[The McLean Avenue Band plays in Van Cortlandt Park, Friday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m.]

Looking for something to do in the Bronx? We’ve got you covered. The Norwood News’ Out & About feature let’s you know about the happenings in the Boogie Down over the next two weeks, from Aug. 22 through Sept. 4.

Editor’s Pick

End of Summer Entertainment

NYS Senator Jeff Klein presents concerts: McLean Ave. Band, Van Cortlandt Park East, between 238th and 240th streets, Aug. 23 (rain location: PS 19, 4318 Katonah Ave.); and Dionne Warwick, Seton Park, Independence Avenue between West 232nd and 235th streets, Aug. 27 (rain location: PS 24, 660 W. 236th St.), both at 7 p.m.; and movies: “Mary Poppins,” Loreto Park, Morris Park Avenue between Haight and Tomlinson avenues, Aug. 29; and “Up,” Seton Park, Independence Avenue between West 232nd and 235th streets, Sept. 7 (both begin at dusk, and festivities begin at 8 p.m.). Bring folding chairs and blankets. If rain is predicted on show day, call Klein’s office after 4 p.m. at (718) 822-2049, and for more information, call (800) 718-2039.


The Bronx Library Center, at 310 E. Kingsbridge Rd., presents Wally and Friends in Concert, performing jazz, folk, and pop music, Aug. 24 at 2:30 p.m. For more information, call (718) 579-4244/46/57 or visit www.nypl.org.


Woodlawn Conservancy presents a free Tribute to Ibrahim Gonzalez, Aug. 25 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery’s Woolworth Chapel, featuring members of the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, a poem reading and special video memorial. For more information, call (718) 920-1469.

Bronx Terminal Market, shopping center at 610 Exterior St., celebrates Back-To-School, Aug. 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. with events including free haircuts, a dinosaur safari exhibit and scavenger hunt, face painting, art activities, music and giveaways, all followed by film, “Wreck-It Ralph” at 7:30 p.m. For more information and travel details, visit www.bronxterminalmarket.com or call (718) 243-1414.

The Fordham Road BID presents free outdoor movie, “Up, Brave or Oz: The Great Powerful,” Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Fordham Plaza (189th Street and Third and Park avenues). Bring a chair or blanket. For more information, call (718) 562-2104.

St. Ann’s Church, 3519 Bainbridge Ave., holds summer flea market, Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Aug. 23. Vendors welcome. For more information, call (718) 547-9350.

The NY Botanical Garden presents its Greenmarket, farmers market at the base of the Library Allee inside the Mosholu Gate entrance, Wednesdays through Nov. 27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call (718) 817-8658.

Wave Hill, a Bronx oasis at 675 W. 252nd St. in Riverdale, offers Family Arts Projects: Landscape Movie Scrolls, to sketch WH’s landscape, then extend it onto a paper movie scroll, Aug. 24 and 25; and Fishy Fun, to make 3-D fish out of colorful paper bags to swim through the air and to take home, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, both at the Wave Hill House from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grounds admission is free Saturdays until noon all year, and free Tuesdays all day in August and until noon in September. Glyndor Gallery tours take place Tuesdays and Saturdays at 2 p.m.; garden walks are held Tuesdays and Saturdays at 11 a.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., from the Perkins Visitor Center. For more information and a schedule of events, call (718) 549-3200.

Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse, 2nd floor North Wing, presents First Fridays: AIM Artist Screenings and Performances, Sept. 6 from 6 to 10 p.m. between 161st and 164th streets. For more information, call (718) 681-6000 ext. 131.

Kingsbridge Heights Community Center (KHCC) will hold its summer play streets program, through Aug. 30, Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Kingsbridge Terrace between Summit Place and Perot Street. Events include health and arts activities, a rock climbing wall, hip-hop and modern dance classes, cooking classes, and sports. The Teen Green Market, run by the Teen Center, will run from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call (718) 884-0700 ext. 196.

Friends of Van Cortlandt Park and VC Track Club present Fun for the Trail Series, B’Ramble 10K/5K, Sept. 1 at 10 a.m., its inaugural race to celebrate the 100th anniversary year of VC Park’s cross-country course, and to raise maintenance funds. Number pickup begins at 9 a.m. at Tortoise and Hare Statue. T-shirts will be given to the first 200 runners. Registration fee is $25/online or $30/mail-in. Proceeds go to the Friends’ Summer Teen Trails Crew. For more information or to register, visit www.vctc.org/page/riverdale-b-ramble-10k.

The Bronx County Historical Society, 3309 Bainbridge Ave., presents tour, Historic St. Mary’s Park and Its Neighborhoods, Aug. 31 at 11 a.m. ($10/members; $15/non members). Tour begins on the northbound side of the Jackson Avenue train station on the Wakefield line #2 or Dyer Avenue line #5 trains. The #4 bus also brings you to the location. Tours are generally 90 minutes. For more information or to reserve, call (718) 881-8900.


The Bronx County Historical Society’s Museum of Bronx History at the Valentine-Varian House, 3266 Bainbridge Ave., presents Pastimes & Pleasures: Having Fun in the Bronx, through Oct. 20. For more information, call (718) 881-8900.

The New York Botanical Garden presents Wild Medicine: Healing Plants Around the World, Featuring the Italian Renaissance Garden, including interactive stations with activities and samples of products made from therapeutic plants, through Sept. 8. For more information, call (718) 817-8512/8637.

The Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse, presents State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970, story of the California artists of the ‘60s and ‘70s.who impacted artists across the country; and Bronx Calling: The Second AIM Biennial, a variety of work by Artists in the Marketplace participants (free). Both exhibits run through Sept. 8. For more information, call (212) 671-5169.

Library Events

The Bronx Library Center, at 310 E. Kingsbridge Rd., presents programs for adults including Computer Basics: Aug. 29 at 2 p.m.; and Single Stop/Government Benefits at 9 a.m.: Aug. 22, Sept. 3 and 5. Teens/young adults can attend Teen Theatre: (movie), Sept. 5 at 4 p.m. Children can enjoy Abracadabra: (ages 5 to 12), magic and comedy, Aug. 22 at 2 p.m.; Tipingee, Brer Rabbit & The Mouse That Barked: (ages 3 to 12), Aug. 24 at 2 p.m.; film: Aug. 27 at 2 p.m.; and Picture Frame Making: Aug. 29 at 2 p.m. For more information, call (718) 579-4244/46/57 or visit www.nypl.org.

The Mosholu Library, at 285 E. 205th St., offers for seniors and adults: Knitting Circle: Thursdays at 3 p.m.; Wii Program: Tuesdays at 3 p.m.; True Stories: Testimonies of Our Lives: (phone or in-person registration required), 10-week workshop, Fridays at 10:30 a.m., Aug. 23 to Oct. 25; Open Lab: (advance in-person registration required), for basic computer questions, Aug. 28 at 10:30 a.m.; and MS Word for Beginners: Aug. 29 at 12:30 p.m. Teens/young adults can attend Arts and Crafts at 3 p.m.: Aug. 22 and 27. Children can enjoy Clone of Toddler Story Time: (ages 18 to 36 months), Aug. 22 at 10:30 a.m.; and Butterfly Boogie: (in-person advance registration required), Aug. 23 at 1:30 p.m. For more information, call (718) 882-8239.

The Jerome Park Library, at 118 Eames Place, offers for children: Pajama Party: Aug. 26 at 6 p.m.; Chess: Sept. 3 at 4 p.m.; and Kids’ Active Health: yoga and zumba, Sept. 6, 13 and 27 at 4 p.m. (all for ages 5 to 12); for teens: Cooking at 2 p.m.: Aug. 22, 29 and Sept. 5 at 4 p.m.; and Learn to Dance With Annaella Gonzalez Dance Theatre: Aug. 23 at 2 p.m.; and for adults: Computer Basics at noon: Aug. 22, 27, 29, Sept. 3 and 5; and Internet for Beginners: Aug. 28 at 10 a.m. For more information, call (718) 549-5200.

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