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Local nonprofit, “We Aim Higher,” which focuses on holding “human service” events to help communities, is organizing a Bronx clean-up event in honor of Earth Day, Friday, April 22. Click here for more information.
 
EVENTS
Bronx-based nonprofit, Freedom Youth NYC Family Justice Center, is holding a Black & Gold fundraiser to support the organization’s anti-trafficking work on April 30 at 5 p.m. at 22 East 125th Street in Manhattan with honoree, Mayor Eric Adams. Further details can be found in the flyer, which can be found further below.
 
To celebrate the 125th anniversary of DeWitt Clinton High School, two events will be held, and 100 percent of the profits from both events will go to the DeWitt Clinton Alumni Association Scholarship Fund which benefits the school’s students as they pursue their educational careers. An Alumni Association Dinner will take place at Marina Del Rey in the Throggs Neck section of The Bronx on May 26. To register, go to: dewittclintonalumni.com. A golf outing at Pelham Bay Golf Course will be held on August 2. To register, go to: DWC Annual Golf Classic.
Hop Aboard the Woodlawn Trolley for a 60-minute Throwback Thursday Scenic Trolley Tour of the Woodlawn Cemetery, located at 3800 Jerome Ave, Bronx, NY, on Thursday, April 21, at 2 p.m. Woodlawn is a 400-acre national historic landmark and a Level II Arboretum. Many notables are buried here and the cemetery contains the largest and finest collection of funerary art in the country. There is no charge for the trolley tour, but prior registration is necessary. Enter through the Jerome Avenue entrance and to register, click here.
 
An online webinar, The Food Dialogues with Matthew Raiford in conversation with Jessica B. Harris, takes place on Friday, April 29, at 11 a.m., hosted by The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG). “Chefarmer” Matthew Raiford joins Jessica Harris for an in-depth conversation covering Raiford’s heritage-based approach to food and farming. After returning to Georgia and resurrecting his family farm on land his great-great-great grandfather Jupiter Gilliard began buying after he was emancipated, Raiford is at the center of a community brought together by the cuisine of his Gullah Geechee heritage. Registration is required and more information is available here.
 
The New York Botanical Garden (NYGB)’s popular orchid exhibition returns for its 19th year with The Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope, from February 26 through May 1. Lifestyle icon and floral designer to the stars, Jeff Leatham, returns with his dazzling creations, transforming each gallery of the exhibition in NYBG’s historic Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, located at 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY 10458, into a different color experience, like the turn of a kaleidoscope. More information can be found here.
 
During National Volunteer Week (April 17-23), New York Cares, the largest volunteer network in New York City, will offer dozens of volunteer opportunities serving thousands of individuals in need in The Bronx and across all five boroughs. That week, and all year round, New York Cares encourages New Yorkers to dedicate time to volunteer projects that address the city’s greatest needs in order to create meaningful change in local communities. Projects include packaging and distributing meals to those experiencing food insecurity, revitalizing parks and gardens, opportunities to support seniors and much more.

New York Cares volunteers will keep outdoor spaces clean and beautiful in Crotona Park, known for its many species of trees, on Saturday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located at 1700 Crotona Avenue and East 173 Street, Bronx, NY, 10457, the park will be tended to by volunteers who will be planting, mulching, and removing invasive species, or perhaps doing light construction, like painting benches and building garden beds. Meet at Crotona Park Tennis House.
 
On select Fridays and Saturdays in March and April, adults, 21 and over, can experience the exhibition at night with music, cash bars, and food available for purchase. Lose yourself in twists and turns of color at New York City’s most spectacular evening outings. The singular style and high energy of the evening performers set the stage for signature cocktails and local flavors from the Bronx Night Market. Orchid Evenings take place on April 9, 16, 22, and 23, from 7 to 10 p.m. Entry times are at 7, 7:30, 8, and 8:30 p.m. More information can be found here.
 
Join New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) for a celebration of Earth Month with ongoing programs both at the Garden, located at 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY 10458, and online, featuring science and nature activities for families and citizen scientists, wide-ranging classes, and engaging videos spotlighting plants and people around the world. Don’t miss the special Earth Day Weekend, April 23–April 24! More information can be found here.
 
In honor of Duke Ellington’s birthday and April’s Jazz Appreciation Month, spend a beautiful day on the Happy Birthday Duke! Trolley Tour, visiting the final resting places of the Jazz Greats of Woodlawn, on Sunday, April 24, at noon. From the dawn of the Jazz Age until today, hundreds of celebrated jazz musicians have been memorialized at Woodlawn, including W.C. Handy, Coleman Hawkins, King Oliver, Bricktop, William “Sonny” Greer, Charles “Cootie” Williams, King Oliver, Milt Jackson, Jackie McLean, Clark Terry, and Florence Mills. Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton, Illinois Jacquet, Miles Davis and Max Roach are together in Woodlawn’s famous jazz corner. To purchase tickets, please click here. Enter through the Jerome Avenue entrance.
 
 
Norwood Farmstand Compost sessions will be held in conjunction with Grow NYC on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at E Gun Hill Rd & Dekalb Avenue. See attached flier for details.
 
Dig! Plant! Grow! Wake Up Garden! Celebrate spring at the Edible Academy at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG), located at 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY 10458, from April 9 to May 8, Tuesday to Saturday between 1:30 and 5:30 p.m., and on Sunday, Monday and holidays from 10 a.m. to 5:40 p.m. Get started gardening by sowing seeds, digging, and watering. Explore the garden and look for signs of spring. Children are invited to sift and save compost to take home. Each season offers a new theme to investigate through hands-on activities and take-home projects! For more information, click here.
 
Bronx Fashion Week returns to the Mall at Bay Plaza, located at 200 Baychester Ave, Bronx NY in the 3rd floor food court, on Saturday, May 7, at 3 p.m. Bronx Fashion Week initiates innovative events that attract a multitude of fashion influencers. The events have become preferred for diverse and inclusive audiences, and their objective is to provide real-time business opportunities to local emerging and established designers to showcase their skills and abilities in an industry that is often non-accessible. According to the organizers, Bronx Fashion Week is already shaping up to be one of the most amazing fashion experiences at The New Mall at Bay Plaza, surrounded by over 100 retailers from The Bronx. The mall has over 25 million visitors per year. Designers being showcased include Callejas Atelier, Yo Soy Mia, Mia Roman, Boulevard Menswear, Daysi Collection, Macy’s, Forever 21, and Ashley Stewart.
 
Join the NYC LGBT Historic Sites project on Sunday, May 1, at noon for Silent Partners – Exploring Woodlawn’s LGBTQ History. Plant rainbow flags at the Woodlawn Cemetery graves of vaudeville stars, suffragists, Harlem Renaissance figures, artists, writers and other LGBT individuals who are buried at the cemetery, located at 3800 Jerome Ave, Bronx, NY. The tour will be led by founders and directors of the Sites Project, including Columbia University professor, Andrew Dolkart, and former Landmarks Commission historian, Jay Shockley. For tickets please click here. Enter through the Jerome Avenue entrance.
 
Join Woodlawn Conservancy, Crematory & Cemetery’s director of historical services, Susan Olsen, for The Dr. Joseph Edgette Memorial Titanic Tour of Woodlawn’s relationship to the Titanic’s notable passengers on Saturday, April 16. This tour was originally developed for Woodlawn by Edgette, and Olsen will give this tour in his memory. Edgette, a Woodlawn volunteer, was the chair of the American Culture Association’s “Cemeteries and Grave-markers” group and co-chair of the Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association’s “Death in American Culture” program. The cemetery is located at 3800 Jerome Ave, Bronx, NY 10467. For tickets for the 11 a.m. tour, please click here. For tickets for the 2 p.m. tour, please click here.
 
Follow the Spring Bloom Trackers at New York Botanical Garden (NYBG), located at 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY 10458. Spring at NYBG is a time of abundant color and life, when the green of the trees returns to our 250 acres and thousands upon thousands of flowers burst into bloom in celebration of the returning warmth. Follow along with the bloom progress of some of the most beloved spring collections including cherry blossoms, magnolias, daffodils, azaleas, herbaceous peonies, lilacs,
and roses, informed by our horticultural experts, and keep track of peak color. For more information on this and a host of other classes and programs for kids and adults, click here.
 
Hop aboard Woodlawn’s Gilded Age Trolley Tour on Sunday, May 15, at noon, and visit the final resting places of the rich and famous, including some notables from Mrs. Astor’s 400. This tour will be led by Susan Olsen, Woodlawn’s Director of Historical Services. Enter through the Jerome Avenue entrance. For tickets, click here.
 
INCLUDEnyc fosters positive futures and enhances the quality of life for young people with any disability from birth to age 26 and their families in New York City. The organization promotes access to educational, employment, and independent living opportunities for young people, and advocate with families for meaningful inclusion in the broader community. Share your experiences, struggles, and successes as parents of children with disabilities. For a list of upcoming workshops and events, both online and in person, click here.
 
Join birding guides, Tod Winston and Joe McManus, for a Spring Bird Walk with NYC Audubon Society, at Woodlawn Cemetery, located at 3800 Jerome Ave, Bronx, NY 10467, on Sunday, April 24, at 8 a.m. Birds are identified by sight and sound. Visitors are asked to please bring binoculars. Enter through the Jerome Avenue entrance. To purchase tickets, please click here.
 
The Natural Classroom is an unforgettable outdoor learning experience for students, held in conjunction with NYC Parks Urban Park Rangers. See attached flier for more information.
 
Bring family and friends to Woodlawn Conservancy, Crematory & Cemetery, located at 3800 Jerome Ave, Bronx, NY 10467, and enjoy a fun-filled Earth Day Celebration & Tree-Planting day of activities, on Sunday, April 23, at 11 a.m. There will be a scavenger hunt, arts and crafts, tree walks, tree planting and  trolley rides! Enter through the Jerome Avenue entrance. With transportation to the Gould Circle, there is something for everyone; children and adults. Stroll the arboretum for a chance to get into nature and explore more than 400 varieties of trees. There will also be a complimentary lunch. This is a free event, but you must pre-register to attend. To purchase tickets, please click here.
 
DANCE
PILOBOLUS BIG FIVE OH! takes to the stage at the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, located at 250 Bedford Park Blvd West, The Bronx, New York 10468, on Sunday, April 24, at 4 p.m. For this 50th anniversary celebration, Pilobolus questions its own “givens,” turns its traditions sideways, and brings its past into the future. As fresh and vibrant as ever, Pilobolus – that feisty arts organism – puts the “Oh!” in BIG FIVE OH! continues to morph its way thrillingly into audiences’ hearts and minds. The celebration includes signature works from vintage classics to their trend-setting innovative work in shadow. For more information, go to https://www.lehmancenter.org/.
 
NYC Parks hosts the Sidiki Conde Tokounou Concert at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, located at 3225 Reservoir Oval East, Bronx, NY, on Monday, April 18, at noon. See attached flier for more information.
 
 
The New York International Salsa Congress (NYISC) announces its 20th Anniversary return, from Sept. 1 to Sept. 5, 2022. The premiere Latin culture, dance, and music festival will shine with a dynamic slate of immersive programming starring vibrant dancers, instructors, and musicians, from around the world. For more information, visit www.newyorksalsacongress.com.
 
HIP HOP FEVER! takes place at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, located at 250 Bedford Park Blvd West, The Bronx, New York 10468, on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 8 p.m., as part of the center’s Spring 2022 season. This event is dedicated to the former Bronx Borough President, Ruben Díaz Jr. For more information, go to https://www.lehmancenter.org/.
MOTOWN WITH A TWIST takes place at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, located at 250 Bedford Park Blvd West, The Bronx, New York 10468, as part of the center’s Spring 2022 season, on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $50, $45, $35, $25. With stars from Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, American Idol, and The Voice, Motown with a Twist is a ton of fun! The choreography is show-stopping, the music is enchanting, and the production will wow audiences everywhere. The crowd goes wild for Motown classics from Smokey Robinson to Michael Jackson and Diana Ross. For more information, go to https://www.lehmancenter.org/.
 
Join Dance Nights with Shagari at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, located at 3225 Reservoir Oval East, Bronx, NY, on Friday, May 6, at 6 p.m. for Salsa, Bachata and Reggaeton, and on Friday, June 17, at 6 p.m. for Oldies. See attached flier for more information.
 
 
FILM
Join fellow aspiring Bronx creatives for a Saturday evening mixer, featuring a panel of film industry professionals on April 16. A collective of artists committed to elevating cinema culture in the Bronx will be hosting the first program of 2022: a networking event with the goal of connecting filmmakers and creators with each other. Ayaris Perez and Edwin Torres are the co-founders of Bronx Film 48, a community initiative aimed at increasing the number of filmmakers in the borough. The organization hosts social mixers, low-cost public screenings and workshops, as well as its annual flagship Bronx 48-Hour Film Challenge. Click here for more information.
 
Multimedia exhibition Bronx BandA: Love and Resilience opens on January 31 and runs through May 13 at the Casita Maria Gallery located at 928 Simpson Street, in the Hunts Point neighborhood of the South Bronx. The exhibition centers on the story of BronX BandA, as well as the Bronxites who inspired their music. Using oral histories, video, photography, and newly released BronX BandA album, coloring book and short film titled The Casita Sessions, gallery visitors will experience a diverse mix of storytelling methods celebrating Bronx culture and communities and the music which was created during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Love and Resilience celebrates the collaboration between Casita Maria and six-time Grammy award winner Arturo O’Farrill that resulted in the formation of the nine-piece ensemble BronX BandA. Founded in the early days of the pandemic, the group adapted their performances to comply with COVID-19 regulations; the exhibition documents this fluidity. Ensemble members, all of whom are Bronx-based or work in the Bronx, began their journey together through ZOOM, rehearsing and composing new music remotely. Instead of performing in public spaces throughout the Bronx as originally planned, BronX BandA made their debut in a virtual livestream paired with a puppetry and narration by Redwing Blackbird Theater. From there, the group went on to play pop-up performances, record an album of original compositions at Sear Sound in Manhattan, film a documentary, and collaborate with Musicians from the New York Philharmonic.
 
Love and Resilience, the band’s new album and namesake of the exhibition, features 12 original compositions, 8 of which are inspired by the oral histories of Bronx cultural icons. Oral Historian Berta Jottar and Arturo O’Farrill collected life stories from jazz pianists Bertha Hope and Valerie Capers, Executive Director of En Foco Bill Aguado, tres player Nelson Gonzalez, folklorist Elena Martinez, and DJ Grandwizzard Theodore inventor of the scratch and the needle drop, transforming their memories into original jazz compositions. Excerpts from the oral history recordings dedicated to the Bronx are presented in the new exhibition.
 
Featured videos include a documentary short by filmmaker Taylor Krauss of Render Circus that follows the band from January through June 2021, and a recording of their debut performance with Redwing Blackbird Theatre in collaboration with CultureHub. Photographs by Argenis Appolinario document BronX BandA’s story from August 2020 through June 2021. An interactive storytelling approach is provided through the coloring book, commissioned from Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, Sabrina Cintron of Somos Arte and BronX BandA spoken word artist Baba Israel. The new album and accompanying coloring book will both be distributed to visitors for free while supplies last. The Bronx community are invited to an in-person celebration with DJ music by Grandwizzard Theodore in the Casita Maria Gallery on May 12, from 5:30-8pm. For more information visit casitamaria.org/gallery#Exhibitions.
 
SPOKEN WORD & STORY TELLING 
Neighborhood Stories is a storytelling initiative by the NYC Department of Records and Information Services (DORIS) to gather and preserve the stories of NYC neighborhoods. Learn more about the project, and how to share memories of your neighborhood and community here.
 
NYC Veterans launched the Veteran Voices Project to record the stories of NYC’s veterans and preserve their legacy. Learn more at nyc.gov/vetvoices.
DYK? @nycveterans launched the Veteran Voices Project (VVP) to record the stories of NYC's veterans and preserve their legacy.
🎙️ Learn more about this oral history initiative at https://t.co/k6d4WfIHIW#VeteransDay #NYCVeteransDay21 pic.twitter.com/FTKKjI2R0Z
— NYC Consumer and Worker Protection (@NYCDCA) November 11, 2021

 
MUSIC
New York City Gay Men’s Chorus (NYCGMC) is giving a preview performance of their show, “Beginnings” on April 24 at 3 p.m. at Hostos Community College, located at 500 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY. The show features inspiring and uplifting music from Beyoncé, Tracy Chapman, Barry Manilow, Stephen Sondheim, Marc Anthony and more. To purchase tickets, go to: https://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?orgid=22328&pid=9074062. Complimentary tickets for Bronx-based community groups can be requested by emailing [email protected]. For more information on Beginnings and NYCGMC, visit http://www.nycgmc.org/
 
Would you walk 200 miles (in a skirt!) for something you believed in? The journey of Women’s Suffrage “pilgrims” is brought to life during a free concert at Woodlawn Cemetery, Conservancy and Crematory, on Sunday, May 22, at 3 p.m., in a new chamber piece entitled, Suffrage Signatures with the Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble. Composer, Joelle Wallach, will include live dialogue and images based on the personal letters and photographs of these fascinating women during the performance. Join members of the Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble (flute, harp and strings) for the premier performance of this exciting multi-media work. Many of these groundbreaking suffragists are buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, located at 3800 Jerome Ave, Bronx, NY 10467, Their memory is alive and well, thanks to ongoing research and outreach to living relatives by the Woodlawn Conservancy. For tickets, click here. Enter through the Jerome Avenue entrance.
 
The Nest Music Conservatory, a non-profit organization providing music education to youths in the Bronx through out-of-school programs, has reopened. The organization is dedicated to creating a nurturing environment that contributes to the social and emotional growth of students, their families, and our communities through classes, events, and concert series. The center suffered severe damages due to the recent hurricane, and had intended to be open for regular after school programs in time for the beginning of the school year but was delayed during repairs. The center, located at 3636 Holland Ave, The Bronx, NY 10467, USA is open daily, Monday to Friday from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Call 718-994-6378 for more information. 
 
Bronx Arts Ensemble presents Bronx-Born trumpeter and composer, Ray Vega, in concert with The Bronx Arts Ensemble String Quartet at Woodlawn Cemetery, Conservancy and Crematory, located at 3800 Jerome Ave, Bronx, NY, on Sunday, April 24, at 2 p.m. The concert will include old standards by Duke Ellington, Bernie Miller, and Kurt Weil, as well as original compositions by Mr. Vega. Original compositions include Buscando Doña Juana Figueroa is a work premiered by the Vermont Symphony, dedicated and inspired by Mr. Vega’s maternal grandmother, born in Puerto Rico in 1912. Ray Vega is a multifaceted composer, educator, musician and Bronx native. The concert is free, but you must be pre-registered. For tickets, click here. Enter through the Jerome Avenue entrance.
 
HAVANA D’PRIMERA will perform at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, located at 250 Bedford Park Blvd West, The Bronx, New York 10468,  on Saturday, April 23, at 8 p.m. Tickets: $100, $65, $60, $55, $45. Havana D’Primera is the Cuban band directed and founded by Alexander Abreu in 2008. Their 2018 album, Cantor del Pueblo, won the Cubadisco Award in Cuba and was nominated for a Latin GRAMMY® in the Best Salsa Album category in 2018. Their most recent album, Será Que Se Acabó, was released in 2021. Visit www.LehmanCenter.org for more details.
 
MANNY CRUZ returns to at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, located at 250 Bedford Park Blvd West, The Bronx, New York 10468, with special guest, URBANDA, on Saturday, May 21, at 8 p.m. Tickets: $100, $65, $50, $45, $35. The new international music sensation from the Dominican Republic will wow audiences with this very special performance. Manny is already a 4x Latin GRAMMY® Award nominated singer, composer, and star of Bachata, Merengue, and Pop-balada music. With a very special guest performance from the NYC Group Urbanda! Visit www.LehmanCenter.org for more details.
PURPLE XPERIENCE: A TRIBUTE TO PRINCE takes place at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, located at 250 Bedford Park Blvd West, The Bronx, New York 10468, on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $75, $45, $40, $25. The Purple Xperience is a five-piece group hailing from Prince’s birthplace, Minneapolis. They have been touring around the country since its inception in 2011 by Dr. Fink and front-man Marshall Charloff. Visit www.LehmanCenter.org for more details.
 
MANNY MANUEL performs to Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, located at 250 Bedford Park Blvd West, The Bronx, New York 10468, on Saturday, June 4, at 8 p.m. Tickets: $100, $65, $60, $55, $45. Manny Manuel is a Puerto Rican singer of merenguebolero, and tropical music. He became famous as a member of the group Los Sabrosos del Merengue, before launching a successful solo career in 1994. His music has been popular worldwide ever since. Visit www.LehmanCenter.org for more details.
 

 
La Sonora Ponceña, a national treasure from Puerto Rico, returns to the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, 250 Bedford Park Blvd West, The Bronx, New York 10468, on Saturday, May 14, for a long-awaited reunion with fans from The Bronx! Since its inception in 1954, the legendary band has been recognized for its fusion of traditional Cuban sounds with a modern jazzy style. With fantastic musical improvisations, La Sonora Ponceña has been one of the most consistent producers of great salsa music for decades. The group will be joined by the incredibly talented, Yolanda Rivera, along with Cuban singer, Mario “Mayito” Rivera. Experience the Puerto Rican sensation that has been performed for more than 65 years! Visit www.LehmanCenter.org for more details.
 
ART
The Bronx Museum of the Arts holds the 12th Annual Taino Awards Ceremony on Sunday, April 17, 2022.  The Taino are indigenous people of the Caribbean and the Taino Awards are given in order to recognize Taino people for all of their efforts in keeping the culture alive. More information can be found in the flier, above.
 
 
Jean-Michel Basquiat’s contributions to the history of art and his explorations of multifaceted cultural phenomena––including music, the Black experience, pop culture, Black American sports figures, literature, and other sources––will be showcased through immersive environments providing unique insight into the late artist’s creative life and his singular voice that propelled a social and cultural narrative that continues to this day. An exhibition entitled King Pleasure is opening on April 9. showing unseen works of painter, Jean-Michel Basquiat, presented by the Family of Jean-Michel Basquiat. More information can be found here: https://kingpleasure.basquiat.com/.
 
 
Friday Night Art with Ana, hosted by NYC Parks, takes place at the Williamsbridge Oval Park, located at 3225 Reservoir Oval East, Bronx, NY on Friday, April 29, Friday, May 27, and Friday, June 24, at 6 p.m. See attached flier for more details.
 
Register today for Bronx River Art Center (BRAC)’s spring semester classes. On-site and hybrid classes will run from Monday, April 4 through Monday, June 20. Youth and Young Adult Classes (ages 7 – 20): $95 and $85. Youth & Parent (child must be ages 6 – 12): $160 and $144. Adult Classes (21+): $120 and $108. Find out more at www.bronxriverart.org, or for general questions about classes, email [email protected].
 
FOOD
Bronx Night Market is free for the public, 100 percent local & diverse, and truly supportive of the micro-business community. For those who already know, Bronx Night Market returns for its fifth season at Fordham Plaza on SaturdayApril 30, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. MASC Hospitality has been getting everything prepped so the community can enjoy a full season of food and festivities with vendors and performances from local organizations and talented artists. RSVP here. In addition, if you are looking to get involved in a love-to-eat community, while also enjoying delicious food, MASC Hospitality is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help out at Bronx Night Market. If you want to try a variety of foods from vendors from around the city or get involved with the artisanal creators, click here to sign up and volunteer.
 
The Bronx Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with NYC Department of Small Business Services is hosting an Earth Day Networking Breakfast on April 21, at 8 a.m. at the Bronx Zoo. For more information, see the attached flier below.

 
KIDS
The NYC Parks After-School Program is held at Norwood’s Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, located at 3225 Reservoir Oval E, Bronx, NY 10467, through June 10, from Monday to Friday, between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. For more information, contact Debra Edwards at NYC Parks on (718) 430-1847 or email [email protected].
 
 
An Easter Egg Hunt will be held in Williamsbridge Oval Park on Saturday, April 16, at 11 a.m. See below flier for more information.
 
 
Children and families are invited by NYC Parks to a a Cinco de Mayo celebration at the Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, located at 3225 Reservoir Oval E, Bronx, NY 10467, on Thursday, May 5, at 4 p.m. See attached flier for more details. This event is free and open to the public.
 
 
NYC Parks will host the Annual Spring Egg Hunt in Williamsbridge Oval Park, located at 3225 Reservoir Oval E, Bronx, NY 10467, on Saturday, April 16, at 11 a.m. See attached flier for more details. This event is free and open to the public.
 
 
NYC Parks will host a free, fun-filled Field Day of fitness and sports activities for families and kids in Williamsbridge Oval Park,  located at 3225 Reservoir Oval E, Bronx, NY 10467, on Thursday, June 9, at 1 p.m. See the attached flier for more information. This event is free and open to the public.
 
 
A Youth Sports and Recreation program will be hosted by NYC Parks in conjunction with coordinator, Tatiyana, in Williamsbridge Oval Park, located at 3225 Reservoir Oval E, Bronx, NY 10467, Monday through Friday, from 3 to 6 p.m. from April 4 through June 24. See attached flier for more information.
 
 
A family fitness festival will be held in Williamsbridge Oval Park, located at 3225 Reservoir Oval E, Bronx, NY 10467, on Saturday, June 25, at 11 a.m., hosted by NYC Parks. See attached flier for more information. This event is free and open to the public.
 
 
A Youth Initiative program with trainer, Michelle, hosted by NYC Parks, will be held at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, located at 3225 Reservoir Oval E, Bronx, NY 10467, on Tuesdays, at 4 p.m., from April 16 to May 31, to help youth with college and job preparation, time management, and will also offer healthy habit workshops. See attached flier for more information.
 
 
“Up and Atom” is a fun program of experiments, science workshops and creative projects that will be held for families and children at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, located at 3225 Reservoir Oval E, Bronx, NY 10467, on Wednesday, May 18, at 4 p.m. See attached flier for more information.
 
 
MOVEMENT
Bronx Buccaneers football club meet on Saturdays in the Williamsbridge Oval, located at 3225 Reservoir Oval East, Bronx, NY 10467, in Norwood from 11 a.m. to 1p.m. The session consists of a “Bootcamp” comprising strength, cardio and endurance training and the group also uses weights, bands and other equipment. The sessions are in preparation for the team’s upcoming Tackle football program which begins March 19 and every Saturday thereafter from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., where kids are taught the fundamentals of football in a safe, fun atmosphere. Understanding there is more to football, the Buccaneers strive to develop the students/athletes, and the hope is that the players will use the program not only as a stepping stone to advance to upper level sports in High School and college, but also as a means to engage in a positive behavior and as a healthy distraction from idleness which the group says can lead to poor decisions. The Buccaneers accept kids from any community, boys or girls, ages 6 to 14. Contact Tasha Andrews at (917) 662-3632 for further information.
 
Mayor Eric Adams, Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson, the NYPD, NYC Department of Youth and Community Development, the City’s five district attorneys’ offices, and several City agency partners, community-based organizations and foundations relaunched the citywide “Saturday Night Lights” program on Saturday, March 26 in Mott Haven. The groups work together to open 100 gyms across the City for free, high-quality sports programs for kids on Saturday nights, ensuring no indoor gyms are closed on these nights – the time when they are needed most by kids in city communities. Click on the following link to watch a video extract of the Saturday Night Lights Relaunch, where Adams can be seen observing some of the kids in action.
 
Each Saturday evening, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., children and youth, aged 11 to 18, are able to enjoy an array of indoor sports, including basketball, soccer, volleyball, dance, martial arts and more. According to the organizers, a key component of the program is bringing cops and kids together. Teams of youth coordination officers from NYPD precincts are at each of the 100 gymnasiums every Saturday night, helping to coach, and joining members of various community based organizations to interact with young people and help make a lasting and positive impact in their lives. Mosholu Montefiore Community Center, located at 3450 Dekalb Avenue, is the local venue for the program in Norwood, while the Fordham Heights program is run at 2255 Webster Avenue, Bronx, NY 10457. For a list of all venues, scan the QR code in the below flier. (If you cannot access the QR code from the attached flyer, click on this pdf link SNL QR Palm Card v1 revised.)
 
 
NYC Parks announced that registration for the 2022 Summer Camp lottery period ended on March 21. However, occasionally, the department may re-open the waitlist at select Summer Camp locations later in the season. Residents are invited to check back, or sign up for the NYC Parks’ newsletter for updates. The Summer Day Camp which runs from July 6 to Aug. 19, and is an exciting chance for children ages 6 to 13 to have a fun-filled summer!
 
Campers engage in sports, fitness, and outdoor adventures while taking part in many of New York City’s rich cultural and educational opportunities. Regular Day Camp is Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and costs $500 per child for seven weeks. Extended Day Camp is from Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.  and costs $575 per child for seven weeks. If you have been selected in the Summer Camp Lottery, visit Applying for Summer Camp for more information about how to enroll.
 
As reported, Phipps Neighborhoods is seeking applicants for its Summer Youth Jobs program. The deadline to apply is April 22. Click here for more information.
 
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced on Saturday, April 9, the availability of employment opportunities for the summer recreational season. Individuals looking for Seasonal Summer Employment who enjoy the outdoors are encouraged to learn more about opportunities to work at DEC facilities. For more information, click here.
 
Bronx Panthers Youth Football & Cheer save lives through football, and are recruiting all age groups. Call the numbers in the attached flier, above, for more information.
 
New York City Coalition for Adult Literacy is hosting a basketball league on April 30. See attached flier further below for more information.
 
New York City Coalition for Adult Literacy is hosting a boys and girls basketball camp this summer in White Plains with transportation provided. See attached flier further below for more information.
 
NYC DOT has provided information to New Yorkers on riding E-bikes in NYC.  Click here to learn more about riding an e-bike and other micromobility options in NYC.
 
 
Upcoming NYC Parks Events in The Bronx
STM Open Access Weight Room 7:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Recreation Center, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
STM Adult Lap Swim 8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. at Indoor Pool, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Hansborough Swim Team at St. Mary’s pool 9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. at Indoor Pool, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
St. Mary’s Swim Team 9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. at Indoor Pool, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Family Fun Hike: Celebrating Planet Earth 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at Van Cortlandt Golf House, Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx
Garlic Mustard Pull 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. at VCPA Garden & Compost Site, Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx
Bronx Urban Nature and Nature’s Beauty 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. at Poe Park Visitor Center, Poe Park, Bronx
St. Mary’s Learn to Swim Level 2 10:30 a.m.–11:15 a.m. at St. Mary’s Recreation Center, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Williamsbridge Oval Spring Egg Hunt 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. at Game Room, Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx
Zumba with Gigi 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx
It’s My Park at Franz Sigel Park 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. at Franz Sigel Park, Bronx
Contemporary / Ballet 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at Dance Room, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
St. Mary’s Learn to Swim Level 1 11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. at St. Mary’s Recreation Center, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Hip Hop Spin 101 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. at Gymnasium, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
Creative Art Family Edition 12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. at Multi-Use Room, Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx
St. Mary’s Learn to Swim:Tots 12:30 p.m.–1:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Recreation Center, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Teen Hip Hop 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m. at Dance Room, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
St.Mary’s Adults Learn to Swim 1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m. at St. Mary’s Recreation Center, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Signs of Spring Hike 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. at Metcalf Avenue and Seward Avenue, Soundview Park, Bronx
Pre Teen Salsa 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. at Dance Room, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Teen Cheer 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. at Stage, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
Family Swim 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. at Indoor Pool, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
HP- Hip-Hop Dance 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. at Stage, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
HP- Family Day Easter Event 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center, Bronx
Easter family Fun 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center, Bronx
Nocturnal Wildlife: Bats 8:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m. at Pelham Bay Nature Center, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
 
 
STM Open Access Weight Room 7:00 a.m.–8:45 p.m. at Strength Room, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
STM Adult Lap Swim 7:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m. at Indoor Pool, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
STM Open Gym 7:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Recreation Center, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Adult Open Access 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. at Media Lab, Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx
Pitch in to Pick up! 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at Bronx River House, Starlight Park, Bronx
Sweat 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx
STM Senior Swim 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. at Indoor Pool, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Adult Open Access 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at Media Lab, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Learn to Play Skelly 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx
Creative Projects 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at Stage, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
Celebrate National Park Week 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Recreation Center, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Adult Open Access 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. at Media Lab, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
Concert: Sidiki Conde and Tokounou 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx
Kids Week: Create Your Dream Park 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. at Van Cortlandt Nature Center, Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx
DYI Crafts 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. at Stage, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
Adult Open Access 1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m. at Media Lab, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
STM Adult Lap Swim 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. at Indoor Pool, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
WBO ASP 2021-2022 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. at Multi-Use Room, Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx
Hunts Point ASP 2021-2022 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. at Stage, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
Skills And Drills 3:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m. at Gymnasium, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
St. Mary’s ASP 2021-2022 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. at Multi-Use Room, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Blitz Chess 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. at Stage, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
Youth Open Access 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. at Media Lab, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
All Ages Open Access 3:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. at Media Lab, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Youth Open Access 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. at Media Lab, Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx
St. Mary’s Learn to Swim: Children (Monday) 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Recreation Center, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Flower Bomb 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx
Let’s Create 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. at Stage, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
Hansborough Swim Team at St. Mary’s pool 5:00 p.m.–6:15 p.m. at Indoor Pool, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
St. Mary’s Swim Team 5:00 p.m.–6:15 p.m. at Indoor Pool, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Basketball Skill Academy 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. at Gymnasium, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
Teen Open Access 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. at Media Lab, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
Teen Open Access 5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. at Media Lab, Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx
Basketball Team Practice 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. at Gymnasium, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Open Volleyball 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. at Gymnasium, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
 
STM Adult Lap Swim 7:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m. at Indoor Pool, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
STM Open Access Weight Room 7:00 a.m.–8:45 p.m. at Strength Room, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Adult Open Access 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. at Media Lab, Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx
CANCELED: Ride for Hope Total Transformation 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. at Classroom B, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Total Body Bootcamp 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
STM Synchronize Swim team Practice 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. at Indoor Pool, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Cardio Strength 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. at Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx
Mind Body Workout 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. at Dance Room, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Cardio Strength 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx
Bronx Urban Nature and Nature’s Beauty 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. at Poe Park Visitor Center, Poe Park, Bronx
Basketball Skills Academy (Adults) 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. at Gymnasium, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
Adult Open Access 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at Media Lab, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
DIY Crafts Adults 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at Poe Park Visitor Center, Poe Park, Bronx
Bachata Step 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx
Aspire to Inspire 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx
Adult Open Access 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. at Media Lab, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
STM Adult Swim 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. at Indoor Pool, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Kids Week: Puppet Show and Nature Poems 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. at Crotona Nature Center, Crotona Park, Bronx
Hip Hop Spin 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. at Gymnasium, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
Adult Open Access 1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m. at Media Lab, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
WBO ASP 2021-2022 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. at Multi-Use Room, Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx
Hunts Point ASP 2021-2022 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. at Stage, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
Open Access (Teens) Gym 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center, Bronx
DIY Crafts Kids 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. at Poe Park Visitor Center, Poe Park, Bronx
Learn to Play Skelly 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx
Youth Fitness 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. at Lounge, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
St. Mary’s ASP 2021-2022 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. at Multi-Use Room, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Blitz Chess 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. at Stage, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
Youth Open Access 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. at Media Lab, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
STM Youth Swim 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. at Indoor Pool, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
All Ages Open Access 3:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. at Media Lab, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Youth Open Access 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. at Media Lab, Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx
Pele Learn 2 Play Soccer 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. at Gymnasium, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
CANCELED: Teen Aqua Fit 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. at Indoor Pool, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Youth Fitness 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. at Strength Room, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
Ready to Rumble 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. at Dance Room, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Basketball Skill Academy 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. at Gymnasium, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
Creative Minds 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. at Stage, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
Teen Open Access 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. at Media Lab, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
Teen Open Access 5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. at Media Lab, Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx
Full Body Blast Workout 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. at Multi-Use Room, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
STM Family Swim 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. at Indoor Pool, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
STM Adult Lap Swim 7:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m. at Indoor Pool, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
STM Open Access Weight Room 7:00 a.m.–8:45 p.m. at Strength Room, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
STM Open Gym 7:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Recreation Center, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Adult Open Access 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. at Media Lab, Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx
Trail Work Wednesday 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at VCPA Garden & Compost Site, Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx
Tree Planting in Bronx Forest 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at Bronx River Forest at Burke Bridge, Bronx Park, Bronx
Zumba with Gigi 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx
Bronx Urban Nature and Nature’s Beauty 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. at Poe Park Visitor Center, Poe Park, Bronx
STM Senior Swim 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. at Indoor Pool, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Adult Open Access 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at Media Lab, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Empower Circle 11:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. at Multi-Use Room, Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx
Creative Projects 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at Stage, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
Chair Yoga 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at Baychester Library, Bronx
Adult Open Access 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. at Media Lab, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
Senior Aqua Fit 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at Indoor Pool, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Still Life Drawing Workshop 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. at Lobby Game Room, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
CANCELED: Senior Crafts 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. at Lobby Game Room, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Kids Week: Birding for Kids 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. at Pelham Bay Nature Center, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
Adult Open Access 1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m. at Media Lab, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Afternoon Badminton 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. at Gymnasium, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
Teen TALK 2:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. at Stage, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
STM Adult Lap Swim 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. at Indoor Pool, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Hunts Point ASP 2021-2022 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. at Stage, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
WBO ASP 2021-2022 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. at Multi-Use Room, Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx
CANCELED: Youth Fitness 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. at Lounge, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Skills And Drills 3:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m. at Gymnasium, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
St. Mary’s ASP 2021-2022 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. at Multi-Use Room, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Blitz Chess 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. at Stage, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
Youth Fitness 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. at Lounge, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Youth Open Access 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. at Media Lab, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
All Ages Open Access 3:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. at Media Lab, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Youth Open Access 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. at Media Lab, Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx
St. Mary’s Learn to Swim: Children (Wednesday) 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Recreation Center, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Recycle to Art 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx
St. Mary’s Swim Team 5:00 p.m.–6:15 p.m. at Indoor Pool, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Hansborough Swim Team at St. Mary’s pool 5:00 p.m.–6:15 p.m. at Indoor Pool, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Teen Open Access 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. at Media Lab, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
Teen Open Access 5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. at Media Lab, Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx
Basketball Team Practice 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. at Gymnasium, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Ready to Rumble 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. at Dance Room, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Composting and Human Digestion | GreenThumb GrowTogether 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
 
 
STM Adult Lap Swim 7:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m. at Indoor Pool, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
STM Open Access Weight Room 7:00 a.m.–8:45 p.m. at Strength Room, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Adult Open Access 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. at Media Lab, Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx
CANCELED: Ride for Hope Total Transformation 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. at Classroom B, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
River Cleanup in Bronx Park 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at Fort Knox Park, Bronx Park, Bronx
STM Synchronize Swim team Practice 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. at Indoor Pool, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Kripalu Yoga 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx
Bronx Urban Nature and Nature’s Beauty 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. at Poe Park Visitor Center, Poe Park, Bronx
Basketball Skills Academy (Adults) 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. at Gymnasium, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
Adult Open Access 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at Media Lab, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Big Games Adaptive Games 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at Game Room, Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx
DIY Crafts Adults 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at Poe Park Visitor Center, Poe Park, Bronx
Pickleball 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx
Adult Basketball Workout 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. at Gymnasium, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Yoga 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at New Settlement Community Center, Bronx
Adult Open Access 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. at Media Lab, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
STM Adult Swim 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. at Indoor Pool, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Kids Week: Gather By The Campfire 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. at Van Cortlandt Nature Center, Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx
Hip Hop Spin 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. at Gymnasium, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
DYI Crafts 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. at Stage, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
Adult Open Access 1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m. at Media Lab, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Afternoon Badminton 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. at Gymnasium, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
WBO ASP 2021-2022 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. at Multi-Use Room, Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx
Hunts Point ASP 2021-2022 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. at Stage, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
Open Access (Teens) Gym 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center, Bronx
DIY Crafts Kids 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. at Poe Park Visitor Center, Poe Park, Bronx
Learn to Play Skelly 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx
Youth Fitness 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. at Lounge, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
St. Mary’s ASP 2021-2022 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. at Multi-Use Room, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Blitz Chess 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. at Stage, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
Youth Open Access 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. at Media Lab, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
STM Youth Swim 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. at Indoor Pool, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
All Ages Open Access 3:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. at Media Lab, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Youth Open Access 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. at Media Lab, Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx
Pele Learn 2 Play Soccer 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. at Gymnasium, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
Youth Ball Hockey 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. at Gymnasium, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
CANCELED: Teen Aqua Fit 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. at Indoor Pool, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Youth Fitness 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. at Strength Room, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
Let’s Create 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. at Stage, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
Line Dancing Youth Edition 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx
Basketball Skill Academy 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. at Gymnasium, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
Creative Minds 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. at Stage, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
Teen Open Access 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. at Media Lab, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
Teen Open Access 5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. at Media Lab, Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx
Core Control 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. at Lounge, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Cardio Boxing 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. at Dance Room, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Hip Hop & Spin 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. at Gymnasium, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
STM Family Swim 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. at Indoor Pool, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
STM Open Gym 7:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Recreation Center, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
STM Open Access Weight Room 7:00 a.m.–8:45 p.m. at Strength Room, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
STM Adult Lap Swim 7:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m. at Indoor Pool, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Adult Open Access 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. at Media Lab, Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx
Total Body Bootcamp 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Fab Fit Fun 10:00 a.m.–10:45 a.m. at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx
Adult Basketball Workout 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at Gymnasium, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Bronx Urban Nature and Nature’s Beauty 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. at Poe Park Visitor Center, Poe Park, Bronx
STM Senior Swim 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. at Indoor Pool, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Adult Open Access 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at Media Lab, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
A Life Lived – Oral Story Telling for Adults: Virtual and Live 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Recreation Center, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Cardio Boxing 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. at Dance Room, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Line Dancing 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx
Creative Projects 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at Stage, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
Adult Open Access 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. at Media Lab, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
Senior Aqua Fit 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at Indoor Pool, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Still Life Drawing Workshop 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. at Lobby Game Room, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
High Tunnels in the City (Bus Tour) | GreenThumb GrowTogether 12:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m. at New Roots Community Farm, Bronx
Kids Week: Earth Day Recycling Re-creations 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. at Crotona Nature Center, Crotona Park, Bronx
Adult Open Access 1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m. at Media Lab, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
STM Adult Lap Swim 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. at Indoor Pool, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
WBO ASP 2021-2022 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. at Multi-Use Room, Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx
Hunts Point ASP 2021-2022 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. at Stage, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
CANCELED: Youth Fitness 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. at Lounge, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
St. Mary’s ASP 2021-2022 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. at Multi-Use Room, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Blitz Chess 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. at Stage, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
Youth Fitness 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. at Lounge, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Youth Open Access 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. at Media Lab, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
Youth Open Access 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. at Media Lab, Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx
All Ages Open Access 3:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. at Media Lab, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Youth Ball Hockey 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. at Gymnasium, St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Spring Foraging | GreenThumb GrowTogether 4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. at Concrete Plant Park, Bronx
Pele Learn 2 Play Soccer 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. at Gymnasium, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
Youth Fitness 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. at Strength Room, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
Recycle to Art 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx
Basketball Skill Academy 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. at Gymnasium, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
Creative Minds 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. at Stage, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
Teen Open Access 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. at Media Lab, Julio Carballo Fields, Bronx
Teen Open Access 5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. at Media Lab, Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx
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As reported, Poe Park Visitor Center has reopened with limited programming. However, St. James Park Recreation Center is still damaged due to Storm Ida and has not yet reopened as of March 16, though it is also expected to happen some time in the spring. At all citywide Parks’ recreation centers, membership is now no longer free, but there are deals available for certain groups. See attached link for more information on membership fees: https://www.nycgovparks.org/rules/section-2-14.
 
 
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