What’s Happening | Woodwinds and yoga, open mics, tango quartets and more!

n this program, the ensemble offers the audience insight into how tango evolved from marginal venues to cafes and dance halls, and finally to prominent concert halls.
Photo courtesy Bronx River Art Center

Movement and Music

Wednesday, April 10, at 11 a.m.

74 Van Cortlandt Park South

Free admission

The Bronx Arts Ensemble woodwind quintet joins master yoga teaching artist Amparo Santiago for a session blending movement, relaxation and classical music. Amparo will lead the audience in gentle yoga stretches suitable for all abilities.

Don’t forget to bring a yoga mat for traditional yoga or try chair yoga for a more accessible option. Enjoy the session and add a touch of fun to the experience!

Dominican Folklore

Thursday, April 11, at 7 p.m.

The Bronx Brewery & Empanology

856 East 136th St.

Free admission

Join us at The Bronx Brewery & Empanology for a night filled with traditional music and dance from the Dominican Republic.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and rich history of the Dominican people as we celebrate through live performances.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to experience the beauty of Dominican folklore right here in the heart of the Bronx.

Nathan & Schubert with the New York Classical Players

Friday, April 19, at 3 p.m.

Chapel of the Immaculate Conception

Founders Hall University of Mount St. Vincent, Bronx

Free admission (suggested donation)

Since 2011, NYCP has been captivating audiences in The Bronx with its compelling performances. We are excited to return to the University of Mount St. Vincent with this dynamic program that opens with William Grant Still’s Mother and Child, an emotionally rich and elegant portrayal of motherhood from this groundbreaking composer. The program also highlights two living American composers: the premiere of Seth Grosshandler’s Concertino for Cello, featuring the accomplished cellist Madeline Fayette, and Eric Nathan’s Double Concerto for Two Violas with celebrated violists Misha Amory and Hsin-Yun Huang as soloists. The finale is Schubert’s much-loved Death and the Maiden, known for its profound emotional depth and intensity.

Bronx Chronicles – Open Mic Night

Friday, April 19, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

iNINE Bistro

53 Bruckner Blvd.

Free admission

Welcome to the Bronx Chronicles Creative Writing Session and Open Mic Night! Get ready for an exciting night filled with resilience and triumph. Join us at the vibrant iNINE Bistro in the heart of the South Bronx. Come out to Open Mic enjoy the ambience as we have fun creating together with Host Creative Writer Chelsey J. Don’t miss out on this epic night of music, food (available for purchase) and good vibes. See you there!

Photo courtesy Getty Images

The Story Garden: Where Reading Meets Art and Nature

Thursday, April 25, from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Bronx River Community Garden

1086 East 180th St.

Free admission

Come for a magical afternoon of storytelling, art and nature! Let your imagination bloom as we gather with Bronx-based author and illustrator Charles Esperanza to share his new book, “Kicks In The Sky.”

We will spark creativity with a hands-on art experience inspired by the story and finish with nurturing nature by getting to plant your very own container garden.

Best for ages 4 to 10 years old. Every registered participant will receive their very own copy of the featured book.

Don’t miss the debut of our exciting series, connecting with nature and community through the power of storytelling.

Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet

Saturday, April 27, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Bronx River Art Center

1087 East Tremont Ave.

Free admission

This program includes selections from great tango masters from the 1930s to the present, such as Alfredo Gobbi, Francisco Canaro, Osvaldo Pugliese, the revolutionary Astor Piazzolla and Pedro Giraudo. In this program, the ensemble offers the audience insight into how tango evolved from marginal venues to cafes and dance halls, and finally to prominent concert halls. The musical journey will be accompanied by short anecdotes about the main figures in the history of tango, as well as some explanation of the principal rhythms of the genre (milonga, waltz, and tango).

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