October 2019

New Contract Between Nike and MLB Might Destroy Local Bronx Businesses

Just don’t do it. Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has just called on Nike and the New York Yankees to protect local Bronx businesses around the Yankee Stadium area that will be affected by a new contract that is set to go in effect in 2020. This decision means that eight family-owned Bronx businesses—Ballpark Sports, D & J Variety, Home Plate, Pinstripe Collectibles, Sammy’s, S & A Sports, Stadium Souvenirs

Tickets for KUSAMA Exhibition On Sale January 29, 2020

The New York Botanical Garden recently announced that KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature, its major 2020 exhibition of work by internationally celebrated Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929), will open on May 9, 2020. Tickets for the landmark presentation will go on sale January 29, 2020, at nybg.org/kusama. More about Kusama Opening May 9, experience this multisensory presentation of the work of internationally celebrated Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. With NYBG as the exclusive venue,

Lincoln Center's Family-Linc Program Registration

We’re super excited to share registration info once again for Lincoln Center’s Family Linc program! This awesome program gives families the opportunity to participate in free and low cost events! Here is a little more information below: Family-Linc invites families from the five boroughs of New York City to see performances at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Families simply submit their application and enjoy performances in Dance, Theater and

Pelham Gardens ALDI to Host Grand Reopening Celebration

For all my ALDI lovers out there, we’re sure you’re excited for the grand reopening of the Pelham Gardens location on Gun Hill Road. The reopening celebration will be complete with a ribbon cutting, gift card giveaway to the first 100 customers, and a sweepstakes for a chance to win a year’s supply of ALDI produce. The Pelham Gardens Bronx store is part of the $1.9 billion ALDI investment to remodel and expand

American Dream Opening Celebration

Today is the day! Just across the George Washington Bridge from the Bronx, American Dream in East Rutherford New Jersey has officially opened it’s first of many doors! First up is Nickelodeon Universe and their NHL-regulation size ice rink. See below for the full opening line up: Chapter 1: Thrills & Chills Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park Opens on October 25th  The Shredder, The Shellraiser and Nickelodeon’s Skyline Scream, come to

Giveaway: Tickets to Spooky Pumpkin Garden Nights at NYBG

  Can you believe it’s already this much into October!? We came straight from the beach to go apple picking, and yet we somehow only have two weekends left of Halloween fun. So, we’ll be heading to The New York Botanical Garden this weekend for their Spooky Pumpkin Garden Nights and we want to give one Bronxmama reader a chance to do the same! About Spooky Pumpkin Garden Nights Break

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a FREE Paddle on the Bronx River

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the Bronx River Alliance has partnered with Moskehtu Consulting to present a paddling tour of the Bronx River and an up close look into the lifeways of indigenous people along the New York Coastlines. On November 2nd and 3rd, participants will have a chance to paddle through the fall foliage, then meet Chenae Bullock and explore the history, culture and traditional experience of

Family Escape Upstate at Pine Ridge Dude Ranch

Some of you may remember Pinegrove Ranch from your childhood- an all inclusive family resort that opened 40 years ago in Kerhonkson New York, at the foothills of the Catskill mountains. In 2018, the ranch was taken over by a former barn manager and two prior guests (how cool is that!)- and is now called Pine Ridge Dude Ranch- making it possible for those nostalgic family vacations to continue on.

New York Pizza Festival 2019

The second annual New York Pizza Festival is coming to the Bronx! On Saturday October 5th and Sunday October 6th, the festival will be taking place on Crescent Avenue and will offer several ticket price options. About the New York Pizza Festival Hosted by the Belmont Business Improvement District and the Pizza Academy Foundation, the New York Pizza Festival will once again bring the most renowned PIZZAIOLI, from around the United States, including

Two Saturdays Left of Bronx Children Museum's Art Festival

  The Bronx Children’s Museum introduced ArtSpot to Mill Pond Park last month, an art making festival for children ages 3-9 and their caregivers. Presented as a series of four consecutive Saturdays, ArtSpot is filled with fun STEAM-based art activities and experiences. The theme of the first weekend was “Growing and Building Together” inspired by the Museum’s “Waters On the Go” suitcase exhibit which focuses on the natural flora found

First Ever Bronx Fit Fest Comes to St. James Park

  On Saturday October 5th, head to St. James Park for free fitness classes, dance lessons, roller and silent disco, sports clinics, games, and wellness screenings at the first-ever Bronx Fit Fest. Activities include: Zumba Chairobics Spin Learn to Salsa Obstacle Course Roller & Silent Disco Family Fitness Intro to Tennis Meditation Pickleball Yoga Line Dancing Adventure Hike with the Urban Park Rangers, and more   Bronx Fit Fest Saturday,