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Free Thanksgiving Dinners from the DOE

  The holidays are approaching and many New Yorkers continue to struggle with unemployment, food insecurity, and the impact of COVID. Thankfully, the Office of Food & Nutrition Services has announced that it will be serving Thanksgiving dinners to go (frozen to cook at home) will be served on 11/23, 11/24, and 11/25 for pick up from 9am-12pm and 3pm-5pm. The Bronx locations are listed below: South Bronx 07168 P.S.

Decor Must Haves to Turn Your Space into a Cozy Winter Lodge

Cozy Inspo While winter usually brings out the homebody in even the most social beings, this year certainly takes the cake. If you’re like most of us, you’ve spent the last few months purging, organizing, redecorating, or simply dreaming of the perfect space. And what is more perfect during the holiday season than cozy blankets, buffalo plaid prints, and cute mugs to sip something warm in (or something to warm

10 Thanksgiving Dessert Ideas from Local Bronx Businesses

  While large Thanksgiving gatherings might not be possible this year, everyone still deserves a large plate of delicious food after the year that we’ve had. And don’t forget the dessert! Luckily, the Bronx has no shortage of bakeries and mom & pop shops to choose a variety of options from. So if your budget allows, try supporting a local business where you’ll find gourmet sweets of all kinds to

Exciting Additions to Nostalgic Holiday Lights at The Bronx Zoo + Promo Code

With the year we’ve had, it’s no wonder so many of us are looking forward to the holidays to lift our spirits. There’s just something about the lights, the music, and the excitement on kid’s faces that bring cheer to even the most Scrooge worthy year. So we are super excited that the family-favorite holiday tradition of Holiday Lights will once again be returning to the Bronx Zoo! On select

NYC Parks Hosts Virtual Community Input Meetings

NYC Parks is inviting Bronx and Queens residents to participate in virtual community input meetings to discuss the upcoming renovations at Seton Park in the Bronx, and Evergreen Park and Playground Sixty-Two in Queens. Each community input meeting is open to the public and will provide opportunities for residents to safely voice their ideas and help plan the futures of their neighborhood parks. Register for your local meeting to help

5 Bronx Airbnbs to Book for Your Next Staycation

Thanks to the pandemic, our homes have become our office, classroom, gym- you name it. And while many of us spent early parts of quarantine buying plants and purging clutter to make our own oasis, a change of scenery can still do wonders. So we’ve compiled a list of some local Bronx Airbnb’s where you can feel like you’re on vacation all while experiencing another Bronx neighborhood. The best part?

South Bronx 6th Grade Teacher Starts Mott Haven Community Refrigerator

The Bronx community has been coming together during the pandemic in all kinds of ways- from food drives to neighborhood cleanups. We’ve also seen a number of community fridges pop up to help those affected most by the pandemic. So when 6th grade South Bronx teacher Dan Zauderer noticed that many of his students’ families were struggling to put food on the table due to COVID-19, he was moved into

Halloween Fun in the Hamptons

With Halloween being on a Saturday this year and families unsure about trick-or-treating, it’s the perfect chance to turn the weekend into a fun day trip or weekend getaway. Our friends over at East End Kids Fun shared a fun Halloween roundup with us if you’re thinking about heading East. Seven Ponds Orchards 65 Seven Ponds Road, Water Mill Offering apple orchards, berries, and pumpkin picking, this “U Pick” farm

NYC Restaurants Can Apply For a $5,000 Grant For Outdoor Heating Costs

Since the pandemic, many of us have tried to support our favorite local restaurants whenever possible with take-out and dining outdoors when our budget allows. It was a beautiful summer spent admiring their creative outdoor dining setups and refreshing take-out quarts of boozy concoctions. But as the temperature drops, the amount of patrons willing to sit outside will thin, and adding heating is yet another expense that many restaurants simply

Vampires Vs. the Bronx on Netflix

It’s October- so we’re into all things spooky! And what better way to celebrate all things Halloween in the Bronx than with Vampires vs. the Bronx on Netflix? Have you seen it yet? Here’s the synopsis: Three gutsy kids from a rapidly gentrifying Bronx neighborhood stumble upon a sinister plot to suck all the life from their beloved community. Watch the trailer below:   Vampires vs. the Bronx is out

Free Online STEM Programs with City Parks Foundation

Three of City Parks Foundation’s STEM programs will be offered virtually this fall. Registration is currently open and all programs are free. There are two after school program opportunties, as well as an in-person program for high schoolers. Read more below:   The Coastal Classroom After School program is designed for middle school students to create meaningful relationships with waterfront parks, looking at topics including coastal ecology, water quality, urban waterfront restoration

Scholarship Essay Contest for Bronx Students

Devante Lane was a bright young college graduate from the Bronx whose life was cut short due to gun violence. Devante’s father, Jerome Lane, has been a dedicated and proud member of the law firm of Finz & Finz, P.C. for nearly 30 years. In honor of Devante, Finz & Finz, P.C. has established the Devante Lane Scholarship Fund to help young Bronx residents fund their college education in his