October 2012

It's My Park Day

Find projects in the Bronx to join in on! How does It’s My Park Day work? Partnerships for Parks invited dedicated community groups to organize It’s My Park Day volunteer projects and free cultural events in their neighborhood parks. Volunteer activities range from horticulture to painting projects, along with a variety of free events, including kayaking, dance performance, and much, much more! YOU can help! On It’s My Park Day,

NYBG Spooky Nighttime Adventures- Special Offer!

So cool! Taking place October 20-21 and 26-28 from 6:30-8:00, Spooky Nighttime Adventures at the New York Botanical Garden allows for children to safely navigate the Adventure Garden after dark. BronxMama readers can save $5 off each ticket by using code 9076 when purchasing tickets online. Limit 6 tickets per order. Online purchase only. Thanks to the folks at the NYBG for this offer! To learn more about the event,

Boo at the Zoo

Celebrate a New York Halloween tradition! Visit bats, tiger cubs, and creepy-crawly critters and enjoy the crisp fall weather at the zoo. Take the family on a hayride, explore a Haunted Mansion, and enjoy music, magic and more. Treat stations around the park will sweeten your visit. Weekends in October. For more information, visit bronxzoo.com

Enchanted Wave Hill Weekend! Halloween fun!

There’s magic in the Bronx! Bring your little fairies and gnomes to Enchanted Wave Hill to construct a tiny house in the woods, fashioned from sticks and leaves (and a bit of pixie dust). Storyteller Rama Mandel weaves tales of Wave Hill’s fabled woodland fairies. Artist Janice Patrignani creates a dreamy setting for your enchanted activities—paint with her! Free, and admission to the grounds is free all weekend thanks to

Rosie Pope's Mommy IQ

Last night Pregnant in Heels star Rosie Pope held a launch event for her new book, Mommy IQ, at Destination Maternity in Manhattan. Lots of mommy to be’s came out to meet the baby connoisseur and learn about her latest project. Guests munched on goodies from Dylan’s Candy Bar and sipped on yummy mocktails while Rosie signed copies of their books and answered questions about their pregnancies. Mommy IQ is

October Bronx Culture Trolley

The Bronx Culture Trolley returns on October 3, 2012 featuring a number of family activities along the South Bronx Cultural Corridor. This month’s venues include: Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos -Puerto Rico In Its Labyrinth, Chronicles of a Country and a World in Crisis -Works on paper and sculpture by Puerto Rican artist José Buscaglia -Plaza de la Identidad: Public Art Under House Arrest -Introduction to the Exhibition by Artist

Haunted Pumpkin Garden at NYBG

In preparation for Halloween, the Garden is hosting a month long celebration of all things spooky complete with a Haunted Pumpkin Garden. The event, taking place October 6-31st in our 12-acre Everett Children’s Adventure Garden, boasts a number of festive activities sure to thrill children of all ages including: • Navigating a garden filled with intricately carved pumpkin sculptures • Decorating science bags with fallen fruits and leaves • Performing