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The Best of New York in February for Kids

February 6, 2018 in Entertainment | Comments (0)

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The winter can seem long in New York, but there is so much to do to take your mind off how cold and wet you are feeling, that you wont notice. Here is a brief selection of what we think you and your kids should not miss this coming month.

Take your kids to a Broadway show, for free!

On February 27 children 18 years old and under can go to one of several selected Broadway shows for free in the company of an adult with a full-price ticket. The offer is called “Kids Night on Broadway,” and more information is available on the website.

Soap Bubbles Galore

The “Gazillion Bubble Show” has been described as “Enchanting” by the New York Times, and praised by countless others. The performance is a “dazzling display of bubbles” sure to please children and adults thoroughly. Using lasers and an enormous amount of creative artistry, the Yang family members have certainly proven that they are supreme experts in the art of changing simple soap bubbles into something awesome. Go to their website for more details.

How to Get to Sesame Street

From February 9-19 the younger set can be transported to the magical, interactive world of Sesame Street. The audience participates in picking a party theme, and then join in with Oscar the Grouch and Cookie Monster in some sing-a-long singing, building a snowman with Elmo, flap their wings with Big Bird, and enjoy some fun moments with Super Grover. For more information go to the Sesame Street Live website.

The Best of Broadway this Summer

August 25, 2016 in Entertainment,Theater | Comments (0)

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Sholom Aleichem circa 1907

Sholom Aleichem circa 1907

Oh no! Summer is almost over and you haven’t yet done something really spectacular? No need to fret, just go to a Broadway show!

Broadway is one of the unique New York attractions that bring people from all over the world to the Big Apple. Why not indulge yourself and another special someone, or even the entire family?

Here is what is on offer on the Great White Way:


This genre of theater is really what Broadway a household word all over the world. And for very good reasons; the music is phenomenal, costumes and scenery will blow your mind, and the voices will most assuredly send chills up and down your spine. Pick the right show and you will also be treated to some incredible dancing. The choices are varied and many. Here are some of our favorites:

The Lion King: Based on the beloved Disney movie whose story bears a strong resemblance to Hamlet, the staged version of the animated film takes the music, and everything else to a completely new, and incomparable level.

The Book of Mormon: This controversial original play won nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical of 2011, and was nominated for 14.

Fiddler on the Roof: This revival of the iconic 1964 show based on the “Tevye” stories written by Yiddish writer Sholom Aleichem tells the story of love between couples old and young; between parents and children; social and political upheavals at the turn of the 20th century; and done with humor, empathy and lots and lots of heart. In short, its themes are universal and guaranteed to please whatever your ethnic origin.


The Price: This is a revival of a 1968 play written by Arthur Miller, of “Death of a Salesman” fame. The original was nominated for two Tony Awards, and is the story of family dynamics, the price of furniture and also the price of one’s decisions.

Heisenberg: A hit off-Broadway, Heisenberg tells the story of Clare, who notices a “much older than she is” Alex in a crowded London tube station. She spontaneously kisses him on his neck, which sets the stage for the two to engage in a life-changing game.

Photograph 51: See Oscar winner Nicole Kidman perform as Rosalind Franklin, the x-ray crystallographer whose photo allowed Watson and Crick to uncover the structure of DNA. The play focuses on the frantic hunt for the answer to how the shape of DNA transmits the information which carries the secret of life. Written by Anna Ziegler, Photograph 51 is a journey through what is sacrificed for science, love and a place in history.