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Fall at the Bronx Zoo- NEW Dinosaurs in Darkness + Boo at the Zoo returns!

Well, it certainly feels like fall here in the Bronx. And that means one thing- Boo at the Zoo at the Bronx Zoo! Boo at the Zoo is a yearly tradition that I’ve taken both my daughters to since they were babies, and I’m excited to share what this year has to offer. Plus, an exciting new event is taking place this October at the zoo as well- Dinosaurs in

The Bronx Children's Museum is now hiring

The time has finally come! The Bronx Children’s Museum will be opening its doors soon and they are currently hiring for the following positions: Facilities Technician Security Officer Associate Development Director Office Manager & Finance Assistant Visitor Services & Public Engagement Program Coordinator Founded in 2005, Bronx Children’s Museum is a new kind of multicultural, Bronx- inspired children’s museum operating “with and without walls” geared to those from infancy through

Youth sailing programs in the Bronx

Summer may be coming to a close, but there’s still opportunities for some fun on the water. SUNY Maritime College in Throggs Neck offers two youth sailing programs this Fall. The High School Sailing program is for grades 9 through 12 and runs like an after-school sport. Monday and Friday practices are run by coaches and waterfront staff and consist of briefings, drills, games and racing on the water. Primarily,

Still time to see dinosaurs at the Bronx Zoo

Summer is flying by as usual, but there is still time to pack the last few weeks of summer with fun things to do. While we love spending lazy days at the beach or splashing around in the pool, we try to plan other adventures throughout the week. If you’ve got dino lovers at home, then a trip to the Dinosaur Safari at the Bronx Zoo should definitely be on

Beach themed gelato spot opens in the South Bronx

Nothing screams summer like ice cream, but combine that with the beach and ITALIAN ice cream- and now we’re talking. Playa Gelato just opened its doors in the South Bronx this week, complete with a beach themed grand-opening. It’s the perfect spot for a summer treat. Touted as the first gelato shop in the South Bronx, Playa Gelato’s founder Juan Vargas wanted to create a business that gives visitors the

5 things to do this week in the Bronx

If you’re looking for things to do this week in the Bronx, here are some fun suggestions: Listen to live music on the stunning grounds of Bartow Pell Mansion Museum for free July 23, 2-4pm Bring a lawn chair or blanket and join Bartow Pell on the pebble court and garden for a free woodwind performance with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. www.bartowpellmansionmuseum.org Enjoy family art fun on the Bronx

NYC Restaurant Week Specials in the Bronx

This summer, NYC Restaurant Week is celebrating 30 years with 30 days of restaurant specials. From July 18th to August 21st, New Yorkers can enjoy pre-fixe menus at hundreds of restaurants across the city. While we wish more Bronx restaurants were participating, we’re excited to see some Bronx staples offering up specials for the month. See below which Bronx restaurants are participating in the NYC Restaurant Week this summer: Flava’s

City of Water Day Events in the Bronx

SUNY Maritime College in the Bronx will be hosting a free community day called “Boogie Down on the Sound” on Saturday July 16 from 11am – 4pm. We had the opportunity to attend the summer before the pandemic and we had an amazing day out on the Long Island Sound. The event is part of City of Water Day, a celebration of the waters that surround us in the Metropolitan area, and

Fireworks at Orchard Beach in the Bronx

One of our favorite events to kick off the summer is happening on Wednesday, June 29 in the Bronx. The New York Salutes America Fireworks Extravaganza at Orchard Beach will take place from 6pm to 10pm. Presented by Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson and NYC Council Member Marjorie Velazquez, this annual firework display is the one time you can hang at Orchard Beach late at night and enjoy a spectacular

Free Outdoor Public Pools Open in the Bronx

New York City’s free outdoor public pools open on Tuesday, June 28. All public pools are open for two swim sessions every day of the summer- from 11am to 3pm and 4pm to 7pm. Swimmers must be wearing a swimsuit to enter the pool area, and everyone must have a lock for the locker to put their belongings. Looking for the nearest public pool near you in the Bronx? See

FREE youth STEM program in the Bronx!

Calling all middle schoolers to have fun while learning about the environment with free outdoor adventures this summer! The CityParks Green Girls Empowered by ING Summer Institute invites 6th-8th grade girls to have five weeks of fun-filled adventures learning about environmental science and STEM in their local parks. Kicking off on July 5th, this free weekly program transforms local parks into a hands-on laboratory. From canoeing to conducting science experiments, bird-watching to