Looking for something the entire family can do together or just with your friends? Then look no further!
Nicole Perrino aka BronxMama first learned about rock hunting from a family member down in Georgia who had posted about the activity. Perrino quickly realized this would be a great idea to bring to The Bronx.
Folks get together and paint rocks with whatever their hearts desire and on the bottom they add the hashtag #TheBronxRocks. Once they’re done, they hide them throughout their neighborhoods across The Bronx for people to find, enjoy, take a picture and tag them on social media to show folks that they found a particular rock.
People are asked to re-hide the rock for others to find and join in the fun.
“I thought it would be a great idea to spread to the Bronx. The borough is no stranger to art, and I imagined all types of people getting in on the fun. Families, artists, local businesses.” said Perrino to Welcome2TheBronx.
She added, ” It looked like such a fun activity to bring communities together and have fun as a family”.
And indeed it has already been a hit with Bronxites across our borough immediately taking to the activity.
When Nicole set up #TheBronxRocks Facebook group a month ago, Bronxites jumped in on the fun and began painting rocks and offering up clues to where they’re hidden.
The installation is part of NYC Park’s Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Parks Expressions Grant.
Hopefully you can come out to Virginia Park, bring your friends, family, kids, or just come solo and join in on the fun.
“Not only is it exciting to see families spending quality time together, but it’s a fun way to get people out exploring the borough and meeting neighbors.” Nicole Perrino said.
As for the goal for the program? She said, “…to bring the Bronx community together and have beautiful rocks all over the borough!”