Kids Food Festival a weekend of Flavorful Fun at Citi Pond in NYC

Kids Food Festival a weekend of Flavorful Fun at Citi Pond in NYC

KFF poster jpeg smallThe Kids Food Festival, in partnership with Cooking Light celebrates its 2nd festival hosted at Citi Pond at Bryant Park and in collaboration with the James Beard Foundation.

Featured chefs include:

  • Ellie Krieger, Healthy Living
  • Candice Kumai, Cookbook Author & TV Personality
  • Jehangir Mehta, Mehtaphor
  • Grayson Schmitz, Oliver Cheng
  • James DiStefano, Rouge Tomate
  • Cricket Azima, The Creative Kitchen

This Family event to help combat childhood obesity by teaching about balanced food choices through hands-on cooking, sampling, and family-friendly activities and entertainment is all put together by The Creative Kitchen.

The Kids Food Festival is excited to support Cooking Light’s charity partner, FoodCorps, a nationwide team of service members who help kids build an enduring relationship with healthy food.

The Kids Food Festival is a celebration to educate families about making balanced food choices to help create wholesome lifelong eating habits for both kids and parents. The weekend-long event will offer a host of family-friendly activities including:

  • Cooking classes
  • Food demonstrations
  • Live entertainment
  • The Balanced Plate Scavenger Hunt for kids with goody bag prizes
  • Food sampling
  • Huge giveaways
  • Special appearances by Yo Gabba Gabba and Super Why! characters

Saturday & Sunday March 2nd & 3rd 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Citi Pond at Bryant Park, 42nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, New York, NY

The event is free and open to the public for General Admission. But you need to purchase tickets for the hands-on cooking classes in the James Beard Foundation Future Foodies Pavilion can be purchased at: ($25 per child & 1 Adult)

Check out our facebook post to enter to win a family 4 pack to Sunday 11am session Benjamin Towill from The Fat Radish making Banoffee Parfait.

Scooby Doo Live! Musical Mysteries drives into NYC

Scooby Doo Live! Musical Mysteries drives into NYC

ScoobyDoo_300x250Gang have been called in to help solve an epic mystery in New York City. A trouble-making ghost is haunting The Beacon Theatre and SHAGGY, FRED, DAPHNE, VELMA and SCOOBY-DOO are on their way in the MYSTERY MACHINE to help solve it!

This hilarious live theater show brings everyone’s favorite animated series to life. Filled with wacky new characters, fantastic songs and outrageous antics, SCOOBY-DOO LIVE! MUSICAL MYSTERIES, presented by Warner Bros. and Life Like Touring, will have audiences on the edge of their seats in traditional Scooby-Doo fashion. See if this time the gang is in over its head!

The Beacon Theatre in New York City

February 22nd – 24th, 2013


But we’ve got a great coupon code / discount code for the show.

Save 25% – Great seats start at $30!*

use the code: JEEPERS

You can purchase using the following URL, the MSG or Beacon Theatre box office or call Ticketmaster at 866-858-0008.

We also have a great giveaway of 4 tickets to see the show.

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How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. February 4th, 2013.
Leave a comment below with the name of your favorite scoobydoo character and please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email).

You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information: @beacontheatre @dadarocks –  and you must also comment with the link to your tweet.

Example: I want to win the #ScoobyDoo Live tickets thanks to @beacontheatre & @dadarocks – #giveaway

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You will have 24 hours to reply before we pick another winner!
Disclaimer: Beacon Theatre supplied the tickets for this contest and it is limited to the USA.


Sesame Street Live “Elmo’s Super Heroes” is coming to The Theater at MSG!

Sesame Street Live “Elmo’s Super Heroes” is coming to The Theater at MSG!

SesameSt-Live-Helping-SuperGrooverSesame Street Live, Elmo’s Super Heroes
The Theater at Madison Square Garden
February 7-18, 2013

Use coupon code DADA to save 25% on tickets!
Promo page link:

Sesame Street Live “Elmo’s Super Heroes” is coming to The Theater at MSG!

When Super Grover loses his superness, Sesame Street needs a hero! Never fear, Elmo and his team of super heroes are here. Teaching lessons of healthy habits through song and dance, Elmo, Abby Cadabby and your favorite Sesame Street friends will explore exercise, nutrition, sleep/energy and hygiene – all in a quest to put the “super” back in Super Grover. It’s Elmo’s Super Heroes to the rescue!

Play Zone at Sesame Street Live is back by popular demand!

Come and play BEFORE the show! Play Zone at Sesame Street Live – a fun way for children to experience their favorite street! Imagine your child sitting in Big Bird’s nest, popping up in Oscar’s trash can, twirling in Zoe’s dance studio or visiting Elmo’s World. You never know who’ll make an appearance! Families won’t want to miss a single picture-perfect moment. Play Zone opens one hour before the show – best of all, Play Zone is FREE with your Sesame Street Live ticket!
Get the ultimate fan experience with Sunny Seats!

The Sunny Seats Package includes a VIP Seat and a pre-show Meet & Greet photo opportunity with two Sesame Street Live Friends. Sunny Seat orders will include a special admittance ticket for entry into the Meet & Greet. You will receive the special admittance ticket with the rest of your show tickets. All Meet & Greets start 90 minutes prior to the performance. Please meet at the Sunny Seats sign. Latecomers may miss the opportunity. Please bring your own camera.

Not only do we have that DADA discount code to Sesame Street Live when its in New York City but if you keep an eye on the dadarocks’ facebook page – you might be able to win 4 tickets for yourself.

Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!  Get The Sillies Out at The Theater at MSG #YGGliveNYC

Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Get The Sillies Out at The Theater at MSG #YGGliveNYC

You might sit there and say didnt we just see Yo Gabba Gabba in New York a few months ago… and the answer is yes but the gang is back with a whole new show.  The great part of Yo Gabba Gabba is having 4 seasons of content to pull from… this time around we’re looking at a new line up of songs and dances.

To help out we have a promo code / DISCOUNT CODE: ROCKS
25% off select ticket ($60 & $45)
Performances: 11/30 5PM, 12/01 5PM, 12/02 11AM, 12/02 2PM, 12/02 5PM

Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Get the Sillies Out heads to The Theater at Madison Square Garden on Friday, November 30 through Sunday, December 2, 2012. The sillies are crazy little creatures that live inside of us and need to be shaken out! DJ Lance Rock and everyone’s favorite cast of colorful characters are calling all fans across North America to get ready to jump, shake and shimmy them out at the new Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! Get the Sillies Out tour.

Yo Gabba Gabba! is an award-winning, live-action television series and live stage show whose unconventional formula has created a triple stacked fan base, making it one of the most popular entertainment properties among preschoolers, parents and indie music lovers alike. The television show, now in its fourth season, airs several times a day on Nick Jr.

For more information check out

NYC Event Alert: 3/25 March Music Madness at J&R Jr.

NYC Event Alert: 3/25 March Music Madness at J&R Jr.





Suzi Shelton
Performance at 11:00 AM

Brooklyn-based kindie rocker Suzi Shelton will play a family show on Sunday, March 25th at 11am, showcasing tunes from her latest release “Tomboy in a Princess Dress”, written with her 7 year old daughter in mind. Suzi will be joined by guitarist Greg Mayo, bass and trombone player Albert Elias, and her children. “I love the interactive element of my performances,” says Suzi. There’s nothing like seeing a room full of kids pumping their fists shouting “Road Trip! That personal connection to the audience…it’s one of the main reasons why I do kids music.” Suzi will also feature songs from her two previous solo CD’s “Simply Suzi” and, “No Ordinary Day,” which include favorites like “Scooter Boy,” and “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”.

Suzi has enjoyed rocking kids for over 10 years with her original songs and may look familiar as she is also the musical host of Gymboree Play & Music’s DVD series. She has also recently ventured into the online scene with her crowd-pleasing live webcasts where her young fans can hear her sing their favorite songs, interact with her and her family and/or special guests, and even win CD’s and T-shirts – all while remaining in the comfort of their own home. This can be a nice option if you can’t get out to see her live. 

The Z Brothers
Performance at 1:00 PM

Who can play the Wheels on the Bus and Sweet Home Alabama at the same sing-a-long and still pull it off: The Z Brothers! Paulie Z, David Z and Joey Cassata, three Brooklyn boys, have been performing for kids for over a decade now and their youthful brand of showmanship and high energy sing-a-longs have successfully made the one of the most sought after children’s entertainers in the country.

When attending a Z Brothers show, prepare yourself for an explosive performance filled with singing, shaking, clapping, jumping and a lot of dancing. Also, keep your ears open for some classic rock tunes that’ll have all the adults joining in the fun. The Z Brothers are probably best known for their ability to seamlessly intertwine songs from all different age groups into one sing-a-long. They’ll play everything from Barney to the Beatles to NSYNC so that kids, older siblings, parents and even nannies are guaranteed to have a great time. Paulie, David and Joey approach their sing-a-longs from a rock n’ roll perspective because they are both working musicians in that field. To date they have released three albums with their hard rock band ZO2 and have starred in two seasons of their own TV series on cable called Z Rock.

Jon Samson
Performance at 2:30PM

Jon Samson is a music therapist, performer and award winning producer of his original “Kids Albums.” As founder of CoCreative Music, Jon facilitates creativity, self esteem and expression for children and grown ups alike. He has worked alongside the founders of the Blue Man Group at the Blue School and has been interviewed on Doctor Radio Sirius XM about his approach to Autism and special needs.

As a performer, Jon and his band filled up BAM cafe for two live performances for the BAM kids film festival. He has also performed with Sesame Streets “Bob”, and produces music for best selling author and international teacher, Caroline Myss. He runs a private practice in Brooklyn, and does shows and parties throughout NYC.To hear songs and learn more about Jon’s approach, visit

Can’t make it to the show?! Enjoy the music from where ever you are – with the J&R Jr. ustream.

If having 3 concerts weren’t enough The Cat In The Hat will be on hand to take photos with guests…  And put a little note in the calendar that on March 31st and April 1st J&R Jr. will be hosting free photos with the Easter Bunny.

Nissan Taxi Trivia with Ben Bailey – The taxi of tomorrow

Nissan Taxi Trivia with Ben Bailey – The taxi of tomorrow

I was asked to put together a team of bloggers to take on another few groups of bloggers in a heated trivia contest… of course my team of Jill of Glamamom and Lauren of A Mommy in the City kicked some bootay… we got 5 of 6 correct – a few twitter shout outs later and we rocked it!

While raising money was one goal – checking out the new cabs that will be taking over NYC in 2013 wasn’t a bad thing either.  There is a long list of features down below.

When it was all said and done, we raised $1,000 for The Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center, saw the Taxi of Tomorrow, and got to watch Jill snuggle up to Ben Bailey (yah it was embarrassing).

yup thats us rocking it… Here is the video of Team 1Team 2, and Team 4 – once again thats us killing it.

Nissan’s Taxi of Tomorrow…

  • A transparent roof panel to provide unique views of the city (those traffic jams in Times Square will be worth it finally)
  • USB charging access for passengers ( carry your usb sync/charge cables)
  • Upright cargo space to accommodate luggage for 4 passengers (Great for parents with strollers)
  • Flat floor with no hump (hello leg room!)
  • Passenger controlled independent read-seat heat / air conditioning
  • Enhanced interior materials intended to help reduce airborne odors
  • Breathable, anti-microbial, easy to clean and environmentally friendly seat upholstery
    And the best part…When the NV200 Taxi is deployed across the entire taxi fleet, the equivalent of 4 square acres of space will be freed up on City streets. So when will you see one of these Taxis of tomorrow on NYC streets? Roll out begins October 2013!

Other then the incredible donation Nissan provided to Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center they provided me with a jacket and signed Cash Cab board game by Ben Bailey, host of Discovery Network’s Cash Cab.