What’s Happening?: Interesting things to do around the Bronx

Silent disco party in New York City.
Let loose at a silent disco party at Williamsbridge Oval in the Bronx.
Photo courtesy NYC Parks

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 Council Member 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

Free Community Yoga

March 25, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Join the Yoga 4 the Bronx and the Bronx River Alliance for free Yoga along the Greenway. Participants are invited to do some yoga at the Soundview Park Overlook. Space is limited, so sign up for the event soon.

Volunteers carrying gardening supplies.
Help beautify the Bronx by planting trees at Bronx Park. Photo courtesy Getty Images

Tree Planting in Bronx Park!

March 28, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Get your hands dirty and help preserve vital habitat along the Bronx River by planting native trees in Bronx Park! Volunteers of all ages can learn about nature and gardening while beautifying the park. Attendees should wear protective clothing that can get dirty and bring a water bottle to stay hydrated. All planting materials and equipment will be provided. Sign up here.


Pelham Bay Library

NYPL Green: Pelham Bay Gardening Workshop

March 24, 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Join staff from the Pelham Bay Library in person for a fun and exciting program about gardening. During this workshop, participants will explore the basic principles of growing their own food. They’ll also learn about the importance of using environmentally-friendly products and avoiding synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, which can harm the environment.

Monday Movie Matinee: FALL

March 27, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Visit the Pelham Bay Library community room for a free showing of “FALL.” The film tells the story of two daredevil friends who might have bitten off more than they could chew. Becky and Hunter live to push themselves through fear, forcing each other beyond their limits for thrills. But this time, they may not survive.

Teen Movie: Little Women

March 30, 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Teens are welcome to join the Pelham Bay Library for a free screening of “Little Women.” Celebrate Women’s History Month by watching the movie adaptation of the classic novel, written by Louisa May Alcott. The movie follows four sisters and their relationship in the years after the Civil War.

Monday Movie Matinee: Easter Sunday

April 3, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Adults are invited to Pelham Bay Library’s community room for a free screening of “Easter Sunday.” The movie follows Joe, a Filipino-American, who attends a family reunion during Easter Sunday. The gathering sparks age-old family issues, but things appear to go well until one of his cousins’ illegal dealings threatens to ruin the event.


Wave Hill

Family Art Project: Musical Magic

March 25-26, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Take your little ones to Wave Hill’s Kerlin Learning Center to learn about how music exists in nature. Nature is full of beautiful sounds, like a breeze through the trees, the hoot of an owl and rain falling on a pond. Everyone will discover the music of the natural world at this fun workshop before making and decorating their very own set of playable pipes to serenade their friends and families.

Concert: Alea

March 26, 2 p.m.-3 p.m.

Enjoy a rich and powerful performance by Colombian-born singer-songwriter at Wave Hill. Her music embraces the sounds of cumbia, vallenato, rancheras, jazz and American pop, bringing a fusion of culture to the Bronx. Buy tickets and register for the hour-long concert here.

Winter Workspace: Open Studios

April 1, 1 p.m.-4 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. During this open studios event, visitors of all ages will be able to meet the artists participating in the program and see what they’ve been working on. Registration is encouraged but not required.

Bowl of clothes dyed yellow.
Have some fun dyeing clothes in natural colors at Wave Hill. Photo courtesy Getty Images.

Family Art Project: Clothe Your Imagination

April 1-2, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Discover the relationship between fashion and nature by learning how to transform a plain T-shirt into a colorful garment using naturally-inspired plant dyes. Visit Wave Hill’s Kerlin Learning Center to discover a lovely palette of vibrant, spring hues from blooming flowers like lilacs and chrysanthemums. Using these pigments as inspiration, families will be able to tie-dye clothing with personal patterns.

Family Art Project: Rainbow Passage

April 8, 10 a.m-1 p.m.

Explore the colors of the rainbow through arts and crafts! Kids will use transparent materials to learn about how light works and create their own bright and decorative window hangings.


Bronx Children’s Museum

Jazz Performance

March 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Visit the Bronx Children’s Museum during the last days of Women’s History Month to see a special musical performance by renowned Bronx jazz musician Dr. Valerie Capers. Reserve tickets here.


Williamsbridge Oval

Silent Disco

March 31, 6 p.m.- 8 p.m.

Bronxites of all ages are invited to get their groove on at this Silent Disco event at the Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center. Dance and socialize with others while listening to the same music through headphones instead of through loud speakers.


Poe Park

NYC Parks Presents “Everything Women”

March 22-29, 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.


New York Botanical Garden

The Orchids of the Herbarium

March 25-26, 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.


Clinton Hall

Arthur Avenue Comedy: Fordham Stand-Up Wednesday

March 22-April 12, 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

Seniors paintinng watercolor outdoors
Get creative and enjoy some fresh air at an outdoor painting event at the Bronx Library Center. Photo courtesy Getty Images

Free Style Watercolor Painting

March 23, 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Adults are invited to relax and enjoy a pleasant and fun time painting outdoors on the third floor terrace of the Bronx Library Center. All materials will be provided by the library. Register here.

Jazz and Puzzles

March 27, 2 p.m.- 4 p.m.

Seniors and Adults are welcome to visit the Bronx Library Center for an afternoon of soothing jazz music, brain-challenging puzzles, and fun social activities.


Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

Nature Inspires: An Art Exhibition

March 22-26, 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

Jewelry Making for Adults & Seniors

March 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.


Throgs Neck Library

Brain Games

March 23 and 30, 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

The Throgs Neck Children’s library staff will be using fun and educational games to challenge children to use the logical and analytical left side of their brain while also incorporating the emotional and imaginative right side of their brain. Children will have fun playing games while stimulating their minds and imaginations.

Fun Film Fridays

March 24 and 31, 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Everyone’s invited to enjoy an afternoon watching a family-friendly movie at the Throgs Neck Library. Film ratings will range from G-PG.

Coloring Stories

March 27, 2:30 p.m-3:30 p.m.

Join the Throgs Neck branch Children’s staff for interactive storytelling and themed-coloring activities. Children grades K-5 and their families are invited to explore new and exciting stories through read-alouds and art activities.


Crotona Park

People/family hiking through a forest.
Identify the signs of spring on a relaxing hike through Crotona Park. Photo courtesy Getty Images

Signs of Spring Hike

March 26, 11 a.m.-12 a.m.

Exercise your mind and your body on an enriching hike through Crotona Park. Attendees will hike through the park’s trails while learning about how nature adapts to changing seasons and identifying the signs of spring.


Lehman Center for the Performing Arts

MALEVO: Argentine Dance

March 26, 4 p.m.

Enjoy a thrilling performance by all-male dance group MALEVO, which specializes in Malambo—a traditional Argentine folk dance of great virility and dexterity. Watch the world-renowned group fuse the with genre with other dance styles like flamenco and urban percussion at this touring performance at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts.


Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture

Film Premiere: COME FIND ME

March 23, 12:30 p.m.

Visit the Black Box Theater at the Hostos Center for the premiere of “Come Find Me,” a movie about story about a Latina mother and daughter facing major life changes, and how their love challenges and inspires them. Sol Miranda and Victoria Cartagena, veteran actors and stars of this movie, will be present for a talkback and Q&A following the film screening. Learn more about the free event here.


March 24, 7 p.m.

Enjoy an intimate and captivating performance at Hostos’ Repertory Theater, filled with live sketches, music, dance and video. The show will also feature a hilarious and thought-provoking follow-up to the Liberation Arts Collective’s popular sketch about an imaginary boxing match between the USA and Puerto Rico. Learn more about the inspiring comedy show and get tickets here.

ANNETTE A. AGUILAR & STRINGBEANS: Women in Latin Jazz Festival

March 25, 8 p.m.

Acclaimed percussionist Annette A. Aguilar, along special guest artists and their bandmembers, will present an evening of Latin Jazz, Brazilian and Salsa in celebration of the 2023 Women in Latin Jazz Festival. Visit Hostos’ Main Theater to witness an entertaining performance in honor of talented female musicians who have collectively shaped the sounds of Latin music, jazz, R&B and rock. Tickets and more information are available here.

Xiomara Fortuna: The Queen of Afro-Caribbean Fusion

April 1, 8 p.m.

Titled the Dominican Republic’s queen of Afro-Caribbean fusion, Xiomara Fortuna will be performing live at Hostos Center’s Main Theater. Enjoy a sonic fusion of ancestral Caribbean music with rock, hip-hop, jazz, merengue, bachata, funk, reggae and more from an artist with over 40 years of visionary artistic work


Rev. T. Wendell Foster Park and Recreation Center

Latin Dance Fitness

March 25, 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.


Soundview Park

NYRR Open Run: Soundview Park

March 25, April 1,8,15, 22, and 29, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Runners and walkers of all ages, abilities and experience levels are welcome to join the New York Road Runners at this free community event. Get active while exploring the neighborhood and admiring beautiful views of the Bronx River waterfront during your run.

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