Things to do in The Bronx (and nearby)

There is a lot more to do in the Bronx and Westchester than you can imagine. While I love websites like Mommy Poppins, there aren’t many listings for local happenings in our area (Bronx and parts of Westchester). Some of the events listed here may be last minute pop-up events or ongoing.

Upcoming events

October 7-9 – Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration on Randalls Island, just off the South Bronx. To register click here.

NYRR Youth Events – These are FREE race events for children ages 2-18 around NYC. They are held throughout the year. There are three stages, with youth being able to compete in timed races at age 12.

Indigenous People's Day, Randalls Island, NYC 2023


For more information on Homeschool Hangout click here. This is a FREE program.

Craft Related

Sewing classes are often offered at Blossom Holness (1374 Castle Hill Ave). Call for class fees.

Nature & Outdoors

Bronx Zoo – Free general entry on Wednesday (reservation required)

Check in with NYC Parks, Urban Park Rangers to find family camping dates throughout the year. This a free experience where you are selected via lottery.

Randall’s Island Urban Farm  – Free access

Wave Hill  – (Free on Thursdays, Family Art Project on Weekends)

NYC Parks family camping programs with Urban Park Rangers

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