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Nearby: FREE Family Saturdays @ the Lab

  Located just around 30 minutes from the Bronx, The Jacob Burns Film Center hosts free family events on the first Saturday of each month. Check out their upcoming events:     FREE FAMILY EVENT Come to the Media Arts Lab on the first Saturday of every month for our NEW family event. Our teachers will help media makers of all ages explore, discover, and create amazing projects. Family Saturdays

Free: The School of American Ballet presents Beauty of Ballet

  The School of American Ballet will present a free, family-friendly program that will illustrate how students develop into accomplished classical ballet dancers and reveal the secrets behind dancing on your toes, turning like a top without getting dizzy, and jumping high in the air at “The Beauty of Ballet” presentation on Saturday, February 20, at 2:00 p.m. at the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture, 450 Grand Concourse

Lunar New Year Celebration at Bronx Museum of the Arts

LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION: YEAR OF THE MONKEY Saturday, February 20, 2:00pm to 4:00pm Celebrate this popular Chinese holiday with costumed folk dances and authentic music, presented by the New York Chinese Cultural Center.   Free admission and refreshments (donations suggested) Location: Lower Gallery   2:00pm – Hands-on youth paper cutting and calligraphy activities 3:00pm – Performances begin   Produced in collaboration with the New York Chinese Cultural Center.  

This Weekend at Wave Hill

Photo: Joshua Bright SAT, FEBRUARY 13    FAMILY ART PROJECT: HEART PAPERMAKING Visit the colorful blooms in the Tropical House and breathe in the fragrance of greenhouse flowers. Keep a special eye out for heart-shaped leaves! Then, with the help of visiting artist and papermaker Randy Brozen, use paper pulp to embed a heart shape into lacy, handmade paper and decorate it with ribbons and rosebuds for Valentine’s Day remembrances and

This Weekend at Wave Hill

  SAT, FEBRUARY 6    FAMILY ART PROJECT: PAINTED PAPERS AND THE STORIES OF ERIC CARLE What better season than winter to cuddle up with stories you love—like Eric Carle’s stories illustrating the wonder of nature. Hear some of these enchanting favorites as told by Rama Mandel, then learn from Eric Carle’s techniques as we cut and layer hand-painted papers to form bright and colorful images. Free, and admission to the

This Weekend at Wave Hill

  SAT, JANUARY 30    FAMILY ART PROJECT: SWEET DREAMS, HIBERNATORS Get to know your local hibernators through sleepy tales of the season. Then make your own furry bear, bat, toad or hedgehog mask, or fashion a dreamy, woodsy home. PJ’s welcome! Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM   SAT, JANUARY 30    WINTER WORKSPACE WORKSHOP: IRA EDUARDOVNA—MEDITATION FOR CREATIVITY Each winter, Wave Hill

Best Places in the Bronx for Sledding

Photo: NYC Parks   According to NYC Parks, here are the best places in the Bronx to go sledding:   Park Name Location Claremont Park Interior of the park at 172nd Street between Teller Avenue and Clay Avenue Crotona Park Slope behind ballfield #3 at Fulton Avenue and Cross Bronx Expressway. Ewen Park West 232 Street, between Johnson and Riverdale avenues Franz Sigel Park Interior of the park at 160th

Bronx Winterfest 2016

Saturday, February 6, 2016 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Join Bronx Recreation for their amazing winter spectacular!  The NY Rangers will be there with a huge, inflatable hockey rink! Enjoy activites like: Showcases and performances: St. Mary’s South Bronx Kids, Bronx Recreation Afterschool and a DJ Sports clinics and demonstrations: NY Rangers Hockey Clinic, NY Walkers Club Hula Hoop Fitness, Zumba, Bronx Recreation Sports Fun & games: Snow Activities (Weather Permitted), Obstacle Course, Arts and

February at the Bronx Museum of the Arts

READINGS & CONVERSATIONS Wednesday, February 3, 5:30pm to 7:30pm READINGS & CONVERSATIONS Hop off The Bronx Trolley at the Bronx Museum for a very special reading of Voices Beyond Bondage: An Anthology of Verse by African Americans of the 19th Century with co-editor Erika DeSimone. The celebration of Black History continues with BRONX:AFRICA, a multi-disciplinary arts exhibition at the Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos Community College.       FIRST FRIDAYS! CARNEGIE HALL NEIGHBORHOOD

This Weekend at Wave Hill

SAT, DECEMBER 19    FAMILY ART PROJECT: SNOW-GLOBE GIFT BOXES 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. WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM  

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