Giveaway: Tickets to the Circle Line Kids Cruise Series Kick-Off!

BY  |  Tuesday, May 01, 2012 7:00am  |  COMMENTS (29)

Since 1945, Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises has hosted over 60 million passengers in New York. Today, Circle Line is the only cruise line dedicated exclusively to sightseeing, with vessels made of steel and window-to-ceiling glass windows that offer magnificent views of the Manhattan skyline, all year round. To kick off its Cruise Series, which sails the first Saturday of the month this summer, including June 2, July 7 and August 4, Circle Line is throwing a huge party —The Kids Cruise Series Kick Off!

I’m so excited for this Kickoff event, which will include a performance from special guest and my two personal favorite family musicians, Dan Zanes and Elizabeth Mitchell & You Are My Flower. The 75 minute cruise will also include:

A live interactive tour guide, juggler, magician, balloon artist, Meet and Greet with The Berenstain Bears, food and drink available for purchase, raffle prizes and giveaways, Complimentary giftbag and more!

There will be great NYC attractions participating on Circle Line’s Pier 83 frontage and Broadway and Off-Broadway Shows there, such as Freckleface Strawberry, Rock of Ages, Spiderman and many more.

The Kids Cruise is a great way for young children to discover the sights of NYC and have the chance to learn fun and exciting facts about the city. They will also have the opportunity to take a photo by the Statue of Liberty. Boarding for the Kids Cruise will begin at 9:30 am, sailing from 10-11:15 am. Pricing is $28 for adults, $20 for kids (3-12) and there is an infant comp ticket, for children 3 and under.

But thanks to the generosity of Circle Line, Barista Kids is giving away four tickets (2 adults / 2 children) the Kids Cruise Kick Off on Saturday, May 19!

Here’s how to enter…

Just tell us your favorite thing about NYC in comments.

No purchase necessary. Starts Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 7 am EST and ends Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 11:59 pm. One person who replies to this post by 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, May 6, will be chosen at random to win four tickets to the Kids Cruise Kick Off Event on May 19, 2012. Open to U.S. residents ages 18 and older. Void where prohibited.

Want another entry? Here are a couple of ways:

  • Follow us on Twitter and leave a comment telling us you did with your Twitter profile. Make sure to include @baristakids in your tweet.
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Good luck!


  1. POSTED BY juliefranklin  |  May 01, 2012 @ 9:05 am

    Favorite Thing About NY – We have just moved here from the UK and to be honest we cannot find just one favourite thing about NY, everything is our favourite so far, the people, the food, the “Big Apple” itself, the streets, the sightseeing hotspots, it’s all amazing and there is just too much to add.

    Our Favourite Moment about NY so far was when we boarded the Staten Island Ferry, we had never been to America before but had seen pictures of the famous outline of the buildings,it was very foggy on the morning of the 21st March (my Birthday)and as the ferry started moving we were unable to see anything till we stated getting closer to New York, we could see the Statue of Liberty which we would love to get to have a closer look of, then there it was, the fog had gone and we were introduce with the breathtaking view of New York, I will remember this day for the rest of my life – it’s just beautiful xxx

  2. POSTED BY mtclibn42  |  May 01, 2012 @ 9:11 am

    One of our favorite things is hearing live music in the city. Whether it’s the concerts in Central Park or a performance at the family series at Symphony space. This would be a great opportunity to share the joy of listening to music on the water, with beautiful NYC as a backdrop, with our child and one of her friends. Thanks Barista Kids for this chance at winning these tickets.

  3. POSTED BY hf12  |  May 01, 2012 @ 10:49 am

    the mini-street fairs that pop up all over the place that all look exactly the same 🙂 i kid b/c i can’t pick one favorite thing….

  4. POSTED BY leoana62  |  May 01, 2012 @ 11:17 am

    My favorite thing is that there is always something to do. There are street fairs in the spring, summer and fall. During my lunch break I can go to Bryant park and take part in the many free activities they have such as fencing and free language classes. And everything is very easily accessible whether I walk there or hop on the train for a few stops. I feel so lucky to be living here.

  5. POSTED BY leoana62  |  May 01, 2012 @ 11:20 am

    I follow on twitter and sent a tweet @amb26

  6. POSTED BY leoana62  |  May 01, 2012 @ 11:21 am

    I subscribed to your newsletter and sent a message!

  7. POSTED BY lilros101  |  May 01, 2012 @ 11:31 am

    We love the food! No matter what mood we are in we are always able to find any type of cuisine and it always tastes authentic. Even at 1 in the morning we can always find a store that is open and every willing to deliver. It is so amazing and wonderful to have something as simple as food available at your fingertips when any craving kick in.

  8. POSTED BY lilros101  |  May 01, 2012 @ 11:33 am

    I subscribed and emailed you

  9. POSTED BY seanbdefaz  |  May 01, 2012 @ 11:47 am

    I love that everyday I am able to see the sights that millions of tourists come to see every year. How many people can say they way up and walk through times square on their way to work or walk the dog along the Hudson river and can see the statue of liberty? I hope to win so the young ones can learn to appreciate this city as much as I do.

  10. POSTED BY seanbdefaz  |  May 01, 2012 @ 11:50 am

    Subscribed, emailed.

  11. POSTED BY cricket  |  May 01, 2012 @ 12:10 pm

    Favorite thing about NYC is the energy and feeling of opportunity.

  12. POSTED BY cabella  |  May 01, 2012 @ 12:11 pm

    Believe it or not, we actually love the excitement of the train ride to get there from NJ. How fun to emerge from Penn Station right into the city’s hustle and bustle!

  13. POSTED BY williamebedoya  |  May 01, 2012 @ 12:11 pm

    I recently moved back to NYC after 10 years away. It feels great to explore the city once again and my favorite thing has to be the seaport downtown. I love skating down the piers and being able to see the statue of liberty at the end.

  14. POSTED BY williamebedoya  |  May 01, 2012 @ 12:12 pm

    I subscribed and sent the email!

  15. POSTED BY Hollster  |  May 01, 2012 @ 4:17 pm

    My favorite thing about NYC is the never-ending opportunities. It truly is the land of dreams.

  16. POSTED BY mystik  |  May 01, 2012 @ 7:39 pm

    I love the energy of NYC. Nothing beats it.

  17. POSTED BY mystik  |  May 01, 2012 @ 7:40 pm

    Twitter follower @ zenaliciousmom

  18. POSTED BY johnnyo  |  May 01, 2012 @ 8:39 pm

    I love the commute in; gives me a chance to read or watch a movie on my dvd player and I love the pizza.

  19. POSTED BY kimmiet  |  May 01, 2012 @ 9:56 pm

    We love that you can do just about anything you can imagine-from plays to parks to strolls to dining-whatever you are in the mood for 24-7 there is always something to do.

  20. POSTED BY kimmiet  |  May 01, 2012 @ 9:59 pm

    I subscribed to your newsletter and sent the email.

  21. POSTED BY Tim Lynch  |  May 02, 2012 @ 5:17 am

    Favorite thing about NYC? The Planetarium formerly known as Hayden. Great venue, great talks, good stuff.

  22. POSTED BY montclairjane  |  May 02, 2012 @ 6:53 am

    We love going into the city on nice Spring/Summer weekend mornings and taking the kids to Victoria Gardens, which is a kiddie amusement park in Central Park where the ice rink is in the winter. Prices aren’t bad and it’s perfect for toddlers. Can’t wait for it to open this season!

  23. POSTED BY happyrandom  |  May 02, 2012 @ 4:00 pm


  24. POSTED BY m4ttyb  |  May 02, 2012 @ 5:57 pm

    Favorite thing about NYC? Are you kidding me? The Met and Central Park (I think it’s ok to combine–they’re kind of a package deal for us whenever we go into the city as a family). Low cost–incredible value–infinite interesting diversity. Can’t beat it.

  25. POSTED BY cheesewhiz  |  May 03, 2012 @ 12:14 pm

    We love Times Square! People watching, shopping, restaurants, shows. Never boring!

  26. POSTED BY nycmontclair  |  May 03, 2012 @ 1:38 pm

    Broadway. Used to go a lot more before having my son, but I am a sucker for musicals.

  27. POSTED BY vasolrac  |  May 04, 2012 @ 4:39 pm

    Love the Central Park Zoo. Perfect size and quality of exhibits is second to none. Can’t beat the energy of the city and retreating back to the jersey suburbs for peace and quiet is fine with me.

  28. POSTED BY urbanpark  |  May 06, 2012 @ 7:51 am

    My husband and I went to college in the Bronx and moved to Astoria after college. Now as suburban parents we are discovering a new NYC. Our favorite spot in the city lately is in SI! Snug harbor, the children’s museum is just the best!

  29. POSTED BY wendywick  |  May 13, 2012 @ 11:30 am

    Our family loves that New York is a ‘living’ city that welcomes new people, new thoughts, and new lifestyles and makes them there own. We live and breath tolerance, multi-culturalism and acceptance everytime we step out our door. Whether it is my 8 year old daughter giving up her seat to an older person or a woman with a child in arms or my four year old son asking if he can have sushi for dinner, or all of us waiting in line to use the bathroom at starbucks and someone letting my wiggling son pass to the front, we all live the values we preach and have so many opportunities to model them for our kids everyday. Our budding family of four speaks multiple languages, struggles with multiple developmental challenges and has many talents, all of which have a home in NY. We are embraced for our uniqueness and made to feel welcome most everywhere. And once of the best things about NY is that Kids are welcome, and often expected just about anywhere so a family-centric lifestyle and a career are oh-so-very-doable in NYC for most parents, and culture, awareness and activism and acceptance are in the air. All you have to do is step outside your door and go, be, do….regardless or budget, culture, disability…there is always something to do and someone to share it with!

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