News The Bronx is getting a $15 million amphitheater Soundview Park in the Soundview section of the Bronx, Thursday, Nov., 20, 2014. Photo Credit: Linda Rosier By NEWSDAY / EMILY NGO firstname.lastname@example.org @epngo Updated August 26, 2015 1:05 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Bronx and city Parks Department officials Thursday evening will mark a new amphitheater at Soundview Park -- part of $15 million in amenities and upgrades to the green space -- with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and free movie night. Bronx Borough president Ruben Diaz Jr. and Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver will be on hand to celebrate the opening of the amphitheater, with festivities to begin at 6 p.m. The facility features a "performance lawn." The movie "Yogi Bear" will be screened and a free yoga lesson for children will be provided. In addition to the amphitheater, the upgrades begun under former Mayor Michael Bloomberg's PlaNYC initiative to Soundview Park include a track-and-field complex with a soccer field and a playground. The 205-acre park, called "the Gateway to the Bronx River," was built on the site of a former landfill. By NEWSDAY / EMILY NGO email@example.com @epngo Emily Ngo covers the White House and national politics for Newsday, having followed President Donald Trump to Washington, D.C., after following him on the campaign trail. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.