Annual Urban Environmental Challenge

The UEC is a 10k race hosted by the Van Cortlandt Track Club that takes runners through all of the undiscovered trails through Van Cortlandt Park. This race is always fun and runners can expect to get a little muddy, with the odd stream crossing (log bridge optional) but it’s a great introduction to trail running! The race will be on April 3rd at 10:00 AM and will start at the Tortoise and the Hare statue in Van Cortlandt Park on Broadway (only steps from the 242nd St. stop on the #1 subway).  You can register at the link below. Register soon as they expect to cap this race because the trails can’t accommodate too many runners.  Fast runners with too many plastic trophies need not fear.  Prizes are the best carrot cakes in the city, (from the famous given to top 3 places in all male and female age groups. See the website for more details and a video of last year’s race.

Sign up here,


Celebrate Women’s History Month-FREE

Celebrate Women’s History Month on Friday, March 4, with “First Fridays! On My Own Words & Sounds” at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. The event will feature live performances by Valerie Capers and her jazz ensemble. Open from 6:00-10:00, this event is free and open to the public.

Friday, March 4, 2011
The Bronx Museum of the Arts
The Lower Gallery

BronxMama 30 Day Water Challenge

It’s almost the end of February and unfortunately a lot of New Years Resolutions have probably already been broken. Sometimes we take on something bigger than we can chew-so BronxMama wants to start with something small-that is actually pretty big! Join BronxMama in the 30 Day Water Challenge- for 30 days replace those sugary juice and sodas with water.  To join the challenge, sign up here!

Outside the Bronx: Children’s Event

No Longer Empty is a not for profit organization that invigorates communities by transforming vacant real estate into world class, site specific public art exhibitions and programming.
They are having a special Children’s event for the Armory show on March 5th and 6th. The event will consist of tours of galleries and artists spaces including Cuchifritos, Artists Alliance  and other spaces in Chelsea and Lower East Side areas. The tours will be from 11- 1 pm on both days.

Wave Hill Events: February 24–March 4

Photo: Joshua Bright

With the sun pouring through my window, open a crack to the glorious – yes, glorious — winter gardens of Wave Hill beyond, I can’t think of a better outlet than creating a miniature, tabletop landscape, a promise of green to take me through the last few weeks of this cold, dormant season of the year, at one of our terrarium workshops Thursday and Saturday. (And I am thinking that the terrarium workshop Thursday will be a wonderful President’s Week activity.)  Indoors, our winter workspace residency program has brought Glyndor Gallery to life, offering another naturally creative focus for artist and visitor. Some of the Winter Workspace public programs are drop-in, but many require registration (though they are free), just because enthusiasm for the program is running high. This past weekend families seem to have divided their time between the Family Art Project—another winner this weekend—and activities in the Winter Workspace. Continue reading

FREE Black History Event

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Free talk on “Life After EI” this Monday, February 14

Does your child receive Early Intervention services? Is he or she turning 3 in 2011?

Come hear a free presentation by Sarah Birnbaum of New York Special Needs Support on how to:

  • Figure out whether your child will still need services after EI
  • Obtain the best evaluations and guidance
  • Find an appropriate preschool
  • Set up the right therapy and preschool program
  • Get the best outcome from your CPSE meeting

Monday, February 14

6-8pm at Marymount Manhattan

221 E. 71st Street, 2nd Fl., Peruggi Room

For more information please visit Sarah’s website,

If you know anyone whose child is turning 3 in 2011, please forward this on so they can attend a free talk, meet other parents in the same situation, and get crucial support and information about this upcoming transition.


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