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

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Friday, April 12

Liberation Mic

From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; donation

“If we must die, O let us nobly die, so that our precious blood may not be shed in vain,” Harlem poet Claude McKay said in his poem “If We Must Die.”

Bronx performers and poets will honor McKay at Friday’s Liberation Mic event at the Mary Mitchell Center. McKay was a key figure in the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s. To RSVP to perform at the event or to see more information, click here.

Saturday, April 13

Saturdays on the Sound

Starts at 10 a.m.; free

Join this group as they participate in Saturdays on the Sound, revitalizing Soundview Park by removing invasive plant species and working to make this Bronx green space beautiful. Soundview Park, sometimes called the “Gateway to the Bronx River,” offers a plethora of natural views as well as exercise activities for Bronx residents.

For more information, check out the event posting here.

Saturday Matinee: Barbie (2023)

From 2:30 to 5 p.m.; free

The Bronx Library Center will hold its newest installment in the April film series with this showing of Barbie (2023), starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling. Come to the auditorium, sit back and enjoy the show.

This movie is rated PG-13 and has a runtime of 116 minutes. For more information, see the library’s event posting here.

From Tin Pan Alley to the Harlem Renaissance

From 4 to 7 p.m.; $20

Join New York music lovers at the Bronx Music Hall for a panel discussion and concert celebrating the 125th birthday of Duke Ellington, as well as the music of the Harlem Hellfighters.

The concert features the performance of Grammy-nominated jazz artist Bobby Sanabria & the Multiverse Big Band, which will begin at 5:30 p.m. following the panel.

To purchase tickets or read more, see the event posting here.

Sunday, April 14

Creative Art Family Edition

From noon to 1:30 p.m.; free

Families of all ages are invited to spend an early afternoon collaging, painting, drawing or experimenting with different mediums at the Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center.

This event is free and organized by the New York City Parks Department. For more information, see the event posting here.

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