Saturday, January 24, 2009

Event Reminders: Happy Saturday!

Due to extraordinary blogger laziness yesterday, this is a "Happy Saturday" edition of Event Reminders, rather than a "TGIF" edition. Here are a few things happening this weekend in the BoogieDown:

Get Off Your Damn Asses - It's 'Day Out to Work Out!"
Council Member James Vacca isn't saying you look fat in that outfit, but he is saying he wants Bronxites to pay attention to improving their health through exercise. He sponsored today's 'Day Out to Work Out,' which features many local gyms and fitness clubs offering free workshops and open houses to the public. From the press release: "Vacca will spend his 'Day' at Fusion Fitness in Throggs Neck, which is offering a general open house plus a day’s worth of workshops on health and nutrition. Other participants include Bronx House Community Center, two Curves locations, Dolphin Fitness, Mr. America’s Personal Training, and New York Sports Club."

Bronx River Forest Walk
Today, 1/24, from 10am to 12pm. Join the Bronx River Alliance for a Winter nature walk. Enjoy all of nature's precious gifts and take in fresh air and beautiful wildlife. Meet on Burke Bridge in the Bronx River Forest. Nearest park entrance is Bronx Boulevard and Burke Avenue.
Bronx. Call (718) 430-4636 for more info.

Last Chance for Street Art Street Life @ Bronx Museum
This weekend is your last chance to check out the Street Art Street Life exhibit at the Bronx Museum. Click here for more info.

Family Art Project @ Wave Hill
See how ice, wind and other natural forces, along with generations of people, have formed the hills, valleys and flat places of Wave Hill. Sculpt your own mini-landscape with rock, clay and other natural materials. Today, 1/24 and tomorrow, 1/25, from 1 to 4pm. Free with admission. Click here for more info.

Houseplant Extravaganza @ NYBG

Today, 1/24, from 10am to 4:45pm.
Do you enjoy indoor plants and want to expand your plant palate? Learn to diversify your collection and, perhaps, find a new affinity for tropical plants. This all-day program features stimulating classes on how to use exotic and unusual plants to add beauty to an interior landscape. Participants select as many as three from six topics. The fee for each Houseplant Extravaganza session is $31 for Non-Members and $28 for Members. Attend all three sessions and receive a 10% discount. Click here for more info.

Doo Wop @ Bronx Library Center
Please join us for an afternoon of doo wop music performed by The Valentinos from the Bronx today, 1/24, at 2:30pm. The Valentinos are a musical hybrid of vocal styles, that when blended together, are a harmonic force of unparalleled excellence. Their history dates back to the late 50's, which makes them no new-comers to the music industry. Today, they still maintain their phenomenal style and are thrilling audiences around the world. Click here for more info.

Doo Wop Night @ Lehman

Doo Wop's leading singers and musical groups will offer a finger-snappin', foot-tappin' evening of classic hits at Lehman College tonight, 1/24, at 8pm . Coast back in time with the timeless songs of The Drifters ("This Magic Moment," "Save the Last Dance for Me"); The Teenagers ("Why Do Fools Fall In Love," "Please be Mine"); The Shirelles ("Soldier Boy" "Dedicated to the One I Love"); Bobby Lewis ("Tossin' and Turnin'"); and Gene Chandler ("Duke of Earl"). Tickets range from $20 to $45. Click here for more info.

Opening Concert of Sinfonietta of Riverdale
Tomorrow, 1/25, at 2:30pm is the opening concert of the new 'Sinfonietta of Riverdale' at the Riverdale Temple. Click here for more info.

Free Workshop @ Methodist Church Home
Please join us for a free monthly workshop series on Staying Health in Body, Mind and Spirit by Dr. Solomon Reuben, PHD, Clinical Psychologist. The first workshop of the year is on Monday, 1/26, at 6:30pm. These workshops are designed to help individuals make life style changes in areas such as nutrition, exercise, emotional/psychological growth, stress management, relaxation/meditation and spirituality. Please note that continued attendance is not required but reservations are a must. Call 718-548-5100 Ext.231 for additional information. Light refreshments will be served and parking is free. Workshops will be held at Methodist Church Home located at 4499 Manhattan College Parkway, Riverdale, NY.


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