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Where to watch the 4th of July fireworks in New York City

784e9820-1b8a-45d7-8df1-ea95b3fbea97The largest display of fourth of July fireworks takes place here in New York City and is hosted by Macy’s Department Store. Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks celebrates its 40th anniversary this year!  This year the fireworks once again take place in the East River that giving an amazing view by the South Street Seaport.

box-sea-logoIf you want to celebrate the Fourth of July with the South Street Seaport Museum you’ll get access to an exclusive seating area on Pier 16. On Monday, July 4, 2016 you’ll have ticketed access to the pier starting at 5pm. The fireworks on the East River start at 9:25pm. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy a night at Pier 16 with family and friends, while supporting the South Street Seaport Museum!

  • 4thExclusive view of the Macy’s Fireworks Show
  • Local food trucks
  • Featuring beverages from The Flagship Brewery!
  • All ages welcome!
  • Purchase your early access or group tickets by clicking here. A limited number of tickets are available and are going fast!

Bonus my link will give you a $10 off discount on tickets!

13450108_10209494701621830_2622922075702233006_nNow if you’re a bit more into the party mode Industry Kitchen, is one of South Street Seaport’s waterfront great new restaurants & bars, located under the FDR. It has a great viewing area for the fireworks and offers a couple of different packages to enjoy an premium open bar and buffet.

188a6bd7-9505-4975-bdcf-61d1cf5f2c35Now if you’re wondering what to do all weekend or day leading up to Macy’s Fireworks… well the great folks over at Howard Hughes Corporation are having a block party called the Festival of Independence at the seaport. Presented in partnership with Noisey, the music and culture channel of VICE, there will be two stages one for the adults and one with more family friendly entertainment.

Sunday, July 3rd on the Noisey Stage on Fulton Street from 1pm to 9pm:

  • Wild Nothing
  • Porches
  • Yumi Zouma
  • Public Access TV

Monday, July 4th on the Noisey Stage on Fulton Street from 1pm to 9pm:

  • Lee Fields and The Expressions
  • D.R.A.M
  • Phony PPL
  • MeLo-X
  • Jonathan Toubin DJ set

Monday, July 4th on the Peck Slip Stage from 1pm to 8pm:
Live music performances with family entertainment during the afternoon leading into cool indie rock in the evening –

  • Clifford the Big Red Dog and Friends
  • Marcus Monroe Juggling Show
  • Tim and the Space Cadets
  • The Lemon Twigs
  • The Mystery Lights
  • Woods

The Imagination Movers are coming back to New York!

Imagination_movers-2016tourIt’s been a bit since The Imagination Movers actually played a show in NYC or Long Island, so if you’re looking for a high-energy, interactive spectacle for your kids (and yourself) this is the show for you!

Known for their long running show on Disney Channel/Disney Jr. the movers create awesome kid-friendly beats and bring to stage fun “props” like a flying toilet paper gun.  Let’s not forget to mention tons and tons of confetti!

The Imagination Movers’ ninth album, “Licensed to Move” came out in 2015 and they’ll be performing in NYC on Saturday, March 12th and in Huntington, Long Island on Sunday, March 13 at 4PM. Below is info on their NYC show. cdef01c6-f9cd-4599-973f-8a46434a38ab

When: March 12, 2016 at 2pm
Where: The Concert Hall at New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 West 64th Street
Price: $37.50 (plus fees)
To buy tickets click here or call (877) 987-6487

Now if you cant make this show the imagination movers have become regulars at Sesame Place (and have another gig there in the spring).

Play Fair NY opens its days for the first time!

1200x628_Twitter_Lego-Nick_02-1-e1453475644689Unless you’re living under a rock you’ve heard of comic con so imagine that play fair is comic con for Toys! Let me tell you its going to ROCK!

Play Fair presented by LEGO and Nickelodeon will bring together LEGO, Nick, Hasbro, Mattel, Toys”R”Us, Cartoon Network, Warner Bros., Bandai, Crayola, and much, much more for a weekend for parents, and kids.

STAGESo what is Play Fair? It’s going to be this awesome cross between the unveiling of some of the coolest toys this year, meet and greets with the kids favorite characters and youtube stars, sprinkle in some early access and exclusive toys limited to those that attend Play Fair.  Finally if all that wasn’t enough you’ll get up close and personal with the new Bat Mobile from Batman Vs Superman!

Now all week I’ll be giving away 4 packs of tickets on the dada rocks facebook page

Bonus Coupon Code:  $5 discount  PF2016

In prep for the big event we got some mystery boxes and boy were they packed with some of the latest and greatest toys…

Folkmanis Mini Duckling Finger Puppet was so cute and really cool mission behind it because Folkmanis believes imagination is the key to a healthy childhood, encouraging play and discovery to develop the skills necessary in life. With a soft plush Mini Duckling finger puppet chirps happily with a little shake.

Marc flipped when he saw the new Razor Jetts Heel Wheels which are strap on wheels. Just step up, strap down and take off with these easily adjustable Heel Wheels. Roll with or without spark and transform your sneakers into the hottest way to roll… totally amazing (and yes he’s been skating in our apt)

We were introduced TMNT T-blaster which is a blasters designed to incorporate a Turtle character and darts – the category’s “My First” foam blasters for the youngest TMNT fans!

Mega sent us another really cool TMNT toy the Turtle Sewer Lair. Featuring Tiger Claw, a rope swing, a subway turnstile, and Leo’s Turtle Power and zip‐line to help beat up the bad guys and unleash him to the top of the lair to stop Tiger Claw from escaping with his jetpack.

And a really cool thing called MOD by OgoSport which is a new custom printing service that allows you to customize OgoDisks with high-quality, photo-realistic prints or designs of your choosing.

There were more toys so stayed tuned to later this week

Sesame Street Live “Let’s Dance” at MSG coupon code for BOGO!

160211_SSL_600x600We have a great coupon code for Sesame Street Live “Let’s Dance at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, February 11 – 21.

For one week only, you can Buy One, Get One Free to Sesame Street Live using code MOMBOGO. This is a performance not to be missed!

 

Buy One, Get One Free – One Week Only!*

http://www.thegarden.com/content/msg/theateratmsg/events/promos/ssl—mombogo.html

Promotion Code: MOMBOGO

Valid Start Date: February 2, 2016 09:00 AM
Valid End Date: February 10, 2016 11:59 PM

*Offer valid on select seats and performances.  Must purchase a minimum of 2 tickets to receive offer.  8 ticket limit per order.  Offer not valid on previously purchased tickets and cannot be combined with any other offer. Discount is calculated off of the original box office price. Service charges apply to telephone and internet orders. All sales are final-no refunds or exchanges. Offer may be revoked or modified at any time without notice and is subject to availability. Other restrictions may apply. Offer expires February 10, 2016. Accessible and companion seats are available via the Disabled Services Department at 212-465-6115

Laurie Berkner and Nickelodeon headline Sunday Funday benefiting CMOM

CMOM Sunday Funday 2016Sunday January 31st is Sunday Funday an event fundraiser for CMOM the event is once again back at Chelsea Piers. This year it’ll be staring one of my kids favorite NYC musician Laurie Berkner!

Sunday Funday is back by popular demand!

For the second year running, hundreds of families will celebrate Sunday Funday with the Children’s Museum of Manhattan on January 31, 2016. CMOM will bring together the best in family entertainment, indoor sports and games, creative workshops and fabulous food for the whole family.

Children 0 to 12 will enjoy age-appropriate activities from live performances to celebrity appearances, mechanical rides to bouncy castles. Infants and toddlers will enjoy soft play areas and sing-alongs, and themed art and science workshops run for all ages by Museum educators. A dress-up photo booth, kidz pop dance party and face painters will add to the family fun!

PLUS
All food and drink is included in the price of your ticket!
Buffet Lunch – Dessert Bar – Yummy Snacks

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Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers.

When?

10:30AM – 2PM
10AM VIP EARLY ENTRY

Why?

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) was founded by families and individuals to create a place of joy and learning for all children. All funds raised at Sunday Funday will support top-notch cultural programming enjoyed by 350,000 people a year, free access to CMOM for over 50,000 low-income individuals a year and outreach programs in over 50 sites in high-need neighborhoods across New York City.

Questions? Please email [email protected]

Buy Tickets Now!

Check out the fun had last year!

Let’s Rock Out with our sprowtz out! At the @cmomnyc #sundayfunday @supersprowtz #imagelogger #nxmini

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The New York Public Library Family Benefit fundraiser 2016

Now rescheduled for Sunday, February 28 from 10 am to noon!2016 Family Beneift_e-invitation

On Sunday, January 24, The New York Public Library is holding its annual Family Benefit fundraiser at its landmark Stephen A. Schwarzman Building located at 42nd Street building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street.

The fundraiser supports children’s programming and literacy efforts across the Library system’s 92 locations, including 88 neighborhood branches. As I’m sure you know, The New York Public Library offers a full range of free programs to the public, such as after school programs, teen coding courses, story times, baby lapsit, arts and crafts offerings, tech training, ESOL classes, and job search assistance, to name a few.

2016 Family Beneift_activitiesThis year’s Family Benefit theme is outer space – and who doesn’t love outer space! Plus event fundraisers like the Family Benefit are an important part to keep all those great offerings going for the near future.

There will be a ton of things for families to do see this great list (click on image to enlarge).

Tickets are $150 for adults and $100 for kids and please remember this is a benefit for all New Yorkers! To purchase tickets please call 212.930.0019 or email [email protected].

Want to watch the Times Square New Year’s Eve ball drop? I’ve got a webcast for that!

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Grammy Nominated Music Sensation Jessie J Announced as Headline Entertainer for Times Square New Year’s Eve Live, Commercial-Free Webcast 

Jessie J to Perform John Lennon’s “Imagine” and Many of Her Top Hits;  Singer-Songwriter Daya to Perform Hit Song “Hide Away” 

National television and radio personality Allison Hagendorf (Host on The CW, VH1, Fuse TV, SiriusXM) returns to host the live, commercial-free webcast for the fourth year. She will be joined by Maggie Rulli, Andrea Boehlke and Jeremy Hassell, who return for their third New Year’s Eve webcast. Rulli and Hagendorf will kick-off the six-hour celebration at 6 p.m. EST and welcome the nearly one million revelers attending the celebration in Times Square as well as introduce the star of the show, the Times Square Ball. At the top of each hour, Hagendorf will be joined by a special guest who will talk about his or her New Year’s Eve experience and Confetti Wish for the New Year and then lead the revelers in an hourly countdown. Throughout the night, Hagendorf will keep the revelers informed about the musical performances and other exciting entertainment in Times Square. Rulli will provide exclusive interviews and backstage access while Boehlke and Hassell will get the fun personal stories from the revelers arriving from around the world to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Times Square.

 

 

The seventh annual webcast, enabled by Livestream, will cover the action and festivities in Times Square, beginning with the Ball Raising at 6 p.m. EST, plus live musical performances, hourly countdowns, behind-the-scenes stories, and star-studded interviews as anticipation builds towards the midnight countdown and the famous Ball Drop.

International music sensation and Grammy Award nominee Jessie J will perform several of her top hits throughout the night and will continue the New Year’s Eve tradition of singing John Lennon’s “Imagine” moments before midnight. The British artist is best known for her wide vocal range and unconventional performance style, mixing soul vocals with contemporary, hip-hop and pop.

Additionally, singer-songwriter Daya will perform her hit song “Hide Away.”  Univision will present musical performances by Maluma and CNOC, winners of Univision’s hit reality show La Banda. Last year’s webcast was watched by more than 1.7 million unique viewers representing nearly 200 countries.

Image by Countdown Entertainment, LLC

Celebrate Sunday Funday with the Children’s Museum of Manhattan

Web1HeaderOn Sunday, April 19 hundreds of families will celebrate Sunday Funday with the Children’s Museum of Manhattan at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers. The best in family entertainment, indoor sports and games, creative workshops and fabulous food for the whole family. Beginning with a performance by the incredible Dan Zanes and Friends, this promises to be a day your children will be talking about all year! Children 0 to 12 years old will enjoy age-appropriate activities, from obstacle courses to potato sack races, arts and crafts stations to bouncy castles. Little ones will enjoy baby/toddler play areas and sing-alongs, and there will be themed workshops for all ages led by Museum educators. Your favorite costume characters, magicians and face painters will add to the family fun!

Click here to purchase tickets to Sunday Funday.

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) was founded by families and individuals to create a place of joy and learning for all children. All funds raised at Sunday Funday will support top-notch cultural programming enjoyed by 350,000 people a year, free access to CMOM for over 50,000 low-income individuals a year and outreach programs in over 50 sites in high-need neighborhoods across New York City.

Leave a comment if you would like win a family 4 pack of tickets to this Sundays big event in NYC! Giveaway ends 4/17/15 at 12:01PM EST.