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Mama Expo ~ MAMAPALOOZA Rocks The World! The premier international organization for Women in the Arts…who are raising children as well!

Mama Expo ~ MAMAPALOOZA Rocks The World!

The premier international organization for Women in the Arts…who are raising children as well!

                                     * * * MEDIA ADVISORY* * *

WHAT: Presenting Multiple Platforms for women, mothers and families to gather, including Mamapalooza Stages, Academic & Arts Conference, Evening Performances, Concerts FREE Family Festivals.

WHEN: May 20-25th 2011

WHERE: Performance & Presentation venues in Mom Entertainment & Education across New York City, including Soter-Lee Blackbox Theater, Arlene’s Grocery, The Delancy, Bar East, The Drilling Company, Marymount Manhattan College (open to the public) and Riverside Park South. Details: http://www.MamaExpo.com

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 with performances, informational sessions, advocacy, activism and education happen across the world with performances by thousands. Organized by NOW-NYC’s Susan B Anthony award-winning, Joy Rose, MediaMom™ & MAMAPALOOZA Founder, Lynn Kuechle, MotherMonolgues.org & Team Mama.

FEATURING: Music stages, Poetry Readings, Film Screenings, Theatrical Presentations, Comedy, & Burlesque as well as live Performances by Funniest Mom In America finalists and artists, academic presentations and dissertations, bloggers, activists and business women from around the world, including timely discussions and presentations on ‘The Motherhood Movement’; Marymount Manhattan College (open to the public)

WHY: MAMAPALOOZA is an exciting opportunity with artists, educators, mothers, FEMpreneurs & families to:

– foster personal and professional advancement;  – be beneficial to mothers seeking community;

FAMILY EVENTS: Sunday, May 22nd New York City (City of New York Parks & Recreation) Summer on the Hudson @ Riverside Park South presents the 8th Annual Mamapalooza Outdoor Extravaganza. Pre-event Walkathon at 11AM, free. Noon to 5pm: featuring Tot Rock with renowned Mom Bands, Swingset Mamas, Anna Banana Band, Parent’s With Angst, Bilingual Birdies, Moey’s Music Party, Jane Getter, and more, 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!

CONFERENCE: May 23-25th Marymount Manhattan College 221 East 71st St. New York City: The Vulnerable Mother, with keynotes by Carol Evans, Working Mother Magazine, Dr. Phyllis Chesler, Feminist and author of 13 plus books, Laura Tropp, Mother Studies, MMC and featuring the voices of The 21st Century Motherhood Movement, with presentations, discussions, film screenings and workshops. Open to all. www.MotherStudies.org

ADDITIONAL EVENTS: Friday, May 20th – MOMEDY™ Comedy; Soter-Lee Blackbox Theater 236 West 78th 2nd fl. 8PM, l Saturday, May 21st – Family Bands & Singer/Songwriter Showcase; Arlene’s Grocery 95 Stanton St. 2-6PM, hosted by *REW l Saturday, May 21st – Hot Mama Burlesque; The Delancy. 168 Delancy St 7:30PM, hosted Raven Snook l Monday, May 23rd – MOM FUN-raiser; Bar East 1733 1st Ave@90th St 7-10PM, hosted by Carol Lester l Tuesday May 24th – She’s History w/Amy Simon and Fear & Desire with Alana Ruben Free; The Drilling Company 236 W. 78th; Wine & Cheese 6 PM, Performances 7-9:30.