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Empire State of Mom: Discovery Times Square Expo and Freckleface Strawberry The Musical

My son is just insisting that I call him King Tut, since he learned about the Boy King wonder last weekend and I have New York City to blame. 

More specifically, the amazing King Tut exhibit at the Times Square Discovery Exposition Center.  

I live in one of the greatest cities in the world–well, about an hour away from it (at least for now, stay tuned!) and I enjoy packing the kids in the car and heading to NYC on the weekends to take advantage of all that the city has to offer.

This past weekend, the kids and I hit up a family day for bloggers at Times Square Discovery Exposition Center.  The exhibit was pretty interesting and the kids seemed fascinated by the concept of a young boy being King. Most of all, they loved the chariot racing workshop that was held afterward.
See pics below

It's just one of the exciting, kid-friendly workshops they are offering at the Discovery Center. In this workshop you design and decorate your own cardboard chariot, that gets attached to a backward wheelchair, adorned with a mannequin driver  (see pics) and then raced with another team. To win the race, you have to stop and wrap one of your team members into a mummy (that was Kayla!) , travel to another station and put hoola hoops over a obelisk and later toss balls into a large Egyptian urn.


The kids had a ball.

After an exciting lunch with plenty of "If I Were King, I Would….." conversation we headed up to the New World Stages on 50th Street to catch Freckleface Strawberry The Musical, based on the popular books by actress Julianne Moore. 

Freckleface Strawberry, aka Julianne Moore at a young age, is a touching story about accepting yourself the way you are. Strawberry is teased about her freckles constantly, so she tries different ways to hide them before ultimately hiding herself. Her musical journey to self-acceptance is complete when she discovers that her classmates missed her while she lived undercover.  They teach her that everyone is different and the most important thing is to have friends. 

We just loved the music and dancing! And the message of loving what's different about you works for everyone–even if you don't have freckles.

Freckleface Strawberry The Musical


In between we got caught up in a street festival on 8th avenue where we couldn't resist trying candy apples, falafel, and straight out the husk  roasted corn with butter, salt and parmesan cheese!!

Time for my detox!!

We were definitely exhausted and in an empire state of mind. …..now, sing it with me, there's nothing you can't do!! when you're in New York!!

One Response to “Empire State of Mom: Discovery Times Square Expo and Freckleface Strawberry The Musical”
  1. HM says:

    Concete jungle WHERE DREAMS ARE MADE!

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