March 2011

Outdoors in New York City Issue

NYC Urban Park Rangers has released its latest issue of Outdoors in New York City. This issue is all about Fitness and the Natural World, these are outdoor recreational programs with intensity levels that range from light, moderate and vigorous.  Light programs include easy walking programs like birding or walking tours.  Moderate programs are rugged hikes and wilderness survival.  And, vigorous programs include mountain biking and advance canoeing.  Which ever program

April at Bartow Pell Mansion

BronxMama’s favorite part about April is the Easter events going on all over the Bronx. But, there is still lots to do throughout the month of April that don’t involve eggs or a bunny rabbit. Check out this list of programs and events at Bartow Pell Mansion, including their Annual Easter Egg Hunt.

Kids Kick-off 2011 Gardening Season  at The New York Botanical Garden, April 2

At The New York Botanical Garden, gardening season officially begins April 2 with the 2011 seasonal opening of the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden. Plants and imaginations grow and visitors are encouraged to get their hands dirty in daily hands-on activities. With help from parents, volunteers, and staff, children dig for worms, weed, compost, plant seeds, tend, harvest, and learn about foods grown locally and around the world. Activities change

Battle of the Boroughs: Bronx

Not too long ago BronxMama shared a flyer for the Battle of the Boroughs contest. Well, those representing their boroughs have been narrowed down and the Bronx show is this Friday! Check out some information about some of the contenders: Bethany Davis – pop, R&B Originally from CA, this Haitian/Cherokee singer has been named “Who’s Next” by VH1 and has opened for Trey Songz. Her single, “You can Make It”

BronxMama Giveaway!

Aida, of Cabecitas Lindas has another awesome giveaway for BronxMamas!   Cabecitas Lindas is a Bronx based business fast approaching  their one year anniversary! To celebrate, five people will recieve 2 headbands from the new Pom Pom collection, and will get to choose 2 of any colors. TO ENTER: Support Cabecitas Lindas in the Startup Nations Leading moms in business competition.Visit the following link and vote- you can vote until April 31 business/contestant/10171/index.php

BronxMama Bulletin Board: Childcare Available

Hello! My name is Courtney and I am a stay at home mother of a 19-month old named Elizabeth. We live in the Pelham Bay area in the Bronx. If anyone is in need of a babysitter, I would be more than happy to help. I am willing to care for your child while you work or just for a couple of hours so mommies could enjoy a night out.

BronxMama Spotlight: Samantha DeGrasse

Samantha DeGrasse was born and raised in the Bronx. She is an accomplished published children’s author. Her second book was just released titled, “Taber Is Beautiful,” available on and  DeGrasse has put on workshops throughout the area on topics such as confidence, self esteem and character education. BronxMama enjoys highlighting accomplished people who have come from the Bronx, and Samantha is definitely a great example of that! Taber is

Creating Unforgettable Memories: Preparing for Summer Camp

By BronxMama Writer Marilyn Rincon Not All Summer Camps Are Created Equal Spring is just arriving, but most of us are already thinking about our summer plans, especially kids! If you’re considering placing your child in a summer camp, there are many things to consider. •       Is your child ready for an overnight summer camp? Some children do well when they are away from their typical home

This Weekend in the Bronx- March 19th and 20th

You’ve probably already got this on your calendar since we posted it a week ago, but don’t forget the Very Hungry Caterpillar special event at the Barnes and Noble in Bay Plaza at 11 am. Kids will create a masterpiece along with the story. If the kids have plans with family or friends Saturday afternoon- moms should definitely take part in the Womans Empowerment Self Defense Workshop at St. James