April 2020

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

The Bronx Museum at Home

The Bronx Museum is continuing to develop a range of virtual content to engage audiences as as the museum remains closed to the public. The museum has recently added new videos on the website that focus on their current exhibition, José Parlá: It’s Yours, organized by guest curator Manon Slome. Here are some of the videos you’ll find on the site: Art Studio: Paint & Tape Create a painting with

Check Out These Online Environmental Educational Tools from the UN, NASA, & WWF

During the global pandemic, parents around the world are using online educational resources to help kids learn about the environment. Here is a list of some great apps and websites to help teach your children about the world around them- even how we can help prevent climate change. United Nations Mission 1.5 Game – a web-based game for kids to learn about all the different things that can be done to

FREE Mindfulness Program for Kids of All Ages in English and Spanish

With schools closed across the country, stress management, communication and resiliency are critical to helping families who are staying home. An app from Inner Explorer offers the non-profit’s audio-guided mindfulness program – an extension of a program used in more than 30,000 classrooms – to families everywhere for free for the first time, so parents and their kids can practice mindfulness at home during the COVID-19 crisis. Inner Explorer –

Noggin Launches 60-Day Free Trial for New Subscribers

  Noggin has launched a 60-day free trial for all new subscribers to support families during this uncertain time. The extended trial is available for a limited time at www.Noggin.com, the App Store, Google Play and Amazon, as well as through Noggin’s channel partners Amazon, Apple and Roku. Given school closures and disrupted childcare arrangements, Noggin is more committed than ever to providing high-quality, interactive learning experiences for preschoolers and their families. Noggin builds critical skills through

Group of NYC Doulas Providing Virtual Support

The NYC Doula community has come together in this time of need to offer virtual labor and birth support to NYC residents. Hotline Labor and Birth Support NYC was launched in response to the ever changing labor & delivery protocols at NYC hospitals and will provide 24 hour access to on-call virtual doulas. The hotline will be based on Facebook. Pregnant individuals will need to request approval to  be part