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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Scooby Doo Live Musical Mysteries Tarrytown May 15th #GiveAway

Scooby Doo Live Musical Mysteries Tarrytown May 15th

Main Street Mama is happy to announce  Scooby Doo Live Musical Mysteries Tarrytown  May 15th #Giveaway. Our family loves Scooby Doo and were very excited to learn this great Live show would be in our own backyard in just a couple of weeks. What we love about Scooby Doo the most is that it not only brings my childhood favorites to main man , but it teaches children about processing the facts, coming to a conclusion and how to work together to find the answer or in Scooby’s case solve the Mystery!

Join Scooby and The Gang

Join Scooby and The Gang

The much-loved Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. Gang take center stage in an all-new family musical, Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries, presented by Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Life Like Touring.  Featuring everyone’s favorite characters from one of television’s longest-running animated series, Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries is set to thrill audiences here at the Music Hall. In this exciting new production, Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. Gang have been called upon to help solve an epic mystery.  A trouble-making ghost is haunting a local theatre and Shaggy, Fred, Daphne, Velma, and Scooby-Doo are on their way in the Mystery Machine to crack the case. With crazy ghosts, perplexing puzzles, and an abundance of Scooby Snacks, it’s Scooby-Doo and friends at their best, travelling across the country, solving mysteries wherever they go!

With 2 great shows to choose from you and your family can join in the fun. Ticket Prices start at $29.00 and for just $59.00 your child can have a VIP Meet and Greet Experience.  To purchase Tickets or for show time information visit Tarrytown Music Hall.

Main Street Mama is happy to announce a giveaway family 4 pack of tickets to one of the shows on May 15th.

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Contest End on May 5th at 11:59pm Winner will be notified by email on May 6th and have 24 hours to respond.


**Disclaimer** Main Street Mama has received family 4 packs for giveaway purposes only. No other compensation was received for this post. All opinions are that of Main Street Mama and we love Scooby Doo Live Musical Mysteries and hope you do too!

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester to Launch Monthly Event for Adult Fans

Exclusive Evenings for Adult LEGO Fans to Take Place First Thursday of Every Month at Legoland Discovery Center Westchester!

In sharing the unique and interactive experiences offered at the just launched LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester with adult LEGO® fans, the indoor attraction today announced the launch of its first monthly Adult Fans of LEGO (AFoL) Night, taking place on Thursday, May 2 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (admission is from 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.) at Ridge Hill in Yonkers.  The new monthly event is only open to adults (18 years and older) and allows guests to experience the attraction while enjoying special events and activities tailored to adults. 

“As a children’s attraction, it is LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester’s policy to only admit adults who are visiting with a child,” said Chris Mines, General Manager of the attraction.  “Our monthly event is an ideal solution for providing access to adults who grew up playing with LEGO bricks, are still passionate about all things LEGO and would like to experience the attraction.”

 Beginning with the event on May 2, the adults only evenings will take place the first Thursday of each month (with no event in July as the first Thursday falls on July 4) and feature tailored activities and events that Adult Fans of LEGO will enjoy, including a LEGO building contest with special prizes being awarded, as well as a cash bar with beer, wine and select mixed drinks.  Future events may also be developed around specific themes or feature special guests and exhibits.

Of course, guests will also get to enjoy the attraction’s range of educational and interactive experiences, including its 4D cinema, 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 LEGO bricks.


Tickets to the adult evenings are available online at for $18 (plus tax); and at the door the day of the event from 7-7:30 p.m. for $22 (plus tax).  For more information, call 866 243-0770 or visit the evening’s Facebook event page.

**Disclaimer Main Street Mama was not compensated for this post.

Earth Day Round Up Westchester & Bronx FUN Events

Main Street Mama is pleased to have a guest blog from Angela Seda-Porcelli from @mommytobeeny



This year the Earth Day theme is ‘The Face of Climate Change’ as we celebrate the 43rd anniversary by encouraging people to join in the next “billion acts of green” across the world. Join us at these local Bronx and Westchester Earth Day events:

Earth Day Westchester 2013 at Kensico Dam, Valhalla
Friday April 19 from 10am-4pm
Kensico Dam Plaza, at the north end of the Bronx River Parkway
Free event – there will be exhibits, bands, prizes, awards and a farmer’s market!

Flags and Kites Day at Wave Hill, Bronx
Saturday, April 20 10am-1pm
Showing children how to make simple kites and flags to celebrate Earth Day from plastic bottles.

Westchester’s Ridge Hill Family Bike Day, Yonkers
Sunday April 21
10am–12pm (location: Town Square) Register for Family Bike Day. The first 100 kids who register get a free t-shirt! Meet at Town Square.
10am–12pm (location: Market Street) Free bike lessons from pro-cyclists. The pros will also help with bike sizing and teach kids hand signals and the rules of the road.
12- 1pm (Location: Market Street) Kids bike sprints grouped by age: 5-6; 7-8; 9-10. Kids can win medals too.
10am–2pm (Location: Town Square) Free helmet fittings and bike adjustments from REI
You can also donate your old bike and meet Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano who is collecting bikes for the needy.

“Forever Green” program at Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
Sunday April 21 10am–1pm (rain or shine)
Registration begins at 9:30 near the track. You will be assisting with a variety of projects such as planting, weeding, and shoreline clean-up, sponsored by The Girl Scouts of Greater New York

“Kids’ Beach Exploration Program” at Orchard Beach, Bronx
Sunday April 21 at 1pm.
Work with park rangers to learn and explore the nature, meet at Section 2.

Earth Day Celebration at Greenburgh Nature Center, Scarsdale
Sunday April 21 1-3:30PM
Spruce up their grounds, prepare garden beds, clear trails and more. Learn about sustainability practices from naturalist staff. Free visit to the Animal Museum for all Earth Day volunteers.
Call 914-723-3470 to reserve your spot.

Earth Day Poster Contest by Main Street Pediatric Dentistry, Tuckahoe
Now – Friday April 26, All entries due in the office 4/26. They will pick 3 winners of the poster contest, prizes to be announced. Posters can be free hand for younger children. Please stop by the office and pick up a template.

3rd Annual Earth Day Event, White Plains
Saturday, April 27 12-4pm.
Downtown White Plains at Mamaroneck Ave.

Everyday should be Earthday!

**Thank you Angela for all this useful and great information.  Angela works for MAS Inc, and works with Sponsor Relations. Angela resides in Westchester with her husband and 2 beautiful daughters.


 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.



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 .



If you child is like main man then LEGOS are a big part of your everyday lives. When we first heard the news that LEGOLAND Discovery was going to open up at RidgeHill in Yonkers we were beyond excited and we have looking forward to opening day on March 27, 2013. LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester has Launched a search and they are Calling All Mini Model Builders in the tri-state area to join their junior construction panel. The Panel will consist of 12 youngsters (ages 6 – 12) to serve as ambassadors for the attraction throughout the year and work alongside/consult with its Master Model Builder to help finish plans for new LEGO models, provide input on what features could be added and best of all, give their seal of approval when the attraction opens March 27.

LEGOS Fun For Girls & Boys

If selected to the panel, winners will receive a special “box of imagination,” an annual pass to the attraction and work alongside LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester Master Model Builder Mike Tocidlowski, to help finish plans for new LEGO models, provide input on what features could be added and best of all, give their official approval when the attraction opens this spring. In addition, the school with the most entries for the Junior Construction Panel will also be entered for a chance to win a visit from Master Model Builder Mike Tocidlowski.

Chris Mines, General Manager of LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester said,  “Children are ideal consultants for providing feedback in shaping the experience their friends will enjoy at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester.  The panel gives kids the opportunity to work with Mike, express their creativity and input and give their seal of approval on the attraction.”

If you child wants to apply for a spot on the panel  here is how:


  • With the help of a parent, guardian or teacher, MINI model builders will create a brief news report video, no longer than 90 seconds, about why they are the area’s biggest LEGO fan or about a LEGO model they’ve built.


  • All videos should start with the line, “My name is (INSERT NAME) and I am a LEGOLAND Discovery Center MINI model builder and I want to be on the Junior Construction Panel because…”


  • The video should be uploaded to YouTube and the MINI model builder’s information, including the name, city and state of the MINI model builder’s school; the parent, guardian or teacher’s email address; and the YouTube URL of the video, should be filled out on the form at on LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester’s Facebook page.


Junior Builders will be judged on creativity, enthusiasm for LEGO and their LEGO models. Entries must be received by Tuesday February 19, 2013. For more details visit their Facebook page
Wishing all fans of Main Street Mama who enter lots of luck and let us know so we can cheer you on.
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester is a $12 million, 32,300 square-foot indoor attraction featuring more than 3 million LEGO bricks, geared towards children ages 3-10 and their families.  Its range of interactive attractions will include hands-on play areas, a 4D cinema, master classes led by Master Model Builders, two LEGO rides, special party rooms and MINILAND — the venue’s signature re-creation of landmark locations and buildings throughout Westchester County and New York City, made entirely out of LEGO bricks.
Disclaimer: Main Street Mama received no compensation for this post and is truly excited about this coming to our neighborhood!