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HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS 2024 WORLD TOUR Tickets are now on sale! Save up to 20% with Promo Code: USFAM
HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS 2024 WORLD TOUR – PRESENTED BY JERSEY MIKE’S SUBS
Where, WHAT JUST HAPPENED?!? Happens all the time! Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters global tour as they take the court with moments of extreme basketball innovation and unparalleled fan FUN! See the Globetrotter stars LIVE as they DRIBBLE, SPIN, SLAM, and DUNK their way past their relentless rivals, the Washington Generals! You’ll be amazed by new levels of mind-blowing trick shots, expert ball-handling skills, and BIG LAUGHS with unrivaled opportunities for pre-game, post-game and in-game fan engagement!
I’ve had the pleasure of attending several Harlem Globetrotters games throughout the years. All of my children have experienced several games. They love the mascots, the crazy tricks, the comedy bits, and meeting the players after the game. Here’s a pic from the last time we attended.
Here’s a hint, they do have Harlem Globetrotters merch to buy at the game but if you don’t want to purchase items you can take an autograph book and pen with you to get autographs after the game.
For my Pennsylvania peeps there are lots of games in Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh, Johnstown, Wilkes-Barre, Philadelphia, Reading, Hershey, Allentown, Erie, and State College.
Break the boredom of the cold months with an exciting Harlem Globetrotters show. I’ll be heading to the show in Johnstown, PA on February 22, 2024. Hope to see you there!
Check out the tour dates, Is there a show near you?
As a US Family Guide blogger, I will receive complimentary tickets to attend. No other compensation has been or will be received.
Kalamata’s Kitchen is a fun children’s book that encourages children to explore foods. With my youngest 2 children they can sometimes get pretty picky when it comes to food. We’ve always had a rule in our house though, you’re not allowed to say you don’t like unless you’ve at least tasted it.
The Kalamata’s Kitchen book event and tasting we attended was at Lorelei restaurant in Pittsburgh, PA. Located at 124 S Highland Ave in Pittsburgh a cocktail bar and beer hall with food inspired from Germany. The restaurant itself was very airy with lots of natural light and plants. Located in East Liberty it’s not far from lots of shopping areas, Children’s hospital, and many health clubs.
We ended up being a tad bit late but I was so excited we still had plenty of time to participate in everything. When we arrived the kids got a VIP pass, a Kalamata’s Kitchen food passport, and an official Taste Bud card. If the kids at least tried each of the foods they were able to get a stamp on their food passport.
They had interesting and tasty options such as carrot pierogies (which was actually one of my faves), salted caramel mousse, rose-water malaibi with candied kataifi, Frico, and more. Other participating Pittsburgh restaurants included Bar Marco, Casbah, Pie for Breakfast, Cafe Carnegie, and of course, Lorelei.
We also had an opportunity to meet and hear from the team that created Kalamata’s Kitchen including author Sarah Thomas. Sarah had a book reading with those that participated in the event. She was so kind and took the time to sign books for those that asked.
We really have some wonderful places in Pittsburgh. I’m so happy that we were invited to the Kalamata’s Kitchen event. As I sampled with my kids I realized what a wonderful place Lorelei would be for a date or to just slow down in Pittsburgh for a little bit. I’d love to just sit at the window like my kids did while nibbling on chef’s delightful creations, maybe a glass of wine and just people watch. I could spend a couple hours there.
My kids have walked away from a new experience. They got to send their tastebuds on an adventure. I think they learned a little bit about the work that goes into a book. They did a great job at setting up to really pull kids into the book with the characters and Kalamata’s Kitchen set up.
My kids also came home with Kalamata’s Kitchen book and an apron which my kids just love. My daughter is now talking about wanting to have a restaurant one day lol.
I received free VIP ticket to the event. Also received free products and samples while attending the event. No other compensation has been received. Any opinions expressed are my own. This giveaway is sponsored by LuvSavingMoney.com and not the businesses mentioned in this post.
I’m a mom of 4. My children range in age from 4 to 15 years old. I was invited to attend The Mother of All Baby Showers at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on July 27. The Mother of All Baby Showers is geared towards those expecting up to parents of preschool age children. My hubby and I have completed our family so I wondered what info I could get out of attending The Mother of All Baby Showers. The answer would be, opening my eyes to the resources, products, and information out there in my area. Even for a mom of 4 like me.
My hubby and I received a VIP couples ticket to go. VIP tickets allowed us entry into the MOABS 30 minutes before general ticket holders. When we walked in we were greeted warmly by the staff. It was hard deciding where to start. There were so many tables with vendors available to talk to. Everything from services, to products, to clothing, and even food. I could highlight all the vendors but this blog post would turn into a small novel rather than an easy to read post lol.
As my hubby and I walked around checking things out and talking to people. The first service that really jumped out to me was Jeremiah’s Place. Lisa Perry MPM and Executive Director of Jeremiah’s Place was so nice to talk to. As she told me about the services they provide at Jeremiah’s Place I just thought “Yes, yes we need this! Why aren’t there more places like Jeremiah’s Place!”
You can get plenty of info on their site but it’s Pittsburgh’s only crisis nursery providing FREE childcare for children ages 0-6 yrs for a few hours for up to a few days depending on the situation. It could be used when a parent is hospitalized, when you need someone to watch a child for an interview, when a parent just needs a break, homelessness, domestic violence situations and more. If you’re in the Pittsburgh area definitely check out Jeremiah’s place or donate. You can call or visit to do an intake with them so when you do need them they’ll have your info.
When I talked to Lisa you could just tell how caring she is and how passionate she is about the services they provide.
The next service that really stuck out to me was from First Comes Love in Pittsburgh. Daria Minton is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She provides workshops for “Bringing Baby Home”, “Emotion Coaching” and “7 Principles” workshop for couples.
I spoke with her and her husband at The Mother of All Baby Showers. They were super sweet people. Definitely someone I would feel confident calling when in need of these services.
If you’re a parent in Pittsburgh you’re gonna want to know about Kidsburgh.org a resource for parents to find everything kid related in Pittsburgh: playgrounds, child care centers, events, and more. They also have an app for those living in or visiting the Pittsburgh area to help you find things in your part of Pittsburgh!
At the Mother of All Baby Showers Pittsburgh attendees could take advantage of free chair or table massages provided by ELEMENTS Massage from Wexford, PA. Even after a few hours of giving massages and dealing with the droves of people they still were smiling and happy to help.
Of course there was all the new products and services from companies like DIONO, Combi, Baby K’tan, Enfamil, Goldfish Swim School, and so many more. It was cool to see the newest things on the market, be able to touch and try, and ask questions to the experts. The women I talked to from DIONO was very helpful in helping me understand the best types of car seat for my 4 yr old and why. I was ready to put her in a booster but her taking the time with me really opened my eyes.
Oh and speaking of experts they had several speakers you could listen to. Experts in their field for everything from pregnancy to the working parent.
Of course, I can’t talk about The Mother of All Baby Showers without talking about the $20,000 in giveaways they did. Everyone was given door prize tickets when they walked in. They called numbers throughout the evening with people winning everything from gift baskets, to strollers, car seats, and gift certificates.
As a VIP ticket holder I also received an amazing VIP swag bag with a Baby K’tan diaper bag absolutely stuffed with things from treats, coupons, baby items, formula, a travel wipe warmer, pens, and other swag. Y’all I looked up that baby K’tan diaper bag. It retails for $50 just by itself! VIP couple tickets were $60. With all the things it was stuffed with and all the things you got to try and experience I would absolutely say buying the VIP ticket is totally worth it!
Check out the Mother of All Baby Showers site to see if a MOABS is coming to your area! I’m gonna leave you with a few more pics from MOABS Pittsburgh at Heinz field. I will definitely go back next year if they come back to Pittsburgh!
Oh and one more thing. Because they were all so generous and I got some awesome stuff for babies I’m gonna do a giveaway for my LuvSavingMoney readers. I’m going to give you some swag too!
1 Luv Saving Money reader will win some MOABS swag that includes
I received free tickets from US Family Guide to attend Brickfest Live in Monroeville, PA to complete this post. No other compensation was received.
We are definitely a LEGO family. Any LEGO event that comes within a 50 mile radius, we’re there. Actually I heard about them opening a LEGOland near Philadelphia and my hubby and I were considering a trip with the family .
LEGOs spark creativity, problem solving, pre-engineering skills, and more for little ones. And heck, I enjoy creating with them with the kids. Brickfest Live at the Monroeville Convention Center was the perfect place for our LEGO loving family to have fun for all ages.
We got there about 15 minutes late but we got right in. The staff was friendly and entry was pretty streamlined. We were greeted by Woody from Toy Story built entirely out of LEGO bricks.
The brick pit was made up to look like a swimming pool. The kids played for a while in there. They had tables set up around it so if the kids created something they could put it on a table to display for the day.
There were impressive LEGO sculptures from the Pittsburgh area adult LEGO user group and several builds in the monochrome build sections, and glow-in-the dark build sections. Here are just some of the favorites we had:
There was so much to do. The kids got to try out some LEGO video games in the gaming section, we got to play LEGO mini-golf, We got to meet several characters, they did plenty of builds, and watched some LEGO car drag races.
Another area the kids really enjoyed was the Make-A-Wish area. They had Star Wars characters there. For a small donation the kids got to choose a Nerf gun and shoot at Star Wars characters. The staff there was super nice and very patient with the kids. They let me take several pictures. Even though they were being shot at repeatedly with nerf guns they were all smiles. I was more than happy to donate to such a great cause and the kids had a good time.
We always have a good time at these Brickfest Live! events. It’s hours of family fun . If you ever get the chance, I definitely recommend it.
We received complimentary tickets as part of the Pittsburgh Kids Guide.
There are times that you try something out for the first time and it’s just not what you thought it would be. Then there are other times you try something new out and you wonder when you’ll be able to do it again. Pittsburgh Mills Sky Trail is one of those experiences.
Located in the Pittsburgh Mills Mall, Pittsburgh Mills Sky Trail is a 32-foot tall, 2 level ropes course complete with 30 exciting elements including zig-zag beams, cargo nets, angled rope ladders, crisscross walks and more. Participants choose their own path through the elements and go at their own pace. The ropes course is also equipped with a Sky Rail zip line connection measuring 69′ long. Participants soar down the length of the ropes course on a self guided zipping experience and are able to enjoy it’s thrills over and over. For young adventurers, there’s a specially designed Sky Tykes ropes course for kids ages 2-7.
We went on Halloween, October 31. I really didn’t know what to expect. Would it be super busy? Will it be worth the drive from Johnstown? Will all the kids be able to get the same enjoyment out of it? Valid question considering my 4 kids range from 2 years to 13 years old. When we arrived we found it right next to the food court. It was quite an impressive set up considering it was in a mall.
It says it’s fun for ages 2-102. The staff gave us a friendly greeting. They got all 4 of my kids lined up and fitted with the proper size harnesses. They went over the safety rules with us. The boys were ready to jump into the big kids Sky Trail while my daughter was anxious to try out the Sky Tykes.
My 6 year old was right in the middle where he could have done the big kids Sky Trail or use the Sky Tykes area. He jumped right into the Sky Trail. All 3 of the boys started on the Sky Trail while I took my 2 year old daughter over to the Sky Tykes area. She wanted to climb but she was a little bit nervous. It didn’t stop her though. Most of the time she wanted mommy to hold her hand.
The nice part is the harnesses are fitted to each person. They are hooked up to tethers that slide along the bars. They never detach except manually to go on the zip line but they had another staff member assisting people with that. I’m a nervous Nelly but I had very little concerns with my kids climbing around over my head 12-18 feet in the air. Even if they would lose their footing, they weren’t going anywhere. There were plenty of staff there to help too.
My 6 year old ended up getting cold feet on the big kids trails so he came down and decided to try the Sky Tykes area. After playing on that area for a bit he decided he was ready to go back on the grown up area.
That practice on the Sky Tykes area must have been just what my 6 year old needed because he was almost keeping pace with his big brothers, 11 and 13 years old respectively. Almost, my older boys had no fear what so ever. I kinda wish I would have tried it myself. But I had the opportunity to talk to the assistant manager and other staff and get some great pictures. I can’t say enough about how friendly and helpful the staff were. Everyone had a great time.
This would be a great activity to jump in the car on a runny or cold winter day and get your kids active. Break the boredom and try this place out. Seriously fun for the whole family. Save your self some money too with a coupon from the Pittsburgh Kids Guide! It’s $14 for those 48″ or taller and $7 for those under 48″ tall.
Be sure to stop by Pittsburgh Mills Sky Trail facebook page too tell them Luv Saving Money sent ya!
I’ll leave you with a clip of my 11 year old doing the zip line section of the Sky Trail:
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