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Out & About: Free Events at Oval Park

Editor’s Pick: Free Events at Oval Park

Williamsbridge Oval presents the following free events: Outdoor Movie, “La La Land,” Aug. 18 at 8 p.m. (held indoors if inclement weather); Back-to-School, Aug. 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring school supplies giveaways, library presentations, cooking demo, and fitness demos; and Splash From the Beach, Aug. 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., featuring sandboxes, water tables, beach games and more. For more information, call (718) 367-3657.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE WEEKEND WALKS AT EAST 204TH STREET FEATURED IN THE PRINT VERSION OF OUT & ABOUT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL SEPT. 23. THE NORWOOD NEWS WAS MADE AWARE AFTER THE PRINT VERSION OF THE PAPER WAS PUBLISHED. 

Onstage
Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, 250 Bedford Pk. Blvd. W., presents Formell y Los Van Van, Cuban dance orchestra featuring Afro-Cuban, disco and funk music, Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $45 to $60, $100/VIP (VIP includes pre-concert drinks, hors d’oeuvres reception at 6:30 p.m., and best seats in the house). For more information, call (718) 960-8833. 

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz and the Bronx Council on the Arts present free summer concerts, all from 7 to 9 p.m. as follows: The Just Nuts Party Dance Band at Henry Hudson Park, Aug. 17; and The Gene DiNapoli Variety All-Star Show on Aug. 21, NY Skyscrapers and Friends on Aug. 22; and River of Dreams (Billy Joel Cover) on Aug. 23; all at the Riverdale YM-YWHA. For more information, call (718) 796-5345.

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. presents Bronx Summer Concert Series, at Orchard Beach’s Main Stage at Section 9, through Sept. 3, from 1 to 5 p.m. Included are salsa, freestyle, bachata, merengue, R&B, and pop. Zumba will also be provided. For more information, call (718) 590-3500.

Events
North Central Bronx Hospital, 3424 Kossuth Ave. (between 208th and 210th streets), invites the public to its health fair, Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Elected officials will attend. Events include free health screenings, children’s ID fingerprinting, games, free giveaways, raffles, and more. Rain date: Aug. 24. For more information, call (718) 519-3537.

Williamsbridge Oval presents the following free events: Outdoor Movie, “La La Land,” Aug. 18 at 8 p.m. (held indoors if inclement weather); Back-to-School, Aug. 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring school supplies giveaways, library presentations, cooking demo, and fitness demos; and Splash From the Beach, Aug. 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., featuring sandboxes, water tables, beach games and more. For more information, call (718) 367-3657.

Councilmember Andrew Cohen will host an outdoor film screening of “Grease” in Harris Field, corner of West 205th St. and Goulden Ave. at 8 p.m. For more information, call (718) 549-7300.

Councilmember Fernando Cabrera presents Summer in the Park, at St. James Park, 2550 Jerome Ave., Aug. 19, and 26 from 4 to 9 p.m. Included are free refreshments, movies and giveaways. For more information, call (347) 590-2874.

Fordham Business Improvement District presents films at 8 p.m.: “Remembering the Titans” on Aug. 18, and “Rocky” on Aug. 19 at Bryan Park (East Fordham and East Kingsbridge roads), preceded by music, games and activities at 5 p.m. Bring chair or blanket. Popcorn is provided. The BID also hosts Back-to-School Sidewalk Sale, Aug. 24 to 26 from noon to 7 p.m. For more information, call (718) 562-2104.

Van Cortlandt Park, West 242nd Street and Broadway, offers a variety of summer activities including: Rowboating on VC Lake: Fridays through Sept. 1 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. (free; enter the park at VC Park South and Bailey Avenue; meet near the lake); Horseback Riding Instruction: Daily lessons by the Riverdale Stables (for more information, visit riverdalestables.com); Swimming: Free outdoor pool open daily through Sept. 10 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (closed from 3 to 4 p.m.; also offered are learn to swim programs (info: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0) or 311); and Art Classes: Fridays through Aug. 25 at 6:30 p.m., for Twilight Hike & Draw (meet at Woodlawn Playground Nature Center). For more information and a detailed schedule, call (718) 601-1553. 

Wave Hill, a Bronx oasis at 675 W. 252nd St. in Riverdale, offers Family Art Projects: Be a Bee, Aug. 19 and 20, to wear wings, antennae, pollen cup and kazoo to hum with, followed by a bee parade at 12:30 p.m. weather permitting; and Shades of Summer, Aug. 26 and 27, to create sunglasses equipped with colored lenses, Aug. 26 and 27; both in the WH House from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Also scheduled is Honey Weekend, Aug. 19 and 20, featuring a variety of programs (call for details). 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: Big Top Science: (ages 5 to 12), series of chemistry and physics demos that explain how a bed of nails can provide a great night’s sleep, and more, Aug. 26 at 2 p.m. Teens/young adults can enjoy: Back-to-School Crafts: make pens, pencils, locker magnets and more, Aug. 21 and 28 at 4:30 p.m. Adults can attend: Microsoft Word 2010 for Beginners: Aug. 24 at 2 p.m. For more information, call (718) 579-4244/46/57 or visit www.nypl.org.

The Mosholu Library, 285 E. 205th St., offers for children: Talent Show: (ages 18 months to 12 years; registration required), all are invited to show their talent, Aug. 30 at 1 p.m. Teens/young adults can enjoy: film: “Kong: Skull Island,” Aug. 19 at 1:30 p.m.; and Craft-eens! Crafts every Wednesday, Aug. 23 and 30 at 3 p.m. 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: Preschool Storytime and Craft at 11:15 a.m.: (ages 3 to 5), including puppetry, dramatics, crafts and flannel boards, Aug. 17, 24 and 31; Kids Get Active Fridays at 2:45 p.m.: (ages 5 to 12), dance moves on the Wii game console, Aug. 18 and 25; Rhythm and Sound: (ages 3 to 12), audience members join percussionist on stage to play instruments, Aug. 21 at 3 p.m.; and film: Aug. 26 at 2:30 p.m. Adults can attend: Computer Basics at noon: Aug. 17, 24 and 31. For more information, call (718) 549-5200.

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