Snapshot: Castle Hill Little League and Starlite Dance Studio Carnival

Snapshot: BronxMama’s own Uptown Tot Briana enjoys the moon-bounce

Yesterday, Sunday April 24th was a beautiful day for Castle Hill Little League‘s and Starlite Dance Studio’s annual carnival. Moonbounces, food, and music made for a great Sunday afternoon.

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Summer Activities

Maybe your little one isn’t quite big enough for a sleep away camp, or maybe your oldest doesn’t need to be in a day camp, but you still want activities to do with your family over the summer. BronxMama has compiled a list of fun activities your  Bronx Bombers can participate in!

Interested in Day Camps? Read BronxMama’s posting about ones here in the Bronx.

  • Early Childhood Equatics- at the YMCA. The YMCA helps children safely become aware of the differences between moving through water and on dry land. Parent Child Swim Classes are offered for children 6-36 months and Preschool Swim classes are offered for kids 3-5 years. Contact: Christine Aleman-Aquatics Director 718.792.9736
    caleman@ymcanyc.org
  • Check out your local library– Not enough people take advantage of the many activities that take place at their local library. With everything from storytimes to Wii Gaming, there is something everyone can enjoy. Find your local branch or jump on the train and explore a new neighborhood.
  • Sign your child up for the NYBG Children’s Gardening Program -Kids plant, tend, and harvest fresh produce with the help of instructors through the New York Botanical Garden’s celebrated Children’s Gardening Program. Hurry up-classes are about to begin! Check out the brochure here.
  • Take a class through Bronx Zoo Education Did you know you can camp at the Bronx Zoo? Or that your pre teen can experience what it would be like to work at a zoo? Check out the cool classes available at the Bronx Z00- and do it fast because they fill up quick!

Meet BronxMama Photographer Peter Anthony

Meet Peter, of Peter Anthony Photography. He is the newest addition to BronxMama.com!

Peter photographs everything from scenery to celebrities, and recently shot Uptown Tot Briana, daughter of BronxMama! Check out more of his awesome work on Flickr.

Outside the Bronx:RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR® HOSTS FIRST-EVER SPRING OPEN HOUSE AT RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular ‘kicks’ off the 2010 season with a Spectacular first-ever open house at Radio City Music Hall! This special FREE event is open to the public. Join us as we celebrate the 2010 Christmas Spectacular season with the opportunity to:

·     Win exciting prizes like a Holiday fly-away and many more!

·     Pictures with the Radio City Rockettes®

·     Enjoy a showcase of photos and costumes

WHEN:           Saturday, May 1, 2010

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Special Rockette dance classes with local area dance schools
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.   Spring Open House

WHERE:        Radio City Music Hall
Grand Foyer/Grand Lounge

Additionally, aspiring dancers pre-selected from local tri-state area
dance schools will kick off the festivities that morning as they take
part in a special private Rockette dance class! The Rockettes will
conduct mini dance lessons to the students as they learn the Rockette
technique and their signature eye-high kicks! Tickets for the Radio
City Christmas Spectacular, November 5 – December 30, 2010, go on-sale Sunday, April 25, 2010. For more information visit radiocitychristmas.com or their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/radiocitychristmas

Bronx Students Get First Dibbs!

Kirstin Donnelly’s 9th-12th grade ESL class in front of Statue of Tuthmosis IV and His Mother at the exhibit Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs. Photo: Jennifer Taylor

Yesterday, high school ESL students from Global Enterprise Academy in the Bronx attended a special sneak preview of the exhibition Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharoahs, which opened today at the Discovery Times Square Exposition. The students were among the first visitors to see the young pharaoh’s treasures, and to experience the excitement as ancient artifacts from King Tut’s tomb return to New York for the first time in over thirty years.

The classes were awarded their spot at the student preview day based on their entrance to a contest, a “Top Five” list of things students would do if they were to be crowned pharaoh for a day. The entries were judged for their creativity and originality – and winning submissions included everything from a “Tut rap” to a collection of handmade ‘artifacts.’

Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, an extensive collection of more than 130 treasures from the tomb of King Tut and other Valley of the Kings tombs, will be on view at DTSX from April 23, 2010 through January 2, 2011. New York is the final stop on the exhibition’s tour and the last chance for U.S. audiences to see these treasures before they return to Egypt.

The exhibition is organized by National Geographic, Arts and Exhibitions International and AEG Exhibitions, with cooperation from the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities. Northern Trust is the presenting sponsor, and American Airlines is the official airline of the exhibition.


BronxMamas and Papas: Free Personal Finance Course

FREE personal finance course being offered by University Neighborhood Housing Program and Credit Where Credit is Due, Inc. The classes are on Wednesdays from 6pm-8pm and will be running from April 28th till may 26th.

To reserve your spot call Jumelia at 718-933-2539

Outside the Bronx

New York RESTORATION PROJECT CELEBRATES 15TH ANNIVERSARY
BY HOSTING NYC GROWS FESTIVAL ON SUNDAY, APRIL 25, 2010

Sunday April 25th 10am-4pm in Union Square

All BronxMamas enjoy taking a trip “downtown” here and there, and this Sunday is a perfect reason to! New York Restoration Project, together with presenting sponsor Organic Gardening magazine, and in partnership with the New York City Deptarment of Parks and Recreation, the National Gardening Association and Union Square Partnership will host NYC GROWS, an awesome environmental-themed outdoor festival.

Details: New Yorkers get a chance to explore community gardening, urban agriculture, sustainability, organic cooking and environmental education.

A family-friendly (and free!) event, adult participants will enjoy gardening and cooking demonstrations, a greenmarket, tree planting and care workshops, a pop-up garden center and an eco-product shopping area.  Children will be able to explore nature and the city’s great outdoors, including a butterfly exhibit, potting activities, interactive gardening games and an eco-inspired reading area.

Live, local bands will provide music throughout the day, and local restaurants will be on hand to provide food demonstrations and distribute food samples and recipe cards.  Vendors will offer the opportunity to purchase recycled, fair trade and all natural merchandise.

Don’t miss this!

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