September 2019

Vote For CC Sabathia For the Roberto Clemente Award

  The Roberto Clemente Award is presented each year to the Major League player who best represents the game of Baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field. This year, CC Sabathia is nominated and we want to help spread the word!     Beyond his contribution on the field, CC is the co-founder of the PitCCh In Foundation, a nonprofit organization

Build Your Own Cannoli at this Cannoli Bar on Arthur Ave

  You had me at Cannoli. If you haven’t had a chance to check out Artuso Pastry Shop’s new Cannoli Bar, then be sure to plan a trip soon! Available during store hours, guests are able to customize their cannoli and choose from a variety of shells (plain, powdered, or chocolate dipped), a delicious selection of creams (from the classic to pumpkin to peppermint and more), and finish it off

Hip Hop, The Bronx, & a Window at Macy's Herald Square

  If you’re walking by Macy’s on 34th street, look up and you might notice something a bit different than their usual window displays- a window dedicated to a Bronx public school and hip hop. An ode to the old school, the window display features a classroom setting with hip hop flare- and a dedication to CS 55 Principal Luis Torres and the non-profit organization Windows of Hip Hop. The

Choosing the Right Eyewear For Your Child

As part of our Children’s Eye Health series with local optical chain Metro Optics, we recently shared their list of Top 5 Ways to Foster Your Kids’ Vision & Eye Health. Now, we’re teaming up to bring you some important information on choosing the right eyewear for your child. Polycarbonate or Trivex Lenses Polycarbonate lenses help protect your child’s vision by holding up to rough-and-tumble play or sports without cracking

CityParks Learn Environmental Education Programs Registration Now Open for Fall 2019

  Registration is now open for CityParks Learn fall environmental education programs offered by City Parks Foundation for 2nd-8th grade students and teachers. The fall programs – Green Girls, Seeds to Trees, Learning Gardens, Coastal Classroom and Experiential Learning (teaching training program) are offered in local neighborhood parks and recreation/education centers throughout the five boroughs. GREEN GIRLS 6TH—8TH GRADES PROGRAM DATES: September 23 – December 21 PROGRAM TIMES: 3:00 – 5:30pm Green Girls is a year-round after school and summer

Mean Girls on Broadway Discount Code

On Wednesdays we wear pink. If you’ve never seen the movie Mean Girls- put the phone down and come back when you’ve gotten your life together! All jokes aside, we recently had the chance to check out Mean Girls on Broadway and we’re excited to share our thoughts- as well as a special discount code! Running from now until April 2020 at the August Wilson Theatre, the show does an

Cocina Chente in Riverdale

If you haven’t made a visit to Cocina Chente in Riverdale yet, you’re definitely missing out. This Mexican restaurant is not only Instagram worthy, but the food is delicious too. We stopped in for dinner and drinks earlier this summer and loved every little detail- from the textiles to the choice of decor. It was absolute perfection. And the food? Well, it did not disappoint. We tried several menu items-

The Bronx Celebrates 20+ Years of the Ferragosto Feast on Arthur Avenue

As a long-standing Italian holiday that recognizes the end of the harvest season and is an opportunity to enjoy the fruits of those labors, the Belmont BID will host the annual Ferragosto Celebration on Sunday, September 8th from 12 pm to 6 pm. While Ferragosto typically takes place on August 15th in Italy, the BID hosts the annual event in the fall to take advantage of the cooler weather. Visitors

Free Fall Sports Programs with City Parks Foundation

City Parks Foundation is kicking off its 2019 fall sports programs for youth and seniors this September. City Parks Foundation provides free programs each year to over 12,000 New York City youth and 1,000 seniors. This fall, we will host over 1,000 youth and 500 seniors in 26 neighborhood parks and recreation centers for participation in FREE programs in golf, and track & field for youth, plus tennis, yoga and fitness walking instruction for seniors. Registration for all programs are now open online and in

Glamping at Camp Rockaway

  When I was in the third grade, we packed up our house and moved across the country to southern California. Just a few minutes from the beach, I spent most of those years perfecting my boogie boarding technique and building sand castles. Fast forward to now, one of my favorite places to go in the summer is Rockaway Beach in Queens. The chill surfer community vibes remind me of

Applications Now Open for the BDC's Free Youth Photography Program

  The Bronx Junior Photo League (BJPL) is a free year-long documentary photography program for students in the 6th-12th grades at the Bronx Documentary Center. All experience levels are welcome and cameras and materials are provided by the BDC. Applications due Sept 20, 2019. **Mandatory orientation for all accepted students on Tuesday, October 1st, from 6-7PM.** Middle School Program October 9, 2019 – June 10, 2020 Wednesdays, 4:15-6:00PM Apply online or download the