June 2013


The Police Athletic League (PAL) launches its 2013 Summer Playstreets Program in the Bronx on Monday, July 8th. New York City youngsters play traditional sidewalk games, develop their creativity through the arts, and learn from a wide range of educational, recreational and cultural arts specialists. PAL’s Summer Playstreets Program closes off streets and utilizes other public areas, such as playgrounds and parks, throughout New York City to provide children with

Learning Garden Workshops

City Parks Foundation Offers New Learning Gardens Workshops in the Bronx Get Your Hands Dirty While Learning the Ins & Outs of Urban Gardening   This summer, get outdoors and connect with nature in your community at City Parks Foundation’s new Learning Gardens public workshops. From Herbal Tea Making to Companion Planting and even Aerobic and Anaerobic Composting, these 45 minute workshops will provide invaluable lessons in a community garden setting, and are

Coming up at Summerstage in the Bronx

SummerStage Bronx 2013 Schedule   Day Date Time Artist Park Boro Genre Tuesday Jun. 25 7:00 PM Tribute to Ismael Rivera with Moncho Rivera St. Mary’s Park BX Music Wednesday Jun. 26 7:00 PM Tribute to Hector Lavoe St. Mary’s Park BX Music Thursday Jun. 27 7:00 PM Sammy Garcia Y Sabor De Puerto Rico St. Mary’s Park BX Music Saturday Jun. 29 4:00 PM Bronx Family Day:  KR3TS Dance

Environmental Workshops for Children

Sustainable Saturday Workshops: Green Generations will be offering 2-hour workshops from 10 am to 12 pm once per month on Saturdays from June to October for children 8-12 years old.  Each of these workshops will have an eco-friendly theme to teach children about sustainability and cultivate a love for nature. Each workshop will be held at St Mary’s Park and drop-off/pick-up will be in front of the St Mary’s Recreation Center entrance.

Welcome Home Weekend at Wave Hill

THU, JULY 4    INDEPENDENCE DAY Wave Hill is open. FRI, JULY 5    YOGA TOGETHER Child and parent or caregiver practice fun yoga poses that build strength, increase flexibility and relax body and mind in this one-hour class taught by Catherine McGibney, an instructor at Yoga for Bliss. Recommended for ages 3–5. Sessions are held outdoors only and are weather dependent. Call718.549.3200 x245 by 8AM on the day of the class for program

Cocktail Evenings and Summer Concerts Series at The New York Botanical Garden

What: Enjoy a botanically inspired cocktail and experience an evening viewing of Wild Medicine: Healing Plants Around the World, Featuring The Italian Renaissance Garden in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Wild Medicine includes magnificent displays of flowers such as foxgloves, poppies, and lavender, along with architectural elements evoking the Western world’s oldest botanical garden, founded in 1545 at the University of Padua in Italy. Relax in the Conservatory Tent for a live concert. Light picnic

Fathers Day Events 2013

Feast of St. Anthony Saturday June 12-Sunday June 16 There will be live music, carnival games, rides and of course the famous food from the surrounding shops and restaurants. Little Italy, Bronx bronxlittleitaly.com       Opening Day at Padre Plaza Success Community Garden Saturday, June 15, 2:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Join the Padre Plaza Success Community Garden on their opening day extravaganza event. Featuring live entertainment, face painting, healthy cooking

Summer 2013 in the Bronx

This post is updated from last year. Have something to add? Let us know! Summer is here! While you might already have some awesome summer plans, there are still lots of things going on locally this summer for those days you don’t want to go far. Since we can’t list every single day’s events, here is a list of places plus websites with calendars and events for you to check


On July 1st, in parks throughout New York City, City Parks Foundation kicks off its 2013 Summer Sports Program for young people. Throughout the summer, City Parks Foundation provides over 13,000 New York City children free tennis, golf, and track and field instruction including free use of equipment in over 60 locations citywide.This summer, City Parks Foundation’s Sports programs will be taking place in Williamsbridge Oval, Woodlawn Park, Haffen Park, St. James

Kidaroo Birthday Parties

Special Perk! BronxMama readers will receive 10% of any booked party this summer.   All parties can be kosher or non-kosher and include:   Party Choices: The Kidaroo Party (recommended ages 1-4) – 90 minutes of excitement and fun in our play space (extra time available) – A special Kidaroo Birthday salute to make your child smile – Party room decked out in balloons – Personalized Kidaroo birthday invitations – Party favors – Juice served in

Swimming Lessons in the Bronx

  Lots of parents have been asking about swimming lessons in the Bronx. So, Bronxmama has started to compile a list of the ones we have found, and will continue to add as we find more. Please leave a comment below if you would like to share a location you know of, or if you’d like to give your feedback on one listed. Thanks! Swimming Lessons in the Bronx: NYC