Bronx Libraries Extend Hours

Grab that library card (or sign up for one!) and head to your local library- many NYC locations just announced they have extended their hours and we have the scoop on the Bronx libraries.   Here is a list of Bronx branches who extended their hours. Check for additional information. Hunts Point Melrose West Farms Francis Martin Jerome Park Sedgwick Mosholu Riverdale Spuyten Duyvil Van Cortlandt Woodlawn Heights High

The Care & Keeping of Us: A How to Say it Book

Dear moms of girls: We know it’s not easy. Beyond the fun girl stuff, there is a whole lot to tackle in the short time we have to raise them- and by age 7 there are a lot of topics that should be covered. American Girl is often a staple in many girl’s lives, and beyond the adorable dolls and accessories they also help parents connect with their daughters through

Kadir Van Lohuizen Via PanAm Book Signing & Discussion at the Bronx Documentary Center

Kadir van Lohuizen Via PanAm Book Signing & Discussion  Thursday, October 22, 7PM Free and Open to the Public Join photographer Kadir van Lohuizen for a book signing and discussion at the BDC as he shares work from his long-term project and book Via PanAm. In Via PanAm, van Lohuizen follows the footsteps of migrants from the south of Chile to the northern reaches of Alaska, covering 15 countries along the

Must Haves For New Dads

Father’s Day shouldn’t be the only time we focus on dads. With so many products and services out there, we figured we’d reach out to Pope Jackson, who just had a baby boy with his wife Nicole, and see what has stood out to him so far with his new son Seth. We’ll continue to share the things he finds and likes along the way. Let’s start with two things

New Knock-Knock Joke Books Help Fund Child Medical Grants for Families in Need

*This is a sponsored post with some great news we wanted to share with readers! Happy #WorldSmileDay!  To celebrate, we thought we’d share some news to make you smile. UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) has just come out with two new books of knock-knock jokes, thanks to the help of children nationwide. Full of jokes, and 500 riddles written by children, the proceeds from the book will help fun child medical grants

Bronx Book Fair

Saturday, May 30, 12:00 noon – 6:00pm FREE Event! Features include: Bronx Heroes Comic Convention* Bronx Memoir Project* Cathy Linh Che* Lorraine Currelley* Dahlma Llanos Figueroa* Five Boro Story Project Open Mic* J. Ivy* Legacy Women* Urayoán Noel* Peggy Robles-Alvarado* Thelma Ruffin Thomas* Ricarrdo Thomas Manuel Hernandez Bronx Library Center – NYPL 310 E Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY 10458 Directions: B/D train to Fordham Road BRONX BOOK FAIR SCHEDULE 12:00-12:25

We Are Family Book Club at Casita Maria

Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education is proud to host the Literary Freedom Project’s We Are Family Book Club
. It’s free to join and books will be provided (and bring a family member or friend!). Dates: Saturdays, May 23 through July 11, 2015 from 1:30-2:30 PM Location: Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education 928 Simpson St., 6th floor, Bronx, NY We hope you join us for the next

May Events at Bronx Writers Center

May  The Bronx Council on the Arts was honored to participate in the PEN World Voices literary festival this year, in conjunction with PEN American Centerand the Bronx Museum of the Arts… Thanks for all your encouragement and support on this exciting new venture for us! Coming up… Saturday, May 16 Poe Park Visitor Center 11:00am-1:00pm Bronx Crime and Noir Writers─Writing the First Scene with Bronx Writers Center Director Charlie Vázquez You have a point-of-view

April at Bronx Museum of the Arts

Readings & Conversations: Bronx Memoir Project Wednesday, April 1, 5:30pm to 7:30pm Hop off The Bronx Trolley at the Bronx Museum and hear a reading of excerpts from the book BronxMemoir Project: Volume 1 by Bronx Writers Center Director Charlie Vázquez. The Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) and the Bronx Writers Center released the book, an unprecedented collection of over fifty fragments of Bronx memoirs, as penned by the borough’s