The JASA Van Cortlandt Jewish Center, located at 3880 Sedgwick Ave., will be hosting a Mexican Thanksgiving Celebration, Tuesday (Nov.24). Lunch will be served at 12:15pm followed by a performance by the Acapulco-90 marching band at 1:00pm. For more information or to RSVP, call 718-549-4700.
The Holiday Train show will be at the Botanical Gardens until Jan. 10. Miniature trains will chug past replicas of NYC landmarks, all made out of plants. For more information, call 718-817-8700 or visit nybg.org.
Children can take part in a hands-on activity at the Botanical Gardens tomorrow and Wednesday at 1:30pm children will learn about the different plants used to make gingerbread. For more information, call 718-817-8700 or visit nybg.org.
Head over to Van Cortlandt park on Saturday(Nov. 28) for a post-turkey day super hike. The hike will be led by park rangers and will begin at 11:00am.
Lehman Professors Mary Carol and Diedre O'Boy present "From Synge to McDonagh: A Century of Violence" on Tuesday at 12:30pm. The presentation will focus on the intersection of violence, love, and language. For more information, visit events.cuny.edu or call 718-960-6722.
Biologist Steven M. Ackerman will deliver the 30th annual Arthur Sweeny Memorial Lecture at Lehman college on December 4th at 5pm. Ackerman, professor of Biology at UMASS Boston and a 1973 Lehman graduate, will deliver the address on his experiences as a student of Sweeny's and how those experiences have influenced his career. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information click here.