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Birthdays at the Bronx Equestrian Center

Updated since original publish date   If you’re looking for ideas for an outdoor birthday party, we’ve got a fun but simple suggestion- the Bronx Equestrian Center. A few years back we celebrated my oldest daughter Briana’s 4th birthday there, and it was such a fun party for all of the kids who attended.       A party at the Bronx Equestrian Center includes two hours in a small

Children's Gardening Program at NYBG

Children’s Gardening Program 2010 Kids plant, tend, and harvest fresh produce with the help of instructors through the New York Botanical Garden’s celebrated Children’s Gardening Program. As featured on NBC (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiyTcoaB7KI), the program allows kids the chance to cook and eat vegetables, meet new friends, and make a lasting connection with nature.  Age-appropriate activities are offered in two special programs in the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden: Garden Sprouts (ages

First Ever Bronx Food Summit!

An awesome first time ever Bronx Food Summit is happening on May 1st. The summit is a day long event about eating well in the Bronx. The summit will serve to bring together Bronx residents, food lovers, food justice advocates, local businesses, schools and community organizations to discuss options for healthier food and better living in our borough. There will be hands on workshops and informative seminars to teach teach participants

City Island

“City Island” is written and directed by Raymond De Felitta. It’s a family comedy, set in the quaint harbor community in the Bronx, starring Andy Garcia. The comedy, which won the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival Heineken Audience Award, also stars Julianna Margulies, Alan Arkin and Emily Mortimer. Each member of a crazy New York family holds his/her own lie, which builds laughter throughout the film as each secret eventually unravels.

The Great School Search

Even though this school year hasn’t even finished yet, parents of those starting school in the Fall of 2010 should have already started the process of finding the schools you are interested in for your child. Whether you are looking into public, private or charter schools, now is the time to tour the prospective schools and be ready for next years application. Below are some sites to help you in

$5 Horse-Drawn Carraige Rides at the Bronx Zoo

Weekends, Nov 7–Dec 27 The Bronx Zoo’s beloved Clydesdale horses Ranger, Jesse, and Monty have once again trotted into the spotlight to take guests on festive wagon rides, Saturdays & Sundays beginning November 7. The Clydesdale—a high-stepping draft horse—is in its element when at work, whether in the field or at the head of a cart. At the zoo, they enjoy long walks with their keepers, being brushed, and the

Back To School Guide

Our Borough President Diaz issued a “Back to School Guide” on his site. The guide will also be issued to schools and other organizations around the Bronx. Get the guide here.

Hunts Point Farmers Market

Just in case you missed the link in our Places To Visit, don’t forget about the Farmers Market in Hunts Point. You can find: – Baked Goods – Cut Flowers – Fruit – Herbs – Plants – Vegetables Msr Raul Del Valle Square At Southern Blvd. and E.163rd St. (Street Address: Directly Accross From 1029 E. 163rd St., Bronx) WEDNESDAYS AND SATURDAYS 8:30AM TO 5:00PM – RAIN OR SHINE    JUNE

Artwork on the Grand Concourse

  Every time we look around here in the Bronx lately we are seeing people doing great things to help this borough strip free of the negative stereotypes. A new park, a community garden, new stores with excited owners. Slowly but surely we are making the Bronx a beautiful place. In celebration of 100 years of the Grand Concourse’s existence, artist Katie Holten is creating a public art work for