What’s Happening? Interesting events and activities around the Bronx

Enjoy a family-friendly ballet program at the Hostos Center for Arts and Culture.
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Bronx River

Soundview Park Restoration and Lanternfly Hunt

March 1, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Join NYC Parks Stewardship and the Teddy Bear Project to help restore the Soundview Butterfly Garden. This is a hands-on, entirely outdoor event where participants will learn how to spot and remove invasive Lanternfly egg masses and invasive plants. Meet at Soundview Butterfly Garden at the corner of Colgate Ave and Lafayette Ave, and be sure to dress appropriately for outdoor work. Register for the event and learn more here.

Winter Birding with NYC Audubon

March 15, 7 a.m.-8:30 a.m.

Join the Bronx River Alliance and NYC Audubon on a walk along the Bronx River, where you’ll get to see a variety of beautiful birds that are part of the river’s ecosystem. You’ll also develop an understanding of biodiversity and wildlife in an urban setting like the Bronx. Extra binoculars will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to register for the event here.

Wave Hill

Family Art Project: A Growing Season

March 4 and 5, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Get ready for spring gardening by creating a DIY flower pot at Wave Hill. Kids will be able to design and decorate their own flower pots using upcycled cardboard boxes. They’ll even be provided with soil and a seed to start growing their very own special plant.

Art Conversation: “Spade & Brush: Painting the Material Culture of the Garden”

March 5, 1 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.

Meet painter and horticulturist Rebecca Allan and design historian Sarah Lichtman for an interesting conversation on how we relate to each other and the natural environment using painting and horticulture. They’ll also discuss historical art about gardens and plant life from important historical artists. Attendees are encouraged, but not required, to register here.

Create and decorate paper pinwheel at Wave Hill. Photo courtesy Getty Images

Family Art Project: Fibonacci Pinwheels

March 11, 10 a.m.-11 a.m.

Combine math with arts and crafts at this fun and interactive event at Wave Hill. Kids will learn how to identify math in the natural world by creating their own pinwheels inspired by the Fibonacci Sequence. Decorate your paper pinwheel with natural decorations, including flowers and seeds.

Winter Workspace 2023: Open Studios

March 12 and 19, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Artists can take advantage of Wave Hill’s Winter Workspace, where they’ll have access to free studio space to experiment with art and nature.

Family Art Project: Divine Desert Dwellers

March 18 and 19, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Visit the Kerlin Learning Center at Wave Hill for an exciting family art project, where you’ll learn about the plants that grow in warmer places of the world. Kids will get creative by drawing pictures of cacti onto plexiglass to learn about how they survive in dry, harsh conditions.

Poe Park

Learn to Draw

Attend an interesting drawing class at Poe Park to learn how to draw. Photo courtesy Getty Images


March 1, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Visit the Poe Park Visitor center for a free beginner- and adult-friendly drawing class. Participants will learn about fundamental art concepts like light and shadow techniques, as well as basic drawing techniques like scaling and composition. You’ll also get to practice what you’ve learned through observational drawing.

NYC Parks Presents “Everything Women”

March 2-29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Visit the Poe Park Visitors Center for an art show all about women, featuring women artists. The show is part of the center’s month-long March Showcase in celebration of Women’s History Month.

NYC Parks Presents Roll Out the Red Carpet: Fashion Photography Event

March 11, 3 p.m.-4 p.m.

Photographers can visit the Poe Park Visitor Center for a free fashion photography event. Practice your photography and put your skills to the test by taking pictures of fashion models in action at a real fashion show.

New York Botanical Garden

Bronx Community Partner Day: The Orchid Show

March 4, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

The New York Botanical Garden is offering complimentary tickets for Bronx residents to visit “The Orchid Show” on March 4. Take a family member or a friend with you to experience the sight of the Garden’s Haupt Conservatory filled with thousands of beautiful orchids. Those interested can request tickets here.

The Orchids of the Herbarium

March 18, 19, 25 and 26, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

View a beautiful orchid show throughout the month of March at the New York Botanical Garden. Photo courtesy Getty Images

Visit The Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden to learn all about how orchid specimens are collected, preserved, mounted, and categorized. You’ll get to view tons of stunning orchids on display and even get to create a specimen to take home with you.

Clinton Hall

Arthur Avenue Comedy: Fordham Stand-Up Wednesday

March 1, 8, 15 and 22, 9 p.m.

Enjoy a night of laughter and entertainment at this stand-up comedy show. Hear top comedians from popular TV shows, networks and comedy clubs perform long and intimate sets at Clinton Hall. Food and drinks will be available for purchase, but there will also be free drinks and prizes to win throughout the night. Learn more and RSVP here.

Bronx Library Center

Writing Club

March 1 and 15, 4 p.m.-5 p.m.

Teens can visit the Bronx Library Center’s writing club for a safe space to express their ideas and exercise their imagination. Write anything from fiction and poetry to plays and screenplays, and read your work out loud to other writers to receive helpful feedback and constructive criticism.

Saturday Matinee: The 355

March 4, 2:30 p.m.-5 p.m.

As part of their March film series, the Bronx Library Center will be hosting a free screening of “The 355.” The action movie follows two government agents, one computer scientist, and one psychologist. The four women go on a mission to recover a top secret weapon that has fallen into the wrong hands, and attempt to save the world.

Little Movers STarts: Story and Arts

March 4 and 18, 1 p.m.-2 p.m.

Parents can take their little ones to the Bronx Library Center for a variety of arts and crafts specifically catered for young children and toddlers. Young kids will be able to listen to a story and then proceed to do interactive arts and crafts projects together.

PLUS ULTRA: Character-Based Gaming & Writing

March 6, 4 p.m.-5 p.m.

Teens can visit the Bronx Library Center for a tabletop role playing session based on the popular series “My Hero Academia.” Participants will be able to design their own characters based on the show and send them on adventures at an academy for superheroes.

Journaling: Equality

March 7, 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Head to the Bronx Library Center for a monthly journaling session where you’ll be able to reduce stress while writing with other people. Participants will be given prompts and questions relating to the theme of equality to write about and share with others.

March Color Madness

March 9, 11 p.m.-12 p.m.

Visit the Bronx Library Center for a fun and interactive adult coloring session. Express your creativity in a safe space while socializing with other Bronx residents. All materials will be provided by the library.

Saturday Matinee: Once

March 18, 2:30 p.m.-5 p.m.

The Bronx Library Center will host a free screening of “Once” as part of their March film series. The movie follows the love story between a busker and a woman who he hears playing a demo piano in a shop at lunchtime. The two collaborate on music and embark on a creative journey together.

Join an adult coloring session at the Bronx Library Center to let your creativity flow. Photo courtesy Getty Images

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

Nature Inspires: An Art Exhibition

March 5-26, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Visit the museum for the opening reception of “Nature Inspires,” an art exhibition about nature’s influence on art. View a curated selection of contemporary art work that showcases the beauty of the natural world.

Parkchester Library

Dr. Seuss Birthday Party Celebration

March 2, 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Join the Parkchester library in celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday! Children will be able to participate in fun Dr. Seuss-themed activities, including arts and crafts projects inspired by the author’s books.

Join a fun group crochet event at the Parkchester Library. Photo courtesy Getty Images.



March 2 and 9, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

Spend the evening at

for a pleasant group crochet session. Learn all about the art of crocheting and socialize with Bronx residents and other crochet lovers.

Jewelry Making for Adults & Seniors

March 3, 17 and 31, 10 p.m.-12 p.m.

Enjoy a fun jewelry making session where adults and seniors will be able to socialize and create their own bracelet, earring, or necklace. All jewelry-making materials will be provided by the library.

Morrisiana Library

Black Music Legends

Feb. 28, 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Celebrate Black History Month through music at this event at the Morrisiana Library. Teenagers interested in music will learn about various Black musicians and the ways that they’ve influenced the art form through popular genres like pop, R&B, jazz, soul and more.

Soundview Library

Decorate a mug at the Soundview Library in celebration of Women’s History Month. Photo courtesy Getty Images

Women’s History Month Mugs!

March 8, 3 p.m.-4 p.m.

Visit Soundview Library for an interactive arts and crafts event in celebration of Women’s history month. Attendees will enjoy decorating custom mugs dedicated to important women in their lives.

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts

Juan de Marcos Gonzalez & The Afro-Cuban All Stars

March 4, 8 p.m.

Head to the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts for a special night of Cuban music from four-time Grammy-nominated orchestra, the Afro-Cuban All Stars. The group will also share the stage with another talented band, La Tipica 73, to celebrate their 50th anniversary. Learn more and get tickets here.

Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture


Orchestra of St. Luke’s: Viajes y Raíces (Journeys and Origins)

March 2, 7 p.m.

Enjoy a night of classical music at Hostos Community College’s Longwood Art Gallery. The free concert highlights themes of memory, place and identity, and features the music of a few talented composers, including Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Tania León. Register for the event here.

School of American Ballet: The Beauty of Ballet

March 5, 2 p.m.

Visit the Repertory Theater at Hostos Community College for a free, family-friendly ballet program. Learn all about ballet from students who are training to become professional dancers, then watch them perform excerpts from famous ballets including The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty. Register here.

Video Mixtape Volume 1: Art of the Possible

March 8, 7 p.m.

Visit Hostos Community College’s Repertory Theater for a film screening by the Liberation Arts Collective consisting of multiple recorded comedy sketches. Themes explored in the film include injustice and the COVID-19 pandemic. Arlene Chico-Lugo and Eric Aviles, co-founders of the Liberation Arts Collective, will host an interactive Q&A session after the event. Register for the event here.

Tek Weh YuhSelf (Go Away)

March 10-11, 7 p.m.

Enjoy a night of love and laughter at Hostos’ Main Theater, at the premiere of a romantic comedy play presented by the Family Empowerment Club and Having Purpose Entertainment. The play centers around the relationship that develops between a thief and the man whose house she breaks into to steal food from. Learn more and buy tickets here.

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