The Bronx Green-up and NYC Compost Project are back just in time for your spring cleaning. Do you want to learn the basics of composting or attract pollinators to your home garden? Check out these events starting in May sponsored by New York Botanical Gardens.
Nov 19-Jan 31st
Dec 1st-Jan 8th
Bronx Zoo Holiday Origami Tribute.
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum: Holiday Trees Past, Present, Future.
Dec 2nd, 3rd, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 30th
Bronx Terminal Market: Light Up The Holidays.
Dec 10th & 11th
Another post will follow with more event listings as they become available.
Email your holiday listings to socialmedia at solariariverdale.com.
Moon Lighting, Oil and Acrylic on Wood Panel, 40×60. Carol Bennett
Dive In opened at Elisa Contemporary May 23. The exhibit features underwater swimmers, poolside scenes, and beach-inspired artwork. It’s the perfect summer experience. Featured artists are: Carol Bennett, Martha Hughes, Jeffrey Palladini, Matt Story and Mark Van Wagner.
The gallery is open Thursdays 12-5pm or by appointment. Dive In will run through October 6.
Holiday Train Show at The New York Botanical Gardens.
A classic holiday experience for kids of all ages.
All through December. Ends January 18th.
Chabad Lubavitch of Riverdale
Get into the Chanukah spirit, and bring your children to Chanukah Wonderland! Ages 2-9. Enjoy carnival booths and olive press, make your own candles, cookie and donut baking, and more! Lunch is included in admission fee. $12 per child/$30 – family rate.
Special entertainment from our Early Learning Center students at 11:00 am!
445 W. 238th St.
Bronx, NY 10463
Thursday December 10th 7:30 PM – Jazz Takes on the Classics
Ted Rosenthal Trio plus the Inventions Trio perform jazz interpretations of themes from the classical repertoire.
The Riverdale Y
HOLIDAY WREATH MAKING WORKSHOP
Saturday, December 12th • 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
New York Botanical Garden • Harding Lab Room 110
2900 Southern Blvd. • Enter via the Mosholu Gate, across the street from Botanical Garden Metro-North station
For more info.
Saturday, December 12, 2015 – 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Broadway & 225th Street, Bronx, NY, 10463
Take a FREE ride on our Holiday Trolley of Fun and visit with Santa and other fun holiday characters. Stop in the participating stores for face painting and other fun attractions. It will be a great day! Click here for sponsorship information.
COMMUNITY FESTIVAL OF CAROLS & SING-ALONG
Join with friends, families and neighbors for a joyous afternoon singing beloved Christmas carols and popular standards including White Christmas, Jingle Bells, Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus and many more! Featuring choral selections by Christ Church Riverdale & Riverdale Presbyterian Church Choirs. A complimentary light reception will follow the event and a free will offering will be collected, along with non-perishable food items for the Kingsbridge-Riverdale-Marble Hill Food & Hunger Project.
Christmas in the Colonies
Sunday, December 13, 2015
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
This event repeats every week on Sunday and Saturday between 12/5/2015 and 1/10/2016.
Enjoy Van Cortlandt House decked out in its holiday finery for Saint Nicholas Day, New Year’s Day, and Twelfth Night.
Broadway at West 246th Street
Family Art Project: Snow-Globe Gift Boxes
Saturday, Dec 19 – 10:00AM-1:00PM
Wave Hill House
Walk among Wave Hill’s majestic conifers with their wonderful scents and textures. Then, using live pine boughs we provide, create a winter wonderland resembling a snow globe. Add inhabitants and decorate it with shiny foil, snow-like shapes and natural objects like cones, dried herbs and spices.
Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.
Photo: Matthew Keefe
Festivus for the rest of us.
KWANZAA 2015: Energize, Recognize!
Celebrate Kwanzaa at the American Museum of Natural History ‘s 37th annual event.
Summer is just around the corner – I know it’s hard to imagine – and area camps are now accepting admission. Macaroni Kids of Riverdale/Inwood compiled their 2015 Summer Camp Guide for camps in and around Riverdale. The Bronx is a borough rich with diverse cultures, cultural institutions, beautiful parks and expansive natural beauty. Give your kids an unforgettable summer camp experience right here in the Bronx.
HOLIDAY PARTY FEATURING FLAMENCO VIVO CARLOTA SANTANA II: NAVIDAD FLAMENCA
Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana II presents Navidad Flamenca in collaboration with The Bronx Museum of the Arts as part of the 7th annual Flamenco in the Boros Tour. This series of free community performances thrills audiences with the rich holiday customs of the Spanish-speaking world from Argentina, and Mexico, to Colombia, Cuba and Puerto Rico. For more info. Wednesday, December 10, 6:30pm to 9:00pm. Lower Gallery
SOYEON KATE LEE & RAN DANK IN CONCERT
Wave Hill presents pianists Soyeon Kate Lee and Ran Dank in concert Sunday, December 14. They begin with Brahms’ Waltzes, followed by Gabriela Lena Frank’s Sonata Serrana No. 1 and close with an arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s beloved Nutcracker Suite. PURCHASE TICKETS
FREE HOLIDAY PORTRAITS
The Bronx Documentary Center’s is holding free portraits for Bronx residents. Each family will get a free 8×10 print, extra prints are $5 each. Non-Bronx residents pay $10 per print. Sunday, Dec.14, Noon-2pm.
NYBG HOLIDAY TRAIN SHOW
Now in its 23rd year, The Holiday Train Show presented by The New York Botanical Gardens is a must-see event for children and families. The show features 150 New York landmarks built from natural materials as G scale model trains toot passed. A truly magical experience. Thru January 19.
GIANT MENORAH LIGHTING
Join Chabad of a Riverdale Sunday, December 21 at the Bell Tower Monument for the Lighting of the Largest Menorah in the Bronx! The Giant Menorah will be lit at 4:00 pm, and celebrations will feature live music, hot latkes, donuts, dreidels, and balloons. Other lighting times: Tuesday-Thursday, December 16-18, at 4:00 pm, Friday, December 19 at 3:00 pm, Saturday night, December 20 at 6:30 pm, Monday-Tuesday, December 22-23 at 4:00 pm.
DREAMWORKS NORTH POLE ADVENTURE
Santa comes to town for DreamWorks DreamPlace North Pole Adventure held exclusively at Ridge Hill! DreamPlace is a modern take on Santa’s Village with a Shrek-based theme and located in a custom-built 42-foot tall workshop in Town Square. Features interactive LED screens, light shows, and a photo and video opportunity with Santa.
Parents are able to schedule visits for The North Pole Adventure here.
ICE CARVING WEEK
Salute To Wildlife Ice Carving Week at the Bronx Zoo runs December 26-31. Kids will enjoy ice-carving demos, ice sculptures that raise awareness of the Brazilian Rainforests and a giant ice slide.
Volunteers are needed on Saturday November 15th from 10am to 1pm to help clean up the edge of the park along Van Cortlandt Park East just north of Kepler Ave. We will be removing invasive plants, trimming shrubs and planting native plants including bulbs. Meet at Van Cortlandt Park East and Kepler Avenue.
For more info.
Explore the Thain Family Forest, the largest remaining tract of old-growth forest in New York City, and immerse yourself in the magnificent colors of fall foliage.