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Monday, May 24, 2010

Upcoming Bronx Events Through May 31

Tuesday, May 25

Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos
Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos presents solo and group exhibitions of art produced in various media and through interdisciplinary practices that connect artists, communities, and ideas within and beyond the Bronx. Longwood's Project Room was created in 1991 to focus on Bronx and Bronx-based artists who present solo and experimental projects that aim to address issues of politics of identity, class, gender and urban and popular culture. , Tuesday, May 25, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. For more information, visit the Bronx Council on the Arts website, or call (718) 518-6728.

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. Tuesday, May 25, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.. Visit The New York Botanical Gardens website for more information.

Baby Story Time
Babies from birth to 18 months old with their parent/caregiver can enjoy great books, lively songs, rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Tuesday, May 25, 10:30 a.m. at Soundview Branch Library, 660 Soundview Avenue (at Seward Ave.).

Garden and Conservatory Walk
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds. Tuesday, May 25. Begins at 11 a.m., visit the Wavehill Public Garden and Cultural Center website for more information or visit the gardens at West 249th St. and Independence Ave.

Tuesday Teen Takeover!
The library is yours on Tuesday! Play games, challenge your friends in a video game competition, hop on a laptop, and check out all new materials on the shelves. For ages 12 to 18. 4 p.m., Tuesday, May 25. The Riverdale Branch Library is located on 5540 Mosholu Avenue (at W. 256th St.)

Wednesday, May 26

Community Board 5 Meeting
Community Board 5’s next general board meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26, at South Bronx Job Corps, located at 1771 Andrews Ave. All are welcome. For more information, call CB5 at (718) 364-2030 or e-mail brxcb5@optonline.net.

Shoot It Right! Free Workshop
This is the perfect workshop for artists with a desire to photograph their artwork. Learn to create an inexpensive photography setup on a budget. Learn easy focusing, lighting, and exposure techniques for documenting 2D, 3D, and very small artwork. *Bring your own digital camera to this workshop if you have one. Wednesday, May 26, 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Hostos Community College, room C – 354 450 Grand Concourse.

Yoga in Nature
Starting in May, Find refuge from city life by practicing seasonal yoga. Decrease stress and increase your energy by focusing on your posture, breath control and meditation. Classes are led by Neem Dewji, certified in Hatha and Therapeutic Yoga from The Yoga for Health Foundation in Bedfordshire, England, and The Integral Yoga Institute in NYC. Sessions are held outdoors only and are weather dependent. 10 a.m., Wednesday, May2 6, Wavehill Public Garden and Cultural Center.

Gather with other stichers to crochet. Perhaps pick-up a few tips and tricks as you work on your own creations! Starts at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, May, 26. Grand Concourse Library, 155 East 173rd Street (east of Grand Concourse)

Thursday, May 27

Acconi Studio - Exhibition
Expanding on his playful, ongoing exploration of architecture, the Bronx-born conceptual artist Vito Acconci, in collaboration with a team of architects and media artists, has radically transformed the Bronx Museum North Wing Lobby through a series of interventions built with Coriano. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, May 27. For more information visit the Bronx Museum of the Arts website. 1040 Grand Concourse.

Road to Freedom – Exhibition
The Bronx Museum of the Arts presents Road to Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956–1968, an exhibitions that chronicling these pivotal moments in the nation’s history. Featuring 150 vintage photographs, Road to Freedom is the most comprehensive collection of photographic prints and related artifacts ever devoted to the subject and was organized by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Bronx Museum of the Arts, Thursday, May 27.

Saturday, May 29

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. 3 p.m., Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Boulevard.

Sunday, May 30

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.

Monday, May 31

BPMM Adventures: Native Explorations

Gather around our wigwam and learn about the culture and experiences of the original Bronx natives ­ the Siwanoy Indians. Design crafts from natural materials, enjoy stories, and take mini-hikes to explore our natural surroundings. Recommended for children ages 7-9. Scholarships available. Registration required, deadline May 19. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, 895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park.

Ongoing Events

Anime Night
Every Tuesday from 4:00 pm to 5 p.m. we take a break from the books and an animation film is featured. Watch your favorites or become a fan. Mott Haven Branch Library, 321 East 140th Street.

Art Exhibit
The Bronx River Art Center is showing the last installment of its DIALECTS exhibit from now until May 29, featuring artwork from the Bronx and Iceland. The center is located at 1087 E. Tremont Ave. Call (718) 589-5819.

Free Personal Finance Course

University Neighborhood Housing Program and Credit Where Credit is Due is offering a Personal Finance Course through June 2 on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m., which includes five classes covering credit, debt management, budgeting, etc. All attendees will receive free credit report and score. Those who complete the course also receive a certificate which can be used to open a free savings account. Future courses will be held in July and September in either English or Spanish. Space is limited. For more information, call (718) 933-2539.

Plants Exhibit at the Botanical Garden
The New York Botanical Garden will exhibit “Losing Paradise? Endangered Plants Here and Around the World” in the Arthur and Janet Ross Gallery from Thursday, May 6, through Sunday, July 25. For more information and schedules, call (718) 817-8700.


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