October 2010

Dunkin Donuts Spooktacular Halloween Giveaway

*This giveaway is over. Stay tuned for our next!*One lucky BronxMama will win an awesome Dunkin Donuts Halloween giveaway! The gift includes: two Dunkin’ Halloween Trick-or-Treat bags one pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee and a $31 gift card to Dunkin’ Donuts! To Enter: leave a comment below or on BronxMama’s FACEBOOK page telling fellow BronxMamas what you plan to do with your child/ren for Halloween this year. The winner will

Next BronxMama/Uptown Tot Meetup-Halloween Hoorah at NYBG!

Our next meetup will be at the New York Botanical Garden! NYBG has offered BronxMama’s an awesome deal: $12 / Adult  (down from $15) $5 / Child (down from $8) Children under 2 – FREE Pack a lunch and join us for their annual Halloween Hoorah festivities on October 24th at 10:45 am- we will eat our lunch in the Picnic Pavilion, enjoy the parade, and the kids can even make

 NYC Green Cart “Green Bucks” Program Launch!!!

It’s no secret BronxMama is down with the movement to get the Bronx healthier (including myself!!). Yet another awesome idea that is coming this week will be the Green Cart “Green Bucks” program- Green Bucks coupons and maps of participating NYC Green Cart vendors will be provided to other South Bronx non-profits and community agencies for distribution to their clients, to encourage and support participation in healthy eating/health literacy programs

Macy's Culinary Council Chef Todd English at the New York Botanical Garden

Macy’s Culinary Council Chef Todd English is making a special appearance at the New York Botanical Garden this Sunday at 1pm. He’ll be doing a cooking demonstration and sharing his tips for cooking fresh and fabulous fall meals. The cost of admission is $20 for Adults, $18 for 
Students/Seniors, and $8 for Children 2–12. NYBG members and 
Children under 2 can attend the event for Free.

Native American Storytelling, Crafts, Cider Pressing and more at the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum Harvest Festival

On Saturday, October 23, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum will hold its fourth annual Harvest Festival from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This fun and festive event offers a variety of different activities for the whole family. The stars of the day are a Native American duo known as the Leaf Arrow Storytellers. Members of the Sac and Fox and Caddo Indian Nations of Oklahoma, they will present coyote tales, creation stories,

Wave Hill Events Oct 15-Oct 22

This is the moment to harvest the last fruits of the year, before the landscape shifts into its deep winter sleep. Wave Hill offers plenty to inspire appreciation for Mother’s Nature’s bounty, and a rich harvest of opportunities for families to respond creatively, whether it’s one of the last few Family Yoga sessions of the year, a sculptural Family Art Project or simply a ramble through the woodlands and a

Love Your Block Grant Awards

The Love Your Block Grant Awards is a partnership that involves the Mayor’s NYC Service division, Citizens Committee for New York City, and volunteer-led neighborhood groups that wish to beautify and revitalize their blocks. This multi-faceted program -now in its third year- combines grant money, project planning assistance, and a variety of key city services that all go towards supporting grassroots groups in their block beautification efforts.

Halloween 2010:Halloween Hoorah at the New York Botanical Garden

In the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. Saturday, October 9–Sunday, October 31 Jack-o’-lanterns, costumes, and trick or treating–Halloween is a great time to be a kid–and at The New York Botanical Garden’s annual Halloween Hoorah, it’s a great time to be an adult, too. So scoop up your favorite little ghouls and goblins and go marvel at the 500 pumpkins carved and sculpted by Michael Anthony Natiello (the creator of the annual

Boo at the Zoo

Celebrate a New York Halloween tradition! October weekends are packed with activities, including hay mazes and hayrides, pumpkin carving demonstrations, puppet shows, magic shows, and live music. Embark on a Haunted Safari Adventure to protect a creature that needs your help and enjoy an augmented reality 3-D experience. Best of all,  visit with bats, cats, and creepy critters.  And don’t forget, kids in costume get in free!*

Halloween Spotlight: Castle Hill

Helen Dresslin, from Castle Hill was recently featured in The New York Times for her awesomely decorated house! If you live in the area, be sure to take a detour and walk past with the little ones! She is located on Virgil Place. “By next week, she expects to be churning out chocolate haunted houses, witches, ghosts and brooms. She sells some to neighbors, some to a deli and a

First Wednesday: Bronx Culture Trolley

Hop on the trolley and enjoy attractions at some of the hottest cultural spots along the lower Grand Concourse Catch the trolley on the first Wednesday evening of each month (except January & September) at Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos, on the campus of Hostos Community College at 450 Grand Concourse. The trolley departs at 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30pm for other venues in the South Bronx Cultural Corridor. The trolley