Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Giveaway!

Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Giveaway


Something very magical is about to release onto Blu-ray/Digital this January 29th. If you are lucky you have already seen it on the big screen. Although our family had planned on seeing it life took over and somehow we missed it. I can’t even tell you how excited we are to see it when it hits our home very soon. The Stunning, Magical Adventure Arrives Home on Digital and on Blu-ray™ Jan. 29. Disney’s dazzling adventure “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” — inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale and the beloved ballet “The Nutcracker” — carried audiences along with 14-year-old Clara (Mackenzie Foy) to a magical, mysterious world with breathtaking performances by Misty Copeland plus sweets, snowflakes, soldiers, scurrying mice … and no shortage of surprises.

Bonus features include a discussion with American Ballet Theatre’s Misty Copeland about her role as the enchanting Ballerina Princess, her personal history with “The “Nutcracker” ballet, and her inspirational and historic rise within the world of dance. Extras take viewers on the set of “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” to meet both new and reimagined characters, and discover how the Land of Sweets, Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and mysterious Fourth Realm were created to such dazzling effect. Deleted scenes provide a look at magical moments that didn’t make the final version of the movie.

Giveaway: We are thrilled to host a giveaway where one lucky 3decades3kids reader will have their very own copy of  Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms! Enter on the rafflecopter below. Giveaway ends on January 29th at 11:59 pm. Winner will be contacted soonafter and have 48 hours to claim prize before a new winner is chosen. 18+/USA only. Thank you for entering!
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Disclosure: Giveaway/sample copy provided by Disney Pictures. All opinions are my own and do not represent Disney Pictures.  Contact us at 3decades3kids@gmail.com and @3decades3kids across all social media networks.

Liberty Science Center Sherlock Holmes and Doc Mc Stuffins Winter Exhibits

Liberty Science Center Sherlock Holmes and Doc Mc Stuffins

Recently our family was invited to Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ to check out the new Sherlock Holmes and Doc McStuffins Exhibit.

We were thrilled to adventure through Sberlock Holmes which is an interactive adventure.Our family was transported into the world of Sherlock Holmes’ London location to a world filled with innovation and experimentation in the field of forensic science.

While being hot on the trail of your own case, you’ll learn how the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, solved his cases! You can be just like Sherlock Holmes and see how he was a scientific expert ahead of his time and how he  used seemingly trivial observations of clues others missed to solve mysterious crimes. These were the crimes solved in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous books.

Our family enjoyed following the footprints left behind by someone. We were able to examine the blood splatter patterns, decipher Morse Code and also send codes to one another. We discovered missing items, and above all used our powers of observation to crack the case! This is an absolute must do for any Sherlock Holmes fan! Excellent exhibition!


There is also a Junior detective solving version available for the little ones!

Our family also was delighted to switch gears and head over to the newest preschool exhibit, Doc McStuffins. The littles were able to put on actual doctor’s lab coat, pick up a stethoscope, and perform check-ups on toys! What an incredible opportunity for the preschool set. Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit! Is a hands on interactive experience that will have any child (secretly) learning as they play!


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ALEX AND ANI Releases New Holiday Bracelet Benefiting Give Kids The World Village #HolidayGiftGuide

ALEX AND ANI Releases New Holiday Bracelet Benefiting Give Kids The World Village

Most of my family and friends have at least one piece of Alex and Ani jewelry or have heard about it. As for me, I do proudly own a beautiful, “Let it snow” triple bracelet given to me by my oldest son.  Recently our family and blog are honored to partner with Give Kids The World Village,  the Central Florida nonprofit that provides free dream vacations to critically ill children and their families.

I was thrilled to find out that ALEX AND ANI released a new Christmas-themed bangle to benefit Give Kids The World Village. I cannot think of a better gift to give or receive this Christmas season. The Christmas Car bangle will be sold until January 31, 2019 and can be purchased online or at ALEX AND ANI retailers around the country. The company, a dedicated supporter of Give Kids The World, will donate 20 percent of each sale to the nonprofit resort.

ALEX AND ANI has raised over $546,000 for Give Kids The World since the partnership began in 2014. It has helped fund more than 200 wish trips for critically ill children and their families. The free, weeklong trips include accommodations, meals, transportation, theme park tickets and more. “We are so grateful to ALEX AND ANI for everything it has done to help the children and families we serve,” said Give Kids The World President and CEO Pamela Landwirth. “Its CHARITY BY DESIGN bangles are both beautiful and meaningful. ‘The Christmas Car’ follows in this tradition and is sure to become a holiday favorite.”

Available in a sparkling gold finish, The Christmas Car features a red Volkswagen Beetle carrying an evergreen tree on its roof. It is part of ALEX AND ANI’s holiday collection and is the fifth bangle created to benefit Give Kids The World. “The road to the holidays is always paved with excitement (and evergreen needles,)” writes ALEX & ANI describing its Christmas Car piece. “Overflowing with packages, hot cocoa, cheerful songs, and warm feelings, it’s a caravan traveling full speed to Christmas bliss. Buckle up and enjoy the ride.”

The Christmas Car is a great addition to your jewelry collection, makes a great gift for friends and loved ones, and provides a way to give back to a charitable cause.

To purchase this holiday piece: http://visit https://www.alexandani.co

Disclosure: 3decades3kids is a Give Kids the World partner blog. All opinions are that of Diane and do not reflect the views of the parent company represented. Contact me at Diane@3decades3kids.net or @3decades3kids across all social media networks. 

Dinosaurs Ready To Roar At Dinosaurs Dynamite Produced By Field Station Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs Ready To Roar Starting December 27

With the Debut of

“Dinosaurs Dynamite!”

Produced By Field Station: Dinosaurs

By now I know that you already know how much our family loves dinosaurs, especially when they are from Field Station: Dinosaurs in New Jersey. We have spent countless hours taking on our roles as paleontologists as we scour the grounds looking for dinosaurs, fossils and more. But during the winter we always get kind of glum because the park is closed. This year something very special is happening and we can’t wait to share the news with you. So gather up your dinosaurs fans in the family and listen up. You are not going to want to miss out on this winter treat!
Vicious velociraptors, adorable baby dinosaurs and a living, breathing Tyrannosaurus Rex will take the stage at Metuchen’s Forum Theatre for seven performances starting Thursday December 27 and running through Sunday December 30.   Dinosaurs Dynamite!, a new family musical presented by Field Station: Dinosaurs, will take children back in time and around the world for an unforgettable adventure hosted by the Dinosaur Troubadour, Jumpin’ Jamie, and featuring the puppetry of Chris Palmieri, the star of Universal Kids’ Sprout House. Performance times are December 27 at 1:00 pm and December 28 – 30 at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.
Written by Field Station: Dinosaurs’ founder and New Jersey stage veteran Guy Gsell, with songs by Gsell, Ken Schwartz, as well as Jamie and Colby Theurich, Dinosaurs Dynamite is an entertaining educational show with just the perfect mix of science, silly and scary. Kids will dance at the Dinosaur Dance Party and learn how dinosaurs are named as they become contestants in a new game show for kids – Name That Dinosaur! The Field Station’s singing paleontologists will introduce New Jersey families to their most surprising next door neighbors – the Dinosaurs! Then the Forum will be transformed into a mesmerizing glow-in-the-dark puppet theater where the audience will take flight with the dinosaur daredevil – the bravest dinosaur of all!
The highlight of the show is a special appearance by the Field Station’s famous Mighty T-Rex, a realistic, 16-foot interactive puppet. In addition to Jumpin’ Jamie and Chris Palmieri, the all New Jersey cast includes Matt Coakley and Jesse Bush. This is the first live show that Field Station: Dinosaurs has produced outside its popular Leonia park. The Forum Theatre is located at 314 Main Street, Metuchen, NJ and is just two blocks from New Jersey Transit’s Metuchen train station.
Tickets for Dinosaurs Dynamite are available online at www.FieldStationDinosaurs.com or at the Forum Theatre Box Office one half hour prior to a performance.  For more information, please call Field Station: Dinosaurs at 855-999-9010.
About Field Station: Dinosaurs:
Field Station: Dinosaurs is a world-class family attraction that combines cutting-edge science with the creative minds of great artists and teachers to create a one-of-kind experience that’s thrilling, educational and fun. The Field Station is an oasis of natural wonder just minutes from New York City. Over thirty life-sized, realistic dinosaurs come to life thanks to the brilliant engineering of the world’s leading roboticists and the imagination of our artists.
Scientists from the Bighorn Basin Paleontological Institute work to ensure that the exhibition encompasses the latest theories and discoveries in the fields of paleontology, geology, and environmental studies but at the center of it all is the fun, the joy and the wonder of dinosaurs. For more information on the adventure, tickets, special passes and offers visit our web site atwww.fieldstationdinosaurs.com

PBR Opens 2019 Season at Madison Square Garden January 2019! #PBR

PBR to Open 2019 Season at Madison Square Garden January 4, 5, 6, 2019

Grab your friends and family, it’s that time of year in NYC! I don’t know about you but our family’s favorite way to start of the new year is to join our friends and kick up our boots at PBR in NYC! It’s the one time a year we can go total country right here  in the heart of New York. Of course we are not the only ones, there are plenty of people who join the fun. You might be a super fan of  bull riding, or maybe it’s a first for you, both seem to enjoy the event just the same. As for our family, we have been going for years and are totally hooked on the sport. This year for the 13th consecutive year, PBR (Professional Bull Riders) will buck into “The World’s Most Famous Arena,” as the toughest sport on dirt launches the 2019 season for the elite PBR Unleash The Beast. The PBR’s brand of thrilling, high-flying rides and jaw-dropping wrecks will buck into the Big Apple on Jan. 4-6 for the Monster Energy Buck Off at the Garden, presented by Ariat, when the Top 35 riders in the world will square off against the rankest bucking bulls in the nation, the ultimate showdown of man vs. beast, in an effort to be crowned the event champion and earn crucial points towards the world standings.

The New York City event will also be one of four Majors, where riders will have the chance to earn increased world points (1,125), and their share of the augmented event purse, with the event winner poised to collect a $100,000 check. Last season, Gage Gay won the Garden event as one of only two riders to go a perfect 4-for-4. In the biggest payday of his PBR career, Gay earned $109,025.50 and 700 PBR world points catapulting the North Carolina cowboy to the No. 1 spot in the world standings for the first time in his career. While Gay will be unable to defend his title, sidelined by a knee injury, five past winners, including 2017 World Champion Jess Lockwood (2017), two-time World Champion J.B. Mauney (2014, 2009 and 2007), Fabiano Vieira (2014), Cody Nance (2012) and Valdiron de Oliveira (2011 and 2008), are all anticipated to return to Madison Square Garden in search of claiming yet another win in New York City.

The event comes on the heels of yet another electric race for the PBR World Championship. While Kaique Pacheco fought through a torn PCL and MCL to retain his lead atop the standings and claim the 2018 PBR World title, No. 2 Jose Vitor Leme, No. 3 Cody Teel, No. 4 Claudio Montanha Jr. and No. 5 Marco Eguchi, winner of the World Finals event, kept the pressure on, leading the title to be decided by the final outs.

For three nights, the Top 35 bull riders in the world will take on their 1,800-pound bovine opponents atop 750 tons of dirt spread 8 inches deep across the home of the New York Rangers and New York Knicks, striving to win their share of the $140,000 event purse. The PBR has awarded more than $1.2 million in New York City in the last decade, as well as valuable world standings points that count toward the season’s overall $1 million PBR World Championship title decided each November in Las Vegas. Fans can witness America’s Original Extreme Sport beginning on Friday, January 4 at 7:45 p.m. ET, Saturday, January 5 and 6:45 p.m. ET, and on Sunday, January 6 at 1:45 p.m. ET. Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com or via phone at 800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the MSG Box Office or via phone at 866-858-0088.



PBR Elite Seats will be available for those wanting a true VIP experience. Located in an exclusive section of the arena immediately next to the chutes and all the action, the PBR Elite Seats are priced at $545 each and will give fans the VIP experience of a lifetime; a pre-event reception with refreshments, backstage tours featuring a PBR 101 presentation, and meet-and-greet with top PBR stars. These seats are also available now. As the first stop of the 2019 PBR Unleash The Beast season, New York City will host the beginning of a fierce 26-stop tour that includes stops in Chicago, Anaheim, Kansas City, St. Louis, and Sacramento. The season will culminate with the PBR World Finals in Las Vegas where the 2019 PBR World Champion, the bull rider who earns the most PBR world points during the season, will receive the coveted World Championship belt buckle and $1 million bonus.

About the PBR (Professional Bull Riders):

The world’s premier bull riding organization began as a dream of 20 bull riders 26 years ago and now operates in five countries. On its elite tour, the organization features the Top 35 bull riders in the world and the top bulls in the business. The televised PBR Unleash The Beast, along with the PBR Velocity Tour (VT), the PBR Touring Pro Division (TPD) and the PBR’s international circuits in Australia, Brazil, Canada and Mexico have paid nearly $184 million in earnings to its athletes. Thirty-six bull riders have earned more than $1 million, including two-time PBR World Champion J.B. Mauney who is the top-earning athlete in Western sports history with more than $7.3 million in career earnings. PBR is part of the Endeavor (formerly WME | IMG) network. For more information on the PBR, go to PBR.com, or follow on Facebook at Facebook.com/PBR, Instagram at Instagram.com/PBR, and YouTube at YouTube.com/PBR.