At the Fulton Ferry Landing by the Brooklyn Bridge rocks a vestige of New York’s past: an old coffee barge whose previous identity is signaled only by the faint “EL 375″ embossed on its side. It is now, by the labor of former violinist and violist Olga Bloom, a floating concert hall, host to chamber music artists from around the world.
If you are what you eat, we’d love to meet the kids whose Kickin’ Chicken Salad and Bunny Bisque with Secret Service Super Salad won them a seat at the White House “State Dinner” taking place on August 20.
Trey Sims and Michael Lakind, Kickin’ Chickin and Bunny Bisque masterminds respectively, are among the 54 kids ages 8-12 chosen from the 1,200 who applied to the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge launched by First Lady Michelle Obama in conjunction the Let’s Move! Initiative to help solve the problem of childhood obesity. Epicurious editor-in-chief Tanya Steel, Assistant White House Chef and Senior Policy Advisor for Healthy Food Initiatives Sam Kass, celebrity chef Jose Andres and representatives from the USDA and Department of Education helped to choose the winners, who represent all 50 states, three territories and the District of Columbia. Read More
Forget the yacht club; join the lego club. Every Saturday from 10am to noon, the Children’s Museum of the East End hosts “LEGO Club at CMEE” where kids can play with the thousands of legos in its collection.
An appropriate weekend activity for a museum whose slogan is “where learning begins with play.” We’re on the same page with Steve Klusmeyer in that there is much to be learned from LEGOs. In an article titled “Lego Lessons for Life,” he noted: “All LEGO men are created equal (1.5625 inches tall). What they become is limited only by imagination.” Read More
Last week, we sat down with Hilary DeCesare to talk about Everloop, the new leading social network for teens, pre-teens and tweens.
As CEO and co-founder of Everloop, Hilary won the prestigious 2010 DEMOgod emerging technology award. (We worshipped her demigod-ability to appear radiantly cheerful fresh off the plane from Cali.) She has also won a Parent’s Choice Award and Edison Invention award and was listed as one of AlwaysOn’s Top 25 Women to Watch in Tech.
With issues of internet safety rising alongside increases in technology, Hilary and fellow mothers were concerned that kids be able to publish selectively – to share information with just soccer friends or gymnastics friends or friends on the football team, for instance. Read More
TO ALL OF OUR STYLISH SCOOTER READERS,
We are excited and proud to present to you our first Scooter Newsletter. This will be circulated to your mailboxes every Friday and feature the content that we have posted in the week preceding.
While our magazine may reach your doorsteps, offices and lobbies just two times a year, we understand that parenting is a year-round and, most certainly, a 24-7 job. Read More
A woman named Pam Brown once said, “In a world gone bad, a bear—even a bear standing on its head—is a comforting, uncomplicated, dependable hunk of sanity.”
Today, as part of its 150th Anniversary Celebration, FAO Schwarz has unveiled a gallery of classic Steiff collectibles.
In 1905, Steiff brand introduced the five-piece “Barle Bear,” which was renamed the “Teddy Bear” in 1906 after Teddy Roosevelt, out on a hunt, refused to shoot an injured bear.
The walk-around gallery will feature early Steiff teddies in addition to vintage stuffed animals and pop culture characters, the likes of Mickie and Minnie. All of Steiff’s products are handcrafted and characterized by buttoned ears (an element introduced to prevent counterfeit) and the brand’s motto that “only the best is good enough for children.” Read More
The Oxford English Dictionary defines a now rare slang use of “jazz” as “energy, excitement, ‘pep’; restlessness; animation, excitability.” Cited in the definition is a line from a 1913 San Francisco Bulletin: “What is jazz? Why a little of that ‘old life’, the ‘gin-i-ker’, the ‘pep’, otherwise known as the enthusiasalum.”
This Thursday from 10:00-11:00 AM as part of a free summer concert series for kids presented by the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and the Fulton Mall Improvement Association in Albee Square, renowned saxophonist, recording artist and composer Hayes Greenfield will prove that there is still plenty of pep and gin-i-ker in contemporary jazz music.
His interactive show, Jazz-A-Ma-Tazz, claims to capture the imagination of audiences ages 3-104. Read More
You may be hopping in the car tonight or tomorrow morning, or planning to wait in the crowd to see Nathan’s hotdog contest tomorrow afternoon – regardless, you’re bound to have a few minutes of downtime. If you’re an iPhone or iPad user, here are a few ways to fill the time:
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Model sailboats have set sail on Central Park’s Conservatory Water for over 135 years.
Every Friday and Saturday night in the summer, the pond stays open for sailing until 9 p.m., and the park’s rental shop rents out multicolored, illuminated boats for the nighttime hours. With statues of Alice in Wonderland and Hans Christian Andersen bordering the pond, the scene starts to look more and more like something out of a fairytale as the sun sets. Who knows? You may even spot Stuart Little.
Bring your own sailboat (BYOS) or, if you are new to this beloved New York pastime, the rental shop will happily teach basics. The shop and pond are located on the East side of Central park, between 73rd and 75th. Read More
We think we need to see a few more of these around Central Park.
Just this month, Taga made its bikes available for purchase online to customers in the U.S. and Canada and is offering free shipping on purchases of at least one bike by the end of June. Read More