May 2014

Fashion Flashback: 1914 An Illustrated Talk

Thursday, May 15 7:30 p.m.   To celebrate the centennial of both Bronx County and Bartow-Pell, we offer a delightful look back at the fashions of 1914 by Bard Graduate Center scholar Sarah Pickman. Ms. Pickman’s studies in fashion history and anthropology, combined with her work in the Textile Conservation Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, give her a unique take on a tumultuous time. Join us for a fun and fascinating


St. Raymond Elementary School has begun registration for this year’s Summer Camp, which runs from June 25 through July 25, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. St. Raymond’s Summer Camp, an annual program that provides summer activities for children in a safe environment, features dance, arts and crafts, sports and recreation daily, and optional field trips. Free breakfast and lunch will be provided. Summer Camp is open to children entering Kindergarten through Seventh

Mother's Day Weekend at Wave Hill

SAT, MAY 10    FAMILY ART PROJECT: SACHETS AND FLORAL FANTASY FOR MOM Honor Mom with paper flowers, sachets and unique flowery gifts. Join us to make a fragrant sachet filled with lavender, tied with ribbon and bows and decorated with buds. Visiting artist Lina Puerta will help us create unique jewelry out of paper beads, found objects and other materials found in nature. Free and admission to the grounds is

Mother’s Day Weekend Garden Party at NYBG

May 10 & 11, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. on Daffodil Hill Treat mom to the day out that she deserves, with a vintage twist! Celebrate Mother’s Day with a garden party for the whole family featuring live music, games, casual picnicking, and more—all surrounded by the most spectacular spring landscape New York has to offer. Kids can make an afternoon of crafting birds’ nests, Mother’s Day cards, and giant chalk drawings,

Behind the Scenes: The Biggest Baby Shower Ever

Last week we had a chance to check out the infamous Big City Mom’s The Biggest Baby Shower Ever. If you’re an expectant mom or mommy to a little one- this is definitely the place to be. Mom’s who attend the shower have several ticket options, one of which includes an amazing over flowing gift bag. But, the basic tickets are still very worth the price- giving expectant moms direct

My First Outer Space Kit

Reviewed by Evan and Hailie Saucier We love activities that involve learning and working together as a family. That’s why science kits are so awesome! Our reviewers Evan and Hailie had a chance to check out the My First Outer Space Kit with their dad and let us know what they thought. First, here is a description of the kit: What do you see in the sky at night? The

City Parks Foundation Puppet Mobile Show Schedule

CityParks PuppetMobile, one of the only traveling puppet theaters in the country, brings Swedish Cottage productions and puppet making workshops to all corners of the city, free of charge. Traveling the five boroughs of the city in a PuppetMobile equipped with a stage and staff of professional puppeteers, we bring entertainment to 50,000 children and families each year. Performances are held in parks, playgrounds and recreation centers. Puppet making workshops