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songs for seeds opens in Scarsdale!

by Alison Qualter Berna and Allison Schlanger

As we walked into the Scarsdale Synagogue yesterday, to celebrate the opening day of our second franchisee, we expected to see children bopping to the sounds of the new songs for seeds band. But the truth is, we got much more! We entered into a big and bright room full of dancing children and their extremely happy parents. We simply could not stop smiling.

songs for seeds Scarsdale owners, Dana and Josh Fisher, worked tirelessly to create this successful opening week. The reviews from families keep coming in about how great and seamless classes have been so far. The caliber of the songs for seeds Scarsdale band and the energy they put into each and every song is truly remarkable.

We keep telling each other just how lucky we are to work with the Fishers and to have our beloved music program in such a welcoming community where there was a need for this type of fun, interactive music class. Watching the kids discern shapes and learn numbers, hearing them repeat hello in many languages, watching them play and dance with their caregivers…it’s what songs for seeds is about!


Best Children's Theater!

by Allison Schlanger

The best children’s theater company has a show in production right now…and the tickets are FREE.

I have 3 kids. Living in NYC, we have seen a lot of children’s theater. Nothing compares to Theatreworks USA shows. Yesterday I took two of my boys Ari (10) and Dov (5) to see Skippyjon Jones -- Snow What.

It was amazing. Theatreworks USA raises the bar in children’s theater. The music and lyrics are incredibly clever, relevant and hilarious. The abilities of the performers – their voices, their range of characters and their stage presence are undeniable. The show is an hour. You have to go. Did I mention the tickets are FREE?

To read more information about Theatreworks USA and for ticket information, click here!


Bill Clinton attends songs for seeds concert in Madison Square Park!

We were pretty excited when former President Bill Clinton showed up to rock out with songs for seeds on Thursday (7/16) at our Summer Concert in Madison Square Park. 

Looks like People Magazine heard about it too!

Read the full article here!


Employee of the Month - July 2015

Congratulations Sweet Mo-lasses, The Texan Yogi, Hudson Mueller - you are our July Employee of the Month! 

For the past six years, we have seen you grow (even more than your hair) into the amazing teacher, entertainer and friend that we have grown to love. You are our go-to guy for everything songs for seeds! You are always willing to help out where needed, be it: subbing classes, running around the city to play at various special events, or finding and training our newest band members, and you ALWAYS do everything with the calmest and kindest attitude! You consistently showcase an amazing love and care for the families at apple seeds and we are so lucky to work alongside you.


And The Award For Best In Show Goes To...

by New York Family

The 2015 New York Baby Show, which took place on May 16-17 at Pier 92 in New York City, introduced thousands of new and expectant parents to a variety of products and services in the baby and maternity realms. We also had a prestigious panel of judges on hand–from leading publications and organizations in the parenting world–to select this year’s Best in Show Awards. As you’ll see for yourself in the slideshow below the six winners and four honorable mentions are notable for their variety and excellence.

Our expert judges include Maria Colaco, of TTPM; Nicole Felicano, of MomTrends;Lauren Greene, of The Bump; Rory Halperin, of Mommy Nearest; Whitney Harris, ofStroller Traffic; Jenna Helwig, of Parents magazine; Erica Hill, of “Weekend TODAY;” Andrea Lee, of City Births; Brianne Manz, of Stroller In The City; Stephanie Mayers, ofCool Mom Picks; Jane Morales, of the Mamas Network; Heather Ouida & Laura Peyser Deutsch, of Mommybites; Jessica Pallay & Kaity Velez, of Well Rounded NY;Alison Qualter Berna & Allison Schlanger, of apple seeds; Nancy Redd, of HuffPost Live; Matt Schneider & Lance Somerfeld, of the NYC Dads Group; and Julie Tiedrich, of GILT.

Check out the Best In Show winners here!