In Transit On Broadway A Capella Musical

In Transit On Broadway

If you follow along with us on Social Media you know we are a  Broadway Family.  When Broadway Wiz reached out to us to review , In Transit  A Cappella Musical.We immediately said YES! The musical set in New York City that chronicles the lives of 11 different people.

The baseline set by Boxman (Chesney Snow), for thinking outside of the box, creates a continuation foundational heartbeat  for the entire performance and the connection between each of the characters.

In Transit is a Must See

In Transit is a Must See

The 11 member ensemble did a great job of creating the effect of a full orchestra in the non-existent orchestra pit. Each of the characters had their own individual story-line that the audience could resonate with.  Whether it is our own story, that of a friend or family member, or even just something we witnessed within society.

 Ali (Erin Mackey), the girl who dropped everything and moved cross-country for a boy.
Trent (Justin Guarini) and Steven (Telly Leung), a gay couple struggling with the acceptance of their life choices from friends and family, especially from Trent’s Mom (Moya Angela).

Nate (James Snyder) the overall well liked guy who makes one mistake and everything falls out from underneath him.

Jane (Margo Seibert) the wanna-be actress who moves to NYC but lives the life of a temp to pay the bills until an audition works in her favor.

Amazing Set In Transit

Amazing Set In Transit

The show portrays lifestyles that each one of us could relate to. In Transit shows us that we are not alone in the our lifes journey.  I was able watch each character through the various obstacles of life.  Watching them intertwine  their life paths as each story-line unfolded. Sticking by one another and not giving up on your dreams, but doing what you have to, so you can do what you love. The subtle one liners , pop-culture, and everyday references kept the performance fresh and relevant.

In Transit is playing at Circle In the Square , 235 W 50th Street

To purchase tickets call 212-239-6200 or click here 

*Disclosure: Main Street Mama was provided a ticket for review purposes

New York Hall of Science Summer Fun

New York Hall of Science Summer Fun

Living in NY we sometimes forget that their are so many fun activities within our own backyards. New York Hall of Science offers Summer Fun.

New York Hall of Science offers a hands-on approach that explains science, technology, engineering and math programming to children of all ages.

New York Hall of Science

New York Hall of Science

Their permanent exhibit, Connected Worlds, is a fully immersive, digitally rendered, full of interactive displays. Visitors explore the interdependence of six environments and interact with creatures, trees and plants within each atmosphere. Through gestures and movements, visitors can learn the core principles of sustainability and see the impact of human decisions on the environment.

Visit today for an immersive experience!

Interact, Collaborate , Play

Interact, Collaborate , Play

Main Street Mama will receive passes for review in exchange for a review after our visit.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Kids Week 2015

INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM

ANNOUNCES 2015 KIDS WEEK

If you live in New York you know there is nothing like exploring our own great city anytime of the year. We enjoy making a day in New York City , showing main man the culture, sites, visiting favorite restaurants and of course throwing in a bit of education and history.

During February StayCation break we try to plan as many visits to NYC as possible. When we first hears of Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Kids Week 2015 we all agreed this is something that has been on our family bucket list. I visited the Intrepid many years ago and what better way to reconnect with my youth than to revisit and see it through the eyes of my son.

 

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will host their annual Kids Week from Monday, February 16 – Saturday, February 21.  During Kids Week, children will have the opportunity to participate in dozens of fun, educational and interactive activities the whole family will enjoy.

USS Intrepid

USS Intrepid

 

This year, Kids Week will explore the theme of flight.  From the science of aviation to sustaining life in outer space, each day will offer unique opportunities for discovery.  Kids can learn how to grow food in space, create their own telescopes, and master the physics of aviation while making a perfect paper airplane. Families can learn about the stars in our pop-up planetarium, watch exciting science demonstrations or get an up-close look at live birds of prey. Explore high-flying science with workshops, screenings, and a host of special guests including NASA engineers, space scientists, aviators, and children’s book authors.

 

All Kids Week programming is free with Museum admission. Visit Intrepid Kids Week for full Schedule!

 

           DATES:                                 Monday, February 16 – Saturday, February 21

            TIME:                                    Programs run from 10:00am–5:00pm daily

            COST:                                    Free with price of admission

            LOCATION:                         Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

                                                            Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue)
Manhattan

 

All week, Intrepid Museum staff will lead live interactive educational demonstrations, pop-up planetarium presentations, guided family tours, fun-filled aircraft scavenger hunts, and free raffles and giveaways.  Each day will also include “Meet the Scientist,” where kids will have the opportunity to meet real-life scientists and talk to them one-on-one about their work and what inspired them to pursue a career in science.

 

Dates and times are subject to change.  For the most updated Kids Week schedule, please visit www.intrepidmuseum.org.

Kids Week at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is proudly supported by Coca-Cola.

**Disclaimer** Main Street Mama will receive a family four pack of tickets in exchange for this post. All opinions are true as we love to explore NYC

@RinglingBros Circus XTREME GiveAway

@RinglingBros Circus XTREME GiveAway

Long before the days of Social Media  we had to depend on TV, Radio and print ad’s for the entertainment news. One Family tradition  we didn’t need the news for and when January rolled around excitement built for The Greatest Show on Earth. The time of year that we started seeing advertisements for Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus! We have taken our son each year since he was one years old and @Ringling Bros Circus Xtreme is where we are headed next for Family Fun.

Tickets for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents CIRCUS XTREME start at $30. Tickets pricing is subject to change based on market demand.  All seats are reserved, and tickets are available by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. For group rates and information, call 844-844-2121.

Enjoyed the video enter our giveaway !!

One Lucky Reader of Main Street Mama will receive a family four pack of tickets to one of the following opening nights!

Barclays Center, Brooklyn – February 19

or

Nassau Coliseum, Long Island – March 4

or

Prudential Center, Newark, NJ – March 12

or

IZOD Center, East Rutherford, NJ – March 18

Disclosure Main Street Mama and My Main Men are Xtreme fans of @RinglingBros and we know Circus Xtreme will not disappoint. We will receive a family four pack of tickets to an opening night performance in order to facilitate a review.
Winner will be notified via email once entry is verified. Winner will have 24 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.
Good Luck !!

Monster Jam 2015 Tickets on Sale NOW #Giveaway

Monster Jam 2015 Tickets on Sale NOW #Giveaway

Main Street Mama is happy to be working with Feld Entertainment and in sponsoring this giveaway for a prize of a family 4 pack of tickets to attend Monster Jam 2014 in East Rutherford NJ or Uniondale NY.

This is always a favorite time of year for the Main Men in my life. Once the holiday hustle and bustle is over they know is time for Monster Jam. During the holiday Season Feld Entertainment announced that Monster Jam 2014 Tickets are on Sale NOW! Not only are we excited to go , but we are happy to have a #Giveaway for our readers!

Not familiar with Monster Jam, WELL you are definitely misses TONS of FUN!

Some FUN Facts about Monster Jam Trucks

Standing at 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, Monster Jam trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, Monster Jam trucks generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Monster Jam trucks can fly up to 130 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 35 feet in the air.

Monster Jam, sanctioned by the United States Hot Rod Association, is the most popular monster truck tour, performing to over 4 million fans annually at the most prestigious arenas and stadiums throughout the world. Monster Jam shows consist of three main fan-favorite elements – the pit party, racing and freestyle. The pit party gives all fans a chance to meet the stars of Monster Jam up-close while taking pictures and getting autographs.

The events will feature some of the most popular Monster Jam trucks in the circuit, including Grave Digger, El Toro Loco and Mohawk Warrior, along with the newly created Dragon and Be Aware.

Everyones Favorite Grave Digger

Everyones Favorite Grave Digger

Interested in seeing Monster Jam 2015 when it comes to our area in Rutherford New Jersey January 30th and 31st or in Uniondale NY February 6th and 7th. Tickets are available for the whole family with $10.00 seats for kids. Tickets can be purchased at either box office or by visiting Ticketmaster.com .

Be sure to inquire about the pre-Pit Party available for an additional ticket price.

 

 

** Winner will be verified for tasks and has 24 hrs to respond to email. If no response a new winner will be chosen**

We Experienced… Experience THE RIDE Holiday Edition

We Experienced… Experience THE RIDE


A few months back I wrote a post Experience The Ride – Part Show, Part Tour Total Entertainment. With this past weekend being Thanksgiving weekend, we had a lot of out of town guests visiting us. When our cousins come from Pennsylvania we try to do at least one NYC tourist attraction with them This trip We Experienced… Experience The Ride Holiday Edition!

Main Man & I excited to Board The Ride Holiday Edition

Main Man & I excited to Board The Ride Holiday Edition

After a day of touring the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, our next and last stop of the day was to Experience The Ride. 17 YES 17 of us were greeted by Janelle , Jeanel and Matt as we approached our large traveling stadium seated bus. They were extremely friendly and knew that they should be expecting a party of 17. They had saved the back row for us, which allowed for optimum viewing.

Once we were seated our on bus guides, Stuart and Julie got the full bus pumped to Experience THE RIDE! Our tour was holiday based. The ride which is tricked out with LED lights, windows from floor to ceiling so you have a panoramic view of the city as I had mentioned previously the stadium seating allows for not a bad seat on The Ride.

Zachary celebrating his 6th Birthday won The Ride Quiz

Zachary celebrating his 6th Birthday won The Ride Quiz

All I Want for Christmas on the Sax playing in the streets of Manhattan

All I Want for Christmas on the Sax playing in the streets of Manhattan

Julie, Stuart and The Ride provided us with a guided tour that provided the atmosphere of a comedy show. There humor, knowledge and fun facts about NYC made The Ride fun while traveling the NYC streets.  They even played a game with us called The Ride Quiz which kept everyone on their toes. When we were not being entertained by The Ride we were treated to entertainers throughout NYC . Since we were on the Holiday Edition of the ride our sidewalk interactions were well Holiday based. We started out in Times Square where we were treated to an early new years celebration. During The Ride, we experienced all the holidays December had to offer. We finished our tour with a good ole NY NY group sing along. I would love to share all We Experienced during our Experience The Ride Holiday Edition, but why spoil it. Experience The Ride Holiday Edition is the perfect gift for the people on your holiday list who have everything!

Tickets are easy to purchase simply visit The Ride and book yours today. Gift certificates are also available!

**Disclosure** Main Street Mama was provided with tickets to review The Ride, since we were a group of 17 strong we did purchase additional tickets.

Family Experiencing The RIde Holiday Edition. What a great holiday excursion!

Family Experiencing The RIde Holiday Edition. What a great holiday excursion!

Skylanders Trap Team for Nintendo Wii Giveaway

Skylanders Trap Team for Nintendo Wii Giveaway

Skylanders Trap Team for Nintendo Wii GiveawayHosted by Momma Lew and Co-Hosted by Parenting Healthy

Skylanders Trap Team is one of this year’s hottest new video games. The fourth installment to Activision’s series, players can now choose two ways to play! Find out more about Trap Team and why Momma Lew recommends it here!

One lucky reader is going to win a Skylanders Trap Team Starter Set for the Nintendo Wii (ARV: $79.99). This giveaway is open to US Residents, 18+, one entry per household. Be sure to enter through the giveaway form below until 11:59pm EST on 11/24.

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*Participating Bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment and were not compensated for this giveaway. If you have questions about this giveaway or would like to have your brand featured in a giveaway like this please contact reesa@mommalew.com

Welcome the Westchester Knicks to Westchester #giveaway

Welcome the Westchester Knicks to Westchester

It is with great pleasure that we Welcome the Westchester Knicks to Westchester , And we have a #giveaway for you!

Who are the Westchester Knicks? Well, The Westchester Knicks are an American professional basketball team of the NBA Development League. The Westchester Knicks are scheduled to begin play in for the 2014-15 season as an affiliate of the New York Knicks in the NBA.

The original old court from MSG

The original old court from MSG

The Westchester Knicks have  announced today that fans can see their hometown team for the first time, as they host a preseason game at the Westchester County Center on Monday, November  10, 2014. The game scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m, is a great way to spend the night before a non -school day. The Westchester Knicks will take on the Delaware 87ers, who are the NBA Development League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers. 


Fans can follow the Westchester Knicks on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to receive updates for individual ticket on-sale dates. 

Run don't Dribble and get your tickets NOW!

Run don’t Dribble and get your tickets NOW!


The Westchester Knicks will open their regular season home opener at the Westchester County Center on Wednesday, November. 19th against the Canton Charge, the NBA D-League affiliate of the Cleveland Cavaliers. 

Inaugural Season Tickets and Partial Plans are on sale now. For Westchester Knicks ticket package and group ticket information, visit westchesterknicks.com or call (914) 559-6889. 

Main Street Mama is please to be able to offer a family 4-pack of tickets to the November 10, 2014 game to one lucky family!

**Disclaimer** Main Street Mama was given tickets to the pre-season game in exchange for this post and giveaway. We are a NY Knick loving family and Welcome the Westchester Knicks to Westchester!

The Wizard of Oz at Westchester Broadway Theatre #giveaway

The Wizard of Oz at Westchester Broadway Theatre #giveaway

Last Night my family and I ventured just a few minutes South to see The Wizard of Oz at Westcheter Broadway Theatre (WBT). My husband and I have been to several productions at the Theatre , but this was Main Man’s first experience. In his seven years he has seen several Broadway plays. I was not sure what his thought would be to have “dinner and a play”, WELL, He loved it!

Westchester Broadway Theatre which  just produced it’s 185th musical with The Wizard of Oz is celebrating it’s 40th anniversary. This makes it  the longest running year round Equity theatre in the history of the state of New York. 

Our meal which included a variety of fabulous  dining choices , offered two new choices for dinner which include Pretzel coated chicken and Bacon covered Meatloaf. Children are also able to enjoy a child friendly meal. Once we finished our dinner we sat in anticipation for the opening act. Once the ensemble appeared on stage we sat on the edge of our seats throughout the entire show. Often finding ourselves signing along.

Devon Perry who plays Dorothy Gale makes her WBT debut in this production, she was remarkably on mark from the character itself to her singing ability. Chris Kind who plays Hickory/Tinman also makes his WBT debut, you wouldn’t know it from the ease in which he played his characters. WBT returning actors Jayson Elliott and Tim Dolan , respectfully as Zeke/Cowardly Lion and Hunk/Scarecrow where amazing supporting characters to Devon Perry.

Chris Kind (Tin Man), Jayson Elliott (lLion) Devon Perry (Dorothy), Tim Dolan (Scarecrow)

Chris Kind (Tin Man), Jayson Elliott (lLion) Devon Perry (Dorothy), Tim Dolan (Scarecrow)

Of course there are The Wizard of Oz favorites, Auntie Em, Glinda the Good Witch, The Wicked Witch and the adorable Munchkins of Munchkin Land. Those children were absolutely fabulous and left my son wanting to know when he could audition.

Oz Ensemble

Oz Ensemble

A great cast needs a creative set design along with creative lighting , sound effects and music. The Wizard of OZ hit everyone of those feats far more than I had imagined it could for this production. Glinda flew through the air, Dorothy’s house pitched during the tornado scene and let’s not forget Toto played by Nigel the dog along with his Animal Trainer William Berloni were phenomenal. Much of this better than I have viewed on Broadway itself.

The Wizard of Oz runs from now until September 21st 2014. It is a must see for the entire family. To purchase your tickets visit the on-line Box Office or visit the box office in person.

Dorothy & Toto

Dorothy & Toto

Main Street Mama wants you to share in our delightful experience. You can win 2 tickets to a Thursday or Sunday Evening performance by entering the Rafflecopter giveaway below.

**Disclosure** Main Street Mama received tickets to review The Wizard of Oz at Westchester Broadway theatre for an honest review and giveaway. Had we not throughly loved it I would not be hosting this giveaway. Good Luck!

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Luna Park Magic In Our Own Backyard

Luna Park Magic In Our Own Backyard

As readers of Main Street Mama know we love to create memories and what better place to create memories then at Coney Island’s Luna Park, where magic is in our own backyard. With my husband and I being on different work vacation schedules life was made easier by going local and visiting all the attractions close to home during our summer staycations. On our bucket list was a childhood favorite of mine Coney Island and Luna Park. We first took our son to Coney Island when they had thought about closing it when he was only 3 months old, and when they built Luna Park we were thrilled and have visited every summer since .

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With Summer winding down, there is still sometime to create your own family memories. Luna Park is offering a great deal when you buy 1 wristband you get one free, so grab some friends and head on out to Luna Park for a day or night filled with Magic.

Our Family Favorite Ride

Our Family Favorite Ride

One ride I can't wait to go on!

One ride I can’t wait to go on!

My husbands birthday is this weekend and I think we will head to Luna Park to celebrate. Yes Luna Park makes celebrating easy and fun for everyone. Since Great celebrations make life’s special moments more memorable, and Luna Park  in Coney Island is the perfect place to bring together friends and family for an  unforgettable experience. From birthday parties that go beyond expectations to  private parties for every occasion. This New York City amusement space is fully  equipped to meet your specific needs. Whether you are planning an annual summer event or important family reunion, Luna Park delivers the fun, food and excitement you would expect from a world-class amusement space. Buy one wristband Get One FREE at Luna Park in Coney Island Use Code: USFamily  http://lunaparknyc.com/plan-a-visit/park-prices.html

 

Worried that you won’t have time to visit Luna Park before summers end no worries, Luna Park remains open weekends through the end of October and even has some operational hours during the week.

Want more information on Luna Park be sure to “like” Luna Park on Facebook , Check into Luna Park on Foursquare, follow @LunaParkNYC on Instagram and Vine.

 

**Disclaimer** Main Street Mama will receive complementary passes for our family to facilitate a review in exchange for providing my readers information about Luna Park. As readers know Main Street Mama only recommends and reviews attractions we adore and love creating memories at.