Saturday, April 9: Touch-a-Truck Brooklyn, It’s ON!

Touch a Truck Brooklyn

There are other things happening in New York City this weekend — and I often provide an opinionated list of my faves for families with young kids at the end of the week. But this weekend, for Shiny Brite, it’s all about Touch-a-Truck. You know it, and so do we.

Here’s a little behind-the-scenes TAT drama, just to get you revved up…. On our minds this week:

Would the NYC Department of Sanitation come through with a garbage truck? — The poor parent volunteer who’d taken on the task of getting them to say yes felt like she was in a dysfunctional relationship — leaving pleading messages and then sitting by the phone, waiting for the local DOS Chief to call her back, holding out hope even when things weren’t looking good. But in the 11th hour, they came through! An official NYC I Stink! — “I’m totally dual op, no A/C, not me!” — will be at TAT! J. and M. are psyched!

Would Melisa survive the emotional trauma of dealing with the DOT and the nightmare of oversize vehicle permits for weeks on end? — I did, but barely.

How many cool vintage cars will the Brooklyn Antique Automobile Association bring? — This one’s still a mystery. All will be revealed on Saturday.

What trucks are J. and M. most excited about seeing?J.: The BioBus, M.: Truck Farm (the guy bringing it says there’s arugula and some cute little chives popping up on the back of the truck!)

We’ve been in TimeOut New York Kids and New York Mag, but would we make it into the New York Times? We did! (Thanks, Lainie!)

We’ll be there waaaaaay before the event gets going at 11am, but come say hi when you show up! After months of planning and endless to-do lists, Touch-a-Truck is ON!

Cool trucks + awesome food + tons of kids = FUN!

See you tomorrow!


4 Responses to “Saturday, April 9: Touch-a-Truck Brooklyn, It’s ON!”

  1. 1 kimk April 8, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Good luck gals! I’m sure it will be a HUGE success!!

  2. 2 PAT PARKINSON April 8, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    It’s gonna be great!

  3. 3 Cristina April 8, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    I’m so proud of you guys. See you tomorrow!

  4. 4 monica April 9, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Hi Melissa and Susan,

    I am so energized and inspired by what you guys made happen for PS 295 – I needed to write and tell you today!!!! GREAT JOB, everyone had such a fantastic time, it was truck carnival (thanks to Martin and his grooves!)….I really take my hard hat off to you both.
    Congrats and hope you’re kicking back, basking in the glory and enjoying a was it “porch cooler” tonight.


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