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

The New York Botanical Gardens kicks off Fall-O-Ween this weekend.
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Saturday, Sept. 17

Bronx Coast to Coast Walk: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Ewen Park

This 18-mile hike begins at the Northwest corner of Broadway and West 231st Street at 9 a.m. Participants will enjoy a tour of Bronx landmarks and historical sites before concluding with drinks and lunch on City Island. Register here for this free and open to everyone event.

Open House Street Festival and Youth Talent Contest: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center

On Saturday, the Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center hosts its annual street festival, open to all. Participants can enjoy free demo classes in music, dance and karate, African art and building tours, raffle prizes and a variety of vendors. At 4 p.m., come out and make some noise for the Youth Talent Contest, after which the audience will select this year’s winner.

African Heritage Celebration and Festival: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Lou Gehrig Plaza

Join this celebration of African heritage, offering a variety of music and dance performances, food and other activities. For participants, there will also be giveaways, Hypertension and Hepatitis B screening, a resource fair and an award ceremony to celebrate the contributions of Africans throughout the city. This event is free and open to everyone.

Sunday, Sept. 18

Fall-O-Ween: All day at the New York Botanical Gardens

Beginning this weekend, the New York Botanical Gardens kicks off Fall-O-Ween. The Conservatory Plaza and adjacent lawn will host hundreds of pumpkins and gourds, offering the perfect backdrop for fall photos and fun. 

Bronx Park East Farmers Market

The Bronx Park East Farmers Market is open to the public from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sundays until Oct. 30. Enjoy this free-to-enter market before it closes for the season. Read more about the market and the wellness initiatives it supports here.

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