Want a special keepsake of your child or children? Don’t miss this opportunity to experience this old and rare art form. A silhouette portrait makes a great gift for parents and grandparents or personal keepsake. For one day only, you can get your silhouette portrait created at Torly Kid by guest artist, Erik Johnson.
Date: Saturday, June 4th
Time: 11a – 2p
Location: 51 Hudson Street
Fee: Portraits are $30 and duplicates of the same person are $18 each.
Age(s): 1 to 14 years of age.
For more information and to register visit their website HERE.
One of our favorite brands for kids is Shopkins and we are thrilled to share their announcement that a New York City Shopkins Cafe is coming to the Big Apple. Follow our journey later this month, as we explore this incredible experience on Instagram.
Shopkins fans will be able to (literally) step into the Shopkins world for the first time with the opening of the Shopkins Macaron Café. The limited-time pop-up shop (free to the public from June 17-19) is celebrating the new season of the collectible craze with the theme of World Vacation.
The Parisian-themed Shopkins Macaron Café will allow fans of all ages to experience a taste of a real Shopkins world, modeled after one of the newest playsets, the Oh La La Macaron Café. Fan experiences include:
- Indulging in tasty Shopkins macarons, among other treats
- Glamming up with Shopkins manicures
- Playing with their favorite Shopkins characters with other avid fans
- Checking out the full Europe line in Shopkins World Vacation
- Experiencing amazing photo opportunities
- Walking away with exclusive Shopkins swag
The 23rd annual Taste of Tribeca took place on Saturday, May 20th and it was a huge success. The annual event is a fundraiser for two downtown elementary schools; PS 234 and PS 150. The event is a food lovers paradise with attendees able to taste food from over 60 restaurants from the downtown neighborhoods of Lower Manhattan.
We loved the interactive tent with Eataly Downtown. They allowed attendees to make their own pasta on the spot and the kids thought it was fabulous. The Taste of Tribeca allows participants to get up close and personal with some of the best restaurants in New York City. And, the restaurants seem to have a great time as well.
The event isn’t just geared towards adults. There is also a fun kids and sports zone, a beer and wine tour and a VIP section, with a team of volunteers serving guests at reserved tables. It is a great opportunity to explore Tribeca, with the streets closed to traffic and a fun atmosphere for all ages to enjoy. The event takes place on Duane Street, between Greenwich and Hudson. Attendees purchase one ticket, which allows them six tastes from any participating restaurant. There is nothing better than sampling some of the best food in Tribeca for a fraction of the price. Some of the restaurants signature dishes were on display and attendees seemed very happy to stand in line, knowing the wait would be worth it.
There were many well-known and respected chefs and restaurant owners exploring the Taste of Tribeca. We were lucky enough to say hello to Drew Nieporent, the Founder of the Myriad Restaurant Group and James Beard Award winner among many other accolades.
There were many fantastic restaurants and businesses that participated. This year 2 beer/cider tastings were added along with a complimentary water per ticket! And, we loved the wine tasting with City Winery. Nothing like Rosé All Day!
The school year is coming to an end and our family couldn’t be more excited to welcome Summer break. Though school lunches are not in our immediate future, the days of making lunches hasn’t ended. Our kids are getting ready for Summer camp and we will continue to pack lunch for these kiddos. So, we were really excited to taste test a snack that has been garnering a lot of positive press.
We were offered a chance to sample Crunchies’ a single-ingredient snack that has zero sugar added and all of their varieties are non-GMO, gluten-free, vegan and they are freeze-dried. The kids love that the flavors are freeze-dried, because it’s different.
As the parent that does the grocery shopping and lunch packing, I know what my kids like and what they will or won’t eat. But, I know that they will eat snacks that taste good and are always interested in the junk food, first. They rarely gravitate to choosing a healthy snack, because they don’t enjoy the taste. So, it was great to see the kids embrace Crunchies and ask if there were other flavors to try. We started off with the mango and it was an instant hit.
The packaging is simple, much like the company’s philosophy of offering a healthy snack, with only one ingredient. The farmers and farms that they utilize are offering up the best produce and the fruits and veggies are picked at the most optimal time.
The secret to their success is that the freeze-drying method is second to none. They are able to freeze dry without putting the produce in a liquid state, which is what can remove many of the nutrients. Instead, the company employees a method that allows the company to quickly freeze produce and put it through a low-pressure drying process. This is the reason that the nutrients are retained and taste so fresh and delicious.
As a parent with kids on the go, I love that we can throw a bag in a camp backpack, in the car or on a plane. In terms of traveling it is lightweight, not messy and healthy. Each serving is approximately 40 calories. With an offering of 10 different options, everyone in the family will find a Crunchies that they will love. Besides the mango, the strawberry and banana have become our favorites.
For more information about this great snack, as you prepare for Summer travel, Summer camp and healthy snacks on the go, check out this fantastic brand HERE.
FTC Disclosure: We did not receive compensation for this post, but did receive product in order to review. All opinions are our own.