May 16, 2013
- Welcome to Macaroni Kid!
- Quick Link to the MK Guides & Directories
- Philly Pretzel Factory Offer for MK Fans
- If You Give a Mouse A Cookie and Other Storybooks
- Will you win 4-tickets to The Little Mermaid?
- Millburn/Short Hills Cookies for Kids' Cancer 2013
- Part-time Princess by Deborah Underwood
- Getting Ready for Spring/Summer Outdoor Fun
- Kids Bowl FREE All Summer
- Basil Shrimp Pasta
- Giving Away a Kindle Fire
- Child Related Recalls
- Listing Changes
- This Week's Picks
- This Week's Calendar
- Teen Scene
- Plan Ahead
- Day Trip Suggestion
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I love being involved with Macaroni Kid, I cannot say this enough. Although, I have had difficulty properly balancing work and family, I have made some wonderful friends and worked with so many great clients. I have learned a lot about the communities that I cover and one of my favorite parts has been talking to my subscribers at public events. THANK YOU!
This newsletter is sponsored by Philly Pretzel Factory. As a thank you for reading and subscribing for the past three years, I have teamed up Philly Pretzel Factory in Livingston to provide you with a great offers. You can buy three pretzels and get three free (in honor of my 3rd year). Philly Pretzel Factory offers fresh traditional pretzels, cinnamon sugar pretzels, mini pretzels, rivets (bite-size pretzel nuggets), pretzel dogs, pepperoni melts and delicious dips. Custom pretzels in any shape (numbers, letters, logos, etc.) are definitely fun to serve and eat. The pretzel possibilities are endless! Click here to get your special coupon.
We have a great new giveaway for 4 tickets to Give A Mouse A Coookie and Other Storybooks at Mayo. This one is a quickie, so don't delay - contest ends on Sunday. I am also really excited to announce another great giveaway for 4 tickets for The Little Mermaid at Paper Mill Playhouse. This is a main stage production, no children under 4 will be allowed in the theater. We are also working on a Father's Day/Caregiver Giveaway which will start next week.
As a reminder, just a few weeks left for the big Kindle Fire Giveaway.
Andrea S. - Editor, Publisher and Millburn Mom
Click the pictures to go to any fast links below:Great local playgrounds
Coupons for this Weekend - ENJOY
Will you win a 4-pack of tickets?
Paper Mill Produces a Brand New Production of Disney's The Little Mermaid
In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on the enchanting 1989 Disney animated film and one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories, The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. The score features the classic songs "Part of Your World," "Kiss the Girl" and the ...
A Huge Thank You - A Few Fundraising Events Left - Support a Great Charity
Don't worry you can still support this great cause.
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Part-time Princess is a perfect balance between all things princess and a fearless girl who stands up for herself. This princess loves glamour, but she is also ...
It's been a long winter for some of us in northern climates, but it looks like it's finally Spring and time to get ready for outdoor activities.
Here’s part of my Spring to-do list to help you get ready for kid-friendly outings.
- Check “Spring” jackets and rain coats to see if they fit.
- Check out last year’s rain boots and try them on.
- Locate ball caps and sun hats.
- Spend some time with your kids trying on Summer shoes, t-shirts, and shorts to ...
SOME MORE INFORMATION ON THE PROGRAM
- You can sign the kids up at multiple centers but you will need to create another account. Only one unique email address can be used to open an account, so you will need to register with another email address.
- If ...
Entering is Super Easy
Any Macaroni Kid subscriber is eligible to win. This is how it works - you recommend Macaroni Kid to someone and sign up. Each parent that signs up and gives your name in their subscriber form will be entered into the contest once and as the recommender will be entered into the contest 5 times. You must be a Summit Short Hills SoMa Macaroni Kid subscriber to enter. All new subscribers must have a child(ren) 0 ...
Below is a list of some of the child recalls for the past few weeks for a full list of all recalls click here:
5/16/13 Powell Company Lounger Bean Bag Chairs Suffocation and Strangulation Hazards
5/16/13 Deezo Children's Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings by Zulily Strangulation Hazard
05/08/13 Surly Pugsley Bicycle Forks Fall Hazard
05/02/13 LEM Product Distribution 5-Tray Food Dehydrators Fire Hazard
05/02/13 Louisville Slugger OneX Fastpitch Softball Bats Hillerich & Bradsby Injury Hazard from Breakage
4/25/13 3T ...
Where: Street Fair, 900 Main Avenue, Clifton.When: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: Everyone.How: Drop-in.Cost: Free admission, activities and food cost extra.
Where: Livingston Mall, Center Court on the first floor, 112 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston.When: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: Children that are Kidgits Members accompanied by caregivers.How: Drop-in.Cost: Free for members. A Kidgits membership is $5 per year and you can sign up at Guest Services.
Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown.When: 4:00 PMWho: Children 4 to 8 years-old and up accompanied by caregivers.How: It is highly recommended that you purchase tickets in advance. Click here or call 973-539-8008.Cost: $12 per ticket.For more info: Click here.
Where: Springfield Avenue from Indiana to Oberlin Street, Maplewood.When: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: Everyone.How: Drop-in.Cost: Free admission, but rides, products and services may be an additional fee.
Where: Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown.When: 10:00 AMWho: Children 2 to 5 years-old accompanied by caregivers.How: Drop-in.Cost: Free for members, regular museum admission for non-members.
Where: Berkeley Heights YMCA, 550 Springfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights.When: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: Children 5 to 10 years-old.How: Contact 908-464-8373 to make a reservation.Cost: Y members $20 per child and Non-members $25 per child. $10 each additional sibling.
Where: Our Lady of Peace Annual Country Fair, 111 South Street, New Providence.When: 6:00 PM - 11:00 PMWho: Everyone.How: Drop-in.Cost: Free admission, but rides, games and food cost extra.
Where: TADA! Youth Theater, 15 W 28th St, New York, NY.When: 7:00 PMWho: Children accompanied by caregivers.How:To purchase tickets, please click here and use this special Macaroni Kid subscriber/reader code MACKIDS10 to receive 10% off.Cost: Tickets are only $25 (Premium Adult Tickets) to $8 (Kids)!
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Where: Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills.When: 9:00 AMWho: Children accompanied by caregivers.How: Pre-registration is required, click here to register online.Cost: $75 per pair.For more info: Click here.
Where: Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morristown.When: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: Children accompanied by caregivers.How: Drop-in.Cost: Purchase one ticket at regular price, and get a lesser or equal-value admission FREE. Purchaser gets a $1 discount coupon toward a future visit.
Where: Verona Park, 542 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona.When: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (rain or shine)Who: Everyone. Be careful with young children around the artwork.How: Drop-in. Parking on the street and in the nearby lots, watch the signs.Cost: Free admission.
Where: Barnes & Noble, 240 Route 22 West, Springfield.When: 11:00 AMWho: Young children accompanied by caregivers.How: Drop-in.Cost: Free.
Where: Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morristown.When: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PMWho: Children accompanied by caregivers.How: Registration is required, call 973-326-7645.Cost: $8 adults; $6 kids ages 4 - 16; $4 for kids 2 & 3; Friends of Fosterfields, FREE! Food Revolution Day is FREE, but regular admission is charged to visit the farm for Bring a Guest event.
Where: Turtle Back Rock Picnic Area in South Mountain ReservationWhen: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Rain Date is Sunday May 19th, 2013)Who: Children accompanied by caregivers. Must be residents of Short Hills and Millburn only (club members and non-members are welcome).How: Drop-in or buy tickets in advance by clicking here.Cost: $35 per family in advance or $45 at the doorFor more info:Directions: Take Old Short Hills Road or Brookside Drive north. Turn right on Northfield Avenue. Make your first right after you pass the Turtle Back Zoo onto Walker Road. Picnic area is ahead on the right.
Where: Our Lady of Peace Annual Country Fair, 111 South Street, New Providence.When: 1:00 PM - 11:00 PMWho: Everyone.How: Drop-in.Cost: Free admission, but rides, games and food cost extra.
Where: Great Swamp Outdoor Educational Center, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham.When: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AMWho: Children 12 years-old and up.How: Pre-registration is required, please call 973-635-6629.Cost: $3.
Where: Millburn Free Public Library, 200 Glen Avenue, Millburn.When: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: Children 4 to 6 years-old.How: A minimum of 3 age-appropriate children must be present to hold the class. Class size is limited to 15 children. Check in at the Children's Desk a few minutes prior to the class.Cost: Free.
Where: South Orange Library, 65 Scotland Road, South Orange.When: 3:45 PM - 5:15 PMWho: Children 7 years-old and up.How: Drop-in.Cost: Free.
Where: West Orange Public Library, 46 Mount Pleasant Avenue, West Orange.When: 4:30 PM - 5:15 PMWho: Children accompanied by caregivers.How: Advanced registration is recommended. Click here to sign up.Cost: Free.
Where: Library of The Chathams, 214 Main Street, Chatham.When: 4:00 PM - 4:45 PMWho: Children of all ages accompanied by caregivers.How: Drop-in.Cost: Free.
Where: Essex County Environmental Center, 621B Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland.When: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: Children 7 to 12 years-old.How: Pre-registration and pre-payment is required, call 973-228-8776 to register.Cost: $7 per child (additional fees may apply).
Where: Shakti - Yoga & Living Arts, 1861 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood.When: 4:00 PM - 4:45 PMWho: Tweens 8 to 12 years-old.How: Drop-in.Cost: $18 per person.
Where: Great Swamp Outdoor Educational Center, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham.When: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PMWho: Children of all ages.How: Pre-registration is required, please call 973-635-6629.Cost: $8 per child ages 3 and up.
Where: Historic Speedwell, 333 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown.When: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: Children 3 to 6 years-old accompanied by caregivers.How: Drop-in.Cost: Regular admission.For more info: call 973-285-6550.
Where: Shakti - Yoga & Living Arts, 1861 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood.When: 4:00 PM - 4:45 PMWho: Children 3 to 7 years-old.How: Drop-in.Cost: $18 per person.
Where: Pyramid Mountain, 124 Boonton Avenue, Boonton.When: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PMWho: Teens 16 years-old and up.How: Pre-registration is required, call 973-334-3130.Cost: $1 per person.
Where: Shakti - Yoga & Living Arts, 1861 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood.When: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMWho: Teens 13 years-old and up.How: Drop-in.Cost: $18 per person.
Where: West Orange Public Library, 46 Mount Pleasant Avenue, West Orange.When: 6:45 PM - 8:30 PMWho: Children in 6th to 12th grade.How: Drop-in.Cost: Free.
Where: Split Rock Reservoir, Rockaway Township, Morris County.When: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PMWho: Children 12 and up. Children 12 to 15 must be accompanied by an adult.How: Pre-registration is required, call 973-334-3130 to register.Cost: $10 per person.
Where: Split Rock Reservoir, Rockaway Township, Morris County.When: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PMWho: Children 12 and up. Children 12 to 15 must be accompanied by an adult.How: Pre-registration is required, call 973-334-3130 to register.Cost: $20 per person.
Where:Glenwood Elementary School, 325 Taylor Road, Short Hills.When: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Raindate 05/30/13)Who: Everyone.How: Drop-in. Parking is available on the streets around the school, just obey the parking signs.Cost: Admission is free and you can purchase tickets or bracelets to go on the rides.
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