Remember a few months back when I mentioned that I'd been selected as a PBS Kids Blogger Ambassador? No? What's that? Your own life? Point taken. Well! Anyway, I am one, and this Sunday, I'll be unwinding from BlogHer with J and the kids at this month's first event, taking place at the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers. I'm going to be the "mayor" of the event, and while I'm not certain what this entails, exactly, I think it means I won Foursquare. All of it. Without ever even DOING Foursquare, which is truly an accomplishment to be commended and/or appended to my resume. Relatedly, I am now the mayor of your pantry, and mama wants some s'mores. Wait. Where was I? Oh, yes. The event!
The event is free for Kids Club Thirteen members, and Peep from Peep and the Big Wide World will be there, which -- since Peep's show focuses on breaking down science/nature concepts for little kids --is a perfect fit for the location. (The Hudson River Museum sits right on the Hudson, and among other great areas, contains a kid-friendly Riverama, filled with aquariums, a huge 3D map of the river, interactive, hands-on displays, and more.)
There will be a ton of great activities for the kids, including a Peep "what floats" activity (where kids learn about what floats and what sinks), notebook making, Peep coloring and tattoos, an episode screening, a planetarium, and a surprise giveaway for first 24 member children to arrive, a Riverama Explore Challenge, and a bunch of other stuff.
So! If you're local, and are looking for something new and different to do with your kid(s) this weekend, come to the Hudson River Museum on Sunday, August 8 at 10:30 a.m. It's going to be a great event, and I would love to meet and hang out with you (when I'm not actively retrieving Lo from her inevitable swan dive into the aquarium). Hope to see you there!
(Click here for event details.)
Disclosure: I’ve received a free PBS Kids Club membership for the year. (Other than that, I’m receiving no compensation). Feel free to join yourself; membership is $75, covers two adults, and up to three kids, and is ideal for ages 3-11. Plus, you're supporting public television (so...good deed, right there) and will have fantastic events squared away for your kids each month. Kids Club Thirteen is also on Facebook (check out the programs under the "Events" tab), and Twitter.