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Parting is such sweet sorrow...


I hope this isn't too much of a surprise for those of you who don't know me personally, but we're calling it a day here at Mama411. We'll do our best to keep our plates spinning until the end of the month. However, I'm already working on another business venture that will make keeping this version of the website up impossible. A big thank you to all of our advertisers over this past year! And an even bigger thank you to every single person who has used and shared Mama411 with their friends over the years. If any of you are interested in sticking with me, I'm going to keep Mama411 up as a blog simply because I enjoy writing, and I hate to lose the community we've built here over the years. We should have it up and running in about a week.

Events We Love This Week!
Events for Friday, May 6th
  • Mo Willems Story Time

    Mo Willems Story Time

    Join us for weekday readings of Mo Willems beloved books.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free
    When: Tuesday - Friday @ 2:00PM, March 22- September 23
  • Star Wars & The Power of Costume

    Star Wars & The Power of Costume

    Featuring 70 hand-crafted costumes from the first six blockbuster Star Wars films, this exhibition reveals the artists' creative process and uncovers the connection between character and costume.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: $20.00 to $27.50
    When: November 14, 2015-September 15, 2016. Open daily. Timed entry.
  • Pixar: The Design of Story

    Pixar: The Design of Story

    A capsule examination of the collaborative design process behind Pixar Animation Studios.

    Ages: For ages 5 and up
    Cost: Free to $16.00
    When: October 8, 2015 through August 7, 2016. Weekdays and Sundays, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • Wee Arts Drop-In

    Wee Arts Drop-In

    Music time! Story time! Art time! Join CMA's WEE teaching artists for an art-filled drop-in session before they open their doors to the public.

    Ages: For ages infants to 5
    Cost: $25.00
    When: Monday-Friday, 10:45AM-12:00PM; Additional session on Wednesday, 1:45PM-3:00 PM.
  • Drop In Play @ City Treehouse

    Drop In Play @ City Treehouse

    Children can climb, slide and splash around on an hourly basis at this fantastic indoor playground in Chelsea.

    Ages: For ages 2 to 6
    Cost: $20.00 to $100.00
    When: Daily 10:00AM-5:00PM. Call ahead to confirm availability.
  • Drop In Play @ The Playroom NYC

    Drop In Play @ The Playroom NYC

    This 3,000 square foot facility offers an indoor climbing structure, a toddler room, pretend play areas, a modern party room and much more!!!

    Ages: For ages infants to 5
    Cost: $30.00 to $600.00
    When: Monday-Friday @ 9:00AM-5:00PM; Saturdays @ 8:30AM-11:30AM; Sundays @ 8:30AM-3:30PM. Hours can change. Please check their website, or call 212-729-6149 to verify.
  • Little Athletes Exploration Center

    Little Athletes Exploration Center

    Babies and toddlers can crawl, roll, jump, and explore!

    Ages: For ages infants to 4
    Cost: $12.00 to $155.00
    When: Open Daily. See enclosed for hours.
  • Little Red's Hood

    Little Red's Hood

    Enjoy this contemporary adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: $7.00 to $10.00
    When: Open February 2-June 26, 2016. Schedule varies, refer to the ticket purchasing website for up to date showtimes.
  • Yogi Beans

    Yogi Beans

    Founded in 2007, Yogi Beans is children's yoga company committed to introducing kids to a healthy lifelong activity that is noncompetitive, non-judgmental, physically challenging and a ton of fun! *Sponsored

    Ages: For ages infants to 16
    Cost: $40.00 to $360.00
    When: Schedule varies based on age and location. Please visit the Yogi Beans website for a detailed schedule.
  • Girls on the Run

    Girls on the Run

    Girls train to complete a 5k while learning about: understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork, and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large. Open to all girls 3rd-5th Grade. *Sponsored

    Ages: For ages 8 to 10
    Cost: $275.00
    When: Season begins March 7th. Chelsea: Mondays & Fridays @ 3:30PM-5:00PM; UES: Mondays & Wednesdays @ 3:00PM-4:30PM.
  • Japanese Bamboo Insect Hotel

    Japanese Bamboo Insect Hotel

    Build lodging for your tiny buggy guests at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

    Ages: For ages 5 and up
    Cost: Free
    When: Sunday, March 6 @ 10:00AM-12:00PM
  • Little Maestros @ JCC

    Little Maestros @ JCC

    Award-winning Little Maestros takes children on a fantastic journey. You will love our musical story times, imaginative play, language development activities, puppet shows, and "bubble music." *Sponsored.

    Ages: For ages infants to 3
    Cost: $624.00 to $846.00
    When: Fall classes are scheduled Monday-Friday, and Sunday too! See enclosed listing for a detailed schedule.
  • Physique Swimming Lessons & Summer Camp

    Physique Swimming Lessons & Summer Camp

    Learn to swim with the best teachers in NYC. From babies to adults, Physique Swimming has lessons for all ages and abilities. Enroll before February 23rd using code MAMA411 to receive a 15% discount. *Sponsored.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: $40.00 to $700.00
    When: Spring classes and summer camp. See enclosed listing for details.
  • TLB Playroom

    TLB Playroom

    A fun indoor playspace stocked with eco-friendly, developmental toys + activities for children ages 6 months-6 years.

    Ages: For ages infants to 6
    Cost: $20.00 to $25.00
    When: Mondays thru Saturdays. See enclosed schedule.
  • The Butterfly Conservatory

    The Butterfly Conservatory

    The butterflies are back!!!

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free to $33.00
    When: September 5, 2015 - May 29, 2016. Open daily from 10:00AM-5:45PM except on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
  • Universoul Circus

    Universoul Circus

    An acrobatic Pole Act from Cuba, Heaven the Human Beat Box, a Magic Cat Illusion featuring live Tigers + more.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: $18.50 to $21.00
    When: April 27-May 15th. See available showtimes.
  • Pied Piper

    Pied Piper

    From the twitch of a rat's tail to the grandiose proclamations of a greedy mayor, this Brothers Grimm fairy tale features the intricate craftsmanship of over 120 exquisite marionette.

    Ages: For ages 7 and up
    Cost: $15.00 to $38.00
    When: May 6, 2016?May 15, 2016. See available showtimes.
  • Vernal Investigations

    Vernal Investigations

    Explore the unfolding wonders of the spring season at the New York Botanical Garden.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free to $20.00
    When: March 22 - May 15, Monday-Friday @1:30PM-5:30PM
    Saturdays & Sundays @ 10:00AM-5:30PM
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