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The Bronx: What to do spring 2016

From its world-class botanical garden to an island accessible by public bus, the Bronx has a bounty of attractions to enjoy in the warm weather. And spring may be the best time to visit.

Whether you're a born and bred Bronxite or have never visited the borough, this is the season to explore the Bronx.

New York Botanical Garden

Beautiful in pretty much any month without snow,
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Beautiful in pretty much any month without snow, the New York Botanical Garden is certainly worth a visit in spring. Breathe in the spring breeze and see cherry blossoms blooming, tulips sprouting and more. Visit the weekend of April 29 for the annual Antique Garden Furniture Fair. Open Tuesday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 2900 Southern Blvd., http://www.nybg.org/

Bronx Brewery

On Saturday, April 30, Bronx Brewery will celebrate
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On Saturday, April 30, Bronx Brewery will celebrate its seasonal opening with a day full of festivities. Live music will be played in the backyard from 12 p.m. - 11 p.m., Fletcher's Barbecue will be bringing the meats and plenty of locally brewed beer will be on tap. 856 E. 136th St., thebronxbrewery.com

Arbor Week at Wave Hill

Wave Hill, the Bronx's majestic public garden overlooking
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Wave Hill, the Bronx's majestic public garden overlooking the Hudson River, is hosting a series of outdoor events in honor of nature. Visit from April 26 to May 1 for activities including family art projects, tree walks, bike rides, cooking demos and more. West 249th Street and Independence Avenue in Riverdale, wavehill.org

The Bronx Trolley

Formerly known as The Bronx Culture Trolley, this
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Formerly known as The Bronx Culture Trolley, this free cultural trolley ride takes passengers to art hot spots starting with a reception at Longwood Art Gallery. On Wednesday, May 4 and Wednesday, June 1, the trolley departs the gallery at 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to take passengers on a cultural loop of the Bronx. Details at bronxarts.org

Bronx Book Fair

Writers, poets and readers unite at this third
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Writers, poets and readers unite at this third annual event at the Bronx Library Center, the largest library in the borough. On May 7 and 8, there are panel discussions, readings, literacy workshops and more in a weekend of events for all ages. Free admission, 310 E Kingsbridge Rd., bronxbookfair.com

Take a delicious tour of Arthur Avenue

This old-school Italian enclave can best be explored
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This old-school Italian enclave can best be explored on foot -- and with your taste buds. The Institute of Culinary Education is leading $90 tours on May 14 and June 4, guiding food-lovers through a slew of "butchers, bakers, cheesemakers, and shop owners" along with plenty of tasty bites along the way. Tour meets at 2344 Arthur Ave., recreational.ice.edu

City Island Arts & Crafts Fair

This annual spring fair brings local makers from
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This annual spring fair brings local makers from City Island and beyond to show off and sell their work. Crafters can apply to be vendors at the fair and all visitors can enjoy the scenery of this just-remote-enough fishing island. June 4-5, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., cityislandchamber.org

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