LEGOLAND® DISCOVERY CENTER WESTCHESTER OPENS ITS DOORS!

 It was just two short months ago that I had the pleasure of writing that LegoLand Discovery Center Westchester was looking for Mini Model Builders for their Junior construction panel and this past Wednesday they celebrated their grand opening of LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester at Ridge Hill in Yonkers. During the  morning  ceremonies Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, and officials from both  Forest City Ratner Companies and Merlin Entertainments were joined by 13 metro-area schoolchildren wearing yellow hardhats. While everyone looked on  the attraction’s life-size, lovable mascot “Bertie,” smashed through a 7’ x 10’ wall constructed of colorful LEGO® bricks, revealing the entrance to a line of anxious guests waiting to enter.

Members of the Junior Construction Panel in the Yellow Shirts and Hats

Members of the Junior Construction Panel in the Yellow Shirts and Hats

Just the fifth such location in the nation and the first in the Northeast, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester is a $12 million, 32,300 square-foot indoor attraction. The attraction which is geared towards children ages 3-10 and their families.  Legoland has a range of educational and interactive experiences including hands-on play areas, a 4D cinema, master classes led by Master Model Builders, two LEGO amusement rides and MINILAND. The venue’s signature re-creation of landmark locations and buildings throughout Westchester County and New York City, made entirely out of more than 1 million LEGO bricks is simply amazing.

 Bruce Ratner, chairman ad CEO of Forest City Ratnew Companies said “From a very young age children have always had the desire to build—but LEGO bricks and LEGOLAND Discovery Centers have taken things to an entirely new level and the options are as endless as their imaginations.”  With the opening of Merlin’s wonderful and educational LEGOLAND Discovery Center, Ridge Hill enhances its status as a premier regional location for shopping and dining and family entertainment in the great city of Yonkers, in the great county of Westchester, in the great state of New York!

LegoLand is a  fun and educational destination that is also ideal for groups and school trips, providing teachers with a wide range of hands-on learning experiences. LegoLand brings the worlds of math, science and technology to life outside the classroom.

Duplo Village

Duplo Village

 

Yankee Stadium & Citi Field

Yankee Stadium & Citi Field

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

 

Last week Main Man and I had the pleasure of attending a press preview open house. Main man loved everything about LegoLand’s attractions so much so  that he has requested a season pass for his upcoming birthday. A gift that is definitely for the whole family and will be gotten way before May!

Main Main excited to Visit LegoLand

Main Main excited to Visit LegoLand

Interested in purchasing tickets or annual passes, or just want  more information on this great family fun attraction visit LegoLand

Need information on group sales call 866-243-0770.  

Be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter  to be kept up to date on everything happening at LegoLand Discovery Center Westchester.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center is part of the Merlin Entertainments Group.

**Disclaimer Main Street Mama was not compensated for this post. We were invited to attend a press preview prior to opening for review purposes only.

Fruit.0 No Fuss Just Fruit


Once again Main Street Mama is pleased to team up with Tracee from Five Lil Bass In Tow to find out what she thought about this great new product Fruit.0 all the benefits of Fruit with no Fuss!
Do you enjoy Mangos? Pineapples? Pears? I know how hard it is to get your daily need for fruit. Being a full time working mom I do not worry about myself very much. Especially when it come to what I eat. If during my busy day I even remember to stop and eat. So these are the perfect product. Running late, again? Throw one of these neat pouches in your purse, in your diaper bag or even your briefcase. each pouch gives you 80% of your daily needed vitamin C. Both kinds of pouches are 100% fruit! There are no sugars or additives in them. Even the babies loves them! Plus another great thing about these is if you are watching your weight but need to have a nice snack, these are perfect! Check it out, only 100 calories each. Just unscrew the top and squeeze! Tracee says that her 16 year old daughter will go to feed one to the baby and she will catch her snackin on Fruit.0 too. Yes, they are that good. I am truly loving finding all these new products that are actually good for you!

Not a big fan or those fruits? Try the Berries and Bananas flavor. A little something for everyone!

Her oldest daughters favorite was the Berries and Bananas! Her son’s mostly went for the Mango. Maybe it’s a boy thing. We loved them. Great for all ages!!
About Them
Like any busy professionals with demanding jobs, we spend loooong hours camped in our offices with fewer and fewer breaks for proper meals. Of course, vending machines full of candies and jars stuffed with cookies were always around to silence a hungry stomach. The office kitchen would also have some fruit but no one knew when it was brought in and the brown spots on the apple were less reassuring. Our wish was simple. Why can’t we have a healthy alternative snack that tastes good, that is full of nutrition and is prepared in a way that’s easy to carry and enjoy whenever, wherever we needed it? The answer was fruit.0! A delicious, organic fruit snack with none of the artificial stuff. We absolutely enjoy these snacks and we hope you do as well.
Lars and Mike
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Each box of 10 is $24.99. You can purchase from their website or from Amazon.com
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Five Lil Bass In Tow or Main Street Mama were not monetarily compensated for this review. Five Lil Bass In Tow was sent 2 boxes to try and post my honest review.

New Jersey’s Largest Indoor Water Park Sahara Sam’s

Sahara Sam’s is New Jersey’s LARGEST Indoor Water Park – And they take FUN to a whole new level.. Anyone who reads Main Street Mama knows we are family all about FUN and what could be more fun then an indoor water park while there is still a chill in the air?

Looks like  FUN definitely FAMILY FUN

Looks like FUN definitely FAMILY FUN

Sahara Sam’s features a 58,000 Sq. Ft of Splashtastic Fun, SAMAZON Adventure The WORLD’S tallest Ropes Course (an outdoor attraction, included with your waterpark admission!), A 3,000 Sq. Ft Modern Arcade with great prizes – no admission required!, The region’s only Flow Rider indoor surfing simulator, A full-service cafe featuring your favorite snacks, cold soft drinks, and your favorite cocktails or beer.

ANNUAL PASSES – NOW IS THE PERFECT TIME!

After in-depth review of our guest feedback, Sahara Sam’s Oasis released The Annual Pass program. Each guest who holds an Annual Pass receives unlimited visits to the park for an entire year , definitely a purchase that is easy on the pocketbook and fun for the whole family.

 The price of $59.95 is PER PERSON. The passes are non-transferable!

Why purchase a season pass you ask?

  • The annual pass is affordable; it pays for itself after two visits.
  • The annual pass includes both the INDOOR AND OUTDOOR parts of the waterpark!
  • The annual pass can be used anytime. For parents with unique schedules, it’s a relief to know they can take their families to the water park without worrying about admission costs. The pass is also great for baby sitters.
  • It makes no difference when you buy your pass; they are good for an entire year from the date of activation (your first visit).

Want to learn more about their Spring Break Specials? Click here for an amazing offer!

Want more Sahara Sam’s once the weather gets warmer be sure to visit

NEW FOR 2013!

SAHARA SAM’S NEW OUTDOOR WATER PARK!

FUN in the SUN

FUN in the SUN

Sahara Sam’s Oasis is expanding again! The two acre outdoor water park is scheduled for a May 2013 opening. The 5 million dollar outdoor expansion will feature a 25 meter leisure pool (The Blue Lagoon), a children’s splash park (Splish-Splash), a full service bar (The Wipeout), volleyball courts and a 12,000 sq ft wave pool (The Rip & Roll). The project also includes an 8,000 square foot building addition featuring new kitchen facilities, restrooms, expanded party facilities, and a recently opened 350 foot body slide, The Nile Mile.

The Sahara Sam’s outdoor expansion is available at no additional cost to the Annual Pass members or with a standard admission ticket.

 

 **Disclaimer: Main Street Mama will be receiving a family four pack of passes for review purposes. No financial compensation was received. We are just looking forward to a family FUN filled day!

 

In The Heights Westchester Broadway Theatre A MUST SEE!

Since our Sometimes…You Just Need Husband and Wife Time Together Weekend both my husband and I have been going non stop. Tonight we were able to enjoy some Husband and Wife time and stepped out locally and saw  In The Heights at Westchester Broadway Theatre. It is A MUST SEE. Originally scheduled to have it’s last performance this past Sunday, In The Heights has been extended with a second run of shows through April 7, 2013.

In The Heights based on the 2008 Tony Award winning musical, weaves a tale about three days in the life of Washington Heights, a vibrant and tight-knit community at the top of the island of Manhattan. It’s a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music! The unique, and exhilarating score, is a dazzling array of hip hop, salsa, pop, soul, and reggae, including, “When You’re Home”, “It Won’t Be Long Now”, and “In The Heights”.

As the show unfolds, the characters and their intertwined lives are revealed. Usnavi who owns the local bodega where the locals stop each morning for their coffee and daily newspaper. When the regulars realize that a winning $96,000.00 lotto ticket has been sold at the bodega, they dream of what they would do with their winnings should it be one of them.  When Usnavi’s Abuela Claudia reveals she is the holder of the ticket Usnavi and his Abuela dream of returning to the Dominican Republic.

Abuela Claudia the neighborhood matriarch

Abuela Claudia the neighborhood matriarch

 

The neighborhood is changing,  along with Usnavi closing the bodega,  The Rosario’s are selling the car service to pay for their daughter Nina’s college tuition and Daniella is moving the salon because the area rent is just too much to handle. Usnavi can save the corner if his cousin Sonny can help him see he should  stay and invest In The Heights. Will Usnavi change his mind and save their corner In The Heights?

Usnavi in front of his Bodega with a coffee ready for a regular

Usnavi in front of his Bodega with a coffee ready for a regular

Growing up in a small tight knit community in Yonkers where we were the third and final generation to live, In The Heights hit close to home. You should never forget from where you come and how you got where you are. A life lesson in that parents and grandparents make sacrafices to teach us values that wether we realize it or not they are always instilled in us.

If you have not seen In The Heights  run don’t walk to purchase your tickets.   Show times include Sunday matinee (11:45) and evenings (5:15), Wednesday, Thursday , Friday and Saturday evening performances with dinner starting  6:15.  For a full listing of the remaining shows through April 7, 2013 visit the box office online or by calling 914-592-2222 to reserve your stoop In The Heights! General Admission which includes salad, dinner and dessert. Now available at a special price of $59.00 plus tax and gratuity. A night out well worth it! You will leave feeling like one of the neighbors.

**Disclaimer; Main Street Mama received 2 complimentary tickets for this review courtesy of Standing Ovation Studios. All opinions are that of my own and we had a great time. The food, the service and In The Heights were FANTASTIC. We enjoyed the show so much we even purchased tickets for our Abuela Bernice for her birthday.

 

Standing Ovation Studios Presents

Standing Ovation Studios Presents In The Heights

Date Night So Much Fun

Date Night So Much Fun

 

 

 

Safety Tat Child ID Safety Tattoo Giveaway

Main Street Mama is pleased to be working with Tracee and Five Little Bass in Tow for this great giveaway. I was introduced to Safety Tat by my cousin when we went to Disney together 2 years ago. Michaelhad ordered them for all of the kids and knowing my son was tattooed with our contact information while we were in a crowded park made this Main Mama at ease and able to enjoy all Disney had to offer. I know they will be the first thing I am packing for our upcoming Disney trip this spring!

How they began
The idea for SafetyTat temporary child ID tattoos was born of necessity one weekend at an amusement park. On Labor Day Weekend, Baltimore Mom, Michele Welsh and her husband, there with their three small children, felt out-numbered. To stave her panic, she quickly wrote her mobile phone number on each of their arms with a ballpoint pen. As she did this, she thoughtfully explained to each of them the importance of staying close to Mommy and Daddy. She also told them that if they were separated that the number on their arm was a way to reconnect with them.
Throughout the day of fun, Michele had to rewrite the number several times as it smeared or washed off. Several parents in the park stopped her to ask if that was her number on the kids’ arms. Each time, they loved the idea.
The day was a success and the idea for SafetyTat temporary child id tattoos was born.
I LOVE this product! These are great for all children. They are great for the children who have a habit of walking off, children with special needs and children on field trips. I think it would be great to have all schools put these on their students to go on field trips! I felt so much safer today when we went to the indoor activities center. My 5 year old was able to do his thing and still have lots of fun without me following behind him the whole time. The childrens pastor at our church was amazed at these and kept showing them off to people. Now ours had my phone number on them so couldn’t just pass to everyone, but these are definately something we are going to have to look into purchasing. The SafetyTats were very easy to put on. Just take the thin clear film off the top, lay on the arm, and wipe a damp towel over the top till it “bubbles” slightly, removed the back and off you go. So simple. Wouldn’t you want to know that your child won’t have to try to remember your phone number and information? It is soo scary to be lost. I know my kids would be sooo flustered they would not be able to tell some stranger my information. This product insures that the person trying to help your child will be able to find you quickly!

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If you use coupon code FiveLilBassinTow you will receive 10% off an order of $15 or more. Coupon good now through April 1, 2013.
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Five Lil Bass In Tow was not monetarily compensated for this review. I received the original safety tats to try and then write my honest review. This blog is not responsiblle for prize delivery

OOFOS Shoes Giveaway



The OOFOS brand experience is powered by the cutting-edge proprietary material called OOfoam. Our technology is a combination of compound and our patented footbed design. Our unique DNA provides an unmatched OOfeel that’s energy absorbing but that they also help the body recover and recharge
In fact, test results show OOfoam is 37% more impact absorbing than any existing EVA, the most common material found in footwear.
OOfoam technology:
• Absorbs shock to lessen pain
• Reduces fatigue & restores vigor
• Delivers unparalleled cushioning to recharge & rejuvenate your feet.

The first time I tried them on I could already tell the difference between these ones and my regular sandals that I usually wear. They are so comfortable to walk around in and I could barely tell that I actually had them on. I actually ended up having them on most of the day while I went out to the grocery store, came home put everything away and then while I cooked dinner. I can for sure tell you that I did feel a difference in how my lower back felt after cooking dinner while wearing these shoes versus wearing my slippers or regular shoes. I loved how much they helped me feel so good while doing what I was doing.

Something really cool about their shoes too is that they are machine washable, but please dont put them in the drier or expose them to temps over 150 degrees. OOFOS has three differenty styles OOriginal Thongs, OOaah Slide and OOcloog Clog. The Thongs & Slides are priced at $39.95 and the Clogs are $49.95. All of them also come in a variety of colors.
This is what their tag says: Anti Fatigue, Lightweight, Reduced Body Impact, Revolutionary Comfort, Underfoot Support Water Resistant and Machine Washable.

Now some really great new OOFOS has offered to let me do a giveaway. 

If you would like to find out more about them or purchase a pair for your self you can do so by visiting http://store.oofos.com/Default.asp; or go to http://www.oofos.com/find-oofos-stores/; to locate a retailer near you. You also can see visit them by clicking the following buttons below.

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Blu-ray/DVD Giveaway

575049_501057879929822_1788032048_nMain Street Mama is happy to bring readers another fantastic giveaway. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is set to be released tomorrow March 19, 2013 on Blu-Ray/ DVD and we have a copy for one lucky reader!

From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” the first of a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. I personally have not read the trilogy but it is on my to read list, so I look forward to getting a preview of it perhaps on our next family movie night.

The Hobbit J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic adventure follows the journey of Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an amazing quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Sorcerers.

Love The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey so much be sure to check out the blog APP, where you can get more on your favorite characters or test your Hobbit knowledge!

Want to take a chance to win your own copy of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Simply enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below. One lucky reader will be chosen. Giveaway ends on 3-28-13 and winner will have 24 hours to respond or a new winner will  be chosen.
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** Disclaimer: Main Street Mama received no compensation for this promotion/giveaway. All opinions are that of my own. Main Street Mama did not receive a DVD for this post, but looks forward to purchasing it for our next family movie night! Main Street Mama has been provided the Blog App and the material needed for this post by Warner Bros Entertainment. Main Street Mama is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Da Da Daaaaaa Dreamworks Animation’s The Croods

Da Da Daaaaa Last week our family had the pleasure of attending a screening of The Croods at a family Mamarazzi courtesy of The  Moms in NYC. 

3 D Glasses on Ready to Watch

3 D Glasses on Ready to Watch

 

During the 90 minute 3D feature we became part of The Croods family, learning more about Grugg (dad), Ugga (mom), Eep (teenager daughter), Thunk (son) , Sandy (babysister) and Gran. After loosing their cave in what appears to be an earthquake The Croods run into Guy and his sidekick Sloth, Belt. Belt who can’t talk except for his signature sing song of Da Da Daaaaa  help teach The Croods to venture out, rethink their way of living and chase the sun.

 

 

The Croods, A modern day Flintstone Family rocked by the changes in their world, learn many things as a family and about each other during the film. Grugg has to learn to allow his daughter to be independent as she develops a relationship with Guy along the journey. While traveling across the spectacular landscape with fascinating creatures The Croods discover there is more in life then living in hiding.  As a family they learn it is fine to have a good time , make new friends and on the rare occasion break the rules while chasing tomorrow and trying to touch the sun. 

The Natales & Co.. A Modern Family!

The Natales & Co.. A Modern Family!

 

 

 

During the movie you could hear the laughs from both adults and children and that in my opinion says a lot about a family movie in that everyone in the house can relate, even grandparents! Upon talking to other families in attendance we all thought that in one way or another our family was apart of  The Croods family.

When the movie was finished  we were treated to a Q&A with Catherine Keener who plays Ugga and directors Kirk DeMicco & Chris Sanders. Before the Q & A could began Kirk and Chris were presented with the father of the year award for Grugg from the National Fatherhood Initiative.  Keener who admits this was her first animated film, disclosed she chose to do the film because she sees animated films with her own son and has always been fond of the directors work.

Main Man went up to the mic with not exactly a question but to let both Chris and Kirk know that he was happy to see that eventually the colorful cat (Macawnivore), who had been chasing them throughout the movie became nice.  

Main Man at the Mic not the best picture but so proud he had the courage!

Main Man at the Mic not the best picture but so proud he had the courage!

 

In true,  The Moms fashion this Mamarazzi was first class all the way complete with a giant Belt greeting us as we entered the theatre area, popcorn, drinks, stone aged themed candy and  swag but most of all a life lesson about family, fun and creating memories along the way.

The Croods Popcorn

The Croods Popcorn

Lot's of The Croods and Stone themes Candy

Lot’s of The Croods and Stone themed Candy

THANK YOU THE MOMS AND DREAMWORKS ANIMATION

THANK YOU THE MOMS AND DREAMWORKS ANIMATION

**Disclaimer Main Street Mama and family were invited to a family mamarazzi to review The Croods courtesy of The Moms and Dreamworks Animation. All opinions are that of our family we all feel it’s not everyday we get to see an animated movie that we all LOVE!  

Thank you McDonalds, Lowes, Dreamworks Animation, and The Moms for such great gifts!

Thank you McDonalds, Lowes, Dreamworks Animation, and The Moms for such great gifts!

Main Man all smiles

Main Man all smiles

 

 

 

Want to see The Moms up close interview with Kirk, Chris and Catherine click here