Events

Seasonal Arts and Crafts

When: February 24, 2017 @ 2:45 pm – 4:30 pm
Where: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Create adorable arts and crafts items to take home. Each month will focus on a different project related to a special time of the season. This program is suitable for kids and their caregivers. Themes January – Dream Catcher February – Caterpillar Heart March – Pasta Butterfly

23rd Annual Bronx Parks Speak Up: The Future of Bronx Parks and Open Space

When: February 25, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Lehman College Faculty Dining Room, Music Building

Join us as we develop a borough-wide strategy and advocacy plan! The Bronx Parks Speak Up is an annual community networking conference for park and environmental stakeholders. Organized by the Bronx Coalition for Parks and Green Spaces (BCPGS), this day-long event draws over 250 Bronx residents, elected officials and agency personnel. It gives its attendees the chance to learn about government and non-government resources and participate in face-to-face discussions with

Family Art Project: Exotic Desert Dwellers

When: February 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

Join visiting artists Adam Frezza and Terri Chiao, past participants in Wave Hill’s Sunroom Project Space, on a visit to Wave Hill’s Cactus and Succulent House. Sketch these exotic desert dwellers, then, using papier-mâché, bendable wire, paint, and paper, make an exotic paper plant of your own. This event is free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Free Winter Break STEAM Workshops! NYC SPARX Technology Program for Girls

When: February 24, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

SPARX is a technology education and mentoring program for teenage girls. Register for SPARX and participate in a fun two-part science, technology, engineering, arts, and math series for girls ages 12–17. Participate in both sessions and receive a tote bag! Session 1: Technology, 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Session 2: Engineering, 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Please RSVP for this program. For more information or accessibility questions, contact Laira Reid at (347) 394-4251 or

Color of Comics Exhibition

When: February 24, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

The Color of Comics exhibition, curated by Ray Felix, showcases the private art collections from artist, Ray Felix, and writer, Alex Simmons, along with several talented African-American artists in the comic book industry. Artists include: Paris Cullins, Jerry Craft, Christopher Duckett, Trevor Vonnie Eden, Corey Fields, N.Steven Harris, Jamal Ingle, Carl Kent, Alitha E. Martinez, Khary Randolph, Sha-Nee Williams, and many more.

NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park

When: February 25, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Where: Eagle Avenue and 149th Street (in St. Mary's Park)

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15

Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults

When: February 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Where: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Have fun with Zumba for fitness, health, and well-being.

Multimedia Arts: Adults

When: February 24, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Where: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

Participants will use contrasting and unconventional mediums to create intriguing works. Each month we will focus on a different art form. Themes January – Whimsical Winter Wonder Art Bottle Decoupage Tissue Art February- From the Heart Greeting Cards-PArchment Paper March – Winds of March-Steam Punk Art

GreenThumb Workshop: Fruit Tree Pruning

When: February 25, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Where: Adlai E. Stevenson High School

Learn why fruit trees need annual pruning for the best production. Discover and practice how to prune the different types of fruit trees at the ideal time of year, in late winter. Please RSVP online here or by calling (212) 602-5300.

Snowflakes With Elsa

When: December 23, 2017 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

  Discover the Magic of Snowflakes as we create sparkly ones, sing along with Elsa and her friends, and take pics too! Please arrive in your Arendelle best! (Princess costumes, or attire for this royal event!) Children ages 3 and up. $25 / child and parent In-store Special – 2 children & 2 Adults for $45 More info here.

Confetti Paints: Disney Descendants

When: January 21, 2018 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

  🎶Chillin’ Like a Villain? 🎶 Join us as we paint and sing at our Descendants Paint Party coming soon in January! Feel free to bring your costume, or wear the t-shirt of your favorite Villain! All Art Supplies and freshly spun Cotton Candy included. $25 per painter Tix available soon! Ages 7 and up More info here.

Kids Week Bronx: Urban Forest Exploration

When: February 23, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Where: Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

Pelham Bay is the largest park in New York City. Explore the areas where Native American settlements existed centuries before our great city existed. Walk through one of the most bio-diverse forests in NYC, including the majestic 450 year old “Granny Oak”.

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