January 2021

Register For This Free Virtual Charter School Fair

Join the Virtual Charter School Fair on February 6 New York families – it’s school enrollment season! Explore your school choices for the 2021-22 school year at the Virtual Charter School Fair on February 6 from 10:00am-2:00pm. You can meet with local charter school representatives from the comfort of your home, get answers to all your questions and even join live virtual tours. Over 100 schools will be available to speak

Free Wednesday at the Bronx Zoo- Early Ticket Access for Bronxites

The Wildlife Conservation Society wants to make sure that its local community has access to Free Wednesdays at the Bronx Zoo and New York Aquarium before tickets are released to the general public. Bronxites can CLICK HERE and use access code WCSFREE as early as Monday February 1st at 9am to grab tickets for Wednesday February 3rd. Important information about Wednesday tickets: • The Wednesday Bronx Zoo Tickets Store will

Conti's Pastry Shoppe Giving Away 100 Boston Cream Pies to Celebrate 100 Years

  In 1921 Augustino Conti opened an Italian bakery on Morris Park Avenue not long after immigrating from Italy to the Bronx. Now 100 years later, the shoppe is celebrating that moment in history by giving away 100 of their signature Boston Cream Pies over the course of the year. Conti’s fluffy Boston Cream pie, Augustino’s favorite twist on tradition, is still made with his original secret recipe. The bakery

Register for the 13th Annual Run for the Wild 5K & 3K Family Fun Run/Walk at the Bronx Zoo

After pivoting to a virtual event in 2020, we are excited to share that the 13th annual WCS Run for the Wild at the Bronx Zoo will be in person- with new safety protocols of course!  After the year we’ve had, what better way to safely enjoy much needed quality time with friends and family- all while saving wildlife! This year’s participants will have the opportunity to be a part

17 Bronx Eateries Participating in NYC Restaurant Week To Go

  Monday January 25th kicks off the 29th NYC Restaurant Week®! Produced by NYC & Company, this year’s annual event has pivoted to NYC Restaurant Week To Go in a continuing effort to support the NYC dining community during this critical time. Each restaurant is offering at least one bargain $20.21 takeout or delivery meal designed to “amaze” customers. The offer is valid for lunch and/or dinner and includes an entrée and at

Shawnee Inn in the Poconos Offering Schoolcation Package

If you’re yearning for a change of scenery but need to still be able to get work and school done, check out The Shawnee Inn’s Schoolcation package in the Poconos. Included at no extra cost when you stay at The Shawnee Inn through May 28th 2021, their monitored learning environment gives parents a break and empowers children to complete their virtual learning assignments in a safe, clean, and unique environment.

DOE Hosting Virtual High School Admissions Events

Photo: schools.nyc.gov Looking for information for applying to high school? The Department of Education is hosting two kinds of virtual events to share information about high school admissions in NYC. Click here to register for any event(s) you’d like to attend—dates and times are listed below and at the link. Join the following: Virtual High School Admissions Information Sessions. At each of these events, we’ll walk you through how to apply

Kicking Off the 10th Annual “Savor the Bronx” Restaurant Week

  Today, the Bronx kicked off its annual Savor the Bronx Restaurant Week. While COVID-19 has unfortunately restricted indoor dining, we can still enjoy the flavors of some of our favorite Bronx Eateries through take out, delivery, and outdoor dining. “Savor the Bronx” Restaurant Week is produced by the Bronx Tourism Council and will run through January 17, 2020. This year, 13 Bronx eateries will take part in “Savor the Bronx”

NYC Parks Invites Bronx Residents to Participate in Virtual Community Input Meetings

NYC Parks is inviting Brooklyn, Queens, and Bronx residents to participate in virtual community input meetings to discuss the upcoming renovations at Horace Harding Playground in Queens, Cuyler Gore Park and Greene Playground in Brooklyn, and the Orchard Beach Skate Park, Woodlawn Playground, and Ferry Point Park in the Bronx. The Bronx will host the following: Orchard Beach Skate Park – Virtual Meeting Thursday, January 21, 2021 6:30 – 7:30

Bronx's Gunhill Brewery Teams Up for Virtual Thai Dinner

  If you’re looking for a fun date night or virtual fun with friends, check out Multicourse-  a new top chef driven virtual restaurant table serving the NY area. The concept behind Multicourse is that guests can dine virtually (via Zoom), as if you were at a restaurant with a friend, from the safety and privacy of your home. The Chef, Cicerone and/or Sommelier will interact with the group, help you with finishing touches on your meal and then

Nominate an Outstanding Educator for the Big Apple Awards by January 10

If there was ever a time to nominate an exceptional teacher or counselor for the annual Big Apple Awards, it would be now! So many educators have stepped up during this trying time and deserve to be acknowledged. If you have an educator that you’d like to nominate for this year’s awards, you have until January 10th to submit your nomination. The Big Apple Awards recognize educators across the city who inspire

Capital One Issuing Temporary Credit to Overdrawn Accounts for Economic Impact Payment

Good news for those who bank with Capital One. Given that the Economic Impact Payments can be a lifeline for many during these unprecedented times, Capital One wants to ensure that individuals have full access to this money. That means: Capital One customers whose accounts are overdrawn at the time of their Economic Impact Payment deposit will receive a temporary credit equal to that of their overdrawn balance. All Economic