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Talking Angela Celebrates Her Birthday With Us! ONLINE!

                                             Outfit 7’s Talking Angela Celebrates
                                       

Her Birthday With Us; Online Of Course

     TALKING ANGELA is the most stylish, fashion-forward feline around. With her own dedicated YouTube channel and devoted Facebook and Twitter followers, Talking Angela has taken the digital world by storm; cat-apulting into the apps record books with her series of apps including Talking Angela, My Talking Angela and more.  This fabulous feline soars to even greater heights each week in Talking Tom and Friends: The Animated Series. http://talkingtomandfriends.com/ 

     The show is based on the entertainment phenomenon that has achieved over three billion mobile downloads for its suite of apps, and three billion views on YouTube, the animated series chronicles the adventures, hijinks, and inventions of Talking Tom and the gang (including Angela) as they shoot their own reality television show.

     Angela celebrates her birthday on February 2nd (but like any Hollywood starlet, she wouldn’t confirm her age.)  She also just recently celebrated a year full of fun and success for her hit app My Talking Angela, and her totally new co-starring role in the latest (totally addictive) app from Outfit7, Talking Tom Bubble Shooter.  Could one cat be any busier?

     Lisa Schwartz who plays animated Angela on the hit
YouTube series sends her best birthday wishes to her favorite animated pretty-kitty saying “Love you BFF.”

Build-A-Bear & Care Bears Join Together for The Perfect Match Ever!






   Build-A- Bear Workshop has been a staple in every household since its grand opening in 1997.  I remember walking around Roosevelt field Mall here on Long Island, with my then dreamy Boyfriend Matt, and seeing these kids, and tweens carrying around these really cool boxes.  They were cardboard, with blue and white print on them and looked like it was a house.  I asked one of the patrons of the mall where they got that amazing box, and what was inside and that was the first time I was introduced to the store that would change stuffed animals forever.  I then made my boyfriend buy me one immediately, and yes I was seventeen years old. 

       Build-A-Bear is all about creating a forever friend. Someone who you will love cherish and take care of. Yes, it is a stuffed animal, but the way the company built their world makes it a very personal experience for each child.  Children not only hand pick their new friends, but create it-with the help of the workers- they hug it, they place a heart inside with their love, and their wishes, and above all they promise to take care of their new friend.
       It seems to me that a match was made in heaven last week when Care Bears joined forces with this elite plush experience.    All of us 80’s kids are simply thrilled that the Care bears are back and better than ever, their growing popularity brings us back to the days of when we as children enjoyed the “Care Bears Movie” (still one of my favorites) pretending to do the “Care Bear Stare” with our original plushes (I still have my Tendorheart ) and saving the world from evil foes. 
    We were invited to the preview of the new series at The Empire State Building Location last Wednesday before it hit the shelves all over the country, and guys, it is everything you wanted and more! As of now there are two Care Bears available now, the most iconic of the Care Bears other than Grumpy Bear, have made their debut at the soft launch.  Tenderheart Bear and Cheer Bear are on the shelves now and priced at $25.00 without any accessories. Oh did I not mention the accessories, yea these little guys also have a whole line of cloths that   you will also be able to
purchase. Available right now is a beautiful tutu set, pjs.  There is also a sound chip- that when purchased additionally will be put inside the bear and when pressed will play the Care Bears song.  All of these are available now, with more coming in February.  In the second rollout you will be about to buy bedding for the bears, as well as slippers, and more outfits to mix and match. The Campaign that runs all of 2016 will also have you looking forward to the roll out of three

Amazon Round-table: How To Self Publish!






     This past November I was invited to a very exclusive Amazon Roundtable to discuss the amazing perks of publishing digital with Kindle Direct Publishing.   It should come as no surprise to anyone out there that Amazon would be in the forefront of this new wave of self-publishing.   They have already made themselves the leaders in online shopping, as well as digital reading, it only makes sense that they would create a program with that would be as user friendly to publish those books as well!  Amazon has set up two wonderful programs, the Kindle Direct Publishing, and CreateSpace, which have done wonders for the self-publishing industry.
        To talk about how the process works, and to give helpful hints as well as tell us their stories of success, we got to talk to three highly successful writers in the children and teen genres.  E.G. Foley is a real life couple that has had real success in publishing their series of books The Gryphon Chronicles, both in the printed book world and via online downloads.  This husband and wife team live and work in Pennsylvania and have been finishing each other’s sentences way before they started publishing them. 
     The Gryphon Chronicles is a series of books that although are published toward the young adult audience but are as popular among the adults and they are within the young adult genre.  A period piece that takes place in the Victorian streets of London, follow young Jake as he goes on his magical and mysterious adventures, fights grand foes, and goes through the trials and tribulations of also being a young boy on the brink of manhood. 

      Both Eric and Gaelen (the E.G. of E.G Foley) agree that they have had a rise in popularity that was largely in part with their partnering with Amazon Digital Printing.  They had a pretty big fan base before, and Gael has had success writing in other genres as well, however Amazon has done wonders with connecting with their current fan base, as well as enticing new readers towards their books. 
     Eric especially liked the try a sample feature, stating it gave the readers an opportunity to go into their world without the commitment of buying it.  Many people tend to like to try out the book, However the days of pursuing the pages at a bookstore are swiftly coming to an end, so this gives new readers a great way to really immerse themselves in the world they have created, before purchasing.  He makes a connection with this feature and their high purchase rate on amazon.

Weekly Events on Long Island and In The Tri- State Area!

Helllo Everyone! This is our list of weekly events as well as seasonal activities! Check it out and see all the awesome things there are to do in the tri-state area!



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Monday January 25th


Events at Chocolate Works: Drop Off workshops with fun themes! 
When: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Where:  143 Main St, Stony Brook NY
Cost:  $23/child

Baby and Me Yoga
When: 11:30-12:30
Where: Yoga Long Beach, 54 West Park Avenue, Long Beach NY 11561
Info: Please call for cost (516)889-0808
yogalongbeach.com

Explorer Family Backpacks:  Get a backpack and discover the beauty of all the different world cultures through art in the gallery! Then your child will create one of their own to bring home!
When:10:00am - 5:00pm
Where: Hofstra University, Hempstead Turnpike , Hempstead NY 11549
Cost: Free
http://hofstra.edu/museum

Butterfly House is open at Sweetbriar Nature Center
When: Everyday 10-4pm
Where: 62 Eckernkamp Dr., Smithtown NY 11787
Cost: $5.00 $3 kids under 11 years old and seniors

The Art Studio in Rockville Centre
Where:221 North Long Beach Road, Rockville Centre NY 11570
When: Mondays and Wednesdays 11am-12pm for preschoolers. Other times available for older kids.
Cost:$20 a lesson or $75 a month
Info: (516)763-2050

Junior Jet Club: An interactive play area for kids 6 and under. This is included with admission to the Cradle of Aviation Museum or skip the museum for just $2.50
When: Every day
Where: Museum Row Charles Lindbergh Blvd Garden City NY 11553
Phone:(516)572-4111
Info: http://www.cradleofaviation.org/plan_your_visit/junior_jet_club.html

Mommy Activities at the RVC Recreation Center
Step Aerobics 7-7:45pm
ZUMBA! 9:15-10:15am
Where: The Department of Parks and Recreation, 111 N Oceanside Rd, Rockville Center NY 11570
Cost: $5.00 pay as you go!
Phone:(516)678-9238

CSTL at the Tanglewood Park Preserve holds a "Tiny Tots" workshop every Monday morning with a different theme. The price is eight dollars a child, and has a different theme each week.  For directions and other information about the preserve visit http://www.cstl.org/Tiny_Tots.htm
Where: Tanglewood Park and Preserve, 1 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre NY 11570
Phone: (516) 764-0045
Cost: $8.00 per child
Time: 9:30-11am

Monday Minnows at the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
Learning for tots and parents about the ocean and nature for ages 2-5
When: Every Monday at 2:30pm
Where: 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor NY 11724
Rsvp:(631)367-3418
www.cshwhalingmuseum.org

The Hofstra University Museum offers sculpture exploration backpacks. Stop by the Hofstra University Museums Emily Lowe Gallery located on south campus behind Emily Lowe Hall and pick up a backpack! One focuses on sculptures of animals and one focuses on sculptures based on shapes. At the end of your turn return the backpack and each child will receive a small gift from the museum! Ages 6 and up.

Sculpture Mystery is also available activity at the Museum

The Great Art Caper. Uncover clues to solve a mystery in the outdoor sculpture collection at Hofstra University's South Campus. Pick up the activity at the Emily Lowe Gallery and at the end of the search return for a price. For everyone 6+ and their parents!
When: Monday through Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 1pm-5pm
Where: Hofstra University, 1000 Fulton Avenue,  Hempstead NY 11549

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
Phone:(631) 845-3804
Info:http://www.woodkingdomwest.com/parties-a-playtime
Cost: $8.00

The Lanyard Ladies can teach you how to make lanyard and friendship bracelets! Please call to reserve your spot. For ages 6 and up.
When: 4pm
Where: 21 Ryder Place, East Rockaway NY 11518
Phone: (516)578-224

Tuesday January 26th

The Science of Pirates Yo HO HO! A educational performance with swashbuckling adventure, clowns, propts and magic! Not TO be missed!
Where:Long Island Children's Museum
When: Call for times!

  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!

 Psychic Medium at Rachel's Waterside Grill 
When: 7-9pm
Where: Rachel's Waterside Grill located at 281 Woodcleft Ave. in Freeport
Info: RSVP 516-546-0050 $49-Includes: Appetizer, Entree and Dessert. Drinks are not included.

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
Phone:(631) 845-3804
Info:http://www.woodkingdomwest.com/parties-a-playtime
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


Wednesday January 27th 



Preschool Playdate at Bounce U: For ages up to 7 years old. Reserve your spot before going
When:10:30am-12pm
Where: 3495 Lawson Boulevard, Oceanside NY 11572
Cost:$12.95 includes a snack and drink at the end of bounce session

Zumba at the RVC Recreation Center
When: 6:30-7:30 pm
Where: The Department of Parks and Recreation 111 N Oceanside Rd, Rockville Center NY 11570
Cost: $5.00 pay as you go
Phone:(516)678-9238

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
Phone:(631) 845-3804
Info:http://www.woodkingdomwest.com/parties-a-playtime
Cost: $8.00

All Ages Open Bounce at Bounce U Farmingdale. All ages.$12.95. Wear socks!
When: 4:15-6pm
Where: 101 Carolyn Blvd, Farmingdale NY 11735
Phone: (631)777-5867 call for reservations

Yoga for Children with Special Needs: Ages 5-10. Classes are tailored to the needs and abilities of the children. $23 per class.
When: 5-5:45pm
Where: Calliope Fitness & Arts, 1353 Old Northern Blvd., side porch at Roslyn Theatre, Roslyn NY 11576
Phone: (516)413-0882
Info: kidsyogawithmaria.com

Preschool Playdate at Bounce U: For ages up to 7 years old. Reserve your spot before going
When:10:30am-12pm
Where: 3495 Lawson Boulevard, Oceanside NY 11572
Cost:$12.95 includes a snack and drink at the end of bounce session

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



Thursday January 28th


Preschool Playdate at Bounce U: For ages up to 7 years old. Reserve your spot before going
When:10:30am-12pm
Where: 3495 Lawson Boulevard, Oceanside NY 11572
Cost:$12.95 includes a snack and drink at the end of bounce session

Thursday Night Karaoke and Psychic Readings-the best of both worlds.
When: 9pm
Where: Katie's of Smithtown, 145 W. Main Street, Smithtown NY 11787
Phone:(631) 360-8556

Zumba at the RVC Recreation Center
When: 6:30-7:30 pm
Where: The Department of Parks and Recreation 111 N Oceanside Rd, Rockville Center NY 11570
Cost: $5.00 pay as you go
Phone:(516)678-9238

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
Phone:(631) 845-3804
Info:http://www.woodkingdomwest.com/parties-a-playtime
Cost: $8.00

All Ages Open Bounce at Bounce U Farmingdale. All ages.$12.95. Wear socks!
When: 4:15-6pm
Where: 101 Carolyn Blvd, Farmingdale NY 11735
Phone: (631)777-5867 call for reservations

Yoga for Children with Special Needs: Ages 5-10. Classes are tailored to the needs and abilities of the children. $23 per class.
When: 5-5:45pm
Where: Calliope Fitness & Arts, 1353 Old Northern Blvd., side porch at Roslyn Theatre, Roslyn NY 11576
Phone: (516)413-0882
Info: kidsyogawithmaria.com

Preschool Playdate at Bounce U: For ages up to 7 years old. Reserve your spot before going
When:10:30am-12pm
Where: 3495 Lawson Boulevard, Oceanside NY 11572
Cost:$12.95 includes a snack and drink at the end of bounce session

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


Friday January 29th


Winter Night Sky: Night Sky viewing with Former Planetarium Director and Astronomer David Cohn
Where: Quogue Wildlife Refuge
When: 7-8:30pm


Family Evening Animal Show
The Center for Science Teaching & Learning
When: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Where:  1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre NY 11570
Cost:  $7
Info:  516-764-0045 http://calendar.cstl.org/


Events at Chocolate Works: Drop off workshops with fun themes! 
When: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Where:  143 Main St, Stony Brook NY
Cost:  $23/child

Creatures of the Night Hike
When: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Where:  1 Tanglewood Rd., Rockville Centre NY 11570
Info: $7/person

Summer Concert Series at Eisenhower Park 
Free summer concert series that include genres that range from disco to classical and oldies to musical
Where: Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre at Eisenhower Park
When: 7:30 PM

Fun Fridays at the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum- fun hands-on art stations
When:2:00pm - 4:30pm
Where:  301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor NY 11724
Info: Free With Admission Ages 5 to 12 http://www.cshwhalingmuseum.org/events-for-adults-families--kids.html

Fun Fridays: Arts and Crafts Stations All Around The Museum!
Where:Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum 01 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor NY 11724
When:2:00pm - 4:30pm
Where:  301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor NY 11724
Cost:  Free with museum admission
Contact:  631-367-3418
Info: Free with Museum cost: http://www.cshwhalingmuseum.org/events-for-adults-families--kids.html 631-367-3418

Nature Tales! Explore nature through books! Every Friday
When: 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Where: Suffolk County Environmental Center 130 Bayview Ave., East Islip NY 11751

Kids in the Kitchen
When:11:30am - 12:00pm
Where:  Long Island Children's Museum  11 Davis Ave., Garden City NY 11530
11:30am - 12:00pm
Info: $3 with museum admission ($2 LICM members). http://licm.org/

Kids Movie Night Kids will enjoy a craft, pizza, drinks, snack, and a movie- Ages 3 & up
When: 6:30pm-9:30pm
Where: PlasterKraze 1310 Middle Country Rd, Selden NY 11784
Info & reg. call (631)689-5231 or visit www.plasterkraze.com

Teen Bounce! Club At Bounce! Trampoline Sports Will Be Transformed Into "Teen Central" When: Every Friday night from 8:00pm – 11:00pm. Exclusively for Kids Ages 13 through 17,
Where: 310 Michael Drive Syosset, NY 11791
Info:(516)762-1300 $22.00 For 3 hours of jump time. All participants must have a Bounce! Liability Waiver completed and signed by a parent or legal guardian. This can be accomplished online by going to the website.

Tween Night- call for time-Kids will enjoy a craft, pizza, drinks, snack, music and games- Ages 11+
Where: PlasterKraze 1310 Middle Country Rd, Selden NY 11784
Info: (631)689-5231 or visit www.plasterkraze.com

RKIDTects of Tomorrow Inc Presents: Kid’s Night Out! Ages 5-12- games, dance, & ice cream
When: 6:30pm-9pm
Where: The Ice Cream Party Shoppe- 385 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Smithtown NY 11787
Info: RSVP needed (631)623-6874 or visit www.RKIDTECTS.com

Friday Night Theatre Party: Karaoke PJ party from 7-9 on the first Friday of the month!
When: 7-9:30pm
Where: To The Stage, 2903 Long Beach Rd, Long Beach NY 11561
Cost: $30.00
RSVP Required (516) 766-6100 http://www.2thestage.com

FREE Fridays (for Riverhead Residents, Aquarium ONLY)- Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
Where: 431 E. Main St, Riverhead NY 11901
 For more info call (631)208-9200 x426 or visit www.longislandaquarium.com

Every Friday go to RVC Lanes for kids cosmic bowling! Kids bowling (which I believe applies to cosmic bowling since it doesn't say otherwise) includes a snack, rental shoes, and two games of bowling for just $13.99
When: 4-6pm
Where:100 Maple Ave, Rockville Centre NY 11570
Info: (516)678-3010

East Rockaway Recreation Community Night Movie.
When: 7pm to 9pm
Where: 17 John St., E. Rockaway NY 11518
Cost: $2
Info: (516)341-0996

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
Phone:(631) 845-3804
Info:http://www.woodkingdomwest.com/parties-a-playtime
Cost: $8.00

Preschool Playdate at Bounce U Farmingdale. Bounce and snack for kids 6 and under. $12.95. Wear socks!
When: 10am-12pm
Where: 101 Carolyn Blvd, Farmingdale NY 11735
Phone: (631)777-5867 call for reservation


Saturday January 30th


Baby and Me Yoga
When: 1:30-2:30
Where: Yoga Long Beach 54  West Park Avenue, Long Beach NY 11561
Info: Please call for cost yogalongbeach.com

Stories for the Earth
When: 1pm-4pm
Where:Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Dr, Smithtown NY 11787
Cost: $6 non members
Info: (631)979-6344 www.sweetbriarnc.org

Science Saturdays
When: 11am-4pm
Where: Long Island Science Center 11 West Main St, Riverhead NY 11901
Cost: $5pp
Info: RSVP needed  call (631)208-8000
www.lisciencecenter.org

Re-Use It!
When: 1:30pm-2:30pm
Where: Hofstra University Hempstead Turnpike Emily Lowe Gallery, Hempstead NY 11550
Cost: $5/child, $9/child 2 sessions $12/child 3 sessions, FREE for adults
Cost:  (516)463-5672 or visit www.hofstra.edu

Snatchabook Saturday Storytime at Barnes and Noble
When:11am
Where:91 Old Country Road, Carle Place, NY 11514
Cost: Free

Craft at your local Michael's
When: 10-11:30 (every half hour)
Cost: $2.00

New Hyde Park Farmers Market
When: 8am-1pm
Where: 1420 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park NY 11042
Info: (631)944-2661

Saturday Nature Films at Garvies Point
When: 11, 1pm, 2pm,
Where: 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove NY 11542
Cost: Admission

SSSSSSSerpent Symphonies at 2:00pm Leapin Lizards at 12 pm at Jungle Bob's. Open seven days a week!
Where: 2536 Middle Country Road, Centereach NY 11720
Info: (631)689-8172

Mommy Classes at the RVC Recreation Center
Zumba: Saturdays 9:15-10:15am
Where: The Department of Parks and Recreation 111 N Oceanside Rd, Rockville Center NY 11570
Phone:(516)678-9238

The Magic Shop offers free magic lessons every Saturday afternoon and evening 12:00pm and 7:00pm This class is an hour and all materials are included
When: 12pm and 7pm
Where: 3711 Hempstead Tpke, Levittown NY 11756
Info: (516)822-5074 magic@magicshoplongisland.com
Cost: FREE
http://www.magicshoplongisland.com/

Saturday Open Play at Once Upon a Treetop
When: 10am-4pm and again for family fun night 6:00pm-9:00pm
Where:151 Dupont Street, Plainview NY 11801
Info:(516)349-1140
(When you go here, you may think that you are going into a business building or commercial area, but do not be fooled! It is there I promise!)

Lakeshore Learning Store has a free activity every Saturday!
From 11am-3pm
Where: 2070 Hillside Avenue, New Hyde Park NY 11042
Phone:(516)616-9360
lakeshorelearning.com

Wing Body Races Slot Car Racing Children are invited to race their slot cars here today! All ages.
When: 8:00-9:00pm
Where: 1100 Hempstead Turnpike, Franklin Square NY 11010
Call for price
Info: (516)616-7075

Roll Around Play Date:
This is a great program at the RVC Rec Center that is an great gym filled with stuff for your little ones to play with including bikes, a rope swing and more! I take my son here all the time in the winter!
When: 9-10:30
Where: Rockville Centre Recreation Centre, Rockville Centre NY 11570
Cost: $12.00 or $45.00 for a five pack and $80 for a ten pack (worth it if you're going to use it)

Sunday January 31st



Sensory Garden Sundays: Stroll through the sensory garden with one of their outdoor educators who will lead you on an exciting adventure. Children will have the opportunity to see, taste, touch, smell and listen to the wonders of the sensory garden. After, they can enjoy a tasty scoop of homemade ice cream made from ingredients right out of the garden
When: 12:00pm
Where: Planting Fields Arboretum 1395 Planting Fields Rd, Oyster Bay NY
Info: $8 parking  516-922-8668 http://www.plantingfields.org/index.php/the-new-sensory-garden

Events at Chocolate Works: Call to see whats going on- there is always something fun!
When: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Where:  143 Main St, Stony Brook NY
Cost:  $23/child
Info:  631-675-9366 http://www.chocolateworks.com/

Baby and Me Yoga
When: 1:30- 2:30
Where: Yoga Long Beach 54  West Park Avenue, Long Beach NY 11561
Info: Please call for cost yogalongbeach.com

Family Sundays at the Museum
When:1pm-4pm
Where: Nassau County Museum of Art- 1 Museum Dr, Roslyn Harbor NY 11545
Cost: FREE w/admission, $2 parking
Info: (516)484-9337

Tackapausha Museum and Preserve Movies: Live animals, crafts, and educational movies! Fun Fun Fun!!
When: 11-4pm
Where:Washington Avenue between Merrick Road and Sunrise Highway, Seaford NY 11783

Babylon Village Farmers Market
When: 8-1pm
Where: LIRR Parking Lot, Babylon NY 11702

Sunday Draw Out! at Heckscher Museum of Art
When: 12pm-4pm
Where: The Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave Huntington NY 11743
Phone: (631)351-3250
Cost: Free with admission
Info: www.heckscher.org

Lakeshore Learning Center offers free crafts for kids every weekend!
When: 11-3pm
Where: 2079 Hillside Ave, New Hyde Park NY 11042
Info: (516)616-9360

SSSSSSSerpent Symphonies at 2:00pm Animal encounters at 12 pm at Jungle Bob's. Open seven days a week!
Where: 2536 Middle Country Road, Centereach NY 11720
Info: (631)689-8172

Nassau County Museum of Art Outdoor Sculpture Garden is open
When: Every day
Cost:$2.00 Parking Fee
Where: One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor NY 11576

Age 6 & Under Open Bounce at Bounce U Farmingdale. $12.95. Wear socks!
When: 10-11:30am
Where: 101 Carolyn Blvd, Farmingdale NY 11735
Phone: (631)777-5867 call for reservations


Monday February 1st 


Choose & Create Open Workshops: Workshops are between 35-45 minutes and AWESOME!
When: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Where:  916 Old Country Road, Garden City NY 11530
Cost:  $20.00
Info: RSVP suggested rich@chocolateworks.com http://gardencity.chocolateworks.com
Website:  http://gardencity.chocolateworks.com


Events at Chocolate Works: Drop Off workshops with fun themes! 
When: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Where:  143 Main St, Stony Brook NY
Cost:  $23/child

Baby and Me Yoga
When: 11:30-12:30
Where: Yoga Long Beach, 54 West Park Avenue, Long Beach NY 11561
Info: Please call for cost (516)889-0808
yogalongbeach.com

Explorer Family Backpacks:  Get a backpack and discover the beauty of all the different world cultures through art in the gallery! Then your child will create one of their own to bring home!
When:10:00am - 5:00pm
Where: Hofstra University, Hempstead Turnpike , Hempstead NY 11549
Cost: Free
http://hofstra.edu/museum

Butterfly House is open at Sweetbriar Nature Center
When: Everyday 10-4pm
Where: 62 Eckernkamp Dr., Smithtown NY 11787
Cost: $5.00 $3 kids under 11 years old and seniors

The Art Studio in Rockville Centre
Where:221 North Long Beach Road, Rockville Centre NY 11570
When: Mondays and Wednesdays 11am-12pm for preschoolers. Other times available for older kids.
Cost:$20 a lesson or $75 a month
Info: (516)763-2050

Junior Jet Club: An interactive play area for kids 6 and under. This is included with admission to the Cradle of Aviation Museum or skip the museum for just $2.50
When: Every day
Where: Museum Row Charles Lindbergh Blvd Garden City NY 11553
Phone:(516)572-4111
Info: http://www.cradleofaviation.org/plan_your_visit/junior_jet_club.html

Mommy Activities at the RVC Recreation Center
Step Aerobics 7-7:45pm
ZUMBA! 9:15-10:15am
Where: The Department of Parks and Recreation, 111 N Oceanside Rd, Rockville Center NY 11570
Cost: $5.00 pay as you go!
Phone:(516)678-9238

CSTL at the Tanglewood Park Preserve holds a "Tiny Tots" workshop every Monday morning with a different theme. The price is eight dollars a child, and has a different theme each week.  For directions and other information about the preserve visit http://www.cstl.org/Tiny_Tots.htm
Where: Tanglewood Park and Preserve, 1 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre NY 11570
Phone: (516) 764-0045
Cost: $8.00 per child
Time: 9:30-11am

Monday Minnows at the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
Learning for tots and parents about the ocean and nature for ages 2-5
When: Every Monday at 2:30pm
Where: 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor NY 11724
Rsvp:(631)367-3418
www.cshwhalingmuseum.org

The Hofstra University Museum offers sculpture exploration backpacks. Stop by the Hofstra University Museums Emily Lowe Gallery located on south campus behind Emily Lowe Hall and pick up a backpack! One focuses on sculptures of animals and one focuses on sculptures based on shapes. At the end of your turn return the backpack and each child will receive a small gift from the museum! Ages 6 and up.

Sculpture Mystery is also available activity at the Museum

The Great Art Caper. Uncover clues to solve a mystery in the outdoor sculpture collection at Hofstra University's South Campus. Pick up the activity at the Emily Lowe Gallery and at the end of the search return for a price. For everyone 6+ and their parents!
When: Monday through Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 1pm-5pm
Where: Hofstra University, 1000 Fulton Avenue,  Hempstead NY 11549

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
Phone:(631) 845-3804
Info:http://www.woodkingdomwest.com/parties-a-playtime
Cost: $8.00

The Lanyard Ladies can teach you how to make lanyard and friendship bracelets! Please call to reserve your spot. For ages 6 and up.
When: 4pm
Where: 21 Ryder Place, East Rockaway NY 11518
Phone: (516)578-224

Tuesday February 2nd


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!

 Psychic Medium at Rachel's Waterside Grill 
When: 7-9pm
Where: Rachel's Waterside Grill located at 281 Woodcleft Ave. in Freeport
Info: RSVP 516-546-0050 $49-Includes: Appetizer, Entree and Dessert. Drinks are not included.

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
Phone:(631) 845-3804
Info:http://www.woodkingdomwest.com/parties-a-playtime
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


Wednesday February 3rd



Preschool Playdate at Bounce U: For ages up to 7 years old. Reserve your spot before going
When:10:30am-12pm
Where: 3495 Lawson Boulevard, Oceanside NY 11572
Cost:$12.95 includes a snack and drink at the end of bounce session

Zumba at the RVC Recreation Center
When: 6:30-7:30 pm
Where: The Department of Parks and Recreation 111 N Oceanside Rd, Rockville Center NY 11570
Cost: $5.00 pay as you go
Phone:(516)678-9238

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
Phone:(631) 845-3804
Info:http://www.woodkingdomwest.com/parties-a-playtime
Cost: $8.00

All Ages Open Bounce at Bounce U Farmingdale. All ages.$12.95. Wear socks!
When: 4:15-6pm
Where: 101 Carolyn Blvd, Farmingdale NY 11735
Phone: (631)777-5867 call for reservations

Yoga for Children with Special Needs: Ages 5-10. Classes are tailored to the needs and abilities of the children. $23 per class.
When: 5-5:45pm
Where: Calliope Fitness & Arts, 1353 Old Northern Blvd., side porch at Roslyn Theatre, Roslyn NY 11576
Phone: (516)413-0882
Info: kidsyogawithmaria.com

Preschool Playdate at Bounce U: For ages up to 7 years old. Reserve your spot before going
When:10:30am-12pm
Where: 3495 Lawson Boulevard, Oceanside NY 11572
Cost:$12.95 includes a snack and drink at the end of bounce session

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


Thursday Febuary 4th


Grossmans Farmers Market Every Week! Farm fresh produce, fresh pasta, baked goods, local honey and eggs, jams and pickles, artisan breads, local craft beer and NY State farmhouse cheeses.
Where: Crossroads Farm located at 480 Hempstead Ave. in Malverne
When: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Preschool Playdate at Bounce U: For ages up to 7 years old. Reserve your spot before going
When:10:30am-12pm
Where: 3495 Lawson Boulevard, Oceanside NY 11572
Cost:$12.95 includes a snack and drink at the end of bounce session

Thursday Night Karaoke and Psychic Readings-the best of both worlds.
When: 9pm
Where: Katie's of Smithtown, 145 W. Main Street, Smithtown NY 11787
Phone:(631) 360-8556

Zumba at the RVC Recreation Center
When: 6:30-7:30 pm
Where: The Department of Parks and Recreation 111 N Oceanside Rd, Rockville Center NY 11570
Cost: $5.00 pay as you go
Phone:(516)678-9238

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
Phone:(631) 845-3804
Info:http://www.woodkingdomwest.com/parties-a-playtime
Cost: $8.00

All Ages Open Bounce at Bounce U Farmingdale. All ages.$12.95. Wear socks!
When: 4:15-6pm
Where: 101 Carolyn Blvd, Farmingdale NY 11735
Phone: (631)777-5867 call for reservations

Yoga for Children with Special Needs: Ages 5-10. Classes are tailored to the needs and abilities of the children. $23 per class.
When: 5-5:45pm
Where: Calliope Fitness & Arts, 1353 Old Northern Blvd., side porch at Roslyn Theatre, Roslyn NY 11576
Phone: (516)413-0882
Info: kidsyogawithmaria.com

Preschool Playdate at Bounce U: For ages up to 7 years old. Reserve your spot before going
When:10:30am-12pm
Where: 3495 Lawson Boulevard, Oceanside NY 11572
Cost:$12.95 includes a snack and drink at the end of bounce session

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

Rich Donuts, Rich Prizes, Entemanns Giveaway and Sweepstakes!









When you think rich, your first thought may be to the funds in your back account (or lack thereof) however we all know the second thing you think of is Entennmann's! 
    Entenmann's has a long and scrumptious history of baking delicious treats that the whole family can enjoy!  The Entenmann's Rich Frosted donut- known to all- was created in 1973 and gas been their number one selling product ever since!  The Rich Frosted is a cake style donut that is covered in the best chocolate frosting out there! You all know what I am talking about, and right now you are all regretting pasting by these bad boys at the grocery store.  You are thinking of taking the first bite- the small crack that the frosted shell makes, and then the amazing richness of the yellow cake inside.  Oh yea, your tummy just went all rumbly.

Sklyanders Partner Together With Kid Cuisine for a SuperCharged Lunch!


*** When I was a kid, my mom would get us Kid Cuisine, and it was like this amazing treat. I loved the sectioned off plates, and the fact that the dessert was right there in front of you- none of that pesky waiting. I think this is an awesome idea, As you guys are well aware we are a Skylanders household- in fact we have been stuck in the house because of Jonas playing SuperChargers all weekend long! I cannot wait to go shopping, the first thing on my list will be the Mac & Cheese. It looks awesome!

      SKYLANDERS® BRAND COMES TO LIFE THROUGH FOOD IN NEW NATIONWIDE                                      PARTNERSHIP WITH KID CUISINE!

      Activision Publishing, Inc. and ConAgra Foods' Kid Cuisine have teamed up to bring even more fun to frozen-food grocery aisles. Available now through April 15, kids everywhere in North America can enjoy a variety of Kid Cuisine meals inspired by Skylanders®, the pioneers of the toys-to-life category, giving fans all the more reason to play with their food. The promotional meals will be available at all participating major grocery stores and supermarkets across the country, as well as Walmart and Target.
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