It’s almost here, our fabulous fall Mamas Expo. Come join us this weekend September 22-23 at Museum of the Moving Image in Queens. Open to all parents, expectant moms and children Pre-K to Pre-Teen, attendees will receive an exclusive look at all of the new resources available to make sure they are in-the-know. Find out about the best services, specialists and products from finding new local classes and schools to the best innovative products and retail stores in the tri-state area.
- Kid Friendly Films in the Museums Screening Rooms;
- Shopping and discounts from the hottest retail companies in NYC and beyond;
- The opportunity to speak one-on-one to representatives from top vendors and local businesses;
- All day access to The Museum of the Moving Image;
- And much more…
We’ve been highlighting our sponsors over the last few weeks (see our post on our partners like Click and Improve, The Zoos, Dolphin Organics and more and our last post featuring partners jetBlue, Music Together, Dreamnastics and others). Check out some of the vendors below who you’ll meet at the Mamas Expo, and don’t forget to bring an eco-friendly bag to carry samples and gifts!
Hartlyn Kids – Hartlyn Kids books provide an authentic look into regions around the world — each is written by a local author. Hartlyn Kids offers children a unique way to keep track of their “travels” by including a passport stamp with every book. After reading the book, the child has officially “visited” that country and can collect the stamp in a Hartlyn Kids passport. Read our full post on Hartlyn Kids.
Little Pim – Little Pim is an award-winning foreign language learning series for young children that features a unique Entertainment Immersion Method® which combines animation and real kids to teach simple words and phrases for everyday activities. Languages include Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Italian, Arabic, English ESL, English ENG, Japanese and Russian. www.littlepim.com
Long Island City YMCA – Long Island City YMCA hosts numerous classes, programs and activities for all ages. The center focuses on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Long Island City YMCA works side-by-side with its neighbors throughout the five boroughs to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Read our full post on the Long Island City YMCA.
Queens Botanical Garden – Queens Botanical Garden is an urban oasis where people, plants and cultures are celebrated through beautiful gardens, unique educational programs and environmental stewardship. Read our review about this hidden gem that was created as part of the 1938 World’s Fair in Queens.
Ritzy Glitzy Girlz Club - New York City’s Most Fabulous Glamour Spa Parties for Lil Divas! The Club specializes in Girly Glamour and takes pride in making sure your Little Princess and her BFFs feel fabulous in every way. Its Glam Squad will show up at your door with all the Glitz and Glam to pamper your Little Divas from head to toe. Give your Little Princess the best “New York City Style” Glamour Spa Party Ever! www.ritzyglitzygirlzclub.com
The Cage – If you have children interested in baseball, softball or soccer, The Cage is a training facility to help them improve their skills. The offer clinics and summer camps for kids aged 6 through high school. There are two groups for the Kids Soccer Zone, which break down for ages 4-6 and 6-9. Because this facility is indoors, kids can practice rain or shine! www.thecagenyc.com
UrbanSitter – Founded by four busy parents, UrbanSitter is an online resource where parents go to find and book babysitters recommended by people they know whether you’re looking for the occasional sitter, full-time nanny, or last minute help. Search sitters by date and time, book jobs, and even pay online—it’s quick, easy and efficient. Read our post about UrbanSitter’s Handbook for Family Road trip Survival.
Note: The Mamas Expo is free with the paid museum admission at the Museum of the Moving Image – $12 Adults, $6 Kids age 3-17.
By Maria Adcock