Monthly Archives: August 2012

Saint Germain Catering Announces October Specials

Vienna, VA (PRWEB) October 08, 2013

With the Autumn season well underway and cooler weather setting in, many thoughts have turned ahead to the holidays. However, Saint Germain Catering is excited to offer true fall foods for everything from a family reunion, a fall wedding, to a corporate event.

Each month Saint Germain Catering offers a different selection of specials designed to appease a vast array of tastes. The October specials give tribute to Oktoberfest, common fall foods, and Halloween.

“We ‘fall for fall,’” says Sarah Miller, Vice President of Saint Germain Catering. “While we look forward to the holidays, we also like to take the time to celebrate the Autumn season.”

October’s specials include a “Southern Country Breakfast” option that includes country scrambled eggs, a side of cheddar cheese, crispy bacon strips, warm buttermilk biscuits, pepper country sausage gravy, and a seasonal fruit salad. Other Oktoberfest is finished, for those that still want to celebrate with some good old-fashioned German-oriented food, Saint Germain Catering is offering a “Celebrate Oktoberfest” special including smoked bratwurst, boneless chicken schnitzel, potato pancakes with apple spread, German potato salad, sauerkraut, and Oktoberfest apple strudel. Another great option is the “Falling Leaves” lunch special featuring oven-roasted breast of chicken stuffed with mushroom stuffing, homemade pan gravy, garlic mashed potatoes, crimson baked cranberries, steamed vegetables, and gourmet rolls with butter. And of course, October’s specials wouldn’t be complete without the “Trick and Treats Sweets” dessert option, which includes a platter of Halloween cookies and cupcakes.

Although there are many options, Saint Germain Catering is proud to also offer a monthly special on their “Pink Ribbon Cupcakes” in honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month. “We like to have fun, but we also like to make a difference for others,” says Miller. “Helping to promote breast cancer awareness is just one of many ways we’re involved in the community.”

Saint Germain Catering’s monthly specials allow their current clientele to try something new, and for potential customers to simply “taste test” the catering company’s services. The monthly specials are a long-time standing tradition for Saint Germain Catering, which proudly serves numerous weddings, bridal showers, and corporate events each month. The company has provided many drop-off corporate catering services for business lunches throughout its existence. Every month new specials are posted early in the month and often feature themes related to the holidays or seasons of each month. For anyone interested in more information on the specials, or looking for catering services, click here for the October’s specials.

About Saint Germain Catering

Since 1988, Saint Germain Catering has been serving the Northern Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland area with top-notch food for a wide variety of different events, including weddings, bar mitzvahs, birthday parties, business meetings, and many more. The business regularly donates to numerous causes, including support to military families and non-interventional veterinary research. Visit for more information.

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Newly Remodeled City Club of San Francisco is Now Taking Holiday Celebration Reservations

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 06, 2012

Holiday season is just around the corner and now is the time to make reservations for holiday gatherings with City Club of San Francisco. The City Club houses over 8,500 square feet of luxury ballrooms, dining rooms and banquet halls including the 1,500-square-foot, newly renovated 12th floor penthouse perfect for San Francisco corporate events and holiday parties. Planning holiday parties in San Francisco is seamless with City Club.

“Entertaining during the holiday season is definitely back in style,” said Victoria Welch, City Club director. “We’ve seen a tremendous growth in our holiday business over the past couple seasons and with the addition of our newest space, we’re on track to have our most successful year yet. We look forward to welcoming new groups to the Club!”

The halls of the City Club are stylishly decked during the holidays in traditionally festive holiday décor and the private events team can help tailor reserved event spaces to specialized tastes and needs. The City Club’s culinary team produces custom menus, featuring local and seasonal ingredients. Reservations are available for both large and small parties.

The crown jewel of the luxurious City Club is the brand new, art deco adorned 12th floor penthouse, which includes two grand dining rooms, as well as two smaller private dining rooms – perfect for gatherings of all sizes.

The City Club of San Francisco has a variety of well appointed spaces perfect for weddings, social gatherings, professional San Francisco networking events, corporate events and meetings, and fundraisers for any occasion.

Members of the San Francisco City Club receive first-class service and discounts on certain elements included in event packages, such as on-site event planner assistance, in-house catering, floral arrangements, one-stop event management and vendor referrals. Non-members are able to throw events with the City Club as well, but are encouraged to join in order to benefit from the host of perks associated with membership.

For more information about event reservations and accommodations at the City Club of San Francisco, call (415) 362-2480.

About the City Club of San Francisco

The City Club of San Francisco is a private club and party venue that plays host to elegant San Francisco corporate events and personal gatherings. CCSF specializes in undeniably fabulous San Francisco wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, bridal and baby showers, corporate events and meetings, networking events, awards dinners, seminars, workshops, retirement parties, anniversary parties, birthday parties, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, alumni receptions, bereavement packages, social galas, holiday parties and fundraisers.

In addition to its own world-famous art and architecture, CCSF actively promotes the art and culture of San Francisco through collaboration with premier arts and cultural organizations to bring unique programs to the Club and its membership.

CCSF members include business, government and community leaders who are actively involved in San Francisco and Bay Area civic affairs. One of the ways that the Club actively supports these activities is by providing a public forum to civic and business leaders to discuss events affecting the City and its people.

For information about The City Club of San Francisco membership, please call Daniel “Danny” Phelan at (415) 362- 2480 X213.

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Summer Events Along the North Louisianas Boom or Bust Byway Begin June 1

Shreveport-Bossier, LA (PRWEB) May 15, 2014

Summer events along the North Louisiana Boom or Bust Byway include the inaugural Benton Farmers’ Market, beginning on Sunday, June 1, in downtown Benton and the Sunflower Trail and Festival, Saturday, June 21, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., along highway 3049 in Gilliam, just 30 minutes north of Benton.

The Boom or Bust Byway follows Highway 2 and is defined by the Louisiana/Texas border on the west and the loop around the town of Homer to the east. As travelers drive along the byway, evidence of the economic booms and busts experienced by the resilient people of Northwest Louisiana are visible in the historic sites and interpretive kiosks. Summer travelers can stop by and enjoy museums, gift shops, restaurants, festivals and events along the byway.

The Benton Farmers’ Market will open for its first season and will be held 12:30-5 p.m., every Sunday through July 27. The Benton Farmers’ Market is sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance. Over 40 vendors have already signed up to sell produce, meats and seafood, dairy and eggs, honey, lunch foods and more during the market’s inaugural season.

“We have some great vendors who are coming from all around the Ark-La-Tex,” said Benton Farmers’ Market committee member Dawn Bushnell. “There’ll be local entertainment and lots of things for visitors to enjoy. We’re really excited about what this is going to do for the Town of Benton.”

The market will be the first event to make use of Benton’s new, 3.67-acre park. Parking and restroom facilities are available on-site. A children’s playground area, picnic tables and pavilion will also be available. Future plans for the park include an expanded playground area with “splash pads,” a walking track, barbecue pits and more.

Also taking place along the byway is the Sunflower Trail and Festival, celebrating its 16th anniversary on Saturday, June 21, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. This event is dedicated to showcasing the abundance of sunflowers spread throughout more than 25 miles in and around Gilliam, La., as well as a variety of local crops including cotton, corn, soybeans, sweet potatoes, sunflowers and more. A variety of concessions and refreshments will be available for purchase, as well as fresh produce from Ryan Farms Produce.

To explore the Boom or Bust Byway, a GPS Ranger® device is available for pick up at select North Louisiana Visitor Centers. For travelers unable to stop at one of the Visitor Centers, the Boom or Bust Byway free app, featuring the GPS Ranger® is available for download on a smart phone by searching “N LA Byways” in the iTunes Store or Google Play.

To check out a GPS Ranger® or pick up a brochure, visit one of the Louisiana Visitor Centers listed below or visit the Boom or Bust Byway website at

Louisiana Visitor Centers

Louisiana Welcome Center at Greenwood – 9945 I-20 W., Greenwood

Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau – 629 Spring Street, Shreveport

Lake Claiborne State Park – 225 State Park Road, Homer

Monroe-West Monroe Convention and Visitors Bureau – 601 Constitution Drive, West Monroe

Louisiana Welcome Center at Mound – 836 I-20 W., Tallulah

For more information about the Benton Farmer’s Market, contact the Market Manager at bentonlafarmersmarket(at)gmail(dot)com or (318) 584-5977. Information is also available online at For more on the Sunflower Trail and Festival, call Karen Logan at 318-296-4303 or visit


NOTE TO MEDIA: Images of the Sunflower Trail and Festival are available. To request images, contact Chris Jay at cjay(at)sbctb(dot)org. Is Now Offering Free Bar And Bat Mitzvah Parties To The Tri-State Area

Rockland County, NY (PRWEB) December 31, 2011

The recession hit the country hard, and has affected every part of our lives. Everyone had to adjust, make changes here and there, including the way they commemorate milestones and special occasions like anniversaries or bar mitzvahs. Families have had to trim down on how this time-honored tradition of bar mitzvah is celebrated, and while the recession has taken its toll on the way everyone lives, it shouldn’t take away the deep significance of this coming of age., just as the name implies, offers bar mitzvah packages to families in the greater NY & Tri State area at absolutely no charge.

A CNN report on ‘downsized parties’ point out how current economic difficulties affected the way we celebrate:

“People are being more sensitive about throwing parties and celebrations,” said Corinne Dinsfriend, whose Over the Top Productions in Orange County, California, specializes in themed children’s parties. “There’s still discretionary income out there, but our clients are not wanting to be as ostentatious.”

Jewish families are forced to make huge changes in the way they hold bar and bat mitzvahs as well. In the same CNN report, Atlanta-based realtor Amy Barocas and her husband were opting to combine their daughter and son’s bat and bar Mitzvah celebrations into one big event to keep the budget under control. Amy was planning a casual catered affair instead of a formal sit-down event.

Amy’s children, Ivey and Harrison, are adjusting to the idea that they will have to share the spotlight on their big day. “They do have to give up a little, but that’s a part of family, making sacrifices when times are tough,” Amy said.

Cross your son’s bar mitzvah off your worry list. A team of dedicated volunteers committed to providing a memorable, fun bar mitzvah party to every Jewish boy will take care of the details for them! From planning to the party itself, the team will be with them every step of the way to make this experience meaningful and fulfilling for everyone involved.

Parents Steven and Lauren recount their experience with

“We are overwhelmed with gratitude for the outstanding bar mitzvah party that the team put together for our son David. No words can express the caring and friendship that these amazing volunteers extended from the time we first got in touch with them. From the party decorations, to the invitations, the music, the photography — it was all done professionally and 100% free!” has received an overwhelming response from the Jewish communities in the greater NY & Tri State area, emphasizing on just how special and important this ceremony is, and money should never be the object of such a glorious occasion. With this, has now begun offering bat mitzvahs as well.

“A person’s coming of age is a huge part of who we are, and we believe that everyone deserves a special celebration, no matter their economic standing.” Daniel Coren,’s project coordinator, said. “The volunteers make sure that the young men and women, along with their families, get the most memorable and meaningful bar/bat mitzvah to properly usher them into adulthood.”

Make this momentous occasion happen. Visit to learn more about the services offered, which includes, among others, party setup, music, photography, even a beautiful prayer book and a stunning Star of David necklace, as well as a learning partner to help prepare the young ones for the bar or bat mitzvah, all at no cost. After all, they say that the best things in life are free — now including bar and bat mitzvahs!


Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Announces Its 60th Anniversary 2014-15 Season

Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) June 12, 2014

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College announces its 60th Anniversary Season of music, dance, theater, and family programming for 2014-15, reflecting the multicultural diversity of Brooklyn. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 12pm, with a special pre-sale period for Brooklyn Center Members beginning Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 12pm. Tickets can be purchased on Brooklyn Center’s newly-launched website at or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm).

“Brooklyn Center’s 60th Anniversary Season will help usher in a new era for our organization. From Flamenco to ballet, Latin jazz to rocking a cappella, and classic drama to family musicals, we will take our audiences on an adventure that celebrates our past and looks toward our bright future,” says Jon Yanofsky, the Director of Brooklyn Center. “The dazzling array of performances will bring artists from all over the country and the world to the Walt Whitman stage for a season of incredible music, breathtaking dance, and colorful family performances.”

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ 60th Anniversary Season includes:

    Bobby McFerrin in concert
    Hot Peas ‘N Butter
    Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana’s “The Soul of Flamenco”
    Black Violin
    Chazz Palminteri in “A Bronx Tale”
    A holiday concert by Sweet Honey in the Rock
    Dance Theatre in Westchester’s “The Colonial Nutcracker”
    Russian-language family musical “Снегрочка (The Snow Maiden)”
    Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company’s “Lunar New Year Celebration: Year of the Sheep”
    Ladysmith Black Mambazo
    “The Beauty of Ballet” (co-presented with the School of American Ballet)
    The Klezmatics’ “Woody Guthrie’s Wonder Wheel Tour”
    The Golden Dragon Acrobats
    Moscow City Ballet’s “Don Quixote”
    National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica
    Enchantment Theatre Company’s “Harold & the Purple Crayon”
    Montana Repertory Theatre’s “The Great Gatsby”
    A cappella sensation Take 6
    Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s “The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favourites”
    Jim Henson’s “Dinosaur Train Live: Buddy’s Big Adventure”
    Eighth Annual National Grid Earth Day Celebration
    Eddie Palmieri’s Latin Jazz Septet
    Dallas Children’s Theater Company’s “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley”

Bobby McFerrin

60th Anniversary Season Opener

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 8pm

Tickets: $ 36-$ 60

Best known for his chart-topping single, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” Bobby McFerrin has redefined the role of the human voice in contemporary music. He has interpreted everyone from Bach to The Beatles, and his collaborative partnerships range from Yo-Yo Ma to “Sesame Street.” Join this international superstar as he opens Brooklyn Center’s 60th Anniversary Season with a concert featuring his Grammy-winning vocal finesse and musical genius.

“Hot Peas ‘N Butter”

Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 2pm

Recommended for ages four and up

Tickets: $ 9

Even if your kids don’t like vegetables, they won’t be able to resist Hot Peas ‘N Butter! Best known for their appearances on Nickelodeon’s “Nick Jr.,” these four-time Parents’ Choice Award winners blend jazz, R&B, folk, Latin, and Afro-Caribbean tunes into a fun world-pop sound that will have your kids dancing in the aisles.

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana

“The Soul of Flamenco”

Friday, November 14, 2014 at 8pm

Tickets: $ 30-$ 45

Known the world over for its “infectiously joyful celebration of music and dance” (“The New York Times”), this premier ensemble celebrates its 30th anniversary with a passionate new show that embodies the purity of traditional flamenco and classical Spanish dance, including Ángel Muñoz’s impressive new piece, “A Solas”.

Black Violin

Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 2pm

Tickets: $ 15

Virtuoso violinists Kev and Wil B make their triumphant return to Brooklyn Center to blow the roof off the Walt Whitman Theatre with their electrifying fusion of classical, jazz, hip-hop and R&B. With a long list of credits including tours with Alicia Keyes, P Diddy, and Akon, this dynamic duo smashes musical stereotypes and creates a sound that inspires young people to pursue their dreams.

“A Bronx Tale”

Starring Chazz Palminteri

Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 3pm

Tickets: $ 30-$ 40

This compelling drama vividly depicts a young boy’s struggle to grow up in his Italian-American Bronx neighborhood, as he is torn between the values of an overbearing father and the influence of a local mobster. Written and performed by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, this semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story inspired an iconic gangster film, enjoyed a successful Broadway run, and now comes to Brooklyn.

“Sweet Honey in the Rock: Celebrating the Holydays”

Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 8pm

Tickets: $ 30-$ 40

Celebrate the holidays with this joyful concert of music from many faiths, performed with Sweet Honey in the Rock’s stunning vocal prowess rooted in the rich textures of African American traditions. With American spirituals, Latin, Chinese, African, and Hebrew influences, this program honors the holiday spirit from Christmas to Kwanzaa. The repertoire includes traditional holiday standards such as “Go Tell it on the Mountain” and “This Little Light of Mine,” as well as new holiday favorites.

“The Colonial Nutcracker”

Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 2pm

Tickets: $ 15

An annual holiday favorite, Dance Theatre in Westchester performs its family-friendly, full-length version of Tchaikovsky’s ballet set in wintry colonial Yorktown, complete with a red-coated mouse army, an enchanted nutcracker prince, and simultaneous narration to help young audience members enjoy this timeless classic.

“Снегрочка (The Snow Maiden)”

Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 4pm

Tickets: $ 35-$ 50

Recommended for ages six and up

Enjoy this magical Russian-language musical in which a worthy young girl is transformed by Grandfather Frost (the Russian Santa Claus) into the beautiful Snow Maiden. This delightful children’s extravaganza incorporates traditional Russian songs, dances and elaborate costumes to create a winter wonderland.

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

“Lunar New Year Celebration”

Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 3pm

Tickets: $ 25/$ 12.50 (children 12 and under)

Usher in the Year of the Sheep, a year characterized by peace, love, and woolly gentleness, with a family-friendly performance by the world-renowned Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company. This lively celebration of Chinese culture includes colorfully-clad dancers, ancient melodies played on traditional instruments, and awe-inspiring acrobats and lion dancers.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 8pm

Tickets: $ 30-$ 40

Almost 30 years after they acquired international superstar status with Paul Simon’s “Graceland” album, Ladysmith Black Mambazo continues to tour the world as South Africa’s cultural emissary. With a career including more than 50 recordings and four Grammy Awards, including 2013’s Best World Music CD, the group continues to thrill audiences with its rich a cappella arrangements and joyously energetic performances.

In collaboration with the School of American Ballet

“The Beauty of Ballet”

Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 2pm

Tickets: FREE event, no tickets issued; recommended for ages four and up

Join students and faculty of the world-famous School of American Ballet (the official academy of New York City Ballet) in this program illustrating the process by which talented youngsters develop into accomplished classical ballet dancers. Your children will watch a “class” where training exercises and steps are demonstrated, and also enjoy excerpts from famous ballets.

The Klezmatics

“Woody Guthrie’s Wonder Wheel Tour”

Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 3pm

Tickets: $ 30

Flash back to 1940s Coney Island, where Woody Guthrie and his wife settled into the raucous life on Mermaid Avenue. Inspired by his Jewish family and their community, he wrote hundreds of lyrics rich with spirituality, tenderness, and a passionate belief in the human fight for peace and justice. Now Guthrie’s poetry is given new life by the Grammy-winning Klezmatics, infusing his words with Eastern European, klezmer, Celtic, Afro-Caribbean and folk flavors in a lively dialogue about the spiritual power of music to unite.

The Golden Dragon Acrobats

Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 2pm

Tickets: $ 25/$ 12.50 (children 12 and under)

Representing the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than twenty five centuries ago, The Golden Dragons of The People’s Republic of China combine award-winning acrobatics, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty.

Moscow City Ballet

“Don Quixote”

Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 3pm

Tickets: $ 36-$ 45

Based on an episode from Cervantes’ famous novel, Petipa’s whimsical and romantic “Don Quixote” follows its title hero as he travels to Barcelona in pursuit of honor and the lovely Dulcinea. Founded in 1988 by distinguished Russian choreographer Victor Smirnov-Golovanov, the Moscow City Ballet is one of Russia’s most extensively touring ballet companies, appearing not only throughout Russia but also in Europe, the Far East, Egypt, Israel, and North and South America.

National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica

Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 8pm

Tickets: $ 40-$ 75

Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 3pm

Tickets: $ 36-$ 45

One of the premier dance companies in the Caribbean, NDTC blends the folklore, music and dance of Jamaica, Africa, and the American South with modern and classical forms to create a vibrant celebration of West Indian culture. Their much-anticipated return to Brooklyn Center will feature two programs combining evocative new works with favorites from their extensive repertoire.

Enchantment Theatre Company

“Harold and the Purple Crayon”

Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 2pm

A Target Storybook Series presentation recommended for ages four and up

Tickets: $ 9

A young boy creates worlds to explore, using his limitless imagination and his trusty purple crayon. Join Harold as he rockets to Mars, joins a circus, and meets a king in an enchanted garden. Enchantment Theatre brings Crockett Johnson’s timeless classic to life in a multimedia production incorporating life-size puppets, masks, music, and magic.

Montana Repertory Theatre

“The Great Gatsby”

Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 3pm

Tickets: $ 30

The parties at Jay Gatsby’s Long Island mansion were notoriously glamorous affairs. But beneath the celebrity and excess lurked a burning emptiness that no amount of champagne could quench. Based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s epic tale of beautiful, sad people chasing the American Dream, Montana Rep’s adaptation perfectly captures both the idealism and the darkness of the Jazz Age.

Take 6

Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 8pm

Tickets: $ 30-$ 40

Six voices seamlessly navigating syncopated rhythms and funky grooves, blending into an intoxicating brew of gospel, jazz, R&B and pop – that’s Take 6. Heralded by Quincy Jones as “the baddest vocal cats on the planet,” this multi-platinum selling group has recorded or performed with such luminaries as Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald and Whitney Houston. Celebrate National Jazz Appreciation Month at Brooklyn Center with an unforgettable concert by the most nominated group in Grammy history.

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia

“The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other Eric Carle Favourites”

Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 2pm

A Target Storybook Series presentation for ages three and up

Tickets: $ 9

The Little Caterpillar with the enormous appetite returns to Brooklyn! Back by popular demand, this triple-bill includes the wonderful story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly, the fanciful account of Little Cloud’s travels through the sky, and The Mixed-Up Chameleon’s discovery of his unique nature. Mermaid Theatre draws upon the magic of black light to capture the whimsical charm of Eric Carle’s classic stories.

Eighth Annual National Grid Earth Day Celebration

Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 3pm

Tickets: FREE event, no tickets issued

Children and adults alike will enjoy live music, arts and crafts, and street performers at this free community festival, where interactive family activities highlight the need to create a more sustainable future and care for the earth.

Jim Henson’s

“Dinosaur Train Live: Buddy’s Big Adventure”

Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 12pm & 3pm

A Target Storybook Series presentation for ages three and up

Tickets: $ 15

Based on the hit PBS Kids series, this interactive musical adventure features all of your kids’ favorite characters, including Buddy, Tiny, Don, and Mr. Conductor, all brought to life through the magic and mastery of Jim Henson Studios. Climb on board for a fun-filled trip back in time to an age when dinosaurs roamed the earth….and rode in trains!

Eddie Palmieri’s Latin Jazz Septet

Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 8pm

Tickets: $ 35

Known for his charismatic power and impeccable arrangements, pianist/bandleader Eddie Palmieri has dominated the Latin and salsa genres for more than 50 years. Join this nine-time Grammy Award winner and Latin Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient as he ignites the stage of the Walt Whitman Theatre with an evening of Afro-Cuban rhythms and hot Latin jazz.

“The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley”

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 2pm

A Target Storybook Series event recommended for ages four and up

Tickets: $ 9

One night while Stanley Lambchop is asleep, the bulletin board above his bed falls on top of him. The next morning he wakes up flat – really, REALLY flat! He decides to put himself in an envelope and travel the world, and that’s when the adventures begin. In this live musical travelogue based on Jeff Brown’s popular book, Stanley explores the globe and learns that heroes come in all shapes and sizes.

Multibuy discounts (four or more shows) save 15% off individual ticket prices (not applicable for Hot Peas ‘N Butter, “The Snow Maiden,” or Target Storybook Series shows). 50% discount for children ages 12 and under for select performances. Discounts also available for seniors, students, Brooklyn College faculty/staff/alumni, and groups. $ 10 student rush tickets available day-of-show. Tickets are available for sale to Brooklyn Center Members beginning May 6, 2014 at 12pm, and to the general public on May 20, 2014 at 12pm.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts

Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College

2/5 trains to Brooklyn College/Flatbush Avenue

Online orders:

Box Office: 718-951-4500, Tuesday-Saturday, 1pm-6pm

Groups of 15 or more: 718-951-4600 x3331    

About Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts

Founded in 1954, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents outstanding performing arts and arts education programs, reflective of Brooklyn’s diverse communities, at affordable prices. Each season, Brooklyn Center welcomes over 65,000 people to the 2,400 seat Walt Whitman Theatre, including up to 45,000 schoolchildren from over 300 schools who attend their SchoolTime series, one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the borough.

In 2014-15, Brooklyn Center celebrates its 60th Anniversary Season of presenting world-class performances on the Brooklyn College campus.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ programs are supported, in part, by public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Major support for the 2014-15 season is provided by: Brooklyn College, Target, Con Edison, TD Bank, National Grid, the Macy’s Foundation, the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, the TD Charitable Foundation, the Henry and Lucy Moses Foundation, Inc., the Herman Goldman Foundation, the Alice Lawrence Foundation, and The Harkness Foundation for Dance. Additional support provided by CNG Publications, The Brooklyn Eagle, and WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM. The Sheraton Brooklyn New York Hotel is the official hotel of Brooklyn Center’s 2014-15 Season. Backstage catering is graciously provided by Applebee’s.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts gratefully acknowledges generous support from New York City Councilmember Albert Vann, New York State Assemblymembers Alan Maisel, Rhoda Jacobs, Félix Ortiz, Annette Robinson, and Helene Weinstein, the Department of Youth & Community Development, and New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.


Celebrate 2012 with Style. Lincolnshire Marriott, a Top Greater Chicago Area Hotel and Resort Offers a Special Holiday Party Package

Lincolnshire, Illinois (PRWEB) September 17, 2012

Celebrate the holiday season at the popular Lincolnshire Marriott Resort. The greater Chicago area hotel is offering a special holiday party package guaranteed to offer premier service and a memorable location.

Holiday parties at Marriott Lincolnshire Resort include elegant and intimate settings with ample space for dancing, creative catering with enticing menu options, and convenient complimentary self-parking. Guests also enjoy complimentary holiday decorations and seasonal centerpieces, a complimentary dance floor and band stand, complimentary banquet space fee, and holiday music to set the mood.

As an added incentive, book a holiday party with the Marriott Lincolnshire Resort by September 30 and receive double Marriott Rewards points, a complimentary guest room for the event planner, a gift certificate to the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort to raffle off at the event, and a hospitality suite for the evening of the event.

Holiday cocktail receptions start at $ 24 per person, with both buffet and plated options available. Overnight accommodations begin at $ 119. Please contact Amy Carlson, Catering Sales Executive, directly at 847.634.5922 to schedule a holiday event today.

About the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort

Situated on 175 wooded acres on the North Shore, minutes from downtown Chicago and O’Hare Airport, the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort is a truly unique destination, with something for everyone. For business retreats, family vacations, and romantic weekends, this renowned Northern Chicago area hotel and resort offers abundant recreation – including a George Fazio PGA course, tennis center, pools, and highly acclaimed live musical theatre. As an ideal venue for meetings and exhibits to intimate weddings and bar / bat mitzvahs, this picturesque setting offers nearly 72,000 square feet of event space – backed by Marriott’s award-winning service. For more information and reservations at this Greater Chicago family resort, visit

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Commack Massage Therapy And Day Spa Establishment Will Participate In Spa Week

Commack, Long Island, New York (PRWEB) March 26, 2014

Hands on Healthcare Massage Therapy and Wellness Day Spa has announced that they well be participating in Spa Week, a bi-annual, national spa and wellness event. This Spa Week takes place April 21st through the 27th. During this week, Hands On will offer full-service spa treatments that are discounted down to $ 50 a session.

Spa Week focuses on the individual health and wellness of customers. Treatments such as massage therapy sessions, facials and cavi-lipo cellulite reduction treatments will all be offered. Different treatments are included in order to appeal to different needs. “Spa Week is an affordable and easy way to experience the spa and unique sessions. We love the new people Spa Week brings in and it’s also a wonderful time for our regulars,” states Marla Kaplan-Pelle, director and founder of Hands On.

Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy and Wellness Day Spa has been serving the Commack Community since 2000. Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy is a recognized leader in medical massage [Advanced Medical Massage in Suffolk County, Long Island. __title__ ]Medical Massage is often the answer regarding pain, injury and disease. Hands On offers Pre-Natal and Post-Natal Massage, Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Manual Lymph Drainage and is a recommended community provider for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The Spa Services Division offers spa treatments such as therapeutic facials, skincare, microdermabrasion, body treatments, permanent makeup and para-medical cosmetics and cellulite reduction through ultrasound cavitation (Cavi-Lipo). The Wellness Day Spa has an extensive Couples Massage Spa Date Menu. Spa parties are a specialty. An array of services and packages are available for both on and off-site. Beyond the spa services include off-site on-site workplace of event mobile services which include bringing the day spa to the doorstep at home, venue or corporate function. Common events include bachelorette parties, showers, birthdays, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, Sweet 16 Corporate Events and functions. Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy claims its licensed massage therapists and estheticians provide clients with the ultimate experience in attention, service and care.

Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy and Wellness Day Spa

Marla Kaplan-Pelle, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Lymphatic Therapist, Director

208 Commack Road, Commack, NY 11725


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Oy Toys Celebrates The Probably Untrue Story of Mary (Who) Had a Little Lamb

Roswell, GA (PRWEB) February 11, 2014

Oy Toys, promoter of The Probably Untrue Story of Mary (Who) Had a Little Lamb compact disc, celebrated the live performance by the Dallas symphony in seven concerts last week at the Meyerson Theater in Dallas. Composer Micah Levy was on hand to narrate his humorously rewritten story to audiences totaling over 10,000 including children and teachers. In addition, Levy taught students in several schools about the creative process through musical composition. The Probably Untrue Story of Mary has been performed by several orchestras around the country, including the San Diego Symphony and the Hartford Symphony.

In realizing its mission of promoting education, Oy Toys carries the compact disc which not only exposes the listener to classical music, but offers lesson plans for teachers to use in the classroom, making it an excellent teaching tool. Composer Levy included explanations of the instruments and musical techniques that give life to the musical story. Oy Toys owner RuthE Levy said, “The CD extends the learning the student gains from attending the concert and makes it possible for children to enjoy the music who might not have an opportunity to attend a concert. We’re proud to be able to offer this CD in our product line.” The CD also includes extras including Vivaldi Plays a Bar Mitzvah Gig.

The Probably Untrue Story of Mary (Who) Has a Little Lamb is available at and .

Oy Toys is a leading Jewish toy company that sells products on line and at its Roswell store. The company was established in 2004 and specializes in Jewish toys and gifts. Its web site is Parent company, ATSR Enterprises, originally known as And Thou Shalt Read, specializes in books, toys, and other materials for the Jewish classroom. Its web site is .

Saint Germain Catering Announces December Specials

Vienna, VA (PRWEB) December 03, 2013

Each month, Saint Germain Catering works hard to provide a variety of hand-picked specials that cater to both their existing customers and potential new clients. This month is no different, as the event and corporate catering company gears up for the holiday season and celebrations for the end of the year for families and businesses alike.

“December is full of company and family get-togethers, and what better way to express our holiday and New Year’s wishes to our customers than with specials?” says Sarah Miller, Vice President of Saint Germain Catering.

Among many great specials are the “Holiday Gift Wraps” special, which includes four types of wraps: smoked turkey cranberry brie wraps; grilled chicken Cesar wraps; smoked veggie wraps with garlic cream cheese spread; and honey ham with djionaise wraps, all served with Parma chips, penne pasta salad, and homemade holiday cookies. There’s also the “Santa’s Helper” special which features a sliced spiral ham with brown sugar glaze and grilled pineapple relish, served with red skin mashed potatoes, a winter vegetable medley, mixed green salad, and rolls with butter. Another great special is “The First Snowflake,” with lightly sautéed chicken medallions finished with a cranberry mushroom glaze, and served with chive mashed potatoes, green beams with almonds, and iced holiday cookies. And of course, there’s the “Winter Holiday Cupcakes,” an assorted dozen cupcakes including peppermint red velvet, hot cocoa marshmallow, and pumpkin cream cheese cupcakes.

The monthly specials, which have been a tradition for many years, offer Saint Germain Catering’s current customers the chance to try something new, and an opportunity for potential customers to test the catering company’s services and food. Saint Germain Catering has served and catered for over twenty years for numerous weddings, bridal showers, and corporate events each month, including providing drop-off corporate catering services for business lunches. For anyone interested in more information on the specials, or looking for catering services, click here for the December specials.

About Saint Germain Catering

Since 1988, Saint Germain Catering has been serving the Northern Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland area with top-notch food for a wide variety of different events, including weddings, bar mitzvahs, birthday parties, business meetings, and many more. The business regularly donates to numerous causes, including support to military families and non-interventional veterinary research. Visit for more information.


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10th Annual Cabaret Macabre Day of the Dead Event Nov. 1 at FRED Wildlife Refuge

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 09, 2013

Seattle’s The Bad Things will host the 10th Annual Cabaret Macabre at Capitol Hill’s FRED Wildlife Refuge Nov. 1 from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. A combination of gypsy-punk, world music, folk and electronic music, surreal horror films, fire dance, aerial performance, burlesque and more create a decadent and “macabre” playground that sells out each year, with a 10-year reputation for showcasing the highest caliber of talent in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Tickets for those 21 and over are on sale for $ 18 in advance at If any tickets are still available on the day of the show, they will be sold for $ 20 at the door.

“For the 10th anniversary, we are creating a decadent underground party vibe with a tapestry of music, dance, light displays, film, aerial arts, fire and more – all incorporating themes that celebrate the Day of the Dead,” said Jimmy “The Pickpocket” Berg, Cabaret Macabre founder and Bad Things lead singer/accordionist. “FRED’s funky décor and non-traditional layout allows us to feature different kinds of performance in every nook and cranny. Like a tasting room for the event experience, attendees can float between spaces that are transformed into individual environments, each with it’s own vibe, yet connected to the rest.”

Projection will be provided by FRED’s in-house projection crew and will feature images from Day of the Dead artwork, classic horror films and bizarre art films of the ‘60s and ‘70s. Performances will take place throughout the venue, guaranteeing a front-row feel throughout the venue.

Attendees are encouraged to incorporate Day of the Dead inspired pageantry into their attire. Commemorative Day of the Dead candles will be sold at the event and for the first time, a Day of the Dead altar will be set up so audience members can leave mementos of lost loved ones.

“This is more than just a really good festival-party – we want to incorporate as much of the real traditions of Day of the Dead as possible,” Berg said.

This year’s lineup includes musical performance from gypsy-punk kings The Bad Things, legendary elfin-bard Baby Gramps, punk klezmer act Nu Klezmer Army and Balkan-inspired beats and brass from EuroDancePartyU$ A. On the performance end you can expect dance performance from J9 Fierce, Diva Le Deviant and Maysun Ryia; fire performance from Leslie Rosen; burlesque from Iva Handfull and aerial performance by Austin’s Michele Frances.

Cabaret Macabre is making Brown Paper Tickets’ Artist Tickets available for purchase for this event. By donating $ 0.25 extra on your ticket price, you will get a special limited-edition ticket adorned with original artwork by Seattle artists Jim Woodring or Ellen Forney. Attendees who present an Artist Ticket at the door will also receive a Cabaret Macabre poster signed by The Bad Things. The entire $ 0.25-cent donation will go towards the Cafe Racer Love fund.


Friday, November 1, 2013

The 10th Annual Cabaret Macabre

featuring The Bad Things, Baby Gramps,

Nu Klezmer Army and more!

Fred Wildlife Refuge – 127 Boylston Avenue East

$ 18 advanced/$ 20 day of show

Advanced tickets available via Brown Paper Tickets* at:

This event is 21+ with ID!

Promotional YouTube video:

Facebook event page:

More About the Artists:

The Bad Things: In 2002, The Bad Things were formed out of the ashes of A Midnite Choir, a cult favorite in the, then burgeoning, Seattle underground cabaret scene. Upon the demise of the Choir, members Jimmy the Pickpocket (accordion, vocals) and Mad Wilcox (upright bass, musical saw) began playing new songs on the wet, Seattle sidewalks under the “Bad Things” moniker. They recorded their first CD with the legendary local producer Kearney Barton (The Sonics, The Ventures, The Kingsmen, etc.) which was released on their own label Silent City Records and gained a reputation for “drunken debauchery” and “feverish dancing” at their live shows. Their theatrical aesthetic sealed their reputation as Seattle’s premier “Junkyard Cabaret” band. They are currently in the process of recording their 5th album, slated for release in the Spring of 2014. Website:

Baby Gramps:

Baby Gramps is a high energy humorously entertaining performer with an endless repertoire. He plays acoustic antique resonator National Steel guitars, and sings his own unique arrangements of rags, jazz, & blues songs from the 20’s & 30’s, folksongs, and many originals with wordplay, humor, and throat singing. He appeals to a wide range of audiences from folk to jamband to punk to old timey traditional and to kids of all ages. Venues he performs at vary from intimate coffee houses and pubs, to large concert halls, theaters, and festivals across the States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. According to an article in Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, Baby Gramps is acknowledged as one of the top 50 most influential musicians in the last 100 years along with Ray Charles, Jelly Roll Morton, John Cage, Bill Frisell, Jimi Hendrix, Quincy Jones, The Wailers, The Ventures, Sound Garden, and Pearl Jam. He is credited with making Seattle audiences aware of old blues and novelty songs that the rest of the world has mostly forgotten. Website:

Nu Klezmer Army: Nu Klezmer Army brings new life and energy to the traditional music of the Yiddish-speaking Jews of Eastern Europe. Melding together each player’s diverse musical background, NKA brings forth an undeniably fun incarnation of instrumental, dance oriented, emotionally charged, klezmer music. Equal parts wandering gypsy, pickled punk, cut-rate circus, and drunken rabbi, Nu Klezmer Army stays true to the traditions of learning from one another over bottles of shlivovitz and sharing stories of travels. They have played everything from the seediest of punk rock dive bars, to ornate historic theaters, brass band and circus festivals (although neither a brass band or circus), rehab clinics, private parties, vegan dinners, city sponsored ground breaking ceremonies, (still no Bar Mitzvah) and midnight in the mountains around a fire. They are up for just about anything. Website:

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For more information on the bands or performers, photos, interviews, press passes or additional press clippings please contact thebadthings(at)gmail(dot)com or 206-384-3341.