Out & About: Tree Lighting in the Bronx

Out & About: Tree Lighting in the Bronx
KIDS WILL BE amazed at this year’s tree lighting event sponsored by Community Board 7 (see Editor’s Pick for more details).
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Editor’s Pick

Tree Lighting
Community Board 7 presents its annual tree lighting on Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. at Mosholu Parkway and Bainbridge Avenue. Events include CB7 choir and Mount St. Ursula and PS/MS 20 choirs. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call (718) 933-5650.

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, 250 Bedford Pk. Blvd. W., presents salsa superstar vocalist Oscar D’León and his orchestra, Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $50 to $65 and $100/VIP which includes reception and pre-concert drinks and d’oeuvres at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (718) 960-8833.

Lehman College, 250 Bedford Pk. Blvd. W., presents the following free events: Lehman College and Community Jazz Big Band, Nov. 27 at 12:30 p.m., featuring students, alumni, professional musicians and community members; and Lehman Percussion Ensemble, Nov. 30 at 2 p.m., featuring contemporary, classical and folk music; both in the Music Building’s Hearth Room, 3rd floor; Lehman College Jazz Ensemble, Dec. 1 at 12:30 p.m., performing a variety of genres, in the Music Building’s basement cafeteria; Lehman College & Community Chorus, Symphony Orchestra, Dec. 3 at 2:30 p.m., featuring winter concert of classical music, in the Concert Hall; Faculty Jazz Ensemble, Dec. 5 at 3:30 p.m., in the Music Building’s Recital Hall, 3rd floor; Student Recital, Dec. 6 at 12:30 p.m., featuring seasonal music from the Middle Ages and Renaissance, in the Music Building’s Recital Hall, 3rd floor; and Passing Strange: The Musical, Dec. 6 at 3:30 p.m. and Dec. 7-9 at 7 p.m., theatrical performance featuring student musicians with choreography, in the Lovinger Theatre, 1st floor, Speech and Theatre Building. For more information, call (718) 960-8247.

The Riverdale Choral Society presents concert, Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. featuring classical music, at Christ Church Riverdale, 5030 Henry Hudson Pkwy. at West 252nd Street ($25). For more information, call (718) 543-2219.

BAAD! (Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance), 2474 Westchester Ave., presents Los Nutcrackers: A Chrismas Carajo, a play that combines “The Nutcracker” and “A Christmas Carol,” and creates a queer, Latino play about a gay couple, Dec. 1, 2, 7-9, 15 and 16 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25 (discounts for seniors and students). For more information and to RSVP, call (718) 918-2110.

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.

The Williamsbridge Oval offers Urban Park Rangers: The Box Turtle, Nov. 30 at 3:30 p.m. Learn about the box turtle’s habitat, lifestyle, and what they eat, followed by feeding session; and Literacy Day, Dec. 8 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Bring your favorite book and enjoy stories and snacks; both for ages to 13 years. For more information, call (718) 543-8672.

Out & About: Tree Lighting in the Bronx
THE SWINGTIME BIG BAND concert at Wave Hill will feature popular swing music (see under Events for more information).
Photo courtesy Wave Hill

Montefiore Medical Group offers a free respiratory workshop, Nov. 28 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Dreiser Loop Community Center, 177 Dreiser Loop, 2nd floor, room 8. For more information, call (800) 636-6683.

New York Botanical Garden presents the Annual Holiday Train Show, through Jan. 15, featuring model trains and miniature replicas of NYC landmarks. For more information and to purchase tickets, call (718) 817-8512.

The Woodlawn Conservancy presents Illuminated Mausoleums Moonlight Tour, Dec. 2 and 3. For  more information and rates, and to RSVP, call (718) 408-5600.

Wave Hill, a Bronx oasis at 675 W. 252nd St. in Riverdale, offers Family Art Projects: Natural Weavings for Harvest Time, to gather leaves, cones and pods and weave them together to create a wall hanging, Nov. 25 and 26; and Candles, Snowflakes and Stars, to make an image out of a candlestick or weave a snowflake, Dec. 2 and 3; both in the WH House from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Also scheduled is Concert: Swingtime Big Band, featuring popular swing music, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. in the WH House (tickets are $45/$35 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.

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 the following exhibits: Gordon Matt-Clark: Anarchitect; and Susannah Ray: A Further Shore; both through April 8, 2018; and Black Documents: Mosaic Literary Conference, Nov. 25, 10:30 to 6 p.m. The following additional exhibits are at the Andrew Freedman Home, 1125 Grand Concourse: Jamel Shabazz: Black Documents and Black Documents: Freedom, both from Nov. 25 to Dec. 15; Black Documents Exhibitions Opening Reception, Nov. 25, 6 to 9 p.m.; and Artists Talks, Nov. 30 and Dec. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. 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): Collage Poem Making, Nov. 26 at 3:30 p.m.; and Secret Box Making, Nov. 30 at 4 p.m. Teens/young adults can enjoy film: “Divergent,” Nov. 25 at 2 p.m.; Favorite Reads: to chat about books; includes free book giveaways and snacks, Nov. 29 at 4 p.m.; and Cookie & A New Book: to eat cookies and receive new books, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. Adults can attend film: “Billy Lynn’s s Long Halftime Walk,” Nov. 25 at 2:30 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: “A Dog’s Purpose,” Nov. 25 at 1:30 p.m.; and Craft-eens!: Different craft every Wednesday, Nov. 29 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.

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, Nov. 24. For more information, call (718) 549-5200.

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