The Bronx Library Center presents "A Musical Tribute to Sam Cooke" on Saturday (Nov. 14) at 2:30 p.m. New York jazz and pop vocalist Cody Childs will pay tribute to Cooke's career, singing some of the artists' most well-known songs. This event is free and open to the public, so check it out. For more info, call (718) 579-4244.
Van Cortlandt Jewish Center at 3880 Sedgwick Ave. will hold its annual indoor bazaar and carnival on Nov. 15. The event begins at 11 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information call (718) 884-6105.
The Bronx River Art Center at 1087 Tremont Ave. will continue its 2009-2010 gallery series with "Dialects 1.2," an exhibit running through December 5 that pairs the works of Bronx artists with foreign-born, New York based artists. The exhibition attempts to observe the irony in cultural containment, and in the ways different cultures seek to identify themselves. For more information call (718) 589-5819 or visit http://www.blogger.com/www.bronxriverart.org.
The Van Cortlandt House Museum will hold a lecture tour on Saturday (Nov. 14) at 2 p.m. called "Dutch, Not Much" that will explore and explain the Dutch roots incorporated in the Van Cortlandt Manor. The tour costs $10 and includes the lecutre, tour, and refreshments. Reservations are suggested. For more info, call (718) 543-3344.
Pelham Bay Park at Bruckner Boulevard and Wilkinson Ave. will be holding an event this Sunday (Nov. 15) called "Astronomy" beginning at 6 p.m at the Park Ranger's office. Visitors will be able to use high powered telescopes to gaze the heavens, learning about stars, constellations, and the different phases of the moon. The event is free and open to the public. The event depends on the weather, so those planning on attending should call (718) 885-3467 the day of.