Talking the Bronx 07.10.13
The Great Bronx Bar Tour
The Great Bronx Bar Tour will take place on Sat., Jul. 13th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Great Bronx Bar Tour is the first borough-wide “bar crawl” in the Bronx. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Bronx County Historical Society. Tickets are $30 and the ticket includes an Official “The Great Bronx Bar Tour” T-shirt and various goods from participating sponsors. The ticket also includes unlimited access to shuttle buses, which will provide sightseeing bus tours by The Bronx County Historical Society, raffle prizes, and food and drink specials at participating bars.
Check-in will be held at The Bronx Beer Hall located at 2344 Arthur Avenue.
For more information, please visit www.thegreatbronxbartour.com.
Free Bronx Writers Center Workshop
The Bronx Council on the Arts’ Bronx Writers Center (BWC) will present “In Progress,” a free, hands-on workshop on Mon., Jul. 22nd, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event will take place at the future home of the Bronx Council on the Arts, located at 2700 East Tremont Avenue in the Westchester Square section of the Bronx. Admission is free.
In Progress is a series of free monthly events for writers.
Each BWC workshop starts with a short writing exercise and an opportunity to meet and share your work with fellow writers. From 7:00-8:30 p.m., participants will attend a session called First Page Matters, a look at what makes a first page memorable, enticing and inviting for readers, agents and editors.
BWC asks participants to bring their own first pages for their work session. Maria Romano, Director of the Bronx Writers Center, writer and teacher, will lead this workshop.
The BWC searches for and promotes new voices and audiences and engages the community in literary and literacy programs. The Bronx Council on the Arts is celebrating 50 years as a private, non-profit membership organization that is the official cultural agency of Bronx County. Recognized nationally as a leading arts service organization in providing cultural services and arts programs, BCA serves a multicultural constituency of almost 1.4 million residents. BCA provides an array of services to 5,000 artists and more than 250 arts and community-based organizations.
To reserve a seat, please visit www.bronxwriters7222013.eventbrite.com.
Animal Care Program for Teens
An Animal Care Program for Teens is being offered at the Bronx Zoo.
This program introduces teens, ages 13-17, to an array of wildlife-related careers and explores the theories and practices behind animal management and conservation at the Bronx Zoo. During this three week program, teens will:
- See animals up-close.
- Meet a diverse group of zoo professionals including zoo-keepers, field biologists, and exhibit designers.
- Assist in the Children’s Zoo and Camel Barn animal facilities.
- Gain a unique look at what it takes to run a world-famous zoo, explore Tiger Mountain, with its emphasis on enrichment for these massive cats.
- Observe behaviors of gorillas in the Congo Gorilla Forest and lemurs in Madagascar.
- Survey more than 1,000 butterflies in the Bronx Zoo’s Butterfly Garden.
- Conduct field ecology studies in some of the Zoo’s hidden natural areas.
Teens should be prepared for physical activities while working in the Children’s Zoo and Camel Barn. No teen can be admitted without a completed health form, signed by a physician, due four weeks before class starts.
For more information, please visit www.bronxzoo.com.
Bronx LGBTQ Pride Festival and Health Day
The annual Bronx LGBTQ Pride Festival will take place on Sat., Jul. 20th at Crotona Park from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. This year, Bronx LGBTQ Pride Festival will be combined with an LGBTQ Health Fair. The festival will be co-hosted by Appolonia Cruz and Tyra A. Ross, with DJ Eddie Cruz. Over 30 LGBTQ entertainers will sing, dance, joke, and read their way through the afternoon. More information will be announced as it becomes available. Those interested are encouraged to check the Center’s site regularly for the most up-to-date information.
For more information, please visit bronxlgbtqcenter.org.
Teen Programs at Mosholu Montefiore Community Center
The Boys and Girls Club of the Mosholu Montefiore Community Center teen program offers supervised fun for teens from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for ages 12-1/2 to 14-1/2 (van service is available to bring participants home for $1), and Wednesdays for ages 15 to 18. Both age groups may attend on Saturdays from 7:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. Activities include sports, smart girls club, tutoring, dance, cooking, teen to teen news, computer skills and chorus.
For more information, call 718.882.4000.
The Bronx Museum of the Arts, in collaboration with the African Film Festival, will present a free, outdoor screening of the film Soul Boy and Lezare on Fri., Aug 2nd from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Performances by Speaking in Rhythms Project, Syncopated New York and K5! Azonto will be featured. The event will take place at the Joyce Kilmer Park, located on the Grand Concourse between East 161st Street and East 164th Street.
In case of rain, the event will take place at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, 2nd floor (North Wing), located at 1040 Grand Concourse.
For more information, please visit www.bronxmuseum.org.