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Experience the Famous New Year’s Eve Celebration in Times Square with Spectacular, Live Commercial-Free Webcast

1510490_10151908385091298_915868401_nTimes Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment, co-organizers of New Year’s Eve in Times Square, announced today that revelers across the globe will again be able to experience the excitement of the Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration via a six-hour, live commercial-free webcast. The sixth annual webcast 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. Last year’s worldwide webcast was watched by more than 1.5 million unique viewers representing nearly 200 countries.

The Times Square New Year’s Eve webcast, enabled by Ustream, will feature musical performances by popular rock group O.A.R. who will perform several hit songs including “Peace” from their new album and deliver the traditional performance of “Imagine” moments beforemidnight. O.A.R. will be joined on the webcast by alt-rock group American Authors performing two of their hit songs “Believer” and “Best Day of My Life.” Univision will present musical performances by Alejandra Guzmán and Jencarlos Canela; and the USO Show Troupe will perform a Military Salute medley to honor our Armed Forces.

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 third year. She will be joined by Maggie Rulli, Andrea Boehlke and Jeremy Hassell, who return from the 2013 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 television network host or other celebrity 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.

Whether celebrating at home or out on the town, the worldwide online audience will be able to watch and participate in the global celebration with other viewers around the world. The custom-designed embeddable video provides viewers with a full Times Square New Year’s Eve experience.  This LIVE webcast video experience is available for digital media outlets, bloggers, social media editors, webmasters, and Facebook users to embed as a source of fun and entertaining content on their own sites customized for their communities and networks.

WHERE TO SEE THE SHOW & GET THE LIVE VIDEO FEED

The Times Square 2015 Webcast will begin at 6 p.m. EST on December 31, 2014 and end at 12:15 a.m. on January 1, 2015 EST. The show will be streamed live on multiple websites, including TimesSquareNYC.org, NewYearsEve.nyc, Ustream.tv/2015 and TimesSquareBall.net.

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: http://bit.ly/KFFtickets ($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.

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: http://www.theateratmsg.com/content/msg/theateratmsg/events/promos/DADA.html

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 http://facebook.com/dadarocks – you might be able to win 4 tickets for yourself.

Colin Quinn Long Story Short on Broadway Ticket Giveaway

Comically channeling the demise of great world empires, Colin Quinn uses his “articulate brand of comedy” in taking audiences through an uproarious history of the world in 75 minutes. From his personification of Caesar as the original Italian mobster to his complaints about Ancient Greece and Antigone giving way to Costco and Snooki, Quinn is at his satirical best, taking on the attitudes, appetites and bad habits that toppled the world’s most powerful nations. Colin Quinn Long Story Short proves that throughout human history, the joke has always been on us.

For more information on the show check out http://colinquinnlongstoryshort.com/

We’ve got a pair of tickets to raffle off – just think of the wonderful Date Night this will make.

How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. January 25th, 2011.

You must comment telling us who you want to take to the show? please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email)

You get 1 extra entry for following @DadaRocks on twitter –twitter.com/dadarocks

You get 1 extra entry for following @CGonBroadway on twitter –twitter.com/cqonbroadway

You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information: @CQonBroadway @dadarocks – http://dad.tc/h6YThT and you must also comment with the link to your twitter message.

Example: I want to win @CQonBroadway tickets Thanks to @dadarocks – http://dad.tc/h6YThT

You get 1 extra entry for becoming a Fan on facebook –facebook.com/dadarocks you must comment that you’re a fan (and leave a little note on the wall)

You get 1 extra entry for becoming a Fan on facebook –facebook.com/ColinQuinnLongStoryShort you must comment that you’re a fan (and leave a little note on the wall)

You get 1 extra entry for then suggesting to all your friends to become fans of DaDa Rocks – you must comment that you’re a fan (and leave a little note on the wall) — under the logo of DaDa Rocks is Suggest to Friends name

You get 1 extra entry for subscribing to our Feedburner digest mailing (right side subscribe by email) – you must also comment that you’ve subscribed

You get 1 extra entry for becoming a friend on Google Connect (right side below the facebook box) – you must also comment that you’ve become a friend

You will have 24 hours to reply before we pick another winner!

Disclaimer: Thanks to Colin Quinn Long Story Short  for the prize for the giveaway.

Calling all Explorers at the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum – Sunday 24th

I’ve been doing this Kids Club 13 things for a while – the events have been great! super cool, fun and very different places that you can take the family to… if you’re not great at making your own plans then JOIN NOW! they have great events once a month all over the NYC area (and outside northern NJ and Westchester too).  This trip around we’re going large we’re going to the Intrepid (can you hear the man grrrr in the back round!) this is totally a trip for Dads to really get involved with!

“Calling All Explorers!” at the Intrepid Museum
October 24, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Link: http://kids.thirteen.org/2010/03/02/calling-all-explorers-at-the-intrepid-museum/
Discover and learn about Sea, Air and Space as you explore the Intrepid Museum! Admission is free for Kids Club Thirteen members, and Cyberchase‘s favorite cyber-bird Digit will meet-and-greet fans and hand out free Cyber-goodies in the Kids Club Member Zone!

  • Join Kids Club Thirteen at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on Sunday, October 24th!Explore the newly restored areas of the ship, plus aircraft and interactive exhibits that investigate space, flight, water, and life at sea aboard Intrepid. And there’s hands-on fun in the EXPLOREUM! – the museum’s new interactive learning zone.
  • Cyberchase’s favorite cyber-bird Digit will meet-and-greet fans in the Kids Club Member Zone! Arrive early for great giveaways (while supplies lasts)!
  • Kids Club Thirteen members receive free admission (don’t forget to bring your temporary card), and enjoy a members-only experience, episode screenings of Cyberchase and special crafts & activities.


Event Schedule

10 a.m – 1 p.m. Member Zone open to Kids Club members –
On-going hands-on crafts & activities, including Cyberchase episode screenings and Digit meet & greet.
11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. ‘Four Forces of Flight’ demonstration led by Intrepid staff
11:30 a.m. – noon Explore Challenge guided tour Group A
noon – 12:30 p.m ‘Four Forces of Flight’ demonstration led by Intrepid staff
12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. Explore Challenge guided tour Group B

Suggested member activities

Weekend Demonstrations 2:00 – 4:00
Families are invited to drop by the Discovery Deck in the Exploreum for a hands-on project that explores the themes of the temporary 27 Seconds exhibit- safety and heroism.

Discovery Cart 2:00 – 4:00
Stop by the Discovery Cart in the Hangar Deck to explore artifacts from the Intrepid during World War II with a Museum Educator.