community Organizations and CB10.

Bronx Clergy Task Force, 135 Einstein Loop

Saturday, May 18

Alpine Trough Day

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Alpine troughs function as miniature, self-contained rock gardens, displaying a variety of diminutive plants in a small amount of space.Small but rugged, alpine troughs enable all gardeners to experiment creatively with rock gardening, even those with pint-sized gardens or limited time.

Wave Hill West 249th Street and

Independence Avenue

Garden Talk is $10; Master Class is $80; all other activities are free with admission to the grounds. Admission is $10 Adults, $6, Students and Seniors 65+, $4 Children 6+,free to Members and children under 6.

Montefiore Teddy Bear Hospital

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Free

The Business Day Luncheon is part of Bronx Week.
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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.

Montefiore Medical Center,

Wakefield Campus,

600 East 233rd Street

Kingsbridge Heights Community Center Neighborhood Festival

11a.m. to 4 p.m. – Free

Kingsbridge Heights Community Center

7th Annual Neighborhood

Festival will be held in the street outside of the main site at 3101 Kingsbridge Terrace to celebrate the culture of the community. The family-friendly event will feature gardening activities, face painting, games, and special live performances. There will also be a comic book workshop led by legendary Hip-Hop artist Darryl ‘DMC’ McDaniels. Attendees will have a chance to participate in a raffle with great prizes, enjoy flavorful BBQ, and learn more about KHCC’s programs.

Kingsbridge Heights Community Center,

3101 Kingsbridge Terrace

Flotilla Celebration at Hunts Point Riverside Park

Noon to 3 p.m. – Free

Bronx River Alliance

Greet paddlers and enjoy free performance and activities at Hunts Point Riverside Drive.

Hunts Point Riverside Park,

1409 Lafayette Avenue

Spring Uncorked

Noon to 4 pm

Enjoy the perfect pairing of springtime beauty & local wines at the New York Botanical Garden. Featuring wineries from Hudson Valley, Brooklyn, and Long Island, the spring beauty of NYBG sets the scene for this wine lover’s weekend. Enjoy samples, listen to live music and learn the science behind winemaking. Drop by the spring preview of the NYBG Farmers Market for freshly bakes goods and other delicious treats.

New York Botanical Garden,

2900 Southern Boulevard.

For pricing visit


Noon to 5 p.m.

DreamFest is a family-friendly event/performance space. There will be an array of Bronx-based serving vendors, performances by students and Bronx artists, interactive gaming stations, a bounce house and more.

DreamYard, 1125 Grand Concourse

13th Annual Grandparents Ball

noon to 6 p.m.

This ‘Dress to Impress’ Red Carpet Ball brings diverse groups from New York City and the tri-state area together in celebration of the diversity of our beloved city during Bronx

Week. The Ball begins at 12 noon with a VIP Reception and an Awards Ceremony.

This award is given to individuals who demonstrate a spirit of nurturing and commitment to their family and their community.

The Ball will also include a dinner, live entertainment, open bar

and dancing. The entertainment lineup will feature performers representing the diversity of our beloved city. Plus fashion photography of guests and honorees on the Red Carpet.

Maestro’s Caterers, 1703 Bronxwood Avenue


6th Annual Marble Hill Annexation

Noon to 6 p.m. – Free

Join The Great and Glorious Grand Army of the Bronx for our 6th annual annexation of the neighborhood of Marble Hill in the name of the Bronx. We will be meeting at Mr. McGoo’s pub for pre-annexation drinks and as the spirit moves us we take the hill. All Bronxites are welcome, all Manhattanites are welcome to heckle us.

Mr. McGoo’s Pub, 5602 Broadway

Review, Revise & Polish: 10 Ways To Self-Edit Your Work

12:30 to 2:30 p.m. – Free

One of the biggest differences between a first and final draft of a memoir or fictional piece is the center of gravity. The center of gravity is the point around which your memoir revolves, the glue that holds it together, the thing without which there would be no memoir or fiction. In this workshop we will explore ten different ways in which you can make a successful transition from first draft to final draft in order to prepare a manuscript for consideration for publication.

The Amazing Bronx River Flotilla is a Bronx Week tradition.
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Bronx Council on the Arts, NYPL Kingsbridge

291 W. 231st Street

Boogie Down Basura

2 to 6 p.m.

Come celebrate the arrival of summer with GreenFeen Organix, a Bronx-based solution for organic waste. Our mission is to rethink trash for the Bronx and beyond. We are a women of color led, worker-owned micro hauler, using composting and green technology to turn food scraps into soil and energy for a greener and healthier Bronx. The future is cooperative, come be a part of history and help our worker-owned cooperative get off the ground.

Beer,Brewery Tour, Games, Raffles/Prizes, DJ, Hip

Hop Cypher, Local Art and Vendors, and more.

Bronx Brewery, 856 East 136th Street


Bronx Living Legend Concert: Benny Ayala

4 to 6 p.m. – Free

The BMHC BronxLiving Legends Series which honors Bronx music legends for their careers as performers and educators, will honor Puerto Rican plenero Benny Ayala, for his career as a pioneering plenero in the Bronx and cultivating the next generation of plena and bomba musicians. Performance by Kinto Zonó.

Bronx Music Heritage Center

52 Park at 681 Kelly Street

Annual Bronx Ball

6 to 10 p.m.

The most highly-anticipated event of the year takes place at Split Rock in Pelham Bay. Celebrities and New York City leaders come together to honor our hometown heroes in a black-tie extravaganza. To purchase tickets or tables contact Tiffany Peluso For tickets and/or journal advertising opportunities, go to:, call 718-590-3518 and/or email

Throggs Neck Volunteer Ambulance Corps. 40th Anniversary Fundraising Gala

7 to 11 p.m.

Celebrating 40 years of providing emergency medical services and training classes to the Throggs Neck/Country Club/Pelham Bay area with dinner, dancing, and raffles at the 40th Anniversary Fundraising Gala. TNVAC will present the Women in EMS Award, and the Lifetime Membership, Community Supporter, and Member Excellence Awards at this event.

International Caterers

3243 Ampere Avenue


Sunday, May 19

Induction Ceremony

11a.m. – Free

Be there as the 2019 Bronx Walk of Fame inductees take their rightful place on the Grand Concourse when they, alongside Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., unveil the street signs bearing their names.

851 Grand Concourse

40th Vintage Artists Show

noon to 3 p.m..-.Free

40th Vintage Artists Gallery Reception featuring the work of artists 60+. Come see featured work including paintings, sculpture, photography and for the first time – digital art. Food and music included.

RSS – Riverdale Senior Services

2600 Netherland Avenue

Annual Bronx Week Parade

Noon to 6 p.m. – Free

Bronx Pride is on display as celebrities, marching bands, community organizations, schools, sports teams and civic groups march alongMosholu Parkway, highlighting the best of the borough as this great community tradition celebrates its 48th anniversary. Participants include Bronx community businesses, political leaders, schools and institutions. Join the procession as Bronx Week comes to a close.

Mosholu Parkway between Van Cortland Avenue

East and Bainbridge Avenue

Bronx Week Grand Finale Concert

Noon to 6 p.m.

The Bronx is flourishing with so much more diversity each year that passes, and with that, an amazing array 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! All those that believe in the Bronx should definitely come out and enjoy what the borough has to offer! We will have an amazing program filled with our most popular groups. Dance to the sounds of Hip Hop, R&B, Salsa, Freestyle and so much more

Mosholu Parkway between Van Cortlandt

Avenue East and Bainbridge Avenue

Roosevelt High School Cheerleaders during a BronxWeek finale parade.
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