What’s Happening: Bronx-based filmmaker meetups, goodbye-to-winter hikes and more!

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Say goodbye to the winter cold and welcome spring with open arms with members of the Van Cortlandt Alliance!
Photo courtesy Getty Images

Bronx Filmmaker Meet-up

Artizen: 3700 Riverdale Ave. The Bronx, NY 10463

Saturday, March 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Free admission.

Join us for a casual meet-up of Bronx-based filmmakers! We are looking forward to meeting new friends, and chatting about how we can creative a thriving film eco-system, right here in the Bronx. Feel free to bring a friend – the more, the merrier. The meetup is being organized by filmmakers Bat-Sheva Guez, Shetal Shah, Lauren Sowa and Alexandra Turshen.

Goodbye to Winter – Sunset Equinox Hike in Van Cortlandt Park

Tuesday, March 19, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Free admission.

Join us for a magical equinox sunset hike in Van Cortlandt Park. This easy 1.5-mile hike to Vault Hill and back offers an unforgettable farewell to winter, enriched with plant identification and scenic views. Perfect for those looking to welcome spring with open arms.

Photo courtesy Van Cortlandt Park Alliance

11th Annual BOOM Dance Competition at the College of Mount Saint Vincent

Hayes Auditorium, 6301 Riverdale Ave.

Friday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m.

$5-10 admission

Join the University of Mount Saint Vincent Filiment Dance Troupe for the 11th Annual BOOM Dance Competition. BOOM is a student sponsored dance competition, highlighted by the 4 host dance groups – Dolphin Dolls, Filiment Dance Troupe, Fatal Attraction and FLAVA. In addition, we welcome teams from neighboring schools and institutions.

Doors to open at 7 p.m. and show starts promptly at 7:30 p.m.

Laughs For Good

Saint John’s Episcopal, 100 Underhill St., Yonkers, NY 10710

Friday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m.

$28.52 – $100 admission

Laughs for Good is a comedy fundraiser benefiting Doctors Without Borders & The Egyptian Red Crescent delivering relief to Gaza. Each in-person ticket includes delicious Palestinian food from Ayat & beverages, & stand up comedy from 5 prominent comedians. Zoom tickets are available as well.

The Bronx Vegan Bazaar

1125 Grand Concourse

Wednesday, March 20, from 4 to 9 p.m. 

$25 admission

A market experience for ‘big’ business owners sharing their delicious vegan food, pastries and natural juices to the community. Experience vegan food vendors, awesome humans to network with and more.

The Bronx Vegan Bazaar is the first vegan food experience for and by the Bronx. This weekly communal experience highlights emerging Bronx food vendors, and hosts established ones, who want to share their expression of living a vegan lifestyle to improve the health of Bronx residents.

Organized by a group of Bronxites, BVB understands the needs of the community and is committed to changing the health and commerce landscape of the borough.

Bronx Night Market: The Borough’s Most Famous Cuisine & Culture Festival

Saturday, April 6, from 4 to 10 p.m.

$9 admission

As the longest-running event series in the northmost borough, the Bronx Night Market stands as a transformative force, revolutionizing the foodie scene and cultivating a deep connection to the identity of the Bronx. With a remarkable lineup of 50 local vendors, this iconic market draws over 4,000 guests each time, making it a thriving hub for community engagement and culinary exploration.

Beyond its diverse array of cuisines and unique vendors, the Night Market serves as a dynamic platform for local businesses, providing a stage for the wealth of talents within the Bronx. The event embodies the spirit of the borough, celebrating its unique identity through a fusion of flavors, cultures, and entrepreneurial spirit. The Bronx Night Market is not merely a culinary gathering; it is a powerful reflection of the community’s resilience, creativity and collective pride, contributing to the borough’s cultural richness and economic vibrancy.

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