October 2015

Pinterest Inspired Dinosaur Themed Party

Our little Gia is dinosaur obsessed. Not sure when her collection of dinosaurs started, but every time she’d see the rubber dinos in a store, she just had to leave with one. She loved Fieldstation Dinosaurs in New Jersey, and so when it was time to decide on a theme for her birthday- we thought dinosaurs would be a perfect fit and her little guests would love it too. Rather

No More #DairyEnvy with Lactaid and Birch Coffee

Many of us rely on coffee to get us through the day. Whether it’s just one cup of coffee each day or several visits to the office Keurig, most of us can relate to a good coffee meme. For folks with dairy sensitivities, it can feel like they’re missing out on the same flavors and tastes in certain coffee drinks. But, we were recently invited out to Birch Coffee’s Roast

This Weekend at Wave Hill

SAT, OCTOBER 31    FAMILY ART PROJECT: EARS, EYES AND TAILS What makes a bunny ear so different from that of a coyote? Or a frog’s eye so obviously not that of an owl? And what about tails? How different is a cat’s tail from a snail’s? Costume yourself in your own set of funny ears, eyes and tail, and then wag, look and listen like a local animal. Free,

Barbie's Inspirational Commercial

If you haven’t already seen the new Barbie commercial- check it out. We are loving the message it sends to children about the power of imagination and believing in yourself!   “When a girl plays with Barbie, she imagines everything she can become.” Learn more here.

Hot Peas 'N Butter at Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture

  What: Hot Peas ‘N Butter When: Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 at 11 am Where: Repertory Theater at Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture (450 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451) Pricing: $5 Box Office: 718-518-4455 Website: www.hostoscenter.org Subway/Bus: IRT Trains 2, 4, 5 and Buses BX1, BX2, BX19 to 149th Street/Grand Concourse. Information: Winners of the 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2012 ”Parent’s Choice Award,” Hot Peas ‘N Butter is a unique children’s musical group that incorporates elements of traditional Latin music, Afro-Caribbean rhythms, jazz, folk, and

Family Time with Disney Infinity 3.0- Star Wars Starter Pack

By: Eric Katechis When I got home from work I had a little more energy than usual. My editor (Boss Lady as we call her) was over and her daughter Briana was patiently waiting. It was Time for Disney infinity 3.0! We had been itching to play together and as I got upstairs I unwrapped the game and she went about setting up the Platform for us to use the

Fall Family Trip: UnPlugging at Rocking Horse Ranch

As the temperature drops and the holidays approach us, quality family time is something many of us seek. Whether it’s cozy game nights inside or a fall or winter family trip- this time of year does a great job of reminding us to unplug and enjoy our time together. As part of our Local Getaways series, we had the chance to visit Rocking Horse Ranch with our own little family

Are we #HumanKinda?

  Jetblue prides itself on bringing humanity back to air travel, I for one love the cute commercials with the pigeons! Now, they’re starting the conversation on a larger scale and have produced this hilarious yet thought provoking short film directed by Bianca Giaever and starring comedian Sam Richardson, daring to ask the question – when did we all become so busy? And are we losing our humanity and becoming

This Weekend at Wave Hill

SAT, OCTOBER 24    FAMILY ART PROJECT: TINY TERRARIUMS Create your very own mini-terrarium in a recycled glass jar that we provide, or bring in one of your own. Craft a small world to house a succulent bud through the winter. Add layers of sand, tiny rocks and natural materials, or even a tiny creature to live within your take-home nursery. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Film Your Own Clip Contest + Tablet Giveaway with Memorex

In celebration of all things Halloween, here’s a great contest to enter that we just learned about from Memorex: Memorex in partnership with the creators of SHARKNADO invite consumers to “make-a-scene” with actor Joey Lawrence for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to break into Hollywood. One lucky Grand Prize winner will win a walk-on role in a 2016 production by The Asylum – the creators of SHARKNADO and Z Nation – plus a 55”

Kadir Van Lohuizen Via PanAm Book Signing & Discussion at the Bronx Documentary Center

Kadir van Lohuizen Via PanAm Book Signing & Discussion  Thursday, October 22, 7PM Free and Open to the Public Join photographer Kadir van Lohuizen for a book signing and discussion at the BDC as he shares work from his long-term project and book Via PanAm. In Via PanAm, van Lohuizen follows the footsteps of migrants from the south of Chile to the northern reaches of Alaska, covering 15 countries along the

The Bronx River Art Center Presents: Harvest/Haerfest Exhibition

The Bronx River Art Center Presents:     The fourth exhibition in the 2015 series,   Food Systems, Surroundings & Sensibilities,      October 23 – November 20 Opening reception: Friday, October 23rd, 6-9pm   Bronx Music Heritage Center 1303 Louis Nine Blvd, Bronx, NY.   Featured Artists: Fallen Fruit  Linda Adele Goodine  Hyonok Kim  Yelaine Rodriguez  Bill Santen The Bronx River Art Center (BRAC) is pleased to announce Harvest/Hærfest,