2020

Arthur Avenue Food Tours Launch Virtual Cooking Classes, Cookbook Club, and More...

We’re excited to share some fun news from Arthur Avenue. Danielle Oteri & Christian Galliani, founders of Arthur Avenue Food Tours, are launching a live cooking class and virtual tour of Little Italy in the Bronx as well as a 6-week virtual trip to the South of Italy. Get ready to wine, dine and learn about historic Italian culture through these virtual classes and programs.   About A Taste of Arthur

Drive-In Coming to Yankee Stadium This Summer

In case you haven’t seen the Time Out article, Uptown Drive-In will be coming to Yankee Stadium on weekends this summer. Uptown Drive-In is a festival featuring movies, music, and carside dinner service. The carnival-like experience, set to happen every weekend starting in July, will be a combination of a drive-in movie, live-music concert featuring local NYC artists, and will even feature carside dinner service from beloved New York street

Amtrak Activity Center Provides Kids with Educational & Train-Related Activities

If you have a young train lover on your hands, you might want to check out Amtrak’s Activity Center, which is designed to teach children about the railroad and geography while inspiring future travel (which we can’t wait to be able to do again!). There are some great activity sheets you can print out and take a break from screen time. Some cool features of the website include: Geography Junction –

ParkMobile App Now Available in NYC

As New York City continues to make adjustments due to Covid-19, the Department of Transportation has added an additional parking app option in an effort to reduce the spread of germs by touching parking meters. ParkMobile, which is actually the creator of New York’s ParkNYC, has added New York to its list of over 400 cities across the country! They key highlights of the ParkMobile app include: -No minimum required.

JetBlue Honoring Healthcare Workers with 100,000 Roundtrip Flights + NYC Flyover Salute

Today, JetBlue launched JetBlue Healthcare Hero, which will honor 100,000 healthcare workers with roundtrip flight certificates for two to anywhere JetBlue flies. JetBlue is calling on customers to thank the healthcare heroes in their life – from doctors and nurses, to pharmacists, therapists, social workers, public health administrators and more – by nominating them for a chance to receive one of 90,000 pairs of roundtrip flight certificates for two to

Arties Steak & Seafood Reopens for Takeout on City Island

  Beginning Wednesday, April 29, Arties Steak & Seafood on City Island will be open for takeout. The full takeout menu can be found HERE with a handful of options including its renowned Arties Zuppa Di Pesce, Family-Style dinners for 4, and Arties Quarantinis to-go. Arties is located at 394 City Island Avenue and is accepting orders via phone (718) 885-9885 on Wednesdays-Thursdays 2pm-9pm and Fridays-Sundays 12pm-10pm. For more information, visit www.artiescityisland.com.

Take a Virtual Tour of the New Bronx River Alliance Headquarters

  In case you missed the live virtual tour of the new Bronx River House on the Bronx River, check out the video below. Located directly on the banks for the Bronx River, the Bronx River Alliance is excited to be in their new home! About the Bronx River House Bronx River House is a cutting edge environmental learning laboratory and base of operations for the restoration of the Bronx

Franklin's Gourmet Popcorn Giving Away Popcorn & Hand-Crank Poppers to 1,000 People

  We’re sure you’ve been watching your fair share of movies and Netflix during this time at home, and what goes better with movies than popcorn!? So we wanted to share that Franklin’s Gourmet Popcorn wants families to enjoy a big bowl of popcorn on them. They are giving away 1,000 of their stovetop hand-crank poppers and their delicious Franklin’s pre-measured popcorn to American families in need, 100% free. Stock

Education Through Music Joining BronxNet’s “Bronx Edulution” Televised Remote Learning

Education Through Music, a nonprofit that provides music education to 36,000 New York City students, is teaming up with BronxNet, a community media and media education organization serving the Bronx, to provide students with access to music education in their own homes via their cable box. BronxNet is partnering with Bronx educators and administrators on the distance learning initiative Bronx Edulution to broadcast remote learning content on BronxNet channels. The

Disney Theatrical Productions Offering The Lion King Experience at No Cost

Disney Theatrical Productions is now offering a free virtually accessible version of The Lion King Experience, a unique holistic arts education program that provides students and educators an immersive introduction to theater making through the lens of the Broadway production of The Lion King. The web-based, multi-media curriculum was originally designed to be facilitated in a classroom by an instructor as an enhancement for schools producing KIDS and JR. adaptations of The Lion King,

Live Cams Set Up at the Bronx Zoo and New York Aquarium

Wonder what the sea lions are doing in Astor Court at the Bronx Zoo? Or the sharks at the New York Aquarium? Now you can drop in live at both places by visiting the Bronx Zoo website. You can still watch the sea lion feedings at 11am and 3pm, and bird feedings at 12:30 and 3:30! Head to www.bronxzoo.com/virtual-zoo/live-cams to visit now! Families can also enjoy the zoo virtually at

How Arthur Ave is Helping to Feed Hospital Workers, NYPD & Community

While small businesses have been severely impacted due to Covid-19, that hasn’t stopped many of them from donating meals to essential personnel and their communities. Take a look at some of the local Bronx businesses on Arthur Ave that have been donating meals or helping others:     Enzo’s of Arthur Avenue donated meals to St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, showing appreciation for the hard-working hospital employees with some comforting Italian