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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

City of Water Day Bronx Events

Now in its 12th year, City of Water Day is a free harbor-wide day organized by the Waterfront Alliance and its partners to get people to, on, and in the water, and will be held this year on Saturday, July 13, 2019. Dozens of communities in New York and New Jersey will host their own City of Water Day events in celebration of our region’s 1,600 miles of coastline. In collaboration

Free Summer Meal Locations in the Bronx

  The NYC Department of Education’s Summer Meals program is available at hundreds of public schools, community pools, public parks, libraries, and other locations around the city. No registration, documentation, or ID is required to receive a free breakfast or lunch meal. To see a list of Bronx locations, visit www.schoolfoodnyc.org. Please note that meals will not be served on July 4 or August 12.

Free Unlimited Citi Bike Rides on October 13th Courtesy of Healthfirst

  Hey Hey! We’re sharing the scoop on Free Ride Day on Saturday, October 13th, sponsored by Healthfirst. This is a great way to try Citi Bike for free compliments of Healthfirst, New York’s not-for-profit health insurer, dedicated to keeping communities healthy. The deets: Offer expires at midnight on 10/13/2018 and is only available in the Citi Bike app. The first 30 minutes of each ride are included. If you

STEM Day Returns to Maritime College

  We’re very excited to share that STEM Day will be returning to Maritime College again later this month. On October 27th, students grades 7-12 are invited to sign up for three STEM stations led by experts from the college. Families then have the opportunity to eat lunch on the mess deck! The day will have many of the same popular stations as last spring and a few new additions:

NYC Pools Open Wednesday with New 'Cool Pools' in Each Borough

  All NYC public pools are officially open beginning on Wednesday, June 27th. The hours will be from 11am to 7pm with an hour pool cleaning between 3 and 4pm. This year, NYC Parks will also be debuting their new Cool Pools pilot program at a pool in each borough. For the Bronx, that pool is Mapes Pool in East Tremont. Prior to Cool Pools NYC, none of the pilot

SUNY Maritime College Hosts First Ever Stem Day

SUNY Maritime College in Throggs Neck is hosting its first-ever STEM Day for students in grades 7-12 on April 7. All activities are free, and students and families have the additional option of taking tours of campus and the college’s 565-foot training ship, Empire State VI- and even have lunch on the mess deck! There will be stations – taught by Maritime faculty and staff – about: Reintroducing oysters to

Free Admission for Kids During Presidents Week at Wave Hill

  If you’re looking for free or low cost things to do next week while the kids are off- you might want to consider Wave Hill. Children 18 and younger visit admission-free during Presidents Week, Tuesday to Friday, February 20 to 23, 2018. It’s the perfect place to stroll the grounds, explore the hiking trails, grab lunch at the cafe, and check out the cool gift shop.  Of course, you can also wait until Saturday

Registration Open for City of Science 2018 at Lehman College

  WALK ON WATER. BLAST BALLS INTO ORBIT. DEFY GRAVITY. City of Science is returning to the Bronx! Once again, the World Science Festival and Con Edison have put together this awesome touring event where science, technology, engineering, and math come together. There will be interactive demonstrations, hands-on-activities, and enormous exhibitions. And best of all, it’s free! The event will take place on Sunday March 11th from 10-4pm in the

Best Places for Sledding in the Bronx

  If you’re looking for some good spots to head to the next time it snows, we’ve rounded up a list of some recommended hills in the Bronx. We’ll continue to add to this list as more are suggested or we discover new places- so be sure to bookmark this post. Crotona Park -Fulton Avenue and Crotona Park North This is actually the Bronx location for NYC Park’s Snow Days- which

Rollerskating Night at Orchard Beach

  We’re pretty excited about this one! On Saturday July 15th, head over to Orchard Beach for some free rollerskating! Bring your own or use the free rentals available. There will be two skate times- one for families and one for adults over 21. See more info and how to get your free tickets here.

2017 Summer Playstreets in the Bronx

Photo: PalNYC PAL is launching its 2017 Summer Playstreets in the Bronx on Wednesday, July 5th. PAL’s Summer Playstreets Program takes place in public areas, such as playgrounds and parks, throughout New York City to provide children with safe, supervised places to enjoy outdoor summer activities. Playstreets are open Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through August 10th, and are free to all New York City children. PAL is operating 15 Playstreets throughout