First Ever Kids Food Fest in Bryant Park

This event has been put together to help fight against childhood obesity, and help kids learn about the importance of achieving balance in their food choices. Kids will be able to participate in fun activites and sample kid-friendly foods, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Share Our Strength – a national nonprofit  whose mission is ending childhood hunger in America.

When: January 21-22, 2012 – 10am to 6pm

Where: Bryant Park

Cost: General admission is free, but tickets are required for all events in James Beard Foundation Future Foodies Pavilion and the KFF Performance Stage. Click here for more information. Classes include Guacamole Tacos, Fun with Crepes, Mango Stuffed Challah French Toast, Table Time with Mister Manners, and more!

This event not only focuses on educating kids on how to make better choices, but on educating families so that together they can make better choices and have fun in the kitchen. Enjoy scavengers hunts, food demos, and more!

Love AGT :)

Columbia Freeze Tour in Bryant Park

Last week I paid a visit to Bryant Park to check out the Freeze Tour presented by Columbia Sportswear to demonstrate their new Omni-Heat Reflective outerwear. The thermal reflective technology was developed to help regulate your temperature by reflecting and retaining the warmth your body generates.

The Freeze Tour tent is set up near Citi Pond. They provide you with a coat to try on, you pick a song to sing karaoke to, and then they put you in a freezer that is 10 below zero to test out the coat. My friend and I pick Nelly “Hot in Herre” and we had a blast. Once inside the room 4 pictures are taken and then the song we chose began and was recorded. Our pictures are given to us when we finished and a couple of days later I received an email with a link to our pictures and the recording of us singing. I figured I spare you the recording and post the pictures instead :)

I must say I was pretty impressed. The jacket definitely seemed to keep me warm, although I could have been too distracted by the karaoke to notice. When I stepped out of the freezer the only part of me that felt cold was my toes. This could definitely be a good investment for upcoming ski trips and winter days ahead. Nonetheless is the a lot of fun and if you’re in the area you should give it a try.

Here’s the karaoke song list:

· Hot Hot Hot – Buster Poindexter
· Hot for Teacher – Van Halen
· Hot Stuff – Donna Summer
· Hot Blooded – Foreigner
· Hot in the City – Billy Idol
· Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice
· Drop It Like It’s Hot – Snoop Dog
· Hot in Here – Nelly
· Some Like It Hot – Power Station
· The Hotstepper – Ini Kamoze
· Warm It Up – Kriss Kross
· Hot N Cold – Katy Perry

The Columbia Freezer Tour Tent will be open daily from approximately 11am to 8pm until November 30th.