Out & About: Spring Has Sprung!

HOP ALONG WILLIAMSBRIDGE Oval Park on April 15 for the annual Spring Egg Hunt set for 11 a.m. (see Editor’s Pick for details).
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Editor’s Pick: 
Spring Has Sprung! 

The public is invited to a free Spring Egg Hunt at the Williamsbridge Oval on April 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Events include an egg hunt, relay races, carnival games, a helmet giveaway (while supplies last), a visit from the bunny, and more. Egg hunt for ages 3 to 6 is 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and for ages 7 to 11 from noon to 1 p.m. Sponsors include Mosholu Preservation Corporation, Jerome-Gun Hill BID, NYC Parks, and New York Cares. For more information, visit

Lehman College’s Center for the Performing Arts, 250 Bedford Pk. Blvd. W., presents the following performances at 8 p.m.: Jose Alberto “El Canario” and Septeto Santiaguero, April 15 featuring a variety of Latin music (tickets: $50 to $65; $125/VIP); and Doo Wop & Rock ‘n’ Roll, April 29 featuring a variety of performers (tickets: $45 to $55). VIP tickets include pre-concert wine and hors d’oeuvres reception and the best seats in the house. For more information and to RSVP, call (718) 960-8833.

Hostos Community College’s Center for the Arts & Culture, 450 Grand Concourse, presents a Tito Puente Retrospective: April 20 to 22 featuring a variety of performances honoring the King of Latin Music. For more detailed information and for tickets, call (718) 518-4455. 

The Bronx Library Center, 310 E. Kingsbridge Rd., presents free: Music With Renato Thoms, April 22 at 2:30 p.m. featuring Latin music; and Jazz featuring the Celia Cruz Bronx H.S. of Music, April 26 at 6 p.m. For more information, call (718) 579-4244/46/57 or visit

The Jerome Park Library, 118 Eames Place (near Kingsbridge Road), offers Music With Jousé Pagán performing on classical guitar, April 26 at 3:30 p.m. For more information, call (718) 549-5200.

The Fordham BID is holding Earth Day Sidewalk Sale, April 20 to 22 from noon to 7 p.m. between Washington and Jerome avenues, where businesses will display seasonal merchandise. For more information, call (718) 562-2104.

Spring Into Health Fair will be held in the Bronx at the Bronx River location, Children’s Arts & Science Workshops, 1619 E. 174th St., April 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Events include medical screenings, physical activities and health related demonstrations. For more information, call (718) 589-0553.

The Lehman College Art Gallery, 250 Bedford Pk. Blvd., W., presents free Family Focus, April 29 from 10 to 11:30 a.m., to construct and create a bouquet of flowers using tissue paper and other craft materials. All materials are included; walk-ins are welcome. For more information, call (718) 960-8731.

Wave Hill, a Bronx oasis at 675 W. 252nd St. in Riverdale, offers Family Art Projects: Eggs in Watercolors, to listen to story followed by making poetic painting, April 15 and 16; and Earth Day for Protecting Pollinators, to learn how to support and protect our environment and pollinators like the honeybees, April 22 and 23; both in the WH House from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Also scheduled is Earth Day Insect Expedition, to see live and preserved insects on display, followed by a hunt for native creatures April 23 at noon and 1 p.m., on the grounds (free with admission to grounds); and Concert: Women Composers in the Spotlight, featuring classical music, April 23 at 2 p.m. in the WH House, followed by a conversation with the artists (tickets: $28; $22/member; $15/ages 8 to 18; $12/child member; info: ext. 251). Grounds admission is free until noon Saturdays and Tuesdays all year. For more information and a schedule of events including tours and walks, call (718) 549-3200.

Library Events
The Bronx Library Center, 310 E. Kingsbridge Rd., presents for children: Hands-On Projects at 4 p.m.: (ages 7 to 12; preregistration required), Easter Bunny Making, April 13; Plate Umbrella Making, April 20; and Magic Wand Reading Craft, April 27. Adults can attend: film: “Big Eyes,” April 15 at 2:30 p.m.; and Computer Basics, April 18 at 2 p.m. For more information, call (718) 579-4244/46/57 or visit

The Mosholu Library, 285 E. 205th St., offers for children: Rocket Ship Rock to Outer Space (all ages to 12 years), live music program with reading, singing, and audience participation, April 14 at 3:30 p.m.; Art & Mozart at 11 a.m.: (ages 18 months to 5 years), to read stories, listen to classical music, and explore the world of art, April 19 and 26; Author Celebration: (ages 3 to 12), to celebrate picture book author Kelly DiPucchio with games and crafts, April 19 at 4 p.m.; and Crafternoon: Paper Flowers: (ages 3 to 12), to create paper flowers, April 26 at 3:30 p.m. Teens/young adults: film: “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” April 22 at 1:30 p.m. Adults cam attend: Knitting Circle: Thursdays at 3 p.m. For all: Free 8-Week Poetry Workshop: to read and write original poetry for all levels of experience, Saturdays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., through May 13. For job seekers, there is: Mini College & Career Fair 2017: April 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (online registration required; info: (718) 579-4260). For more information, call (718) 882-8239.

The Jerome Park Library, 118 Eames Place (near Kingsbridge Road), offers for children: Kids Get Active Fridays at 2:45 p.m.: (ages 5 to 12), dance moves on the Wii game console, April 14 and 21; and Preschool Story Time and Craft at 11:15 a.m.: (ages 3 to 5), featuring books, puppetry, dramatics, crafts and flannel boards, April 20 and 27. Adults can attend: Computer Basics: April 20 at noon and 6 p.m., and April 27 at noon. For more information, call (718) 549-5200.

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