Celebrating St. Joseph's Day in the Bronx

The feast of St. Joseph’s Day is coming up on March 19th and there’s no better place to celebrate than here in the Bronx in Little Italy! If you’re unfamiliar with St. Joseph’s Day, it’s the day that Italian Catholics honor Joseph, husband to the Virgin Mary. It also happens to be when Italy celebrates Father’s Day. In addition, if your name is Joseph or Josephine, you will be celebrating

Children's author from the Bronx celebrates vibrant Dominican culture

Luz Maria Mack is a Dominican children’s book writer living in the vibrant South Bronx. She write stories celebrating culture and language while affirming children. Inspired by my amazing husband and three beautiful children, she has won the Best Animated Short Film at Bridge Fest, and her book “¡Pequeña Maria Descubre su baile!” (Little Maria discovers her dance!) was featured on PBS’s Chat and Learn program. She’s also collaborate with

Celebrate Dominican Independence Day with Radio Hotel discount

February 27 is Dominican Independence Day. To celebrate, Radio Hotel, Washington Heights’ first-ever full-service boutique hotel, is hosting a Dominican Independence Day deal. For only 72 hours, Radio Hotel will offer 27% off the best available rate (a major steal with rooms going for as little as $64!) Just a bridge away from the Bronx, the Radio Hotel is the perfect staycation idea. For staycationers looking for a fully immersive cultural

Mall at Bay Plaza launches this year's Bronx Entrepreneurial Scholarship

The Mall at Bay Plaza is now accepting applications for the 2023 Bronx Entrepreneurial Scholarship Foundation. The scholarship is offered to young accomplished students who are college-bound high school seniors and based on demonstrated academic achievement, financial need, and an express interest in entrepreneurship and/or business. The students eligible for assistance must be Bronx residents and must be graduating high school seniors who have been accepted into an accredited four-year

5 things to do during winter recess in the Bronx

While it hasn’t felt much like winter, NYC public schools are closed from February 20 to February 24 for mid-winter recess. If you haven’t made plans to escape the city, we’ve got you covered with some fun ideas to stay busy during mid-winter recess in the Bronx. Celebrate Kids Week with NYC Parks Every year, you can bring your kids to parks throughout the city for Kids Week during the break.

How to experience an up-close encounter with a giraffe over school break at the Bronx Zoo

Looking for something fun to do with the family during the upcoming midwinter recess? Did you know that the Bronx Zoo offers exciting up-close and personal encounters with some of your favorite animals from around the world? Imagine spending time with a cheetah, a penguin- or a giraffe! We recently had the chance to experience a private giraffe connection and we’re excited to share our experience as well as a

Winter break art camp in the Bronx

Looking for a fun activity to do during midwinter recess? The Bronx River Art Center (BRAC) is hosting a winter break art camp with special workshop classes for children, teens, young adults, adults, families and older adults. From Monday February 20 to February 24, BRAC will be hosting art making daily workshops. There will be 2 hour workshops with different themes and techniques to explore creativity and enhance your artistic

Bronx photographer offers special Valentine's Day photos

Looking for a unique way to show your love this Valentine’s Day? Photographer Richard Rosario is offering up a fun Valentine’s Day photo package at his studio in the Bronx. His Throggs Neck studio is currently decorated for the special occasion with three separate sets- two fun playful and colorful sets, and a cozy neutral set. So grab your partner or children to capture the love- or enjoy a little

Winter escape to the Kartrite Resort

Looking for an overnight or weekend escape from the Bronx? We recently had the opportunity to check out The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Water Park in the Catskill mountains. Just an 1.5 hours from the Bronx, it’s a great place to plan a weekend with friends and family. It might just be getting cold here in NYC, but Kartrite’s indoor waterpark is 84 degrees all year long. Featuring waterslides, a

2023 NYC Restaurant Week in the Bronx

NYC Restaurant Week is once again underway and there are some participating Bronx restaurants. While we wish there were more restaurants in the Bronx participating, now is your chance to show support and take advantage of these great deals. NYC Restaurant Week offers are available Monday through Friday, with some restaurants offering Sunday menus as well. The list of Bronx restaurants participating in the 2023 NYC Restaurant Week is below:

How to join a community board in the Bronx

Interested in getting more involved in your community? Ever consider joining your local community board in the Bronx? The first-ever digital Community Board application is live and available in both English and Spanish. The new application is easy and accessible. Everyone is encouraged to apply – community boards should reflect the diversity of our borough! Bronxites as young as 16 can join to join. You must be a New York City resident

How to register for Maritime Adventure Camps

Are you looking for summer camps in the Bronx? Did you know that Maritime College offers fun summer camp options? Registration is coming up for Maritime Adventure Camps where kids can experience sailing, learn to operate a powerboat, explore marine science, and more. Campers in the program get to: Maritime offers a camp for incoming 3rd and 4th graders as well as 5th through 9th. Camp activities take place at