Posted on September 21, 2008 by nicperrino
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 NicolePerrino@hotmail.com for any feedback, comments, suggestions.
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Posted on September 6, 2008 by nicperrino
NEW DATE & TIME!!!
Saturday, September 27th
7:30 pm (Grounds open 6:30 pm)
Free Outdoor Movie Everyone is getting back to school… but the weather is still nice and it is hard to say good-bye to summer. Now you can still enjoy the feel of summer with a FREE OUTDOOR MOVIE! on the front lawn of Bartow-Pell Mansion.
Through a partnership with the NYC Parks and Recreation Department , Picture House and Bronx Tourism Council; Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum will host a FREE Outdoor Film one night only for the public on Saturday, September 6th. The FREE Outdoor Film will take place under a new moon on the Bartow-Pell front lawn. It will serve as a fabulous culmination to the NYC Parks and Recreation Department’s Family Fun Festival and a great way to end the summer in the Bronx. Visitors can picnic on the lawn, snack on free popcorn and utilize free lawn chairs that will be made available.
A free shuttle service will be available from key points in the area to welcome guests to the site. Please note: free parking will be across the street at the Split Rock Golf Course.
Contact us for more information at 718-885-1461 or via email.
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Posted on July 10, 2008 by nicperrino
On the Queens side of the Whitestone Bridge, there is Whitestone Park. A nice sized park with lots of room for picnicking and the same park that my father used to swim in the water right under the bridge. But right across the water, on the other side of the bridge, there is also a spot to check out. Behind the Whitestone Motel and the MTA Toll Bridge building, there is the path to the park. Many people BBQ, play soccer, and hang out. It’s a cool place to bring the kids, a picnic and let them run free. Take them over to the water and let them explore the strange sea creatures that roam around (how ugly is that horseshoe crab!). After a long day of chillin out, if you walk towards Home Depot on the opposite side of the highway you will find the mango guy. Treat you and the kids to some fruit or a shake made on the spot.
Take the Q44 to the Home Depot stop or any stop BEFORE it crosses the bridge (you get a few more chances) and walk down as if you were going to the hotel. Ask around for the best shortcut to the park.
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Posted on July 10, 2008 by nicperrino
If you’re a mom here who feels like staying indoors verses taking the little ones to your local park (because it’s dirty, too small, simply GHET-TO), you’re not alone. I’ve been in Castle Hill for a year now and I can count on my fingers (without needing the toes!) how many times I’ve taken the mini me to this park. But you know what, I got the stick out of my ass, and for the last two days I’ve made the four block walk to the park. My park is small, with just a half basketball court, some swings, a little ass jungle gym, but a sprinkler! And I don’t mind at all since Briana is small and I can read my book from one bench and not have a heart attack because she keeps going out of my sight. Yea I wish I was in Central Park, watching Briana play in the giant sandbox, running from sprinker to sprinkler. But then again, it’s great to be able to drag Bri and her bike, her baby and her baby’s stroller three or four blocks down the block and not have 100 kids running around. Even if all of the parks in walking distance are way out of the question, then find one that’s either a few train or bus stops away. Either way, you have to give in and stay local sometimes.
What’s your Park?
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