July 2015

July at the Bronx Museum of the Arts

BRONX LAB IN COLLABORATION WITH BOOGIE DOWN RIDES Sunday, July 12, 11:00am to 2:00pm Explore the history of the Young Lords party by bike! Join Boogie Down Rides, a Bronx based bicycling and art collective for a ride from the South Bronx to the Lower East Side visiting important sites that animate the story of the Young Lords Party. Bring your own bike; helmets recommended. Free admission; RSVP required –

SummerStage Kids Family Day in St. Mary's Park

DATE:             Sunday, July 12, 2015 TIME:              4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. LOCATION:    St. Mary’s Park, Bronx, St. Mary’s St. between St. Ann’s Ave. and Jackson Ave. On-site contact: Kate Nemetz / City Parks Foundation / (713) 705- 1515 Performances include: Mister G is a former indie rocker turned “kid-friendly bilingual rock star” and one of the leading figures in the children’s music world.  The Summerstage Kids concerts are part of

The Latest from Journey Girls

If your kids are Journey Girl fans, then we’re sure they are excited for the new upcoming collection! Beginning this September, customers will find their favorite dolls outfitted in styles perfect for their next Journey Girls adventure, an Italian excursion, in stores nationwide and online at Toysrus.com/JourneyGirls. We had the chance to mangia with the girls at the Times Square Toys R Us location to give Bronxmama readers a fun look at the

Local Getaway: Unplugged Weekend at Madison Beach Hotel

In the midst of all of this technology, the word unplugged comes up often. Families now have planned game nights with no phones or devices allowed. Friends turn dinner into a challenge where the person who picks up their phone first has to pick up the check. We are surrounded by amazing technology but now have to be reminded or find ways to enjoy life without it. Sometimes families just

This Weekend at Wave Hill

SAT, JULY 11    FAMILY ART PROJECT: FRIENDLY VEGETABLES AND MICROBES With visiting artist and sculptor S.E. Nash, visit edible plants growing here at Wave Hill. Then, through the lens of a microscope, take a close-up look at the fantastic inner structures of fermented and fresh vegetables. Culture a mixed-media collage out of cardboard pieces, recycled materials and burlap. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. WAVE HILL

Preserving Summer Memories with Dune Jewelry

We’ve set out to find some of the best ideas for summer; places to travel, summer fashion, must have gear, and we just had a chance to check out an awesome way to preserve this summer’s memories. Dune Jewelry is a company that allows you to create a special piece of jewelry filled with sand from the beach of your choosing. While photos and other souvenirs from the places you

Closing Family Day event at the Old Bronx Borough Courthouse

No Longer Bored Family Day: Building Our Future Saturday, July 18 2015 1:00 pm – 4:00 The Old Bronx Borough Courthouse at 878 Brook Avenue Bronx NY 10451 No Longer Empty and The Fine Arts Federation of New York present a final, expanded Family Day at the Old Bronx Borough Courthouse. Through storytelling, art making, and building-block play, families will learn about the building’s architecture and explore its preservation and future

Checking out the Shark Rocket DeluxePro Vacuum

We love the summer. The beach, the pool, lots of BBQ’s and picnics, and an open schedule to explore NYC and surrounding areas. But, with the long days spent outdoors and being indoors less, that means less time to clean up at home. After a long beach day you’ve got wet bathing suits and towels, sandy toys and sandals, and coolers to clean out. It’s also inevitable that sand and

This Weekend at Wave Hill

SAT, JULY 4    INDEPENDENCE DAY Wave Hill is open!   SAT, JULY 4    FAMILY ART PROJECT: NATURE’S CANVAS BAG Create a leafy or budding impression on an everyday canvas bag that you can take everywhere! Make your mark by cutting out shapes and stamping simple nature prints. Create it as a memento of your time at WaveHill or to show off your love of nature. Free, and admission to the