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

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This weekend, watch three master pumpkin carvers compete in intense challenges hosted by NYBG Master Carver Adam Bierton, in this year’s NYBG Pumpkin Carving Face-Off.
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Saturday, Oct. 15 

Bronx River Tibbets Brook Walk: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

Enjoy a beautiful 14.5-mile trail walk starting in the Bronx and ending at White Plains. Led by Ken Kurland, this event is a great opportunity to challenge yourself, and includes several points to shorten the mileage and catch a train back to Grand Central. Interested participants should bring water, comfortable shoes and be ready for a hike. Read more about the event here.

Soul Festival 2022: 2 p.m.-4 p.m. at Unity Park

Award-winning Morrisania Band Project is hosting an afternoon of a soul music fest at Unity Park. Sponsored by the by Bronx Council on the Arts, GREEN/ARTS LIVE NYC, and Citizens Committee for New York City, this event is free and open to the public. Read more about this event here

Silent Disco: 12 p.m.-3 p.m. at the Poe Park Visitor Center

NYC parks will host a silent disco where participants can dance the afternoon away while enjoying their favorite music through headphones. This event is free and open to the public, and headphones will be provided as supplies last. Interested participants can direct their questions to (718) 365-5516 or [email protected]v. Registration information is available here.

Sunday, Oct. 16

Pumpkin Carving Face-Off: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the New York Botanical Garden

This weekend, watch three master pumpkin carvers compete in intense challenges hosted by NYBG Master Carver Adam Bierton. This event is available Saturday and Sunday as part of the NYBG’s Fall-o-ween, and interested patrons can find more information here.

Nature Exploration: 1 p.m.-2 p.m. at Bronx Park

Enjoy an afternoon nature walk to discover the plants and animals of this urban forest. Participants are encouraged to bring their own binoculars and field guides for an enhanced experience. The event is free and open to all, and interested participants can find more information here.

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