2020

South Bronx 6th Grade Teacher Starts Mott Haven Community Refrigerator

The Bronx community has been coming together during the pandemic in all kinds of ways- from food drives to neighborhood cleanups. We’ve also seen a number of community fridges pop up to help those affected most by the pandemic. So when 6th grade South Bronx teacher Dan Zauderer noticed that many of his students’ families were struggling to put food on the table due to COVID-19, he was moved into

Halloween Fun in the Hamptons

With Halloween being on a Saturday this year and families unsure about trick-or-treating, it’s the perfect chance to turn the weekend into a fun day trip or weekend getaway. Our friends over at East End Kids Fun shared a fun Halloween roundup with us if you’re thinking about heading East. Seven Ponds Orchards 65 Seven Ponds Road, Water Mill Offering apple orchards, berries, and pumpkin picking, this “U Pick” farm

NYC Restaurants Can Apply For a $5,000 Grant For Outdoor Heating Costs

Since the pandemic, many of us have tried to support our favorite local restaurants whenever possible with take-out and dining outdoors when our budget allows. It was a beautiful summer spent admiring their creative outdoor dining setups and refreshing take-out quarts of boozy concoctions. But as the temperature drops, the amount of patrons willing to sit outside will thin, and adding heating is yet another expense that many restaurants simply

Vampires Vs. the Bronx on Netflix

It’s October- so we’re into all things spooky! And what better way to celebrate all things Halloween in the Bronx than with Vampires vs. the Bronx on Netflix? Have you seen it yet? Here’s the synopsis: Three gutsy kids from a rapidly gentrifying Bronx neighborhood stumble upon a sinister plot to suck all the life from their beloved community. Watch the trailer below:   Vampires vs. the Bronx is out

Free Online STEM Programs with City Parks Foundation

Three of City Parks Foundation’s STEM programs will be offered virtually this fall. Registration is currently open and all programs are free. There are two after school program opportunties, as well as an in-person program for high schoolers. Read more below:   The Coastal Classroom After School program is designed for middle school students to create meaningful relationships with waterfront parks, looking at topics including coastal ecology, water quality, urban waterfront restoration

Scholarship Essay Contest for Bronx Students

Devante Lane was a bright young college graduate from the Bronx whose life was cut short due to gun violence. Devante’s father, Jerome Lane, has been a dedicated and proud member of the law firm of Finz & Finz, P.C. for nearly 30 years. In honor of Devante, Finz & Finz, P.C. has established the Devante Lane Scholarship Fund to help young Bronx residents fund their college education in his

NYC Ferry Trip Idea: From the Bronx to Long Island City

  Looking for a fun adventure that you don’t need to leave the city for? Here’s our latest adventure using NYC Ferry- all for the price of a MetroCard!     We jumped on the ferry at the Soundview landing- which is the Bronx’s only NYC Ferry landing until the Ferry Point landing officially launches in 2021. From there, we got off at the first stop- 90th street- to transfer

BOO at the ZOO Returns to the Bronx Zoo

Good news! BOO at the ZOO will be returning to the Bronx Zoo! Boo at the Zoo begins Thursday, October 1 and will welcome Halloween revelers each Thursday through Sunday until November 1 (including Monday, October 12). Activities will include traditional favorites such as daily magic and mind reading shows, professional pumpkin carving demos and displays, and the spooky extinct animal graveyard. Animal-themed costumed stilt walkers and Halloween animal puppets will headline the MASKerade, and

Bronx River Art Center Offering Fall Virtual Art Classes

If you’re looking for some virtual activities for this Fall, the Bronx River Art Center is once again offering online classes for the fall season. There are even some youth and parent classes available for a fun bonding experience! Classes start October 5th and run through December 19th on Zoom. See the Fall classes below: Fall Virtual Classes October 5th – December 19th Mondays  4pm to 6pm: Learn To Draw

Stop & Shop Offers Free Back-to-School Snack Program

With children learning from home this year, families will need to stock up on plenty of healthy snack options. So Stop & Shop is here to help. Running through early October, the Stop & Shop Back-to-School Snack Program will provide a free bag of better-for-you snacks, as well as hand sanitizer and sidewalk chalk, to students who visit one of the supermarket’s 27 New York City stores  and hosting the program. Snack

Family Art Projects Return to Wave Hill in October

The Family Art Project team at Wave Hill is thrilled to be able to begin to welcome families back onsite–carefully–in October, with projects closely tuned to the season. Guests will be exploring plant myths, what it means to love the land and giving special attention to Indigenous People’s Day (October 12) and Remembrance Day for Lost Species (November 30). As always, the program will be offered Saturday and Sunday mornings,

New Neighborhood Getaways Program Launches with 150+ Savings in NYC

  New York City’s marketing and tourism agency NYC & Company has launched a months-long tourism revitalization effort. Offering more than 150 ways to save, All In NYC: Neighborhood Getaways features a citywide deals on attractions, cultural experiences, dining, hotels, museums, shopping and tours to encourage locals to get out and safely explore the city. New deals are being added on an ongoing basis. The program is the most diverse, flexible and