Events

Silent Disco
Saturday, August 12, 6pm–9pm
Saturday, September 9th, 6pm-9pm
Orchard Beach, Section 4
Looking for a sweet night out? Dance the evening away at Orchard Beach! Silent Disco comes to the rink area at Section 4: don headphones and pick the music. Get tickets here.

Boxing Blooms
Sunday, September 10, 1pm-2:30 pm
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
Learn the art of Renaissance flower preservation by becoming an apprentice of a French artisan! Join us for an exciting and unique introductory workshop on the methods of 16th–century floral preservation, or “keeping flowers” for year-round display. Bring your own bunch or use flowers from Bartow-Pell’s gardens that will be had on hand. Registration requested.Visit the museum’s website for tickets.

Movies Under the Stars: La La Land
Wednesday, September 13, 7–10 p.m.
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
Bring your favorite lawn chair and a picnic to watch La La Land on the front lawn of the mansion. To get you in the mood for the movie, come early for a dance party, which will include lessons with instructor Laura DeRiggi. Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Bronx Native American Festival
Sunday, September 24, 12pm – 4pm
South Picnic Area, Pelham Bay Park
Pelham Bay Park will host four hours of performances, exhibits, arts and crafts, delicious food, storytelling, and more. This annual event is a celebration of the unique native cultures of the Americas. Admission is free and food will be available for purchase.

Freedomland! Presentation
Tuesday, September 26, 7 pm
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
Join historian Tom Casey as he discusses Freedomland, the ill-fated amusement park that operated from 1960 to 1964 in the Baychester section of the Bronx as the East Coast answer to Disneyland. Reservations requested. Visit the museum’s website for tickets.
Ranger’s Choice: Paddle and Hike Orchard Beach
Saturday, September 30, 10am – 12pm
Orchard Beach
Join the Urban Park Rangers for a paddle across the lagoon as they explore the salt marsh and the rich biodiversity found within. Then land on the shores of the Hunter Island Nature Preserve and embark on a moderate hike. Some prior canoeing or kayaking experience preferred. Recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participants are chosen via a lottery. To register, visit the Urban Park Rangers’ registration page. Registration opens on Wednesday, September 20.

 

Updated 9/7/2017