August 13th Event: Beauty Inside and Out- Self-Care for Busy Women

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Beauty Inside and Out

Beauty Inside and Out

Taking care of yourself isn’t about trying to become perfect. It’s about realizing and honoring, in every moment, that you already are.” 

Please join us Monday August 13th from 6:30-8:30 PM

We’re gathering an amazing group of local professionals and practitioners for an evening focussed on YOU! The busy woman who wants to enhance her health and well- being through self-care.

Engage one on one with local health and beauty professionals to learn about the ways in which you can improve your life through simple changes and practices. We’ve got lots planned including:

  • Tips for a bright smile with Dr. Daniel Cohen of True Dental Care
  • Aromatherapy pressure point massage with Dr. Olga Alvarez of Hoboken Chiropractic and Wellness
  • Workplace Stress Management with Executive Coach Jennell Jones of Jennell Jones and Associates
  • Complimentary ten-minute face makeover and tips with professional make up artist April Caruso
  • Gift bags for the first 20 attendees including gifts like a teeth whitening kit from True Dental Care
  • Enter to win one of these amazing prizes from our event sponsors including: An AromaTouch session and Initial Chiropractic Consultation (valued at $225) A Dental Savings plan (worth $350) – including 2 cleanings, 2 exams, 1 set of basic X-rays, 15% off all services for 1 year, An Executive Strategy Session valued at $300 AND a 2-Hour Beauty photo session by Hartshorn Portraiture valued at $945

Reservations recommended! RSVP on Eventbrite or call us to RSVP at 201.610.1199

Morning Beach Session Special- Save $200

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Morning Beach Session SpecialThis is worth getting the family up early for. I know it’s early. I also know it’s summer and it’s amazingly difficult to get everyone dressed and out the door. Morning Beach Session Special

It’s so worth it. There are loads of reasons why- but the best one? You’ll save $200. And get a portrait to treasure for a lifetime.

From July 23rd to August 31st We will give you $200 off our 45 minute mini session- regularly $495- for just $295. This offer is only good Monday – Friday for 7:00 am sessions only. These special sessions will include a custom 8×10 print.

Summer is the time when most of our families schedule sessions for their holiday card photo. The images of the family healthy and tanned on the shore are a welcome sight in the cold days of December. We also offer an exquisite collection of beautifully printed holiday cards many of which we design ourselves. We’ll be unveiling the collection in July but in the meanwhile, please have a look at last year’s beautiful collection.

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Things to DO this Weekend August 11 + 12

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Screen Shot 2018-07-03 at 12.27.29 PMComic book heroes, butterflies, an international puppet festival or a world famous gelato competition- take your choice- there’s so many things to DO this weekend August 11 + 12.

Saturday August 11th Leap over a tall building to get to Rahway Comic-Con (Rahway, NJ 10:00 AM to 4:00) Rah-Con will be returning to Rahway bringing you Super Heroes, Comics, Non-Sport Cards, Toys, Anime, Comic Art, Crafts, Cosplay, Collectibles and so much MORE! Enjoy great guest Artists, Writers and Creators from the comic industry and independent works will attend as well as the 501st Star Wars Legion and the Devaron Base Rebel Legion battling it out for take over of the Galaxy…who will win??Also appearing will be the Saber Guild Corellia Temple and they will be giving lessons to Adults and kids on how to be a Jedi as well as performing a light saber battle show. Admission $3.00

Saturday August 11th All that is Jazz can be found at the Montclair Jazz Fest (Montclair. NJ 12:00 PM-9:00 PM) This rain or shine event hosts more than 100 amazing performers, including headliners and award-winning group Jazz House Kids. Come for the music, the family activities, food concessions, and a beer tent for parents. Tickets $15 in advance $20 at the event

Saturday and Sunday August 11th and 12th Spend the Day down on the farm at the famous  Stone Barns Center  (Pocantico Hills, NY 10:00 AM-5:00 PM)   Enjoy seasonal farm activities from meeting pigs and bees to collecting eggs. Sample activities include:

Meet the Sheep: 10-10:45
Egg Collecting: 10:30 – 11:30 am
Farm Activity: Lettuce Taste & Evaluation: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Foraging Walk or Full Farm Adult Walking Tour: 11:45 am – 12:45 pm
Hands-on Taste: Green Foraged Dip: 12:30 – 1:15 pm
Meet the Bees: 12:45 – 1:30 pm
Dig Deep with a Farmer: Building Soil for Heath 1:30-1:45
Making the Rounds: Growing Space Tour (greenhouse): 2:00 pm (20 minutes)
Dig Deep w/a Farmer: Greenhouse Tools: 2:30 – 2:45 pm
Pig Walk: Observe our waste fed Pigs: 3:00 – 3:30 pm
Full Farm Tour: Adult Walking Tour 3:45 – 4:45 pm
Meet the Sheep: 4-4:30

Weekend tickets are $22 per person and sell out quickly!

Saturday and Sunday August 11th and 12th Flit over to the  2018 Butterfly House at the Tenafly Nature Center (Tenafly, NJ 11:00AM-3:00 PM)  Try to catch one on your finger or watch a butterfly emerge from a cocoon. Admission $5

Saturday and Sunday August 11th and 12th Gelato Festival is coming to Liberty State Park! (Jersey City, NJ 12:00 PM-7:00 PM) Gelato Festival World Masters is the most important event dedicated to Artisan Italian Gelato. It is a challenge of Gelato Chefs that recognizes the greatest flavors through competition. During the course of the next 3 years, 5 thousand Gelato Chefs from all over the world, will be competing against one another for a chance to participate in the 2021 grand finals in Italy. Only the best 36 gelato chefs will remain to battle for the title of Gelato Festival World Master. Admission $20-$30 and includes 1 taste of each flavor, voting rights, admission to gelato school and participation in all events and activities.

Saturday and Sunday August 11th and 12th Treat yourself to an assortment of peach indulgences including ice cream, cakes, pastries and other sweet treats at Alstede Farms! (Chester, NJ 9:00 AM- 6:00 PM)  Head out and pick your own white, yellow and donut peaches as well as nectarines. Children can also enjoy pony rides, playing in the corn kingdom, moon bounce, wagon train rides, and tractor drawn scenic wagon rides. Reserve for breakfast from 8:30-12 and enjoy stacks of pancakes smothered with a homemade peach topping in an all-you-can-eat breakfast extravaganza also featuring sausage, eggs, bacon, country potatoes and beverages. Breakfast includes admission to pick-your-own and tractor drawn wagon rides.

Saturday and Sunday August 11th and 12th The Middlesex County Fair (East Brunswick, NJ 11:00 AM-11:00 PM) is a don’t-miss opportunity for families to enjoy an old-fashioned county fair While the focus on this festival is on agriculture exhibits, you can also find classic carnival food, live entertainment, amusement-park-style rides, crafts and a fantastic fireworks display. For 80 years, the Middlesex County Fair has been a tradition that brings together thousands of residents for a week of summer fun! Explore the county’s rich agricultural heritage, learn a new craft, try a new food, or go on a ride

Saturday and Sunday August 11th and 12th No Strings! The International Puppet Fringe Festival comes to NYC for the first time to the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center. 19 shows over 2 days including performances from the US, France, Puerto Rico and Canada. Show admission varies and includes FREE performances daily.


Ideas for a Summer Staycation

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Exploring your backyard with a staycation is a relaxing break and one that’s very special because most of us have never visited the highlights in the area where we live. Here are some great ideas for an ideal staycation.

Go Local Tourism Offices!  When looking for ideas on how to spend your minibreak, check the local travel bureau- like NYC & Co in Manhattan  Park events, exhibits, restaurant and theater deals are just a click away! Take advantage of NY Waterway’s kids ride free Summer program to avoid traffic. In NJ have a look at Visit Hudson County for local fun.

CONSIDER A SPLURGE Since you’re not paying for airfare or spending a large amount of money on fuel, a staycation is a good excuse to spring for an indulgent experience that otherwise is too expensive. You can take a bi-plane ride or a boat tour to Ellis Island, for example, to see where you live from a different perspective.

Don’t over-plan! Choose to plan a few things but as with any vacation, don’t plan too much! Explore an area of town that’s unfamiliar to you- check out the exciting new restaurants that have cropped up in the Greenville area like Pinwheel Garden and Noodle Bar (Asian Fusion) , Olala Empanadas and Hooked JC for local fresh catch fish prepared grilled blackened or fried, all  just outside Liberty State Park. Best- have a break, sleep in and have breakfast in bed or hang out in your pajamas one night while you watch a movie and have 100% grass-fed milk gelato from Bucket and Bay delivered!

Things to DO This Weekend August 4 + 5- Free Museum Admissions!

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Things to DO this weekend January 13-14The first weekend of the month offers “Museums on Us” sponsored by Bank of America- This program is really straightforward. To get free access, all you need to do is:  Show up at one of the participating museums, zoos, science centers, aquariums, or botanical gardens on the first full weekend of the month, show your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch debit or credit card and enjoy the museum! Know Before You Go: This perk is only good for the actual cardholder, so unless your guests have their own BOA or Merrill Lynch card, they will have to pay the admission fee (although they seem to be lenient with children’s admission fees). Luckily, it’s easy to get free additional cards for your family, which seems worth it for this perk!

The Hoboken Library also offers free passes to several area museums including, American Museum of Natural History, Children’s Museum of Manhattan, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Intrepid Museum, Frick, Museum of the City of NY, and the New York Historical Society! Learn more about the program here.

Here are some local museums participating in the Bank of America Program and the exhibitions currently being offered:

Newark Museum– Drop In On Saturdays! Free with Museum Admission. Inspired by the Museum’s collections and special events, monthly themes are designed for visitors of all ages to drop in and experiment with the tools and materials of artists. Get messy with clay and paint and found materials.  Great creative with blocks and digital and computer tools.   Stay as long as you like.

Liberty Science Center  There are 3 great shows for the younger set at Liberty Science Center this summer.  Back for the Summer Dino Dig is LSC’s popular outdoor fossil site, you’re invited to uncover massive dinosaur bones by digging through 35 tons of sand. Look for more than 60 fossils, many of them replicas of those discovered in Montana by Jack Horner, the famed paleontologist who inspired Jurassic Park. Uncover all things gross about the human body in LSC’s premium exhibition, Grossology! Based on the best-selling book of the same name, Grossology explores all the slimy, oozy, crusty, stinky questions you’ve always wondered but have been too afraid to ask. As you crawl and climb through the human body, and play games that reveal the secrets of boogers, vomit, odors, and more, you’ll find yourself saying “Ewww, gross!” in the best way possible! Last but not least Arthur’s World the national exhibition based on the PBS TV series and popular Marc Brown books. In Arthur’s™ World, you’re invited to build a love of reading and learning through activities set within classic Arthur locations. Look up recipes and find something for D.W. to eat in the Read family kitchen. Explore life under a microscope and enter a spelling bee in Mr. Ratburn’s classroom. Make a video in the Lakewood School Auditorium and watch as you appear on a giant television screen. All these exhibitions are free with museum admission.

Morris Museum ( 1 hour from Hoboken and Jersey City) In addition to art and natural history this museum offers music and theater for all ages! Explore NJ ancient history in the Dinosaur Den, Learn about the American Indian and examine bead and quill work, pottery, carving, basketry and textiles from the Northeast Woodlands, the Southwest, the American Plains, and the Pacific Northwest Coast, including an array of artifacts from the Captain William Philo Clark Collection. Train enthusiasts will be introduced to a the state-of-the-art model train exhibition, which features three separate tracks. The trains move through a world of imagination as they travel through a town with shops, cars, and people busy with activity. Don’t miss the Seasonal Mega Model Train Exhibit opening ion early August in its new home at the museum. The Mega Model Train Display is an intricate model train that meanders across a 288-square-foot landscape replicating a bustling city and pastoral scene, equipped with a waterfall, planetarium, and even a sasquatch.  (please call the Museum to confirm opening date for this exhibit) All exhibits are free with Museum Admission

In NYC there are also some great Museums in this Program and during the summer kids travel FREE on NY Waterways!