February 2016

Armor Week family Art Workshops at Wave Hill

Armor Week Family Workshops: Medieval Creations TUESDAY–THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16–18, 1:30–3PM Return to the days of lords, knights and princesses—and even dragons—as Wave Hill pays homage to former resident and scholar of arms and armor Bashford Dean. Spend one, two or three afternoons building, decorating and populating your own medieval castle. Then come back for Armor Day on Saturday, for a day of merrymaking and medieval adventures! Try on armor, watch

FREE Get Women Cycling Event at Bronx YMCA

  In honor of Heart Month Get Women Cycling is partnering with several YMCAs throughout the boroughs to encourage those who do not know how to ride a bike (yet), who are not ready for on street cycling, or who prefer the warmth over the cold to come out and ride with them on stationary bikes! Help to raise cardiovascular disease awareness for women and strengthen your heart!! Get Women

This Weekend at Wave Hill

Photo: Joshua Bright SAT, FEBRUARY 13    FAMILY ART PROJECT: HEART PAPERMAKING Visit the colorful blooms in the Tropical House and breathe in the fragrance of greenhouse flowers. Keep a special eye out for heart-shaped leaves! Then, with the help of visiting artist and papermaker Randy Brozen, use paper pulp to embed a heart shape into lacy, handmade paper and decorate it with ribbons and rosebuds for Valentine’s Day remembrances and

Sick Just Got Real: The Scoop on Germs in School, The Playground, and The Supermarket

  *Cough Cough* We recently attended an event hosted by Children’s Advil, Robitussin, and Dimetapp where we heard from two nationally recognized doctors about germ and health stats as well as tips on keeping our little ones well. So, we’re sharing what we learned with you!   Germ class is in session    Half of students don’t wash their hands after using the bathroom – and of those who do

Do's and Don'ts of Coats and Car Seats + Diono Car Seat Giveaway

As this polar vortex makes up for the warm Christmas we had, the talk of coats and car seats makes its way back to the parenting conversation. We know it’s part of our parental instinct to want to keep our children’s coat on in the winter, especially when you don’t have time to heat the car up. However, if your child is still in a car seat, it’s important you

Cool Science Winter Break Camp at the New York Botanical Garden

©Talisman Brolin/talismanphoto Campers chill out with fun science experiments during Winter Break Camp! Kids explore states of matter by turning liquids into solids and investigate adaptations that allow plants and animals to survive cold, icy winters. Campers also will warm up with visits to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory tropical and desert collections to compare the plants growing in these environments. Games, crafts, and other hands-on activities round out each

Milk & Cookies Painting Party

  What better way to create lasting Mommy & Me memories with the kiddies than with some Painting & Pampering….. Recipe for Fun: • Painting party for kids on canvas (supplies included)• Milk, Cookies, French Fries, & Chicken Tenders • Art Work & Gift Bags are Complimentary • Mommy’s get Private Manicures *All for only $39   For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com

Local Getaway: Split Rock Resort + Jack Frost Mountain

Split Rock Resort, located off of Lake Harmony in the Poconos, is less than a two hour ride from the Bronx. We recently returned from a press trip there, where we were invited to bring our family and see the resort for ourselves. Living in NYC, we have access to so many great local getaways that are less than 2 or 3 hours away. Whether you drive north, across the

This Weekend at Wave Hill

  SAT, FEBRUARY 6    FAMILY ART PROJECT: PAINTED PAPERS AND THE STORIES OF ERIC CARLE What better season than winter to cuddle up with stories you love—like Eric Carle’s stories illustrating the wonder of nature. Hear some of these enchanting favorites as told by Rama Mandel, then learn from Eric Carle’s techniques as we cut and layer hand-painted papers to form bright and colorful images. Free, and admission to the

Fondue Ideas for Valentine's Day

  If you’re planning to avoid the crowds and enjoy Valentine’s Day at home, you can still create a delicious dessert to enjoy with your loved ones. We are big fans of fondue for special occasions since it’s a fun presentation, it’s interactive, and it’s yum! So, we took out our fondue set from Trudeau and found some ideas online for different fondues and fun foods to dip! Here are