Exciting Events Around The Bronx: May 2022

EXCITING EVENTS AROUND THE BRONX: MAY 2022

By Great Performances

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

BRONX WEEK 2022

May 5th through May 15th

Beginning on May 5th, there will be a series of events from every sector of the community including senior activities, small business networking, family, health, finance, and more.

Bronx Week will culminate in a Black-tie gala honoring our Bronx Walk of Fame Inductees on Saturday, May 14th.

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50TH ANNIVERSARY VIRTUAL & IN-PERSON GALA AND AUCTION

Tuesday, May 10th from 6:00-10:00pm

Location: Virtual

On Tuesday, May 10, 2022, The Bronx Museum of the Arts will host a grand virtual and in-person gala at Guastavino’s (409 E 59th St, New York, NY 10022) celebrating 50 years of championing the people of the Bronx, supporting important contemporary artists, and serving the youth through educational initiatives. 

The Gala and Art Auction is the Bronx Museum’s single most important fundraiser of the year, attended by art world luminaries, business and entertainment titans, government officials, patrons, artists and educators – raising an important 20% of the Museum’s annual operating budget. 
 
Our gala theme, “Our Stories–Our Voices” reinforces our core values that visibility is the primary tenet of social justice and that to be truly seen is the first step in forward movement towards equity. 
 
Our gala will be a free-flowing cocktail-style evening featuring performances by Maluca (Bronx-born hip-house performer), Valerie Capers (Bronx-born jazz pianist and composer), our lauded live and silent auction powered by Artsyawards presentation, as well as dine-around food and drink stations. The evening’s honorees, Henry R. Muñoz III (Trailblazer Award), Derrick Adams (Art & Social Justice Award), and and Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson (Bronx Powerhouse Award) embody The Bronx Museum’s enduring values, and share our commitment to promoting equity and visibility.
 

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FLUTTER BY! RAISING BUTTERFLIES

May 10 at 11am: Part 1 – Raising Butterflies

May 24 at 11am: Part 2 – Raising Butterflies

Location: Virtual

Join a 4-part virtual series on how to support pollinators! Learn how to raise pollinators for release and pollinators live an how to protect them with Nathan Hunter of the Bronx River Alliance and Talima Wilson-Evans of Learn N’ Play Party Friends.

Follow along with the series as we learn about pollinator habitats and how to protect them, as well as learn how to raise butterflies for release at Concrete Plant Park on June 4th!

Series dates and topics:

April 5 at 11: Pollinators, our Insect Friends

April 19 at 11am: Habitats are homes for Pollinators

May 10 at 11am: Part 1 – Raising Butterflies

May 24 at 11am: Part 2 – Raising Butterflies

June 4 at 12pm: Special Butterfly Release In-person Event at Concrete Plant Park

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THE AMAZING BRONX RIVER FLOTILLA!

Saturday, May 14th

Location: The Bronx River

Save the Date! The Amazing Bronx River Flotilla is scheduled for Saturday, May 14. This special fundraising paddle travels most of the length of the River within the Bronx, and helps ensure that the Alliance can continue to provide free and reduced-cost public programming to the communities we serve.

Join us as a sponsor, by starting a fundraising paddling team, or as a volunteer to help safely run the event.

Watch this space for more information, and volunteers can submit an interest form HERE.

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MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK – KEYS TO THE CITY: BX MARKS THE SPOT

Saturday, May 14th at 10:00am

Tickets: Adults: $53, Youth (7-17): $27, Children under 6: Free

50 Clues & 1 Grand Prize. Unlock secret places, historic haunts, and new views as you and your team solve clues in our daylong scavenger hunt. Teams will solve clues in five of the Bronx’s most vibrant neighborhoods: Belmont, Fordham Heights, Crotona, Concourse, and Mott Haven. These neighborhoods are home to everything from the Bronx’s Little Italy to Fordham University to The Bronx Museum of Arts to the New York Yankees. Participants can expect to stroll down Arthur Avenue, discover the Bronx’s notable art and architecture, and take in the memorable sights and sounds of the borough where Hip-Hop was born!

In one adventurous day, you’ll encounter the past, present, and future of the Bronx as you document your journey, all while helping us raise vital funds to support the Museum. This past year has proven that it takes grit and determination to make it in New York. Do you and your friends have what it takes to hold the Keys to the City?
 

Saturday, May 14, 2022

  • 10:00 am to 3:00 pm  |  Scavenger Hunt
  • 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm    |  Closing Party & Award Ceremony

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MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND GARDEN PARTY

Saturday, May 7th through Sunday, May 8th from 10:00am-6:00pm

Treat Mom to a One-of-a-Kind Garden Party

The most spectacular spring landscape New York City has to offer is the setting for live music, games, picnicking, and more.

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DIG! PLANT! GROW!
WAKE UP, GARDEN!

Tuesday, May 10th through Friday, June 17th

Tuesdays–Saturdays; 1:30pm–5:30pm
Sundays and Monday Holidays; 10:00am–5:30pm

The Garden’s “salad days” are here! Explore and learn more about the spring crops (and lots of lettuce!) growing in the garden. Children are invited to pot up their own spring salad mix to take home.

Each season offers a new theme to investigate through hands-on activities and take-home projects at the Edible Academy!

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Orchard Beach

HORSESHOE CRAB EXPLORATION

Sunday, May 15th from 1:00–2:00pm

Location: Section 2 Orchard Beach in Pelham Bay Park, Bronx

Free to Join

Join the Urban Park Rangers for a walk on the shore dedicated to the horseshoe crab, a “living fossil” that has existed for over 445 million years.

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OUTDOOR SKILLS: SURVIVAL 101

Sunday, May 22nd from 1:00-2:00pm

Location: Pelham Bay Nature Center in Pelham Bay Park

Free to Join

Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, an outdoor skills program is the perfect fit for you. Learn the basic skills of outdoor survival including fire making, shelter building and water collection among other skills.

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MOTHER NATURE HIKE AND CRAFT

Sunday, May 8th from 1:00-2:30pm

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center in Van Cortlandt Park

Free to Join

On this Mothers Day, explore the park in search of animal families and learn how mothers care for their young. We will also draw some inspiration from nature to create a Mother’s Day craft.

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AAPI HERITAGE MONTH: CONTRIBUTIONS IN SCIENCES AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Sunday, May 29th from 11:00am-12:30pm

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with NYC Parks! Rangers will connect you to the meaningful contributions of Asian American and Pacific Islander scientists and environmentalists.

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