May 2018

Favorites from the New York Baby Show

Favorites from the New York Baby Show By: Martha Katechis Baby planning can be fun, stressful and never ending… so why not jump in head on! The New York Baby show offers that like no other and I love it! All things baby and family in one weekend, I encourage you to not only browse each booth, stroll the stroller track– but also sit and relax while listening to experts

Checking Out Mottley Kitchen

  If you stay current with us on social media, then you know I love a good coffee shop. So when I’ve had the chance to stop in to Mottley Kitchen on E. 140th Street, it’s been a real treat. This cafe and catering kitchen is open Tuesday through Saturday and offers up coffee, tea, fresh baked pastries, and more. On our first visit my friend had the Green Goddess

Performers Wanted for Outdoor Celebration w/BRAC

The Bronx River Art Center invites performers to participate in its upcoming celebration for River Rising/Sube el Rio, An Exposition of Science, Art and Technology, an outdoor exhibition in Starlight Park. Date: June 30 & July 1, 2018, times vary Application Deadline: June 4, 2018 Location: Starlight Park, 174th St Bridge, Bronx, NY PERFORMERS Click here to submit a performer application. Honoraria available.  

Memorial Day Weekend in the Bronx 2018

Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS   It may not feel like it, but Memorial Day Weekend is upon us. If you don’t already have plans out of town or just lounging at the beach, here’s a list of some of our top picks for what’s happening in the Bronx this weekend.   Boogie Down at the Bronx Zoo There’s only two weekends left to check out Boogie Down at the Bronx

Bartow Pell Mansion Offering Two Summer Camp Options

Our favorite mansion in the Bronx is hosting two summer camp opportunities this year- both week long with one being full day. Check out the details below: Bartow-Pell Discovery Camp August 20 – August 24 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Calling all young historians for a week of hands-on history at Bartow-Pell! Elementary school-aged kids will have an opportunity to step back in time through this immersive program filled with indoor

Scholarship Opportunity for South Bronx children Attending Roman Catholic High Schools

The William E. Simon Scholarship was established in 1985 by William E. Simon through a gift to Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education. Since then, Casita Maria has been administering the scholarship fund to South Bronx children attending Roman Catholic High Schools. This year, Casita Maria will award The William E. Simon Scholarship to 4 students who are currently enrolled in a Roman Catholic High School. The $1,500 sum will

Recap: Bronx Mom's Nite Out

  On May 10th, Geanine Cilenti of Trendy Chaos and myself hosted Bronx Mom’s Nite Out #BXMNO at the Bronx Residence Inn. The Thursday before Mother’s Day is National Mom’s Nite Out- and Geanine and I wanted to be sure our favorite Bronx mamas could celebrate! If you weren’t able to make it- you were sorely missed and we hope to catch you next year! Here’s a recap of the

Goya Foods Presents $75,000 Check to Support the Latino Concert Series at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts and Donates 2,800 Pounds of Food to Food Pantry of Lehman College

  Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic owned food company in the United States, presented a $75,000 check in support of the Latino Concert Series at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, and announce a food donation of 2,800 pounds to the college’s food pantry for students in need at the INDIA concert with special guest Michael Stuart on Saturday, May 12th, 2018 at 8 p.m. The donation is part of Goya

Riverside Glamping at the Shawnee Inn in the Poconos

  If you’re looking for a camping experience but aren’t quite ready to head to the wild, look no further than Riverside Glamping at the Shawnee Inn. If you recall last summer we experienced their Island Glamping, so this time around we brought the kids along and headed back to try out their Riverside option. Located right on the Delaware River, the Shawnee Inn offers glamping tents where friends, families,

THE POINT to receive $500,000 award towards community WiFi project: Free Hunts Point Community WiFi.

THE POINT CDC has been named one of the Citi Foundation’s 2018 Community Progress Makers. THE POINT joins nonprofit organizations from around the country who are committed to driving economic opportunities in their communities. As a member of the 2018 Community Progress Makers cohort, THE POINT will receive $500,000 award, which will be used to sustain our soon-to-be constructed community WiFi project: Free Hunts Point Community WiFi. In 2013, the

Bronx mom, YMCA teach adaptive swimming classes for children on autism spectrum

Photo Credit: Linda Rosier Spending time in the water has always been comforting and natural for Rima Izquierdo. But sharing that experience with her children was a different story. The Bronx mom, who has two young sons on the autism spectrum, searched high and low for a swim program that accommodated their needs with no success. Finally, Izquierdo found the Bronx Y and its adaptive swim program. More importantly, she