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UPDATE Out & About: Plena Libre at the Lehman Center, Holiday Tree Lighting, Art Classes & More!


By SÍLE MOLONEY

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts presents Victoria Sanabria on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 at 8 p.m.
Photo courtesy of Lehman Center for the Performing Arts

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Bronx Community Board 7’s Holiday Tree Lighting occasion will happen on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m. at Mosholu Parkway Lawn at the intersection of Mosholu Parkway and Bainbridge Avenue. Come and revel in this yr’s Winter Wonderland the place there’ll apple cider, scorching chocolate, vacation actions & leisure and naturally, the tree lighting.

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EVENTS 

Van Cortlandt House Museum is internet hosting a Cozy Community Campfire on Sunday, Dec. 5, between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Gather collectively open air for a festive campfire, full with free marshmallows and heat, mulled cider whereas provides final. There may also be DIY s’mores kits out there additionally for buy ($5 every or 3/$12), a storyteller, an elf-house hunt, and different enjoyable actions (relying on the climate).

 

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There might be two campfire stations to assist with social distancing. The occasion is greatest for youngsters ages 5 and up and all youngsters should be accompanied by an grownup. Van Cortlandt House Museum and Gift Shop might be open. Entrance for each requires proof of vaccination and use of a masks. Last admission to the museum might be at 3 p.m.

 

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts presents Prodigio Claudio on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 at 8 p.m.
Photo courtesy of Lehman Center for the Performing Arts

CREATING UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY, Parkchester’s annual celebration of Kwanzaa will happen on Thursday, Dec. 30, from 4 p.m. to eight p.m. EST at St. Helena Church, 1315 Olmstead Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462.  It will have a good time the fifth precept “Nia (Purpose) which is a commitment to the COLLECTIVE VOCATION of building, developing, and defending the community, its culture and history in order to regain its historical initiative and greatness.” Kwanzaa may also be live-streamed on Facebook at: https://www.fb.com/occasions/272429704720549/ and on YouTube at:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKQFSUxPO9ez9f6i7EyP9rw. Click on the Kwanzaa hyperlink for extra particulars.

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Starting Nov. 24, 2021, uncover NYBG GLOW at The New York Botanical Garden. Take in the fantastic thing about the landmark landscapes after darkish all breathtakingly illuminated with hundreds of lights and kooky installations. Tickets might be purchased for Nov. 24, 26 and 27, Dec. 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30, and Jan. 1, 6, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22, every day between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. See NYBG’s iconic sights and buildings come to life as dramatic, glittering canvases with the Haupt Conservatory and Mertz Library Building as the centerpieces. Washes of good shade, hundreds of dazzling LEDs, illuminated plant tales, and kooky, picture-perfect installations replicate the surrounding gardens and collections—making a spectacle to not be missed! Click here for extra info.

 

An NYC Parks After-School Program is being held at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, situated at 3225 Reservoir Oval E, Bronx, NY 10467, by means of June 10, 2022 from Monday to Friday, between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. For extra info, contact Debra Edwards at NYC Parks on (718) 430-1847 or e mail [email protected]

 

The Holiday Train Show® takes place at the New York Botanical Garden Round from Saturday, Nov. 20, to Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022. This beloved custom returns for its thirtieth yr with a miniature wonderland in the heat of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Marvel at mannequin trains zipping by means of a fascinating show of greater than 175 well-known New York landmarks. Imagine the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Rockefeller Center, and different favorites every delightfully re-created from pure supplies similar to pine cones, acorns, and seeds. You’ll additionally uncover a showcase of our very personal New York Botanical Garden buildings similar to the iconic Haupt Conservatory and, new for this yr, the majestic LuEsther T. Mertz Library Building, each designated New York City landmarks. Enjoy a drink, scorching cocoa, and a chunk to eat at certainly one of the onsite outside bars or the Bronx Night Market Holiday Pop-Up. Take in much more festive night choices with creative ice sculpting and music round the Garden. Click here for extra info.

 

Flyer for the Lighting of the Tree of Angels
Flyer courtesy of the Office of the Bronx District Attorney

Bronx Community Board 7’s Holiday Tree Lighting occasion will happen on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m. See connected flyer beneath for extra info.

 

The forty seventh police precinct is asking on Bronxites to assist in giving the present of heat to individuals in want. forty seventh Pct. Youth Coordination Officers might be internet hosting a Coat Drive in the coming weeks and all donations might be dropped off at 4111 Laconia Avenue from Nov. 15 to Monday, Dec. 6. For anybody in want of a coat, the giveaway date is Dec. 8 at 5 p.m. at the forty seventh Pct. See connected flyer additional beneath for extra info.

 

Mosholu Preservation Corporation (MPC) is internet hosting numerous vacation occasions all through December.
Flyer courtesy of MPC

Northwest Bronx Community & Clergy Coalition might be holding a Holiday Gathering on Thursday, Dec. 11, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Mary Mitchell Center, 2007 Mapes Avenue, Bronx NY 10460. Proof of vaccination or a damaging take a look at is required. For extra info, e mail [email protected]

 

Northwest Bronx Indivisible is internet hosting a digital occasion by way of ZOOM, entitled, “What Can I Do About Climate Change?” on Sunday, Dec. 5, from 3 p.m. to five p.m., with visitor audio system, Victor Davila, Huntspoint activist and organizer, and Dr. Jack Gorman of the Climate Psychiatry Alliance. Contact Dan Guenzburger at [email protected] or (718) 664-4222 for extra info. Register for the occasion at http://tiny.cc/nwbi-dec.

 

The 52nd Precinct Community Council Is internet hosting a vacation get together on Dec. 16, 2021 at 7 p.m. at Estrella Restaurant, 390 E. 204th Street in Norwood.
Flyer courtesy of the 52nd Precinct Community Council

A Wave Hill onsite Holiday Wreath Workshop will happen on Sat, December 4, 2021, 11AM–Noon or Sat, December 4, 2021, 12:30–1:30PM  or  Sat, December 4, 2021, 2–3PM. Tickets are $50, together with admission to the grounds. Wave Hill members save 10 %. Create your pure wreath utilizing a grapevine base and contemporary greens harvested by Wave Hill gardeners. Floral designer Hanako Shimamoto shares easy strategies for designing your personal attractive, one-of-a-kind vacation decorations. No expertise obligatory. All supplies supplied. This session meets a number of instances right now, in addition to on Sunday, December 5.

 

On Saturday, Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. in Wakefield, Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark invitations the neighborhood to affix in a Tree Lighting for the Angels occasion. See connected flyer additional beneath for additional particulars.

 

On Tuesday, December 7, Peace December, TBS New Direction, Interfaith Coalition For Peace and Public Safety, Community Board 9, the forty third Precinct Council, Al Shaib Community Center, Operation FISH, Bangladeshi American Community Council, and the National Community Peace-building Commission, together with their companions and sponsors, are encouraging the public to point out their like to all who hold the neighborhood protected. Organizers mentioned the public can say ‘Thank You’ in some ways – giving flowers/roses, appreciation letters, handshakes, acceptable presents, in addition to messages of appreciation by means of drawings, work, media appearances, social media, and phone calls.

The residents and entrepreneurs of Bronx Community Board 9 and the forty third precinct are additionally holding their annual “Appreciation Walk” on the similar day at midday, beginning at Parkchester quantity 6 subway station and strolling to the forty third precinct station home. There might be a quick ‘Thank You’ press convention in entrance of the forty third precinct with elected officers, clergy, residents and sponsors. The organizers thank Rainbow Florist and Joe’s Flowers and others for offering flowers to the forty third precinct on this event. They additionally encourage members to deliver alongside their youngsters to the occasion to be a part of the relationship-building alternative with regulation enforcement. For extra info, contact (718) 822-5555 or [email protected]

 

The 52nd Precinct is holding a Holiday Float on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021. at 5 p.m., with particular visitor, Santa.
Flyer courtesy of the 52nd Precinct

ART & KIDS EVENTS

Residents have till Dec. 31 to enroll in free membership to the City’s numerous recreation facilities. Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, situated at 3225 Reservoir Oval E, Bronx, NY 10467, is holding a Night Art class of portray wine bottles on Friday, Dec. 17, from 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. and a Winter Wonderland occasion on Saturday, Dec. 18, from midday to 2 p.m., the place there might be arts & crafts, in addition to a go to by Santa! All packages require proof of vaccination for individuals aged 12 and over. Masks should be worn inside.

 

“Bronx Calling: The Fifth AIM Biennial,” curated by Ian Cofre and Eva Mayhabal Davis, is a meditation on the observe of on a regular basis life in unsure instances and runs from Nov. 10 by means of March 20, 2022. Featuring artworks by 68 artists who took half in the 2018 and 2019 cycles of the Bronx Museum’s AIM Fellowship program, the fifth version of “Bronx Calling” finds artists responding to the circumstances of up to date life in manifold methods. Whether in conventional or new media, a lot of the works are latest creations, the results of processing a number of crises—of well being, grief, the setting, and identification. The Biennial is a part of a collection of exhibitions and public packages celebrating the Museum’s fiftieth anniversary and legacy as an establishment devoted to social justice. For extra info and to order your FREE ticket, go to: http://www.bronxmuseum.org/…/bronx-calling-the-fifth…

 

Quite a few tree lighting occasions and vacation events are going down all through December. See connected flyers for extra particulars.

 

Friends of Devoe Park are internet hosting a Tree Lighting & Caroling occasion on Saturday, Dec. 11, at 5 p.m. in Devoe Park.
Flyer courtesy of Friends of Devoe Park

 

MUSIC

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts presents Victoria Sanabria with Puerto Rico’s primary plena group, Plena Libre, on Saturday, Dec 4, at 8 p.m., with particular visitor, Prodigio Claudio. Altogether, the folkloric sounds of Puerto Rican music might be flowing by means of the halls of Lehman Center. Captivating and shifting audiences over the course of a 26-year, 15-album profession, Lehman Center officers say this fine-tuned ensemble of virtuoso musicians has solely gotten higher with age, as evidenced by their 4 latest GRAMMY® nominations and world-wide touring schedule. Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is situated on the campus of Lehman College/CUNY at 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY 10468. Tickets might be bought at (718) 960-8833 or on-line at www.LehmanCenter.org.

 

Mark your Calendar! Bronx Arts Ensemble (BAE) invitations residents for a free celebration of “Joy and Love for the Holidays,” in December, that includes Linda Collazo and Pablo Zinger. BAE has partnered with two of its favourite venues to deliver patrons the particular occasion. Join Saturday, Dec. 11, at Bartow Pell Mansion Museum, situated at 895 Shore Rd, Bronx, NY 10464 for a live performance in Pelham Bay Park, and on Sunday, Dec. 12, for one more at Woodlawn Cemetery, at 4199 Webster Ave, Bronx, NY 10470. For extra info, go to bronxartsensemble.org.

 

The Nest Music Conservatory, a non-profit group offering music training to youths in the Bronx by means of out-of-school packages, has reopened. The group is devoted to making a nurturing setting that contributes to the social and emotional progress of scholars, their households, and our communities by means of courses, occasions, and live performance collection. The heart suffered extreme damages as a consequence of the latest hurricane, and had meant to be open for normal after faculty packages in time for the starting of the faculty yr however was delayed throughout repairs. The heart, situated at 3636 Holland Ave, The Bronx, NY 10467, USA might be open every day, Monday to Friday from 2:30 p.m. to six p.m. Call 718-994-6378 for extra info. 

 

MI Toastmasters Club is internet hosting a digital open home with Guest Speaker, Roger Caeser, on Dec. 8, 2021 at 6.15 p.m.
Flyer courtesy of Toastmasters International

Film

Bronx Film 48, based in 2019, the group behind the annual, 48-hour movie problem has introduced a fundraising drive to boost $20,000 for the 2022 fiscal yr, to develop its choices. The workforce is seeking to provide an out of doors summer season movie collection, extra networking occasions and the return of its annual, “48-hour film challenge: The Bronx.” The summer season movie collection is aimed at internet hosting roof-top, drive-in, and outside movie screenings of curated, unbiased movies throughout the Bronx, from Orchard Beach to the Andrew Freedman Home.

 

The fundraising marketing campaign will enable the group to attach Bronx filmmakers with each other and professionals in the subject to assist develop their skillsets and success inside the trade. It may also enable for the creation of a screenwriting membership, which is able to enable filmmakers to affix collectively on a bi-weekly foundation. Finally, it can additionally enable for the return of its 48-hour movie problem, during which members write, create and shoot a movie over the course of two days. Prizes are awarded by a jury of execs and will probably be the pageant’s fourth yr. Bronx Film 48 is a grassroots initiative primarily based in the Bronx with a purpose of elevating the cinema palette of the Bronx by growing the variety of movies made right here, in addition to increasing the variety of filmmakers. Its 2022 marketing campaign video might be seen above, and donations might be made here. (Cover picture courtesy of Bronx Film 48)

 

 

Williamsbridge Recreational Center is holding a Wine Bottle Painting Workshop on Friday, Dec. 17, 2021, at 6 p.m.
Flyer courtesy of Wiliamsbridge Oval Recreation Center

MOVEMENT

Williamsbridge Oval Park Recreation Center, situated at 3225 Reservoir Oval E, Bronx, NY 10467, is open for the fall season, and registration is free. Go to https://www.nycgovparks.org/facilities/recreationcenters/X104 for extra info on the numerous courses and actions on provide.

 

Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, situated at 3225 Reservoir Oval E, Bronx, NY 10467, is holding an open dance ground occasion on Friday, Dec. 17 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Residents have till Dec. 31 to enroll in free membership. All packages require proof of vaccination for individuals aged 12 and over. Masks should be worn inside.

 

It’s that point of yr once more! Williamsbridge Oval want female and male quarterbacks, operating backs, receivers and a defensive position for the upcoming Flag Football Season. Flag Football observe might be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to five:45 p.m. Games might be on Saturdays. This program is geared towards all youth from 9 to 14 years of age. The venue is the Williamsbridge Oval, 3225 Reservoir Oval, Bronx, New York 10467. Call (718) 543-8672 for extra particulars.

 

Flyer for in-person Saturday Night Lights periods at Webster Avenue in the Bronx.
Flyer courtesy of the Police Athletic League

The NYPD, the Department of Youth and Community Development, the City’s 5 district attorneys’ places of work and a number of other City company companions, community-based organizations and foundations launched the “Saturday Night Lights” program on July 10 and it continues all yr lengthy. The teams have opened 100 gyms throughout the City at no cost, high-quality sports activities packages for youths on Saturday nights, making certain no indoor gyms might be closed on these nights – the time when they’re wanted most by children in metropolis communities.

 

Each Saturday night, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., youngsters from 11 to 18 years-of-age will have the ability to get pleasure from an array of indoor sports activities, together with basketball, soccer, volleyball, dance, martial arts and extra. According to the organizers, a key part of the program is bringing cops and children collectively. Teams of Youth Coordination Officers from NYPD precincts might be at every of the 100 gymnasiums each Saturday night time, serving to to teach and taking part with members of assorted Community Based Organizations to work together with younger individuals and assist make an enduring and constructive impression of their lives. The Fordham Heights location is at 2255 Webster Avenue, Bronx, NY 10457. Click here for a full checklist of different venues.

DOT slide on E-bikes
Flyer courtesy of DOT

NYC DOT has supplied info to New Yorkers on driving E-bikes in NYC.  Click here to learn more about riding an e-bike and other micromobility options in NYC.

 

NYC Parks and the Madison Square Garden Company are teaming as much as host citywide basketball clinics and leagues free for girls and boys, ages 7 by means of 17.
Image courtesy of NYC Department of Parks & Recreation

NYC Parks and the Madison Square Garden Company are teaming as much as host citywide basketball clinics and leagues free for girls and boys, ages 7 by means of 17. The NYC Parks Junior Knicks Basketball Clinics and League makes use of the sport of basketball to unite girls and boys from throughout New York City, offering a constructive, structured setting for self-improvement, private progress, and neighborhood growth.

 

This yr, greater than 180 groups will take part in 8U Co-ed,10U Co-ed 12UBoys, 12 Girls, and 17 U Boys, 17 U Girls age divisions throughout the 5 boroughs. Instructional clinics are featured in every borough that may present a chance no matter talent depart a chance to have a constructive basketball expertise adopted by a league in every borough. Teams will play intra-borough weekly spherical robin schedule after which compete in intra-borough tournaments culminating the program with a Citywide Championship. To be thought of for the league, please choose a program and submit your info utilizing the on-line registration system. For extra info in your borough please contact the Sports Coordinators for the Bronx: Dylan Santos on (718) 430-1824 or [email protected] Register right now!

Clinics: November 2021- January 10, 2022
Leagues: January 10, 2022 – April 2, 2022
Citywide Championship: Saturday, April 9, 2022

OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS IN THE BRONX

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Saturday Night Lights 4:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center, Bronx

 

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Family Art Project: Biomimicry Boutique 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. at Sally and Gilbert Kerlin Learning Center, Wave Hill, Bronx

Holiday Wreath Workshop 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at Wave Hill House, Wave Hill, Bronx

Holiday Wreath Workshop 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m. at Wave Hill House, Wave Hill, Bronx

Holiday Wreath Workshop 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. at Wave Hill House, Wave Hill, Bronx

Public Garden Highlights Walk 2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m. at Perkins Visitors Center, Wave Hill, Bronx

Astronomy: Planets of The Night Sky 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. at Pelham Bay Nature Center, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx

 

Elected officers are holding a Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at Pelham Parkway North and White Plains Road in Pelham Parkway on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 at 5 p.m.
Flyer courtesy of Bronx Community Board 11 / Council MemberMark Gjonaj / Morris Park Community Association / Morris Park Business Improvement District / Pelham Park Neighborhood Association / State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi / State Assembly Member Nathalia Fernández / State Assemblyman Michael Benedetto

Monday, December 6, 2021

Adult/Senior Open Access 8:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Chair Aerobics 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx

Adult/Senior Open Access 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Drum Fit 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Intermediate Windows/MS Office 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

 

Bronx Community Board 7 and Friends of Mosholu Parkland are internet hosting a Tree Lighting Ceremony on Mosholu Parkway Lawn at the intersection of Mosholu Parkway and Bainbridge Avenue on Tuesday, December 7, 2021.
Flyer courtesy of Bronx Community Board 7

 

Monday, December 6, 2021

Performance Creative Movement 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx

Intro to Computers 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Adult/Senior Open Access 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

 

Northwest Bronx Indivisible is internet hosting an occasion entitled, “What Can I Do about Climate Change?” on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021, at 3 p.m. by way of Zoom.
Flyer courtesy of Northwest Bronx Indivisible

 

Monday, December 6, 2021

Intro to Windows/MS Office 12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Adult/Senior Open Access 1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Adult/Senior Open Access 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

 

An NYC Parks After-School Program might be held at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center by means of June 10, 2021 Monday to Friday. 
Image courtesy of NYC Parks

Spoken Word

Neighborhood Stories is a storytelling initiative by the NYC Department of Records and Information Services (DORIS) to assemble and protect the tales of NYC neighborhoods. Learn extra about the challenge, and tips on how to share recollections of your neighborhood and neighborhood here.

 

NYC Veterans launched the Veteran Voices Project to file the tales of NYC’s veterans and protect their legacy. Learn extra at nyc.gov/vetvoices.

DYK? @nycveterans launched the Veteran Voices Project (VVP) to file the tales of NYC’s veterans and protect their legacy.
🎙️ Learn extra about this oral historical past initiative at https://t.co/k6d4WfIHIW#VeteransDay #NYCVeteransDay21 pic.twitter.com/FTKKjI2R0Z

— NYC Consumer and Worker Protection (@NYCDCA) November 11, 2021

 

Photography

En Foco, Inc. is a non-profit that helps up to date, primarily U.S.-based photographers of African, Asian, Latino, Native American, and Pacific Islander heritage.

 

Upcoming En Foco Deadlines 

En Foco Media Arts Work in Progress Fund 2022

DEADLINE: Monday, December 20, 2021, 11:59pm

Contact Email: [email protected]

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

 

forty seventh Pct. Youth Coordination Officers might be internet hosting a Coat Drive in the coming weeks and all donations might be dropped off at 4111 Laconia Avenue from Nov. 15 to Dec. 6.
Flyer courtesy of the forty seventh precinct

Food

Every Sunday from midday to 7p.m., come and assist dozens of unbelievable native artists, creators, and retailers showcasing their merchandise at the Fordham Flea market, situated at 1 Fordham Plaza. Choose from speciality made, small batch attire, equipment, packaged items, presents, jewellery, self-care merchandise, distinctive arts & crafts gadgets and extra! More info is accessible on https://www.fordhamflea.com/.

 

City Harvest, The NY Daily News and the NYPD have teamed as much as set up a Food Drive which is going down from Oct. 20, 2021 to Jan. 22, 2022. Donations might be dropped off at the 52nd precinct constructing. See connected flyer beneath for particulars.

 

City Harvest and The NY Daily News are holding a Food Drive from Oct. 20, 2021 to Jan. 22, 2022 at the side of the NYPD. Donations might be dropped off at the 52nd precinct constructing.
Flyer courtesy of the NYPD

 

 

 

 

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