Spring Giveaway #2: Shrek the Musical on Broadway

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What's big and green and smells like old cheese? No it's not that spot under your sink that you keep meaning to get to...it's Shrek! And he's now on Broadway singing, and burping, his heart out in a Dreamworks musical.

Shrek The Musical is now on Broadway bringing the movie to life in a big, slightly gross, and beautiful production. Shrek on Broadway is said to be hilariously funny and incredibly like the movie with wry humor that makes it fun for adults as well as kids. Don't miss a great opportunity to win tickets to this family favorite show.

We're giving away a family pack of tickets (4 tix) to see Shrek The Musical on Broadway!

Spring Break Giveaway Number 1: Wizard of Oz Tickets

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Spring Break is right around the corner and many of us are not going anywhere this year, but at Mommy Poppins we choose to celebrate the opportunity to stay home and enjoy New York CIty and all it has to offer. That's why this entire week we'll be giving away tickets to NYC's top family shows. We personally picked the best shows we wanted to see ourselves and wrangled family four packs to each one. And that's not all, we also convinced each show to offer all our readers great discount codes that everybody can use, with as much as 50% off ticket prices.

First up: Family Four Pack to The Wizard of Oz at Madison Square Garden

Cool Upcoming Events and NYC News via twitter

What, you're not following Mommy Poppins on twitter? Then you're missing out on all the cool stuff we've been tweeting that doesn't make it for a full blog post. Plus we find out about all kinds of cool stuff going on and retweet it for you. Below is just a taste of some of the top retweets from the last day or so. But don't miss out, follow MommyPoppins and follow KidBuzzNY to make sure you know the latest, coolest news for kids in NYC.

Free NYC kids weekend events and activities for March 28-29

Don't let the rain keep you from having a great time this weekend. there's so much to do. So maybe it won't be the best time to head out of town for Maple Sugar Weekend, but there's plenty more mostly free and always fun events for kids, from free ballet classes to some cool. alternative theater and performances and more.

By the way, we are having another HUGE giveaway event next week. In anticipation of Spring Break, we'll be giving away family pack tickets to 7 of the top shows for kids and families. There will be thousands of dollars in tickets given away with a different giveaway every day! In addition to the giveaways, we will also have discount codes for everyone, so don't miss it!

MTA Servce Specialists Protest MTA Doomsday Budget with a Smile

The MTA approved it's "doomsday budget" yesterday, which includes fare hikes and service cuts. But no worries, because the MTA Service Specialists have been deployed. Find out about the details of the new budget and the humorous stunt women who are commenting on the fare hike by taking to the rails dressed as retro airline stewardesses and offering riders the "service you deserve."

New DOE Kindergarten Registration Policy Successful...At Driving Parents Mad

We wrote earlier about the NYC DOE's decision to change some of the basic principles of Kindergarten admissions. The main one that they seem to be toying with is the promise that every child who lives within a school zone is entitled to a spot at that school. The fact that families would have to apply for their neighborhood schools was dropped on parents just weeks before the kindergarten application process began and gave parents no time to seriously reconsider their options.

Yesterday the NYTimes reported on the outcome of this system, which is that many families that expected seats in their local schools are being turned away. Parents are understandably frustrated, angry and worried and DOE spokesman, Andrew Jacob's, advice that families should "wait until September" is perhaps one of the most idiotic official responses I've ever heard—as if parents are going to sit on their heels until school starts in the Fall to figure out where their 5 year olds will attend school.

Drop-in, dress up and dance: Free weekend ballet lessons with NYC’s top Ballet Tech instructors.

Straight from my inbox:

The Gap is turning its rotating concept store on 5th Ave. and 54th St. into a Tiny Dancers ballet studio in partnership with Ballet Tech, a tuition-free ballet school started by world-renowned choreographer Eliot Feld. On Wed., March 25, Gap and Ballet Tech will be opening their doors to NYC’s aspiring “tiny dancers.”

Each Saturday and Sunday, the store will be open for participants to drop-in, dress up, and dance their heart out with instructors from Ballet Tech. The free drop-in lessons will be in session Sat., March 28, through Sun., April 26.

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