18Jun

Giveaway: Spend an Evening Laughing at “The Judy Show: My Life as a Sitcom”

Judy Gold

Emmy-winning actress and comic Judy Gold returns to the New York stage June 30 in a brand-new show entitled The Judy Show: My Life as a Sitcom. Building on the success of her show 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, funny-woman Judy Gold returns to the stage in this hilarious look at her life through the lens of the classic sitcoms of her youth. With multimedia, original music, laughter and love, Judy shows us how she balances family and ambition with a little help from our favorite 70s, 80s and 90s TV shows. She is really hilarious.  I saw her last Read More

16Jun

Wonderopolis: Creativity and Literacy All in One

wonderopolis

This morning I had the privilege to be invited to a special event about Wonderoplis, a new web site created by the National Center for Family Literacy. When I got the invitation, I was intrigued by an organization's goals that seemed to speak to me.  Words jumped off the invitation: discovery, imagination, creativity, literacy. With Jenna Bush Hager as the spokesperson. I knew that this was an event worth waking up for and heading into the city to. After an introduction and video, I learned that Wonderolopolis was Created by National Center for Family Read More

16Jun

Guest Post: Dockers Partners With Futures Without Violence To Prevent Abuse

dockers

Dockers has teamed up with Futures Without Violence to promote the RESPECT! Campaign. During the “Month of Respect,” which began on Mother’s Day (May 8, 2011) and ends on Father’s Day (June 19, 2011), Dockers has committed to working closely with the organization to bring light to the widespread, and often undisclosed, problem of relationship abuse. Dockers has not only pledged to donate $25,000, which will go to the campaign that mentors young boys to ensure that they are “respectful men of tomorrow,” they have also created a promotional video in Read More

15Jun

Family Travel Tips for the Novice (Sponsored Post)

Jet Set Vacations

When I was young, family vacations consisted of piling into the station wagon every summer and heading south to Florida. Daytona, Panama Beach, Daytona, Miami.  Beach vacations were all that I knew.  We hardly ever flew anywhere, except to Philadelphia where my grandparents lived.  If we weren't visiting them, they always flew down to join us wherever we were going.  Traveling with extended family made the trips extra-special.  They also make for extra-special memories. Somehow, despite ever leaving the country before I was 16, I have managed to develop Read More

14Jun

Review: Strangers No More, an Oscar Winning Documentary

Strangers No More

  I saw the most amazing documentary last night called Strangers No More.  My neighbor across the street told me about the film yesterday and I thought I would never make it.  It was to start at 7pm. When my husband walked in at 6:55, I ran out the door.  This was a film that I knew I had to see. I remember when it won the Oscar for documentary short last year, and it got my attention then.  I also love when there are documentaries and quality films playing locally, and the JCC in Scarsdale is a hop, skip and a jump away. The film is about a Read More

13Jun

A Weekend at Congress Hall in Cape May with the Motherhood

Congress Hall

This past weekend I had the most amazing, unique experience.  The fabulous gals at The Motherhood invited me to take part in a weekend getaway at The Congress Hotel in Cape May a few weeks ago.  When I got the invite, I was elated.  Not only would I revisit a town I adore, but I was also going to get a chance to spend time with the women from The Motherhood, Emily McHann and Cooper Munroe, two women whose work I admire immensely.  When I saw the list of women attending along with me, I was even more enchanted with the idea of this getaway.  I accepted Read More

13Jun

Neil Patrick Harris Tony Award’s “Rap Up”

Neil Patrick Harris

Apparently, Lin-Manuel Miranda from "In the Heights" wrote Neil Patrick Harris' rap that closed down the Tony Awards tonight.  It was bloody brilliant.  It summed up the show so clearly and succinctly.  Please note that this transcription was originally transcribed and posted at The New York Times Arts Beat Blog by Dave Itzkoff.  Here it is: Tomorrow, if anyone asks you what happened at the Tonys, you can say this: We straightened things out in the opening number, Ellen Barkin and John Benjamin Hickey took home awards for their hilarious Read More

12Jun

Westchester’s New China White: No, Not Heroin, Chinese Food

China White

I get excited when we find great cuisine in Westchester, and have I got a recommendation for you:  China White.  No, I don't mean heroin, which is probably your first thought when you hear the name.  Rather  China White is a new, chic Chinese restaurant tucked away in Purchase.  I'm not sure exactly what they were thinking when they coined the name, but after tasting their spicy food, especially a HOT pepper that literally took me to another place for a few brief moments, it makes perfect sense.  They want you to get addicted, like a drug, and return Read More

11Jun

Three Plays for Young Audiences (NYC)

the three little wolves

New Plays for Young Audiences will present three new plays for young audiences June 11th– 26th at the Provincetown Playhouse, 133 MacDougal.  Based in the Program in Educational Theatre at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New Plays for Young Audiences is an annual summer play development series located in the historic Provincetown Playhouse. Founded in 1998 by Lowell and Nancy Swortzell, NYU’s prize-winning New Plays for Young Audiences has developed 40 new plays written by leading playwrights for Read More

08Jun

Giveaway: Shutterfly Custom Path Photo Book (value $19.99)

Shutterfly Custompath

  Right now I have hundreds of photographs in a pile on the floor staring me in the face.  They seem to be screaming, "FILE ME!" "PUT ME IN AN ALBUM" "ORGANIZE ME!" "GET TO IT, WOMAN!"  Day after day, I walk by the pile, add photo albums and more photos and walk away.  I think to myself, there must be a better solution than this.  I've been organizing the kid's photos in albums since they were babies.  I can't stop now. That's why I was happy to find out about Shutterfly's new Custom Path Photo Books.  They're customized photo albums and are Read More