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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.
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BronxMama heads up! Thomas and Friends tickets are on sale now! The 90-minute musical adventure opens at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, March 5th through Sunday March 6th, 2011 for six performances.
Thomas & Friends Live! On Stage includes new railroad-themed songs and tells the story of Thomas and his engine friends as they work together as “Really Useful Engines” to get the railroad ready for Sodor’s Magic Lantern Festival. Encountering adventures along the way, Thomas, Percy and Diesel, among others share a story that helps encourage life lessons such as discovery, friendship and cooperation.
Tickets are on sale at the Madison Square Garden box office and participating outlets. Tickets may also be charged by phone at (866) 858-0008 or online at www.theateratmsg.com/thomas-friends. Tickets range from $25.00 to $79.00 and include facility fees, but exclude service charges. Group sales are available by calling 212-465-6080 or email at Groupsales@thegarden.com.
The holiday season shimmers all around us, with Chanukah almost completed and Christmas and Kwanzaa – and New Year’s! – approaching. Temper the frenzied pace and crowded streets with a day at Wave Hill. Absorb the stately feel of Wave Hill House at one or more Holiday Weekend Workshops, a chance for your family to create its own uniquely personal gift for your home or that of a friend. And you’ll feel right at home Sunday afternoon at the open house for an exhibit of the fine work created by participants—both grownups and children! — in the workshops Continue reading
Holiday Candlelight First Friday! + Bronx Seaside Trolley
Friday, December 3,5:30pm – 8:30 p.m.
Experience the magic of the mansion at night —by candlelight —fully decorated for the holidays. Each room in the mansion features a Christmas tree inspired by a vintage children’s Christmas storybook. Do a little shopping at the Holiday Shop and enjoy music by the wonderful Metropolitones, a seven-sisters-college alums a cappella group. Light refreshments served. The free Bronx Seaside Trolley makes a continuous loop from Pelham Bay Park #6 subway station to Bartow-Pell to City Island. Registration requested. Cost $10 adults, $7 seniors and children 6–17; members free
Join BPMM for a workshop on the art of paper filigree, a technique that has been around for centuries. Learn how to curl, bend, cut, and glue fine pieces of paper to make intricate and unique designs, perfect for holiday cards, ornaments, and gifts.
Recommended for ages 12 and up.
Cost $15; members $10
Registration required. 718.885.1461 or firstname.lastname@example.org Continue reading