Saturday, April 28, 2012

The New Year’s Eve Resolution Reset Blog App.

Bronx Zoo Animal Tales Extravaganza, “Marvel’s Avengers: Super Heroes Saving the Earth” Event!


Come see Marvel’s Avengers this weekend at the Bronx Zoo, part of Animal Tales Extravaganza!

The Bronx Zoo will be the only place in the US that will have the 4 costumed characters appearing from the new film Avengers Assemble prior to the film release of Avengers Assemble (Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and the HULK)! For more info go to:

Sat April 28 and Sun April 29

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  • 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Crafts
    Presented by Bright Horizons
  • Dancing Crane Cafe Plaza

Disclaimer: Our blog is participating in a sponsored ambassador program from the Bronx Zoo/NY Aquarium. As a part of this program we have received, a premium family membership and merchandise for placement of digital advertisements and specific postings related to programming.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Grand Re-Opening of Tackapausha Museum & Preserve...

Nassau County Executive ED MANGANO announces the
Museum & Preserve

Saturday, April 21, 2012 • Noon

“New” Hands-On
Discovery Center
• Reptiles • Birds of Prey
• Owls • Squirrels
• Crafts • Birthday Parties
• Scout Programs
Guided Nature Walks upon request

Tackapausha Museum & Preserve
2225 Washington Avenue, Seaford, N.Y. • 516-571-7443
Admission: $3 Adults, $2 children over 5 and Senior Citizens
Regular Hours: Thursday thru Sunday, 11:00am-4:00pm

Saturday, April 7, 2012

The Orchid Show: Patrick Blanc's Vertical Gardens.

Looking for something to do today?  Why not check out The Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden.  It runs until April 22nd.  

The NY Botanical Garden are gorgeous!!!  I was lucky enough to participate in a Photography Walk there a few years ago.  The grounds are breathtaking.  I can't wait to go back.

For Tickets or More Information on The Orchid Show Visit:

And don't forget to check out all there is to do during Spring Break:

More about The Orchid Show: Patrick Blanc’s Vertical Gardens:
Mesmerizing and seductive, The Orchid Show takes vertical gardens to new heights in its 10th year. The nation's largest exhibition of orchids offers insight into the mystery of these spectacular flowers and a gorgeous setting for evening cocktails. The vertical gardens of French botanist and artist Patrick Blanc--featuring structures covered in orchids, ferns, exotic plants, and epiphytes freed from the constraints of gravity--transform the historic Enid A. Haupt Conservatory into an exotic spectacle to dazzle the senses in The Orchid Show: Patrick Blanc’s Vertical Gardens. For more information, please visit

I'm a Coppertone Water MOM!

I am very excited to announce that Long Island Mom x 2 was chosen as a Coppertone Water MOM Member.  It is an Ambassador type program.  Through the year I will share with you tips on how to stay safe in the sun, Coppertone product information, coupons, and how to protect your skin from aging. 

So, look for my Coppertone Water MOM posts throughout the Spring & Summer.

To start, why not a Coppertone Coupon.

And don't forget to follow Coppertone on Facebook for more tips, information, and coupons. 

Disclosure: As a member of the Coppertone® Water MOMS group, I receive product samples and promotional items to share and use as I see fit.  No monetary compensation has taken place and any opinions expressed by me are honest and reflect my actual experience.

20% off Build-A-Bear Online Coupon.

                               20% off your online purchase!
                                    Use code 97631 to save 20% on a purchase of $30 or more.
                                              Offer valid through April 9, 2012 on Does not apply to gift cards or party.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Bank of America & Merrill Lynch's Museums on Us - April 7th & 8th.

Cardholders in New York City and Long Island will receive free admission on Saturday, April 7 and
Sunday, April 8

WHAT:                 Bank of America and Merrill Lynch’s Museums on Us offers free access to New York City and Long Island cardholders

WHEN:                 Saturday, April 7 and Sunday, April 8 (and the first full weekend of each month)
Check participating museums’ days and hours of operation for the holiday weekend

                               WHERE:               Brooklyn Children's Museum
                              The Metropolitan Museum of Art
                              New York Hall of Science
                              New-York Historical Society
                              Rubin Museum of Art
                              Staten Island Children’s Museum
                              Whitney Museum of American Art
                              Old Westbury Gardens
                              Long Island Children’s Museum
                              Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages
                              Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum

WHY:                    Bank of America has strong long-term relationships with an array of institutions including museums, science centers, botanical gardens and aquariums in the United States and created Museums on Us to promote these institutions and provide a free cultural benefit to Bank of America and Merrill Lynch customers.

DETAILS:              Photo ID and a valid Bank of America/Merrill Lynch credit or debit card must be presented at the time of visit. One free general admission limited to each cardholder at a participating institution, excluding fundraising events, special exhibitions and ticketed shows the first full weekend (Saturday and Sunday) of each month. Not to be combined with other offers.

Bank of America is offering its customers a way to celebrate spring and enjoy the warming temperatures with Museums on Us. The program is giving bank cardholders free admission to some of the most exciting cultural venues nationwide, including the Children’s Museum of Phoenix, Shedd Aquarium in Chicago and Seattle Art Museum. As part of Museums on Usmore than 150 leading U.S. cultural institutions, in 91 cities across the country, open their doors to bank cardholders on the first full weekend of each month. Other upcoming weekends include: May 5-6 and June 2-3.

Museums on Us – a national program – includes some of the country’s favorite cultural institutions like the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City,Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami, FL and the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, CA.  For more information about Museums on Us, visit:

Alison Sweeney from the Biggest Loser - Healthy Living Tips.

Summer is right around the corner so it's time to get in shape and get your body ready for lounging in the sun.  

Here are some healthy eating and living tips from Alison Sweeney – host of The Biggest LoserHollywood Girls Night and Yoplait Light spokesperson.  She offers some of her top tips for keeping up with a healthy lifestyle while balancing a busy schedule.  

Healthy eating and living tips from Alison Sweeney:

·         Make exercise a regular part of your schedule and try something new all the time.
·         Eat at home as often as you can. Home-cooked meals are good for the soul, and the body!
·         Take time every day for yourself. Even if it's just a couple pages of a novel before you go to bed.
·         Find happiness in small parts of your day -- even at snack time. You can enjoy eating what you love, by just making a healthier choice. I like a Red Velvet Cake Yoplait Light because it tastes great and saves me a bunch of calories vs. a real slice.
·         Get plenty of rest! (this is something I am terrible at) getting a good night sleep always helps you stay healthy and feel better the next
·         Enjoy the journey! We all set such high goals and standards for ourselves, sometimes we forget that it's the process of getting there that supposed to be fun. if we wait until the end to celebrate we're missing out!

For a Yoplait Light Coupon go here:
You can also find more tips and recipes at

Source: Yoplait

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

ALDI in Lake Grove Grand Opening, April 5th.

Select Assortment Discount Grocer ALDI Opens New Lake Grove Store, April 5
Grocer Keeps it Simple – Shoppers Save Big

Lake Grove, N.Y. – April 5, 2012 – Beginning Thursday, April 5, ALDI will offer grocery shoppers a smarter alternative as the select assortment discount grocer opens its second Long Island store, located at 139 Alexander Ave. in Lake Grove. Known for its premium ALDI exclusive brands, ALDI is able to offer high-quality grocery items at unbeatable prices.

“We are excited to bring this location to Lake Grove and give even more Long Island shoppers the opportunity to experience our exclusive brands and incredible savings,” said Bruce Persohn, South Windsor division vice president for ALDI.  As evidenced by our first store opening in Bay Shore, consumers are really looking for ways to stretch their food dollars, and we have been happy to provide the solution.”

ALDI is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Lake Grove store at 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 5, to which the public is invited to attend and sample ALDI exclusive brands, tour the new store and shop for their favorite grocery items. Additionally, guests can enter for a chance to win one of five ALDI Easter Dinner Celebration Kits through an on-site raffle.

The Lake Grove store showcases the “new look” of ALDI. With higher ceilings, improved natural lighting and environmentally friendly building materials – such as recycled materials and energy-saving refrigeration and light bulbs – the store will offer customers a simple and easy-to-navigate shopping experience.

Customers can expect to find more than 1,400 of the most frequently purchased items sold under ALDI exclusive brands for prices up to 50 percent less than traditional supermarkets. A model of efficiency, ALDI eliminates overhead costs by offering smart practices such as a cart rental system, through which shoppers insert a quarter to release a cart and receive the quarter back upon the cart’s return. Other cost-saving practices include a smaller store footprint, open carton displays and encouragement of customers to bring their own shopping bags.

ALDI also saves shoppers money by keeping stores open during prime shopping times. The newest location will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. ALDI accepts cash, debit and EBT/Quest cards.

A grocery retailer that has grown without merger or acquisition, ALDI opened 75 stores in the United States in 2011 and plans to open more than 80 stores in 2012. ALDI has more than 1,200 U.S. stores located in 32 states.

About ALDI Inc.
A leader in the grocery retailing industry, ALDI operates more than 1,200 U.S. stores in 32 states, primarily from Kansas to the East Coast. More than 20 million customers each month save up to 50 percent on their grocery bills, benefiting from the ALDI simple and streamlined approach to retailing. ALDI sells more than 1,400 of the most frequently purchased grocery and household items, primarily under its exclusive brands, which must meet or exceed the national name brands on taste and quality. ALDI is so confident in the quality of its products, the company offers a Double Guarantee: If for any reason a customer is not 100 percent satisfied with any ALDI product, ALDI will gladly replace the product and refund the purchase price. For more information about ALDI, visit

LICM Provides Fun & Learning for Families During Spring Break.

Fiesta Maya Caps Busy Week

Garden City (April 2, 2012) – It’s Spring Break week once again and parents are looking for things to do to keep kids entertained. The Long Island Children’s Museum (LICM) has the answer with a fun filled week of workshops.

The highlight of the week is Fiesta Maya, a celebration of Mayan culture in honor of The Mystery of the Mayan Medallion exhibit on display at LICM. 

We’ll be up to our elbows in goop, guts, shaving cream and play-doh today … and we hope you’ll join us! 

Messy Afternoons
Thursday, April 5 – Friday, April 13 from 1-3 p.m. (Except April 7 and 8)

We’ll be up to our elbows in goop, guts, shaving cream and play-doh today … and we hope you’ll join us for the type of artistic activities that everyone loves, but not one likes to clean-up after. Except us! Space is limited and based on a first come, first serve basis.  Sign up outside the Orange Studio.  No other early childhood programs will take place.
Ages: 18 months to 4 years. Free with museum admission.

Inspired by our Feasts for Beasts gallery, we will explore the fascinating digestive process of owls and discover the answers to these questions.

A Picnic of Pellets
Monday, April 9, Wednesday, April 11 and Friday, April 13 at 11a.m. and 2 p.m.

What do owls eat? How do they hunt? What do they use to ingest food? Inspired by our Feasts for Beasts gallery, we will explore the fascinating digestive process of owls and discover the answers to these questions. Watch a live dissection of owl pellets by an animal expert and examine your own!
Ages: 5 and up. Fee: $4 with museum admission ($3 LICM Members)

Coming from far away in Siberia, Russia, Crystal Trio is a unique musical group that performs using special glass instruments including the glass harp, verrophone and glass pan flute bass.

Crystal Trio
Tuesday, April 10 at 1 and 3 p.m.

Coming from far away in Siberia, Russia, Crystal Trio is a unique musical group that performs using special glass instruments including the glass harp, verrophone and glass pan flute bass. The trio continues to develop the tradition of musical glass by playing well-known classical and popular modern works, as well as tunes specifically written for glass instruments. Come experience this one of a kind music.
Ages: 3 and up. Fee: $4 with museum admission ($3 LICM members), $10 theater only

Ancient Artifacts
Tuesday, April 10 at 1 p.m.

Archaeologists use their knowledge of science and history to study ancient peoples. In Central America, a city called Cuello was one of the earliest discoveries of Maya life dating as far back as the year 2500 B.C.  Learn about the archaeological process as you go on a simulated dig, collect data and piece together a Maya “artifact”.
Ages: 5 and up. Fee: $3 with museum admission ($2 LICM Members)

Join us as we celebrate the mystery and intrigue of the Maya empire in a unique and interesting way in honor of our visiting exhibit The Mystery of the Mayan Medallion.

Fiesta Maya
Thursday, April 12 from 12 - 4 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate the mystery and intrigue of the Maya empire in a unique and interesting way in honor of our visiting exhibit The Mystery of the Mayan Medallion. Discover the fascinating contributions made by the Maya civilization in math, science, art and history. Learn about the Maya people, culture and events through fun hands-on activities, food and storytelling. This event is made possible with the support of the New York Council for the Humanities.    
All ages. Free with museum admission.

All activities will be held at the Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Museum admission: $11 for adults and children over 1 year old. Under 1 year old FREE. $10 seniors. Additional fees for theater and special programs may apply. For additional information, contact 516-224-5800 or visit