New Year's Eve Ideas for Kids in the Bronx

Noon Year’s Eve at the Throggs Neck Library Head to the Throggs Neck library to say Good-Bye to 2018 and welcome 2019! Guests will read a special story and create noisemakers and New Year’s hats. There will then be a special countdown to Noon to celebrate 2019 together at Noon! 11am 3025 Cross Bronx Expressway Extension New Year’s Eve Countdown and Craft for Kids but at the Edenwald Library Create

Winter Fun with NYC Ferry

  I hope as you’re reading this the kids are still happily playing with their new toys from yesterday and you were able to finish your cup of coffee while it was still hot! And while you have a moment, I figured I’d share a fun holiday itinerary I came up with via the NYC Ferry in case you’re looking for some ideas for the rest of the break. Follow

Holiday Fun Downtown: Winter ONEderland at One World Trade & A Visit To Brookfield Place

Have you had a chance to make it to the top of NYC at the One World Trade Observatory yet? If you haven’t, make a day of it by checking off fun from both your holiday and bucket list. We recently headed downtown to check out the Winter ONEderland installation and then across the street to Brookfield Place for exactly that!     Now until January 7th, visitors to the

Easy Holiday Cheese & Charcuterie Spread from BJ's Wholesale Club

Brought to you by BJ’s Wholesale Club   I love any reason to host a fun gathering- especially during the holidays. There’s just something about inviting close friends and family, planning the decor, the menu- even the playlist- that I love. But I also know that holiday entertaining can be overwhelming, so I like to make it as simple as possible so I can actually enjoy the fun too! A

Share Your Ideas for the Orchard Beach Pavilion

  Last night members of the community filled the auditorium at Lehman High School to hear from NYC Parks about the restoration of the Orchard Beach Pavilion. Bronxites had the chance to meet the architects, learn more about the process, and share their ideas for the future of Orchard Beach.     Attendees also had the opportunity to break into groups and give their thoughts on what kinds of things

Holiday Fun at Shady Brook Farm

  If you’re looking for a little holiday adventure, check out the Holiday Light Show at Shady Brook Farm in Yardley, Pennsylvania. A little under 2 hours from the Bronx, this working farm has a spectacular light show, Christmas trees, a farmers market, and lots of firepits for making s’mores and sipping hot cocoa.     The light show costs $30 per car ride, and they also have wagon rides

A Closer Look: The Bronx Night Market at the NYBG Bar Car Nights

  The Holiday Train Show is already a staple must-see during the holidays in the Bronx- but we also love their special Bar Car Nights for adults only during this whimsical event. While I love to bring the kids to see the train show, there is just something special about a date night at the garden with winter music and lights, a glass of bubbly, and other enchanting winter scenes.

The New York Public Library Unveils Its Best Books of 2018 for Kids, Teens, and Adults

If you’re looking for some good reads to end the year, or even some good gift ideas, then check out this list from the New York Public Library for some inspiration. Librarians from across The New York Public Library system nominated, discussed, and selected their best books of 2018 for children, teens, and adults. The Library released three lists today — 100 Best Books for Kids, 50 Best Books for

NYBG Holiday Train Show Ticket Giveaway & Discount Code

  It’s that time of year again! Holidays in the Bronx is not complete without a visit to the New York Botanical Garden’s Holiday Train Show. Kicking off this weekend- Saturday November 17th, we’re happy to once again host a giveaway for a family 4pack of tickets to one lucky Bronxmama reader. This year’s exhibition showcases Lower Manhattan—the birthplace of New York City—featuring the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and

City Island Coffee Shop Also Offers Used Books & Kid's Yoga

  Located at 274 City Island Avenue, Clipper Coffee opened it’s doors back in September.  We just had a chance to stop in for a latte and muffin this morning, and love what they’ve done so far with the space. Offering several seating options, this new cafe looks to be a welcomed addition to our borough’s island neighborhood.     I opted for a Pumpkin Spice Latte and a blueberry

Blue Moon Cafe in Bronxville Introduces New Menu

  Just a short ride from the Bronx on Pondfield Road in Bronxville sits Blue Moon Cafe, a family friendly Mexican cafe’ and bar.  Opened in 2003, the Bronxville location is just one of four owned by founder Howie Felixbrod, who opened the first Blue Moon Cafe 30 years ago in Englewood New Jersey. And while his restaurants have produced both loyal patrons and delicious recipes over the years, Howie recently

The Coffee Break Company Opens It's Doors

  Last week we had a chance to stop in and check out the new The Coffee Break Company on Philip Avenue in the Bronx. They officially opened for their soft launch back in September and have so far proven to be a welcomed staple in the neighborhood offering both coffee, baked goods, lunch items, and more.     The logo itself is a clock, so it’s no surprise the