Outdoors

Six scenic campsites to escape to from the Bronx this fall

The fall foliage season is one of the most beautiful times of year in New York, what better way to experience it than from a campsite! There are several great options to choose from, all within a short drive of the Bronx. If you are looking for some camping options within driving distance of the Bronx, here are some suggestions: Harriman State Park (1 hour and 5 minutes from NYC):

How to experience an up-close encounter with a giraffe over school break at the Bronx Zoo

Looking for something fun to do with the family during the upcoming midwinter recess? Did you know that the Bronx Zoo offers exciting up-close and personal encounters with some of your favorite animals from around the world? Imagine spending time with a cheetah, a penguin- or a giraffe! We recently had the chance to experience a private giraffe connection and we’re excited to share our experience as well as a

4 Exciting Ways to Finish Out Spring at the Bronx Zoo

The countdown to summer is on! But you still have time to cross some fun off your Spring bucket list. One place that is perfect to visit in the Spring is the Bronx Zoo. While there are so many ways to enjoy your visit throughout the year, we’re sharing 4 reasons to visit before Spring is over: Celebrate the World of Birds 50th Anniversary Can you believe that the iconic

Register for Free Track & Field in the Bronx

Registration for City Parks Foundation’s free track & field program is currently open. Beginning on April 2nd, the program meets from 10am to 12pm on Saturdays or Sundays in parks across the city. The youth program is for ages 8 to 16 and is great for beginners looking to learn about long-distance running, javelin throwing, hurdles, and more. Along the way, participants will learn proper technique and new skills all

NYC Parks Hosts Virtual Community Input Meetings

NYC Parks is inviting Bronx and Queens residents to participate in virtual community input meetings to discuss the upcoming renovations at Seton Park in the Bronx, and Evergreen Park and Playground Sixty-Two in Queens. Each community input meeting is open to the public and will provide opportunities for residents to safely voice their ideas and help plan the futures of their neighborhood parks. Register for your local meeting to help

Free Admission Thursdays at Wave Hill

Tickets are available to reserve online each week to visit the beautiful grounds of Wave Hill, and they just announced that Thursdays will be admission free! The number of visitors will be limited for each day, and tickets must be reserved ahead of time. Be sure to bring water, as the Cafe’ is temporarily closed due to the pandemic. Restrooms are open on the lower level of Glyndor Gallery and

Canoe on the Bronx River in the Amazing Bronx River Flotilla 2020

Registration is now open for the 21st Annual Bronx River Flotilla, a 5-mile paddle down the Bronx River! So grab some friends, form a team, and get ready to row! The purpose of the flotilla is to raise funds for the river- this year’s fundraising goal is $65,000! Be a part of the Bronx River Alliance’s goal to keep canoeing accessible to 1,000 Bronx youth and families. How does it

Holiday Lights at the Bronx Zoo + Discount Code

Looking for 2021 discount code? Visit our 2021 post here.    Holiday Lights is officially back at the Bronx Zoo! After years of hoping it would return, this year’s Holiday Lights is bigger, brighter, and greener than ever! The experience features thousands of lights, animal lanterns, animated sculptures, carolers, ice carving, a holiday train and more. Astor Court looks magical covered in lights, with a Christmas tree that displays fun

Family Camping with NYC Parks Urban Park Rangers

  The other day we had the chance to participate in family camping with the Urban Park Rangers in Van Cortlandt Park. This lottery based program gives families from NYC the chance to camp at different parks around the 5 boroughs. Families enjoy a campfire and other fun activities with the rangers, and tents are provided. We have tried a few times to win a spot and were finally chosen,

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

5 Places to Enjoy a Spring or Summer Picnic in the Bronx

When it comes to dining outdoors, good views can come at a price. Unless you think outside of the box. So order a cute picnic basket and check out our favorite places in the Bronx to enjoy an impromptu picnic- just don’t forget the bubbly!     Ferry Point Park This is one of my favorite places to bring my hammock, our grill, and enjoy dinner on the water. With