2016

Bronx Libraries Extend Hours

Grab that library card (or sign up for one!) and head to your local library- many NYC locations just announced they have extended their hours and we have the scoop on the Bronx libraries.   Here is a list of Bronx branches who extended their hours. Check www.nypl.com for additional information. Hunts Point Melrose West Farms Francis Martin Jerome Park Sedgwick Mosholu Riverdale Spuyten Duyvil Van Cortlandt Woodlawn Heights High

This Weekend at Wave Hill

SAT, JANUARY 16 FAMILY ART PROJECT: FREEDOM POEM TAPESTRIES In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday, learn about the poems and stories of celebrated African American poet Maya Angelou, and the inspiring patterns and meanings of African American quilts. Speak your truth in a poem you may embed into your own tapestry design with bits of cloth, yarn and felt and lots of freedom! Free, and admission to the

Survival Tips for Disney World from Simply T Nicole

  With January in full swing, many folks are planning out this year’s family vacations. From winter ski trips to spring break fun, there are lots of trip ideas for families of all sizes. Fellow Bronx blogger Tamara of Simply T Nicole has some great tips for Disney World. Read her advice here, and head over to her site for the rest of her post.   1. Plan Ahead-Become very knowledgeable

Madagascar at Lehman College

  Riverdale Children’s Theatre will have four upcoming performances at Lehman College. Madagascar the Musical! It’s a new musical adventure for all ages (yes, even parents) in what will be one of the first productions of the much-loved madcap journey from New York’s Central Park Zoo to the beaches of Madagascar. All of your favorites- Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippo and the always-plotting

Millennium Basketball League Recruitment

MILLENNIUM BASKETBALL LEAGUE RECRUITMENT   PROGRAM DATES:                      January 22, 2016 – April 30, 2016   LOCATIONS:            All five boroughs   AGES:                        Girls and boys ages 8 to 17   HOW TO APPLY:      Visit the Parks website before opening day on January 22, 2016. Applications are reviewed on a first come, first served basis.   DETAILS:                   Apply now for NYC Parks’ Millennium Basketball Winter League, part of the Junior Knicks

New BJ's Wholesale Club Location Opens in Riverdale + Grand Opening Fun

Last week Bronxmama had the pleasure of hosting a sneak peek of the new BJ’s Wholesale Club location here in the Bronx to some of our very own Bronx bloggers as well as some of our borough’s neighbors. Throughout the evening, the bloggers were given an aisle by aisle tour and had a chance to find as many organic items in the clubhouse as possible. It was a fun way

Bronx Peer Leaders Given New York Jets Suite Experience

Right before the holidays, two peer leaders from Hostos Middle School in the Bronx were given an awesome experience from Hopeline from Verizon– suite tickets to a New York Jets game. HopeLine from Verizon has been a proud partner of the Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation and Margaret’s Place for many years, helping children who may be struggling with violence and giving them a safe space to be educated

This Weekend at Wave Hill

  SAT, JANUARY 9    FAMILY ART PROJECT: SUNRISE, SUNSET Look to the sky’s palette of colors, infused with shades of dusk or dawn, and then blend and blur paint and tissue-paper dyes against a silhouette of winter trees, city skyline, river or bridge to create an inspirational scene. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM   SUN, JANUARY 10    WINTER BIRDING The Hudson

Upcoming Shows at Carnegie Hall + Giveaway

As we settle into 2016, there are so many cultural events happening both in and outside of the Bronx. We are always excited to share with you, especially when a giveaway is involved! Happening over at Carnegie Hall this month are three upcoming concerts: THE MUSIC OF KARL JENKINS: A Concert for Peace, REQUIEM FOR THE LIVING: The Music of Dan Forrest, and MORTALS AND ANGELS: A Bluegrass Te Deum with Dailey