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NYC Ferry Trip Idea: From the Bronx to Long Island City

  Looking for a fun adventure that you don’t need to leave the city for? Here’s our latest adventure using NYC Ferry- all for the price of a MetroCard!     We jumped on the ferry at the Soundview landing- which is the Bronx’s only NYC Ferry landing until the Ferry Point landing officially launches in 2021. From there, we got off at the first stop- 90th street- to transfer

BOO at the ZOO Returns to the Bronx Zoo

Good news! BOO at the ZOO will be returning to the Bronx Zoo! Boo at the Zoo begins Thursday, October 1 and will welcome Halloween revelers each Thursday through Sunday until November 1 (including Monday, October 12). Activities will include traditional favorites such as daily magic and mind reading shows, professional pumpkin carving demos and displays, and the spooky extinct animal graveyard. Animal-themed costumed stilt walkers and Halloween animal puppets will headline the MASKerade, and

Bronx River Art Center Offering Fall Virtual Art Classes

If you’re looking for some virtual activities for this Fall, the Bronx River Art Center is once again offering online classes for the fall season. There are even some youth and parent classes available for a fun bonding experience! Classes start October 5th and run through December 19th on Zoom. See the Fall classes below: Fall Virtual Classes October 5th – December 19th Mondays  4pm to 6pm: Learn To Draw

Stop & Shop Offers Free Back-to-School Snack Program

With children learning from home this year, families will need to stock up on plenty of healthy snack options. So Stop & Shop is here to help. Running through early October, the Stop & Shop Back-to-School Snack Program will provide a free bag of better-for-you snacks, as well as hand sanitizer and sidewalk chalk, to students who visit one of the supermarket’s 27 New York City stores  and hosting the program. Snack

Family Art Projects Return to Wave Hill in October

The Family Art Project team at Wave Hill is thrilled to be able to begin to welcome families back onsite–carefully–in October, with projects closely tuned to the season. Guests will be exploring plant myths, what it means to love the land and giving special attention to Indigenous People’s Day (October 12) and Remembrance Day for Lost Species (November 30). As always, the program will be offered Saturday and Sunday mornings,

New Neighborhood Getaways Program Launches with 150+ Savings in NYC

  New York City’s marketing and tourism agency NYC & Company has launched a months-long tourism revitalization effort. Offering more than 150 ways to save, All In NYC: Neighborhood Getaways features a citywide deals on attractions, cultural experiences, dining, hotels, museums, shopping and tours to encourage locals to get out and safely explore the city. New deals are being added on an ongoing basis. The program is the most diverse, flexible and

Are You Counted? Why You Should Fill Out the 2020 Census

When we think of the U.S Census, we often envision people going door-to-door, gathering household information. But with today’s technology and a current pandemic, the 2020 Census looks a bit different this year. With a new deadline of September 30th, and only 56.1% of Bronxites counted as of the end of August, it’s so important we work together to be counted! The data collected from the Census affects federal funding

The Bronx Museum of the Arts Reopens

  The Bronx Museum officially opens on Wednesday, September 9th! The museum will remain free and open to the public, but visitors must reserve timed tickets in advance and follow all safety guidelines. The museum will be operating at reduced capacity with limited ticketing and entry every 30 minutes. Their new hours will be Wednesday to Sunday from 1pm to 6pm until further notice. Visitors can reserve tickets at www.bronxmuseum.com.

4 Ways to Reconnect with Your Teen During COVID-19

How can parents work to re-connect and build-up their relationships with tweens and teens struggling during COVID while promoting positive mental health? Award-winning Author, Parenting Skills Coach, and former educator of 20 years Deborah Ann Davis is sharing 4 tips on reconnecting with your teen during Covid-19.   Tip #1: Let it go Address the uncertainty of what this school year holds. Nothing you say or do can change that

5 Ways to Incorporate the Bronx Zoo Into This School Year

Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher  ©WCS While this summer may have been unlike any other, if it has taught us one thing- it would be to appreciate what we have right in our backyard. Whether you’ve been spending time with family in your own private oasis or finding local destinations to explore, many of us can agree that we’ll be holding onto this mindset even when life returns to “normal.”

20 Additional Library Locations Open for Grab & Go Service

On Tuesday, September 8, the New York Public Library is expanding their grab-and-go service to 50 library locations, following the initial reopening of 30 library locations. This service allows patrons to access a limited area of these branches to return materials and pick up holds. Reserve your items online or by phone and select the open branch you would like for pickup. You’ll receive an email when your items are

The Bronx Tourism Council Launches Weekly Podcast on Bronx History, People, & Stories

  The Bronx Tourism Council has launched a new weekly podcast featuring Bronx people, history, and stories. The podcast is a 15 to 30 minute show hosted by executive director Olga Luz Tirado alongside Bronx-born historian Angel Hernandez. The first four episodes will include the history of Swedish-born Jonas Bronck, founding father and author of the preamble to the U.S Constitution Gouverneur Morris, early 20th century mobster Dutch Schultz, and