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!

Sept 1st- Sept 7th 2014

Monday Sept 1st
Labor Day: Please check all places before arriving to see if they are open. 
Emma M. Nutt Day, the first woman telephone operator


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


     Think Six Flags Great Adventure rocks now? Wait till you see what's happening in 2015! 






                     Six Flags Great Adventure Announces
       New Looping Coaster and Bigger Fright Fest for 2015

    "  JACKSON, NJ — August 28, 2014 — Six Flags Great Adventure, the world’s largest theme park, plans for more roller coaster thrills and Halloween scares in 2015. The 510-acre theme park, which was recently voted America’s second best theme park by USA TODAY readers, debuts the park’s thirteenth roller coaster — Looping Dragon, and expands its notoriously scary Fright FestHalloween festival.

     Looping Dragon Roars into Six Flags

     In 2015, Six Flags Great Adventure introduces its thirteenth roller coaster, Looping Dragon. Twenty-four riders sitting in “face-off” seats rocket forward and backward pendulum style until the train gains enough momentum to complete a full revolution seven stories in the air. The coaster then kicks into high gear, completing full revolutions until it stops momentarily with riders suspended upside down, and then reverses direction for even more thrills.

     Looping Dragon joins the park’s Golden Kingdom section, which is home to the world’s tallest and fastest drop ride, Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom, and the world’s tallest and fastest roller coaster, Kingda Ka.

     “Looping Dragon is a great addition to our diverse roller coaster collection because it delivers speed and thrills that appeal to both our younger and more experienced thrill-seekers alike,” said Park President John Fitzgerald. The park’s roller coaster collection includes three of the world’s top roller coasters — Kingda Ka, El Toro and Nitro — plus unique coaster experiences that allow Guests to fly head first, stand and ride floorless. Looping Dragon will have a 48-inch height requirement. The ride is expected to debut in the late spring of 2015.

            Fright Fest Terrorizes with Two New Indoor Mazes

      The Northeast’s largest Halloween party will become even larger in 2015 with the addition of two new indoor haunt mazes and two additional operating days.
  
     Circus Psycho, the park’s creepy clown section, introduces Big Top Terror, a 3-D, black light experience. Guests don 3-D glasses and wind their way through dark, disorienting halls, not knowing what is real or simply an illusion. “Big Top Terror will be a coulrophobiac’s worst nightmare,” said Tony Mandile, Fright Fest’s special effects expert.

      Across the park in Movietown, guests can experience the terror and anxiety of death row inCondemned. Once they enter the dismal halls of this maximum security prison, they must fight to make it out alive.
    
     Fright Fest runs weekends plus Columbus Day September 18 through November 1, 2015.

New Outdoor Grill and Upgraded Cabana Cove at Hurricane Harbor

     Guests can enjoy the delicious smell and taste of freshly-grilled food when Six Flags Hurricane Harbor debuts its new, outdoor grill. This open-air kitchen will feature giant turkey legs, hot dogs, hamburgers and Mexican-style steak. The park will also introduce an upgraded Cabana Cove, with new, luxury cabanas surrounded by a lush, tropical landscape.

     For more information about upcoming 2015 Six Flags rides and attractions, including a video highlighting the new rides and attractions, visit www.sixflags.com/2015news.

               2015 Season Passes at Lowest Price of the Year

      Six Flags is also announcing the start of 2015 Season Pass sales with a limited time offer through Labor Day weekend featuring the lowest prices of the year on 2015 passes. August 28 through November 2, guests will receive a free upgrade to a Gold Season Pass with each two-pack pass purchased. Gold Season Passes include admission to both Six Flags Great Adventure and Hurricane Harbor, and any other Six Flags theme park, as well as free parking and special admission offers for friends. Great discounts are available for renewing Season Pass holders. 2015 Season Passes provide unlimited visits any operating day for the rest of 2014 (including park admission to Fright Fest®) and all of 2015. 

About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with $1.1 billion in revenue and 18 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 53 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions including up-close animal encounters, Fright Fest® and Holiday in the Park®. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com.

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Tips And Toys Review

   Wouldn't you love it if a subscription toy box for your child came with not only instructions, but fun ways for your child to learn and grow with the products themselves.  Yeap that would be swell... OK guys see you later... OH WAIT!

     There IS a box like that, and it is affordable and kinda brilliant.  Tips and toys is a subscription box developed by experts in pediatric development.  They do all the work of researching the best toys in the industry to not only give your child a great way to play, but also help develop those basic, but super important, cognitive skills.
     Every month that you subscribe you will get a box full of fun toys that will also be the best in the biz for your child's learning.  Even better you are going to get a nice pamphlet of tips that will help you guys play in an educational way (yeah I know that rhymed, I am impressed with myself)

   We received two boxes for two different age groups to review.  The first one is the baby box priced $59.95.  This set included the "Look Look" book written by Peter Limenthal($6.99), Lamaz ($6.99), Oddball Classic ($6.99), Sassy Mirror ($25.99) Taggies little crinkle blanket ($20.00)  and a envelope full of amazing tips and tricks to let your child make the most of their new toys!  For example the "Look Look" book.  Everyone thought I was crazy when I started reading to my son at one month old, but I have been validated!  This black and white book is the easiest visual style for your child's eyes.
     Reading will increase your child's curiosity and simulate her neural synapse connections. LOOK AT THAT! For my friends that are reading this- I told ya so..... maybe not in such big words, but still!
It even tells you how far away to hold the book from your child for her optimal viewing.  Come on- your telling me you knew that?

Funko and POP Come Out With Exclusive and AMAZING Walking Dead and American Horror Stories Figures

Black and White Daryl Dixon will be available exclusively at Walmart beginning this week.
Look for him and other Pop!'s on a special The Walking Dead pallet in the Electronics Department of Walmart stores nationwide!
Oh Daryl How I Love You

Also Coming from FUNKO and POP! A brand New Line from AMHS I want them all! 

Also enter to win a Walmart Exclusive Black and White Daryl Dixon Pop! on Funko's social media channels today!
www.facebook.com/originalfunko
www.twitter.com/originalfunko
www.instagram.com/originalfunko



Free Upgrade for Disney Infinity Wii Users, Plus Marvel Superhero Pack Coming Soon!

   



     Disney Interactive is giving Disney Infinity (1.0 Edition) Wii gamers the chance to upgrade their play experience to Wii U free of charge, exclusively through the Nintendo eShop. Starting today, fans who own the Disney Infinity Starter Pack on Wii can download the Wii U version of the game from the Nintendo eShop, complete with multiplayer. The Disney Infinity base and figures are required to play on Wii U once downloaded.



     The Wii U version of Disney Infinity utilizes the Wii U GamePad to create worlds in the Toy Box and share them online. Activate missions and unlock toys in Play Sets to discover Monsters University, Pirates of the Caribbean and The Incredibles in high definition. Play as Sulley in his early student days in the world of Monsters University, plunge into adventure as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean, and activate the powers of Mr. Incredible on a quest to save the world from Syndrome and his super villains in The Incredibles Play Set.



     “Disney Infinity launched one year ago, and in that time the number of Wii U players has significantly expanded,” said John Blackburn, Vice President and General Manager of Avalanche Software. “Given our commitment to compatibility for our players, we wanted existing Wii owners to be able to experience the Wii U version of the first game for free. With the upcoming launch of the 2.0 Edition of Disney Infinity we want all Nintendo players to experience the game’s Wii U functionality.”



     Disney Infinity is rated E10+ by the ESRB.  For more information on the game, visit disney.com/Infinity.    



About Disney Infinity

     Disney Infinity is a video game initiative starring the beloved characters from Walt Disney and Pixar Studios’ most popular franchises. Players can place real-world toy versions of favorite Disney characters onto a device called the Disney Infinity Base and transport them into the virtual game worlds of Monsters University, the Incredibles, Cars, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lone Ranger and Toy Story in Space, as well as into a giant Toy Box. Disney Infinity is available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Wii, 3DS, PC, iOs and Win8.


     Disney Infinity’s next chapter, Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes, will hit North American retail stores on September 23. In the new game, players use real-world interactive figures to activate original storylines (Play Sets) in the virtual game worlds of popular Marvel franchises and create new adventures with other Disney Infinity characters in the Toy Box mode. Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes is rated E-10+ by the ESRB."

Wizard Of Oz Meets Madame Tussauds

     "New York, NY [August 20, 2014] – Madame Tussauds New York will pay homage to the 75th Anniversary of the classic film The Wizard of Oz by rolling out a yellow brick road in Times Square with the wax figure of Judy Garland on Thursday, August 21st at 11:00 a.m. in the heart of Times Square (on Broadway between 45th & 46th Streets).

     With the help of Judy Garland’s spot-on wax figure as Dorothy Gale, visitors will be invited to “follow the yellow brick road” to the attraction. Following its Times Square appearance, for a limited time visitors will be invited to interact with Judy Garland’s wax figure and stroll along the yellow brick road in the lobby of the attraction. The Times Square event will also kick off a special, limited time Madame Tussauds New York discount redeemable at http://thewizardofoz.warnerbros.com.

     One of the most adored and classic films of all time, The Wizard of Oz premiered nationwide on August 25, 1939.

     Madame Tussauds New York is the interactive "must do" attraction, providing guests with unique opportunities to create memories with some of the world's biggest icons. Prominently located in the heart of Times Square, Madame Tussauds New York is open 365 days a year at 10 a.m. Visit www.madametussauds.com/newyork or call (212) 512-9600 or (866) 841-3505 for more information. "

             

Whats Going On At Six Flags Great Adventure Labor Day Weekend and BEYOND!

      Six Flags Great Adventure Announces Giant Lineup Of Labor Day and September Events



              Special Appearance by NFL’s David Diehl – August 29
      On Friday morning, August 29, former NFL player David Diehl will make a special appearance at the park. Visit sixflags.com/greatadventure and the park’s Facebook page for upcoming early opening and “exclusive ride time” information surrounding this sports celebrity visit.
Labor Day Weekend “Salute the Troops” Event – August 31 to September 3
Guests are invited to enjoy the final days of summer with four days devoted to our military heroes. From August 31 through September 3, active military members will receive free admission to the park with proof of ID. In addition, all family members can pay kids’ price – discounted tickets will be available for just $39.99 each.

     On August 31, Nash 94.7 and Six Flags team up to present Country stars Sara Evans and Craig Morgan in concert at 7 p.m. in the Plymouth Rock Assurance® Arena. The show is part of the Salute the Troops celebration and is free with theme park admission or Season Pass.

            Hurricane Harbor Water Park Season Extended – September 2, 3, 6 & 7

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