Giveaways for moms & kids
Mon Jan 14
Like free stuff? We do, too. Get some by heading to mymomshops.blogspot.com. In honor of the site's first anniversary, they're giving away cool products all week. Check out the blog to win a diaper bag from Dante Beatrix, organic crib bedding from Lucky for Baby, a shopping spree to Arte Bebe and more! You're welcome.
Fri Jan 11
No, we don't always have potty mouths around here, but today the toilet talk was hard to stay away from. The city's first pay-to-pee vestibule had its grand opening in Madison Square Park this morning. Made of tempered glass and stainless steel and about the size of a newsstand, the kiosk is the first of about 20 public potties that will soon inhabit our streets. Gaining access is easy: A simple 25-cent deposit allows the automatic door to open, giving the toilet-goer 15 minutes to do his or her business, you know, in case your little one really, really, really has to go. But(t)--see, the jokes are just too darn easy--the real question is whether these bladder refuges will be a hit with the barely potty-trained set. Despite our natural inclination to think the toilets are a bit creepy, they do actually sound more kid-friendly than not. The toilet is flushed with the press of a button (similar to an airplane), there are toilet covers available, as well as a sink, a mirror...
Two weekend events not to miss
Wed Jan 9
Dust off your kid’s cultural cap and head to Times Square this weekend. The New York Times is hosting Arts and Leisure week. We know, doesn't sound like a kid-friendly good time, huh? Give us some credit. We scoured the lineup and found two events your family won't want to miss. Visit artsandleisureweek.com to purchase tickets and see the full schedule. On Saturday at 10am, Times TV reporter Jacques Steinberg, interviews Alex and Nat Wolff—the tween fraternal band-mate duo who star in the Nickelodeon show, The Naked Brothers. The bros will talk about fame, friends, and of course, music. Bonus for you: Their real-life parents (who also star on the show) will take your questions, too. Note: This event is sold out, but you can try your luck at the door, one hour before the session. Then, on Sunday at 10am, see several of the smallest stars on the Broadway stage. Kids from Mary Poppins and The Little Mermaid will perform after Disney producer and author of How Does the...
AudraRox, well, rocks
Wed Jan 9
We're all for supporting Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn in its fight to stall construction of the Atlantic Yards monstrosity, but isn't it kind of great when ridiculous urban planning leads to cultural protesting? Case in point: On Sun 13 awesome kid-bands, AudraRox and The Deedle Deedle Dees are teaming up and putting out (music, that is) at the Brooklyn Lyceum to benefit DDDB. Tickets are $18 ($16 in advance) to see two of the city's best kid bands—plus it's a great opportunity to teach Junior a bit about helping out. For more information, visit dddb.net.
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