January 2011

Virtual Toddler Storytime!

Gayle Snible from the New York Public Library knows how important it is to read to your children-but some people forget it’s not so your child can read before anyone in their class, “Reading to children isn’t about pressuring your kid into becoming some sort of prodigy who can wow your friends at parties by reading index cards at six months. Many experts also believe it’s mostly about fun, bonding

Bronx Borough President's Official Dominican Heritage Celebration

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and La Gran Parada Dominicana de El Bronx, Inc. Cordially Invite You To The 2011 Dominican Heritage Month Celebration Tuesday, February 15, 2011 5:30 pm Bronx County Building Veterans Memorial Hall 851 Grand Concourse, The Bronx RSVP  718-590-3989 smalave@bronxbp.nyc.gov   Music, traditional foods, and a salute to outstanding Dominican-American leaders

Sledding in the Bronx

If you check out the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation site, you will find they put up a list of places to sled in the Bronx. Check it out: Claremont Park: Interior of the park at 172nd Street between Teller Avenue and Clay Avenue Crotona Park: Slope behind ballfield #3 at Fulton Avenue and Cross Bronx Expressway. Ewen Park: West 232 Street, between Johnson and Riverdale avenues Franz

Eucerin Calming Crème and Body Wash

With all of this cold weather that has been hitting the Bronx- dry skin is inevitable. Some of us experience it more than others and that gift basket of lotion from Christmas has probably already run out. So BronxMama has an awesome giveaway this week: Eucerin Calming Crème and Body Wash! To Enter:  “Like” the Eucerin Facebook Page where you will find more skincare tips OR leave a comment and share your skin

Bronx Youth Journalism Program-Deadline Extended

The Bronx News Network, in collaboration with College Now, is running a free journalism program for Bronx high school students. They have extended the deadline to this Friday, Jan. 28, and we’re looking for a few more eager applicants. The next semester starts on Feb. 2. Classes will be held at Hostos Community College at 450 Grand Concourse on Wednesday afternoons from 4 to 6 p.m., and run for 12 weeks.

Wave Hill Events Jan 28th-Feb 4th

Once we hit February, winter begins to lose its shock value as Mother Nature helps us see that this, too, can be an industrious season. Take a leaf from artist Anne Percoco at the Family Art Project. Join Winter Workspace artist-in-residence Ruth Marshall for an intriguing afternoon knitting and purling in the gallery, in what is just the first of a number of workshops, tours and open-studio days with the

Storytime and Bronx Children's Museum Forum

If you didn’t already know, the Bronx is the only borough without a Children’s Museum-but that will soon change. The Bronx Children’s Museum is slated to open its doors in 2013. And in case you didn’t know the museum has and will be putting on forums in the community to hear from you! The museum wants to learn more about you and your children-your ideas, your needs, and more! Come

Rooftop Films in the Bronx Feb 3rd

Rooftop Films returns to the Bronx’s Bruckner Bar and Grill with Gabriel Noble’s gritty, heart wrenching documentary P-Star Rising. When Jesse discovers that his youngest daughter, Priscilla, can rap and perform, he sees redemption for his own failed music career and financial salvation for his family and commits his life to making her a star. We follow the father-daughter duo through the grit and glamour of the music industry, capturing

Bronx Economic Guide

If you didn’t already hear, the new Bronx Economic Guide has been released.  But don’t let the name fool you- the guide is super interesting to read; you’ll find places to visit, facts, and other information that you probably don’t know about the borough. You can download the guide here. “This stunning guide not only presents a great picture of the Bronx, it shows businesses and others interested in investing