November 2010

BronxMama Recipe: COQUITO!

WEPAAAAA! COQUITO TIME!  By: Amy Vega-Guobadia You can’t have the holidays in a Puerto Rican home with out Coquito. Coquito is the Puerto Rican version of eggnog. When my grandmother moved to Puerto Rico three years ago, she took the recipe with her. After searching and searching for a good recipe, I found it. I changed it for the right taste. Now I have been given the job of always

Acting Out-group exhibition at Bronx River Art Center

Photo: Maya Suess, I’ve got you under my spell Opening Reception: Friday, December 3, 6-9pm Bronx Culture Trolley (exhibition preview): Wednesday, December 1, 6-9pm *NEW Location: BronxArtSpace, 305 E 140th St #1A, Bronx, NY 10454 Bronx River Art Center (BRAC) is pleased to present Acting Out, a group exhibition guest curated by Erin Riley-Lopez, opening on December 3rd, 2010. The exhibition, which runs until January 8, 2011, is the second

New Link Added: Lactation Consultant Services

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December at Bartow Pell Mansion

Holiday Candlelight First Friday! + Bronx Seaside Trolley Friday, December 3,5:30pm – 8:30 p.m. Experience the magic of the mansion at night —by candlelight —fully decorated for the holidays. Each room in the mansion features a Christmas tree inspired by a vintage children’s Christmas storybook. Do a little shopping at the Holiday Shop and enjoy music by the wonderful Metropolitones, a seven-sisters-college alums a cappella group. Light refreshments served. The


Gather your loved ones and celebrate the holiday season at Wave Hill. Create new memories and lasting traditions together as you assemble a one-of-a-kind wreath, pot an Amaryllis bulb, or fashion felted soap during Wave Hill’s drop-in Holiday Workshops Saturday and Sunday, December 11 and 12. Workshops are ideal for children 8 and older with an accompanying adult. Craft your own unique wrapping paper inspired by nature’s repeating patterns at

Wave Hill Events November 26–December 3

Ah, giving thanks is sometimes so much work, for grown-ups and little ones!  Fortunately, Wave Hill’s stunning gardens and landscape await the ever-so-grateful visitor the day after Thanksgiving, and the entire weekend.  A soothing stroll through the woodlands Sunday morning—winter is a great time to view the many raptors we’ve been seeing recently— and of course a session at the Family Art project, both indoors and out,  provide a highly

Southern Boulevard Thanksgiving Sale

Seventeen merchants along Southern Boulevard between E. 174th Street and Westchester Avenue will kicked off a Thanksgiving Sale and Raffle Event on November 20th.  On November 26th, Black Friday, there will be a unique multi-store “roving” raffle, where prizes will be given away at different store locations every 30 minutes.

BronxMamas Blog about Bronx Children's Museum

BronxMama isn’t the only one blogging about the Bronx Children’s Museum and yesterday’s community forum-which by the way, was awesome! BronxMama writers Amy Vega Guobadia and Lisa Quinones-Fontanez also posted about the forum on their own blogs-check out their posts below!

ALL ABOARD: Holiday Train Show with Gingerbread Adventures Opens Saturday, Nov. 20 at NYBG!‏

Running through January 9, the Holiday Train Show offers New Yorkers (and visitors too!) a chance to see their city in a completely new way. Garden-gauge trains zip along a half-mile of tracks past 140 beloved New York landmarks, including the original Yankee Stadium, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and new this year, the Eero Saarinen-designed Trans World Airline Terminal at JFK Airport. Each iconic structure is masterfully crafted to scale from

Holiday Shopping Guide & Shuttle!

Sunday, November 21, 12 noon to 4 pm in Kingsbridge & Riverdale KRVC’s next Community Business Guide is a Holiday Shopping Guide, which will feature clothing stores, book stores, art galleries, gift shops, specialty stores, shoe stores, drug stores, jewerly stores and much more. The guide will be released just in time for the Holiday Shopping season! Our event to release this guide will be a Holiday Shopping Shuttle event

Holiday Fun at Bartow Pell Mansion

Holiday Quilling Workshop Saturday, November 20 2 p.m. Join BPMM for a workshop on the art of paper filigree, a technique that has been around for centuries. Learn how to curl, bend, cut, and glue fine pieces of paper to make intricate and unique designs, perfect for holiday cards, ornaments, and gifts. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Cost $15; members $10 Registration required. 718.885.1461 or