Thursday, March 6, 2014
Lifetime Premiere of The Trip To Bountiful!
Saturday- March 8th 8pm ET/PT
Fantastic news coming your way. I know where I will be Saturday night, March 8th at 8pm.
This year’s Tony Award nominated Broadway revival hit The Trip to Bountiful comes to Lifetime on Saturday, March 8, at 8 pm ET/PT, starring original cast members Cicely Tyson (The Help) and Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty), who are joined by Blair Underwood (In Treatment) alongside Keke Palmer (CrazySexyCool).
Based on Oscar®, Pulitzer Prize, and Emmy Award winning author Horton Foote’s Tony Award nominated play, The Trip to Bountiful is a courageous and moving story of liberation, as well as a humor-filled celebration of the human spirit.
In The Trip to Bountiful, Carrie Watts (Tyson) begrudgingly lives with her busy, overprotective son, Ludie (Underwood) and pretentious daughter-in-law, Jessie Mae (Williams). No longer able to drive and forbidden to travel alone, she wishes for freedom from the confines of the house and begs her son to take her on a visit to her hometown of Bountiful. When he refuses, Mrs. Watts is undeterred and makes an escape to the local bus station, where she befriends Thelma (Palmer), a young woman traveling home. When Ludie and Jessie Mae discover she is gone, they call in law enforcement to help, but Mrs. Watts is one step ahead of them and convinces the local sheriff to help her on her journey home to Bountiful.
Foote originally wrote The Trip to Bountiful for television in 1953 and it made its Broadway debut in 1954. The play was adapted into a motion picture in 1985, when star Geraldine Page won an Academy Award® for Best Actress and Foote was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay. In the 2013 Broadway revival, the play garnered four Tony nominations, including Best Revival of a Play, Best Featured Actress in a Play, Best Sound Design and a win for Cicely Tyson for Best Actress in a Play for her role as Carrie Watts.
Big Apple Circus Luminocity
Now Through March 16th!
Special thanks to Eric Andrews who attended Big Apple Circus on behalf of 3decades3kids.
Recently we were invited to attend the Big Apple Circus- Luminocity in Bridgewater, NJ.
It was an amazing experience.
From the city of bright lights and theatrical performances comes the Big Apple Circus:
Luminocity. A production equally as impressive as the Broadway shows from which the circus draws it's namesake. Allusions to those big city roots are everywhere, with New York City scenery, and its traditions configured to the quintessential acts found in a traditional circus.
In only his second year as Ring Master of the Big Apple Circus, John Kennedy Kane leads a cast of unique acts like Rob Torres and Pierre Ginet, who will entertain and delight with their antics. The Duo Guerrero who capture an entire audience in bated breath, as they perform their act of balance and concentration high above the ring without the safety of a net. You'll be nothing short of amazed by free ladder performer Daniel Cyr and the Acro Duo with their impressive feats of agility and strength. Catch a glimpse of what got Ty Tojo at 14 into the Guinness Book of World Records, and see Mongolian Angels performing their world renown aerial show.
Imagine what it's like to fly as the DosovTroupe transform themselves into human projectiles. What circus would be complete without it's fair share of animals, whom trainer Jenny Videbel communicates with a smile and much ease. All this to the back drop of a Live Band whose performance alone can hold the show.
Whole family entertainment, both young and old will find something to be amused at visiting the Big Apple Circus: Lumonocity. The circus keeps with it s tradition of providing new and refreshing acts from year to year, guaranteeing you an entirely new show if you have been before in the past. With engaging opportunities for the audience's participation, this two hour show-with a 20 minute intermission, never has a dull minute. Go see it for yourself.
Disclosure: Post written by Guest Writer- Eric Andrews. Giveaway/Review passes provided by Big Apple Circus. No other compensation was given for this post. Contact Diane Sullivan at ELGeorgia@aol.com or on Twitter at .@3decades3kids.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
My Little Pony Animated Storyteller- Pinkie Pie
By Kid Designs
By Kid Designs
Pinkie Pie has become a household name since Emily joined our family. For sixteen years it was a total boy house around here. That all changed once Emily arrived and our house gradually changed into pink one day at a time. Now that she is seven, My Little Pony is one of her absolute favorite shows and the toys are in every room of the house. A few years ago, I could not tell you who was who. Now I am a My Little Pony expert along with Em. Pinkie Pie seems to be a big favorite.
As soon as I was introduced to My Little Pony Animated Storyteller- Pinkie Pie, I knew hands down it would be a huge hit in our house. My Little Pony Animated Storyteller-Pinkie Pie is just adorable! From the minute my daughter opened it, she loved it immediately! Pinkie Pie reads any of the four books included. Her mouth even moves while she reads. This is a dream come true for My Little Pony fans!
If reading the books is not enough, she also sings two popular songs from the My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic Series. This feature will have everyone singing along within minutes!
The toy includes four easy to read and follow books from the popular series.
What I loved most about My Little Pony Animated Storyteller was that it was easy for my daughter to operate without any help. The books are numbered, so even if you child cannot read, it will still be easy to follow along. You also do not need the book to hear the story over and over-as I found out on one of our car rides! It's a great toy to take along with you and will keep your My Little Pony happy and feeling like she is in the middle of Ponyville! Check out here for more information about
Also check out our video to watch Pinkie Pie READ a story! I promise, if you love
My Little Pony, this toy is a must!
Disclosure: Product provided for review. No other compensation was given for this post.
We love MLP and this toy!
All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan. Contact me at ELGeorgia@aol.com or on Twitter .@3decades3kids.
Nuclear Cowboyz and Interview With Ronnie Faisst ! #NuclearCowboyz #FamilyFun #RonnieFaisst #NJ (with video)
Yes, You Should Take The Entire Family!
Nuclear Cowboyz is an amazing freestyle motocross sport event. If you have never been to it, it's hard to know exactly what to expect. Our family has been pretty much obsessed with Nuclear Cowboyz since being introduced to this awesome show presented by Feld Entertainment. Our family was treated to The VIP Fallout Zone. What an experience! Two hours before showtime we had the privilege of mingling with all of the stars of the show. A mixture of super fans and drivers has a way of creating the ultimate in excitement. There were photo ops, autographs, snacks, and posters. There was also a Kids Zone set up where the fans could autograph a bike and try on the drivers' boots, gloves, helmet and more.
Personally, our family is thrilled with the meet and greet. This year since it's an all new show, the set up was a bit different which meant even more fun for us. Entering its fifth touring year, Nuclear Cowboyz is led by an award-winning creative team and features the world’s top freestyle motocross athletes, including four-time X Games medalist and New Jersey Native, Ronnie Faisst. I had a chance to catch up with Ronnie and chat.
Interview Between Diane Sullivan and Ronnie Faisst:
Diane: The last time I interviewed you was in 2012. Since then I have seen just how talented you really are. I am very impressed!
Ronnie: Thanks for the love.
Diane: Please catch me up on your best moment in 2013.
Ronnie: Riding for the Nuclear Cowboyz tour was a big highlight during 2013. It's really the only place fans can see the globe's top FMX riders under one roof, so it's great to be a part of the the show with the crew.
Diane: Scariest moment of 2013?
Ronnie: Days before the Munich stop of the 2013 Global X Games tour, I crashed during training and blew out my knee, crushing all hopes of winning a gold medal in Speed & Style this year. I blew out the ACL completely, tore my meniscus at 50 percent and I tore my MCL but the tear was minor.
I actually crashed on a Friday and was supposed to fly out on a Tuesday. What happened was that I crashed on a no-handed back flip. I was thinking about step two and forgot about step one. I was thinking about stretching back farther with my head and extending.
The long and short of it is that I never flipped. I rode off the ramp in the flip position but never pulled, so I had to jump off and ditch the bike. I landed on top of my feet on the landing, tumbled down and just blew my knee out. It felt like my femur went through my knee cap. Certainly was not the high point of the year.
Diane: How do you stay grounded?
Ronnie: Riding is my escape. It really allows me to clear my mind and enjoy life. With all the stresses in life, we all need to escape. Going out with my buddies and ripping on a trail or track, or just riding in my backyard is the best feeling and really a great way to just leave it all behind and be a free spirit.
Diane:What goals are you still trying to achieve? What's in the future?
Ronnie: I'd really like to get back to competing for a gold at X Games Speed and Style competition. But above all, I just want to stay healthy and keep going down the path I'm on. Riding with the Nuclear Cowboyz has been a great adventure, so I hope to stay healthy and keep touring with the show.
Diane: Thanks, Ronnie. You are always so open. This is very appreciated. Good Luck to you now and in the future.
The new storyline is conveyed through more than 1,000 gravity-defying freestyle stunts by the globe’s most dominant freestyle athletes, including performing over 200 flips on 10 ramps. The action-packed show is complete with mind-bending performances by world-famous Shaolin Kung Fu Warriors, stunning laser effects, the largest indoor pyrotechnics show and an infectious soundtrack comprised of heavy metal, electronic dubstep and alternative hip hop. Nuclear Cowboyz is a show for everyone and wonderful family fun.
Check out when there is a show in your area and more about
Nuclear Cowboyz here: http://www.nuclearcowboyz.com/
Check out our video here: You'll love it!
Disclosure: Nuclear Cowboyz review/giveaway provided by Feld Entertainment. No other compensation was given for this post. All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan. Contact me at ELGeorgia@aol.com or on twitter at .@3decades3kids.
Monday, March 3, 2014
DRAFT DAY NYC Screening!
We Have A Pair of Tickets
Just For You- One Month Before
The Movie Opens!
The Movie Opens!
If there was ever a movie I wanted to see it's this one. Two of my favorites will grace the screen together, Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner. I love them both! This movie will be a must for a hubby date night!
On the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver (Costner) has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he trades for the number one pick. He must quickly decide what he's willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with dreams of playing in the NFL.
Wednesday, March 5th at 7:00pm
To RSVP: Follow this link http://l.gofobo.us/Hc7RyMjI
You must have or make a free gofobo.com account to pick up passes. We have fifty pair of
passes available. Rated PG13.
Screening passes are never guaranteed, they are overbooked to ensure
a full house. Please arrive early to ensure entrance to the movie screening.
Directed by IVAN REITMAN
Starring KEVIN COSTNER, JENNIFER GARNER, DENIS LEARY, FRANK LANGELLA, SAM ELLIOT, SEAN COMBS, TERRY CREWS, with ELLEN BURSTYN, and CHADWICK BOSEMAN
DRAFT DAY OPENS IN THEATERS APRIL 11, 2014
Facebook: Facebook.com/DraftDayMovieTwitter: Twitter.com/DraftDayMovie
Disclosure: 3decades3kids is a gofobo.com partner. No compensation was given for this post.
We love movies and love to send our readers to free screenings in NYC. See you at the movies!
Contact Diane Sullivan at ELGeorgia@aol.com or on twitter at .@3decades3kids.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
The Walt Disney Studios Announce Disney Movies Anywhere
Like watching Disney movies? You are going to LOVE this! It's Free! Planning to snap up this winter’s hit film Frozen as it becomes available on Digital HD today? Head over to the iTunes app store and add another download to your queue, because Disney Movies Anywhere, Disney’s all-new digital movie service and app, is here, and it’s free!
Debuting with iTunes as its exclusive launch provider, Disney Movies Anywhere is a simple, streamlined way to manage and enjoy your digital collection of Disney, Pixar, and Marvel movies on multiple devices. Plus, for a limited time, you’ll receive a free digital copy of Disney•Pixar’s The Incredibles when you sign up and connect your iTunes account.Why will this make your life easier? It collects all your eligible Disney digital entitlements – whether you redeemed them from a Digital Copy code or purchased them in iTunes – so you can have access to them on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV, as well as on your personal computer (Mac and Windows machines).
Check it out right here!
Visit Online: http://di.sn/fZT
Download the App: http://di.sn/qS4
Second Season of Disney Junior’s
Sofia The First
Debuts Friday March 7th
on Disney Channel
Snow White Makes Special Appearance Friday, April 4
Mulan, Tiana and Rapunzel Also Appear in Season Two
This is BIG in our house! Our family loves Sofia The First and has seen every single episode of the Disney Junior hit since it first appeared on the Disney Channel. We are thrilled to find out that Sofia The First will begin its second season on March 7th, 2014.
This season looks amazing with special appearances that include Snow White (April 4th), Mulan, Tiana and Rapunzel! Woooza! What a season to look forward to on Disney Junior.
A special episode featuring Snow White will premiere FRIDAY, APRIL 4 on Disney Channel (9:00 a.m. ET/PT) and Disney Junior (6:00 p.m. ET/PT). A preview of the episode will be available for verified users on WATCHDisneyJunior.com and the WATCH Disney Junior app for smartphones and tablets beginning Tuesday, March 25 and will become available on iTunes beginning Saturday, April 5.
In the season two premiere episode, "Two Princesses and a Baby," Amber asks royal sorcerer Cedric to cast a magic spell that will give her and twin James separate birthdays so that she can celebrate the day all by herself. After the spell accidentally turns James into a baby, Sofia helps Amber realize how special it is to have a twin, and then they work together to help Cedric reverse his spell. The episode features the songs "Sisters and Brothers" performed by Sofia and "Two By Two" performed by Amber.
Then, in "The Enchanted Feast," Snow White appears to help Sofia learn the importance of trusting one's instincts after she suspects that a visiting sorceress is not who she says she is. Snow White is voiced by Katie Von Till and Megan Mullally ("Will and Grace") recurs in the episode as Miss Nettle, an evil fairy who disguises herself as a powerful sorceress to attempt to steal Sofia's magical amulet.
‘Can you wait!!?? I know our family cannot! Can’t wait to hear what you think about the new season of Sofia The First on Disney Junior.
Looking For Some Family Fun This Weekend?
#NYC Kids Food Festival
March 1 and 2 at Bryant Park
Grab the kids and join the fun this weekend in NYC at
Bryant Park. It's the Kids Food Fest! General Admission is Free
but you may want to check out more details and cooking classes that
your kids will love here- http://kidsfoodfestival.com/
Amazing Reveals At The New York Toy Fair
One of my favorite stops at the recent New York Toy Fair had to be Madame Alexander.
Need I say more? It seems that Madame Alexander Doll Company has been around forever and yet never ceases to amaze me with their new spin on the doll world. As for me, I have always had a love of dolls.
Growing up as an only child- dolls were always a big part of my world.
Since my first two children were boys, dolls were something that seemed out of reach for me in my adult life.
But after being a boymom for sixteen years, our family welcomed Emily and slowly our house has changed in into a girl's world. Even before Emily was born, she already was given her first doll.
I could not wait to introduce her to the world of Alexander Doll Company. At seven years old her heart is filled with love for her dollies which are also a big part of our family.
It was thrilled to find out a few surprises that Madame Alexander had in store for me at the Toy Fair.
Pictured above are three new additions. For the first time we will be introduced to a fully waterproof doll.
Yes! I can't even tell you how many "non-waterproof" dolls have hit tubby time and taken days to dry out.
This will be a very welcome doll to our family. There will also be more additions, Newborn Nursery Babblebabies, which I had the pleasure of holding. What a tough baby doll to put down considering it is weighted the same as a baby and babbles while you hold it. The babbles were recorded from real babies. Extremely adorable! My First Baby, Baby Peekaboos and My Sweet Lovies are all perfect play babies.
By the way, for the first time there will be My First Baby-My Baby Sister and My Baby Brother!
If high fashion is your love you will be thrilled to find out that Madame Alexander Doll Company has teamed up with Isaac Mizrahi! Yes, please! These dolls are fashion beauties adorned from head to toe in fashion inspired by Isaac Mizrahi himself. I"m so sure we will have one or more of these fashion beauties in our house very soon. There were plenty of 18 inch dolls on hand including Dollie and Me, Disney and more.
When I think of Alexander Doll Company, I cannot help but think of the collectible dolls.
There were so many on display that I could have spent the entire day just going from one to the next. They just mesmerize me. They are like a little package of happiness that will fill any little girl's (or big girl) heart with joy. There are dolls for many occasions including the Tooth Fairy, Ballerina, First Holy Communion and more. The Wizard of Oz and 75th Anniversary of Gone With the Wind were also on hand.
It seems that Madame Alexander Doll Company is unique in their vision on dolls. They have managed to keep the traditional dolls exciting us along with keeping current with the times. They will introduce for the first time- The Muppets hand puppets. I cannot think of many people who do not smile at the mention of Kermit and his friends. Our family is definitely looking forward to the movie and to this wonderful selection of hand puppets and plush Muppets dolls. In addition to that I was amazed to find some of my daughter's favorites: Fancy Nancy, Angelina Ballerina and The Wizard Of Oz.
As you can probably tell, this is just a sample of what was on hand at the Madame Alexander display at the New York Toy Fair. There are many memories to be made, collections to be added to and celebrations to be recognized with the beauty of Madame Alexander. There is something for everyone, with various pricing Madame Alexander has made it possible for everyone to enjoy their doll line. The information above is just the tip of the iceberg. Please check http://www.madamealexander.com/ .
Let's continue the tradition of "Growing Up With Madame Alexander".
Disclosure: No compensation was given for this post. This post is part of my New York Toy Fair Coverage and my love for Madame Alexander Doll Company. Contact Diane Sullivan at ELGeorgia@aol.com or on twitter at .@3decades3kids.
Monday, February 24, 2014
The Sleeping Beauty
One Night Only
March 20th 7pm
“We are giving away a family four pack of passes to see The Royal Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty on the big screen for ONE-DAY ONLY on March 20th at the Clifton Commons 16 with IMAX.
NCM Fathom Events, Mr. Wolf, Arts Alliance Media and the Royal Opera House invite you to journey to an enchanted world of princesses, fairy godmothers and magic spells when the captivating Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty comes to the big screen in a special one-night ballet event on Thursday, March 20 at 7:00pm (local time) to select cinemas nationwide. When a wicked fairy places a fatal curse on the baby Princess Aurora, which the good Lilac Fairy softens to a sleep of 100 years, only a prince’s kiss can break the spell. Don’t miss Petipa’s classic story told through the enchantment of ballet!
This is perfect family-friendly entertainment and a wonderful opportunity to plan an indoor winter outing that will both entertain and educate young dancers or any young person interested in the arts.For more information and to purchase tickets, check out http://www.fathomevents.com/event/the-royal-ballet-cinema-season”
GIVEAWAY: Enter to win a family 4 pack of tickets good ONLY at Clifton Commons, Clifton, NJ on March 20, 2014 at 7pm. To Enter please send an email to ELGeorgia@aol.com with SleepingBeauty in the Subject line. Winner will be chosen on March 8th at 11:59pm and notified by email on March 9th. Winner will have 24 hours to claim prize and provide an address to mail tickets to. Good Luck! Disclosure: Passes provided by Fathom Events. No other compensation was given for this post.
Friday, February 21, 2014
#Giveaway Nuclear Cowboyz Hit IZOD Center March 1 & 2nd! @NuclearCowboyz @IzodCenter #NJ #NYC #IZODcenter #NuclearCowboyz
#Giveaway Nuclear Cowboyz
IZOD Center March 1 & 2nd
We Have A 4Pack of Tix For You
Mention Nuclear Cowboyz in our house and it brings everyone to a stand still.
Yes, we all love it! A few years ago we were introduced to the Nuclear Cowboyz and kind of all wondered exactly what the show was about. Was it racing? Was it like Monster Jam? Was it a competition? Surprisingly, Nuclear Cowboyz is an amazing show of talent and great for everyone in the family!
Entering its fifth touring year, Nuclear Cowboyz is led by an award-winning creative team and features the world’s top freestyle motocross athletes, including four-time X Games medalist and New Jersey Native, Ronnie Faisst (interview coming soon).
The new storyline is conveyed through more than 1,000 gravity-defying freestyle stunts by the globe’s most dominant freestyle athletes, including performing over 200 flips on 10 ramps. The action-packed show is complete with mind-bending performances by world-famous Shaolin Kung Fu Warriors, stunning laser effects, the largest indoor pyrotechnics show and an infectious soundtrack comprised of heavy metal, electronic dubstep and alternative hip hop.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Sunday, March 2, 2014
50 State Route 120
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
Tickets are available now at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800/745-3000. Tickets may also be purchased at Ticketmaster Retail Locations or by purchasing them at the arena’s box office. All seats are reserved. Tickets start at $15 for kids. For Group Sales (15 tickets or more), please call 201-460-4370.
Experience Nuclear Cowboyz with a VIP Fallout Zone ticket. A very limited number of tickets are set aside for the BIGGEST Nuclear Cowboyz fans. Each VIP Fallout Zone ticket includes: Premium seating and admission to a private meet-and-greet with the stars of Nuclear Cowboyz 2014 where fans will be presented with a commemorative VIP Fallout Zone credential and poster. Only VIP Fallout Zone ticket holders will be able to take part in the meet-and-greet. It's the ultimate VIP experience. Don't wait as these seats are extremely limited and will go fast.
GIVEAWAY: Enter on the Rafflecopter below. Winner will be contacted Feb. 25th. Contest ends 2/24 at 11;59pm. Winner will be contacted by email and needs to respond withing 24 hours to claim prize before a new winner is chosen. Tickets are Via Will Call Window and ONLY GOOD on Sunday March 2, 2014 at IZOD Center, NJ. Tickets are not VIP Fallout Zone./ Winner will receive 4 tickets to the show.
Six Flags Great Adventure to Host Job Fair Saturday Feb 22nd! #Jobs #NJ #SixFlags @SFGrAdventure #Hiring
Six Flags Great Adventure to Host Job Fair Tomorrow
World’s Largest Theme Park to Hire 4,000 Employees for 2014 Season
Six Flags Great Adventure, New Jersey’s largest seasonal employer and the largest employer in Ocean County, is hiring 4,000 employees including 200 interns for the 2014 season, which will feature the debut of the world’s tallest drop tower, Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom. The park will host a job fair tomorrow, Feb. 22, from 10 am to 4 pm. Before attending, new applicants must visit www.sixflagsjobs.com to complete an online application.
Six Flags offers a wide variety of positions and paid internships and provides team members many benefits including flexible hours, advancement opportunities, reward and recognition programs, scholarships, free park admission, incentives from area businesses and much more. According to the popular Warner Bros. game show “Let’s Ask America,” available on Scripps Television Stations, U.S. residents polled chose Six Flags as the most fun place to work.
Six Flags is looking for enthusiastic candidates of all ages and backgrounds, and has positions available in retail, games, park services, ride operations, food service, admissions, guest relations/VIP services, market research, loss prevention, security, landscaping, safari guides, lifeguards, entertainment performers and show technical support, accounting, cash control, human resources, graphic design and public relations.
The Six Flags Employment Center is currently open Mondays to Fridays from 1 to 6 pm, and Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm. Walk-in applicants who have completed their online application and rehires are welcome.
The 2014 season kicks off April 12 and runs on a varied schedule through Nov. 2. More information is available at www.sixflags.com
Job Fair: Saturday, February 22 - 10 am to 4 pm
Six Flags Great Adventure’s Employment Center, 1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson, NJ 08527Enter via Employment Entrance approximately one mile west of main park entrance.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
#WIN A Special Warner Bros DVD! :)
Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown Deluxe Edition
A Charlie Brown Valentine
Bugs Bunny’s Cupid Capers
Happiness is... Peanuts: Friends Forever
Elmo Loves You
Looney Tunes Pepe Le Pew CollectionScooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales: For The Love Of Snack
ENTER: Answer this question on our Facebook Page
How was your Valentine's Day?
Winner will be chosen by random.org and emailed on Feb. 23rd.
Winner must respond within 24 hours to claim prize.
Each household is only eligible to win One (1) DVD Chosen at Random via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.