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Friday, May 14, 2010

Bronx Events, Through the Weekend

The Big Draw (pictured above) at Wave Hill, features a variety of drawing activities for all ages, free, and grounds admission is free until noon, on May 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, call (718) 549-3200 or visit www.wavehill.org.

Click here for our guide to Bronx Week! Events begin on Wednesday. We'll have daily Bronx Week happenings right here.

It's My Park! Day takes place this Saturday (5/15) in parks throughout the city. Over 150 projects and events will occur on that day. The event is being organized by Partnerships for Parks, which is celebrating it's 15th Anniversary. In the northwest Bronx, you can get involved at Mosholu Parkway and Webster Ave. or at St. James Park between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The Fordham Road Business Improvement District (BID) presents its 3rd Annual Forham Go Green Walk, May 15 from 11 a.m. t o 3 p.m., start out at 2500 Creston Ave (near E Fordham Rd). The route: From Jerome Ave to E Kingsbridge Rd to Poe Park. This free community event raises awareness on recycling, environmental friendly practices and healthy initiatives. For more details contact Wilma Alonso or Daniel Bernstein at (917) 232-9006 / (917) 232-9007 or e-mail fordhamroadbid@optimum.net.

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts presents an internationally acclaimed dance journey celebrating the people, stories and drama behind Tango, Gauchos and Salsa -- RHYTHM & PASSION – on Saturday, May 15 at 8 p.m. The show takes audiences on a magical trek through time to the sensuous music of the tango, the explosive gauchos, and the sizzling Afro-Cuban rhythms of Salsa. Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is on the campus of Lehman College/CUNY at 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West. Tickets are: $35 (orch.), $30 (mezz.) and $25 (balc.) and $10 any seat for children 12 and under, and can be purchased by calling the Lehman Center box office at (718) 960.8833, or through 24-hour online access at www.LehmanCenter.org.

Bronx-born author Pura M. De Jesus-Coniglio is holding a book signing and reading on May 14, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble in Co-op City, 290 Baychester Ave, for her new book, "THE BRONX: Exposing Its True DNA & Breaking The Stigma."

The Lehman College Community Band will give its final Spring concert, "May Dance," on Sunday, May 16 at 2 p.m. in the Lovinger Theatre. The event is free and open to the public. Contact the College's Music Department at 718-960-8247 or e-mail music.department@lehman.cuny.edu.
From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 15 is Service-Learning Day 2010 at Kingsbridge Heights Community Center, 3101 Kingsbridge Terrace. The event will include community garden planting, mural painting, and health and nutrition workshops. Contact Neil Bogan at KHCC, (718) 884-0770 ext. 116 for more information.

The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD!), located at 841 Barretto St., is presenting its Boogie Down Dance Series 2010 from May 7 to 23 featuring a variety of shows. For a complete schedule, call (718) 842-5223 or visit bronxacademyofartsanddance.org.

The Woodlawn Cemetery, located at the corner of Bainbridge and Jerome avenues, presents Woodlawn in Bloom, a spring blossom walking tour led by author Edward Sibley Barnard, May 16. Meet at the Jerome Avenue entrance at 2 p.m. Fee: $10; $5/seniors/students; free for ages under 6. Woodlawn also offers free End of Life Planning Seminar, featuring family service counselors discussing arrangements for final resting places, May 19 at 7 p.m. in the Woolworth Chapel. For more information, call (718) 920-1470 for the tour and (718) 920-1463 ext. 252 for the seminar.

The Museum of Bronx History, located at 3266 Bainbridge Ave. (at 208th Street), presents Parkchester: City Within a City, through Oct. 3. For more information, call the Bronx County Historical Society at (718) 881-8900.

The Bronx River Art Center, located at 1087 E. Tremont Ave. is presenting Dialects IV, through May 29. For more information, visit www.nyc.gov/urbanart.

The Jerome Park Library, at 118 Eames Place, Toddler Story Time, May 16 at 11 a.m. For more information, call (718) 549-5200.

Click here for the Norwood News' guide to Bronx Week! (in case you missed it earlier)

If we missed anything, feel free to include other events in the comments section or e-mail bxnewsandevents@gmail.com.


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