June 2016

Summer Bucket List: Bronx Edition

  As we say farewell to June and jump into July, the sand starts to empty from our summer hourglass. What seems like plenty of time to create memories is really only 10 weekends to make the best of summer vacation. While we could easily spend each day sitting by the pool or at the beach, there’s plenty of fun to be had on dry land as well. We’ve compiled

Summerstage Schedule: Bronx

  Summertime in the city means Summerstage concerts throughout the 5 boroughs. We’ve got you covered with the Bronx schedule. Check it out and mark in your calendars:   SummerStage 2016 Schedule   Day Date Time Artist Park Boro Genre Tuesday Jul 5 7:00 PM George Lamond / DJ Lucho Crotona Park BX Music Wednesday Jul 6 7:00 PM Fat Joe / Tony Touch hosted by Lyricist Lounge Crotona Park

NYC Parks Bronx Pools Open Today

Photo: Floating Pool in Hunts Point via Mommy Poppins It’s officially summertime in the Bronx! School finished yesterday, and the free outdoor pools open today all over the city. So grab your bathing suit, your lock, and head to your nearest public pool. Below is a list of Bronx outdoor pool locations and some quick tips to know before you go. What You Should Know: Bathing suits are required to

Timberland Helps Restore Community Garden in the Bronx

  Last week 100+ volunteers from Timberland and its partners kicked off a five-year commitment to create and restore outdoor spaces- and their first stop was here in the Bronx. The project kicked off in the South Bronx in partnership with local non-profit GrowNYC, dedicated to transforming the United We Stand garden, a 32,000 sq. ft. space in the Mott Haven neighborhood.   The United We Stand garden was once four community

Nearby: Free STEM camps for kids

  Check out this free week long summer camp hosted by Microsoft and littleBits in NYC. The free week long maker camp will allow kids to explore their creativity through littleBits, a platform of easy to use electronic building blocks. Kids ages 8-11 will get an introduction to electronics and robotics in a fun and interactive environment. Campers can bring their ideas to life and make amazing inventions such as a

Summer Must Haves: Baby and Toddler

  Continuing with our Summer Must Haves series, here’s a look at some of our favorites for baby and toddler.   1. FUEL Snack Containers Make life easier this summer with the many snack and meal containers from Trudeau’s FUEL line. From bento boxes to snack n dip containers, there is a solution to every summer food option. And it’s all in the details- their salad container comes complete with

Family Getaway: Exploring Mystic Connecticut

Mystic Connecticut is a little over a two hour drive from the Bronx. Located in New London County, Mystic is a beautiful seaside town perfect for a weekend family getaway this summer. With an aquarium, seaport filled with history, and other fun attractions nearby, there’s plenty of options to fill your itinerary with. We recently had the chance to visit this historic seaside town and couldn’t wait to share our trip.

Summer STEM Series: Annedroids

This is a sponsored post.     While the summer is a nice break from testing and nightly homework, it’s still important to keep young minds engaged. This doesn’t mean you have to create tedious lesson plans and miss out on outdoor fun- the opportunity to learn is everywhere. Think of a topic in school and there is a way to turn any summer setting into the classroom. Summer is

12 Things to Do For Father's Day Weekend in the Bronx

Hit up the Hunt’s Point Fish Parade Saturday, June 18 Head over to Hunts Point Riverside Park where the parade begins, and up the streets of Hunts Point to the delight of revelers of all ages, and down to Barretto Point Park where the Summer Festival takes place. Enjoy arts, sports, live stage performances, health screenings, vendors and resource sharing at the festival. MORE INFO: www.thepoint.org/fishparade       Hit Up Turtle Cove for Mini Golf,

Summer Must Haves: The Essentials

  Over the next week or so we will be sharing some of our summer must haves for moms, baby, travel, and more. First, we’re sharing some basic must haves to kick off the summer…   1. Avocado and Coconut Oil from The Vitamin Shoppe While winter is known for making skin dry, it’s still important to hydrate skin and hair during the summer- especially with salt water and chlorine

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