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

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This Sunday, join Urban Park Rangers in exploring the lore and legend surrounding Hunter Island.
Photo courtesy of Natural Areas Conservancy

Saturday, Dec. 10

Fireside Painting: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Crotona Park Nature Center

Join Urban Park Rangers for this season’s Nature’s Workshop series, a collection of programs exploring topics, skills and projects related to nature. This Saturday, get involved with a nature-inspired fireside painting session. Tea, hot chocolate and s’mores will be provided. This event is free and open to the public. Interested participants can find more information here

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

Bald Eagle Watch: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. at Riverdale Park

This Saturday, enjoy an afternoon of observing bald eagles in Riverdale Park. Winter is the best time to spot bald eagles as well as an abundance of wildlife in New York City. Bring your own binoculars to see if you can spot a bald eagle for yourself! This event is free and open to the public. Those interested in attending this event can find more information here.

Sunday, Dec. 11

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

The Bronx Zoo is hosting nights of family-friendly holiday festivities 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

Hunter Island Mysteries: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Hunter Island

Join Urban Park Rangers in exploring the lore and legend surrounding Hunter Island. Urban Park Rangers will lend attendees insight into what’s true and what’s untrue about this historic site. This event is free and open to the public. Interested attendees can find more information about this event here.

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