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NYC- A YUUUUGE Guide of What to do With Your Kids and Where to Eat with Plenty of Pic Opps For All Year Round ๐Ÿ“ธ ๐Ÿ—ฝ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‘ซ๐ŸŽก๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿšค๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽซ๐ŸŽฌ

For 18 months I’ve been building my collection of unique, interesting, fun, delicious, memorable, and amazing outtings in Manhattan and the surrounding 4 boroughs with my 4 kids. Since I have a span of ages from 2-11 years old there’s something for everyone in here!! ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป I’ve compiled my anthology with a beginning blurb of each of my 21 blog posts so far from winter 2016 through spring 2017: ENJOY, DO, TAKE PICS and SHARE!!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐ŸŽ‰
1. NYC Hot Spots With Cool Treats 4 Kids ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿช๐Ÿฉ๐ŸŽ‚

In honor of the Sprinting With The Shaps 2 month anniversary I decided to update the post that started all the fun! So here are 3 new Hot Spots With Cool Treats 4 Kids that you can check out!
http://sprintingwiththeshaps.com/2016/03/07/nyc-hot-spots-with-cool-treats-4-kids-2/

2. ๐Ÿ†’๐Ÿ†’๐Ÿ†’ time at COOL MESS ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿด๐ŸŸ

After compiling my exhaustive list about NYC Hot Spots for Cool Treats 4 Kids post, we voted as a family that for our first half of day of school in โ€ฆ

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3. Wowed at the Wax Museum ๐Ÿ—ฝ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ

Today we had another half day so we headed out with my youngest daughter Dylan’s friends to NYC for a day with the 2nd graders…we got lucky and โ€ฆ
http://sprintingwiththeshaps.com/2016/03/16/wowed-at-the-wax-museum-%f0%9f%97%bd%f0%9f%92%83%f0%9f%8f%bd/

4. Who’s ready to wait in line at Black Tap??? My Official Review!๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ•‘๐Ÿ•˜๐Ÿ•—๐Ÿšถ

Here is my official review on Black Tap, which by the way it is NOW opened for Lunch at 12 noon at the Meatpacking location! Back in November, I ran โ€ฆ
http://sprintingwiththeshaps.com/2016/03/18/whos-ready-to-wait-in-line-at-black-tap%f0%9f%8d%a6%f0%9f%8d%94%f0%9f%95%91%f0%9f%95%98%f0%9f%95%97%f0%9f%9a%b6/

5. Rainy Day Fun in the City ๐ŸŒ‚๐ŸŒง๐Ÿ—ฝ๐Ÿ“šโœ–๏ธ…some NEW cool spots! ๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿ†’

Since we had my sister’s baby shower on Sunday we had some out of town family still with us, so I decided that I would let the kids play hooky ๐Ÿ“šโŒand have some family Bonding in the city โ€ฆ
http://sprintingwiththeshaps.com/2016/04/05/rainy-day-fun-in-the-city-%f0%9f%8c%82%f0%9f%8c%a7%f0%9f%97%bd%f0%9f%93%9a%e2%9c%96%ef%b8%8f-some-new-cool-spots-%f0%9f%86%95%f0%9f%86%92/

6. Fantastically Unique Spa Retreat in Downtown NYC- Transport Yourself to Ancient Roman/Greek Times! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿฝ๐ŸŸ

As you know I’m always on the hunt for a new fun find ๐Ÿ”Ž๐Ÿ”Ž๐Ÿ”Žand the new hotspot to go to is in NYC called Aire Ancient Baths.
Whether it’s a girls day outโ€ฆ
http://sprintingwiththeshaps.com/2016/06/03/fantastically-unique-spa-retreat-in-downtown-nyc-transport-yourself-to-ancient-romangreek-times-%f0%9f%99%8c%f0%9f%8f%bd%f0%9f%8f%8a%f0%9f%8f%bd%f0%9f%8f%9f/

7. 92 Things to do in NY This Summer With or Without Kids!!! ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ

The best time of year to be in NEW YORK is the summer! Back in February, my 1st blog post was NYC HOT SPOTS WITH COOL TREATS 4 KIDS and today on the โ€ฆ
http://sprintingwiththeshaps.com/2016/06/14/92-things-to-do-in-ny-this-summer-with-or-without-kids-%f0%9f%8c%9e%f0%9f%8c%9e%f0%9f%8c%9e%f0%9f%8e%89%f0%9f%8e%8a/

8. What to do When A Beloved American Girl Doll is Viciously Murdered…๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿฉ

When I was 12 years old or so I remember receiving the first catalogue in the mail introducing the American Doll girls. ๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ“ฐAt the time it was โ€ฆ
http://sprintingwiththeshaps.com/2016/06/16/what-to-do-when-a-beloved-american-girl-doll-is-viciously-murdered-%f0%9f%91%a9%f0%9f%8f%bb%f0%9f%94%aa%f0%9f%8f%a9/

9. Max Brenners in NYC- A Chocolate Meal from Start to Finish!!! ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ—ฝ

I like to try to get some 1 on 1 time with each of my 4 kids so this week Dylan and I set off for NYC. With limited time we chose 2 destinations for โ€ฆ
http://sprintingwiththeshaps.com/2016/06/18/max-brenners-in-nyc-a-chocolate-meal-from-start-to-finish-%f0%9f%8d%ab%f0%9f%8d%ab%f0%9f%8d%ab%f0%9f%8d%ab%f0%9f%8d%ab%f0%9f%97%bd/

10. Bucketlist Check- MACY’s NYC Fireworks on the East River for the 4th of July!!!๐Ÿ—ฝ๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‡๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

I have always wanted to check out the fireworks in Manhattan with my kids for the 4th of July. ๐Ÿ—ฝ๐ŸŽ† But somehow 10 years later and the time has just โ€ฆ
http://sprintingwiththeshaps.com/2016/07/06/bucketlist-check-macys-nyc-fireworks-on-the-east-river-for-the-4th-of-july%f0%9f%97%bd%f0%9f%8e%86%f0%9f%8e%87%f0%9f%87%ba%f0%9f%87%b8/

11. Snowdays Shaved Cream Co. and Seaglass Carousel ๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŽ ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿฌ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ—ฝ

In the summer I always like to make a few trips into the city with the kids. New on the list for this summer was Snowdays Shaved Ice Cream and the โ€ฆ
http://sprintingwiththeshaps.com/2016/07/09/snowdays-shaved-cream-co-and-seaglass-carousel-%f0%9f%8d%a6%f0%9f%8e%a0%f0%9f%90%a0%f0%9f%90%ac%f0%9f%90%9f%f0%9f%97%bd/

12. The Beast Boat Ride- FUNNEST 45 Minutes in NYC on a Hot Summer Day! ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ—ฝ๐Ÿšค๐Ÿ’จ

Every year I make sure the summer doesn’t end without a boat ride on the Beast. ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿšค๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿ—ฝ

I’ve been dying to take Shane on the boat and this year โ€ฆ
http://sprintingwiththeshaps.com/2016/07/11/the-beast-boat-ride-funnest-45-minutes-in-nyc-on-a-hot-summer-day-%f0%9f%8c%9e%f0%9f%97%bd%f0%9f%9a%a4%f0%9f%92%a8/

13. Victoria Gardens ๐ŸŽก And Momofuku Milk Bar๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿช- Did you know there’s an Amusement Park in Central Park During the Summer??? ๐Ÿ—ฝ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŽ ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽขโ›ฒ๏ธ

Every year in the Wollman Rink at Central Park they open a small amusement park for the summer season. ๐ŸŽ ๐ŸŽข๐ŸŽก
It’s cute and easy and so doable in โ€ฆ
http://sprintingwiththeshaps.com/2016/07/18/victoria-gardens-%f0%9f%8e%a1-and-momofuku-milk-bar%f0%9f%8d%a6%f0%9f%8d%aa-did-you-know-theres-an-amusement-park-in-central-park-during-the-summer-%f0%9f%97%bd%f0%9f%8c%9e%f0%9f%8e%a0/

14. No Summer is Complete Without a Trip to Queen’s Landmark Corona Icesโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿง๐Ÿ—ฝโœ…

Every summer we gather a bunch of our friends hop in our Sprinter and take a night time trip to Corona Ices to the Lemon Ice King! ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿง๐Ÿ‘‘
We โ€ฆ
http://sprintingwiththeshaps.com/2016/09/18/no-summer-is-complete-without-a-trip-to-queens-landmark-corona-ices%e2%98%80%ef%b8%8f%f0%9f%8d%a7%f0%9f%97%bd%e2%9c%85/

15. Fun Fall Day in NYC that Your Tweens Will Love!!! ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ“ฑ๐Ÿ–ฅ๐Ÿ›ค๐Ÿ—ฝ (Or even your little ones ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿป)

The word of the day was ARTSY for all the artsy pics the kids had fun taking as we made our way around the Meatpacking District. We hopped into the โ€ฆ
http://sprintingwiththeshaps.com/2016/10/05/fun-fall-day-in-nyc-that-your-tweens-will-love-%f0%9f%91%ad%f0%9f%91%ad%f0%9f%8d%ad%f0%9f%8d%ab%f0%9f%93%b1%f0%9f%96%a5%f0%9f%9b%a4%f0%9f%97%bd-or-even-your-little-ones-%f0%9f%91%a7%f0%9f%8f%bb/

16. Fall Fun Day with the Kiddies in NYC- Part 2 (fun for all ages) ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿ—ฝโ›ฒ๏ธ๐Ÿž

So like I mentioned in my previous post (Fun Fall Day in NYC that Your Tweens Will Love!!! ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ“ฑ๐Ÿ–ฅ๐Ÿ›ค๐Ÿ—ฝ) the first half of our day was made up ofโ€ฆ
http://sprintingwiththeshaps.com/2016/10/07/fall-fun-day-with-the-kiddies-in-nyc-part-2-fun-for-all-ages-%f0%9f%91%ad%f0%9f%91%ac%f0%9f%9a%b2%f0%9f%97%bd%e2%9b%b2%ef%b8%8f%f0%9f%8f%9e/

17. Winter Wonderland Holiday Light Spectacular- Doesn’t Matter What Religion You are Your Kids will be Mesmerized ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŽ‡๐ŸŽ† ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ

If there’s one night you have available this December and you are will to make the drive to Brooklyn ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿ—ฝto Dyker Heights your kids will be treated โ€ฆ
http://sprintingwiththeshaps.com/2016/12/06/winter-wonderland-holiday-light-spectacular-doesnt-matter-what-religion-you-are-your-kids-will-be-mesmerized-%f0%9f%8e%84%f0%9f%8e%84%f0%9f%8e%89%f0%9f%92%a1%f0%9f%92%a1%f0%9f%93%b8%f0%9f%8f%98/

19. “Most Wonderful Time of the Year”๐ŸŽถ- Fun Holiday Things To Do in NYC๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ—ฝ

The Fiddles and Shaps decided to play hooky for some Xmas time fun in the city and we were rewarded with a beautiful sunny 55 degree day! Ever since โ€ฆ
http://sprintingwiththeshaps.com/2016/12/11/most-wonderful-time-of-the-year%f0%9f%8e%b6-fun-holiday-things-to-do-in-nyc%f0%9f%8e%84%f0%9f%8e%85%f0%9f%8f%bc%f0%9f%97%bd/

20. Eggstra Cool New Milkshakes at New Territories in NYC ๐Ÿ—ฝ๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿญ Served with a Side of Art History at the Met ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ–ผ ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉ

Sprinkles got me like heeeeeeeyyy noooow!
Check out this pretty lil thang from New Territories in NYC! ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฅ›
As soon as this rainbow beauty โ€ฆ
http://sprintingwiththeshaps.com/2017/02/26/eggstra-cool-new-milkshakes-at-new-territories-in-nyc-%f0%9f%97%bd%f0%9f%a5%9a%f0%9f%8d%a6%f0%9f%8d%ad-served-with-a-side-of-art-history-at-the-met-%f0%9f%8f%9b%f0%9f%96%bc-%f0%9f%91%a9%f0%9f%8f%bd/

21. It’s True There’s a Crazy Milkshake Place in Queens Called Truburger ๐Ÿ”๐ŸŸ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฅ›

Half way in between Long Island ๐Ÿ›ฃand Manhattan๐Ÿ—ฝ you can get your crazy milkshake fill at Truburger, in Ozone Park! ๐ŸŽ‰
We loaded up the Sprinter โ€ฆ
http://sprintingwiththeshaps.com/2017/03/05/its-true-theres-a-crazy-milkshake-place-in-queens-called-truburger-%f0%9f%8d%94%f0%9f%8d%9f%f0%9f%8d%a6%f0%9f%8d%ad%f0%9f%a5%9b/

LAST BUT NOT LEAST…I’ve compiled a YUUUUGE SUMMER BUCKETLIST of ideas and activities to do with your kids to bring about loads of family bonding!!!
UNBUMMER SUMMER BUCKET LIST- Sprinting With the Shaps Complete List of Fun Things to Do With Your Kids This Summer ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌโค๏ธ๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ“

Last Memorial Day when we went to Disney World ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฐ I had a midlife mom crisis when I realized my girls were growing up and not little girls anymore.โ€ฆ
http://sprintingwiththeshaps.com/2016/06/10/unbummer-summer-bucket-list-sprinting-with-the-shaps-complete-list-of-fun-things-to-do-with-your-kids-this-summer-%f0%9f%8c%9e%f0%9f%91%ad%f0%9f%91%ac%e2%9d%a4%ef%b8%8f%f0%9f%8e%8a%f0%9f%8f%96/

I HOPE YOU ENJOY AND MAKE AMAZING MEMORIES WITH YOUR FAMILIES! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ Let me know if any of these really stand out for your families and if you loved them as much as I did! โ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’‘๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ

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