I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sunday Scoop Week of 8/28 - What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

Final Days Game On! Children's Museum of the Arts
103 Charlton Street
New York, NY

Now through September 4 Only!

Featuring work by:

Louisa Armbrust, Zoe Buckman, Dario Escobar, Michelle Grabner, Norm Paris,

David Rathman, Christin Rose, Jean Shin, Steed Taylor, Hank Willis Thomas, and
CMA Permanent Collection 

The world of games - with its inversions of mastery, dependence on chance, and reliance on both verbal and physical play - has intrigued and inspired visual artistssince the first ancient Olympic Games in 776 BC. Don't miss the final days of this critically-acclaimed exhibition! 

For more information go to http://cmany.org/calendar-3/game-on/
Upcoming at the Lakewood BlueClaws
First Energy Park
2 Stadium Way
Lakewood, NJ 

BlueClaws Augtoberfest Coming Up on Next Wednesday

The BlueClaws are excited to host their first Augtoberfest presented by Cape May Brewery onWednesday, August 31st.

They'll be wearing these special jerseys (above) which will be auctioned off for charity. The first 1,000 adults receive a BlueClaws Beer Stein 
(picture) thanks to Cape May Brewery (will be handed out beginning at 5 pm). They 'll have live music from the Ziggy Zaggy Band in the WRAT Trap at 5 pm too!

September 1st - BlueClaws Bobblection (and Phanatic)

Join the fun with the BlueClawsBobblection on Thursday, September 1st. The first 1,000 fans can "vote" by picking a bobblehead of either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. Whichever bobblehead supply runs out first (500 of each) wins our precinct!

Plus, it's Thirsty Thursday, the last one, and the Phillie Phanatic will be there too (a make-up appearance from an earlier rain-out).

Next Saturday: BlueClaws Extravaganza of Fun!

Join the BlueClaws on Saturday, September 3rd for their Extravaganza of Fun, presented by Sprint! Gates open at 3:30 pmand they'll have free inflatable rides (until 5:30 pm), a Vendor Village (register here), a petting zoo, caricatures, face painting, football on the big board, live music, dollar beers, and much more.

It's a full day of fun leading into the BlueClaws game that night at 7:05 pm.

Join the fun at 732-901-7000 option 2 or by clicking here.
Back to School Tuesdays This September at iPlay America
110 Schank Road
Freehold, NJ

Every Tuesday in September is “Back to School Tuesday” at iPlay America! Summer may be over but there’s still more fun to be had at iPlay America! EVERY TUESDAY in September, grandparents, parents, friends, and family are invited to join us for Back to School Tuesdays. Enjoy delicious UNLIMITED pizza, pasta, and salad at Game Time Bar & Grill for just $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. PLUS, enjoy UNLIMITED RIDES for $10 too! Make it a September to remember with Back to School Tuesdays at iPlay America!

iPlay America wants to make Back to School great for every student this year! During the Month of September, iPlay America is partnering with Jersey Cares for a Back to School supply drive to help families in need! When you make a donation of Glue Stix, hand sanitizer, paper, pencils, erasers, Kleenex, or any necessary school supply, you’ll get a FREE Prize from the iPlay America Arcade! (Prizes will be awarded in the form of a 250 ticket voucher to be redeemed in the Arcade. Limit one per child.)

News from Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Signature Theatre
Hosts Free TheatreFest NYC on August 30 at
The Pershing Square Signature Center

20 New York City theatre institutions will participate in open house for students

Signature Theatre will host TheatreFest NYC on Tuesday, August 30, from 12pm to 4pm at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). This free open house is for students who are interested in learning more about New York’s non-profit theatres.

During the event, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about upcoming seasons and productions, sign up for discount and affordable ticket programs, receive information about internships, win free tickets, and socialize with fellow theatre lovers.

Participating organizations include Signature Theatre, Ars Nova, Atlantic Theater Company / Atlantic Acting School, BAM, The Barrow Group Theatre Company & School, Classic Stage Company, Lincoln Center Theater, MCC Theater, The New Group, New York Theatre Workshop, The Pearl Theatre Company, Performance Space 122, Playbill, Playwrights Horizons, Primary Stages, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Second Stage Theatre, Soho Rep, St. Ann's Warehouse and The Vineyard Theatre.

For more information, please contact events@signaturetheatre.org.

Final Week to See The Curious Incident of the
 Dog in the Night-Time

There is just one more week to see the Tony Award-winning production of the National Theatre’s THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME before it closes on Broadway Sunday, September 4 at the Barrymore Theatre, 243 West 47th Street.

Fifteen-year old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.

Tickets are on sale by phone 212-239-6200, online at www.Telecharge.com and in person at the Barrymore Theatre box office. Box office hours are Monday through Saturday from 10am to 8pmSunday from 12pm to 6pm. American Express is the Preferred Card Partner of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME.

Cirque du Soleil Paramour 
Digital Cast Album Available Now
Physical Copies Available Friday, September 16

The Original Broadway Cast Album for Cirque du Soleil Paramour available now, August 26 digitally via iTunes, Amazon music, Spotify, and Apple Music with physical copies available Friday, September 16 via Amazon.

Paramour, a Cirque du Soleil musical began performances Saturday, April 16 at Broadway’s Lyric Theatre, and opened Wednesday, May 25. The show continues to dazzle audiences nightly and is one of Broadway's highest-grossing shows.

For more information on Paramour, visit www.ParamourOnBroadway.com.
News from Michelle Tabnick Communications

Nai-Ni Chen's Raindrops
to be performed by the D'amby Project in
The Thing About Art, See
September 2-4, 2016
The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhineback

Nai-Ni Chen's seminal work Raindrops will be performed as part of the 4th annual The Thing About Art, See, a showcase produced by the D'amby Project, on September 2 and 3, 2016 at 8pm and September 4, 2016 at 3pm at The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhineback in the beautiful Hudson Valley.  This annual showcase, featuring dancers from the D'amby Project, brings both local, regional and international choreographers together to create an eclectic & cohesive evening of professional dance. The D'amby Project is made up of artists and collaborators from around the world who gather to explore the gray matter that exists between genres within the arts. The common product of the project is dance material, reflective of principle roots in non-classical training. Company dancers are predominantly trained in Irish Dance, but also perform movement that adheres to a more contemporary aesthetic. The rigor of an Irish dancer can be found in the sharp articulation of our movements, with emphasis on accuracy and unison. By adding breath and life-bearing musicality, we create a new vocabulary, and a unique combination of quiet control and nuance.

This year the D'amby Project is thrilled to be working with Nai-Ni Chen, and exploring such a beautiful, strong, and nuanced style of movement. The show will feature styles such as classic jazz, contemporary, and traditional Irish dance to name a few. Tickets are on sale now for $22-$24, and can be purchased online at http://www.centerforperformingarts.org/dance/ or by calling the box office at (845) 876-3080.


South Street Seaport Museum
Peking's Departure on
the morning of September 6, 2016

South Street Seaport Museum announces that the 1911 four-masted barque Peking will depart from the Street of Ships at the South Street Seaport for the first leg of its journey toward its new home at the Stiftung Hamburg Maritim, the maritime museum of Hamburg, Germany. Peking will officially close to the public on August 28, 2016 at the South Street Seaport Museum (last tour 4:15pm), and will leave on September 6, 2016 at approximately 8am (pending weather conditions) for Caddell Drydock in Staten Island. There she will spend some months in preparation for the dockship journey to Europe in the spring of 2017.  

Say farewell to Peking by joining the Seaport Museum for its Free Fridays program on August 26, 2016 from 3pm-7pm. Each Free Friday is centered around a different theme and continues through October, 2016; the theme for the August program is "Peking" in honor of the famed tall ship currently berthed at Pier 16. This Free Friday kicks off the final weekend of public access to Peking as we prepare for her departure. Special programming includes participatory sail-raising aboard the ship, printing demonstrations at Bowne Printers with free Peking themed take-aways, and a screening of Around Cape Horn at Bowne Printers, with thanks to Mystic Seaport Museum. Admission to the screening is FREE, but reservations are required at https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/free-fridays/.  
News from DKC/O&M

S M A L L   M O U T H   S O U N D S 


Small Mouth Sounds, written by Bess Wohl and directed by Obie Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812), has been extended by popular demand. Originally scheduled to close Sunday, September 25th, the production will now run through October 9thSmall Mouth Sounds was recently published and is now available via Dramatists Play Service.

Small Mouth Sounds will play the following performance schedule: Through September 4Monday - Friday at 7:30pm, Wednesday at 2pm, Saturday at 5pm and 8:30pmBeginning September 5Tuesday – Friday at 7:30pm, Wednesday at 2pm, Saturday at 5pm and 8:30pm, and Sunday at 7:30pm.Beginning September 27Tuesday – Friday at 7:30pm, Wednesday at 2pm, Saturday at 5pm and 8:30pm, and Sunday at 3pm

Tickets, from $75 - $99, are now available and can be purchased through Ticket Central via www.ticketcentral.com, by calling 212.279.4200, or in person at 416 W. 42nd Street (12-8pm daily).
News from Richard Hillman PR

E D W I N,  T H E  S T O R Y  O F  E D W I N  B O O T H



For their inaugural offering, Great Circle Productions (Jane Kosminsky, Artistic/Executive Director) will present the world premiere of EDWIN, The Story of Edwin Bootha dramatic musical that commemorates the 150th Anniversary (1866-2016) of the legendary actor’s return to the stage, as well as the 400th Anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare, with music by Marianna Rosett, and book & lyrics by Eric Swanson.

EDWIN is a unique adventure in music, theater, and history. Edwin Booth was the most famous American actor of the nineteenth century, the Laurence Olivier of his day though his artistic triumphs were marred by public and private tragedy. EDWIN takes us backstage on the night of his courageous return to the stage after his brother assassinated President Lincoln–braving death threats, public outrage, and his own scarred past.

Performances of EDWIN are set to begin on Sunday September 4 for a limited engagement through September 18 at Theatre at St. Clement’s (423 West 46th St.). Opening night is set for September 8.

The performance schedule for EDWIN will be: Tuesday through Friday at 7:30PM, Saturday at 2PM & 7:30PM, and Sunday at 3PM.Opening night is scheduled for Thursday at 7PM.

Tickets are $59 (adults), $29 (seniors), and $15 (students) and can be purchased through Great Circle Productions website  -www.greatcircleproductions.org or by calling OvationTix at 866-811-4111.
And that's the scoop. Tune in tomorrow for another Talking Topic.

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