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Out and About

July 12, 2007 at 12:00 AM

By Judy Noy

Onstage
In its final days of this summer’s annual outdoor performances, the New York Philharmonic comes to the Bronx’ Van Cortlandt Park on Monday, July 16 at 8 p.m. The concert includes “Le Corsaire Overture” by Berlioz, Mendelssohn’s “Violin Concerto” and Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 6, Pathetique,” followed by a fireworks display. Enter the park on Broadway near 251st Street. For more information, call (212) 875-5709 or visit http://nyphil.org.

Lehman Stages’ SUMMERWORX Festival presents Shakespeare’s The Tempest from July 12 to 22 and Serenade Under the Stars on July 18, 19, 25 and 26, all at 8 p.m. at Lehman College’s outdoor amphitheatre. All performances are free. The college is located at 250 Bedford Park Boulevard W. at Goulden Avenue. For more information, call (718) 960-8211/8109.

The Bronx River Alliance hosts Arts in the Parks, performances and activities for children at River Park on Thursdays in July. The Dazzling Mills Juggling Family represents new vaudeville at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 12. For more information and to register, call (718) 430-4636 or visit www.bronxriver.org.

Enjoy Water Lily Concerts featuring classical music on the New York Botanical Garden’s Conservatory Lawn on July 12, 19 and 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. Grounds admission is $6 for adults, $3 for seniors, $2 for students with ID and $1 for children ages 2 to 12. For more information, call (718) 817-8700.

Adults can enjoy Summer Songbooks, a series of concerts at Wave Hill. On Aug. 5 is “Songs for a Summer Afternoon,” performed by master cabaret singer and pianist Steve Ross from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Wave Hill House. Tickets are $24 and $15 for members at ext. 385. Wave Hill is located at West 249th Street and Independence Avenue in Riverdale. For more information, call (718) 549-3200 or visit wavehill.org.

Music and Dance from Bangladesh will be presented by members of the Bangladesh Institute for the Performing Arts on July 21 at 2:30 p.m. at Bronx Library Center, located at 310 E. Kingsbridge Rd. off Fordham Road. For more information, call (718) 579-4244/46 or visit www.nypl.org.

Events

Barefoot Dancing, a night of free dance instruction and live music originally conceived and presented at Wave Hill, moves to Van Cortlandt Park on Thursdays this summer. July 12 is Grand Picnic: North American Contra Dancing from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Park House Museum lawn, and then there’s Tokounou: West African Drumming, on July 19. Enter the park at Broadway and West 246th Street. Bring chairs or a blanket. For more information, call (718) 430-1890 or visit www.nyc.gov/parks.

The Bronx River Alliance extends an invitation to enjoy Paddling: From the Border to the Mouth, a full river canoe trip on July 21. For more information and to register, call (718) 430-4636 or visit www.bronxriver.org.

The Farmers Market continues at the New York Botanical Garden’s Tulip Tree Allée Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Oct. 31. Admission only to Garden grounds is free from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays and all day Wednesdays. All other times, grounds admission is $6 for adults, $3 for seniors, $2 for students with ID and $1 for children ages 2 to 12. For more information, call (718) 817-8700.

Exhibits

Thoreau Reconsidered, one installment of an exhibition series that explores 19th century American writing about nature through the lens of contemporary art, features works by artists inspired by Henry David Thoreau, including his observations about light and life at Walden Pond. The exhibit runs through Aug. 26 in Wave Hill’s Glyndor Gallery and grounds. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at West 249th Street and Independence Avenue in Riverdale. For more information, call (718) 549-3200 or visit wavehill.org.

Caribbean Gardens: Journey to Paradise, celebrating Caribbean flowers and culture, will run through Sept. 16 at the New York Botanical Garden’s Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. The new buds are accompanied by the Paradise in Print exhibition in the LuEsther T. Mertz Library through Aug. 19. For more information, call (718) 817-8700.

Learning

Wave Hill has a little something for everyone:

Sketch some of Wave Hill’s birds and model a colored clay relief at Rainbow Feathers of Clay, one of Wave Hill’s family art projects, on July 14 and 15. Also, create your own custom-made sunglasses for viewing the surroundings at Shades of Summer, on July 21 and 22. Both are in Wave Hill’s Kerlin Learning Center from 1 to 4 p.m.

Also, a workshop called Urban Beekeeping – Summer Hive Inspection invites visitors to don a hat, veil and gloves for a hands-on look inside active honeybee hives on July 14 at 10 a.m. at the Perkins Visitor Center. Registration is required at ext. 305. Cost is $25 and $20 for members.

Children and their families can join musicians from all over the world at Interactive World Music for Children, in Wave Hill’s gardens, rain or shine from 11 a.m. to noon on July 25. Materials are provided. Tony Falanga, jazz and classical bass player, will be featured. Wave Hill is at West 249th Street and Independence Avenue in Riverdale. For more information, call (718) 549-3200 or visit wavehill.org.

The Bronx Library Center has events for all ages:

Children, ages 3 to 12, can see films at 2 p.m. on July 18 and 25. Ages 7 to 12 can attend several crafts workshops: Fan Making on July 12, Log Cabin Making on July 19 and Jewelry Making on July 26. All are at 3 p.m. and require pre-registration. Additional programs for children include Favorites from the Treasure Chest: Storytelling and Puppets for ages 4 to 12 on July 17 at 3 p.m.; Family Time: Craft & Story Time for ages 3 to 5 with parent or caregiver on July 21 at 11 a.m. and Katcha and the Devil and Other Czechoslovak Tales, a puppet show for ages 5 to 12, presented by Vit Horejs, on July 24 at 3 p.m.

For adults, there’s Crochet Club, a free workshop on July 20 at 3 p.m. (bring your own materials). Also, there’s a lecture called Farmers Market Nutrition on fresh fruits and vegetables on July 23 at 6 p.m.

The Center is located at 310 E. Kingsbridge Rd. off Fordham Road. For a detailed schedule, call (718) 579-4244/46 or visit www.nypl.org.

Children ages 18 to 36 months have Toddler Time, featuring picture book stories and songs, with a parent or caregiver, on July 19 at 10:30 a.m. Also, children ages 5 to 12 discover the world of Owls on July 17 at 3 p.m., while ages 4 and over can join Summer Crafts on Thursday, July 26 at 3 p.m. Pre-registration is required for both. Go to the Mosholu Library, 285 E. 205th St. For more information, call (718) 882-8239.

Children ages 4+ can enjoy Mystery, Mayhem and Tales of Mischief, stories presented by LuAnn Adams, on July 17 at 2 p.m. at the Jerome Park Library. Young adults can attend Boomerang!, a workshop to make these flying devices, on July 19 at 3 p.m. The library is located at 118 Eames Place. For more information, call (718) 549-5200.

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