Browsing: New York City

Visiting the Children’s Zoo at the Bronx Zoo (Plus 5 Tips!)

0

Whether living in or visiting New York City, The Bronx Zoo is the place to visit especially if you have a family. The Bronx Zoo just opened its recently renovated its Children’s Zoo earlier this summer and it definitely is the place to visit. I am a WCS Ambassador and receive a complimentary family premium membership and exclusive opportunities for my participation. The last time I was at the Bronx Zoo was over 30 years ago with my grandmother (my stepfather’s mom). I remember that we took a hot New York City bus from Washington Heights all the way to…

Share.

Launch of the American Girl Truly Me Signature Studio

0

Thank you for American Girl for sponsoring this post! So, we tend to do things a little late in this family. We have two girls, a 6th grader and 2nd grader and last year was our first time at Disney World. So, it’s only fitting that — although we live in New York City — we had gone to the American Girl store for the first time a few days ago. Good things come to those who wait. Because boy, did we have a blast celebrating the launch of the American Girl Truly Me Signature Studio! Decisions…decisions #trulyme #americangirl #nyc A photo posted…

Share.

The Bronx Zoo Children’s Zoo Grand Opening

0

It’s June and it’s officially summer! Some families already have kids out of school, and some will be having their last days in the next few weeks. The first thing on our summer bucket list will be to celebrate The Bronx Zoo’s Children’s Zoo long-awaited grand opening. And since it’s summer, The Children’s Zoo has a ton of activities that gets kids out-and-about in nature. Not only can you encounter wild animals like the giant anteater, sloths and the world’s smallest deer, but if wild animals aren’t for you, there’s a new petting zoo and a recycled children’s garden. Starting this weekend, The FarmOn! Foundation presents…

Share.

Bronx Zoo Birdathon and Bird Migration Month

0

Our second grader has been studying anything and everything about birds for the past several weeks. It is a yearly study that all second graders do at our girls’ elementary school. So, for the past several weeks she and the rest of her class have been going birding in downtown Manhattan’s parks and Central Park. Lucky for her and YOU, The Bronx Zoo is celebrating the Second Annual Bronx Zoo Birdathon and Bird Migration Month kicking off on Saturday, May 9 and everyone is welcome to join in on the fun and learning. You’ll be able to join professional birders on nature…

Share.

Wildlife Conservation Society Celebrates 120th Anniversary with #NYisWild Campaign

0

We all know that New York City is the ultimate concrete jungle, but who knew that there were actually wild animals in the midst? If you look hard enough, you’ll see what I’m talking about — and if you take pictures of these “wild animals”, you can enter to win some major prizes! To celebrate the 120th anniversary of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), a city-wide campaign called #NYisWild is turning the New York City concrete jungle into a summer-long photo safari where New Yorkers can participate by choosing from 120 “wild” attractions around the city and capturing a photo of…

Share.

Hill Country Brooklyn Fam Jam with The Three Gentlemen

0

If you are a big fan of BBQ family like ours, you have to visit Hill Country for their Texas-style fresh BBQ and the meat-market style of the restaurant. (You go up to a “butcher” and meats are carved to order and you can ask for as much as you like, say 1/8 lb of brisket, or a 2 sausage links, or a 1/2 lb of chicken.) Then you head on over to the Marketplace for sides where you can updated versions of classic southern sides like Longhorn Mac & Cheese (the girls’ fave), White Shoepeg Corn Pudding (my fave),…

Share.

Fall Activities at Wildlife Conservation Society Zoos and NY Aquarium

0

Fall is one of the best times to visit the Wildlife Conservation Society’s zoos and aquarium. As the crowds thin and the weather cools, the animals become more active and exciting to watch. Here’s a look at a few of the wonderful activities and educational programs coming up this fall at the WCS’ five facilities.  Bronx Zoo The Himalayan Highlands Exhibit The zoo is happy to have two new (small) additions (shown above) — a pair of snow leopard cubs! In May, the zoo welcomed a snow leopard cub duo, both males, who were born to first-time parents. Fall…

Share.

8 Tips to Know Before Going to the New York Renaissance Faire

0

The New York Renaissance Faire opened up last weekend and runs through September 21st. The whole family jumped into a Zipcar minivan (yes, don’t judge) and did the easy 1-hour drive from New York City to Tuxedo Park, New York. While there, we rounded up 8 helpful tips for other families who will be heading up and enjoying a step back in time to 16th Century Elizabethan England.  8 Tips to Know Before Going to the New York Renaissance Faire   1. Spend the $10 on the “VIP” parking. It’s closer to the entrance, and with kids, it’s just easier.  2.…

Share.

Bronx Zoo Family Event: Wild Kratts Brothers

2

This weekend, go ahead to the Bronx Zoo and join the Kratt Brothers, Martin and Chris, from the hit television series Wild Kratts as they take to the stage and re-enact an adventure that happened to them out in the Amazon jungle. The Wild Kratts brothers will have an an interactive performance that is a rip-roaring, snorting, bellowing, screeching and flapping fun for the whole family! I’m giving away tickets for you and your family PLUS a Wild Kratts prize pack on my Facebook page, so don’t forget to enter! When: July 26th & 27th Where: Astor Court Time: 12:00pm and 1:30pm ~ Show…

Share.

New Food Trucks at Governors Island

0

Lower Manhattan is bursting with more food options than ever before. During the summer, we are big fans of heading over to Governor’s Island for a family bike ride, some arts & crafts and eating. This year, Governor’s Island has taken outdoor dining to the next level with seven new food trucks and tents. In 2012, Governors Island started a multi-year $260 million transformation with over 100 acres of parks and public spaces. Just in time for the summer, construction has finally been completed on the first 30 acres. Every Saturday and Sunday this summer through September 28th the gourmet…

Share.

El Vez: Family Friendly Restaurant in Battery Park City

0

When we first moved to Lower Manhattan a decade ago, it was extremely hard to find a family friendly restaurant that wasn’t considered fast food, but wasn’t overly expensive. We definitely had to venture above Chambers Street into TriBeCa or to the West Village and Chelsea for family friendly choices. Fast-forward ten years and we have a shopping and restaurant boom in downtown New York City and it’ll be extremely hard for our family to venture anywhere north of Chambers Street. Enter El Vez, a family friendly restaurant in Battery Park City on Vesey Street. It’s in a perfect location,…

Share.

New York Aquarium Celebrates World Oceans Day

0

It’s finally summer and that means many family trips to the beach both near and far. We are planning on hitting beaches in Turks & Caicos, Long Island and the Jersey Shore this summer. Although the beach and ocean is there for us to enjoy, swim in, get tans near, many people around the world depend on a healthy, clean ocean to survive. June 8th is the official United Nation’s-designated day to celebrate the ocean, its importance in our lives and how we can protect it. 6 Reasons Why We Should ALWAYS Celebrate World Ocean’s Day? Our ocean: 1. Generates…

Share.
1 2 3