On the last Sunday of summer break, BronxMama along with Mommy’s Mingle hosted a Bronx Back to School (#BxBTS) picnic in the park. It was an event to get the kids together and have a day in the park full of good clean fun!
The kids ran around in the sprinklers, climbed the jungle gym and played some games from the book, Go Outside and Play from Kaboom. Each kid went home with a goodie bag full of healthy snack options and information about local programs.
Living in the Bronx, a borough with high diabetes and obesity rates, #BxBTS was about bringing back good ol’ outdoor fun and a healthy lifestyle. There were no video games or TV to watch, and the kids were too busy having fun to notice.
We had an amazing group of sponsors who were so happy to provide their goodies to the kids for our event. Read a little more about them below:
New York Public Library: We have an amazing public library system here in NYC. Every day there are classes, workshops and more at different branches across the 5 boroughs.
Actuator Inc.: Actuator Incorporated (AI) is a full-service, minority- and woman-owned production firm specializing in large scale, high profile events, Production Management & Theatrical Design.
CiCi’s Pizza: a pizzza restaurant with pizza, pasta, salads, and desserts! Yum!
Bronx YMCA: Our YMCA is the only NYC location with an outdoor swimming pool. Enough said! They offer lots of awesome programs for children, adults and families.
Funny Face Cranberry: Dried cranberry snacks in fun yummy flavors. Each flavor is a fun character, like Choo Choo Cherry. #yum
Driscolls: Family owned and operated for more than 100 years, Driscoll’s is committed to growing only the finest strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and organic berries year round.
Sneaky Petes: Sneaky Pete is an All Natural Oat Beverage. Pete is a kind-hearted little rascal who is on a mission to share his delicious heart-healthy beverages with everyone he meets.
Dannon: Danimals Smoothies are delicious drinkable yogurts that come in lots of yummy flavors!
Kid Fresh: Kidfresh is the first 100% natural and nutritious food for kids, packed with hidden veggies and no artificial flavors, colors or BPA packaging.
Farm Rich: Lots of easy to prepare wholesome snacks, appetizers, and meals. Join their Keep Em Happy club for special offers and events.