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Make Meaning’s Creativity Experience is Perfect for Father’s Day!

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You would think that since I am currently unemployed, I would be able to plan ahead to get presents for The Hubby for his birthday and Father’s Day. Well, guess things don’t change much. The day before his birthday, I decided to bring O to Make Meaning’s creativity experience shop on the Upper West Side — for  a made-from-the-heart birthday and Father’s Day present.  I picked her up after-school (she was so excited!) and we made our trek up to the upper west-side. For those of you who have not been to Make Meaning, it’s basically an arts and crafts…

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Things You Can (and Can’t) Do in Downtown NYC this Thanksgiving Weekend

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  I probably have an inkling of what you’ve got going today:  probably some cooking, baking, traveling, eating and maybe even watching some football.  So, what happens after Thanksgiving?  You’ve got three days to keep the kids — and you — entertained so I’ve compiled a list of things to do (and things you can’t do) in downtown NYC this Thanksgiving weekend. All of the activities keeps you close to home and will hopefully keep everyone busy and happy. Things you CAN do: Tree Lighting Ceremony at the South Street Seaport.  Friday, November 26th, 6:00pm. FREE. This is…

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More Tips on Ice Skating in Battery Park City at Battery Park City Ice

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We  loved ice skating in Battery Park City so much that we went back again this past Sunday.  Now that we sort of know what we are doing, we thought we’d pass on some tips: Easiest Way to Get There: Go to Chambers Street or Murray Street, walk west and cross the West Side Highway.  If you enter on Murray make a right towards the big white tent; if you enter via Chambers street, make a left towards the big white tent.  Entrance is right in the middle of the ball field on the West Side Highway. Cost: $10 for…

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Ice Skating in Battery Park City!

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Our six year old and I just went today to the ice skating rink in Battery Park City and we had a blast!  What a great way to actually enjoy today’s cold weather. For $12 each, we were able to skate for an unlimited amount of time and rent pretty new skates and for an additional well-spent $3, we were able to rent a helmet.  The facilities weren’t grand but were exceptional.  There are a bunch of benches to sit on while putting on your skates and a snack bar where you can warm up with a cup of hot…

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