Storybook Land Diploma New Jersey Amusement Park for Kids
Storybook land sleeping beauty
Storybook land card maze
Storybook Land 60th Birthday
Storybook Land Trashcan
Mama at Storybook Land
Storybook land Alice in Wonderland
Storybook land amusement park outlives it’s founder, Ester Fricano (read more about the amazing life story of Ester Frianco’s creating Storybook Land and legacy here….RIP Ester.). This blog post is about all the fun we just had at Storybook Land, which looks like it was gingerly placed in the Forrest, says one Mom in the park. This New Jersey amusement park located close by the New Jersey shores is perfect for a day trip. It is easy to see everything at this 60 year old park (yup Storybook Land is celebrating its 60 birthday this year and a prominent birthday cake is front and center when you enter the park) is kept new looking with regular updating and lots of artistic creativity that one would expect from a park based off of children’s literature. To celebrate Storybook Land’s 60th Birthday there will be a parade, character meet & greet and more from noon – 4pm July 11 & 12. Once you buy your tickets, one doesn’t feel nickel and dimed. Starting with free close parking and the ability to bring in your own food as well as the park being more about the experience than merchandising and upselling the children are less inclined to ask for sweet treats and soviegners. Of course there is tucked away shops blended in throughout the park to grab a refreshment and soviegners if you choose, but it’s not so that my child even thought to ask every few minutes as is the situstion with many other amusement parks. Out of sight, out of mind so we got to enjoy what we came for, which was the attractions and the feeling like we were surrounded by some of our favorite children’s books. No matter how many cars in parking lot, never any lines for the rides, says a local Dad.
Anyone, including our children diagnosed with sensitive skin that get Eczema induced by allergies to the sun should not find an issue at this New Jersey Amusement Park thanks to the mature trees and lanndscape that provides plenty of shade throughout this park. Storybook Land isn’t just a Summer attraction. The season opens in March with early ticket sales and passes. The Easter Bunny visits with and egg hunt, Christmas in July, Classic Car Shows, Pirates & Princess Adventure Weekend, an Alice IN Wonderland Tea Party, Trick-or-Treating and Santa’s Visit is just some of the fun planned during the season. Just to Highlight Two Off Season Events: Storybook Land also is known for its South Jersey Christmas Tradition starting mid November running through Christmas as Santa appears in his chimney 5pm, waves his magic wand and turns on over one million lights for all to enjoy the rides, attractions and snack bars. Check Storybook Land Website for Santa’s Grand Arrival Parade date/time. October 1-22nd enjoy Halloween Fun with Haystacks, Cornstalks, Pumpkins and Fall Fun at Storybook Land culminating with Trick-or-Treat Weekend where free bags are give with paid admission to the park for kids in costume. Check website for Halloween at Storybook Land. Read more about New Jersey Attractions HERE.
SUBURBAN SQUARE BRINGS SPOOKY FUN TO FAMILIES WITH SCARE AT THE SQUARE EVENT Oct 25th.
Free event offers Pumpkin Decorating, Balloon Artists, Face painting, Musical Performances and more
Join Suburban Square some Halloween family fun at the Scare at the Square event on Saturday, October 25 and enjoy a variety of festive, FREE, activities including:
-Trick-or-Treating and Pumpkin Decorating in the Main Courtyard
-The Cat’s Pajamas Performance (10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)
-Cookie Decorating sponsored by Williams Sonoma, located in the storefront courtyard (10:00 a.m.)
-Balloon Artists and Face Painting
Don’t forget to enter to win a Suburban Square gift card by taking a selfie in front of the fall display in the Upper Courtyard, located outside the Times Building, using the hashtag #ScareAtTheSquare. Upload your selfie on Facebook and tag @Suburban Square to be entered to win!
WHEN & WHERE:
Suburban Square, Main Courtyard
Saturday, October 25, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Located in Ardmore, Pa., Suburban Square is the Main Line’s premier shopping destination. Offering a distinct combination of local boutiques and upscale name brand retailers including Lululemon, Kate Spade New York, Apple, Williams Sonoma, Bluemercury, and Barbour, Suburban Square offers something for everyone. This open-air lifestyle center is also home to a Trader Joe’s, gourmet Farmers Market and curated restaurant row.
SIMON BRINGS FREE FUN LAB TOUR TO FAMILIES, OCT 12th AT OXFORD VALLEY MALL
Oxford Valley Mall Provides Parents and Kids with an Interactive Event that Encourages Fun through PBS, Care Bears™ Strawberry Shortcake™ and More
Langhorne, PA — Kids and parents can plan to have a blast as the Simon® Fun Lab Tour rolls into town this weekend. The tour will be making its way across Pennsylvania, stopping at Oxford Valley Mall in Langhorne, PA on Sunday, October 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Simon Malls’® Fun Lab tour offers families around the country a fun and immersive experience with hugely popular and loved kids brands. The interactive events will feature activities hosted by Oxford Valley Mall, Simon, PBS, Care Bears and Strawberry Shortcake. Families can walk through engaging themed “Fun Zones” featuring exciting activities for kids of all ages, including:
PBS Fun Zone – There’s always something new to discover when you visit the PBS KIDS Fun Zone! Stop by and explore the newest digital apps from WILD KRATTS and DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD; get up and get moving with CURIOUS GEORGE’S Monkey Jump game; and play and imagine with the newest PBS KIDS toys. With PBS KIDS, anytime is learning time, and learning has never been more fun.
#ShareYourCare with the Care Bears! – Happy? Silly? Caring? Show off your personality just like the Care Bears do when you create your very own Belly Badge! Once you make your badge, get your picture taken with it and post it to the #ShareYourCare wall. Get a peek at the new Care Bears home entertainment from Lionsgate, and make sure to check out the softest and most cuddly, huggable Care Bears plush ever that will be on hand from Just Play.
It’s a Berry Good Time with Strawberry Shortcake – Do you have a Berry Best Friend? Visit the Strawberry Shortcake friendship bracelet making station and create a special, one-of-a-kind piece for your sweetest friend! There will be lots of Strawberry Shortcake toys to play with as well from The Bridge Direct, plus previews of the new Strawberry Shortcake DVD from Fox Home Entertainment. Kids will also get a chance to try out all the new Care Bears and Strawberry Shortcake apps at the iPad station.
Game Zone – Test your skills at Corn Hole, Plinko, Spin Wheel and other strategy thinking games for the chance to win prizes and for some friendly family competition.
“Simon’s Fun Lab tour aims to deliver families an enjoyable hands-on experience in a safe environment that’s close to home,” said Jim Malervy, Director of Marketing at Oxford Valley Mall. “This year’s set of super fun offerings will give kids the chance to get creative and energized in a controlled, family-friendly place.”
The Simon Fun Lab is one of several educational entertainment programs and seasonal events held throughout the year in conjunction with the Simon Kidgits Club®. For more information about the Simon Kidgits Club, visit www.simon.com/kidgits. For more information about Oxford Valley Mall, please visit or http://www.oxfordvalleymall.com
About Oxford Valley Mall
Oxford Valley Mall is a two-level, super-regional mall located at the intersection of East Lincoln Highway and Oxford Valley Road in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Oxford Valley Mall has more than 150 retailers and is anchored by JCPenney, Sears and Macy’s. For additional information on Oxford Valley Mall, visit http://www.oxfordvalleymall.com
or follow the mall on Twitter @[OxfordValleyPA](http://www.twitter.com/OxfordValleyPA)
or on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/shopoxfordvalleymall.com
Simon is a global leader in retail real estate ownership, management and development and a S&P100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE:SPG). Our industry-leading retail properties and investments across North America, Europe and Asia provide shopping experiences for millions of consumers every day and generate billions in annual retail sales. For more information, visit [simon.com](http://www.simon.com)
About PBS KIDS
PBS KIDS, the number-one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, online, mobile and community-based programs. Kidscreen- and Webby-award winning pbskids.org provides engaging interactive content, including the PBS KIDS video player, now offering free streaming video accessible on computer- and mobile-device-based browsers. For more information on specific PBS KIDS content supporting literacy, science, math and more, visit [pbskids.org](http://www.pbskids.org), pbs.org/pressroom, or follow PBS KIDS on Twitter and Facebook.
About Care Bears
First introduced by American Greetings in 1982, Care Bears has become one of the world’s most popular and beloved children’s properties, known to children and adults through consumer products, greeting cards, and an animated CGI television show. The Care Bears share hearts and hugs with children, helping them understand feelings and emotions through love, music, belly badge magic and Care Bear hugs.
About Strawberry Shortcake
Strawberry Shortcake debuted in 1980 as a line of social expression products, as well as toys, videos, games, crafts and books. Today, the little girl with the big personality is winning the hearts of a third generation of consumers on multiple platforms.
About AG Properties
AG Properties (AGP) is the intellectual property and outbound licensing division of American Greetings Corporation. Built upon the successful re-launches of Care Bears™ and Strawberry Shortcake™ licensed products, AGP develops multi-platform campaigns for its properties through digital media, entertainment, marketing and merchandising. In addition to Care Bears and Strawberry Shortcake, AGP’s active classic brands include Holly Hobbie™ and Madballs, as well as new properties Boofle™, Packages from Planet X™ and Twisted Whiskers™. Children can experience AGP online at http://www.agkidzone.com
For more information on AGP, visit http://www.agpbrands.com
CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT ATLANTIC CITY OFFERS SPECIALIZED VERSION OF RESTAURANT WEEK
Popular Atlantic City Dining Tradition to be Featured Exclusively at Caesars, Bally’s and Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City October 3 – 9
Atlantic City, NJ (September 26, 2014) – Caesars Entertainment announced that beginning on Thursday, October 3rd and lasting until the 9th, its three Atlantic City properties will host a specialized version of the widely popular Restaurant Week. The offering will include $33 gourmet menus and free parking. Participating outlets include: Nero’s Chophouse & Sushi Bar, Palace Court Buffet, KWI Noodle House, Mia at Caesars, Dos Caminos, Waterfront Buffet, The Steakhouse at Harrah’s Resort and Buca Di Beppo, Guy Fieri’s Chophouse and Noodle Village at Bally’s
“With Buca di Beppo and Guy Fieri’s Chophouse opening back in July, Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City now has the restaurants and brands to justify a standalone dining series,” said Joe Guinta, Vice President of Food and Beverage for Caesars and Bally’s Atlantic City. “The idea of a Caesars Entertainment specific Restaurant Week is to play off a true Atlantic City tradition, one that brings in visitors and locals eager to try out some of our new restaurants concepts of which have only read or heard about.”
Restaurant Week Menus Highlights
- Nero’s Chophouse & Sushi Bar – Fig and Gorgonzola Bruschetta, Flounder Franchise with Jumbo Lump Crab, White Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding
- KWI Noodle House – Crispy Chicken and Mushroom Dumplings, Peking Pork Chops, Homemade Ice Cream Selection
- Mia – Pan Seared Diver Scallop over a Green Apple Risotto, Petit Filet Mignon with Lobster Whipped Potatoes, Sticky Toffee Pudding
- Dos Caminos – Charred Spanish Octopus, Guajillo Braised Short Ribs, Pumpkin Empanadas with Dark Chocolate “Mole”
- The Steakhouse – Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque, Peppercorn Crusted Hanger Steak, Pumpkin Crème Brulee
Bally’s Atlantic City
- Buca di Beppo – Signature Caesar Salad with Garlic Croutons, Veal Saltimbocca, Chocolate Chip Cannoli
- Guy Fieri’s Chophouse – Danger Wings, English Cut Prime Rib, Triple Chocolate Fudge Cake
- Noodle Village – Shrimp and Watercess Dumplings Soup, Grilled Korean Short Ribs, Ice Cream Selection
Atlantic City Restaurant Week Overnight Packages
Caesars Atlantic City Restaurant Week Package: Overnight accommodations and a $66 food and beverage credit for $145 – Book me.
Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City Restaurant Week Package: Overnight accommodations and $66 food and beverage credit for $116 – Book me too.
Bally’s Atlantic City Restaurant Week Package: Overnight accommodations and $66 food and beverage credit for $121 – Book me three.
For additional details on Caesars Entertainment’s Restaurant Week or to see a full menu of each restaurant’s offerings please visit – http://atlanticcityblog.caesars.com/caesars-entertainment-atlantic-city-restaurant-week-411/#.VCLylpRdUSM
Caesars Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest casino entertainment company. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, more than 70 years ago, Caesars has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions, and now operates casinos on four continents. The company’s resorts operate primarily under the Harrah’s®, Caesars® and Horseshoe® brand names. Caesars also owns the World Series of Poker® and the London Clubs International family of casinos. Caesars Entertainment is focused on building loyalty and value with its guests through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership. Caesars is committed to environmental sustainability and energy conservation and recognizes the importance of being a responsible steward of the environment. For more information, please visit www.caesars.com.
Free Open to the Public Philadelphia Art Alliance Event
Join Us at the PAA for an Afternoon Lecture by Featured Artist Christina P. Day
Saturday, September 27 // 3:00 PM
**Free and Open to the Public**
The phrase fifth wall references a marketing campaign created by the interiors industry to encourage the addition of wallpaper to the ceiling in a home. It is the concealment of an overhead floor, a seal of interior facing walls- a fifth wall that creates a truly closed space. For Christina P. Day, this fifth wall represents the physical divide between real and imagined.
Day’s artwork practice considers spatial inversions of surface and place and ranges from object-based sculpture to site-specific architectural installation. Inside is handled as outside. What can be shut is held open through details and crafted resolve. Common interior surfaces and materials are re-assigned to associate with unlikely forms and objects. Patterns are superimposed on themselves, while repeated objects amplify their reality and awareness. Day’s sculptures envelope and elevate the ordinary.
# UPCOMING PROGRAMS at The Philadelphia Art Alliance
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 // 6:30 PM
Evening Lecture: Heather Ujiie
**Free and Open to the Public **
Presented in conjunction with Design Philadelphia
Textile artist and designer Heather Ujiie incorporates many techniques–including hand painting, drawing, stitching, and printing with innovative large-format digital printing technology–to create immersive Utopian that she describes as ” a celebration of the unconscious.”
As a complete sensorial environment, the installation, both in content and process, will reflect her interests in biodiversity and the future of our environs. This is accomplished through the creation of a three dimensional fantastical landscape of hybrid animals and plant forms influenced by early botanical and anatomical illustrations from Renaissance and Baroque iconography, and by artists such as Piero Fornasetti and Jean Cocteau. This immersive experience consists of digitally created textile panels and mosiacs, upholstered furnishings, as well as one-of-a-kind garments.
Thursday, October 30 // 7:00 PM
**Free and Open to the Public **
Observation and Making: A Discussion Across Disciplines
Please join featured PAA artist Christina P. Day, photographer and Executive Director of the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center Sarah Stolfa, and artist and writer Courtney Mandryk for a discussion on how various artistic disciplines can inform each others practices.
Thursday November 13, 2014 // 6:30 PM
Evening Lecture: Lauren Dombrowiak
**Free and Open to the Public **
Heavily influenced by Victorian decorative motifs found in the home, Lauren Dombrowiak creates entire environments out of household objects such as dinnerware, mirrors and wood furnishings. Precariously balanced, the fragility of these sculptures-formed by combinations of items that were once functional-is rendered even more artificially decorative and ornamental in nature.
For An Edifice Spectrum, Dombrowiak presents two interrelated projects. The first project will consist of several large-scale sculptural towers of sourced porcelain dinnerware combined with oversized, hand cut wall stencils based on Victorian paisley motifs. As a counterpoint to this artificiality constructed landscape, Dombrowiak will create a more ethereal experience in a second gallery using much materials found in nature, lit from the interior, and paired with home decor and accessories.
The Philadelphia Art Alliance is located at 251 S. 18th St., Philadelphia, PA 19103.
For more information: http://www.Philartalliance.org
Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 11am-5pm; Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm
Admission: $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors, free for members
*The Philadelphia Art Alliance is dedicated to the advancement and appreciation of innovative contemporary art with a focus on craft and design, and to inspiring dynamic interaction between audiences and artists.*
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JOIN MISS MARILYN FOR END OF SUMMER FUN (free)
My daughter and I would go 1-2 times a week and we made friends with Moms & their children. We went to the Newtown Kids Music Round & the Yardley Kids Music Round.
Also Time To Sign Up For Your Fall Kids’ MusicRound Semester with Unlimited Attendance between Yardley and Newtown!!!!!!
Thursday – September 11 at 4:15 – Lower Makefield Farmer’s Market
Would love to see everyone – also please tell your friends with little ones abut the importance of Kids’ MusicRound classes for their children. I appreciate that so much!
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