Holiday Brunch with Johnsonville

Christmas is almost here and we are so excited. The holidays mean time with friends and family- and also yummy food! Christmas and New Years Day is a great time to have a simple but delicious breakfast or brunch recipe ready. Casseroles are always a great idea since it’s quick, easy, and not much clean up so you can quickly get back to family time. Johnsonville asked us to recreate

Mulchfest 2015

DATE: Saturday, January 10 and Sunday, January 11, 2015 TIME:10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. DETAILS: The 19th annual Mulchfest provides New Yorkers with a fun and environmentally-friendly opportunity to recycle their trees into woodchips that will nourish trees and gardens throughout the city. Mulchfest takes place at over 36 chipping sites and 47 drop-off sites in 80 designated parks across all five boroughs. At chipping sites, patrons are invited to

Salute to Wildlife Ice Carving Week at the Bronx Zoo

Have you ever visited The Bronx Zoo in the wintertime? If not, here are a few reasons you should: 1. The cold weather draws less crowds in the winter, giving you and your family a front row seat to the animals. 2. It’s great to explore nature and the animals in their winter habitats. With the help of a zoo membership, spending an hour or so walking around the zoo

Bronx Council on the Arts and Hutchinson Metro Center present Lunchtime Holiday Concerts in Hutch Metro Café

The Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) and Hutchinson Metro Center present two free,Thursday lunchtime holiday concerts at the Hutch Metro Café located at Hutchinson Metro Center, 1200 Waters Place (between Eastchester Road and Westchester Avenue). On December 11th, enjoy a performance of holiday favorites by soprano Melissa Primavera and on December 18th, tap your feet to holiday music and oldies by the Just Nuts Party Band. Each concert includes


What’s your wish this holiday season? What would you do for others if you had the chance? Capital One has asked people to share their wish for others by using the hashtag #WishForOthers on Twitter, Instagram, or the Capital One Facebook page for a chance to make it come true.   A Bronx Wish A South Bronx volunteer who runs the children’s literacy project at her local shelter wished for

Poet Billy Collins Reading His Work at NYBG

On Saturday, December 13, former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins will read his work and beloved winter selections at The New York Botanical Garden. The reading, located in the Botanical Garden’s Ross Hall and starting at 2 p.m., will include several of his train and winter-themed poems. Currently, the Garden’s Poetry for Every Season: Holiday Poetry Walk features many of Collins’ poems displayed in the Garden’s landscape and is accompanied

This Weekend at Wave Hill

SAT, DECEMBER 13    FAMILY ART PROJECT: COLORFUL CANDLES AND WINTER BERRIES Take a simple candlestick and, using colorful clay-like wax, mix and mold an inventive image of nature onto your candle. Add berries and boughs to decorate a candle holder and create a source of natural light for any occasion. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM   SUN, DECEMBER 14    WINTER BIRDING

Shiny Ornaments in Van Cortlandt Park

Learn Origami for the holidays Join us for an Origami workshop December 14th at 1pm in Van Cortlandt Park. Van Cortlandt Park, in the northwest Bronx, is a natural showcase featuring the last vestiges of New York City’s native woodlands. It’s 1,146 acres abound with sites that are important to the region and the nation. Among the most popular attractions in the park is the Van Cortlandt Lake, the largest

Grand Opening and Giveaway: Famous Footwear

It’s a celebration! To celebrate the grand opening celebration today at the new Famous Footwear location at the Bay Plaza Mall, we are giving away one reader a $25 gift card to go towards your next visit. We took a sneak peek last week at the new store and snapped some photos: To Enter: Leave a comment below letting us know what’s your favorite shoe brand is at Famous Footwear.

This Weekend at Wave Hill

SAT, DECEMBER 6    FAMILY ART PROJECT: SEASON’S GREETINGS See the inspiring signs of fall shifting to winter at Wave Hill. Draw your own cold-weather tales in a variety of surprise, pop-up holiday cards that come alive with seasonal scenes. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM   SAT, DECEMBER 6    HOLIDAY WORKSHOP WEEKEND: MINIATURE ARRANGEMENTS Drop by this weekend to create your own

The Theory Of Everything

  By: Michelle Lucille I want to start by saying that The Theory of Everything was by far the best movie I have seen in over a decade. If you enjoy heartfelt true stories then you must see this film. Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones did Oscar worthy performances in this fascinating film based on the lives of Stephen Hawking and Jane Wilde. At the event hosted by TheMOMS we were

New Read: Brooke Shields Memoir

By: Michelle Lucille New York Times Bestselling author Brooke Shields is back at it again with her newly released book There Was a Little Girl. This book is based on the life she had between her and her mother. Brooke Shields is a well known american actress, model and childhood star. Her book talks about the stifling relationship she had with her mother. It is filled with both happiness and