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

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the Throggs Neck St. Patrick's Day Parade this Sunday.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Throggs Neck St. Patrick’s Day Parade this Sunday.
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Saturday, March 11

The Orchid Show: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the New York Botanical Garden

The weather may still feel like winter, but the New York Botanical Garden’s Orchid Show will make you feel like spring has finally sprung. The exhibit, designed by acclaimed artist Lily Kwong, immerses visitors in thousands of orchids as they stroll through the garden’s conservatory. Tickets can be purchased here.

She’s On Point: Celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports: 12 p.m.-4 p.m. at Kwame Ture Recreation Center

Join Bronx Recreation for this event celebrating girls and women in sports. Activities include soccer, basketball, volleyball, softball, group games and more. The event is free and open to the public, and interested attendees can find further information here.

Jazz at Lincoln Center: Songs We Love: 4 p.m. at the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts

Wondering how to jazz up a boring weekend? Visit the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts and take a journey through the early decades of jazz music. The show features an ensemble of up-and-coming jazz performers, and a repertoire of classic songs sure to get you dancing in your seat. Tickets can be purchased here or by calling the Lehman Center box office at (718) 960-8833.

Sunday, March 12

Throggs Neck St. Patrick’s Day Parade: 11 a.m. in Throggs Neck

Join the Throggs Neck community in this annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration. The parade will begin to assemble at 11 a.m at the corner of East Tremont Avenue and Lafayette Avenue. At noon, the parade will begin, following East Tremont Avenue, onto Harding Avenue and concluding at Harding and Brinsmade avenues. Bring the whole family and dive into Irish culture, food and fun. Further information can be found here.

Woodlawn’s Irish Heritage Tour: 3 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery

Celebrate Irish heritage, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Visit beautiful Celtic graves on this family friendly tour, and learn about Irish Americans and the nearly 200-year connection between the Emerald Isle and New York. Tickets can be purchased here.

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