The heat wave may have passed but The Bronx is still burning hot when it comes to Summer Events
Don’t hang up your parasol or put away your summer shoes just yet, August Bronx events are just getting started and listed in The Bronx Happenings Calendar. Many of us are already getting a whiff of that fall air while feeling the back to school shopping blues, but as Plato said,
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.
From the rhythmic sounds of Bronx Salsa Fest to the energy of Summer Streets, our borough is providing the opportunity to set our imaginations free and take a musical journey through the remainder of summer. There are several concerts taking place at Orchard Beach as part of the Orchard Beach Summer Concert Series. Want to delve in Bronx Latin history and music? Take a tour of the Woodlawn Cemetery, where you’ll learn about Bronx music and musical figures as well as getting the experience of walking through a historical landmark of New York City.
An unchartered hub of culture and artistic talent, The Bronx has no lack of attractions highlighting Bronx arts and culture. Enjoy a concert at the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts or a theatrical performance at Pregones Theater. Venture a visit to the Bronx Music Heritage Center an incubator and forum for Bronx musicians and artists. Be inspired by the landscape and views of Wave Hill and enjoy musical performance of artists like Milteri Tucker and her dance company Bombazo. Take to the outdoors and go barefoot dancing for some salsa lessons at Van Cortlandt Park while also taking some time to learn about the history of the Van Cortlandt House Museum that once hosted the first United States President, George Washington himself. And if we’re going to talk about historical figures what had a taste for Bronx living, let’s mention the Wave Hill House which served as residence to a young Theodore Roosevelt and Mark Twain. And of course we cannot forget, Edgar Allen Poe who spent a few years of his life at Kingsbridge Road and the Grand Concourse, at the Poe Cottage. These well known historical figures enjoyed vacationing and living in our borough, so don’t let summer pass you by take in the sights, explore the sounds and savor of the colorful Bronx lifestyle.