EXCITING EVENTS AROUND THE BRONX: FEBRUARY 2023
By Great Performances
Explore exciting community events around the Bronx during December of 2022.
HEART OF THE BRONX
Saturday, February 11th from 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Love is all around–spend an afternoon at The Bronx Museum of the Arts creating art together with your loved ones. Enjoy a free family art activity inspired by current exhibits celebrating the city we all love: New York!
COSMOS GATES I
Friday, February 24th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Be transported through time with exhibiting artist Abigail DeVille as she unearths various aspects of The Bronx’s history, including unseen documentary footage of the borough’s historical sites as well as home videos dating back to the 1930s. This screening party will include experiencing films in the work Cosmos Gates as well as new pieces through conversations with DeVille, participating artists and storytellers, the film editor, and more.
DIY MUSHROOM BAG INNOCULATION
Saturday, February 11th from 11:00am – 12:00pm
Location: 1490 Sheridan Blvd, Bronx NY
Join Corey Blant of NY Restoration Project and Marc Konkoly of Mi Oh My Farm as they introduce some simple ways to cultivate edible mushrooms from home. Learn how your spent coffee grounds can be the perfect material to grow mushrooms in at home. Register to attend!
ENVIRONMENTAL CAREER PANEL PIZZA PARTY
Thursday, February 16th from 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Location: River House: 1490 Sheridan Boulevard, Bronx NY 10459
Interested in learning about green careers? Come join our EELS interns and real environmental professionals to learn what it’s really like to work in the field! Enjoy free pizza, free soda, and make new friends.
ROOTED IN PLANTS: CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH
January 17th through February 28th
Self-Guided Exploration: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Guided Activities: Weekdays, 1:30–4:30 p.m.; Weekends, 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Storytime: 2:30 p.m. on weekends and holiday Mondays, weather permitting
Come to the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden to celebrate Black History Month by learning about the ways in which people of the African Diaspora have contributed to our understanding and uses of plants around the world! Investigate seeds native to Africa. Investigate seeds native to Africa and learn about West African Indigo dyeing by making your own dyed bag. Make your own pinecone birdfeeder in celebration of NYC Black Birder Christian Cooper. Discover inspirational stories about Black Botanists, Herbalists and Environmentalists from history and today.
THE ORCHID DINNER 2023
Thursday, February 23rd at 6:30pm
Location: The Plaza Hotel
The New York Botanical Garden will host one of the most enchanting events of the winter season, The Orchid Dinner, at The Plaza Hotel on Thursday, February 23, 2023. Known for its’ wondrous and inventive orchid centerpieces, The Orchid Dinner celebrates the Garden’s highly acclaimed The Orchid Show. Guests are invited to enjoy cocktails and a sale of exceptional and rare orchids carefully selected by NYBG’s curators followed by an elegant dinner and dancing.
Proceeds from The Orchid Dinner support the Garden’s global plant research and conservation initiatives, programs in horticulture, and education for all ages—to help protect Earth’s biodiversity.
IT’S A HORSE OF COURSE HIKE AND GREET
Sunday, February 19th from 11:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center
Hike from the Van Cortlandt Nature Center to the Riverdale Stables for a meet and greet with our Parks Enforcement Patrol Mounted Unit. Learn more about the gentle giants that patrol our parks. Registration required. Registration opens on Wednesday, February 8th.
KIDS WEEK: NATURE PUPPET SHOW
Monday, February 20th from 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Location: Van Cortlandt Park Nature Center
Even when school’s out, our parks are still the city’s natural classroom! Bring your kids to parks throughout the city for Kids Week during Mid-winter Recess. With programs led by our Urban Park Rangers, kids will get to experience nature in a hands-on and fun way. The Urban Park Rangers welcome you for some nature-themed puppet shows! Learn more about animals that can be found in our local parks.