Out & About: Radical Elegance, Watercolor Painting & Sports Discussions

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Attend the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Center for Health Equity & Community Wellness for a discussion of NYC vaccination steps, community COVID-19 demographics, CDC and DOHMH safety policies and resources, and questions to get the vaccines. The division will focus on the Bronx on April 8th. To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/ and search “How to Sign Up for the COVID-19 Vaccine” and choose April 8th.


From December 2020 to June 2021 the Norwood Farm Stand will be open to the community on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on E. Gun Hill Road and Dekalb Avenue, growing fresh, affordable fruits and vegetables from local farmers year round. Be part of the GrowNYC wholesale program, designed to bring the freshest, highest quality, locally grown farm produce to the New York community. For more information on this program, please visit https://www.grownyc.org/farmstand/norwood.

Do you want to participate in one Watercolor painting Workshop? Head to the Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center on April 7th from 3pm to 5pm with artist Amy DiGi and learn how to draw and paint with nature for inspiration. Learn about light, color and design while enjoying art in the Doing outdoors (outside). All levels from beginner to advanced are welcome. To register, contact [email protected]

Experience an entertaining, virtual quiz game with the staff of the Van Cortlandt Library. Quiz Game: Each month they play a different category / topic and give book recommendations based on the categories. The theme for April will be “All things geography.” on Thursday April 15th at 3:30 p.m. Improve your knowledge, meet and get to know others! To register for the quiz, click here.

Do you like sports? Do you like to talk about sports? Look no more! Join the staff at the Van Cortlandt Library Discussions about sports. The next meeting will take place on Thursday, April 15, 2021, from 3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. This is a casual session that focuses on the sport’s book recommendations, what you are reading, and conversations about current developments in the world of sports. To register, log in here.


Are you interested in working artists? To join Lehman stages for an event with Lucrecia Briceno on April 7th from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Lucrecia Briceno is a Peruvian artist currently living in Brooklyn. Much of her work has been in collaboration with artists who come up with innovative and original pieces. Her work includes theater, opera, puppetry and dance as well as collaborating on several non-performance projects. To register for the event, visit http://www.lehmanstages.org/.

Radical elegance shows photographers who undermine the traditional aesthetic of fashion photography and question its elitist practices in the field, as well as the historical, technical and stylistic approaches that characterize the genre. At the Longwood Art Gallery, photographers take responsibility for their stories, document their communities and shed light on black, indigenous and colored cultures (BIPOC). To find out more, go to: https://www.bronxarts.org/programs/ and search for “Radical Elegance” on the homepage.


Visit NYC Parks on April 4th from 11am to 12pm at the Van Cortlandt Nature Center in Van Cortlandt Park Nature’s Workshop: Build-A-Journal and make your own artistic nature journals with specimens and other natural inspirations. NYC Parks urges attendees to follow applicable COVID-19 safety guidelines. For more information, call (718) 548-0912.

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