October 2021

Historical Library in the Bronx Celebrating 200th Birthday Party

If you’ve never had a chance to step inside the Huntington Free Library in Westchester Square in the Bronx, now is your chance. On Friday October 22nd, the library will be celebrating with a 200th birthday celebration fundraiser in honor of Collis Potter Huntington, who donated the library 125 years ago to the people of Westchester Square. Before the area was even known as “The Bronx,” the Huntington Free Library

Mega Millions Ticket Sold in the Bronx

The Bronx has seriously been winning lately- well always if you ask us. But ABC News shared that a second-prize ticket for the October 15 Mega Millions drawing was sold in BRONX. The ticket is worth a guaranteed $1,000,000. The ticket was purchased at 1086 Luna Deli Grocery over at 1086 BOSTON RD. What would you do with a million dollars? Let us know!

Network Launches Free Pop-Up Farmers Market for Hundreds of Bronx Families and Seniors

FoodStream Network (FSN), a social platform for entities in the emergency food relief space is launching its first in a four-week series of pop-up farmers markets in the Bronx. This free event was created in partnership with FoodStream Members, Phipps Neighborhoods, and other local groups and will feature food demonstrations by a local chef, giveaways, and multilingual nutritional information.  The first pop- up event will be held on Friday October

NYC Students Can Now Register for the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test

Registration is now open for New York City’s Specialized High Schools Admission Test (SHSAT).  Now until November 15th, all current 8th grade and first-time 9th grade students can log in to their MySchools accounts and register. All students who are eligible to apply to high school are also eligible to participate in Specialized High Schools admissions.  Here’s how: Get your welcome letter. Welcome letters are in the mail to families of current 8th grade public DOE and charter school students. All 8th

1000 Volunteers to Beautify Parks Across the City

Approximately 1000 volunteers will gather in local parks across New York City on Saturday, October 16th for Fall IMP-act Day—an annual citywide park beautification day—to begin planting nearly 70,000 daffodil bulbs in all five boroughs. In recognition of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, many of these bulbs will be planted in remembrance of the victims of 9/11 through the Daffodil Project. Led and organized by Partnerships for Parks (PfP), a joint

Bronx Kid's Spa Now Offering Doll & Me Services

Calling all princesses! You can now bring your doll along for some pampering when visiting Pink Princess Nails spa in the Bronx. Located in Westchester Square, Pink Princess nails is a children’s spa and party boutique. In addition to their birthday party services, kids can also stop in for fun spa services- including their new Dolled Up Service. Pink Princess Nails’ dolled up services are available for girls who come

New PBS Series Alma's Way Set in the Bronx

ALMA’S WAY, a new animated series from Fred Rogers Productions, premiered on October 4th. The series is created by the Bronx’s own Sonia Manzano, beloved by generations as “Maria” on Sesame Street. About the show: Inspired by Manzano’s own childhood, ALMA’S WAY centers on 6-year-old Alma Rivera, a proud, confident Puerto Rican girl who lives in the Bronx with her family among a diverse group of close-knit friends and community members. Infused with Manzano’s

New York Public Library Eliminates Late Fines

We’re sharing some good news from your local library! New York City’s three library systems–New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public LIbrary, and Queens Public Library–will no longer be charging late fines on books and other circulating materials, eliminating a barrier to access and ensuring that all New Yorkers, especially those in low income neighborhoods, have free and open access to knowledge and opportunity. All prior late fees from patron accounts have

Halloween Magic at the Bronx Zoo's Boo at the Zoo

What are some of our favorite things about Fall in the Bronx you ask? Aside from beautiful foliage on the Bronx River and crisp autumn walks at Orchard Beach, we’d have to say Boo at the Zoo! Our family has made this annual Bronx Zoo event an October tradition since our now 15 year old was little, and we’re still going strong with her little sister Gia. If you’re wondering

Lincoln Center Offers Free Classes & Performances for Children, Teens, and Adults with Disabilities

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts just announced its Passport to the Arts Fall 2021 season, with classes, performances, and custom-designed experiences for children, teens and adults with disabilities and their families. Passport to the Arts provides a welcoming, accessible, and affordable introduction to the performing arts at Lincoln Center at no cost. Families attend dance, music, or drama classes, watch exclusive performances, check out behind-the-scenes content, and even meet performers.