September 2014

September in Pelham Bay Park

Events 2014 Events SEPTEMBER Summer Music 2014: Bronx Arts Ensemble Friday, September 12, 6:00 pm. Southern section of the Park: Enter at Middletown Rd. & Stadium Ave. Listen to Classic Jazz with Valerie Capers and Ensemble. Bring a blanket or chair, and pack a picnic. Limited free parking. Concert in free. For more information, call: 718-601-7399 or visit: Trail Day Saturday, September 13, 10:00 am.-2:00 pm (Meet at 9:45

Guinness World Records® Celebrates 60 Years with the 60 Years/60 Words Challenge!

For the past 60 years, Guinness World Records has inspired millions of people to achieve record-breaking feats. To celebrate these amazing feats, Guinness World Records is launching the 60 Years/60 Words Challenge on September 8, 2014. Kids 7–12 can enter this national competition by selecting their favorite GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® record and telling about it in EXACTLY 60 words! The entries can be poems, raps, videos, posters and/or short essays, but

The Haunted Pumpkin Garden at NYBG

September 20-October 31. This year, The Haunted Pumpkin Garden combines  the spooky fun of Halloween festivities with an astonishing display of the most eye-catching and intriguing pumpkins and gourds. On October 18 & 19, Ray Villafane will work his carving magic to create intricate pumpkin sculptures, while the largest pumpkins from North America will once again call the Garden home on October 25 & 26. More information is available at Bring your whole family

Child Passenger Safety Week- Tips from Britax Child Passenger Safety Advocacy Manager

Child Passenger Safety Week is almost here. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for kids ages one through 12 years old. In addition, three out of four kids are not as properly secured in a vehicle because their car seats are not correctly installed. From Sept. 14-20, the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) highlights its mission to aim to educate caregivers on ways to improve these scary statistics,


1 O’clock First Pitch thrown by The Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz, Jr. Saturday, September 13th 2014 Castle Hill Little League Field Zerega Av bet. Commerce Av and Gleason Av ENTRANCE FEE: $20 (Kids 12 years and younger are free) Join us while these two influential houses come together for a great cause. The Def Jam vs. HeavyHitters Family Fall Classic is an annual softball game played by celebrities, staff

Organizing Our Little World: The Beginning.

For some people, an organized life comes easy. Cute bento boxes of lunches for their children, pin worthy organized desks and closets, and dinners planned and prepped every Sunday night for the week. And while I’ve pinned plenty of bento box and recipe ideas- in reality my world is like free falling and hoping the parachute opens up. Maybe it’s the Libra in me, but I can’t for the life

First Friday Music with Salieu Suso and Malang Jobarteh

Friday, September 5 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. In partnership with the Bronx Music Heritage Center, BPMM is proud to welcome kora players Salieu Suso and Malang Jobarteh. The kora is a 21-string African instrument from West Africa.   Suso was born into a family of musicians, historians, and storytellers and is a descendant of Jalimady, the inventor of the kora, which has a truly beautiful sound resembling a harp. Master kora player

Fall at Wave Hill

Fall Family Fun at Wave Hill Bronx, NY, August 29, 2014—Autumn at Wave Hill offers a bounty of adventurous activities for the whole family! Little ones will delight in experiencing the richness of the changing season, whether they prefer outdoor expeditions or artistic exploration. Every Saturday and Sunday throughout the fall, visitors explore the gardens and make nature-inspired creations at the Family Art Project. On the second Sunday in September,

Fashion Week Giveaways

Only one entry per prize, per person. Multiple entries for a prize won’t be counted. Leave a comment below and random winners will be chosen at the end of Fashion Week.


FREE FILM EVENT IN PELHAM PARKWAY. Bronx World Film and Young Israel Pelham Parkway Jewish Center announce a joint screening of Art In Heaven, a short film by Riverdale resident Z. S. Rosenfeld with music by Elie Massias, this Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 3:00 pm, at the historic Bronx synagogue on Pelham Parkway South and Muliner Avenue. The director will be present for a question-and-answer session. Composer and multi-instrumentalist Elie

Back to School- Writer's Picks

Bronxmama writers Charlene and Dalilah want to share two back to school essentials that made the cut last year and will once again be used for their little scholars this year. Check out their picks:   Charlene, Bronxmama to Aaron Her Pick: Sistema Containers As moms, we’re always on the lookout for products that make our day to day routine with the kids easier. My challenge last year as my

The Scoop on Bronx Fashion Week

Yes! You read that right! The Bronx will have its first ever Fashion Week this year. From September 5th to 7th, the Bronx will be in full on strut mode as the Andrew Freedman Home is home to fashion shows, networking events, and expos during the 3 day long event-which is right in the middle of NY Fashion Week. Here’s the scoop: On all 3 days of the event there