June 2015

July First Friday! Music + Trolley at Bartow-Pell Mansion

Friday, July 3rd from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Night Owls will bring their funky, yet elegant, piano sound to the June First Friday! Music & Trolley at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (BPMM). The Night Owls are an instrumental piano trio in the tradition of Vince Guaraldi, Ramsey Lewis, and Horace Silver. Their sound mixes taste, funkiness, and elegance with popular appeal. From TV theme songs to New Orleans grooves, from West Coast jazz

Giveaway: FREE At Home Check Up With Pager

In case you missed our Father’s Day Gift Guide, then you probably didn’t have a chance to learn about Pager, an app that brings doctors directly to you in the comfort of your own home. We just had a chance to try out a visit for ourselves and it was so convenient and easy! Blood work is done on the spot and we were given lots of great and helpful

New Parking App Makes Life Easier

Here in the Bronx a lot of us drive because parking is a little less insane than in Manhattan- we said a little. But when it comes to planning trips downtown we often decide on taking the train in, or an express bus because of the parking situation. However, with little ones in tow, it’s much easier to just hop in the car and head home after an activity filled day. To

This Weekend at Wave Hill

SAT, JUNE 27    FAMILY ART PROJECT: LAVENDER BLOOMS Engage in a rich array of simple projects as we go to town using the wonderful, softly scented and calming lavender flower. With cloth and lavender buds we’ll make pillows and sachets, and even small, sweet-smelling Hacky Sacks for extended play. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. Lavender in the Garden event. WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM   SUN,

2015 PAL Playstreet Bronx Locations

For over 100 years, the Police Athletic League (PAL) has provided safe places to play and learn for thousands of Bronx children through PAL’s Summer Playstreets Program. PAL is launching its 2015 Summer Playstreets in the Bronx on Monday, July 6th. New York City youngsters play traditional sidewalk games, develop their creativity through the arts, and learn from a wide range of educational, recreational and cultural arts specialists. PAL’s Summer

Second Annual Family Fitness Festival

  The festival this year will feature zumba exercise, relay races, healthy cooking demonstrations, health screenings, tennis camp, health workshops, face painting and so much more.   The family Fitness festival will also feature a special “Boot Camp demonstration by Belin Sport and Fitness” along with popular neighborhood games such as hopscotch, tug of war, water games and double dutch/jump rope for participants of all ages. In addition we will

NY Philharmonic Concert + Fireworks in Van Cortlandt Park

Alan Gilbert Conducts West Side Story June 23 Alan Gilbert returns in an all-American program featuring Bernstein’s West Side Story Concert Suite No. 1, performed by soprano Julia Bullockand tenor Ben Bliss. Plus: works by Barber, Gershwin, Copland, Anderson, Rodgers, and Sousa. FREE Share the Stage* performance by BombaYo, 6:30-7:00 PM Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx Enter the park from Broadway, near West 251st Street. Concert site is north of the

Family Travel with Nintendo

As the school year ends and summer approaches, we will featuring must haves when it comes to all things summer- that means travel, beach time, and just ways to have fun outdoors. This week we are featuring an idea for family travel thanks to our friends over at Nintendo. When it comes to traveling with kids, even a 3 hour car ride can feel like a cross country trip. That’s

Checking out the 2015 Kia Sedona

Earlier this month we had the opportunity to test out the 2015 Kia Sedona for a week- perfect timing for some fun with the family! The Exterior The Sedona might be a minivan, but the exterior was by far one of our favorite looks when it comes to a minivan. In fact, from the front, it looks more like an SUV. So for those who are still not ready to

FireWorks at Orchard Beach 2015

Thursday, June 25th The event is free; open to the public and includes fun activities for the kids, such as magicians, balloon artists, music performances and much more. The event will begin at 6 p.m., with the eating contest starting at 7:45 p.m. and the fireworks show beginning at 9:20 p.m. This year, there will be two featured eating contests for 20 contestants. Whether it’s cannoli from Gino’s Pastry Shop

Bratfast in Bed with Johnsonville

This is a fun sponsored post with Johnsonville- perfect in time for Father’s Day. Mom’s aren’t the only ones who appreciate breakfast in bed! We teamed up with Johnsonville again- this time for a fun Bratfast in Bed recipe using Johnsonville brats as a Father’s Day surprise. While I am not a fan of bloody marys, the hubby is- so the recipe Johnsonville shared with us was perfect. If you’re