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Monday, June 21, 2010

What's Going On This Week

Chef Trish Sebben-Krupka shopping at last year's farmer's market at the Botanical Garden. 

Tuesday, June 22

Tuesday Teen Takeover!
Every Tuesday at the Riverdale Branch Library, the Teens Takeover! Play games, challenge your friends in a video game competition, hop on a laptop, and check out all new materials on the shelves. Beginning at 4 p.m. at 5540 Mosholu Avenue.

Wednesday, June 23

Van Cortlandt Summer Concert
At 5:30 p.m. at the Van Cortlandt Senior Center, 3800 Sedgwick Ave, the Bronx Opera Company will presenting another installment of their summer concert series.

Gather with other stichers to crochet. Perhaps pick-up a few tips and tricks as you work on your own creations! Crocheting is held every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Grand Concourse Branch Library, 155 East 173rd Street.

Thursday, June 24

Arts and Crafts
The Van Nest Branch Library is holding an arts and crafts day at 3:30 p.m. for children 6 - 12 years old. The Van Nest Branch Library is located at 2147 Barnes Ave.

Book Discussion Group
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini will be read at the Van Nest Branch Library at 1:30 p.m. followed by a discussion about the author and the novel. The Van Nest Branch Library is located at 2147 Barnes Ave.

"The Bronx: Then and Now"
During his free lecture, BCHS Educator Angel Hernandez will highlight the changes The Bronx has experienced, with interesting before and after images of the borough. The lecture begins at 5 p.m. at the Mont Haven Public Library, 321 East 140th Street. For more information call Angel Hernandez at (718) 881-8900.

Saturday, June 26

Bronx Walking Tour - Yankee Stadium
Join Bronx Borough Historian Lloyd Ultan at 1 p.m. as he explores the vicinity of Yankee Stadium, where residential villages and civic centers with manifold historic events occurred. This tour will begin at the gate #6 entrance of Yankee Stadium (River Avenue in front of The Hard Rock Café and #4 train), going north to East 165th Street, coming back down the Grand Concourse, and going west on East 161st Street to form the “Yankee Square.” $10 Members / $15 non-Members. Call BCHS to RSVP 718-881-8900.

Tribute to the King of Pop
Lehman Center for The Performing Arts is presenting a multimedia, live performance honoring Michael Jackson. Three talented singers portray Michael at different stages of his dynamic career in this multi-media spectacular featuring his greatest hits including "Billie Jean," "Beat It," "Thriller," "Smooth Criminal," "Earth Song" and more! Show begins at 8 p.m., for tickets and more information visit the Lehman Center website.

Big Daddy Kane - Live Concert
At 8 p.m. at the Paradise Theater, Big Daddy Kane will perform with special guests: Christopher Williams, Monifah, Chubb Rock & Jeff Redd. The Paradise Theater is located at 149th Street and the Grand Concourse, ticket prices range from $40-$52.50, tickets and more information can be found at ticketmaster.com.
Animal Tales - A Giraffe Goes to Paris
The Bronx Zoo presents a reading of A Giraffe Goes to Paris by it's author Mary Tavener Holmes at 11 a.m. in the Wild Asia Plaza of the Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd.

Volunteer Food Pantry
Take a chance to volunteer and give back to the community. Beginning 9 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 754 East Gun Hill Rd., volunteers will help assemble food baskets and then distribute them to the poor. Volunteer events draws a good crowd of young professionals, so the event also presents a good networking/social opportunity. For questions and further information contact Susan Joseph at (645) 651-6568.

Sunday, June 27

Nature In The Park - Discovery Walk
Explore Wave Hill’s woodlands and gardens and discover the world of insects, flowers, trees, birds and their fascinating habitats on these naturalist-led walks, offered jointly by Wave Hill and NYC Audubon. Ideal for ages 5 and up and their curious adult companions. Rain or shine, so dress for the weather! From 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Wavehill Public Garden and Cultural Center, 675 West 252nd Street.

Yoga In Nature
The Wavehill Public Garden and Cultural Center present Yoga in Nature. Beginning at 10 a.m., classes will be 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. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

Book Fair
Bronx Museum of the Arts presents a Summer Outdoor Screening and book sale. Get a chance to meet poets, writers, graphic–novelists and publishers in an afternoon entirely dedicated to the small press. Buy books with special discount. Enjoy good street–food and music through the afternoon. At 3pm: Special panel about the current state of publishing, followed by readings by noted poets and writers. The fair runs from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the second floor of the North building at 1040 Grand Concourse. Visit the Bronx Museum of the Arts website for more information.

Mackenzie-Childs Ceramics Sale
The Shop at Wave Hill will feature an exclusive collection of exquisite, handmade, hand-decorated ceramics and home furnishings crafted by world-acclaimed artists at MacKenzie-Childs. The sale is from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. at the Wavehill Public Garden and Cultural Center, 675 West 252nd Street.

Meet the Artist- Takafumi Ide
Takafumi Ide exhibits a large-scale sculptural installation that joins depictions of Wave Hill’s expansive vistas with site-specific sound elements. Free with admission to the grounds. The exhibit will begin at 1 p.m. in the Glyndor Gallery at the Wavehill Public Garden and Cultural Center, 675 West 252nd Street.

Botanical Garden Farmer’s Market
The New York Botanical Garden's farmer's market is set to return this Wednesday June 16th. There will be a weekly market that takes place every Wednesday from June 16th - November 24th from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The market will feature top notch produce and breads including the freshest fruits and vegetables from around the state. The NYBG is located at 2900 Southern Blvd.

The Edible Garden
From June 19 til October 17 the New York Botanical Gardens will feature The Edible Garden which brings you locally grown, seasonal food with cooking demonstrations every day. Featuring four spectacular kitchen gardens, The Edible Garden teaches you how to grow the best food at home. All proceeds of The Edible Garden benefit the Children’s Gardening program. For more information visit the New York Botanical Gardens website.


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