The Mommy's Guide To Events!

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.

                            LEGO Worlds Nintendo Switch Teaser Trailer 
 Pre-order Today for September 5 Launch Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and

     The LEGO Group released a teaser trailer in anticipation of the LEGO Worlds Nintendo Switch launch on September 5. Pre-orders are currently available for both the physical and digital versions. The physical version, priced at $39.99, will include two bonus packs of premium DLC, Classic Space, released in July, and the upcoming Monsters pack, which will be available in October. The digital version, priced at $29.99, includes the base game with the DLC available separately on the eShop. Both premium DLC packs will be available on all other platforms as well at $3.99 each. 
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Back to School With Legoland Discovery Center Westchester!

Enjoy some end-of-summer fun and say hello to fall at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester – the world’s biggest box of LEGO® bricks.

     Little Playtimes (Tuesdays) – Little Playtimes is back starting September 12! Little LEGO lovers can enjoy big fun at Little Playtimes on most Tuesdays between 10am and 2pm. Enjoy activities including DUPLO Story Time, Farmer's Workshop, and newly added Animal Bingo.
Just $22 for one adult and one child (additional children are $10) plus applicable tax
Appropriate for children under the age of five (children age two and under are free)
Annual Pass Members are always free

      Ninjago Movie Days (September 22, 23, 24, 30 and October 1) - Calling all ninjas! Get your LEGO swords ready for LEGO® Ninjago Movie Days! Celebrate the release of the new film with a visit to LEGO® Ninjago City Adventure – the attraction’s two-story, 2,300-square-foot interactive play area testing balance, agility, strength and endurance. Enjoy a ninja-themed MINILAND scavenger hunt, big build of Ninjago character Lloyd, and enter for a chance to win a family four pack of annual passes.

     LEGO® Ninjago City Adventure (NOW OPEN) – Have you checked out LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester’s newest attraction? LEGO® Ninjago City Adventure, a 2,300-square-foot interactive play area (larger than four average-sized NYC apartments!), immerses guests into the world of the popular LEGO® Ninjago building sets.
Put your Ninja skills to the test — balance, agility, strength and endurance — on your quest to save Ninago City and become a Spinjitzu Master
Modeled after the Temple of Airjitzu, the two-story play structure includes more than 20 interactive features (horizontal climbing wall, color crush reflex reaction game, obstacle course challenges inspired by kids’ favorite Ninjago characters and more)
For our youngest visitors, Ninjago City Adventure is also equipped with a special Toddler Area that features a spin cup, toddler climber and drum panel

Top Three Brands For Back To School!

         Back to school is right around the corner, and I don’t know about you, but I am not ready! We had so much fun that I don’t want it to stop. Alas the school bells are calling- but that does not mean that the fun must end! Oh no! We have some fun products that will help you ring in the new school year with happy kiddos and even happier parents!

    We all know that Crayola is what you need when it comes to the best products on the market. So, make sure you stack up on all the classic packs as well as the new silly scents! Yes, these yummy scents are available in twistable crayons, colored pencils, and markers.  With fragrances like cotton candy, root bear and fresh air- my favorite- it will turn any school project into a fun scented experience!

     The key to a successful school year is organization- something this mommy has an issue with- fortunately for my son he won’t with the National Geographic Weird but True Daily Planner! This is the total package when it comes to fun organizing. With a sturdy cover that will last the whole year through- every day is filled with a fun fact- that is indeed weird and yet upon googling at X’s insistence is also true. There is amble room for all the days to-do’s homework assignments, after school activities, reminders as well as scribble room. Because we all know that we can doodle away the day as well! There is also homework help in the back and fun activities that your child may want to do more than their math homework- I know I would! We absolutely love it and have been using it every day for the last month to get in the routine of checking and marking off things that we had to do. My son wakes up every day and opens it up, runs on over to share his fun fact and then looks at what we have planned. It is a great way to start your kid on a organizational path that I have been hiding from my whole life!
    Another great item form National Geographic is the United States Beginners atlas! You cannot believe the amount of time your child will spend thumbing through the pages learning about states he or she have never been too. Or following family members who are traveling around the county and seeing exactly where they are. Great for all ages, but especially those who are just starting out learning about the country- this is a fun and useful tool that will have your child learning and having fun at the same time!

      With all the school supplies we have these days, labeling can not only be tedious, but can also be a job in itself.  Mabels Labels has a HUGE supply of durable, labels that can be customized to any name! That’s right no more roaming through the shelves praying to the company gods to see if your
son or daughters name made it on the list. Not only that the designs are adorable. New this year are Emoji and Hello Kitty- which will make sure to make a statement on your child’s supplies, as well as make them easy to spot out from everyone else’s items.  Now these labels will last you the whole year through. They are dishwasher safe- so you can put them on lunch boxes and sandwich cases, microwave safe and most importantly waterproof.  No ripped or peeling labels on your kid’s water bottle- oh no.

    The character labels are wonderful and fun at that, but my favorite in the line must be the customization allergy alert labels. You can choose from several common allergies. One of our little ones has a peanut allergy so this option really stood out to me. With the the bold red and white personalized labels I no longer must worry about her picking up the wrong lunch box. As an added bonus, it will also notify the aids on shift that she has an allergy. It is amazing how much that put my mind at ease- knowing that everything she took with her from book-bag to snack cup- there would be no mix ups, no confusions all because of these amazing little labels. I didn’t even know how tense I was about it until I labeled everything and the tension just left my shoulders. Best part is our little girl loves them as well because now she doesn’t have to tell everyone as she says- “it is
printed on everything already!”

Amazon Kids Lost In OZ: Review


     Amazon’s Lost in Oz- WOW. This amazing Amazon Origin “web series” premiers (full season) today, August 4th and the first thing I am going to say is- watch it. I am going to write a full review including background and my own opinion but the short of it is- its Ozsome (get it?). Boy girl, adult or child you are going to love it, so what are you waiting for?
     For those of you that are kind enough to still be reading, thank you, and here is the “long of it”. Amazon kids have created a truly unique take on the original Oz series written by Frank Baum, where tween Dorothy Gale gets a ride to Oz when she opens a magical book that she finds underneath her floorboards back in Kansas. Dorothy is thrown green tornado first into a modern-day metropolitan called you guessed it Emerald City with her dog Toto. Not to be down long Dorothy does not wait to try and find her way back and the change of scenery only makes her to the occasion! Lost in OZ take on Dorothy is an intelligent quick-witted girl who knows how to get herself out of some tight situations. A good thing too because challenges are almost immediately thrown at her. 
During her stay, she learns that her Mother Evelyn Gale has been to OZ and even has friends there! Evelyn somehow sends a message to her old friend Cyra who then sends her daughter pointedly named West to find Dorothy and the adventure begins!

    Dorothy Learns that not only does she have a problem but so does Emerald City, who is going through a major magic shortage.  This shortage is not only effecting the city, but also throwing a major problem into her plans to get home. Together with her new friends West the witch and Ojo the over-sized munchkin the threesome decides that the only one who would really help Dorothy would be Glinda the Good Witch.  Sounds easy, right? Wrong! It seems that Glinda has had some trouble of her own and is missing! Boy oh boy it seems that Dorothy and Oz are both in a heap of trouble-but for us it means excellent entertainment! Dorothy and her friends, more of which are picked up among the way are off on an adventure of a lifetime and we are along for the ride!
    The shows plot has everything you need for fun filled adventure, but it is the characters and the new modern day OZ that really make it worth watching. Small changes like the yellow brick road being turned into the Yellow Brick Train Line bring this old classic into the modern age along with other small details like the Crystal Ball Cell phone like gadgets used by the teens tweens and in-betweens, a magical nightclub and more bring the OZ of past renditions into a world that is closer to the world our children know and can relate too. Dorothy who is sometimes unpredictable and impulsive with her actions is complemented nicely with her travel mates. West is a witch in training that has something to prove- to herself and the people around her leading her to some troublesome and moral dilemmas. Ojo the over-sized munchkin wants to help everyone, and may even be considered a people pleaser, is fighting not only the bad guys that they encounter but the role of going into the family business instead of striking out on his own. Reigh the lion is a computer geek and conspiracy theorist who helps the gang via remote most times, adds some cautionary tips and trips to the gangs’ plans. The poor scarecrow has lost his memory and is trying to get his mind back to help the others save Glinda and OZ! Add all of this with amazing eye-catching graphics and dialogue that is not only age appropriate but intelligent witty and comical at times and you have the makings of a great show!

    We were so honored to have been offered a private screening of the show and although we have not finished it (but will be tonight!) have been enthralled in the world, story and characters. This will be a crowd pleaser and is a must see for anyone promising to keep fans of the land of Oz interesting and bring forth interest to those who have yet to be exposed. Great job Amazon we cannot wait to see where this series takes us! 

Lip Sync Battle Shorites, Coming soon to Nick!

     BURBANK–Aug. 1, 2017– Nickelodeon announced today that multi-faceted entertainer Nick Cannon will take the mic as host of Lip Sync Battle Shorties, a spinoff of Spike’s Emmy-nominated global phenomenon, Lip Sync Battle. Joining him to provide commentary on each performance is breakout star and social media sensation JoJo Siwa, who will serve as Cannon’s sidekick. The 10-episode series, which features real-life kids lip-syncing pop songs in celebration of their favorite artists, will premiere in early 2018, with Halloween and holiday specials set to air later this year.

     “I'm excited to host the first season of Lip Sync Battle Shorties.  It’s always a pleasure to work with my family at Nickelodeon.  It's going to be a lot of fun watching the kids lip-sync their favorite songs and perform like their favorites artists,” said host Nick Cannon.

     “Nick Cannon grew up on Nickelodeon and into one of the best hosts and comedic actors on TV. Along with his passion for music