Things To Do

Yankee Stadium is a stadium located in The Bronx in New York City. It serves as the home ballpark for the New York Yankees, replacing the previous Yankee Stadium, built in 1923. The new ballpark was constructed across the street, north-northeast of the 1923 Yankee Stadium, on the former site of Macombs Dam Park. The ballpark opened April 2, 2009, when the Yankees hosted a workout day in front of fans from the Bronx community. The first game at the new Yankee Stadium was a pre-season exhibition game against the Chicago Cubs played on April 3, 2009, which the Yankees won 7–4. The first regular season game was played on April 16, a 10–2 Yankee loss to the Cleveland Indians.

The largest metropolitan zoo in the United States, the Zoo has more than 6,000 animals. Award-winning exhibits like Jungle World , an amazing indoor rain forest where Asian gibbons, hornbills, tapirs and many other rare species thrive. Journey to the Himalayas is home to red pandas, snow leopards and white-napped cranes.

The Bronx Zoo is also the heart of the Wildlife Conservation Societies work to save wildlife and wild places around the globe. Don’t miss Holiday Lights at the Zoo, an amazing, dazzling display of animals in lights and family fun activities like marshmallow roasting and ice sculpture demonstrations.

A national historic landmark, the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) occupies 250 acres, 40 of which are pre-settlement forest. NYBG features 27 outdoor gardens and plant collections and the nations most beautiful Victorian conservatory, the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, a beautiful crystal palace that is home to exotic plants from around the world. Other special sites to visit are the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden, the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden and the T.H. Everett Rock Garden. And don’t miss the narrated tram and golf cart tours. NYBG is especially magical during the holidays, when the Victorian Train Show transforms the Conservatory into a timeless wonderland.

The Bronx Museum of the Arts is the boroughs key fine arts institution and is nationally acclaimed for reflecting the multi-ethnicity of its community and New York City. An exciting permanent collection features more than 800 works, primarily by artists from Africa, Asia and Latin America. Changing exhibitions bring fresh perspective to the urban experience and new insight to contemporary themes, particularly those with historical and cultural relevance to the Bronx.

The centerpiece of this popular park is Indian Lake, where kids go to sail model boats. In August, Crotona Park is the site of the Bronx Tennis Classic, a professional competition of top seeded players.

Built in the 1930s, this mile-long beach is the boroughs most popular summertime meeting place. There is a boardwalk for people watching, a band shell where weekend concerts are held, and tennis, paddleball and basketball courts.

A multi-cultural, multi-discipline arts organization, it is a forum for emerging and established artists to create and exhibit their work and a place for students to develop their creative talents. Its programs, exhibitions, classes, studio spaces and special events offer artists, students, the community and visitors an opportunity to participate in and experience arts in an urban setting. Exhibits frequently highlight the communities relationship with a unique, nearby resource The Bronx River.

Other Places to Visit While You Are Here

Columbia University • Fordham University (Walking Distance) • John Jay College of Criminal Justice • New York University • Yankee Stadium • Movie Theater • Bronx Museum • Empire State Building • Joyce Kilmer Park • Shea Stadium • Lincoln Hospital
• Bronx Lebanon Hospital • Bay Plaza Shopping Center • St. Barnabas Hospital (Walking Distance)