PBS Kids Club 13: Swedish Marionette Theatre in Central Park

Central Park Marionette

The Swedish Cottage in Central Park, originally constructed as a model schoolhouse in the 1800s, is hosting a special Kids Club day, just for Kids Club 13members: featuring a pre-performance workshop with Swedish Cottage puppeteers, followed by a free – and just for Kids Club! – performance by Swedish Cottage. WHERE: 79th Street and the West Drive, Central Park, NYC WHEN: Sunday, March 27. 2:00pm - 4:00pm And I will be the ambassador of the day, which is an honor (although I did volunteer)!  I became an official ambassador (one of a group of Read More


New York City – This Week’s Top Five Arts Picks from NYC ARTS

1. Priscilla Queen of the Desert at the Palace Theatre (started February 28th) Based on the 1994 movie, this musical centers on three friends—two drag queens and a transsexual—who hop aboard a battered lavender bus named Priscilla and take their show to the middle of the Australian outback.  It's playing through Sunday, December 18th, 2011.  Priscilla Queen of the Desert had its world premiere in Sydney in 2006 and has gone on to become the most successful Australian musical of all time. Tickets cost $50-125. 2. Admission Discounts: Museum Read More


Visit the Locations Behind Your Favorite 2011 Oscar-Winning Films


The films that won this year's Oscars were powerful and memorable.  They were also filmed in some of the most exciting locations here and abroad.  Nicole Hockin, hotels.com spokesperson and author of the Travel Smart Blog, has shared some of her favorite hotels in the cities where this year’s Oscar-nominated movies were filmed.  These locations include: New York City: Known for its collection of arts and culture, fans of the movie Black Swan can experience a show at the New York Ballet where scenes of the movie were filmed. Recommended by 95 Read More


The Culture Mom Partners with NYC Alliance for the Arts

NYC Arts

I am happy to report my involvement with NYC Alliance for the Arts.  It's an organization that is in line with everything that The Culture Mom stands for and which I am about: the arts and advocacy.  I 'm also about New York City, the city that had me to drawn to it the moment I first set my eyes on it at age 15.  It was my destiny to live here and I have devoured every minute that I been in this city, filling my time with theater, music, dance, art and charity work.  These are the areas that I do try to stress on my blog, and I am happy to partner Read More


Guest Post: World Children’s Festival 2011 on The National Mall

On June 17-19, 2011 the 4th World Children's Festival will take place on The National Mall across from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. The 3-day festival is full of amazing performances, workshops and activities and is free and open to the public. Please visit www.icaf.org or www.WorldChildrensFestival.org and if you have any questions. Hosted to honor the Arts Olympiad winners from each U.S. state and territory and from nearly 100 participating countries, the festival attracts at least 10,000 attendees. The upcoming festival in June 2011 is a Read More


Looking For a Halloween Vacation?

La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa, A RockResort, is haunted by the ghost of the former owner’s wife, Julia Staab. The resort sits on six historically rich acres in downtown Santa Fe. In the 19th century, the adobe city grew as residents from Europe and the Eastern United States arrived.  A prosperous German-Jewish immigrant merchant Abraham Staab built his three-story brick mansion on the property in 1882.  Abraham and his wife Julia entertained Santa Fe society in the grand residence.  But when Mrs. Staab lost her child only a few Read More


NYRP’s Annual Little Red House Lighthouse Festival at Fort Washington Park

The New York Restoration Project (NYRP), in partnership with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and New York City Council Member Robert Jackson, presents the annual Little Red Lighthouse Festival along the banks of the Hudson River. This year’s festival, located in scenic northern Manhattan’s Fort Washington Park, will shine a light (green light, of course!) on music and the arts and will take place on Saturday, September 25th from 11am-4pm. A favorite amongst NYC families for many years, the Little Red Lighthouse Read More