Out & About in the Bronx

[Richie Ray and Bobby Cruz are playing Lehman Center to celebrate 50 years of Salsa Bestial on Saturday night, March 9.]

Here’s a look at what’s going on in the Bronx over the next couple of weeks, including onstage, events and exhibits.


The Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, 250 Bedford Pk. Blvd., W., presents Richie Ray, Bobby Cruz, and others, featuring salsa bestial, March 9 at 8 p.m. (ticket are $30 to $50); Russian National Ballet’s Giselle, March 10 at 4 p.m. (tickets are $25 to $40; $10/ages 12 and under); and The Celtic Tenors, performing Irish music, March 16 at 8 p.m. (tickets are $15 to $35). Also scheduled is Lehman College Community Band, in the Lovinger Theatre, March 16 at 7 p.m.; and Lehman Chamber Players, in the Music Building Recital Hall, March 17 at 2 p.m.; both free. For more information, call (718) 960-8833.

The Albert Einstein Symphony Orchestra presents Dvorak in America, classical music in the Robbins Auditorium of the Forchheimer Building, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1300 Morris Pk. Ave., March 10 at 3 p.m. Contributions are suggested. For more information, visit

Pregones Theatre, 571-575 Walton Ave., presents Bodoma, Garifuna Traditional Culture Band, performing South-American and African music, March 9; and Quinteto Latino, featuring a wind quintet honoring immigrants who cross U.S./Mexico border, March 16, both at 8 p.m. For more information, call (718) 585-1202.


The Bronx County Historical Society, 3313 Bainbridge Ave., presents The Grand Concourse Through Its History, free lecture, March 16 at 11 a.m. For more information, call (718) 881-8900.

The Bronx Council on the Arts presents Doll Making, part of its free series of Third Saturday Family Craft Workshops, March 16 from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at the Huntington Free Library, 9 Westchester Square. For more information, call (718) 931-9500 ext. 33 or (718) 829-7770 or visit

The Woodlawn Conservancy (formerly Friends of the Woodlawn Cemetery) offers Celestial Wonders at Woodlawn, free stargazing through high-powered telescopes at the Woodlawn Cemetery, March 8 at 7 p.m.; and Exploring the Glamorous Afterlife, to visit famous tombs ($18). For more information, call (718) 920-1463 ext. 225.

Wave Hill, a Bronx oasis at 675 W. 252nd St. in Riverdale, offers Family Arts Projects: Stylish Seed Pots, to plant a seed in a pot and embellish it with stones, beads and ceramic tiles, March 9 and 10; and Primitive Prints, to make prints using paint, March 16 and 17, both from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Ecology Building. Also offered are Winter Workspace in the Glyndor Gallery: (art materials are provided; register at ext. 305), March 9, 12 and 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and March 9, 17 and 19, from 1 to 4 p.m. Grounds admission is free Saturdays until noon and free Tuesdays all day. Glyndor Gallery tours take place Tuesdays and Saturdays at 2 p.m.; garden walks are held Tuesdays and Saturdays at 11 a.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., from the Perkins Visitor Center. For more information and a schedule of events, call (718) 549-3200.

CMO, Montefiore Care Management offers free health education workshops: for asthma on March 13 from 10 to 11 a.m.; and for diabetes on March 21 from 4 to 6 p.m.; both at Montefiore Medical Group, 2532 Grand Concourse. For more information and to register, call (800) 636-6683.

Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse, presents 1040 Lounge, to celebrate and promote the arts in the Bronx, featuring artist talks and performances, March 8 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in its north wing lobby (drinks will be served). For more information, call (718) 681-6000.


The Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse, presents Joan Semmel – A Lucid Eye, self portraits of a female aging through her 80s, through June 9. Also featured are Honey, I Rearranged the Collection (artwork from the museum’s permanent collection) and Bronx Lab: Style Wars (featuring graffiti and its relation to style), both through June 2. For more information, call (718) 681-6000.

The Bronx County Historical Society’s Museum of Bronx History at the Valentine-Varian House, 3266 Bainbridge Ave., presents Hail to the Chief and Hooray for Our Side, through April 14. For more information, call (718) 881-8900.

The Bronx Documentary Center, 614 Courtlandt Ave., presents Seis Del Sur, free exhibition of photographs through March 8. For more information, call (347) 332-6962 or visit

The Bronx Council on the Arts presents free, In the Realm of Dreams & Fears at Hostos Community College’s Longwood Art Gallery, main gallery, through May 1. For more information and a detailed schedule, call (718) 518-6728.

Lehman College Art Gallery, 250 Bedford Pk. Blvd., W., presents Contemporary Cartographies, expressing an array of ideas in various styles, through May 11, Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reception is March 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, call (718) 960-8731.

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