BronxMama on Ning!

I just launched for all of the BronxMamas who want to join! Even if you don’t plan to attend any of our toddler meetups, join to meet other moms in your area of the Bronx!


Bare with me please :)

I want this blog to eventually become a staple in Bronx mom’s lives. I want this to be a go to for events, places, whatever. But I can’t do it alone. I’m a writer, a student, a babysitter and most importantly a mother and it’s never easy to keep up with so many projects. So please, bare with me while I find a way to better maintain this blog.

I’m hoping to have one day a week where I sit down and update this blog.

-I’m also looking for other Bronx Mom’s who are interested in contrubiting.


Feel free to email me at for any feedback, comments, suggestions.

Outside The Bronx

There are some things I just can’t pass up! And one of those things is the Queens County Farm Musuem now that Halloween is approaching! Check it out!

September 7
26th Annual Antique Motorcycle Show
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

This show will include a display of various makes and models of mototcycles that have been out of production 10 years or more.  Music, farmhouse tours, hayrides, petting zoo and food with provide fun for the entire family.

Admission: $5.00 per person

September 20 and 21
26th Annual Queens County Fair
11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

A traditional county fair with blue ribbon competitions in livestock, produce, home crafts, arts and crafts, and more. Enjoy the Amazing Maize Maze, pie-eating and corn-husking contests, Big Apple Circus Variety Acts, make-your-own-scarecrow, hayrides, petting zoo, carnival rides, and midway. Visit our Bavarian Garden , Irish and German bands, craft and food vendors. Fun for the entire family!
Admission: Adults $6.00; children (12 and under) $3.00

To enter the blue ribbon competions in: Arts, Crafts, Vegetables, Baking, Canning,

Floral Arrangemens, Junior Arts and crafts please e-mail your mailing address and request a fair entry journal or access the journal through this link: County Fair Competition Entry Journal. The journal will list specific categories and entry information:




sponsored by Con Edison


11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Enjoy getting lost in our 3 acre interactive corn maze. The adventure begins

with a stalk talk to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles

and making your way out of the maze. To add to the adventure join us for

Maze By Moonlight on Saturday October 18th and 25th when the maze will be open until 9:00 p.m. Feel up to the challenge? Then join us for the fun of getting lost and loving it!


                          CHILDREN ages 4-11 $4.00

                                               ages 3 and under Free

                          Group Rates available for groups of 10 or more



October 2008


OCTOBER 4 – 26 (and Halloween, Oct. 31)


SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS (Pumpkins are cantalope size and smaller)

11:00 a.m. –  4:00 p.m.

October is pumpkin month at the Farm Museum!  Enjoy wandering

through the planting field to find your favorite pumpkin. Price of pumpkins

will be determined by size of pumpkin. A fun farm treat for the whole family!

Admission to the pumpkin patch is free.

October 5                             
Apple Festival
11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.

A large variety of apples, apple products, and freshly pressed cider will be available. The nation’s largest apple cobbler will be baked on site. Enjoy cider pressing demonstrations while leaning fun apple facts at this delightful event. Vendors will have a variety of collectibles for sale, food, hayrides and free children’s games will make this event fun for all ages.
Admission: free


October 25, 26, and 31   
Halloween Haunted House
4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday, and Friday
Visit our haunted house for thrills and chills! Hayrides, Halloween treats, mulled cider, pumpkins and apples will be sold! The house is recommended for children ages 4–12. Adults will find it creepy too!
Admission: $4.00
Hayrides: $2.00 per person

October 26
Children’s Fall Festival

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Halloween fun for children of all ages. Youngsters are invited to wear their costumes! Visit our haunted house.* Enjoy traditional games, including sack races and trinkets-in-the-haystack, plus pony rides and a petting zoo. Professional character look-a-likes will visit to add to the fun. Craft vendors will display and sell fall items, food, country western music and dancing will make this event fun for people of all ages.
Admission: $4.00 per person

*The haunted house is open 1:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. and is recommended for ages   4–12.   Haunted House admission is $4.00 per person.

  If you haven’t checked out our local Farmers Market yet, now is the perfect time. We have one located in Hunts Point at Msr. DelValle Squre on Southern Blvd. and east 163rd st. and one in the Botanical Garden located inside the garden and Kazimiroff Blvd. Check out for more information on times and days open. Below are some events coming up!


Hunts Point


Sep. 10 Learn fall vegetable recipes from Patricia Jackson of Just Food
Sep. 17 Patricia Jackson of Just Food to host a cooking demo with more fall recipes.
Sep. 24 Learn to cook fall vegetables with Patricia Jackson of Just Food.
Oct. 8 Learn winter vegetable recipes from Patricia Jackson of Just Food at on-site cooking demonstration.

Botanical Garden

Sep. 24 Noon – 2 pm Organic Gardening demonstration sponsored by the Garden. Discover the benefits and techniques of growing vegetables using compost with the Bronx Green-Up team.
Oct. 1 Noon – 2 pm Farm Fresh and Full of Flavor, sponsored by the Garden. Taste the true difference in freshly picked fruits and vegetables. Sample and compare varieties of farm produce and learn new recipes to try at home with your Farmers Market harvest.
Oct. 29 Noon – 2 pm Old Fashioned Cider Pressing Demonstration w/free Tasting. Have you ever seen apples actually being pressed and made into cider? Join Barbara and Bill Friedrich as they demonstrate how to press apples for cider, and then taste the delicious results.

Wednesday July 15th 2008

Summer Festival
A moon bounce, rides, dance contests, a balloon sculptor, carnival games, flower-making, face painting, sand art, lanyard beads, a DJ, and puppet show are all on the schedule.

Ages: 2 to 7
Time: 11am-3pm
Cost: Free
Haffen Park

Gunther Avenue and Burke Avenue
Bronx, NY 10469


Carnival of the World/Carnival del Mundo
Dan Butterworth’s intricately hand-carved puppets whirl around the stage and into the audience.

Time: 11am
Cost: Free

Playground for All Children

Bruckner Blvd and Buhre Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461


I Scream for Ice Cream
Back by popular demand, a special workshop brings alive the history of Thomas Jefferson’s favorite dessert. Following a brief discussion about the production and storage of ice in the 18th century, participants hand-crank a batch of ice cream and sample the sweet results. Reservations are suggested, but not required.

Time: 2pm-3:30pm
Cost: $10

Van Cortlandt House Museum

Broadway at West 246th Street
Bronx, NY 10471


Herbal Delights, Naturally
Kids can go on an herbal scavenger hunt to smell, taste, and touch more than 40 herbs in the garden’s collection; sample a healthy herb snack; and pot up an herb to take home.
Ongoing Daily except Mon 7/1/08 – 7/27/08; check with location for exceptions.

Time: 1pm-5:30pm
Cost: Free with Garden admission

New York Botanical Garden

200th Street and Kazimiroff Blvd.
Bronx, NY 10458



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