March 2015

April at Bronx Museum of the Arts

Readings & Conversations: Bronx Memoir Project Wednesday, April 1, 5:30pm to 7:30pm Hop off The Bronx Trolley at the Bronx Museum and hear a reading of excerpts from the book BronxMemoir Project: Volume 1 by Bronx Writers Center Director Charlie Vázquez. The Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) and the Bronx Writers Center released the book, an unprecedented collection of over fifty fragments of Bronx memoirs, as penned by the borough’s

April at Bartow Pell Mansion

APRIL All events to take place at Bartow-Pell unless otherwise noted. First Friday! Music Friday, April 3, 5:30–8:30 p.m.   Back by popular demand, folk band Hawthorne featuring the talented Nat Osborn, Aimee Bayles, Stu Mahan, and Karna Ray, opens the 2015 First Friday season. Enjoy the music, explore the mansion, stroll the garden, and savor light refreshments. Then hop on the free Bronx Seaside Trolley for a ride to

Legoland Discovery Center Adds New City Builders Feature

Earlier this week we had the chance to check out the latest feature at Legoland Discovery Center in Westchester- the City Builder attraction. If you’re anything like us, in the past when walking through Miniland you’ve had to avoid the urge to jump in and play- or at least your kids have. Now with the City Builders attraction, kids have the opportunity to add to the existing city with their own

#BronxBloggers at the New Applebees + Giveaway

This week Bronxmama along with several other Bronx Bloggers had the chance to check out the newest Applebees location, located in the Atrium at the Hutch Metro Center. Right away, each of us noticed the layout and decor- decorated with photography of the borough by well known Bronx photographer Joe Conzo. We’ve already noticed a nice modern look at the newer Applebees locations, but this one immediately became our favorite.

This Weekend at Wave Hill

SAT, MARCH 28    FAMILY ART PROJECT: CAMOUFLAGE THEATERS Nature’s mimicry is a wonder to behold! Discover the ways in which animals like moths, lizards, birds and coyotes copy their surroundings for the purpose of protection. Using cardboard-box dioramas, we’ll create a nature stage to serve as a secret hideaway for the critter of your choice. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM  

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (BPMM) welcomes Town of Pelham Historian Blake Bell to present “Bartow Neighbors: The Mansions and Estates of Pelham Bay

In the 19th century, Pelham Bay was an idyllic rural area that attracted financiers, artists, wealthy merchants, and others who sought an escape from the growing metropolis nearby. Historian Blake Bell gives an entertaining presentation on the country estates and mansions that these neighbors of the Bartows built or enhanced, detailing stories of their rise and demise using rare images and maps. The March Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the

Opportunities for Teens at the Bronx Museum of the Arts

Teen Publishers PROGRAM DATES April 28 – May 20, 2015 Tuesdays and Wednesdays 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM This spring 15 teens will gain skills in interactive design through art, photography, videos and interactive media while investigating an issue that affects the Bronx community. •Learn computer, audio recording, video, interactive media and publishing techniques. •Learn investigative journalism techniques. •Develop great college resume experience. •Investigate a Bronx issue and create a

This Weekend at Wave Hill

SAT, MARCH 21    FAMILY ART PROJECT: OH, MY! ORCHID PRINTS Observe the unusual shapes of the enchanting orchid flower. Working with large pieces of construction paper, simple templates and contrasting backgrounds, we’ll make simple, bold and brushy orchid-inspired prints that are easy for all! Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. Orchid Day event. WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM SUN, MARCH 22    FAMILY ART PROJECT: OH, MY! ORCHID