Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Freshman suspended after making a powerful anti-bullying video!

This High School Freshman was suspended from Longwood High School on Long Island for making this fictional, powerful, video on anti-bullying.  I think they and we should be commending her for this video instead of suspending her!

Good for you Jessica for taking a stand against bullies!

What are your thoughts?

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Black-necked swans hatch at Bronx Zoo!

Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS

A Trio of Black-Necked Swan Cygnets
Hatch at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo
Bronx, NY –  May 8, 2012 – Attached Photo: A male black-necked swan swims with three hatchling swans called cygnets in Heart Lake at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo.

These cygnets will stay close to their parents for almost a year after hatching. While they are small, they ride on the backs of their parents for warmth, transportation, and protection from predators. Carrying cygnets is most pronounced in black-necked and mute swans, but all true swans are known to do this behavior.

Swans have several adaptations that accommodate their omnivorous diet, including a long neck and serrated bill which allow it to forage on submerged vegetation.

Black-necked swans are native to South America and can be found along coastal areas and on inland lakes in ArgentinaChileUruguay, and Brazil. One characteristic of black-necked swans is that they are the most aquatic of any swan and are often found in marine areas. Their legs are located farther back on the swan’s body to accommodate this more aquatic existence, and hence, make them very ungainly on land.

The Bronx Zoo exhibits four species of swans in different areas of the park – black-necked swans, trumpeter swans, whooper swans, and coscoroba swans.

Heart Lake is a habitat that supports several species of water fowl and is located on the western side of the zoo between the Southern Blvd. entrance and the Birds of Prey exhibit.

The Wildlife Conservation Society works within the South American range of the black-necked swan to save wildlife and the habitats they depend on for survival.

The Bronx Zoo is not the only WCS zoo or aquarium with animals born this spring. Among the additions are a baringo giraffe calf at the Bronx Zoo, a lamb at the Central Park Zoo, a golden lion tamarin at the Prospect Park Zoo, pot-bellied seahorse fry at the New York Aquarium, and an alpaca at the Queens Zoo. Everyone is invited to vote online for their favorite newborn at New choices will be added to the poll throughout the spring and a finalist will be chosen in June when the winners of each round go head-to-head in a best-of-four competition.

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays, 5:30 p.m. weekends. Adult admission is $16, children (3-12 years old) $12, children under 3 are free, seniors (65+) are $14. Parking is $13 for cars and $16 for buses. The Bronx Zoo is conveniently located off the Bronx River Parkway at Exit 6; by train via the #2 or #5 or by bus via the #9, #12, #19, #22, MetroNorth, or BxM11 Express Bus service (from Manhattan that stops just outside the gate.) To plan your trip, visit or call 718-367-1010.

The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth.

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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.

Amtrak Presents National Train Day...

The celebration starts Saturday, May 12

The 5th annual National Train Day is almost here. Join us on Saturday, May 12 at a station near you and celebrate the experiences only a train can offer. Enjoy fun activities, live entertainment, interactive exhibits and more. Plus, with four major events in New YorkPhiladelphiaChicago and Los Angeles, you can experience:
       •  Interactive and educational train exhibits
       •  Kids’ activities
       •  Elaborate train model displays
       •  Train equipment tours and more

Join our best National Train Day celebration yet on May 12, 2012 and help support the joy and fun of all things train.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Couple's Escape at the Roger New York.

The brand new Roger wants to pamper overworked moms with the exclusive "Couples Escape" package this summer. Offering parents a weekend of romance, rejuvenation, and relaxation in the heart of New York City's excitement.

This June, JRK Hotel Group is unveiling a brand new Roger, a collaboration with hospitality guru Steven Kamali and acclaimed designers Anna Busto and Annette Jaffe - just in time to welcome summer travelers. 

Through this package, couples will be able to take full advantage of the BRAND NEW guest rooms with sweeping city views and many include spacious private terraces. The sophisticated lobby lounge and modern cafĂ© bistro restaurant, will hopefully be enough to lure guest out of the room for some New York treats. 

Source & Written by: KVL Group

Friday, May 4, 2012

Children’s Summer Show Series at NYCB Theatre at Westbury.

Trying to plan now what to do this summer? Check out the new "Children's Summer Show Series" at NYCB Theatre at Westbury!

All shows will be Tuesdays at 11AM, throughout the months of July and August.
Discounts are available for groups, and tickets start at $15.50!

Here is the schedule:

July 10   The Wizard of OZ
July 17    Beauty and The Beast
July 24    Snow White
July 31    Jack and the Beanstalk

August 07  Cinderella
August 14  Alice in Wonderland
August 21   Peter Pan

I can't wait to bring the kids this Summer.  This theater is my favorite on Long Island.  It is a great size, parking is easy, and every seat is perfect.

Look for more posts and information in the coming weeks.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Time is running out to save 20% when you buy your Bronx Zoo tickets online

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