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Columbus Day Weekend Things to do in the Bronx NYC
Things To Do in the Bronx over the Columbus Day Weekend
October 4, 2021 / Things To Do Bronx NYC / Bronx Buzz NYC.
More Columbus Day events coming on the Friday 10/8/21 of this weekend. At that time we'll also provide updated Weather which you'll be able to access by clicking the header above to go to the Front Page for the Weekend Update.
This report contains a listing of some of the things to do over the Columbus Day Weekend in the Bronx including art museums, theaters, live music / comedy / dance venues, sporting & social events, and restaurants in the Bronx NYC.
Weather. As of October 4, 2021, the Temperature highs will be in the 70's all four days of the long weekend. The temperature lows will be in the low 60's throughout the weekend. There's a 35% chance of a small amount of rain [2/10th's of an inch] between Saturday evening 5 pm and Sunday evening 6 pm. Winds will be about 5 - 10 mph Friday and Monday and between 10 - 15 mph on Saturday and Sunday. The Humidity will be between 65 - 75% on Friday & Saturday, and 70 - 80% on Sunday and Monday. Click for Bronx Weather.
You can still attend Bronx street fairs, go bicycling in the Bronx NYC, play soccer & other games in Bronx parks, go shopping in the Bronx NYC, attend Bronx parades, visit a local Bronx farmers market, watch theater, visit the Bronx theaters, performing arts & art museums, and eat out at one of the Bronx restaurants.
And we provide an update on the Friday of Columbus Day Weekend with things to do on the front page of this site.
Columbus Day Weekend Events in the Bronx
Little Italy in the Belmont neighborhood of the Bronx, near the Bronx Zoo, NY Botanical Garden and Fordham University, is hosting an event this weekend. Details coming Friday.
There's also the 44th Annual Bronx Columbus Day Parade which starts at 12 noon on Sunday 10/10/21 at White Plains Rd and Morris Park Ave and ends by turning left on Williamsbridge Rd and then ending at Lydig Avenue in the Morris Park neighborhood of the Bronx.
Click here to obtain information about things to do Holiday Weekends in the Bronx. And our things to do / Bronx events calendar is updated monthly with between 50 - 100 different Bronx fun / cultural events.
Bronx Public & Private Parks & Public Indoor Swim Pools
The Bronx several parks of which a few include public indoor swimming facilities. Click here for a listing of the Bronx Parks including maps showing their locations along with a bit of park history.
There are a couple of indoor public swimming pools in the Bronx. One is at the St Mary's Recreation Center at 450 St. Ann's Avenue in St. Mary's Park and the other is at the Hansborough Recreation Center in the Howard Bennett Playground at 35 West 134th Street.
Effective September 30, 2021 NYC public indoor swimming pools will reopen at 33% capacity and CoVid guidelines will remain in effect.
NYC Golfing In The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan & Staten Island
The Bronx has four public golf courses: Mosholu, Van Cortlandt Park are accessible via the MTA / subway. And Pelham Bay Park and Trump golf links are accessible via subway and a brief bus ride. The Trump Golf Links are an NYC golf course owned by the city, for which Mayor Bloomberg had cut a licensing deal with Donald Trump in 2012 to rename and manage it. Since the Capitol Riot / Insurrection, the City has decided to terminate that deal and rename the golf course, but Trump is suing to keep the contract.
Queens has four golf courses and all of them are open this weekend. Click here for details about Queens Golf Courses including maps and links to the operators' websites.
Manhattan doesn't have any golf courses per se, but there is a driving range at 62 Chelsea Piers at 22nd Street and the West Side Highway. There are also three simulated golfing centers in Manhattan that operate under the Five Iron Golf name at 22 Stone Street [at Broad St] in the Financial District, at 138 5th Avenue in the Flatiron District and in the Continental on the third floor at 883 6th Avenue near Macy's and Madison Square Garden.
Brooklyn has a couple of golf courses including Dyker Beach golf course which is accessible via subway and Marine Park golf course which is accessible via subway and bus.
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Columbus Day Weekend in the Bronx NYC
Things To Do in the Bronx Over The Columbus Day Weekend
October 4, 2021 / Things To Do in the Bronx / Bronx Buzz NYC.
Art Exhibits in the Bronx & NYC - Columbus Day Weekend
Here are a few museums that are open in the Bronx this Columbus Day weekend.
The Bronx Museum is located along the Grand Concourse just north and east of Yankee Stadium and they are open 1 - 6 pm through the weekend, but not on Monday.
Temporary CoVid Closure as of this post 10/4/21. The Edgar Allen Poe Cottage is also open Thursdays, Fridays from 10 am - 3 pm, Saturdays 10 am - 4 pm and Sundays from 1 - 5 pm. It is on Kingsbridge Road and Grand Concourse in the Fordham neighborhood. It's an historic venue, but there are frequently artistic events centered around writing. See Bronx Historical Society below, as they operate this site as well as the Bronx Historical Society.
The New York Botanical Gardens is also open 10 am - 6 pm Tuesday through Sunday [so closed on Columbus Day]. The Botanical Garden is located along Southern Blvd and Bronx Park Road.
In the photo to your right is a scene inside of the Bronx Museum a while back.
Dance, Theater & Music in the Bronx & NYC - Columbus Day Weekend
Click here to view the Theatre section of the Bronx Events Calendar to see what's doing this Columbus Day weekend theater in the Bronx NYC.
Orchard Beach in Pelham Bay Park is closed, so while there isn't any swimming, per se, on a nice day it's still a great place to visit on bicycle or via car [as the public buses only run during the summer season]. And so is Pelham Bay Park and City Island.
Lehman College for the Performing Arts is located along Goulden Avenue between Bedford Park Blvd West and 197th Street in the Bedford Park neighborhood. It's one of the Bronx top performance venues, but unfortunately on Columbus Day Weekend it's closed.
Manhattan College, Hostos College, Bronx College and Fordham University all organize and sponsor events, but like Lehman College, they don't do much by way of entertainment over the Columbus Day Weekend.
An example of an interesting venue is shown in the photo to your right, where visitors dine and shop along Arthur Avenue in the Little Italy neighborhood of the Bronx.
Street Fairs Columbus Day Weekend in the Bronx
On Columbus Day Weekend in the Bronx there are a number of street fairs planned in a number of different Bronx neighborhoods. Click here to view the Columbus Day Weekend Street Fairs in the Bronx NYC, including dates, times and map links.
Shopping in the Bronx & NYC
This is a great weekend to do a bit of shopping. The Bronx is a fun place to shop, especially on the pleasant weather days, some of which [not all] are forecast to arrive this weekend. Click here to view our section about Bronx shopping.
Each of these shopping sections includes, or will include, links to home pages, which have slide shows of merchandise as well as maps, store hours, phone numbers and telephone numbers.
In the photo at right shows a street fair that occurred in the Bronx a few years back.
Bicycling in the Bronx & NYC
Bronx has a number and growing list of bike paths. Click here to view a report about bike laws in NYC so you can ride safely. There's a program called Citi Bikes, which allows you to rent a bike using your credit card. Where ever you find bike racks filled with blue bicycles - take a closer look and it's probably a Citi Bike rack and you can rent a bike from there and return it to any of their racks around NYC.
I'm working on a useable map of bike trails in the Bronx, but it'll be a while so don't hold your breath. NYC.gov usually has a good one on their website. In the photo to your right are the front gates to the Bronx Zoo.
Kyaking Along The East River in the Bronx & NYC
There are a couple of kyaking clubs that operate in the Bronx Metro area of NYC. Generally they will provide free use of kyaks or charge only a nominal fee.
Currently there's free kyaking or canoeing along the Bronx River with the Bronx River Alliance. They also do events that begin at the Mitsubishi River Walk in the Bronx Zoo. This weekend there's an estuary paddling event on Saturday 10/9 at the Concrete Park boat launch / dock that begins at 10 am. And on Sunday there's a Lake Paddle that begins at the Mitsubishi Riverwalk in the Bronx Zoo. Both events are free, but you must register and follow CoVid guidelines - https://bronxriver.org/
And there's also Rocking the Boat.org at Hunts Point Riverside Park at Lafayette Avenue between Edgewater Road and the Bronx River on Saturday only from 1 to 6 pm [ends Labor Day & starts Memorial Day Weekend]. They appear to be growing, and some of their programming has outgrown the summer holiday bookend weekends, so stay tuned, but for now I don't see anything planned over the Columbus Day Weekend.
Dining in the Bronx & NYC
If you know where to look, dining in the Bronx can be an enjoyable culinary journey. The variety of restaurant options and cuisine choices is difficult to match anywhere. And if you shop wisely, you can find good food at reasonable prices.
Italian food along Arthur Avenue in Belmont is just the beginning of a culinary journey through the Bronx. City Island is known for its seafood restaurants. And there's plenty of cuisines from around the Caribbean and the world in between.
Click here to view the Bronx Restaurants NYC section of the site, which includes reviews of the restaurants we've selected to review. As of this writing, we've identified some of our old favorites, but haven't done the deep dive yet.
Things To Do Manhattan / Queens Things To Do / Things To Do Brooklyn / Things To Do Staten Island
And if you feel the urge to go elsewhere, here's a list of and Things to do Manhattan Columbus Day Weekend and Queens Things To Do Columbus Day Weekend and Things to do Bronx Columbus Day Weekend and Brooklyn Things To Do Columbus Day Weekend and Staten Island Things To Do Columbus Day Weekend. More events will be added to the Front Pages of each of these sites on Friday.
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