Monthly Archives: June 2014

Air France Expo – NYC

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Air France introduced their newly upgraded fleet by showcasing their amenities in an expo format.  The event took place at Center 548 in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City (with another planned for Paris).  Air France pulled out all of the stops offering lounge space, interactive experiences and a touch of french ambiance by serving wine and nibbles.

As a mom and freelance writer (parenting and family travel) I wanted to know just how family friendly this airline truly was. Their answer, EXTREMELY.  The kids were not left out — with an entire section of the expo devoted to amenities for children. The airline offers activity packs, a selection of children’s entertainment and kid-friendly meals (they even offer a meal specifically for baby).  I have to say, I was thoroughly impressed.

Summer Soiree

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Images (Left) Courtesy of Help Us Adopt

I recently attended the Summer Soiree for nonprofit organization Help Us Adopt. Their mission as an organization is to offer financial assistance to couples and individuals interested in adoption. The organization aids a diverse pool of recipients regardless of race, ethnicity, marital status, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. Those that qualify are granted up to $15,000 towards their domestic, international, foster, or special needs adoption expenses.

Considering the importance of their work, this was a must attend event.  Generously hosted by Ports1961, their Chelsea showroom with terrace was the chic backdrop for the cocktail party. The room was filled with positive energy as many supporters of the organization were in attendance.  Help us Adopt may be a small organization, but their impact is huge.  I’m looking forward to other opportunities to support this organization.

 

A Year With Children 2014

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Images Courtesy of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Each year, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents the exhibition A Year With Children.  A Year With Children 2014 featured art created by New York City public school students that participated in the Guggenheim’s artist-in-residence program Learning Through Art (LTA). Throughout the academic year, LTA teaching artists collaborated with classroom teachers in all five boroughs.  The goal was to create projects with the children that promoted art exploration while complimenting the classroom curriculum.  

Learning Through Art encourages curiosity, critical thinking, and ongoing collaborative investigation.