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New York Baby Show Ticket Giveaway #MTBloggerLounge #ad

9 Apr

The 2017 New York Baby Show, on May 20 & 21 at Pier 94 will once again be the largest show for new and expectant parents in the country. Now in its 7th year, no other event provides a better experience for thousands of expectant and new families from New York and neighboring counties, seeking a family-friendly jamboree of top brands, great speakers and seminars, big giveaways, and lots of learning, support, bonding, and fun as you make your way into parenthood. I am giving away tickets for you and your family to experience the show. Normal ticket price is $30 per family (for 2 adults and up to 4 children), and $20 per individual. 

GIVEAWAY

10 free tickets are up for grabs for singles or families by clicking on this link. 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-york-baby-show-may-20-21-2017-tickets-30329817300?discount=NicolPFree

50% OFF TICKET LINK

My readers can also enjoy 50% off any tickets (family or single) click on this link. 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-york-baby-show-may-20-21-2017-tickets-30329817300?discount=NicolP50

Head to MSG check out Venus Williams at BNP Paribas (Get Tickets)

16 Feb

BNP Paribas: 

Tennis icon Venus Williams takes on French Open Champion Garbine Muguruza. Fan favorite Juan Martin del Potro plays Japan’s Kei Nishikori. Top ranked American Jack Sock battles Australian up start Nick Kyrgios. American tennis legend and Grand Slam champ Andy Roddick will match up against Australia’s former world number one player, Lleyton Hewitt.
This year’s tennis celebration will feature the World TeamTennis format, where every point counts!

BNP Paribas, the Tennis tournament at MSG on March 6th.

 Save 20% on tickets!*

*Valid on select seats

Use code: FAMILY

To purchase: http://bit.ly/2f11pad

 

Legal: *Offer valid on tickets originally priced $65 – $150. Not valid on previously purchased tickets and cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. Ticketmaster purchases are subject to a Ticketmaster service charge. All sales are final- no refunds or exchanges. Offer may be revoked or modified at any time without notice. Offer subject to availability. Other restrictions may apply. Accessible and companion seats are available via the Disabled Services Department at 212-465-6115. ©2017 MSG Sports & Entertainment Holdings, LLC. All rights reserved.

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. Tickets were given. Opinions are mine 100% as always. 

Tickets to Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend at MSG

16 Feb

Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend

Celebrate the universal joy of friendship in this fun-filled, interactive live stage show! Sing and dance along with your favorite characters – Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby and Big Bird and their Sesame Street friends – as they welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. The Theater at MSG is the perfect place to join the fun, make some new friends and share unforgettable memories with your loved ones!

Sesame Street Live playing at the Theater at MSG February 16th – the 26th

Save up to 25% on tickets!*

*Valid on select seats and performances

Use code: FAMILY

To purchase: http://www.theateratmsg.com/sslfamily

 

Legal: *Must use code SSLFAMILY to receive offer. Valid on select seats and performances only. Offer not valid on previously purchased tickets and cannot be combined with any other offer. A $6.00 facility fee is included in the price of each ticket. Discount is calculated off of the original box office price. Service charges apply to telephone and internet orders. All sales are final—no refunds or exchanges. Offer may be revoked or modified at any time without notice and is subject to availability. Other restrictions may apply. Offer expires Sunday, February 26 at 5:30pm. Accessible and companion seats are available via the Disabled Services Department at 212-465-6034. ©2017 MSG Sports & Entertainment Holdings, L.P. All rights reserved.

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. Tickets were given. Opinions are mine 100% as always. 

Harlem Globetrotters Debuting First 4-Point Line At MSG Get Your Tickets!! 

7 Feb

Don’t miss The Original Harlem Globetrotters at Madison Square Garden February 19th & 20th with THREE amazing games! A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. 

New this season, the Globetrotters will debut basketball’s first 4-point line. The 4-point line will be located 30 feet from the basket – 6 feet, 3 inches beyond the top of the NBA’s current 3-point line.
Join Globetrotter stars after the game where they will stay for an autograph, photograph and high five session for fans (subject to availability).


Before the game, take part in a once-in-a-lifetime Harlem Globetrotter experience, you and your family can spend time on the court with the Globetrotters – shooting, learning ball tricks, and taking autographs and photos! The unique 30-minute pre-show, “Magic Pass,” will create memories of a lifetime. All customers must have a game ticket AND Magic Pass for entry. This includes all children as well as the parent(s)/guardian(s) wishing to accompany them. Soft/rubber soled shoes must be worn on court.

 

Save 25% on tickets!*

*Valid on select seats and games.

Use code: GLOBE1

To purchase: http://www.thegarden.com/events/2017/february/harlem-globetrotters.html

 

 Legal: *Offer not valid on previously purchased tickets and cannot be combined with any other offer. 8 ticket max per order. Discount is calculated off of the original box office price. Service charges apply to telephone and internet orders. All sales are final – no refunds or exchanges. Offer may be revoked or modified at any time without notice and is subject to availability. Other restrictions may apply. Offer expires February 20, 2017. Accessible and companion seats are available via the Disabled Services Department at 212-465-6115. ©2017 MSG Sports & Entertainment Holdings, LLC. All rights reserved.

Disclosure: This is not a compensated post. Tickets were given to me. 

NY Liberty and Laura Marano Back To School Night At MSG

14 Sep

NYC kids returned to school Septmeber 8th this year and what better way to start off the year with a surprise family night out at Madison Square Garden Septmeber 9th to watch NY Liberty take on Connecticut Sun. My kids were very excited to attend when I told them the good news. What made it more fun is the fact it was Back to School Night presented by Kids Foot Locker and a halftime performance by Laura Marano of the Disney Show Austin & Ally. She performed two songs Boom Box and La La. Also enjoying the game was 2016 Track & Field 3x medalist Tori Bowie Knicks alum John Starks and special guest DJ Nina Sky. 


We always enjoy basketball games as a family at Madison Square Garden and every NY Liberty game we’ve attended they always win. They’ve been doing their thing. These young ladies are no joke and we are huge fans. The Liberty is one of New York’s most successful teams and are even making a run to qualify for the WNBA playoffs. 



The first 5,000 fans were given back to school folders and pictures of Laura Marano. We had great seats and can’t wait to return. The score was 89-82 (NY Liberty). 

For more information check out @TheGarden and http://www.thegarden.com

Disclosure: This is not a compensated post. Tickets were given. Big thank you to Madison Square Garden. Opinions are ours 100% as always. 

PAW Patrol Comes To The New York State Fair & 4 Pair Ticket Giveaway

19 Aug

NICKELODEON SHOW “PAW PATROL” BRINGS ADVENTURE TO FANS AT THE 2016 GREAT NEW YORK STATE FAIR IN ONLY NORTHEASTERN APPEARANCE 

Young Fairgoers Can Experience the Adventure of a PAW Patrol Mission


 

Nickelodeon’s popular kid’s adventure series, “PAW Patrol,” is coming to the 2016 Great New York State Fair to allow the show’s young fans to experience the thrill of a rescue mission, Acting Fair Director Troy Waffner announced today. The PAW Patrol Roll Patrol Road Tour will visit the Fair from Friday, September 2 to Sunday, September 4. There is no charge to take part in the tour.

 

The fully interactive tour, inspired by PAW Patrol, features an 18-wheel semi-truck PAW Patroller that opens to reveal a life-sized PAW Patrol Headquarters, which kids can walk through. Within the PAW Patroller experience, there are interactive games, a life-sized Lookout Tower (with working periscopes) and a slide to take kids on to the next mission. The tour includes activations featuring two new segments launching this fall – Jungle Rescue and Roll Patrol. PAW Patrol fans can take photos in the Jungle area featuring the new pup tracker, then ride on life-size Roll Patrol racers around a track, and finish their day by taking a photo with PAW Patrol pups – Chase, Marshall, Skye and Rubble. 

PAW Patrol is an animated action-adventure preschool series starring a pack of six heroic pups led by a tech-savvy boy named Ryder. He leads a team of rescue-themed pups who save the day through teamwork, bravery and humor. The program delivers parent-approved life lessons through the pups’ playful misadventures. 

The PAW Patrol Roll Patrol Road Tour will support Canine Companions. The non-profit organization enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly-trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.

 

The New York State Fair, operated by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, runs from August 25 to September 5, 2016. The Fair’s mission, reflected in its theme, “Find Your GREAT!,” is to showcase the best of New York agriculture while providing top-quality entertainment.

A year-round schedule of events is available on the Fair’s website. Find The Great New York State Fair on Facebook, follow @NYSFair on Twitter, and enjoy photos from the Fair at Flickr.com/photos/nysfair. Also, New Yorkers are invited to send their ideas for the Great New York State Fair at statefairideas@agriculture.ny.gov.

 GIVEAWAY: 

I have 4 tickets to the New York State Fair up for grabs. Giveaway starts today. 

Mandatory entries: 

*Must be a subscriber to my blog and leave comment with email saying you are or you became one. 

*Must follow me on Instagram @nilimo. Leave a comment with your handle.

*Must be following me on Twitter @nilimonicky. Leave a comment with your handle. 

*Like my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/fivelittlewords 

Giveaway ends midnight 8/23. Winner announced August 23rd on social media so make sure your handles are included in comments. Good luck. Open to US residents 18 and up. 

Disclosure: I was given tickets to attend the New York State Fair. Opinions are mine 100%. 

Family Fun with NY Liberty At Madison Square Garden #ShowUp

13 Jul

KidzVuz invited me and the family to a NY Liberty basketball game at Madison Square Garden. We love sports and basketball is our number one sport, and what better place to watch basketball than at Madison Square Garden. We arrived early to watch NY Liberty warm up before the game started. The kids enjoyed this as we were right on the court. NY Liberty were up against Seattle Storm. NY Liberty is a great team and we were routing for them all the way. We had great seats and my kids and their friends were shown on the Jumbotron about four times. They loved it!! 


The game was nail biting as I though we were going into overtime but there was no need be aside NY Liberty beat Seattle Storm 78 to 74. It was a great game. I can’t wait to take the kids back to plenty more games at Madison Square Garden. MSG is happy to extend a 25% off ticket offer to my readers. The code is NYLMOM and the offer is “Save Up to 25% Off on Tickets!* 

*Offer valid on select seats to all regular season home games”

Disclosure: Huge thanks to Kidz Vuz who provided tickets for my family and I to attend the game. Opinions are our own 100%.

NY International Auto Show Review 2016 #NYIAS 

31 Mar

Every year I head to Javits Center for the New York International Auto Show as Press, Mom, Auto Lover and Photographer. I scope for the  vehicles that I hope to own one day. There’s no pressure because I’m not walking into a car dealership. I’m leisurely strolling and carefully listening to what catches my attention. Is it the color, model, interior, exterior or features? Maybe it’s my kids saying “Mom we want that.”  

   
  
 
An advantage to being a blogger is I’m able to test drive quite a few cars through the awesome people from Drive Shop. I can say I have quite a few favorites and my list is growing bigger every year. I think I need to hurry up and win Cash 4 Life so I can own a few.  

What I love about the auto show is you’re surrounded by the best… and not all cars cost $2.5 million. There’s plenty of budget friendly vehicles for everyone. If you feel like a test drive unfortunately you can’t do that at the auto show. However, if you head to 11th Avenue there are plenty of car dealerships. Take a look at the pictures below. There’s so many to choose and this post would probably be two pages if I list the vehicles I want. Which one catches your eye? Any favorites? 

  
   
  

 
  

  
  

  

  

  

  
If you’re in the market for a new vehicle or just window shopping head to Javits Center now because the NY Auto Show ends April 3, 2016. There are lots of family friendly activities to do too. My kids and I enjoyed ourselves. I also enjoyed press day for the first two days. 

  
Tickets are available online or can be purchased on site. Clink the link for info: http://www.autoshowny.com/tickets/  Be sure to follow along @NYAutoShow on Twitter and Instagram. 

Photos above are mine. Photos below are courtesy of Auto Show. 

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I covered as press and press pass was given. 

   
    
    
 

My Family Weekend Getaway with Residence Inn Central Park 

26 Feb

I promised myself that 2016 would be the year of travel for my family and I. Whether it’s local or abroad we deserve to travel more and go on lots of vacations. My hometown New York is so big and things are constantly being built. I’m not one to walk looking up but I have been noticing the architecture on buildings and have found some interesting things. Sometimes I feel like a tourist in my own city especially when I attend an event in a building I know I’ve passed more than a hundred times. Honestly I like finding things because I like to help guide people to the best places my city have to offer. 

In January I attended Central Park Neighborhood Block Party at Courtyard & Residence Inn by Marriott Manhattan-Central Park. Two hotels in one building and not just any hotel, the tallest hotel in North America. I am proud to say my city has the tallest hotel in North America. How great is that? 

As I walked in I was greeted by amazing staff and directed to the Bistro which is located on the 4th floor till my event started. Drinks and food can be purchased at the Bistro and you can also grab a personal booth with a television and outlets to charge your devices. 

Later I made my way down to the 3rd floor, another spacious dining area where the event took place. I was there to meet clients, enjoy food, cocktails, live music and try to win amazing prizes. 

There were also tours of the two hotels (Courtyard & Residence Inn) that I made sure to go on. As I walked into the rooms I  was in heaven. I knew I just had to bring my family back to experience what I was seeing at that moment. 

Everything was perfect from the beds to the incredible views from the 65th floor. One side of the hotel shows views of Times Square and you can even see the New Year’s Eve ball, so if you’re looking to stay in a hotel for NYE and want to see the ball drop up close I suggest you book early. 

After the tour lots of raffles were given away. Lots of people took home very generous prizes. I won a complimentary 2-night stay at Residence Inn Central Park. You already know I was very excited because I wanted this and it was given to me. When I told my kids they were equally excited and wanted to go right away. 

I decided to go the week of my son’s birthday which also happen to be their week off from school. I took 3 of my kids and we had a great weekend together. Awaiting us in our room was popcorn, soda and candy for a fun movie night and we were also given food from the Bistro. We appreciated that so much.   

  Residence Inn Central Park is a suite-hotel with floor to ceiling windows and awesome views of NYC. There’s also free wifi and breakfast. Inside the room there’s also a microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator and freezer, coffee machine, toaster, crockpot, dishes, glassware and silverware. These suites are great for anyone staying longer than a week. It’s a home away from home. My kids said they wanted to live there. We loved the dishwasher. We all took turns using it. I did shopping in the area and made use of the refrigerator and microwave. My son enjoyed popping his popcorn in the microwave.  

 We watched movies, ate lots of food, had pillow fights, played cards and made shadow figures on the ceiling. We also took pictures outside like tourists, did grocery shopping and enjoyed the weather. We all loved waking up to the beautiful views of New York from the 42nd floor.  

 A full American Breakfast is served on the 3rd floor from 7-10a.m., Saturday and Sunday and 6:30-9:30a.m. Monday thru Friday. They have everything from coffee, tea, juice, scrambled eggs, french toast, sausage, muffins, bagels, oatmeal, cereal, potatoes, fruit, biscuits, waffles that you can make yourself in the waffle maker which my kids enjoyed doing. If you miss breakfast you can head to the Bistro for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner, drinks and Starbucks Coffee.   

  The fitness center, sky terrace seasonal outdoor space, ice machine and guest laundromat is located on the 35th floor. Happy hour is from 4-7p.m. in the Bistro 7 days a week.  
 There’s so much to do in the area. Times Square is not far away and you can catch a Broadway Play, go shopping, and take plenty of pictures with all the lights that are so bright up and down Times Square. Also across from the hotel is talk show The Late Show. I don’t know how far in advance you should put in a request for tickets but if you happen to be in town when you do get tickets enjoy! There might even be standby tickets available if you ask.  

 We didn’t want the weekend to end and the kids are ready to return. Our home away from home will always be with Residence Inn no matter where we travel. Thank you for a great weekend getaway Residence Inn.  

 For more info check out @residenceinncentralpark on Instagram. Here is the link to the website : http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/nycpr-residence-inn-new-york-manhattan-central-park/

Disclosure: I won a 2-night stay at Residence Inn. I was not compensated for this post. Opinions are mine 100% as always. 

Hyundai Tucson CUV 2016 Perez Family Review

10 Nov

Back in August 2015, Hyundai held their media event for the launch of the new 2016 Hyundai Tucson Compact Utility Vehicle. That is where I got to test drive the vehicle for the first time as everyone took a road trip to different pit stops throughout New Jersey like Lake Kanawauke, Rockefeller Lookout and many more. I fell in love with the different colors, size and how smooth the car drove on the road. The limited edition was my favorite which included leather seats, a panoramic sunroof, hands free smart liftgate, 17 or 19-inch alloy wheels, heated front and rear seats and a 5 or 8-inch touchscreen navigation system. 

  
Drive Shop loaned me the 5-passenger Hyundai Tucson 2016 ECO FWD in Winter White for a week. Now, I could talk about the road trip we took or the errands I ran but I want to talk about the features and how the Tucson handles the road in an urban environment.

*Safety features I appreciated were: 

*Dual advanced front air bags, front side impact air bags and curtain air bags with rollover sensors. Hillstart Assist Control and Downhill Break Control. I’ve always been kind of freaked out going up and down hills or sitting on one at a light knowing my car is slipping downhill. With these features I don’t have to worry anymore. When my foot is taken off break I don’t feel any gear slipping. Rear parking sensors make parallel parking simpler. Rear door child safety locks, rear center 3-point belt and child seat anchors were a plus in my book. 

*Dual shift allowed me to drive in automatic mode where I can relax. More proactive drivers can switch to manual. When you slow down in speed the gears automatically downshifts for you. Sachs shock absorbers are great. As a NYer I’m sure drivers aren’t crazy about potholes. With these absorbers you have a smooth ride. 

*The ECO mode saves gas. I could drive all day and rarely see the meter move. Sport mode gives you more power,  you can feel it and it comes in handy when passing large vehicles on the highway.   

*Anti-whiplash front head restraints. Best comfortable headrest I’ve felt in a vehicle. Rear wiper and defogger comes in handy on foggy and rainy days. My kids loved the rear cupholders. 

We really enjoyed the loaner and we took the vehicle a few fun places for the kids to enjoy getting away from the city. They loved going to City Island for seafood and Rock City for video games and fun. They also loved getting a ride to school everyday and we were sad to see it go but we are looking forward to more exciting road trips and future cruising with Drive Shop. 

   
    
    
   
There’s so much more features that I enjoyed and appreciated but I’ll stop at this. To check out more about the Hyundai Tucson 2016 CUV check out their website: http://www.hyundaiusa.com 

   
    
     
         
 Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I was given a vehicle as a loaner for a week. Opinions are mine and my family 100% as always.