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Arthur Avenue Retail Market in Bronx Little Italy

Bronx Little Italy, Arthur Avenue

Year Round

2344 Arthur Avenue, Belmont, Bronx
Between 183rd and 187th Streets, about 4 blocks south of Fordham Road
On Arthur Avenue, south of 186th Street.
Like Little Italy’s street vendors who came in from the cold thanks to Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia 1940 opening of the new indoor market full of produce and Italian meats and cheeses, you and your family can get in from the cold for a bite to eat, a spot to sit, some delectable treats from gems like Mike’s Deli located in the market and even a cigar rolling demo at the cigar shop in front. Now you’re in the Real Little Italy! 

Tips:
Bathrooms are in the back, upstairs.
Fees:Free
Ticket info:
Good for:All
Times:6am-6pm.
Subway:4 or D to Fordham Road station. Walk 11 blocks east along East Fordham Road (or catch the Bx12 east) to Arthur Avenue. Turn right heading south on Arthur Avenue. The fun starts around 187th Street. 2 or 5 train to Pelham Parkway then #12 bus heading west to Arthur Avenue. Walk south on Arthur Avenue.
Bus:Bx12 east-west along East Fordham Road
Train:Metro-North Harlem or New Haven line trains to Fordham Road Station. Walk 6 blocks east along East Fordham Road, turn right on Arthur Avenue. The fun starts around 187th Street.
Parking on site:No
Limited on street parking and be prepared to stay on top of the time on the meters.
Bathrooms:No
No public restrooms except for patrons at the many restaurants. There is one at the Arthur Avenue Retail Market, 2344 Arthur Avenue.
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Arthur Avenue, Little Italy, Bronx

Bronx Little Italy, Arthur Avenue

Year Round

2344 Arthur Avenue, Belmont, Bronx
Between 183rd and 187th Streets, about 4 blocks south of Fordham Road
Many hear of, but not enough find, their way to what some foodies call New York’s “real Little Italy.” It’s easier to find than you think, close by the Bronx Zoo, New York Botanical Gardens and Fordham’s Rose Hill campus.  Take a stroll down streets decked in holiday tinsel, have a bite of some classic “red sauce” Italian and pick up some truly wonderful stocking stuffers and hostess gifts for the foodies on you list.

Tips:
Our favorite field researcher picks up dinner from the neighborhood’s butchers during a late lunch between sites. Pack a cold bag and you’ll be able to bring some Italian sausage home too.
Fees:Free
Good for:All
Subway:4 or D to Fordham Road station. Walk 11 blocks east along East Fordham Road (or catch the Bx12 east) to Arthur Avenue. Turn right heading south on Arthur Avenue. The fun starts around 187th Street. 2 or 5 train to Pelham Parkway then #12 bus heading west to Arthur Avenue. Walk south on Arthur Avenue.
Bus:Bx12 east-west along East Fordham Road
Train:Metro-North Harlem or New Haven line trains to Fordham Road Station. Walk 6 blocks east along East Fordham Road, turn right on Arthur Avenue. The fun starts around 187th Street.
Parking on site:No
Limited on street parking and be prepared to stay on top of the time on the meters.
Bathrooms:No
No public restrooms except for patrons at the many restaurants. There is one at the Arthur Avenue Retail Market, 2344 Arthur Avenue.

Bartow-Pell Guided Mansion Tours

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

Year Round

895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park, The Bronx, New York, Bronx
19th Century national landmark building and grounds houses examples of 19th century furnishings and decorative arts set among nine acres of serene gardens open year round. A carriage house on the property provides a look into the running of a country estate pre-automobile (and is open from April through October). 
Fees:All
Ticket prices:Adults $5, Seniors/Students $3, children under 6 Free Grounds are free.
Ticket info:The Museum will not be open for guided tours during the afternoons on Dec 11-12 when the tours are replaced by The Bronx Arts Ensemble Holiday Concerts at 1pm and 3pm.
Good for:Children
Mansion tours may not be for very young children.
Times:Tours are held Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 12-4pm Tours begin at a quarter after the hour and are approximately 45 minutes in length.12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m.
Hours:Grounds open daily, 8:30am-4:30pm Regular tours of the mansion are Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday 12pm-4pm
Website:www.bartowpellmansionmuseum.org
Phone:(718) 885-1461
Subway:#6 train to Pelham Station, transfer to Westchester Bee-line #45 to the first stop.
Bus:Westchester Bee-line #45 to the first stop.
Other:By car, exit the Hutchinson River Parkway or I-95 at City Island/Orchard Beach. From I-95, merge onto Shore Road. Follow 1.1 miles over drawbridge and straight to traffic circle. From Hutchinson River Parkway, follow exit ramp ½ mile to traffic circle. Bear left ¾ of the way around traffic circle to Shore Road North. Follow Shore Road North 4/10 miles. Enter stone gates on the right.
Parking on site:Yes
Bathrooms:Yes
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Bronx Zoo

Bronx Zoo

Year Round

2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx
Near 182nd Street and Bronx Park South.
This is the largest metropolitan zoo in the country and it is a gem! Over 4,000 animals, including rare and endangered species, are cared for in this 265 acre state-of-the-art wildlife conservation park. The Wildlife Conservation Society and the Bronx Zoo are making an aggressive effort to reduce the zoo's carbon footprint. The Bronx Zoo is at the cutting edge of re-engineering their entire facility to a more “green” environment with new eco-friendly exhibits, buildings and intra-zoo transportation. While you are here, say hello to James Marjani, the giraffe calf who is getting to know his territory at his mother's side.

More information on the special holiday celebrations at the Bronx Zoo  will be available on ChristmastimeIn.com.  The zoo has plans for its annual Presents to the Animals plus ice carving demos, reindeeer exhibits, a toy and coat drive and great holiday shopping (at the zoo or online) in December.
Fees:Fee
Ticket prices:Adults $16; Children 3-12, $12; Seniors $14. Free admission to all on Pay-What-You-Wish-Wednesdays (donations welcome). Special rides and attractions are an additional fee ($4-6).
Ticket info:
Good for:All
Hours:Winter hours at the zoo: November 1 , 2010 through April 1, 2011 hours are 10:00am - 4:30pm. Through October the Zoo is open until 5pm weekdays; 5:30pm weekends and holidays. The Zoo is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Website:http://www.bronxzoo.com/
The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world's largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth. To make a donation in support of helping save wildlife and wild places, go to www.wcs.org/donation
Phone:(718) 367-1010
Subway:2 or 5 train to East Tremont Ave/West Farms Square. At street level, walk straight ahead (follow train uptown) on Boston Road 2 1⁄2 blocks to the Zoo’s Asia Gate entrance (Gate A).
Bus:Bx9 or Bx19 buses to 183rd Street and Southern Blvd, the Zoo’s Southern Blvd pedestrian entrance (Gate C). The BxM11 express bus between the zoo and Manhattan makes stops along Madison Avenue, between 26th and 99th Streets, then directly to the zoo’s Bronx River entrance.
Train:MetroNorth’s Harlem line to Fordham, then take the Bx9 bus eastward to 183rd Street and Southern Blvd. pedestrian entrance (Gate C). MetroNorth's Hudson line to University Heights, then take the Bx12 east along Fordham Road into Bronx Park and zoo entrance.
Other:For driving directions link to http://www.bronxzoo.com/plan-your-trip/directions.aspx
Parking on site:Yes
Cars $13
Bathrooms:Yes

Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Church of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Year Round

627 East 187th Street, Bronx
A great place for a quiet break to reflect on the season.
Fees:Free
Good for:All
Website:www.ourladymtcarmelbx.org
Over 100 years of service with a beautiful 90 year old church. Lovely stained glass and sculptures. Quiet oasis.
Phone:(718) 295-3770
Subway:#4 or D train to Fordham Road. Take #12 bus (east) to Arthur Avenue. Go south on Arthur Avenue to East 187th Street (two blocks). Go left on Belmont Avenue for two blocks. #2 train to Pelham Parkway. Take #12 bus (west) to Arthur Avenue. Go south on Arthur Avenue to East 187th Street (two blocks). Go left on Belmont Avenue for two blocks.
Parking on site:No
Bathrooms:Yes
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