Category Archives: NYC

Adventures in Coney Island

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IMG_8359“The playground of the world”, Coney Island, has been experiencing a renaissance for the past ten years. Recently my family and I visited the Coney Island boardwalk and got to experience first-hand some of the new (and renewed) attractions that have been making it, once again, a popular destination. Read the rest of this entry

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Tune in to Sprout for Their New Show, Astroblast!

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IMG_8285A few weeks ago I attended a luncheon with my children to celebrate a new animated show that just launched on Sprout: Astroblast! The show, based on the book series of the same name, has been produced by Scholastic Media and is an adorable and unique show currently playing seven days a week. At the event we learned about the show, met Nina from the Good Night Show and had incredible food (and desserts!) Read the rest of this entry

Don’t Miss: Peace, Love and Cupcakes the Musical

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PLC-PP-05NYC kids are in for a delicious treat this summer: there’s a new show from Vital Theater and it’s all about cupcakes! After the success of the musicals Angelina Ballerina, Fancy Nancy and Pinkalicious (the last one is still playing) Vital Theater has produced Peace, Love and Cupcakes, a new musical based on the best-seller by the same name. The original book is written by Sheryl Berk (co-author of Soul Surfer) and her daughter, Carrie Berk, 11, who co-wrote it while in second grade! I recently attended a performance with my kids and we were all enamored with this fun production. Read the rest of this entry

Not to Miss: The Ballad of Pondlife McGurk at the New Victory Theater

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The Ballad of Pondlife McGurk_Paul Watt_02Coming-of-age stories have a special place in my heart. They’re always bittersweet and bring back distant memories and there’s always a lesson to be learned. The Ballad of Pondlife McGurk is such a story – two school-aged boys, both outcasts, making a connection and becoming friends and what happens when one succumbs to the pressures of being accepted by his peers. Read the rest of this entry

Set Sail With Circle Line Kids Cruises in NYC

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IMG_7348It’s fun to sail around New York City and take in the views. The breeze, a cold drink in your hand and the Manhattan skyline can’t be beat. But if you take kids along, things somehow end up stressful because you have to keep them busy. What to do? Circle Lines Sightseeing Cruises, the iconic NYC company is holding a series of kid-friendly sails filled with activities geared for kids of all ages. This past weekend my family and I boarded one of these sails and all five of us had an incredible time! Read the rest of this entry

NYC Must-See: Saltbush at the New Victory Theater

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MQB. Spectacle jeune public. Saltbush. Du 31 octobre au 4 novembre 2012.I’ve been going to the theater since I was a little kid and I’ve seen a lot of different types of theater. A few days ago, for the first time ever, I experienced a show where the audience sits on stage along with the performers and is a part of the show. Saltbush, now playing at the New Victory Theater takes place on stage and is a really unique experience for kids and adults alike. Read the rest of this entry

Products Celebrities Love – that are Great for Moms, Too!

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CollageI’m always on the lookout for cool products and when I find out about something that’s recommended by a people who work with celebrities I pay attention. After all, celebrities can get anything they want and if it’s something I can afford, why not try it? I recently attended a fun blogger event sponsored by Caravan, a stylist studio that works with celebrities to help them with their entire look. I got a chance to sample some really cool and affordable products (some are actually used by the celebrities that Caravan works with) that are perfect for moms. Here are some of my favorites: Read the rest of this entry