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Scheduling a Comprehensive Eye Exam Before Back to School

  The end of August is nearing. You know what that means- back to school. And whether or not you’ve crossed everything off that supply list already, there’s one thing you might be forgetting: a comprehensive eye exam. August is Kids’ Eye Health and Safety Month, so as your kids go from the pool to the classroom, it’s important to make sure there are no vision or eye health-related issues that

Hike-toberfest 2017 Brings Hiking, Food, and Beer Together in Van Cortlandt Park

  Looking for the perfect fest’ to head out to in October? We’re super excited to share this fun event coming up in Van Cortlandt Park. As part of a fundraiser for the hiking trails located inside the park, ticket holders will participate in one of two hikes, then make their way down to the Van Cortlandt House Museum lawn where they will receive a souvenir mug, eat German food,

A Week of Adventure in the Mazda CX-9

  If you remember, last fall we had the chance to check out the 2017 Mazda CX-9. And if you know me personally, I’ve raved about it ever since. It was just one of those vehicles that sparks conversation with strangers, and impress passengers. This mid-size, three-row crossover SUV is a great family friendly vehicle with the looks and performance to please everyone.     With three rows, families with the

Solar Eclipse Viewing Events in the Bronx

Solar Glasses- check (courtesy of Metro Optics) Place to hang and watch the Eclipse- check.   If you’re looking for a place to go to watch the upcoming Solar Eclipse on August 21st, we’ve started to compile a list of events and parties happening around the borough. Hosting one? Let us know and we will add to our round up!   Solar Eclipse Viewing Party at the Pelham Bay Library

Enjoy Honey Weekend at Wave Hill

  This weekend, head to Wave Hill for a sweetly buzzy time! While we feature each weekend’s Family Art Project at Wave Hill on our event calendar, we wanted to share the full breakdown of this weekend’s events! SAT, August 19    Family Art Project: Be a Bee Join us for this classic Family Art Project. Outfit yourself with wings, antennae, a pollen cup and a kazoo to hum with. Buzz

Cooling off at Roberto Clemente State Park in the Bronx

  Looking for a fun pool to cool off before summer ends? Head over to Roberto Clemente State Park right here in the Bronx. Located along the Harlem River, the pool at Roberto Clemente consists of a fun sprinkler feature, a splash pad, an Olympic size pool, and a diving pool. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children.   The splash pad is perfect for little swimmers to

Adding a Pop of Color with Wall Pops Wall Art

  As summer winds down, I’ve been slowly organizing and making small changes around the house. On a rainy day or a moment I find myself with an extra burst of energy, I organize a closet, or go through a room. One project I’ve been working on is my girl’s shared bedroom. When it comes to a room for both a 5 and 11 year old, I wanted to be

A Day in Soundview Park

  Located on Clason Point in the Bronx, Soundview Park boasts 205 acres of parkland. With bike trails, playgrounds, a butterfly garden, amphitheater, and more- it’s a great place to spend a summer afternoon.     Start off near the Bronx River in the Meditation Butterfly Garden. You may even find some painted rocks hidden as part of the #thebronxrocks rock hunting group.     Bring your bikes or scooters

Rock Painting & Game Night in Virginia Park

  If you’ve passed by Virginia Park in Parkchester recently, then you’ve probably noticed the awesome art installation by local artist and owner of Morris Perk, Lovie Pignata. With retired canoes, Lovie created a replica of the Bronx River right underneath the 6 train. And as we’ve mentioned, on Friday nights from 6 to 8, Bronxites can stop by and enjoy playing with oversized board games for a fun Friday

Splish Splash Promo Code for Bronxmama Readers

  If you’re looking for a waterpark day trip to take the family, head East to Long Island’s Splish Splash for a day of slides, wave pools, and more summer fun. Around 2 hours from the Bronx, Splish Splash is a 96 acre waterpark in Calverton. The park features 20 waterslides and rides, 2 large wave pools, some awesome kid areas, a lazy river, and more.     Depending on

Summertime at Pocono Manor & Bushkill Falls

  If you recall, back in December we traveled to Pocono Manor to take part in their Fireside Christmas, which we loved. Fast forward to July and we decided to experience this resort and spa in the summertime. Located around 2 hours from the Bronx, it’s a great place to visit with family to unplug, relax, and explore. Follow along our stay to get a first hand look at what

Indoor Fun at Ridge Hill's Rockin Jump Trampoline Park

If you’re looking for some indoor fun this summer- perfect for rainy days- then head a few minutes north of the Bronx to Rockin Jump. Located in Ridge Hill, Rockin Jump Trampoline Park is the perfect place to let out some energy indoors. Rockin Jump features an open jump arena, a dodgeball area, slam dunk zone, challenge course, a fun X beam zone, and a rock climbing wall. Before entering

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