Out & About: Horses and K9s, Oh My!

Out & About: Horses and K9s, Oh My!
YOUNGSTERS PET A POLICE HORSE at a family-friendly gathering organized by the 52nd Precinct (see Editor’s Pick for more information).
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Editor’s Pick 

Horses and K9 Dogs, Oh My!
The public is invited to the 52nd Precinct’s 3rd annual Open House Meet and Greet on June 23 from 3 to 6 p.m. at 3016 Webster Ave. On hand will be officers and executive staffs, civilian staff and special units as well as horses and K9 dogs. In addition, there will be giveaways and refreshments. For more information, call (718) 220-5824.

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. presents the Fireworks Show at Orchard Beach on June 29, beginning at 9pm. Free to the public.

NYC Department of Parks presents Movies Under the Stars. Films are scheduled as follows: June 24 – “Sing,” at Van Cortlandt Parks’s Indian Field, 4222 Van Cortlandt Pk. E.; June 28 – “August Rush,” Williamsbridge Oval Park; and June 29 – “Beat Street,” at Devoe Park, West Fordham Road at SedgickAvenue. Movies begin at dusk. Bring blanket. For more information, call 311 or visit

Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy presents Barefoot Dancing, featuring demonstrations and teaching, on the VC House Lawn  from 6:30 to 8 p.m.: June 22 – West African; June 29 – batucada drumming; and July 6 – Bulgaria music & dance. For more information, call (718) 430-1890. 

The Bedford Park Congregational Church, 311 E. 201st St., will hold a summer lawn party on June 25 at 1 p.m.  There will be a raffle and refreshments will be served including hamburgers, hot dogs, assorted salads and desserts ($10/adults/teens; $5/kids). For more information, call (718) 733-3199.

Bronx County Historical Society offers Guided Walking Tour of Norwood, June 24 at 11 a.m. for about two hours. Included are Museum of Bronx History, Bronx County Archives, and other neighborhood jewels. Tour begins at the Mosholu Parkway #4 train station on Jerome Avenue. ($10/members; $20/non members). For more information and to RSVP, call (718) 881-8900.

Wave Hill, a Bronx oasis at 675 W. 252nd St. in Riverdale, offers Family Art Projects: Butterfly Habitat Hats, to see them, sketch them, then make a hat filled with flowers and insects, June 24 and 25; and Nature’s Canvas Bags, to create images on a canvas bag using fabric markers, July 1 and 2; both in the WH House from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Also scheduled is Pollination Headquarters, to see butterfly and insect displays, on the grounds, June 24 and 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Elsa Nilsson Quartet, featuring a variety of music, July 5 at 7 p.m. on the grounds ($10/ticket; $6/students/seniors 65+; $4/ages 6 to 18). 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.

Out & About: Horses and K9s, Oh My!
KIDS GET INTO the summer season by creating a “Butterfly Hat” at Wave Hill (see more under Events).
Photo courtesy Wave Hill

Save Our Streets (SOS) presents Healthy Lives Healthy Community, June 24 from noon to 3 p.m., at Union Avenue between 163rd and 165th streets. SOS is a community based effort to end gun violence. Events include medical truck for health checkup, health vendors, giveaways, refreshments, and miscellaneous children’s activities including two bouncy houses, face painting, and magician. For more information, call (646) 448-9131.

The Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corp. (WHEDco) holds its free outdoor street fest, June 23 from 2 to 6 p.m. on Louis Niñé Boulevard between Southern Boulevard and Jennings Street.  Events include an all-day DJ, health screenings, live performances, face painting, refreshments, raffles, arts and crafts, as well as local foods and  merchandise vendors. For more information, visit 

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), Paper Plate Watermelon Making, June 22; and Plate Beach Ball Making, June 29. Teens/young adults can enjoy: The Organic Orchestra: summer reading program to learn how to create music with other participants and become a beat box orchestra, June 28 at 4 p.m. For more information, call (718) 579-4244/46/57 or visit

The Mosholu Library, 285 E. 205th St., offers for teens/adults: Craft-eens!: Different craft projects each Wednesday at 3 p.m., June 28 and July 5. Materials will be provided. Adults can attend: Knitting Circle: Thursdays at 3 p.m. 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, June 23 and 30; Preschool Story Time and Craft at 11:15 a.m.: (ages 3 to 5), featuring books, puppetry, dramatics, crafts and flannel boards, June 29; Pedro Animal Falls in Love: (ages 3 to 12), puppet play with audience participation, performed in Spanish or bilingual, June 28 at 3 p.m.; and What is Transportation: (4-part series for ages 3 to 12), to learn how we get around by land, air and water, in addition to hands-on activities including creating boats and airplanes, July 5 at 11:15 a.m. Adults can attend: Computer Basics: June 29 at noon and 6 p.m. For more information, call (718) 549-5200.

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