What to Do with Kids on Election Day in the Bronx


If you’re off tomorrow with the kids and looking for something to do after hitting the polls, we’ve got a few ideas for you. From arts and crafts to volunteer opportunities, it’s a great day to unplug and explore the borough.


  1. Get crafty…

Artistic Social will have open paint hours from 10am to 6pm at their studio. Choose a fun plastercraft and spend the afternoon painting. 2921 Westchester Avenue www.artistic.social


2. Fun at the Library…

Learn to make jewelry at the Wakefield Library or learn about the principles of flight and then construct your own flying machine at the West Farms Library. Or check out the calendar to see what’s happening at your local library. Various locations www.nypl.org


3. Help the Environment….

Volunteer with P.S. 723X to rake leaves and plant daffodil bulbs at Seton Falls ParkE. 233 St. bet. Seton Ave. and Baychester Ave www.nycgovparks.org


4. Go on a fall foliage walk

Use our Fall Foliage guide to pick a place to enjoy the beautiful weather. Various locations www.bronxmama.com


5. See Tree-Rific Trees 

Visit the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden at the New York Botanical Garden to see the enormous tree cookies of a giant sequoia and a white oak, and participate in other hands-on fun. Dig deeper into the magnificent world of fall trees, from roots to branches. Learn to think like a scientist and track the changing colors of the leaves. Take a break from your research to count the rings of a giant sequoia! 2900 Southern Boulevard www.nybg.org


6. Play Date at Nature Trek

Call up some school friends and plan to meet for an impromptu play date at the Nature Trek at the Bronx Zoo. Spend time building forts, climbing, and participating in the various activities offered in this fun attraction. 2300 Southern Boulevard www.bronxzoo.com



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