Bronx River Art Center Website Has A New Look

If you haven’t noticed yet, the Bronx River Art Center’s website has a new look. Check it out!


Civil Rights Exhibit Extended at the Bronx Museum


Road to Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956–1968

After 1968: Contemporary Artists and the Civil Rights Legacy

The Bronx Museum of the Arts

1040 Grand Concourse Bronx, NY 10456

(718) 681-6000 ext. 154

The Rozz & Val Show- August 3rd-4th

The Rozz & Val Show is musical duo from Brooklyn made up of longtime collaborators Rozz Nash-Coulon and Andrew Vladeck. Their music incorporates tight harmony singing and high-energy pop, rock, funk, ska, hiphop, punk and folk to make for a sing-along-able, danceable, fun-filled show. They will be in the Bronx on the following days:

Aug 4th 10:00 AM PELHAM BAY PARK ( FREE!)

Visit them at:

Giveaway! Cabecitas Lindas

Fabulous BronxMama Aida Dujarric is the creator of  Cabecitas Lindas– a couture hair accessory line for little girls. Each accessory is handmade and sure to be a huge hit while hitting the town with your little princess. Cabecitas Lindas-which means pretty little heads in Spanish feature flowers, butterflies and other cool prints. And these aren’t just any hair clips- BronxMama Aida makes sure to fuse her Hispanic culture into the line by using bilingual names on some of the accessories-and she even plans to launch a Spanish version of her site!

THREE LUCKY BRONXMAMAS (or Papas!) will win an accessory from Cabecitas Lindas to share with their princess! Email with your name and age of your child for a chance to win!

Here’s what you can win:

– a set of Cabecita Lindas signature ice cream cone & cupcake clippies. These are made out of felt and sit upon a coordinating velvet lined alligator clip. (this clip is non slip due to a non-toxic gripzie strip, holds onto the finest of hair)

-A Eli 3D butterfly in Red with polka dots (this clip is non slip due to a non-toxic gripzie strip, holds onto the finest of hair)

-A new bright pink organza & white satin singed flower on white skinny elastic headband

Visit Cabecitas Lindas at

First Annual BronxMama BBQ!!!

On August 21st, BronxMama is hosting our first ever BronxMama BBQ.

If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP to

Please bring along something to share with everyone!

August Events at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

First Friday! Bronx Beat at BPMM

Friday, August 6

5:30–8:30 p.m.

This summer discover traditional music of the Bronx’s many cultures with Bronx Beat at Bartow-Pell. August brings West African music with native Gambian griot Papa Susso playing the 21-string kora and singing stories of his country, its people, and its history. Enjoy the music and refreshments, tour the mansion, and stroll the garden. The free Bronx Seaside Trolley makes a continuous loop from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to BPMM to City Island. Bronx Beat at Bartow-Pell is sponsored by the Bronx Council on the Arts.

Registration requested 718 885 1461 or

Cost $8 adults, $5 seniors & children 6–17; members free

Galleting Galore in the Garden

Monday, August 2 – Thursday, August 5

8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

This year will hopefully culminate the stonework restoration in Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum’s formal, walled and terraced garden, designed in 1916 by Delano & Aldrich. Join other volunteers and  master mason Kevin Towle to learn the traditional masonry art of galleting—the placing of small pieces of bluestone gallets in between the flagstones. Fee includes lunch, insurance, and equipment. Age 18 and up. Registration required 718 885 1461 or Cost $225

BPMM Adventures: Summer Sessions

Monday, August 9 – Friday, August 13

9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Why spend those hot summer days in your house when you could spend it in ours? Solve mansion mysteries and gather around our wigwam for a week-long program full of creative crafts, fun games, and more. Recommended for children entering grades 1 through 4.

Registration required 718 885 1461 or Cost per child $125; members $100, Scholarships available.

Summer Owl Program

Wednesday, August 18

7 p.m.

Join Dr. Robert DeCandido, Ph.D, better known as “Birding Bob,” to learn about owls, their habitats, and how to find them. Then enjoy a walk trying to spot them on the grounds of our lovely mansion. Registration requested 718 885 1461 or Cost $10; members $8

Family Garden Hosts Garlic and Onion Festival

WHAT: Garlic and onions are in the spotlight this weekend at The New York Botanical Garden for The Edible Garden, a summer-long exhibition that celebrates growing and preparing good food at home. The Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden will host the Garlic and Onion Festival on Saturday, July 31, and Sunday, August 1, with hands-on gardening activities for the entire family. Proceeds of The Edible Garden benefit the Children’s Gardening program.

1:30–5:30 p.m.  Garlic and Onion Festival Activities in the Family Garden
Kids, moms, and dads: Help to unearth an assortment of alliums—garlic, onions, scallions, shallots, leeks, and chives—in the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden. Tie-dye a shirt with natural dyes made from plants in the onion family. Prepare and sample snacks featuring this pungent produce.

Don’t miss these other great family activities happening this weekend during The Edible Garden:

Flowers-to-Fruits and Farm-to-Table in The Everett Children’s Adventure Garden
10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Kids explore how flowers become fruits and also discover what grows on a farm through play and hands- on activities.

Children’s Vegetable Garden in the Family Garden
12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Children connect with the food they eat by exploring whimsical gardens and plantings, including the Pizza Garden and Breakfast Bowl.

Cooking Demonstrations: Garlic and Onion recipes prepared by leading chefs:
1 and 3 p.m.
Saturday: Derek Lee, blogger, Best Food Blog Ever
Sunday: Casey Barber and Danielle Oteri, bloggers, Good. Food. Stories

“Butterfly Bonanza” Home Gardening Demonstrations with Sonia Uyterhoeven
2 p.m.
Learn which plants will help you entice these magnificent creatures into your garden.

WHERE: The New York Botanical Garden
Bronx River Parkway (Exit 7W) at Fordham Road

PRICING:  Pricing for Weekends
Adult– $15
Senior/Student– $13
Child– $8
Children (under 2)–Free

For more information about The Edible Garden, including weekday events and upcoming Festival Weekends, please visit or call 718.817.8700

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