Talking the Bronx 11.06.13

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Talking the Bronx 11.06.13

Greener Pastures: Celebrating 125 Years of Bronx Parks

The exhibition looks to celebrate the unique identity of Bronx Parks over 125 years.

The exhibition looks to celebrate the unique identity of Bronx Parks over 125 years.

NYC Parks presents Greener Pastures: Celebrating 125 Years of Bronx Parks. The exhibition is being held at The Poe Park Visitor Center until Sat., Nov.16th.

The exhibition includes 30 vintage and contemporary photographs mostly from the New York City Parks Photo Archive, as well as vintage postcards highlighting the long and diverse history of the Bronx Parks system and its varied features and programming.

Photographic selections will also include: a survey team at Echo Park (now Julius Richman), an aerial view of Orchard Beach (the “Bronx Riviera”), the Bronx’s earliest playground and the city’s first modern year-round recreation center (both at St. Mary’s Park), community gardens, natural areas, a performance by Machito and his Latin band on Hispanic Day at Yankee Stadium, and a community dance in the 1960s.

The exhibition celebrates the foresight of park planners, the insights of generations of designers, and the exuberance of park users who have given the borough’s parks a unique and vibrant identity. Opened in 2012, the Poe Park Visitor Center is one of the most recent additions in the 125-year history of the borough’s parks.

The Poe Park Visitor Center is located at 2640 Grand Concourse in the Bronx. The Poe Park Visitor Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and admission is free.

For more information, please call 212.360.1311

 

 Daniel Kelly’s informal concert will take place in Wave Hill’s Wave Hill House.

Daniel Kelly’s informal concert will take place in Wave Hill’s Wave Hill House.

Performance: Daniel Kelly Welcomes Back the Piano

As part of pianist and composer Daniel Kelly’s “residency” at Wave Hill, Kelly will perform an informal concert to “welcome back the piano” on Sun., Nov. 24th at 2:00 p.m. During his Wave Hill residency, Kelly focuses on where, when and how people find nature and open space in the Bronx.

Over the summer, Kelly engaged people of all ages from different parts of the Bronx, speaking about how they experience nature. Using the ‘rakonto’ narrative model, Kelly is collecting stories to weave into a new concert-length suite. On Sat., Apr. 27th, his NYC-based ensemble will perform the completed work as part of Wave Hill’s concert series. Free with admission to the grounds.

For more information, please visit www.wavehill.org/events

 

Migrating orioles, blackbirds and more will be on display at Bartlow Pell Mansion Museum.

Migrating orioles, blackbirds and more will be on display at Bartlow Pell Mansion Museum.

Birding at Bartow

On Sat., Nov. 9th as fall migration for birds enters its final stage assorted sparrows, warblers, juncos, and hawks will stop at Bartow Pell Mansion Museum to grab seeds to fuel their continued flight. Migrating Orioles, blackbirds, grackles, flickers, finches and more will fill Bartow Pell Mansion Museum‘s fields and pick berries off the shrubs along the paths. The museum invites you to take a bird walk with naturalist, writer, and photographer Debbie Becker to observe this migration. The event will take place from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration requested. General admission is $10; seniors’, students’, and members’ admissions are $8.

For more information, please call 718.885.1461.



Jacobi Health Insurance 101 Workshop.

Updates on the health care reform law and the New York Health Benefit Exchange will be discussed at this health insurance workshop. The Jacobi Medical Center will host an insurance 101 workshop on Thur., Nov 14th.

Updates on the health care reform law and the New York Health Benefit Exchange will be discussed at this health insurance workshop. The Jacobi Medical Center will host an insurance 101 workshop on Thur., Nov 14th.

The following segments will be featured during the event:

9am:    Updates on Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D
11am: New Medicare Medication Therapy Management Program
1pm:    Updates on the health care reform law and the New York Health Benefit Exchange
2pm:   Local Navigator program assistance and other health care resources for uninsured New Yorkers

Jacobi Medical Center requests that you RSVP by Thurs., Nov. 7th. This event will take place at 1400 Pelham Pkwy S.

For more information, please contact Kathleen Whyte at Kathleen.Whyte@nychhc.org.

Bardekova Ensemble Concert

On Sun., Nov. 17th, Bardekova Ensemble performs their seasonal concert in the Woolworth Chapel.  Lead by founder, director and oboist Ellen Bardekoff, the Ensemble will perform a medley of holiday music from classical compositions to contemporary favorites. Meet at the Woolworth Chapel, immediately inside the Jerome Ave. entrance. Parking is available onsite, inside the cemetery.

This free performance is made possible with the support of the Bronx Council on the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, the Greater NY Arts Development Fund, The Music Performance Trust Fund, the Bronx Delegation of the NYC City Council, and through private donations.

For more information, please call 718.920.1469