67 cent sandwiches at Swich!
Wed Oct 29
All day today, Swich is selling their pressed eats for 67 cents each--the price they would have gone for back in 1929 when the stock market crashed. The lines are bound to be a little crazy, but with kid-friendly options like the double-decker grilled cheese and the Memphis Swich (peanut butter and sliced bananas, drizzled with honey on golden raisin semolina), it's worth the wait--not to mention the cost. Be sure to snag a fruity banana lemonade to wash all the deliciousness down. Swich 104 Eighth Ave between 15th and 16th Sts (212-488-4800, swichpressed.com). Subway: F, V, L to 8th Ave.
Take your daughter to the polls!
Mon Oct 27
If Hillary Clinton's and Sarah Palin's high-profile campaigns weren't enough to inspire your chickadee, bring her to Alice's Teacup this Wednesday, Oct 29, for Take Our Daughters to the Polls, a nonpartisan celebration and educational event. Girls in attendance will have their faces painted, create an endorsement button, nosh on tea and cookies, and other election activities. They'll also have the chance to win a 2008 President Barbie (we're not kidding) signed by New York Congresswoman Yvette Clarke. The event is the brainchild of the co-creators of Take Our Daughters to Work Day, Marie Wilson and Carolyn McKecuen, with support from The White House Project, a non-profit that provides mentoring, funding and other resources to help diverse women attain leadership positions across the country. Then don't forget to bring your daughter (or granddaughter, niece, little sister) along when you head to the polls on Nov 4. What better way to prep them for casting their own ballots one...
Cooper-Hewitt opens its doors for free
Mon Oct 20
The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum is celebrating National Design Week with free admission through Saturday, October 25. Now's your chance to check out its new family-friendly exhibit, "Wall Stories: Children's Wallpapers and Books." In the main space, peer into display cases containing antique children's volumes and samples of storybook-inspired wallpaper from the turn of the 20th century to the present. A cozy corner has been furnished with low tables where kids can read fairy tales. And in another room, vintage cartoons are shown on a fancy flat-screen TV.
Mom porn for democrats
Fri Oct 17
When we need cheering up, nothing lifts our spirits like checking out "mom porn." Hot guys and adorable babies are a winning combination. Now, with the stock market collapsing and cold weather looming, we need another fix. We found one on, of all websites, the Huffington Post, which has put together a slide-show that makes us warm and tingly all over. Ready to swoon? Click here.
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