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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Upcoming Bronx Events: Memorial Day Weekend

Read on to find out where
Dora will be this weekend:

Friday, May 28

Emily Dickinson's Garden: The Poetry Of Flowers

See spring in The Garden through the eyes of one of America's most beloved literary figures, Emily Dickinson. This exhibition combines her fascinating life's story with her passion for nature, all set in 250 acres of living beauty. Friday, May 28, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Botanical Gardens is located at 200th Street And Kazimiroff Boulevard or you can visit the Botanical Gardens website for more information.

Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine and a Miracle
In honor of Memorial Day, the Bronx Zoo is bringing in a U.S. Marine to read the story of Nubs, an Iraqi dog that was the leader of a pack of wild dogs living off the land and barely surviving. But Nubs’s life changed when he met Marine Major Brian Dennis. Follow Nubs through a freezing desert, filled with danger, to find his friend. Friday, May 28, 3 p.m., Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Boulevard. Visit the Bronx Zoo’s website for more information.

Saturday, May 29

Home Gardening Demonstrations
The New York Botanical Garden hosts demonstrations every Saturday and Sunday at their Home Gardening Center, with admissions free on Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to noon. There will be a lesson on making homemade butter on Saturday, May 29, and two sessions on caring for roses in the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden on June 5 and 12. Call (718) 817-8700 or visit the Botanical Gardens website for more information.

Sunday, May 30

Car Show
Fordham University and the 48th Precinct’s Community Council are hosting their 6th annual car show on Sunday, May 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fordham Road and Southern Boulevard. Call Aida I. Haddock at (917) 642-0197 or Louie Soto at (845) 590-5869 for more details.

Free Memorial Day Holiday Tent Concert
The Bronx Arts Ensemble Orchestra will be conducted by David Gilbert and feature soprano Halley Gilbert, trombonist Papo Vázquez, vocalist Rafael De Jesus and pianist Orlay Alonso. The free BAE Memorial Day outdoor tent concert is scheduled rain or shine. Seating will be provided. Pedestrians can enter the park at Broadway and 246th Street. Sunday, May 30 2 p.m. Free parking is also available at the Van Cortlandt Golf House, Van Cortland Ave. South & Bailey Ave.

Goulden Avenue And Bedford Park Boulevard West
A guided walk with the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct follows the path of the Old Croton Aqueduct to (but not on) the High Bridge. Learn about aqueduct history, engineering and nearby historic sites.Optional extension across Washington Bridge to view Manhattan end of High Bridge. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Bedford Park Blvd. and Goulden Ave. Bring lunch and water. About 4-5 miles. For further information call 914-478-3961 or email czfahn@yahoo.com.

The Boyfriend
The Roaring Twenties lives on in this heartwarming musical about a group of British girls attending a finishing school on the French Riviera. Join the girls and their potential "boyfriends" as they dance their way through the stories of romance and the arrival of their unexpected parents! It's a silly spoof of all 20's musicals, complete with Charleston, Soft-shoe and Can-can. Join the Rising Stars for this uplifting show; perfect for a spring evening at the theatre! Sunday, May 30, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., 5625 Arlington Avenue or visit the Riverdale YM-YWha website for more info.

Dora & Diego’s 4-D Adventure at the Bronx Zoo
Beginning Friday, May 28 – Memorial Day weekend – the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo will present Dora & Diego’s 4-D Adventure, a new family friendly theatrical film and attraction based on Nickelodeon’s hit animated preschool series Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego, Go!. For the first time ever, families can see these popular characters animated in digital 3-D, with special effects that make the story burst off the screen into a 4-D experience. To kick off the new attraction, Dora and Diego costumed characters will make special appearances on Saturday, May 29 and Sunday, May 30 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. as part of the ongoing line-up of live family entertainment as WCS’s Bronx Zoo continues Animal Tales Extravaganza. Visit the Bronx Zoo’s website for more information.


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