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

Bailey Celebrates Labor Unions, Caribbean Culture
State Senator Jamaal Bailey and local residents enjoyed watching the Caribbean culture parade.
Photo courtesy Jamaal Bailey’s office

Saturday, Sept. 24

Caribbean Culture & Labor Unions Celebration: 1 p.m.-4 p.m. at the intersection of Eastchester Road and Adee Avenue

New York State 36th District Senator Jamaal T. Bailey is hosting the annual event honoring Caribbean communities and labor unions. The celebration will begin with a parade line up at 1 p.m., followed by a reception at P.S. 041 Gun Hill Road from 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m. RSVP to the reception at 718-547-8854 or Participants are encouraged to bring their flag and represent.

Octoberfest at the Bronx Night Market: 1 p.m.-7 p.m. at Fordham Plaza

The Bronx Night Market and Samuel Adams are partnering to host an Octoberfest celebration this Saturday. Participants can enjoy dozens of food and beverage vendors, as well as live performances and art installations. Entry is free and open to the public. Interested patrons can reserve tickets here.

Return of the Pig Roast: Starting at 3 p.m. at the Kingsbridge Social Club

The Kingsbridge Social Club is bringing back their Pig Roast. Starting at 3 p.m., patrons can enjoy roasted pig, specialty sides and pumpkin beer at the local favorite. Find more information about the event here.

Sunday, Sept. 25

Art in the Park: 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Brust Park

Enjoy a day of art and nature at Sunday’s Art in the Park, hosted by the Stewards of Brust Park. The event begins with a morning session from 10 a.m.- noon for adults taught by Nina Seigenfeld Velazquez in Lower Brust Park. This class titled “Learn to Draw from Nature,” is free and supplies are provided. From 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. is the kids’ session. Participants can enjoy making art out of supplies found in Upper Brust Park. Reserve free tickets here.

The Bond of Live Things Everywhere: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the New York Botanical Garden

On Sunday, explore The Bond of Live Things Everywhere, a series of Black poetry and performance curated by poet and scholar Joshua Bennett. This exhibit, presented in partnership with the Poetry Society of America, offers music and poetry surrounding the bond between Black freedom dreams and stewardship of the Earth. This event runs until Nov. 6 and interested patrons can purchase tickets here.

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