January 2015

2015 WCS Run for the Wild at the Bronx Zoo

Make tracks for gorillas in the 2015 WCS Run for the Wild at the Bronx Zoo. This year’s 5K run/walk takes place on Saturday, April 25. We’ll have two start times, one for runners at 8:00 a.m., and a second for our Family Fun Run/Walk at 8:45 a.m. REGISTRATION Before January 30th $40 for adults $30 for children (3–15) $30 for Seniors (65+) January 31st – March 31st $45 for


WHAT:         Follow Jane Austen on her travels through Regency England with cultural historian Lorella Brocklesby In this illustrated talk, you’ll discover the historic places and country houses Austen visited in Bath; theaters she enjoyed in London; the Georgian hotel that still exists in Southhampton where she celebrated a birthday; and more. Ms. Brocklesby teaches at NYU and Parsons and lectures widely. A reception will take place after the presentation.

FREE Kids Club Event at Bay Plaza Mall

Visit the Guest Services Desk to sign up for FREE to The Mall at Bay Plaza’s KIDS WINTER FEST! Saturday, January 24th 10AM – 11:30 AM Food Plaza – Third Level Hurry! There are only a limited number of spaces for this exclusive event! Kids will enjoy Hosted Events of Games and Fun Activities: The morning starts with an introduction to Kids Winter Fest and an entertaining Show! Kids will

Activities for Children: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. -Martin Luther King Jr. Looking for some activities you can do with your children to teach them about Martin Luther King Jr. and diversity? Check out our Pinterest board with some fun ideas you can do with materials you have at home. Scholastic also has some great resources for teaching children about MLK Jr. Check

Real Techniques Launches New Luxury Makeup Brush Collection #BoldMetals

Last week Michelle and I had the chance to check out the launch event for Real Techniques new luxury makeup brush collection designed by Youtube stars Sam and Nic Chapman. The new brushes pair amazingly soft brushes with gorgeous metallic colors, making them truly bold. In case you haven’t had a chance to check them out, Sam and Nic are behind the Youtube Series Pixiwoo, where you can find tons

Casita Maria's 80th Anniversary Exhibition Celebrates 10 of its Alumni, including Tito Puente, Tina Ramirez and Grandmaster Melle Mel

Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education, the first charitable organization to serve the Latino Community in New York, is proud to present CASITA MARIA: 80 YEARS OF INSPIRING THE FUTURE, an exhibition that celebrates Casita’s 80th anniversary through the life stories and achievements of ten of its most distinguished alumni.   From its origins in El Barrio, East Harlem in 1934 up until today in the South Bronx, Casita

Party Idea: 2K Tournament for All-Star Weekend

If anyone in your house is into basketball, then you know that Valentines Day isn’t the only big event in February. All-Star Weekend also occurs around the same time. Basketball fans are able to watch celebrity matches, dunk events, and ending it on Sunday with the All-Star game. If you have a house full of fans and gamers, then hosting a fun 2K tournament is a fun idea! Planning Create

January Winter Workspace Workshops at Wave Hill

This winter, Glyndor Gallery is transformed into studios for New York-area artists to create new artwork in the context of the garden. Artists share their studio practice with visitors through small, occasional workshops. There is still some space in each of the January workshops; register now if you would like to be sure there is room for you to attend. Fay Ku: Ink and Color—A Gongbi-inspired Workshop SUNDAY, JANUARY 18,

Free Family Concert in Riverdale

Free Family Concert in Riverdale Chamber Music by Intimate Voices Sunday | January 18 | 2:00-3:00pm Conservation Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale 475 West 250th Street Admission is free! All are welcome! Enjoy an afternoon of Beethoven and more for violin, viola and cello featuring BCA BRIO winner Sheila Reinhold

This Weekend at Wave Hill

SAT, JANUARY 17    FAMILY ART PROJECT: FREEDOM QUILTS In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, we explore symbols of peace related to nature. Discover some of the techniques used in African American quilts, and then make your own tapestry design, using cloth, yarn and felt to embellish your own personal dream of freedom. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM   SUN, JANUARY

Volunteer at NYC Parks' Trees Count! 2015

DATE: Volunteer opportunities May through November 2015 LOCATION: Locations Citywide DETAILS: Volunteers will help map and record critical information about individual trees on each and every city block. In all boroughs, we’ll be hosting mapping events where volunteers can band together to do this important work. The data will help to create a citywide street map to guide planning decisions and inform future planting and stewardship efforts to ensure equitable distribution of trees

Spring Gala & Auction: Celebrating Education at the Bronx Museum: 10 Years of Teen Council

Join The Bronx Museum of the Arts for our annual benefit and auction Celebrating Education at the Bronx Museum: 10 Years of Teen Council on Monday, March 2, 2015 at The Conrad New York in Lower Manhattan. Celebrate among friends, bid on covetable artworks, and dine on food from Union Square Events while you support the Bronx Museum. All proceeds enable the Museum to continue offering free public programs, Free