Swimming Pools in the Bronx

Looking for swimming pools in the Bronx? Below are a list of the free pools in NYC Parks that are now open for the summer in the Bronx. While indoor pools are still closed, the outdoor pool hours are from 11:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. daily, with a break for pool cleaning between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Outdoor pools are open through September 12, 2021. Know before you go: Swimsuits are required. If you want

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

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

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 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