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, July 2, 2017

Sunday Scoop Week of 7/2/17 - What's Happening This Week or Soon Thereafter

Upcoming at State Theater New Jersey:
Free Summer Movie: The Incredibles
15 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ 

Wednesday July 5, 2017 10:30 AM & 7:00 PM

For more information click here
Summer Movie Nights at 
Historic Philadelphia

Franklin Square Summer Movie Series
July 3, 8, & 22 and August 5 & 197 – 11 PM
Franklin Square, 6th & Race Streets

Betsy Ross House First Friday Movie Nights Under the Stars & Stripes
July 7August 4, September 1, 5 PM
Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch Street

Saturday Night at the Movies in Franklin Square
July 3Sing
July 8The Secret Life of Pets
July 22Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
August 5Lego Batman
August 19Finding Dory
Take your Saturday movie night to Franklin Square! Bring a blanket and experience these cinematic hits on the Great Lawn. Games and pre-show activities will begin at 7 PM, and the featured films will be shown at 8:30 PM. Parks on Tap Jr. will provide a beer garden and other specialties on July 8 and August 19 only. Admission is free

Betsy Ross House First Friday Movies
July 7The Giant Claw
August 4Earth vs. the Spider
September 1The Amazing Colossal Man
Catch these vintage horror movies presented in partnership with the Philadelphia Film Society at the Betsy Ross House. A $5 admission includes a tour of the Betsy Ross House, pre-show activities, Quizzo, and a courtyard movie. Movie-goers are welcome to bring food and wine to enjoy during these unique evenings. 
 Broadway Barks
Shubert Alley
(Between 45th and 46th St. 
Between Broadway and 8th Ave.)

Saturday July 8, 2017 
Starting at 3:00 PM
Rain or Shine

Broadway Barks co-founder Bernadette Peters and her Mozart in the Jungle co-star, Malcolm McDowell, will co-host Broadway Barks, the 19th annual dog and cat adoption event, on July 8. Broadway Barks helps NYC’s shelter animals find permanent homes by informing New Yorkers about the plight of the thousands of homeless dogs and cats in the metropolitan area. Performers use their star power to find loving homes for animals in need from 28 participating NYC area animal shelters!

The event, produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will take place in Shubert Alley (located between 44th and 45th Streets, between Broadway and Eighth Avenues). Festivities begin at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Celebrity presentations of adoptable pets take place between 5-6:30 p.m. The rain-or-shine event is free and open to the public.
Upcoming at iPlay America:
Family Con - Warehouse 100
110 Schank Rd.
Freehold, NJ

Saturday, July 8
Start: 12:00 PM – Ends: 5:00 PM

iPlay America presents NJ FAMILY CON 2017, Saturday, July 8 from noon to 5:00 PM. Family Con the largest Family Convention in the New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania area. FAMILY CON will feature over 75 vendors who are part non-profits and companies, part exhibits, displays, and 100% Family Fun! 

For more information or to purchase tickets click here
Endangered Off-Broadway's First 
Family Friendly Eco-Musical

Beginning Performances on July 10
Opening on July 23, 2017
At The Davenport Theatre
354 West 45th St.
New York, NY

This summer, FineHeart Productions, and The Eco Musical LLC will present ENDANGERED! The Musicalby Keni Fine and Tony Small, directed and choreographed by Michael Chase Gosselin, beginning performances on July 10 and opening Sunday, July 23 at The Davenport Theatre(354 West 45 Street). Tickets are $25, $49.75, $69.75 (premium) and can be purchased by visiting Telecharge.com.

Inspiring and fun, ENDANGERED! is a multi-cultural, international, multi-species musical about a social media savvy Kid reporter and a group of famous endangered animals from around the globe, who must survive an unexpected superstorm! Stranded at the zoo when the superstorm hits the city, the Kid and the endangered animals must quickly learn to understand and respect each other, while working together to save themselves. ENDANGERED! has melodies that are renewable, and harmonies that are sustainable, making this groundbreaking eco-musical uplifting and enjoyable for creatures of all ages.
Performance Schedule:
Tuesday at 11 am; Wednesday at 11 am & 3 pm; Thursday at 11 am
Added performances: Monday, July 10 & Friday, July 14 at 11 amFriday, July 21 at 11 am;
Opening: Sunday, July 23 at 12noon
NO shows: Tuesday, July 11 at 11 amWednesday, July 9 at 3 pm
Endangered! runs 70 minutes no intermission
PR Firm Roundup

News from Michelle Tabnick PR

First Annual INSITU Site-Specific Dance Festival kicks off
on July 8 & 9 at the Western Queens waterfront

24 NYC-based dance companies perform original works
inspired by natural and urban landscapes

KINEMATIK Dance Theater presents Long Island City's first two-day, outdoor site dance festival, taking place at four LIC waterfront parks and featuring a diverse program of unique, site-specific dance works by 24 distinguished and emerging New York City-based choreographers.

With the support of New York City Parks & Recreation, New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and Socrates Sculpture Park, INSITU activates and transforms the Western Queens waterfront into one big, multi-faceted stage over the weekend of July 8 & 9, from 12 to 7 PM daily.

INSITU is free and open to the public, offering an exciting way to experience dance in unusual public spaces. Performances will take place at various locations within Hunter's Point South Park, Gantry Plaza State Park, Queensbridge Park and Socrates Sculpture Park. Inspired by natural and urban landscapes, the diverse line-up of 24 contemporary and urban dance companies will maneuver through playgrounds, partner with benches, appear in hidden corners and dance on piers, staircases and shorelines. Other locales within the parks  include a ferry landing, railways, picnic tables, walkways, promenades, an old school bus, a sand field and more. Audiences will be led through continuous dance performances several times throughout the day, setting up a chain of dynamic and immersive performances throughout the four parks. For the truly inspired, audience members can experience 7 hours of uninterrupted dance performances by all companies in one day.

There are three performance rounds per park, with the first dances kicking off at 12 PM at Hunter's Point South Park, Gantry Plaza State Park and Socrates Sculpture Park, followed by Queensbridge Park at 2 PM. Audiences will be able to walk, bike, kayak, ride the bus, and take advantage of a special LYFTdiscount to travel from venue to venue. A festival map, with performance schedule and locations, will be available at each park as well as online atinsitudancefestival.com.

Performances range from solos, duos and quartets to group works with casts as large as 35 dancers. Area residents who participated in a three-month community dance workshop, co-hosted by Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement at Queensbridge Houses, will also perform in the festival.

BS Movement * Carte Blanche Performance/Shandoah Goldman * Christopher Unpezverde Núñez * Dancitecture/Kimberly Tate and Akim Funk Buddha* Grounded View* Hivewild  * Jody Oberfelder Projects * Kate MooreandBrendan Duggan * Kinematik Dance Theater * KrisSeto+ShoeySun [ VESSELS ] * Loni Landon Dance Project * Lucy Kerr * Melissa Riker/Kinesis Project dance theatre * Movement of the People Dance Company * Only Child Aerial Theatre * Parcon NYC * PROJECT 44 * tedted Performance Group * TheBlue Bus Project/Annalisa Iadicicco and Tyler Gilstrap * The Equus Projects/OnSite NYC * Valerie Green/Dance Entropy * Violetsound * Wilder Project * Zullo/RawMovement

Hunter's Point Parks
Performance Times
12:00 PM2:35 PM4:15 PM
LIC Landing
Dancitecture/Kimberly Tate + Akim Funk Buddha
12:10 PM2:45 PM4:25 PM
Athletic Field
The Equus Project/OnSite NYC
12:30 PM3:05 PM4:45 PM
BS Movement
12:45 PM3:20 PM5:00 PM
Railways & Chairs
Movement of the People Dance Company
1:05 PM3:40 PM5:20 PM
Viewpoint - Single Bench
Christopher Unpezverde Núñez
1:15 PM3:50 PM5:30 PM
Gantry Plaza State Park
Performance Times
12:00 PM1:30 PM4:05 PM
Gantry Plaza
Carte Blanche Performance/Shandoah Goldman
12:15 PM ; 1:45 PM4:20 PM
Loni Landon Dance Project
12:30 PM2:00 PM4:35 PM
Lounge Chairs + Picnic Area
Kate Douglas and Brendan Duggan
12:45 PM2:15 PM4:50 PM
Adirondack Chairs
Jody Oberfelder Projects
12:55 PM2:25 PM5:00 PM
Curved Benches
Grounded View
1:05 PM2:35 PM5:10 PM
North Basin
Melissa Riker/Kinesis Project Dance Theatre
1:25 PM2:55 PM5:30 PM
Queensbridge Park
Performance Times
Red House
Project 44
2:00 PM3:40 PM6:00 PM
KrisSeto and ShoeySun [ VESSELS ]
2:10 PM3:50 PM6:10 PM
Benches + Picnic Area
Kinematik Dance Theater
2:25 PM4:05 PM6:25 PM
Tree Intersection
Community Dance Group
2:40 PM4:20 PM6:40 PM
Parcon NYC
2:50 PM4:30 PM6:50 PM
Lucy Kerr
3:05 PM4:50 PM7:05 PM
Socrates Sculpture Park
Performance Times
Stone Platform + Trees
Dance Entropy/Valerie Green
12:20 PM3:40 PM5:20 PM
Metal Roofed Structure
Only Child Aerial Theatre
12:30 PM3:50 PM5:30 PM
Shoreline + Promenade
tedted Performance Group
12:40 PM4:00 PM5:40 PM
Large Meadow
Wilder Project
12:55 PM4:15 PM5:55 PM
North Entrance
The Blue Bus Project and Tyler Gilstrap
1:05 PM4:25 PM6:05 PM
Hallets Cove/Beach
1:20 PM4:40 PM6:20 PM
News from Polk and Co.

Now Playing

In association with David Binder and Sharon Karmazin

Presents the Broadway premiere of

Limited engagement through August 27, 2017
On Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) is thrilled to present Janeane Garofalo, Lili Taylor and Celia Weston in the Broadway premiere of Marvin’s Room, by Scott McPherson, Obie Award-winning director Anne Kauffman.

Janeane Garofalo stars as “Lee,” Lili Taylor as “Bessie” and Celia Weston as “Ruth.” The cast also includes Jack DiFalco as “Hank,” Carman Lacivita as “Bob” and “Marvin,” Nedra McClyde as “Dr. Charlotte,” Luca Padovan as “Charlie” and Triney Sandoval as “Dr. Wally.”

Marvin’s Room opened officially on Thursday, June 29, 2017. This is a limited engagement through August 27, 2017 on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street).

The award-winning Marvin’s Room, is a wildly funny play about the laughter that can shine through life’s darkest moments. Lee is a single mother who's been busy raising her troubled teenage son, Hank. Her estranged sister Bessie has her hands full with their elderly father, his soap opera-obsessed sister—and a brand-new life-or-death diagnosis. Now the women are about to reunite for the first time in 18 years. Are Lee’s good intentions and makeover skills enough to make up for her long absence? Can Bessie help Hank finally feel at home somewhere… or at least keep him from burning her house down? Can these almost-strangers become a family in time to make plans, make amends, and maybe make a trip to Disney World?

Tickets for Marvin’s Room are available by calling 212.719.1300, online at roundabouttheatre.org, and in person at any Roundabout box office: American Airlines Theatre Box office (227 West 42nd Street); The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 W 46th Street) and Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). All single tickets are $47-$147.

Marvin’s Room plays Tuesday through Saturday evening at 8:00PM with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00PM.

For more information visit www.roundabouttheatre.org


Now Open



Limited engagement through September 3, 2017
Off-Broadway at Laura Pels Theatre 
at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) is thrilled to present Roundabout Underground alumni playwright Meghan Kennedy’s (Too Much, Too Much, Too Many) new play Napoli, Brooklyn, commissioned by Roundabout, directed by Gordon Edelstein. 

The cast includes Shirine Babb as “Celia Jones,” Alyssa Bresnahan as “Luda,” Juliet Brett as “Connie Duffy,” Jordyn DiNatale as “Francesca Muscolino,” Lilli Kay as “Tina Muscolino,” Elise Kibler as “Vita Muscolino,” Erik Lochtefeld as “Albert Duffy” andMichael Rispoli as “Nic Muscolino.”

Napoli, Brooklyn opened officially on June 27, 2017 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 W 46th Street). This is a limited engagement Off-Broadway through September 3, 2017.

Napoli, Brooklyn is a gripping, provocative portrait of love in all its danger and beauty. In 1960 Brooklyn, the Muscolinos have raised three proud and passionate daughters. But as the girls come of age in a rapidly changing world, their paths diverge—in drastic and devastating ways—from their parents’ deeply traditional values. Despite their fierce love, each young woman harbors a secret longing that, if revealed, could tear the family apart. When an earth-shattering event rocks their Park Slope neighborhood, life comes to a screeching halt and the Muscolino sisters are forced to confront their conflicting visions for the future.

Tickets for Napoli, Brooklyn are available by calling 212.719.1300, online at roundabouttheatre.org, and in person at any Roundabout box office: The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 W 46th Street); American Airlines Theatre Box office (227 West 42nd Street) and Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). All single tickets are $79.

For more information visit www.roundabouttheatre.org
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E R R O L   A N D   F I D E L



 Errol and Fidel, an Official Selection of the 2017 New York Musical Festival, and the only international production chosen this year, will be directed by Michael Bello, with choreography by Justin Boccito and music direction, arrangements & orchestrations by Doug Oberhamer.  Errol and Fidel has the honor of opening the festival on Monday, July 10, 2017 at 7:00pm and will play a total of five performances at Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street).

Cuba, 1958: Revolution is in the air! In his final year, Errol Flynn is looking for one last adventure. The dashing infamous star of many Hollywood blockbusters yearns to be a real hero.   Fidel Castro craves fame, and who better than Errol to show him the way?  At the height of the revolution, the two men are drawn together by a mysterious woman.  But who is really calling the shots?  Errol, Fidel the mysterious woman, or just maybe, the CIA is really pulling all the strings.   Fueled by lust, vanity and envy - who knew revolution could be so much fun.

Errol and Fidel will star Jonathan Stewart as Errol and George Psomas as Fidel with Alan M-L Wager, Sydia Cedeno, Ryan Walsh, Claire Saunders, Cole Grissom, Jon Cooper, Alex Drost, Kaitlyn Frank, Rashaan James II, Maiza Miller, and Alexandria van Paris.

Errol and Fidel will play the following performance schedule: Monday, July 10 at 7:00pmThursday, July 13 at 1:00pm and 5:00pmFriday, July 14 at 5:00pm; and Sunday, July 16 at 9:00pm.

NYMF Passes are now available for purchase at nymf.org/pass<http://nymf.org/pass>.  Individual tickets are available at NYMF.org or by calling (212) 352 3101.
And that's the scoop. Tune in tomorrow for another Talking Topic.

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