TCBY is celebrating 37 years! Today at TCBY (August 7th, 2018) from 3PM – 7PM celebrate their official birthday with Buy One, Get One for $0.37 froyo🍦
Hewitt’s has 5 new coupons that can be printed from their website. All are valid until 8/10/18. Print them HERE.
Did you know that any New York State resident can get a free library card for the New York Public Library system (in NYC)? Not only can you use it to access thousands of e-books but now you can get free passes to NYC museums and other cultural locations with the card!
Click HERE to apply for the card. I needed to email a copy of my driver’s license for them to verify I am a resident but I quickly got a temporary card via email and the real card came in the mail later that month.
With the card, you can get a free pass to all of these cultural institutions currently participating in Culture Pass and more will be added on an ongoing basis. You can borrow passes for dates between two and three months in advance (depending on availability) and can have two pending reservations at any given time. After reserving a pass — for two or four people — you can print your pass at home or at your local library, or select the mobile option and show the reservation confirmation on your phone!
Here are the current passes available:
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Brooklyn Historical Society
Children’s Museum of Manhattan
Children’s Museum of the Arts
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The Drawing Center
The Frick Collection
Historic Richmond Town
International Center of Photography
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
The Jewish Museum
Louis Armstrong House
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Morgan Library & Museum
Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1
Museum of Chinese in America
Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Museum of the City of New York
New York Transit Museum
Queens Historical Society
Rubin Museum of Art
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Society of Illustrators
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Sugar Hill Children’s Museum
Whitney Museum of American Art
What a GREAT deal if you are visiting the city!! Click HERE to view all the passes available and reserve one.
American Idol will be LIVE on tour at the Palace Theater in Albany on Monday, August 13 at 8:00 PM!
American Idol: Live! 2018 features the Top 7 LIVE on stage, including 2018 American Idol Winner Maddie! Cade, Caleb, Catie, Gabby, Jurnee, Maddie and Michael plus special guest, Season 8 American Idol Winner, Kris Allen, also perform.
Tickets are currently available starting at $29.50 and can be purchased in person at the Palace Theatre Box Office, Ticketmaster Charge-By-Phone at 800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. For more information visit palacealbany.org or call 518-465-3335.
Want to see the show? I am giving away a pair of tickets to TWO lucky readers! To enter to win, comment below with “pick me!” Winners will be randomly selected on August 9th and notified by email. Good luck!
Print these 6 new Hewitt’s coupons HERE.
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Amazon Prime Day started today (though the site went down for a while due to SO many people trying to score deals at once!). For those who don’t know know what Prime Day is, it is a day and a half of super hot deals on Amazon for anyone who is a Prime member.
Here are a few:
My favorite kitchen item is on super sale: 6 Quart Instant Pot for 41% off at $58.99!
Fire Stick TV for half price! $19.99
Amazon’s Echo products are all super discounted, including the Dot at only $29.99 (regularly $49.99)
Kindle e-reader $49.99 (regularly $79.99)
Get $10 off + FREE delivery on first-time online orders of $35 or more at Price Chopper! Use promo code PCDELIVERS at checkout. Offer expires 9/30/18. Learn more about delivery HERE.
Proctor’s in Schenectady is offering free family movies this summer.
Sunday, July 15 at 10:30am and 1pm
Plucky, pint-sized hero Stuart Little (Michael J. Fox) returns to delight audiences with his big heart in this action-packed adventure. Stuart, and the reluctant Snowbell (Nathan Lane) must journey through the city to rescue their new friend, Margalo (Melanie Griffith) from a villainous Falcon (James Woods). Rated PG for brief mild language. 78 minutes.
Sunday, July 22 at 10:30am and 1pm
Boog (Martin Lawrence), a 900-pound grizzly bear, is content entertaining tourists and living in park ranger Beth’s (Debra Messing) barn. His life takes a drastic turn when he rescues a one-horned mule deer named Elliot (Ashton Kutcher) from a hunter (Gary Sinise), and is subsequently tranquilized and returned to the wild. Elliot and Boog recruit the other animals, notably a Scottish squirrel (Billy Connolly) and a beaver foreman, to help turn the tables on the hunters to make the woods safe. Rated PG for some rude humor, mild action and brief language. 87 minutes.
Surfing means everything to teenage penguin Cody Maverick (Shia LaBeouf). Followed by a documentary film crew, he leaves his home in Antarctica in order to compete in the the Big Z Memorial Surf Off. Cody wants to be respected and admired, and believes that winning the competition will bring him what he craves. However, an encounter with Geek, a washed-up surfer (Jeff Bridges) teaches him what is truly important. Rated PG for mild language and some rude humor. 85 minutes.
Find more details and future free movies HERE.
You may have noticed that palm oil is in almost everything (well, maybe not everything but sooo many products often contain palm oil). Truthfully, I started to avoid it once I learned about the destruction of rain forests to provide the oil– and I certainly have never cooked with it. But I learned a lot from New York Chef Gerard Viverto at this event.
First, Malaysian Palm Oil is red palm oil and is sustainably grown and harvested. If fact, it is a huge contributor to the economy in Malaysia. It is also non-GMO, has no trans fats and is stable at high heats (unlike some oils that can break down and alter the taste of food at high heat).
I received this kit in the mail after the event to try it for free:
The oil looks exceptionally thick and orange in this photo but, like coconut oil, it liquifies as it warms up. (In my warm kitchen cabinet this week it was a deep red liquid!)
Red palm oil DOES turn your food an orange color so it’s best to cook foods with it that you don’t mind having an orange tint. (Note: don’t get it on your clothes or they, too, will be orange!)
I tried it with homemade sweet potato fries, white potatoes and also when broiling salmon (I brush it on top to give the fish a slightly crispy texture). Everything came out great with no altered taste.
I’ve been using it regally now for cooking!
Malaysian Palm Oil can be found in most grocery stores for around $5 a bottle. We are also giving away a FREE bottle for one lucky reader to try.
Want to try it for free? Leave a comment below- have you ever tried cooking with red palm oil? Leave your comment by 7/15 for a chance to win!
Bites Camera Action, a free outdoor summer movie series in downtown Albany kicks off July 9 and runs for six consecutive Monday evenings through August 13!
Bites Camera Action events will transform a section of South Pearl Street into an open-air movie theater and block party. Movies will be played on the Times Union Center’s new 15-by-70-foot LED display screens.
South Pearl Street will close to vehicular traffic from Beaver Street to Hudson Avenue at 6:30 PM on Mondays from July 9 to August 13. Short films from local media group Youth FX will play at 7:00 PM each week, with the feature presentations kicking off at 7:30 PM.
Please note: No glass containers or outside alcoholic beverages will be permitted at the event. Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome under the discretion of Bites Camera Action staff. Please bring a lawn chair, as seating will not be provided.