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This Weekend at Wave Hill

SAT, FEBRUARY 20    FAMILY ART PROJECT: AMOUR FOR ARMOR Inspired by Wave Hill’s illustrious former resident Bashford Dean and his passion for armor, we’ll make our own protective gear that shimmers. Using recycled materials and colored aluminum foil, emboss and bedazzle a pair of cuffs, a modern helmet or a fancy shield. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. Armor Week event. WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM  

Things to Do and Places to Go

What’s there to do in the Bronx you ask? Here’s a general guide containing lots of indoor and outdoor activities to keep you and your family entertained throughout the year.     Animals & Nature   Bronx Equestrian Center 9 Shore Rd, Pelham Bay Park A full service equestrian facility offering Western and English riding haywagons, wedding carriages, ponies for hire. The center offers $5 pony rides daily, just stop by.

This Weekend at Wave Hill

Photo: Joshua Bright SAT, FEBRUARY 13    FAMILY ART PROJECT: HEART PAPERMAKING Visit the colorful blooms in the Tropical House and breathe in the fragrance of greenhouse flowers. Keep a special eye out for heart-shaped leaves! Then, with the help of visiting artist and papermaker Randy Brozen, use paper pulp to embed a heart shape into lacy, handmade paper and decorate it with ribbons and rosebuds for Valentine’s Day remembrances and

This Weekend at Wave Hill

  SAT, FEBRUARY 6    FAMILY ART PROJECT: PAINTED PAPERS AND THE STORIES OF ERIC CARLE What better season than winter to cuddle up with stories you love—like Eric Carle’s stories illustrating the wonder of nature. Hear some of these enchanting favorites as told by Rama Mandel, then learn from Eric Carle’s techniques as we cut and layer hand-painted papers to form bright and colorful images. Free, and admission to the

This Weekend at Wave Hill

  SAT, JANUARY 30    FAMILY ART PROJECT: SWEET DREAMS, HIBERNATORS Get to know your local hibernators through sleepy tales of the season. Then make your own furry bear, bat, toad or hedgehog mask, or fashion a dreamy, woodsy home. PJ’s welcome! Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM   SAT, JANUARY 30    WINTER WORKSPACE WORKSHOP: IRA EDUARDOVNA—MEDITATION FOR CREATIVITY Each winter, Wave Hill

Best Places in the Bronx for Sledding

Photo: NYC Parks   According to NYC Parks, here are the best places in the Bronx to go sledding:   Park Name Location Claremont Park Interior of the park at 172nd Street between Teller Avenue and Clay Avenue Crotona Park Slope behind ballfield #3 at Fulton Avenue and Cross Bronx Expressway. Ewen Park West 232 Street, between Johnson and Riverdale avenues Franz Sigel Park Interior of the park at 160th

This Weekend at Wave Hill

Photo: Joshua Bright SAT, JANUARY 23    FAMILY ART PROJECT: HOOT AND HOWL Hear about the folklore surrounding two wonderfully mysterious creatures—the owl and the coyote. Together with visiting artist Roxanne Jackson, learn about these local animals and their habits and attributes as we sculpt our own owl and coyote creatures in air-dry clay. Embellish your projects with bits of natural materials—feathers; rich, natural pigments; and more. Free, and admission to

Vote for Bronx School's App Idea to Assist the Blind in Crossing the Street

From left to right: Rachel Klein (Team Spext Faculty Advisor), William Cline, Kylie Blitzer, Carly Chasen and Eddie Landzberg. All are members of Team Spext and in the 8th Grade at Riverdale Country School in Bronx. NY. Missing from the photo is: CC Katz. If you remember just a few months ago, we shared information about Verizon’s Innovative App Challenge, where students had the chance to submit ideas for an app

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 www.nypl.com for additional information. Hunts Point Melrose West Farms Francis Martin Jerome Park Sedgwick Mosholu Riverdale Spuyten Duyvil Van Cortlandt Woodlawn Heights High

This Weekend at Wave Hill

SAT, JANUARY 16 FAMILY ART PROJECT: FREEDOM POEM TAPESTRIES In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday, learn about the poems and stories of celebrated African American poet Maya Angelou, and the inspiring patterns and meanings of African American quilts. Speak your truth in a poem you may embed into your own tapestry design with bits of cloth, yarn and felt and lots of freedom! Free, and admission to the

Madagascar at Lehman College

  Riverdale Children’s Theatre will have four upcoming performances at Lehman College. Madagascar the Musical! It’s a new musical adventure for all ages (yes, even parents) in what will be one of the first productions of the much-loved madcap journey from New York’s Central Park Zoo to the beaches of Madagascar. All of your favorites- Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippo and the always-plotting

Getting Involved in 2016

Happy New Year! We are so excited to enter another year here in the Bronx and see what is in store for us. If getting more involved in your community is on your list of resolutions this year, connecting with your local Community Board is a great place to start. In fact, many of the Bronx community boards have Facebook pages that makes staying informed and involved even easier. Let

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