Oct 25

Boulder Green Streets Ciclovia Expecting Record Numbers in it’s 5th Year!

Boulder, CO (PRWEB) September 11, 2014

The 5th Annual Boulder Green Streets Ciclovia event, a one-day, car-free, open-streets festival, – will be held Sunday September 14th from 10AM – 4PM. Visitors will ride, roll, dance and play their way along Pearl Street from 20th Street, up 16th and across Mapleton, continuing North along 13th to the North Boulder Rec Center. Visitors will enjoy 100s of local vendors, community partners and over 15K participants engaged in over 50 FREE activities including fitness and dance classes, lots of outdoor adventure opportunities, a bike powered live music stage, morning breakfast stations and more!

Why Car-Free?

Imagine what it would be like to travel back in time before there were cars, rush hours, exhaust fumes, road rage, drunk drivers, and high insurance premiums? Sure, it might take a little longer to get everywherebut just smell that clean, clean air.

Boulder Green Streets Ciclovias one-day car-free festival helps participants re-imagine their worlds by encouraging them to find ways to commute and live while promoting sustainability, health & wellness. And this year were excited to announce partnerships with alternative transportation companies like Lyft, Boulder BCycle, eGo Carshare, & Community Cycles – all providing unique ways for attendees to get to and from the festival. And as a ZERO WASTE event, we help teach local businesses and consumers best practices for recycling and composting.

A Boulderite Who Cant Ride A Bike?

Speaking of alternative transportation, Boulder is known for its cycling culture, and in fact Bicycling Magazine rated Boulder the 3rd most Bike-friendly city in America with nearly as many bikes on the roads as cars. And yet, at least one resident still cant ride a bike. 35-year old, Erica OGrady, will be learning to ride a bike for the very first time at this years Boulder Green Streets event. Come out Sunday to watch her take her first ride on the car-free streets.

Whats New This Year?

As a community driven event, it always surprises us what vendors, sponsors and activity leaders come up with – this year is no exception. Watch as several downtown blocks become Tennis Courts, restaurants like Zeal (winner of Boulder Weeklys Best New Restaurant in Boulder) take to the streets to create sidewalk cafes and picnic areas, and skate parks, kayak simulators, and rock-climbing walls are installed along the Ciclovia Route.

As always, Boulder Green Streets will have the famous ECO Green Carpet Fashion show featuring eco-friendly fashions, along with the Organic Food Pavilion filled with over 50 local food vendors giving out samples (look for the BIG WHITE TENT).

This years Boulder Green Streets will feature 12 Zones including a new Innovation & Creativity Zone. In conjunction with Ciclovia, Boulder Green Streets will incorporate several miles of open streets for play. Along the route Green Streets coordinates many zones full of exciting programming. To get between the zones, visitors must walk, bike, dance or roll their way along the route. There will be something for everyone – young and old.

What Are The 12 Zones?

Zona Latin: Celebrate the Latin Life at Boulder Green Streets in partnership with the American Latin Eco-Festival (ALEF). Zone activities include Salsa Dancing, Live Music featuring groups like Mambo 7 & Sabor De La Calle, and Food Fiestas.

Sustainable Living: Get Green in the Sustainable Living Zone. Here find partners from Building, Energy, Gardening and more. Zone activities include Mountain Flower Goat Dairy Tours, cheese-making classes, tour de coop & more!

Let’s Move: Join neighbors for FREE gymnastics obstacle course, pickle-ball games, open swim, clay play, informational tours and more inside the North Boulder Rec Center.

Health, Wellness & Safety: Fire Station One – Kids Obstacle Course, Fire Station open house, Demo of Fire Safety with live Fire. Also experience the best in alternative health and wellness, including a product samples & demos, mini-facials, manicures, pedicures.

Connected Mobility: Celebrate car-lite living in the connected mobility zone with wheel-chair and hand-cycle obstacle course, learn about carshare and other alternative transportation options for healthier, more sustainable living. Stop by and take the Car Free Pledge!!

Yoga Zone: Boulder is one of the world’s top Yoga destinations. Come practice with local yoga teachers from favorite local yoga studios. Zone activities include FREE Yoga classes, morning meditation, and yoga product demos.

Cycle, Ride & Roll: Join Boulder B-Cycle for Free Bike Rentals and slow bike races, Metaskate will be on-sight with a Skate Park & Skateboard Clinic, as well as a Kids Bike Rodeo with Community Cycles.

Outdoor Adventure: See the climbing wall & the kayak simulator? That the Boulder Green Streets Outdoor Adventure Zone. Here find top vendors in sports and recreation.

Eco Fashion & Design: Each year we bring the best Eco Fashion styles and trends. Zone activities include a morning sketch class, a custom bike show-off meetup, a Helmet Hair Do Show, and of course the world famous Green Carpet Fashion Show with Special Guest MC.

Organic Food Pavilion: Sample the very best in Boulder (and surrounding area) Organic Products. The Organic Food Pavilion will feature more than 50 Vendors offering FREE samples of healthy, nutritious and delicious snacks. Look for the big white tent!

Creativity & Innovation: New this year, the Creativity & Innovation Zone will feature the best of Boulder arts, crafts, technology and more. Come learn about the growing coworking movement, participate in fun art installations, paint, draw, build, sculpt, design and more.

Activity Centers: Located throughout the route find various activity centers filled with fun and engaging activities for kids and grown ups alike.

As a community-powered project, Boulder Green Streets one day event creates positive environmental and social change as well as increased awareness around health and sustainability issues. Thanks to the Boulder Green Streets 2014 sponsors.

The City of Boulder!

Gold Sponsor


Silver Sponsors



Bronze Sponsor

Boulder Brands

Zone Sponsors:

Gold: Parking Services, LEAD, Western, eGo Carshare, Boulder Bcycle, Sierra Club, Elevation Credit Union, Avid4Adventure

Silver: Whole Foods, Door to Door Organics, Zevia, Best Organics, YMCA, ALEF

Bronze: Nissan, Naked, Bambo Fund, Zeal Optics, The HUB, Way Better Snacks, Rudi’s, EneraHealth

Power Sponsors

Zellner Chiropractic

Meta Skateboard

Village Green Society

Boulder Housing Partners

Media Sponsors

Boulder Weekly


Elephant Journal


Community Partners

Best Organics/Compass Natural!

ALEF! The Boulder CUP

eGo Carshare

The Hill Flea

Community Cycles

Bridge House

Sticker Giant


One Year Anniversary of the Boulder Floods

Sadly, due to last years Boulder Floods, Boulder Green Streets Ciclovia was cancelled in 2013. Thats why were expecting record crowds this year! In the words Founder Hillary Griffith, “After last year’s 1000 year flood, we’re excited to be back in Boulder and bigger than ever. This remarkable community amazes us every day!”

Wed like to take a quick moment and thank all of the groups who helped clean up and manage last years disaster including: The Mudslingers & Donate Boulder, Boulder Flood Relief, SparkRelief, The Community Foundation, and of cours

Oct 23

First Vacation with Baby – Six Seaside Family Vacation Ideas for New Parents.

Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) September 10, 2014

TheFamilyTravelFiles.com has just posted six new parent family vacation ideas to make planning the first vacation with baby easier. The new list suggests seaside escapes where the time away will be memorable.

Essentials of the first vacation with baby include great naps and long walks, sunrise memories, dining in, and bonding time. For new parents the experience is like a family vacation with training wheels albeit stroller wheels.

According to Nancy Nelson-Duac, Curator of the Good Stuff for theFamilyTravelFiles.com, Family bonding begins at birth with a lifetime of shared experiences including a string of great family vacations and for new parents what better place to start than at the seaside where the pace is automatically slower and more restful?

For most the best vacations with baby happen when school is in session the off season for family travel. Its a time with less crowds and often savings on rooms and dining. The new parent vacation suggestions offered at theFamilyTravelFiles.com zero in on places and ideas for time away with baby – a small person who is less than two years of age.

The six seaside vacation ideas add more choices to the popular New Beginnings folder which features a variety of family vacation ideas for parents with young children. The newest list of suggestions includes:

Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The Cape offers sea breezes and tree-shaded country roads, and cafes serving hand-churned ice cream plus miles of dedicated trails ideal for long walks with a stroller.

Galveston, Texas. The Gulf Coast of Texas offers island-time pace with a southwestern flare. Galveston melds city chic with sea breezes and a dab of history. Trolleys connect points of interest and the Bay Front is made for a stroller.

San Diego, California. Sunny and cosmopolitan with a sea breeze makes a nice combination for a pair of exhausted parents with a happy baby. An abundance of parks and pathways offer both stroller-friendly and bicycle-friendly options.

Brunswick Golden Isles, Georgia. Live oaks draped with Spanish moss, low-lying marshes, miles of uncrowded beaches, and an easy pace, its a comfy place for new parents to bond with the newest member of the family.

Royal Caribbean Cruises. A cruise is perhaps the most effortless of new parent vacation ideas. Book the cruise, show up and the crew takes care of everything else from babysitting arrangements to on-board activities and easy-paced fun.

Escape to a cozy vacation rental. The most progressive vacation rental companies offer baby-proofed spaces, cribs and toy boxes for little guests. Some even have a few baby books to make creating story time easy.

For more details about the suggestions on the list or for more about the best vacations with baby, new parents need only browse the New Beginnings folder located at theFamilyTravelFiles.com where there is practical travel advice and a selection of baby-friendly resorts.

About theFamilyTravelFiles.com. Founded in 1998, theFamilyTravelFiles.com is one of America’s top-rated online family travel resources offering more than 1000 pages of timely family vacation ideas and trip planning information. The website specializes in displaying family vacation ideas, destination information for planning family vacations, advice about family trips, and family travel deals.

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Oct 16

Latest Launch Trampoline Park Franchise Lands in 37,000 square-foot location in Watertown, Massachusetts

Watertown, MA (PRWEB) September 02, 2014

Launch Franchising announced that their latest franchise will be located in Watertown, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. At 37,000 square feet, Launch Watertown will be the largest built by the company to date.

New features have been added to take advantage of the extra space, including slides on the main jumping court, long trampolines known as tumble runs, “Xtreme” Dodgeball and an attraction known as Free Fall where visitors can jump from a tower into an inflatable stunt bag.

We are always looking for new forms of indoor adventure, and free-falling into a stunt bag was high on the list. This Watertown franchise location gives us the space to make this possible, says Rob Arnold, CEO of Launch Franchising.

Similar to other locations, Launch Watertown will also have a main jumping area, a kids court, trampoline dodgeball, foam pit, slam-dunk basketball courts, a full-redemption arcade, Launch Cafe and 3 private party rooms. The party rooms will primarily host trampoline birthday parties but can also be reserved for groups and company functions.

Quite possibly the most popular feature is Joey, Launchs 7-foot tall green kangaroo mascot. He will be making appearances at local events prior to opening to make new connections to the community. After opening, Joey will be in charge of fun at the park, assisting with birthdays and special events.

New franchise owner, Mark Murphy, comments, When Rob contacted me in 2012 for marketing help at Launchs first park in Rhode Island, I realized the value of this type of recreation and wanted to bring one to Boston, my hometown. Ive helped build 4 parks since then and finally get to build my own.

The park is targeting a December, 2014 opening date. Updates and pre-opening offers will be available on their website, through their email club and on social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

About Launch Watertown:

Launch Watertown, Inc., located at 1 River Street, Watertown, MA, will provide 60-80 jobs and is close to Cambridge, Newton, Waltham and Boston. Owner Mark Murphy, a Boston native, is a successful entrepreneur in the marketing industry including direct mail, email and online marketing.

About Launch Franchising:

Ty Law and Robert Arnold are co-owners of Launch Franchising, LLC, with two corporate locations in Warwick, RI and Hartford, CT, and franchise locations in Norwood, MA, Newark, DE and now Watertown, MA. Based in Rhode Island, the company is expanding their franchises nationwide and utilizing the strength of positive branding, turn-key operational systems and proven marketing programs as attractive benefits to potential franchisees. Additional franchise locations will be announced on their website, http://www.launchtrampolinepark.com.