The mansion, the oldest surviving private residence in the Bronx, is a fine example of vernacular Georgian architecture. Built in 1748 by Frederick Van Cortlandt, it was once at the heart of a lucrative wheat plantation that spread across much of the Bronx.
The fourth-largest park in New York City has many sports fields and facilities, as well as woodland hiking trails.
Mon - Wed: 10 am-6 pm Thurs: 11 am- 7 pm Fri: 1 pm-5 pm Sat: 10 am-5 pmThe Van Nest Branch of the New York Public Library, which opened in 1967, is an attractive building with a white facade. It is located in a busy commercial area on Barnes Avenue near Lydig Avenue. This one-story facility houses an adult, young adult and children's collection and is partially accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.For more information on the branch, click here.
Mon & Wed: 12 pm-8 pm Tues & Thurs: 10 am-6 pm Fri: 12 pm-5 pm Sat: 10 am-5 pmOpened in 1938, the library's main floor houses the adult, young adult and children's collections available for borrowing and use in the library. On the lower level there are meeting and program rooms as well as a Center for Reading and Writing, a program for new adult readers. In the back courtyard of the branch is 'The Magic Garden,' an outdoor space developed by Bronx Greenup and the children of the Wakefield Branch Garden Club. The branch is fully accessible to persons who ...
Among the leafy estates of Riverdale in the Bronx, Wave Hill is a former private residence with gardens, lawns, woodlands and picturesque views of the New Jersey Palisades. Programming includes art exhibitions and workshops related to nature.
Mon & Tues: 10 am-6 pm Wed & Thurs: 11 am-7 pm Fri: 12 pm-5 pm Sat: 10 am-5 pmThe West Farms Branch, which began as a 'sub-branch' of the New York Public Library in 1929, has been serving residents of the South Bronx in its present location on Honeywell Avenue since 1954. Its patrons include a diverse Hispanic and African-American population as well as immigrants from Albania, Italy and Yugoslavia. West Farms was recently renovated through the Library's Adopt-a-Branch Program. Among the improvements are restored walls and finishes, new air conditioning and the installation of a ramp and elevator providing full ...
Mon & Wed: 10 am-6 pm Tues & Thurs: 10 am-8 pm Fri-Sat: 10 am-5 pmThe Westchester Square Branch of the New York Public Library, which began serving the public in 1937, moved to its present quarters on Glebe Avenue in 1956. Its facade, built of brick with granite and limestone trim, features an interesting circular side wall. The first floor houses the adult, young adult and reference collections. The children's room is on the second floor. The branch also houses the Bronx Writer's Center, a non-profit organization which sponsors writing workshops and classes for all ages.For more information on ...
Mon, Wed & Thurs: 11 am-6 pm Tues: 11 am-7 pm Fri: 1 pm-5 pm Sat: 10 am-5 pmIn 1931, the Woodlawn Heights Branch Library of the New York Public Library began as a storefront on East 237th Street and Katonah Avenue. In 1969, the library moved to the corner of East 239th and Katonah just three blocks from the Yonkers border and now occupies a modest 2,500-square feet. This cozy one-floor branch is accessible to persons using wheelchairs and houses materials for adults, young adults and children.For more information on the branch, click here.
Mon & Thurs: 11 am-7 pm Tues & Wed: 12 pm-6 pm Fri: 12 pm-5 pm Sat: 10 am-5 pmOpened to the public in 1914, this branch is one of the original libraries built with funds given to New York City by Andrew Carnegie. Children's, young adult and adult collections are located on the first floor. A large room on the second floor is used for free library programs for all ages. Renovation of the second floor is scheduled, and a new and expanded children's room will be opened after its completion.For more information on the branch, click here.
Reestablished at the Center for Jewish History in Chelsea in 2000‚ also the home of the YIVO Institute, the American Jewish Historical Society, the Leo Baeck Institute and the American Sephardi Federation‚ the museum mounts exhibitions that explore virtually all aspects of Jewish life and tradition.