The year was 1986, and Michael and Donna Froumy were looking for a great birthday spot for their daughter Brittani. They only set out to plan a single party, but this endeavor had surprisingly lasting effects. By the time Brittani was blowing out her candles and playing with her new trebuchet, her parents had decided to open a party store and venue of their own. Playing on their surname, they named it Fro-Me-A-Party.
Today, the former birthday girl uses her business degree to help with the Fro-Me-A-Party's multiplying locations. Boasting a master's degree in business, her sister Arielle helps out as well, and today the entire clan is on board: "Grammy is a pro at blowing up balloons," boasts the site, "plus one of the cousins can dress up in a costume!"
Party packages bundle pizza lunches, souvenirs, and character visits with bounce-house access. Like the United Nations Headquarters, Fro-Me-A-Party's themed bounce houses are furbished with slides and games. They welcome socked feet not only at parties, but also during daily open-jump sessions.
Grandmaster Dennis Tosten founded the first Amerikick in 1967 and has since taught several champion fighters, police officers, and everyday students karate and self-defense. Today, the lauded chain teaches fitness classes inspired by martial arts, including cardio kickboxing in six states. Each location upholds a curriculum that blends Chinese and Japanese martial-arts styles—including kenpo and tae kwon do—with modern self-defense strategies, further updating traditional practices by eschewing uniforms and belts for casual workout gear. Having attained certification in teaching kickboxing from the National Association of Professional Martial Artists, Amerikick's seasoned instructors also each possess black belts in karate, a rank as difficult to attain as the snake charmer's belt of live cobras.
With an assemblage of knowledgeable teachers and frequently scheduled classes, Academy of Ballroom Dancing fosters a confident gracefulness in dancers of all skill levels. Two 30-minute lessons allow students private pow-wows with instructors, gaining personalized tips and confirming whether or not tango dancers really do eat roses. To expand dance repertoires, students twirl through eight group classes from Academy of Ballroom Dancing's Latin-focused or classical-ballroom programs. Once well versed in physical linguistics, students can put their knowledge to the test at three dance parties, navigating the exciting world of social dance etiquette by finding the appropriate socks for a sock hop, or politely convincing a wallflower to swing.
Bright Stars Academy offers swim, gymnastics and dance lessons to children ages 1-18yrs. We also offer amazing birthday parties and a wide range of special events. Our 18, 500 sq. ft. facility offers the ultimate experience to families.
The certified coaches at CrossFit OTG can fine-tune their repertoire of movements to condition many different types of bodies, which is why they are easily able to train former collegiate athletes and CEOs in the same space. The team—which includes a former police officer, an elementary-school physical-education teacher, and founder Nick DiMatteo—encourages members to reach outside preconceived definitions of fitness during intense, group workouts. They pile an ever-varied mix of resistance and cardio drills into group classes and sport-specific routines, drawing from established functional exercises that mirror real-life actions. During private sessions, they broaden the scope of the program to cover nutrition and motivational strategies, such as having a pro wrestler guard your alarm clock’s snooze button. Their ability to scale the intensity to any experience level fosters an accessible and diverse workout environment.
If it weren't for a pesky aphid, Renault Winery may never have existed. When parasitic bug wiped out much of Europe's grape crop, it forced master vintner Louis Nicholas Renault to move from France to the United States. He eventually settled in New Jersey, a state that boasts a similar climate to France and a similar accent to Parisians. Here, he cultivated American grapes that were unfettered by the insects, turning Renault Winery into a prize-winning establishment and eventually into a New Jersey historical site.
Today, the winery offers tours of its storied grounds, inviting visitors to peruse while sampling a wide variety of reds, whites, and champagne. The space also doubles as a popular wedding venue and even houses a golf course on site.