POSTED: SUNDAY, JUN 16TH 2013

Happy Father’s Day!

Father's Day quote by Anne Geddes

To all the dads in our lives and in yours, wishing all of them a wonderful Father’s Day.




POSTED: TUESDAY, JUN 4TH 2013

Get ready to Butterfly Boogie in Central Park with RedRover this weekend!

Clear your calendars for Sunday afternoon, New York City parents! We’re excited to be sponsoring the Central Park Conservancy’s Butterfly Boogie this coming weekend and we want to see you there at this amazing, free event. Plus, we’ve got a special treat just for first 100 RedRover users.

As part of Central Park Conservancy’s “A Clearing in the Forest” series, Butterfly Boogie combines eco-education and multicultural family fun. Join us to learn about out insect pals in the “Tale of the Flutterby and Piggle” interactive puppet show.

From noon to 1:30pm on Sunday, we’ll be boogie-ing to the butterfly beat, learning about the relationship between plants and insects, and releasing a bevy of painted lady butterflies in the Children’s Glade. Come prepared with your own camera to capture this amazing experience or purchase an official souvenir picture taken by Cme2.

This event is completely free, no advance registration necessary, and all ages are welcome! There will be lots of fun for the whole family, so make sure to save the date and come have some Butterfly Boogie fun with RedRover.

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Special deal for RedRover Users: Visitors who show the free RedRover app on their phone or this printed page will receive a beautiful pair of butterfly wings. We have 100 pairs of wings in variety of 8 colors, so make sure to come early to get your own pair!

 

 




POSTED: THURSDAY, MAY 30TH 2013

The RedRover launch in San Francisco at the Hullabuzoo!

Over the Memorial Day weekend, RedRover celebrated our San Francisco launch at the San Francisco Zoo’s annual Hullabuzoo celebration. Thousands of local families enjoyed the amazing animals along with all sorts of special treats.

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RedRover in San Francisco

Just look at all the fun everyone had at the Hullabuzoo:

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RedRover now in San Francisco

Huge thanks to Kristen and Slim Chance from ClownSnotBombs for the very popular face painting and performances, as well as Toni and Compton the Compost Man from Giant Puppets Save the World, all of whom helped entertain the kids while parents rebooted at the RedRover Recharge Station and learned all about the new RedRover app, now available for San Francisco parents.

RedRover in San Francisco

 

We were so thrilled to meet so many warm and receptive parents and families. Even the littlest Rovers joined us! What a wonderful way for RedRover to roll into San Francisco.

Contest alert, San Francisco parents! We’re giving away an iPad Mini to one lucky RedRover user who downloads the free RedRover app and signs in, or signs up on RedRover.co by June 3, 11:59pm EST (Yes, we extended it!). That’s tomorrow, so hurry!

Check out all our photos of the San Francisco Zoo’s Hullabuzoo celebration brought to you by RedRover on our Flickr set as well as in our Facebook Photo Album




POSTED: WEDNESDAY, MAY 29TH 2013

Attention RedRover users: Amazing Exclusive Summer Deal and Contest at NYSCI

We’re so thrilled to partner with the New York Hall of Science to bring you an exclusive RedRover deal plus an amazing contest that are sure to make your summer the best one ever.

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Exclusive Deal for RedRover Users: Save $5 on two or more general admission tickets (valid through June 30) when you show your RedRover app or show this printed page.

NYSCI RedRover Special Offer

And now for our special contest! 

One lucky winner will experience NYSCI up close with a private 30 minute session with a NYSCI Explainer. Your group of up to 8 people (all ages welcome) will visit NYSCI for an exclusive session designed with activities to fit the age of your group on a weekday afternoon.

Value: Priceless (That’s right, they NEVER do this. How special are we?)

How to enter:

1. Log in or sign up on RedRover
2. Visit our contest entry page
3. Share your 2 cents of what a perfect playdate with your kids would be below by 11:59pm on June 11.
4. Cross your fingers! (Okay, not required but you never know)

We’ll pick a winner at random! Travel and transportation not included. Non-transferrable. Void where prohibited.




POSTED: SATURDAY, MAY 25TH 2013

San Francisco parents: Come see us at the Hullabuzoo and win an iPad Mini!

We’re thrilled to be sponsoring the San Francisco Zoo’s annual Hullabuzoo celebration all weekend long with all sorts of cool activities and special deals and a huge giveaway just for RedRover users!

RedRover in San Francisco

From 11am to 4pm today, Sunday, and Monday, you can enjoy a performing circus group, an inflatable obstacle course and a climbing wall challenge at your favorite Zoo. And in between visits to their collection of endangered and rescued animals, stop into the Pachyderm Building to blow off a little steam in the free inflatable playhouse, where kids can climb, play and shoot baskets. Then gather your strength with a picnic on the Patas Lawn as you watch the performing circus group before you test your skills on the climbing wall ($3). Every time someone rings the bell at the top of the wall, the Zoo will donate $1 to animal conservation programs.

Come meet our CEO and Founder Kathryn Tucker and learn about RedRover at our Recharge Station right by the Rock Wall on the Patas Lawn, where you’ll also find clowns, puppets and free face painting (plus special treats) for all kids.

Special deal for RedRover Users: Zoo visitors who download the free RedRover app and sign up between May 25 through May 27 will receive a FREE waffle cone with the purchase of one waffle cone.  All ou have to do is show the RedRover app on your phone at Terrace Cafe (or present the coupon)

iPad Mini Giveaway: Any San Francisco user who signs up through the free RedRover app or online at RedRover.co between May 25th and 31st is entered to win an iPad Mini and a SF Zoo Family Membership. Awesome!

Looking forward to seeing you this weekend, San Francisco!




POSTED: FRIDAY, MAY 24TH 2013

Before Midnight and RedRover: The perfect date night!

In honor of our RedRover 3.0 launch in NYC, we celebrated with our first Date Night with RedRover, which included a private, sneak preview of Before Midnight with Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, and Director Richard Linklater. Lucky us!

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After the red carpet, our guests were treated to an exclusive Q&A with Ethan, Julie, and Richard before the exclusive screening of their new movie, which opens in theaters today, May 24.

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And huge congrats to Sasadi, a RedRover user who won tickets to our event just for using our app. Cool, right?

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You can see all the photos from the event on our Date Night with RedRover Flickr set as well as on our Facebook page. Thanks to everyone who came out to support us on our exciting launch.

Stay tuned for more Date Nights with RedRover! And make sure you’re a user (download the free app or sign-up on the website) so you don’t miss opportunities like this. Before Midnight opens in NYC, LA, and Austin today, with more cities coming soon.

{All photos by Chae Kihn}




POSTED: THURSDAY, MAY 23RD 2013

RedRover Atlanta Launch Party

As part of our exciting RedRover 3.0 Atlanta launch just a few weeks ago, we celebrated at Whole Foods Market Buckhead with our wonderful partners and blogging friends.

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A huge thanks to our founding Atlanta partners: Atlanta Braves, Atlanta History Center, Atlanta Rocks!, Brina Beads, Buckhead Spring Arts & Crafts Festival, Callaway Gardens, Dunwoody Nature Center, Fernback Museum, Georgia Aquarium, Little House of Art, Stone Mountain Park, Children’s Museum of Atlanta, The Music Class, and Whole Foods Market Buckhead, who kindly hosted our party.

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RedRover Atlanta

All the guests were also treated to tech manicures, as well as giveaways and goody bags courtesy of: GoSwype, Mabel’s Labels, Gyft, Tig’s Closet, Benbini, Squatchi, Atlanta Rocks!, Children’s Museum of Atlanta, Brina Beads, Star 94, Buckhead Spring Arts and Crafts Festival, Spa Sydell, Night & Day Studios, Cygnett, Kelly Moore, and GoCodes.

Huge thanks to Kelly Dyar from Amerine Photography who, as you can see, captured our celebration so beautifully. Her boutique photography studio helps families, children, newborns, expecting mothers, couples and seniors in Gwinnett and Greater Atlanta area capture memories that they will treasure.

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To see more photographs from our event, take a peek at our RedRover Atlanta Launch Party Flickr set. Thanks again to everyone who attended and helped make our Atlanta launch so amazing.

Join us! You can download the free RedRover app on iTunes or sign-up on our website

 




POSTED: WEDNESDAY, MAY 22ND 2013

Mommy Poppins now on the RedRover Platform!

As longtime fans of Mommy Poppins, we’re so thrilled to announce our new partnership that will bring the much-­loved and trusted content to the RedRover platform!

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The brain­child of New York mom­-of-­two Anna Fader, Mommy Poppins is written by moms for moms seeking out the best things to do for their kids, plus resources like campsclasses, and birthday party guides.

Adding to RedRover’s other amazing top­-tier New York City partners, including the American Museum of Natural History, the Children’s Museum of the Arts, the New-York Historical Society, Film Forum, and the Central Park Conservancy, lucky users will now also have access to Mommy Poppins’ picks right on their smart phone.

We are thrilled to add them to our diverse content, giving our users the opportunity to tap into recommendations from NYC’s favorite curators of fun.

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On RedRover’s platform, where you can follow event streams from your favorite places and curators, you now have Mommy Poppins. Whether you’re a current MommyPoppins.com reader or new to the website, we’re pleased to be able to bring their best ideas for what to do with your kids in New York City to you on the go.

Join RedRover today! Download the free RedRover app on iTunes or sign-up on our website.




POSTED: THURSDAY, MAY 16TH 2013

Celebrate Family Day at the Jewish Museum with RedRover!

NYC Rovers come out this Sunday and join RedRover‘s Founder/CEO Kathryn and her adorable daughter Lou Lou at The Jewish Museum to celebrate the kid-friendly awesome of their exhibition Jack Goldstein x 10,000. This daylong celebration will feature: two performances by Jukebox Radio, a huge drop-in art workshop, painting sessions, and family tours all inspired by the art of Jack Goldstein.

RedRover users will have access to exclusive offers all over the Museum including 25% off adult admission on Sunday, 5/19, free Noah’s Ark pens at the Shop (one per child with accompanying adult), and $5 off a $10 or more purchase at the café (limit one redemption per family) when they show the app to Museum staff.

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12:00 noon to 4:00 pm

DROP-IN ART WORKSHOP

Figures in Motion – Puppet making

Using shiny paper and wire, families can create iridescent puppet characters inspired by the shimmering moving figure in Jack Goldstein’s short film Jump.

Line Bursts – Giant Abstract Line Art

Children will collaborate on an large-scale abstract work of art using yarn and sparkly thread to form a constellation of dots, lines and bursts like a night sky.

Light Prints – Photogram Station

Families will be able to shine light across objects on photo-sensitive paper and then watch as silhouettes appear after the paper makes contact with water.

 

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12:30 pm to 3:00 pm

EXPRESSIVE PAINTING WORKSHOP

Families will delve into the work of Jack Goldstein through the use of expressive painting techniques inspired by music and the sounds of nature. Participants will use forks, sponges, droppers and other unexpected tools to create colorful abstract paintings.

1:30 pm and 3:00 pm

SPOTLIGHT TOURS

A Jewish Museum educator will lead a brief interactive tour spotlighting two works of art in the Jack Goldstein exhibition.

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SELF-GUIDED FAMILY EXHIBITION TOURS

Specialized printed family gallery hunts for Jack Goldstein x 10,000 will be available.

Jukebox Radio

12:30-2:30pm

PERFORMANCES: JUKEBOX RADIO

Children can dance and sing with Jukebox Radio in an entertaining show mixing music, puppets, and more into an imaginative performance for all ages.  This unique band fuses musical genres such as pop, folk, rocksteady, and jazz, and showcases playful tunes and shadow puppetry inspired by the art of Jack Goldstein.

Jukebox Radio is a vibrant group of young performers brought together by composer Mark Dzula.  The ensemble features Joe Ancowitz (trumpet), Geoff Countryman (baritone saxophone), Dan Dzula (drums), Mark Dzula (guitar and vocals), Devin Maxwell (vibraphone), David Steinberg (tenor saxophone), Chloe Walker (vocals), Kyle Younger (bass), Chris Rozzi (puppets), Tim Cavaretta (puppets and tech), and David Herman (tech).  Jukebox Radio has performed at the Knitting Factory, Galapagos Art Space, the DUMBO Art Festival, and other U.S. events and venues.

For further information regarding family programs, the public may visit the Museum’s website or call 212.423.3200. The Jewish Museum is located at 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, New York City.




POSTED: THURSDAY, MAY 9TH 2013

Win a Date Night with RedRover. And Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy!

Need a date night? Well, we’ve got a sweet chance for you to win one. And even better, it just so happens to be with Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, stars of the upcoming movie Before Midnight.

Win tickets to Date Night with RedRover

You and your date could be walking the red carpet with the stars, curling up in comfy seats at the Tribeca Grand in NYC, and then enjoying a private, sneak preview screening of Before Midnight on Thursday, May 16 from 6:30-9:30pm.

To enter, just share your idea of a favorite date night on our contest entry page (you’ll see it when you sign up!) by 11:59pm on May 14. Make sure to click the “JOIN” button to see the contest entries (like below). You must be a RedRover user to enter (it’s free to download the app or sign up on our website) and you must be signed in to leave an entry. We’ll pick two winners (2 tickets each) at random! Transportation/Travel not included, void where prohibited.

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And have fun with it!