Holiday Round up

40 Ways to Celebrate Christmas in the Bronx

It’s that time of year again! Tree lightings, Santa sightings, and plenty of holiday events to go around. We’ve gathered a list of places to visit and things to do this holiday season in the Bronx. Of course, we’ll be adding a lot more to our calendar– so you can count on even more holiday fun in the Bronx! After a 10 year hiatus, the Holiday Lights Bronx Zoo are

Bronx Valentine Gift Ideas

Looking for something different this Valentine’s Day? We’ve got some ideas for Bronx themed gifts this Valentine’s Day….   Support a local Bronx Entrepreneur Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to support those friends who have side or full time hustles. Whether it’s a cute customized gift from someone like Christina at Chrissy’s Creations, a beautiful knitted hat from Erin at House of Jubbs, or a coffee gift set from

New Year's Eve Ideas for Kids in the Bronx

Noon Year’s Eve at the Throggs Neck Library Head to the Throggs Neck library to say Good-Bye to 2018 and welcome 2019! Guests will read a special story and create noisemakers and New Year’s hats. There will then be a special countdown to Noon to celebrate 2019 together at Noon! 11am 3025 Cross Bronx Expressway Extension New Year’s Eve Countdown and Craft for Kids but at the Edenwald Library Create

Spooky Pumpkin Garden at NYBG

  This Saturday the 22nd the New York Botanical Garden will be kicking off the fall fun with their Spooky Pumpkin Garden. Spooky Pumpkin Garden will run from Saturday September 22nd to Wednesday October 31st with guided activities on both weekends and weekdays. See below for the full scoop: Saturday, September 22, 2018 – Wednesday, October 31, 201810 a.m.–6 p.m. Guided Activities: Weekdays; 1:30–5:30 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays; 10 a.m.–5:30

Independence Day in the Bronx 2018

Photo by Jason Persaud, Flickr Kick off the 4th with the Co-Op City Fireworks Show on Tuesday Bring a chair and head to the Section 2 Greenway opposite of the Little League field. There will be live music and vendors before they begin. More info here.   Head to the Beach or Your Local Pool Not everyone is lucky enough to have a backyard to host a BBQ or a pool

Father's Day Weekend in the Bronx 2018

This may be Bronxmama, but we’ve got the dads covered too. If you’re looking for some fun ways to celebrate the father in your life this weekend, we’ve got some ways to enjoy the weekend right here in the Bronx. Aloha Nights at NYBG Surprise dad with a trip to Hawaii- or the closest thing to it- with Aloha Night on Saturday at the New York Botanical Garden. Celebrate the

Memorial Day Weekend in the Bronx 2018

Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS   It may not feel like it, but Memorial Day Weekend is upon us. If you don’t already have plans out of town or just lounging at the beach, here’s a list of some of our top picks for what’s happening in the Bronx this weekend.   Boogie Down at the Bronx Zoo There’s only two weekends left to check out Boogie Down at the Bronx

Check Out this Affordable Teacher Gift Idea

  Christmas break is upon us- and that means you’ve got one last day for teacher gifts! When it comes to teachers, coffee or tea is a no brainer, but if you’re like me- on a budget and 5 teachers to shop for- gift cards can be overwhelming when you don’t exactly have a lot to put towards each one. That’s why I love the $10 coffee or latte cards

How To Create a Holiday Themed Brunch & Hot Cocoa Bar

  Earlier this month we teamed up with the New York Dolls Collection to bring an afternoon of cheer to a wonderful group of girls in the Bronx. Each girl enjoyed manicures, a hot cocoa bar, and went home with their very own Harper Doll- who happens to be from the Bronx! It was a beautiful afternoon and thanks to Oriental Trading- it came out exactly as we envisioned. If

What to Do with Kids on Election Day in the Bronx

  If you’re off tomorrow with the kids and looking for something to do after hitting the polls, we’ve got a few ideas for you. From arts and crafts to volunteer opportunities, it’s a great day to unplug and explore the borough.   Get crafty… Artistic Social will have open paint hours from 10am to 6pm at their studio. Choose a fun plastercraft and spend the afternoon painting. 2921 Westchester

Places to See Pumpkins & Carve Your Own in the Bronx

Looking for some inspiration for your own pumpkin carving this weekend? We’ve rounded up some places in the Bronx to see, buy, and even carve your own pumpkins in the Bronx. Have a place to add? Comment below!   Pumpkin Carving at the Bronx Zoo Photo: Bronx Zoo For the last weekend of Boo at the Zoo, head over and watch some amazing pumpkin carving at the Dancing Crane Pavilion.

Planning a Fun Halloween Party with Oriental Trading

Two witches, a butterfly, and a dabbin’ penguin (Penguin costume from Oriental Trading)   As I climbed to the top of the playroom closet the other day I noticed that aside from Christmas, Halloween comes in second place when it comes to the amount of decor I have. It’s so much fun hosting Halloween parties, so I’ve collected some great pieces over the years for both children and adult events. And if