Eight Family Road Trip Tips to Keep You Sane this Memorial Day

Did you know that 31.8 million Americans will be driving 50 miles or more this weekend -- up from last year’s 31.4 million and a post-recession high. Do you have any Memorial Day plans yet? We don't have definite plans this weekend but I'm sure my family and I will be doing some driving around to do something exciting.  But before you head out this weekend, check out these eight great tips from Cars.com/family. 1. Get a Maintenance Check: Check your car’s oil level, tire inflation and … [Read more...]

It’s a Very Happy Mothers Day at Medieval Times ~ Mom gets in for Free!

Disclosure: Complimentary tickets will be provided for this post. Mother’s Day is this weekend, if you haven’t noticed. ;) I’m a little late with buying gifts for the women in my life (my mom & grandma) but I’ll think of something they’ll like. They love anything I give them so I’m pretty lucky in that department. So if you haven't bought a Mother's Day gift for that special mom in your life, hurry up -- time is ticking. Remember that time we visited Medieval Times back in 2012 for my … [Read more...]

Dinosaurs are Roaring Back at the Bronx Zoo!

Disclosure: I am a member of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Zoo Crew. This post is part of a sponsored campaign. I received membership for my participation, but my review and opinions are my own. It's officially Spring everyone! Are you excited? I know we are! We are über ready to pack away our winter clothes and never see them again until November/December! After the brutal winter we New Yorkers have had, I'm so ready to pack the car, my family and head out to places we know and … [Read more...]

Disney FROZEN Review & Exclusive Photos! In Theaters TODAY! #DisneyFrozen

As a huge fan of Disney films and owner of pretty much all the “classics”, I honestly believe Disney's new movie FROZEN is yet another triumphant film, fit to call a classic.  I was truly overwhelmed with emotions while watching this film.  I was so connected to each character in a special way and when the story came to an end, tears just came down my face because it was just so beautiful.  The narrative is inspired by a fairy tale (Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen”), a story of two … [Read more...]

Luna Park’s Halloween Harvest @LunaParkNYC

Luna Park is just another reason why I love Brooklyn.  Yesterday afternoon, my daughter and I headed to Coney Island to take advantage of Luna Park's Halloween Harvest! Luna Park hosted the biggest day of its Halloween Harvest celebration yesterday.  In addition to the festive décor and costumed characters wandering the park, Luna Park welcomed Food Network star Marc Maniac and his team from Maniac Pumpkin Carvers  who created a masterpiece out of a giant pumpkin that had been on display at … [Read more...]

Come See Boo at The Zoo….and Enter a Giveaway too! – #BronxZoo #Sp

Disclosure: As a Bronx Zoo Blog Ambassador, I received a family membership in exchange for my participation. All opinions expressed here are always my own. Halloween is a week away, and The Bronx Zoo is hosting Boo at the Zoo, one of New York’s favorite Halloween celebrations! My family LOVES Boo at The Zoo -- It’s a whole lotta’ fun for everyone in the family. Come visit THE Halloween destination for Metro New York families and cities nearby. Boo at the Zoo at the Bronx Zoo is a … [Read more...]

See What’s Happening at The Bronx Zoo in July – Plus, a Contest! #BronxZoo

Exciting new things are happening this summer at the Bronx Zoo and I wanted to share it with all of my fabulous readers.  And the best thing about the news is the wonderful contest they have going on right now. You're gonna flip your wig when you read about the prizes! :) Good luck! The Bronx Zoo Dinosaur Safari Sweepstakes The Bronx Zoo Dinosaur Safari Sweepstakes sweepstakes is available until August 15, 2013.  You can enter at http://www.Bronxzoo.com/sweeps. Grand Prize Bronx Zoo … [Read more...]

{Giveaway} Enter To Win (2) Tickets to See @Juanes at Radio City Music Hall! #AlEstiloBrisk

Disclaimer:  Brisk Iced Tea is providing the prizes for this program at no cost to me. This program is not administered or sponsored by Brisk Iced Tea or its affiliates, but solely by New York Chica. I'm so excited about this giveaway!  Next Saturday, June 22nd, I will be dancing and singing along to the one and only Juanes live in concert!  Juanes, the Colombian rocker and Grammy award winner, is taking his Grammy-winning on tour and it's going to be awesome!  This year, Brisk Iced Tea … [Read more...]

Empanada Mama – A Hidden Gem on 9th Ave in New York City

Why is it that if you fry any foods in grease, it will taste absolutely amazing? Sometimes I wish vegetables tasted the same way. Oh well. A few weeks ago I was in the city with my sister and I mentioned to her that I was craving empanadas (think of a Jamaican beef patty). She said she knew the perfect place. We walked from Times Square to the west side on 9th and 51st Street. The weather was beautiful so we just walked and talked. We even saw Ethan Hawkes chatting with some fans. Once … [Read more...]

Harry Potter: The Exhibition Returns to New York’s Discovery Times Square November 3, 2012

Harry Potter Fans can now purchase tickets for the chance to step inside the famous wizard’s magical world with Harry Potter: The Exhibition, returning to Discovery Times Square on November 3rd. Since its hugely successful run in New York City in 2011, Harry Potter: The Exhibition has been updated significantly with artifacts from the film series, including the final film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. In addition to the hundreds of original props and costumes from the Harry Potter … [Read more...]