Dudes & Divas NYC makes wishes come true—even before the candles are blown out. The company turns dreams into reality with its themed birthday parties, which surround children with their favorite pop-culture stars, animals, sports, and hobbies. Every private party includes plenty of music, games, and dancing, plus other fun activities such as face painting and pizza eating. Parents, meanwhile, can select from various add-ons to make the party experience more memorable, including a limousine ride that lets kids feel just like a beloved celebrity or a child CEO.
CandidShots4u makes any gathering an event with photo booths and professional DJs. At birthdays, backyard gatherings, and reunions, multiple guests clamber into their photo booths, adorn themselves with humorous props, and snap off moments that print out onto 2”x6” photo strips. As partygoers bask in the limelight, DJs spin tunes nonstop for those in dancing shoes and accompany the sounds with a small light show.
The WL2P in WL2P Entertainment stands for "We Like To Party," but the team also likes other things—such as laser shows, speaking foreign languages, and doling out wigs. The party experts specialize in festive light shows, which can feature lasers or "intelligent lighting" that shifts to suit each song's mood. The team's emcees, meanwhile, are all multilingual, chatting fluently in English, Italian, and Spanish; in a similarly multicultural vein, their DJ has spent more than 15 years spinning tracks ranging from Top 40 numbers to Greek tunes and Latin hits. Clients can even add a live element to the entertainment by including a professional percussionist, saxophonist, or singer. Their touch-screen photo booths come with an attendant to troubleshoot, as well as wacky wigs that help subjects legally add "Hair Color: Pink" to their driver's licenses.
Had the butchers of Aaron’s Gourmet not been hired to prepare glatt kosher meats for delivery, they could perhaps have survived by manufacturing Russian matryoshka dolls—they have a knack for nesting. Supervised by Rabbi Israel Mayer Steinberg, Aaron's Gourmet's menu boasts many versions of poultries collapsed inside of each other, from turduckens—a hen inside of a duck inside of a turkey—to gooseduckenquails, a similar concoction that begins with a quail and ends with a goose. These creations join an encyclopedic list that includes exotic cuts of pheasant and oxtail, traditional slabs of Black Angus and smoked salmon, organic meats, and grass-fed roasts. Once Aaron’s processes an order, which can be made online, by fax, over the phone, or by smoke signal from an empty grill, the company generally ships the package overnight via UPS. Additionally, Aaron’s can cater for groups of up to 500 people, building holiday meals or barbecue-style cookouts from meats that can be prepared in American, Japanese, European, or Middle Eastern styles.
From Long Island to Atlantic City, the happening event planners at Queens Promotion Group throw standup comedy nights, DJ dance parties, exotic dining events, and family-friendly events. They handle all aspects of big nights out, from talent booking to print and digital advertising campaigns to staffing the door to ensuring backup reserves of jollity for holiday parties.
Reflecting the diverse scope and scale of science itself, the exhibits at the New York Hall of Science range from massive NASA rockets to holographic depictions of the infinitesimal atom. Originally built for the 1964 World's Fair to showcase technological advancements, the center has since transformed into an interactive museum and leading innovator in exhibit technology and educational programming that, since 1986, has seen more than 7 million visitors. Today, more than 450 interactive exhibits, along with 3D movies and live daily demonstrations, invite visitors of all ages to explore the world by watching living microbes thrive and evolve in a miniscule zoo, discovering the powerful mathematics hidden in everyday objects, and testing their understanding of physics and Plutonian trash talk in the science playground, along with the mini-golf course inspired by the cosmos. The youngest visitors can also enjoy a developmentally-appropriate science education of their own in Preschool Place.