2020

The Bronx Museum of the Arts Reopens

  The Bronx Museum officially opens on Wednesday, September 9th! The museum will remain free and open to the public, but visitors must reserve timed tickets in advance and follow all safety guidelines. The museum will be operating at reduced capacity with limited ticketing and entry every 30 minutes. Their new hours will be Wednesday to Sunday from 1pm to 6pm until further notice. Visitors can reserve tickets at www.bronxmuseum.com.

4 Ways to Reconnect with Your Teen During COVID-19

How can parents work to re-connect and build-up their relationships with tweens and teens struggling during COVID while promoting positive mental health? Award-winning Author, Parenting Skills Coach, and former educator of 20 years Deborah Ann Davis is sharing 4 tips on reconnecting with your teen during Covid-19.   Tip #1: Let it go Address the uncertainty of what this school year holds. Nothing you say or do can change that

5 Ways to Incorporate the Bronx Zoo Into This School Year

Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher  ©WCS While this summer may have been unlike any other, if it has taught us one thing- it would be to appreciate what we have right in our backyard. Whether you’ve been spending time with family in your own private oasis or finding local destinations to explore, many of us can agree that we’ll be holding onto this mindset even when life returns to “normal.”

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

Wave Hill Officially Reopened to Public

Today, Wave Hill is officially reopened! If you didn’t have a chance to scoop up tickets for opening week, new reservation links will be up on their website on Monday August 3rd for August 6th- 9th. Here’s the scoop: Safety first: reduced hours, fewer visitors, pre-reservations required First and foremost, visitors are asked to have masks on when entering and exiting the garden and when using a restroom. Face coverings

The Bronx Zoo is Open! Special Bronxmama Membership Discount Code

If you haven’t already heard, the Bronx Zoo is excited to be welcoming back visitors! After months of being closed, we’re sure the zoo’s 8,000 animals have missed people watching as much as we’ve missed animal watching! And with 265 acres of hardwood forest and limited ticket sales each day, the zoo is the perfect place to get some fresh air and still practice social distancing. We’re excited to share

NYC & Company Launches NYC-Cation Guide Across the 5 Boroughs

During this pandemic, we’ve seen more people enjoying the little things that are normally taken for granted. More families out riding bikes, spending time in their backyards, or heading to their local beach rather than planning their next tropical destination. To encourage locals and regional visitors to support the city’s businesses, NYC’s official destination marketing organization NYC & Company has launched All In NYC: Staycation Guides- a weekly series highlighting