Christmas break is upon us- and that means you’ve got one last day for teacher gifts! When it comes to teachers, coffee or tea is a no brainer, but if you’re like me- on a budget and 5 teachers to shop for- gift cards can be overwhelming when you don’t exactly have a lot to put towards each one. That’s why I love the $10 coffee or latte cards
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Earlier this month we teamed up with the New York Dolls Collection to bring an afternoon of cheer to a wonderful group of girls in the Bronx. Each girl enjoyed manicures, a hot cocoa bar, and went home with their very own Harper Doll- who happens to be from the Bronx! It was a beautiful afternoon and thanks to Oriental Trading- it came out exactly as we envisioned. If
If you’re off tomorrow with the kids and looking for something to do after hitting the polls, we’ve got a few ideas for you. From arts and crafts to volunteer opportunities, it’s a great day to unplug and explore the borough. Get crafty… Artistic Social will have open paint hours from 10am to 6pm at their studio. Choose a fun plastercraft and spend the afternoon painting. 2921 Westchester
Looking for some inspiration for your own pumpkin carving this weekend? We’ve rounded up some places in the Bronx to see, buy, and even carve your own pumpkins in the Bronx. Have a place to add? Comment below! Pumpkin Carving at the Bronx Zoo Photo: Bronx Zoo For the last weekend of Boo at the Zoo, head over and watch some amazing pumpkin carving at the Dancing Crane Pavilion.
Two witches, a butterfly, and a dabbin’ penguin (Penguin costume from Oriental Trading) As I climbed to the top of the playroom closet the other day I noticed that aside from Christmas, Halloween comes in second place when it comes to the amount of decor I have. It’s so much fun hosting Halloween parties, so I’ve collected some great pieces over the years for both children and adult events. And if
Celebrate fall fun at the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden at the New York Botanical Garden with guided activities featuring a puppet playhouse, while weekends bring interactive demonstrations featuring bats, reptiles, and other creepy creatures. Saturday, September 23, 2017 – Tuesday, October 31, 2017 Weekdays; 1:30–5:30 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays; 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. More details coming soon! Creepy Creatures of Halloween Saturdays & Sundays, 12 & 2 p.m.
Photo: Wave Hill Celebrate Father’s Day in the Bronx! Still figuring out what to do? From free events to fun ideas, we’ve got you covered. We’ll continue to update this list. On Friday, Affinity Health Plan on Fordham is celebrating with free haircuts for dad from 2 to 5pm. www.facebook.com Then from 4 to 7 at the Mall at Bay Plaza, kids can make their dads a cool picture frame
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Photo: NYBG This year, Sunday May 14th is Mother’s Day. Whether your idea of a perfect Mother’s Day is sleeping in, spending time outdoors, or pampering yourself- every mom deserves a special day to celebrate! We’ve gathered a list of events and things to do around the Bronx on Mother’s Day weekend, so print this out, circle your favorites, and leave it laying around to give your family some ideas
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
Culinary Kids Weekend at NYBG Bring the kids to the New York Botanical between February 18th and 20th for a weekend celebrating the relationship between plants and your favorite foods. Kids will have a chance to see cooking demonstrations, learn recipes, experience hands-on activities, and plenty of tastings. New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd www.nybg.org Bonus giveaway! Comment to win a family 4pack of tickets! See rules below.
This past Saturday we hosted a fun Valentine’s Meetup at the Huntington Free Library in Westchester Square. The library, which was opened in 1891, provided the perfect backdrop for our event. www.huntingtonfreelibrary.org Children were able to decorate mailboxes from Oriental Trading as well as create Valentine’s cards to put in their mailboxes. It was fun to see how creative the little ones got, and their mailboxes came