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Saturday, November 9
Experience Little Italy in the Bronx with a variety of food vendors, filled-to-order cannolis and old-school atmosphere. We love the prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, eggplant parm and roasted peppers at Mike's Deli; order in advance by phone to skip the often long line. Eat at indoor tables next to elderly gentlemen hand-rolling (but not smoking) cigars or take a picnic to the nearby New York Botanical Garden or Bronx Zoo.
Make marks on a collective art project listening to the music of migratory birds and take a family avian nature walk among gorgeous gardens. Note the parking lot is under construction, free shuttles from Metro-North's Riverdale Station, the 242nd Street stop on the #1 subway line, and a free offsite parking lot.
Join Bronx Zoo educators for free monthly sessions that connect families to the local environment through unstructured free-play exploration and investigation. Online registration required.
Explore the magnificent fall colors of the Thain Family Forest, the largest remaining tract of old-growth forest in New York City. See faeries plot and lovers quarrel among the foliage in highlights from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night’s Dream (12 & 2 pm), meet inhabitants including live mammals, reptiles, and birds (12 & 2 pm), watch woodcrafting and more autumnal activities. Head to the hildren’s Adventure Garden to see the enormous tree cookies of a giant sequoia and a white oak,…
Monday, November 11
Join master falconer Brian Bradley and his beautiful and beloved raptors for a live bird presentation. Watch hawks, falcons and owls sharpen their hunting skills during an exciting outdoor flight demonstration. Hear about the ancient sport of falconry and see live raptors from around the world. Ages eight and older welcome with an adult. Also look for birds in gorgeous winter gardens. Note the parking lot is under construction, free shuttles from Metro-North's Riverdale Station, the 242nd Street stop on…
Saturday, November 16
Enjoy storytime and nature-inspired art projects in a historic house among gorgeous gardens and trees overlooking the Hudson River. Note the parking lot is under construction, free shuttles from Metro-North's Riverdale Station, the 242nd Street stop on the #1 subway line, and a free offsite parking lot.
Sunday, November 17
Enjoy a program featuring members of the Bronx Opera accompanied by solo piano in the luxurious parlor of a historic mansion. Online registration requested.
Saturday, November 23
Immerse yourself in lush gardens and vibrant art of Brazilian legend Roberto Burle Marx, whose powerful modernist vision produced thousands of gardens and landscapes, including the famous curving mosaic walkways at Copacabana Beach in Rio and the beautiful rooftop garden at Banco Safra in São Paulo. Feel his artistic energy and love of plants during a Garden-wide exhibition of bold gardens; paintings, drawings, and textiles; and the sights and sounds of Brazil that inspired his life and work.
Friday, December 6
Enjoy a free concert from local musicians, explore a 19th century mansion and frolic in the large, lovely garden. Light refreshments available or bring a picnic. Hop on a free old-fashioned trolley that makes an hourly loop from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to Bartow-Pell to scenic City Island.