Healthy Winter Activities
Get your winter workout for the next 7 days in the Bronx and citywide. It’s up to you whether you want to enjoy this burst of warm weather outdoors and get physical or indoors and try something new. There are things to do to promote a healthier lifestyle for you and your family all over New York City.
Walk for a Cause
Coffee Walk for Cancer
Saturday, February 19, 2011 from 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Location: Penn Station 34th Street, New York, NY 10024
“We will have tee-shirts for 15.00. Any donations will go to Sloan Kettering Cancer Research. I am with a company that is all about educating the people of today on the herb Ganoderma Lucidium which is 100% organic and it’s in all our products. My team has started walking for cancer. The reason I picked this cause was because most of my family has gotten this disease and either recovering of dying form it like my mom and dad. I just hope that I can reach some the people out there so that we can get this done.” Map / Directions
2/19 & 2/20/2011
Coffee & Tea Festival 2011 from 11AM-5PM both days
Location: 7 West 34th St, New York, NY 10001
“There’s nothing like a cup of coffee or tea to warm you up on a cold day and the Coffee & Tea Festival in New York City. Expect lots of samples, lectures, art, music and entertainment. Around 50 hot drink specialists exhibit their products, including Jalima Coffee, Monin Gourmet Flavourings and Serendipi Tea. Funds are also raised for the official festival charity, Cup for Education, which helps poor rural communities in Central and Latin America build schools and educate the children about coffee farming. Visitors can indulge themselves with different teas and coffees from around the world and familiarize themselves with the major players of the industry. Chocolates and other sweet treats are on offer too.” Map / Directions
Caribbean Garden – The New York Botanical Garden
Now until February 27, 2011 at 10:00 am- 6:00 pm
“Escape winters chills with Caribbean Garden, a new look at the Botanical Gardens permanent collection and a warm eco-tour of the world. Half priced admission through February–Adults, 10; Students and Seniors, 9; Children 2-12, 4; Children under 2, Free; Members” Bronx River Parkway Exit 7W and Fordham Road, Bronx, NY 10458 (718) 817-8700 Map / Directions
“Kids Week 2011”
Today until Mon, February 28, 9 am – 4pm
Free Dental Screenings for Children
“ The St. Barnabas Hospital Department of Dentistry will be offering free dental screenings to children between the ages of six months and 16 years during February, which is National Children’s Dental Health Month.
Screenings will be held weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the following hospital locations:
- Union Community Health Center Dental Department, 260 East 188th Street (at Valentine Avenue) and 2021 Grand Concourse Avenue
- Bronx Park Medical Pavilion Dental Department, 2016 Bronxdale Avenue
- St. Barnabas Hospital Dental Departments, Mills Building, 4422 Third Avenue (at 183rd Street.)
“This is a great opportunity for parents to get a good snapshot of their children’s oral health,” said Dr. Dara Rosenberg, director of the St. Barnabas Hospital Department of Dentistry. “In addition, we will continue our screenings and educational events during February at area public schools and community centers.” No appointment is necessary. For more information, call 718-960-6628. Map / Directions
Kids Week 2011 at Intrepid Museum
February 19-27 2011
“The Kids Week at Intrepid Air and Sea Museum keeps the children entertained during their mid-winter recess. Dynamic, interactive exhibits and a host of fun-filled, hands-on activities offer something for every member of your family – every day of the week – inside Intrepid during Kids Week 2011. From special guests and activities galore to spectacular flight simulators and multimedia technology, Kids Week is action packed and filled with excitement.”
Events during the week are split into: Circus Weekend (2/19, 2/20), Puppet Day (2/21), Broadway Day (2/22), PBS Kids Day (2/23), Sports and Recreation Day (2/24), Fashion and Fun Day (2/25) and Science Weekend (2/26, 2/27).
Location: The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, West side of Manhattan on Pier 86, 12th Ave. & 46th Street, New York, NY (212) 245-0072 Map / Directions
2/22 & 2/24/2011
Kids’ Week in the Bronx!
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 and Thursday, 2/24/2011 both at 11:00 a.m.
TUESDAY: Meet the Critters
THURSDAY: Native American Music and Games
“School’s out and the kids are bored. Bring them to the park to learn about history and nature, and then make related crafts to take home. Ages 12 and under.”
Event Organizer: Urban Park Rangers
Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park), Charlotte Street & Crotona Park E, NY 10460, (718) 548-0912 Map / Directions
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