Out & About: Get Ready for the JGHBID Fall Festival

Editor’s Pick JGH-BID Fall Festival  The Jerome-Gun Hill BID presents its 16th Annual Fall Festival, Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., along Jerome Avenue between Mosholu Parkway and Gun Hill Road. Events include musical performers, hula hoops, jump rope, caricatures, face painting, food, free health screenings and giveaways. No rain date. For more information, call (718) 324-4946.  Onstage Lehman College’s Center for the Performing Arts, 250 Bedford Pk. Blvd. W., presents the following events: Santo Domingo Tiene Salsa, featuring a number of known performers playing salsa music, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. (tickets are $50 to $75; $125/VIP


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Out & About: Free Events at Oval Park

Editor’s Pick: Free Events at Oval Park Williamsbridge Oval presents the following free events: Outdoor Movie, “La La Land,” Aug. 18 at 8 p.m. (held indoors if inclement weather); Back-to-School, Aug. 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring school supplies giveaways, library presentations, cooking demo, and fitness demos; and Splash From the Beach, Aug. 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., featuring sandboxes, water tables, beach games and more. For more information, call (718) 367-3657. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE WEEKEND WALKS AT EAST 204TH STREET FEATURED IN THE PRINT VERSION OF OUT & ABOUT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL SEPT.


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Out & About: Happenings at Van Cortlandt Park

Editor’s Pick: Summer Activities at VC Park  Van Cortlandt Park, West 242nd Street and Broadway, offers a variety of summer activities including: Rowboating on VC Lake: Fridays through Sept. 1 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., free. Enter the park at VC Park South and Bailey Avenue. Meet near the lake. Barefoot Dancing: Thursdays through Aug. 3, on the VC House Museum lawn (details under “Events”). Horseback Riding Instruction: Daily lessons by the Riverdale Stables. For more information, visit riverdalestables.com. Fishing: Join the Rangers on Aug. 13 at noon for free fishing program catch and release only. NYS fishing license is required.


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Out & About: Family Fitness Festival

Family Fitness Festival The public is invited to the 4th annual Family Fitness Festival Healthy Alternative Eating, June 17 from noon to 3 p.m. at Williamsbridge Oval. Activities include zumba, kickboxing, yoga, face painting, relay races, music, healthy cooking demonstrations, raffle prizes, gifts and giveaways. For more information, call (718) 324-4461. Onstage The Bronx Library Center, 310 E. Kingsbridge Rd., presents Let’s Do It, featuring songs by Cole Porter, June 10; and The Music of Stevie Wonder, performed by Cody Childs & The Ladies of Soul, June 17; both at 2:30 p.m. For more information, call (718) 579-4244/46/57 or visit


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Out & About: Yiddish Klezfest

Editor’s Pick  Yiddish Klezfest  The public is invited to attend the 5th annual Yiddish Klezfest, including music and dance, at Sholem-Aleichem Cultural Center, 3301 Bainbridge Ave. on June 4 from 1:30 to  4 p.m. Admission is $10. For more information, call (917) 930-0295. Onstage The Bronx Arts Ensemble presents a free Memorial Day Weekend concert, May 28 at 2 p.m. featuring tango songs and movie music, at Van Cortlandt Park, slightly east of the VC House Museum. For more information, call (718) 601-7399. The Bronx Library Center, 310 E. Kingsbridge Rd., presents Let’s Do It, featuring songs by Cole Porter,


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Out & About: Bronxites Show Borough Pride

 Editor’s Pick Bronxites Show Borough Pride  The public is welcome to show its Bronx pride at the free closing event of Bronx Week on May 21 at noon, featuring celebrities, marching bands, community organizations, schools, sports teams, and civic groups as they march along Mosholu Parkway, highlighting the best of the borough. The reviewing stand is at Mosholu Parkway East at Van Cortlandt Avenue. For more information, visit www.ilovethebronx.com. Onstage The Bronx Library Center, 310 E. Kingsbridge Rd., features Rapunzel presented by the Lehman College Music Department, May 13 at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., free but reservation is required.


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Out & About: Adaptive Sports Clinic in Norwood

Editor’s Pick  Free Physical Activities Open House The public is invited to a free Inaugural Adaptive Sports Open House at the Williamsbridge Oval, April 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (meet outside the Recreation Center). Events include hands-on equipment demonstrations, participation in sample adaptive sports sessions, educational health materials, and a 1-mile walk around Oval Park with the docs at Montefiore. Adaptive sports offers physical activity for people with disabilities. For more information, call (718) 547-4940. Onstage The Williamsbridge Oval’s Recreation Center hosts William Shakespeare’s “The Twelfth Night,” April 8 at 1 p.m. RSVP to sarah.bishow@parks.nyc.gov. For more information,


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Out & About: Music, Movies and More

Onstage The Bronx Library Center, 310 E. Kingsbridge Rd., presents Chamber Music Concert, featuring the Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music’s Chamber Orchestra and more, March 11 at 2:30 p.m. For more information, call (718) 579-4244/46/57 or visit www.nypl.org.  Lehman College’s Center for the Performing Arts, 250 Bedford Pk. Blvd. W., presents the following performances: The Habana Boys, featuring four tenors performing arias and popular songs, March 11 at 8 p.m. (tickets: $25 to $40); and The Russian National Ballet, performing “Romeo & Juliet,” and “Carmen,” March 12 at 4 p.m. (tickets: $25 to $45) ($75/all VIP tickets, and


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Out & About: Soup for Polar Bears

Editor’s Pick Soup for Polar Bars BronxNet and BronxWorks present The Bronx Polar Bears 2017 Dip Against Homelessness, Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. at Orchard Beach, followed by hot soup for the participants. Registration is requested to help raise money for services provided by BronxWorks for the Bronx homeless. Donations are welcome for winter hats, gloves, socks and scarves. For more information and to register, call (646) 393-4002.  Onstage The Bronx Library Center, 310 E. Kingsbridge Rd., presents Songs of Freedom and Inspiration, performed by pop/jazz Cody Childs and The Ladies of Soul, featuring gospel, soul and folk, Feb. 11


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