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Posts Tagged With: Garden State Ballet

Making Plans for Nutcracker 2010: Garden State Ballet Performances Scheduled for December 4, 10, 12 and 18

By: Roxy on 11/28/10 @ 3:01 pm

The holiday season wouldn’t be complete without a performance of the Nutcracker. Last year, for the first time, our family checked out a local performance by Garden State Ballet, where the girls study ballet and modern dance at the Randolph, NJ studio.  This year, London was invited to participate in the Nutcracker, but we weren’t ready to give up [...]

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Maddie’s Major: Veterinarian, Minor: Singing

By: Roxy on 08/10/10 @ 6:39 pm

Dreams are important… when we’re kids, and when we grow up. When I was 8 years old, I wanted to be a disc jockey and own radio stations. Today, as an investment banker who once put together a small-market radio group for a private equity fund, I’ve never regretted pursuing my childhood radio dreams.
My youngest [...]

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Hey, Mamma! London and Maddie Recommend Mamma Caterina Restaurant in Randolph, NJ

By: Roxy on 03/19/10 @ 1:38 pm

At the beginning of this year’s “season” for Garden State Ballet and Randolph Gymnastics, London and Maddie discovered a new restaurant:  Mamma Caterina, 1250 Sussex Turnpike in Randolph, NJ.  Since the girls’ ballet and modern dance classes run pretty late, we’ve found it very convenient to stop in to Mamma Caterina either before or after [...]

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Garden State Ballet Youth Company Performs the Nutcracker Today: Saturday, December 12th at Holy Family School in Florham Park, NJ

By: Roxy on 12/12/09 @ 8:36 am

The Nutcracker will be performed by the School of the Garden State Ballet’s Youth Company on Saturday, December 12th at Holy Family School in Florham Park, NJ.  There will be two performances: 3pm and 7pm.  Tickets for the 3pm performance are $5.00 each (family maximum of $25); tickets for the 7pm performance are $7.00 each [...]

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Not a Fan of Back to School, How About Back to Gymnastics?

By: Roxy on 08/2/09 @ 2:42 pm

With about five weeks to go in the summer of 2009, our family is in no rush to go “back to school.”  We don’t even know who London and Maddie will have as teachers or as classmates for the third and second grade yet.  However, when I get a rainy Sunday like today, I can’t [...]

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Starting to Think About Summer Camp 2009 — Roxy’s Best Of… Summer Camps in Morris and Somerset County, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 01/4/09 @ 5:34 pm

The Roxiticus Desperate Housewives are starting to think about summer camp 2009, and I’ll do my best to cover the camps my kids have tried, and the ones my friends recommend. Some of my favorites haven’t posted all the details on their 2009 camp programs, but I’ll provide a summary of last year’s program now [...]

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Starting to Think About Summer Camp 2009 — Roxy’s Best Of… Summer Camps in Morris and Somerset County, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 01/4/09 @ 12:36 am

The Roxiticus Desperate Housewives are starting to think about summer camp 2009, and I’ll do my best to cover the camps my kids have tried, and the ones my friends recommend.  Some of my favorites haven’t posted all the details on their 2009 camp programs, but I’ll provide a summary of last year’s program now [...]

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Garden State Ballet Presents… The Nutcracker — Saturday, December 13th at Holy Family School Auditorium in Florham Park, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 12/2/08 @ 7:09 am

The School of the Garden State Ballet (where London and Maddie study dance) Youth Company presents The Nutcracker.  This year’s holiday performance is scheduled for 7 o’clock on Saturday, December 13th at Holy Family School Auditorium in Florham Park.  A $5.00 donation (maximum $20 per family) is suggested.  For tickets, contact Colleen Murphy (973.599.9387) or [...]

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Feels Like Kids’ Birthday Party Season Is In Full Swing in Morris and Somerset Counties, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 11/8/08 @ 10:53 pm

When London and Maddie were in pre-school at Westmont Montessori in Mendham, NJ, and the birthday tradition was to invite the entire class, it felt like we were out at Toys With Love in Chester, NJ buying presents every week, and attending one or two kiddie birthday parties every weekend, particularly in the late fall [...]

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Roxy’s Mailbag Responds to Desperately Seeking Activities in Bernardsville, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 11/4/08 @ 3:33 pm

Dear Roxy,
I have a toddler son and am trying to find local (Bernardsville, Bedminster) things for him to do in the afternoons. I’m sick of Gymboree..any toddler cooking classes, or other different types of things? Thanks in advance.
Desperately Seeking Activites
Dear Desperately Seeking Activities,
Thanks for visiting Roxy’s Best Of… here are a few tips for [...]

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An Invitation from London and Maddie to Dance with Them at Garden State Ballet in Randolph, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 11/3/08 @ 10:54 pm

Now that we’re back to school, London and Maddie are happy to be back to ballet lessons with Miss Katie at Garden State Ballet in Randolph, New Jersey. This year will be their third year with Miss Katie at GSB, and Rex and I are quite proud and pleased with their progress…from “Baby Blue” to [...]

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Roxy’s Mailbag Responds to Desperately Seeking Activities in Bernardsville, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 11/3/08 @ 10:51 pm

Dear Roxy,
I have a toddler son and am trying to find local (Bernardsville, Bedminster) things for him to do in the afternoons. I’m sick of Gymboree..any toddler cooking classes, or other different types of things?  Thanks in advance.
Desperately Seeking Activites
Dear Desperately Seeking Activities,
Thanks for visiting Roxy’s Best Of… here are a few tips for you [...]

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An Invitation from London and Maddie to Dance with Them at Garden State Ballet in Randolph, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 09/23/08 @ 11:54 am

Now that we’re back to school, London and Maddie are happy to be back to ballet lessons with Miss Katie at Garden State Ballet in Randolph, New Jersey. This year will be their third year with Miss Katie at GSB, and Rex and I are quite proud and pleased with their progress…from “Baby Blue” to [...]

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I’ve Got My Tickets for Cats at NJPAC (the New Jersey Performing Arts Center) in Newark, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 09/3/08 @ 12:20 pm

This past spring, I posted about two events that Rex, London, Maddie and I enjoyed at NJPAC (the New Jersey Performing Arts Center) in Newark, New Jersey.  We saw Movin’ Out, Twyla Tharp’s interpretation of Billy Joel, in June, and Rex and the girls took me out for a Mother’s Day treat to see Alvin Ailey.  Both [...]

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Garden State Ballet Recital Today!

By: Roxy on 06/21/08 @ 9:32 am

Roxiticus Desperate Housewives can’t say enough good things about Garden State Ballet in Randolph, NJ. My girls have danced there with Miss Katie for two years now (baby blue pre-ballet class last year, “white” beginner class this year) and plan to continue in the pink class in Fall 2008. Miss Katie also delivered a beautiful [...]

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