The Yankee Stadium neighborhood is getting ready for Opening Day. Giant multi-colored baseball banners are being installed all along River Avenue and across 161st Street.
The Bronx Arts Ensemble is giving a pre-game concert of baseball tunes. And, Yankee fans will be urged to sing along to Take Me Out to the Ball Game and set a national record when they arrive at Babe Ruth Plaza.
“The stores are ready, the neighborhood is excited, the season is about to begin,” said Dr. Cary Goodman, executive director of the 161st Street BID which is coordinating the Opening Day Weekend festivities. “Everyone should have a good time and celebrate the return of baseball to The Bronx.” Additional elements of the Opening Day Weekend celebration include:
• FREE autographs by Negro Leaguer, Jim Robinson and former Yankee, Roy White on Saturday from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
• A Negro League exhibit at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, open daily at 11:00 a.m.
• Major League baseball’s Pitch, Hit & Run competition for boys and girls ages 7 – 14 at Mullaly Park on Saturday, April 2.
• Two solar-powered Big Belly trash cans will be installed to accommodate the high trash collection needs of the stadium fans
Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Apple Bank on River Avenue @ 161 Street