October 2020

5 Bronx Airbnbs to Book for Your Next Staycation

Thanks to the pandemic, our homes have become our office, classroom, gym- you name it. And while many of us spent early parts of quarantine buying plants and purging clutter to make our own oasis, a change of scenery can still do wonders. So we’ve compiled a list of some local Bronx Airbnb’s where you can feel like you’re on vacation all while experiencing another Bronx neighborhood. The best part?

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