February 2015

Snuggle Bear Gives Love in NYC

If you missed our photos on social media, the day before Valentine’s Day Snuggle Bear himself was riding around the streets of NYC giving warm hugs in effort to break a world record of 5,000 hugs in 8 hours. The quest couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time, as it was FREEZING in NYC that day and nothing is more warm than a nice soft hug that smells like fresh

The School of American Ballet to host free program for Bronx-area families

The School of American Ballet will present a free, family-friendly program at the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture in the Bronx that will illustrate how students develop into accomplished classical ballet dancers and reveal the secrets behind dancing on your toes, turning like a top without getting dizzy, and jumping high in the air. The Beauty of Ballet will be performed on Saturday, February 28, at 2:00 p.m.


The NYC Parks Experience Summer Day Camp is one of New York City’s most affordable camp programs. We provide 7 weeks of fun-filled days for children ages 6-13, at locations across the city. Campers will go on trips throughout the five boroughs, participate in sports, fitness and outdoor adventure activities, and much more. Campers are supervised by experienced CPR and AED certified staff. HOW TO REGISTER:                A registration lottery is

Toddler's First Shows: Sesame Street Live!

Last week we had the chance to check out Sesame Street Live! Make a New Friend at the Theater at MSG. With two toddlers in tow, we headed for Madison Square Garden and into the theater we went. Sesame Street Live! shows are always great when it comes to the little ones, they are great at keeping them engaged and into the show. However, the atmosphere is always super family friendly and

This Weekend at Wave Hill

SAT, FEBRUARY 28    FAMILY ART PROJECT: GIVE THE WINTER BIRD A HOME AND A FEEDER Learn about how local birds survive the winter. Which ones stay and which ones go? Using recycled materials, make a little home or feeder for those who stay, and decorate it with natural materials to welcome in your new feathery friends. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM

Family Ski Time with Arctix Bottoms

We had a blast skiing in the Pocono Mountains recently and thanks to Arctix Bottoms we stayed warm and comfortable. If you’re looking for affordable ski pants for the entire family, check them out at www.arctixbottoms.com. Luis has even been wearing them to work on some of the brutally cold days in NYC! Arctix Bottoms sent us pants to review for our trip and we were so happy that they

Spotlight: Midwest Crochet

As handmade items have become all the rage, we thought it would be fun to feature a designer who has gone beyond the basics and created pieces that can even be seen on celebrities in Hollywood. Michelle Costa was born and raised in NYC- spending much of her childhood in the Bronx. She’s been crocheting and knitting since her fingers were big enough to hold a hook, and she now owns

 Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales

We’re excited for some more Disney fun! Coming up just in time for the next break from school, Disney Live! will be at Madison Square Garden in April. Here’s what Three Classic Fairy Tales is all about: Join Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy as they embark on an unexpected quest to find a magical storybook hidden in Mickey’s attic. As the four pals curiously turn the pages, they magically bring to

Elmo and Cookie Monster Make a Visit to the Bronx

Last week Elmo and Cookie Monster made a visit to the Bronx! The famous Sesame Street duo visited Jackson Family Center along with Sports Illustrated model Damaris Lewis. Their visit was a fun day to teach children the importance of making new friends by making Valentine’s Day cards in celebration of Sesame Street Live “Make a New Friend,” coming to the Theater at Madison Square Garden February 19 – March 1.

New York State Senate’s 5th Annual Earth Day Poster Contest

Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) today announced the launch of the New York State Senate’s 5th Annual Earth Day Poster Contest to celebrate and honor Earth Day. Kindergarten through sixth grade students from across the Bronx and Westchester are encouraged to participate in this statewide competition.   Senator Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) said: “By adopting simple, everyday ‘green’ habits we can work to preserve our environment and keep it clean, healthy and safe for future generations.

Refill Travel Mug Program from Dunkin Donuts + Giveaway

With this cold and snow we know a nice hot cup of coffee has been doing more than just waking up everyone up. So, we’re happy to share details about Dunkin Donut New Refill Travel Mug program. With the travel mug, guests in the Metro NY* area can purchase an extra-large Hot or medium Iced Coffee for just $1.49.  This awesome promotion runs from February 17 through April 30 in