Lifestyle Things to do in the Bronx this summer By Emily Schienvar firstname.lastname@example.org Updated July 7, 2016 11:12 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Make the Bronx your summer playground with its parks, museums and special events. Be it a Yankee game, a visit to Little Italy or a stroll through a museum, take in New York culture with all the borough has to offer. Check out some of our summer picks. Yankee Stadium Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke Catch a Major League Baseball game at Yankee Stadium this summer. Tickets range from $9 for a bleacher seat to upward of $500 for access to the Delta suite. yankees.mlb.com Bronx Zoo Photo Credit: WCS / Julie Larsen Maher Visit lions, tigers and bears, along with birds of prey, reptiles and other animal favorites at the Bronx Zoo. You can feed the penguins or sea lions, ride the bug carousel or check out a 4-D film. Also on exhibit now with his family is the zoo's newest male North American porcupine. Ticket prices range from free for children to $33.95 at the gate for adults. Wednesdays are free. bronxzoo.com Little Italy of the Bronx Photo Credit: Bronx Little Italy via Facebook Also known as Belmont or Arthur Avenue, this neighborhood purports itself to be the "real" Little Italy of New York over Manhattan's more touristy locale. For Italian bread, pasta, pastries, sausage and espresso, Arthur Avenue offers it all in its shops, bakeries and restaurants. arthuravenuebronx.com Edgar Allan Poe Cottage Photo Credit: Emilio Guerra If you've always been fascinated by "The Cask of Amontillado," "The Raven" and "Annabel Lee," visit the cottage in the Bronx where American poet and author Edgar Allan Poe spent the last few years of his life. Situated in Poe Park, the house was actually moved about 450 feet from its original location in 1913. Open Thursday through Sunday, admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students, children and seniors. bronxhistoricalsociety.org Free summer movies Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures Use free movies as an excuse to explore the Bronx's parks. Popular movies from the past and present -- including hits like "Grease," "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and many more -- will be screened during the evenings for free in park locations all summer long. nycgovparks.org/events Check out amNY.com's list of movies to see this summer: amny.com/entertainment Wave Hill Photo Credit: Wave Hill via Facebook This 28-acre public garden and cultural center sports fantastic views of the Palisades, gardens and hiking trails. Wave Hill offers free guided walks through its gardens and galleries as well as yoga, Tai Chi and meditation classes that range in cost from $10 to $25. Admission to the site is $8 for adults, $4 for students and seniors, $2 for children over 6 and free for younger kids. Admission is free on Tuesday and Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. wavehill.org Boogie on the Boulevard Photo Credit: Bronx Museum of the Arts via Facebook On the last Sundays of June, July and August, the center lanes of the Grand Concourse starting at 162nd Street will open to the public for free music, art and fitness programs from 12 to 4 p.m. Bike, run, dance, craft or picnic where cars usually rule. boogieontheboulevard.org Free yoga in Poe Park Photo Credit: Bend & Bloom Yoga via Facebook Every Thursday at 12:30 p.m., Poe Park offers a free yoga and meditation class. Take an hour for balance and relaxation in the outdoors. nycgovparks.org Bronx Museum of the Arts Photo Credit: Bronx Museum of the Arts via Facebook With totally free admission, there's nothing to stop you from checking out art and cultural exhibitions at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, unless it's a Monday or Tuesday (it's closed). Currently on display are the works of Hank Willis Thomas, artwork from the Teen Council focusing on alienation and acceptance, paintings by Valeri Larko and more. bronxmuseum.org Woodlawn Cemetery Photo Credit: Getty Images / Paul Zimmerman Visit the graves of American greats like "Moby Dick" author Herman Melville, suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton, newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer, salsa performer Celia Cruz, editorial cartoonist Thomas Nast and jazz legend Duke Ellington at the 153-year-old Woodlawn Cemetery. A designated National Historic Landmark, the cemetery's visitation hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every day. thewoodlawncemetery.org/# Bronx River Photo Credit: Bronx River Alliance via Facebook Head over to the Bronx River to take in scenic views or paddle down the river in a canoe. The 23-mile river is accessible from several of the borough's parks. bronxriver.org New York Botanical Garden Photo Credit: Getty Images / Timothy A. Clary Celebrating its 125th year, the New York Botanical Garden has 250 acres of land that showcase a rose garden, arboretum, azaleas, day lilies, orchids and much more. Currently on display is its "Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas" exhibition, featuring art and the gardens that inspired it. You can also check out the NYBG Greenmarket on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., where fresh fruits, veggies and baked goods can be purchased from local farms and bakeries. A grounds-only pass can be purchased by NYC residents at $13 for adults and $6 for students and seniors, or an all-garden pass at $20 for adults and $18 for students and seniors. nybg.org SummerStage Photo Credit: <a target=new href="http://bit.ly/20vdaSY"> Michael Galpert via Flickr (CC BY-SA)</a> The City Parks Foundation brings free performances to New York City through its annual concert series SummerStage. Several shows will be held in Bronx parks, including Fat Joe and Tony Touch on July 6 in Crotona Park and Johnny Rivera and Joan Català on July 12 in St. Mary's Park. cityparkfoundation.org The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series Photo Credit: <a href="www.metopera.org" target="_blank">The Metropolitan Opera</a> Does free opera in the great outdoors sound like your cup of tea? Head to Crotona Park on July 13 at 7 p.m. for aria and duets from a variety of operas, featuring soprano Michelle Bradley, tenor Kang Wang, baritone Yunpeng Wang and pianist Dan Saunders. metopera.org Bronx SalsaFest Photo Credit: Bronx Tourism Council via Facebook Dance your heart out and celebrate salsa in the Bronx Aug. 2 through Aug. 25 with photographers, documentarians, musicians and salseros. Last year, events included a performance by Orquesta SCC, a concert by Tito Rojas, self guided tours, film screenings, a silent disco and other performances. The 2016 events will be announced on the Bronx Tourism Council's website some time in July. ilovethebronx.com Visit a new park Photo Credit: Emilio Guerra Concrete Plant Park as well as Pugsley Creek are newer additions to the varied Bronx park system. By Emily Schienvar email@example.com Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Things to do in Queens this summerCelebrate summer in Queens with festivals, parks and activities. Fleet Week fun, female 'Hamlet' and more to do this weekYou could go home right after work ... but the couch will still be there afterward. Our picks for what to do in Brooklyn this summerSummer fun awaits in Brooklyn with museums, parks, festivals, film screenings and more. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.