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Wave Hill Officially Reopened to Public

Today, Wave Hill is officially reopened! If you didn’t have a chance to scoop up tickets for opening week, new reservation links will be up on their website on Monday August 3rd for August 6th- 9th. Here’s the scoop: Safety first: reduced hours, fewer visitors, pre-reservations required First and foremost, visitors are asked to have masks on when entering and exiting the garden and when using a restroom. Face coverings

The Bronx Zoo is Open! Special Bronxmama Membership Discount Code

If you haven’t already heard, the Bronx Zoo is excited to be welcoming back visitors! After months of being closed, we’re sure the zoo’s 8,000 animals have missed people watching as much as we’ve missed animal watching! And with 265 acres of hardwood forest and limited ticket sales each day, the zoo is the perfect place to get some fresh air and still practice social distancing. We’re excited to share

NYC & Company Launches NYC-Cation Guide Across the 5 Boroughs

During this pandemic, we’ve seen more people enjoying the little things that are normally taken for granted. More families out riding bikes, spending time in their backyards, or heading to their local beach rather than planning their next tropical destination. To encourage locals and regional visitors to support the city’s businesses, NYC’s official destination marketing organization NYC & Company has launched All In NYC: Staycation Guides- a weekly series highlighting

3 Public Pools Opening in the Bronx for Summer 2020

While many things are still closed due to the pandemic, 15 public pools will be opening in two phases across the city. Three of the pools are in the Bronx- Mullaly, Crotona, and Haffen. The pools will re-open in two phases on July 24 and on August 1, and will operate through September 7. Here’s what you need to know to prepare: 15 of New York City’s public pools will re-open for swimming

Join the First Ever Virtual Bronx River Flotilla

  Every year, the Bronx River Alliance hosts a fundraiser called the Bronx River Flotilla, where participants have the opportunity to canoe 5 miles down the Bronx River while simultaneously raising funds for the river. While the pandemic might be changing things up- it still isn’t stopping the alliance from finding a way to keep the Flotilla going- only this time it will be in the form of a three-part

“Piazza di Belmont” on Arthur Ave Brings Al Fresco Dining to Weekends in the Bronx

  While restaurants along Arthur Avenue have already been participating in the outdoor dining options like the rest of NYC, a new al fresco dining plan begins this weekend. Bronx Little Italy has partnered with Sam Schwartz, former NYC Traffic Commissioner, to create their first-ever piazza-style dedicated al fresco dining plan between East 188th Street and Crescent Avenue from Thursday to Sunday nights. The plan incorporates health and safety protocols, six feet

Bronxnet & Windows of Hip Hop to Host Virtual Prom for 2020 Graduates

Get those snacks and punch bowls ready, because Bronxnet is hosting a Virtual Prom to celebrate the class of 2020. Windows of Hip Hop and Bronx Principal Luis Torres are putting together this one of a kind evening for the whole family to enjoy. Airing on June 19th from 3 to 10pm, there will be music from DJ Jazzy Jay, appearances by Grandmaster Melle Mel and Grandmaster Caz, and music

Arthur Avenue Food Tours Launch Virtual Cooking Classes, Cookbook Club, and More...

We’re excited to share some fun news from Arthur Avenue. Danielle Oteri & Christian Galliani, founders of Arthur Avenue Food Tours, are launching a live cooking class and virtual tour of Little Italy in the Bronx as well as a 6-week virtual trip to the South of Italy. Get ready to wine, dine and learn about historic Italian culture through these virtual classes and programs.   About A Taste of Arthur

Arties Steak & Seafood Reopens for Takeout on City Island

  Beginning Wednesday, April 29, Arties Steak & Seafood on City Island will be open for takeout. The full takeout menu can be found HERE with a handful of options including its renowned Arties Zuppa Di Pesce, Family-Style dinners for 4, and Arties Quarantinis to-go. Arties is located at 394 City Island Avenue and is accepting orders via phone (718) 885-9885 on Wednesdays-Thursdays 2pm-9pm and Fridays-Sundays 12pm-10pm. For more information, visit www.artiescityisland.com.

Take a Virtual Tour of the New Bronx River Alliance Headquarters

  In case you missed the live virtual tour of the new Bronx River House on the Bronx River, check out the video below. Located directly on the banks for the Bronx River, the Bronx River Alliance is excited to be in their new home! About the Bronx River House Bronx River House is a cutting edge environmental learning laboratory and base of operations for the restoration of the Bronx

Education Through Music Joining BronxNet’s “Bronx Edulution” Televised Remote Learning

Education Through Music, a nonprofit that provides music education to 36,000 New York City students, is teaming up with BronxNet, a community media and media education organization serving the Bronx, to provide students with access to music education in their own homes via their cable box. BronxNet is partnering with Bronx educators and administrators on the distance learning initiative Bronx Edulution to broadcast remote learning content on BronxNet channels. The

Live Cams Set Up at the Bronx Zoo and New York Aquarium

Wonder what the sea lions are doing in Astor Court at the Bronx Zoo? Or the sharks at the New York Aquarium? Now you can drop in live at both places by visiting the Bronx Zoo website. You can still watch the sea lion feedings at 11am and 3pm, and bird feedings at 12:30 and 3:30! Head to www.bronxzoo.com/virtual-zoo/live-cams to visit now! Families can also enjoy the zoo virtually at