Out & About: Household Health Competition, Revolutionary Strolling Tour, Streams of Black Music & Extra!

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BY RACHEL DALOO & THE FORCE OF MOLONEY

A Family Fitness Festival will take place at Williamsbridge Oval Park on June 17, 2021.
Image courtesy NYC Parks

E.Ditor’s pick

Would you like to start a new font or a creative project? Would you like to go back to the site, but find yourself blocked? Take part in the NYCWP’s Generative Writing Bootcamp from June 1st to 3rd, from 7pm to 9pm, for three days to generate your own creative writing! During this three-day “boot camp”, writers have the opportunity to grapple with a variety of prompts and take part in micro-studies of various craft elements, creative shapes, and model readings. To register or for more information, visit https://www.lehman.edu and go to All Events or send an email to jane.higgins@lehman.cuny.edu. Registration is required by May 31st.

EVENTS

Would you like to help clean up local gardens to plant in spring and summer? Then join the Bronx River Alliance on May 27th from 10am to 12pm for Ordinary Thursday. Help remove rubbish and support the local gardens with spring planting and maintenance. Tasks include picking up trash, removing weeds, maintaining green infrastructure, and planting. Hand sanitizer, masks, gloves, social distancing guidelines, and temperature checks are all provided to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. For more information, please contact Lexi the Volunteer Coordinator at (718) 542-4284 or email Volunteer@bronxriver.org.

The Golden Brush Awards, The Guerinos Against Graffitti presentation will take place on Thursday, May 27, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. during the 52nd session of the Precinct Council, the first meeting physically held this year at 3016 Webster Avenue in Norwood.

Introductory Art Class flyer at the Williamsbridge Oval Park Recreation Center
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Would you like to learn about sustainability? Then visit the Montefiore Hospital on June 2nd from 8am to 9pm for Sustainable improvement: The intersection of quality improvement and implementation science. The speaker of this event is Dr. Rohit Ramaswamy, professor at the University of North Carolina. For more information about this event, please contact Noodal@montefiore.org.

Introduction to Art Classes are held at the Williamsbridge Oval Park Center on Fridays from May 21 to June 28, 2021, from 10 am to 11 am. Art, drawing and painting techniques are in the foreground of this program. The events are free and open to the public. Space is limited due to social distancing requirements. For more information and to register, contact Sarah Bishow at Sarah.Bishow@parks.nyc.gov.

FOOD

Celebrate the diverse culture and cuisine of the Bronx and sample emerging food concepts at Bronx night market on May 29th from 12pm to 7pm at Fordham Plaza. Support small and local businesses, including 20+ grocers. Family and animal friendly, the event is free. As New York City reopens through July 1st, the Bronx Night Market announces an open call for musicians and entertainers from New York City to perform at the market. Go to https: //www.thebronxnightmarket. com / for more information.

Adult programs at the Williamsbridge Oval Park Recreation Center
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MUSIC

Bronx River Arts Center (BRAC) presents “Streams of Black Music” A series of concerts in honor of Black Music Month in June 2021. Visit BRAC on June 5th from 4pm to 5.15pm to hear music by Anton Kot and Friends. To learn more about this event or to register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com and search for “Bronx River Sounds 2021: Streams of Black Music May 22nd-June 19th, 2021”.

MOVE

Members of the Kingsbridge Historical Society (KHS) become one Revolutionary tour from Spuyten Duyvil and Kingsbridge on June 12th from 11am to 1pm. The group will visit the locations of several small forts, the strategic King’s Bridge, and a well-known local tavern. Members will also stop at the residences of local residents whose lives have been changed and whose families have been divided by conflict.

Capacity is limited so this event is for members only and reservations are required. The walk begins at the Henry Hudson Memorial in Henry Hudson Park on W. 227th Street and Independence Avenue and ends on W. 231st Street and Broadway. You can request a reservation by contacting the following address: info@kingsbridgehistoricalsociety.org. You can also become a member at https://kingsbridgehistoricalsociety.org/donate/.

Flyer for the Family Fitness Festival at Williamsbridge Oval Park
Image courtesy NYC Parks

Various Adult programs will be held at Williamsbridge Oval Park throughout the summer, including chair exercises, circuit training, kripalu yoga, spin-biking, painting, and sculpture. All programs are free and take place outdoors. Places are limited due to social distancing requirements. Face masks are required. For more information, call (212) 360-1430.

Families and children of all ages are invited to a Family fitness festival on Thursday, June 17, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Williamsbridge Oval Park. Activities include yoga, spin bike classes, fitness, aerobics, and more! For more information and to register, contact Sarah Bishow at Sarah.Bishow@parks.nyc.gov.