Thursday, June 11, 2015

Little Tykes Pirate Ship Water Table - marked down to $42

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This is really cute!  Right now Walmart is offering Little Tikes Anchors Away Pirate Ship Water Table for $42 (Retail $79.97).


-Two fun characters
-Squirting shark
-Constant running water fountain
-Spinners cause currents in the water
-Aim and squirt water from the water cannon
-Spinning steering wheel
-Anchor raises and lowers by cranking handle
-Skull and crossbones flag
-Use with only waterLittle Tikes Anchors Away Pirate Ship is recommended for ages two and up
-No sand included

Price can change at anytime.

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12 Cup Coffee Maker for $7.49! Great for Summer Camping!

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A great idea for camping! Right now at Best Buy you can get this 12-Cup Coffeemaker for ONLY $7.49 (Retail $14.99)!  Plus, you can pick this up in store for FREE to avoid shipping charges.

Details:  Brew delicious cups of coffee with this 12-cup coffeemaker that features a pause-and-serve function and a pull-out brew basket for convenience. The illuminated power switch and the full-view water window allow simple monitoring.

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ToysRUs: Free LEGO Jurassic World Event on 6/20

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Sweet! On June 20th from 12PM-2PM, head to your local ToysRUs store for a FREE LEGO Jurassic World Build Event where kids will be able to build and take home a Free LEGO Jurassic World Gate.

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More than 50 Things to do in CNY for Summer 2015

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Get ready to bookmark this page and post to refer back to for all your summer fun! I have spent hours doing research and compiling ideas of things to do all summer long in Central New York! I originally started with a goal of 50 thngs to do but didn't stop there. There are almost 70 ideas here for you to do. There is literally something to do everyday this summer! Some events are free, others have low admission prices.  I also have been in contact with several local businesses and will be updating this list as they announce or send me specials for the summer. Enjoy the list and information and please share it with your friends! 

The ideas in the beginning are ongoing all summer long. The ideas later on are listed in calendar order. 

1.  Revolutions - Kids Bowl Free Monday Nights 4pm - close. 2 Kids per One Adult, Ages 12 and under. 2 Games Maximum, Shoes not included. Games are $2.95-$3.95/pp. Shoes are $2.95/pp.

2.  AMF Bowling (Strike & Spare in Mattydale, NY) - 3 Games a day from May 18th thru September 7th. Open to 8pm Monday thru Friday, Saturday & Sunday Open to 4pm. Buy a Pass for Kids 15 & Under for $21.95 and Adults 16 & over for $26.95. Price for pass includes the 3 games on any day in the summer period and includes the shoe rental.

3. Flamingo Bowl (Liverpool, NY) June 29 - September 4; 10am - 3pm Weekdays. 3 Hours of Bowling, shoes, a slice of pizza or hot dog & a drink for $9 (over age 15 $10). See website for more details.

4.  Regal Cinemas Summer Movie Express 10am Tuesdays at Shoppingtown, Great Northern and Destiny. Movies are $1/pp. Schedule starts June 30th and run 9 weeks thru August 26th.

5.  KidzClub Indoor Party & Play Place - 4 Visit Pass Punch $32, $10 visit pass punch $70, One Month Membership for $50 or 3 Month Membership for $125. Single visits $8.95 or $12.50 which includes Main Food Item plus a Side and Drink. Kids ages 8 and Under please. Summer Camp Schedule: Frozen Camp July 13-17, Pirate Camp July 20-24, Princess Camp July 27-31, Animal Camp August 3-7, Superhero Camp August 10-14 and Lego amp August 17-21. 9am - Noon Everyday. Camp pricing is $150 for the week if paid by 6/30. After 6/30 camps are $200 or 2 Camps for $375. Camps are for ages 3 yrs (potty trained) thru 7 years old. camp fee includes Play for the week for after Camp is over for the day.

6.  Sky Zone Syracuse - Summer Schedule Starts 6/15. Jumpapalooza - 2 Hour Jump for $15, SkyMania (Ages 10 - 15) - 90 minutes of jump time, pizza and a fountain drink for $18, Family Fun Night (Tuesdays)- Four 60 minute jumps, large pizza and 4 fountain drinks for $59 or Four 60 minute jumps for $39; Toddler Time (Ages 4 and Under) - 60 minutes of jump time for $10 (5 session punchard for $35 or 10 session punchard for $50)

7.  Live2Bounce - Pay 1 Price, Bounce All Summer! Receive unlimited open bounce time through August 31st. Membership becomes effective immediately upon purchase! Pricing: Mobile infants-12 months: $30/child +tax, 13 months-24 months: $50/child +tax, 2 years & up: $70/child +tax. Purchase one package at full price and receive $10 off each additional package of equal or lesser value. Membership is only valid for the child it was originally purchased for. Child's picture will be placed on card. Membership may be used by any adult for the child, not just by the purchaser. (So grandma can take child as well.

8.  The Most Museum of Science & Technology - The MOST is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays starting June 30th thru September 8th. Membership Pricing (For year) $69 Grandparent, for two adults and all grandchildren under age 18; $79 Family, for two adults and all dependent children under age 18 living in the same household; $89 Family Plus, for two adults and all dependent children under age 18 living in the same household and two guests of any age at any time.
Without a membership Single Visits start at $8 per person.

9. Niki's Party Place. Locations at Great Northern Mall, Shoppingtown Mall and The Shops at Ithaca Mall. Special Summer Offers coming soon!

10. WonderWorks at Destiny. Summer Special Offer Coming Soon!

11. Big Don's Wild River Mini Golf - Located in Cicero, NY. Newly Open - Bear Cub Village. Bear Cub Village includes a mini, mini golf course of 6 holes, a turtle scooter "race track", an excavator dig box, an animal track discovery station, a play house, a barber shop, ice cream shop and mechanics shop play area, a jolly jumper and a giant lego building station.

12. Shade of Orange Art Studio - Summer Art camps! Here's a great deal...sign up for one camp and take $25 off a second one...Not valid for mini camps. This can also work as a sibling discount...Get more information at: info@shadesoforangestudio.com All camps are Monday -Thursday and ages are 5+.

13. Lowes Kids Clinics - Saturday, June 27 (10:00 - 11:00 AM) Captain America Motorcycle. The Avengers are back this week with Captain America! Register your child and they can build a motorcycle inspired by "Marvel’s Avengers Assemble!" Registration for this event begins June 15th. FREE. Includes Apron, Goggles and a patch.

14. Movie Series sponsored by Central New York Fun Flicks at Johnson Park in Village of Liverpool. 7 week series on Tuesdays (June 30th, July 7, 14, 28, August 4, 18 and 25. There are rain dates (most are Thursdays of the same week). Vendors will be at each Movie from 6:30-8:30, Movie begins at Dusk. FREE.

15. Hollywood Theatre All (non-3D) Seats: $2.00 3D Surcharge: $2.00 Bargain Day - Tuesday: $1.50 (2D), $3.50 (3D) Click here for Movies Scheduled to Play over the next few months.

16. The Wild Animal Experience & Park. Summer Hours: Weekdays 10:30 - 5pm. Weekends 10:30 - 6pm. Admission is $9 for Adults, $8 for Children. 2 and Under are free. $5 for All Day Bounce House Bracelet.

17. Midway Drive-In. Minetto, NY. Family friendly flicks. Triple header every weekend. View the current movies playing on Facebook. The admission price of $8.00 for ages 12 and above ( ages 7-11 $3.00, 6 and under free) is for all movies scheduled for the night. Starting June 26th there will be movies 7 days a week.

18. Auburn Finger Lakes Drive-In. Family Friendly Flicks. Visit www.fingerlakesdrivein.com for more information.

19. Ryder Park Butterfly House. 5400 Butternut St. DeWitt. Free Admission. Call ahead weekdays:  446-9250, ext. 9. Learn about the life stages of these flying flowers.

20. Surf City Family Fun Center. North Syracuse, NY. General Admission: All day Pass- $19.99 a person or $29.99 a person with 4 go karts rides. Includes- mini golf, driving range, 4 batting cage tokens, rockwall, kiddie swing, and spaceball , indoor play center. See website for special offers.

21. Dave & Busters Destiny. 1/2 Price Games Every Wednesday - Open to Close Double the play, double the fun! Enjoy 1/2 Price Games. May not be combined with any other offer. ALSO, Summer of Games - Play 3 FREE* NOW – August 23rd, 2015. Get one FREE play on three of our new games when you purchase or reload a Power Card of $10 or more!*Valid with same day $10 Power Card purchase or reload. Free Game Play expires on the date it is added to the Power Card. Limited one per day, per customer. Get more information Here, or See store for details.

Some Festivals in CNY:

22. Syracuse Nationals Classic Car Show 2015 July 17 - 19. Empire Expo Center at the NYS Fairgrounds.

23. 27th Annual Oswego HarborFest 2015 - July 23, 2015 – July 26, 2015 Breitbeck Park

24. AMERICU Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival July 24, 2015 – July 26, 2015 Columbus Circle

25. Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival 2015 July 24, 2015 – July 26, 2015 Clinton Square

26. Sterling Renaissance Festival July 04, 2015 – August 16, 201 Sterling NY.

27. Great New York State Fair August 27, 2015 – September 07, 2015 Empire Expo Center-NYS Fairgrounds

Special Events at Onondaga County Parks:

June 25th - LEON Day Celebration @ Onondaga Lake Park. Ends with Fireworks Show. Halfway to Christmas! Come celebrate this unique holiday at this family friendly festival featuring live entertainment with music, games, activities, fireworks and more.

June 26th Greenlakes State Park Moonlight Hike. Join the park naturalist for a moonlight walk around the lakes at Green Lakes. Meet at the Boathouse at 8:30pm for the guided walk which will be about 3 miles. This event is FREE with park entrance fee.

June 26th - June 28th Jamesville Balloon Festival - Jamesville Beach. Free Admission. FRIDAY: 4PM-11PM, SATURDAY: 1PM-11PM, SUNDAY: 1PM-10PM. Balloon Flight Times: Friday 6-7:30PM Saturday & Sunday: 5:30AM & 6-7:30PM (weather permitting). Syracuse’s kick off to summer event features non-stop musical entertainment with national acts and top local music groups. The event also features over two dozen special shape and hot air balloons, arts & crafts fair, amusement rides, food and beverages.

June 27th - Free Family Fishing Weekend. 6AM - 1PM. Carp Fishing Tournament @ Willow Bay Onondaga Lake Park. Free means no fishing license required! However, admission is $10 adult; $5 child.

June 28th Noon Green Lakes State Park. Pony Rides. Enjoy an educational presentation about horses and ponies at the Green Lakes State Park Lakeview Picnic Area. Registration is required. Register at Honesty.Rohrer@parks.ny.gov or by calling 315-637-6111. Availability is limited. This event is FREE with your park entrance fee!

July 1st, July 25th & July 29th  - A Wild Berry Ice Cream Hike. Go on a wild rasberry or blackberry ramble. Help pick the berries, then try cranking out a real cool summer treat. Advance Registration required. 1:30PM

July 8 – Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - Repeats every Wednesday except July 29th. Wild Wednesdays at Beaver Lake Nature Center. 1:30 PM. A new program designed for children of all ages! Explore Beaver Lake with a Naturalist and take part in wild and fun activities! Perfect for pre-school age and up, accompanied by an adult. July 8 & August 5 Pond Dipping, July 15 & August 12 Bug Sweeping, July 22 Insects with Professor Arthur Pod, August 19 Beaver Lake’s Turtles

July 11th - Out of the Cage Petting Zoo Green Lakes State Park. 11 am. Come pet, hold, and learn about a variety of animals. Meet at the Nature Center at 11am. This event is FREE with park entrance fee.

July 18th - Solar Observing with Barefoot Bob. Clark Reservation State Park. 1pm - 3pm. Explore the secrets of the sun with Barefoot Bob! Bob has all the equipment needed to view the sun safely, so don't miss out on this rare opportunity to look at the sun! Remember, you only get one pair of eyes, so treat them right. This program is free with admission to the park ($4 per car on weekends). Rain date: July 19.

Juy 20-24, 27-31 - Grandparent/Chiled Fishing Days - Carpenter's Brook Fish Hatchery Repeats every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Choose either 10:00AM-12:00PM or 1:00PM-3:00PM. Advance Registration Required. This special activity offers a great opportunity for grandparents to enjoy quality time with their grandchildren, catch lunker trout and create memories for a lifetime. Rods, reels and bait provided. Volunteers will be on site to provide instruction for beginners.

August 1st - Town of Dewitt Parks & Recreation 47th Annual Canal Day 11:00am - 10:00pm. View scehdule of events here.

August 8th - Canine Carnival - Jamesville Beach

August 12th - World Elephant Day - Rosamond Gifford Zoo

August 15th & 16th Oktoberfest - Long Branch Park

August 22nd - Asian Elephant Extravaganza - Rosamond Gifford Zoo. Learn all about the zoo's resident patterns while playing games, seeing cultural demonstrations and visiting activity stations. Free with zoo admission.

August 29th FREE outdoor movie night at Green Lakes Lakeview Picnic Area. S'mores and campfire will be one hour before show time. Popcorn will be served.
If it is rainy, the movie will be moved indoors and announced that night. Please contact park at 637-6111 for indoor location. Bring bug spray, blankets, and chairs to movie nights.

Ongoing - Seneca Lake State Park Geneva, NY. Children will be delighted with the Sprayground and Playground facilities. The Sprayground is the first of its kind built in the New York State Parks system with over 100 water jets that spontaneously spray water. Neighboring the Sprayground is the playground with equipment for children ages 4-12. Sprayround Open 6/13 - 9/7, 11 AM - 6 PM, daily. Cars entrance fee is $7.

Local Farms:

Abbott Farms Baldwinsville, NY. Summer Hours - Tuesday after Memorial Day – August Monday – Saturday: 10 am – 8 pm Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm July 4th – CLOSED. Corn Maze Opens in August. On weekdays, admission is $7 per person and the maze is open from 10 am to 5 PM. We offer group rates. A group of 5-9 is $6 per person and 10 or more is $5 per person. The maze is closed one hour earlier than the store, to make sure everyone makes it out before closing.

Critz Farms Blueberry Jam August 15th 11:00am - 8:00pm. Gates open at 10:00, music starts at noon. This year’s musical line-up includes:
Boots ‘n Shorts, The Lightkeepers, Soul Risin’, Rabbit in the Rye, Root Shock. The kids will also love performances by the Songflowerman and Rich the Magic Man. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate. Children ages 4-11 are $3.00. Under 4 is free. Advanced sale tickets are available at the farm or online.


Some Events at Local Libraries:

Liverpool Library

June 24th at 11 am and all day June 25th - Summer Reading Club Kick Off. Sign up & get your reading logs. Also enjoy fun family activities.

June 29th Super Summer Storytime Drop in. 10:15am - 10:30am. Exciting stories, songs, and activities for children 5 and under to enjoy with their families. No registration required.

June 30th - 1:00-2:00pm. Balloon Art. Jeff the Magic Man will make balloon creations for the children. Meet at the Library Garden. If it’s rainy the celebration moves indoors. Face painting and other fun outdoor activities.
2:00-3:00pm Juggling Bubbles. Liverpool’s own Doug Rougeux, Bubbleman, Library Ambassador, and Juggler Extraordinaire! Meet at the Library Garden. If it’s rainy the celebration moves indoors.

July 2nd - 1:00-3:00pm WeDo Legos Robotics. Ever wanted to make Legos move? With Lego Robotics, you can! Learn how to do simple computer programming to get the Legos to move in surprising ways. Must be between 9 and 12 years old.

July 7th - 10:15-10:45am Storytime at LongBranch Park 10:15 - 10:45am. Children 5 & Under with Caregiver.
2:00 -3:00pm Dr. Suess Author Party. Celebrate the beloved children's author with funny food, activities, and cartoons for the whole family. Prove you know the author's work for fun prizes. No registration required.

+ Many more Fun programs throughout July & August. Click here for the event calendar for Liverpool Public Library.

Fayetteville Free Library

June 23rd 4:00 -6:00pm Summer Reading Program Kick Off. Kick off the start of the Summer Reading program! This summer's theme is SUPERHEROES! Make fun superhero crafts, eat pizza and meet real life superheroes---firefighters from the Fayetteville Fire Department with their fire truck! Plus, sign up for our Summer Reading program!! Fun for the whole family!

July 3rd 2:00-3:30pm Game Hour. Board games, strategy games, and maybe a few card games. Every Friday in July and August 7th.

July 6th 2:00-3:00 Super Hero Science. Each week learn about the science behind your favorite superheroes through hands on activities and experiments!

July 9th 6:00-7:00pm Real Life Super Hero Storytime. Each week there will be a special guest who is a real life hero in the community! Heroes will read a few stories, answer questions about their career, and take pictures with kids and families.

+ Many More Programs throughout July and August. Click here for the Fayetteville Free Library Event Calendar.

NOPL

June 30th 2:00-3:00pm Moreland the Magician 'There's a HERO at your LIBRARY!' Magic Show. This 45 minute show, There’s a HERO at your LIBRARY!, blends magic, puppetry, comedy, and audience participation into a hero-themed melodrama. Brewerton Location.

July 6th 2:00-4:00pm Watch the Oscar winning movie, Big Hero 6 (best animated feature) and enjoy free popcorn and lemonade! North Syracuse Location.

July 9th 3:30-5:00pm Maker Club: Secret Hideout. Every superhero needs a secret hideout! Practice your construction skills and build a you-sized lair out of cardboard. WEATHER-PERMITTING: We will be outdoors so please plan to wear sunscreen/hats and bring a water bottle. If it's pouring rain, we will swap Secret Hideout with next week's project, Secret Messages. For ages 7 and up. Note: children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Safety questions? Check out the Maker Club Safety Plan. If you sign up and cannot make it, PLEASE call the library (699-2032) as soon as possible to cancel. This allows someone else on the waiting list to attend in your place! REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Sign-ups open 6/22.

+ Many More Programs throughout July and August. Click here for Event Calendar for NOPL (Brewerton, Cicero & North Syracuse Locations)

Events around Town:

June 30th 9:30PM - Annual Fireworks show at Great Northern Mall. Bring a lawnchair and sit on the sidewalk to enjoy the show!

Check out Summer Playground or Camp Programs across CNY:

Lonergan & Heritage Parks - Village of North Syracuse. June 29th - August 14th. 9:30-3:00pm Monday - Friday. Ages 5-14 years. Cost of 7 week program $160/child for village residents or $320/child for non village residents. Supervised by a trained staff and held in a park setting. Daily activities include sports/games, arts & crafts, field trips and theme days. Contact Parks & Recreation for more information at 458-8050.

*Check your local town or village for more programs like this*

Studio B Dance Studio - Bayberry Plaza, Liverpool, NY. 4 Week summer camp July 13 - August 9. Tumbling Intensive (all ages and levels) June 29 - July 3. Princess Camp July 6 - July 10. Call 409-4576 for more information.

*Many other dance studio camps during the summer.*

CNY Karate & Kobudo Schools - East Syracuse, NY. 8 Week Summer Session only $129 or, Karate Kamp July 13-17 or July 27-31. Visit website or call 437-9417 for more details.

*Check other karate studios for similar programs*

Bricks 4 Kids - Located in Shoppingtown Mall. Unique & dynamic camp where children build incredible motorized creations, play games and have lots of fun using Lego Bricks. Full or Half Day options. Visit the website for more details or call 632-8592.

Other places to visit around the state:

Darien Lakes Six Flags
Enchanted Forest Water Safari
Seabreeze Amusement Park
Thunder Island
Fort Rickey Children's Discovery Zoo
Strong Museum in Rochester, NY. 

I will be adding more to this list! Stay tuned to facebook or bookmark the page and I will announce when I have updated the list.

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