Events and Exhibitions

First Visit! My Trip To Disney World
CHAPTER 1, Meeting the Princesses
Yes, I am a middle-aged parent and I just took my first trip to a Disney resort (Disney World, to be exact). (more)

RENT Is Due at Hoboken High
Interviews by Jack Silbert
I’d never actually seen the musical Rent, though I think I’ve heard that one song at least 525,600 times. (more)

A Child’s Christmas In NYC
Many families in the greater metropolitan area take a trip to New York City during the holiday season to share in the spectacle. (more)

My Own Pillsbury Halloween Whoopie Pie Test
It’s Sunday afternoon in New Jersey. (more)

New York Comic Con 2012: Where Batman Meets Felix (And Passion Meets Play)
This was my first trip to New York Comic Con; or for that matter, to any serious comics convention. (more)

It’s the “Century of the Child” at New York’s Museum of Modern Art
In 1900, Ellen Key’s book Century of the Child predicted that the 20th century would see dramatic (and welcome) changes in the life of children. (more)

Events We Love: Summerstage Kids Presented by Disney
If you live in the New York City area, you already know that this city offers an amazing array of free events and performances designed for kids, and few are on the level of Summerstage Kids Presented by Disney, part of the City Parks Foundation Summer Stage series. (more)

And the Winner Is … !
This is Media Darlings’ first Academy Award season and we’ve begun what we hope will become a yearly tradition. (more)

Washington Did More Than Just Sleep Here
The American Revolution in New York City by Maggie Hames
I read that the word of the year should be “occupy,” as in “Occupy Wall Street,” the popular protest in New York City that inspired similar protests around the country and around the world. (more)

Museums That Visit YOU
Virtual Museums That Bring Home the Fun
Not to complain, but it was 17° here last week. (more)

They May Be Comin’ To Your Town!
Theater Recommendations for the Youngest Patrons by Maggie Hames
Has your child been to a play yet? (more)

Welcome to My Manhattan Home by Maggie Hames
Living History in New York City
When you think of New York City, you often think of the high-tech, modern crossroads that is Times Square. (more)

Gardening Fun, Locally Grown and Harvested by Beth Barbaro and Joanna Burgess
Discover the Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Last week we went to the Discovery Garden at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The Friday morning brought kids from schools on last field trips of the year and families with young children. (more)

I Want Your Job! Media Producer, American Museum of Natural History by Maggie Hames and Mindy Weisberger
Mindy Weisberger recently gave us the inside scoop on the Museum of Natural History’s new show—Think BIGGEST: The World’s Largest Dinosaurs—that you can still read right here. It left us wanting to know more! (more)

I Heart the Tinman—“The Wizard of Oz” on Screen and Stage by Maggie Hames and Casey Brienza
Theater Review
The Wizard of Oz has been everyone’s favorite movie since its debut in 1939. We’ve all seen it. It’s one of those rare, ambitious films where the whole is greater than the sum of its admittedly extraordinary parts. (more)

Fly To See This “Peter and Wendy” by Regina Robbins
Theater Review
For as long as I can remember, the well-known characters created by James M. Barrie over a hundred years ago—Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, Captain Hook and the Darling family—have been tangled up with my sense of self. (more)

Think BIGGEST: World’s Largest Dinosaurs Exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History by Mindy Weisberger
Museum Insider Offers a Guided Tour Through This New Exhibit
The American Museum of Natural History just opened their exciting new show, The World’s Largest Dinosaurs, which will be on display through January 2, 2012. (more)