Hosted by CARTI, the All That Jazz fundraiser entertains attendees with live tunes, exciting auctions, and hors d'oeuvres and drinks, all the while raising funds to help pediatric cancer patients receive state-of-the-art radiation treatments and comprehensive emotional care. Suited up in their best dressy-casual attire, event attendees can tap toes or wiggle pinky-fingers to the sounds of live music while noshing on tasty snacks and drinks. A live auction will vocally offer up coveted items, and a silent auction lets bidders make wagers more quietly than a librarian in a silent film. All proceeds from the benefit support CARTI Kids, a program that provides college scholarships, a holiday party, and a summer trip for pediatric cancer patients.
In their 85th season, the Harlem Globetrotters have entertained millions of parents, children, and general basketball admirers with a unique brand of athletic precision and showmanship. For their latest 4 Times the Fun North American tour, the Globetrotters will add new 4-point shot spots located 35 feet from the basket, which is 12 feet farther than the official 3-point line but several thousand miles closer than the prime meridian.
The 60,000 square feet of recreation and spa space at Fitness Unlimited house an array of wellness services to satisfy athletic aces and competitive relaxers alike. Opt for the therapeutic massage and give licensed knot kneaders free range of tense dorsal plains. The service ends with a moisturizing paraffin wax dip for hands and feet. Those who delight in defying conventional wisdom can detoxify in a mud wrap, which employs Earth’s primordial soup to purify pores and moisturize your own natural skin wrap.
Well-acquainted with the earth's thriving undersea civilizations, the experienced staff of The Dive Shop II trains future Atlantean diplomats in the safe, indoor pool facility. In this three-hour introduction, non-divers get more tan their toes wet in a firsthand dive under direct supervision. Surveying the basics of underwater maneuvers, the private class imparts lessons of equipment adjustment and breathing techniques while honing an innate sense of aquatic spatial orientation more surely than a game of Battleship. The one-time course may be counted toward scuba-diving certification, allowing the newly amphibious to embark on one of The Dive Shop II's many international underwater safaris.
Adjoining Prevail Fitness's cardio cave is an onsite day spa, where licensed massage therapists and aestheticians revive bodies with spa services that improve both the appearance and the mood. A 60-minute massage calms muscles worked up from bench-pressing weights and folding towels into swans. An express facial then cleanses skin of the sweat accumulated during epic aerobics adventures.
Inside The Wonder Place’s 5,700 square-foot indoor play space, colored balls and scarves shoot through spiraling tubes. Stuffed animals await vaccinations in the vet's office, and tables covered in water and sand become interactive landscapes. The playhouse's supervising staffers encourage their visitors, generally aged 8 and younger, to explore freely as they engage in imaginative play.
Kids slip down slides and scale a rock-climbing wall at the tree house, and build towers and obstacle courses for toy balls using square blocks and ramps at Wonder Works. A child-sized stage lets them perform their own plays or reenact Hamlet with puppets using costumes and set pieces, and an art area sets them loose with a menagerie of art supplies. Infants and toddlers frolic in a designated play area, filled with smaller play structures and toys. While kids can make pretend meals using pretend produce and haggle with pretend cashiers at the River Market and Cafe, there's also a real, health-focused vending machine. An onsite gift shop peddles educational toys and puzzles from brands such as eeboo, Melissa & Doug, and Manhattan Toy.