Summer fun

Don’t know what to do with the kids July 4 weekend? I found some fabuLyss activities you will all enjoy! A diva must-see is obviously the fireworks. The Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks are over the East River starting around 9:20 pm, while the Jersey City and Statue of Liberty show starts at 9:30 pm. Hopefully, your little ones can stay awake long enough to watch! A fun place to enjoy the fireworks? Brooklyn Bridge Park. Right along the East River, you and your family will enjoy the perfect view of the pyrotechnics.

If your family is more into amusement parks, check out Coney Island on July 3 and 4 for fireworks and karaoke over the beach.

I wanted to share my summer FabuLyssFinds. As you probably already know, I spend a lot of my time at the beach during the summer. I always have a million things to carry between my stuff and the kids’ gear, and I found the perfect beach bag to tote it all around. The Haute Shore monogram Bali straw basket tote is what you will see me using all summer.

The tote comes in three colors: natural, brown, or black. You can then pick from more than 10 embroidery colors to monogram your bag. I love my black tote with my initials in bright pink. The bag is super light, and the wooden handles add a little bit of elegance.

Another item you’ll see me in all summer? The Charlotte Olympia Havaianas (pictured). The two teams combined forces to bring you a collection of fun flip-flop styles.

Find the totes at

Find the flip-flops at

A few weeks ago, I took my son to the must-see new off-Broadway show, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.” The York Theatre presented the classic with young stars of Broadway. My 8-year-old son absolutely loved the show, which ran until June 26.

The York Theatre also has a fabuLyss youth acting camp that is perfect for your teens and tweens. This program will help your child strengthen their skills and creativity while boosting their self-esteem. There are two programs: The middle school program is for sixth to eighth graders, and auditions are not required. These classes are for all levels of experience.

The high school program is for ninth to 12th graders who have a passion for theater. Auditions are required by a video submission, and if your child is admitted, the program will help him take his skills to the next level while following the path of a real professional rehearsal schedule, working on a variety of materials, and preparing him for performing arts college auditions.

To read more about the camp and to sign up, check it out at

Looking for a summer laugh? We have you covered. Make sure to see “One Funny Mother”

Dena Blizzard makes motherhood even more fabuLyssly funny. Make it a diva moms’ night out, and don’t forget to have a glass of wine before the show. The laughter is endless!

If you haven’t gotten around to reading a book yet, now is your time to turn the pages of a summer book. Set up your lounge chair and relax with these fabuLyss reads: “Modern Loves” by Emma Straub is on my to-read list. This book has wisdom and humor about two old college friends living their lives as adults. Be sure to also check out “The Girls” by Emma Cline, “You Know Me Well” by Nina LaCour and David Levithan, and “The Nest” by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney.

Mark your calendars! July 30 we will be setting up Camp DivaLysscious at Super Saturday in the Hamptons.

We’re calling all kids, diva moms, and tots, too. We’ve planned a FabuLyss Super Saturday just for you! There will be special performances from Wendy The Pipe Cleaner Lady, puppet shows, dance parties, Bella Face Painting, glitter tattoos, balloon artistry, caricatures, deLysscious s’mores-making, and so much more.

Capture the day with a portrait from our super children’s photographer Heidi Green. Plus, you can design your very own Camp DivaLysscious tote bag and hat, and decorate deLysscious cupcakes and cookies with Cakes Jagla.

I cannot wait to spend the afternoon with you!

Lyss Stern is the founder of DivaLysscious Moms (