• Best Of The Web: January 25-31

    Our Weekly Roundup Of Articles We Love

    By Whitney Casser

    Contributors: Sharon Beesley, Meghan Gearino, Elizabeth Raymond —

    Think pregnancy needs to slow you down? Watch Aimee Roseborrough rock climb at 8 months pregnant and think again! (Huffington Post)

    Comedian and new mom, Ahna Tessler, was shunned by “Funny or Die” after posting a skit of herself breast feeding her newborns. Justified? Check it out and decide for yourself. (NY Times)

    Is honesty really the best policy? Read as one mom explains the benefits and necessities of lying to your children… (CNN)

    Feeling a little sluggish with your new found pregnancy weight? Need a good laugh? Check out these awesomely awkward pregnancy photos. (iVillage)

    Start minding your Ps and Qs! Travel and Leisure just named NYC the rudest city in the USA. Thank you and have a nice day! (Travel and Leisure)

    Dino Day Care! A 190-million-year-old nursery (the oldest nesting site found to date!) was discovered in South Africa. (CBS News)

    While some think there will never be another Steve Jobs, parenting.com tells you how to raise your kid to become the next computer guru. (Parenting)

    Do men really strive for a son, while women pine for a daughter? Yes, according to a study by the journal Open Anthropology. (TIME)

    Picky eaters, rejoice! Sweet potatoes are yummy and colorful (which kids love), and can be served with almost any meal. (Perezitos.com)

    Teaching discipline, or horrible torture? A Brooklyn school policy limits children three bathroom breaks a week. (MSNBC)

    Check out this interview with Design Mom Gabrielle Blair. This blogger mommy of six discusses adoption, baby names and, of course, designing! (Marginamia)

  • Calendar

    The 33rd Annual Downtown Dance Festival At Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park

    Dance lovers should check out this diverse festival in lower Manhattan. Featuring dance genres ranging from Indian dance to tap... [more]

    Stomp

    This eight-person ensemble creates music with everyday items; no real instruments allowed. It’s all about dance, rhythm, and creativity. Children... [more]

    The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway

    Broadway’s longest-running show, based on the horror novel in which a deformed composer haunts an opera house, still delivers romance,... [more]

    Fringe Jr. At The Theater At 14th St. Y

    FringeNYC, the largest multi-arts festival in North America, has special kid-friendly productions in the form of FringeJR. “Peter Pan and... [more]

    Bessie’s Big Shot at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

    Based on the acclaimed PuppetMobile show of the same name, Bessie's Big Shot follows Bessie the Cow as she attempts... [more]

    Aladdin on Broadway

    This classic Disney film's Broadway musical adaptation has received rave reviews and numerous Tony nominations. Featuring additional new songs and... [more]

    Central Park Conservancy Film Festival At Central Park

    Grab a picnic and blanket to celebrate New York's iconic role in cinema at the Central Park Conservancy Film Festival, starting... [more]

    Newsies The Musical on Broadway

    Based on the Disney movie and the real-life newsboy strike, this show focuses on a group of newsboys who fight... [more]

    Matilda the Musical on Broadway

    Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book, Matilda, has arrived on Broadway in an all-new musical. “Matilda” is the story of a lively, highly imaginative... [more]

    9th Annual Shorebird Festival At Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

    Bird lovers will want to check out this annual Shorebird Festival, which takes place at peak shorebird migration time in... [more]

    Wicked on Broadway

    The prequel to The Wizard of Oz, this popular show focuses on the history of the Wicked Witch of the West. Highly... [more]

    Stomp

    This eight-person ensemble creates music with everyday items; no real instruments allowed. It’s all about dance, rhythm, and creativity. Children... [more]

    Fringe Jr. At The Theater At 14th St. Y

    FringeNYC, the largest multi-arts festival in North America, has special kid-friendly productions in the form of FringeJR. “Peter Pan and... [more]

    The Lion King on Broadway

    This Disney movie has been a Broadway hit since it opened in 1997. Between the elaborate costumes, colorful makeup, comedy,... [more]

    Gazillion Bubble Show

    This interactive show for all ages combines lasers, lights, and bubbles of all shapes and sizes. Audience members can even... [more]

    Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs at American Museum of Natural History

    Take a walk back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth. In AMNH's latest exhibit, Pterosaurs: Flight in the... [more]

    Art Adventure Mondays At The Jewish Museum

    Explore the galleries of the Jewish Museum with stories, sketching, and exciting themes each week.... [more]

    The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway

    Broadway’s longest-running show, based on the horror novel in which a deformed composer haunts an opera house, still delivers romance,... [more]

    Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs at American Museum of Natural History

    Take a walk back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth. In AMNH's latest exhibit, Pterosaurs: Flight in the... [more]

    Blue Man Group

    This literally blue trio combines theater, art, and technology into a fascinatingly original performance that’s hard to describe. It’s recommended... [more]

    Cinderella on Broadway

    Originally produced for television in 1957 and starring an up-and-coming Julie Andrews, this Rodgers & Hammerstein musical made its Broadway... [more]

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