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Why We Rock!

WHAT: MaMaPaLooZa – The first and only Mom-Branded Music Festival featuring fun activities for the entire family. Now in its 14th year this outdoor extravaganza will be held as part of the Summer on the Hudson series with New York Parks Dept.

WHEN: May 17th 10-5pm rain or shine

Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band 2014 @ Mama

Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band 2014 @ Mama

WHERE: Riverside Park So. Pier i (take the ramp by West 68th St and Riverside Drive near Trump Towers to access the park and pier)

WHO: Presented by Mamapalooza, http://www.mamapalooza.com home of the Mom Music, Arts and Culture Movement. In partnership with Motherhood Foundation, non-profit M.O.M. (Museum Of Motherhood) & New York Parks Department. This year features “Daughters Forward” with performances, by Timbila, and Dawn Drake, hosted by poet Miriam Tabb where advocacy, activism and education happen across the world with performances by thousands. Organized by NOW-NYC’s Susan B Anthony award-winning mother scholar, M. Joy Rose.

WHY: MAMAPALOOZA is an exciting opportunity with artists, educators, mothers, FEMpreneurs & families to: – foster personal and professional advancement; while benefitting mothers, fathers, and families seeking community. Women-owned businesses featured throughout the park. Great Green Playdate, Many Shades of Green Radio. Be prepared to shop if you want, but also enjoy lots of free activities.

FAMILY EVENTS: Sunday, May 17th New York City (City of New York Parks & Recreation) Summer on the Hudson @ Riverside Park South. Pre-event exercise compliments of GYMBOREE at 11a. Noon to 5pm music all day, including vendors & crafts, food, sampling, drinks, giveaways and family fare. Riverside Park South – Pier I @ 68th Street and the Hudson River. Bring your good vibes and your pocketbook to shop! 

We Rock because we have a voice.
We Rock because we have a vote.
We Rock because we can.

Mamapalooza Celebrates Women, Moms, Families May 14

Great entertainment, women’s health and fitness, family life and green living will highlight the seventh annual Mamapalooza, a free music, arts and health festival Saturday, May 14, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Kensico Dam.

Kids Drum Circle

Voted the “Best in Girl Power Event 2009” by Westchester Magazine, Mamapalooza is a day of fun with free helpful information and plenty of activities and services to help empower women, mothers and families. There will also be shopping, fun for kids, foods to sample and purchase, and a farmers market. So, bring a chair and blanket and spend the day listening to some great musicians and learning how to make your life better.

Mamapalooza is presented in partnership with Westchester County Parks, along with local and national sponsors, to raise awareness for the Museum of Motherhood.

Admission and parking are free. The event will be held rain or shine.

Fun for everyone at Mamapalooza 2011Health and Fitness
Get geared up for the day’s events during a Walk Live Westchester exercise program with Heather Buyers that will kick off at 11 a.m. The Westchester County Office for Women and non-profit organizations will provide information on health, wellness and social services for women and families including help for victims of domestic violence. Pick up information about summer events and programs from Westchester County Parks and the county’s Office of Tourism.

Living Green
Vendors celebrate a holistic lifestyle of mind, body and spirit with information and booths selling natural cleaning products, soaps and holistic products, many from the Awaken Fairs.

Media partner 100.7 WHUD radio will be onsite. This year’s stage features Massachusetts Six; Dawn Drake and ZapOote world percussion; a musical performance by Armelle for kids; and exhibitions by Suburbia Roller Derby.

Women’s Marketplace
Shop the women-centered vendors offering everything from handmade jewelry and gifts, make-up and sunglasses to active wear fashions and tee shirts. Cash accepted only.

For Kids and Families
Kids and their families can also learn how to have fun as they get and stay fit with the county’s own Be Fit Mobile, a fitness center on wheels, which offers hula hoops, obstacle ladders and Frisbees to show everyone how to have fun as they work out. There’ll also be face painting and gymnastics.

Farmers Market
Bring your market bag and your appetite to shop a selection of locally grown produce, baked goods, cheeses and food products.

Food and Refreshments
Take your pick of several vendors offering salads, wraps, veggie burgers, rice and beans and gyros. The concession stand will also be open for sandwiches, pizza, burgers and hot dogs.

There will be free giveaways and raffles for prizes throughout the day.

Mamapalooza 2011 is presented to benefit the Motherhood Foundation, an organization that creates and presents visual, literary and performing arts events for mothers. Sponsors are the County’s Office for Women, 100.7 WHUD radio, Westchester Family, Natural Awakenings and Parenting magazines, Awaken Fair, Q.bel, New York Liberty and Friends of Westchester County Parks, Inc.

Kensico Dam Plaza is located at the north end of the Bronx River Parkway in Valhalla. Some Exhibitor Space still available: JoinMama.net to sign up or call 877.711.6667

Organized by Paula Caracappa