Welcome to the Mommy's (and Daddy's) Guide!
Here we post exciting things for parents that are inexpensive,
free (our favorite), or so awesome that it doesn't matter
how much it costs!We list the week's events and places
to go, review the ones we've gone to, and tell you about
the ideas we think are important as parents.We are based
in Lynbrook NY and our listings are always local- mostly
Long Island (usually Nassau County), sometimes the city,
always New York! We hope you enjoy the site, and comments
and suggestions are loved by us so feel free to
tell us what you think!

Peppa Pig Celebrates the Grand Re-Opening of The Children's Bronx Zoo Section!


Weekly Events! Six Flag Happenings, and Local Sprinkler Parks!

   Tuesday May 19th 

Boys Club Day

     Even the tiniest of LEGO® fans can join in the fun at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester!

     Join us every Tuesday, 10am – 2pm for fun-filled activities designed with toddlers in mind! Perfect for families with young children and parenting groups, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester is the ideal location to entertain and engage the youngest of LEGO Fans!


Half Price Tuesday Skate
When: 6-8pm
Where: 1276 Hicksville Rd, Seaford NY 11783
Cost: $5 per child, $5.50 per adult and rental fee if applies

Balloon Night At Denny's Bring the kids for a fun meal and some Tricky Biz balloon tricks in the Denny's in Levittown where all children under 12 get a balloon.
When:6-8pm
Where: 2716 Hempstead Ave, Levittown NY 11756
Phone: (516) 796-7900

Co-ed Cardio Workout Tuesday and Thursdays, 7-8:15pm at the RVC Recreation Center
Where: The Department of Parks and Recreation 111 N Oceanside Rd, Rockville Center NY 11570
Cost: $5.00 pay as you go
When: 7-8:15pm
Phone:(516)678-9238 

Family Bounce Night at Bounce U Oceanside
When: 5:30pm
Where: 3495B Lawson Blvd, Oceanside NY 11572
Info: (516)593-JUMP Call to reserve your spot
Cost: $12.95 per person or $17.90 if you are staying for pizza and drinks, make sure to use a coupon!

Barnes and Noble holds a story time in their beautiful children's section at the Carle Place location every Tuesday morning, so if you're in the area, or need an excuse to go, here it is!
Time:10:00 am
Cost: Free
  Just show up!
Address: Country Glen Center, 91 Old Country Road, Carle Place NY 11514
Phone: (516)741-9850

Pottery Barn also holds a story time at their store at the Roosevelt Field Mall every Tuesday. The girls are super sweet and they will give you a passbook that will be stamped each time. After five stamps you get a ten dollar coupon, which I think is pretty cool.
Cost: Free
Location: Roosevelt Field Mall, 630 Old Country Road, Garden City NY 11530
Phone:(516) 739-2688

Revolution Yoga: For ages 6 to 10 years old
When: 4:30 pm – 5:15pm
Where: 7 North Village Avenue, Rockville Centre NY 11570
Phone: (516) 619-6421
revolutionyogaspace.com

Wood Kingdom Open Play 
When: 10am-2pm, this goes on every weekday and times are subject to change so make sure to call ahead!
Where:111 Milbar Road, Farmingdale NY 11735
Cost: $8.00

Baby and Me Yoga 
For Mommies, Daddies, and kiddos walker-3 years old
When: 9:30-10:30
Where: Breathe N Flow Yoga, 361 Atlantic Ave, Freeport NY 11520
Cost:$20.00
Info: Call to register (516)632-9626

Open Studio at the Little Art Studio: Ages 2-5, with adult, can come in and make art! 
When: 1-2pm. Call for reservations.
Where: 183 South Street, Oyster Bay NY 11771
Phone: (516)922-8300

Kids Eat Free!
Mo's South Western Grill
Millers Ale House
Friendly's
and IHOP

                   

Entenmann's Soft'ees French Toast Donut Breakfast Sandwich

     Entenmann's is a favorite of this family's- and  by the huge out-pour of entries in our giveaway we see that this company is a favorite of yours as well!  Well get ready for your next sugar high because THE doughnut release of the year has come. Three words people -French Toast Donuts.
  Oh yes you did not read wrong- these amazing  "Soft'ees" donuts are limited edition and delicious!  Even better is the sinfully delicious recipe I am going to give you to go along with them!

    According to o NPD Group, over 75% of Americans eat breakfast at home every morning!   It is, after all, the most important meal of the day. To make it a little bit special, add a little fare, have your kids (and husband) chomping at the bit,  and try this amazing french toast inspired doughnut recipe. My family fell in love at first smell- and yours will too! Seriously though, who wouldn't with cheese, bacon, and a fried egg? You can thank me later!




ColorBlocks- A Supersized T-Shirt Art Event Happening This Friday!







     This Friday a amazing event is happening featuring one of our favorite artists, Tyler Pruyn creator of TabaNYC.  Check it out!

     The T-shirt is a staple in our pop culture, trending fast, seen on the runways- making statements that transcends language, becoming a forum to not only express one's style but thoughts and emotions through a creative means.

       To celebrate this- we constructed massive 5ft high T-shirts to be used as canvases and invited 20 innovative artists to create one of a kind artwork for a group show at Gowanus Print Lab.

  The opening of this not to miss event is on May 8th, 2015, and we are inviting you be a part of this special event.

RSVP on their official Facebook event page! 
RSVP YOUR T-SHIRT SIZE TO! : PXLPOP@GMAIL.COM

#SHAREYOURCARE AND WIN! Doing Good Can Pay Off in Care Bears™ Online Video Challenge

                                    #SHAREYOURCARE AND WIN!
             Doing Good Can Pay Off in Care Bears™ Online Video Challenge

     For more than 30 years, the Care Bears™ have been on a mission to help make the world a better place by spreading messages of sharing and caring wherever they go. Now, in an online campaign, the Care Bears are asking people to #ShareYourCare and post videos telling the Care Bears how you make the world a better place by showing how you LOVE, CARE, SHARE and HELP others every day! The #ShareYourCare contest will award some lucky Care Bears fans with pre-paid Care Bears branded Mastercards and themed merchandise.

    From May 4TH through May 31ST, participants can enter the challenge by uploading 15-30 second videos to www.CareBearsShare.com, and using hashtag #ShareYourCare. Videos should identify how Care Bears fans share their care, based on four themes: Love, Care, Share and Help. Here is an example of New York – Sharing Their Care: https://youtu.be/JDIKmzEG4uM

Great Things Happening With Blaze and The Monster Machines!




       NICKELODEON ROLLS OUT NEW BLAZE AND THE MONSTER MACHINES
           CONTENT ACROSS TV, DIGITAL AND MORE FOR MONTH OF MAY
                                                                                                                                                               
     Nick Debuts “Dragon Island Duel” TV Special May 25 at 11 a.m. (ET/PT),
Launches Dedicated Online Game, App Update and All-New Consumer Products Line
Inspired by Hit Preschool STEM Curriculum Series


Blaze and the Monster Machines
NEW YORK – May 6, 2015 – It’s monster machine mayhem in May as Nickelodeon launches a month of brand-new Blaze and the Monster Machines content across multiple screens, including: “Dragon Island Duel” on Monday, May 25; a companion NickJr.com game; and a Blaze app update.  Also, May marks the launch of an all-new toy line inspired by the hit preschool series.  Blaze and the Monster Machines follows the adventures of the amazing monster truck Blaze and his eight-year-old driver AJ, and it’s the first preschool show on TV to comprehensively cover all areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) in every episode.  In 1Q15, Blaze was the number-two preschool series in Live+7 with posted increases of 64% behind Nick’s own PAW Patrol and it currently ranks as the number-one preschool show in its time period on all TV.

Avengers Age Of Ultron Review!

Review: "Avengers: Age of Ultron"


     It's finally out!  For years we've all been waiting for the next chapter in this epic blockbuster series, and I was not disappointed.  First off, the action sequences were nothing short of amazing with great butt-kicking battle scenes.  The Avengers really come together as they try to take on the newly aware entity Ultron, while working as a team.  We get to see combo attacks from Thor and Captain America, as well as Black Widow and Hawkeye.  The excitement was crazy in the theater seeing them take out dozens of enemies with a single blow.  I might have blinked two or three times during the movie which means now I have to go see it again.  Some of those scenes were that intense.   
     I will not give away spoilers when it comes to the story line and plot, but fans have to understand that the story is an adaptation of the comic.  It is not a literal recreation of the Ultron origin story.  We've all seen the trailers and kind of know that Ultron is there to destroy humanity, but how he comes to be was altered in the plot.  I'm sure that will have some avid comic fans up in arms, but the original story line would not fit yet (Ant Man doesn't enter the Marvel Big Screen Universe until this Summer anyway).  
     So we all expected gigantic action scenes and this film delivers.  There is no need to describe the sequences since they are just too incredible and you have to see them for yourselves.  But what about the quieter moments in the film?  There was definitely a lot of humor and one scene at a Tony Stark party had the audience roaring with laughter.  Most characters in Avengers have stand-alone movies and their back stories were previously explained, but not all of them.  In Age of Ultron we get to see some character development in Black Widow and Hawkeye that was not present in the previous film  (again, no spoilers here).  I would have liked more of an explanation about what Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch really were, but there's only so much you can cram into two and a half hours.  The introduction of the Vision into the Universe was also something that needed to happen and was welcomed with applause, literally.  The theater erupted when he was first introduced; it was crazy!
     The acting was also on par with a comic movie but not campy at all.  Robert Downy plays Tony Stark's usual arrogant self while the rest of the cast played the parts of all the characters we've grown up with very well.  James Spader was an amazing fit for the voice of Ultron.  His voice alone is so hypnotizing that at one point I was on board with killing all of humanity too.  Loved it!
     What is also amazing with this film (and every other one in the Avengers line) are the numerous subtle, and sometimes not so subtle, hints about future stories and characters.  You may have already heard about upcoming TV series and movies based around the Avengers Universe, and this film drops a freaking bomb that will make you count the days until May 2018...  I loved Age of Ultron and would recommend seeing it on the big screen.  The film had everything you need to be blown away; big action, big heroes, big villains, humor and big action.  Did I say big action already?  If you haven't got your tickets yet, I don't know what you're waiting for.  Hurry and get to Age of Ultron! 
     

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