Christmas Fun in Connecticut: Holiday Lights & Santa Express

This past weekend, we took a drive two hours north of the Bronx for some holiday fun in Connecticut. Covered in white from a previous snowfall, the decorated small towns along with the Holiday Lights and Santa Express train ride made for the perfect holiday getaway. Where We Stayed: Courtyard Southington The Holiday Lights at Lake Compounce and Santa Express at the Railroad Museum of New England are around 20

NYC Parks Free Lifeguard Training Program for Summer 2020

NYC Parks is starting the search for new candidates with strong swimming skills to participate in their free lifeguard training program for the upcoming summer season. Qualifying tests to become a New York City lifeguard begin this week on December 7, 2019 and run through mid-January!  Testing locations can be found throughout the five boroughs. Find a qualifying test location near you. Please check back periodically as additional dates may be added. The testing

Winter Programming with Lincoln Center & Family-Linc

If you remember back in the fall we shared information on the Family-Linc program with Lincoln Center. For the winter, there are some more awesome programs coming up, so be sure to apply! About Family-Linc Family-Linc invites families from the five boroughs of New York City to see performances at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Submit your application today and your family can enjoy performances in Dance, Theater and

Holiday Lights at the Bronx Zoo + Discount Code

Looking for 2021 discount code? Visit our 2021 post here.    Holiday Lights is officially back at the Bronx Zoo! After years of hoping it would return, this year’s Holiday Lights is bigger, brighter, and greener than ever! The experience features thousands of lights, animal lanterns, animated sculptures, carolers, ice carving, a holiday train and more. Astor Court looks magical covered in lights, with a Christmas tree that displays fun

Band Director Creates GoFundMe to Raise Funds for Instrument Rental for School Band

Heather Barnes, a band director at PS 357 Young Voices Academy in the Bronx, has created a GoFundMe in order to help raise funds for instrument rentals for her students. On the GoFundMe page Heather shares that she has, “the opportunity to begin the first concert band  at Young Voices Academy, I am very excited for the students to experience music in a different way.  Unfortunately, many of the students

Nike & NYC Parks Department Launch Limited Edition Collection

Today Nike and the NYC Parks Department has unveiled a new limited-edition New York Parks collection, which drops on December 5th. The collection is inspired by and in celebration of NYC Parks. Fun Fact: Pelham Bay Park here in the Bronx is the largest park in NYC.  This unique partnership came about with the city of New York to focus on creating experiences and produce products that align to important

Giveaway: Family 4-pack of Tickets to Holiday Train Show at NYBG

Yesterday we had a chance to preview this year’s Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden, and we’re excited to share all you need to know about this year’s show, as well as a giveaway! As the palm dome of the historic Enid A. Haupt Conservatory undergoes restoration at The New York Botanical Garden, this year’s Holiday Train Show® will take place in an immersive indoor winter wonderland adjacent

40 Ways to Celebrate Christmas in the Bronx

It’s that time of year again! Tree lightings, Santa sightings, and plenty of holiday events to go around. We’ve gathered a list of places to visit and things to do this holiday season in the Bronx. Of course, we’ll be adding a lot more to our calendar– so you can count on even more holiday fun in the Bronx! After a 10 year hiatus, the Holiday Lights Bronx Zoo are

Yankees and Nike Reach Agreement with Local Bronx Businesses

If you recall our last post on the new Nike contract that would have affected the businesses surrounding Yankee Stadium, we’re happy to share that a resolution has been announced. Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. shared his thoughts on the decision earlier today: “I am pleased to learn that the New York Yankees, Nike and Major League Baseball were receptive to public pressure to do the right thing, and

Holiday Lights x Frozen Broadway Giveaway

To celebrate the upcoming return of Holiday Lights at the Bronx Zoo, they’re running an awesome giveaway over on their website. One lucky winner will score not only tickets to Holiday Lights, but also Frozen on Broadway with backstage access! And to top it off, they’re throwing in an animal encounter at the zoo also! To enter, head over to www.bronxzoo.com. Good luck!!  

Diamond Braces Offers Kid-Friendly Braces and Invisalign at New Location in Riverdale

Sponsored Diamond Braces has been providing affordable orthodontic care for Bronx families for over 20 years. Their mission is to provide accessible braces, at affordable prices, with amazing service, for everyone in the Tri-State area. They’re proud to be expanding their practice with a brand-new location in Riverdale! The new office on W 225th Street is currently accepting new patients, including kids, teens, and adults of all ages. It’s their

Bronxites Team Up to Bring Birthday Parties to Family Shelter

Sometimes the universe brings individuals together that make magic happen… Bronxite Jackie Perez is one of those people who gets an idea and goes for it. When she’s not at her 9-5 at a law firm downtown, she’s spending her free time uptown in the Bronx perfecting the various hobbies that have peaked her interest. On any given weekend you’ll find her practicing her roller skating, learning the ukulele, or