Talking the Bronx 10.16.13

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Talking the Bronx 10.16.13

Halloween Arts and Crafts

On Sat., Oct. 19th, the Huntington Free Library invites residents to create their own stuffed Halloween ghosts, ghouls, or creatures. Spend the day drawing, gluing, coloring, cutting, and stuffing. Admission to this workshop is free and is opened to the public. Halloween Arts and Crafts with Fran Marino is part of the free series of Third Saturday Family Craft Workshops presented by the Bronx Council on the Arts and Huntington Free Library. The event will take place at 9 Westchester Square from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

For more Information, please call 718.829.7770.

Create Halloween arts and crafts at the Huntington Free Library.

Create Halloween arts and crafts at the Huntington Free Library.

Mercy College Health Expo

The Mercy College Health Expo will offer resources to help foster healthy lifestyles.

The Mercy College Health Expo will offer resources to help foster healthy lifestyles.

Mercy College’s Health Expo will take place on Sat., Nov. 2nd.This multi-disciplinary health and wellness expo, provided by the faculty and students of Mercy College’s School of Health and Natural Sciences and partnering agencies, will feature free health screenings, interactive exhibits and hands-on workshops. The Health Expo will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Main themes featured include:
• Managing your Health: Personal Health and Wellness
• Learning about Health: Interactive Activities for Children
• Navigating the Health Care System
• Transforming Lives: The Rising Demand and Opportunity of Health & Science Careers

The expo will provide information and resources to the community to help foster healthy lifestyles, increase understanding of health issues and risk factors, and enhance management of special needs or chronic conditions. It will also be an opportunity to learn about careers in health by watching Mercy College students and faculty in action and by speaking with participants in health profession programs.

The event is wheelchair accessible. Free parking and shuttle service will be provided to campus from Westchester Square, Bay Plaza and other locations. Mercy College is located at 1200 Waters Place.

For more information, please visit www.mercy.edu/healthexpo.

 

Free Tree Giveaway

On Sat., Oct. 26th Herbert H. Lehman High School, in collaboration with the New York Restoration Project’s Million Trees NYC, will host a Free Tree Giveaway Event. Any community resident living in the five boroughs can register to pick up a free tree for their property. Please register by Wed., Oct. 23rd.

To register, please visit www.nyrp.org.

Pick up a free tree at Herbert H. Lehman High School.

Pick up a free tree at Herbert H. Lehman High School.

Boo at the Zoo

CUTLINE: October weekends feature hay mazes, costume parades, musical theater, magic, and more.
The Bronx Zoo will feature Halloween-themed events during weekends in October. There will be magic shows, “spook stories”, costume parades musical hayrides and trick treating. Visitors will also be given the opportunity to visit the Museum of Un-natural Mysteries and see 3-D pumpkin carving demonstrations. Most Boo at the Zoo activities are free with Zoo admission. Children under age 12 wearing costumes are admitted free to the Zoo with a paying adult.

For more information, please visit www.bronxzoo.com.

 

First Fridays! Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concerts: Matuto

Matuto is an international touring band based in New York City. Photo: Vincent Soyez

Matuto is an international touring band based in New York City.
Photo: Vincent Soyez

Join the Bronx Museum of the Arts on Fri., Nov. 1st for a performance by Matuto. The performance, which will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., is presented in collaboration with Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concerts. Drawing on Brazilian folk forms like forró, maracatu, and coco, as well as American bluegrass, spirituals, and swampy Louisiana jams, Matuto’s sound expresses diverse musical cultures. There will also be guided tours of the galleries from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., an art-making workshop for kids throughout the event, and a free live art performance by Project YEAH (Young Empowered Artists 4 Humanity) youths entitled “Live Art Mandala Madness”.

The Bronx Museum of the Arts is located 1040 Grand Concourse.

For more information, please visit www.bronxmuseum.org or www.carnegiehall.org.

 

Have lunch

Van Cortlandt Village Senior Center, Inc., located at 3880 Sedgwick Ave., serves kosher lunch daily and offers seniors daily activities such as painting, stretching and relaxation, sketching, knitting, short-story, and various morning exercise classes (from yoga to tai-chi). Case assistance services are provided. Transportation is available for those who qualify.

For more details, call 718. 549.4700.