August 2015

Jazz at St. Rays

St. Raymond Elementary School will present Jazz at St. Ray’s, its first-ever jazz concert, featuring Mark Morganelli & The Jazz Forum All-Stars, on Saturday, September 12 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. The quartet will perform jazz and Brazilian jazz. In addition to Morganelli on trumpet and flugelhorn, the Jazz Forum All-Stars includes Paul Meyers on guitar, Nilson Matta on bass, and Tony Jefferson on drums and vocals. Tickets are $25.00 per

First Friday at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

On Friday, September 4th, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Irish singer/songwriter Mary Courtney brings her musical talent back to Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (BPMM).   Courtney’s performances offer an engaging mix of traditional Irish music with a progressive social conscience born of a political education in the United States. Having grown up in a musical family in the parish of Castlegregory, near the sea in County Kerry, her bodhrán (Irish hand-held

Checking out the 2016 Hyundai Tucson

Last month we had the opportunity to take the 2016 Hyundai Tucson for a spin. Departing from The Park NYC downtown, we jumped in and followed a pre-planned route to the Seven Lakes in the Hudson Valley. It was a beautiful scenic route and we were really able to see how the Tucson was for both a driver and passenger. With reclining backseats, even the person who didn’t call shotgun

Finishing Out the Summer at Aquatopia

By Martha Katechis Is Summer Really Over…? Not when you are a short drive from Camelback Lodge, Aquatopia! My family and I recently had the pleasure of a one night stay at Aquatopia, and our three year old still tells us she wants to play on a the water slides each and every night before tucking her into bed. She must be having underwater sweet-dreams. We really hope she’s a

This Weekend at Wave Hill

SAT, AUGUST 29   FAMILY ART PROJECT: FISHY FUN Focus on friends with fins, especially those popular goldfish swimming in the Aquatic Garden. Turn colorful paper bags into fantastic 3-D fish that can swim through the air and flutter home with you. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM   SUN, AUGUST 30   FAMILY ART PROJECT: FISHY FUN Focus on friends with fins, especially

Upcoming Trolley Tours

Mansions & Cottages: Historic Homes & Gardens of The Bronx Visit the homes where Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe and George Washington lived in. From the oldest home in The Bronx to a 19th century Greek revival mansion, you will learn about the rich history of this dynamic borough. Where? Trolley leaves the Lucerne Hotel in Manhattan promptly at 9 and pick up at the Bronx Opera House Hotel at 9:30am.

Silent Disco at Woodlawn Cemetery

Lincoln Center’s Silent Disco, powered by Quiet Events, is coming to the Bronx! For one night only, the historic Woodlawn Cemetery will be transformed into an idyllic open-air dance floor. Practice your moves at a salsa lesson and then dance the evening away as our DJs deliver great dance tracks, including disco, salsa, blues, and swing, straight to your headphones. And it’s all free.   Headphones are also free, but you’ll

Top Picks for Back to School

We will be featuring a lot of great back to school trends and products, but today we had a chance to share our faves with News 12. Check them out! You can watch the feature here: http://bronx.news12.com/news/back-to-school-report-hot-new-trends-1.10777739#autoplay=true   Portable Desk from Staples: Designed by students, this portable desk if perfect for students this upcoming school year. Complete with space for notebooks, pens and pencils and even a slot for headphone wires.

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