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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Upcoming Bronx Events through Oct. 26

[Note to readers: This "Upcoming Bronx Events" post will be a regular feature of the Bronx News Network blog. On Thursdays, we'll let you know what's on tap for the weekend. On Mondays, we'll tell you about all the important meetings and events for the rest of the week. Enjoy.]

Boo at the Zoo featuring family activities, including a Haunted Safari Adventure, will take place on weekends at the Bronx Zoo, October 17 to 18, 24 to 25, and 31 to Nov. 1. Visitors can also enjoy wildlife magic shows, pumpkin carving demonstrations, haunted hayrides, music, entertainment, trick or treats, and more. Children wearing a wildlife costume will receive free general admission with a full priced adult admission purchase. For more information, call (718) 367-1010 or visit http://www.blogger.com/www.bronxzoo.com.

Comedian and Bronx local Tracey Morgan will be appearing at the Barnes & Noble on 290 Baychester Ave where he will be signing copies of his new book,
"I Am the New Black" on Friday (Oct. 23) at 7:00 p.m.

Irish artist Katie Holten will be at the Bronx Museum of the Arts on Friday (Oct. 23) from 6-8:00 p.m. to discuss and give a tour of her new exhibit. Holten was commissioned by the Bronx Museum of the Arts to create "Tree Museum," a gallery celebrating the centennial of the Grand Concourse. For more information visit bronxmuseum.org or call 718 681-6000

The Bedford Park Congregational Church will host its Annual Fun Fair and Flea Market at 201st Street and Bainsbridge Avenue on Oct. 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, contact Reverend Dr. Christopher Ponnuraj at (718) 367-8996.

It’s My Park Day! Volunteer at Williamsbridge Oval Park on Saturday, Oct. 24. There will be bulb planting, weeding and winterizing from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and trash can painting from noon to 2 p.m. Meet in front of the Recreation Center. For more information, call (718) 324-4461 ext. 249 and ask for Jenn Beaugrand.

Charlie Wilson will be a part of the grand re-opening of Paradise Theater in the Bronx (2413 Grand Concourse) with a concert on Saturday (Oct. 24) at 8 p.m. The former Gap Band frontman will be joined by R&B newcomer K’Jon. For more information, visit http://www.blogger.com/www.paradisetheaterevents.com.

The Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, located at 250 Bedford Pk. Blvd. W., presents Johnny Ventura, performing merengue and joined by four meringue icons ($55 to $75) on Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. For more information, call (718) 960-8833.

Housing Committee Meeting for Community Board 8 on Monday, October 26, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. at the district office ( 5676 Riverdale Avenue Bronx, NY 10471). Call 718 884-3959 for more information.

The New York Botanical Garden presents Farmers Market/Greenmarket will run through Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays at the base of the Library Allee and Saturdays at the Metro-North Parking Area near Mosholu Gate. Visitors can learn about composting, recycling and growing vegetables at noon, and can take part in cooking or gardening demonstrations. For more information and a detailed schedule, call (718) 817-8700 or visit http://www.nybg.org/ .

Beyond Appearances, an exhibition bringing together a group of approximately 40 artists, includes painting, drawing, sculpture, video, and installation, will be on display Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., until Dec. 11, 2009 at the Lehman College Art Gallery, Fine Arts Building, 250 Bedford Pk. Blvd. W. For more information, call (718) 960-8731.

The Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street, presents an exhibition series commemorating the Grand Concourse’s centennial, featuring The Grand Concourse Commissions, through Jan. 4. Originally called the Grand Boulevard, the Grand Concourse celebrates its 100th year in 2009. For more information, call (718) 681-6000 or visit http://www.blogger.com/www.bronxmuseum.org.

The Bronx: Then and Now & Authors Night will be held at the Museum of Bronx History, 3266 Bainbridge Ave. (at 208th Street), from Oct. 15 through April 15, 2010. For more information call the Bronx County Historical Society at (718) 881-8900.

Edgar Allan Poe – A Bicentennial Celebration will take place at the Museum of Bronx History, 3266 Bainbridge Ave. (at 208th Street), from Oct. 15 through April 15, 2010. Learn about Poe, his life and his time spent in the Bronx. For more information, call the Bronx County Historical Society at (718) 881-8900.


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