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

Head to the Bronx Night Market for renowned local and NYC-based food and beverage vendors.
The Bronx Night Market is back for Oktoberfest, featuring over 60 vendors. Head to Fordham plaza to enjoy the festival.
Photo ET Rodriguez

Friday, Sept 29

Echoes and Omens Gallery Opening and Reception: 6 pm at the Bronx Documentary Center, 614 Courtlandt Ave.

Join the Bronx Documentary Center this weekend as they host their opening reception for their new exhibit, Echoes and Omens by Sylvia Plachy. Plachy fled the Hungarian revolution as a child before arriving in New York to study photography at Pratt Institute. The exhibit is curated by Plachy herself, and features various works from over the course of her life. Free to the public, the exhibit will be open Thursdays and Fridays from 3-7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 1-5 p.m.

Bronx Library Center – Make Your Own Maracas! 4-5 p.m. at the Bronx Library Center, 310 E. Kingsbridge Road 

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the Bronx Library Center by learning about the history and role of maracas. The library will also provide materials for participants to make their own maracas as they listen to songs that include maracas. This event is free to attend and is open to anyone ages 13-18. 

Saturday, Sept. 30 

Harvest Fair: 12-4 p.m. at New Roots Community Farm, 670 Grand Concourse 

Join the New Roots Community Farm as they celebrate their 10-year anniversary and Bronx Green-up celebrates 35 years at the New York Botanical Garden. There will be food, games and arts and crafts. The event is open to all and free to attend. Advance registration is not required, however you can register before the event here

The New Roots Community Farm will celebrate their 10-year anniversary with a harvest fair Saturday. Photo courtesy Getty Images

Bronx River Art Center Open House: 12-5 p.m. at the Bronx River Art Center, 1087 E. Tremont Ave. 

The Bronx River Art Center is hosting a fall open house with the opportunity to register for their upcoming art classes. At the open house, families will be able to tour the art studios, participate in art activities and participate in giveaways. Classes at the center vary in price and there is also an application-based teen studio art intensive that is free to admitted students. Rsvp for the open house here.

Bronx Night Market: 1pm-late at Fordham Plaza

The Bronx Night Market is back for Oktoberfest. With more than 60 vendors and live performances from Innato and Bombii, the Bronx Night Market is a free open-air festival open to all. The festival is located at Fordham Plaza and is accessible via the 4, B and D trains on the subway. 

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