November 2014

This Weekend at Wave Hill

THU, NOVEMBER 27    THANKSGIVING Closed to the public.   FRI, NOVEMBER 28 Wave Hill is open! 9AM–4:30PM   SAT, NOVEMBER 29    FAMILY ART PROJECT: HARVEST TIME HANGINGS Gather fall leaves, cones, pods and seed heads. Weave them together with other materials from the gardens and meadows to create a decorative wall hanging celebrating the bounty and beauty of the season. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

A Closer Look: Town Shop

I received compensation as part of my relationship with the Quality Blue Community.  All opinions expressed are my own. I love learning about Bronx businesses that have been around for decades. It is so amazing to hear about generations of families patronizing the same places and supporting a business long enough to still be around so many years later. There are also some businesses outside of the Bronx that your family

Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards Nominees

Just in time for the holidays, the Toy Association has revealed their list of 83 finalists for the 2015 Toy of the Year Awards (TOTY). These awards are the “Oscars” of the Toy Industry, and between now and January 11th, 2015, toy lovers can visit to vote across the 12 categories. Then, winners will be announced at a special ceremony that kicks off the International Toy Fair!   Drumroll please…..

Briana's Reviews: Holiday Edition

Briana’s Review: Holiday Edition Holiday prep is in full force here on Bronxmama, so Briana has been helping choose some of her favorites. Check out a few of her picks for gift ideas and stay tuned for more Holiday fun. Everything you see here will be included in our Holiday Gift Guide- so stay tuned!    

Bar Car Nights At The New York Botanical Garden

Last night we had a chance to check out Bar Car Nights at NYBG. Bar Car Nights are specifically for adults to come out and enjoy an evening at the garden with drinks, the Holiday Train Show, ice carving, and more. It’s great to bring the kids out the garden and enjoy all that it has to offer- but it’s such a great idea to have a date night or night

Get Lit! A Hip Hop S.T.E.M Maker Party

On Saturday, November 22, 2014, Bronx teens will learn the concepts of using digital tools to creatively “hack” or customize, games, images and sounds.  Soh Nup Ink, Iridescent, Carnegie Hall, Building Beats / World Up, & the Andrew Freedman Home have come together to host a Movable Game Jam and Hacker Play Spaze! event for youth at the landmark mansion, Andrew Freedman Home.  The day’s activities begin at 12pm and

Harvest Weekend at Wave Hill

This year Wave Hill’s Harvest Weekend will also be the first celebration of their fiftieth anniversary as a valued cultural center and public garden. The weekend kicks off with Cornhusk Dolls, a classic (20-year-old!) Family Art Project much loved by generations of Wave Hill visitors. Listen to Native American tales, and then learn how to tie, weave and shape dried husks into dolls—a perfect centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table for years

Santa Clause Pajama Time

Bring your children to Van Cortlandt House for a new holiday tradition. Join us for Santa Claus Pajama Time on Saturday December 6th at 6:00 p.m., 6:45 p.m., OR 7:15 p.m. for a special visit with Saint Nick. You’ll gather in the Herb Cellar to hear the famous poem by Clement Clarke Moore ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas followed by a surprise visit from Saint Nicholas. Wear pajamas or your

Recap: Global Spin Awards

With the Bronx being the birthplace of hip hop, Bronxmama made sure to show support at last night’s Global Spin Awards- an event that finally honors a key player in the music industry- the DJ. The now annual event brings out some of the biggest names in music that come out to support the year’s nominees. This year Funk Master Flex was awarded with the Legendary DJ Award while  DJ Premier was

Winter Art Classes at Bronx River Art Center

10% Discount Early Bird Registration ENDS Friday, Nov. 21st!   Classes for Youth, Teens and Adults The Winter programs run from January12th through March 28th, Tuesdays through Saturdays, and each class meets once a week for 10 sessions. Class fees include all supplies and are affordable at $75 for youth and $100 for adults. (That translates into only $7.50 a session for young students and $10 a session for adults!)

Sneak Peek: Hawke and Co.

By: Michelle Lucille I swooped into the Hawke & Co’s brand new showroom space the other day and was able to preview their SS2015 collection. While there I was able to have a fun photo-op with one of their models which was then printed out as a Polaroid which was super cool. They offered free grooming services by Pirooz Sarshar of PRZMan for all the gentleman as well as grooming

Holiday Must Haves from Momtrends #MomtrendsHoliday

Before we reveal our Winter Must Haves and Holiday Gift Guide, we want to share some ideas from another awesome event hosted by Momtrends. Each year Nicole and Sherri host an event to get NYC bloggers in the holiday spirit and we have the chance to learn about some great holiday trends and ideas. This year was no different as we had the chance to see some new holiday items