Guest Post: Review of The Light Princess at The New Victory Theater


Have you ever seen a six years old reaction to an adults kissing? Well, sit in the play, The Light Princess at the New Victory Theater, and you’ll get dozens of kids screaming, “ewweeeee”. Before the kiss, you’ll hear the kids asking each other frantically, “Are they going to kiss?” and when they kiss, many of them will turn their heads and refuse to look at the "scary" kiss. This musical, performed at the New Victory Theater by the A.R.T. Institute at Harvard follows the journey of a young princess cursed to live without gravity, based on the Read More


Meaningful Fun on 42nd Street w/ the New Victory Theater & Dave and Busters


Last night was a great night for me and for the MamaDrama network.  We recently teamed up with the New Victory Theater, a theater that you've seen me mention many times on this blog to bring a group of writers with their children to their premier 2012-2013 production, URBAN.  It was a night to remember in more ways than I can describe. First of all, I brought my son with me.  He has sensory issues so I often bring my daughter instead to avoid conflict, but he loved everything from start to finish.  He held his focus on all of the activities at hand at Read More


Family Matinee “Into the Woods” at Shakespeare in the Park

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There is NOTHING better than Shakespeare in the Park.  Sitting in the center of NYC, watching some of the finest performers the city has, performing some of the finest plays ever written.   The experience becomes one that an adult will remember forever, yet alone a child.  That's why this is so exciting.  The folks at Shakespeare in the Park are planning a Family & Youth Matinee of their current show, INTO THE WOODS.  Yes, Sondheim!  What a way to introduce your children to one of the best composers and lyricists of our lifetime. This FREE Read More


Giveaway: Everything About School almost (NYC show for kids)

Everything About School

Are your kids in full summer mode?  Mine are.  They're going to summer camp and loving it.  Everyday brings new adventures including tie dying shirts, swim lessons, trips to the beach, playing tag in the park, catching fireflies at night, roasting marshmallows on our deck.  We're right smack in the middle of summer and we're not really thinking about school.  But it is mid July and before you know it, we'll be back in the classroom.  I've got the workbooks out preparing my son for second grade and they have reading time daily to keep up their literacy Read More


Giveaway: Jazz for Young People Family Concert Series at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Jazz at Lincoln Center

Over at MamaDrama, they're giving away a family four-pack giveaway for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s next Jazz for Young People: What is Improv? on February 11th at 1 and 3pm.  Drummer Matt Wilson and his Arts and Crafts ensemble will lead audiences through an interactive program on the most fundamental component of jazz, improvisation, as they explore how jazz musicians invent music in the moment.  They'll also be featuring a variety of family-friendly pre-concert activities at 12:15 and 2:15pm. The concert is taking place at the Rose Theater at Frederick Read More


Giveaway: The Amazing Max and the Box of Amazing Things (NYC)

Amazing Max

  Looking for something cool to do with your kids this holiday season in NYC?  I know what's on my bucket list: The Amazing Max and the Box of Amazing Things.  It's being billed as a magic show for the whole family.  According to the New York Times, "The Amazing Max and The Box of Interesting Things' is a Magic Show with a mind of its own. Objects appear out of thin air, the laws of physics are defied, and miracles are performed inches from spectators' faces. As the props onstage seem intent on surprising even the magician himself, this Read More


Giveaway: Family Four Pack to the NYBG Annual Holiday Train Show

NYBG Holiday Train Show

I've talked about this before and I'll talk about it again, but the NYC New York Botanical Garden’s annual Holiday Train Show is always a highlight of our holiday season. It 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 entering tweendom, on a recent visit they began to ask about the incredible landmarks scattered through the Read More


Museum of Moving Images Family-Friendly Screenings & Workshops


    If you're looking for a rainy day activity this fall, or want to introduce your kids to the world of moving images, the Museum of the Moving Image  is for you.  The museum has always been one of my personal favorite museums in NYC and I loved introducing it to my own children last summer.  Now the newly expanded and re-opened museum now has more to offer family visitors. The museum is housed in a building owned by the City of New York and its operations are made possible in part by public funds provided through the New York City Read More


NYC with Kids: Halloween Hoorah at the NYC Botanical Gardens


We love the NYC Botanical Gardens in the Bronx at all times of year.  My kids adore the train show during the winter; I love the orchid show during the summer.  It is a day trip that we all cherish, and it happens to be just 20 minutes from home. So, on Columbus Day, when I found myself with a day alone with the kids, I closed my laptop and decided to spend the day, which happened to be beautiful, outside, in the fresh air, at the Botanical Gardens.  Little did I know, but the Everett Children's Adventure Garden was celebrating Halloween in a very Read More


Free NYC: 92Y Children’s Warhol Festival

92 Street Y

  This September you can get more for your kids than just “15 minutes of fame” – you can bring them to the 92nd Street Y Children’s Warhol Festival.  Thanks to the generosity of the Mugrabi Collection, we’re exhibiting 80 original paintings that Andy Warhol created in 1983 especially for children. The paintings – colorful, strong images of trains, toys, apples and the like – will be hung low on the walls, at a level comfortable for young viewers. Warhol first showed these works in Switzerland and they have been on exhibit several times in the Read More