The Family Art Project presents "Making Music" this Father's Day at Wave Hill
Friday, June 18
Student Art Exhibition
The Bronx River Art Center presents the Spring Student Exhibition which honors and celebrates the wonderful works of art created by local students. The exhibition is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bronx River Art Center, 1087 East Tremont Ave., or visit the Bronx River Art Center website for more information.
Speed Networking Mixer
Join SPC in trying to bring unity and collective success to the Borough of the Bronx! Create great connections easier and faster than ever, promote your business to a professional and eager crowd and gain new ideas to help improve the longevity of your business. The event will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Blend Cafe, 582 East Fordham Rd. Reserve your spot at HTTP://BRONXCONNECTS.EVENTBRITE.COM.
Arthur Aviles Tribute
At 8 p.m. at the Pregones Theater, 571 Walton Ave, dancer/choreographer/director and now filmmaker Arthur Aviles will be honored with a 2010 Master Artist Award. For this special occasion he has created an "autobiographical fantasy; the colors of the rainbow that make up my life and career to date in an evening of dance, song and film." Featuring dance films To Be Real (premiere) and This Pleasant and Grateful Asylum, the exuberant dance piece Dorothur's Journey. For more information visit the Pregones Theater website.
Saturday, June 19
7th Annual Hunt’s Point Fish Parade and Summer Festival
The parade will be held in Baretto Point Park, this year's theme is "Get Connected People Park's Progress. Activities so far will include a Children’s Arts Corner, boat rides, bird watching, a day-long basketball tournament, face painting, print-making, tons of great food and activities, live music and performances, and info about all your favorite Bronx-based organizations! Events begein at 10:30 a.m. at 812 Edgewater Rd.
Animal Tales – The Jungle Grapevine
The Bronx Zoo presents a reading of The Jungle Grapevine by author Alex Beard. This is the first children’s book for fine artist Beard who frequently draws and paints African wildlife, and he has created a line of unique jigsaw puzzles featuring his artwork. The reading will begin at 11 a.m. at the Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd.
Take Me Out to the Ballgame 1864
Travel back in time and enjoy a "base ball match" with the New York Mutuals playing by authentic 1864 rules using replica balls, bats, and uniforms – but no helmets or gloves! After the game, kids get to join in the fun with a game of rounders with team members, plus free house tours and a raffle for the game ball. Game begins at 1 p.m. at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, 895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Parkway.
Ken Simon Jazz Quartet
The Ken Simon Quartet pays tribute to great jazz innovators who left their mark on the jazz world and gave us "Modern" Jazz. Hear the sounds of Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Thelonius Monk, Ornette Coleman, and John Coltrane. The concert begins at 2 p.m. at the Mott Haven Branch Library, 321 East 140th St.
Son De La Loma: An African Beat With The Flavor Of Cuba
Son de la Loma represents the multiple African musical cultures that converged during the slave trade period in Cuba. Founded by Armando Sanchez, Son de la Loma is integrated with Puerto Ricans and Cubands dedicated to preserving this musical tradition. The group was featured in the documentary Roots of Rhythm. The concert begins at 2:30 p.m. at the Bronx Library Center, 310 East Kingsbridge Rd.
$10 Fitness Classes
Participate in yoga, pilates, CardioTennis and Tennis for kids from 6:45 AM to 1:00 PM at The Performance school, 750 Concourse Village East. To regsiter or for more information visit www.healthandwellness.weebly.com or call (347) 231-6429.
No better way to end this year's series than with audience favorite M'Oro Flamenco. Don't miss your chance to see New York's most thrilling Flamenco dance company, mixing Flamenco with Philipino Martial Arts, Hip Hop, eastern ritual and live music. Absolutely breathtaking! The show starts at 8 p.m. at the Pregones Theater, 571-575 Walton Avenue. $22 regular price, $15 student and senior tickets.
Sunday, June 20
Making Music in the Garden
Wave Hill, located at West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, hosts Making Music in the Garden, Father’s Day, June 20 at 1 and 3 p.m., on the grounds, featuring Gamelan Son of Lion, a NYC-based new music repertory ensemble performing on Indonesian percussion instruments, including gongs, drums and keyboards, as well as homemade Western and world music instruments. Grounds admission is free until noon. Special brunch is offered in the Wave Hill House from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at $22 per person (not including grounds admission for arrivals after noon), free for children under 3, $6.50 for ages 3 to 8, and $13 for ages 8 to 12. Call ext. 395 to reserve. For more information, call (718) 549-3200 ext. 305 or visit www.wavehill.org.
Animal Tales: Pouch! and Uncle Rock will take place at the Bronx Zoo on Sunday. Come meet baby animals, listen to children books readings, and attend a performance by Uncle Rock & the Playthings! Shows are at 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. with intermittent events throughout the day. For more info, visit the Bronx Zoo website.
The Parks Department and the Bronx River Alliance is inviting New Yorkers to paddle down the Bronx River with their dads this Sunday during the Father's Day Paddle. Participants will canoe through Bronx River Forest, the Botanical Garden, and the Bronx Zoo. Find out more here. [The event appears to be sold out, but you can sign up for the waiting list.]