March 2017

Registration for Hostos Basketball Academy

Spring and Summer registration for the Hostos Basketball Academy program are still open. Spring dates are April 10th through 13th and the summer dates are listed below. For more information, visit www.hostosathletics.com and click on the Special Events tab or email caimansportscamp@gmail.com. Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Tumblr it Tweet about it Print for later Tell a friend

Family Time in the Mitsubishi Outlander GT

  Last month we spent some time with the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander GT. With this V6 Engine complete with third row seats, we were ready to test it out as both a car for travel as well as a vehicle for larger families.     The Quartz Brown colored Outlander arrived on the eve of our anniversary weekend, so after dropping off the kids with family, we headed thirty minutes north of

This Spring Break Program Lets Kids Time Travel to the 18th Century

Looking for something different for the kids to do over the upcoming break? Just 30 minutes from the Bronx at Phillipsburg Manor, kid’s can sign up for their Colonial Survivor program and experience up to three days of 18th century living. Do you have what it takes to survive as an 18th-century kid? Test your coloni-ability in this fun competition, and discover what life was like before electricity and gas

Application Deadline Extended for the 2017 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)

  The NYC Department of Youth and Community Development has extended the application deadline for the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) to ­Friday­, ­March­ ­31­, ­2017. The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides New York City youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with paid summer employment for up to six weeks in July and August. Applicants will be selected via lottery system. If you are between the ages

Wade into the Bronx River

As spring creeps in, The Bronx River Alliance has planned lectures, workshops, family activities and walks to learn about the Bronx River. Check out some upcoming events to be a part of: Water Quality Monitoring Training Saturday, April 8 Become a citizen scientist, learn how to monitor water quality at the Center for the Urban River at Beczak in Yonkers (35 Alexander Street), from 9am to 1pm. This is a FREE event but registration

Easter in the Bronx 2017

This list will continue to be updated, so keep checking back for more Easter fun in the Bronx.. Photos with the Easter Bunny at the Mall at Bay Plaza   From March 25th to April 15th, bring the kids to the Mall at Bay Plaza for a photo with the Easter Bunny. Reservations can be made online. Mall at Bay Plaza, www.mallatbayplaza.com    Easter Egg Hunt at Bartow Pell Mansion Museum

The Bronx to DC: A Weekend Visit

  With Washington D.C. being just 4 hours away from the Bronx, it might not exactly fall under our local getaway category- but it’s certainly on our suggested list of places to explore. It’s the perfect place for a last minute weekend trip to fit in some sightseeing- and it doesn’t all have to be done in one visit. Being that I spent a big part of my life in

Craft and Recipe Ideas Using Wonderful Halos Mandarins

Consideration brought to you by Momtrends Photos: Momtrends Even though we may be bracing ourselves for a winter storm tonight, I think most of us have our fingers crossed that Spring truly is going to make it’s appearance next week as planned. And even if Mother Nature decides to play with our emotions a little longer, we’ve got some fun craft and snack ideas from Wonderful Halos that might warm

Dominos: Wedding Registries & Ordering on Messenger

It’s #PizzaFriday, and we’re talking Dominos! While this is NYC and a classic slice from your local pizzeria is the norm- we’re always down for some Dominos. And in case the infamous Tracker that tells you Joe is making your pizza wasn’t enough- did you know that you can also order straight from Messenger? Oh and that they have a wedding registry?? We’ll get to that part, don’t worry. Ordering on

This Beauty and the Beast Enchanted Rose Crown Kit is Perfection

  If you’re already counting down the days until your mommy-daughter date to see Beauty and the Beast, then we have the cutest crafting kit to pregame with. Our friends over at Seedling sent us these adorable Design Your Own Enchanted Rose Crown and Create Your Own Flower Press Book, and we couldn’t wait to get started.   The Rose Crown kit is recommended for ages 6 and up, but

Checking out the Google Home

When our friends over at Verizon asked us to check out the Google Home, I was very curious to see how I’d feel about it. While Google is my best friend and my life would be a hot mess without the many apps and services it provides-  I wasn’t quite sure if I’d ever want to bring something like the Home into my home. But, I was curious to try it

Two Sides of the Same Coin: Discrimination in Unexpected Places

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. -Martin Luther King, Jr. Dalilah and her daughter Dahlia   When I was about 9 or 10 years old, I was at sleep away camp for the first time. I had an argument with another

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