By now the kids have already enjoyed building snowmen and making igloos in the white snow-which is starting to turn to slush, and a lot of you are probably starting to get bored staying in the house. But with a lot of the streets not even plowed yet, its not the best idea to go too far, especially with the little ones. BronxMama just wants to remind you of some of the little things you can do near your house:
Go to your local library– A lot of the libraries have scheduled story times and other programs that you and your children can join. You can check out books, but don’t forget most libraries have movies you can check out too. They won’t be the newest releases, but sometimes its cool to discover an old flick. Check out the website and find the library closest to you. http://www.nypl.org/locations
Visit your nearest Blockbuster-There aren’t too many of these left, but if you happen to live close to one-make the most out of being snowed in by renting some movies to watch with the family. They also have games you can rent for that new PlayStation or Xbox Santa just brought for Christmas. http://www.blockbuster.com/stores/storelocator
Take a walk to the nearest diner/cafe for some hot chocolate– Sometimes a walk up the block to get some fresh air is all you really need. If you just walk up the block to a nearby diner or cafe, or even Dunkin Donuts to get some hot chocolate with the little ones, it can be a fun adventure climbing over piles of snow knowing you don’t have to go far to be back in your warm living room.
Have more ideas to share with BronxMamas? Leave a comment below!
23 years strong…
and on the move….
In 2010, BRAC reached unparalleled heights in our evolution as an interdisciplinary, community-based Art Center. After over 5 years of planning and designing an award winning building (New York City Design Commission’s 28th Annual Awards for Excellence in Design), we will break ground in the spring of 2011 on an 18-month complete renovation of our 16,000 square foot facility. We also completedconstruction of a 2000 square foot Environmental Education Garden in our rear lot, funded by the José E. Serrano WCS/NOAA Lower Bronx River Partnership Program.Over the past six months we have been busy packing and relocating our offices, our classes, and our gallery to temporary sites around the Bronx, all while continuing our programming without even so much as a pause. Since July we have registered over 200 students in our out-of-school-time fine arts and digital media classes, and have welcomed over 700 visitors to our gallery program. 150 people alone attended the opening reception last Friday night of our current exhibit “Acting Out” at our temporary gallery space at 305 East 140th Street in the South Bronx Cultural Corridor.
All of this would not be possible without the generous support of our patrons. Please consider giving what you can to help sustain the momentum of BRAC on the Block.
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There are only a few days left to make a year-end, tax-deductible donation to Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum. Won’t you please take a moment, now, to:
The holidays are coming to a close, and hopefully the season was very merry for you. But for some kids, Santa doesn’t make a stop at their house. Which is where Toys for Tots comes in – helping provide thousands of toys for families in need. It’s really a wonderful program.
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The kids are out of school, the snow is falling-BronxMama hopes you don’t have to go too far. But, if you happen to live near Crotona Park, there will be sledding and free hot chocolate from 11-3pm Monday December 27th.
Where: Crotona Park (Fulton Avenue and East 172nd Street)/11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Event and Photo-op
New York City youth take to the parks for fun, free snowy activities hosted by NYC Parks & Recreation. Snow Day sites (one in each borough, locations listed above) will host FREE, supervised outdoor recreation and winter fun for youth, including sledding, snowman and snow angel contests, friendly snowball fights, music and complimentary hot chocolate. Urban Park Rangers will provide winter walks and nature activities.
This event is free and open to the public. Sleds will be available to borrow.
CONTACT: Vickie Karp/Jesslyn Moser (212) 360-1311
There will be a location in each borough for this-see the rest here.