Tales of Bravery and Courage from Ground Zero

The other night I had the privilege to hear Andre Raynor speak at the opening Sisterhood event at the Westchester Jewish Center in Mamaroneck. She is a Methodist Minister who, in the aftermath of September 11th, served as a chaplain to the morgue at Ground Zero, and walked with the brave fireman, police officers and medical personnel as they strived to honor the dead.  Amidst the carnage, she offered blessings over remains and support to the many workers there.  Finding the remains of those who perished took its toll on Raynor, but she found relief and Read More


Plum District, a Daily Deal Web Site for Moms, Launches in NYC

There's a new kid in town!  Plum District is a daily web site devoted exclusively to savvy moms and their families, offering the best deals for the goods and services that moms and their families need the most as well as some rewards and treats that make life more enjoyable.  This month, it launched in NY and will serve as a great resource for busy moms looking for the best deals in town. Plum District is a daily deal Web site devoted to busy moms looking for great deals.  Moms can expect to find two kinds of deals on Plum District – practical Read More


Arts Extravaganza in Dumbo September 25th-26th

The DUMBO Arts Festival -- an arts extravaganza -- featuring more than 500 local and international artists --- will offer many fun-filled family activities during a weekend of arts festivities.  Acrobuffos: Waterbombs! (a water balloon gladiator show), Yogi Bean (family yoga), Makedo (an innovative system for creating objects from recycled materials) LuAnn Adam’s storytelling, kite flying, and more.  Revelers will also enjoy family friendly workshops, including comic book, book making and music. The Festival will take over the entire DUMBO waterfront Read More


Moises Kaufman’s Puss & Boots at the New Vic

After directing 33 Variations (which was all about Beethoven), Moisés Kaufman knew he wanted to direct an opera next.  “I’ve staged classical music before, and it's unlike directing anything else,” he said.  That play was one of the most memorable pieces of work I've seen in ages.  It was moving , it was haunting, it left a mark on my memory.  So when Gotham Chamber Opera came to him and his company, Tectonic Theater Project, with the opera Puss in Boots (El gato con botas), he fell in love with it immediately and jumped at the chance to direct the Read More


What BlogHer 2010 Meant to Me

Full disclosure: A year ago, I made the decision that I HAD to go to the next BlogHer.  One caveat: I didn't have a blog. Read More


Sneak Peek Screening of Nanny McPhee Returns to Benefit the Lollipop Theater Network

Lollipop Theater Network and Universal Pictures are proud to present a special sneak-peek screening of Nanny McPhee Returns on August 17th at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 in NYC.  The film opens nation-wide on August 20th. Proceeds will benefit the Lollipop Theater Network, an organization that brings the magic of movies, currently in theatrical release, to children confined to hospitals nationwide due to chronic and life-threatening illnesses.  The screening will be followed by a reception at Josephina’s.  Guests will be joined by Nanny McPhee Returns’ Read More


Win 5 FREE passes to Kids Club 13 Event at South Street Seaport Museum Event with Curious George

Kids Club Thirteen makes its Manhattan debut this Saturday with Curious George at the South Street Seaport Museum. Now on TheCultureMom.com, you can win a chance to bring your family! On August 14th, explore the South Street Seaport, Imagination Playground and Peking ship with Kids Club and Curious George. Read More


Music For Aardvarks and Other Mammals at the Jewish Museum

My kids were raised on Music For Aardvarks, a hip music class that originated in Brooklyn and found its way to the suburbs of Westchester.  How grateful was I to find myself singing songs about taxi rides, walk-ups, in-laws, copycat kids and all aspects of NYC life. Read More


Explore Brooklyn’s Culture By Bike

Heart of Brooklyn is a partnership of the leading cultural institutions located near Grand Army Plaza in central Brooklyn: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Public Library, Prospect Park, and Prospect Park Zoo.  Heart of Brooklyn encourages tourism and learning by making its world-class collections and historic treasures more visible and accessible. Read More


Culture Mom Featured on About Family Computing

I'm honored to be featured in my fellow blogger, Christy Matte's, About.com column "About Family Computing" this week.  It's in honor of BlogHer 2010 where I am headed in a few hours.  I'm spending three very busy days in the city this weekend, starting today.  I'm looking forward to the getaway, but also to networking and meeting all the bloggers who's words I've been devouring for the last year.  I'll be tweeting from #blogher10 all weekend, so look out for my tweets. Read More