As the holiday season approaches, it is important for us to remember what also comes this time of year, winter weather!
Preparing for winter weather is one of my favorite things to do. Before the holidays, I check my Emergency Supply Kit to make sure I have the right supplies if I have to stay home for a few days during a winter storm. Some items I always make sure I have are:
• Flashlights and batteries
• Non-perishable foods ( such as pasta, peanut butter and tuna)
• Water ( 1 gallon per person in my family per day)
• First Aid Kit
• Extra medication
• Pet food and supplies for my dog
Since it is the winter, I also make sure I have:
• Extra blankets
• Board games
• Hot chocolate and marshmellows
I suggest each of you take a few moments before the holidays and check your Emergency Supply Kits to make sure they have what you may need for a winter emergency. While you prepare for the winter, be sure to check out my Winter Word Search found here.
Peace and Snowflakes,
As we all know, winter is near, which also means that winter recess is coming soon! One of my favorite things to do during winter recess is visit all of the wonderful museums in New York City! Did you know that there are close to 100 museums throughout the five boroughs?
A few weeks ago, I visited one of my favorite museums, the Staten Island Children’s Museum. We had a fun day of preparedness, where we learned fire safety from the FDNY, sustainability information from the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery and got our blood pressure taken from the Medical Reserve Corps.
We also learned about the great work done by the community members of Staten Island, such as the Staten Island Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (SIVOAD) and the Deputy Borough President!
I had a great time meeting you all, and thanks again to the Staten Island Children’s Museum!
Click here to find a museum near you!
Peace and Picasso,
I hope you all had a great Halloween! Last week, my friends and I had a great time visiting several Halloween parties across the city. We attended the Puppetry Art’s Haunted Halloween Carnival, Catholic Charities Halloween Bash and Gracie Mansion’s Spooky Halloween Haunted House. Thank you for inviting us to share our Halloween safety tips with everyone!
It was great to get to meet so many of you, and check out the awesome costumes!
For some of us, we may have gotten lot of candy that we might not be able to finish. Did you know that you can donate your extra candy? One organization you can donate to is Operation Gratitude. This organization sends extra Halloween candy to our troops overseas. All you do is visit the website, find the nearest dentist near you on the list, and donate your extra candy there. They’ll send it over for you!
Peace and peppermints,
I can’t believe it was a year ago today I met the students of PS 39 at the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company Store!
It’s been quite the year, and I wouldn’t have been able to be the superhero I am today without the help of all of you.
In the past year, we’ve visited over 45 schools and community organizations throughout New York City and trained over 11,000 New Yorkers in emergency preparedness!
Thank you for helping me share the message of preparedness and keeping the city safe!
Here is to another great year of fun!
Peace and preparedness,
I hope you are well! Last weekend I had the honor to attend New York City Comic Con!
Held at the Javit’s Center in Manhattan, Comic Con brings thousands of comic books and movie fans from all across the country. I was able to meet some new friends and got a chance to see some incredible costumes!
I also sat down with TwitchTV on a panel and got to talk about creating my comic book with the Avengers and my story as a superhero!
Click here to watch the interview.
It was great to meet everyone, and I can’t wait for next year!
Peace and pop culture,
One of my favorite things to do in NYC is visit all of the wonderful zoos and aquariums we have across the five boroughs. Did you know that there is a zoo in each borough?
A few weeks ago, I visited the Bronx Zoo with a few of my friends. We were able to make our own superhero cuffs and learn about the different hurricane evacuation zones.
I also had fun visiting the flamingos, the Butterfly Garden and some monkeys!
Click here to find a zoo or an aquarium near you.
Peace and peacocks,
Now that National Preparedness Month is ending, it’s time to think about all the types of emergencies that can affect NYC and the ways that we can take action.
You may remember a few months ago, I created this video on how to be prepared for hurricanes. The Atlantic hurricane season is from June 1 through November 30, so while we are still in season, here are some easy tips for every New Yorker!
Ready Girl’s Hurricane Preparedness Tips
I hope you had a great National Preparedness Month! I know I did….
Peace and preparedness,