Staring at a blank piece of paper can be intimidating, but browsing the blank, premade pottery at ARTrageous! draws hibernating creativity from its den, enticing the brain with shape, size, and bisque meat. Pieces range between $12 for Mighty Tot pieces, such as figurines and small boxes, and $72 for large platters. The all-inclusive price per item covers everything required to design and fire a project, including studio time. Grab a blank plate and paint a meal upon it, stencil a cup with springtime flowers, or decorate a picture frame worthy of being hung inside itself. More than 60 paintable kaleidoscopic colors beckon ceramophiles, and all are welcome to browse the paint bar if hurting for ideas or lacking a domesticated sponge. Upon completion, you’ll yield your piece to the friendly fire of the kiln, and, in short order, you’ll have a creative gift, dazzling decoration, or useful new coffee catcher.
Liz Fatone grew up in Southern California, surrounded by a natural bounty of produce and lean protein. She didn't realize how lucky she was until career and stress took away her born and bred healthy eating habits. She noticed a decline in happiness and health, and when her daughter was born, she decided it was time for a change. She sought training at the Institute for Integrated Nutrition, learning over a hundred dietary theories and studying the effect of food on all aspects of life. Armed with this knowledge and a desire to help others discover a healthier lifestyle, she now acts as a nutritional counselor, providing in-person or over-the-phone advice on shopping and cooking to individual clients and whole families.
With technology such as the Insight Millennium testing station at her fingertips, Doctor of Chiropractic Esther Jimenez is well-equipped to analyze spinal dysfunction and recommend a course of holistic healing. She stays up-to-date on the latest developments in the chiropractic field by attending quarterly seminars, which inform her nutritional counseling and manual adjustments. Dr. Jimenez also gives back to the community through free wellness events and charity drives, as well as manually straightening the girders in downtown buildings.
Gymboree offers a bevy of baby-engaging classes in which parents and wee ones work together to build the tot's creativity and encourage development through play. Weekly classes are available for the freshly born sapling to the 5-years-young wise wanderer. This deal is valid for rhythm-building music classes, imagination-expanding art classes, mobility-enhancing sports classes, Gymboree's most popular class, Play & Learn, plus all family classes. The month membership (usually $112, plus a $35 enrollment fee) allows you to take one class per week, with make-ups available during enrollment if you miss a class. This deal also includes unlimited attendance at Gymboree's open gym sessions (contact location for schedule), and you will receive a $25 discount on Gymboree clothing with a $50 purchase.
If not for its bright yellow color and the mural of a cornfield painted across its doors, Go Green Dry Cleaning’s 1969 Volkswagen could almost be mistaken for the Scooby-Doo gang’s Mystery Machine. But instead of fighting ghost-impersonating criminals with their wits, the owners of this van fight clothing stains and biohazards with environmentally friendly dry-cleaning techniques. Akin to liquid sand, their GreenEarth silicone solution forgoes harsh chemicals, irritants, and odors to clean clothes in a manner that is safe for both customers and the earth. The shop’s technicians restore all sorts of fabrics—including wool, silk, and Sasquatch fur—bequeathing each with a soft, static-free touch before packaging them in biodegradable plastic. The team then hops into the van, which runs on E85 ethanol, to deliver the freshly laundered clothes directly to doorsteps. Aside from using gentle solutions to clean up sweaters and pants, Go Green Dry Cleaning supports the earth by contributing to organizations across Long Island, including Go Green Festival and the Soular Soundz concert series.