May 2015

School Art and Performance Expo at Mall at Bay Plaza

Since January, Bronx Children’s Museum’s teaching artists introduced second graders at P.S 49 to the history of Afro Latin Jazz and art.    The Dream Big Afterschool program encouraged students to express themselves through the visual arts and original poetry which they transformed into songs. The students learned about the musical roots of African, Cuban, and Latin Jazz and explored the sounds of percussion instruments like the congas “tumbadora,” bongos,

SummerStage Kids in the Bronx

City Parks Foundation is proud to announce the 2015 launch of SummerStage Kids, New York City’s unique, interactive family festival presenting more than 90 performing arts events at 34 locations citywide. This free festival will run from June 26th to August 14th in the Bronx, exposing audiences to the local, national and international world of arts and culture, through a diverse collection of engaging artists unparalleled by any other festival

Science & STEM Summer Camps for Elementary and Middle School Students

NYC Department of Education Partnerships with the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, New York Aquarium, Queens Zoo and Staten Island Zoo Elementary School   Wild Zoo Academy Camp at the Queens Zoo Open to students entering Grades 1 and 2 Monday, August 10 – Monday, August 14, 2015 Camp begins at 9:00 AM and ends at 3:00 PM every day Campers will go on a wild adventure! They will explore

Local: Family Day at Belmont

Earlier this month we spent Mother’s Day at Belmont Park for a fun day at the races thanks to America’s Best Racing. The chance to wear a cute dress and hat at the horse races has been on my to-do list for a while now, and so I was excited to be able to cross that off my list for Mother’s Day! Belmont Park is only 30 minutes over the Whitestone or

We Are Family Book Club at Casita Maria

Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education is proud to host the Literary Freedom Project’s We Are Family Book Club
. It’s free to join and books will be provided (and bring a family member or friend!). Dates: Saturdays, May 23 through July 11, 2015 from 1:30-2:30 PM Location: Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education 928 Simpson St., 6th floor, Bronx, NY We hope you join us for the next

BEST Rooftops and Outdoor Hangouts in the Bronx

Updated for 2020: Looking for outdoor dining options during the pandemic? Check out our stories highlight on Instagram here, where we will continue to add options as we see them. Tis the season for rooftop bars and outdoor views. We’ve compiled a list of  some rooftops and outdoor hangouts, whether it’s with a drink in hand for a date night or popcorn while watching a rooftop film with the kids

Summer Camp Open House

The Club of Riverdale (TCR), the premier fitness center for tennis, swimming, basketball, golf and fitness instruction, is offering New York families the opportunity to enjoy a summer filled with ease, fond memories, and a wide array of activity and excitement for all ages. To kick off the season, TCR is hosting a two-day open house where families may sample complimentary cookouts, group exercise classes, tennis/golf classes for kids, and

Talking Travel with Momtrends

Every year Momtrends hosts an annual Travel Trends event with local NYC bloggers. Momtrends founder Nicole Feliciano traveled the world with her husband before they had children, and now enjoys traveling with her family. Nicole prefers travel over other luxuries, and we love the idea of giving children experiences verses material things. This year’s event was fun and informal as usual, and we even had a chance to ask Nicole some questions about

Recap: Bronx Week Health Day #not62

This past Friday we had the great opportunity to have a table at this year’s Health Day during Bronx Week 2015. It was a morning of health and fitness that Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted as part of the Bronx’s #Not62 campaign. #Not62 was created to combat the fact that the Bronx continues to be last out of all 62 counties in New York State when it comes to health.

Flower and Essence of Beauty Products Pairing

Have you checked out any of the Beauty of Essence body mists or hand creams from CVS? For this season, we’ve made it easy by matching your favorite floral scent with four different Essence of Beauty products. Let us know what your favorite scent is and which ones you’d like to try. You can check out more from CVS and Essence of Beauty here. 

CEW Insiders’ Choice Beauty Awards Winners + Beauty Guide

This past Friday, the Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) hosted the 21st Annual CEW  Insiders’ Choice Beauty Awards. CEW awarded 38 products across 37 categories, including cosmetics, hair care, bath and body care, skin care, lip products and more. We figured we would share the winners! Do you use any of these products? Which ones are you interested in trying? You can also view the entire CEW Insiders’ Choice Digital Beauty Guide here,