Covid19

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

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

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

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.”

Wave Hill Officially Reopened to Public

Today, Wave Hill is officially reopened! If you didn’t have a chance to scoop up tickets for opening week, new reservation links will be up on their website on Monday August 3rd for August 6th- 9th. Here’s the scoop: Safety first: reduced hours, fewer visitors, pre-reservations required First and foremost, visitors are asked to have masks on when entering and exiting the garden and when using a restroom. Face coverings

The Bronx Zoo is Open! Special Bronxmama Membership Discount Code

If you haven’t already heard, the Bronx Zoo is excited to be welcoming back visitors! After months of being closed, we’re sure the zoo’s 8,000 animals have missed people watching as much as we’ve missed animal watching! And with 265 acres of hardwood forest and limited ticket sales each day, the zoo is the perfect place to get some fresh air and still practice social distancing. We’re excited to share

NYC & Company Launches NYC-Cation Guide Across the 5 Boroughs

During this pandemic, we’ve seen more people enjoying the little things that are normally taken for granted. More families out riding bikes, spending time in their backyards, or heading to their local beach rather than planning their next tropical destination. To encourage locals and regional visitors to support the city’s businesses, NYC’s official destination marketing organization NYC & Company has launched All In NYC: Staycation Guides- a weekly series highlighting

3 Public Pools Opening in the Bronx for Summer 2020

While many things are still closed due to the pandemic, 15 public pools will be opening in two phases across the city. Three of the pools are in the Bronx- Mullaly, Crotona, and Haffen. The pools will re-open in two phases on July 24 and on August 1, and will operate through September 7. Here’s what you need to know to prepare: 15 of New York City’s public pools will re-open for swimming

Join the First Ever Virtual Bronx River Flotilla

  Every year, the Bronx River Alliance hosts a fundraiser called the Bronx River Flotilla, where participants have the opportunity to canoe 5 miles down the Bronx River while simultaneously raising funds for the river. While the pandemic might be changing things up- it still isn’t stopping the alliance from finding a way to keep the Flotilla going- only this time it will be in the form of a three-part

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez To Give Keynote Speech at Citywide Graduation Celebration

Tonight’s 2020 Citywide Graduation Celebration will air live on PIX11’s TV channel at 7pm, website, and social media channels. It will also be livestreamed at NYCClassof2020.com. It was announced today that the Bronx’s own Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez will give the keynote speech to celebrate all of the 2020 graduates. There will be special guests and musical performances. For more information, visit NYCClassof2020.com.

Check Out Over 45 Free Activities for Families & Children from the Bronx Children's Museum

Now that school is out, you’ve probably been finding fun things to do during this pandemic. Whether it be social distancing at the beach, or just in the backyard- this is definitely a more low key summer. The Bronx Children’s Museum has been sharing fun STEAM activities, videos, and other cool content on their social media over the last few months- and now you can see all of their content

Summer Getaway Ideas in the Poconos

While the pandemic has certainly changed our 2020 goals, there are still ways to safely create summer memories. After several months of being home in the city, it’s understandable that many families are looking for escapes that allow them to still safely socially distance. At around 1.5 to 2 hours away, the Poconos is a great option for families looking to get away. As of June 19th, all 4 counties