Why not give your children an historic adventure this summer? Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is offering BPMM Adventures, two week-long summer sessions incorporating history and nature, for children entering grades 1 through 4. Participants will learn about 19th-century living through a mansion scavenger hunt; create Native American-inspired artwork using natural materials; explore Native American Three Sisters crops and heirloom vegetables and herbs in the brand-new Children’s Garden at Historic Bartow-Pell; burn
The day has come — 53 young children ages four to five years old will release trout into the wild! The preschoolers from Bronxworks will be releasing the trout that they raised into the Cross River at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation on Friday, April 27th. The Bronx Children’s Museum has been collaborating with Trout in the Classroom, a national environmental education program, to pilot Little Friends of the River at
There is still time to register your child for the Children’s Gardening Program at the New York Botanical Garden. Briana and I had the chance to preview the garden recently, and she loved it! Kids will love digging in the dirt and help plant their own garden, while at the same time learning about eating healthy! Who knows, they might be able to teach mom and dad a thing or
Check out the video posted on BronxNet about the August 2011 Dream Big Event which featured United States Surgeon General Regina Benjamin. Dr. Benjamin, Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor, and Sesame Street’s own Sonia Manzano!
If you and your son or daughter both like art, BRAC has the perfect class for you: Parent & Child Workshops. Each class session will focus on a different art media, including painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. Get creative together! Kid Classes (ages 8-12) Drawing & Painting on Saturdays, 11am-1pm, $75 Alternative Drawing & Printmaking on Saturdays, 2-4pm, $75 Ceramics on Wednesdays, 4-6pm, $100 Cartooning on Mondays, 4-6pm, $75 Parent
Never underestimate kid power. That’s the message of the Bronx Children’s Museum’s Dream Big program, which on Saturday celebrated the completion of its second summer of children’s workshops at community centers throughout the borough with a day of festivities hosted by Hostos Community College. The kids lived up to the message, using their power to attract important mentors, including this year’s honoree, United States Surgeon General Regina Benjamin.
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, in partnership with Adventures in Preservation and Historic House Trust of New York City, will offer a one-week restoration workshop from Monday, August 1 through Friday, August 5, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. A National Historic Landmark and part of New York City’s largest park, Bartow-Pell, an 1840s Greek Revival mansion, is the last of the country estates in the Pelham Bay area. Shutter Shop on
The Bronx Write Bus (BWB) is a free summer program for Bronx Youth ages 12-18. It is presented by the Bronx Council on the Arts’ Bronx Writers Center and meets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from July 12 through August 11, 2011. The bus rides through New York City this summer, exploring arts and culture and giving voice to a new generation of writers.
Iridescent April ScienceFest Check out the newly opened Iridescent South Bronx Science Studio at their first monthly science festival! Come mix and mingle, take part in an Engineering Design Challenge, check out the wind tunnel, digital music creation station, the solar scooter, learn about musical instrument engineering, make some wii art, learn about other program opportunities, and more!
Looking for an activity for your child to get into? Check out the classes offered at the Bronx River Art Center for children and teens. They offer cartooning, ceramics, digital photography and more! Classes start in April, so contact them now! http://www.bronxriverart.org/education-youth-programs.cfm#3
Bronx House will be having a SPRING OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, April 2, 2011-featuring *SPECIAL DISCOUNTS FOR NEW MEMBERS* *CHILDREN’S CARNIVAL WITH BOOTHS & PRIZES* *BUTTERFLY BOOGIE PERFORMED BY CENTRAL PARK ZOO WILDLIFE THEATER* Visit BronxHouse.org
Bronx teenagers, ages 14 to 19, can sign up now for the Police Athletic League’s (PAL) Teen Impact Centers in the Bronx. Through local partnerships with schools, faith-based institutions and community centers, PAL provides Bronx young people a safe haven to interact with their peers in sports and recreation programs, participate in team-building activities, attend Crime Prevention Workshops and showcase their creative skills in arts workshops. During the week, youth