Community Events in the Bronx: Feb. 19th - Feb. 25th

Feb. 20, 2020
Community Events in the Bronx: Feb. 19th - Feb. 25th

So much to do and so much to see this weekend in the Bronx! The weather will be great, so go check out these upcoming events happening in your borough from Feb. 19th - 25th. 

February 19th

Citywide Spelling Bee at St. Mary’s Recreation Center

Location: St. Ann's Avenue and 145th Street, Bronx, NY
Time: 11:00 AM
Information: The 6th Annual Citywide Spelling Bee is an event held by the NYC Parks Afterschool Program. There are over 150 expected students consisting of three age categories, 6-7, 8-10, and 11-13. Awards will be presented to all our participants and the top three finishers of each age category.
Contact: Please call (212) 360-3300 for more information. 

Kids Week: Ranger Games at Soundview Park

Location: Metcalf Avenue and Seward, Bronx, NY
Time: 1:00 PM
Information: The kids are out of school! Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free Kids Week programs. Immerse your kids and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and younger. Spend an afternoon of fun with the Urban Park Rangers playing and learning new and exciting nature games.
Contact: Please call (718) 319-7258 for more information. 

Code One Training School Presents 2020 Student Graduation For EMTs, EKG and Phlebotomy

Location: 900 Pelham Parkway South, Bronx, NY
Time: 6:30 PM
Contact: Please call (718) 931-1600 for more information. 

February 20th

Arts, Culture & Fun: Micha Musica Concert at Williamsbridge Recreation Center

Location: 3225 Reservoir Oval East, Bronx, NY
Time: 6:00 PM
Information: MICHA is the project of vocalist, songwriter, and musical theater composer Michelle J. Rodriguez. With a voice that is “clear and compelling” and a sound that features “flourishes of bolero, bossa nova and even jazz.”
Contact: Please call (718) 543-8672 for more information. 

Kids Week: Nature Exploration Hike for Kids at Pelham Bay Park

Location: Bruckner Boulevard and Wilkinson Avenue, Bronx, NY
Time: 1:00 PM
Information: The kids are out of school! Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free Kids Week programs. Immerse your kids and yourself, in the natural world. The natural world is the best playground in New York City. Join the Urban Park Rangers on a hike through the wonders of Pelham Bay Park.
Contact: Please call (718) 319-7258 for more information. 

Free Tax Help with Turbo Tax at Hunts Point Library

Location: 877 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY
Time: 10:00 AM. Next Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020, 10:00 AM
Information: There is a limit on how many returns can be completed in one day. Taxpayers who cannot be accommodated within the hours set forth above can return the following week. Food Bank volunteers, certified by the IRS, will prepare both federal and state returns for people of all ages within the limits of their skill and training.
Contact: Please visit NYPL.Org/ TaxHelp or call (718) 617-0338 for more information. 

Ball Hockey Competition

Location: 3225 Reservoir Oval East, Bronx, NY
Time: 3:30 PM
Information: Kids and teens 6 – 17 are invited to join Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center for a Ball Hockey Competition. The event will include skills and drills competition, ball handling, and much more. Free and open to the public. 
Contact: Please call (718) 543-8672 for more information. 

February 21st

Meet and Greet The Harlem Writers Guild’s Oscar Sanders at Sister’s Uptown Bookstore & Cultural Center

Location: 1942 Amsterdam Avenue and 156th Street in Manhattan
Time: 6:00 PM
Information: In this 10-Character performance of poignant observation on the troubling state of American Politics, Oscar Sanders boldly delivers Political Commentary in the righteous spirit of Dick Gregory and Mooney.
Contact: Please send an e-mail to MalcolMentEntertainment@Yahoo.Com for more information. 

Kids Week: Winter Scavenger Hunt at Van Cortlandt Nature Center in Van Cortlandt Park

Location: West 246th Street and Broadway, Bronx, NY
Time: 1:00 PM
Information: The kids are out of school! Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free Kids Week programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Winter season is unpredictable, but animals and plants adapt to the changes. Let's find some of these adaptations on a scavenger hunt through the trails in the park.
Contact: Please call (718) 548-0912 for more information. 

Applying for Jobs Online Workshop: Tips and Steps for Completing Employment Applications at Bronx Library Center

Location: 310 East Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY
Time: 12:00 PM
Information: This computer lab workshop is designed to help patrons learn how to complete an employment application online. We will go over various tips and steps for applying for jobs. This class runs every 3rd Friday of each month
Contact: Please call (718) 579-4202 for more information. 

The Harlem Fund Presents: Town Hall Public Forum to be held at Lovinger Theatre, Lehman College

Location: 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY
Time: 4:30 PM
Information: Your voice counts! Address the issues that affect you.
This forum will be a public discussion, town hall style. The public is encouraged to ask questions, make suggestions and create solutions, ultimately establishing community goals and accountability.
Contact: Please call (347) 906-5064 for more information. 

February 22nd

Family Art Project: Swamp Spectacles and Marsh Marvels to be held at Wave Hill

Location: 4900 Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY
Time: 10:00 AM
Information: Make a statement about the importance of protecting our wetlands. Create spectacle-art of the plants and animals that make up these rich, bio-diverse ecosystems by crafting large-scale puppets and float-like structures. Join your neighbors in committees at different art-making stations to learn how working together in small but meaningful ways can lead to a big impact.
Contact: Please go to WaveHill.Org or call (718) 549-3200 for more information. 

Birding: Eagle Watch at Riverdale Park

Location: Palisade Avenue and Spaulding Lane, Bronx, NY
Time: 11:00 AM
Information: New York City 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. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring field guides and binoculars, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.
Contact: Please call (718) 319-7258 for more information. 

ShapeUp NYC: Body Conditioning Class at West Farms Library

Location: 2085 Honeywell Avenue, Bronx, NY
Time: 10:00 AM
Information: Focusing on strength, muscular endurance, and conditioning, this class will help to develop a strong and toned physique. Body conditioning involves high energy, high impact workout, and typically involves a combination of aerobics and toning.
Contact: Please call (718) 367-5376 for more information. 

Black History Month Celebration at the House of Mark West Gallery

Location: 347 Rider Avenue, Bronx, NY
Time: 7:00 PM
Information. Celebrating Black Voices is an event that centers on black performance, visual artists, and black film. The purpose of the event is to shine a communal light on the art, literature of black artists as well as the nuanced experiences and expression of ALL Black voices.
Contact: Please call (212) 470-1834 or go to Eventbrite for tickets and more information. 

February 23rd

The Brown Girls Day and Black History Month Celebration at Sonia Sotomayor Community Center

Location: 1000 Rosedale Avenue, Bronx, NY
Time: 1:00 PM
Information: Empower and honor African American women at the Brown Girls Day event. There will be local small businesses, community organizations and the Slime Bar for children! The event will also include food vendor supplying and free food samples. *All attendees who register for this event will receive a gift including the children. First come, first served.*
Contact: Please call (347) 376-7149 for more information. 

Black History Month: Poetry Hike!

Location: Bruckner Boulevard and Wilkinson Avenue, Bronx, NY
Time: 1:00 PM
Information: Come celebrate Black History Month on a poetry and nature hike through Pelham Bay Park. Attendees will be able to view the beautiful natural vistas of the Bronx while experiencing the nature poetry of some of the greatest African-American poets. For younger children, we will have an arts and crafts program based on bringing African folk tales to life.
Contact: Please call (718) 319-7258 for more information. 

February 24th

Early Literacy at Riverdale Library 

Location: 5540 Mosholu Avenue, Bronx, NY
Time: 11:00 AM
Information: Toddler Storytime: Mozart and Scribble - Free Form Art for Young Children! Bring your little ones to the library to create free form artwork as they listen to classical music. This is a program for young children who are under the age of 4 who can grip a crayon. We are going to have fun with the “Mozart Effect” theory as we work on fine motor skills and socialization.
Contact: Please call (718) 549-1212 for more information. 

Computer Lab Assistance Mondays at City Island Library

Location: 320 City Island Avenue, Bronx, NY
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Information: Computer Lab Assistance is here to provide answers to your tech questions! Use one of our desktops or laptops, or bring your own device. Smartphones, e-readers, and tablets are welcome as well.
Contact: Please call (718) 885-1703 for more information. 

February 25th

Learn basic American Sign Language at Poe Park Visitor Center

Location: 2640 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY
Time: 11:00 AM
Information: Classes are open to all professionals working with special needs adults, family members, and anyone interested in learning ASL. Learn the alphabet, fingerspelling, days of the week, greetings, and more.
Contact: Please call (718) 365-5516 for more information. 

FREE Tenant Support Office Hours at Bronxworks Senior Center

Location: 80 East 181st Street, Bronx, NY
Time: 11:00 AM
Information: Get free housing-related help from the Mayor’s Public Engagement Unit and Tenant Support Unit. Community members can receive assistance, including housing-related legal assistance, help combating landlord harassment, and support with home repairs. All assistance is confidential and free.
Contact: Please call 311 for more information.

Adaptive Chair Aerobics at Poe Park Visitor Center

Location: 2640 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY
Time: 1:00 PM
Information: Join us for an adaptive, low impact workout for adults. This Adaptive Chair Aerobics class promotes having a healthy heart and lifestyle.
Contact: Please call (718) 365-5516 for more information.