Outer Boroughs and Local Fun

Blue Moon Cafe in Bronxville Introduces New Menu

  Just a short ride from the Bronx on Pondfield Road in Bronxville sits Blue Moon Cafe, a family friendly Mexican cafe’ and bar.  Opened in 2003, the Bronxville location is just one of four owned by founder Howie Felixbrod, who opened the first Blue Moon Cafe 30 years ago in Englewood New Jersey. And while his restaurants have produced both loyal patrons and delicious recipes over the years, Howie recently

Easter Bunny Express in Thomaston Connecticut

  Looking for a fun activity outside of the Bronx to celebrate Easter? Last weekend we made the 1 1/2 hour drive to Thomaston Connecticut to jump on the Easter Bunny Express at the Railroad Museum of New England.     We picked up our tickets from will call inside the station around 30 minutes before our train was to depart. Here you will also find a cool gift shop,

Over the Bridge to HGTV's Santa HQ at the Queens Center Mall

  By Isalia Cruz If you’re heading over the bridge and to the Queens Center Mall to finish some of your holiday shopping, be sure to check out to HGTV’s Santa HQ. Located on the second floor, this interactive and immersive Santa experience is back this year- and you have all the way up until Christmas Eve to visit.     With the girls in matching outfits and my husband and I

Visiting Westchester's Winter Wonderland

  Last week, we had the chance to travel 30 mins north of the Bronx to Westchester’s annual Winter Wonderland. This outdoor winter attraction at Kensico Dam Plaza gives families the chance to ice skate, visit Santa, watch a circus, and more- all for a $15 ticket price. Continue reading for an inside scoop on everything the event has to offer. Included in your $15 ticket (children under 3 are

Nearby Fun: Halloween Harvest at Luna Park

  If you’re looking for some out out of the ordinary Halloween fun this fall, then look no further than the Halloween Harvest at Luna Park. The fun is included with your purchase of an all day wristband- so kids can enjoy unlimited rides along with a pumpkin patch, face painting, giant pumpkin carving, and more!     This year’s theme is all about pirates- Ahoy Luna! Makes perfect sense

Indoor Fun at Ridge Hill's Rockin Jump Trampoline Park

If you’re looking for some indoor fun this summer- perfect for rainy days- then head a few minutes north of the Bronx to Rockin Jump. Located in Ridge Hill, Rockin Jump Trampoline Park is the perfect place to let out some energy indoors. Rockin Jump features an open jump arena, a dodgeball area, slam dunk zone, challenge course, a fun X beam zone, and a rock climbing wall. Before entering

Checking out Cirque Du Soleil: OVO

  My favorite thing about the circus has never been the animals, for obvious reasons and well…that’s what the zoo is for. My favorite part has always been the acrobats, the contortionists, the aerialists, the trapeze artists and the tight rope walkers, the sheer talent and strength of those performers leave me in awe.   Cirque Du Soleil has always attracted me; we loved Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour

Coney Island Day Trip: New Unlimited Wristbands & More

  If you’ve been following us for a while, then you know one of the only reasons we ever like to step foot in the other “B” Borough is for you name it, Coney Island. It’s a summer staple for us- where we meet friends on Friday nights for fireworks- hitting the beach during the day, cooling off on a few rides, and then enjoying a picnic in the sand

Discount Code & Giveaway: Circus 1903 at Madison Square Garden

If you haven’t already heard, Circus 1903 is making it’s way to Madison Square Garden on Wednesday April 5th. A show for the whole family, this is the circus reimagined. With no animals, this show allows guests to experience over two hours of edge-of- your-seat entertainment with an incredible cast of the most unique, spellbinding and dangerous circus acts from all four corners of the globe.   And while the

This Spring Break Program Lets Kids Time Travel to the 18th Century

Looking for something different for the kids to do over the upcoming break? Just 30 minutes from the Bronx at Phillipsburg Manor, kid’s can sign up for their Colonial Survivor program and experience up to three days of 18th century living. Do you have what it takes to survive as an 18th-century kid? Test your coloni-ability in this fun competition, and discover what life was like before electricity and gas

Coupon Code: Venus Williams Plays in BNP Paribas Showdown at MSG

  Longtime Bronxmama readers know we really love exposing kids to local tennis programs in the Bronx. From free summer tennis programs through City Parks Foundation, to summer camps at Cary Leeds Tennis Center, it’s a great activity to expose children to. So, we’re excited to share another great offer code from Madison Square Garden for the upcoming BNP Paribas where famous tennis player Venus Williams will play against Garbine

Jamie Aderski's show 'Cry Baby: My (Reluctant) Journey Into Motherhood' at The PIT

Comedian, actress and new mom to 10 month old Watson, Jamie Aderski is bringing her new solo comedy show Cry Baby: My (Reluctant) Journey Into Motherhood to The Peoples Improv Theater this February and March. Aderski’s one-woman show is a truthful and raw look into the realities of pregnancy and motherhood that nobody seems to talk about. BronxMama recently had the chance to chat with Jamie over the phone about