THE BRONX — La-di-da-di The Bronx likes to party.
The 46th annual festival will run from May 11 to May 21 and include events ranging from concerts to a Derek Jeter block party to a pop-up beer garden at the Museum of Bronx History.
The 11-day event will kick off with a pair of art shows at Riverdale's Hebrew Home starting at 10:30 a.m. on May 11, and it will conclude with the grand finale concert, beer garden and food and arts festival on May 21.
Other highlights of Bronx Week 2017 include:
►Centenarian Celebration: Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will honor and celebrate Bronx residents who have lived for almost 100 years at Bronx Week's sixth annual centenarian event. (May 11, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 737 Throggs Neck Expressway., $35)
►Montefiore Bodega Walk: Bronxites will meet at Montefiore's family practice in Williamsbridge and walk roughly one mile to and from a pair of local bodegas — Gold Grill Deli and Vivan Grocery — to try healthy foods the businesses now carry as part of Montefiore's healthy store initiative. (May 12, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., 3011 Boston Rd., free)
►Marble Hill Annexation: This event aims to officially claim Marble Hill as part of The Bronx, not part of Manhattan. The Great and Glorious Grand Army of The Bronx will convene at Mr. McGoo's Pub, and attendees are encouraged to bring their battle helmets. (May 13, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., 5602 Broadway, free)
►Marvelous Mott Haven—South Bronx Historic Districts Tour: Bronx Borough Historian Lloyd Ultan will lead people on a walk through the three historic districts in Mott Haven along Alexander Avenue. (May 13, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., E. 138th Street and Alexander Avenue, $10 for members of the Bronx County Historical Society, $20 for nonmembers)
►Jeter Day Block Party: The Yankees will retire Jeter's number and unveil his plaque in Monument Park the night of their May 14 game against the Houston Astros, an event that will be preceded by a block party near the stadium celebrating the famed shortstop with song, dance and souvenirs. (May 14, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., River Avenue between E. 161st and E. 162nd Streets, free)
►DJ Scott La Rock Street Dedication Ceremony: The Universal Hip Hop Museum and City Councilman Fernando Cabrera will honor the legacy of hip-hop artist DJ Scott La Rock, who founded Boogie Down Productions, by co-naming a street in the borough after him. (May 19, 2 p.m., Kingsbridge Road and Jerome Avenue, free)
►In The Footsteps of Edgar Allan Poe: Bronx County Historical Society Program Director Angel Hernandez will lead a three-mile walk from Poe Cottage to High Bridge via Aqueduct Avenue to pay tribute to the walks that author Edgar Allan Poe used to take in the borough. (May 20, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Grand Concourse and E. Kingsbridge Road, $10 for BCHS members, $20 for nonmembers)
►The Purple Xperience: Former Prince and the Revolution member Matt Fink, also known as Doctor Fink, will make his debut at Lehman Center with The Purple Xperience, a Prince tribute band based out of Minneapolis. Fink performed with the Revolution from 1978 to 1991 and aims to provide audiences with an authentic recreation of a Prince concert. (May 20, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., 250 Bedford Park Blvd. W, $25-$75)
►Beer Garden: The Museum of Bronx History will host a pop-up beer garden following the Bronx Week finale parade featuring music and beverages for sale. (May 21, 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., 3266 Bainbridge Ave., free, but donations are suggested)
►Bronx Week Grand Finale Concert: Bronx Week will wrap up with a massive concert celebrating the rich musical legacy of the borough with hip-hop, salsa, R&B and more. Featured artists will include Slick Rick, Doug E. Fresh, TKA and Los Adolescentes. (May 21, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Mosholu Parkway and Bainbridge Avenue, free)