05May

Giveaway: Listen to Your Mother on Mother’s Day in NYC

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  What are you doing on Mother's Day?  I have a brilliant idea for you. Spend the morning and early afternoon with your family. Make the day about them and you and celebrate being together.  At 4pm tell them you are taking a few hours to yourself.  You will be doing something for YOU. As part of your celebration, it's important for you to nourish your soul with a certain something that isn't necessarily meant for kids under the age of 12, hence you need to go alone, or with your mother, your sisters, your aunts, your girlfriends  That certain Read More

02Apr

The Listen To Your Mother Reading Series on May 12th in NYC

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On Sunday, May 12 at 5pm at Peter Norton Symphony Space on New York’s Upper West Side, the Listen To Your Mother Reading Series will give “Mother’s Day a Microphone” as the city and an inspirational group of women and men come together to celebrate motherhood and parenting in a meaningful new way. Included in the cast of the New York City show are former Editor in Chief of Redbook Magazine Stacy Morrison (now Editor in Chief of BlogHer.com), comedian Jaime Fernandez, New York City creative writing teacher Susan Buttenwieser, social justice attorney and Read More

10Nov

A Glow in the Dark Theatrical Experience of Eric Carle’s Treasured Stories

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar is my all-time favorite childhood book. Similarly, my son is partial to Eric Carle and is a huge fan of Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See and From Head to Toe. So I jumped at the opportunity to take my son for a special "back screen pass" to Treasured Stories by Eric Carle at The Symphony Space today. Located on the Upper West Side, this was our first time to The Symphony Space (Broadway & 95th Street) Darren Critz, Director of Family Programs, explained, "Going to see the arts is easy to do. Families can roll Read More

26Aug

Giveaway: Family Pack (4 Tickets) to A Show of Your Choice at Symphony Space

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Symphony Space in NYC continues to amaze me with their stunning programming for children.  I've written about them in the past, and I'm happy to tell you about the upcoming seasson, they are offering the Just Kidding series and Thalia Kid's Book Club, a cornucopia of family-friendly performances and author events. From September through May, Symphony Space continues their tradition of offering New York families ground-breaking programming from around the U.S.At the end of September, they'll be featuring the FREE Secret Mountain Sunday celebration concert Read More

01Apr

Symphony Space: Just Kidding Series

I recently wrote about one my favorite NYC theaters for kids, Symphony Space.  I highly suggest you take the kids next weekend to this great series called "Just Kidding".   This series offers a cornucopia of weekly family-friendly performances this season.  Every Saturday from October through May, Symphony Space continues their tradition of offering New York families ground-breaking programming from around the country.  To play songs, play videos and get updates from the "Just Kidding" series, go here. Please read below about some of their offerings Read More

11Feb

Guest Post: Cultural Event General Etiquette Rules (Straight From a Mom’s Mouth)

A few weeks ago I was in New York City for the annual Arts Presenters Conference. As a performing arts professional, this conference is the big national conference drawing presenters, programming directors, artistic ensembles, producers, managers and agents from all over the nation and globe. Besides the business side of things, there is ample opportunity for all delegates to take in full performances and showcases. This year I made it a point to check out as much family/children’s programming as possible. I represent two theater and dance Read More

25Nov

Christmas Weekend at Symphony Space: Hugo and the Dragon

Looking for something to do in NYC Christmas weekend with the kids?  To celebrate Christmas weekend, Symphony Space will host three screenings of a magical film for the whole family: Hugo and the Dragon. After devouring the sun and the stars, a mischievous dragon sets his sights on tormenting a young boy named Hugo. With the help of a mysterious star from far out in the galaxy, Hugo bravely sets out to restore order to the universe. This internationally acclaimed musical fantasy weaves an enchanting tale of desperation and hope through innovative Read More

14Oct

Gustafer Yellowgold: Interview with Morgan Taylor and Ticket Giveaway for NYC Show

It’s been two years in the making and won’t be released until February, but NYC area families will have a sneak preview before Thanksgiving, when the multimedia Gustafer Yellowgold’s Show returns home to the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre in Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th St., NYC, at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 20, on Gustafer’s “Top of the Sock Tour.” This show, featuring full band, is part of the Symphony Space “Just Kidding” series. Gustafer Yellowgold’s Top of the Sock Tour heralds the release of the fourth in the series of award-winning Read More

22Sep

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo Brings Kid Hop Sounds to Symphony Space’s Just Kidding Series on October 16th

One of the nation’s top independent family music artists, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, makes his debut performance at Symphony on Saturday, October 16th.  The family friendly hip hop concert is the first of this year’s “Fresh Sounds” series, with all tickets priced at just $10 each. Secret Agent 23 Skidoo is known as the King of Kid Hop, or Positive Hip Hop for Kids. Bringing together a love for hip hop roots and culture with a true respect for the unlimited creativity of children, he crafts tunes that bump up both the volume and the self esteem. Read More