Boogie on Down: 6 Incredible Things to Cross Off Your Bronx Bucket List This August

As the summer winds down you may start chastising yourself for not exploring New York City during your time off.

It goes without saying that each borough comes with its own set of amazing events and countless things to do.

If you haven't already, you should definitely boogie down to the BX this summer.

The Bronx not only has the incredible Botanical Gardens, and the Bronx Zoo, but plenty of cultural events, food festivals, and overall events galore.

Trust us, there's never a dull moment in the Bronx. Just check out this list if you don't believe us.


1. Rooftop Films: Inside Out


Outdoor movie screenings are cool, but rooftop movie screenings are even cooler. Inside Out is the last installment of the Bronx Terminal Market's rooftop film series, and it's all going down on August 9th.

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You'll be able to join Joy and Sadness on their adorable adventure from the sixth floor parking lot of the Bronx Terminal Market, plus there'll be games and food before the movie starts at sunset.


2. Pokemon Go Meetup @ The New York Botanical Garden

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This is probably the best way to get your hands on some dope grass-type Pokemon. The New York Botanical Garden offers free admission all day on Wednesdays, and from 9-10 a.m on Saturdays.

Word on the street is that there are plenty of Growlithes hiding out in the Botanical Gardens, so if you're looking to catch 'em all, check out the Botanical Gardens. For more information check out this meetups Facebook page.


3. Bronx Food and Wine Festival


Now you can eat and drink all day for a good cause. The Bronx Food and Wine Festival on August 12th was put together to benefit the Food Bank for New York City.

Tickets are $75, but there's an awesome deal going on right now where if you buy one ticket you can bring a friend for free. And, of course, there's an option to donate to the Food Bank for New York City.


4. Latinx Music Festival


Saturday, August 20th marks the date of the first ever Mi Gente! Latinx Music Festival in the BX. Come out to support and celebrate the music of Latin America.

This festival is free to the public and will feature a variety of sounds and styles, both traditional and contemporary, from throughout Latin American countries. 


5. Boogie on the Boulevard


The center lanes of the Grand Concourse are shutting down to let residents of the Bronx boogie along one of its most popular streets. Boogie on the Boulevard will feature a range of activities for BX residents from all walks of life.

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There'll be biking, button-making, spoken word, yoga, Henna tattoos, and even an open mic. You can head out with friends, or bring your whole family, there'll be something for everyone.


6. Check out the newly hatched penguin @ the Bronx Zoo

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The Bronx Zoo recently made the headlines after hatching its first ever baby penguin! The baby penguin was born on May 10th and was recently brought into the zoos main area, where it can now be seen by the public.

This little penguin is what's known as a fairy penguin, which is notable for being the smallest of the 18 penguin species. This new addition may be tiny, but they're definitely causing quite a stir already. Make sure you these critter in their tiny, newborn glory before they grow up to be a (still tiny, but much mightier) full grown penguin.

[Feature Image Courtesy Instagram] 

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