May 2014

Nearby: Lightscapes at Van Cortlandt Manor

There’s two nights left of Lightscapes! Not too far from the Bronx! About Lightscapes: Ideal for all ages, LIGHTSCAPES is a walk-through, land-art experience. Visitors will enter through a rainbow and emerge from a bubbly haze into a dreamland of curiosities spread throughout a historic landscape. Recycled elements serve as eco-friendly building blocks for intergalactic flora and friendly woodland creatures. Otherworldly mushrooms, floating fairies, and beautiful butterflies are among the thousands of creations onsite.

Birthday Idea: Vintage Rodeo Theme

By: Martha Katechis My daughter recently turned two and we wanted to throw her a birthday party that showed really who she was and not just who she admired on TV… so we decided to pick a key phrase that she loved to say and made us laugh every time! “YEEHAWWWW”!! She had seen Sherriff Cali on Disney Jr. a hand full of times, but when I introduced her to

Landscape Drawing and History Hiking at Bartow Pell Mansion

Plein Air Landscape Drawing Thursdays, May 22 – June 26 Oil painting by Geri Smith 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. City Island artist and teacher Geri Smith will help you develop your artistic direction while building technical and composition skills in an outdoor setting. Learn how to simplify landscapes into essential shape, tone, texture, and line, creating a personal visual vocabulary of b/w graphite drawings. All levels welcome. Please bring a

Review: Swim Classes at SUNY Maritime Aquatic Center

By: Martha Katechis Summer is quickly approaching and the idea of beaches and pools sound refreshing, but for parents with young children it might also sound scary.  So we wanted to be a little more prepared this season and participate in a toddler friendly swim class. My daughter and I had the pleasure of enjoying a trial swim class at SUNY Maritime Aquatic Community Class center.  Where we were in

NYRP and Bronx Museum Team Up to Present Free Arts in the Gardens Series in Select Bronx Community Gardens

New York Restoration Project (NYRP) and The Bronx Museum of the Arts have partnered to present a season of free arts programming in select NYRP community gardens in the Bronx. With the goal of raising awareness of and further activating NYRP’s wider network of public green spaces, the Arts in the Gardens series will bring communities together to enjoy performing and other live arts in a natural, outdoor setting. NYRP gardens are

Gain's Scent-Sational #MusicToYourNose Laundromat Takeover

The coolest thing happened to a Bronx laundromat this past Friday- it was transformed by local students through Portraits of Hope and Gain Laundry into an amazing masterpiece of art. Along with several other laundromats located in the Bronx, Washington Heights, and Spanish Harlem, each laundromat went from dull and boring to full of life via art. To kick off the celebration, Bronx born and Latin Billboard Nominee Bachata singer

BPMM Adventures: Summer Sessions

Summer Session I   Mon.- Fri., July 14-18 Summer Session II Mon.- Fri., July 21-25   Summer Session II Mon. – Fri., July 28 – Aug.1 With summer right around the corner, now is the perfect time to register your child forBPMM Adventures, a week-long program for children entering grades 1 to 6. This unique program mixes core activities in the organicChildren’s Garden at Historic Bartow-Pell with exploration of the 19th-century mansion and the Northeast Woodlands

Snuggle Scent Boosters: Behind the Scenes and Giveaway

Recently we had the chance to meet with some key people behind the Snuggle brand and even meet Snuggle Bear himself! Snuggle Scent Boosters are amazing little concentrated scent pacs that give your laundry a burst of long lasting freshness. We tried them for ourselves last week during our laundromat run, and they truly do work. The car even smelled amazing. At the meet and greet with Mr. Snuggle Bear