What’s Happening: Coast to Coast Walk, Latin jazz at Bronxlandia and some family fun

Chef handing a tortilla to a foodie at a street food market
Bronx Night Market will celebrate Oktoberfest on Sept. 30, 2023.
Photo courtesy Getty Images

Ewen Park 

Bronx Coast to Coast Walk

Sept. 30, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Dip your feet in the Hudson and the Sound on the same day on the same walk — and celebrate with drinks and lunch on City Island after. This 18-mile walk starts at the northwest corner of Broadway and West 231st Street at the 1 train stop at 9 a.m. Join the FreeWalkers at Ewen Park and walk west with them towards the Hudson River, pass one of the Kennedys’ homes, go to a hidden park by the Metro-North tracks, explore Fieldston and its numerous mansions, and more. The event is free — get your tickets here!


Indian Field

Woodlawn Family Fun Day

Sept. 23, 1-4 p.m.

Join Van Cortlandt Park Alliance and the Women of Woodlawn for family fun activities in Indian Field. Activities will include Divi Roxx Kids, confetti face painters, Woodlawn family walks, nature crafts and more. Indian Field is located at 233rd Street and Van Cortlandt Park East. RSVP here to have fun quality time with your family at Woodlawn! 



Casita Maria Presents: BronX BandA featuring Arturo O’Farrill

Sept. 22, 5:30-7 p.m.

Watch various performances of Latin jazz compositions inspired by the stories of Bronx heroes at Bronxlandia, a performance and event venue that was previously a century-old Hunts Point train station. BronX BandA, a jazz ensemble, recently released their album titled “Love & Resilience,” which is dedicated to the youth, families and communities of the South Bronx that Casita Maria serves. Reserve a spot for free here to celebrate the Bronx with sounds of jazz and stories of the community. 

The Bronxlandia building, located at 910 Hunts Point Ave., is housed inside an old train station and is giving locals a space to call their own. Photo ET Rodriguez


North Bronx Community Cultural Fair

Sept. 23, 12:30 p.m.

Attend the North Bronx Community Cultural Fair, which aims to bring awareness to the need for unity within the North Bronx community. The cultural fair will shine a spotlight on the vibrant North Bronx communities through the mediums of music, dance and art, including live performances by local R&B, reggae, soul, funk and gospel performers. RSVP here for this free outdoor event, which will be taking place at 3320 Laconia Ave., between Gun Hill and Boston roads. 


Fordham Plaza

Bronx Night Market

Sept. 30, 1 p.m.-7 p.m.

Indulge in good food, drinks and music at the second-to-last Bronx Night Market of the year. The Bronx Night Market hosts more than 60 vendors from all around the world every month to celebrate culture, cuisine and community. Reserve a spot here and celebrate the beginning of Oktoberfest with fellow Bronxites! 


Wave Hill

Annual Gardeners’ Party

Sept. 21, 5 p.m.

Wave Hill has long served as a beacon to garden enthusiasts with its intimate gardens and framed vistas of the Hudson River and Palisades. This year’s annual Gardeners’ Party fundraiser promises to bring the horticultural community together in this stunning setting to honor renowned garden writer and podcaster Margaret Roach. Roach has been a champion of Wave Hill for decades and has served as both a member of the garden’s Board of Directors and chair of its Friends of Horticulture Committee.


The Riverdale Y Sunday Market

Riverdale Art Fest

Sept. 24, 10 a.m.

The first Riverdale Art Fest will add a thrilling component to the delicious food offerings that are a weekly staple of the Riverdale Y Sunday Market. The market is held each week in the Riverdale Temple parking lot at 4545 Independence Ave. (near 246th Street).

Designed to introduce talented Riverdale artists to their community and vice versa, the Riverdale Art Fest will fill the entire center aisle of the Market, featuring Riverdale artists’ extraordinary work in painting, photography, drawing, watercolor, spin art, acrylics, three-dimensional art and more.


Bronx County Historical Society

Exhibit: The Death of Edgar and Virginia Poe

By appointment and select weekends through September

Join The Bronx County Historical Society and the Edgar Allan Poe House Museum in Baltimore for the Deaths of Edgar and Virginia Poe. The exhibit explores Poe’s infamous death and is on loan from Poe Baltimore. It will be displayed at the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage through September.

Life-sized Edgar Allan Poe cutout stands in the second floor of Poe Cottage on Kingsbridge Road and the Grand Concourse. Photo ET Rodriguez

Bronx Zoo

Pumpkin Nights at the Bronx Zoo

Sept. 28 -Oct. 29, 6-10 p.m. Last entry is at 9 p.m. 

Pumpkin Nights at the Bronx Zoo, with more than 5,000 carved, animal-themed pumpkins over a half-mile jack-o’-lantern trail, will debut Thursday, Sept. 28 with live pumpkin carving demonstrations, games, festive fall treats and food trucks and fun for all ages. 

Tickets are $34.95 for adults 12 and up, and $24.95 for children ages 3-12 on Thursdays and Sundays, and $36.95 for adults and $26.95 for children on Fridays and Saturdays. Children under 3 are free. Wildlife Conservation Society members will receive a 40% discount.


New York Botanical Garden 


Sept. 16 through Nov. 12

The New York Botanical Garden becomes the region’s pumpkin headquarters during NYBG Fall-O-Ween, offering a fun and engaging array of activities, programs, and photo opportunities for all ages. Experience hundreds of pumpkins and gourds on display; food and beverage talks, demonstrations and tastings; and two family-friendly Spooky Garden Nights, offering Halloween-themed entertainment for adults and children alike. Fan favorite Adam Bierton returns to NYBG to create his intricate and nature-inspired pumpkin carvings and to host a master carver competition. Once again, the Botanical Garden is the place to see giant pumpkins during the last two weeks of October, culminating in the exciting Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekend. 

The New York Botanical Garden becomes the region’s pumpkin headquarters during Fall-O-Ween, beginning on Sept. 16, 2023. Photo courtesy Getty Images

Farmers Market

Every Wednesday through Oct. 18, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Visit the New York Botanical Garden Farmers Market to enjoy locally grown produce, baked goods and other speciality items. The NYBG’s farmers market is one of the top 10 farmers markets in NYC, and it is located near the Mosholu entrance. Find out more here.


The Bronx Brewery

Beer and Build Night @ The Bronx Brewery

Saturday, Sept. 23, 3-9 p.m.

Come join us at the Bronx Brewery for a night of fun and games! We’ll have a variety of Nintendo Switch games set up for you to play. And if you’re a fan of Gunpla and model kits, we’ll have a great selection of models available for purchase from Gundam Planet. First 40 people to buy a ticket will get a free beer so, grab a pint of your favorite brew and enjoy the action. There will be food available for purchase and music to keep the party going.

Other vendors TBA, but if you would like to be a sponsor or a vendor please email us at [email protected]. Don’t miss out on this unique event – get your tickets now!

For more things to do in the Bronx, visit our Bronx Times Events page.