Friday, October 24, 2008

Event Reminders: TGIF!

Bronx Revolution/Bronx Underground Parties
There will be a Bronx Revolution Pre-Halloween Bash at Bruckner Bar & Grill in Mott Haven tonight. As always, there will be great drink specials, and great music. Doors open at 10pm. Click here for more info.
There's also a Bronx Underground Halloween Dance Party with costume contest for all ages at First Lutheran Church in Throggs Neck tomorrow, 10/25 at 6pm. Admission is $9. Click here for more info.

It's My Park! Day
Tomorrow, 10/25, 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.

Fordham University Homecoming
An event near and dear to BoogieDowner's heart because we really appreciate any socially acceptable excuse for daytime drinking... Events take place tomorrow, 10/25, from 11am to 4:30pm under the tent at Eddie's Parade. And, oh yeah, there's a football game too... FU will be beating Lafayette - kickoff is at 1pm. Click here for a complete lineup of events.

Halloween Horrah! at New York Botanical Garden
This Halloween celebration takes place on Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festivities – a kids parade, pumpkins and fun activities for the whole family – begin at the Leon Levy Visitor Center and the Mosholu Gate entrance where children receive a goody bag which they can fill with non-edible treats on their walk through the garden, (in their own costumes, of course). Parades will begin in front of the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden at noon, 2 and 4 p.m. Admission is $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and students with ID, $7 for ages 2 to 12, and free for kids under 2. For more information, call (718) 817-8700 or visit (Event listing courtesy of

Boo at the Zoo
Tons of activities taking place for kids at the Bronx Zoo this weekend... click here for the full lineup.

Final Weekend of Medea at Lehman
This is the final weekend to catch a performance of Medea at The Studio Theatre at Lehman College. Performance tonight, 10/24, and tomorrow, 10/25 at 8pm and Sunday, 10/26 at 3pm. General admission is $10, $8 for seniors and non-Lehman students, and free for Lehman students. Click here for more info.

Flamenco Music and Dance at Lehman Center
Compañí Flamenco José Porcel, a premier dance troupe which brings the exciting art form of flamenco vibrantly and colorfully to life with internationally praised musicians, vocalists and dancers, will be performing at the Lehman Center on Sunday, 10/26 at 3pm. Tickets range from $35 to $10 for children. Click here for more info.

Free Community Rowing
Tomorrow, 10/25, is the last Saturday to take part in free community rowing with Rocking the Boat. Rowing takes place from 12 to 5pm at Rocking the Boat's Bronx River site at Hunts Point Riverside Park (intersection of Lafayette Avenue and Edgewater Road). Click here or call 718.991.2032 for more info.

Retumba at Bronx Library Center
Retumba, an all-female, multi-cultural dance and percussion group formed in 1981, will perform at the Bronx Library Center tomorrow, 10/25, at 2:30pm. Click here for more info.

Bedford Park Fun Fair and Flea Market
The Bedford Park Congregational Church, located at 309 E. 201st St. on the corner of Bainbridge Avenue, will hold its Annual Fun Fair and Flea Market on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Congregation invites all to join them for bargains, food, fellowship, raffles and prizes. For more information contact Rev. Dr. Christopher Ponnuraj at (718) 367-8996. (Event listing courtesy of

Latino College Fair at the Mount
College of Mount St. Vincent in Riverdale will be hosting a free Latino College Fair and Paying-for-College Workshop tomorrow, 10/25. Events begin at 1pm. Click here for more info.

Halloween Party at Amalgamated Nursery School
Amalgamated Nursery School is hosting a Halloween party on Sunday, 10/26 from 11am to 3pm at Vladeck Hall (74 Van Cortlandt Park South at Hillman Ave). There is a $7 children's activity fee, and adults accompanying children are free. Some of the fun-for-the-whole-family activities include: pumpkin decorating, mask making, creepy crawly maze, sparkly spider potion, bone dig, trick or treat bags, tattoo parlor, cupcake decorating, homemade goodies, and hotdogs/beverages. For more information, please call 718-543-8688.

Free Concert at Bronx Museum of the Arts
The Bronx Museum of the Arts hosts a free concert, Serenades for Winds, featuring the Bronx Symphony Orchestra performing classical music, Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. The museum is located at 1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street, south wing, lower gallery. For more information, call (718) 681-6000 ext. 120. (Event listing courtesy of

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