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: Beer, Botany and Blues 

Editor’s Pick  Beer, Botany and Blues  New York Botanical Garden presents Beer, Botany and Blues Weekend, Sept. 23 and 24 from noon to 4 p.m. for adults 21+. Enjoy classic blues performed by the Paul Josephs Blues Project at noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. on the Daffodil Hill Main Stage; sample craft brews and ciders at Daffodil Hill; and learn the botany of beer from a garden scientist relating how beer is made from barley, hops, and many other plants. Visitors can also attend plant collecting demonstrations at the Clay Family Picnic Pavilions from noon to 4 p.m. and


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Out & About: Oval Park Turns 80

Out & About’s Editor’s Pick for this week is on a dedication ceremony for Williamsbridge Oval Park scheduled for September 9.

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: Horses and K9s, Oh My!

Editor’s Pick  Horses and K9 Dogs, Oh My! The public is invited to the 52nd Precinct’s 3rd annual Open House Meet and Greet on June 23 from 3 to 6 p.m. at 3016 Webster Ave. On hand will be officers and executive staffs, civilian staff and special units as well as horses and K9 dogs. In addition, there will be giveaways and refreshments. For more information, call (718) 220-5824. Events Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. presents the Fireworks Show at Orchard Beach on June 29, beginning at 9pm. Free to the public. NYC Department of Parks presents Movies Under the Stars. Films are


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Out & About: Spring Has Sprung!

Editor’s Pick: Spring Has Sprung!  The public is invited to a free Spring Egg Hunt at the Williamsbridge Oval on April 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Events include an egg hunt, relay races, carnival games, a helmet giveaway (while supplies last), a visit from the bunny, and more. Egg hunt for ages 3 to 6 is 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and for ages 7 to 11 from noon to 1 p.m. Sponsors include Mosholu Preservation Corporation, Jerome-Gun Hill BID, NYC Parks, and New York Cares. For more information, visit nyc.gov/parks. Onstage Lehman College’s Center for the Performing Arts,


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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: Do It Your Way

Editor’s Pick  Do It Your Way Van Cortlandt Jewish Center presents Tribute to Frank Sinatra performed by Steven Maglio, Feb. 26, to be held at Vladeck Hall, 74 Van Cortlandt Pk., So. Scheduled at this fund raising event will be a raffle and Chinese buffet with dessert. Entrance is free for purchase of raffle tickets only and is from 11 a.m. to noon. A kosher Chinese lunch will be served at noon followed by the show at 1 p.m., concluding with dessert and raffle drawing. The entire event costs $35 up to Feb. 21 and $40 after Feb. 21. Cost


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