February 2016

This Weekend at Wave Hill

Photo: Joshua Bright   SAT, FEBRUARY 27    FAMILY ART PROJECT: A DESERT UNDER GLASS Go on a visit to Wave Hill’s Cactus and Succulent House and leave winter behind. Spend some time sketching and painting the exotic desert dwellers, then, using sand and tempera paint, make a desert mirage. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM   SUN, FEBRUARY 28    FAMILY ART PROJECT:

Don't Forget to #BearYourHeart All Year Long

Sponsored:   The day after Valentine’s Day I stopped in a supermarket in the Poconos to pick up some things for our trip. As I walked in I noticed an employee was deflating all of the red heart shaped balloons that hadn’t sold the day before, and I remember thinking wow that’s it- the one day to celebrate love is over.  I always smile when I see posts on Valentine’s Day

Apply for Free Science and STEM Enrichment Programs during Spring Break

Apply Now to attend Exciting Science and STEM Enrichment Programs during Spring Break! Programs for elementary, middle, and high school students at the NYC Department of Education Environmental Study Center, NYC Center for Space Science Education, Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Harlem DNA Lab, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Museum of the City of New York, New York Aquarium, Prospect Park Zoo, and Queens Zoo. Deadline to apply is

Weekend Escape at Mount Airy Casino Resort

  If you’ve been keeping up with our local getaway series, then you’ve probably noticed we’ve returned to the Poconos quite a few times. With so many activities for both families and couples no matter the season- it’s no wonder we haven’t run out of places to go and things to do. Our most recent trip was to Mount Airy Resort Casino. Located just under two hours from the Bronx,

Nearby: FREE Family Saturdays @ the Lab

  Located just around 30 minutes from the Bronx, The Jacob Burns Film Center hosts free family events on the first Saturday of each month. Check out their upcoming events:     FREE FAMILY EVENT Come to the Media Arts Lab on the first Saturday of every month for our NEW family event. Our teachers will help media makers of all ages explore, discover, and create amazing projects. Family Saturdays

This Weekend at Wave Hill

SAT, FEBRUARY 20    FAMILY ART PROJECT: AMOUR FOR ARMOR Inspired by Wave Hill’s illustrious former resident Bashford Dean and his passion for armor, we’ll make our own protective gear that shimmers. Using recycled materials and colored aluminum foil, emboss and bedazzle a pair of cuffs, a modern helmet or a fancy shield. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. Armor Week event. WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM  

Free: The School of American Ballet presents Beauty of Ballet

  The School of American Ballet will present a free, family-friendly program that will illustrate how students develop into accomplished classical ballet dancers and reveal the secrets behind dancing on your toes, turning like a top without getting dizzy, and jumping high in the air at “The Beauty of Ballet” presentation on Saturday, February 20, at 2:00 p.m. at the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture, 450 Grand Concourse

Lunar New Year Celebration at Bronx Museum of the Arts

LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION: YEAR OF THE MONKEY Saturday, February 20, 2:00pm to 4:00pm Celebrate this popular Chinese holiday with costumed folk dances and authentic music, presented by the New York Chinese Cultural Center.   Free admission and refreshments (donations suggested) Location: Lower Gallery   2:00pm – Hands-on youth paper cutting and calligraphy activities 3:00pm – Performances begin   Produced in collaboration with the New York Chinese Cultural Center.  

A Week in the 2016 Kia Sorento SX Limited

  Late last month we spent a week with the 2016 Kia Sorento. As a family of four who currently rides in a used sedan, you know by now that price, MPG, and passenger/cargo space are important factors to us when considering upping our car budget. We like to explore and venture out on local getaways often, which is made possible by our low MPG- so we are always impressed

Little Tikes partners with LeBron James Family Foundation

Exciting news for both Lebron James and Little Tikes fans! Little Tikes has partnered with the LeBron James Family Foundation (LJFF) to offer a new line of co-branded licensed sports toys. The first items from the line, the Mini Hoop basketball set and the Dream Big basketball set, are now available for presale exclusively at Toysrus.com, and will debut in Toys“R”Us® stores nationwide in April. A donation will be made to the Foundation with

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