Fall Issue 2019
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Welcome to our 4th issue of Go Bronx Magazine. If you are already an avid reader, thank you. If you are new to Go Bronx, we are happy to have you. These pages are chock full of fun concerts, nature walks, performances and tours. In this installment we spotlight Mott Haven (page 8), a burgeoning neighborhood smack in the middle of the South Bronx. Since we started adding editorial content to our Fun Guides, we have seen increased interest in the publication. Our "It Was Made in The Bronx” article in the 2018 winter issue was the most read and the most shared on social media. In case you missed it the first time around, take a look at links for some of other previous articles below. We look forward to seeing you in The Bronx real soon.
Fall, 2019 Olga Luz Tirado Executive Director Sofia Thierfelder Grifoll Deputy Director 851 Grand Concourse, Ste. 123 Bronx, NY 10451 718.590.3518 www.ilovethebronx.com Go Bronx Magazine is a digital publication of The Bronx Tourism Council (BTC). Contents and design © 2019, all rights reserved. Reproduction or alterations without written permission is strictly prohibited. Every effort was made to ensure accuracy of the information in this guide as of press time. However, BTC assumes no responsibility for errors, changes or omissions. BTC makes no endorsement, representation or warranty regarding the suitability, quality or availability of any goods or services advertised or listed in this publication. Listings and advertisements may have been provided by the subject companies and BTC shall not be responsible or liable for any inaccuracy, omission or infringement of any third party’s rights therein, or for personal injury or any other damage or injury whatsoever.
Bronxfully yours, Olga Luz Tirado Editor-in-Chief, Go Bronx Magazine Executive Director, The Bronx Tourism Council PREVIOUS STORIES TO CHECK OUT: The Bronx: El Condado de la Salsa From France to The Bronx: Art Deco It Was Made in The Bronx The History of The New York Botanical Garden’s Holiday Train Show™
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FALL CALENDAR —SEPTEMBER 21—
12:00pm – 5:00pm | $40 BRONX SILVER SCREEN TROLLEY TOUR Woodlawn Conservancy partners with The Bronx Historical Society for this one-of-a-kind trolley tour. Hop on the brand new, state of the art Woodlawn Conservancy Trolley and take a ride back in time as we celebrate the film industry in The Bronx. We will visit some of the recognizable film locations that made the borough famous, learn about the movie studios that helped to create these films and the picture houses that debuted them. The Bronx County Historical Society will lead the tour. Register here. The Woodlawn Cemetery and Conservancy , Jerome Ave & Bainbridge Ave. Arrive at 11:45am.
3:00pm – 4:30pm | Free BARDEKOVA ENSEMBLE CONCERT
1pm – 2pm | $4 - $10 WAVE HILL HISTORY WALK Discover the fascinating history of Wave Hill’s architecture and landscape on a walk with a Wave Hill Garden Guide. Hear about the people who once called Wave Hill home, among them Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, Bashford Dean and Arturo Toscanini. Learn more here. Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue
The Bardekova Ensemble returns for their popular concert series in the Woolworth Chapel. Registration required, please register here. Meet at the Woolworth Chapel in Woodlawn Cemetery
—SEPTEMBER 22 & 29— 11am – 4pm THE BRONX BEER HALL BRUNCH It's Sunday and The Bronx Beer Hall knows you need Brunch! Catch us every Sunday from 11 AM - 4 PM. 8 delicious brunch dishes & an unlimited drink special that includes your choice of Mimosa, Beermosa, Black Velvet, Breakfast Shandy, White Sangria or Red Sangria. The Bronx Beer Hall, 2344 Arthur Avenue
8pm – 10pm | $45 - $65 EDDIE PALMIERI & MICHEL CAMILO
—SEPTEMBER 24— 8pm – 12am JUDGEMENT FREE KARAOKE Join The Bronx Beer Hall every Tuesday night for the best FREE karaoke in The Bronx. Our Karaoke set up combines music, open mics and great craft beer for some outrageous and (sometimes) great performances. DRINK SPECIALS FROM 9 PM - 11 PM. Come sing with us in a completely judgment free zone - just like Planet Fitness. The Bronx Beer Hall, 2344 Arthur Avenue
More information: Lehman Center Box Office (718-960-8833), www.lehmancenter.org 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West
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8pm – 10pm GEEKS WHO DRINK TRIVIA Geeks Who Drink is the nation's premier live trivia quiz game played weekly at The Bronx Beer Hall. Bring your friends and come test your brains! It's FREE, and teams of up to 6 people can enjoy drink specials and win prizes of up to $50 in free food and drinks. The Bronx Beer Hall, 2344 Arthur Avenue
—SEPTEMBER 29— 11:00am – 4:00pm THE BRONX BEER HALL BRUNCH It's Sunday and The Bronx Beer Hall knows you need Brunch! 8 delicious brunch dishes & an unlimited drink special that includes your choice of Mimosa, Beermosa, Black Velvet, Breakfast Shandy, White Sangria or Red Sangria. The Bronx Beer Hall, 2344 Arthur Avenue
—SEPTEMBER 25— 6:30pm – 9:30pm | Free HENRY CHALFANT: ART VS. TRANSIT, 1977-1987 OPENING AT THE BRONX MUSEUM Chalfant’s photographs of the early days of graffiti and hip hop in The Bronx and upper Manhattan helped transform the culture into the global art movement it is today. This historic exhibition will feature photographs, films, and rare historical ephemera from Chalfant’s personal archives, including lifesize train car prints, black books, and a recreation of Chalfant’s 1980s studio. 1040 Grand Concourse
12:00pm – 4:00pm | Free THE BRONX NATIVE AMERICAN FESTIVAL Enjoy a celebration of the unique native cultures of the Americas at The Bronx Native American Festival, officiated by Master of Ceremonies Bobby Gonzalez (Tai no). Enjoy music, arts and crafts, storytelling, food, and dance in Pelham Bay Park! Pelham Bay Park, South Picnic Area
—OCTOBER 2 - DEC 11—
8:00pm – 9:30pm | $15 - $20 SOURCE-BLAKTINX 2019 Source is an evening-length live danced and spoken artwork performed inside an audience-co-created installation that Bauman-Morales designed in consultation with acclaimed Zimbabwean artist Nontsikelelo Mutiti. Creator Maria Bauman-Morales dances through, with, in, and in spite of the visual, sonic and human landscapes which house (re) Source. Click here for more info. BAAD (Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance) 2500 Westchester Avenue
12pm – 6pm Tue-Fri | Free & open to the public LONGWOOD ART GALLERY The triennial explores the “Progressive Transition”, the action and the effect of moving from one state to another. Artists work is exhibited at Longwood are from Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Hostos Center of the Arts & Culture
—SEPTEMBER 28-29 & October 5-9—
12pm – 5pm | 3 Slices for $20, 6 Slices for $30, 3 Drinks $20, 5 Drinks for $30, VIP tickets $100 NEW YORK PIZZA FESTIVAL The second annual New York Pizza Festival takes place on Crescent Avenue in the historic Little Italy of The Bronx. Bringing together more than 25 of the best pizzerias from across the country as well as from Naples, Italy, the star-studded two day event will feature delicious pizza slices, beer, wine and fun for the whole family. Entry to the festival is free but tickets are available for purchase for food and drinks. Crescent Avenue
$15 - $20 | 8:00pm BLAKTINX 2019: INTERVENTION The Interventions are pop up performances of “This Is a Formation” that will happen in various historically and/or predominantly Black neighborhoods in various locations throughout New York. Please follow the project on Instagram at @_move_you_ for information about related performance events happening in various neighborhoods in The Bronx and Manhattan.
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Birding in The Bronx
Bronx nature photographer Charles R. Berenguer Jr. captured this beautiful image while shooting in one of his favorite spots—The Bronx River. The Blue Heron is one of the many wildlife making its way back to the borough. Here are a few more spots to bird.
8:30pm – 11pm | $35 BIRDS OF WOODLAWN CEMETERY NEW YORK CITY AUDUBON SOCIETY Follow experts from the New York City Audubon Society and search for birds of prey, waterfowl and migrating song birds in the beautiful sanctuary of The Woodlawn Ceme tery. Only 20 spots available for this exclusive Woodlawn Cemetery tour so tickets must be purchased in advance by visiting www.WoodlawnTours.org We look forward to spending a fun and exciting morning with you. We are located directly across the street from the Wood lawn stop on the #4 subway. Free parking available in Woodlawn Cemetery. The Woodlawn Cemetery and Conservancy PAGE 6
NOVEMBER 9 9am – 1pm | Admission to the grounds on Monday, November 11, Veterans Day is $12 adults, $8 students and seniors 65+, $6 children 6–18 WINGS OVER WAVE HILL WEEKEND This Veteran’s Day weekend, spend a day or two—or three—enjoying a plethora of activities devoted to birds both big and small. With plenty to engage both adults and families, enjoy hands-on workshops, art-making, walks and our popular, annual, fall falconry demonstra tion with free-flying birds of prey. Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue
Photo Credit: Joshua Bright
OCTOBER 13 9:30am – 11am | $4 - $10 FALL BIRDING Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of diverse bird species and their behavior on these walks through the gardens and woodlands. Learn more here. Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue
1pm – 2pm | $4 - $10 WALKS WITH THE GARDENERS: THE FLOWER GARDEN Tour the glorious fall Flower Garden with the person who knows it best, Wave Hill gardener Harnek Singh. Inspired by the fall 2019 publication of "Nature into Art: The Gardens of Wave Hill," learn how he works with the seasonal color schemes of each planting bed and maintains venerable favorites alongside new plants that change by the seasons. Learn more here. Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue
5pm – 7pm | $25 - $45 FOUR ITALIAN TENORS For the first time in the United States, the Four Italian Tenors are on their way to Lehman Center. Created specifically for their U.S. debut tour, they will be performing the greatest Tenor Arias and Songs of all time, in wonderful unique arrangements. Their performances are captivating, exhilarating, passionate, engaging, and mesmerizing. Hear these world class vocalists present these classic works with panache in their own beautiful style. Be transported to the land of Italy, and bathe in its rich culture with the sounds of The Four Italian Tenors. More information: Lehman Center Box Office (718-960-8833), www.lehmancenter.org 250 Bedford Park Boulevard
8pm – 10pm | $45 - $100 YOLANDITA MONGE Yolandita is an international singer, songwriter, actress, and television personality from Puerto Rico. She has been performing since she was a teen and, in that time, has created a whopping 27 studio albums and she is still going. Monge came in first place at a Colombian festival with her song "Si." Later, her records Luz de Luna and Laberinto de Amor achieved gold and platinum status; the latter garnered her first Grammy nomination. In 1986, Yolandita Monge played a leading role in a popular soap opera called Escándalo, followed by La Mentira. She was even mentioned by Guinness after performing at three Puerto Rican venues in three different cities all in just one day. See this prolific superstar this fall at Lehman Center! More information: Lehman Center Box Office (718-9608833), www.lehmancenter.org 250 Bedford Park Boulevard
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Spotlight: MOTT HAVEN By Samuel Brooks Photo Credit: Robert Benimoff
A mural depicting the arrival of Jonas Bronck in 1639 painted by American artist James Monroe Hewlett (1868 - 1941). This image is one of four illustrating the history of The Bronx and can be seen in Veteran’s Memorial Hall at The Bronx County Courthouse located at 851 Grand Concourse.
Photo Credit: The Bronxer
n 1639 Jonas Bronck, a Nordic European settler, along with his Dutch wife, Teuntje Joriaens, and indentured servants were the first European settlers to establish their farmstead at the confluence of the Harlem River and Bronx Kill overlooking Randall’s Island, the area that is now referred to as Mott Haven. The Bronx is named after Jonas Bronck. In 1670 the Morris family, originally from Great Britain, but arriving here from the West Indian island of Barbados, acquired much of the area and established a large manor called Morissania. In 1841 and 1848, Jordan L. Mott, the neighborhood’s namesake, purchased sizable tracts of land from the Morris family and established the J.L. Mott Iron Works in Mott Haven. During that period, Mott Haven was a heavily Irish neighborhood. German immigrants also began to arrive in the middle of the nineteenth century. By the 1890s, Jewish from Eastern Europe also began to arrive in Mott Haven. In the early 1940s, Blacks and Puerto Ricans from Harlem and East Harlem Designated on April 5, 1994, the Mott Haven East Historic District started to flock to Mott consists of row houses, a church and tenements on East 139th and 140th Streets, between Willis and Brook Avenues. 427 Haven. By the early 1950s, East 140th Street was the residence of builder William O’Gorman who developed much of the area in this historic district. much of the Irish, German and Jewish began to leave PAGE 8
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Haven's rich history and architectural distinction has been recognized by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission with the Mott Haven Historic District designated as a historic district in 1969. July 29, 2019 marked the 50th anniversary of the first historic district in The Bronx designated by New York City. In 1994, Mott Haven East Historic District and the Bertine Block Historic District, also in the neighborhood, were also designated as historic districts. The Mott Haven Historic Districts Association in partnership with the Historic Districts Council, The Bronx Historical Tours, The Bronx Tourism Council, Landmarks Preservation Commission along with the Mott Haven community residents are working together to bring this historic neighborhood (who was a 2017 "Six to Celebrate" recipient) to the same level of local and national prominence as its Manhattan sibling, while continuing to preserve not just our architectural gems, but also our history, culture, music, community and people. Samuel Brooks is President of the Mott Haven Historic Districts Association and a resident of Mott Haven since 1975 and has been active in the community for several decades. He is also the Co-founder of El Fogon Center for the Arts, an alternative art space open to The Bronx community to help nurture up-and-coming artist of all mediums. For more information visit www.mhhda.org
416 East 136th Street is one of the 31 residential buildings comprising this historic district which was designated on April 5, 1994, which was developed between 1877 and 1899 by Bronx builder Edward Bertine.
Photo Credit: The Bronxer
Mott Haven to the suburbs. Today, Mott Haven is a diverse community with a large number of Blacks, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Mexicans and other ethnicities. By the 1970s, the South Bronx became a symbol of urban decay and disinvestment. It also remained a vibrant immigrant neighborhood. In the past few years, The Bronx as a whole and especially Mott Haven has been seeing an amazing revival. This renewed interest in Mott Haven has given rise to converted lofts, new affordable and market rate apartments; restaurants; and the only independent book store in The Bronx called The Lit Bar. Mott
The Mott Haven library was built in 1905 as one of 67 branches founded by Andrew Carnegieâ€™s gift of $5.2 million to New York City in 1901. This was the first Carnegie library to open in The Bronx, which received nine in total. Of these, eight are still standing. Babb, Cook & Willard designed the library in the Italian Renaissance Revival style. In fact, the same architects designed Carnegieâ€™s own mansion on Fifth Avenue and 91st Street, which today is now the Cooper Hewitt Museum.
MOTT HAVEN AT-A-GLANCE Eat...Shop...Enjoy! There are no shortages of places to visit in the Mott Haven District of The Bronx.
Where to Eat
Where to Shop
Beatstro 135 Alexander Avenue 718-489-9397
Bronx Native 127 Lincoln Avenue (347) 275-5413
The LIT. Bar 131 Alexander Avenue (347) 955-3610
Mott Haven Bar & Grill 1 Bruckner Boulevard 718-665-2001 Ceetay 129 Alexander Avenue 718-618-7020
What to See Wall Works 39 Bruckner Blvd (917) 825-9342
Bricks & Hops 65 Bruckner Boulevard 718-450-3991 Charlies Bar and Kitchen 112 Lincoln Avenue 718-684-2338
The largest FREE cycling event in New York State takes place on Sunday, October 27th.
Go to www.tourdebronx.com to register! PAGE 10
9:00am – 4:30pm | Free MANHATTAN COLLEGE CROSS COUNTRY INVITATIONAL The city's largest one-day cross country meet, the Manhattan College Cross Country Invitational is open to high school teams and individuals in grades 7th through 12th. Van Cortlandt Park, Broadway and, Van Cortlandt Park S
4pm – 6pm | $25 - $45 CIRQUE MEI FROM CHINA From People’s Republic of China, Hebei Province, Cirque Mei will feature traditional and contemporary Chinese circus acts in a colorful and lively celebration of the internationally renowned Chinese circus arts. The performance, featuring a company of 40 elite circus artists and acrobats, will include many of the most popular Chinese circus routines including Hoops Diving, Lion Dance, Collective Bicycle Skills, Flying Meteors, Foot Juggling with Umbrellas, Female Contortion, and Ladder Balancing Act. The troupe was founded in 1976 and supports a community of over 130 circus performers who tour throughout China and the world. More information: Lehman Center Box Office (718-9608833), www.lehmancenter.org 250 Bedford Park Boulevard
2pm – 4pm | $25 PATH THROUGH HISTORY - ITALIAN HERITAGE TROLLEY TOUR AT WOODLAWN CEMETERY Celebrate Italian Heritage Month and join us in October as we investigate the memorials that were created by Italian sculptors and carvers. Many of these works were created by the Piccirilli brothers known for carving iconic works like the Lincoln Memorial. Other artists represented at Woodlawn include: John Grignola, Giuseppe Moretti and Oronzio Maldarelli. On this walking tour you’ll see mausolea and monuments documenting the lives of artist Joseph Stella, restaurateur Placido Mori, Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, and newspaper mogul Generoso Pope. Meet at the Jerome Avenue and Bainbridge Avenue entrance. 1:45 PM. Only 30 spots available for this exclusive Woodlawn Cemetery tour so tickets must be purchased in advance by visiting www.WoodlawnTours.org The Woodlawn Cemetery and Conservancy
—OCTOBER 18 & 19— 8pm – 9:30pm | $15 - $20 BlakTinX 2019: TRANS-MISSION From a little, bullied Boricua boy in The Bronx to blonde bombshell drag queen to outspoken trans activist: Barbra Herr has lived a whole lotta life. But at 61 years old, she’s still a late bloomer. After 25 long years of gender transition â€” the NYC nightlife legend is ready to be complete. Follow Barbra on her sometimes painful, often funny but always honest journey to sexual awakening in this compelling new one-woman show directed by Helen Hayes Award nominee Luis Caballero. BAAD (Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance), 2500 Westchester Avenue
8pm – 10pm | $45- $125 EL CANARIO CON DON Y PETER PERIGNON Hailing from the Dominican Republic and growing up in Puerto Rico, José Alberto started his own band in 1983 and became a major Latin star after the release of his 1984 debut Noches Calientes. His voice was widely adored by his fans, and his exceptional whistling abilities led them to give him the nickname El Canario (The Canary). The beloved “El Canario” returns to Lehman Center with special guests Don & Peter Perignon for their first ever performance at Lehman Center! This captivating night of salsa will be a historic one for our Center! More information: Lehman Center Box Office (718-9608833), www.lehmancenter.org 250 Bedford Park Boulevard
—OCTOBER 19 & 20— 10am – 5pm | $6 - $12 SCAVENGERS & DECOMPOSERS WEEKEND Hooray for decay! Get your hands dirty literally as you explore the process of decomposition at Wave Hill. Investigate the forest floor in the Herbert and Hyonja Abrons Woodland, handle real-life scavengers and decomposers, visit the Boneyard, get composting info and even make wearable art inspired by decomposers. Something is rottin’ in Riverdale and in your neighborhood, too! See the full Photo Credit: Joshua Bright schedule here. Wave Hill, West 249th Street & Independence Avenue
—OCTOBER 12— 7:30pm | Reserved seating: Orchesta $45, Mezzanie $35, Seniors 65+: $40, $30, Students $5 SALUTE TO RICHIE BONILLA Celebrating six decades of promoting Latin artists worldwide. Ismael Miranda, Joe Bataan, Albita, Frankie Morales, Orlando Marin, Los Hermanos Morenos, Connie Grossman, The Steven Oquendo Mambo Orhcesta Master of Ceremonies: Felipe Luciano. Main Theater, Hostos Center of the Arts & Culture
9am – 10:30am OPEN HOUSE NEW YORK – WONDERFUL WINDOWS OF WOODLAWN WALKING TOUR This is an exclusive event being held by Open House New York, who will be handling all registrations. Tiffany Studios, John Lafarge, and Maitland Armstrong are among the artisans who created stained glass memorials for Woodlawn’s mausoleums. Gain access to the mausoleums that contain these extraordinary works of art and see for yourself what makes Woodlawn a National Historic Landmark. We are excited to partner with Open House as a premier destination during Open House New York Weekend! The Woodlawn Cemetery and Conservancy
5pm – 8pm | Free LEHMAN COLLEGE ART GALLERY OPENING RECEPTION FOR PROGRESSIVE TRANSITION: THE NEW YORK LATIN AMERICAN ART TRIENNIAL 2019 Progressive Transition is part of the 2019 Latin American Art Triennial and includes representation from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, México, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Perú, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay and Venezuela. The project will create awareness of the rich international network of Latin American artists, many with strong links to New York City. The show explores the artistic need to feel part of an identity that can be recognized and defined by the broader community. The project highlights cultural exchange and the implications of the idea of transition on an evolving Latin American Culture. Click here for more info. Lehman College Art Gallery
3pm – 4:30am OPEN HOUSE NEW YORK - DYNAMIC DOORS OF WOODLAWN WALKING TOUR This is an exclusive event being held by Open House New York, who will be handling all registrations. Some of New York’s most talented sculptors created the bronze doors for Woodlawn’s mausoleums. Mausoleum doors crafted by Herbert Adams, Robert Aitken, Paul Weyland Bartlett and Samuel Yellin grace the tombs built for many of New York’s notable entrepreneurs. Join us as we open the doors to the grandeur of the interiors of these very special spaces. We are excited to partner with Open House as a premier destination during Open House New York Weekend! The Woodlawn Cemetery and Conservancy
—OCTOBER 24— 6pm – 7pm | $15 - $25 NIGHTMARE ON WESTCHESTER AVENUE Bronx Chamber of Commerce annual Halloween networking event. BAAD (Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance), 2500 Westchester Avenue
7pm – 1am | $20 Presale & $25 at the door THE SALSA PROJECT: 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY Celebrating 1 year of The Salsa Project with a live band, DJs, free 1 hour dance lesson, food, and dancing! Celebrating 1 year of The Salsa Project with a live band, DJs, free 1 hour dance lesson, food, and dancing! Pier 132: 789 E. 132nd Street
—OCTOBER 25— 7pm – 10pm | $25 ILLUMINATED MAUSOLEUMS MOONLIGHT WALKING TOUR AT WOODLAWN CEMETERY One of our most popular events, join us for a unique opportunity to view Woodlawn at night, guided by the glow of some of Woodlawn’s most historic buildings. Tour some of Woodlawn's most beautiful mausoleums, appreciate the extravagant architecture, and marvel at the beautiful detail which makes these mausoleums part of New York's history. We anticipate these tours will sell out quickly. Don’t miss out on this opportunity and reserve your spot today by visiting www.WoodlawnTours.org The Woodlawn Cemetery and Conservancy yes Illuminated Mausoleum Walking Tour Woodlawn Cemetery
8pm – 10pm | $50 - $125 TITO NIEVES, JERRY RIVERA, TITO ROJAS One of the year’s most exciting Salsa showcases as we have Tito Rojas, Tito Nieves, Jerry Rivera, Angel Lopez, Tony Succar and George Lammond all playing the same night. This star studded lineup has dozens of hits combined and make for a highly memorable concert on October 19th. Please be aware that this is a rental performance. Tickets are priced and sold by producers of the show. Lehman Center is not responsible for any possible issues regarding tickets or ticket prices. More information: Lehman Center Box Office (718-9608833), www.lehmancenter.org 250 Bedford Park Boulevard
7pm | $25 - $90 LEGENDS OF DISCO Tavares, may be best known for such up-tempo hits as the million-selling single “Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel,” “More Than a Woman,” It Only Takes a Minute,” “Check It Out” “Remember What I Told You to Forget,” “Too Late,” and “Whodunit. Tavares also had the first hit version (number one R&B) of “She’s Gone” written by the then relative unknown duo of Daryl Hall and John Oates, Hall & Oates. France Joli is a Canadian singer, best known for the disco classics “Come to Me” and “Gonna Get Over You.” CeCe, who was crowned Miss Black Arizona and reigned as Miss Galaxy in 1990 elevated as a true artist when Felipe “DJ Wax Dawg” Delgado, asked her to record back-up vocals for a female rapper slated to release an album on A&M Records. Peniston was successful at scoring five major number one hits within three years. “Keep on Walking”, “We Got a Love Thang”, “I’m Not Over You”, “Inside I Cried”, and her signature dance hit “Finally” was #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and #2 on the UK Top 75 and a favorite of WBLS radio station. More information: Lehman Center Box Office (718-9608833), www.lehmancenter.org 250 Bedford Park Boulevard
1pm – 3:30pm | $30 GREATS OF JAZZ & VAUDEVILLE: A VICTROLA TROLLEY TOUR AT WOODLAWN CEMETERY Celebrate some of the greatest performers from 100 years ago and their indelible musical contributions to jazz, pop and vaudeville history. Each stop will include a brief talk about the entertainer PLUS a 78rpm record played on an antique crank-up Victrola as an aural dimension to the tour. Artists include: Nat M. Wills, George M. Cohan, Irene and Vernon Castle, Nora Bayes, Bert Williams, W.C. Handy, King Oliver, Duke Ellington and Irving Berlin. Tickets must be purchased in advance by visiting www.WoodlawnTours.org Tour is rain or shine. No Refunds. Take #4 train to Woodlawn stop. Free parking available in Woodlawn Cemetery. The Woodlawn Cemetery and Conservancy
—NOVEMBER 1— 10am – 1pm | $55; Wave Hill Members save 10%. LESSONS FROM WAVE HILL: RIGHT PLANT, RIGHT PLACE— IDENTIFYING AND EMBRACING MICROCLIMATES Why do some plants thrive and others die? Picking exactly the right spot for a plant is not always easy. During this intensive workshop with Senior Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day, see how minor changes in aspect and soil or surrounding landscape features can make a big difference to gardening success. Starting with an indoor presentation of some favorite Wave Hill plants and their different needs, move outside to meet Wave Hill Gardener Susannah Strazzera to see how to make a virtue of every possible garden location. Gain insights into soil amelioration and learn some of the tricks used by the Wave Hill gardeners to cultivate finicky plants such as alpines and those from Mediterranean regions. This new series is inspired by the fall 2019 publication Nature into Art: The Gardens of Wave Hill. Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue
8pm – 9:30pm | $15 - $20 BlakTinX 2019: SOULS OF OUR FEET "BAAD!'s signature compilation dance concert brings together a bevy of dance styles and talents from The Bronx and beyond. Eight choreographers share between 5 and 10 minutes of performance from works in progress to fully realized short pieces. This year's choreographers include Trevor Miles, Symara Williams, Gerard Minaya, and more. BAAD (Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance), 2500 Westchester Avenue 8pm – 10pm | $45- $100 LA SONORA PONCEÑA La Sonora Ponceña, one of the most popular tropical acts ever, was formed in 1954 by local musicians Enrique Lucca Caraballo and Antonio Santaella, who were previously playing in a band formed in 1944, called El Conjunto Internacional. More information: Lehman Center Box Office (718-960-8833), www.lehmancenter.org 250 Bedford Park Boulevard
10am – 1pm | $30; Wave Hill Members save 10% FOREST BATHING: CELEBRATING CHANGE AND THE CHANGING SEASONS Inspired by the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, forest bathing boosts your immune system and cardiovascular strength, reduces stress, and improves cognitive functioning while deepening your relationship to nature. Contemplate the changes in the fall landscape and your own body as certified forest therapist Gerti Schoen guides you on a reflective walk through Wave Hill’s gardens and trails. Adults only, please. Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue
8pm – 9:30pm | $20 general admission $15 students CANDACE TABBS Coming toward cultivates practice as healing practice. In a multidisciplinary evening of movement, poetry, song and visual art, coming toward charts a non-linear progression though recognizing emotions, choosing authenticity, and walking in truth. Collaborating with visual artist sayazake, Tabbs textures time and space, calls upon ancestral guidance and works toward healing to unveil. 2474 Westchester Avenue
—NOVEMBER 9— 3:30pm – 8pm | $39.50 - $86.50 DARTMOUTH VS PRINCETON Dartmouth College Football team hosts Princeton University at Yankee Stadium. Dartmouth College is celebrating their 250th Anniversary while Princeton is celebrating 150 years of college football having played in the first ever game in 1869. Yankee Stadium
4pm – 6pm | $25- $45 THE KINGDOM CHOIR Global audiences of over 2 billion people watched the Kingdom Choir perform “Stand By Me” at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle! Since then, the London based gospel choir’s version of this beloved classic has gone straight to the top of the billboard charts and is an internet sensation receiving over 10 million views on YouTube. They were recently featured in the New York Times and on NPR, and their breathtaking sound is coming to the Lehman Center stage this fall. More information: Lehman Center Box Office (718-960-8833), www.lehmancenter.org 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West
—NOVEMBER 10— 4pm – 6m | $25 - $45 TAJ EXPRESS Taj Express explodes with the sounds of India, capturing the vibrant, expressive spirit of the world of Bollywood movies that have been entertaining billions of people in India for generations. With a cast of multi-talented performers, Taj Express is an uplifting show full of color, high-energy music, and sensational dance scenes. Through a fusion of film, dance, and music, this dazzling international sensation will take audiences on a journey! Ms. Vaibhavi Merchant (Director of Choreography) has been the Director of Choreography for over 75 Bollywood films and is known for her smash hits such as Dhol Baaje, Jhoom Barabar, Kajra Re, Kamli, and Dhoom3. She has received numerous awards for her choreography, including the prestigious National Award for Choreography, IIFA, and the American Choreography Award. Shruti Merchant, (Director/Producer) is also amongst the top choreographers in the industry. Last year she was a judge on India’s leading dance reality show “Dance India Dance Season 4” and is serving as a judge on the show again in 2015. More information: Lehman Center Box Office (718-9608833), www.lehmancenter.org 250 Bedford Park Boulevard
—NOVEMBER 8 & 9— 8PM | $15 - $20 COMING FORWARD Coming toward cultivates creative practice as healing practice. In a multidisciplinary evening of movement, poetry, song and visual art, coming toward charts a nonlinear progression through recognizing emotions, choosing authenticity, and walking in truth. Collaborating with visual artist sayazake, Tabbs textures time and space, calls upon ancestral guidance and works toward healing to unveil what becomes of us when the only way out is through" 2474 Westchester Avenue
4pm | $15, seniors $7, students $7 DANZA FIESTA A breathtaking afternoon of Bomba, Plena, and Seis as Danza Fiesta: Baile y Teatro Puertoriqueno and a special guest, celebrate Puerto Rican Heritage Month. An audience favorite year after year, come early or stay late and enjoy the National Puerto Rican Artisans Fair & Book Expo. Main Theater, Hostos Center of the Arts & Culture
7:30pm | $25, seniors $$20, students $5 HAVANA JAM Bassist/Violinist/composer Yunior Terry, a member of one of Cuba’s most gifted musical families, leads an all-star salute to honor the 500th anniversary of the founding of Havana and its musical heritage. Ynior leads his band Son de Altura featuring vocalist David Oquendo, with special guests, flautist extraordinaire Eddy Zervigon, the acclaimed Cuban sing stylist Gema, and piano virtuoso Adonis Gonzalez. Repertory Theater, Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture
—DECEMBER 7— 11:00am – 4:00pm | $3 - $5 THE HISTORY OF THE HOLIDAYS AT VAN CORTLANDT HOUSE MUSEUM Visit Van Cortlandt House decorated to reflect the winter holidays of Saint Nicholas Day, Christmas, New Year's and Twelfth Night. With our themed self-guided tours you will learn more about how these holidays were celebrated by Dutch and English colonists in the 18th century. Van Cortlandt House Museum, Van Cortlandt Park, Broadway at W. 246th Street
—NOVEMBER 16— 10am – 1pm | Free FAMILY HARVEST DAY Come dig through our compost bins, try a new veggie, clear our planting beds for the winter and participate in some gardening activities with your kids. Good for the whole family ages 5 and up. Smaller kids need adult supervision. Held at The Garden & Compost Site- enter the Park at Broadway and Mosholu Ave. Van Cortlandt Park
—DECEMBER 13— 4pm – 8pm | $20 VAN CORTLANDT BY TWILIGHT Enjoy the rare treat of being able to explore Van Cortlandt House Museum after dark. The house will be decorated for the winter holidays of Saint Nicholas Day, Christmas Day, New Year's and Twelfth Night. You'll be able to experience the house lit by candlelight while enjoying light refreshments. Weather permitting we'll have the cressets lit, a campfire glowing and marshmallow and chestnuts roasting. RSVP online or by calling 718-5433344. Last admissions at 7:00 p.m. Van Cortlandt House Museum, Van Cortlandt Park, Broadway at W. 246th Street
—NOVEMBER 17— 2pm – 3pm | $28 (includes admission to the grounds). Wave Hill Members save 10%. CONCERT: THE ALONSO BROTHERS Virtuoso pianists and Cuban brothers Orlay Alonso and Orlando Alonso return to perform a program scored expressly for two pianos. Their program brings to life Cuba’s rich musical heritage, with mambo, cha cha, salsa, bolero, son, donzón, congo and more. Concerts begin at 2PM and last approximately one hour without intermission. Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue
—DECEMBER 14— 11am – 4Pm CELEBRATE SAINT NICHOLAS Enjoy a family-friendly celebration of Saint Nicholas. The Van Cortlandt family would have celebrated Saint Nicholas Day as the holiday for giving presents and honoring children. Come to Van Cortlandt House Museum to learn more about the history of Saint Nicholas through a special eye-spy tour of the house, craft projects, games, and hot chocolate around our campfire (weather permitting). Activities and tours will take place throughout the day from 11a.m. - 4p.m. Van Cortlandt House Museum, Van Cortlandt Park, Broadway at W. 246th Street
—NOVEMBER 23— 12pm – 7pm | Free NATIONAL PUERTO RICAN ARTISANS FAIR & BOOK EXPO The annual day-long cultural event, presented by Comite Noviembre will feature nearly 100 artisans and authors from Puerto Rico and the United States - ideal for holiday shopping. Main Gymnasium Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture PAGE 15
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