2011

Bronx Well Being Survey: Please answer!

The Bronx Borough Presidents office has launched a survey for Bronxites focusing on education, safety, and other quality of life issues. We would greatly appreciate your help in raising awareness and disseminating the links. It is available in both Spanish and English. The English version is available at http://bronxboropres.nyc.gov/press/releases/2011-08-24.html For the spanish version, visit http://svy.mk/r1RB9B

Fall Art Classes at Bronx River Art Center

If you and your son or daughter both like art, BRAC has the perfect class for you: Parent & Child Workshops. Each class session will focus on a different art media, including painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. Get creative together! Kid Classes (ages 8-12) Drawing & Painting on Saturdays, 11am-1pm, $75 Alternative Drawing & Printmaking on Saturdays, 2-4pm, $75 Ceramics on Wednesdays, 4-6pm, $100 Cartooning on Mondays, 4-6pm, $75 Parent

The Road to Casa Barilla:  August 23 – September 12

On Thursday, September 8th, Barilla will rev up its engines for the race to Casa Barilla! Five Barilla-branded FIAT cars will zip through the Bronx and visit a local Italian treasure. Drivers and brand ambassadors will hand out free tickets for entry into Casa Barilla to everyone who stops by, and the first five New Yorkers who check in with a Barilla car’s location via FourSquare at select locations will

Wave Hill Events

The garden landscape embodies the promise of rebirth—and loss—perhaps a uniquely appropriate setting for commemorating 9/11.  On this special weekend, “Wind Elegy”, as well as a special Family Art Project, offer families the opportunity to focus their thoughts and feelings on the anniversary.  With admission to the grounds waived all day Sunday, families will feel especially welcome. Then at the end of this week, the fall exhibition opens. Hive Culture, Honey Weekend in early

Enter to Win a Emergency Preparedness Kit

With all of the crazy weather mother nature (aka NatureMama) has been giving us, this giveaway is a must! I’m sure many of you were checking the Office of Emergency Management’s website for tips and other important information before Irene, so one BronxMama will be winning an Emergency Preparedness Kit! Read more to find out how.

GROWNYC'S CLOTHING & TEXTILE RECYCLING COLLECTIONS

Each year the average New Yorker throws nearly 50 pounds of textiles such as old clothing, towels and shoes in the household trash. That adds up to almost 360 million pounds each year citywide. Help GROWNYC this year again by donating clean  and dry clothing, paired shoes, bedding, linens, hats, handbags, belts, fabric scraps 36″ x 36″ or larger and other textiles.  There are two events in the Bronx this year:

Giveaway: Back to School with Mickey Mouse

I love this giveaway because my five year old daughter Briana is in love with her Mickey Mouse doll that her father and I bought for her from the Disney store. The “Back-to-School First Aid Fun” Mickey giveaway will include two packages of Mickey Band-Aids, a tube of Neosporin, and a fun, retro-style lunchbox with Mickey himself on the front! Enjoy!

Danimals Giveaway and Competition

Here’s another fun giveaway for BronxMamas in honor of back to school! One lucky BronxMama winner will receive a Danimals soccer ball for their active little one. For information on how to enter, first read about the Danimals Rally For Recess competition, instructions will follow!

Giveaway: $25 gift card to TGIFridays

In case you didn’t k now, TGIFridays has a really awesome new Dinner and a Cold One deal going on-unfortunately it’s not in New York! Bummer! BUT, BronxMama has a giveaway for a $25 gift card that can be used at any location. So, if you’re a BronxMama fan reading this from one of the participating cities-Baltimore, Indianapolis, Chicago and West Palm Beach, then feel free to use the gift

Giveaway: Rizzoli & Isles - Season 1 DVD

Everyone’s favorite TV drama has returned! Rizolli & Isles is back for another season with more adventure behind these two smart and powerful women! The characters are based on the Rizolli & Isles book series by author Tess Gerritsen whom you might also know from The Surgeon, The Apprentice, and Vanish. Best friends, Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) and Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander) work side by side using their expertise to