I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Where-To-Go Wednesday: Circle Line Hello Brooklyn Cruise and Stomp

We were given a free Hello Brooklyn Cruise for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own based on our experience.
What: Circle Line Hello Brooklyn Cruise

Where : Pier 83
            42nd St and 12th
            New York, NY

When: 2:30 PM daily

Who: All ages

Our view: Hello Brooklyn is the newest addition to Circle Line's cruises. On this cruise, you will still pass by familiar sites you will see on other Circle Line cruises including Freedom Tower, and you will still get a close-up view of the Statue of Liberty. However, you will also sail through Brooklyn and view famous Brooklyn sites including the Brooklyn Navy Yard and Brooklyn Bridge Park, the latter of which which includes Jane's Carousel, a beautifully restored 1920s carousel. You will sail under famous Brooklyn Bridges including the Brooklyn Bridge and the Williamsburg Bridge. You will learn interesting facts and historical information about Brooklyn. You will even have the opportunity to sample the tastes of Brooklyn as the on-board snack bar is loaded with treats from, such Brooklyn based companies as Brooklyn cupcake, McClure's pickles, and Junior's cheesecake. There are Brooklyn based drinks to sample as well including beer from Brooklyn Brewery and coffee from Brooklyn Roasting Company. Unfortunately, however, food and drinks are not included in the price of your ticket but must be purchased separately. The only way you could not enjoy this informative and relaxing cruise is if for some reason you don't have any desire to sail through and/or learn about Brooklyn or if you don't have enough money to buy all the delicious looking and smelling treats you want that you will find on this cruise. For more information go to https://www.circleline42.com/cruises-and-schedules/hello-brooklyn-cruise/
We were given free tickets to Stomp for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.
What: Stomp

Where: Orpheum Theatre
            126 2nd Ave.
            New York, NY

Who: Recommended for Ages 8 and above

Mom's view: Stomp is a truly unique theatrical experience. It explores different ways to make music without actual instruments. It is amazing how many ways that music can be made including on Garbage cans, with brooms, with sinks full of dishes, and with actual garbage. If you are looking for a show with with singing, spoken dialogue, or even a plot, you won't find that here. If you want music and dancing, you'll find plenty. If you like your music loud and long, you'll love Stomp. This is not a show for very young children who are frightened by loud noise or for anyone with especially sensitive ears or who doesn't like a lot of noise or very loud noise. If you have older children who aren't afraid of loud noise, they would probably love it, and it would make a great Father's Day  family event if you are going to be in the New York area and haven't made any other plans yet. For more information or to find out how to order tickets  go to http://www.stomponline.com/.
And that's Mom's view. Tune in tomorrow for more abou Circle Line's Hello Brooklyn Cruise and Stomp.

Photo credits: All Stomp production photos by Oleg Micheyev

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