Friday, April 24, 2009

Event Reminders: TGIF!

Bronx Underground @ First Lutheran Church
Bronx Underground show featuring Endwell, Empires Erased, Lady Radiator, Belladonna, and Hearts of Kings tonight, 4/24, at First Lutheran Church (3075 Baisley Avenue, Throggs Neck). Doors open at 5:30pm and cost is $9. Click here for more info.

'Theater at the Mansion' @ Bartow-Pell
Tonight, 4/24, at 6:30 p.m. and tomorrow, 4/25, at 1 p.m., “Theater at the Mansion,” will be presented at the Bartow-Pell Mansion... staged readings of theatrical pieces written for the mansion, featuring the group the Supporting Characters; $12, $8 for 65+ and children 6 to 17 years old; registration requested, (718) 885-1461. Museum hours: Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 4 p.m.; grounds open daily, 8:30 a.m. to dusk. 895 Shore Road North, Pelham Bay Park, the Bronx; $5; $3 for students and 65+; free for 6 and younger. [Event listing courtesy of NY Times].

Suddenly Spring @ NYBG
Tons of cool stuff happening at New York Botanical Garden this weekend... Today, 4/24, at 3:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 4/25 and 4/26, at 2 p.m., a Garden Scavenger Hunt for Families. Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon, Arbor Day Forest Tree Planting. Saturday and Sunday at noon, a Notable Tree Walk. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., “Picnic on the Planet,” with al fresco dining encouraged on Daffodil Hill. Through July 19, an exhibition of 18th-century botanical drawings by Georg Ehret. Tuesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tram tours daily, weather permitting, every 20 minutes. Bronx River Parkway (Exit 7W) Fordham Road, Bedford Park, the Bronx, (718) 817-8700,; an all-garden pass is $20; $18 for students and 62+; $8 for children 2 to 12; free for members and children under 2. Grounds admission only: $6; $5 for Bronx residents; $3 for 62+ and students; $1 for children 2 to 12; free for under 2 and for everyone all day on Wednesdays and from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. Parking, $12. [Event listing courtesy of NY Times].

Events @ Wave Hill
Wave Hill Arbor Week events: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., a “Notable Trees Trolley Tour”; $40, $30 for members; registration required: (718) 549-3200, Ext. 305. Saturday at 11 a.m., “Great Trees of Wave Hill,” a garden walk. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the planting of trees in the Raoul Wallenberg Forest Park. Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m., a family art project, “If I Were a Tree.” Hours: Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Independence Avenue and West 249th Street, Riverdale, the Bronx, (718) 549-3200,; $6; $3 for students and 65+; $2 for children 6 and older; free for members and under 6; free Tuesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon, year-round. On-site parking, $8; free off-site parking with free shuttle service to the garden. [Event listing courtesy of NY Times].

Jazz Greats Tour @ Woodlawn Cemetery
Sunday at 2 p.m., a tour that includes the gravesites of Miles Davis, Duke Ellington and others, meeting at the Bronx Cemetery, Webster Avenue and East 233rd Street.(718) 920-1470; $10, $5 for students and 65+. [Event Listing courtesy of NY Times].

'Run For the Wild' @ Bronx Zoo
Tomorrow, 4/24... You can walk for the wild too. But however you move, you’ll be part of a movement to save animal species in this first annual event from the Wildlife Conservation Society at the Bronx Zoo. The day starts early, with the opening of the registration site and pledge tent at 7, followed by a warm-up at 8:30 and the five-kilometer fund-raising run/walk at 9. From 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. the zoo will offer family activities: crafts, storytelling, live music, theater performances and, of course, the opportunity to visit all those creatures. Bronx Zoo, Bronx River Parkway and Fordham Road, (718) 367-1010, Fees for the run (includes zoo admission and post-run activities): $35; $25 for 65+ and ages 3 to 12; free for under 3. [Event Listing courtesy of NY Times].

Events @ Rocking the Boat
Community rowing begins this weekend (4/25) and runs every weekend through 9/26! Community rowing will take place each Saturday from 12pm to 5pm
Open House: Join students, parents, and friends for Rocking the Boat's Mid-Semester Open House, Friday, April 24th from 6pm to 8pm. Come see the boats, the science, and the skills that our young people are busy working on this semester!
Both events take place at Rocking the Boat's Bronx River site at Hunts Point Riverside Park at the intersection of Lafayette Ave. and Edgewater Road. Call (718) 991-2032 for more info.
Click here to learn more about the events taking place at Rocking the Boat this spring.

Get Green Festival @ St. Mary's Park
2nd Annual Get Green: South Bronx Earth Fest... This free festival will celebrate the environment and the culture of the South Bronx with an afternoon full of family activities, entertainment and education. Event takes place tomorrow, 4/25, from 12pm to 4pm at St. Mary's Park (St. Ann's Avenue and 146th Street). For more info, contact Lucy Martinez at Nos Quedamos: 718 585 2323. [Event listing courtesy of Tree Museum].

Events @ Bronx Library Center
West African Music and Dance: Tomorrow, 4/25, at 2:30pm. Please join us for an afternoon of traditional music and dance from West Africa performed by internationally acclaimed multi-talented dancer, choreographer, actress, singer, storyteller and teacher Ms. Rose Marie Giraud and members of the LesGuirivoires Dance Theatre.
Latin Music Voyage: Sunday, 4/26 at 2pm. The magic of Latin Music Voyage is a geographical exploration of traditional music through song, dance and puppetry. Dancing flamenco and singing traditional Spanish songs. Recommended for ages 4 and older.
Click here for more info on these events.

Lehman Woodwind Quintet Concert
Sunday, 4/26, at 2pm. Professor Alan Hollander will lead the Lehman Woodwind Quintet in "Light Breeze for a Sunday Afternoon." The Quintet will also perform music for woodwind quintet by Danzi, Gould, LeFever, Mozart, and Rimsky-Korsakov. Admission is free. Click here for more info.


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