05Nov

Ticket Watch: Kids’ Night on Broadway

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  This morning I attended a very special press event honoring the upcoming KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY. Tickets are on sale for the public tomorrow, starting at 11:00am E.S.T. The program, which will take place Friday, January 9th to Thursday, January 15th, 2015, is an annual event when kids ages 6 to 18 can see participating Broadway shows for free when accompanied by a full-paying adult. A ticket includes pre-theatre activities, restaurant discounts, parking discounts, educational programs, and more. The program is in its 19th Read More

04Nov

Multi-Generational Zen at the Emerson Resort and Spa

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When I invited my mom to accompany me to a weekend at the Emerson Resort and Spa in the Catskills, I had a feeling we were in for something special. I'd been to the area and knew it holds an aura of tranquility. I also knew we were going to be near hippie-esque towns and that we needed time to explore after our stint at the spa. We both needed the experience to escape stress and reality, and I had no doubt the time would be bonding and rewarding. After all, my mom just moved to New York, and I'm embracing the time with her. The Emerson would be our Read More

29Oct

Giveaway: The NY Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show (Family Pack)

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  The New York Botanical Garden’s annual Holiday Train Show has become a special and memorable experience for all of us. When our kids were babies, their eyes popped out at all the moving trains buzzing around the room.  As toddlers, they started to chase the trains and watch the lights flashing around the room.  Now that they’re officially tweens, they'll surely look at it through a new lens, more curious about the landmarks represented and how they were made. The experience is a one and only.  You and your kids will marvel at the charming Read More

27Oct

Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF

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There's nothing like a good Halloween campaign for social good. One of UNICEF’s most notable traditions, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF began in 1950 as a way to help kids who need more than candy.  Since then, children all over America have gone door-to-door on Halloween with UNICEF collection boxes and have raised more than $170 million. Adding an extra treat to this year’s campaign, actress, platinum recording artist and author Zendaya has been named the 2014 Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Spokesperson. For the first time in its 64 year history, Read More

27Oct

Announcing The Noir Series, a Play (live and online)

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If you're into live theater and don't live in NYC, here is an opportunity to experience a new production....from your living room! Heretick Theater Lab’s live production of “The Noir Series”, a series of four thematically linked, interactive plays written by Stephen McFeely, Ed Brubaker, Nancy Keystone, John Hindman, and The Burglars of Hamm, will see four performances in Los Angeles which will be live streamed to the world via the internet. Studio audience tickets can be purchased for $20 at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/.  Online purchases and Read More

26Oct

Where You’ll Find Me

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While I've been hunkering down on work and personal life over the last few months, I've managed to keep on writing about my favorite activity: TRAVEL. I do have a few trips coming up very soon, so stay tuned for more, more, more as I continue my journey to explore the world, mostly with my kids in tow. I want to inspire them by showing them parts of the world I didn't really start exploring until I hit adulthood. Here's where you'll find me. Over on MiniTime, where I write bi-monthly about family travel, I wrote about Great Things to Do with Read More

22Oct

Why New Yorkers Need a Women’s Equality Party #voteWEP

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It's probably not news to you when you hear that women’s equality is suffering across the country. Women are making, on average, 77 cents on the dollar and continue to face discrimination in the workplace. A man is 32 times more likely to become the CEO of a Fortune 500 company than a woman. Every woman deserves the opportunity to become a powerhouse in her field. 25% of women experience domestic violence in her lifetime. These women need a break. And if you live in New York state, listen up. There's a better chance this could happen in just three Read More

21Oct

The Culture Mom App Suggestion: Explore NYC Parks

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I love NYC. I love walking its streets, eating its food, exploring its neighborhoods. When I lived on the Upper West Side, a trip to its public parks was a crucial part of my life to escape the nuttiness of my daily, wonderful life. I would have loved a simple and easy way to navigate the parks all over the city - all 1,900 of them. That was a while ago, before the invention of anything starting with an "i". Today there's an app for everything, and now there's Explore NYC Parks, built by Brooklyn-based web developer Andy Glass. While New York City is Read More

20Oct

My Latest on MiniTime: 10 Reasons to Visit Iceland with Kids

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My latest piece over on MiniTime is about a family travel destination close to my heart, ICELAND. We took the kids about five years ago. It wasn’t the most obvious of places to visit on our annual summer holiday but somehow or other, but we were definitely curious and once we began to do our research, we decided it would be our summer holiday destination.  The kids didn’t know what to expect when they heard the word “Iceland” – they thought we were going to go ice-skating and skiing during all throughout the holiday. Iceland is truly one of those Read More

17Oct

Review: Lincoln Center Theater’s The Oldest Boy by Sara Ruhl

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THE OLDEST BOY resonated with me on so many levels - as a mother, as a spiritual human being, as one who is curious about other cultures, as a theater lover who loves plays that revolve around women characters. Over the course of two hours during this new show by Sara Ruhl, I was introduced to a family torn apart by the husband's culture after two Buddhist monks appear at the door one day to declare a high-ranking lama, or high Buddhist teacher, has been reincarnated in the body of their son, Tenzin. The monks want permission to take him to a Read More