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Spring for The Bronx

FUN GUIDE 2017

AN ENTIRE SEASON OF FAMILY-FUN ACTIVITIES PAGE 1


a publication of:

Olga Luz Tirado Executive Director Suzanne Mendez Deputy Director William Murray Tourism & Administration Coordinator

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n keeping with the season, SPRING FOR THE BRONX gives rise to feelings of great excitement. A chance to get in tune with nature by escaping to a park or garden (esp. Earth Day, Arbor Day), find a meaningful event for Mother’s Day and attend some of the borough’s most awaited celebrations during Bronx Week May 11–21. Visit our events calendar at www.ilovethebronx.com and subscribe to our eNewsletter for periodic updates.

Abdoul Aziz Sondo Intern

Cover Photo: William Murray

851 Grand Concourse, Ste. 123 Bronx, NY 10451 718.590.3518 www.ilovethebronx.com

PHOTO CREDIT: Joshua Bright

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SPRING FOR THE BRONX CALENDAR

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THURS | APR 13 | 1:30AM - 3PM | $25/$15 MEMBERS (+ $10 PER ADDITIONAL PERSON)

VACATION ART: SKETCHING SPRING– WATERCOLOR VISIONS

Master a simple underpainting technique for achieving a cohesive image, then complete a watercolor painting inspired by Wave Hill’s grounds to create an impressive cover for your nature journal. Registration is required, online or onsite at the Perkins Visitors Center. Wave Hill This program is geared toward families with children between the ages of 6 and 10. Space is limited. GET THERE: Bronx Bus (Bx1, 9, 12, 7, & 10) Subway (IRT# 1)

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.

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SAT| APR 29 | 9AM - 3PM | FREE

2017 YOUNG BRONX ARTIST CONTEST AUDITIONS The Bronx Arts Ensemble is holding its annual Jonathan Bingham Young Bronx Artist Contest on Saturday, April 29. The competition is open to music students (vocal and instrumental) ages 14 to 20, who reside in the Bronx. First-prize winner will receive $500 and a solo appearance with the Bronx Arts Ensemble during the 2017-2018 season. Runners-up will receive cash awards. Click to apply online

SAT | APR 22 | 8PM - 10PM | $15 UNTIL APRIL 15; $32 ADVANCE TICKETS AFTER APRIL 14; $40 AT THE DOOR

SOUNDS OF CINEMA

Favorite movie music including The Godfather, Scent of a Woman, The Pink Panther, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and more, arranged by famed pianist/ composer Pablo Zinger and performed live by Bronx Arts Ensemble Chamber Players.

SAT |APR 29 7:30PM | SUN April 30 at 3PM | $20+

THE BRONX OPERA 50TH SEASON “THE FALSTAFF FIFTIETH”

Music by Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by Arrigo Boito Tickets available at www.bronxopera.org, and at the box office.

Studio Theatre at Lehman College, 250 Bedford Park Blvd West GET THERE: By Bus: Bx2, 10, 22, & 28 have stops at Lehman College. By Train: IRT No. 4 or the IND "D" line to Bedford Park Boulevard

Lovinger Theatre 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West GET THERE: By Bus: Bx2, 10, 22, & 28 have stops at Lehman College. By Train: IRT No. 4 or the IND "D" line to Bedford Park Boulevard

SUN| APR 23 | 8AM – 5PM | FREE WITH ADMISSION TO THE GROUNDS. GARDEN ADMISSION PRICES: $8 ADULTS, $4 STUDENTS AND SENIORS 65+, $2 CHILDREN 6+, FREE TO MEMBERS AND CHILDREN UNDER 6.

EARTH DAY WEEKEND

Wave Hill joins in the global recognition of Earth Day 2017—in almost 200 countries—with its own weekend of events: a session of meditation, a Family Art Project all about protecting precious pollinators and a nature program on Sunday focusing on insects. Receive a reusable Wave Hill tote with a $50 purchase in The Shop. Wave Hill House, 649 W 249th St. Contact (718) 549-3200 GET THERE: Bronx Bus (Bx1, 9, 12, 7, & 10) Subway (IRT# 1)

FRI | APR 28 | 10AM - 4:30PM | MOST EVENTS ARE FREE WITH ADMISSION TO THE GROUNDS. GARDEN ADMISSION PRICES: $8 ADULTS, $4 STUDENTS AND SENIORS 65+, $2 CHILDREN 6+, FREE

SAT| APR 29| 8PM – 10PM |$45, $50, $55

DOO WOP & ROCK ’N’ ROLL

NADER-MARA’S SOLID GOLD Live on stage: The Crests featuring Tommy Mara Larry Chance and The Earls, Jay Siegel’s Tokens, Joe Bataan and The Soul Survivors

ARBOR WEEKEND

With a landscape full of beloved trees, Wave Hill is the perfect place to celebrate these leafy giants! The weekend opens with a guided tree walk, a Junior Arborist Station in our sugar maple tree, a woodsy art workshop, a juniper-inspired cooking demo, a tree-themed Family Art Project, a woodturning demonstration in The Shop and a tree-themed walk in the neighborhood. Art Workshop price: $55/$45 Wave Hill Member. Registration required, onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center or by calling 718.549.3200 x251. Drop-ins welcome as space permits. Wave Hill House, 649 W 249th St. Contact (718) 549-3200 GET THERE: Bronx Bus (Bx1, 9, 12, 7, & 10) Subway (IRT# 1)

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West GET THERE: By Bus: Bx2, 10, 22, & 28 have stops at Lehman College. By Train: IRT No. 4 or the IND "D" line to Bedford Park Boulevard

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SAT | MAY 6 | 10AM | $24 – $40

RUN THE BRONX

Race Starts and Finishes at the College, Rain or Shine! Registration starts at 7:00 a.m. and ends promptly at 9:00 a.m. Free parking and baggage check-in on campus Early registration: $25 until April 29; Late registration: $40 (no special rates for all registrants after April 29) CUNY students with valid ID and students grades 1-12: FREE before April 29; Pre-entry form and payment must be received by Saturday, April 29; Registrtion fees are no-refundable DEADLINE: Pre-entries must be received by Saturday, April 29. For information call 718.289.5162 Bronx Community College 39th Annual Roscoe C. Brown Jr. Hall of Fame 10K • 5K Runs and 2 Mile Walk GET THERE: Take the 4 train to Burnside Avenue

SAT| MAY 6| 8PM – 10PM|$45, $55, $60

HIP HOP FEVER Rakim “It’s Been A Long Time” “Guess Who’s Back” Grandmaster Melle Mel “The Message” “White Lines” Rob Base “It Takes Two” “Joy & Pain” The Sugarhill Gang “Rappers Delight” “Apache” Sweet G “Games People Play” “Heartbeat Rap” Grand Puba of Brand Nubian “360 What Goes Around” “I Like It” Black Rob “Whoa” Mr. Cheeks of Lost Boyz “Renee” “Lifestyles Of The Rich And Shameless” Keith Murray “Most Beautifullest Thing In This World” Black Sheep “The Choice Is Yours” Peter Gunz “Deja Vu (Uptown Baby)” Roxanne Shante “Roxanne’s Revenge” Crash Crew “On The Radio” Fonda Rae “Over Like A Fat Rat” “Touch Me All Night Long” Grandmaster Caz “Cold Crush Brothers” Spoonie G “Love Rap” Music by Grandwizard Theodore Dj Marley Marl Hosted by Sal Abbatiello Lehman Center for the Performing Arts 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West GET THERE: By Bus: Bx2, 10, 22, & 28 have stops at Lehman College. By Train: IRT No. 4 or the IND "D" line to Bedford Park Boulevard

SAT |MAY 6|12PM -5PM|FREE

CINCO DE MAYO IN BELMONT A free, fun-filled community event celebrating Mexican heritage and pride. Free giveaways throughout the event and free bike raffles. Entertainment includes cultural folklore dancers, DJ, and a Mexican band. See pictures here. Crescent Ave. Between 187th St. & Belmont Ave. GET THERE By subway: train B, D or 4

SUN| MAY 07| 7PM – 9PM|$25, $30, $65, $100 (VIP)

MARIACHI LOS CAMPEROS Mariachi Los Camperos was founded in 1960 by mariachi “Giant” Natividad “Nati” Cano. His passing in October 2014 was mourned nationwide by performers, students, and lovers of mariachi. In the words of Jesus “Chuy” Guzman, Artistic Director of Los Camperos, “… el mundo del mariachi ha perdido un gigante” (the mariachi world has lost a giant). Lehman Center for the Performing Arts 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West GET THERE: By Bus: Bx2, 10, 22, & 28 have stops at Lehman College. By Train: IRT No. 4 or the IND "D" line to Bedford Park Boulevard

SAT | MAY 13 | 3PM - 05:45PM | $20 ADULT ADVANCED / $5 YOUTH UNDER 21 ADVANCED, $25 ADULT AT THE DOOR / $5 YOUTH UNDER 21 AT THE DOOR

SCENES IN THE CITY

Mind-Builders Dance Department offers high quality instruction in a variety of movement styles and techniques both for students who want to explore dance for personal enjoyment, and those who want to prepare for a career in dance. Mind-Builders Annual Dance Recital is not only a showcase of the skills acquired the previous year but a reflection of PAGE 4


students' experiences. Scenes In The City is inspired by Charles Mingus' song of the same name. Each dance piece will represent a person, place or thing that relates to the different communities of New York City. The addresses for the Co-op City garages are: Garage #1: 99 Co-op City Blvd, & Garage #2: 99 Dreiser Loop. Harry S Truman High School. Contact Viviana Bianchi, Asst. ED External Affairs, (718) 652-6256 EXT.113, vbianchi@mind-builders.org Price/hr: 0-3 hours $3.00; 0-6 hours $6.00 Audience members with a ticket, validated by Mind-Builders, will receive a discount. SAT |MAY 13 -SUN MAY 14| 10AM – 6PM | $30 ADULT $27 STUDENT / SENIOR $15 CHILD CHILDREN UNDER 2: FREE / MEMBERS: FREE

Eddy Zervigón and his brothers Rudy (violin) and Kelvin (piano) along with their neighbor Roberto Torres as their vocalist. Orquesta Broadway debuted in October 1963 at NYC’s Palladium concert hall. Now, more than fifty years after its foundation and despite changing music styles, the always-in-demand Orquesta Broadway continues to enjoy an enviable position at the forefront of Afro-Cuban and Latin music in the country. Lehman Center for the Performing Arts 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West GET THERE: By Bus: Bx2, 10, 22, & 28 have stops at Lehman College. By Train: IRT No. 4 or the IND "D" line to Bedford Park Boulevard

MON | MAY 15| 6PM - 8PM | $5 DONATION

BRONX ARTS ENSEMBLE CHAMBER MUSIC JAM

The Bronx Arts Ensemble is throwing a Chamber Music Reading Party for advanced players and chamber MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND GARDEN PARTY music lovers. Presented in collaboration with the Bronx The most spectacular spring landscape New York City Music Heritage Center, the “Jam” is open to all has to offer is the setting for live music, games, instrumentalists that have a desire to play standard picnicking, and more. After a significant restoration chamber music repertoire and to all who want to and expansion in 2016, the historic Lilac Collection is come out and experience the energy of live music. open to make room for more Garden spots to play Possible Reading Repertoire: Beethoven, Brahms, Moand relax. Make a reservation for a delicious brunch zart, Haydn, Schubert (Grand Piano available for use). and enjoy other special activities. Bronx Heritage Music Center, 1303 Louis Nine Blvd The New York Botanical Garden Contact info@bronxartsensemble.org 2900 Southern Blvd GET THERE: Take the Metro-North Harlem local line to

Botanical Garden Station or Take the B, D, or 4 train to Bedford Park Blvd. Station. From the station exit: Take the Bx26 bus east to the Garden’s Mosholu Gate entrance.

THISISTHEBRONX.INFO LAUNCH EVENT WED | May 17 | 11 AM – 1 PM | FREE A launch event for the 'everything Bronx' web portal thisistheBronX.info Producer: Gary Axelbank. Bronx Coworks, 2825 Third Avenue, Suite #301

GET THERE: By Train: Take the IRT No. 4 Lexington Avenue line or the IND “D” line to Bedford Park Boulevard station. Walk west (1 block from the No.4 and approximately 3 blocks from the “D” line) to the campus. By Bus: The following buses stop near the Lehman College Campus: Bx 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 12, 22, 26, 28, 32, and 34.

SAT| MAY 13|8PM – 10PM|$50, $ 55, $65, $100 (VIP)

ORQUESTA ARAGÓN AND ORQUESTA BROADWAY

The importance of Orquesta Aragón to Cuban music is similar to that of the Duke Ellington Orchestra or the Count Basie Orchestra to American Jazz. In the 1950s, Orquesta Aragón was signed to the American label RCA Victor, and found great success internationally spearheading the first wave of Cuban cha-cha-cha and mambo mania that captivated American audiences. Orquesta Broadway is a Cuban charanga-style band that was founded in New York City in 1962 by flautist

SAT| MAY 20| 8PM – 10PM | $25, $40, $45, $75 (VIP)

THE PURPLE XPERIENCE

Unmistakably the most authentic act of its kind, The Purple Xperience, led by Doctor Fink (former member of Prince and The Revolution), is appearing at Lehman Center for the first time. The Purple Xperience – hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota – brings the memories and music of Prince and The Revolution to the stage. Led by Matt Fink (a/k/a Doctor Fink), an original member of The Revolution from 1978 to 1991 and the New Power Generation, The Purple Xperience provides audiences with the most authentic recreation of a classic Prince and The Revolution concert experience! Lehman Center for the Performing Arts 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West GET THERE: By Bus: Bx2, 10, 22, & 28 have stops at Lehman College. By Train: IRT No. 4 or the IND "D" line to Bedford Park

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SUN | MAY 21| 2PM - 4P | $32 IN ADVANCE, $40 AT THE DOOR

FRI |JUN 16| 6PM -11PM| GENERAL ADMISSION $69.99, VIP $99.99, DESIGNATED DRIVER $39.99

Adrienne Kim accompanies BAE Woodwind Quintet in music by Poulenc, Mozart and his other rival, Cambini in Bronx Arts Ensemble’s Chamber Music Series. For ticket information, click here

Brew at the Zoo, summer edition, is coming to the Bronx Zoo on Friday, June 16. Whether or not you made it to our inaugural event last October, round two is going to be bigger and better. From 6 to 7:30 p.m. grizzly bears, giraffes, lemurs, sea lions and more will be on exhibit. Stop by and see your favorites before the unlimited beer tastings begin at 7 p.m. We'll start pouring samples of over 100 varieties of wine and beer, so you can find a new favorite or enjoy a classic. When you're drinking beer, you need food, and we'll have plenty of options. Sample from numerous food trucks or enjoy classic beer hall bites at one of our zoo cafes. There will be a wide array available for purchase. Throughout the night, sing your heart out at karaoke, test your animal IQ during bar trivia, or take a break at the retro game room. We'll provide the soundtrack with a live band and DJs. Round up the troops and join us for a one-of-a-kind night at the zoo. This is a 21+ event. No one under the age of 21 will be admitted. The event will be held rain or shine. For more information go to bronxzoo.com/brew/ GET THERE: BxM11 express bus, Bx 9, 12, 19, 22;

POULENC, MOZART AND CAMBINI

BREW AT THE ZOO

5271 Independence Avenue, Bronx GET THERE: Subways 1at 238th St, 1at 242nd St, 1at 231st St,

1at 225th St or 4 at Bedford Park Blvd

SAT | MAY 27 | 8PM – 10PM | $45, $55, $65, $100 (VIP)

WILLIE ROSARIO & HIS ORCHESTRA

Willie Rosario – Mr. Afinque! Timbalero makes his return appearance at Lehman Center with a special guest TONY VEGA. Originally from Coamo, Puerto Rico he is another Salsa Legends with almost six decades of music! His musical family includes: Chacko Rivera, Bobby Concepcion, Puppy Cantor, Preemie Cruz, Junior Toledo, GILBERTO SANTA ROSA, just to name a few. With several Gold and Platinum Records, Diplo Awards, Paoli Awards, as well as a GRAMMY AWARD in 1987, with his album, “Nueva Cosecha” this exclusive New York appearance is not to be missed by all the salsa fans that can sing along: “Lluvia”, “Anuncio Clasificado”, “La Mitad”, “Botaron La Pelota”, “Ojalá Que Te Vaya Bonito”, “Soy Callejero” and many more! Don’t miss this very special reunion in another historic salsa concert at Lehman Center!

by subway IRT #2 train; Metro North Harlem line to

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West GET THERE: By Bus: Bx2, 10, 22, & 28 have stops at Lehman College. By Train: IRT No. 4 or the IND "D" line to Bedford Park

PHOTO CREDIT: Julie Larsen Maher

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MAY 11-21st 11 days of fun-filled events! Click here for more information

WALKING TOURS BRONX LITTLE ITALY or SOUTH BRONX RENAISSANCE TOURS Visit www.insideouttours.com DISCOVER THE GRAND CONCOURSE Contact Sam Goodman at 718.665.1124 or email at s800mg@aol.com SUSAN SEZ WALKABOUTS Find out more at www.susansez.com NOSH THE BRONX with NOSHWALKS visit www.noshwalks.com BRONX URBAN ART TOURS or ARTHUR AVENUE TOURS For more information go to www.bronxhistoricaltours.com THE BIRTHPLACE OF HIP HOP TOUR Visit Hush Tours at www.hushtours.com BIG APPLE GREETER Friendly Bronxites who are happy to share the borough they love. Go to www.bigapplegreeter.org

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