What’s Happening | Summer film screening, Bronx River Sounds and more

Explore this seaside village with the New York Adventure Club.
Explore this seaside village with the New York Adventure Club.
Photo ET Rodriguez

Community Pride Celebration

Friday, June 14, from 6:30 to 10 p.m.

Beatstro at 135 Alexander Ave.

Admission: free

Come celebrate love, diversity and inclusion at the 2024 Bronx Pride Celebration! Join the Office of the Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson and the Bronx LGBTQIA+ Task Force to continue or kick off your pride celebrations this month. 

To register for this free pride celebration, click here

Summer Film Screening

Friday, June 14, from 7 to 10 p.m.

Joyce Kilmer Park

Admission: free

Come to Joyce Kilmer Park for a free screening and celebration of the 40th anniversary of the hit film “Beat Street.” Set in the South Bronx, “Beat Street,” is a 1984 American dance drama that features the early hip-hop culture of New York City. The Bronx Independent Cinema Center has partnered with the 161 Street BID, Bronx Community Board 4, and NYC Parks to bring this screening to you. The Bronx Independent Cinema Center is a new nonprofit organization with a mission to bring an independent movie theater to the Bronx. 

For more information, visit eventbrite.com/e/film-screening-3-beat-street-tickets-919142589227.

Bronx River Sounds 

Friday, June 14, and Saturday, June 15, at 7:30 p.m. 

Bronx River Art Center

Admission: Tickets begin at $8 

Get your groove on with the Bronx River Sounds annual performing arts festival. The Bronx River Sounds Performing Arts Festival is an annual music festival held throughout June with performances featuring an array of Latin African American and multi-cultural rhythms. This weekend features musicians you don’t want to miss. Caracas Trio, a group of three Venezuelan musicians whose music is rooted in Afro-Venezuelan rhythms and melodic improvisations, will perform on Friday night. Edmar Castañeda, a Colombian-born jazz-harp virtuoso, is set to perform Saturday night. 

To purchase your tickets and reserve your spot, visit eventbrite.com/e/21st-annual-bronx-river-sounds-performing-arts-festival-tickets-907729171387.

Exploring City Island

Saturday, June 15, from 1 to 3 p.m.

City Island Nautical Museum

Admission: $32

Join the New York Adventure Club for a special access trip to City Island. Experience one of New York’s most unique communities under the guidance of a City Island resident. The day trip will include a brief history of City Island, a visit to one of City Island’s most historic waterfront properties, a stroll through downtown City Island, a peek inside the Nautical Museum, and a discussion about what it’s like to live on City Island. Attendees are asked to bring a water bottle and wear comfortable shoes.

For more information and to reserve your spot, visit eventbrite.com/e/exploring-the-seaside-village-of-city-island-registration-895279714727.

Fordham Bedford Lot-Buster Community Garden

Sunday, June 16 

Fordham Bedford Lot Busters Community Garden


Get ready to get dirty with the Fordham Bedford Lot Busters Community Garden. Gardeners of all ages and experience levels are invited to get their hands dirty and make the neighborhood bloom. Volunteers will plant, weed and beautify the garden all the while enjoying the fresh summer air and good company. No need to bring any tools, all materials will be provided. 

For more information and to register, visit eventbrite.com/e/fordham-bedford-lot-busters-community-garden-volunteer-days-tickets-769276415467.

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