Art / Mommy Nearest / New York City

Our Senses: An Immersive Experience

11.21.17

The long awaited, highly anticipated exhibition, Our Senses : An Immersive Experience, is officially open! This art gallery-esque exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History explores the relationship between our senses and perception, and reveals how our brains construct our perception of reality.

American Museum of Natural History - Our Senses

The large exhibition leads the viewer through 11 funhouse-type spaces that you need to see to believe. Immersive and interactive, while educational and attractive, this all-ages exhibition caters to both children and adults alike. Below we highlight some of our must-see family favorites.

The Balance Room at the AMNH Musuem

Read our full experience in our latest article with Mommy Nearest HERE!

American Museum of Natural History - Our Senses

 

 

Travel

Nashville With The Family: Rocking Through Music City

11.20.17

If you want your child to love boot stomping music, there’s no better place to visit than Music City – Nashville Tennessee! Live soulful music starts early and continues into the evening, spilling into the streets and out of seemingly every building. As parents, you’ll be glad to know Nashville kids activities are plentiful and quite memorable. Your feet won’t stop tapping after seeing all these fun things that are happening for families in this amazing city.

Nashville with the Family: Rocking through Music City

We’re excited to announce that we are contributors to the new family travel platform, nugget!

nugget is a new guide to family travel, by parents for parents, and the ultimate resource for unique family vacation ideas. All of the itineraries are curated and shared from travel-enthusiastic parents, with the goal of spending less time planning, and more time enjoying your little nuggets.

The first couple of our travel articles are live now, including the best way to spend a day in Nashville! More to come soon, including guides on our home town, New York!

Activities / Experiences / New York City / Theater

Pineapple Under the Sea – SpongeBob Musical on Broadway

11.17.17

Are you ready kids? The pineapple under the sea has officially arrived on Broadway! Brilliantly re-imagined from the popular Nickelodeon series, SpongeBob SquarePants The Broadway Musicalis an incredible theatrical trip down to Bikini Bottom. Full of life, humor, heart, and theatricality – The SpongeBob Musical unleashes chaotic absurdity under the sea of Broadway. Aye Aye Captain – this underwater adventure is perfect for kids, and theater-going land lovers of all ages.

SpongeBob SquarePants Musical

Behind Bikini Bottom

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Art / Experiences / Mommy Nearest / New York City

Connect the Dots: Yayoi Kusama Exhibit

11.14.17

A multi-sensory exhibition from the celebrated Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama has made its way to New York City with an immersive art scene that’s sure to be blowing up your Instagram feeds! Through December 16th, visitors can experience sixty-six paintings from Kusama’s iconic ‘my eternal soul’ series, new large-scale flower sculptures, a polka dot environment, and infinity mirror rooms at the David Zwriner gallery in Chelsea.

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Classic New York / Events / Experiences / New York City

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Plaza Hotel Expereince

11.11.17

If you made a list (and checked it twice) of the 10 best Holiday movies ever made, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York must be on the list. The beloved 1992 John Hughes classic follows lost Macaulay Culkin through the streets of the holiday’s most festive city, saving a toy store from the bad guys on Christmas Eve.  Could there be a more Christmas-y movie?

This movie is so much more than just a Christmas story. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is  one of the most beautiful representations of NYC on film today.  The movie gloriously brings the viewer through the holiday splendor of the city; and takes place at the festive Plaza Hotel, Carnegie Hall on Christmas Eve, features Wollerman Ice Skating Rink, and concludes by standing under the Christmas Tree in Rockefeller Center; the movie is a literally holiday love letter to NYC.

Believe it or not, its been 25 years since the release of the beloved movie (yes, really!). As one would imagine, the city has changed quite a bit since filming. Some of the city’s most famous landmarks – such as Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, Bethesda Fountain are highlighted, but Kevin also visited the (now closed) Fulton Fish Market, and the beautiful roof of the Twin Towers. The movie showcases over 20 city stops in Manhattan and Brooklyn, and is a nostalgic trip down New York City History.

To celebrate the movies 25th anniversary, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York 25th Anniversary Edition has been released on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD, just in time for the holidays! But movie fans can enjoy much more then just the flick, The Plaza Hotel in New York City is offering room packages that allows the guests to “Live Like Kevin” through incredible city experiences that actually mimic that of the movie. How cool is that?

 

Duncan’s Toy Chest comes alive at The Plaza New York!

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