2016

Holidays in the Poconos: Fireside Christmas at The Inn at Pocono Manor

  If you’ve been keeping up with our Local Getaways section here on Bronxmama, then you know we recommend the Poconos often. With something to do year round in every season, it’s one of our favorite places to visit to unplug and enjoy the outdoors. Winter of course, is when folks hit the slopes and take advantage of the snow covered mountains. But the Poconos also offers plenty of other

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

  Last week we had the chance to attend opening night of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical at Madison Square Garden. I was truly excited to be able to see a classic that I grew up watching come to life on stage and give my daughter’s this experience. It was such a fun take on the classic and the girls were engrossed in every moment. It was also perfect timing

Ballerina Swan and the Nutcracker

As usual, December crept in and is in full swing! If you’re searching for the perfect holiday show to take your little ballet lover to, then look no further than Ballerina Swan and the Nutcracker. Playing at the The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row until December 18th, this show follows along the adventures of Sophie the Swan as she prepares for her first holiday performance of “The Nutcracker”. Based on the

Deck the Halls with Big Lots!

That title is misleading- I live in a railroad apartment, so I have no halls! But, I’m excited to share how I added some new pieces to this year’s holiday decor thanks to Big Lots! After attending an event last month showcasing their Holiday 2016 collection, I was excited to choose some of my favorites. From ornaments to bedding, I chose some fun pieces to help winterize my apartment. The

Holiday Toy Guide at Toys "R" Us

If you caught our segment on News 12 today, you had the chance to hear our Holiday Toy Guide from Toys “R” Us with Martha! Below is a recap of the toys that we mentioned. Stay tuned in the upcoming week for more of our holiday guides- we’ll be sharing our holiday wish lists from the whole Bronxmama Team and lots of more gift suggestions for everyone.   Baby  

Applications for Fresh Air Fund Summer Experiences Now Open

  The Fresh Air Fund, which will be entering its 141st summer of serving New York City children from low-income communities by giving them experiences of a lifetime- free of charge. Boys and girls learn about new places, participate in cultural exchange, and go on a journey of self-discovery. Host families from along the East Coast and Canada volunteer to take in participants along with sleep-away camps in upstate New

5 Places to Take Your Own Christmas Card Photos in the Bronx

Christmas card season is upon us! If you’re not booking a photo shoot with one of the many talented family photographers in the Bronx, then look no further than our own backyard! Pull together your family’s wardrobe, grab a few props, and head to one of these locations for beautiful photo opps.     New York Botanical Garden While anywhere on the grounds make for an amazing backdrop, the decorated

iPhone Stocking Stuffer Ideas: Phone Cases + Giveaway

By Eric Katechis   Looking for some stocking stuffer ideas for your favorite iPhone user? We’ve tried out four iPhone 7 cases from our friends at Verizon that make for perfect stocking stuffers. We’re also giving away one!     1. Evo Tactical Extreme Edition Case for iPhone 7 $49.99 www.verizon.com   “Tech21’s Case feels just like the name. You get a really solid case that makes you feel confident

Checking out Skylanders Imaginators

By: Charlene Toro Arias One hot item my son recently had his eye on is the latest Skylanders Imaginators game for Wii U. We had the lucky opportunity to get our hands on a starter pack and review it before the holiday madness begins. If you have a little gamer in your family, then this is game to have. My eight year old son, AJ says this is the best Imaginators game so

Kids' Night on Broadway 2017- Participating Shows Announced

  The Broadway League just announced the list of participating Broadway shows for the upcoming Kids’ Night on Broadway, which takes place on Tuesday February 28th 2017. Tickets for the 21st Kids’ Night on Broadway  will go on sale to the public on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 10:30am. Kids’ Night on Broadway® is an annual event where kids 18 and under can attend participating Broadway shows for free when accompanied

Countdown to Christmas with PLAYMOBIL's Christmas on the Farm Advent Calendar

Like most children, I couldn’t wait for Christmas morning as a child. I was so excited to leave out the cookies I made for Santa and wake up to a tree surrounded by presents. Now as an adult, I still love the holidays- but I’m in no rush for the day to actually arrive. I cherish each day that is filled with that magical holiday spirit- the many Christmas events,

Peek Inside: Mon Amour Coffee & Wine

Once you become a mom, chances are you have the quickest route to the nearest coffee shop mapped out. Whether it’s a drive thru for a quick caffeine fix, or a local place to sit and have a few moments alone- a great cup of coffee can make everything go smoother. If you’re in the area, be sure to head over to Mon Amour Coffee & Wine located on W.