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

Photo Alyssa Cavero

Saturday, Dec. 3

NYBG GLOW: 8 p.m. at the New York Botanical Garden 

Enjoy an evening of holiday magic at New York City’s largest outdoor holiday light display. The third annual NYBG Glow evenings feature music, dance, food and more along with the dazzling light installations to reflect the surrounding gardens. Those interested in attending can find more information here

Seal Exploration: 2 p.m.-3 p.m. at the Orchard Beach Nature Center in Pelham Bay Park

Join Urban Park Rangers in finding the best wildlife viewing spots in “the urban jungle.” New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife, and this is a great time of year to spot seals in the Long Island Sound. This event is free and open to the public, and those interested can find more information here.

Sunday, Dec. 4

Holiday Wreath Workshop: 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at the Glyndor Gallery 

This Sunday, create a wreath of natural materials harvested by Wave Hill gardeners. Floral designer Hanako Shimamoto will share simple techniques for designing your own one-of-a-kind holiday decorations. All skill levels are welcome, and materials are included. Tickets are $70 and include materials and admission to Wave Hill grounds. Interested attendees can register or find more information here.

Sunday Market Holiday Gift Fair: 9 a.m. 2 p.m. at the Riverdale Y

Join the Riverdale Y for their annual Holiday Gift Fair, a tradition that brings talented artisans to the northwest Bronx. Other events include live music, themed fairs of local organizations and community members, and other activities designed to engage customers. Interested attendees can find more information here

Holiday Lights: 3 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Bronx Zoo

The Bronx Zoo is hosting nights of family-friendly holiday festivities beginning this weekend. From Nov. 18 to Jan. 8, enjoy an immersive light display with custom-designed animal lanterns and animated light shows across the zoo. The celebration includes festive entertainment, seasonal treats, classic holiday music and more. This event is open to the public, and interested participants can buy tickets here

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