BT Weekender: Five things to do in the Bronx this weekend

Small American flags lined up in the grass.
Volunteer with Woodlawn Cemetery this weekend, and place flags at veteran’s graves in preparation for Memorial Day.
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Saturday, May 20

NYC Parks Presents: Family Day in the Bronx: 12 p.m.-4 p.m. at St. May’s Park

Spend a fun-filled day with the whole family at this springtime event, sponsored by Councilmember Kevin Riley. Try your best to beat an obstacle course, play games for all ages and enjoy cotton candy and family photo opportunities. Event details can be found here.

DIY Fairy Garden: 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. at Van Cortlandt Park

Make a little magic in the Bronx’s very own back yard. Join NYC Parks at this fairy garden workshop, and create a beautiful miniature garden to take home (and attract some mischievous fantasy creatures). Interested participants can register here. General admission cost starts at $20 for one adult and one child, with $10 for each additional child, and includes all materials.

Bronx Concert Singers 42nd Annual Concert: “A Night at the Opera”: 2:30 p.m. at St. Helena’s RC Church

Join the Bronx Concert Singers for a musical afternoon. Directed by Robert Réné Galván, listeners can enjoy the sounds of Mozart, Puccini, Ravel, Verdi and more. Tickets, with discounts for children, seniors and students, can be purchased here.

Sunday, May 21

Flagging of Veteran’s Graves: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery

Honor our nation’s veteran’s at the Flagging of Veteran’s Graves in preparation for Memorial Day. Woodlawn’s Cemetery is the final resting place of more than 8,600 veterans, and volunteers will help place flags at each of their graves in remembrance. Those interested in volunteering can email [email protected] Event information can be found here.

Spring Uncorked: 12 p.m.-4 p.m. at New York Botanical Garden

Savor the flavor of spring at this event perfect for wine lovers. Daffodil Hill will host wineries from the Hudson Valley, Brooklyn and Long Island for tasting. Don’t miss out on crafts, games and live music from Bronx native Jaswiry Morel, Eli Tyler, Annalise Azdian and Britton & the Sting as well. Tickets are available for purchase here, along with full event details.

For more things to do in the Bronx this weekend, visit our Bronx Times Events page.