Fortune 52 Honoring our Co-Founder & Mommy’s Links Owner

As many of of you know Main Street Mama is part of a network of creative, classy and professional bloggers who work closely  with our co-founder Jennifer Aurrichio- Nevadomski Owner and Founder of Mommy’s Links .  Jennifer is not only my mentor but one of my best friends. I have known Jennifer for almost 20 years and we are at a point in our lives that now even our families are the best of friends.

A few weeks ago while at dinner with our families, Jen let us know about her upcoming honor. I am beyond thrilled to publicly congratulate Jennifer as she will be featured in Milieu Magazine ‘s March Fortune 52 column.  Fortune 52  features women who show Extraordinary Networking skills and have made a unique contribution on Long Island or maybe a Trendsetter as Jen called in Milieu Magazine.

Jennifer Aurrichio-Nevadomski Fortune 52 Honoree

Jennifer Aurrichio-Nevadomski Fortune 52 Honoree

Jennifer who has owned  Mommy’s Links  since it’s launch in 2002 runs her own network of bloggers in addition to being  a family/marriage therapist. Jennifer who left a job as a social worker will tell you her  main job is enjoying being a mom to four yes four adorable young children.

Born and raised a Bronx girl, Jennifer and her family recently relocated to Long Island. While getting her family ready for the big move, in between packing boxes and registering her children for school she and a group of women from Long Island also known as Long Island Networking Moms hosted Nassau Networking Moms Holiday Expo 2012.

Jennifer never amazes me with her get it done attitude and is someone who I admire and look  to for advice, guidance and laughter. It is only fitting that she has been picked to be among the rest of the women who have received this honor.

Want to read more about Jennifer and congratulate her in her amazing honor visit page 38 of Milieu Magazine March

Check out Page 38

Check out Page 38

My husband and I are more then thrilled that we will be among those  Jen has invited to be her guest as she receives her award in April. My main men and I wish Jen , her very supportive husband Paul and their children many more deserving honors. Proud to know you , Honored to call you a BESTIE! xoxoxo

Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Presents Built To Amaze GIVEAWAY

Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Present Built To Amaze and Main Street Mama are beyond thrilled to offer you a Giveaway that is sure to Amaze you and your family!

Built to Amaze

Built to Amaze

Time and Time again you have heard me say that both my husband and I LOVE making memories with our main man and every chance we get we make new ones or carry on old traditions from our childhoods such as Does your House Smell of Sunday. One tradition that I have carried on with my not only my main man but with my nieces and nephews is Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus , as a child my father would take us every year. Each year we would get a cool lite stick, popcorn, cotton candy. I always dreamed that one day my family would get picked as one of the families chosen to ride in the cars with the circus clowns around the 3 rings.

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This year Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Built to Amaze in the  143rd edition of the Greatest Show On Earth. Surprise and wonder delights audiences with over the top feats of strength, agility and courage. As the momentum builds so does the anticipation, anything can happen when Ringling Bros. Presents Built To Amaze!

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Who knows maybe my circus dream could even come true?

Circus performers from across the globe create the perfect blend of athleticism and bravery, where power meets fearlessness and amazement has no bounds.  Magnificent elephants, ferocious tigers, astonishing acrobats and awe-inspiring aerialists are engineered into one spectacular performance. From the blueprints to the band, the crates to the clowns, the hammer to the high wire, witness the spectacle as we measure out the perfect mix of marvel and majesty in an imagination equation where the impossible comes to life.

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Want to get upclose and personal you and your family could find out how to be a celebrity ringside guest  ! These seats are limited so be sure to purchase them early. Don’t forget to arrive early to participate in the All Access Pre-Show this is one of our families favorite things and even my 17 year old niece loves to get in on the non-stop action!

Looking to purchase tickets for one of the tri-state area’s upcoming shows visit Ticketmaster.com and get yours TODAY! Ringling Bros will be in the tri-state area from February through April 1st at 4 different venues. Where will you see the Greatest Show on Earth?

Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey will be sending one Lucky reader a family four-pack to a show of your choice in the tri-state area!

It could be you so be sure to get in on this giveaway NOW by entering the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Winner will be picked after 12:00am on Monday March 4th. Winner will be notified via email and will have 24 hrs to respond or another winner will be chosen! GOOD LUCK!

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MICKEY’S MUSIC FESTIVAL DISNEY LIVE GIVEAWAY!

Looking for something to do this upcoming spring break… Well look no further Main Street Mama is proud to share an amazing giveaway courtesy from our friends at Feld Entertainment, Mickeys Music Festival another great Disney Live!

Mickey's Music Festival

Mickey’s Music Festival

NEW YORK, NY –– Mickey Mouse and friends rock the world with the stars from The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story in their new touring show Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival.  Disney hits are remixed to the hottest sounds of today featuring hip hop, pop, swing, reggae, rock, country and much more!  The irresistible lineup of performers, including Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy; Ariel, Sebastian and Ursula; Jasmine, Aladdin and Genie; and Woody, Buzz and Jessie; are among the more than 25 Disney stars featured in this jam session fit for the entire family!  You can’t resist dancing, singing, playing your air-guitar and laughing with this band of characters!  Come join them at Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival for a lively concert experience guaranteed to deliver enough rockin’ memories to last a lifetime.

My family LOVES everything Disney and we are beyond excited to be attending the opening night performance and kicking off what will certainly start as an amazing Spring Break!

What to start your family off to an amazing spring break check out the showtimes of all the upcoming Tri-State Area shows:

The Theater at Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza
New York, NY 10001

Ticket Prices: $125.00 / $85.00 / $65.00/ $40.00* / $25.00*
Special Offers: *Kids Tickets $20

Show Times: Thursday, March 21, 2013 7:00PM
Friday, March 22, 2013 7:00PM
Saturday, March 23, 2013 1:00PM & 5:00PM
Sunday, March 24, 2013 1:00PM & 5:00PM
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 1:00PM & 5:00PM
Thursday, March 28, 2013 1:00PM & 5:00PM
Friday, March 29, 2013 1:00PM & 5:00PM
Saturday, March 30, 2013 1:00PM & 5:00PM
Sunday, March 31, 2013 1:00PM & 5:00PM

Nassau Coliseum
1255 Hempstead Turnpike
Uniondale, NY 11553

Ticket Prices: $90.00 / $70.00 / $35.00* / $25.00*
Special Offers: *Kids Tickets $15

Show Times: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 4:00PM & 7:00PM

Westchester County Center
198 Central Avenue
White Plains, NY 10606

Ticket Prices: $120.00 / $80.00 / $60.00/ $35.00* / $25.00*
Special Offers: *Kids Tickets $15

Show Times: Thursday, April 4, 2013 7:00PM
Friday, April 5, 2013 7:00PM
Saturday, April 6, 2013 11:00AM, 3:00PM & 7:00PM
Sunday, April 7, 2013 1:00PM & 5:00PM

IZOD Center
50 State Route 120
East Rutherford, NJ 07073

Ticket Prices: $80.00 / $60.00 / $35.00* / $25.00*
Special Offers: *Kids Tickets $15

Show Times: Sunday, April 14, 2013 1:00PM & 5:00PM

Tickets are available at Ticketmaster or at all area box offices. Want to learn more about Disney Live and all the fun visit www.Disneylive.com

Main Street Mama is proud to offer 1 Lucky Reader a chance to win a Family Four Pack of Tickets 

to OPENING NIGHT at The Theatre at Madison Square Garden on March 21, 2013 at 7:00pm

All you have to do is enter the giveaway on the rafflecopter below.  The giveaway ends on at mid-night on 3/9/13.  Winner will selected at random and be contacted via email and have 24 hours to respond to the email.  If there is no response, another winner be selected.  Be Sure to enter all the options Rafflecopter has to offer to increase your chances of winning! Good Luck!

**Disclosure Main Street Mama was given a family four pack of tickets for giveaway and for review. All opinions are true and that of Main Street Mama!
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Bello Premieres in Bello Mania At New Victory Theater

CIRCUS SUPERSTAR BELLO NOCK PREMIERES HIS FIRST INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION
BELLO MANIA 
AT THE NEW VICTORY THEATER FROM MARCH 15 – 31
BELLO MANIA

BELLO MANIA

Bello Nock, the circus superstar Time Magazine calls “America’s Best Clown,” will amuse and amaze children of all ages as he
performs his unique blend of comic daredevilry in a theatrical setting for his brand new show, Bello ManiaAdding a unique andpersonal touch to the big thrills and laughter audiences have come to expect from their favorite entertainer, Bello will be joined on stage by his daughter Annaleise and supported back stage by his wife, Jennifer, and daughter Amariah. The U.S. premiere of Bello Mania is a true family affair that will perform at The New Victory Theater, 209 West 42nd Street, from March 15-31, 2013.

“I’m really excited about Bello Mania, because I have always wanted to create a show of my own that gives the audience a sneak peek into my world,” said Bello, who will wow audiences with stunts on a sway pole, balance a chair on a high wire and perform tricky trampoline mayhem as only he can do. “Every life has a story and I want to share a little of mine, while doing what I love. Bello Mania is as much about honoring my unique family heritage as it is about bringing thrills and everlasting memories to kids of all ages,” he concluded.

His wife, Jennifer, writes and directs, while daughter Amariah keeps things in line backstage as the production stage manager. Though she won’t be wearing Bello’s signature gravity-defying hairdo, 16 year-old Annaliese follows her father’s footsteps to become an eighth generation performer born to a family of daredevils, ballerinas, equestrians and opera singers.
Born Demetrius Alexandro Claudio Amadeus Bello Nock in Sarasota, Florida, Bello is the most honored modern day circus celebrity.  He is featured in the 2013 edition of the Guinness World Book of Records for the first ever high wire walk over a cruise ship at sea; in 2011, he received the circus world’s highest honor, the Gold Clown (presented by Princess Stephanie of Monaco), at the Monte Carlo International Circus Festival. Bello was the Ringling Museum’s 2012 “Circus Celebrity of the Year,” and in 2009 was the youngest person ever inducted into the Circus Ring of Fame. He’s won the Silver Clown in Monte Carlo, the Gold Lion in Lausanne, Switzerland, the Prix Special in Grenoble, France, and again at the Daidogei World Cup Festival in Japan. Bello has also won the Walt Disney Award for Creative Entertainment.

He spent several years with Mexico’s Circo Atayde before joining the prestigious Big Apple Circus in 2000. He stayed with the company for three seasons, leaving after his final tour, Bello and Friends. Beginning in 2004, he wooed millions as a star of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Circus, becoming the only person in the company’s history to have a production named after him. The show was called Bellobration, and toured the U.S. from 2007-2008.

Bello also designs and builds all of his own stunts and riggings, including the Double Wheel of Steel and the Aqua Trap.  As a self-proclaimed “comic daredevil,” he has hung by his toes under a helicopter flying over the Statue of Liberty, walked a high wire from the NYC Ballet to Avery Fisher Hall, repelled off of Madison Square Garden and ridden an elephant through the Mid-Town Tunnel.

Bello Mania is his first independent production. Performing alongside him is Dave Cox, Zebulon Fricke and Annaliese Nock. The cast is accompanied by a creative team of Jennifer Nock for Direction, David Miller for Set Design, Guido Naus for Musical Direction, Eric Winterling and Kay Torralva for Costume Design and Steve Curtis for Safety and Technical Direction.

Bello Mania is recommended for everyone 4 and over.

For more information and to watch a short video clip of Bello Mania, please click here: http://www.newvictory.org/Show-Detail.aspx?ProductionId=4237

Performance Schedule: 18 performances
Fri                        3/15                        7pm
Sat                       3/16                       12pm and 5pm
Sun                      3/17                       12pm and 5pm
Fri                        3/22                        7pm
Sat                       3/23                        12pm and 5pm
Sun                      3/24                        12pm and 5pm
Wed                     3/27                        2pm
Thurs                   3/28                        2pm and 7pm
Fri                         3/29                        2pm
Sat                        3/30                        12pm and 5pm
Sun                       3/31                        12pm and 5pm

General Ticket Information
Tickets for Bello Mania at The New Victory Theater (209 West 42nd Street) cost $25, $18, $12 and $9 for Members and $38, $28, $18 and $14 for Non-members based on seat locations.

Theater-goers who buy tickets for three or more New Victory shows in the current season qualify for free Membership benefits, including up to 35-percent savings on tickets all season long.  To purchase tickets online, visit NewVictory.org, and to purchase by phone, call 646-223-3010.  The New Victory Theater box office (209 West 42nd Street) is open Sunday and Monday from 11am-5pm and Tuesday through Saturday from 12pm-7pm.

For more information visit New Victory online.

Valentines Day Another Day to Make A Memory

With today being Valentines Day today like any other is another day to make a memory, YET this day I feel makes more memories then we realize.  Valentines Day is a day that teaches little boys early how to treat women and also gives families another reason to celebrate our love for each other.

As I have written time and time again I love themes, parties and any excuse to make a memory. Valentines Day allows all of that and more. I am not speaking of the commercialism of the holiday, I am speaking of time to tell each other you love them. It is also an opportunity to take the time to do something special for your special someone be it friend, teacher, babysitter, or lover!

Main Man has been excited since we ordered POKEMON valentines months ago for his friends, and was relived when I said it was time to FINALLY open them. My son has taken deep pride this year in his valentines and his writing is very clear in addressing them and signing his name. He even made sure to include his best buds with who he does not go to school with and friends who are not in his class along with special chocolates for them as well. He is learning early and I am one proud mama.

POKEMON Valentines and Treats

In our house we celebrate  valentines day with a family dinner that we choose together. This year we have  all chosen pizza since I have to work and it is something we all like. (Friday night I will surprise my big main man with homemade white clam sauce). Big Man is usually on dessert duty and I am curious as to what he will come home with tonight. I have prepared some chocolate covered strawberries which is always a family favorite.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries a Family Favorite

I am a firm believer that a gift should be given that comes from the heart so I took direction from little love as to what he wanted to give his cousins, grandmother, and aunt for valentines day. He asked me to get his cousin Sammi a build a bear gift card, mind you Sammi is almost 17 so I think there is a slight hidden agenda there. Although she did tell him that they could go together if she ever got one. He asked me to take him to get Grandma a cookbook because she cooks for him and should be a chef. He said for his cousin Meira we should get her a bigger closet and more places to hang her clothes so she can respect her room.  He suggested we get everyone chocolate. Nicholas was quick to remind me that I should get  dark chocolate for grandma because that is what she likes.  I was sure to make a visit to 5th Avenue Chocolate Works for some homemade goodies for everyone.

Homemade Chocolate from 5th Avenue for Meira

When its time to exchange our valentines I look forward to everyones smiles of joy as they open there gifts from main man. Main Man has told me that I  am his valentine and he had been shopping with Daddy but it is a big secret! All I keep saying is he is all I want and he makes everyday valentines day.

Build A Bear For Nicholas & Sammi

Gifts for our Babysitter complete with MANI/PEDI

 

KIDZ BOP 23 For Nicholas

 

New memories will be made today from the moment we wake up and so the memory making begins.

Main Street Mama hopes that you and your family have a happy valentines day and make wonderful memories together!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTER WESTCHESTER TO “BUILD” A “BRICK SOLID” STAFF

LEGOLAND® DISCOVERY CENTER WESTCHESTER TO “BUILD” A “BRICK SOLID” STAFF AND HIRE 100 POSITIONS DURING JOB FAIR ON FEBRUARY 15-17 AT RIDGE HILL IN YONKERS

With less than two months to go before its grand opening on March 27, the Lower Hudson Valley and New York City area’s newest family destination, LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester, announced today it is “building” a “brick solid” team and looking to fill 100 positions during a job fair it will host on Friday, February 15 from 2-7 p.m. and Saturday, February 16 and Sunday, February 17 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., on the 3rdFloor of the WestMed Building at Ridge Hill, One Ridge Hill Boulevard.

Chris Mines, General Manager of LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester  said “We are looking for outgoing, enthusiastic and ‘can do’ self-starters who have excellent communication and customer service skills. Applicants should be passionate about all things LEGO®,”  “There are a wide range of opportunities available for everyone from retail, admissions and ride operation to food and beverage, housekeeping and supervisor positions.”

 

Don’t forget to bring your resume

Applicants should bring their resume and any references to be considered, and as on site interviews will be conducted, candidates should plan accordingly .

 

100th Day Of School… Please Pass The Tissues

This week in Kindergarten we are about to embark on 100th Day Of School Celebrations. It was this time last year when we had went to contract on our house  and attended our sneak peak into Kindergarten. I could not imagine my main man would be going into Kindergarten .

1st Day of School

 

 

When the paper came home from Nicholas’ teacher about 100th day activities a tear came to my eyes. ( I know when don’t I cry) Wasn’t it just yesterday we celebrated Back to School ? How could this be possible? Can 1st grade be so close? Is half the school year really over?

 

 

 

 

We were given the task to put 100 of something in a brown lunch bag and write three clues for his class to guess. We thought and thought about what we could do that would not be done and came up with TOOTHBRUSHES.. after all it is National Children’s Dental Health Month, who else would have access to 100 toothbrushes but me and no one would spend $4.00 a toothbrush to bring them into school.

Main Man 100th Day of School

So now that the week has come for the 100th Day of School I am wondering what can we do at home to celebrate? Should I make a special dinner, bake a cake or cookies. Do we even celebrate the 100th day of School at home? I love to celebrate everything that happens in main man’s life but should this be one celebration that only happens in school?

When I Googled 100th day of school, tons of activities popped up on Pinterest that could be used in a classroom but nothing that was done at home.

So Main Mama’s I am wondering do you celebrate the 100th Day of School in your house?

 

**NOTE ** Do to snow the 100th day got pushed until today….

 

Scooby Doo Live Musical Mysteries At The Beacon Theatre Giveaway

Scooby Doo Live Musical Mysteries is coming to the Beacon Theatre February 22 -24th with 8 great shows.

Main Street Mama is pleased to be able to share a giveaway with our readers as well as discount ticket offers!

Scooby Doo Live Musical Mysteries at the Beacon Theatre Feb 22nd-24th

I grew up loving Scooby and friends, when I met my husband I even gave him the nickname of “SCOOBY” ,  main man loves watching it with us and knows it is one cartoon show that is family approved in our house “SCOOBY” even adorns the top of our Christmas tree!

Jeepers! SCOOBY-DOO and the Mystery Inc. Gang have been called in to help solve an epic mystery in New York City.

A trouble-making ghost is haunting The Beacon Theatre and SHAGGY, FRED, DAPHNE, VELMA and SCOOBY-DOO

are on their way in the MYSTERY MACHINE to help solve it!

Scooby Doo Live Musical Mysteries

This hilarious live theater show brings everyone’s favorite animated series to life. Filled with wacky new characters, fantastic songs and outrageous antics, SCOOBY-DOO LIVE! MUSICAL MYSTERIES, presented by Warner Bros. and Life Like Touring, will have audiences on the edge of their seats in traditional Scooby-Doo fashion. See if this time the gang is in over its head!

For a LIMITED ENGAGEMENT of 8 shows February 22nd -24th Scooby and the gang will be at the Beacon Theatre in NYC

Want to purchase tickets visit the Beacon/MSG box office , ticket master or by calling 1-866-858-0008

Great Seats Start at just $30.00 and when you use promo code JEEPERS you could save 25% on tickets

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Disclaimer: Main Street Mama was given a family four pack of tickets in voucher form to be used as a giveaway. Rut Ro no further compensation was received and the views in this post are all of Main Street Mama and not Shaggy!