Finally, Bronx Museum is back from its February siesta! The latest exhibit, "Intersections: The Grand Concourse at 100" is a year-long, three part homage to the Grand Concourse as it celebrates its 100th birthday. The first segment of Intersections: The Grand Concourse at 100 features archival documentation and original artworks by Diane Arbus, Alvin Baltrop, Aaron Birk, Burgoyne Diller, Adolph Gottlieb, Skowmon Hastanan, Pablo Helguera, Daniel Hauben, André Kertész, Jay Leyda, Pia Lindman, Gordon Matta-Clark, Ira Moskowitz, Hélio Oiticica, and Henry E. Rile. The "past"segment of the exhibit runs from this weekend through July 20th. Then the "present" segment kicks off and runs through January 4th, 2010. The "future" segment runs from November 1st to January 4th, 2010.
There will be a free open house tonight, 3/6, from 6 to 10pm which is honoring Adolfo Carrion (will he come back from DC for the weekend?). Keynote address: Dr. Gary Hermalyn (Bronx Historical Society). Featured speakers: Prof. Ray Bromley (SUNY Albany), Dr. Mark Naison (Fordham University), Constance Rosenblum (New York Times), Prof. Lloyd Ultan (Bronx Historical Society). There will be a reception immediately following from 8 to 10pm with music by San Juan Hill Band.
Tomorrow, 3/7, there will be a symposium taking place from 9am to 7pm. The day-long symposium will feature noted historians, architects and urban planners and will offer great resources for college and school teachers on how to incorporate the history of the Grand Concourse into classroom curricula. Keynote address: Daniel Libeskind (Architect). Featured speakers: Dr. Peter Derrick (Bronx Historical Society), Susan Hoeltzel (Lehman College), Deborah Marton (Design Trust for Public Space), William Menking (Architect's Newspaper), William Casari (Hostos Community College), Sam Goodman (Bronx Borough President's Office), Anthony Greene (Bronx Historical Society); artists Skowmon Hastanan, Pablo Helguera, Katie Holten, and Jeff Liao. Special workshop led by Center for Urban Pedagogy.
A reception will be held on the 2nd Floor of the North Building from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Admission is free but you must be registered.
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Flea Market @ St. Mary's
The Bedford Mosholu Community Association will be holding its annual Flea Market fundraiser on Saturday, 3/7, from 10am to 3pm at St. Mary's Orthodox Church of India (360 Bedford Park Blvd. at Decatur Avenue).
New and used items will be for sale, including gifts, china, glassware, lamps, bric-a-brac, jewelry, books, toys, games, linens, housewares, electronics, pictures, and much more. There will also be homemade cakes and cookies, refreshments, and a raffle.
Orchid Show & Spring Fever Saturday @ NYBG
The Orchid Show will be on this weekend... get there early to avoid lines - this baby is popular. Click here for more info.
It's also 'Spring Fever Saturday' at NYBG tomorrow, 3/7, from 10am to 4:45pm. Classes on spring gardening tasks, exquisite flowering plants, and growing plants from seed help you prepare for the gardening season. Participants select as many as three from six topics. The fee for each Spring Fever Saturday session is $31 for Non-Members and $28 for Members. Attend all three sessions and receive a 10% discount. Click here for more info.
Family Art Project @ Wave Hill
'Spinning with the Wind:' Tour Cece Cole’s fantastical mixed media installation in the Sunroom Project Space at Glyndor Gallery with the artist as your guide. Then, with Cece’s help, invent a whirligig built with recycled and craft materials that will spin playfully in the wind. Free with admission to the grounds. Free with admission this Saturday, 3/7, and Sunday, 3/8, from 1 to 4pm. Click here for more info.
Professional Development Workshop for Artists @ Hostos
Financial Tool Kit for Artists – Learn how to keep your business profitable, anticipate cash flow problems, and set appropriate product prices. This workshop tomorrow from 12 to 2pm at Hostos Community College (149th Street and Grand Concourse) pays special attention to cash flow analysis and budgeting and manual practice on computerized templates that you can take home. This workshop is presented by BCA’s 2009 Professional Development Program, a series of free personal and professional development workshops for Bronx artists being held on Saturdays, through April 18th, at Hostos Community College. Admission is free, but seating is limited. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for more info.
Events @ Lehman
'Madama Butterfly' will be broadcast tomorrow, 3/7, in the Studio Theatre. The presentation is part of the Metropolitan Opera's 2008-2009 Live in High Definition Series.
The National Acrobats of China will perform Sunday, 3/8, at 4pm. This breathtaking and awe-inspiring troupe performs dazzling feats of acrobatics, martial arts, and illusion accompanied by traditional music from China. They’ve thrilled audiences of all ages from every corner of the earth with their amazing and astonishing stunts. Tickets: $35, $30, $25, $20. (Children 12 and under, $10 any seat). Lehman Center is located at 250 Bedford Park Blvd. West in the Bronx. Box Office Hours: M-F: 10:00am-5:00pm and the day of the event from 12:00 noon. You can also purchase tickets online 24/7 at www.lehmancenter.org. For additional information, call 718-960-8833. [Listing courtesy of bronxarts.org]
Events @ Bronx Library Center
'RumbaTap' featuring the Max Pollock Trio will be presented tomorrow, 3/7, at 2:30pm. Please join us for an afternoon of RumbaTap - an explosive, dancing body percussion ensemble. Created by Max Pollock and inspired by the intense energy of Afro-Cuban culture, RumbaTap combines the elements of body percussion, song and rhythm tap in surprising new ways.
'Robin Hood' will be presented Sunday, 3/8, at 2pm. The exuberant tale of intrepid Robin Hood and his Merry Men, who are ever jauntily escaping from the clutches of the ill disposed Sheriff of Nottingham. Presented by the Travelling Lantern Theatre Company. For ages 5 to 12. Preregistration is required. Funding for more children's programs at The New York Public Library's neighborhood hubs has been generously provided by the New York Life Foundation.
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'Rainmaker' by City Island Theatre Group
Click here for more info in last weekend's Event Reminders.
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