Friday, May 1, 2009

Event Reminders: TGIF! (updated)

First Friday Event @ Bronx Museum
Viva La Raza! - Latino Hip Hop Showcase, tonight, 5/1, 6:00pm to 10:00pm, North Building—2nd Floor, free admission.
Start your weekend early. Every First Friday features a great selection of local musicians and other attractions in a great, relaxing atmosphere. Hosted by RephStar and Patty Dukes. Featuring Division X, De la Ceiba, Mikki Flow, Eli Efi, and special guests.
Click here for more info.

3rd Annual Mott Haven Open Artist Tour!
Visit Bronx artists’ private studios during the 3rd Annual Mott Haven Open Artist Studio Tour on Saturday, May 2, 2009, from 12:00-6:00pm! Free! Hosted by the Bronx Council on the Arts’ new Bronx Culture Trolley Saturdays.
The self guided tour starts at 12:00pm (noon) at Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos at 450 Grand Concourse, near the 2, 4, and 5 trains at 149 St-Grand Concourse; trolley departs Longwood Art Gallery every hour on the hour from 12-5pm and shuttles riders to all studios. Hop on and off the trolley all afternoon!
There will be an afterparty at Longwood Art Gallery from 6:00-8:00 pm.
The 3rd Annual offers a rare opportunity to visit many artists’ private studios not ordinarily open to the public; and brings together shows at the Bronx Blue Bedroom Project, Bruckner Gallery, Haven Arts Gallery, LDR Studio Gallery, Sobro 721 Gallery, and studios at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, where international artists Dulce Gómez Cerezo (Venezuela); André Komatsu (Brazil); and Belinda (Billie) Zangewa (South Africa) are in residence (enter building through South Wing to visit studios; suggested donation to enter exhibitions in North Wing). Also on the tour is an installation curated by Alison Ward at the Synthetic Zero Art Space, (305 E. 140th St, #1A) which opens the evening before, May 1 from 6:00-9:00 pm.
Click here for full event details, or call the event info line at (718) 401-7866.

Glory of Dutch Bulbs @ NYBG
Through June 7, “The Glory of Dutch Bulbs: A Legacy of 400 Years,” a floral display with related events, will take place at New York Botanical Garden. 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) and 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 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.]

Antique Garden Furniture Show @ NYBG
America’s most celebrated garden antiques show returns for a 17th year. During the three-day event (May 1st - 3rd, 10am - 5pm), more than 30 of the country’s leading dealers offer their finest quality pieces, including fountains, statues, benches, urns, sundials, birdbaths, and botanical prints. Throughout the weekend, antiques experts and designers provide informative demonstrations and talks. Click here for more info.

Run/Walk for Cancer @ Bronx Community College
Everyone is invited to bring family and friends to Bronx Community College’s 31st Annual Hall of Fame 10K (6.2 miles)/5K (3.1 miles) Run on Saturday, May 2, 2009, at 10 a.m. The race starts and finishes at the College. If you prefer, you may participate in The Michael Steuerman 2 Mile Fitness Walk. Runners from ages seven to 80 should check-in at Bronx Community College (BCC) on Saturday morning from 8 – 9:30 a.m. The 5K Run will start at 10:00 a.m. The 10K Race and the 2 Mile Fitness Walk will start at 10:10 a.m. The Awards Ceremony will be held at Noon. Click here for more info.

Sinfonietta of Riverdale Concert
Sunday, May 3rd at 2:30PM at the Riverdale Temple, 4545 Independence Avenue. Tickets are available for purchase on our website: Ticket prices are: $30, general admission; $25 for seniors; $15 for students.
The concert will feature a string orchestra -- the finest musicians imaginable playing some of the world's most beloved music. Tchaikovsky's Serenade in C is one of the most impressive and delightful pieces of romantic music. We will be joined by a musician of great depth, Israeli pianist Benjamin Hochman who will play the D Minor Piano Concerto of J. S. Bach. To top it off, the concert will feature the New York premiere of a brilliant work, written in 1948 by the eminent Czech/American composer, Karel Husa, (winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Music--and my first conducting teacher at Cornell!). Not at Carnegie Hall or Lincoln Center, but right here in Riverdale-- the site of the NY premiere of Husa's Divertimento for String Orchestra!
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Events @ Bronx Library Center
Latin Jazz Concert tomorrow, 5/2, at 2:30pm. One of the developers of latin jazz, Edy Martin has won much acclaim for his cds "Midnight Jazz Affair" and "Privilegio."
Chinese Ribbon Dance Workshop Sunday, 5/3, at 2pm. Come learn the Chinese ribbon dance! Margaret Yuen, Director of the Red Silk Dancers will demonstrate the dance and show you how to wave a long silk ribbon to create rainbows, dragons and waterfalls. No previous training required and all materials will be provided. For ages 4 to 12. Preregistration is required.
Click here for more info regarding these events.

Events @ Wave Hill
Woodland and Community Volunteering tomorrow, 5/2, from 1pm to 4pm. Clear the way for a new season of bountiful growth at John F. Kennedy High School's Enchanted Garden - an oasis of beauty, tranquility and life right in the middle of Marble Hill. In cooperation with the JFK High School Environmental Club. Light refreshments provided. Wear sturdy shoes and meet at JFK H.S. Call 718.549.3200 x223 for more information.
Family Art Project: 'Build a Community' - tomorrow and Sunday, 5/2 and 5/3, from 1pm to 4pm. View artist Steven Millar's sculptural installation in the Sunroom Project Space at Glyndor Gallery, based on the immediate neighborhood of Riverdale. Then, with Steven's guidance, construct a model of the neighborhood you live in, or that you imagine you'd like to live in, using cardboard, colored tape, wood, recycled and natural materials. Free with admission to the grounds.
The Parker String Quartet Concert - Sunday, 5/3, at 2pm. America's most exciting young quartet, and winners of the Cleveland Quartet Award, performs two masterworks from the repertory for the string quartet. Haydn's Opus 76, No. 1 in G Major, and Beethoven's Opus 127 in E-Flat Major, offer an inspiring conclusion to the 2008-2009 concert season. Tickets: $15 Member; $24 Non-member; $21 Student and Senior 65+. Advance purchase recommended; call 718.549.3200 x385.
Click here for more info on all these events.

5K Run to Support the Riverdale Y
Sunday, 5/3, 8:30am to 10am. Start/Finish at the Riverdale Y. Age group awards, post-race refreshments, live music, raffle drawings, sports bags & giveaways. For more information, contact Race Director Lisa Bruskin at (718) 548-8200, ext. 241 or
Online registration:

Spring Concert @ Lehman
The Music Department will present its annual "Spring Concert," with performances of Schubert's Mass in B-flat major; shorter works by Haydn, Bartok, Dello-Joio, Stanford, Wilhousky, and a medley from the Broadway musical Show Boat. Spring concert is Sunday, 5/3 at 2:30pm. Admission is free. Click here for more info.


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