WINTER FUN GUIDE
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a digital publication of:
Olga Luz Tirado Executive Director Suzanne Mendez Deputy Director
William Murray Tourism & Administration Coordinator Sophie Thierfelder Intern 851 Grand Concourse, Ste. 123 Bronx, NY 10451 718.590.3518 www.ilovethebronx.com This guide is a digital publication of The Bronx Tourism Council (BTC). Contents and design © 2017, 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. The Bronx Tourism Council is a division of The Bronx Overall Economic Development Corp.
There’s lots to do around The Bronx this season. Stop by Ciccarone Park to visit Little Italy’s illuminated Christmas tree. Go shopping at the Bronx Museum’s 2nd Annual Holiday Market or stop by the 11th Annual Sparkling Event for holiday discounts and promotions (at participating Fordham Road businesses). Join in one of the seasonal arts and crafts programs at Poe Park Visitor Center or Wave Hill. If you like to be outside during a cold spell, the Bronx Zoo will continue to have polar bears, snow leopards, and sea lions in outdoor exhibits (as well as ongoing –warmer– indoor exhibits). If you prefer the wild, the Urban Park Rangers offer free seal exploration programs at Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)!! Wintertime is the season for family and friends, and there is something for everyone here in The Bronx. Visit www.ilovethebronx.com for more calendar events and/or subscribe to Go Bronx, the official eNewsletter of The Bronx Tourism Council, for updates. SAT| DEC 2| 4pm - 6pm|
BRONX LITTLE ITALY TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY Join us for our annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony ! Celebrate the holidays and listen to holiday music as you enjoy Italian cookies and hot chocolate. Santa will also be stopping by! Free Admission Ciccarone Park - Arthur Avenue between E 187th and E 188th St
SAT| DEC 2|Session one - 5:30pm, Session two - 6:15pm, Session three – 7:00pm|
SANTA CLAUS PAJAMA TIME-2017
Learn how the Clement Clark Moore's classic poem, "A Visit from Saint Nick" is related to Van Cortlandt House at this fun and festive family event. Bring your children dressed in pajamas (or not) for story time and a visit with our very special Santa Claus. Free Admission. Reservations are required. Van Cortlandt House Museum, Broadway @ 246th street. SAT/SUN| DEC 2 & 3|SAT - 8pm|SUN - 3pm|
HIJAS DE LA BERNARDA
From Puerto Rico via the Cádiz International Theater Festival, a daring new dance theater take on La Casa de Bernarda Alba created by JEANNE D’ARC and ROSA LUISA MÁRQUEZ. Advance tickets start at $15 Pregones Theater, 575 Walton Avenue
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SUN| DEC 3 | 2pm - 4pm|
SUN| JAN 14| 9:30am - 10:30am|
Under the direction of Steve Shaiman, the band will offer a mix of seasonal favorites, including the "Nutcracker Suite," complemented by swing classics from the libraries of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw and Les Brown, with favorites of Ella Fitzgerald and Dean Martin in honor of the 100th anniversary of the birth of each legendary singer. Pre Concert Tea* (see page 4)
The Hudson River Valley hosts an impressive diversity of bird species during the winter months. Explore Wave Hill’s tranquil gardens and woodlands with naturalist Gabriel Willow to observe birds in their winter habitats. Birders of all levels welcome. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels.
SWINGTIME BIG BAND
$45/$35 Order tickets online or on site at the Perkins Visitor Center. Wave Hill, West 249th St SAT| DEC 9| 8pm|
ASALTO NAVIDEÑO with WILLIE COLON With 50 years of experience, composer, musician and singer – trombonist The Son of the Bronx, WILLIE COLON returns to “LA Casa De La Salsa” to present a special concert celebration.
$100*VIP, $65, $55, $50 Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West Bronx, DEC 10,11|11am - 6pm| FREE
BRONX MUSEUM HOLIDAY MARKET WEEKEND Save your holiday shopping for the Bronx Museum’s 2nd Annual Holiday Market Weekend! The Bronx Museum welcomes more than 50 local artists, artisans, farmers, bakers, brewers, and more for a holiday market that is not to be missed. The Bronx Museum of Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse
SUN| DEC 10| Session one 1pm| Session two 3pm
HOLIDAY MUSIC IN THE BRONX
The Bronx Arts Ensemble presents MANHATTAN BRASS performing holiday favorites at two locations in The Bronx. Session one @ Bartow-Pell is $8 for adults and $6 for students/seniors Session two is free. Session one: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, 895 Shore Road Session two: The Mall at Bay Plaza, 200 Baychester Avenue
Free with admission to the grounds; NYC Audubon members enjoy two-forone admission to the grounds. Admission is $8 Adults, $4 Students and Seniors 65+, $2 Children 6+, Free to Members and children under 6 Meet at Perkins Visitor Center, Wave Hill, W 249th St & Independence Ave
WED| DEC 13| 6pm - 8pm| FREE
JEROME GUN HILL BID TREE LIGHTING
Come celebrate the holidays with hot cocoa, crafts, music, and more! Grab coupons for great local holiday sales, take pictures with Santa, and make your own holiday tree ornament! Mosholu Parkway North & Jerome Ave SAT| DEC 16| 10am - 4pm|
FEED THE BIRDS DAY Learn about common winter birds and the seed types and feeders that attract the widest variety of birds. Enjoy a walk to see birds and bird habitats and make birdthemed art and tasty seed-based treats to give as gifts or hang outside for your neighborhood birds. Touch feathers, feet, skull replicas and other avian objects. Admission is free until noon. $8 Adults, $4 Students and Seniors 65+, $2 Children 6+, Free to Members and children under 6 Wave Hill, W. 249th St & Independence Ave
SUN| JAN 14| 2pm - 3pm|
ZIG ZAG QUARTET
Anchored by Bronx-based upright bass player Hilliard Greene, this jazz ensemble has been a huge hit with Wave Hill Sunset Wednesday audiences. In addition to Greene, Quartet members are Francisco Roldán (guitar), Alexander A. Wu (piano) and Danny Mallon (percussion). Indoors in Armor Hall, Zig Zag will play jazz standards by Dave Brubeck and Claude Bolling, original tunes and arrangements of enduring American spirituals, such as Swing Low Sweet Chariot, Wade in the Water, and Michael Row Your Boat Ashore, as a tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. Pre Concert Tea* (see page 4) Tickets $28/$24 Wave Hill Member $12 Children ages 8–18. Wave Hill, W. 249th St & Independence Ave
Kaleidoscope Gallery 280 City Island Ave 718.885.3090
Jewelry & Jewelry repairs including watch batteries, Toys- featuring Melissa & Doug, Artwork, Fine Crafts, Holiday decoration items, Specialty houseware items, Unique Gifts, all in a relaxing, friendly atmosphere on City Island. Gift bags and tissue wrap with all purchases.
Open daily from 11am to 7pm
FREE Shop Small tote bags with any purchase over $25, while supplies last.
SUN| JAN 28| 10:30am - 4:30pm| FREE
JERUSALEM BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH This group exhibition features more than two dozen works of art first shown at the 2017 Jerusalem Biennale. It throws a spotlight onto the concept of watershed, examining it from a literal, metaphorical and even historical perspective. The theme finds its expression in artworks that raise issues as varied as Jewish identity, immigration and the plight of refugees. Artists include Siona Benjamin, Tobi Kahn, Jane Logemann, Richard McBee, Mark Podwal, Archie Rand, Yona Verwer, & others. Derfner Judaica Museum, 5901 Palisade Ave
SAT| JAN 20 | 2pm | FREE
HAPPY BIRTHDAY POE! Dr. Gary Hermalyn, CEO of The Bronx County Historical Society, will celebrate Edgar Allan Poe’s Birthday with an illustrated presentation about his famous work experience living in The Bronx. Poe Park Visitor Center, 2640 Grand Concourse. SAT| JAN 20 | 8pm |
LUIS PERICO ORTIZ “Hasta Siempre” is a celebration of Luis Perico Ortiz 55th Anniversary of his unbelievable music career that made him a legendary musician, educator, producer, arrange and composer in the world of salsa and is also responsible for the success of dozens of artists, including his very own success of 40 years as a soloist.
SUN| JAN 28| 4pm |
LA BELLE BY IMAGO THEATER The awe-inspiring retelling of the original Beauty and the Beast story! For the first time in over 35 years, the acclaimed Imago Theater has created a new fairy tale experience for audiences of all ages. La Belle, Lost in the World of the Automaton -meshes elements of steampunk and automata with the original classic La Belle et la Bête (Beauty and the Beast). $25 General Admission / Kids up to 12 & Seniors $10 all seats Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West
$100*VIP, $65, $55, $50 Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West SUN | JAN 21 | 1pm– 3pm |
WINTER WORKSPACE DROP-IN SUNDAY Artists in the Winter Workspace program share their studio practice with visitors on this Drop-In Sunday. Artists in Session 1 of this program are Tomie Arai, Camille Hoffman, Pedro Ramirez, Jessica Rohrer, Jean Shin and Austin Thomas. Free with admission to the grounds. Admission is $8 Adults, $4 Students and Seniors 65+, $2 Children 6+, Free to Members and children under 6 Glyndor Gallery at Wave Hill, West 249th St & Independence Ave
*Pre-Concert Tea at Wave Hill Enjoy Afternoon Tea in the Mark Twain Room prior to the concerts at Armor Hall. The Café at Wave Hill pairs a classic menu with an assortment of green, black and herbal teas. This traditional tea service includes the four classic elements of savory, scones, sweets and tea. The menu, presented by Great Performances, includes an array of tea sandwiches, scones and bite-sized desserts. Afternoon Tea also includes a glass of sparkling wine. Afternoon Tea Service is $36. Wave Hill Members receive a 10% discount. Advanced registration is required
SAT | FEB 3| 10am– 4pm |
HOOT AND HOWL WEEKEND Did you know that owls and coyotes are thriving in the Bronx? Find out how these reclusive creatures adapt to life in the big city at Wave Hill’s Hoot & Howl Weekend. Listen to presentations by scientists and naturalists, talk to students who are studying these urban animals and meet live owls. Families can make their own owl and coyote projects. In The Shop, enjoy 20% off all owl and coyote puppets. Admission is $8 Adults, $4 Students and Seniors 65+, $2 Children 6+, Free to Members and children under 6. On Saturday, admission is free until noon. Wave Hill, W 249th St & Independence Ave SAT | FEB 10 | 10am– 4pm |
VALENTINE'S WEEKEND Open your heart to one of the sweetest moments of the season. Whether this is weekend time for family or a day you dedicate to a very special someone, come for winter birding, a "Hearts and Flowers" Family Art Project or sign up for a wellness workshop and learn how to use natural organic ingredients to create tinted lip balms and scented salves. Stop in The Shop, too, for a Valentine's chocolate gift!
$8 Adults, $4 Students and Seniors 65+, $2 Children 6+, Free to Members and children under 6. On Saturday, admission is free until noon. The Wellness Workshop is $55/$45 Wave Hill Member. Registration required, online or onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center. Wave Hill, W 249th St & Independence Ave
SUN | FEB 11 | 9:30am– 10:30am |
The Hudson River Valley hosts an impressive diversity of bird species during the winter months. Explore Wave Hill’s tranquil gardens and woodlands with naturalist Gabriel Willow to observe birds in their winter habitats. Birders of all levels welcome. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels. Free with admission to the grounds; NYC Audubon members enjoy two-for-one admission to the grounds. Admission is $8 Adults, $4 Students and Seniors 65+, $2 Children 6+, Free to Members and children under 6 Meet at Perkins Visitor Center, West 249th St & Independence Ave SUN | FEB 11 | 4pm |
THE BROADWAY BOYS Broadways Finest Male Voices Debut at Lehman Center! The Broadway Boys is a collection of the hottest male voices currently working on the New York stage. Through their dynamic vocal prowess and redefining arrangements, the Boys add elements of Pop, Funk, Gospel, Jazz, and Folk to show tunes and classic pop songs. SAT | FEB 10 | 8pm |
$25 General Admission / Kids up to 12 & Seniors $10 all seats Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West
Salsa with Love! Valentine’s Day Prelude to Romance! He’s as beefy as quarterback but the only heavy hitting Grammy and Latin Grammy winner! He’s been one of the hottest young guns of salsa romantica since 1992”s Cuenta Conmigo took off and over 18 albums later he returns to Lehman Center to deliver hit after hit including “Casi un hechizo”, “Amores come el nuestro” and “Ese”. $125* VIP, $75, $55, $50 Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West
FRI| FEB 16| 8pm |
MYRIAM HERNÁNDEZ Ever since her first album “Myriam Hernandez” came out in 1988, hits like “El hombre que yo amo” (The Man I Love), and “Ay Amor” (Oh Love) plus many others have become hymns for the Hispanic community to be sang fo decades. Casi un hechizo”, “Amores come el nuestro” and “Ese”. $170*VIP, $110, $75, $50 Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West SUN | FEB 18| 4pm |
HELSINGBORG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF SWEDEN The Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra is one of Sweden’s oldest Symphony Orchestras – founded in 1912. Today it consists of 51 musicians and gives about 75 concerts a year in Helsingborg and around southern Sweden. Since 1988 the HSO has been on a number of tours abroad, visiting among other countries France, Germany, Austria, Poland, the USA and Spain with great success. $25 General Admission / Kids up to 12 and Seniors $10 all seats Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West WED| FEB 21| 6pm - 7:30pm |
HORTICULTURAL LECTURE: SARAH RAVEN: THE CUTTING GARDEN An inspirational and passionate teacher and awardwinning author, Sarah Raven has been running cooking, flower arranging, growing and gardening courses at Perch Hill—her farm in East Sussex—and across England, since 1999. Her talk is all about how to prepare, plant, maintain and harvest buckets of flowers from your garden—from March to November—with her best sowing and growing techniques. Three-lecture series: $60/$50 Wave Hill Member or student. Individual tickets: $25/$20 Wave Hill Member or student. Seating is limited, and advance reservations are recommended. New York School of Interior Design, 170 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021
SUN | FEB 25 | 2pm– 3pm |
THE GARDEN PROJECT, WITH MICHAEL BROWN, ALEXANDER FITERSTEIN, NICHOLAS CANELLAKIS AND ELENA URIOSTE Described as “outstanding” by Albany’s Times Union, these musicians are acclaimed for the exuberant communicativeness with which they play. The members of the Trio are Michael Brown, composer-pianist, Elena Urioste, violin, and Nicholas Canellakis, cello. Joining the ensemble is guest clarinetist Alex Fiterstein. The Wave Hill program will be a blend of traditional chamber works by Debussy and Fauré, and a movement from Olivier Messaien’s 20th Century landmark work, Quartet for the End of Time. The centerpiece of the program is the world premiere of a new work by composer-pianist Michael Brown commissioned by Wave Hill. Sounds of nature will resonate inside Armor Hall as the inspiration for these two contemporary works. Pre Concert Tea* (see page 4) $28/$24 Wave Hill Member/$12 Children ages 8–18. Wave Hill, West 249th St & Independence Ave
SUN | FEB 25 | 1pm– 3pm |
WINTER WORKSPACE DROP-IN SUNDAY
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Artists in the Winter Workspace program share their studio practice with visitors on this Drop-In Sunday. Artists in Session 2 of this program are Michele Brody, Tamara Kostianovsky, Athena LaTocha and Maika’i Tubbs.
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Free with admission to the grounds. Admission is $8 Adults, $4 Students and Seniors 65+, $2 Children 6+, Free to Members and children under 6 Glyndor Gallery at Wave Hill, West 249th St & Independence Ave
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