August 2019

Lunch Spotlight: City Tamale

  If you’re looking for a budget friendly lunch option that isn’t via a drive-thru, look no further than City Tamale in Hunts Point. After opening in the beginning of 2016, this Hunts Point haven serves up different kinds of tamales, fresh juices, and other Mexican fare.     When we visited, we opted for the lunch special that included 3 tamales when we visited, along with a fresh lemonade

This Rooftop Pool at JFK is the Ultimate Staycation

If you’re looking for a unique staycation or even just day trip idea in NYC, then look no further than the TWA Hotel. We just spent the day at their rooftop pool and let’s just say it was beyond fun. After opening at the beginning of the summer, the hotel is such a fun blast into the past- complete with a rooftop pool overlooking the runway at JFK and a

A Drive-In Movie is Coming to Orchard Beach in the Bronx

  The Bronx might not be home to a drive-in movie theater anymore, but Bronxites will have their chance once again this Friday August 23rd at Orchard Beach for a special drive-in movie night featuring Aquaman. And best of all, it’s completely free!     Parking is free starting at 7pm, and there will be food trucks, games, and other fun activities before the movie begins. Jupiter Joe’s Astronomy will

Top 5 Ways to Foster Your Kids’ Vision & Eye Health

Sponsored Back to school shopping- check. Annual physical- check. Annual full comprehensive eye exam- oops! When it comes to eye health, I’ll be the first to admit that my family needs some serious reminders. While our summer has been filled with plenty of beach days and relaxation, it’s also been filled with too much screen time, forgotten sunglasses, and too much sun. So that’s why we’ve teamed up with local

Family Camping with NYC Parks Urban Park Rangers

  The other day we had the chance to participate in family camping with the Urban Park Rangers in Van Cortlandt Park. This lottery based program gives families from NYC the chance to camp at different parks around the 5 boroughs. Families enjoy a campfire and other fun activities with the rangers, and tents are provided. We have tried a few times to win a spot and were finally chosen,

Icehouse Cafe's New Outdoor Beer Garden

This past Tuesday, Lisa from The Bronx Socialite and I hosted some friends at the Icehouse Cafe’s new outdoor beer garden area. It was a fun evening of lawn games, hammock swingin’, and yes- frose.’ Open from Wednesday to Sunday during the warmer months, the new addition to Ice House is perfect for summer nights with friends.     Located right off the water near the Throggs Neck Bridge, it

Giveaway: Tickets to NYBG's Totally Tomatoes Weekend

  You say tomato, I say tomahto.  It’s Totally Tomatoes Weekend at the New York Botanical Garden on August 10th and 11th and we’re celebrating with a family 4-pack ticket giveaway to one lucky Bronxmama reader. Firs, read more about the event and then scroll down for your chance to win. The Details: Tip your garden hat to this favorite summer fruit as we celebrate all things tomato with a

Recipe: No Bake Energy Bites

  Looking for some after-school snack ideas for the new year? Check out these no bake energy bites that contain a good balance of complex carbs, good fats and filling protein.   Chef Claudette’s Energy bites Yield: 24 servings INGREDIENTS: 2 cups cashews 2/3 cup coconut, unsweetened 1 ½ cup dates (Barhi if possible) 2 tablespoons flax seed, ground 3 tablespoons Whole Milk 2 tablespoons strawberry purée ½ teaspoon vanilla