JOIN US: 2010 Hebrew National Better-Than-A-Picnic Picnics

{ disclosure: i am a sponsored co-host of this event }

Hebrew National, of the famous hot dogs that are 100% Pure Kosher Beef, are throwing a “Better-Than-A-Picnic” Picnic where we will be decorating reusable lunch bags benefiting Feeding America’s Magic Summer Lunch Box Program! If you can’t join us, follow this link to make your own donation!  This kick-off event will lead off into 8 other cities supporting local charities in their areas. My mother worked at Hebrew National’s for many years and I grew up on these deliciously juicy hot dogs and they are the only hot dogs we buy in this family.  That’s why I’m thrilled to be hosting this event with some of my favorite mommies:

Isabel, Alpha Mom
Jen, Next Kid Thing
Amy O., Selfish Mom
Anna, Mommy Poppins
Carol, NY City Mama
Amy P., Long Island Parent Source
Kimberly, Mom in the City
Lisa, New York Chica
Kelsey, Naptime Chef
Jo-Lynne, Musings of a Housewife
Whitney, Mommies with Style
Melissa, GirlyMama

WHERE: Randall’s Island – Central Fields by Scylla Park, New York

WHEN: May 22, 2010 from 11:30AM – 3:30PM

WHAT:  A fun-filled afternoon with giant puzzles, mechanical bull rides (enough said), other activities for kids and family, music by a band or DJ, our celebrity co-host Cheryl Hines of Curb Your Enthusiam, as well as the iconic Hebrew National AirStream bus where hot dogs and other confections will be served up.

MENU: Hebrew National’s Hot Dogs of course!, Fruits and assortment of drinks

COST: FREE!  It doesn’t get any better than that!  Do something good (count it as your good deed for the day!) and eat yummy delicious hot dogs — it’s a WIN-WIN!  Please RSVP HERE! – Comments will be closed for this post.

HOW TO GET THERE: via public transportation you can take the 4, 5 or 6 Train to 125th Street and transfer to the M35 bus

From Manhattan:
Get on the Triborough Bridge at East 125th Street. Stay left for the exit to Randall’s Island, immediately after the toll plaza.

From Long Island and Queens:
Get on the Triborough Bridge from the Grand Central Parkway. Stay right for the exit to Randall’s Island, immediately after the toll plaza.

From the Bronx:
Take the Major Deegan or Bruckner Expressway to the Triborough Bridge. Stay right for the exit to Randall’s Island, immediately after the toll plaza.

From Brooklyn:
Take the FDR Drive North to the Triborough Bridge exit (on right). Stay left up to and after the toll, following the signs to Randall’s Island.

From New Jersey:
From I-80 or the New Jersey Turnpike, get onto the George Washington Bridge. Follow signs for “Through Traffic” (on the upper level, stay to the left; on the lower-level, stay to the right) to get onto the Cross Bronx Expressway, then take the Harlem River Drive/Amsterdam Avenue exit. Keep left onto the Harlem River Drive, then stay straight to take the FDR Drive South to the Triborough Bridge. On the Bridge, stay left for the exit to Randall’s Island, immediately after the toll plaza.

From Westchester:
Take I-87 (New York State Thruway) southbound. I-87 will turn into the Major Deegan Expressway. Follow signs to the Triborough Bridge, pass through the tollbooth, and stay to the right. Take the exit for Randall’s Island.

By Foot:
You can walk across the footbridge from E. 103rd St. in Manhattan onto Randall’s Island Park during summer daylight hours. Pedestrians can also walk across on the Triborough  Bridge from Manhattan, Queens, or the Bronx.

For more information, please check out the party page at, Hebrew National’s Facebook page and #hebrewnational on twitter.  Invite your family, your friends… anyone!  Hope to see you there!