Out & About: Motown Music

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Motown Music 

The Bronx Library Center, 310 E. Kingsbridge Rd., presents A Musical Tribute to the Music of Motown, performed by jazz/pop vocalist Cody Childs and the Ladies of Soul, Feb. 3 at 2:30 p.m. For more information, call (718) 579-4244/46/57 or visit

Bronx Arts Ensemble (BAE) Woodwind Quintet presents a concert of folk dance arrangements at Vladeck Hall, Amalgamaged Houses, 74 Van Cortlandt Pk. So., Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. Tickets: $15; $25/at the door. For more information, call (718) 601-7399.

Williamsbridge Oval presents the following free events: Winter Olympics, Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., for ages 6 to 13, which include arts and crafts, hockey, mini bobsled, ice skating, and curling (bring your own lunch); Marionette Theatre Trip (puppet show in Central Park), Feb. 9; Toddler Valentine, to bring your stuffed animal and snack to share for a party, Feb. 12; and Tiny Prints: Baby and Toddler Program, Mondays 11:15 12:15 p.m. and Fridays 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. For more information, call (718) 543-8672.

BronxWorks presents Dip Against Homelessness, Feb. 17 at 11 a.m. at Orchard Beach. Donations are welcome for this fundraiser. Non-dippers may donate new gloves, socks, hats or scarves at the event or to BronxWorks through Feb. 16. For more information and locations, call (646) 393-4002.

Out & About: Motown Music
THE BRONX DOCUMENTARY CENTER hosts an opening reception for an exhibit dubbed
“Father Figure: Exploring Alternative Notions of Black Fatherhood” by Zun Lee (see Exhibits for more information).
Photo courtesy Zun Lee

Bronx River Art Center (BRAC) presents art workshops at Bronx Community Board 6, 1932 Arthur Ave. (East Tremont Avenue), 4th floor, as follows: Street Photography on Feb. 3, Printmaking with MRS on Feb. 10, and Cartooning on Feb. 17 ($8/youth; $10/adults; $15/parent/child. Also offered is Cartooning Classes, through March 9 from 4 to 6 p.m. for ages 12 to 18. $65/eight sessions (sign up at For more information, call (718) 589-5819.

Mosholu Montefiore Senior Center, 3450 DeKalb Ave. offers seniors dance workshop, Latin Rhythms, Music and Dances From Around the World, at 10 a.m., Mondays through March: Feb. 5, 12, 26, March 5, 12 and 19. Register in advance or just show up. The course culminates in a revue. For more information, call (718) 798-6601.

Out & About: Motown Music
WAVE HILL’S FAMILY Art Projects include paper puppet-making during the Coyote and Owl Fixtures and Tricksters workshop (see Events for more information).
Photo courtesy Joshua Bright

Wave Hill, a Bronx oasis at 675 W. 252nd St. in Riverdale, offers Family Art Projects: Coyote and Owl Fixtures and Tricksters, to hear folklore, then create paper puppets, Feb. 3 and 4; and Hearts and Flowers, Love for Belugas, to learn about these whales, then make a stuffed beluga sock-puppet, Feb. 10 and 11; from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Additional events include Coyote Scat-Detection Dog Demonstration, to observe dog trainer, Feb. 3 at 1 p.m.; Nature Presentation: Owl Discovery, to meet live owls, Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Owl Pellet Dissection, workshop to learn that owls swallow their prey whole and then regurgitate, Feb. 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Nature Presentation: Owls – Raptors of the Night, to meet a live owl, Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. All events are in the WH House. 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.

Bronx Documentary Center, 614 Courtlandt Ave., presents Opening Reception of exhibit “Father Figure: Exploring Alternative Notions of Black Fatherhood,” Feb. 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. The exhibit will be on display Feb. 3 to March 31, Thursdays and Fridays 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sundays 1 to 5 p.m. Also scheduled is Discussion/Book Signing, “Bearing Witness: The Unconventional Collaboration Between Nina Berman (documentary photographer) and Kimberly Stevens (survivor of sex trafficking and child pornography),” a conversation about An Autobiography of Miss Wish, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. For more information, call (718) 993-3512. 

The Bronx County Historical Society presents What Lies Beneath — Cemeteries of the Bronx, through April 8, 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 (at 165th Street), presents Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitect, and Susannah Ray: A Further Shore, both through April 8. For more information, call (718) 681-6000.

Lehman College Art Gallery, 250 Bedford Pk. Blvd. W., presents free, Dark and Stormy Night Gothic Influence in Contemporary Art, Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., through Feb. 10. For more information, call (718) 960-8833.

Library Events
The Bronx Library Center, 310 E. Kingsbridge Rd., presents for children: Black History Month: Aunt Harriet’s Underground Railroad in the Sky: with original music and puppets, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. Teens/young adults can enjoy: Mult-i-grees: Meet a shelter animal from the North Shore Animal League looking for a forever home, Feb. 14 at 4 p.m. Adults can attend: Computer basics: Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. For more information, call (718) 579-4244/46/57 or visit

The Mosholu Library, 285 E. 205th St., offers for children: Crafty Fridays at 3 p.m.: (ages 5 to 12), crafts, Feb. 2 and 9; Toddler Bilingual Storytime at 10:30 a.m.: (ages 18 to 36 months), librarian will read, sing and play songs in English and Spanish, Feb. 5 and 12; STEM: Kids Science at 3 p.m.: (ages 5 to 12), Feb. 6 and 13; Read Aloud at 3 p.m.: (ages 5 to 12), listen to a story followed by crafts, Feb. 7 and 14; Family Storytime at 4 p.m.: (3 to 5 years), stories and crafts, Feb. 1, 5, 8, 12 and 15; and Bilingual Birdies Spanish Series at 11 a.m.: native Spanish speakers play guitar, percussion, and use puppets, Feb. 7 and 14. Teens/young adults can enjoy: Craft-eens! at 3:30 p.m.: Crafts on Wednesdays, (all materials are provided), Feb. 7 and 14; and film: “Cars 3,” Feb. 10 at 1:30 p.m. Adults can attend: Valentine Craft Time: Feb. 14 at 3 p.m.; and Knitting Circle: Thursdays at 3 p.m. For more information, call (718) 882-8239. 

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