May 13, 2013
- Macaroni Kid May Musings
- "Tastosterone: The Best Cookbook for Men"
- Getting Ready for Spring/Summer Outdoor Fun
- Part-time Princess by Deborah Underwood
- This Week's Picks
- Teen Scene
- What’s Happening in Our Community?
- Winner Announcement: The Sound of Music
- Winner Announcement: Club MAC with Miss Maria
- Giveaway Reminder: Enter by 5/29 at 12:00 p.m.
- Giveaway Reminder: Enter by 6/4 at 12:00 p.m.
- Homemade Musical Instruments
- Fruit Water
For those who have children that have never taken swim lessons before, take advantage of this fabulous deal from The Community YMCA. Learn to Swim week has time slots available for kids of all ages from 6 months through Teens and even Adults 18+ to learn water safety basics and have basic swim lessons for five days in a row this June. Total cost per participant is $15! Full details in our calendar at this link.
If you haven't yet checked out our current sponsors, you're missing out. Inspired Minds Fine Art School has exciting summer programs coming up for that are great for your aspiring artist and you can receive a 10% discount off your class by simply letting them know you heard about it on Macaroni Kid. Beginning this week, we also welcome Lincroft Music Lesson Laboratory as a sponsor, and you can watch this summer for exciting articles in our newsletter with details on their piano, guitar, bass, and voice class offerings. In the meantime, check out their website here.
Giveaways Inside These Articles:
*Tastosterone: The Best Cookbook For Men giveaway
*Field Station: Dinosaurs - Family 4 Pack of One Day Admission Tickets
*Sesame Place - Family 4 Pack of One Day Admission Tickets
*Inspired Minds Fine Art School - 10% Off Your Class when you mention Macaroni Kid (new students)
Make sure to read all the way to the end of each issue to catch all of our articles above and below the event listings. Visit us on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest for updates in between our weekly editions.
Have a fun and event filled week with your family!
Review & Giveaway: A copy of Debra Levy Picard's Cookbook
As a ...
It's been a long winter for some of us in northern climates, but it looks like it's finally spring and time to get ready for outdoor activities.
Here’s part of my spring to-do list to help you get ready for kid-friendly outings.
- Check “spring” jackets and rain coats to see if they fit.
- Check out last year’s rain boots and try them on.
- Locate ball caps and sun hats.
- Spend some time with your kids trying on summer shoes, t-shirts, and shorts to ...
May Book Club Title
Part-time Princess is a perfect balance between all things princess and a fearless girl who stands up for herself. This princess loves glamour, but she is also ...
Where: Middletown Public Library, 55 New Monmouth Road, Middletown, NJ 07748When: 10:00 AM - 10:30 AMWho: 2-3 Year Old for "Mommy & Me"How: Show upCost: FreeFor more info: Click here
Where: Pottery Barn Kids, The Grove West, 540 Rte. 35, ShrewsburyWhen: 11:00 AM - 11:30 AMWho: Open to kids of all ages!How: Show up!Cost: FREEFor more info: Click here.
Where: Ocean Township Public Library, 701 Deal Road, OceanWhen: 4:00 PM - 5:15 PMWho: Kids in grades 3-6How: Pre-register by calling 732-531-5092Cost: Free
Where: Middletown Public Library, 55 New Monmouth Road, Middletown, NJ 07748When: 4:00 PM - 4:30 PMWho: 4-9 Year OldsHow: Show upCost: FreeFor more info: Click here
Where: Middletown Arts Center, 36 Church Street, MiddletownWhen: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PMWho: AllHow: Show upCost: Tickets are $5 per person. Kids under one year old are free.For more info: 732-706-4100
Where: Monmouth Museum, 765 Newman Springs Rd, Lincroft, NJ 07738When: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: AllHow: Show upCost: GENERAL ADMISSION - $7.00 per person*, Children under 2 are Free, Monmouth Museum Members: Free, Brookdale Students and Staff: Free with vaild IDFor more info: Visit www.monmouthmuseum.org or call 732-747-2266
Where: Algonquin Arts Theatre, 173 Main Street, ManasquanWhen: 5/18 at 8 pm; 5/19 at 3 pmWho: AllHow: Click here to purchase ticketsCost: Regular: $28 (Adults), $26 (Seniors), $18 (Students); Premium: $33 (Adults), $31 (Seniors), $23 (Students); Groups of 10 or more: $20 (Adults/Seniors), $15 (Students)For more info: Runtime: Approximately 2:30; Intermission: Yes; Kid Friendly: Recommended for ages 4 and up
Where: Manasquan Reservoir, HowellWhen: 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM, and 5:00 PMWho: AllHow: Show upCost: $5.61/Adult, $3.50/Child ages 12 & underFor more info: Tours are both weather and water level dependent. For more information, call 732-751-9453.
Where: Thompson Park Marlu Lake, LincroftWhen: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: Ages 3 & up, under 18 with adultHow: All equipment provided. Drop-in. Limited number of canoes available.Cost: $15 per boat for 1 - 3 people for 2 hours (tax included; cash or check only)For more info: Call 732-842-4000 ext 4312
Where: Deep Cut Gardens, MiddletownWhen: 11:00 AM - 11:45 AMWho: AllHow: Show upCost: Free
Sunday, May 19 - “Rock and Walk” Fundraiser Supports NJ Families That Have Lost Infants & Pregnancies
Where: Bradley Beach, New Jersey (Meet at Gazebo, 5th and Ocean Avenues)When: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: AllHow: Pre-register for the eventCost: $5/person before Apr 15th, $10/person after that date -- Children 12 & under are FREEFor more info: Registrants can opt to pay $20 per walker and they will receive a free, personalized T-shirt! The NJ Chapter of the TEARS Foundation will donate $1 from every registration towards ‘Restore the Shore’ efforts.
Where: Turkey Swamp Park, FreeholdWhen: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: Bring the whole family for this adventure filled day!How: Show upCost: Free Admission & Free ParkingFor more info: Event will run rain or shine.
Thursday, April 18 through Monday, May 20 - High School Sophomores - Metro Scholars Program at Two River Theater Company
Where: Two River Theatre Company, Red BankWhen: n/aWho: Current high school sophomores who will be juniors during the 2013-14 school year.How: Complete an application, write a Statement of Purpose, submit written recommendation from a drama/art /tech teacher or guidance counselor, plus one of these: Acting; Set / Costume / Lighting Design; Technical /Stage Management -- Full Details hereCost: FREEFor more info: This year-long, highly competitive program, open to high school juniors from across New Jersey, is a unique opportunity for students to learn about professional theater. In addition to seeing every show in our season for free, selected students take workshops and master classes with professional artists and assist staff throughout the company – an immersion into theater that has made this a proven training ground for the country’s best university programs.
In addition to the “top picks” listed above, please view our comprehensive calendar here for a complete listing of upcoming events.Make it a great week!
Family Four Pack of Tickets to Algonquin Arts for the Sat 5/11 Show
Tickets can be purchased by clicking here, by phone at 732-528-9211 or in the Algonquin Arts Theatre Box Office at 173 Main Street, Manasquan from 12-6 p.m. on weekdays and 12-4 p.m. on Saturdays. You can visit this link for additional information about the show.
Friday, May 10 ...
Pass to an upcoming Club MAC with Miss Maria Event at Middletown Arts Center
For information on the upcoming Middletown Arts Center Summer Program and Camp offerings, visit our full article at this link.
Giveaway: Field Station Dinosaurs - Family Four Pack of Admission Tickets
Sesame Place: Family Four Pack of One Day Admission Tickets
Make your own rain stick and tambourine!
- Toilet paper roll for rain stick
- 2 paper plates for tambourine
- Construction paper
- Tape (wide, packaging tape is easiest)
- Beans or rice
- Yarn, string, or ribbon
- Decorative materials (foam shapes, scrap paper, markers, etc.)
- Fill the paper towel roll or toilet paper roll with some rice.
- Wrap 1 piece of construction paper around toilet paper roll, making sure both ends are well covered.
- Place tape over any seams.
- Put rice on one plate.
- Place the second plate over the first ...
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