UPCOMING EVENTS

Take a Walk through History
BRONX WALKING TOURS
Each tour costs $10 for BCHS members, $15 for non-members. Please make reservations by contacting The Society at (718) 881-8900 to reserve your spot. The tours generally run for 75 minutes.

Soundview II
Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 1:00 PM

The community of Soundview today comprises the immediate area across the Bronx River in the southeastern part of the borough and dubbed “The Gateway of the East Bronx” in the first part of this walking tour given in 2012. Soundview today is a thriving community of ethnic groups and commercial verve. Join BCHS Educator Angel Hernandez on a historic stroll through Soundview as he points out historic sites as well as the present attractions of the area. This tour meets at the foot of The Bronx-bound #6 Whitlock Avenue subway station staircase. Bronx buses #4 and #27 also stop near this location and the tour will terminate at the Morrison-Soundview Avenue #6 train station on Morrison Avenue.

High Bridge
Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 1:00 PM

Considered an engineering marvel of the day, High Bridge is a classic example of how an ancient system of water technology can play a major role in the expansion of a metropolis. It is the oldest bridge standing in New York City and after so many years of disuse, it is under renovation and slated to open for pedestrian traffic in the near future. To keep the momentum going, BCHS Educator Angel Hernandez will lead a historic walking tour of the High Bridge neighborhood with an inclusion of other historic items throughout the area. This tour will start at the foot of The Bronx-bound staircase of the 167th Street #4 subway station located at the northeast corner. Bronx buses #35, #1, and #2 run near the tour meeting location and it will terminate there as well.

Bronx Week Event! Marvelous Mott Haven
Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 1:30 PM

Join the Bronx Borough Historian Lloyd Ultan on a historic stroll through one of The Bronx’s noted designated historic districts – Mott Haven. The southernmost section of our borough, Mott Haven was one of the first communities to be urbanized across the Harlem River. Because this historic section is vast, with many items to point out, the tour may exceed more than two hours, so make sure you have your walking shoes on. This tour will start on the southeast corner of E. 138th Street and Lincoln Avenue, outside the #6 Third Avenue subway station. Bronx buses #15, #32, and #33 stop near this location.

SPECIAL ANNUAL EVENTS

Valedictorian Awards Program at the Museum of Bronx History

BCHS Annual Golf Event at
the Split Rock Golf Course

FREE PUBLIC LECTURES
The following two public lectures will be held at The Bronx County Archives Building, located at 3313 Bainbridge Avenue, The Bronx, New York 10467. For directions, please call (718) 881- 8900

 

STREETCAR COMBACK IN THE BRONX?
Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 1:00 PM

Once ubiquitous in American cities, modern streetcars are making a comeback all across the nation. Are they right for The Bronx? Bob Diamond, Chairman of the Brooklyn Historic Railroad Association, will present a PowerPoint show on the feasibility of new streetcar lines for The Bronx, which will also include a look back at The Bronx's historical transportation systems.

A LOOK AT EARLY BRONX WOMAN
Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 1:00 PM

What we now know as The Bronx in the 1600s was an unnamed wilderness. Courageous pioneers with their wives settled here in a time of uncertainty. In celebration of Women’s History Month, Toby Z. Liederman, women’s advocate and coordinator of Anne Hutchinson annual events, will provide a brief story of the women who settled here in the 17th and 18th centuries with their families. Guests are encouraged to share their own accounts about women in Bronx History.

SPRING EXHIBITIONS AT THE
MUSEUM OF BRONX HISTORY

THE HIGH BRIDGE NEWS
A TEEN THURSDAYS PROJECT
APRIL 8 – OCTOBER 7

OPENING RECEPTION
WEDNESDAY APRIL 8, 2015
4:30PM – 7:00PM

High Bridge Exhibit
New York City's Oldest Bridge
& Newest Greenway

Has been extended until October 4, 2015

 
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