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Bronx Zoo

Address: 185th Street & Southern Blvd. Bronx, NY 10460

Tel: (718)367-1010

Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday 10:00am - 5:30pm, weekends
and holidays

Admission: $11.00, adults;$7.00, senior citizens(65+);$6.00,
children(ages 2-12);children under 2 years are always free. Youth groups during
July and August:$5.00 per person. Wednesday suggested donation is the same as
general admission.

Description: The largest metropolitan zoo in the United States, the
Bronx Zoo has more than 6,000 animals and 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-naped cranes. One of the most exciting exhibits is the
new Congo Gorilla Forest where you can get nose-to-nose with Western lowland
gorillas. The Bronx Zoo is also the heart of the Wildlife Conservation Societys
work to save wildlife and wild places around the globe. Dont 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.

Directions: Subway #2 to Pelham Parkway or #5 to East 180th Street and
transfer to #2; or Metro-North commuter rail to Fordham Road, then bus BX12 to
Southern Blvd or BX9 (toward West Farms Square) to 185th Street & Southern Blvd.
Also buses BX19 to 185th Street & Southern Blvd or BX22 to Boston Road & Bronx
Park East and Q44 (from Queens). Also Liberty Lines Express Bus BXM11 stops at
entrance to Zoo.

Crotona Park

Address: Crotona Avenue & Claremont Pkwy. Bronx, NY

Description: 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.

Directions: Subway #2 or #5 to Prospect Avenue, then bus BX 17 towards
Fordham Plaza which goes right into the park

Joyce Kilmer Park

Address: Grand Concourse & 161st Street Bronx, NY

Description: Named after the American author and poet best known for
his poem Trees, Joyce Kilmer Park sits across from the Bronx County Building
and is a hub of year-round activity. Its centerpiece is the Heinrich Hein
Fountain (also called the Lorelei Fountain) beautifully restored in 1999.

Directions: Subway D or #4 or Liberty Lines Express Bus BXM4A or BXM4B
to Yankee Stadium stop (161 Street); buses BX1, BX6, BX13

Mullaly Skate Park

Address: McClellan Street, Jerome & River Aves. East 162nd St. (two
blocks from Yankee Stadium) Bronx, NY 10451

Tel: (212) 408-0265

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-6pm

Admission: FREE

Description: The first skate park built in the city has inclined ramps
called wedges, quarter-pipes and spines and grind rails - waist high aparatuses
that skaters and bikers jump over or hop onto and slide along. Skate guards
oversee the park to make sure that participants wear their armor-helmets and
elbow and knee pads-and are protected.

Directions: #4 or D train to Yankee Stadium/River Avenue

New York Botanical Garden

Address: 200th Street & Southern Blvd. Bronx, NY 10458

Tel: (718)817-8700

Hours: Year-round: Tues? Sun & holidays falling on Mon; April? Oct:
10 am? 6 pm. Nov? March: 10 am? 4pm. Some specialty gardens are seasonal.

Admission: To Garden: $3.00 for adults, $2.00 for students & seniors,
$1.00 for children 2 12; free for children under 2. Free admission on
Wednesdays & from 10 am? 12 pm on Sat. To Conservatory: $3.50 for adults, $2.50
for seniors, $2.00 for children 2? 12, free for children under 2. Some
specialty gardens have separate admission fees; please call for information and
to learn about special savings with a Garden Passport.

Description: 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 Childrens Adventure Garden, the Peggy
Rockefeller Rose Garden and the T.H. Everett Rock Garden. And dont 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.

Directions: Subway #4 or D to Bedford Park Blvd, then walk or take bus
BX26 to Garden. Or Metro-North to the NY Botanical Garden stop. Theres also a
shuttle bus service from Manhattan Fri - Sun, April? Oct and Sat in Nov & Dec;
please call for reservations. Also bus BX41 or BX19 to Bedford Park Blvd.

Orchard Beach

Address: Pelham Bay Park Bronx, NY 10465

Tel: (718)885-2275

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

Directions: Subway #6 or NY Express Bus/Pelham Bay to Pelham Bay Park,
then bus BX12 to the beach (summer only). A great option: Take your bicycle on
the #6 subway to Pelham Bay station, then ride the Greenway path to the beach.

Pelham Bay Park

Address: Stadium Avenue & Middletown Road Bronx, NY

Description: Three times the size of Central Park, Pelham Bay is
easily New York Citys largest park. Beautiful bike paths, picnic areas, tennis
courts, driving ranges, horseback riding and open playing fields are some of the
things that draw locals and visitors alike.

Directions: Subway #6 or NY Express Bus to Pelham Bay station & walk
across pedestrian overpass into the park.

Poe Park

Address: Grand Concourse & Kingsbridge Road Bronx, NY

Description: Centrally located on the famous Grand Concourse, its
where you can visit Edgar Allan Poe Cottage, the final residence of the American
literary master.

Directions: Subway #4 or D to Kingsbridge Road or bus BX1, BX2, BX9,
BX28

Van Cortlandt Park

Address: Broadway & W. 242nd Street Bronx, NY

Description: One of New York Citys loveliest parks, it can best be
explored via the John Muir Hiking Trail. Theres also swimming, horseback
riding, and handball and tennis courts. Every summer Van Cortlandt Park is the
site of a free performance by the New York City Philharmonic Orchestra.

Directions: Take subway #1 to 242 Street or #4 to Kingsbridge Road
then Bus BX9 to 244th Street. Also Liberty Lines Express Bus BXM3 and #1 or #2
Westchester Bee Line buses

Wave Hill

Address: 675 West 252nd Street (by Independence Avenue) Bronx, NY
10471

Tel: (718)549-3200

Hours: Grounds: October 15-April 14: Tue s- Sun 9 am? 4:30 pm. April
15-October 14: Tues - Sun 9 am? 5:30 pm. Open late on Wednesdays in June and
July. Closed on Mondays year-round. Wave Hill House & Glyndor Gallery: Tues -
Sun 10 am? 4:30 pm.

Admission: Free to everyone Nov 15? March 14: Tues - Sun. March 15-
Nov 14: $4 for adults, $2 for seniors & students. Free for children under 6.
Admission free on Tues & Sat 9 am? 12 pm.

Description: With its breathtaking views of the Hudson River, Wave
Hills 28 acres of gardens, woodlands, historic buildings and greenhouses serve
as laboratory and gallery. The institution is dedicated to interpreting the
complex interaction that occurs between human beings and their natural
surroundings and fostering public understanding of it. Programs in horticulture
and landscape design, urban woodland management and the arts are offered to a
wide audience. Wave Hill House is the center of the estate and the former
residence of Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt and Arturo Toscanini.

Directions: Metro North commuter rail to Riverdale station, then a
pleasant but uphill walk or the Rail Link bus (weekdays only). Subway #1 or #9
to 231st Street, then bus BX7 or BX10. Or take the A train to last stop (207
Street) and then bus BX7 to 252nd Street and follow signs to Wave Hill. Also
Liberty Lines Express Bus BXM1 or BXM2 to 252nd Street.

Bronx Museum of the Arts

Address: 1040 Grand Concourse (at 165 Street) Bronx, NY 10468

Tel: (718)681-6000

Hours: Wed: 12 pm? 9 pm; Thur? Sun: 12 pm? 6 pm

Admission: $3.00 for adults, $2.00 for students & seniors, children
under 12 Free. Wednesdays free.

Description: 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.

Directions: Subway #4, D (or B at rush hours) to Yankee Stadium/161
street; or Liberty Lines Express Bus BXM4A or BXM4B to 165th and Grand
Concourse; bus BX1 or BX2 to 165 Street & Grand Concourse

Bronx River Art Center and Gallery

Address: 1087 E. Tremont Avenue (one block east of Boston Road) Bronx,
NY 10460

Tel: 718-589-5819

Hours: Mon-Fri: 3pm-6pm; Sat 12 pm -5 pm or by appointment

Admission: Free

Description: 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 communitys relationship
with a unique, nearby resourcethe Bronx River.

Directions: Subway #2 or #5 to East Tremont/West Farms Square or buses
BX40, BX42, BX9, BX36, BX21 or Q44 (from Queens)

Casa del Sol

Address: 672/674 E. 136th Street (at Cypress Avenue & Bruckner Blvd)
Bronx, NY 10454

Tel: (718)292-6443

Hours: 7 days a week; varied hours; call for information

Description: An indigenous cultural community center hosting the
Adverse Possession Gallery & Theatre and special events like the annual Mott
Haven Summer Street Festival and the Peoples Environmental Bike Tour of the
South Bronx. Casa del Sol also initiated and manages 10 community gardens.

Directions: Subway #6 local to Cypress Avenue; bus BX33 or BX17 to
Cypress Avenue

City Island Historical Nautical Museum

Address: 190 Fordham Street (off City Island Avenue) Bronx, NY 10464

Tel: (718)885-0008

Hours: Sun: 1 pm? 5 pm; other times by appointment

Admission: Free

Description: Memorabilia, documents and exhibits bring to life City
Islands nautical history, from native Americans to the builders of four
Americas Cup defenders.

Directions: Subway #6 or NY Express Bus to Pelham Bay, then BX29 to
City Island.

City Island North Wind Environmental Center

Address: 610 City Island Avenue Bronx, NY 10464

Tel: (718)885-0777

Hours: Fri, Sat, Sun: 11:00 am? 6:00 pm

Admission: $5.00 for adults, $4.00 for children & seniors

Description: Located in an old sea captions mansion, this museum
introduces children to nature, the world of marine creatures and hands-on
learning. The setting in picturesque City Island is ideally suited to helping
kids learn about the environment and their role in its care.

Directions: Subway #6 or NY Express Bus/Pelham Bay or bus BX12 to
Pelham Bay Park, then bus BX29 to City Island

En Foco Touring Gallery

Address: 32 E. Kingsbridge Road Bronx, NY 10468

Tel: 718-585-7718

Hours: Times vary

Description: En Foco mounts exhibits throughout the community of
outstanding photographic works by artists of African, Asian, Latino and Native
American heritage. Call for information on shows scheduled during your Bronx
visit.

Focal Point Gallery

Address: 321 City Island Ave. Bronx, NY 10464

Tel: 718-885-1403

Hours: Tues-Sun: 12 pm? 7:30 pm; Fri & Sat to 9 pm. Closed Mon.

Admission: Free

Description: The works of emerging national artists are featured in
this innovative gallery on City Island, where the focus is on photography. An
annual National Juried Exhibition reflects the Gallerys long-standing
commitment to exceptional but as yet unrecognized photographic artists. Each
year Focal Point also hosts an exhibition of works by the rich pool of artists
who reside on City Island. A boutique featuring handmade jewelry and crafts from
around the world is another great reason to visit.

Directions: Subway #6 or NY Express Bus/Pelham Bay or bus BX12 to
Pelham Bay Park, then bus BX29 to City Island

Hall of Fame For Great Americans

Address: Bronx Community College at University Avenue. University
Avenue & W. 181 Street Bronx, NY 10453

Tel: (718)289-5161

Fax: (718)289-6496

Hours: Open Daily 10 A.M.-5 P.M. Self-guided tours anytime; guided
tours by appointment

Admission: Free

Description: This 630-foot long, semi-circular colonnade is the
nations original Hall of Fame and a majestic tribute to Americans who have
significantly contributed to human advancement. Built in 1900 and dramatically
overlooking the Harlem and Hudson Rivers on the highest point in NYC, it houses
98 bronze busts and is one of the citys greatest architectural and educational
treasures. Featuring original sculptures by Daniel Chester French, Frederick
MacMonnies, and Anna Hyatt Huntington. The adjacent Gould Memorial Library is
also a Stanford White Beaux Arts masterpiece built 1897-1899. Both are New York
City landmarks.

Directions: Subway #4 to Burnside Avenue, then walk west up Burnside
to University Ave and turn right, campus will be on the left, or #1 to 207th
Street and then transfer to BX12; buses BX3, BX40, BX42, or BX12 to University
Avenue and transfer to BX3.

Hostos Art Gallery

Address: 450 Grand Concourse (at 149th Street) Hostos Community
College Bronx, NY 10451

Tel: (718)518-6700

Hours: Mon? Fri: 10 am? 6 pm; Sat 10 am? 2 pm.

Admission: Free

Description: Based in Hostos Community College, this gallery features
the works of multi-cultural artists in numerous media with exhibitions that take
place year-round. Adjacent to the Gallery is the Hostos Center for the Arts &
Culture, a state-of-the-art performing space that presents drama, comedy and
musical productions

Directions: Subway #2, #4 or #5 to East 149th Street and Grand
Concourse; buses BX1, BX19

Longwood Arts Gallery

Address: 965 Longwood Avenue (between Beck & Kelly Streets) Bronx, NY
10459

Hours: Mon-Fri: 9 am? 5 pm; Sat: 12 pm? 4 pm and by appointment

Admission: Free

Description: The Longwood Arts Gallery is the visual arts facility of
the Bronx Council on the Arts. The alternative visual arts exhibition space,
once an elementary school, features the works of emerging, underrepresented and
inner city artists. It is also home to the Bronx Council on the Arts acclaimed
Cyber Residency program, the first of its kind in the country. At this
state-of-the-art facility, artists develop interactive projects to be displayed
online (www.longwoodcyber.com). The Gallery is in the Longwood Historic
District, a small, architecturally cohesive enclave of semi-detached residences
with magnificent embellishments.

Directions: Subway #6 to Longwood Avenue or #2 or #5 to Prospect
Avenue or bus BX4 to Prospect Avenue, BX17 to Westchester Ave, BX19 to Southern
Blvd.

Maritime Industry Museum at Fort Schuyler

Address: SUNY Maritime College 6 Pennyfield Avenue (the end of
Pennyfield Ave; under the Throggs Neck Bridge) Bronx, NY 10465

Tel: (718)409-7218

Hours: Mon? Fri: 9:00 am? 4:00 pm

Admission: Free

Description: Touring the Maritime Museum is like strolling through the
history of naval travel. The main exhibit area encompasses the history of
seafaring from the ancient Phoenicians to present day steamship and passenger
ship lines. Exhibitions include paintings, models, tools and navigational
instruments documenting progress from the earliest sailing vessels to modern
technology. The Museum is located on the beautiful, waterfront campus of the
State University of New York Maritime College.

Directions: Subway #6 to Westchester Square, then bus BX40 to campus
gate

Starving Artist Studio & Gallery

Address: 269 City Island Avenue Bronx, NY 10464

Tel: (718)885-3779

Hours: Weekdays: 3 pm? 8 pm; Sat & Sun: 12 noon? 8 pm (or later).
Closed on Mondays.

Admission: Free

Description: Elliot Glick, the artist formerly known as starving, is
the proprietor of this charming gallery and studio with its emphasis on Mr.
Glicks handmade jewelry. The Gallery also features the fine art and craft work
of more than 30 artists, some of them Island residents. There are also lots of
gift ideas, like handmade soap, bath products, pottery and hand-painted t-shirts
and scarves.

Directions: Subway #6 or NY Express Bus/Pelham Bay or bus BX12 to
Pelham Bay Park, then bus BX29 to City Island

The Judaica Museum of the Hebrew Home for the Aged

Address: At Riverdale 5961 Palisade Avenue (just south of 261st
Street) Bronx, NY 10471

Tel: (718)581-1294

Hours: Mon - Thur: 1 pm- 4:30 pm; Sun: 1 pm? 5 pm. Groups by
appointment.

Admission: Free

Description: The Judaica Museum of the Hebrew Home for the Aged at
Riverdale is an educational resource and holds a significant collection of
objects, paintings and textiles from Jewish religion, arts and culture. The
extraordinary Ralph and Leuba Baum Collection of over 800 ceremonial objects is
the centerpiece of it’s holdings, which in recent years has been enhanced by
hundreds of other donations to the Museum. The Museum features changing
exhibitions annually. Located on the Main Campus of the Hebrew Home for the Aged
at Riverdale, the Museum overlooks the Hudson River and the Palisades and is the
setting for many cultural, educational and social programs that enrich the lives
of visitors from the greater metropolitan area.

Directions: Subway #1 or #9 to 231st Street, then bus BX7 or BX10 bus
to last stop; Liberty Lines Express Bus BXM1 or BXM2 to last stop; Metro-North
commuter rail to Riverdale then Rail Link bus (weekdays only); #8 Westchester
Bee Line Bus.

The Studio Arts Gallery

Address: 642 Rosedale Avenue P.H. Bronx, NY 10473-4205

Tel: (718) 589-0455

Email:
livinglearningbyarts@juno.com

Hours: Call for appointment

Admission: $2.00

Description: Currently exhibiting the works of Bronx artists: Lucy
Aponte, Carmen Corrigan, Daniel DelValle. The Studio Arts Gallery opened its
doors June 18, 2003, for Bronx Week. Open to general public and community
groups. Call for appointment. Seeking artists for future exhibits.

Directions: #27Bx bus to Rosedale (between Seward & Randall Aves.), or
#6 train to Morrison Ave., then #27 Bx bus as above. Car: Bronx River Parkway
South to Story Ave., make left onto Story, right onto Metcalk, continue and
merge onto Seward, right onto Rosedale and you’re there!

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum and Gardens

Address: 895 Shore Road in Pelham Bay Park across from the Split Rock
Golf Course Bronx, NY 10464

Tel: (718) 885-1461

Email:
bartowpellED@aol.com

Hours: Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays: noon? 4 p.m. (last tour 3:15
p.m.) NEW: the First Friday of each month from 5:30? 9:30 p.m. (last tour 8:30
p.m.)

Admission: $5.00 Adults, $3.00 Seniors & Students, Children Under 6
free. WEDNESDAY IS A FREE DAY FOR ALL!

Description: You dont need to be a history buff to be enchanted by
the grandeur and beauty of this national landmark, which houses examples of fine
19th century furniture and decorative arts. The newly restored three-story
Carriage House contains a carriage stable, hay loft and tack room that give
visitors insight into what life was like on the estate. Theres also a serene
garden with a formal pool. Bartow-Pell hosts special events and exhibitions year
round.

Directions: #6 train or NY Express Bus to Pelham Bay Park, then #45
Westchester Bee Line bus to gates (bus does not run on Sundays). A great option:
take your bicycle on the #6 train, then ride the Bronx Greenway path to
Bartow-Pell.

Bronx County Building

Address: 851 Grand Concourse (at 161 Street) Bronx, NY 10451

Tel: (718)590-3545

Hours: Mon - Fri: 9 am? 5 pm

Description: This square block building is a dominant feature of the
famous Grand Concourse and combines bold Art Deco massing with neo-classic
elements. On the ground floor, Veterans Memorial Hall features murals of
American history scenes. The building houses the Bronx Supreme Court and the
Office of the Bronx Borough President.

Directions: Subway D or #4 to Yankee Stadium stop (161 Street); or
Liberty Lines Express Bus BXM4A or BXM4B to 161 Street; or buses BX1, BX6, BX13.

Bronx General Post Office

Address: Grand Concourse at 150th Street Bronx, NY

Tel: (718)

Hours: Mon-Fri: 8 am? 8 pm; Sat: 9 am? 6 pm

Description: This impressive building occupies a full square block and
is one of the signature structures of the Grand Concourse. Be sure to go inside
and view the 13 murals by Ben Shahn (1898-1969), one of the best-known American
protest painters of the 1930s. His murals, created as part of a Depression era
publicly-sponsored program, are found in facilities around the country.

Directions: Subway #2, #4 or #5 to East 149th Street and Grand
Concourse; buses BX1, BX19

Edgar Allan Poe Cottage

Address: Grand Concourse & E. Kingsbridge Rd. (in Poe Park) Bronx, NY
10458

Tel: (718) 881-8900

Hours: Sat: 10 am - 4 pm, Sun: 1 pm - 5pm. Weekday tours by
appointment

Admission: $2.00 per person

Description: America’s first great literary master lived in this
farmhouse at the end of his life, and today the small, modest home looks very
much as it did when Poe lived here 1846-1849. While living at the cottage, Poe
wrote Annabel Lee, Ulalume, The Bells and Eureka. The house tour is complemented
by an award-winning video that provides insight into the writer and the man.

Directions: Subway #4 or D to Kingsbridge Road or bus BX1, BX2, BX9,
BX28

Fonthill Castle at the College of Mt. St. Vincent

Address: 6301 Riverdale Avenue (at West 263rd Street) Bronx, NY 10471

Tel: (718)405-3345

Fax: (718)601-6392

Hours: Tours by appointment

Description: Romantically located on a bluff overlooking the Hudson
River, Fonthill was completed in 1852 as a home for the eras most distinguished
actor, Edwin Forrest, and named after William Beckfords famous English castle,
Fonthill Abbey. Now used for administrative offices, it is one of several
landmarks on the campus of the College of Mount St. Vincent.

Directions: Subway #1 or #9 to 231st Street, then bus BX7 or BX10 to
last stop; Liberty Lines Express Bus BXM1 or BXM2 to last stop; Metro-North
commuter rail to Riverdale then Rail Link bus (weekdays only); #8 Westchester
Bee Line Bus.

Fordham University

Address: Rosehill Campus Fordham Road (between Webster Ave &
Kazimiroff Blvd.) Bronx, NY 10458

Tel: (718) 817-3009

Hours: Access to exteriors: 9 am? 5 pm, 7 days a week; tours by
appointment

Description: Youll find four landmark structures on the lush campus
of one of the countrys top universities: the Administration Building, a superb
example of Greek Revival style; University Church, a Gothic Revival Church;
Alumni House, a small fieldstone house bearing the date 1840; and St. Johns
Residence Hall, an early example of American Collegiate Gothic. The campus is
often the site of concerts by the Bronx Arts Ensemble and other borough
performing groups.

Directions: Subway D or #4 to Fordham Road, then bus BX12 to Fordham
Plaza; or buses BX9, BX12, BX15, BX17, BX22 to Fordham Plaza; or Metro-North
commuter rail to Fordham; or #60, #61 Westchester Bee Line buses.

Fort Schuyler at SUNY Maritime College

Address: 6 Pennyfield Avenue (the end of Pennyfield Ave under the
Throggs Neck Bridge) Bronx, NY 10465

Tel: (718)409-7218

Hours: Mon-Fri: 9 am? 4 pm

Description: This beautiful, waterfront campus is worth the trip to
the eastern tip of the Bronx at the foot of the Throggs Neck Bridge. Fort
Schuyler itself is a massive structure which once mounted more than 300 guns to
protect this part of the Long Island Sound. Today it houses the Maritime
Industry Museum with artifacts and exhibits that trace seafaring history dating
back to the Vikings. A 565-foot, 18,000 ton training ship can also be toured by
appointment.

Directions: Subway #6 to Westchester Square, then bus BX40 to campus
gate

Hall of Fame For Great Americans

Address: Bronx Community College at University Avenue. University
Avenue & W. 181 Street Bronx, NY 10453

Tel: (718)289-5161

Fax: (718)289-6496

Hours: Open Daily 10 A.M.-5 P.M. Self-guided tours anytime; guided
tours by appointment

Admission: Free

Description: This 630-foot long, semi-circular colonnade is the
nations original Hall of Fame and a majestic tribute to Americans who have
significantly contributed to human advancement. Built in 1900 and dramatically
overlooking the Harlem and Hudson Rivers on the highest point in NYC, it houses
98 bronze busts and is one of the citys greatest architectural and educational
treasures. Featuring original sculptures by Daniel Chester French, Frederick
MacMonnies, and Anna Hyatt Huntington. The adjacent Gould Memorial Library is
also a Stanford White Beaux Arts masterpiece built 1897-1899. Both are New York
City landmarks.

Directions: Subway #4 to Burnside Avenue, then walk west up Burnside
to University Ave and turn right, campus will be on the left, or #1 to 207th
Street and then transfer to BX12; buses BX3, BX40, BX42, or BX12 to University
Avenue and transfer to BX3.

Lourdes of America

Address: 833 Mace Avenue (at Bronxwood Ave) St. Lucy’s Church Bronx,
NY 10467

Tel: (718) 882-0710

Hours: Year-round, 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset; Scala Santa
Hours: In good weather only: 11 am - 4 pm, 7 days a week June-September;
weekends only October - May.

Admission: Free

Description: This replica of France’s famous shrine is a dazzling
sight, with hundreds of votive candles lit by devout pilgrims who come to
collect the grotto’s flowing water, said to have miraculous healing powers. The
adjacent Scala Santa (Holy Stair) depicts different stages in the life of Jesus
Christ and a life-size sculpture of the crucifixion. There’s also a bookshop
with Christian titles and gifts.

Directions: Subway # 2 to Allerton Avenue or Liberty Lines Express Bus
BXM11 then walk or take bus BX26 to Bronxwood Avenue; or Metro-North commuter
rail to New York Botanical, then bus BX26.

St. Anns Church and Graveyard

Address: 295 St. Anns Avenue (between 139 & 141 Streets) Bronx, NY
10454

Tel: (718) 585-5632

Hours: Tours by appointment

Description: The oldest church in The Bronx, St. Anns is a landmark
structure, consecrated in 1841 by Gouverneur Morris, whose father wrote the
final draft of the U.S. Constitution. Members of the Morris family are buried in
the graveyard and crypt beneath the church.

Directions: Subway #6 to Brook Avenue or bus BX33

Valentine-Varian House

Address: 3266 Bainbridge (at 208th Street) Bronx, NY 10467

Tel: (718)881-8900

Hours: Sat: 10 am? 4 pm, Sun: 1 pm? 5 pm. Weekday tours by
appointment

Admission: $2.00 per person

Description: This beautiful fieldstone farmhouse, built in 1758, is a
national landmark and home to the Museum of Bronx History. Much of its fine
colonial craftsmanship survived the ravages of six American Revolution battles
that engulfed it. The front parlor features a display about the development of
Bronx streets and neighborhoods, while two other rooms contain changing
exhibitions. Theres also a gift shop with great Bronx souvenirs like the Bronx
afghan, a quilt featuring the boroughs most popular visitor attractions (see
Souvenirs).

Directions: Subway D to 205th Street and Bainbridge Avenue or subway
#4 to Mosholu Parkway (walk east on 208th Street); buses BX10, BX16, BX28, BX30,
BX34 or Liberty Lines Express Bus BXM4A or BXM4B to 208th Street.

Van Cortlandt House Museum

Address: Broadway at 246 Street Bronx, NY 10471

Tel: 718-543-3344

Hours: Tues - Fri: 10 am? 3 pm; Sat & Sun: 11 am? 4 pm. Closed Mon.
Guided tours by appointment.

Admission: $2 for adults, $1.50 students & seniors; children under 14
free

Description: Built in 1748, Van Cortlandt House is the oldest
surviving residence in The Bronx. Twice during the Revolutionary War, George
Washington used Van Cortlandt as headquarters. Due to its location in Van
Cortlandt Park, the house appears much as it did two centuries ago, when it was
the rural manor house of a large and prosperous wheat plantation. Since 1896 the
National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York has operated the
house as a museum furnished with decorative arts and Van Cortlandt family
collections.

Directions: Subway #1 or #9 to 242 Street or Bus BX9 to 244 Street or
Liberty Lines Express Bus BXM3 or #1, #2 Westchester Bee Line bus.

Woodlawn Cemetery

Address: Webster Avenue & E. 233rd Street Bronx, NY 10470

Tel: (718)920-0500

Hours: 9 am? 5 pm, 7 days a week; group tours by appointment

Description: Since its founding in 1863, the Woodlawn Cemetery has
been the final resting place for Americas rich and famous, among them George M.
Cohan, Augustus D. Julliard, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis and merchant kings F.
W. Woolworth, J.C. Penney and R.H. Macy. Woodlawn is also an oasis of art,
history and beautiful ecology, and serves as a sanctuary to diverse bird life
and many of New Yorks Great Trees. Cultural events take place throughout the
year, including Memorial Day and 4th of July concerts featuring the music of
Cohan, Ellington and Davis.

Directions: Entrances on Jerome Avenue at Bainbridge Avenue or Webster
Avenue at E. 233 Street. Subway #4 to last stop; or Metro-North commuter rail to
Woodlawn; or Liberty Lines Express Bus BXM4B to Jerome Avenue; bus BX31 to
Webster Ave, BX16 and BX34 to Jerome Avenue.

SOURCE: ilovethebronx




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