Community Calendar Dec. 5th - 10th

Dec. 5, 2019
Community Calendar Dec. 5th - 10th

Hey Bronxites! We are rolling in to the Holiday season with more exciting upcoming events for you and your family to enjoy. Go check out all the festivities happening in your borough!

December 5th

Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education presents Garifuna Intangible Heritage, Group Exhibition Opening Reception

Location: 928 Simpson Street, Bronx, NY
Time: 5:30 PM
Information: This exhibit celebrates the cultural expression of the Garifuna people of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the United States. *Free and Open to the public *
Contact: Please go to or call (718) 589-2230 for more information.

The Enrico Fermi Cultural Center Committee presents Acclaimed Film “I1 Posto” (with English Subtitles)

Location: 610 East 186th Street, Bronx, NY 
Time: 6:30 PM
Information: The Film: When young Domenico ventures from his small village to Milan in search of employment, he finds himself on the bottom rung of the bureaucratic adder in a huge, faceless company. The prospects are daunting, but Domenico finds reason for hope. This event is FREE!
Contact: Please call (718) 933-6410 for more information.

December 6th

Community Dinner!

Location: 1969 Haight Avenue, Bronx, NY
Time: 7 PM
Information: All are invited to join the Bronx Jewish Center for a free Shabbat Dinner! The special theme for the night is Autumn Orange! All of your traditional style dishes will take center stage. Enjoy a delicious 4-course dinner with your fellow neighbors Turn your Friday night Shabbat into an evening of spiritual awakening, inspiration, Jewish songs and culinary delights! 
Contact: Please go to or call (718) 812-1701 for more information. 

Communitas Ventures: Bronx Social Entrepreneur Pitch Night at BX Start Gaming Space

Location: 1017 Home Street, Bronx, NY
Time: 6:30 PM
Information: Communitas Ventures is an accelerator program for social entrepreneurs in the Bronx tackling issues of education, health, and financial empowerment. The Demo Day will be an opportunity to hear pitches from the founders of our cohort, meet and see their products and services, and learn more about the accelerator program. Come support the local Bronx social enterprise ecosystem!
Contact: Please go to for more information. 

Banana Kelly Fundraiser and Gala!

Location: 478 East Tremont Avenue, Bronx, NY
Time: 6 PM
Information: Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association invites you to their Annual Fundraiser and Gala to be held at GS Banquet Hall. 
Contact: Please go to or call (718) 328-1064 for more information. 

Bronx Museum of the Arts presents First Friday!

Location: 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY
Time: 6 PM
Information: Join us for a moderated conversation on the phenomenon of Graffiti Media: grass roots videos and publications. The evening’s conversation will be moderated bt Freddy Alva, Author of Urban Styles: Graffiti in New York Hardcore. 
Contact: Please go to for more information.

December 7th


Location: 627 East 187th Street, Bronx, NY
Time: 7:30 PM
Information: The Schiller Institute NYC Chorus presents MAGNIFICAT Bach & Handel Holiday Concert at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, The chorus will perform Bach’s Magnificat in D major and part 1 of G.F. Handel’s Messiah with a set of Christmas Spirituals, including Eugene Simpson’s Arrangement of sister Mary Had-a But One Child. 
Contact: Please go to or call (347) 657-3704 for more information. 

Community, Displacement, and The Arts: 400 Years to the Future Symposium 

Location: 530 West 166th Street, 5th Floor in Manhattan, NY
Time: 11 AM - 5 PM
Information: NoMAA presents a day of professional development & networking for the creative and civic minded at Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center. As we mark the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved Africans arriving at the shores of Jamestown, Virginia, as a nation, we finally have begun to face this centuries-long legacy of inequality. 
Contact: Please call (212) 567-4394 for more information. 

Bilingual (English and Spanish) Autism Workshop to be held at The City College of New York

Location: 160 Convent Avenue, Manhattan, NY
Time: 10 AM
Information: A community workshop that focuses on educating about Autism, Bullying, and finding resources for Autism & Families and a safe space dialogue for the community. 
Contact: Please call (347) 220-2727 for more information. 

Holiday Workshop Weekend at Wave Hill

Location: West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY
Time: 3 PM
Information: Drop by this weekend to create your own gifts and holiday decorations inspired by the gardens and galleries at Wave Hill. *Children eight and older are welcome with an adult.*
Contact: Please call (718) 549-3200 for more information. 

Family Affair: Winter Wonderland at Bronx Museum of the Arts

Location: 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY
Time: 1 PM - 5 PM
Information: Celebrate the Holiday season at The Bronx Museum of the Arts! Join us for an afternoon filled with festive art activities for the entire family! Recommended for children ages 4 to 12 with parent/caregiver. 
Contact: Please go to for more information. 

December 8th

Van Cortlandt House Museum presents History of the Holidays

Location: Broadway at West 246th Street, Bronx, NY
Time: 11 AM
Information: This annual display features a glimpse into 18th-century celebrations of some familiar and not-so-familiar winter holidays. Self-guided tours will highlight scenes of Saint Nicholas Day, New Year’s Day, and Twelfth Night celebrations throughout the house. Special self-guided children’s and family eye-spy tour will also be available. 
Contact: Please go to or call (718) 543-3344 for more information. 

Sunday-Fun’day Storytime at Melrose Library

Location: 910 Morris Avenue, Bronx, NY
Time: 2 PM
Information: Come join us on the children’s rug for a storytime for the whole family. We’ll read some stories, sing and dance, make new friends and have fun together!
Contact: Please call (718) 588-0110 for more information. 

Bald Eagle Watch at Riverdale Park

Location: Palisade Avenue and Spaulding Lane, Bronx, NY
Time: 1 PM
Information: NYC is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a park ranger to borrow a pair. 
Contact: Please call (718) 548-0912 for more information. 

December 10th

Studio Art at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center

Location: 3225 Reservoir Oval East, Bronx, NY
Time: 5 PM
Information: Join us for FREE weekly art workshops led by the Art Students League, Amy Digi. Each week, the group will look at a different artist and do a similar form of art in painting, collage, sculpture, or drawing. *For children ages 6-13 years old.* 
Contact: Please call (718) 543-8672 for more information.  

December 8th - 10th 

Holiday Train Show!

Location: 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY
Information: New York Botanical Garden presents Holiday Train Show! Enchanting model trains zip through a display of 150 landmarks, each recreated with bark, leaves, and other natural materials. Marvel at G-scale locomotives humming along among familiar sights such as the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Library, and Rockefeller Center. This year’s exhibition features 3,000 square feet of additional exhibition space. *This is an All Day Event*.
Contact: Please go to or call (718) 817-8700 for more information.