Out & About: Beer, Botany and Blues 

Out & About: Beer, Botany and Blues 
AN EVENING OF booze, blues and botany await you at the New York Botanical Garden (see Editor’s Pick for more details).
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Editor’s Pick

Beer, Botany and Blues 

New York Botanical Garden presents Beer, Botany and Blues Weekend, Sept. 23 and 24 from noon to 4 p.m. for adults 21+. Enjoy classic blues performed by the Paul Josephs Blues Project at noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. on the Daffodil Hill Main Stage; sample craft brews and ciders at Daffodil Hill; and learn the botany of beer from a garden scientist relating how beer is made from barley, hops, and many other plants. Visitors can also attend plant collecting demonstrations at the Clay Family Picnic Pavilions from noon to 4 p.m. and participate in lawn games including beanbag toss and lawn darts at Daffodil Hill. Admission is $15/garden members/$43 non members which includes extras. For more information, call (718) 817-8512. 

Lehman College’s Center for the Performing Arts, 250 Bedford Pk. Blvd. W., presents salsa legend Eddie Palmieri and His Salsa Orchestra, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 to $65. For more information and tickets, call (718) 960-8833. 

The Bronx Library Center, 310 E. Kingsbridge Rd., presents Rafael Hernandez Music Festival, to honor this musical composer, Sept. 24 at 2 p.m., featuring a variety of performers. For more information, call (718) 579-4244/46/57 or visit 

Holy Nativity Church, 3061 Bainbridge Ave. (at 204th Street) holds a fundraiser for food pantry, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Included are bargains, toys, books, clothes, and household goods. For more information, call (718) 652-5853.

Mind Builders Creative Arts Center, 3415 Olinville Ave., presents its 4th annual Open House Street Festival and a Youth Talent Contest, Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Events include free classes in dance, martial arts, salsa, keyboard, violin, African drum, and free performances, live music and DJ, rock climbing, and more. Contest winners receive prizes of $100, $75 and $50. For more information, call (718) 652-7324.

Out & About: Beer, Botany and Blues 
MIND BUILDERS CREATIVE Arts Center host an open house on Sept. 16 featuring all kinds of free activities for kids, including keyboard lessons (see under Events for more information).
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The Bronx River Bike Tour will be held on Sept. 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. leaving from the Williamsbridge Oval at the Norwood 205th Street D train station at 280 E. 206th St., to its source in Valhalla at the Kensico Dam. Metro North train service is available from Valhalla for the return trip.

St. Patrick’s Home for the Aged and Infirm, 66 Van Cortlandt Pk. So., holds a special Mass to celebrate its Carmelite Sisters, Sept. 20 at 11 a.m. For more information, call (718) 519-2800.

Wave Hill, a Bronx oasis at 675 W. 252nd St. in Riverdale, offers Family Art Projects: Dotted Ladybug Backpacks Parade, to make a ladybug backpack followed by a parade, Sept. 16 and 17; and Wave Hill Ecology in a Bowl, to sculpt with rocks, sticks and moss, Sept. 16 and 17; both in the WH House from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Also scheduled are Call & Response Dance Performance, free, Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. in the Glyndor Gallery; Nature Presentation: Ladybug Meet-and-Greet, to learn about these insects and see some live ones, Sept. 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. on the grounds; and Concert, featuring Manhattan Chamber Players performing classical music, Sept. 24 at 2 p.m. in the WH House. Tickets are $36 plus grounds admission/$28 members (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.

The Bronx County Historical Society presents Over There, America and the Great War, at the Museum of Bronx History, 3266 Bainbridge Ave. (at 208th Street), through Oct. 8. For more information, call (718) 881-8900. 

Library Events
The Bronx Library Center, 310 E. Kingsbridge Rd., presents for children: Hands on Projects (ages 7 to 12; preregistration required): School Collage Making, Sept. 14; Animal Making, Sept. 21; and Leaf Book Making, Sept. 28, all at 4 p.m.; and Box Making, Sept. 17; and School Bus Holder Making, Sept. 24, both at 3:30 p.m. Adults can attend films at 2:30 p.m.: “Macbeth,” Sept. 16; “Fences,” Sept. 23; and “The Old Man and the Sea,” Sept. 30; and Computer Basics: Sept. 19 at 2 p.m. For more information, call (718) 579-4244/46/57 or visit

The Mosholu Library, 285 E. 205th St., offers for teens/young adults: Craft-eens at 3:30 p.m.: Craft projects every Wednesday (materials are provided), Sept. 20 and 27; and film: Sept. 23 at 1:30 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 Crafts at 11:15 a.m.: (ages 3 to 5), including puppetry, dramatics, crafts and flannel boards, Sept. 21 and 28. Adults can attend: Computer Basics: Sept. 19 and 26 at 5:45 p.m.; and Sept. 21 and 28 at noon. For more information, call (718) 549-5200.

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