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

Birding Bonanza RESIZED
This weekend, the NYC Audubon and the Bronx River Eco Team celebrate World Migratory Bird Day.
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Saturday, Oct. 8

Bronx River Bird Walk: 8 a.m.-10 a.m. at Starlight Park

Join the NYC Audubon and the Bronx River Eco Team in celebrating World Migratory Bird Day. This event involves a guided walk around Starlight Park and Concrete Plant Park and will explore the importance of green urban spaces for local wildlife. This event is free and open to the public. Interested participants can find more information here.

Sensational Seeds Weekend: 12 p.m.-5 p.m. at the New York Botanical Garden

On Saturday, New York Botanical Garden kicks off its Sensational Seeds weekend with activities and crafts for the whole family. The Edible Academy and its chefs and gardeners will offer participants hands-on gardening, cooking demonstrations, seed crafts and more. Interested guests can read more about the event here.

Halloween Vibes in Woodlawn: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Van Cortlandt Park

The Van Cortlandt Park Alliance is hosting a morning of family-friendly hikes, crafts and fun for ages 2 to 6 and their adults. In celebration of Halloween, participants will look for spiders under rocks and logs, and create a pinecone spider to take home. The hike is rain or shine and tickets are $5 for children and $15 for adults. Read more here

Sunday, Oct. 9

Urban Forest Discovery Hike: 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at Riverdale Park

Urban Park Rangers will guide participants through Riverdale Park, the city’s very own forest. Bring a water bottle and comfortable shoes to learn about the importance and benefits of trees in urban areas in this immersive nature walk. Read more about this event here

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

Join the New York Botanical Garden for 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. Other programs within this event include food demonstrations and educational exhibits. 

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