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

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

8 Places to Enjoy Fall Foliage in the Bronx

While we love taking road trips upstate to catch a glimpse of the changing leaves, the Bronx certainly has no shortage of fall foliage. So we’ve rounded up our list of favorite places in the borough to enjoy the beauty of fall- including some suggestions from our favorite Bronxites. Covid-19 Update: While the beauty is the same, please note that some of the listed locations may have updated hours and

Enjoy Honey Weekend at Wave Hill

  This weekend, head to Wave Hill for a sweetly buzzy time! While we feature each weekend’s Family Art Project at Wave Hill on our event calendar, we wanted to share the full breakdown of this weekend’s events! SAT, August 19    Family Art Project: Be a Bee Join us for this classic Family Art Project. Outfit yourself with wings, antennae, a pollen cup and a kazoo to hum with. Buzz

Cooling off at Roberto Clemente State Park in the Bronx

  Looking for a fun pool to cool off before summer ends? Head over to Roberto Clemente State Park right here in the Bronx. Located along the Harlem River, the pool at Roberto Clemente consists of a fun sprinkler feature, a splash pad, an Olympic size pool, and a diving pool. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children.   The splash pad is perfect for little swimmers to

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

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

Nature Trek at the Bronx Zoo

  Earlier last week we had the fun opportunity to check out the new Nature Trek at the Bronx  Zoo. With an awesome structure to trek and climb and some pretty cool stations to explore and play- be sure to plan out some time to spend here on your next trip to the zoo.     Nature Trek is included in your Total Experience ticket and no food or drink

This Bronx Earth Day Event Will Have Professional Tree Climbing, Scavenger Hunt, & More

  This weekend in the Bronx there will be some pretty awesome Earth Day events (see our calendar here). And one event will allow kids to learn professional tree climbing! To celebrate their designated status of becoming an Arboretum, Woodlawn Cemetery will be hosting a fun Earth Day event on Saturday April 22nd complete with professional tree-climbling for the kids, a chainsaw artist, arts and crafts, scavenger hunt, hot dog lunch and

Wade into the Bronx River

As spring creeps in, The Bronx River Alliance has planned lectures, workshops, family activities and walks to learn about the Bronx River. Check out some upcoming events to be a part of: Water Quality Monitoring Training Saturday, April 8 Become a citizen scientist, learn how to monitor water quality at the Center for the Urban River at Beczak in Yonkers (35 Alexander Street), from 9am to 1pm. This is a FREE event but registration

The Bronx River's New Years Resolutions

Photo: Bronx River Alliance Well, the Bronx River can’t talk. But that’s okay- it has the  Bronx River Alliance speaking out for it. And here are three ways you can help the Bronx River in 2017, courtesy of the Alliance’s latest newsletter: 3 ways to help the Bronx River in 2017  1. Reduce litter: In 2016, through Project WASTE, (for more info check 2016 highlights) we found that containers made