August 2020

20 Additional Library Locations Open for Grab & Go Service

On Tuesday, September 8, the New York Public Library is expanding their grab-and-go service to 50 library locations, following the initial reopening of 30 library locations. This service allows patrons to access a limited area of these branches to return materials and pick up holds. Reserve your items online or by phone and select the open branch you would like for pickup. You’ll receive an email when your items are

The Bronx Tourism Council Launches Weekly Podcast on Bronx History, People, & Stories

  The Bronx Tourism Council has launched a new weekly podcast featuring Bronx people, history, and stories. The podcast is a 15 to 30 minute show hosted by executive director Olga Luz Tirado alongside Bronx-born historian Angel Hernandez. The first four episodes will include the history of Swedish-born Jonas Bronck, founding father and author of the preamble to the U.S Constitution Gouverneur Morris, early 20th century mobster Dutch Schultz, and

Free Book Drive in the Bronx

On Saturday, 8/22, Start Lighthouse is partnering with P.S. 5 – Port Morris to host its second book drive! This is a free event for parents and their children in Kindergarten to 8th grade. Attendees will receive a custom literacy kit, created by Start Lighthouse, and is available in English and Spanish. Start Lighthouse has created three different educational kits through a racial justice lens to help improve literacy for

Free Admission Thursdays at Wave Hill

Tickets are available to reserve online each week to visit the beautiful grounds of Wave Hill, and they just announced that Thursdays will be admission free! The number of visitors will be limited for each day, and tickets must be reserved ahead of time. Be sure to bring water, as the Cafe’ is temporarily closed due to the pandemic. Restrooms are open on the lower level of Glyndor Gallery and

Volunteer for Weekly Clean Ups in Starlight & Concrete Plant Park

Garbage in our parks has long been an issue- but especially so since the pandemic. Fortunately, a lot of folks around our borough have come together to initiate cleanups all around the Bronx. So we’re happy to share that the Bronx River Alliance is currently hosting weekly cleanups on Mondays at Starlight & Concrete Plant Park to tackle the weekend’s mess. The cleanups are part of the Alliance’s Meaningful Mondays.

Pink Princess Party Boutique Offering Fun Party Rentals

If you’re looking for a fun party idea, check out these cute party teepees from Pink Princess Nails in Westchester Square. The rental includes set up of 6-8 adorable pink tents, plush rugs, foam sleep mats with sheets and pillows, decorations, and a special gift for the birthday girl. Pink Princess also offers yoga packages for children, and outdoor mobile manicures. You can also book an upcoming spa session during