Earth Day Parade, Easter Egg Hunt and family activities
BRONX TIMES R 60 EPORTER, APRIL 5-11, 2019 BTR
Wave Hill Family Art Project ‘Routes and Roots Portraits.’ Courtesy of Joshua Bright
Magician & Mind Reader, David Lawrence
(getdavidlawrence.com) will be performing
on Sunday, April 14. This will be
part of a multi-part event. Van Cortlandt
Jewish Center is holding its big fundraising
event; a Pick-Your-Prize raffl e, David Lawrence
and a Chinese buffet; all for only $40.
It will be held on Sunday, April 14, starting
at noon, at Vladeck Hall, 74 Van Cortlandt
Park South (entrance is on Hillman Avenue.)
The Pick-Your-Prize raffl e has items
with amounts ranging from $1 to $10, plus
a bonus $20 vacation raffl e.
David Lawrence’s Mind Reading and
Magic show incorporates interactive elements
designed for more sophisticated
tastes. He presents mind-bending mentalism
and startling magic routines that the
audience will be talking about for weeks.
“We’re really excited about this year’s
guest performer,” said Marcy Gillman-Harris.
“David’s phenomenal. Anyone who attends
will leave with their jaw-dropped because
he’s so amazing.”
Tickets for this event are $40, but a
$25 option of show and dessert is available
through Van Cortlandt Jewish Center,
3880 Sedgwick Avenue; Bronx, NY 10463.
You can call (718) 884-6105 for more information
or to purchase tickets. You can purchase
tickets online at their website vcjewishcenter.
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Rivers Run Community Garden, The
Riverbay Fund and Co-op City Little League
will host an Earth Day Parade, followed by
an Easter Egg Hunt and family fun activities
on Saturday, April 20 (rain date Saturday,
April 27), starting at 9:30 a.m. Organizers
are inviting members of the community,
schools and businesses to join and march
from the Co-op City Greenway Stage to the
Co-op City Baseball Field to celebrate environmental
awareness. The parade’s grand
marshall is Councilman Andy King.
This year Co-op City’s Earth Day campaign
focuses on protecting species from
extinction. The rapid extinction of species
in our world today is the result of human
activity. The theme of Earth Day 2019 grew
out of the recognition that human are the
leading causes of what is called the Sixth
Extinction. Many species will disappear
before we learn about them or the benefi ts
they bring to our eco-systems and planet.
The loss is so great that the welfare and future
of the human species are threatened.
The parade will feature elaborate upcycled
costumes and will kick-off a day of
exhibition games, Easter Egg hunting, free
food (while it lasts) crafting workshops,
composting and fun ways to participate in
saving the plant.
Rivers Run Community Garden (RRCG)
is a waterfront garden designed, built and
maintained by volunteers of diverse ages
and backgrounds, and accommodates a
wide variety of needs and abilities, including
children, elderly and those with limited
mobility. RRCG, a not-for-profi t organization,
has partnered with Bronx Green
Up, Riverbay Fund, and the neighboring
schools and daycare centers to provide a
casual, community-oriented learning and
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The Catholic Widow and Widowers of
the Bronx is having its Anniversary Spring
Dance at Scavello’s on City Island on Sunday,
April 28, from 6 to 10 p.m. The dance
will include a cocktail hour, sit-down dinner,
open bar for one hour, and unlimited wine
for the rest of the evening, There will be a
DJ for your dancing pleasure, prizes and a
50/50 drawing. The price is $70 per person,
and all are welcome. For details call Connie
Andersen, president, at (718) 829-8142.
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Join R.A.I.N. Middletown Senior Center
on Thursday April 11. They will be selling
a variety of antiques, jewelry, collectibles
plus more. The Flea Market will be
open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3035 Middletown
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Grace Baptist Church Men’s Group
will present “An Old Fashioned Gospel Concert,”
featuring various gospel artists from
the New York area, on Saturday, April 27,
5 p.m., at the Grace Baptist Church, 3939
Dyre Avenue. Ticket donation is $15. For
further information and tickets, call Deacon
Frith, Deacon W. Bowers, president or Sis.
Yancy at (718) 324-6939.
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Upcoming Wave Hill programs and
Saturday, April 13; Sunday, April 14:
Family Art Project: Roots and Routes Portraits:
Artists in Glyndor Gallery this spring
are drawing from personal and cultural experiences
to reimagine their relationship to
place. Visit the gallery for this weekend’s
exhibition opening, then respond to the artwork
by using your own silhouette as the
canvas to map out your personal and cultural
relationship to the land. Infuse your
own memorabilia—junk mail, letters, maps
and family records—into your landscape
to trace your own roots and routes. Free,
and admission to the grounds is free until
Sunday, April 14: Spring Birding: Welcome
migratory birds back to Wave Hill
this spring. Explore the gardens and woodlands
with naturalist Gabriel Willow on a
quest to spot both resident and rare birds
as they pass through on their northern journey
or settle down for the season. Severe
weather cancels. Ages 10 and older welcome
with an adult. Free with admission to
the grounds. NYC Audubon Members enjoy
two-for-one admission. Meet at Perkins
Visitor Center, 9:30 a.m.
Sunday, April 14: Family Nature Walk:
Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow
on a family-friendly walk through the gardens
or woodlands. Ages fi ve and older welcome
with an adult. Severe weather cancels.
Free with admission to the grounds.
Meet at Wave Hill House, 1 p.m.
Sunday, April 14: Spring Exhibitions
Open in Glyndor Gallery: Meet the artists
and curators of our spring exhibitions.
Former Winter Workspace artists Camille
Hoffman, Maria Hupfi eld and Sara Jimenez
return with installations refl ecting their
deepening practices. Each has explored
narratives about contested space that draw
on personal and cultural touch points, refl
ecting a synergy to their work and shared
interests that will be reinforced by their
projects this spring. Hoffman’s mixed-media
paintings and installations take inspiration
from the Philippine weaving and the
Jewish folk traditions of her ancestors, layered
geographies emerging from materials
collected from her everyday life. Based in
Brooklyn, Hupfi eld is a citizen of the Anishinaabek
Nation from Wasauksing First
Nation in Ontario, Canada. Her sculptural
body-objects, crafted from industrial felt,
are often activated through performance.
Also based in Brooklyn, Filipina-Canadian
artist Jimenez’s installations and performances
draw from familial narratives,
abandoned objects and colonial texts, as
well as photos, maps and textiles, to focus
on concepts of origin and home, loss and
absence. In the Sunroom Project Space,
Rachel Sydlowski’s installation consists
of layers of historical wallpaper that serve
as a background for complex, screen-print
collages of fl ora and fauna, architectural
details and decorative motifs from Wave
Hill, Inwood Hill Park and other surrounding
green spaces, transforming the Sunroom
into an anachronistic collage of past
and present. Free with admission to the
Sunday, April 14: Garden Highlights
Walk: Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for
an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Free with admission to the grounds.
Meet at Perkins Visitor Center, 2 p.m.
Wave Hill is located awt 675 West
252nd Street. For further information call
(718) 549-3200, ext. 256.