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Free Open House at Castle Hill YMCA

  Saturday January 25th, Bronxites have the chance to check out all that the Bronx YMCA has to offer for members. Work out in the gym, try a fitness class, enjoy free family activities, learn about summer camp, and customize a membership that works for you! When:           Saturday, January 25, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Where:         Bronx YMCA,  2 Castle Hill Avenue Bronx, NY 10473 Schedule of Activities: Summer Camp 11

Apply Now For These Free STEM Enrichment Programs During Spring Break

Do you have a student in kindergarten through grade 12 who is interested in having fun, unique, STEM experiences this spring break? Apply now for STEM Matters NYC enrichment programs! Explore your passions and uncover new interests at the NYC Department of Education’s Genovesi Environmental Study Center and NYC Center for Aerospace and Applied Mathematics; the Bronx Zoo; Central Park Zoo; Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum; Museum of the City of New York; New York

Windows of Hip Hop Hosts 5th Annual Element of Hip Hop Awards

On Tuesday, January 14th, Windows of Hip Hop hosted its 5th annual Element of Hip Hop awards alongside the Bronx Borough President’s office. Each year, the non profit organization chooses to highlight Hip Hop luminaries and enthusiasts who have promoted the Bronx born phenomena known as Hip Hop and advanced the culture forward into the future by instilling in our youth civic mindedness and giving back to the community. This year’s awards were hosted

Bronx Children’s Museum - Admissions and Membership Survey + Giveaway

The Bronx Children’s Museum currently operates as a mobile museum, using its purple Museum bus and traveling arts and science programs to engage nearly 16,000 Bronx residents every year. In late 2020, the Bronx Children’s Museum will finally open its permanent building in the South Bronx, in Mill Pond Park, just south of Yankee Stadium along the Harlem River. Our 13,000 square foot building will feature three main exhibit areas,

Savor The Bronx Restaurant Week Kicks Off Monday January 6th

Pictured: Seis Vecinos   You may have to push some of those resolutions back a week or so because the 9th Annual Savor the Bronx Restaurant Week is coming up. Running from Monday January 6th through the 17th, it’s a great way to well, savor the Bronx. So whether you plan a lunch meeting, a dinner date, or plans to catch up with an old friend- be sure to take

Christmas Fun in Connecticut: Holiday Lights & Santa Express

This past weekend, we took a drive two hours north of the Bronx for some holiday fun in Connecticut. Covered in white from a previous snowfall, the decorated small towns along with the Holiday Lights and Santa Express train ride made for the perfect holiday getaway. Where We Stayed: Courtyard Southington The Holiday Lights at Lake Compounce and Santa Express at the Railroad Museum of New England are around 20

NYC Parks Free Lifeguard Training Program for Summer 2020

NYC Parks is starting the search for new candidates with strong swimming skills to participate in their free lifeguard training program for the upcoming summer season. Qualifying tests to become a New York City lifeguard begin this week on December 7, 2019 and run through mid-January!  Testing locations can be found throughout the five boroughs. Find a qualifying test location near you. Please check back periodically as additional dates may be added. The testing

Winter Programming with Lincoln Center & Family-Linc

If you remember back in the fall we shared information on the Family-Linc program with Lincoln Center. For the winter, there are some more awesome programs coming up, so be sure to apply! About Family-Linc Family-Linc invites families from the five boroughs of New York City to see performances at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Submit your application today and your family can enjoy performances in Dance, Theater and

Holiday Lights at the Bronx Zoo + Discount Code

Holiday Lights is officially back at the Bronx Zoo! After years of hoping it would return, this year’s Holiday Lights is bigger, brighter, and greener than ever! The experience features thousands of lights, animal lanterns, animated sculptures, carolers, ice carving, a holiday train and more. Astor Court looks magical covered in lights, with a Christmas tree that displays fun animal themed animation- complete with sounds. There are both classical holiday

Band Director Creates GoFundMe to Raise Funds for Instrument Rental for School Band

Heather Barnes, a band director at PS 357 Young Voices Academy in the Bronx, has created a GoFundMe in order to help raise funds for instrument rentals for her students. On the GoFundMe page Heather shares that she has, “the opportunity to begin the first concert band  at Young Voices Academy, I am very excited for the students to experience music in a different way.  Unfortunately, many of the students

Nike & NYC Parks Department Launch Limited Edition Collection

Today Nike and the NYC Parks Department has unveiled a new limited-edition New York Parks collection, which drops on December 5th. The collection is inspired by and in celebration of NYC Parks. Fun Fact: Pelham Bay Park here in the Bronx is the largest park in NYC.  This unique partnership came about with the city of New York to focus on creating experiences and produce products that align to important

Giveaway: Family 4-pack of Tickets to Holiday Train Show at NYBG

Yesterday we had a chance to preview this year’s Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden, and we’re excited to share all you need to know about this year’s show, as well as a giveaway! As the palm dome of the historic Enid A. Haupt Conservatory undergoes restoration at The New York Botanical Garden, this year’s Holiday Train Show® will take place in an immersive indoor winter wonderland adjacent