In my early twenties, I stuck strictly to vodka. It was my go to when it came to drinking. However, as I’ve gotten just a bit older, I have really come to appreciate wine. There is something just so classy about chilling on a Friday night with a nice, chilled glass of Riesling. It certainly beats taking shots of vodka or playing vodka pong (both of which I do NOT encourage!)
Luckily, the New York Botanical Garden is hosting the Native Plant Garden Wine Weekend on May 2nd and 3rd (Noon-4pm) for us classy wine drinkers out here. Also, all of the wineries in attendance are from New York State. Yay for supporting our local economy!
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Guests can purchase a souvenir glass for $5 and enjoy a flight of palate-pleasing local wines from New York State vintners while joining winemaking and viticulture experts for presentations of their crafts. Expert-led tours of the Native Plant Garden will highlight the significance of the many plant species within. Snacks will be available for purchase.
Participating wineries include:
Brotherhood Winery – Washingtonville, NY
City Winery – New York, NY
Robibero Winery – New Paltz, NY
Sheldrake Point Winery – Ovid, NY
Whitecliff Vineyard – Gardiner, NY
Wölffer Estate Vineyard – Sagaponack, NY
In addition to sampling some of the wines, there will also be live music and a reading and book signing by Arlene Alda, author of the new book, Just Kids from the Bronx.
Ticket prices: Adults $25, Student/Senior (65+) $22, Children 2–12 $10
Sadly, I will be away for the Tribeca Film Festival. But, I can live vicariously through you! Head over to the AT&T store at 2152 Bartow Avenue to reserve tickets to a film screening at the festival.
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MONDAY: THE TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL AND AT&T KICK OFF 2015 “FILM FOR ALL”
Thanks to AT&T, The Tribeca Film Festival Isn’t Just for Insiders and Stars Anymore – With “Film For All,” Any New Yorker Can Register For Tickets to the Screening of Their Choice
(New York, NY) – AT&T Film for All initiative for 2015 kicks off citywide on Monday, April 6 at AT&T’s Store at 2152 Bartow Ave., Bronx. AT&T, in conjunction with the Tribeca Film Festival, is coming together to offer film lovers everywhere the opportunity to get two FREE tickets to attend a Tribeca Film Festival screening of their choosing through AT&T’s Film for All. Film lovers can come in to any participating New York area AT&T store and use wireless technology to reserve tickets for the Tribeca Film Festival screening of their choice on Friday, April 24…now known as “Film for All Friday”
Find your nearest participating store and more information here.
WHAT: Kickoff Of “AT&T’s Film For All Friday” at the white-hot Tribeca Film Festival
WHO: Hundreds of New Yorkers
WHERE: AT&T Store, 2152 Bartow Ave., Bronx
WHEN: Monday, April 6th, 2015; 11am-1pm
Looking to host a birthday party for your child this year? Then you definitely need to check out Bronx Awesome’s Birthday Expo on April 18th. Featuring vendors and venues that are all right here in the Bronx, you’re sure to find something that fits your needs.
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BRONX, NY- Bronx Awesome will be hosting the first ever Bronx Awesome Birthday Expo on April 18th, 2015. The Expo will be an event where families from all over the Bronx will have a chance to meet with representatives from venues, entertainment services,and more.The expo serves to build stronger ties among local Bronx businesses and the community they serve. The event will be hosted at Asmara Ballroom, located in the Castle Hill section of the Bronx.Attendees of the event will have a chance to learn about the many birthday options for their children in the Bronx by visiting exhibitor booths, take part in fun activities and a photo booth, and the first 100 in attendance will go home with a gift bag filled with information about various venues and services. Families can register for their free badges to attend the event at http://bronxawesomebirthdayexpo.eventbrite.com“The Bronx needs an event where families can learn about birthday options in the Bronx. Too many times the information is not out there and families end up celebrating outside of our borough, this expo will help to highlight all of the great options the Bronx offers,” Nicole Perrino, founder of Bronxmama.com said.Bronx businesses who wish to become an exhibitor at the expo can sign up through the Eventbrite page as well or contact Bronx Awesome for more information.Brands who would like to sponsor or be a part of the birthday fun, there are customized packages available.
About Bronx Awesome
Bronx Awesome is a community building group with an emphasis on family, the arts, and education started by Production & Design Company Actuator Inc. founders Pope Jackson & Nicole Beauchamp-Jackson, Bronx Family & Style Blogger Bronx Mama Nicole Perrino & Community Activist and G.I.V.E. (Getting Involved, Virgina Ave Efforts), Inc. founder Nilka Martell.
Bronx Awesome currently hosts three exclusive events annually; Events Expo, Father’s Day & Back to School. We also produce one-of-a-kind launch parties for brand partners.More information at www.bronxawesome.nyc