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Take a tea party bus to the New York Botanical Garden

If you haven’t been to check out the New York Botanical Garden’s Wonderland: Curious Nature and have also been curious about the Tea Around Town tea party bus, we’ve got some exciting news. Tea Around Town and the New York Botanical Garden have teamed up to create a special tea party bus ride that takes you right to the garden. About Tea Around Town + NYBG: Join Tea Around Town’s magical

Unique experiences for spring break only at the Bronx Zoo

This year, spring break for New York City public schools runs from April 22nd to the 30. So including weekends, we’re in for a ten day spring break. That means there is plenty of time to plan some fun things to do right here in the Bronx. With the Bronx being home to the largest park in NYC and home to the only freshwater river in the city, it’s the

Visiting the new Budgie Landing at the Bronx Zoo + promo code

School is finished and there is plenty to do in New York City this summer. We’re sure you have your bucket list ready, but here’s a reminder that the new Budgie Landing at the Bronx Zoo should be included! My daughter Gia alongside a group of friends recently got to experience this fun activity where visitors have the chance to enjoy up-close interactions with these fun colorful birds. Of course

Children's author from the Bronx celebrates vibrant Dominican culture

Luz Maria Mack is a Dominican children’s book writer living in the vibrant South Bronx. She write stories celebrating culture and language while affirming children. Inspired by my amazing husband and three beautiful children, she has won the Best Animated Short Film at Bridge Fest, and her book “¡Pequeña Maria Descubre su baile!” (Little Maria discovers her dance!) was featured on PBS’s Chat and Learn program. She’s also collaborate with

Checking out this smash therapy room in the Bronx

If you haven’t yet heard of smash therapy rooms- or rage rooms- yet, they are essentially rooms set up with breakable items where people can safely let off some steam. We had the opportunity to attend a fun collaborative event at the Bronx’s only rage room- Raze Up where we participated in a release therapy session. The event was an opportunity to reflect on last year and think about things

Noggin Launches "Big Heart World" Initiative Promoting Social and Emotional Development for Kids

  Noggin, Nickelodeon’s interactive learning service for preschoolers, has launched its brand-new initiative “Big Heart World,” a multiplatform campaign rolling out throughout the year which aims to promote children’s healthy social and emotional development. Available now, Noggin’s “Big Heart World” includes an array of content and resources featuring Nickelodeon’s fan-favorite preschool characters, as well as all-new animated characters, designed to help kids build confidence, develop an appreciation for others, navigate relationships

Your Guide to Gardening in the Bronx

I’m by no means a seasoned gardener, but if you follow me over on Instagram then you might remember the watermelons I grew here in the Bronx this past summer! Over the past few years, I’ve managed to grow corn, pumpkin, lettuce, and more in a tiny patch of dirt in front of my apartment. I’ve always been one to make the best of the small outdoor space I have

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.”

Two Bronx Natives Serving Aboard Navy Warship in Norfolk

A Bronx native and Herbert H. Lehman graduate, is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason. Petty Officer 2nd Class Katherine Aponte is a culinary specialist aboard the destroyer operating out of the Navy’s largest base.  A Navy culinary specialist is responsible for the overall production of food on the ship. “The best part about being in the Navy is the teamwork, diversity and caring about

#EmiratesAce Campaign Engages Tennis Fans to Nominate their "Ace" for a Chance to Win Tickets to Dubai, the Men's Finals & More!

  Saturday August 26th is Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day! It’s a fun day for kids to enjoy interactive games, music and tennis activities for all ages. If you remember, last year we had a blast hanging out in the Emirates Suite during the Stadium Show inside Arthur Ashe Stadium. Once again, Emirates is bringing even more fun to the Kids’ Day as well as the US Open- with a fun

Visiting Soundview Park in the Bronx

  Located on Clason Point in the Bronx, Soundview Park boasts 205 acres of parkland. With bike trails, playgrounds, a butterfly garden, amphitheater, and more- it’s a great place to spend a summer afternoon.     Start off near the Bronx River in the Meditation Butterfly Garden. You may even find some painted rocks hidden as part of the #thebronxrocks rock hunting group.     Bring your bikes or scooters

Treetop Adventure at the Bronx Zoo

  By Pope Jackson Anyone who knows me, knows I love outdoor sports.  As a member of the Bronx River Alliance I paddle the river as much as possible.  Nothing gets me excited like amazing experiences right in my backyard.  NYC has never had a shortage of these, but the outdoor adventures were limited.  Well the wait is finally over. Two new attractions featuring three exciting experiences have been completed