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

Closeup of a chef at a street food market preparing a taco. Bronx
Taste a variety of delicious foods at the Bronx Night Market this month.
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Friday, April 5

Teen Art Hour: Blackout Poetry

From 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; free

Teens age 13-18 are invited to participate in an hour of art and poetry at Van Cortlandt Library in honor of national poetry month. Attendees can use their favorite books to create poems that express themselves.

All supplies will be provided by the library. For more information on the event, see their event posting here.

Saturday, April 6

Family Day at Soundview Park

From noon to 4 p.m.; free

Join NYC Parks and Majority Speaker Amanda Farias for a day of games, sports and crafts at Soundview Park this Saturday. Children and families are invited to participate in this free event.

The entrance for the event is at Lafayette Avenue and Morrison Avenue. To see the posting for this event, click here.

Bronx Night Market

Starts at 4 p.m.; free

The Bronx Night Market is kicking off this Saturday with an evening of food and community. The market refers to itself as the “longest-running event series in the borough” and boasts 50 local vendors, which can draw 4,000 guests at a time.

The market’s website says, “The Bronx Night Market is not merely a culinary gathering; it is a powerful reflection of the community’s resilience, creativity and collective pride, contributing to the borough’s cultural richness and economic vibrancy.”

The event is free with food available for purchase from vendors. For more information or to see a line-up of vendors, visit their website here.

Sunday, April 7

Family Art Project: Exploring the Eclipse

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; $4-10

Prepare for Monday’s solar eclipse with this craft day with Wave Hill. Children and families are invited to create and decorate their very own pinhole projection box for the event, which they can use to view the eclipse.

Children will have the opportunity to learn about the eclipse and, at 11:30 a.m., families are invited to a storytime in the Gund Theater. To read more, see their event posting here.

Bronx Arts Ensemble and Fordham University Choir

From 3 to 4 p.m.; free

This spring concert features the Fordham University Choir and the Bronx Arts Ensemble for an afternoon of music. Attendees may recognize the music of Wolfgang Mozart or Benjamin Britten in the performance.

This event is free and located in the Fordham University Chapel of the Rose Hill Campus. To read more about the event, see their event posting here.

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