Rocking the Boat: Free community rowing and sailing

Although the idea of being on a boat freaks me out, I wanted to challenge myself to try something new and so I did! I went on a boat, with two program assistants who made my experience memorable. Generally speaking, the whole staff are knowledgeable and very passionate about their work (which honestly put me at ease). This is a great experience and if you are a Bronxite or looking to visit The Bronx, I suggest you stop by for a row! You have everything to gain and nothing loose, plus its free.

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Whether you want to row or sail, both are completely free. This opportunity however is available from Memorial day to Labor day, as listed on the website. So go ahead and pick any Saturday from 1pm to 6pm for some fun!

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Bronx Drafthouse

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First Impression: 

  • Everything you need in a local bar! This is my go to spot for a chill night with a few friends. I have been here a couple times and every time I visit, I find another reason to keep coming back. Although there are other bars in the neighborhood, this is nothing like the other guys. Bronx Drafthouse is open all year, not just when there’s a Yankee game which is a huge plus.

Favorites:

  • Huge selection of tap beer and cider
  • Margaritas and sangrias are really good
  • Food selection is GREAT! I mean they have everything on their food menu. If you decide to stop by, please try Highbridge Nachos (Deliciousness!)

Highlights: 

  • The staff are generally knowledgeable about their menu, which is a major plus for me.
  • Neighborhood friendly and naturally a welcoming environment as soon as you walk in.
  • BoogieDown Brunch! They now serve brunch on Saturdays from 11am to 4pm, which includes beermosa and mimosa, how cute!

Happy Hour: 

  • Mondays – Fridays (3pm – 7pm) $5 wine/beer and $6 Margaritas
  • Please keep in mind, that happy hour is not available during a Yankee game.

Visit the direct website for more info at bronxdrafthouse.com

Highbridge

 

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Did you know that the oldest bridge in New York City is located here in The Bronx? Yes, I am talking about a bridge that is over 165 years old. This bridge connects Manhattan (Washington Heights) and The Bronx (Highbridge), withholding a breathtaking view! After closong down for approximately 40 years, this iconic landmark was reopened to the public in the year of 2015. Besides traveling and photography this is also a great spot for a morning run or a cute picnic with your lovie!  Have you visited Highbridge?

Hours of Operation: Everyday 7am-7pm

For further information, visit Nyc Gov Parks