Exciting Events Around The Bronx: August 2022

EXCITING EVENTS AROUND THE BRONX: AUGUST 2022

By Great Performances

Explore exciting community events around the Bronx during August of 2022.

MOVIE UNDER THE STARS: THE BAD GUYS

Friday, August 12th from 8:30pm-10:30pm

Location: Concrete Plant Park

Grab a blanket and join Concrete Friends and the Bronx River Alliance for a FREE movie night! We’ll be watching “The Bad Guys” at 8:30pm at Concrete Plant Park! No registration required.

Come early at 6pm for a free art workshop we’ll be hosting before the movie: “The River Ran Silver”

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BRONX RIVER INDUSTRIAL FOOD HISTORIES TOUR 

Sunday, August 21st at 2:00pm

Location: Reflecting Pool at the Leon Levy Visitor Center

Hear from Steve Devillo of the Bronx River Alliance how the Bronx River was used as a resource for commerce and food production.

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MAKE INK: A FORAGER’S GUIDE

Saturday, August 13th and Saturday, August 20th from 11:0am to 1:00pm

Tickets: Members $85, Non-Members $95

Gather plants and urban detritus (like rust!) from the surrounding landscape to make beautiful dyes-bright magenta pokeweed, dark black walnut, and rich purple wild grape. In the first session, artist and founder of the Toronto Ink Company Jason Logan will teach you which organic and non-organic materials work best and where to look for them. In the second session, you’ll mix, test, and transform what you’ve foraged into rich, vibrant inks using simple household ingredients.

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TOOLS FOR THE TABLE: ARTISAN DEMONSTRATIONS

Saturdays & Sundays Through September 11

The products we see in this exhibition undergo a major transformation to become the foods we love—whether soaked in a pan or ground in a pot, the tools we use to prepare them are an important part of the process, from farm to table.

Watch as expert local artisans share the tools and techniques necessary for preparing these foods, and how we might give scraps or leftovers a second life.

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CITYPARKS SUMMER SPORTS IN PELHAM BAY PARK

Tennis: Free beginner tennis instruction for children ages 6 – 17 on a first come, first serve basis. Our instructors use fun exercises and drills to help teach kids the basics of tennis and discover a sport for life.

Track and Field: The CityParks Track & Field program provides an introduction to the simple and beautiful sport of track and field and gives New York City kids the chance to learn the basics of the sport, from hurdles and relay races to long jump, shot put, and javelin throw, while encouraging general fitness and healthy behaviors. A novice track meet for all participants is held at Icahn Stadium at the end of the summer.

Canoeing: Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you’ll never forget. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. All canoe programs are for ages 8 years and older. Participants are chosen by lottery. Lottery registration opens on Wednesday July 20.

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FAMILY CAMPING IN PELHAM BAY PARK

Sunday, August 21st from 6:00pm to 7:30am

Location: Orchard Beach Nature Center in Pelham Bay Park

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping and we look forward to welcoming your family. Families are chosen by lottery. Lottery registration opens on Wednesday August 10.

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STARLIGHT CINEMA: NATURE’S REVENGE

The Birds (1963)

Thursday, August 4th at 7:30pm

Location: Van Cortlandt Park Parade Ground

Pack a picnic and bring your own blanket! Movies begin at last light of day (8:30-9:00pm). Arrive early! From 7:30pm:

  • Dance Party: Boogie to the hits of 1954, 1963, 1986, 1993
  • Movie Themed Crafts
  • Nature Nerds with VCPA: Meet the plants & more!

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NATURE PUPPET SHOW

Sunday, August 7th from 1:00-2:00pm

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center

The Urban Park Rangers welcome you for some nature themed puppet shows! Learn more about animals that can be found in our local parks.

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STARLIGHT CINEMA: NATURE’S REVENGE

Jurassic Park (1993)

Thursday, August 11th at 7:30pm

Location: Van Cortlandt Park Parade Ground

Pack a picnic and bring your own blanket! Movies begin at last light of day (8:30-9:00pm). Arrive early! From 7:30pm:

  • Dance Party: Boogie to the hits of 1954, 1963, 1986, 1993
  • Movie Themed Crafts
  • Nature Nerds with VCPA: Meet the plants & more!

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CITYPARKS SUMMER SPORTS IN VAN CORTLANDT PARK

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Tennis: Free beginner tennis instruction for children ages 6 – 17 on a first come, first serve basis. Our instructors use fun exercises and drills to help teach kids the basics of tennis and discover a sport for life. Beginner tennis classes are usually divided into three 1-hour sessions at each park, depending on number of participants and available courts. Children ages 8-10 years old are typically the first hour, followed by ages 11-13 and then 14-17. When registering please select the time slot that corresponds to your child’s age. Instruction for intermediate-level players is also available at select sites. Once the program begins, the site director will provide more specific schedule information for that park.

Golf: Our summer beginner program transforms local neighborhood ball fields into driving ranges and practice greens to introduce the basic skills of the game. The final class is held at a nearby golf course. After completing the 6-week program, students are invited to continue to learn and play at our CityParks Junior Golf Center in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn or at Golf Center Annex in Flushing, Queens.

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