What’s Happening?: Exciting events and activities in the Bronx

Kids wearing bunny ears and holding baskets on an Easter egg hunt
Families can take their kids to the Bartow-Pell Mansion’s enclosed garden to hunt for Easter eggs at on April 1 and 8.
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Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

Egg Hunt 2023

April 1 and 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Visit the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum for their annual Easter egg hunt. Children aged two to 12 can hunt for eggs around the museum’s walled garden and have their photos taken with the Easter Bunny on the first two Saturdays of April. Baskets will not be provided and the cost is $10 per child, but admission for adults is free when accompanied by a child. Register for the event here.


Van Cortlandt Park

Outdoor Skills: Camp Cooking

April 2, 11 a.m.-12 p.m

Join the Van Cortlandt Park’s rangers for fun and informative campfire cooking lesson to discover useful tips and tricks about cooking outdoors. Learn about different historic and modern outdoor cooking techniques that will surely impress your friends and help you survive in the wilderness.

Discovery Hike: Marvelous Mosses

April 8, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join the park rangers on an interesting ecology walk to learn all about moss. Participants will get a closer look at these overlooked, unique plant species and discover how interesting they actually are.

Kids Week: Nature Puppet Show

April 11, 1 p.m.-2 p.m.

Bring your kids to Van Cortlandt Park for Kids Week. Children and families are welcome to the park to view some interactive and educational nature-themed puppet shows when they’ll earn more about the variety of animals that can be found in the park.

Kids Week: Stories by the Campfire

April 14, 1 p.m.-2 p.m.

Children and families are invited to gather by the campfire and enjoy an afternoon of story telling and fireside activities at the Nature Center in Van Cortlandt Park. Children will get to socialize with each other while learning about the park and being entertained.

Cooking hotdogs over an open camp fire
Discover useful tips and tricks about outdoor cooking from Van Cortlandt Park’s rangers. Photo courtesy Getty Images


Clinton Hall

Arthur Avenue Comedy: Fordham Stand-Up Wednesday

March 29-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 every Wednesday. 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 get tickets here.


Bronx River

Gardening Tuesday

April 4, 11 and 18, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join the Bronx River Alliance every Tuesday through April for a hands-on community gardening activity at Shoelace Park. Volunteers of all ages will get their hands dirty and help beautify the Bronx River by weeding, mulching, picking up litter, watering and planting. Learn more and sign up here.


City Island Library

Academy Awards Film Fest: “Belfast”

April 1, 2 p.m.-3:45 p.m.

Adult library goers are invited to watch a feature film at the City Island Library every Saturday through April. The library’s Academy Awards Film Fest kicks off with “Belfast,” a movie that follows a working class Irish family and their young son’s childhood during the Northern Ireland conflict of the late 1960s.

Academy Awards Film Fest: “Dunkirk”

Island Writers

April 4, 11, 18 and 25, 1 p.m.-2 p.m.

Adults and seniors interested in writing are welcome to join the City Island Library for Island Writers, a creative writing group that meets every Tuesday. Writers of all levels and expertise can socialize and share ideas with each other to improve each other’s writing.

Adult Coloring

April 6 and 20, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Slip into a calm mindset and relieve some stress at this adult coloring event at the City Island Library. Adults and seniors are invited to socialize with each other while letting their creativity flow.

April 8, 2 p.m.-3:45 p.m. 

Spend a Saturday afternoon watching a captivating feature film as part of the library’s Academy Awards Film Fest. “Dunkirk” is a historical war film based on the Battle of Dunkirk that took place during World War II. The movie follows the intense battle and the great efforts undergone to evacuate the Allies from the beaches of Dunkirk.

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Academy Awards Film Fest: “A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood”

April 15, 2 p.m.-3:45 p.m.

Enjoy an afternoon of entertainment watching “A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood” at the City Island Library. Starring Tom Hanks, the movie follows an investigative journalist named Lloyd Vogel who profiles famous television host Mr. Rogers. Rogers and Vogel develop an important relationship that helps Vogel see goodness and kindness in others.


Pelham Bay Library

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.


Pelham Bay Park

Discovery Hike: Sounds of Spring

April 1, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join Pelham Bay Park’s park rangers for a guided meditative hike and exploration through Hunter Island. Experience and explore nature throughout the park, and learn how to ​​identify the natural sounds that mark the start of spring.

Pink cherry blossom flowers on tree branch.
Identify the natural signs of spring on trees on April 2 at Pelham Bay Park. Photo courtesy Getty Images

Spring Tree ID Walk

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

Hike through Pelham Bay Park with the help of the park’s urban park rangers to learn how to identify different types of blooming trees during the changing season. People of all ages can relax and learn about the signs of spring from the experts themselves.

Outdoor Skills: Camping 101

April 8, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Whether you’re planning a camping trip or you’re stranded in the forest, learning helpful camping tips and tricks might just save your life. Pelham Bay Park’s park rangers will teach attendees all about useful camping equipment, techniques, and the best practices to set up a great outdoor campsite.

Spring Nature Crafts

April 9, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Kids are invited to get creative at this arts and crafts event. Use the natural beauty of Pelham Bay Park as artistic inspiration while creating arts and crafts inspired by the changing season.

Kids Week: Seed Bomb Making

April 10, 1 p.m.–2 p.m.

Led by the park’s rangers, this event will encourage kids to experience nature in a hands-on and fun way. Kids will learn about the importance of wildflowers for pollinators by making seed bombs that will help grow more vital, native wildflowers for birds and insects in the park.


Wave Hill

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.

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 and 9, 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.


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.


Bronx Library Center

April Color Madness

April 6, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Adults who like to color or draw are invited to spend a pleasant morning coloring with other artists at the Bronx Library Center. All materials will be provided by the library.

Printed Polaroid pictures and a blank book.
Take some free Polaroid photos at the Bronx Library Center on April 7. Photo courtesy Getty Images

Library Snap Shot Day

April 7, 4 p.m.-5 p.m.

Teens are invited to bring out their inner photographers and take some creative Polaroid photos at the Library. Library Snap Shot Day is a day for the library to celebrate the support and appreciation it receives from its patrons.

From Page to Screen: April Film Screening

April 8, 2:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m.

The Bronx Library Center will be screening the film “The War of the Worlds,” based on the book by H. G. Wells. The movie follows scientist Clayton Forrester and Sylvia Van Buren, who are the first to arrive at the site of a meteorite crash. When an alien war machine emerges from the crash site and begins killing people at random, the protagonists manage to get a sample of an alien’s blood, hoping to discover their weakness and defeat them before they destroy the 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 30, April 6, 13, 20 and 27, 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. Kids will get to have fun playing games while stimulating their minds and imaginations.

Fun Film Fridays

March 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.

Colorful board game
Young adults are welcome to spend an afternoon playing board games, puzzle games and card games with each other on every Wednesday afternoon this April. Photo courtesy Getty Images

YA Movie Matinee

April 1, 2 p.m.-4:45 p.m.

The Throgs Neck Library will be showing a movie related to Women’s History Month. Teens are invited to watch the movie and activities and snacks will be provided.

YA Game Day

April 5, 12, 19 and 26, 4 p.m.-5 p.m.

Teens are welcome to join the Throgs Neck Library for an afternoon of board games, puzzle games and card games. Have fun socializing and playing games with others every Wednesday after school.

Adult Bingo Game Day

April 15, 2 p.m.-3 p.m.

Adults and seniors are invited to join the library for a bingo game day. Have fun with friends and meet new people while engaging in a friendly and competitive game of bingo.


Lehman Center for the Performing Arts

Orquesta Aragón

April 8, 8 p.m.

Experience the unique sound of Cuban band Orquesta Aragón and special guest Pupi Legarreta at Lehman Center. The charanga band’s distinctive sound is based on traditional Cuban music, which features African and Spanish influences. Enjoy an entertaining night of music, watching the Latin Grammy Award winners perform together. Learn more about the event and find tickets here.

Disco Fever!

April 15, 8 p.m.

Watch multiple legendary disco stars perform their old hits at Lehman Center. Hosted by Joe Causi and Sal Abbatiello, the show features eight live performers, including The Trammps,  France Joli and Carol Douglas. Learn more and find tickets to the nostalgic event here.

State Ballet of Georgia

April 16, 6 p.m.

Visiting New York City from across the world, the State Ballet of Georgia is bringing their ballet performance to Lehman Center all the way from Europe. Experience an evening of neoclassical ballet in a program of works by George Balanchine and Ukrainian choreographer Yuri Possokhov, led by renowned Georgian ballerina Nina Ananiashvili. Learn more and get tickets online.


Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture

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.


Soundview Park

NYRR Open Run: Soundview Park

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 that takes place every Saturday through April. Get your body moving while exploring the neighborhood and admiring beautiful views of the Bronx River waterfront during your run.

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