February 2011

Latest Bronx Groupon

Check it out! $10 for $20 worth of Indian-Influenced Barbecue and Drinks at The Barbecue Pit right here in the Bronx. To get this deal, click on the link below: Find Today’s Daily Deal on the Best in New York!

A Rainy Day in the Bronx

If you’re lucky enough to have off this week with your children- but bummed about the rain today, you’re not alone. If you’ve decided to stay indoors, check out this site-http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com/. They feature all kinds of crafts and projects you can make from materials inside your house. There are even some stuff for the Oscars, Mardi Gras, and Easter up. So cool!

Annual Urban Environmental Challenge

The UEC is a 10k race hosted by the Van Cortlandt Track Club that takes runners through all of the undiscovered trails through Van Cortlandt Park. This race is always fun and runners can expect to get a little muddy, with the odd stream crossing (log bridge optional) but it’s a great introduction to trail running! The race will be on April 3rd at 10:00 AM and will start at the

Celebrate Women's History Month-FREE

Celebrate Women’s History Month on Friday, March 4, with “First Fridays! On My Own Words & Sounds” at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. The event will feature live performances by Valerie Capers and her jazz ensemble. Open from 6:00-10:00, this event is free and open to the public. Friday, March 4, 2011 6:00-10:00 The Bronx Museum of the Arts The Lower Gallery

BronxMama 30 Day Water Challenge

It’s almost the end of February and unfortunately a lot of New Years Resolutions have probably already been broken. Sometimes we take on something bigger than we can chew-so BronxMama wants to start with something small-that is actually pretty big! Join BronxMama in the 30 Day Water Challenge- for 30 days replace those sugary juice and sodas with water.  To join the challenge, sign up here!

Important Information for Pre-K

I know it’s hard to imagine your little one growing up and going to school-but when you live in New York City it’s easily something you think about from the day they are born-so being prepared is important. The NYC Department of Education has updated their site with some important dates for Pre-K registration. Check it out here. The Application period begins March 7th and there will be information sessions.

This Weeks Bronx Groupon Deal

BronxMama loves to see local deals in the Bronx. To keep them coming, make sure you take advantage of them and show that we are interested in these deals! Right now there is a deal for Havana Cafe-$10 for $20 worth of Cuban Cuisine at Havana Cafe. Check it out: If you take advantage of this deal, please share with our readers and let them know how your experience was!

BronxMama Giveaway!

With the weather getting nicer and the kids off from school next week, its an awesome chance to get out and do something! For an awesome indoor idea, you should definitely check out Tropical Treats: Chocolate, Vanilla, and Spice” Activities from February 19 – 27 at the New York Botanical Garden. The NYBG has thought about those of you with children who are off from school and has offered an awesome

BronxWorks Participates in LinkEducation Expo

The BronxWorks Center for Achieving Future Education (CAFÉ) participated in the Fifth Annual K-12 Education Expo sponsored by LinkEducation.  The fair was held on Saturday, February 12, at the Kimmel Center of New York University, 60 Washington Square South, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. LinkEducation provides information to parents, educators, students, school leaders, policy makers, and others that will help them choose the best possible education for their children. 

Are you Fully Charged?-Win a family four pack of tickets to The Greatest Show on Earth!

I love when Facebook and other social networking sites are used to get the word out about a great cause! The latest-Are You Fully Charged, is a safety initiative — undertaken by NYC regional office of Feld Entertainment, producers of the 141st Edition of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey (not-so-coincidentally titled “Fully Charged”) — to reach out to everyone everywhere to make sure that the batteries in your smoke detectors

Outside the Bronx: Children's Event

No Longer Empty is a not for profit organization that invigorates communities by transforming vacant real estate into world class, site specific public art exhibitions and programming. They are having a special Children’s event for the Armory show on March 5th and 6th. The event will consist of tours of galleries and artists spaces including Cuchifritos, Artists Alliance  and other spaces in Chelsea and Lower East Side areas. The tours

An Awesome Bronx Birthday Party Deal

Being a full time student and mom, I’ll admit I’m signed up for every deal sight there is out there. I love finding out everything from where to get a free sandwich, to how to get 50% off art classes. So when I saw that Mommy Poppins was offering an awesome deal that can be used in the Bronx, I had to share with you guys! If you haven’t already