August 2021

Bronx Children's Museum Donates Sonia Manzano's "The Lowdown on the High Bridge" to all Bronx Library Branches

The Bronx Children’s Museum has donated copies of Sonia Manzano’s book The Lowdown on the High Bridge: The Story of How New York City Got Its Water to each of the more than 30 Bronx branches of the New York Public Library and the borough bookmobile. On Saturday, August 28, Ms. Manzano, best known for her portrayal of “Maria” on Sesame Street, will do a virtual read-aloud of the book as part

12th Annual New York City Unicycle Festival in the Bronx

The NYC Unicycle Festival, presented by the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, is coming to New York City again this Labor Day Weekend. From September 2 – 5. During this 12th annual event, dozens of one-wheeled riders participate in free outdoor activities in this unique New York City summer tradition. This year’s event will have a somewhat different spin as it spends a day in the Bronx to honor the borough’s own unicycle

Bronx Community Fridge Hosting Unique Brunch on a Bronx Sidewalk

On Sunday, September 19th at 1pm, the Mott Haven Fridge Network will be hosting its first “Brunch on a Bronx Sidewalk” on 141st St. between Crimmins and St. Ann’s (50 mtrs N of 571 E 141st St.). Nearly a year after the first “free food” community fridge debuted in Mott Haven, community members, partners, volunteers, donors, and interns will come together to break bread at the home of the first

Bronx Man is First Lung-Liver-Kidney Transplant Patient in New York State

Raymond Fermin just landed a shot at a basketball court near his home in the Bronx. He is messing around with his best friend, Bernie Fabre, as they dribble past one another, drive to the basket for a layup, and scramble for rebounds. After about 20 minutes, Raymond takes a break, not to catch his breath but to drink some water and revel in the fact that he’s back on

Celebrate 10 Years of Lego Ninjago with LEGOLAND Giveaway

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester is celebrating 10 years of Lego Ninjago with a limited-time experience August 6th – September 19th. And to celebrate, we’re giving away a family 4-pack of tickets to one lucky Bronxmama reader! Here’s the scoop on the Lego Ninjago adventure: Master Wu and his team of ninja have been searching for their missing Golden Amulet for a very long time.  Without it, and the secrets it holds,

Free Hip Hop Concert Series with First Stop in the Bronx

The “It’s Time for Hip Hop in NYC” concert series —produced by New York City, the Universal Hip Hop Museum, and IDEKO —will feature a dynamic lineup of Hip Hop, Latin freestyle, dance, freestyle, techno, and funk artists in The Bronx, Staten Island, Brooklyn and Queens. In celebration of New York City’s comeback and as part of NYC Homecoming Week, August 14th to 22nd, all concert tickets are free. Free

Last Chance to Experience Eric Carle at the Bronx Zoo

Summer is flying by! And so is your chance to experience the magic of Eric Carle’s World of Wildlife at the Bronx Zoo. So be sure to add a visit to the Bronx Zoo to your end of summer bucket list before it’s too late! And don’t forget we have you covered with a 10% off promo code for Bronxmama readers. Use code BRONXMAMA10 when reserving your tickets HERE. August

Bronx River Alliance Launches New Website

The Bronx River Alliance just relaunched their website, The new website is easier to navigate, complete with an event calendar, volunteer opportunities, and other interesting information about the Bronx River. There are also some fun Greenway guides to check out. The new guide shows off points of Interest, river features, community spaces, and public parks. There’s also a tree identification guide, bicycling guide, and much much more. Definitely take