July 2013

Bronx Salsa Fest

Friday, August 2, 6pm-11pm Salsa Fest KICK-OFF Screening of documentary followed by a Salsa Dance Party The biggest Fania All Stars show of all time took place far away from the epicenter of salsa- The Bronx. In 1974, the band was invited to participate in a huge music festival that took place in Kinshasa, Zaire. Fania All Stars Live in Africa gives Fania aficionados a unique opportunity to experience the salsa movement at

Bronx River Movie Night

July 30, 2013 (8pm) Bronx River Movie Nights Concrete Plant Park  Free, no registration required. Bring the kiddies and a blanket for an outdoor screening of Disney’s Happy Feet Two. Don’t forget your popcorn! Rain date August 1. Directions: Concrete Plant ParkBronx River (between Westchester Ave & Bruckner Blvd) Subway: 6 train to Whitlock Av, 2/5 train to Freeman St Bus: Bx4/Bx27 to Whitlock Av

Fashion Focus: London Times

When I was younger, I played around with fashion a lot. Whether it was a funky accessory or  bold colors, I was never afraid to try new things. But when I slowly gained weight after my first daughter Briana, I noticed my style changed. Naturally, some of it was from becoming a young mother and wanting to tame some of my daring outfits, but a lot of it was due

Pregones Summer Block Party

Pregones Theater and Lincoln Center Out of Doors’ La Casita, join forces once again for a fun summer afternoon of FREE outdoor performances, a live preview of Pregones’ upcoming season, and much more! Sunday, August 4 – 2:00 to 8:00pm 575 Walton Avenue, Bronx NY MC: poet David González Poetry & spoken word performances by: Carl Hancock Rux, David Alonso Rivera, Elizabeth Acevedo, Irma Pineda, Janet Rogers, Jesús Papoleto Meléndez, John S. Blake, Lynn Hill,

Sprint brings 4G LTE and enhanced 3G network improvements to the Bronx

Beginning July 30th, Sprint’s  new 4G LTE network and improved 3G service will be available in the Bronx and Brooklyn. Also, with the groundbreaking Sprint Unlimited Guarantee, available with an Unlimited, My WaySM or My All-inSM plan, customers can get unlimited talk, text and data while on the Sprint network guaranteed for the life of the line of service.  In addition to the Bronx and Brooklyn, customers are finding 4G LTE in parts of Manhattan,

August at the Bronx Documentary Center

BRONX DOCUMENTARY CENTER Presents: August Events Diary of a Bad Year: A War Correspondent’s Dilemma Friday, August 2, 2013 | 8:15pm NPR’s Kelly McEvers’ unprecedented and intimate portrait of the sacrifices reporters and their families make to tell untold stories — and the sometimes dangerous allure of the job. Tickets can be purchased at the door or ADVANCE TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE. Suggested donation: $7 Adults, $5 Students, Children 17 and Under Free

The Kids Rule Week!

The Children’s Theatre Company at Lehman will be presenting Jack and The Beanstalk and The Raggedy Ann and Andy Show – Monday July 29 (Raggedy Ann and Andy starts Tuesday July 30) through Friday August 2 at 10AM – outdoors –  at the Little Amphitheatre on The Peace Grove at Lehman College. Seating is limited. Admission is $1…that’s right….a buck. For reservations call 718.960.8025 AND then on Saturday and Sunday August 3 and 4

Briana Reviews: Fobie Friends

What’s the lastest in Briana’s Reviews? Fobie Friends! Fobie FriendsTM is an original idea created to entertain while helping children address common fears. The concept developed into a series of books, each book using a unique, colorful, engaging “Fobie FriendTM” animal to comfort and guide a child through a fearful situation. In addition to reviewing the books, Briana also had a chance to have some questions answered by Leslie Miller,

Wanda's Monster: BronxMama Special Offer

Calling all Laurie Berkner fans! Wanda’s Monster is a Family Musical that marks the first collaboration between Making Books Sing, a critically acclaimed New York-based nonprofit that promotes children’s literacy and social development through professional theater productions and arts-in-education programs, and Laurie Berkner, the popular children’s singer/songwriter. Running until September 8th at The Vineyard’s Dimson Theatre, Wanda’s Monster is an adorable musical about acceptance and friendship. Recently BronxMama Toni Moretti had the