UPDATE Out & About: Plena Libre At The Lehman Center, Holiday Tree Lighting, Art Classes & More!


Victoria SanabriaLehman Heart for the Performing Arts presents Victoria Sanabria on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 at 8 p.m.
Picture courtesy of Lehman Heart for the Performing Arts

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Bronx Neighborhood Board 7’s Holiday Tree Lighting occasion will happen on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m. at Mosholu Parkway Garden at the intersection of Mosholu Parkway and Bainbridge Avenue. Come and revel in this yr’s Winter Wonderland the place there’ll apple cider, sizzling chocolate, vacation actions & leisure and naturally, the tree lighting.



Van Cortlandt Home Museum is internet hosting a Cozy Neighborhood Campfire on Sunday, Dec. 5, between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Collect collectively open air for a festive campfire, full with free marshmallows and heat, mulled cider whereas provides final. There can even be DIY s’mores kits obtainable additionally for buy ($5 every or 3/$12), a storyteller, an elf-house hunt, and different enjoyable actions (relying on the climate).


There will likely be two campfire stations to assist with social distancing. The occasion is greatest for youngsters ages 5 and up and all kids should be accompanied by an grownup. Van Cortlandt Home Museum and Reward Store will likely be open. Entrance for each requires proof of vaccination and use of a masks. Final admission to the museum will likely be at 3 p.m.


Prodigio ClaudioLehman Heart for the Performing Arts presents Prodigio Claudio on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 at 8 p.m.
Picture courtesy of Lehman Heart for the Performing Arts

CREATING UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY, Parkchester’s annual celebration of Kwanzaa will happen on Thursday, Dec. 30, from 4 p.m. to eight p.m. EST at St. Helena Church, 1315 Olmstead Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462.  It’ll rejoice the fifth precept “Nia (Goal) which is a dedication to the COLLECTIVE VOCATION of constructing, creating, and defending the neighborhood, its tradition and historical past with a view to regain its historic initiative and greatness.” Kwanzaa can even be live-streamed on Fb at: https://www.fb.com/occasions/272429704720549/ and on YouTube at:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKQFSUxPO9ez9f6i7EyP9rw. Click on on the Kwanzaa hyperlink for extra particulars.


Beginning Nov. 24, 2021, uncover NYBG GLOW at The New York Botanical Backyard. Absorb the great thing about the landmark landscapes after darkish all breathtakingly illuminated with 1000’s of lights and eccentric installations. Tickets may be purchased for Nov. 24, 26 and 27, Dec. 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30, and Jan. 1, 6, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22, every day between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. See NYBG’s iconic sights and buildings come to life as dramatic, glittering canvases with the Haupt Conservatory and Mertz Library Constructing as the centerpieces. Washes of good shade, 1000’s of dazzling LEDs, illuminated plant tales, and eccentric, picture-perfect installations replicate the surrounding gardens and collections—making a spectacle to not be missed! Click on here for extra data.


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An NYC Parks After-Faculty Program is being held at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Heart, situated at 3225 Reservoir Oval E, Bronx, NY 10467, by way of June 10, 2022 from Monday to Friday, between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. For extra data, contact Debra Edwards at NYC Parks on (718) 430-1847 or e-mail [email protected]


The Holiday Prepare Present® takes place at the New York Botanical Backyard Spherical from Saturday, Nov. 20, to Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022. This beloved custom returns for its thirtieth yr with a miniature wonderland in the heat of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Marvel at mannequin trains zipping by way of a fascinating show of greater than 175 well-known New York landmarks. Think about the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Rockefeller Heart, and different favorites every delightfully re-created from pure supplies similar to pine cones, acorns, and seeds. You’ll additionally uncover a showcase of our very personal New York Botanical Backyard buildings similar to the iconic Haupt Conservatory and, new for this yr, the majestic LuEsther T. Mertz Library Constructing, each designated New York Metropolis landmarks. Get pleasure from a drink, sizzling cocoa, and a chew to eat at one in all the onsite out of doors bars or the Bronx Evening Market Holiday Pop-Up. Absorb much more festive night choices with creative ice sculpting and music round the Backyard. Click on here for extra data.


261383220 10159556156389450 2677701334798303423 nFlyer for the Lighting of the Tree of Angels
Flyer courtesy of the Workplace of the Bronx District Lawyer

Bronx Neighborhood Board 7’s Holiday Tree Lighting occasion will happen on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m. See hooked up flyer beneath for extra data.


The forty seventh police precinct is asking on Bronxites to assist in giving the present of heat to folks in want. forty seventh Pct. Youth Coordination Officers will likely be internet hosting a Coat Drive in the coming weeks and all donations may be dropped off at 4111 Laconia Avenue from Nov. 15 to Monday, Dec. 6. For anybody in want of a coat, the giveaway date is Dec. 8 at 5 p.m. at the forty seventh Pct. See hooked up flyer additional beneath for extra data.


258853601 10159557793614450 2484749451804389168 nMosholu Preservation Company (MPC) is internet hosting numerous vacation occasions all through December.
Flyer courtesy of MPC

Northwest Bronx Neighborhood & Clergy Coalition will likely be holding a Holiday Gathering on Thursday, Dec. 11, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Mary Mitchell Heart, 2007 Mapes Avenue, Bronx NY 10460. Proof of vaccination or a destructive take a look at is required. For extra data, e-mail [email protected]


Northwest Bronx Indivisible is internet hosting a digital occasion by way of ZOOM, entitled, “What Can I Do About Local weather Change?” on Sunday, Dec. 5, from 3 p.m. to five p.m., with visitor audio system, Victor Davila, Huntspoint activist and organizer, and Dr. Jack Gorman of the Local weather Psychiatry Alliance. Contact Dan Guenzburger at [email protected] or (718) 664-4222 for extra data. Register for the occasion at http://tiny.cc/nwbi-dec.


263608106 10159556935554450 1215176244042153418 nThe 52nd Precinct Neighborhood Council Is internet hosting a vacation occasion on Dec. 16, 2021 at 7 p.m. at Estrella Restaurant, 390 E. 204th Avenue in Norwood.
Flyer courtesy of the 52nd Precinct Neighborhood Council

A Wave Hill onsite Holiday Wreath Workshop will happen on Sat, December 4, 2021, 11AM–Noon or Sat, December 4, 2021, 12:30–1:30PM  or  Sat, December 4, 2021, 2–3PM. Tickets are $50, together with admission to the grounds. Wave Hill members save 10 p.c. Create your pure wreath utilizing a grapevine base and contemporary greens harvested by Wave Hill gardeners. Floral designer Hanako Shimamoto shares easy methods for designing your individual attractive, one-of-a-kind vacation decorations. No expertise essential. All supplies supplied. This session meets a number of occasions as we speak, in addition to on Sunday, December 5.


On Saturday, Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. in Wakefield, Bronx District Lawyer Darcel Clark invitations the neighborhood to hitch in a Tree Lighting for the Angels occasion. See hooked up flyer additional beneath for additional particulars.


On Tuesday, December 7, Peace December, TBS New Path, Interfaith Coalition For Peace and Public Security, Neighborhood Board 9, the forty third Precinct Council, Al Shaib Neighborhood Heart, Operation FISH, Bangladeshi American Neighborhood Council, and the Nationwide Neighborhood Peace-building Fee, together with their companions and sponsors, are encouraging the public to point out their like to all who maintain the neighborhood secure. Organizers mentioned the public can say ‘Thank You’ in some ways – giving flowers/roses, appreciation letters, handshakes, acceptable presents, in addition to messages of appreciation by way of drawings, work, media appearances, social media, and phone calls.

The residents and entrepreneurs of Bronx Neighborhood Board 9 and the forty third precinct are additionally holding their annual “Appreciation Stroll” on the similar day at midday, beginning at Parkchester quantity 6 subway station and strolling to the forty third precinct station home. There will likely be a short ‘Thank You’ press convention in entrance of the forty third precinct with elected officers, clergy, residents and sponsors. The organizers thank Rainbow Florist and Joe’s Flowers and others for offering flowers to the forty third precinct on this event. In addition they encourage individuals to deliver alongside their kids to the occasion to be a part of the relationship-building alternative with regulation enforcement. For extra data, contact (718) 822-5555 or [email protected]


264039390 10159556931069450 7911860170103344801 nThe 52nd Precinct is holding a Holiday Float on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021. at 5 p.m., with particular visitor, Santa.
Flyer courtesy of the 52nd Precinct


Residents have till Dec. 31 to join free membership to the Metropolis’s numerous recreation facilities. Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Heart, situated at 3225 Reservoir Oval E, Bronx, NY 10467, is holding a Evening Art class of portray wine bottles on Friday, Dec. 17, from 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. and a Winter Wonderland occasion on Saturday, Dec. 18, from midday to 2 p.m., the place there will likely be arts & crafts, in addition to a go to by Santa! All applications require proof of vaccination for folks aged 12 and over. Masks should be worn inside.


“Bronx Calling: The Fifth AIM Biennial,” curated by Ian Cofre and Eva Mayhabal Davis, is a meditation on the apply of on a regular basis life in unsure occasions and runs from Nov. 10 by way of March 20, 2022. That includes artworks by 68 artists who took half in the 2018 and 2019 cycles of the Bronx Museum’s AIM Fellowship program, the fifth version of “Bronx Calling” finds artists responding to the circumstances of up to date life in manifold methods. Whether or not in conventional or new media, lots of the works are latest creations, the results of processing a number of crises—of well being, grief, the surroundings, and id. The Biennial is a part of a sequence of exhibitions and public applications celebrating the Museum’s fiftieth anniversary and legacy as an establishment devoted to social justice. For extra data and to order your FREE ticket, go to: http://www.bronxmuseum.org/…/bronx-calling-the-fifth…


Plenty of tree lighting occasions and vacation events are going down all through December. See hooked up flyers for extra particulars.


260067430 10159554634929450 1971126405597291882 nBuddies of Devoe Park are internet hosting a Tree Lighting & Caroling occasion on Saturday, Dec. 11, at 5 p.m. in Devoe Park.
Flyer courtesy of Buddies of Devoe Park



Lehman Heart for the Performing Arts presents Victoria Sanabria with Puerto Rico’s primary plena group, Plena Libre, on Saturday, Dec 4, at 8 p.m., with particular visitor, Prodigio Claudio. Altogether, the folkloric sounds of Puerto Rican music will likely be flowing by way of the halls of Lehman Heart. Charming and shifting audiences over the course of a 26-year, 15-album profession, Lehman Heart officers say this fine-tuned ensemble of virtuoso musicians has solely gotten higher with age, as evidenced by their 4 latest GRAMMY® nominations and world-wide touring schedule. Lehman Heart for the Performing Arts is situated on the campus of Lehman Faculty/CUNY at 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY 10468. Tickets may be bought at (718) 960-8833 or on-line at www.LehmanCenter.org.


Mark your Calendar! Bronx Arts Ensemble (BAE) invitations residents for a free celebration of “Pleasure and Love for the Holidays,” in December, that includes Linda Collazo and Pablo Zinger. BAE has partnered with two of its favourite venues to deliver patrons the particular occasion. Be a part of Saturday, Dec. 11, at Bartow Pell Mansion Museum, situated at 895 Shore Rd, Bronx, NY 10464 for a live performance in Pelham Bay Park, and on Sunday, Dec. 12, for one more at Woodlawn Cemetery, at 4199 Webster Ave, Bronx, NY 10470. For extra data, go to bronxartsensemble.org.


The Nest Music Conservatory, a non-profit group offering music schooling to youths in the Bronx by way of out-of-school applications, has reopened. The group is devoted to making a nurturing surroundings that contributes to the social and emotional progress of scholars, their households, and our communities by way of courses, occasions, and live performance sequence. The middle suffered extreme damages attributable to the latest hurricane, and had meant to be open for normal after college applications in time for the starting of the college yr however was delayed throughout repairs. The middle, situated at 3636 Holland Ave, The Bronx, NY 10467, USA will likely be open every day, Monday to Friday from 2:30 p.m. to six p.m. Name 718-994-6378 for extra data. 


260402765 10159549544524450 1268858933328176860 nMI Toastmasters Membership is internet hosting a digital open home with Visitor Speaker, Roger Caeser, on Dec. 8, 2021 at 6.15 p.m.
Flyer courtesy of Toastmasters Worldwide


Bronx Movie 48, based in 2019, the group behind the annual, 48-hour movie problem has introduced a fundraising drive to boost $20,000 for the 2022 fiscal yr, to increase its choices. The staff is seeking to provide an out of doors summer time movie sequence, extra networking occasions and the return of its annual, “48-hour movie problem: The Bronx.” The summer time movie sequence is aimed at internet hosting roof-top, drive-in, and out of doors movie screenings of curated, impartial movies throughout the Bronx, from Orchard Seashore to the Andrew Freedman Dwelling.


The fundraising marketing campaign will permit the group to attach Bronx filmmakers with each other and professionals in the area to assist increase their skillsets and success inside the trade. It’ll additionally permit for the creation of a screenwriting membership, which is able to permit filmmakers to hitch collectively on a bi-weekly foundation. Lastly, it should additionally permit for the return of its 48-hour movie problem, by which individuals write, create and shoot a movie over the course of two days. Prizes are awarded by a jury of pros and will probably be the competition’s fourth yr. Bronx Movie 48 is a grassroots initiative based mostly in the Bronx with a aim of elevating the cinema palette of the Bronx by growing the variety of movies made right here, in addition to increasing the variety of filmmakers. Its 2022 marketing campaign video may be considered above, and donations may be made here. (Cowl picture courtesy of Bronx Movie 48)



260273988 10159549529974450 1925286667330792834 nWilliamsbridge Leisure Heart is holding a Wine Bottle Portray Workshop on Friday, Dec. 17, 2021, at 6 p.m.
Flyer courtesy of Wiliamsbridge Oval Recreation Heart


Williamsbridge Oval Park Recreation Heart, situated at 3225 Reservoir Oval E, Bronx, NY 10467, is open for the fall season, and registration is free. Go to https://www.nycgovparks.org/facilities/recreationcenters/X104 for extra data on the numerous courses and actions on provide.


Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Heart, situated at 3225 Reservoir Oval E, Bronx, NY 10467, is holding an open dance ground occasion on Friday, Dec. 17 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Residents have till Dec. 31 to join free membership. All applications require proof of vaccination for folks aged 12 and over. Masks should be worn inside.


It’s that point of yr once more! Williamsbridge Oval want female and male quarterbacks, working backs, receivers and a defensive position for the upcoming Flag Soccer Season. Flag Soccer apply will likely be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to five:45 p.m. Video games will likely be on Saturdays. This program is geared towards all youth from 9 to 14 years of age. The venue is the Williamsbridge Oval, 3225 Reservoir Oval, Bronx, New York 10467. Name (718) 543-8672 for extra particulars.


Saturday Night lightsFlyer for in-person Saturday Evening Lights periods at Webster Avenue in the Bronx.
Flyer courtesy of the Police Athletic League

The NYPD, the Division of Youth and Neighborhood Improvement, the Metropolis’s 5 district attorneys’ places of work and several other Metropolis company companions, community-based organizations and foundations launched the “Saturday Evening Lights” program on July 10 and it continues all yr lengthy. The teams have opened 100 gyms throughout the Metropolis totally free, high-quality sports activities applications for youths on Saturday nights, guaranteeing no indoor gyms will likely be closed on these nights – the time when they’re wanted most by children in metropolis communities.


Every Saturday night, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., kids from 11 to 18 years-of-age will have the ability to take pleasure in an array of indoor sports activities, together with basketball, soccer, volleyball, dance, martial arts and extra. In response to the organizers, a key part of the program is bringing cops and youngsters collectively. Groups of Youth Coordination Officers from NYPD precincts will likely be at every of the 100 gymnasiums each Saturday evening, serving to to teach and taking part with members of assorted Neighborhood Primarily based Organizations to work together with younger folks and assist make a long-lasting and constructive influence of their lives. The Fordham Heights location is at 2255 Webster Avenue, Bronx, NY 10457. Click on here for a full listing of different venues.

unnamed 18DOT slide on E-bikes
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NYC DOT has supplied data to New Yorkers on driving E-bikes in NYC.  Click here to learn more about riding an e-bike and other micromobility options in NYC.


jr knicks basketball league boy players play game 618444bb6805fNYC Parks and the Madison Sq. Backyard Firm are teaming as much as host citywide basketball clinics and leagues free for girls and boys, ages 7 by way of 17.
Picture courtesy of NYC Division of Parks & Recreation

NYC Parks and the Madison Sq. Backyard Firm are teaming as much as host citywide basketball clinics and leagues free for girls and boys, ages 7 by way of 17. The NYC Parks Junior Knicks Basketball Clinics and League makes use of the recreation of basketball to unite girls and boys from throughout New York Metropolis, offering a constructive, structured surroundings for self-improvement, private progress, and neighborhood improvement.


This yr, greater than 180 groups will take part in 8U Co-ed,10U Co-ed 12UBoys, 12 Women, and 17 U Boys, 17 U Women age divisions throughout the 5 boroughs. Tutorial clinics are featured in every borough that can present a possibility no matter talent go away a possibility to have a constructive basketball expertise adopted by a league in every borough. Groups will play intra-borough weekly spherical robin schedule after which compete in intra-borough tournaments culminating the program with a Citywide Championship. To be thought of for the league, please choose a program and submit your data utilizing the on-line registration system. For extra data in your borough please contact the Sports activities Coordinators for the Bronx: Dylan Santos on (718) 430-1824 or [email protected] Register as we speak!

Clinics: November 2021- January 10, 2022
Leagues: January 10, 2022 – April 2, 2022
Citywide Championship: Saturday, April 9, 2022


Saturday, December 4, 2021

Saturday Night Lights 4:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. at Hunts Level Recreation Heart, Bronx


Sunday, December 5, 2021

Family Art Project: Biomimicry Boutique 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. at Sally and Gilbert Kerlin Studying Heart, Wave Hill, Bronx

Holiday Wreath Workshop 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at Wave Hill Home, Wave Hill, Bronx

Holiday Wreath Workshop 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m. at Wave Hill Home, Wave Hill, Bronx

Holiday Wreath Workshop 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. at Wave Hill Home, Wave Hill, Bronx

Public Garden Highlights Walk 2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m. at Perkins Guests Heart, Wave Hill, Bronx

Astronomy: Planets of The Night Sky 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. at Pelham Bay Nature Heart, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx


257461187 10159530915739450 1160468070987109963 nElected officers are holding a Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at Pelham Parkway North and White Plains Street in Pelham Parkway on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 at 5 p.m.
Flyer courtesy of Bronx Neighborhood Board 11 / Council MemberMark Gjonaj / Morris Park Neighborhood Affiliation / Morris Park Enterprise Enchancment District / Pelham Park Neighborhood Affiliation / State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi / State Meeting Member Nathalia Fernández / State Assemblyman Michael Benedetto

Monday, December 6, 2021

Adult/Senior Open Access 8:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Chair Aerobics 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Heart, Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx

Adult/Senior Open Access 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Drum Fit 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Intermediate Windows/MS Office 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.


258267336 10159524988709450 1024650303622339390 n 1Bronx Neighborhood Board 7 and Buddies of Mosholu Parkland are internet hosting a Tree Lighting Ceremony on Mosholu Parkway Garden at the intersection of Mosholu Parkway and Bainbridge Avenue on Tuesday, December 7, 2021.
Flyer courtesy of Bronx Neighborhood Board 7


Monday, December 6, 2021

Performance Creative Movement 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Heart, Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx

Intro to Computers 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Adult/Senior Open Access 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.


256847062 10159531509944450 618337091686217253 n 1Northwest Bronx Indivisible is internet hosting an occasion entitled, “What Can I Do about Local weather Change?” on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021, at 3 p.m. by way of Zoom.
Flyer courtesy of Northwest Bronx Indivisible


Monday, December 6, 2021

Intro to Windows/MS Office 12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Adult/Senior Open Access 1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Adult/Senior Open Access 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.


After SchoolAn NYC Parks After-Faculty Program will likely be held at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Heart by way of June 10, 2021 Monday to Friday. 
Picture courtesy of NYC Parks

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forty seventh Pct. Youth Coordination Officers will likely be internet hosting a Coat Drive in the coming weeks and all donations may be dropped off at 4111 Laconia Avenue from Nov. 15 to Dec. 6.
Flyer courtesy of the forty seventh precinct


Each Sunday from midday to 7p.m., come and help dozens of unimaginable native artists, creators, and retailers showcasing their merchandise at the Fordham Flea market, situated at 1 Fordham Plaza. Select from speciality made, small batch attire, equipment, packaged items, presents, jewellery, self-care merchandise, distinctive arts & crafts gadgets and extra! Extra data is on the market on https://www.fordhamflea.com/.


Metropolis Harvest, The NY Every day Information and the NYPD have teamed as much as arrange a Meals Drive which is going down from Oct. 20, 2021 to Jan. 22, 2022. Donations may be dropped off at the 52nd precinct constructing. See hooked up flyer beneath for particulars.


Daily News pantryMetropolis Harvest and The NY Every day Information are holding a Meals Drive from Oct. 20, 2021 to Jan. 22, 2022 along side the NYPD. Donations may be dropped off at the 52nd precinct constructing.
Flyer courtesy of the NYPD





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