Wishing everyone who celebrates 8 nights of latkes, lights and love and a very Happy Hannukah!
Georgette & Melissa
The 2018 Kids’ Night on Broadway will take place in NYC on February 27, 2018 and tickets are on sale now! As in, hurry up and go get them!
They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway — and at The Shops at Columbus Circle this season!
Beginning on November 13, Broadway Under the Stars kicks off giving your family a sneak peek at some of New York City’s top musicals. The free five-week series features concerts and performances from shows like our family favorites School of Rock, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Wicked, as well as Anastasia, Kinky Boots, a Bronx Tale, and more.
Guess what New Jersey parents? Your kids are about to have a 4-day weekend! November 9 – 12 is the NJEA Convention, aka the NJ Teachers’ Convention, when all public schools are closed while teachers attend a professional development conference in Atlantic City. Why not take advantage of the break and plan a getaway with the family?
The good news is that the crowds are usually thin, and prices low, for this long weekend in many destinations since only New Jersey public schools have off. (Which is not to say there are no crowds. At Disney World these November dates are called “New Jersey Week,” and the theme parks — and flights to Orlando, and actually Florida in general — are packed! And if you ask your kids, they’d probably like to avoid seeing their teachers in Atlantic City….)
Ready to take a break? Here are some great getaway options for NJ Teachers’ Convention School Break:
Thanks to the 2-For-1 NYC Broadway Week deal, I scored discounted tickets and took my family to see the musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Broadway last weekend. I’m so happy to report that the show is scrumdiddlyumptious.
The truth is anyone who is a real Roald Dahl fan obviously loves Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, the 1971 film adaptation of his book Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. Which means there is no one besides the late, great Gene Wilder who can truly capture the eccentric, equal parts charismatic and creepy candy man. Mention the awful 2015 remake and you get nothing! You lose! Good day, sir!
Tony award winner Christian Borle, however, comes awfully close to Wilder’s perfection.
Last night I took my family to see Charlie and The Chocolate Factory thanks to the 2-For-1 NYC Broadway Week ticket deal we purchased (stay tuned for our review), and it was extra sweet because of the money we saved with the 2-for-1 deal.
If you missed that deal, don’t despair: Now there’s a chance to enjoy some fantastic Off-Broadway shows with your family!
Museum Day Live! is an annual celebration of arts & culture hosted by Smithsonian magazine. This year’s admission free event takes place on Saturday, September 23.
We love Broadway and the annual 2-For-1 NYC #BroadwayWeek makes us want to do our best jazz hands!
NYC Broadway Week tickets go on sale August 17, at 10:30 am. Purchase your 2-for-1 tickets and then between September 4 – 17, you can enjoy some of the best shows in town — minus Hamilton, but c’mon, you knew that…