Happenings

Mario Batali's Edible Garden at The New York Botanical Garden - August 27 through September 25

Beginning August 27 at The New York Botanical Garden, Mario Batali’s Edible Garden program allows families to enjoy daily gardening activities and cooking demonstrations that showcase kid-friendly recipes with the chance to sample and search for ingredients in the garden. Visitors can explore the three Mario Batali gardening plots in the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden this year, featuring the celebrity chef’s favorite vegetables and fruits. Regular cooking demonstrations in

Wave Hill Events Aug 25-Sep 1

Funny how a perfectly ordinary, late-summer week at Wave Hill offers so much for families to treasure. With the tenth anniversary of 9/11 very much on our minds, combined with the bittersweet rush of autumn approaching, it feels like special bliss to be able to sink into a morning or afternoon here. Spend a morning at the last session of family yoga or read-aloud time, step back in the gallery

FOLK ROCK BAND HAWTHORNE TO PERFORM AT BARTOW-PELL MANSION MUSEUM FIRST FRIDAY! IN SEPTEMBER

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum will present folk rock band Hawthorne for its First Friday! event on September 2 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. The Brooklyn-based band plays entirely original music, spanning various acoustic styles and genres, including indie-folk and Americana, with a touch of country, Irish folk, and even gypsy jazz. A native New Yorker who was raised in Pelham, Nat Osborn formed the band a year ago and writes most

NORTHEAST COMMUNITY BANK IN THE BRONX  HEADS OPERATION DONATION AT BRANCH TO COLLECT ITEMS FOR THE TROOPS

BRONX, NY – NorthEast Community Bank’s Arthur Avenue branch has announced Operation Donation to collect needed items for our troops, which will run for several weeks. The branch has posted a sign listing some of the items needed by our men and women in uniform, and has made a collection box available for easy drop-off. NorthEast Community Bank made the first donation to the box with several items. All items

Break Fast with Your Neighbor this Ramadan

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Cordially invites you to join the Bronx’s Muslim Community andBreak Fast with Your Neighbor this Ramadan Thursday, August 25, 2011The Bronx County Courthouse 851 Grand Concourse, Veteran’s Memorial Hall 5:30 Program  – Followed by Prayer and DinnerSeating is limited.   To R.S.V.P.  Call 718-590-3522 or email lroldan@bronxbp.nyc.g Check out the flier here.

Wave Hill Events Aug 18--Aug 25

It’s no coincidence that the Family Art Project, our free, drop-in art session Saturday and Sunday mornings, takes it inspiration from our Aquatic Garden this weekend. In late summer, this part of the landscape is a magnet for young and older. Surrounded by lush foliage ― check out the towering Abyssinian banana plant nearby! ― and enlivened by the presence of emerald green frogs and flame-colored goldfish, families will enjoy crafting a

Is there anything at all to be said for the scorching heat and humidity last week? Just consult anyone under 10: From the energetic play that I’ve been hearing on the hillside below my windows on the second floor of Glyndor Gallery, I conclude that they pretty much adore the season whatever the weather. But if Mom and Dad – or some other kindly relative or friend – thinks along

Wave Hill Events Jul 29-Aug 05

The gardens are humming with creative energy, from the bees to the birds – like the sparrow family building a nest outside my window –  to the spectacular summer landscape, dotted here and there with visitors, junior and more senior, engaged by its beauty. A typical week in heaven!

BARTOW-PELL MANSION MUSEUM HOSTS  SUMMER OWL WALK AND TALK WITH LOCAL OWL EXPERT

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum will host urban ecologist Dr. Robert DeCandido for a Summer Owl Walk and Talk on Wednesday, August 10 at 8:00 p.m. Better known as “Birding Bob” to the legions of New Yorkers who follow him on wildlife walks through city parks, Dr. DeCandido will focus on the Great Horned Owl that nests in Pelham Bay Park. It is one of 11 owl species that can be found