Big Air at Fenway! Slopestyle skiers and snowboarders are coming to Boston on February 11 & 12th.
Now I’m not much of a skier, like, at all really. But my husband is a hike up the mountain, ski the woods kind of skier. And my kids have been taking lessons since just after they could walk. So they are super excited about this event. We’re also pretty big Red Sox and Fenway Park fans! The kids can’t wait to see how the park will be transformed to accommodate this…
Fenway Park will host a big air snowboarding and freeskiing U.S. Grand Prix tour event on February 11-12, 2016. “Polartec Big Air at Fenway” will feature a 140-foot high snow ramp, taller than the light towers at the ballpark, and bring in athletes from around the world including Olympic and World Champions.
As a U.S. Grand Prix and part of the International Ski Federation’s (FIS) World Cup tour, Polartec Big Air at Fenway will include many of the top big air competitors including Olympic slopestyle skiing gold medalist Joss Christensen, slopestyle snowboarding Olympic champion Sage Kotsenburg and Olympian Ty Walker.
KING RICHARD’S FAIRE INVITES YOU TO ESCAPE REALITY
COME TO THE FAIRE
King Richard’s Faire is New England’s largest and longest-running Renaissance Faire. The 2015 season is to run September 5 through October 25, 2015 on weekends and Monday holidays.
Tucked away on 80 acres of enchanted forest off Rt. 58 in Carver, Mass., King Richard’s Faire announces its 34th season offering guests a full day of live, interactive entertainment for all ages. Guests will enjoy daring knights jousting on horseback and eight stages filled with song and dance, stunts and storytelling. Every Saturday afternoon, the King’s Stage offers themed contests and events to add variety to the festival-like entertainment lineup (see kingrichardsfaire.net for details).
There are two childrens’ special costume events- the Prince and Princess Promenade on 10/3 and the Fairies and Pirates Parade on 10/17.
Both are at 4p on the King’s Stage, first 50 to line up can parade on stage to show the audience their awesome costumes.
Seedling.com is donating the prizes and I can probably get my hands on a few to give away :-) Seedling activity kits are designed to help fuel young imaginations and open new paths to discovery. Young users are invited to use their own initiative at every stage of the activity – from the materials they’ll use to the ways they’ll play with it. Once they start, there’s no end to the possibilities.
One lucky Viola Cay reader can win four free tickets to King Richard’s Faire and a magical medieval activity kit from Seedling.com (total value around $160).
Guests can mingle with the King and his royal court, noble and not-so-noble subjects and skilled performers. When as famished as a mud beggar, enjoy the Faire’s delicious spit-roasted turkey legs, buttery ears of corn, boules filled with chowder and stew, ringlets of fries, and quench thirst with champagne, wine and brew. Shoppers can stroll through the 16th century village filled with the wares of more than 100 unique and talented artisans, including New England artists. At every turn, guests will encounter fantasy and wonder through minstrels, musicians, acrobats, stilt walkers, giant puppets, wenches, and more. Carvershire has been bustling with excitement as King Richard and Queen Anne welcome new entertainers and talented artisans to our enchanting village including:
the Great Cats of the World Show, Draiku, the amazing aerialist duo, Topsy Turvey, two beautiful acrobatic stunt mavens, Squire of the Wire, a comedy and juggling high wire act, and Princess Sing-Along, with our favorite trio of princesses!
Special event schedule:
Saturday 9/5: Carver Day – free admission for Carver residents with proper ID
Sunday 9/6: Military Appreciation Day – free admission for all those with valid military ID
Saturday 9/12, 4p: Cleavage Contest
Saturday 9/19, 4p : Vow Renewal Ceremony and Guinness Book of World Records attempt by Jack Ze Whipper (consecutive whip cracks) to follow on the jousting field
Saturday 9/26, 4p: Game of Thrones costume and trivia contest
Saturday 10/3, 4p: Prince & Princess Promenade for ages 11 and under, followed by princess meet & greet for all ages
Saturday 10/24, 4p: Adult Costume Contest (Cosplay, Time Travelers, Steampunk)
Faire hours are 10:30a-6p every Saturday, Sunday, and Monday holidays, from September 5th through October 25, 2015. Tickets are $29 for adults (12+) and $16 for children ages 4-11. Children under 4 are free, and parking is free. Allergy mamas be aware: You can NOT bring in outside food. Discounts given to groups of 25 adults or more and private parties can be accommodated (birthdays, vow renewal ceremonies, weddings). Groups may make reservations by emailing email@example.com.
The Faire is located at 235 Main Street (Rt. 58) in Carver, Mass. 02330. Visit King Richard’s Faire on Facebook and on Twitter and Instagram @KRFaire, and on Pinterest as well.
SO much fun to be had in two days of music, food and fun for the whole family!
The 25th Annual KidsFest is
September 19-20, 2015
Enjoy sample foods on the spot, like burgers, hot dogs, pizza, ice cream, snacks and more… or take pre-packaged foods home with you more than 50 Market Basket Vendors!
As well as:
Flippenout Trampoline Show Rainforest Reptile Show Maximum Velocity BMX Bike Show Baby Animal Petting Zoo! Sample Skiing or Riding on our Kids’ Ski Deck USA Ninja Warrior Challenge Course
presented by Sterling Gym XLO’s In It To Win It Game Show Challenge
Big Apple Circus presents METAMORPHOSIS in its annual Boston engagement at City Hall Plaza from Tuesday, March 24 through Sunday, May 10, 2015.
Yesterday, the fam and I went to the Big Apple Circus at City Hall Plaza in Boston.
Both my husband and my son were pulled into the ring for some of the fun. My husband was an especially good sport as Francesco the Clown brought him in, dressed him as a bride, and made him jingle bells on the skirt by shaking his hips. Oh my, my, my, it was funny!
Yep, it was so much fun even my lap go into the act. Wait, what? Yes, confetti exploded right over my head. All over me. I may still have some in my hair right now.
We were in the front row in case that’s not obvious to you at this point. But there is not a single seat is more than 50 feet away from the action. So if you have the money and want to spend it go ahead and get up front, but all the seats are great!
For 37 years Big Apple Circus, New York’s original one-ring circus, has been delighting audiences of all ages under its Big Top by presenting the finest in live family entertainment featuring world-class circus artistry. Experience the instant connection between audience and artist as your family sits less than 50 feet from the ring. Big Apple Circus is a not-for-profit performing arts and outreach institution committed to invigorating the communities we serve with the joy and wonder of classical circus. Tax-deductible contributions made by corporations, foundations and individuals enable Big Apple Circus to bring its special magic to diverse audiences through its outreach programs — Clown Care[SM], Vaudeville Caravan[SM], Circus After School[SM], Circus For All!® and Circus of the Senses® — as well as its critically acclaimed performances.
A Note for Food Allergy Moms:
From the Circus – “We do not sell peanuts as a single concessions item nor do we present animal partners that eat peanuts, however we do sell concessions items that contain peanuts such as M&Ms and Cracker Jacks.”
This post (and my sharing on social media) was inspired by my participation in a program by The Big Apple Circus. I have been given a free tickets to the circus for this post. All opinions are my own.
In 2015, the Red Sox are “Calling All Kids” to join Red Sox Kid Nation!
The first 25,000 kids registered for Red Sox Kid Nation will receive a free ticket to a 2015 game. You read that right, the team has committed 25,000 free tickets to kids in 2015. Free tickets can be redeemed by signing up for Kid Nation: redsox.com/kidnation. This is also the first time that entry level membership to Kid Nation if free. Free membership and a free ticket!
The free tickets are not the only element of “Calling All Kids” as the team is also making Fenway Park an even more kid-friendly atmosphere with the addition of:
Gate K & Kid Nation Concourse – A special new entrance at Fenway dedicated to children and families located adjacent to Gate B near the corner of Van Ness and Ipswich Streets. The gate will lead fans into the new Kid Nation Concourse featuring new attractions for young fans, including: A seven-foot giant Wally bobblehead, Interactive video wall, Life-size images & footprints Red Sox players, Balloon artist, stilt walker, and face painter, Kid-themed concessions including a $5 kids meal (mini hot dog, cotton candy, and a small juice)
Wally’s Clubhouse – Red Sox Kid Nation Clubhouse is being transformed into the new “Wally’s Clubhouse,” open from the 3rd to the 7th inning season-long, providing families with a respite from inclement weather, a place to play and walk around, and a welcoming venue for children to meet Wally the Green Monster.
Red Sox Kids Crew – A new group of Fenway Park staff, Red Sox Kids Crew, will greet kids as they enter Gate K, lead children in games, and provide families with assistance and information about kid-friendly Fenway Park activities.
Student Tickets – All high school and college students 15 and over with a student ID can purchase tickets for only $9 for every regular season home game. The tickets guarantee at least an entry into standing room, but the club will also upgrade to seats when they are available.
Good things are happening at Fenway this year for kids!
I get to know about all of this good stuff and tell you all about across social media because I am a part of the #RedSoxMoms program. I get do some fun stuff like go to games in return for my participation.
Snow? Freezing cold? Don’t worry! A certain reminder that spring will come: the Big Apple Circus will return to Boston in 3 weeks, with their 37th all-new show…
They will be playing under the Big Top at on City Hall Plaza March 24 – May 10.
Hurry, hurry! — Fly away to the magical ring, to the circus — to the Big Apple Circus! — where an All-New Show — METAMORPHOSIS — with astonishing acts and startling transformations will transport you to a realm of enchantment under the Big Top! For its 37th Season, Big Apple Circus soars on wings of artifice and illusion, to a dreamscape domain where no one sits more than 50 feet from the ring, and nothing is impossible! Big Apple Circus presents METAMORPHOSIS in its annual Boston engagement at City Hall Plaza from Tuesday, March 24 through Sunday, May 10, 2015.
To save 20% per order for select performances, use the code APPLE* when buying tickets online at http://www.bigapplecircus.org/ by phone at 888-541-3750, and at the box office.
*Limited availability. Offer good on select seats and shows. Other conditions apply. Children under 3 are free on the lap of a paid adult, one child per lap.
Enter to win our giveaway for 4 tickets to the show on Saturday, March 28 at 4:30 pm!
a Rafflecopter giveaway This post (and my sharing on social media) was inspired by my participation in promotion by The Big Apple Circus. I have been given free admission to the show for this post. Image used with permission. All opinions are my own.