June 2021

Free Goat Story Hour Every Thursday in the Bronx

Have you ever been to a goat story hour? Starting July 1st, the Van Cortlandt House Museum will be hosting a weekly goat story hour by their goat enclosure. The books will be goat-themed and guests can bring blankets or chairs to enjoy the fun. The goats in Van Cortlandt Park help with eliminating invasive weeds and clearing grass, and now they will be the backdrop of this fun story

Paid Teen Art Program in the Bronx

Looking for a summer art program for your teen? Applications are open for the upcoming Bronx Museum Teen Summer program. Teen Summer is a four-week intensive arts program for NYC teenagers. Teens work collaboratively to explore, showcase, and contribute to the culture of the Bronx and New York City. The 2021 program will be held virtually. This program is paid. Participants of the program will: Make art. Interview professionals engaging in

Summer Art Classes in the Bronx

Registration is open for summer art classes at the Bronx River Arts Center. Most classes will be held on-site at the Bronx River Art Center building at 1087 E. Tremont Ave, with sessions taking place within their well-ventilated open space studios and/or outdoors in the backyard, roof garden, or the nearby greenway. Two classes – Digital Illustration and Introduction to Art – will be held virtually over Zoom, while Teen

Free Summer Science Program for Bronx Girls

The CityParks Green Girls Empowered by ING Summer Institute is a Science program that engages up to 40 middle school girls, ages 10-13, in five weeks of fun-filled outdoor adventures. Girls in grades 6th through 8th are invited to become a Green Girl in this in-person CityParks Green Girls Empowered by ING Summer Institute program at Shoelace Park in the Bronx.  Register is open now. Kicking off on July 6th, this weekly

Swimming Pools in the Bronx

Looking for swimming pools in the Bronx? Below are a list of the free pools in NYC Parks that are now open for the summer in the Bronx. While indoor pools are still closed, the outdoor pool hours are from 11:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. daily, with a break for pool cleaning between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Outdoor pools are open through September 12, 2021. Know before you go: Swimsuits are required. If you want

Eric Carle's World of Wildlife at the Bronx Zoo + Special Promo Code

It’s almost here! Eric Carle’s World of Wildlife will take place at the Bronx Zoo from July 5th through August 29th. This summer, beloved books by legendary children’s author, Eric Carle, are coming to life at the Bronx Zoo with live performances, puppet shows, music, games, activities and wildlife! We’ve got you covered on what to expect and of course- we’re also sharing a special promo code with our Bronxmama

Fathers Day Weekend in the Bronx 2021

Looking for ideas to celebrate your favorite father figure? It’s looking like beautiful weather this weekend in the Bronx, and that means there’s a nice list of fun things to do across the borough. Check out some fun ways to celebrate Father’s Day in the Bronx below: Roller Skate at the Bronx Father’s Day Skate If you’ve got your own skates, there’s a newly formed group for Bronx roller skaters

Free Book Giveaway for Bronx Children and Teens

Since October 2017, Boogie Down Books®, a bookstore-without-walls for kids, teens, families, and educators in the Bronx, has hosted Fall Into Reading, an annual celebration of youth and community literacy including the distribution of hundreds of free books to children and teens in the Bronx. After hosting a more intimate version of the event during the summer of 2020 amidst the pandemic, this year Boogie Down Books is partnering with

Information on New York's Upcoming Election

Citywide primary elections are taking place on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. Head out to the polls to vote for for Mayor, Public Advocate, Comptroller, Borough Presidents, and City Council. You can also vote early from June 12-22. If you requested an absentee ballot, you have until June 22nd to return your ballot. You can find your early poll site here. You can find your Election Day poll site here. You

New Survey Highlights Generational & Racial Inequities in Water Safety Education

Living in the Bronx, we have access to city beaches, pools, and if you’re lucky- friends with pools. But just because we live in a city surrounded by water, doesn’t mean everyone here knows how to swim. The YMCA recently released new data that highlights the personal experiences and barriers parents face when it comes to swimming and water safety. The data was collected from a diverse set of U.S. parents

New SEA LIFE Aquarium & LEGOLAND Discovery Center at American Dream

If you haven’t had a chance to check out American Dream just across the George Washington Bridge yet, their latest opening of the SEA LIFE Aquarium and LEGOLAND Discovery Center are two new reasons to add it to your summer bucket list. We recently had a chance to check out both SEA LIFE and LEGOLAND Discovery Center before their official grand opening on Tuesday June 15th, and want to give

Authentic Italian Gourmet Grocery Store in the Bronx

Neighborhood: Belmont | Little Italy The Bronx is filled with hidden gems and family owned businesses that give the borough it’s close-knit feel, and Mt Carmel Gourmet Food is one of those hidden gems. Located in little Italy, this Italian themed grocery store fits right in and is the place to go if you are looking to cook something that tastes like it was made in Italy itself. Whether you