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

Potted Plants
Grow a green thumb this weekend at Wanaqua Community Garden and learn how to grow and nurture plants
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Saturday, May 27

Direct Sow and Transplant: 11 a.m-1 p.m at Wanaqua Community Garden 

Interested in forming a green thumb? The Direct Sow and Transplant event held in partnership with Bronx-Green-Up of the New York Botanical Garden and NYC Parks GreenThumb will help you learn how to properly care for your plants and garden. The event is free and will focus on preparation, seeding, transplanting and care of plants to maximize production. Event information can be found here.

BronxRockets Run/Walk Group: 8:30 a.m-10:30 a.m. at Reverend T. Wendell Foster Park 

If you’re looking for a fun way to become active and healthy, the BronxRockets community run is the place to be. Their mission is to encourage people in the community to become active and healthy through weekly running and walking activities, it is never too late to start, and all are welcome to participate. Masks are required if you’re not fully vaccinated. Information for the event can be found here.

The Bronx Wellness Pop-up Shop!: 2 p.m.-6 p.m. at Noble Alkhemy Healing Arts Studio 

The Bronx Wellness Pop-up Shop is an event that connects artists, healers and small business owners together to showcase their art and products. Each shop has their own selection of various items such as seasonal merchandise, healing crystals, food medicine and art pieces. The shops primarily focus on wellness products, but even just browsing around can lead to a good time killer. The event will also feature a live music performance by “Aeternal Lovers” which is a band that blends soulful R&B with ethereal electronic beats. Event information can be found here.

Sunday May 28

R.E.A.D. with a Therapy Dog: 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. at Van Nest Library

Reading and dogs are a great combination to allow children to relax and improve their reading capabilities. R.E.A.D. is the first and foremost comprehensive reading to therapy dogs support program helping to improve children’s literacy and social skills through the assistance of trained, registered and insured therapy dog teams as literacy mentors. Dogs are prone to be good listeners and will allow your children to be at ease while reading. Sports are limited and registration is required. Open to children K-4th grade. Children must be able to read. For information regarding the event please click here.

NYC Parks Presents: Family Day in the Bronx: 12 p.m.-4 p.m. at Ferry Point Park

If you’re looking for a fun family event to take your kids to then you should join NYC Parks and Councilmember Majorie Velazquez for a Family Day Celebration at Ferry Point Park. The activities at the event will include games, obstacle courses, sports and much more. The event is free and fun for the whole family, so check it out if you have the chance. Event information can be found here.

For more things to do in the Bronx this weekend, visit our Bronx Times Events page.