Outdoors

This Bronx Earth Day Event Will Have Professional Tree Climbing, Scavenger Hunt, & More

  This weekend in the Bronx there will be some pretty awesome Earth Day events (see our calendar here). And one event will allow kids to learn professional tree climbing! To celebrate their designated status of becoming an Arboretum, Woodlawn Cemetery will be hosting a fun Earth Day event on Saturday April 22nd complete with professional tree-climbling for the kids, a chainsaw artist, arts and crafts, scavenger hunt, hot dog lunch and

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

The Bronx River's New Years Resolutions

Photo: Bronx River Alliance Well, the Bronx River can’t talk. But that’s okay- it has the  Bronx River Alliance speaking out for it. And here are three ways you can help the Bronx River in 2017, courtesy of the Alliance’s latest newsletter: 3 ways to help the Bronx River in 2017  1. Reduce litter: In 2016, through Project WASTE, (for more info check 2016 highlights) we found that containers made

5 Places to Take Your Own Christmas Card Photos in the Bronx

Christmas card season is upon us! If you’re not booking a photo shoot with one of the many talented family photographers in the Bronx, then look no further than our own backyard! Pull together your family’s wardrobe, grab a few props, and head to one of these locations for beautiful photo opps.     New York Botanical Garden While anywhere on the grounds make for an amazing backdrop, the decorated

Sign Up for This Free Nature Club at the Bronx Zoo

If you’ve followed along on our social media pages, then you know that we’ve been a part of an amazing program at the Bronx Zoo for the past few years. Through a grant, the Bronx Zoo’s Education department was able to start the Bronx Zoo Nature Club- a group that meets once a month right outside of the zoo for exploring, playing, and learning about nature and animals. It’s been

Fall on the Bronx River

Photo: Bronx River Alliance The beautiful views of fall seen from the Bronx River should be one of the outdoor activities you cross off your Autumn bucket list. Check out the Bronx River Alliance’s calendar for upcoming events and be sure to head over to www.bronxriver.org for more info.   Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Tumblr it Tweet about it Print for later Tell a friend

NYC Go Releases Their Fall Guide

It’s official. Fall is here. And while you may have to travel north for some autumn fun, there are plenty of fun things to do right here in the Bronx. NYC & Company just recently published their NYC Fall Guide, and of course there are some Bronx suggestions included. Check out a few of the ideas below: Did you know that visitors can embark on a river adventure in the

Four Ways to Experience the Bronx River

  Looking for some ways to get out on the water this summer? The Bronx River Alliance gives Bronxites and visitors of our borough several opportunities to experience paddles on the Bronx River. From free community paddles to trips on the river, check out some ways to experience the only fresh water river in NYC.   1. Community Paddles These rides are short, FREE, first-come-first-served trips that take place throughout

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

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

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

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