Hey Bronxites, this upcoming week is filled with art and writing workshops, outdoor adventures, music performances and more. Go check out these upcoming events happening in your borough!
Location: 240 East 172nd Street, Bronx, NY
Information: In New York, students lose hundreds of thousands of days in the classroom each year because of suspensions. These punishments disproportionately impact Black and Latinx students and those with disabilities. Join students, organizers, advocates, and policy experts to discuss the impact that policing has on students in New York City.
Contact: Please go to NYCLU.org/BronxTownhall for more information.
Location: 291 West 231st Street, Bronx, NY
Information: The group is focused on autobiographical writing, but all genres are welcome. Writing sessions consist of a short stream-of-consciousness writing activity, then sharing and discussion of work produced from that activity or of work brought from home.
Contact: Please call (718) 548-5656 for more information.
Location: 575 Walton Ave, Bronx, NY
Information: La Lucha Sigue (The Struggle Continues) Photography Exhibition by Maximo Rafael Colon at Pregones Theater. Mr. Colon is the ideal artist provocateur that has always been in the forefront of social justice and community empowerment. His photographs span over forty years dedicated to the well being of the Puerto Rican and Latino community.
Contact: Please go to Enfoco.org for more information.
Location: 2521 Glebe Avenue, Bronx, NY
Information: Mental Health First Aid is a FREE 8-hour Certification course that will help you: Identify signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression recognize the early signs and symptoms of mental illness and substance misuse.
Learn how to respond if you see these signs in youth, friends, and loved ones. *Registration is required*
Contact: Please call (718) 862-0436 for more information.
Location: 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY
Information: Join the Bronx Opera conducted by Michael Spierman, as they bring exciting themes to their productions, tell stories in new ways, and express great drama sets to unforgettable music.
Contact: Please go to BronxOpera.Org or call (646) 281-9963 for more information.
Location: 2147 Barnes Avenue, Bronx, NY
Information: Feeling bored? Drop into the Young Adult section and have a go at a board game (or bring your own to share). Or if you prefer, battle your librarian at a game of hangman using popular manga characters, your favorite graphic novel, or plain trivia. For ages 13 +.
Contact: Please call (718) 829-5864 for more information.
Location: 5540 Mosholu Avenue, Bronx, NY
Information: Riverdale Library presents early childhood play dates for you and your young children. Both parents and children are invited to participate in a read-aloud story, and then to socialize, play, and dance to the music in our community room.
Contact: Please call (718) 549-1212 for more information.
Location: 195 West 1st Street, Mount Vernon, NY
Information: “Church People” is a Gospel comedy about Mother Primrose and her efforts to protect her church of the saints.
Contact: Please send an email to Dfran123@yahoo.com for more information.
Location: Crawford Avenue and Palmer Avenue, Bronx, NY
Information: Join NYC Parks Stewardship's monthly Green Neighborhood event in Seton Falls Park in The Bronx! Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help create a healthier ecosystem.
Contact: Please call (718) 392-5232 for more information.
Location: St. Ann's Avenue and 145th Street, Bronx, NY
Information: Join us for jazz concerts with world-class musicians from the Jazz Foundation of America. This group combines superb musicianship with unique string and percussion arrangements of Latin Brazilian jazz, contemporary jazz, classical and world music.
Contact: Please call ( 718) 402-5155 for more information.
Location: West 246th Street and Broadway, Bronx, NY
Information: Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. All programs are family-friendly but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.
Contact: Please call (718) 548-0912 for more information.
Location: West 248 Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY
Information: In 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. visited the Gee’s Bend Community in rural Alabama and the Freedom Quilting Bee was established. The bold patterns and bright colors of these now famous quilts are made from fabric scraps. Come and create your own brilliant compositions out of bountiful squares of donated fabric to honor Dr. King’s birthday.
Contact: Please go to WaveHill.org or call (718) 549-3200 for more information.
Location: Meeting at Orchard Beach Nature Center in Pelham Bay, Section 2 of Orchard Beach, Bronx, NY
Information: Winter is a great time to explore the shoreline for seals and other marine wildlife. This time of year, native harbor seals bask and rejoice in the cold temperatures. Catch a glimpse of these marine mammals during low tide on rocky outcroppings off the shores of the city.
Contact: Please call (718) 319-7258 for more information.
Location: 250 Bedford Park Blvd West, Bronx, NY
Information: The performance starts with dozens of players hitting a Japanese drum made from a huge 400 year-old tree. After that moment, the stage is filled with excitement from start to finish. The Drummers of Japan, return to North America in 2020 with their thrilling, high-energy and explosive interpretation of a centuries old Taiko tradition.
Contact: Please go to LehmanCenter.org for more information.
Location: 310 E Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY
Information: Need help practicing your reading? Sign up for a 15-minute session to read one-on-one with a librarian and sharpen your literacy skills. See children's information desk to sign up for a slot. For ages 6 and up! *Children must already know how to read*.
Contact: Please call (718) 579-4244 for more information.
Location: 3882 Cannon Place, Bronx, NY
Information: Do you want to go to college? Are you having a hard time figuring out where to start preparing your application? Do you need some assistance with all of the paperwork? Schedule a College/Career Counseling Session at the Van Cortlandt Library! If you’ve got questions, we’ll get you the answers!
Contact: Please call (718) 543-5150 for more information.