Talking the Bronx 09.18.13

Talking the Bronx 09.18.13

<i>The Butterfly Lovers</i> follows a young couple’s ill-fated romance.
The Butterfly Lovers follows a young couple’s ill-fated romance.

The Butterfly Lovers

For more than three decades, The Shanghai Ballet has performed for audiences around the world with its repertoire of folk-infused Chinese ballet and classical Western masterworks. For the company’s Bronx debut, audiences will be given the opportunity to see the Chinese folkloric equivalent of Romeo and Juliet, a love story that dates back to the Tang Dynasty. The Butterfly Lovers follows a young couple’s ill-fated romance through choreography, costumes, and sets depicting the natural and supernatural worlds. The company’s trained dancers convey the story’s “bittersweet beauty” with expressive hand gestures and theatrical pantomime that complement their classical technique.

The performance will take place Sun., Oct. 13th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Concert Hall at Lehman College located at 250 Bedford Park Boulevard. For more information, please visit 718.960.8833 or visit www.lehmancenter.org.


Back to School Fair 2013

The Hunts Point Alliance for Children will host a back-to-school fair on Sat., Sept. 28th from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Each year, the Hunts Point Alliance for Children hosts a fair to get students of Hunts Point prepared for the new academic school year. The event represents the organization’s vision of having every child in the 10474 zip code ready for school. The theme of this year’s fair is “Strong Bodies and Strong Minds”.

Many of the 10474 schools and many community-based organizations will have tables and activities to support the wellness theme and to promote their programming. There will also be resources available for parents, such as registration for Universal Pre-K and cooking workshops. Refreshments, live performances by local students, and free school supplies will be provided.

For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/HuntsPointAllianceforChildren.


Ready for sancocho?
Ready for sancocho?

The Big Bronx Sancochazo

The Big Bronx Sancochazo, inspired by the folks story Stone Soup, will be a community event celebrating collaboration and resource-sharing, as hosted by the Green Worker Cooperatives. The day will be filled with live music, interactive games, yoga, bingo, storytelling and much more. Green Worker Cooperatives’ goal is to provide an opportunity for the community to come together, learn and get involved in the cooperative movement in New York City. Community partners, including cooperatives, social justice organizations, restaurants, and residents are expected to join together. The Big Bronx Sancochazo will take place on Sat., Sept 28th from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Brook Park located at 141st St and Brook Avenue.

For more information, please visit www.greenworker.coop or call 718.617.7807.


Wilton and Vladimir Guerrero. <br><i>Photo: Rita Rivera</i>
Wilton and Vladimir Guerrero.
Photo: Rita Rivera

Palabras/Words: Speak English!

Rafael Hermoso, author of Speak English!: The Rise of Latinos in Baseball, will visit the Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC) along with photographer Rita Rivera to discuss their book. Rafael Hermoso has covered baseball for publications such as The New York Daily News and The New York Times, and he currently works for UNICEF. His latest work, a collaboration with photographer Rivera, illustrates the difficulties and triumphs of the last half-century for Latino baseball players. The book tells the tales of Latino baseball players in the Major League and the struggles they’ve faced. The book features a foreword from Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig and an afterword by Omar Minaya, former GM of the New York Mets.

The event will take place on Sat., Sept 21st at 7:30 p.m. at the BMHC Lab, located at 1303 Louis Niñé Blvd. in the Bronx.

Bronx Rising! is co-sponsored by City Lore. BMHC programming is made possible with support from The Kresge Foundation, Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation, and The Rockefeller Foundation Cultural Innovation Fund.

For more information, please visit www.whedco.org/arts/bmhclabor call 718.839.1100.


The 19th Annual Tour de Bronx is the largest free cycling event in New York State.
The 19th Annual Tour de Bronx is the largest free cycling event in New York State.

The 19th Annual Tour de Bronx

The Bronx invites all residents to join nearly 6,000 cyclists as they ride on Sun., Oct. 27th for the 19th Annual Tour de Bronx, the largest free cycling event in New York State. The Tour de Bronx will give cyclists a choice to ride either a 25 or 40-mile course through the borough’s 61 neighborhoods.

Men and women of all ages as well as children participate in this annual event. Every year local, national and international visitors participate in this Tour.

Produced by the Bronx Tourism Council in partnership with the city’s bicycling and pedestrian advocacy group, Transportation Alternatives, Tour de Bronx promotes bicycling and pedestrian environmentally-friendly methods of travel. The ride begins at the Bronx County Building at Grand Concourse and 161st Street and ends with a music festival at the New York Botanical Garden. It is is a free event.

For more information, please visit www.tourdebronx.org/register#sthash.hgS9dWmT.dpuf.

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