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

The New York Botanical Garden, pictured here, is hosting a day of composting on Saturday, Feb. 18.
The New York Botanical Garden, pictured here, is hosting a day of composting on Saturday, Feb. 18.
Photo courtesy NYBG

Saturday, Feb. 18

Crazy for Composting: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the New York Botanical Garden

Connect with your community and spend this Saturday morning volunteering at the New York Botanical Garden. Join volunteers and community partners in a rewarding day of workshops and learn how to make our communities more environmentally friendly. RSVP to the event and find more information here.

R.E.A.D to a New York Therapy Dog: 1 p.m.-2 p.m. at the Bronx Library Center

Visit the Bronx Library Center for a paw-some afternoon this Saturday. Participants will get the chance to meet Tyler, a specially-trained therapy dog, and read a story with him. Children aged 5 to 12 are welcome to attend, and should register in advance of the event in person. More information on the event can be found here.

Bronx Fashion Week Show: 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at the Mall at Bay Plaza

Celebrate diverse fashion and join the Mall at Bay Plaza for Bronx Fashion Week. Watch as works by Bronx designers make their way down the runway. Be sure to reserve your seat here. General admission is free, but VIP tickets can be purchased for $45.

Sunday, Feb. 19

It’s a Horse of Course Hike and Greet: 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at Van Cortlandt Park

Meet and greet with a horse, or two, of course. Take a hike from the Van Cortlandt Nature Center to the Riverdale Stables, where the Parks Enforcement Patrol Mounted Unit will teach visitors all about their equine partners. Registration is required and can be found here.

National Orchestra of Ukraine: 4 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts

Join the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine for an evening of music. This weekend, the orchestra will be performing a special program including the work of Brahms and Sibelius. Tickets can be purchased here.

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