April 2015

No Longer Bored Family Day: Planting Our Stories

No Longer Bored Family Day: Planting Our Stories Saturday, April 25, 1:00-4:00pm 878 Brook Avenue Bronx, NY 10451 Join No Longer Empty for an afternoon of free art-making and urban gardening to celebrate the opening of When You Cut into the Present the Future Leaks Out exhibition at the Old Bronx Borough Courthouse. Exhibiting artist and educator Lady K Fever uses performance, photography, painting and drawing to create abstract expressive

This Week at Wave Hill

FRI, APRIL 24    NIGHT LIGHTS AT WAVE HILL Wave Hill’s 50th anniversary festivities reach a crescendo this spring with Night Lights at Wave Hill, a month-long celebration, when, for the first time in Wave Hill’s history, visitors will be invited to attend in the evening to enjoy the garden landscape at a time of day and during a season when it is normally closed to the public. Take in The

On the Bright Side with Colgate Optic White

I’m an iced coffee person. So unless it is absolutely freezing in the dead of winter, you will usually find me ordering an iced latte. Then, this past winter happened. And I was drinking more hot coffee than ever before- which meant I wasn’t using a straw like I do with iced coffee. With everyone walking around with whitened teeth and shiny veneers, it made me especially nervous about my

Finally, a Car Seat You Design Yourself #CosiStyle

Last week Maxi-Cosi launched a new customization program that allows moms to finally be able to customize their carseat! Now rather than having just a few choices of colors, moms can now choose from over 250 combinations when purchasing the Mico Max 30 car seat. Moms are able to customize the frame, main seat cushion, large canopy, and cozy set. To get to customizing, visit maxicosicustom.com. At the launch event, Style

Recap: Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales

Over spring break we had a chance to check out Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales. The show told the story of Cinderella, Beauty and The Beast, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs–all with the help of Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy! With a 2 year old and 8 year old in tow, it was great to see how both enjoyed the classic stories that  I once watched as a child.

2015 Bronx Awesome Birthday Guide

On Saturday, April 18th Bronx Awesome hosted a Birthday Expo for families in the Bronx to come out and explore the different birthday planning options there are right here in the Bronx. From places to host to who to decorate, there were some great local businesses represented. To celebrate those who participated, they have released a guide with information about each business. Check it out!   For more information about

This Weekend at Wave Hill

SAT, APRIL 18 FAMILY ART PROJECT: CONNECT THE AQUATIC DOTS Make your own image of Wave Hill’s Aquatic Garden—the site of this spring’s 50th-anniversary art installation. Then let visiting artist Melissa Brown take you through some simple steps to help connect the dots from your image to create a group animation project, on view through the month of May. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. A

Bronx River Animal Expo

Children and families are invited to explore the Bronx Children’s Museum Bronx River Suitcase Exhibit filled with scientific specimens, highlighting the natural flora and fauna located along the Bronx River. Specimens from Beavers, Snapping Turtles, Crayfish, Frogs, Insects and more will be on display. Children will create their own free Bronx River Animal Pin!   WHEN: Saturday, April 18th, 11:00AM – 4:00PM WHERE: The Mall at Bay Plaza 3rd Level

Nearby: Sheep-to-Shawl Festival at Philipsburg Manor

Here and there we like to highlight some fun and unique things to do within driving distance of the Bronx. Less than 30 minutes away, the Historic Hudson Valley offers some of our favorite festivals and events throughout the year. One of them coming up this weekend is the Sheep-to-Shawl Festival. When else can you go watch sheep herding, wear 18th century clothing, and then be back in the Bronx

Wild Noise: Artwork from The Bronx Museum of the Arts and El Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

On May 21, The Bronx Museum of the Arts kicks off its unprecedented exchange with Cuba’s El Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana (MNBA) with a major exhibition in Havana, Wild Noise: Artwork from The Bronx Museum of the Arts, featuring over 90 works by more than 50 artists from The Bronx Museum’s permanent collection. The Bronx Museum of the Arts and El Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes