What’s Happening?: Exciting events in the Bronx this month

Jazz saxophone musician performance concert
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The Bronx Museum

Curator-led Tours: Swagger and Tenderness

March 18, 2 p.m.-3 p.m.

Take a trip to The Bronx Museum for a guided tour of Swagger and Tenderness, a portrait exhibition of Bronx residents by John Ahearn and Rigoberto Torres. Spend the afternoon learning about the exhibition from guest curators at the South Bronx-based museum.

New Yorkers of all ages can enjoy a free salsa class at the Bronx Museum. Photo courtesy Getty Images

Salsa Lesson and Party!

March 17, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Visit The Bronx Museum for an exciting night filled with music and dance in celebration of the history of salsa in the South Bronx! Learn all about salsa dancing alongside professional dance instructors and socialize with other Bronx residents. This free event is open to people of all ages and skill levels.

Family Time: Double Dutch

March 18, 3 p.m.-5 p.m.

Take your friends and family to The Bronx Museum for a fun afternoon of jump roping. Learn how to double dutch with experienced instructors from the museum. People of all ages and skill levels are welcome to join this free and interactive event.


City Island Theater Group

Play On!

March 10-11, 8 p.m. and March 12, 3 p.m.

Visit the City Island Theater Group to watch an entertaining play about a play that goes wrong. ​​”Play On!,” created by Rick Abbot and directed by Nick Sala, is about a small production company that struggles to put an amateur show together as the script keeps changing, the actors get confused and things keep going hilariously wrong. Learn more about the show and buy tickets here.


Bronx Zoo

Community Day at the Bronx Zoo!

March 24, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Enjoy a free, fun-filled day at the Bronx Zoo sponsored by New York City Councilmember Rafael Salamaca. People of all ages will enjoy a continental breakfast at the zoo’s Dancing Crane Pavilion followed by educational activities led by the Bronx Zoo’s staff. Sign up for the fun and accessible event here.


Bronx River

Learn about the many birds that live along the Bronx River with NYC Audubon. Photo courtesy Getty Images

Winter Birding with NYC Audubon

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

Join the Bronx River Alliance and NYC Audubon on a relaxing 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 learn interesting facts about biodiversity and wildlife in an urban community like the Bronx. Extra binoculars will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to register for the outdoor event here.


Wave Hill

Winter Workspace 2023: Drop-In Sunday

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

Wave Hill visitors are encouraged to engage with artists taking advantage of the garden’s Winter Workspace, where artists have access to free studio space to experiment with art and nature. Visitors will have the chance to view the original creative work of three artists in their studios and directly ask them questions about it.


Family Art Project: Fibonacci Pinwheels

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

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


Spring Birding

March 12, 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m.

With spring approaching, head to the Wave Hill gardens to see all kinds of birds migrating through the Bronx this season. Attendees aged ten or older can go on a guided tour led by experienced birders to search for both resident and rare birds, exploring the garden’s woodland trails. Learn more and register here.


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 their own pictures of cacti onto plexiglass to learn about how the resilient plants survive in dry, harsh conditions.

Learn how to take care of and propagate succulents from expert gardeners at Wave Hill. Photo courtesy Getty Images


Succulent Spring Division and Repotting Demonstration

March 19, 1 p.m.- 2 p.m.

Get more out of your succulent plants by learning how to propagate them at this free demonstration. Watch a Wave Hill garden expert divide and repot different kinds of succulents while guiding and instructing you through the process. You’ll have the chance to ask questions and buy your own succulents after the event.


Cooking Demonstration: Cooking with Cacti

March 19, 2 p.m.-3 p.m.

Try something new at Wave Hill’s cooking with cacti demonstration, led by Bronx-based chef Nick Acosta. Learn how to prepare and serve a delicious range of dishes involving cacti, ranging from savory Mexican nopales to sweet dragonfruit smoothies.


Poe Park

NYC Parks Presents “Everything Women”

March 8-29, 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.


Rev. T. Wendell Foster Park and Recreation Center

Latin Dance Fitness

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

Get moving and improve your health at this fun community fitness class! Led by a professional fitness instructor, this exciting athletic event makes it easy to get your exercise in by fusing energizing dance with invigorating aerobics.


New York Botanical Garden

The Orchids of the Herbarium

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

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 at this indoor event, and even get to create a specimen to take home with you.


Enjoy an intimate and hilarious night of comedy at Clinton Hall on Fordham Road. Photo courtesy Getty Images

Clinton Hall

Arthur Avenue Comedy: Fordham Stand-Up Wednesday

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

Enjoy a night of laughter and entertainment at this exciting stand-up comedy show on Fordham Road. 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 for attendees to win throughout the night. Learn more and RSVP here.


Bronx Library Center

Saturday Matinee: Once

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

Movie lovers are invited to attend a free screening of “Once” hosted by The Bronx Library Center 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.


Little Movers STarts: Story and Arts

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

Parents can take their little ones to the Bronx Library Center for a fun and creative indoor event featuring 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.


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.


Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

Nature Inspires: An Art Exhibition

March 8-26, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Visit the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum for an inspiring indoor art event featuring “Nature Inspires,” an original exhibition about nature’s influence on art. Enjoy an enriching experience while viewing a curated selection of contemporary art work that showcases the beauty of the natural world.


Parkchester Library


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

Adults and seniors can have fun making jewelry at the Parkchester Library. Photo courtesy Getty Images

Spend the evening at Parkchester Library 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 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.


Soundview Library

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 of all ages will enjoy decorating custom mugs dedicated to the important women in their lives.


Lehman Center for the Performing Arts

Jazz at Lincoln Center: Songs We Love

March 11, 4 p.m.

Enjoy this showcase of live jazz music presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center, right here in the Bronx. Watch a talented jazz band play hits from four decades of music, beginning with the early blues and jazz of the 1920s and ending in the early 1950s. As part of the Jazz at Lincoln Center touring initiative, the show will also highlight talented up-and-coming musicians. Learn more and buy tickets here.


Wings of Dublin: Irish Dance

Enjoy an impressive performance by Irish dancers at the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts. Photo courtesy Getty Images

March 19, 4 p.m.

Explore Irish dance and culture at the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts. Produced in Ireland, the dance production will feature rich themes of Irish heritage performed by Irish and World champion dancers. The show will also feature original choreography along with original music performed by talented Irish musicians. Learn more about the exciting show and buy tickets here.


Forever Freestyle 15

March 18, 8 p.m.

Known as a “beloved Lehman Center tradition,” enjoy an unforgettable night of music and entertainment at Forever Freestyle 15. Hosted by Fever Records C.E.O Sal Abbatiello and Speedy, the event will feature performances from a lineup of talented artists performing everything from classic hits to modern jams. Learn more and get tickets here.


Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture

Video Mixtape Volume 1: Art of the Possible

March 8, 7 p.m.

Visit Hostos Community College’s Repertory Theater for an original 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 free community 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.


Thembelihle Dunjana: Education Lecture-Demonstration

March 9, 2:30 p.m.

Talented South African pianist and vocalist Thembelihle Dunjana will host a free educational lecture and demonstration at Hostos’ Black Box Theater. Listen to the international artist share her process and perspective on music while accompanied by live music. You’ll also have time to ask her questions about her artistry after her presentation. Learn more and register for the free event here.


Hamlet in Harlem

March 16, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Watch a funny, yet insightful play about Shakespeare, murder, mystery, offensive stereotypes and cultural appropriations at the Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture. The play follows a director and the hilariously offensive mistakes he makes while trying to produce a Latino version of “Hamlet” set in Harlem, despite not knowing anything about Latinos, “Hamlet” or Harlem. The performance at 2 p.m. will be free, and the evening performance will cost $5, $8 and $10 for students, seniors, and regular attendees, respectively. Learn more and register here.

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