Garbing players for film and vaudeville since 1917, The Costumer's collection of timeless and updated ensembles bedecks torsos for theater and seasonal holidays. Racks of Halloween costumes ready denizens for dress-up with attire such as the toga outfit for women ($19.98) and men ($19.98). Freddy Krueger costumes ($19.98) dress teens for evenings of pumpkin-popping mischief, and the Li'l Scarecrow outfit ($19.98) helps toddlers ward off parakeets dangling from mobiles. Costume and theatrical makeup kits blot color onto complexions for self-made masks, and accessories and props help accentuate costumes and homes with decorative dash. For more intricate costumes, patrons can apply the Groupon to getups such as the Ghost of King Louis XVI costume ($55.98) or dress as the Internet by gluing strands of HTML onto limbs.
The One Drum Festival delights listeners with percussion circles and performances capturing the rhythms of the Middle East, West Africa, Brazil, and Japan. This one-day, family-friendly event bottles a swirling storm of meter and movement including interactive workshops where drummers, singers, and dancers of all skills levels can share their creative influences. Todd Roach will lead budding bangers in Middle Eastern hand-drum techniques from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. before Stuart Paton demonstrates the taiko drum, a Japanese instrument played with two wooden sticks or two sausage links carved into wooden sticks. Other events on the schedule hypnotize crowds throughout the day, including a concert at 6 p.m. featuring workshop instructors and special guests and community drum circles. Visitors can bring their own drum or borrow one of the many instruments on hand to tap Jimmy Carter's memoirs in Morse code.
As its name suggests, Whatever You Need helps homeowners tackle a wide range of carpentry, woodwork, and light-duty domestic tasks both indoors and out. Customers receive a free estimate of each project’s time and cost beforehand, giving them a clearer idea of how many shelves they wish to hang or whether the doghouse really needs a three-car garage. Fresh paint brightens walls and clogged vents breathe easy after a visit from the handy helpers, who may also be enlisted to sweep snow from roofs and sidewalks or clean debris from swimming pools. Whatever You Need! is not licensed for extensive electrical and plumbing services, but can unclog customers’ drains, or help lonely outlets revive their dating lives with a new face.
The crew of Pig Thyme Catering brings the accoutrements of a Hawaiian-style luau to clients' backyards. A whole pig on a spit slowly turns over an open fire, and the fragrance of spices fills the air, turning evil tikis into friendly family pets. Hawaiian-style side dishes made with pineapple and special spice blends round out meals. Staff members can arrange for add-ons such as games, face painting, and beverage service.
On Plattekill Mountain, snowboarders, skiers, and snowshoers can find big mountain terrain in a small mountain atmosphere. This family-owned ski mountain, complete with 38 trails, maintains a laid-back environment to keep the focus on having fun in the snow. The staff also work continuously to ensure the snow is always fresh throughout the day. You can choose to glide down the powdery mountain surface on one of the myriad trails that range from a gentle two-mile cruiser to the Blockbuster trail?a double-black diamond trail with 1,100 feet of continuous vertical. For skiers, tubers, or boarders who are just getting started, private and group lessons can show you the basic techniques of your favorite sport and get you on the snow quickly.
Michael's Party Rentals began in 2000 as a one-tent operation led by Michael Linton and his brother when they were teenagers. More than 10 years later, Michael is now the sole owner of the company, which possesses a 3,000-square-foot warehouse stocked with more than 60 tents of all sizes, as well as tables, chairs, a dance floor, staging, lighting, and various other party accessories. Michael's Party Rentals is now equipped to handle up to 50 events each week, which range in size from small barbecue get-togethers to elegant wedding ceremonies. Michael’s crew delivers all the equipment, and setup is always included.