Sesame Place, the nation's only theme park based on the award-winning Sesame Street, combines the spirit of the show with thrilling rides, cool water slides, and eye-catching shows. And of course, people get to hang out with their favorite furry friends?whether they're Big Bird, Bert, Ernie, and Elmo or newer additions, such as Abby Cadabby, Murray, and Honker and Dinger.
Patrons can pose for pictures in a life-size re-creation of the TV show?s classic set, soar above the park in the twirling Elmo's Cloud Chaser ride, or head to Cookie's Monster Land. This colorful area of the park, which opened in 2014, contains five rides, a three-story net climb, and a soft play area.
The adventure park also offers seasonal concerts and events included with park admission. For one such event which runs from September 20th through October 26th, The Count?s Halloween Spooktacular, kids don their favorite costumes and watch three Halloween shows, explore themed mazes, and climb atop the Sesame Street character hayride for some not-too-spooky Halloween fun. The Neighborhood Street Party Halloween Parade features everyone's favorite Sesame Street friends dressed up in costume.
In the early 1900s, thousands of Germans who had previously settled in Hungarian lands immigrated to the Philadelphia area. In 1910, a group of German-Hungarian men formed a choir, which quickly expanded into a social club that would become the United German Hungarian Club of Philadelphia and Vicinity. The club operated a school to teach children the German language, put on arts performances, opened a library, and participated in sports, particularly soccer, which the club has played since 1922.
Today, the club caters to Americans with German-Hungarian heritage and beyond. It's active in a variety of pursuits, with members winning schuhplattler?German folk dancing?competitions, organizing a variety of youth and adult amateur soccer teams, and hosting holiday celebrations at the club's Grand Ballroom, which can also be rented out for lavish events or a private session to practice your echoing skills.
When John A. Roebling immigrated to America from his native Prussia in the 1830s, he had no idea that he would forever change the face of his adopted country's architecture and economy. After developing a special type of twisted-wire rope for hauling canal boats, the Roebling business boomed with the dawn of the suspension bridge, its cables gracing such monuments as the Brooklyn Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge. During the company's heyday under the management of John Roebling's children and grandchildren, it served as a vital centerpiece of the Trenton region's industry, employing more than 8,000 workers at four factories at its peak.
Though the works shuttered in 1974, an extensive cleanup and restoration of the Roebling Mill site gives visitors a glimpse into the past, showing what life was like for thousands of men and women who worked in the steel mills and labored on the factory grounds. Patrons marvel not only at meticulously preserved industrial artifacts such as photographs, wire ropes, and machine parts, but also remnants of everyday life in the nearby company town. Walking and trolley tours take families and tourists through picturesque views of the early 20th century, while trips to the archives allow researchers to comb through a wealth of primary sources.
They say that a family that plays together stays together, especially when they've got each other in the cross-hairs of a laser. At the family entertainment complex of Ultrazone, everybody's inner kid comes out to play in an electric playground teeming with teams of ultraviolet warriors. The sprawling laser tag arena is one of the biggest on the East Coast, sporting multiple levels of battle grounds where visceral action scenarios play out amongst a myriad of obstacles. Rounds are played in multiple gaming formats and are divided by age levels so younger players aren't trounced by birthday parties for Bigfoot. Gun shy attendees can get their kicks popping quarters at Ultrazone's video game arcade.
Bouncing Off The Walls is the perfect place for kids to do just that. The interactive entertainment center is home to several play areas where little ones can climb, tumble, slide, and bounce around during open-play sessions. Each child's admission also includes entry for two adults and unlimited imaginary friends, as well as access to Mommy & Me classes with story-time yoga or crafts. In addition to open play, parents can reserve private parties with optional add-ons such as balloon artists and cupcake decorating.