The 2016 Mamas Summer Countdown

On Sunday February 21, 2016, the New York Hall of Science in Queens, NY will proudly host The 2016 Mamas Summer Countdown for local parents and children. This event offers an abundance of opportunities for parents to learn about great possibilities for summer plans and enjoy a fun day with the family.

Over 1,400 attendees visited the Mamas Queens Camp Fair in 2015 to learn about their summer options and enjoy a day out with their children. The 2016 Mamas Summer Countdown is expecting an even larger turn out and hopes to further spread information and resources to locals. “The primary mission of the Mamas Summer Countdown is to empower parents to make informed decisions for their children by giving them easy access to some of the best local services, entertainment, activities, specialists, and camps currently available to them.” says Randi Madrid co-founder of the Mamas Network. “It is also going to be a super fun day for the whole family.”

The Mamas Summer Countdown is sponsored by Usdan Center, Oasis Camps, NYSCI, and The American Camp Association   “We carefully curate the exhibitors at our event to make sure they are relevant to NYC parents and offer something valuable to the community,” says Madrid. Other companies who will be providing fun activities are Buckley Day Camp, Queens Botanical Gardens, Prudential, Samuel Field Y and many more!

The Mamas 2016 Summer Countdown makes it easy and affordable to attend the event by offering free access with NYSCI general admission or membership. The event welcomes all parents, children, and their caregivers no matter their economic or cultural background which in turn makes it one of the most diverse events of its kind in New York City.

From finding new camps, vacation destinations, local classes and schools, to the best innovative products and retail stores, The Mamas Summer Countdown goers will receive an exclusive look at all of the new resources available to make sure they are in-the-know!

Families will enjoy:

  • Summer Camp Information.
  • Vacation Destination Information.
  • The opportunity to speak one-on-one with top family friendly brands and local businesses.
  • Free on-site entertainment and crafts.
  • All day access to the New York Hall of Science.


The Basics:

  • When: Sunday, February 21, 2016 from 10 am – 3 pm
  • Where: New York Hall of Science – 47-01 111th Street, Corona, NY 11368
  • Ticket Price: The Mamas 2016 Summer Countdown is free with NYSCI general admission or membership.

NYSCI General Admission:

  • $15 Adult (18+)
  • $12 Child (2-17), Student (w/ID), Senior (62+)/ Under 2 Free

Open Play With Urban Sitter At Twinkle Playspace in Brooklyn NY

As part of our new push to promote small social gatherings for parents in NYC, we organized a Family Date Night event with Twinkle Playspace & Urban Sitter.

The event included it’s own dedicated event listing, email blasts about the event, social media, and of course a fun evening out where parents could hang out, see Twinkle Playspace for the first time, and meet UrbanSitter to learn about their services.

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