Breakfast with Sonny the Bunny at iPlay America

Sonny the Bunny Hops Back to iPlay America for 6th Annual Colossal Carrot Adventure this April

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Freehold, NJ., March 12, 2019 – With springtime just around the corner, Sonny the Bunny is preparing for his sixth annual Colossal Carrot Adventure at iPlay America. Sonny is hopping back to iPlay America for another day of fun-filled adventures for the whole family on Saturday, April 13. The day even includes a VIB (Very Important Bunny) breakfast buffet, offering delicious springtime dishes and for a chance to meet the day’s guest of honor.

The day will start out with the VIB breakfast where families can enjoy a spring-themed breakfast buffet, while hanging out with Sonny the Bunny. Special guest, Miss Sheri, will be performing during the meal, giving families the opportunity to dance and sing along. Families will also have the chance to have a professional photo taken with Sonny the Bunny, available for free digital download. Also available for purchase are special treats that Sonny the Bunny will hand out during the event.

After breakfast, guests can venture into the Colossal Carrot Adventure, hop around the bunny trail and go on an egg hunt in search for treats and prizes. This is also a chance for guests to find and win this year’s raffle prizes. Grand prizes include a Kid’s Birthday Party and a piece of diamond jewelry. The Colossal Carrot Adventure is a free event, but registration is required.

Adult tickets for Breakfast with Sonny the Bunny are available for $24.95 and include breakfast buffet, and a $5 game card. Child tickets are available for $14.95 and include breakfast buffet, a photo with Sonny the Bunny, a souvenir Easter bucket and a $5 game card. Toddlers under 2 years old are FREE, but seats must be reserved. VIB add-ons are available for purchase. For $10, Sonny the Bunny will present a cuddly pink or blue teddy bear to your child. For $15, you can give your child a light up souvenir cup filled with their favorite candy. Purchasing add-on items does not include admission to the VIB breakfast. For more ticket information, please visit https://www.iplayamerica.com/event/breakfast-sonny-bunny/.

“We are thrilled to bring back Sonny the Bunny for the popular VIB breakfast and Colossal Carrot Adventure this spring,” said Jessica Schwartz, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for iPlay America. “We love providing our guests with fun events that the whole family can enjoy. Sonny the Bunny has been a big hit over the past few years, so we are excited to see our guests enjoy another great day celebrating at iPlay America this Spring.”

About iPlay America

iPlay America is the place to Get Inside the Fun! It’s all indoor, family-friendly themed environment provides guests nearly four acres of outstanding rides, games, and attractions making it the perfect destination for FUN year round! The Event Center @IPA is home to concerts, corporate events, expos, galas, trade shows, company outings, sporting events, social gatherings, and every kind of party. iPlay America offers guests a mouth-watering selection of Boardwalk style fare, classic American cuisine at Game Time Bar & Grill, and an impressive event catering menu. ALWAYS free to enter, iPlay America’s guests can enjoy exciting attractions like 2-level Laser Tag, Indoor Go-Kart Track, Spinning Coaster and the Sky Trails® High Ropes Course (the largest indoor ropes course in New Jersey). iPlay America is a 2017 winner of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for Outstanding Service. For FUN, fine food, and events of any size, the award winning iPlay America is the place to Get Inside the Fun. iPlay America is located on Route 9 at 110 Schanck Road in Freehold, New Jersey.

Breakfast with Sonny the Bunny

Venue: Game Time Bar and Grill

Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019

Door Time: 8:30AM

Start Time: 9:00AM

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Spring Break at Medieval Times Lyndhurst, NJ Giveaway!

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It’s back! The Rain, Rain Go Away Giveaway Hop and I am excited to have 2 Medieval Times in Lyndhurst NJ tickets to give away to my readers. Win 2 passes to go to any show of your choosing – and what a great time for this to be going on, Spring Break is right around the corner!

Last year we visited Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament and what a BLAST we had! That is why we just had to go back and catch another show. They really make you feel like you’ve taken a time machine back a few centuries and it feels so cool to be in an alternate reality, routing for your house color and knight. Did I mention the food is GREAT?

No matter which seat your assigned, every seat in the house has a good view, and the hype in the room will leave all kids and adults smiling from ear to ear.

This show we were in the red knight section.  The seats were great, so close to the queen!

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This is the second time I’ve gone and both times my Knight lost. It’s ok though as it’s still an excited time to watch the final battle no matter who wins. I always find myself chanting the words from “the cable guy” movie “down, down, down, red knights going down!” Lol!

The horses are so beautiful and graceful. They get so much show time from doing tricks, too dancing and even during the fights.  They’re such professionals though I think they actually believe they’re in the Medieval century in real battle.  Haha! So cute.

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I always eat the food so fast that I haven’t ever taken a full plate picture.  The plates and “bowl” are metal which gives such a rustic fall and the cups are plastic.  Beverages are included except if you want an alcoholic beverage or a kid’s slushy, you’ll pay extra.

Of course they have the “wenches” serve the food courses, so be sure to bring some bag for gratuity.

The food choices are the same every show except for the dessert. Last time we were there it was pound cake, this time it was vanilla ice cream with caramel drizzle.

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Although out Knight didn’t win overall, rooting for the blue knight at the end was really fun.

My only critique is that it gets alittle confusing when they call the color sections and where to enter.  I’f you miss hearing it over the loud crowd, you’ll be left searching the staircase fir your color and checking for others with the same crown.

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This is an awesome place for an adults night out or a family night out, and that’s why I love it!

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Julia’s New Sesame Street Muppet Family Debuts as Part of Autism Initiative

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In honor of Autism Awareness Month, Sesame Workshop launched new videos and materials featuring the family of Julia, a 4-year-old Sesame Street Muppet with autism, as part of its Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Childreninitiative. New resources, freely available in English and Spanish on sesamestreet.org/autism, bring to life Julia’s parents, big brother, and companion dog, and focus on what all families share in common while providing tools to help overcome everyday challenges.

Additionally, on April 8, HBO and PBS KIDS will premier a Julia-focused Sesame Street episode in which Elmo, Abby Cadabby, and Alan help Julia feel less scared about getting a hair cut – a piece created in response to a need families have expressed for materials tackling common experiences and challenges that families like Julia’s face.

Official Press Release:

Julia’s New Sesame Street Muppet Family Debuts as Part of Autism Initiative

Special Episode to Air on HBO and PBS KIDS—New Bilingual Resources Celebrating Families, Addressing Topics like Bullying Also Launched

New York, NY — (April 1, 2019) In honor of Autism Awareness Month, Sesame Workshop launched new videos and materials featuring the family of Julia, a 4-year-old Sesame Street Muppet with autism, as part of its Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children initiative. New resources, freely available in English and Spanish on sesamestreet.org/autism,bring to life Julia’s parents, big brother, and companion dog, and focus on what all families share in common while providing tools to help overcome everyday challenges. Just as all children depend on their families for support, so, too, do children with autism—which affects 1 in 59 American children today. Additional resources focused on bullying, which disproportionately affects children with autism, feature Julia as an upstander in a bullying situation, promoting kindness and empathy.

Complementing the new resources, HBO and PBS KIDS will premiere a Julia-focused Sesame Street episode on April 8. In it, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, and Alan help Julia feel less scared about getting a haircut by playing ‘hair salon’ and pretending to be hair stylists. The segment was created in response to a need families have expressed for materials tackling common experiences like haircuts that can pose challenges for children with autism. Additionally, on April 6, Barnes & Noble will hold storytime events in over 630 locations nationwide, featuring the Family Forever hardcover storybook just released by Random House Children’s Books.

The resources released today include:

  • Original videos starring Julia and her family, including: The “I Love My Family” songin which Julia’s mother, Elena, father, Daniel, and big brother, Samuel, join Julia and their dog, Rose, to sing a song celebrating family; “Julia’s Family Gets Ready,” in which Julia’s family gets ready to attend open mic night at Hooper’s Store, and Julia steps in to save the day; and “Starfish Hug,” in which Julia and Samuel teach Abby Cadabby a new kind of hug to help her through a tough day. The new videos bring to life Julia’s family, who was introduced last year in the Family Forever storybook.

  • “Circle of Friends” Storybook: On the first day of summer camp, Julia stands up for another camper with autism who is being bullied, and the two become friends. Children with autism are five times more likely to be bullied than their neurotypical peers; Circle of Friendsaims to prevent bullying by fostering empathy and compassion. This free storybook, available on major ebook platforms including school and library distributors, was funded with the support of over 1,000 backers in aKickstarter campaign. Paperback copies will be distributed to autism partner organizations and community providers.

  • “Playground Pals” digital interactive:Julia and her brother Samuel head to the playground for an afternoon of fun together. By helping children they encounter along the way, they learn about kindness and empathy.

  • Articles and activities for families and service providers: New articles include tips on creating family traditions and their importance in helping children cope with challenges, strategies to help children cope with bullying, and information on how animals like Julia’s dog can enrich a child’s life and help reduce stress.

“We’re thrilled to expand Julia’s world with her parents, big brother, and her adorable dog, Rose, in our new resources” said Sherrie Westin, President of Global Impact and Philanthropy, Sesame Workshop. “Children with autism often face unique challenges, as do their parents and siblings. But every family faces challenges of some sort, which is why we are focusing on what all families have in common. In a family, everyone has different roles, challenges, and strengths, and everyone can learn from one another.”

Created in 2015, the Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children initiative aims to increase public awareness of autism, foster greater empathy and understanding, and support families with free resources to help them navigate everyday moments and challenges. The initiative was developed in consultation with over 250 organizations and experts within the autism community. Since its launch, the Emmy award-winning initiative has generated more than 3.1 million page views across nearly 800,000 users, and hundreds of thousands of storybooks have been used by educators, service providers, and families.

In addition to the new resources, Sesame Workshop is continuing efforts across the United States and worldwide to expand the initiative. Building onSesame Place and Beaches Resorts achieving distinction as Certified Autism Centers (CAC) last year, SeaWorld Orlando was recently designated as a CAC, completing staff-wide autism awareness training and adding quiet spaces for children and families. In addition, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will now feature meet and greets with a Julia walkaround character, adding to the growing list of themed entertainment partners featuring Julia. In Japan, where Julia is the face of a diversity and inclusion curriculum taught in Japanese public schools, Sesame Workshop will participate in the World Autism Awareness Day Symposium and join the Tokyo Tower lighting ceremony.

The Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children initiative is made possible by generous philanthropic support from American Greetings and Kristen Rohr, and is part of Sesame Workshop’s mission to help all children grow smarter, stronger, and kinder.

About Sesame Workshop
Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit media and educational organization behind Sesame Street, the pioneering television show that has been reaching and teaching children since 1969. Today, Sesame Workshop is an innovative force for change, with a mission to help kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. We’re active in more than 150 countries, serving vulnerable children through a wide range of media, formal education, and philanthropically-funded social impact programs, each grounded in rigorous research and tailored to the needs and cultures of the communities we serve. For more information, please visit www.sesameworkshop.org.

2019 New York Baby Show Ticket Giveaway!

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The 2019 New York Baby Show, on May 18 & 19 at Pier 94 will once again be the largest show for new and expectant parents in the country.

Now in its 9th year, no other event provides a better experience for thousands of expectant and new families from New York and neighboring counties, seeking a family-friendly jamboree of top brands, great speakers and seminars, big giveaways, and lots of learning, support, bonding, and fun as you make your way into parenthood. I am giving away tickets for you and your family to experience the show. See below for details…  Normal ticket price is $30 per family (for 2 adults and up to 4 children), and $20 per individual.

Click here to get your FREE tickets and remember I only have 25 to give away, once they’re gone, they’re gone!

If you click above and the free tickets are gone, click here to get 50% off tickets until the show date.

 

March Dailygoodiebox Review

Anytime I get a Dailygoodiebox, my son knows that it has many goodies inside to unbox.  He’s very adamant about being the one to unbox it, and he is super excited to flip open that first blue paper on top to unveil the contents lol.

So without further ado, here is Tyler’s unboxing of the March Dailygoodiebox!

Interested in an item? Check them out below with more details and links to even more info and to purchase:

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This month’s box was really colorful and cool and as always, Daily Goodie Box. It’s more than just Free Samples!

King Kong on Broadway – NYC

Now Playing at the Broadway Theatre

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Wow, what a production! And King Kong!!! Just Wow. Talk about an awesome puppet…

The King Kong puppet used in the production is the fourth rendition, perfected after three previous versions. It stands more than 20 feet high, weighs 4000 lbs and requires more than 30,000 pounds of steel reinforcement in the rafters to support its weight. 13 operators are responsible for his movements, including one puppeteer strictly dedicated to Kong’s facial expressions that sits INSIDE of his face! Each of his limbs are manipulated by an individual puppeteer. The physical demands on the operators are great, involving running, lifting, pulling, climbing and rope repelling. The cost of the puppet was kept confidential, but hinted to be in the millions.

So how much fine tuning does a production like take? The cast and crew rehearse 4 hours per week in between shows and have a full crew of stand-ins at every show, in case one of the members takes ill or is injured. The show runs six days per week and 8 performances are run per week.

Above notes Courtesy of Wayne Griffin who attended the show talk-back with the cast.

Now I know you want to check it out! Here is a little more info;

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The new musical King Kong is now playing at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) where it opened on Thursday, November 8 (previews began October 5, 2018).
The all-star cast is led by Christiani Pitts, (A Bronx Tale) as Ann Darrow, Eric William Morris (Mamma
Mia!) as Carl Denham, and Erik Lochtefeld (Misery, Metamorphoses) as Lumpy.

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Written by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) with a score by Marius de Vries (La La Land and Moulin Rouge!) and songs by Eddie Perfect (Beetlejuice), King Kong is directed and
choreographed by Drew McOnie (Strictly Ballroom The Musical).
King Kong is produced by Carmen Pavlovic (Global Creatures) and Roy Furman.

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King Kong comes alive through an innovative mix of robotics, puppetry and stagecraft.
Based on the 1932 novel, the stage production of King Kong is a contemporary take on the classic
tale of beauty and the beast. The story follows a young actress, Ann Darrow, and a maverick filmmaker, Carl Denham, as they voyage from the bustling streets of 1930s New York to an uncharted island to capture the world’s greatest wonder.

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At the center of this 21st Composer and music producer Marius de Vries (the films La La Land, Moulin Rouge, and Romeo + Juliet) is a four-time Grammy nominee. Eddie Perfect (songs) is a Helpmann Award winner and
composer and lyricist of the Broadway-bound Beetlejuice and Shane Warne The Musical.
Pioneering creature designer Sonny Tilders developed Kong for the show, bringing together the worlds of animatronics and puppetry to a degree never seen on stage before. Tilders was honored with the Helpmann Award, Australia’s highest theatrical honor, for Outstanding Theatrical Achievement.

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King Kong’s design team for Broadway also includes Peter England (Scenic and Projection Design), Roger Kirk (Costume Design), Peter Mumford (Lighting Design), Peter Hylenski (Sound
Design), Gavin Robins (Aerial and King Kong Movement Director) and Tom Watson (Hair Design).

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David Caddick is Music Supervisor and Eldad Guetta is Associate Music Arranger.

Casting by Tara Rubin Casting. Johanna McKeon is Associate Director. Ellenore Scott is Associate Choreographer.
King Kong is authorized by the Merian C. Cooper Estate.

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Tickets to King Kong are now on sale through Telecharge.com, by phone at 212-239-6200 and online at http://www.Telecharge.com. Tickets for groups of ten or more are available by calling 866-302-0995 or by email at info@broadwayinbound.com.

Discount code for my readers, save up to $55 off of regular priced seats:

Sales/perf period 2/8/19 – 9/1/19

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For more information check out the following;

–       Twitter:  https://twitter.com/kingkongbway

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–       YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-Ezw6CfVX_TIyqrGiO-yCg

King Kong | Now in Previews on Broadway

Source: King Kong

Disclosure: This post is made possible by support from King Kong Broadway. All opinions are my own.

Frozen 2 Teaser!

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From the Academy Award®-winning team—directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, and producer Peter Del Vecho—and featuring the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, and the music of Oscar®-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2019.

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Check out the new teaser trailer from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2.”

 

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From the Academy Award®-winning team—directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, and producer Peter Del Vecho—and featuring the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, and the music of Oscar®-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2019.