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Weekly Events 7/30-8/5th, Sprinkler Parks, Outdoor Movies, Events at Six Flags

Helllo Everyone! This is our list of weekly events as well as seasonal activities! Check it out and see all the awesome things there are to do in the tri-state area!


                                  Sprinkler Parks!


Eisenhower Park has a great playground with a sprinkler area at parking field 2.- It was going under construction so please confirm before you make your way out there!
Where: Merrick and Stewart Ave- East Meadow
Grant Park- Our local park this has a small spray park, play grounds, roller and ice hockey rinks- and lots of geese!!
Where: Broadway and Sheridan Avenue, Hewlett
Blumenfeld Family Park: Playground, lawn, and spray pool!
Where: Main St., Port Washington
Shipwreck Cove Spray Park: This one looks awesome! Large Play area, slides, sprayers, rope climbing dumping water!
Where:Bay Shore Marina
Venetian Shores Park: Open to Town Of Babylon residents only!
When: Granada Pkwy, Lindenhurst
Tobay Beach: Updated with a snack shack, picnic area,  daily fee.
Where:Ocean Parkway, Oyster Bay
Phelps Lane Pool: Interactive spray pool,  for own of babylon residents only
Where: Phelps Lane, North Babylon
There's a large interactive spray pool here for Town of Babylon residents only.
Hoyt Farm: Smithtown residents with a sticker only, has play area and spray park
Where:200 New Hwy, Commack
Tanner Park: Interactive Spray Park! Daily fee without permit
Where: Kerrigan Rd., Copiague
Cantiague Park: Pool and interactive Water Play area
Where: West John St., Hicksville


Out Door Movies Happening This summer!

Lakeside Movie Night
When: 8:30pm
Where:Eisenhower Park  1899 Hempstead Tpke, East Meadow NY
8:30pm
Where:  1899 Hempstead Tpke, East Meadow NY
July 9: Earth to Echo
July 16: Mr. Peabody & Sherman
July 23: The Penguins of Madagascar
July 30: The Book of Life
August 6: The Box Trolls
August 13: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
August 20: How to Train Your Dragon 2


Movies on the Lawns
July 9, 2015; August 17, 2015.
Where:  Crab Meadow Beach Waterside Avenue, Northport NY
July 9: Raiders of the Lost Ark (Drive in at Crab Meadow Beach, Northport)
July 23: Big Hero 6 (Drive in at Crab Meadow Beach, Northport)
August 17: Voter's Choice (Frozen, Cinderella or Maleficent) Peter Nelson Park, Huntington

Movies By The Bay at Sea Breeze Park
Where: Sea Breeze Park 11 Richmond Street , Freeport NY 11520
When: 8:00pm
* 7/10/15 The Sponge Bob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
* 7/17/15 Disney’s Big Hero 6
* 7/24/15 The Book of Life
* 7/31/15 How to Train Your Dragon 2
* 8/7/15 Song of the Sea - Animated
* 8/14/15 Home
Each movie and a limited supply of popcorn are free of charge. Please bring your blankets or chairs as seating will not be provided.

Movie on the Lawn Series
Where: Madison Theatre at Molloy College 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre NY 11571
When:7:30pm
July 10th - Despicable Me 2
July 17th - Spiderman
July 24th - Space Jam
July 31st - Mission Impossible
August 7th - Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
August 14th - Frozen



    Free Children's Shows Provided By The Town Of                                                  Hempstead!

ERIK’S REPTILE EDVENTURE - A fun-filled “Edventure” designed to educate youngsters about the importance of science and nature. The show provides an enjoyable and educational experience that encourages children to learn more about reptiles, amphibians and bugs. Children learn to respect these creatures, cast off their fears and accept them as part of our natural world.

Wednesday, July 22     10:30 a.m. Rock Hall Museum, Lawrence

                                       1:30 p.m. Shell Creek Park, Barnum Island

Thursday, July 23         10:30 a.m. Uniondale Avenue Park, Uniondale

                                       1:30 p.m. Echo Park, West Hempstead

Friday, July 24              10:30 a.m. Averill Blvd. Park, Elmont

                                       1:30 p.m. Azalea Road Park, Levittown



STACEY PEASLEY - The popular songwriter and performer entertains children and adults like with catchy lyrics, energetic beats and beautiful vocals. Stacey has earned high praise and enthusiastic reviews for her two CDs, “Together” and “Lucky Day.” Fun-filled family entertainment.
Monday, July 27            10:30 a.m. Terrace Gardens Park, Inwood


Wednesday, July 29      10:30 a.m. Smith Street Park, Uniondale

                                       1:30 p.m. Baldwin Park, Baldwin Harbor

Thursday, July 30         10:30 a.m. Levittown Veterans Memorial Park

                                       1:30 p.m. Echo Park, West Hempstead

Friday, July 31             10:30 a.m. Elmont Road Park, Elmont

                                       1:30 p.m. Rath Park, Franklin Square

 THE MAGIC & COMEDY of JIM McCLENAHAN - Enjoy the side-splitting comedy, spell-binding magic and spirited sing-a-longs of a fun-filled Jim McClenahan performance. Jim’s typically wacky antics will induce giggles and guffaws from youngsters and adults alike.

Monday, August 3        10:30 a.m. Coes Neck Park, Baldwin

                                      1:30 p.m. Hewlett Point Park, Bay Park

Tuesday, August 4       10:30 a.m. Cedar Street Park, Uniondale

                                      1:30 p.m. Veterans Memorial Park, East Meadow

Wednesday, August 5  10:30 a.m. Levittown Hall, Hicksville

                                      1:30 p.m. Newbridge Road Park, Bellmore

Thursday, August 6     10:30 a.m. Averill Blvd. Park, Elmont

                                      1:30 p.m. Rock Hall Museum, Lawrence

Friday, August 7          10:30 a.m. Shell Creek Park, Barnum Island

                                      1:30 p.m. Hendrickson Ave. Park, Elmont


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WowWee Groove Cube!

   




       WowWee had one of my absolute favorite robotic toys this 2014 Christmas season, and I was not the only one who felt that way. Their MIP robot was one the the top toys to have this holiday season and for good reason. They are a company that uses technology to the utmost, and has shown me again why they are so amazing with their Groove Cube Shutter and Snap Pets.  You are going to want these babies and I am here to tell you why.
     Let's start with the Groove Cube. I had no idea I wanted this until they sent it to me, and now I have no idea how I even functioned before they sent it to me.  The Groove Cube Shutter is a Bluetooth mini speaker.  It's a 1.05"x1.05"x1.12" cube that's super small with a HUGE sound. So here's how it works. After it is fully charged just turn on the power button and then make sure your Bluetooth is on as well. Find the GC option under your Bluetooth settings and choose it. The Groove Cube will now say "Bluetooth connect".  Now play your music or your movie or whatnot and have an instantly enhanced sound system. It's as easy as 1-2-3.

Portal Masters- Get Ready For Back To School With Skylanders!

     Portal Masters are about to bring the fun to school with these amazing new products!  Assorted backpacks, baseball caps, t shirts, pj's, band aids, fruit snacks, lunch kits pencil cases and more are all available at your favorite major retailers (ie Walmart and Target).  The prices will not break the bank going from $3 up to $30 so there will be something in your price range that will make your child delighted with their back to school goods! Whether it is getting your children  ready to defeat any homework foe with their brand spanking new backpack or enjoying a snack with Snap Shot and the gang with a new lunch bag! You will be bringing in the new year in the best way possible, with a smile on your kids face, and money still in your pocket!

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 Remember the highly anticipated fifth installment of the franchise, Skylanders SuperChargers, bringing vehicles-to-life, will launch September 20th featuring 20 new Skylanders Characters and matching vehicles. Special  guest stars Turbo Charged Donkey Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser will also be joining the franchise with their respective vehicles in an unprecedented partnership with Nintendo. For our full write up of whats to come go here! 

Disney Interactive Brings Star Wars and Video Games to D23 Expo

    

 

DISNEY INTERACTIVE BRINGS BLOCKBUSTER STAR WARSTM AND DISNEY VIDEO GAMES TO D23 EXPO 2015

Disney Infinity 3.0 EditionStar Wars Battlefront™ and KINGDOM HEARTS III To Headline Disney Interactive’s Hall D23 Presentation and Expo Pavilion

BURBANK, CA – July 13, 2015 – D23 EXPO 2015 will feature the biggest Star Wars™ and Disney video games in a special presentation in the signature 7,500-seat Hall D23 theater and in Disney Interactive’s pavilion on the show floor. 

 

I.    In the Hall D23 presentation on Sunday, August 16, fans won’t want to miss never-before-seen gameplay, trailers, new reveals and surprises from Disney Interactive’s most anticipated games. Among the games participating in the presentation are: Disney Infinity 3.0 EditionStar Wars Battlefront™ from Electronic Arts and KINGDOM HEARTS III from Square Enix. Disney Interactive will showcase more Star Wars characters and Play Sets new to Disney Infinity 3.0 Editionand provide the entire audience with limited-edition giveaways exclusively for Hall D23. Electronic Arts will give guests an in-depth look at Star Wars Battlefront, the authentic Star Wars gaming experience coming November 17. Square Enix will also bring special guests and surprises to Hall D23 to reveal new information from KINGDOM HEARTS III.

 

In the Disney Interactive pavilion on the show floor, players can experience the latest and upcoming titles through hands-on demos, innovative interactive experiences and premium giveaways for all guests. 

 

●     Players will join forces with Star Wars, Marvel, Disney and Disney•Pixar characters inDisney Infinity 3.0 Edition, the next chapter in the best-selling "hybrid toy / video game" series. Guests will have the chance to play some of the new Disney Infinity Play Sets, Star Wars™Twilight of the Republic, Star Wars™ Rise Against the Empire and Disney•Pixar's Inside Out, and the fully enhanced Toy Box mode. Pavilion guests will also be able to visit the “Only in the Toy Box” Experience. Using a new augmented reality technology, fans can step into a virtual Toy Box environment and interact alongside their favorite Disney, Disney•Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars characters found inside Disney InfinityDisney Infinity will also be giving away thousands of pre-release Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition figures featuring popular characters from across The Walt Disney Company (while supplies last).

 

●     Pavilion guests will also be able to live out some of their Star Wars battle fantasies by going hands-on with Star Wars Battlefront.

 

●     Fans can experience the latest arcade sensation from Disney Interactive, Lucasfilm and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, Star Wars™: Battle Pod™. Featuring cutting-edge, arcade-style video gameplay, Star Wars: Battle Pod brings players right into the action with a totally unique experience featuring a dome-shaped screen, air jets, and rumble seat.

 

●     In the pavilion’s game lounge, fans can take a break from the show floor and try out the hottest mobile games including Star Wars: Commander, Frozen Free Fall and LINE: Disney Tsum Tsum.

 

 

Tickets for D23 EXPO 2015 are $74 for a one-day adult admission and $54 for children 3–12. Tickets for members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club are $65 for a one-day adult admission and $48 for children. Multi-day money-saving tickets are also available. D23 Members can save as much as $112 off the price of admission, based on the purchase of four three-day tickets at the D23 Member rate. For more information on tickets and the ticket pricing structure for D23 Members and general admission, visit D23EXPO.com.

 

About Disney Interactive

Disney Interactive is the digital entertainment part of The Walt Disney Company. As one of the world’s largest creators of high-quality digital experiences, Disney Interactive produces interactive entertainment for the whole family including multi-platform video games, online short form video, mobile and social games and digital destinations across all current and emerging media platforms.

Entertaining guests of all ages, Disney Interactive’s key products include the video game platform Disney Infinity, top virtual world for kids Club Penguin, popular mobile franchises like Frozen Free Fall and LINE: Disney Tsum Tsum, top online destinations for kids, parents and fans includingDisney.com, Oh My Disney, and Babble.com and the Disney social network reaching more than 1.5 billion guests on Facebook.

 

About Marvel Entertainment

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy-five years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.  For more information visitmarvel.com.  © 2015 MARVEL

 

 

About D23 EXPO 2015

D23 EXPO—The Ultimate Disney Fan Event—brings together all the worlds of Disney under one roof for three packed days of presentations, pavilions, experiences, concerts, sneak peeks, shopping, and more. The event provides fans with unprecedented access to Disney films, television, games, theme parks, and celebrities. Presentations, talent, and schedule subject to change. For the latest D23 EXPO 2015 news, visit D23EXPO.com. To join the D23 EXPO conversation, make sure to follow @DisneyD23 on Twitter and use #D23EXPO.

About D23

The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his first studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s 90-plus-year history. It gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic through its quarterly publication, Disney twenty-three; a rich website at D23.com with members-only content; member-exclusive discounts; and special events for D23 Members throughout the year.

Fans can join D23 at Gold and General Membership levels at D23.com and at DisneyStore.com/D23. To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow DisneyD23 on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube.

 

©Disney. STAR WARS ©

Antman Movie Review! Plus Coloring Sheets and A Matching Game





     I'll start just by saying this movie was awesome!  Reminiscent of shrinking movies when I was younger, this film combines those memories with the awesomeness that is everything Marvel!  Both the effects and the overall light-hearted theme made this a mid-summer pleasure.
      Staying somewhat true to the Ant-man origin story, the creators hit the mark with a humorous and action filled flick.  The movie goes that Dr. Pym, played by Michael Douglas, was the creator of the ant-suit and original Ant-man.  Events occur that lead him to find a successor to the suit and he tracks down Paul Rudd's character, Scott Lang.  Together they must pull off a heist to save the world!!  You hear that?--TO SAVE THE WORLD!!  (Why didn't they just call the Avengers? LOL). Paul Rudd delivers as the unlikely criminal turned super hero with tons of laughs and a character that I'm sure we'll be seeing again soon...I don't want to give any spoilers away but you will know this movie takes place in the Marvel Universe of movies.  If you are a true fan of the Marvel Universe movies then you should be able to catch the many references to some of the other films.
      The filmmakers took a story about saving the world and added a truly fun twist on it.  They never portrayed this character as someone too serious or too dramatic, such as Captain America or Bruce Banner (A.K.A the Hulk).  This is the first modern Marvel movie I've seen that took a real action movie and with a comical main character.  I said "modern" movie because I think everyone forgot about the 1986 classic Howard the Duck, which I'll admit I loved as a kid.
      I definitely recommend taking a trip to the theaters to see this hysterical tiny super hero.  Besides being a great movie, it also leaves you with a sense of things to come.  Make sure you stay through the end credits too; there are some scenes that you absolutely have to see.

-Review written by Michael Aucone








Hurricane Harbor Review

   







      Boy is it starting to heat up here in the tri-state area.  The sun is shining and we need ways to start to cool off!  Hurricane Harbor is the answer my friends.  Six Flags is the place to be for thrilling rides and family fun.  Add in cooling off and that is exactly what Hurricane Harbor is!
     We were invited to Hurricane Harbor for a Blog-BQ in honor of the new Cabana Cove Bar & Grill's grand opening!  This new eatery is right by the wave pool and cabana area of the park. Not only does it have beer and wine (which mom and dad are sure to enjoy) but they have a wide variety of hearty and even healthy options for the family!  Huge Caesar salads with jerk chicken, steak
sandwiches, and a GIGANTIC hot dog are among available items, and boy are they good!  Along with those lunch and dinner items there are also snacks like humus and pretzels, and some huge, soft cookies!
     Now let's talk about the park. This is a perfect sized water park, not too big and not too small. With ten rides, including the wave pool, lazy river and one huge kid area called Discovery Bay, you can easily walk through the park and hit every ride with ease.  Every single ride is supported by on-point life guards that were in the midst of their training during our visit.  You and your family can relax because they have you covered, and the only danger you will be in is thrills and chills when you slide down one of the monster slides!


Skylanders Superchargers Shifts Into High Gear at Comic Con 2015! Plus A Giveaway- Because Why not?

               After you read this amazing news make sure to enter our giveaway! 

               "SKYLANDERS® SUPERCHARGERS SHIFTS INTO HIGH GEAR
                       AT COMIC-CON® INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO 2015

      Attendees among First in the World to Play Skylanders SuperChargers Dark Edition,
                     Including Dark Versions of Donkey Kong™ & Bowser™,
                         and Check out Collectible Toy Line Eon’s Elite

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