Community Events: Nov. 28th - Dec. 3rd

Nov. 27, 2019
Community Events: Nov. 28th - Dec. 3rd

It's the holiday season! So many beautiful sights and wonderous activities for the family, why not go check it out? Here's what's coming up in your borough!

November 28th

Bar Car Nights at New York Botanical Garden

Location: 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY
Time: 7PM
Information: All aboard for ADULTS-ONLY nights at the Holiday Train Show! On these nights exclusively for adults, the wintry landscape of NYBG sets the scene for festive outdoor adventures, with an after-dark viewing of the Holiday Train Show as the centerpiece. 
Contact: Please go to or call (718) 817-8700 for more information.

Black Friday Hike” Northwest Woods at Van Cortlandt Park

Location: Cass Gallagher Trail in the Northwest Woods of Van Cortlandt Park, located at Moshulu Avenue and Broadway.
Time: 1PM
Information: On Black Friday, skip the long lines and work off your Thanksgiving feast while enjoying NYC’s great outdoors on a hike with our Urban Park Rangers! Highlights include seasonal waterfalls, temperate forests, fertile wetlands, and rocky outcroppings. 
Contact: Please call (718) 548-0912 for more information.

Teen Game Zone at Poe Park Visitor Center

Location: 2640 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY
Time: 2:30PM
Information: Teen Game Zone is a great way for the youth to be introduced to new games, meet new people, stay active, and have an overall great time in a safe environment! Teens will be able to play board games, games to keep their bodies in motion, and sports-themed video games. They will also be encouraged to engage with one another positively and gain social skills. 
Contact: Please call (718) 365-5516 for more information.

November 30th

Family Art Project: Symbiosis Scenes at Wave Hill

Location: West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY
Time: 10AM
Information: Symbiosis is everywhere! Lichen is formed from the symbiotic relationship between fungus and algae: cleaner fish help bigger fish by picking at dead matter on their skin. Sea anemones ride on the backs of hermit crabs and in return, hermit crabs are protected from octopuses.
Contact: Please got to or call (718) 549-3200 for more information.

Explorer’s Club: Seal watch at Orchard Beach Nature Center in Pelham Bay Park

Location: Please meet at Section 2 of Orchard Beach.
Time: 10AM
Information: Winter is an amazing time of year to observe seals in the NY harbor estuary. You may be surprised by what looks like a rock in the distance, is actually a healthy seal. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the Urban Jingle. Exploration Series focuses on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons. 
Contact: Please call (718) 319-7258 for more information.

Health Insurance Enrollment at Bronx Library Center

Location: 310 East Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY
Time: 10AM - 6PM
Information: Get free help enrolling in the health insurance plan that’s right for you and your family. Enrollment specialists from GetCoveredNYC will be available to help you understand your health insurance options and assist you in enrolling in a quality plan. 
Contact: Please go to NYC.GOV/GetcoveredNYC or call 311.

Lincoln Hospital Greenmarket!

Location: East 149th Street between Morris Avenue and Park Avenue, Bronx, NY
Time: 8AM - 5:30PM
Information: Open on a busy commercial street outside Lincoln Hospital. This market sevres both the hospital employees and the surrounding community. Weekly cooking demonstrations and recipe exchanges offer guidance on how to cook well with fresh, locally grown fruits vegetables available.
Contact: Please go to for more information.

December 1st 

“The Nutcracker” at Lehman College

Location: 250 Bedford Park Avenue, Bronx, NY
Time: 4PM
Information: The National Ballet Theater of Odessa brings “The Nutcracker” to life through graceful costumes, enchanting sets and astonishingly beautiful dances set to Tchaikovsky’s musical score. The National Ballet Theater of Odessa’s is sure to make some magical memories this holiday season!
Contact: Please call (718) 960-8833 for more information. 

New York Botanical Garden presents Sounds of the Season Performances

Location: 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY
Time: 1PM, 2PM, and 3PM
Information: Music carries the holidays, and at NYBG, the carols, pop hits, and instrumentals of the season fills the air during special performances by an eclectic lineup of musicians throughout the Holiday Train Show. 
Contact: Pease go to or call (718) 817-8700 for more information. 

Christmas Spectacular: The Rockettes!

Location: 1260 6th Avenue, Manhattan, NY
Time: 11AM, 2PM, 5PM, and 8PM
Information: The radiant Radio City Music Hall is decked out for the season and the Rockettes shine like never before in a breathtaking new number that transforms the stage into a glistening winter wonderland! Share in the joy with Santa, the Nutcracker and the unforgettable Living Nativity.
Contact: Please go to or call (212) 465-6225 for more information. 

Nature Exploration Hike: Cass Gallagher Trail and Van Cortlandt Park

Location: Moshulu Avenue and Broadway, Bronx, NY
Time: 12PM
Information: View the forest from the perspective of a naturalist as you walk with the Urban Park Rangers along the 1.4-mile nature trail named in honor of longtime Bronx resident and naturalist Cass Gallagher.
Contact: Please call (718) 548-0912 for more information. 

December 2nd  

Bronx Documentary Center presents Artist Talk!

Location: 614 Courtlandt Avenue, Bronx, NY
Time: 7PM
Information: Join photographer MArk Steinmetz as he discusses his new book Carnival. From 1982-2001 he travelled to country fairs, urban street fairs, and small circuses across the United States, to make photographs of the families, teens and carnies that contain all the warmth and frenetic energy of a day at the Carnival.
Contact: Please go to or call (718) 993-3512 for more information.

Community Meeting for Aqueduct Walk at University Heights Presbyterian Church

Location: 2167 University Avenue, Bronx, NY
Time: 6PM
Information: Do you want to make a difference in your community and support or care for a park near you? At Partnerships for parks, we help people, organizations, and government work together to support NYC parks, gardens, trees, and other green spaces. *Community dinner will be served*.
Contact: Please go to or call (212) 602-5347 for more information. 

December 3rd

Canva for Small Business Demonstration at Tremont Library

Location: 1866 Washington Avenue, Bronx, NY
Time: 10:30AM
Information: Canva is a simplified graphic-design tool website. It uses a drag-and-drop format and provides access to photographs, vector images, graphics, and fonts. Could be used by non-designers as well as professionals. Join the demonstration on how to use Canva for your small business. 
Contact: Please call (718) 299-5177 for more information. 

Neighborhood Ballads: Map Workshop at Pelham Bay Library

Location: 3060 Middletown Road, Bronx, NY
Time: 1PM
Information: Learn to make a personal map based on your neighborhood and community. Participants will do a mental mapping exercise, followed by discussion. The finished product can be added to the New York Public Library’s map collection. 
Contact: Please call (718) 792-6744 for more information.

Special Olympics Training at St. Mary’s Recreation Center

Location: St. Ann’s Avenue and 145th Street, Bronx, NY
Time: 12:30PM
Information: This is an instructional Adaptive Sport Program to teach Tier 1-3 sports and developmental drills. This will lead to more sporting and advance sporting activities and will assist with positive interactive activities and a healthy lifestyle. 
Contact: Please call (718) 402-5155 for more information.