(Review) It’s the Holiday Season in the Summer with Disney

(Contributed by Lauren Finkelstein of save1person.org)

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Prime Time Parenting sent this mommy blogger and world saver (www.Save1person.org) on another magical experience.  In the heat and humidity of New York City in the summer, I was escorted into a different time zone thanks to the folks at Disney.

When I walked into the building, it was Christmas and Chanukah time. In true Disney style, the red carpet was rolled out to showcase their upcoming collection for the holiday season.  From Mickey and Minnie to glitzy nail polish from our favorite mermaid, Ariel. New on the

Disney scene and wildly popular is the Sofia the First Magical talking doll. Did you know even vampires can be cute? Thanks to Disney, Vamprina Ballernia will be a big hit this holiday season too.

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What I liked the best was the makeovers at the event. I am happy that Disney has products for us big kids, after all, we all have a little bit of the Disney Magic leftover from childhood. It’s never too early, or too late, to wish upon star and get in on some of the hottest holiday gifts for the old and young from Disney.

Disclaimer: Lauren attended this preview event and the opinions here are her own. Samples of some of the new products from this event were distributed.

 

(Review) Tropics in the Big City of New York

vita coco kids

Contributed by Lauren Finkelstein of Save1person.org

Prime Time Parenting sent this mommy blogger and world saver (www.Save1person.org) on another delightful and fun adventure in New York City. I was sent to scout out the best coconut drink for kids.

Lauren Finkelstein of save1person.org

Lauren Finkelstein of save1person.org

Recently, I was in the Dominican Republic on a short holiday. And one thing I love about the tropics is when the locals come around with a coconut and cut it in front of you, and serve you the coconut water. It’s delicious. Who knew there’s a company that makes a drink like this for city folk too.

Vita Coco makes such a drink. I went to their event promoting their new kid drink Vita Coco Kids, and I served it to my son and he gave it the thumbs up: healthy, tasty, and filling. Who knew the tropics could be as close as Target or Amazon. If you want a taste of the Caribbean without leaving your house, you may want to check out Vita Coco or Vita Coco for Kids.

The story behind Vita Coco is fantastic, you’ve got to read it. Bring the tropics to you and your kids, check out where you can find Vita Coco kids and why it is so good for your entire family!

Keep up with Vita Coco Kids on facebook too!

Disclaimer. This was not a paid post. Prime Time Parenting was sent to find out more about this product in order to write this review.

(Review) Blue Man Group Continues to Shower Audiences with Fun

A couple of weeks ago, I had a great night out in New York City with my husband. The truth is, we are usually too tired to venture into NYC after a full-day of work. I am not trying to kvetch here, but this type of stuff is especially tiring for a couple of Prime Time Parents like us. You know, getting kids off to school, working at our respective jobs, getting kids’ home from school, homework, dinner, baths, books, and bed. Even younger parents get tired, you know who you are. So, we’re tired. So, we went out anyway. So glad we did, because the Blue Man Group at the Astor Theater in NYC is just what we needed! Have you seen the Blue Man Group?

I actually had seen the show in Chicago over 20 years ago. I can still remember how cool and engaging it was to me back then. How they made the most amazing jam sessions come to life with rubber tubing is still a mystery to me. The performance art in this show is fantastic, and that’s without a word from the Blue Man Group!

The show has kept up with modern themes and has incorporated the role that texting and social media plays in our daily lives. The GiPad Apple parody was very entertaining. You can catch a sneak peak of it in the clip below.

If you want to be entertained and amused, this is the show for you. We had great seats, just far enough away from flying twinkies debris or Captain Crunch particles (that happens on the first level). However, a Blue Man did jump up to the railing and danced in front of us on the 2nd level. I haven’t laughed so hard, nor has my husband, in a very long time. We had so much fun we forgot how tired we were!

If you are looking for a fun night out in a very cool neighborhood, definitely check out The Blue Man Group at the Astor Place Theater, 434 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003. The show is non-stop and runs for 1 hour and 45 minutes without intermission (yes, use the facilities before). If you are taking public transportation, it is just a 2 minute walk from the 6 train at Lafayette Street. After the show, grab a coffee at the Starbucks at 25 Astor Place, biggest one I’ve seen yet! I definitely want to go back there with my laptop and work.

You can buy tickets here, or go to the Astor Place Theater website for more information on the show. You can also keep up with them via these social media platforms:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bluemangroup
Twitter: http://twitter.com/BlueManGroup
Tumblr: http://bluemangroup.tumblr.com/
Instagram: @bluemangroup
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/bluemangroup

Disclaimer: This was not a paid post. I was supplied tickets to review the show and share it with you here. The opinions expressed in this post are my own.

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA on Broadway Ticket Giveaway

Congrats! Lori won this giveaway and thank you all for your entries!

I just love living within close proximity to New York City. There is no shortage of things to do for kids of all ages. Once you get to the city, the lights, sounds, and constant flow of traffic is so NYC! I especially love the opportunity to take my family to a Broadway musical and there is one that I am especially excited about in 2013; Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA. Now this classic fairytale can be enjoyed right from Broadway, with previews starting January 25th, 2013! If you are as excited about this as I am, you will love to know that I am giving away 4 Tickets starting tonight!cinderella post

This is a great show for all ages, and especially for grandmothers, mothers and daughters!! There are fantastic group rates, and even if you do not win the 4 Tickets, you can use CIMOTHERS when you check out and order them online here! http://www.telecharge.com/behindTheCurtain.aspx

What else makes this show so special? The writers! Four-time Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane’s (Sister Act, Xanadu) delightfully romantic and hilarious take on the ultimate makeover story features all the classic elements you remember—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago” in this outrageously fun Broadway musical for dreamers of all ages. And not to worry… you’ll be home well before the stroke of midnight!
Now, how can you win these tickets?

1. Leave a comment below and let me know what character in this classic fairtytale you would most like to see.

2. For more chances to win, tweet out:

I just might #win 4 tickets to Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA from @primetimeparent #giveaway http://www.primetimeparenting.com

3. Share this GIVEAWAY on Facebook

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5. “Like” Cinderella The Musical on Facebook

6. Follow them on Twitter @CinderellaBway

This giveaway is open for US residents only. Giveaway starts December 23rd and ends January 6.
Disclaimer: This was not a paid post. The opinions expressed here are my own. I did receive tickets to Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella in order to review the show.

Review and Ticket Giveaway to The Amazing Max and The Box of Interesting Things in NYC

This past Sunday afternoon, I took my 3 kids into Manhattan. We started out on the Lower East Side at the Streit’s Matzo Factory and ended up at the MMAC Theater on the Upper West Side to see “The Amazing Max”. How does that happen? How does one have energy? Continue reading

Waiting for Irene

An earthquake and now a hurricane in New York? Really? This type of information does not process well with a girl from Chicago. Don’t hurricanes only happen in tropical locations? Are earthquakes supposed to stay in California? No and no. Continue reading

Spend a Nice Summer Night Out at The Herzog Food & Wine Tasting to Benefit Renewal

Looking for something to do on a beautiful summer evening in New York City tomorrow night? Herzog Food & Wine Tasting is the place to be. Sample food from many of NY & NJ’s finest restaurants. Taste their latest dishes alongside premium wine and hand-rolled cigars from the cigar bar.

The best part, besides all of the delicious food and wine, is that the proceeds from this event will benefit Renewal. Renewal has families in mind all the time. When the patient and family are overwhelmed by the pronouncement that one is suffering from irreversible kidney failure, Renewal is there to help. Why was Renewal started? With the increased frequency of transplants from non related donors, it was decided to start an organization dedicated to assisting people suffering from various forms of kidney disease. About three years ago through the initiative of a few caring individuals, Renewal was created.