Tis the season! Although we hate the cold, the holidays seem to warm everything up! We’ve compiled a list of Holiday Happenings in the Bronx- keep checking back as we continue to add more events to the list. Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden NOV. 21 2015—JAN. 18 2016 Enchanting model trains zip through a display of 150 landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other
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SAT, NOVEMBER 14 FAMILY ART PROJECT: DANCES WITH LEAVES Toss fall leaves in the wind, or walk through a giant leaf pile. Carefully gather your own collection of varied shapes, textures and sizes of gorgeous fall foliage, then let them inspire you to represent autumn on paper as you create artful, framed hangings of leaf designs and delicate leaf prints. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.
SAT, NOVEMBER 7 FAMILY ART PROJECT: PAPERMAKING IN AUTUMN COLOR Join visiting artist and papermaking expert Randy Brozen to make richly colored paper using red, orange and yellow pulp. Use a simple process to fashion your handmade paper into a leaf shape, or add a found leaf for fancy decoration. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM–1PM SUN, NOVEMBER 8 FALL BIRDING Naturalist
SAT, OCTOBER 31 FAMILY ART PROJECT: EARS, EYES AND TAILS What makes a bunny ear so different from that of a coyote? Or a frog’s eye so obviously not that of an owl? And what about tails? How different is a cat’s tail from a snail’s? Costume yourself in your own set of funny ears, eyes and tail, and then wag, look and listen like a local animal. Free,
SAT, OCTOBER 24 FAMILY ART PROJECT: TINY TERRARIUMS Create your very own mini-terrarium in a recycled glass jar that we provide, or bring in one of your own. Craft a small world to house a succulent bud through the winter. Add layers of sand, tiny rocks and natural materials, or even a tiny creature to live within your take-home nursery. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.
SAT, OCTOBER 17 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 around in a hive of six-sided cells and forage in the flowers. Join in a bee parade and do a bee dance in a cardboard hive. Parade at 12:30PM, weather permitting. Free, and admission to the grounds is
SAT, OCTOBER 3 FAMILY ART PROJECT: MAGICAL WANDS AND FAIRY HOUSES Make a wand of ribbons to twirl through the autumn air and then be captivated by Rama Mandel’s enchanting fairy stories. Venture into the woodlands to create your own tiny, fairy-sized dwelling using found sticks, leaves and bark—and behold the magic, all enlivened by the captivating sounds of the New Thread Quartet. Free, and admission to the grounds is
SAT, SEPTEMBER 19 FAMILY ART PROJECT: CATERPILLAR SOCK PUPPETS Legend has it that the size of the colored sections of the woolly bear caterpillar can help forecast the coming winter weather. Adorn a sock puppet with fur, yarn, hair and button eyes to create your own cuddly teddy-bear caterpillar pal––and make your own weather predictions! Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM
Heart and Beat Music has shared a discount for all Bronxmama readers. Heart & Beat Music offers Music Together classes to the families of Kingsbridge, Riverdale and North Riverdale. Music Together is a early childhood music education program, been around almost 30 years and everything we do is based on research and how kids learn and process music best. Fall classes are just starting at three different locations: –Riverdale Neighborhood House
SAT, SEPTEMBER 12 FAMILY ART PROJECT: PALISADES IN PLASTER Take a look at the rock formations that make up the magnificent cliffs of the Palisades that face Wave Hill. Then follow the lead of visiting artist Jenaé Schwartz and use plaster made from the mineral gypsum to create your own sculptural rock formation, and add color to tint. Easy for kids of all ages! Free, and admission to the grounds
SAT, AUGUST 29 FAMILY ART PROJECT: FISHY FUN Focus on friends with fins, especially those popular goldfish swimming in the Aquatic Garden. Turn colorful paper bags into fantastic 3-D fish that can swim through the air and flutter home with you. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM SUN, AUGUST 30 FAMILY ART PROJECT: FISHY FUN Focus on friends with fins, especially
SAT, AUGUST 22 FAMILY ART PROJECT: DELICATE DRAGONFLY WINGS Study these ancient insects and see them flying upwards and downwards, backwards and forwards, or hovering mid-air. Create delicate and shimmering dragonfly wings using transparent and brightly colored—even metallic—materials. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. Wings over Wave Hill event. WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM SUN, AUGUST 23 FAMILY ART PROJECT: DELICATE DRAGONFLY WINGS Study these ancient