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

Enjoy musical festivities this weekend at the Bronx Icons Music Festival.
Enjoy musical festivities this weekend at the Bronx Icons Music Festival.
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Saturday, June 3

SPED Resource Fair Celebrating Special Education: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Richard Rodgers School of PS 96

The District 11 Community Education Council, together with the NYC Public Schools District 11, are hosting their first SPED Resource fair to celebrate students and families in the District 11 schools’ communities. The event is being held to promote learning for all with a focus on special education students, and will have food and refreshments for attendees, and showcase the fun of learning for students and their families. The event will offer supportive services for all attendees to allow them to get the proper focus for their education.

Bronx Icons Music Festival 2023: 12 p.m.-7 p.m. at Lou Gehrig Plaza

If you’re looking to indulge in entertaining high-quality music, then the Bronx Icons Music Festival is the place for you. Starting at noon and ending at 7 p.m, the Lou Gehrig Plaza will be hosting performances from eight bands, as well as a professional comedian and an up-and-coming drummer, Brandon Key. The bands included at the venue are “The Unique Band NYC,” “Working Class,” “R.I. Project,” “Cool Cat Collective,” “Lee Green,” “The Steele,” “All IZ Well” and “Mango Jam.” The event is free and parking is available on the streets nearby.

Live Art Competition: 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. at 15 Canal Place

An art competition will be televised for all to enjoy via BronxNet in partnership with Kreate Hub. The competition will feature nine contestants creating art-based on social, cultural or economic views from New York of the Bronx. The event will be a showing of significant art pieces relevant for the times we live in, and showcase the talent of the artists on display. There will be three winners decided by the end of the event, and the winners will compete for a final prize on June 24.

Sunday, June 4

Fairy House Hunt at Locust Grove: 10 a.m-5 p.m. at Locust Grove Estate

If you’re looking for a cheap and fun event to take your children, heading to the fairy house hunt at Locust Grove Estate is a good idea. The event will feature an eye spy activity that will take children through aromatic, blooming flowers, and majestic trees. The price for admission is $10 per person and kids under 4 are granted free admission, tickets are required, and limited so make sure to purchase tickets in advance.

“Louis Armstrong and Latin Music:”  1 p.m.2 p.m. at Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture

WBGO’s Kids Jazz Concert Series presented in conjunction with The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation are hosting an event to honor and showcase music by Louis Armstrong and the connection the music has with Latin music. The performances at the venue include Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band featuring Antoinette Montague, Janis Siegel and Jennifer Jade Ledesna. The concert is free and open to the public. Adults must be accompanied by at least one child.

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