From weddings, to fashion shoots, to sweet 16 parties, Millennia Imagery's expert photographer uses his camera lens to capture the best aspects of a person's personality. Millennia Imagery shoots many different styles, including glamour, pinup, and maternity. They can also work with kids.
Retouch Factory is committed to serving its community, whether by helping clients preserve cherished memories through photographs, by strengthening local businesses with logo-design services, or by donating 7 percent of its proceeds to charity. The founder, an active member of the United States Air Force, strongly believes in the Air Force's values and strives to work hard for each client.
Retouch's photographers snap pictures of weddings and families, and they particularly love capturing candid moments of wedding parties sharing a laugh over an inside joke or babies throwing an adorable tantrum over not having coconut water on set. When creating business logos, Retouch's designers don't just do something because it looks good—they do extensive research on the market they're designing for and on the product itself in order to create the best possible design.
Express Yourself Studios is an art studio and art gallery dedicated to being an outlet for children and adults to express themselves creatively via classes in arts and crafts. As well as a space where artist are welcome to display their work and create utilizing the studio’s space, tools and tables.
In 1976, Joan Barnes—a California mom frustrated with the lack of spaces where she could take her kids for safe and age-appropriate play time—took matters into her own hands and founded Gymboree Play and Music. In the decades since Gymboree’s founding, Joan’s vision of a safe place where youngsters could build confidence and creativity has come to fruition and spread to 30 countries around the globe. Staffed by attentive and expertly trained instructors, each Gymboree outpost adheres to a curriculum of activities designed by experts to foster the development of children's cognitive, physical, and social skills through structured play and close readings of Goodnight Moon. The staffers also conduct entertaining classes for parents, newborns, and children under 1 year that cover subjects ranging from music to sports, imparting valuable lessons of imagination and physical activity to developing minds. To further set apart her business, Barnes employed nationally renowned playground designer Jay Beckwith to design the proprietary play equipment at her centers.
For 22 years, Richmond Music Center has provided the Staten Island community with an outlet for lessons, equipment, and services for musicians of all ages. Instructors with master’s degrees and professional careers lend their experience to new students and artists looking to improve, covering a wide variety of instruments for garage bands, school ensembles, and electric light orchestras. The center also believes in and practices the healing properties of music via music-therapy lessons for children and adults with disabilities or illnesses. A large collection of instruments, sheet music, and other necessities are available in the center’s shop, as well as repair and tuning services.
The Pho Zone invites diners to submerge chopsticks in piping-hot noodle soups and Vietnamese specialty rice dishes as they bask in the natural light of a floor-to-ceiling front window. Diners can wash down banh mi sandwiches or steamed pork dumplings with a shake infused with tropical staples such as mango, avocado, or the sweet pulp extracted from the center of a ukulele.