Archives for July 2010


Mad Men – Christmas Comes But Once a Year – Preview of Tomorrow’s Show Read More


Ellen DeGeneres’ Departure from “American Idol”

Ellen Degeneres

Hearing about Ellen DeGeneres' departure from "American Idol" is some of the best news I've heard in a long time.  Don't get me wrong, I adore her.  I have followed her career since it's humble beginnings.   Read More


The Picasso Exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Yesterday I decided to take some time out and do something I'd wanted to do for a while: go into the city and hit the Picasso exhibit at the Met.  Since the very first time I went to the Picasso Museum in Paris, and then to the one in Barcelona, I became a huge fan of this famous artist and was eager to see the Met's collection before it closes on August 15th.  Picasso is not only one of my favorite artists, but one of the most pivotal artists of our time. Read More


Superheroes and Shakespeare

There are so many fabulous and FREE offerings in New York City these days for families.  The gang at the Waterside Plaza on Manhattan's East River between 25th and 29th Streets has a full slate of summer activities full of Superheroes and Shakespeare. Read More


Angelina Ballerina “Love to Dance” CD Giveaway

One of my daughter's first childhood heroines, right after Dora the Explorer, was Angelina Ballerina.   We read all the books by Katherine Holabird and were transported into her world.  When the phase ended, I admit I was a little disappointed.  I liked her innocence, her zest for life, her love of the arts.  Read More


Broadway Workshops for “Glee” Generation for ages 10 and up

For young people who grew up watching “High School Musical,” and have graduated to “Glee,” and dream of a musical theatre career – or those who just want to have fun learning a song and dance routine – performing on Broadway is one step closer to reality.  Broadway Inside and Out, presented by Broadway Classroom, is an innovative program that allows promising young artists at every skill level the unique opportunity to study with current Broadway performers, learn music and choreography and see a Broadway show.  These are Broadway workshops for "Glee" Read More


Mom Faux Pas

Major mom faux pas.  Yesterday at the pool, my daughter who swims regularly on a swim training team refused to swim.  My generally sweet, good-natured seven-year old little girl had a complete melt-down right there at the pool.  She insisted that she can't breathe in the pool 50 times back and forth, and that when she swims across, the class is too hard for her.  This reaction had come after having taken the class for four weeks without a peep about any difficulty. Read More


Free Shakespeare Workshops in NYC For All Ages

Free Shakespeare Workshops in NYC for all ages! The Public Theater and New York Restoration Project (NYRP) invite New Yorkers of all ages to a free Shakespeare workshop and performance at NYRP’s 103rd Street and Target Brooklyn community gardens.  The Public Theater joins with community partners in New York City to present free performances of Shakespeare by The Public Theater's Shakespeare Lab. In addition, The Public Theater's Teaching Artists lead free Shakespeare workshops prior to the performance. All ages are invited to explore the language Read More


PBS Kids Club at the Hudson River Museum on Sunday, August 8th

Join Kids Clubs Thirteen and my family at the Hudson River Museum on Sunday, August 8th.  It will run from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will include  an episode screening of Peep and the Big Wide World, special crafts and activities, and more.  Kids will also be able to meet Peep, live in person. Read More


Baby Loves Disco Upcoming Lemonade Tour Hits NYC

Baby Loves Disco celebrates life and lemonade at NYC's Le Poisson Rouge for three dates this fall, as part of the nationwide Lemonade Tour 2010. It's the first-ever national tour for Baby Loves Disco, offering an internationally acclaimed mix of music, dancing and fun-filled activities for parents and their young children. The party lands in more than 45 cities this season, touching down in nightclubs, children's hospitals, shopping malls and schools across the United States. It's a super-dance-party special mission to spread awareness and Read More