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Family Funday Sunday At Madison Square Garden & NY Liberty #hosted

25 May

FAMILY FUNDAY SUNDAYPRESENTED BY FIDELIS CARE

 

Bring the entire family to The Garden for an action packed afternoon cheering on the New York Liberty and participating in pregame and postgame activations and giveaways!

 

The Family Funday Sunday partial ticket package includes tickets to all six (6) Liberty home games on Sunday afternoons this season, which also features some of the most anticipated on court matchups this season, including the only trip of the year to The Garden for Phoenix and Seattle, and both home games against Washington.

 

Six Amazing Matchups Include:

 

· Sunday, June 4 vs. Phoenix Mercury @ 3 PM

· Sunday, June 11 vs. Seattle Storm @ 3 PM

· Sunday, July 16 vs. Washington Mystics @ 3 PM

· Sunday, August 13 vs. Los Angeles Sparks @ 3 PM

· Sunday, August 20 vs. Minnesota Lynx @ 3 PM

· Sunday, August 27 vs. Chicago Sky @ 3 PM
Some of the exciting activities to look foward to each week include:

 

· Fidelis Care Fun Zone on the concourse (face painting, pop-a-shot, crafts, photo booth, prize wheel) – offered every game

· Each week will have one fun activity including:

o On court photo with Maddie!

o Autograph sessions with Liberty players and coaches

o On court game of family knockout

For more info visit: http://liberty.wnba.com/2017-new-york-liberty-partial-ticket-plans/#family

Disclosure: Tickets were provided to the game for my honest review. 

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. 

@BJsWholesale Tackling Your Tailgating Party This Football Season #shoptheclub #ad

12 Oct

Football season is in effect and whether you’re a fan or not somebody you know is and there’s a tailgating party going on somewhere. I love football and love what comes along with it. I am a foodie and what better way to root for your team then to have your favorite foods, beverages and desserts. Of course we can’t forget our team colors and favorite jerseys. Whose your favorite team?

Tailgating for me is friends, family, great food and cheering. Whether indoors or outdoors I go all out when it comes to cooking for any type of party or celebration. I make sure to head to my local BJ’s Warehouse Club for all the food I need. Buying in bulk is a must. I save so much money and time doing all my shopping in one store which has everything I need. Take a look below my shopping cart is full to capacity. 

I created a recipe for Beer Brats Turkey Chili Dogs that can be cooked in your slow cooker. 

What you’ll need:

*1 large slow cooker

*Johnsonville Brats ( I used beef and beer brats)

*3-4 cans (12 ounces) beer ( I used 1 (24 ounce) can

*1 medium yellow or white onion, sliced into rings ( I used lots of onions & a red onion as well)

*1 large green pepper

*1 large red pepper

*2 (15 oz.) cans turkey chili with beans

*Jalapeños to top

*Mustard

*Potato rolls

What to do:

*Pour in the beer, add butter, peppers, onions and turn slow cooker on high

*Heat a grill pan or heavy skillet to medium high and grill or sear the brats on all sides until fully cooked when internal temperature reaches 160F.

*Add your Johnsonville Brats to the slow cooker and heat till brats are cooked about 2 hours.

*Reduce heat to low to keep the brats hot throughout the game.

*Heat chili as instructed on can

*Open a potato roll, add brats and onion mixture then top with chili, jalapeños and mustard.

*Enjoy!!


I also make burgers, appetizers, salad, wings, ribs and buy the delicious cakes already made form BJ’s. You can have your team logo decorated on the cake. You can’t forget the beers and water. 

Below I made a recipe with Wellsley Farms Shrimp found at BJ’s. I added a stir fry mix to it that has corn, peppers, onions, and broccoli and served over mini tater tots. Served with mini size Martinelli Sparkling Apple Cider. These are great for the kids and adults. 


Are you a Planner or a Moocher? 

BJ’s Wholesale Club Kicks off Football Season with
Insights on America’s Tailgating Habits

Survey shows Buffalo wings rule, and a team’s loss can affect tailgaters for the whole week  

Westborough, MA (September 7, 2016) – Break out the face paint, a funny wig or team jersey,
football season is here and that means it’s time to tailgate. New research from BJ’s Wholesale
Club tackles the question of America’s tailgating habits, showing that for almost half of Americans (45%) tailgating is more important than the game. And 60% of us are diehard
tailgaters, showing up for the pre-game party rain, sleet, snow or shine.  

According to an online survey conducted by BJ’s Wholesale Club of 1,001 tailgaters on the East
Coast, when it comes to sandwiches, burgers (49%) are the clear winner among pre-game
partiers, followed by pulled pork (24%) and hotdogs (21%). And according to the research, the most important item for a tailgate is the cooler and ice (71%), followed by the grill (57%). The most forgotten items are bug spray (15%), with sunscreen 11% and trash bags 10% a close second and third.  

Football fans might be even more passionate about their tailgates than their teams said Bari
Harlem, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Membership at BJ’s Wholesale Club. ͞For our
Members, tailgate parties are a family tradition. BJ’s Wholesale Club offers great value on everything fans need for the perfect tailgate party, whether you’re a Patriots fan craving wings
or a Gators fan grilling a pre-game burger.

But for some tailgating comes with a downside. About forty-percent of fans say a loss by a
favorite team affects them all week but there’s always another tailgate to look forward to.  

Key survey findings reveal:

Planner or a moocher?  

*Half of tailgaters say they are planners. Two in five prefer to wing it, putting things together at the last minute. While one in ten are moochers, just waiting to enjoy what the planners bring.  

*Almost half of tailgaters say they would have no problem tailgating and not attending a
game.

*Three to four hours before is when over three in five tailgaters start. 

Most popular foods

 Overall, appetizers and wings are the favorite foods.
 For over half of tailgaters (56%), it’s got to be Buffalo-style wings followed by barbeque
at 44%. 

 Beer is the beverage of choice for 73% of tailgaters and almost half say they also need
soft drinks/soda (49%) and water (48%).

Tailgating Type:

* Thirty-seven percent of tailgaters say they are diehard fans because when their team
loses, they feel lost all week.

* Three in five (60%) tailgaters throw the football around while over half (53%) prefer to
play cornhole.

* One-third (34%) find professional football games more fun for tailgating, one-third
(33%) say college games are more fun, and one-third (34%) say both are equally as fun!

And finally, when it comes to showing spirit, most tailgaters go with a team jersey (82%), while
13% choose face paint and 5% pick body paint. Only 2% opt to wear a team wig.

In collaboration with Regina Corso Consulting, BJ’s Wholesale Club surveyed more than 1,000
tailgaters in its 15-state footprint. Participants were adults, 18 and older, with male
respondents making up 58% and 42% female. Surveyors live primarily in suburban settings and
have achieved a college degree. This survey was conducted between August 2 and 9, 2016.

With their wide selection of festive, fresh and fine-quality foods, BJ’s makes it convenient
to order deli platters, cookie assortments and custom-order cakes made exactly to your
specifications. 

Browse through BJ’s Party Planning brochure, then fill out an order form in-Club — or
download one at home from https://www.bjs.com/deli- bakery.content.services_deli_bakery.A.services — then, simply drop it into the kiosk at  your local club. Your order can be ready for pick-up in as little as 24 hours!  

For more info on BJ’s visit: http://www.BJs.com and for exclusive content find them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. Remember you can join the club with a Free 90 Day Membership running through December 31.

Disclosure: This post is compensated. I am a BJ’s Wholesale Club Ambassador. Opinions are mine 100% as always. 

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. 

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 JETS & GIANTS FACE OFF FOR 13TH TIME IN HISTORY #AD #TheClosestRivals

5 Dec

 Eric Decker and Prince Amukamara, #TheClosestRivals, face off at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, December 6, 2015 in East Rutherford, N.J.

Visit (https://www.youtube.com/user/keyfoodstores) to view their friendly rivalry and learn more about Key Food, a quick and convenient one-stop-shop where you can get your favorite P&G brands to help you prepare for & throw an unforgettable game day party!
Unlock the key to savings at Key Food. Key Food, Your Neighborhood market since 1937.Check out #TheClosetRivals videos below: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XQ7gwiVQfM  I love this video! So great to see Eric and Prince having fun with their dance moves!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KgFoM5ziLw  At the end of the day, it’s all about the championship ring! Can’t wait to see these guys face off on Sunday!

In the video above Prince mentions to Eric how Dawn dish soap is great for cleaning championship rings. Then he wrote #ohwaityouwouldntknow that was funny. Also,“I love that Prince mentions the Tide bottle that looks like a football, I always see that picture in Key Food. 

 Dawn and Tide is what I shop for when I’m at my local Key Food. I have to be prepared especially after a party to scrub all the dishes, pots & pans and do loads of laundry.  

   
Who’s watching the game on Sunday? I will be there live thanks to P&G (Proctor and Gamble). I can’t wait to see these two in action. Be sure to follow the hashtag #TheClosestRivals and if you’re not too glued to the television there will be a Twitter party from 1pm – 2pm, feel free to jump in on the conversation using #TheClosestRivals. Be sure to follow @Smiley360 for questions during the party.

Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Procter and Gamble. All opinions are my own.
 

Swim Classes With SwimToday #FunnestSport 

17 Aug

My daughter is enjoying her swim lessons courtesy of Momtrends and SwimToday. She took swim lessons with her class the whole school year and didn’t want it to end so I was happy when Momtrends held an event with 5 time Olympian Dara Torres and SwimToday to discuss why swimming is the funnest sport and she also shared her experiences as a swimmer and a swim mom, address common misconceptions and educate parents on the sport’s top 10 benefits. 

My daughter attends swimming lessons once a week at Asphalt Green on upper east side in NYC. This class is much smaller than her classmates at school so she gets that one on one attention to really focus so she can be the best swimmer. Her swim instructors are amazing. There’s been a few kids crying their eyes out but the instructors know how to talk to them and give them the confidence that they can do it.  Her class ends the end of August and I know she will miss it but she has learned so much and made big improvements. She even practices in the bathtub at home. Lol. She was given a bathing suit,  backpack, goggles and a swim cap. She will also receive a certificate of completion signed by Dara Torres. When we receive her certificate I will add a picture to this post and share on social media. 


Why is swimming growing at such an immense rate? FUN is the number one reason that 99 percent of swim parents stated why their kids swim and swimming tops every category most important to parents. 

SwimToday ambassador Dara Torres, a five-time Olympic swimmer-turned-swim-mom, and 13 industry partners are banding together to show non-swimmers and their parents why swimming is the #FunnestSport and provide a warm invitation to join in.

Through SwimToday, teams nationwide are inviting new swimmers and families to experience the sport with incentives such as free swim team trial periods, customized swim caps and promotional materials from kits sent to 1,500 swim teams to use locally. Parents can learn more about participating teams and find those nearest them by searching their zip code at http://www.SwimToday.org.

It’s closer than you think – 62 percent of families live within 10 minutes of a pool; 52 percent of households with combined income of $50,000 or less report they have access to a pool nearby

· Everyone participates – Swimming is inclusive, there are no benchwarmers (nor benches)

· Swimming is a team sport – Only 16 percent of non-swimming parents view swimming as a team sport but parents of swimmers associate the sport with teamwork more than any other sport

· Suit up and go – Only a swimsuit, cap and goggles are necessary to get started

· Life skills – Swimming increases self-confidence, self-esteem, time management, goal-setting and social development

· Easy to learn – 76 percent of parents said the ease of learning to swim was high

· Low risk of injury – No contact makes for a safer environment

· Swimming = total body fitness – Burn 650 calories in an hour – more than walking, biking or team sports

· Sport for life – Once you learn to swim, you can enjoy no matter your age

· Swimming is FUN – Parents confirm that swimming is the #FunnestSport

Disclosure: My daughter was given swimming lessons courtesy of Momtrends, SwimToday and Asphalt Green. Opinions are ours 100% as always. 

   
    
    
    
    
    
   

    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
  

@BOUNTY & @GIANTS HOST MOM’S FOOTBALL CLINIC #football #sports #nutrition

9 Nov

Sports are the ultimate classroom where kids learn the importance of teamwork, sportsmanship, perseverance, respect for authority and rules and how to win with class and lose with dignity.

The New York Giants and Bounty NFL Prints teamed up to host a mom’s football clinic at Quest Diagnostic Training Center at MetLife Sports Complex to promote those ideals and reinforce the importance of exercise, character and nutrition to local moms. In addition to learning basic football skills attendees also had the chance to meet New York Giants Safety Stevie Brown and watched and enjoyed a healthy cooking demonstration led by Giants chef Angelo Basilone, Executive chef of FLK a International. Chef Basilone transformed some favorite game time meals into healthier options.

Bounty is my favorite paper towel and the NY Giants is one of my favorite teams. I am a New Yorker. I definitely was interested in learning more about nutrition and learning basic football skills. Tailgating foods are so good and if I could still make them but in a healthier way then I had to be in attendance to learn more. Stevie Brown, his mother and chef Basilone cooked a delicious vegetarian chili and a turkey chili. Both were great and there were baked potatoes to add the chili on and other toppings like sour cream, cheese, salsa, etc. They also showed everyone how to make amazing whoopie pies.

We sat and listened to a panel of Giants staff professionals talk about getting your kids into sports and keeping them active and how to prevent injuries and know the warning signs when injured. Also, not forcing your kids to take on a sport just because it’s the parents favorite sport. Your kids will know what sport they enjoy. There was also a Q&A. On the panel were:

Karla Brown (Stevie Brown’s mom)
David Tyree (Director of Player Development of NY Giants)
Mike Haynes (USA Football Heads Up Football Manager)
Presenter: Steve Kennelly, New York Giants Assistant Athletic Trainer)

Info on Football Camps: All info can be found here: http://usafootball.com/ the info talked about during the hands on seminar in the training room was the Heads Up Football approach.

We were taken to the the training center where the actual Giants practice so we could run a few practice sessions as well. It was fun. We had to come in our activewear so I knew we were going to go through a few drills and needed to be ready. They also demonstrated how to properly be fitted for uniforms. I learned so much and had a great time.

Equipment Fitting Presentation – Education on Proper Equipment Fitting (Helmet and Shoulder Pads) (Presenters: Ed Skiba, New York Giants Assistant Equipment Manager or Vincent DiGaetano, USA Football)

Drills on field (Led by USA Football Master Trainer, Vincent DiGaetano) (Field House)

Check out the new Bounty NFL Prints available at Walmart.
Online : http://bountypapertowels.com/
Twitter: @Bounty
Giants on Twitter: @Giants

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. Opinions are always mine 100%. Gift bags were given at the end of the event.
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