Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Where-To-Go Wednesday - New York Hall of Science and How to Be An American

We were given free tickets to the New York Hall of Science for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own based on our experience.
What: New York Hall of Science

Where: 47-01 111th St.
             Flushing, NY

Who: All ages
Mom's view: The New York Hall of Science really makes science fun for kids. You will definitely need a long time here. There are so many interactive exhibits for your kids to try. They will be so entertained, they won't even know they are learning. Current exhibits includes an exhibit that shows how math impacts our world, an exhibit on light, and a new exhibit on environmental sustainability. Keep in mind that while some exhibits are permanent, some exhibits may change so if you go you might not see all the same exhibits that we did. Each exhibit is not just a single part but has many different parts to it so if you want to go through them all it could take a while so give yourself plenty of time at the museum. There are even outside exhibits including a Science Playground and Rocket Park Mini Golf. There is also a design lab where children are given the opportunity to use their creativity and imagination.  There are is so much to do at the New York Hall of Science, and it so much fun that the hard part will be getting your kids to leave. For more information go to http://nysci.org/.
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We were given free tickets to How to Be An American for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.
What: How to Be An American

Where: York Theatre
             619 Lexington Ave.
             New York, NY

Who: Teens and up

When: Now through September 25 only!
Mom's view; If you are looking for a show with a linear plot, this is not it. If you are looking for a unique theatrical experience, you may enjoy this show. This is a show where the audience becomes part of the show. You are transported back to 1905 America where you are new immigrants to America, and you are being recruited to support the Tammany machine. The whole show consists of speeches and songs wherein three characters are trying to recruit you and every once in a while the fourth character pops in and tries to keep you from being recruited. Although the show's songs are old existing songs, they are not current and most of them are not recognizable. Most of them are funny though especially in context of the show. On the whole, the show is a lot funnier than it may sound. It is also very relevant. I'm sure its take on corrupt politicians of the past is not so far off from our politics of today. Today's politicians are just not always so overt about how corrupt they actually are. However, hardly a day goes by that you don't hear of some politician being caught doing something they weren't supposed to do. This is not a show for children who probably would not understand it and would be bored. If you are interested in going, don't hesitate. The show's run is very limited. It will only be playing through September 25. For more information or to order tickets go to http://www.yorktheatre.org/how-to-be-an-american.html.
And that's Mom's view. Tune in tomorrow for more about The New York Hall of Science and How to Be An American.

Photo credits: All How to Be An American photos by Ben Stothmann

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