Out & About: Free Jazz at NYPL

Out & About: Free Jazz at NYPl
SONGSTRESS GLENDALYS SOSA performs at the Bronx Library Center on Nov. 18 (see Editor’s Pick for more information).
Photo courtesy Glendalys Sosa

Editor’s Pick 

Free Jazz at NYPL 

The Bronx Library Center, 310 E. Kingsbridge Rd., presents free concert: Salute to Two Legendary Ladies of Jazz, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, performed by singer Glendalys Sosa accompanied by pianist John Austria and saxophonist Joe Sherman, Nov. 18 at 2:30 p.m. For more information, call (718) 579-4244/46/57 or visit

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, 250 Bedford Pk. Blvd. W., presents Teatro Behemio featuring bolero legends Anthony Rios and Francisco Céspedes and featuring Diomary La Mala, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $50 to $65; $100/VIP which includes pre-concert reception with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (718) 960-8833.

Lehman College and Community Band presents its Autumn Leaves Concert, featuring a variety of music, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. in Lehman’s Lovinger Theatre, 250 Bedford Pk. Blvd. W. Donations are welcome. For more information, call (718) 960-8247.

The Bronx Arts Ensemble will celebrate the 100th birthday of composer Leonard Bernstein with a concert on No. 19 at 2 p.m. at Horace Mann Recital Hall, 231 West 246th St. Tickets to the concert are $15 and can be purchased at the door. Fore more information, call (718) 601-7399.

Van Cortlandt Jewish Center, 3880 Sedgwick Ave., presents free Annual Indoor Bazaar & Carnival, Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Events include silent auction, raffle, kosher food and drinks for sale, magic shows at noon and 1:30 p.m., free giveaway for children, carnival games with prizes, and more. For more information, call (718) 884-6105.

The Williamsbridge Oval offers a variety of free classes for youth ages 6 to 12, this fall, after school and Saturdays, including drama, sports, dance, art and more. For more information and a detailed schedule, call (718) 543-8672.

Community Board 6 presents Open Mic Night on the University of Streets, 2381 Belmont Ave. (between 186th and 187th streets). To RSVP, email

Montefiore Medical Group offers a free respiratory workshop, Nov. 10 from 3 to 4 p.m. at 2532 Grand Concourse in the 3rd floor conference room. For more information, call (800) 636-6683.

New York Botanical Garden presents Fall Forest Weekend, Nov. 11 and 12, to see live birds of prey demonstrations at 1 and 3 p.m. (meet across from the Native Plant Garden entrance); and Shakespeare in the Forest, featuring actors performing excerpts from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” at noon and 2 p.m. (begins at the head of the Ridge Trail in the Forest). Also scheduled is the Annual Holiday Train Show, Nov. 22 to Jan. 15, 2018, featuring model trains and miniature replicas of NYC landmarks. For more information and to purchase tickets, call (718) 817-8512.

LEARN HOW TO handcraft cornhusks dolls like this at Wave Hill on Nov. 18 and 19 (see under Events for more information).
Photo courtesy Wave Hill

The Woodlawn Conservancy holds tour of historic gravesites at Woodlawn Cemetery’s Jazz Corner on Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. (meet at the Jerome/Bainbridge avenues entrance). For more information and to RSVP, call (718) 920-1469.

Wave Hill, a Bronx oasis at 675 W. 252nd St. in Riverdale, offers Family Art Projects: Dances With Leaves, to collect leaves and add paper to make  leaf hanging, Nov. 11 and 12; and Cornhusk Dolls, to listen to tales followed by doll making, Nov. 18 and 19, both in the WH House from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Also scheduled is Concert, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. in the WH House, featuring the Alonso Brothers, two pianists playing classical music (tickets: $28 plus grounds admission; $24/members; $12/ages 8 to 18; 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 What Lies Beneath — Cemeteries of the Bronx, through April 8, 2018, at the Museum of Bronx History, 3266 Bainbridge Ave. (208th Street), For more information, call (718) 881-8900.

Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse (165th Street), presents Gordon Matt-Clark: Anarchitect; and Susannah Ray: A Further Shore; both through Nov. 8, 2018. For more information, call (718) 681-6000.

Library Events
The Bronx Library Center, 310 E. Kingsbridge Rd., presents for children: Hands on Projects (ages 7 to 12; preregistration required): Turkey Making, Nov. 9 and Jewelry Making, Nov. 16, both at 4 p.m.; and Door Hanger Making, Nov. 12 and Picture Frame Making, Nov. 19, both at 3:30 p.m.; and Little Red Riding Hood: (ages 3 to 12), updated version including music, followed by a puppet demonstration, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. Teens/young adults can enjoy BeWell: Using Kindness to Relieve Stress: to learn about health, Nov. 15 at 5:30 p.m.; and film: “Divergent,” Nov. 25. Adults can attend Computer Basics: Nov. 21 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: Film: “Wonder Woman,” Nov. 18 at 1:30 p.m.; and Craft-eens!: Different craft every Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 3:30 p.m. (all materials are provided. Adults can attend: Knitting Circle: Thursdays at 3 p.m. For more information, call (718) 882-8239.

NOTE: Items for consideration may be mailed to our office or sent to, and should be received by Nov. 13 for the next publication date of Nov. 23.

Like this story? Leave your comments below.