Friday, May 15, 2009

Event Reminders: TGIF!

Architectures of the Grand Concourse Lecture
Tonight, 5/15, at 7 p.m., a lecture on the many architectural styles found along this Bronx thoroughfare, by Francis Morrone, a historian. Sponsored by the Bronx Museum. The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, 20 West 44th Street, Manhattan, (718) 681-6000,; free. [Listing courtesy of NY Times.]

Literary Night @ Kingsbridge Heights Community Center
Tonight, 5/15, from 7:30pm to 10pm at Kingsbridge Heights Community Center (3101 Kingsbridge Terrace). $5 for KHCC participants and $10 for community guests. Featuring renouned NY writers Willie Perdomo, Rita Williams-Garcia, P.J. Gibson and our own teen center poets. Open mic will close out the evening. Call (718) 804-0700 for more info.

Bronx Underground @ FLC
Tonight, 5/15, at 6:00 PM at FLC! A Shattered Reflection, Everything’s Ruined, Fireworks, We Are the Union, The City Strikes Back. 3075 Baisley Avenue, Bronx, New York 10465. Cost: $9. Click here for more info.

Neil Simon's 'Rumors' begins @ City Island Theater Group
The City Island Theater Group is excited to include the crowd pleasing Neil Simon farce RUMORS in its 10th anniversary season! Click here to see all of this weekend's performance times.

Be There... At the Square!
A full day (12pm to 4pm) of free stuff going on in Westchester square, including a free show (12pm, Owen Dolen Park Plaza, 2551 Westchester Avenue) featuring three bands (Drew Torres, Safe To Say and A Cruel Twist) provided by Bronx Underground! There will also be an arts exhibition, arts workshops and more! Brought to you by Bronx Council on the Arts. Click here for more info.

It's My Park! Day
Tomorrow, 5/16, at 10am is It's My Park! Day throughout NYC. Click here to see an overview of the day and figure out exactly where your local park's event is taking place.
For anyone living in the Bedford Park area, the Bedford Mosholu Community Association will be meeting at the Mosholu Comfort Station at Webster Avenue and Mosholu Pkwy. South.

Sherman Avenue Garden Planting Workshop
Tomorrow, 5/16, from 10am to 11:30am at the Sherman Avenue Garden. Bronx Green Up will teach you how to plant vegetables in your very own garden plot. Join us in support of your local community garden. Its fun and its free! Event organized by Bronx Land Trust. For information about this garden project call Community Organizer Catherine Wint at 917-302-3833.

Sheridan Avenue Beautification Project
Tomorrow, 5/16, from 11am to 5pm at Sheridan Avenue between Mount Eden Avenue and 172nd Street. Sheridan Avenue is becoming green again! You are invited to participate - together we can make a difference! Let's Win the Love Your (NYC) Block Citywide Contest (Mayor Bloomberg and Citizens Committee for New York City invite volunteer-led neighborhood groups to apply for a $1,000 cash award to transform the public spaces on their block). Come out and beautify our neighborhood... Giveaways! refreshments! art projects! meet neighbors! fun for the whole family! [Listing courtesy of Tree Museum].

Intro to the Biz of Art @ Bronx Museum
Tomorrow, 5/16, at 3pm on the 2nd Floor of the North Wing. Calling all artists! Meet Associate Curator Erin Riley-Lopez for an informal conversation about the Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program and get the inside scoop on how to apply for the next round. For further information, or if you have questions, please email

Events @ Bronx Library Center
'Bardekova Ensemble' - tomorrow, 5/16, at 2:30pm. The Bardekova Woodwind Quintet is a has been in existence for over 15 years. Members of the ensemble have performed with some of the best classical groups in the city. The group has also recorded on labels such as ECM, Et Cetera. among others. The group will be performing music of Danzi, Ibert, Haydn as well as other composers.
'Mighty Action Racket Theater Workshop' - Sunday, 5/17, at 2pm. Young actors are guided on a unique theatrical path, paved with their own questions, wishes, and desires. Recommended for ages 5 to 12.
Click here for more info on these events.

Spring Bazaar @ Amalgamated Nursery
The Amalgamated Nursery School's Annual Spring Bazaar will be held Sunday, May 17th from 11 am to 4 pm at Train Park on Orloff Ave and Gale Place. Join us for a great day with delicious food, home baked goods, shopping, live entertainment, children's games and activities, a jumping castle, fabulous raffle prizes and a silent auction. All to benefit to the Nursery School! For more information, call 718-543-8688. Click here for more info.

Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade
Sunday, 5/17, at 12:30pm at 176th Street and the Grand Concourse. Click here for more info.


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