2020

Bronx Artist Creating New Coloring Page for Download Every Day

Here’s one fun idea for kids during the school closure- color artwork from a local artist! Bronx artist Laura Alvarez will be posting one coloring page a day on her social media that can be downloaded from her website for children to color or paint. Check out the coloring pages at www.lauralvarez.com. There are also lots of other coloring pages for download to choose from. Laura is also taking suggestions

Scholastic Offering 20 Days Worth of Online Learning

If you’re looking for grade specific material for your children, Scholastic is offering 20 days worth of free online courses. Each day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a meaningful story or video. To get started, visit www.classroommagazines.scholastic.com.

Where to Find Free Meals for Students in the Bronx

Amid school closures in New York City, grab-and-go breakfast and lunch will be available at all schools. Also, some Bronx restaurants have stepped up to offer free meals to students in need. We will add to the list when/if more restaurants join in. All NYC Public Schools All locations Grab-and-Go breakfast and lunch will be available at the entrance of every building from 7:30 am-1:30 pm. Any student can pick

NYC Public Schools will close Monday, March 16, 2020

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza today announced the City will move towards a new Remote Learning Model for all school days until Spring Recess. Students will not report to school buildings for instruction during this time. School buildings are scheduled to reopen to students following Spring Recess on Monday, April 20, 2020. Monday, March 16, 2020 Tomorrow, March 16, there will be a one-day full system closure,

Bronx Now: Large Group Show of Bronx Artists Opens on the Lower East Side

Jessica Spence, “Roller Set”, 2019, 30 x 30 inches, acrylic on canvas Later this month, the Lower East Side will be taken over by the Bronx. Bronx Now, an exhibition that runs from March 19th to April 11th, will take place at Chashama Gallery Space and feature Bronx- based artists who are creating significant work in the borough today. The exhibition is organized by the curatorial team of Laura James

Canoe on the Bronx River in the Amazing Bronx River Flotilla 2020

Registration is now open for the 21st Annual Bronx River Flotilla, a 5-mile paddle down the Bronx River! So grab some friends, form a team, and get ready to row! The purpose of the flotilla is to raise funds for the river- this year’s fundraising goal is $65,000! Be a part of the Bronx River Alliance’s goal to keep canoeing accessible to 1,000 Bronx youth and families. How does it

Giveaway: LEGOLAND Discovery Center Annual Pass Family Pack

There’s a great sale going on right now for LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester, and to celebrate we’re giving away a Family 4-pack of Annual Passes to one lucky Bronxmama reader! From now until March 6th, families can take advantage of a $25 discount on annual passes. Annual Pass Details: Save $25 (over 30%) on Annual Passes during the limited time sale which, during the sale, pays for itself in less than

Winter Trip to Harrisburg Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, the capital of Pennsylvania, sits along the Susquehanna River. The river, which was once home to the Susquehannock tribe, is the longest river on the East Coast of the United States and runs through New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. So it’s no wonder that Harrisburg has played a huge role in American history- including the American Civil War and Industrial Revolution. This makes Harrisburg a great region to bring

Check Out the New Bronx Council on the Arts Building

Last week we stopped in at the new Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) building in Westchester Square to tour the new facility and enjoy one of their Artists Talks. Located at 2700 East Tremont Avenue, the new headquarters will be a resource for local artists and writers, and host various events each month. To check out upcoming events, visit www.bronxarts.org/events. The facility is three floors- with modern touches. The

Drop-in Indoor Play Space in the Bronx

While the Bronx is home to the largest park in New York City and endless amounts of green space to enjoy, there’s no secret that we don’t have as many indoor options for children as we should. So we’re happy to share that La Escuelita de Sofia Dual Language Pre-School is going to be having a drop-in indoor play space on Saturdays and Sundays starting on Saturday February 15th. For

Giveaway: Tickets to the Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden

Earlier this week we had a chance to check out the media preview of this year’s Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden. The Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope runs from February 15th through April 19th and features thousands of beautiful orchids. We’re happy to partner up with the garden to give away a family 4-pack of tickets to the show. Read below for more information about the show