NY Hall of Science closed through Sept 14
Tue Sep 1
If you were thinking about hitting the New York Hall of Science this holiday weekend, you better make other plans. According to the Queens tot hot spot's website , the institution's closed through Sunday September 14. Just an FYI!
Jif's "Creative Sandwich" contest returns!
Fri Aug 28
Assuming your kid isn't afflicted with a peanut allergy, this contest is totally tasty: Every fall, Jif sponsors its "Creative Peanut Butter Contest for Kids" which invites youngsters ages 6 to 12 to submit recipes for any concoction they can create—so long as it includes peanut butter. Last year, Jordyn Boyer was crowned the peanut queen for her Po' Boy Peanut Butter Chicken Cheesesteak and took home $25,000 for her college fund. Four runner-ups snagged a cool $2,500 each. Sounds like it's time for you and your brood to start experimenting! To get all the details and read the contest rules, visit jif.com. Contest runs through November 13.
Central Park announces multiple closings due to Tuesday night's storm
Fri Aug 21
Where were you when that storm hit the city on Tuesday night? Hopefully inside. (Sadly, I was out on Governors Island watching the B52s. Don't get many grownups-only nights out, and that one was cut short!) Although there was damage throughout the five boroughs, some neighborhoods were hit harder than others. While downtown looked relatively intact to my eyes, I was shocked by the number of downed trees I spied on my cab ride home to East Harlem. Perhaps hardest hit was Central Park. Over 100 trees fell and hundreds more were damaged . I took the adjacent photo just a few hours after the tempest, but you can find more impressive--make that depressing--shots of the devastation and ongoing cleanup on Central Park Conservancy's flickr photo stream . It's going to take a while for the green space to recover . According to the Conservancy , the Tennis Courts, North Meadow ball fields, Conservatory Garden, East 110th Street Playground and the West 100th Street...
Woot.com launches KidWoot
Thu Aug 20
For those of you unfamiliar with Woot.com, this wholesale-for-the-masses Web site features a new deal each day on an eclectic array of products (though electronics are most common, ex: today's deal is a Sony Blu-Ray Home Theater System for $499). This week, Woot launched its family-focused offshoot: KidsWoot. If you've been looking for a Disney musical toothbrush holder, you're in luck! It's just $4.99 today (they retail for around $10). The only downsides are that you've got to act fast. A new offer goes up each day and ends promptly at 11:59pm--or whenever they run out. Of course, they do charge shipping, so it can be hit-or-miss, depending on the product and how much you're saving. If you're an avid online shopper, add this site to your bookmarks—and report back on the good deals you snag for your brood.
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