The Mommy's Guide To Events!

Daniel Hechter Paris Launch Party!

 For all you fascion followers up there the upcoming Daniel Hechter Paris launch party taking place on October 12th at Macy's Herald Square from 6-8PM. Enjoy a interactive photo booth, live music, champagne and light bites throughout the evening. Guests who spend $150 receive a special free gift.

In case you aren’t familiar with the brand, Daniel Hechter Paris was founded in 1962 by Daniel Hechter who is considered to be the inventor of modern ready-to-wear.  The brand is currently sold in over 100 countries with over 2,500 points of sale and has now set its sights on the United States. 

This is their first foray into the US market with their men’s ready-to-wear line helmed by Christophe Blondin-P├ęchabrier, who was previously at Lagerfeld, Kenzo and then the artistic director at Lanvin. The brand secured an exclusive partnership with Macy’s for the fall/winter season; launching officially on October 12th in select Macy's doors as well as online at 

The Autumn Winter 17 collection conveys an aesthetic that is sophisticated yet casual and includes everything from blazers to signature outerwear and logo tee shirts.

Destiny 2 Our Review!


         It's almost the most wonderful time of the year, and the games that we have been looking forward to all year long are finally being released! One of my must haves is the new Destiny 2.  Personally, I loved the first in the series and was waiting with baited breath for the much anticipated second in the line. Whether you are new to the series or a previous fan you won’t be disappointed because it…is…AWESOME!
   First the Graphics.  Holy cow. My breathe was literally taken away when in the beginning of the campaign you are climbing a mountain, it breaks away to a awe inspiring sky shot. The sun shines with its rays dancing off various surfaces of the landscape. A ship glides across the screen amongst playful clouds and a breeze going through the trees down below. I literally just left it up on the screen to admire before moving on. Every bit of the game is like a moving piece of art.   During gameplay, wisp of grass blow in the breeze, drips of water drip and drop, and the explosives and battle play give fourth of July a run for its money.  I am in love! Add a beautiful soundtrack that changes fits fluidly with any scene and you cannot get any better in my humble yet correct opinion.

    My first move was to play through the whole campaign- since the story line really did have me hooked and emotionally connected to the game. It was kind of hard to stay on topic though with the ever-present side missions appearing, rando bosses, and public events (some of them I accidently hosted before I knew what I was doing. Ok fine-before my 7-year-old told me what I was doing! He is a better gamer than me there I said it!) but that’s ok- because it kept you intrigued, kept you playing and wanting to play.  There was always a promise of something new every time I switched on the game and it got me hooked!  It took me about fourteen hours to

Mad Moves Launches on Kickstarter

   This looks like a FANTASTIC game that I personally am looking forward to coming to life! But we need your help! Check it out and help them bring their creation to the masses! 

                            A Mad Moves Campaign Launches on Kickstarter                                                

     Mady, founder and president of brand licensing agency and think tank  Brandberry, Inc.  grew up dancing. For her, this endeavor is the confluence of three of her favorite things -- dance, toy design and making people laugh and smile. “Like many young girls, I started dance classes at an early age and it continued as a large part of my life growing up. The idea that I could develop a game that gets people out of their chairs, moving and laughing is incredibly exciting,” Mady explained.

     Designed for ages six to 100, and three or more players, Mad Moves is easy to play, pure fun and perfect for family game night or a group of friends. Players spin and draw a corresponding category card, which include different actions, animals and people, and are used in charades style guessing games and dance battles.

      Everyone will know the dance -- ballet, twist, tap dance or limbo -- but it’s up to the cardholder to interpret the dance with the category. No talking either! Hilarity ensues when grandma has to limbo like a zombie or your cousin has to twist like a snake!  The first person who guesses the category correctly wins the card, with the object to win the most category cards.  There are 300+ Mad Moves to create.
 There are also special cards:
Tomato Cards are thrown when no one is able to guess what category card is being held.  In other words, the players Mad Moves need some major help! Tomato cards cancel out category cards; you don’t want them!
     Freeze Dance cards keep players on their toes. If you pick one up, you must strike a pose and scream ‘freeze dance’! The last person to mimic you and freeze in your pose gets a tomato!
Dance Battle cards catapult game play into a memory competition that goes back and forth. First, pick a person to battle. Do a move and the person you are battling copies the first move and adds one more; then you add a third move, and so on.  It continues until someone messes up. Moves should correspond to the theme of the card you pick up Ex: Dance Battle like a Cowboy could include riding a horse, lasso swinging, gun shooting, etc.

     There’s also a Midnight Spinner, sold separately, to take the dance party to the next level of hilarity. This spinner includes: booty dance, belly dance, breakdance, shimmy and dance battle.

      Mady began her career at one of the largest toy companies in the industry, working on hit properties and proprietary brands. As an agent, she has succeeded in reinvigorating and brokering deals for established brands and entertainment properties. She has also built/launched countless new brands and creations from the ground up. To give back to the industry, she serves as President of Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment (WIT), the global networking organization for professional women working in the toy, licensing and entertainment industries.  Mad Moves marks Mady’s first kickstarter campaign.

    Mad Moves is igniting a dance party across social media with fans posting laugh-out-loud concoctions!  Follow Mad Moves online on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and"

*This was published by Michael Aucone


                                        THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar is now a live show and we could not be more excited! Running now through Febuary 4th this live producion includes new stories 10 LITTLE RUBBER DUCKS and BROWN BEAR, BROWN BEAR during its 50th Anniversary Celebration!

      "New York: Jonathan Rockefeller’s critically-acclaimed and Drama Desk nominated The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, will return to New York City for a strictly limited season beginning September 28 throug

h February 4, 2018, at Union Square’s DR2 Theatre (103 East 15 Street).  Tickets are $49.50* - $69.50* (Premium Seats) and $89.50* (VIP) and can be purchased by visiting Ticketmaster by calling 1-800-982-2787.

      A theatrical recreation of Eric Carle’s beautifully imaginative stories, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, features a menagerie enchanting puppets during a magical 60-minute show that faithfully adapts four of Eric Carle’s beloved books for the stage. This new edition of The Very Hungry Caterpillar includes the World Premiere of Brown Bear, Brown Bear celebrating its 50th Anniversary, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, The Very Lonely Firefly and, of course, The Very Hungry Caterpillar."

Family Friendly Pumpkin Picking and Fall Festival Go Too's!

  Family Friendly Pumpkin Picking and Fall Festivals!

Crossroads Farm at Grossman’s
 Malverne NY
Organic Non-Profit farm managed be the Nassau Land Trust,
Wonderful Location that we frequent often. Plenty of pumpkins, animals, apple pies and other fall fare.

The Dees’ Nursery & Florist, Inc
Oceanside NY
Love this place as well! Pumpkins on crates to pick, corn maze, spooky walk for kids and adults, pony rides, petting zoo, and lots more. Great day.

Albert H. Schmitt Family Farm
Dix Hills NY
Pumpkin Picking, Hay Rides, bounce houses, play area, also has a haunted house!

Benner's Farm East Setauket
Organic farm that is super family friendly all year round. There is pumpkin picking, hayride, homemade cider with a class on how it is made. Workshops and mommy and me programs during the week! Be on the lookout for their Harvest Fair!

Hicks Farm
Westbury NY
Otto The Ghost Interactive adventure is always a family favorite! Hay rides, Petting Zoo and plenty of Pumpkins on crates as well as awesome fall decor!

Borellas Farm Stand
St. James NY
Corn Mazes, bounce houses and pumpkins galore!

Brightwaters Farm
Bay Shore NY
Face painting, animal farm feeding, and a array of activities as well as a concession stand, country store, and of course pumpkin picking

Elwood Pumpkin and Christmas Tree Farm
 Huntington NY
Pick Pumpkins right off the vine and enjoy a small kid friendly corn maze as well as wagon rides

F & W Schmitt Family Farm
 Melville NY
For Fifty years this farm has been a must see for families. Pumpkin stands, hayrides, a straw pyramid, haunted mansion and animals are all at this awesome location

Organics Today Farm
East Islip NY
Tractor Pull hayride, roasted corn, hot cider raw honey and other organic goodies as well as pumpkin picking

Woodside Nursery and Garden Center
North Patchogue67y;'[
Dinosaur park exhibit, scarecrow making haunted tunnel, pumpkin picking and gold mining all available for a fun filled day

Finks Country Farm
Wading River NY
Live entertainment, picnic area, animal farm pig races, a corn cannon, corn maze, and of course pumpkin picking!
Finks Fall Festival runs Sept 23rd-October 29th

Gabrielsen's Country Farm
JamesPort NY

Let's Go Pick Some Apples!

Apple Picking

Lewin Farms: Fresh fruits and vegtables, roasted corn at the stand and different varities of apples to pick!
Where: 812 Sound Avenue Wading River, NY 11972
Info: 631-929-4327

The Milk Pail Farm Stand: featuring semi dwarf trees which makes picking easier, and grow apples of several varitites  on twenty acres of land!
Where: 1346 Montauk Highway Water Mill, NY 11976
Info: 631-537-2565

Woodside Orchards: 10 varieties of apples, on semi-dwarf trees, awesome treats to enjoy during your visit
Where: 729 Main Road Aquebogue, NY 11931
Info: 631-722-5770

Fort Salonga Farm: Dwarf Trees, fresh honey for sale and a small spot for great quick pickin
Where: 30 Meadow Glen Road Northport, NY 11768

Seven Ponds Orchard: Dwarf Trees, Radio Flyer Wagons to put apples in, Corn mazy, hay rides, and more!
65 Seven Ponds Road Water Mill, NY 11976
Info: 631-726-8015

Wickham's Fruit Farm: One of the olders farms int he country- veiws of peconic bay, membership needed to pick apples.
Where: 28700 Main Road Cutchogue, NY 11935
Info: 631-734-6441

Hanks Pumpkin Town: Pumpkins, apples, face painting playground, wagon rides, corn maze and snacks!
When:240 Montauk Highway Water Mill, NY 11976

Davis Peach Farm: Peaches and apples,  and fresh baked pies!
Where: 561 Hulse Landing Road Wading River, NY 11972
Info: 631-929-1115
Farm Stand:
284 Boyle Road Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
Info: 631-509-5033

Applewood Orchards & Winery: Apple Picking, hayrides, puppet shows, chickens, bunnies sheep! On site winery for the adults! Apple Fest on October 4th  which has live music apple pie contest and moer!
Where:  82 Four Corners Rd, Warwick
When:  Daily 9am–5pm September 5 through late October
Info: 845-986-1684,

Barton Orchards: Apple Picking, petting zoo, hay rides, haunted house, corn maze!
When: Activities on the weekends
Where:63 Apple Tree Ln, Poughquag
Info: $3, children under 2 free (includes petting zoo, hayrides, kids' special events); Fun Pass $9.50, (includes admission, corn maze, haunted house and family theme park). Apples: 10lbs $15, 20lbs $24.

Dr. Davies Farm: 35 acres of trees, on the weekends you have trailer rides, small sugar pumpkins,
Where: Less than a half hour from the George Washington Bridge.
When: Daily 10am–4pm

Grieg Farm: Pick your own apples, plants, raspberries and pumpkins, snack hut, with chesses, and meets,  View of the Catskill Mountains!
When:Daily 8am–8pm through the end of October
Where:  223 Pitcher Ln, Red Hook
Info: 845-758-1234, $20 for a half bushel

Hurds Family Farm: Apple Picking, Choose a tree for Christmas in Novemeber, eco-discovery trail, a cow train ride, pedal trikes, farm animals fish, giant slide and pumkings!
When: Season begins in late August. Wed–Sat 9am–5pm.
Where:2187 Rte 32, Modena
Info: $14, children under 3 free  $20 for a half bushel of PYO apples, pumpkins 50c per lb.

THIS IS THE ONE I WANT TO GO TO!!!Kelder's Farm: LARGE GARDEN GNOME- Chomsky stands at the entrance. Petting zoo, hayrides, corn mazy giant jumping pillow, mini-golf- constructed from recycled tractor wheels and other repurposed farm stuff.  Vegtables, flowers fruite, and pumpkins!
When: Daily 10am–6pm through October
Where: 5755 Rte 209, Kerhonkson  $1.50 per lb $3.75 for golf course
Info:  845-626-7137,

LoveApple Farm: On the weekends, there are pony rides, mini pigs, mini horce, mexican cantina with kid-friendly fare, old fasion ice cream.
When: Daily 9am–5pm
Where: 1421 Rte 9H, Ghent
Info: 518-828-5048,

Masker Orchards: Drive up and enjoy a picnic lunch, and you can snack on apples while you enjoy the day! Wagon rides, haunted house, animals, pony rides and corn maze open daily.  Apple Fest is also by this location!
When:Opens Sept 5. Daily 9am–5pm
Where: 45 Ball Rd, Warwick
Info: $26.95 for a half bushel 845-986-1058,

Minard Farms:
When: Sat, Sun 10am–5pm through Nov 1
Where:250 Hurds Rd, Clintondale
Info: 866-632-7753, $22 for a half bushel

Mr. Apples Orchard: McIntosh and Red Apples, available, minimal amount of pesticides used.  Nearby waterfalls at Rondout River!
When:Daily 10am–5:30pm until mid-November
Where: 25 Orchard St, High Falls
Info:Daily 10am–5:30pm until mid-November
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The Orchards of Concklin: Haunted blow up houses and giant slides, has pumpkin picking and apple picking. baked goods,
When: Season begins September 20. Sat, Sun 10am–5pm for five weekends (call for availability)
Where: 2 South Mountain Rd, Pomona
Cost: $9 per person includes 1/2 peck bag, children under 3 free. Pole rentals for $2 with $5 deposit.

Outhouse Orchards:Red Delicious, Cortland, McIntosh, Empire apples and more! Farm animals to feed, smoked turkey legs, sweets, pony rides and hayrides on the weekends!
When: Daily 9am–5pm
Info: 914-277-3188, $25 bucks per half bushel

Stone Ridge Orchard: Apple picking, pumpkin house, and activities for the kids
When:Daily 9am–5pm Labor Day Weekend through late October
Where: 3012 Rte 213, Stone Ridge
Info: $9 for a five-pound bag, $17 for a 10-pound bag, $20 for a 27-pound bag.

Legoland Discovery Center In Westchester Event List!


    LDC Westchester has a great lineup of events happening starting September 22nd!  From ninjas-in-the-making to LEGO® Star Wars™ fans, this fall and winter there is something to satisfy every budding brick builder through 2018. These are some of our most popular events of the year. So go on and plan your trip, but your tickets and indulge in everything LEGO!

Fan Favorites LEGO® Ninjago, Star Wars™ Days,
Brick-or-Treat and Holiday Bricktacular Return to
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester this Fall/Winter
Events will feature scavenger hunts, costume characters, contests, build challenges and more

LEGO® Ninjago Days (September 22, 23, 24, 30 & October 1)
         In Celebration of The LEGO® Ninjago® Movie™
    Calling all Ninjas! Feeling excited about the release of The LEGO Ninjago Movie? LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester is the place for you to celebrate the film fun and become a true LEGO® ninja!
     Complete your ninja training with five supercharged LEGO® Ninjago Movie Days at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester held September 23-24 and September 30-October 1. Dress up and join the team that saves LEGOLAND Discovery Center from Garmadon’s Shark Army Invasion and enjoy NINJAGO themed builds and activities. Guests will also have the opportunity to win prizes and attend a meet and greet with Kai, the Red Ninja of Fire.
   Modeled after the Temple of Airjitzu, the attraction’s new LEGO® Ninjago City Adventure play structure puts guests’ physical skills to the test with more than 20 interactive features including a vortex spinning barrel, a spiral slide of lights, lightning buzzer bars, crisscross maze, vertical rope climb and more, as they fight to save Ninjago City.

Brick-or-Treat (Every Weekend in October Beginning on October 7 and Halloween)
     To get every LEGO® fan into the Halloween spirit, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester will once again host their annual Halloween celebration, Brick-or-Treat, where spooky spirits and friendly monsters come alive with your imagination and LEGO® bricks. Held for four weekends in October and on Halloween day, Tuesday, October 31, the weekends will feature a costume contest, Monster Mash Scavenger Hunt through MINILAND®, a Spooky Creations building challenge and more. Guests are encouraged to show their Halloween spirit to win fun LEGO® prizes.

LEGO® Star Wars™ Days (November 17-19)
   One of our most popular events of the year, LEGO® Star Wars™ Days celebrate the iconic movie franchise and all your favorite characters with the help of LEGO® bricks. The weekend features fun-filled LEGO Star Wars™ build activities for all ages to channel their inner Jedi including LEGO® Star Wars™ build competitions, a LEGO® Star Wars™ themed build in the Master Builder Academy and a large-scale LEGO® Darth Vader™ group build. All Star Wars™ fans alike are encouraged to dress as their favorite character while exploring the ultimate LEGO® Star Wars™ galaxy of fun. Costumed fan groups will also be making an appearance on November 17th to meet and greet fans of all ages.

Holiday Bricktacular (Every Weekend in December)
     Celebrate the holidays at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester for four weekends in December with the attraction’s annual Bricktacular Holiday event. Visitors can participate in a Winter Wonderland Creative Challenge and design their own LEGO® creation to add to the winter landscape, participate in a Holiday Village Scavenger Hunt in MINILAND® and ask Master Model Builder Anthony Maddaloni a holiday-themed question via the LEGO mailbox. Anthony will also be creating a large-scale holiday themed build that guests can interact and take photos with.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester is located at 39 Fitzgerald Street in Yonkers, NY. The attraction is open daily and advance tickets are suggested to guarantee admission. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Follow @LDCWestchester on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

About LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester is a 32,300 square-foot indoor attraction featuring millions of LEGO bricks. Its range of educational and interactive elements appeal to a wide range of ages, with a focus on children ages 3-10. The attraction features classes led by Model Builders to engage the minds of its young visitors, two LEGO rides, a new 4D LEGO Movie, special birthday party rooms and MINILAND — the venue’s signature re-creation of landmark locations and buildings throughout Westchester County and New York City, made entirely out of LEGO bricks.