June 04, 2015

Free Events in NYC

Free Bike Helmet Fitting & Distribution event by NYC Transportation on

Saturday, June 6 from 11:00 am- 2:30 pm 

Bike Bonanaza

Socrates Scupture Park
32-01 Vernon Blvd
LIC, NY 11106

Join DOT, Recycle-A-Bicycle and Bike New York at this bike bonanza for a free, fun activities for the whole family. Come to get fitted for a free helmet, upgrade your child's bike or have your children learn how to ride for the first time, and more. Contact 311 for all questions, including accessibility accommodations. Please provide as much advance notice as possible to allow us to provide optimal access.

Free Learn to Ride a Bike Event

Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Rainey Park              
Vernon Blvd (between 34 Ave & 33 Rd), Paved area north of Park's center.
LIC, NY 11106



June 9th, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

East Francis Lewis Blvd
Rosedale Municipal Parking Lot near LIRR
Queens

Get you car seat checked to make sure it is installed correctly.  

Call 212-839-4750 for an appointment for a free car seat check by a certified car seat technician. Please note: We cannot accept drive-ins. Contact 212-839-4750 for all questions, including accessibility accommodations. Please provide as much advance notice as possible to allow us to provide optimal access.






This Saturday is the 1st of the month and Home Depot holds their kids workshop.  You will build a Load 'n Go Truck craft to create and then take home with you. Along the craft you get an apron, pin and certificate of completion.







Check out your local Lego Store for the free mini model build event which just past on June 2nd.  It is on the 1st Tuesday of each month. They have different events throughout the month so check back often. The next mini Lego build event will be on Tuesday, July 7.


  
FREE ADMISSIONS



New York Hall of Science

Every Friday from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm and Sunday's from 10:00 to 11:00 am
some exclusions apply check before you go.


Museum of the Moving Image

Friday's from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Free for Museum members and children under 3. 


Children's Museum of Manhattan

Free on the first Friday of each month from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Free for children under 12 months.

Free on Thursdays from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
BCM Members and children under the age of 12 months are FREE.  


All of these events are free. You can check each site for more information.  The car seat checks are done throughout the five boroughs. Check the website link for more locations near you. 

May 31, 2015

Set of 2 Salad To Go Cup Review




Salad To Go


Disclaimer: I received this product for free in exchange for an honest review.  QueensNYCMom always provides honest opinions, beliefs or experiences on products reviewed.  This is my personal experience using this product and is my own. We will only recommend products or services that we feel are of benefit to our readers. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. If you have a product and/or want to sponsor a giveaway email Anita at QueensNYCMom(at)gmail(dot)com. 


I like this product as I can use it for other things besides salads.  I can take it to work, school, a picnic, the beach or to a BBQ.  It's that time of year when school is out and people start planning to hang out by the pool, beach or park.  This product can go anywhere you go.  


Salad


This product features a set of 2 cups that are 100% recyclable.  It is BPA free. Comes with a small 2oz container for dressing. (Be careful the small contain does leak. DO NOT over fill it as it is small.) I use the 2 oz container for snacks for my kids. (i.e. cereal, gold fish, small chips).  It includes a plastic fork.  This product keeps your salad crisp and not soggy.  It also keeps your hands clean and is easy to clean. 

Fruit Salad

An easy on the go cup.  I like that it comes as a set of 2.  I can give one to my son and the other to my daughter. If not my kids would be fighting for it. I use these cups when we have long drives.  I can put cereal in the small container and snacks for them to munch on like popcorn, chips, granola, the list is endless. 

You can purchase you own Salad To Go on Amazon



Caillou Helps Out DVD Review



Caillou Helps Out DVD


Disclaimer: I received this product for free in exchange for an honest review.  QueensNYCMom always provides honest opinions, beliefs or experiences on products reviewed.  This is my personal experience using this product and is my own. We will only recommend products or services that we feel are of benefit to our readers. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. If you have a product and/or want to sponsor a giveaway email Anita at QueensNYCMom(at)gmail(dot)com.

As you know from my previous reviews my daughter loves Caillou.  She will soon be turning 4 just like him.  She easily relates to him especially when it comes to helping out.  My daughter's teacher says that she is her biggest helper.  

The adventures included on this DVD are listed below. In one of the stories, “Emma’s Extra Snacks,” Caillou learns that while his friend Emma has diabetes, it doesn’t stop her from participating in all her favorite activities. A new book from Chouette Publishing called “Emma’s Extra Snacks” will be available this fall. The book, published with the American Diabetes Association, includes a poster about Emma and her diabetes.


Ashley watching the DVD

Episodes in this DVD:

Emma’s Extra Snacks
Caillou is confused when Emma is allowed to have extra snacks at preschool. He’s even more confused when Miss Martin explains that Emma has type 1 diabetes. Worried about his friend, Cailloubecomes very protective of Emma, not wanting her to do anything – not even go down the slide!  But when Emma outruns Caillou in a race, he soon realizes Emma’s diabetes isn’t like a cold or flu. It’s something Emma has to live with every day...and she’s doing a pretty good job of it.

Caillou Makes a Meal

High Flyers

The Untidy Classroom

Follow Me

Smooth Sailing

Captain Caillou


This DVD also includes a cool activity booklet. It has pages that you can color with Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood and connect the dots with Rosie. It also has a word search with the Wild Kratts, an unscramble words game with the Dinosaur Train and a counting game with Peg and Cat.   


Activity Booklet

CAILLOU HELPS OUT” DVD will be available on June 16, 2015. The DVD is approximately 60 minutes long and Suggested Retail Price (SRP) is $12.99.  You can purchase this DVD in your local retail store.  Caillou can be found on your local PBS station and on the PBS app for your tablet or smartphone.