The Mommy's Guide To Events!

My Favorite Time Of Year, Let's Go To Historic Hudson Valley!

    Every year I say the same thing, and I stand by it. For fun filled fall and Halloween events for the whole family Historic Hudson Valley is the place to be. This year the season starts off on Sept 30th and we cannot wait to get our butts over there! Read all about what they have going on this season!

*The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze®, the Hudson Valley’s biggest all-ages Halloween extravaganza, will continue for a record 32 selected evenings through Nov. 13.
   Read our review from last years event. Spoiler alert- it was great! 

     The walk-through experience lights up the wooded pathways, orchards, and gardens of historic Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., where a small team of artists hand-carves more than 7,000 jacks and elaborate pumpkin sculptures. This year visitors will delight in Blaze favorites, such as eight-foot-tall working jack-o’lanterns-in-the-box and life-size dinosaurs, and be dazzled by more pumpkin power than ever before! New additions include a plus-sized color-changing star show at the Pumpkin Planetarium, a Pumpkin Promenade, and an 80-foot-long Pumpkin Zee Bridge — complete with a sea serpent swimming in the Croton River.

Read our review 

*Horseman’s Hollow takes Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow to its most terrifying extremes. Visitors will walk a haunted trail where creatures lurk in the shadows, ready to strike fear into the hearts of those who dare to wander. Professional actors, award-winning feature-film makeup artists, and state-of-the-art special effects make the Horseman’s Hollow experience all too real. This 14-night, interactive haunted attraction at Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., is recommended for ages 10 and up.

Six Flags Great Adventure’s Scariest Fright Fest in History


                           Six Flags Great Adventure’s Scariest Fright                                              Fest in History

  You guys have NO idea how excited we are about all the new attractions this year! I cannot wait!

     The world’s first fully interactive, horror-themed virtual reality coaster gaming experience, a new haunted prison maze and four new, devilishly entertaining shows including the world-famous Lizardman headline the biggest and scariest Fright Fest® season in history at Six Flags Great Adventure. Weekends and select days September 16 through October 31, families can enjoy all of their favorite roller coasters and thrill rides plus family-friendly themed attractions with Thrills by Day and terrifying mazes, scare zones and shows during Fright By Night.

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Lego Dimensions Keep Bringing the Fun With New Characters!

  Other than Skylanders this is my favorite game to play with my kids. This year they are upping the anti with new characters, longer boards and more fun!

Worldwide Day of Play is part of Nickelodeon’s ongoing health and wellness efforts and continues the network’s legacy of promoting pro-social initiatives to its viewers. Kids and families can visit to find photos and videos from “Road to Worldwide Day of Play” events, get tips on the ways to celebrate play and access toolkits to help plan their own Worldwide Day of Play activities.

Earlier this year, Nick kicked off its “Road to Worldwide Day of Play” initiative, a summer-long celebration of play that made stops across the country to empower kids to get up and get active. Events were held in partnership with the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education; Boys & Girls Clubs of America; NFL PLAY 60  and the Jacksonville Jaguars; Derek Jeter’s  Turn 2 Foundation; and Dwyane Wade’s Wade’s World Foundation.

                              SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 10am-2pm

Prospect Park Event to Feature Activities from Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City,
    Major League Baseball’s PLAY BALL and World Baseball Classic, NFL PLAY 60,
                                  Special Olympics and More

  Appearances by Brooklyn Nets players Jeremy Lin and Joe Harris
and Stars of Nickelodeon’s Legendary Dudas

       On Saturday, Sept. 17, Nickelodeon will celebrate its 13th annual Worldwide Day of Play in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. The slime-filled event will feature Nickelodeon-themed games and fitness-themed activities hosted by Nick’s long-standing local partners, including the Art of Stepping, Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City, Canine Companions for Independence, Major League Baseball’s PLAY BALL and World Baseball Classic, NBA Fit, New York Road Runners (NYRR), NFL PLAY 60, Playworks, Special Olympics, Street Soccer USA and USA BMX.

     Highlights for the day-long celebration include appearances by the stars of Nickelodeon’s Legendary Dudas, and Brooklyn Nets players Jeremy Lin and Joe Harris. Activities include a Super Slime obstacle course, Nick bowling, a slime booth, costume characters, a Nick Radio dance party, and more.

Crash Bandicoot and Skylanders Celebrate Crash's 20th Birthday!

      Let again Skylanders brings kid (and lets face it us adults) gaming to a new level and brings in extra fun. This franchise cannot be stopped!

      "We celebrate two decades of Crash Bandicoot who will soon join the Skylanders Imaginators cast when the video game launches on October 16th! In honor of this exciting day, please find a special anniversary video and photo for your use! We would love for you to share with fans.

The 90s hero and his arch-nemesis Dr. Neo Cortex will join the Skylanders Imaginators lineup of Sensei characters as fully-playable toys. Announced last month, the game will feature a Crash level, Thumpin’ Wampa Islands, which pays homage to the original Crash and includes the classic TNT boxes, crabs, hazards, temple ruins, Wumpa Fruit, exploding fruit and more. Super Bowl Champion and Crash super fan, Emmanuel Sanders was one of the first to play the new level! The level will be available on the PS3 and PS4 starter packs at launch and will be released in a special Adventure Pack for all platforms later this year.

As you know, Skylanders Imaginators offers two fun ways to play:
•                 Create your own Imaginators with inifinte options using Creation Crystals
•                 Collect Sensei characters to level up your Imaginators and blow enemies away with powerful Sky Chi attacks

September in Legoland Discovery Center! Plus Learn About National Parent & Child Play!

                                Lego Land Has Fun Events All September LONG!

Tot Tuesdays! (September 9 – December 31) - Even the tiniest of LEGO® fans can join in the fun every Tuesday, from 10am – 2pm, for fun-filled activities designed with toddlers in mind! Perfect for families with young children and parenting groups.
Tickets for kids 3-5 are only $15!
Adults $16.50 (excluding tax)
Children 2 years of age and younger are free!
Annual Pass Members are always free!

 Homeschooler Day! (September 14) - If the yellow school bus is your own car, unlock your child’s creativity, brick by brick, and join us for Homeschooler Day. Our attraction is the ideal place for fun and education, offering hands-on learning for children ages 3-10.
Workshop for September Homeschooler Day: Merry Go Round
Space is limited; please register at least 14 days prior to the scheduled date
Call 866-243-0770 to reserve a spot

Ninjago Weekend! (September 24 & 25) - Calling all Ninjas! Get your LEGO swords ready for LEGO® Ninjago Weekend!  Hunt down your favorite Ninjas in our MINILAND scavenger hunt and enter for a chance to win a Family 4-pack of Annual Passes. A couple of things to note:
Annual Pass Members can avoid the crowds and join us for an exclusive LEGO® Ninjago Weekend “Sneak Peek” on Friday, September 23rd, 4 – 9pm (last admission at 7pm).
Venue closes at 3:30pm (last admission 1:30pm) on Friday, September 23rd to prepare for our exclusive Annual Pass Member sneak peek event!

 Teacher Night! (September 28) - Calling all Teachers! On 9/28, from 4 - 7pm, we’re introducing our all new Teacher Planning Nights! You and a guest (adult or child) are able to come in and explore all of the fun and educational elements that we have available!
Teachers may bring one guest (adult or child) - additional tickets may be purchased
RSVP - one week prior to the event is required for admission


     On September 16th  it is the Inaugural National Parent & Child Play Day in all the Legoland Discovery Centers in the USA, Buy your tickets between now and Sept 16th for the event and Parents go free!  Legoland is trying to spread awareness that child THRIVE when they have fun interaction with their children on a regular basis. This is a day that will not only bring fun to the whole family but remind everyone to stop drop and have fun! 

   For more information please visit their official website!