Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Ideas for parents to ring in the new year with their children

What are you doing to ring in the New Year?  Perhaps you have a party to go to and need to get the kids to bed early?  Or maybe you are just going to spend a quiet night at home by yourself or with a significant other?  Maybe you are hosting a party at your home? Which brings up another very important point!  If you are having or hosting a party at home or some other venue you will want to check out our free information about hosting a one day special event HERE and the risks associated with that.

  There are a few special events happening locally for parents in children:

1) The Utica Zoo: On New Years Eve (Wednesday, December 31st) the Utica Zoo will be celebrating “Happy Zoo Year” from 11 to 1 pm in the Auditorium. Madagascar the movie will be shown on a projector screen. Kids will be able to participate in arts & crafts, and animal meet & greets. There will be a Hot Chocolate toast at Noon with free cookies on the side. Regular Winter Admission. Free for Members. The Utica Zoo is open on New Years Day.

2)The Munson WIlliams Proctors Art Institute: On Friday, January 2nd from 11-3 the Art Institute is having a family day! Free and open to the public.  There will be kids crafts, stained glass and tech fun.  There will also be a family friendly menu at the Terrace Cafe and robotics demonstrations by Geared Up.  Also available are tickets to see the Amazing Nano Brothers Juggling Show at 11 & 1 in the auditorium - tickets are $8 for members and $10 for general public,

3) King Pin Lanes: On New Years Eve, BRING IN 2015 with DJ SugarBear and Cosmic Bowling for ONLY $15.00 a person! 10pm to 1am on New Years Eve, Enjoy Food, Lights, Music, 3 hours of ALL YOU CAN BOWL, Party Favors at check-in, the TV's showing the ball drop, PLUS a balloon drop at midnight! Call to make you reservation today 336-9999. Deposit required.

If you are a parent and would like to ring in the new year with your children but don't want them staying up until midnight, here is a great option to get your kids to bed!

Netflix has developed a New Year countdown timer based on their new children's series, "All Hail King Julien." The countdown is around three minutes long and can be started at any time. It features King Julien and a cast of other animal characters in the jungle having a party, so children and maybe even parents should really enjoy. At the end of the show, there's a big countdown to the new year and fireworks. You can start the countdown at anytime as long as you have a Netflix account.

Feel free to comment below with any other local events you may know of and from all of us at Tanner Insurance Agency Inc., have a safe & happy New Year!



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