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Backyarding Trends

The TurfMutt Foundation Predicts “Backyarding” To Become Permanent Trend

“Backyarding,” the new trend to move many indoor activities–from working in an office or classroom to dining and recreation–to the great outdoors, is growing. Under pandemic conditions, yards and other managed landscapes became a safe haven for social gatherings, celebrating milestones/holidays, working, studying, playing, exercising, relaxing.  
 
“Your own backyard is nearly limitless with possibilities, and homeowners got really creative as they expanded and enjoyed their yards over the last year,” said Kris Kiser, President & CEO of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) and the TurfMutt Foundation. “We predict, long after the COVID-19 pandemic passes, our yards will become an even greater part of our lives. The notion of ‘backyarding’ is here to stay.” 
 
In 2020, home improvements – many of them in the backyard – skyrocketed. So did the demand for outdoor power equipment as homeowners invested in making their outdoor spaces fabulous, functional and flourishing. Overall, shipments of outdoor power equipment increased 16 percent in 2020.
 
“Expect people to continue to invest in their outdoor life this coming spring,” said Kiser. “Many homeowners who put time and effort into their landscapes last year will be rewarded when that yard comes back to life this spring. But, even if you did little last year, it’s never too late to start – just start.”  
 
Here are some ways to bring more “backyarding” into your life:  
 
1.    Invest in your yard. Design a dream lawn and garden. Consider its purpose. Don’t design just for aesthetics. Do you have kids and pets who need a place to play? Will you be hosting safe gatherings? Do you need a place for rest and relaxation and/or games and recreation?
 
2.    Get the whole family involved. Create a game or a friendly competition with your family to help identify all the ways you can move your indoor life to the great outdoors – and right out your backdoor. Can you take office calls and video meetings to the patio or porch? Can your kids do their online learning outdoors? How often can you take dining outside? Keeping safety in mind, can you gather outdoors for family celebrations, birthdays, graduations and reunions? 
 
3.    Plant something—as early as you can. (Or plant more). Adding trees, bushes, grass and flowering plants is a good yard investment, but they often take time to grow. Plant as early as recommended so you can enjoy the benefits faster.  Just remember “right plant, right place.”  Location, maintenance, sunlight and watering needs should all be considered, as well as your climate zone.
 
4.    Stretch winter-weary muscles. Take workouts, yoga classes and meditation sessions outdoors. You also can let off some steam by mowing the grass, trimming the hedges, or edging the lawn. Working in the yard not only helps our living landscapes look better and stay healthy, it also gives us a sense of accomplishment and control in trying times. 
 
5.    Plan a staycation. A makeshift “resort” or vacation spot could be just out your back door. Pitch a tent, build a campfire, hang a sheet between trees to make a movie screen, set up games – these are just a few ideas to make the backyard a vacation spot. 
 
6. “Level up” nature care. Add flowering plants, trees and shrubs to give wildlife and pollinators food and shelter. Your yard is part of the larger ecosystem, so check your climate zone for landscaping options that support your birds, bees, butterflies and other wildlife. Don’t forget to take time to just sit and drink it in, observing the wildlife and nature around you.
 
Research shows simply spending time in nature – which starts in your backyard – is good for reducing stress, boosting heart health, boosting Vitamin D levels, and enhancing memory.  Thanks to the family yard, the health and well-being benefits of being outside are just a few steps away.
 
To learn more, go to TurfMutt

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Parenting Kids During Covid-19

12 TIPS FOR PARENTING YOUNG KIDS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

After the overwhelming response to our recent newsletter about at-home learning amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Children and Screens has teamed up with some of the top experts in the fields of parenting, education, and child psychology to bring you a new series of helpful hints and common-sense suggestions for navigating the uncertain days and weeks ahead. Raising young kids can be tricky, even under the best of circumstances, but as our experts share here, adaptability, patience, and understanding are the keys to ensuring healthy growth and relationship building during this crucial time in your child’s development.

Check out these 12 tips for parents of young children below, and be sure to tune in to the first installment of our upcoming interactive webinar series on April 27, when our panel of experts will chat about healthy screen habits for kids ages 5 and under and answer your questions via Zoom. RSVP here.

DON’T FEEL GUILTY
We know you’re stretched thin and doing your best to manage a whole host of issues, so please don’t feel guilty if your kids are engaging in more screen time than you’d typically allow. There are so many wonderful educational resources out there, even for very young children, and we recommend making the most of them (and getting other family members involved where possible). The use of video chat on a regular basis is also highly recommended to maintain social ties with friends and family members. – Dr. Sarah M. Coyne, PhD, Professor Associate Director, School of Family Life Brigham Young University

ROLE WITH IT
Both you and your children will need time to adjust to your new roles. In one fell swoop, you’ve become a stay-at-home parent, a teacher, and a frontline responder (aka superhero). Be patient with this transition. It may be rocky at first, but children are adaptable and will thrive with well-intentioned efforts. – Kara Bagot, MD, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Department of Psychiatry

REACH OUT AND TOUCH SOMEONE
With social distancing in full effect, it’s impossible for toddlers to get the kind of in-person attention they’d normally receive from friends and family. In order to maintain those tactile connections, it can be helpful to serve as the “hands and heart” for your loved ones while video chatting. For instance, if Grandpa motions to “tickle” your baby’s tummy, give your child’s tummy a tickle. If Grandma leans toward the screen for a kiss, give your toddler a kiss on the cheek. By taking on this role, you can help nurture the relationship between the child and their loved ones on screen. – Rachel Barr, Georgetown University; Rebecca Palarkain, ZeroToThree; Elisabeth McClure, Lego Foundation

GAME ON
When video chatting with young children, try rhymes, songs, dancing, finger plays, and games like peek-a-boo and hide-and-seek. The more toddlers can participate in screen time, the more they’ll get out of it. – Rachel Barr, Georgetown University; Rebecca Palarkain, ZeroToThree; Elisabeth McClure, Lego Foundation

TALK TALK TALK
Be a part of your young child’s screen time. Sitting with them, holding them, and, most importantly, talking to them are all important ways to help children learn and feel safe. Make a game out of describing what different characters on the screen are doing. Point and label the objects and people that appear in the videos you watch. Sharing screen time can be an excellent opportunity to talk with and engage your toddler. – Ellen Wartella, Director of the Center on Media and Human Development, Northwestern University

ONE MORE TIME!
It’s OK if your child wants to watch the same show or series over and over again. Children learn more with each repetition of a book or a song, and the same goes for screen media. The more children watch the same show or play the same game, the more they understand the storyline and educational content. – Alexis R. Lauricella, Associate Professor and Director of the Technology in Early Childhood (TEC) Center, Erikson Institute

PAJAMA DAY (ONLY 1X/WEEK)
In anxious times, kids benefit from predictability and daily structure. As best as you can, maintain a basic schedule for things like meals, self-care, schoolwork, and screen time. Invite them to help you make and decorate a weekly schedule, and be sure to include some fun ideas for joint parent/kid break times. – Meredith Gansner, MD, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Cambridge Health Alliance

READY, SET, PLAY!
It’s a good time for all of us, kids and adults to like, to PLAY. Put on music and dance! Work on a puzzle, break out a board game! Grab those Legos and build a castle! Don’t forget how to have fun with your little ones. – Elizabeth K. Englander, PhD Director, Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center, Bridgewater State University

ONE SIZE DOESN’T FIT ALL
Understand that there are developmental differences between children of different ages. Homeschooling a kindergartener will be very different than homeschooling a seventh grader. While younger children may need you to keep a closer eye on them, older and more independent kids can set goals and check in with you on their progress. – Colleen Kraft, MD

STAY CONNECTED
Physical objects and activities can help bridge the gaps presented by social distancing. When video chatting, encourage your child’s screen partner to read a favorite book while the child follows along with his or her own copy. Invite the video partner to play with a toy car while your child rolls around in their own. Puppets and stuffed animals are great props for playing together virtually, and sharing a snack together is always a favorite for young children. Joint activities will help your kids stay connected with their on-screen partners. – Rachel Barr, Georgetown University; Rebecca Palarkain, ZeroToThree; Elisabeth McClure, Lego Foundation

THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE INTERACTIVE
Screen time isn’t inherently good or bad; what matters is how we choose to use it. Screens can take us to the zoo, guide us through the great museums of the world, and keep us fit with healthy movement games. Make the most of the current situation by finding active, engaging, meaningful, fun, and socially interactive choices to invest in. – Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D Temple University, senior fellow Brookings Institution; author Becoming Brilliant

BORED IN THE USA
Not only is it OK to be bored, it’s beneficial! These days, we’re all so constantly bombarded with stimulation and entertainment that we’re left with little time to explore our own thoughts and dreams. Let’s use this time to develop that important skill, and to appreciate the healthy power of boredom. – Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D Temple University, senior fellow Brookings Institution; author Becoming Brilliant

At the end of the day, nothing is more important than making sure your child feels safe, nourished, and loved. It won’t always be easy, but we hope parents can incorporate these 12 tips, along with a little extra kindness and creativity, as they adjust to their new roles and make the most out of the unexpected.

For more tips, and to have your questions answered by experts, don’t forget to register for our virtual workshop here.

About Children and Screens
Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development is a 501C(3) national non-profit organization founded by Dr. Pamela Hurst-Della Pietra. Children and Screens advances interdisciplinary research, supports human capital in the field, informs and educates the public, and advocates for sound public policy for child health and wellness.

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Anna Sofia – Instagram Live Performance

TUNE IN TONIGHT TO ANNA SOFIA PERFORMING ON INSTAGRAM LIVE

TONIGHT AT 9PM EST TUNE IN HERE 

Tune in tonight as Anna Sofia performs on Instagram Live at 9PM EST. Tune in HERE. Anna Sofia announced the livestream with a teaser performance of her song “I Tried” off of her recently released Self Aware Bitch EP. Watch the performance HERE.

16-year-old Toronto singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Anna Sofia threads together narrative pop with the scope of a classic nineties teen flick and the unpredictability of 21st century genre-bending. Through a pure perspective only an insider could possess, Anna Sofia chronicles these moments and so much more in her music. Streamed over 2 million times independently as of 2019 and acclaimed by Ones To Watch, Lyrical Lemonade, and Complex who dubbed her, “a prodigious new talent,” she places listeners in the front row of her world on the introductory 2020 EP, Self Aware Bitch [Electric Feel/Republic Records], and her forthcoming full-length debut.

Natural Light × Worldwide Live Commencement

NATURAL LIGHT TO HOST WORLDWIDE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY VIA FACEBOOK LIVE

Natty to rally college grads from cancelled ceremonies and host first of its kind virtual graduation with appearances from Mark Cuban, Jane Lynch, Stephen A. Smith, Amanda Cerny, Erika Nardini and many more.

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Colleges nationwide are cancelling commencements because of the COVID-19 health crisis, and as a result, seniors will be missing out on the graduation ceremony they have been working hard for these past few years.

Announced today, Natural Light is throwing a Worldwide Commencement on Facebook Live this May for the entire Class of 2020. Natty Light believes that every graduate has earned a celebration to revel in how epic the past few years have been, even if they can’t experience it in person together with their friends and family.

This won’t be a typical commencement with a drawn-out speech by someone you’ve never heard of. A first-of-its-kind graduation experience, the event will bring together graduating seniors across the country and feature multiple speeches and sage advice from guests like entrepreneur and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, actress Jane Lynch, sports commentator Stephen A. Smith and Barstool Sports CEO Erika Nardini. More special guests, as well as additional news on how Natty Light is helping seniors prepare for life after graduation, will be announced in the lead-up to the event. “The transition from college to working life is challenging, period. It’s now going to be a bigger test for the Class of 2020 following the unprecedented impact of the pandemic on our country.

But graduation is the exclamation point on years of hard work and commitment, designed to celebrate and propel you forward onto your next success,” said Stephen A. “I hope my words of advice at the Natty Light Worldwide Commencement on May 14 help to embolden and motivate the Class of 2020.”

Additional quotes from the commencement special guests are below.

Viewers can tune in to the Worldwide Commencement, hosted by actress, entrepreneur, and activist Amanda Cerny, on Natural Light’s Facebook page on Thursday, May 14 at 7 PM ET. Seniors can sign up on the commencement microsite for the chance to have their name featured during the ceremony (terms & conditions below*) and to be kept informed on more commencement updates.

“The public health crisis has had a massive impact on college students, including forcing the cancellation of many on-campus graduations. We’re a brand known for celebrating milestones with our fans – and commencement is normally one of those major moments,” said Daniel Blake, Vice President of US Value Brands at Anheuser-Busch. “The Class of 2020 not only deserves a commencement, but one of epic proportions. Natty Light is going to host the most memorable graduation ceremony to date.”

Always looking to support its drinkers transition from college into adult life, Natural Light is committed to helping grads with college debt. Natty made a 10 year, $10M pledge to help their fans pay down student loans, and just last week, the brand took to Twitter, randomly paying fans $400 each who were struggling to meet their monthly student loan bill. Actress Jane Lynch on Natty’s Worldwide Commencement “Graduating college is such an important moment for people. It’s a time to take note of how far you’ve come and how hard you have worked. Now more than ever, we’ve got to show these legal drinking age graduates that, regardless of what the universe throws at us, it’s important to celebrate their journey and the bright future ahead.”

Actress, entrepreneur, and activist Amanda Cerny on Natty’s Worldwide Commencement “Hosting this commencement for graduating seniors across the country is a huge honor. Props to Natty for pulling together a celebration that 2020 college seniors deserve. I can’t tell you how excited I am to share this virtual stage with the amazing and talented guests we’ve recruited. This is going to be incredible! EVERY senior should tune in safely from home and we’ll all celebrate on Facebook Live.”

*Natty Commencement No Purchase Necessary. Open to US residents 21+. Ends 4/24/20. See Official Rules for prizes and details. Void where prohibited.

ABOUT NATURAL LIGHT

Natural Light was introduced in 1977 as Anheuser-Busch’s first reduced-calorie light beer. Currently the sixth best-selling beer in America, Natural Light is brewed with a blend of premium hops and a combination of select grains producing a clean flavor, light body and satisfying refreshment.

ABOUT ANHEUSER-BUSCH

For more than 165 years, Anheuser-Busch has carried on a legacy of brewing great-tasting, high-quality beers that have satisfied beer drinkers for generations. Today, we own and operate 23 breweries, 14 distributorships and 23 agricultural and packaging facilities, and have more than 18,000 colleagues across the United States. We are home to several of America’s most recognizable beer brands, including Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob ULTRA and Stella Artois, as well as a number of regional brands that provide beer drinkers with a choice of the best-tasting craft beers in the industry. From responsible drinking programs and emergency drinking water donations to industry-leading sustainability efforts, we are guided by our unwavering commitment to supporting the communities we call home. For more information, visit www.anheuser-busch.com or follow Anheuser-Busch on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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James Bay × Instagram Guitar Lessons

JAMES BAY GIVES GUITAR LESSON FOR FAN FAVORITE “SCARS”

PERFORMS AS PART OF GLOBAL CITIZEN’S TOGETHER AT HOME SERIES

NEXT GUITAR LESSON ON INSTAGRAM LIVE TOMORROW AT 1PM EST

Three-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated and BRIT Award-winning multiplatinum singer-songwriter James Bay continues to give guitar lessons on Instagram Live Wednesdays and Fridays at 1PM EST. This week he taught fan favorite “Scars“, watch HERE.

In the past, BAY has taught fans “Let It Go“, “Hold Back The River“, “Us“, and “Wild Love.” Tune in tomorrow at 1PM EST for his next lesson.

James Bay recently performed as part of Global Citizen’s #TogetherAtHome concert series in support of the World Health Organization. Watch the performance HERE.

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Neon Museum × Tim Burton

NEON MUSEUM HOSTS LIVE VIRTUAL TOUR OF LOST VEGAS: TIM BURTON @ THE NEON MUSEUM, FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 1 P.M. 

The Neon Museum announces it will host a first-ever Facebook Live tour of Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @The Neon Museum presented by The Engelstad Foundation on Friday, April 10, at 1 p.m. PDT. The tour, conducted by Education Specialist Mitch Cohen, will offer people from around the world the chance to experience the renowned artist, filmmaker and director’s original artwork and installations created especially for The Neon Museum.

“The exhibition was scheduled to continue through Sunday, April 12, but with the museum’s temporary closure due to COVID-19, we know thousands of art lovers will miss their chance to see Burton’s outstanding exhibition,” explained Rob McCoy, president and chief executive officer, The Neon Museum. “This live, virtual tour will take place especially for them—and will be enjoyable for anyone who appreciates Burton’s work and iconic Las Vegas sign design.”

Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum comprises sculptural and digital installations celebrating Burton’s links to Las Vegas and its historical neon heritage. These artworks, many of which are site-specific creations, will be displayed in the Neon Boneyard and incorporated into Brilliant!, the museum’s permanent projection mapping North Gallery installation. Works play with the museum’s landmark sign collection, which was prominently featured in Burton’s 1996 film Mars Attacks! This irreverent homage to the sci-fi B-movies of the 1950s and 1960s and the disaster films of the 1970s unleashed gleefully destructive alien invaders upon gamblers, casino workers and Tom Jones. The presentation of Burton’s art in Las Vegas represents a unique experience where the host institution also serves as creative inspiration. The museum’s distinctive campus will be transformed through the artist’s singular vision for this original exhibition of new work as well as previously exhibited pieces.

ABOUT THE NEON MUSEUM
Founded in 1996, the Neon Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. It has been named “Best Museum” by Las Vegas Weekly, one of “Sin City’s Best Retro Sites” by MSN, “No. 1 Las Vegas Museum Sure to Entertain and Educate” by USA Today’s 10best.com, “One of the Top 10 Coolest Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do” by Forbes.com, one of the “Top 10 Historic Spots in Las Vegas” by Vegas.com; one of “15 Most Fascinating Museums in the U.S.” by VacationIdea.com; and earns a consistent 4.5 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor. On its 2.27-acre campus, the Neon Museum houses an outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard (“boneyard” is traditionally the name for an area where items no longer in use are stored); the North Gallery, home to the nighttime augmented-reality, audiovisual spectacle, “Brilliant!”; the Boulevard Gallery outdoor exhibit and event space; and its visitors’ center, housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby. The museum collection also includes nine restored signs installed as public art throughout downtown Las Vegas. Public education, outreach, research, archival preservation and a grant-funded neon sign survey represent a selection of the museum’s ongoing projects. Both the Neon Boneyard and the La Concha Visitors’ Center are located at 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North in Las Vegas. Follow on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

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Marvel Unlimited Free Access

MARVEL UNLIMITED NOW OFFERING FREE ACCESS TO ICONIC COMIC BOOK STORIES

Free comics stories will be made available for one month on the service starting April 2 for fans to experience different corners of the Marvel Universe while social distancing

Each free story comes from comic book collections and runs available for purchase in print at your local comic book shop and wherever books are sold.

Marvel Unlimited, Marvel’s digital comics subscription service, is now offering all fans FREE access to some of Marvel’s most iconic stories from recent years, including now-classic Marvel Comics events and critically acclaimed runs featuring the Avengers, Spider-Man, Black Widow, Captain America, Captain Marvel, and more. Fans who are social distancing will be able to escape into the Marvel Universe and revisit their favorite stories from a curated selection of complete story arcs – completely free – on Marvel Unlimited, starting Thursday, April 2 until Monday, May 4.

To access Marvel Unlimited’s free comics offering, download or update the Marvel Unlimited app for iOS or Android at the respective Apple and Google Play app stores, and click “Free Comics” on the landing screen. No payment information or trial subscriptions will be required for the selection of free comics.

This month’s free comics will feature instant Marvel Comics classics and can’t-miss events including:

* AVENGERS VS. X-MEN
* CIVIL WAR
* AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RED GOBLIN
* BLACK PANTHER BY TA-NEHISI COATES VOL. 1
* THANOS WINS BY DONNY CATES
* X-MEN MILESTONES: DARK PHOENIX SAGA
* AVENGERS: KREE/SKRULL WAR
* AVENGERS BY JASON AARON VOL. 1: THE FINAL HOST
* FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 1: FOUREVER
* BLACK WIDOW VOL. 1: S.H.I.E.L.D.’S MOST WANTED
* CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER ULTIMATE
* CAPTAIN MARVEL VOL. 1: HIGHER, FURTHER, FASTER, MORE

Customers on the Marvel Comics App and webstore as well as comiXology will also have free access to these stories for a limited time.

Each of these extraordinary epics owe their origins to some of Marvel’s greatest comic books released in print over the years. In celebration of that tradition, Marvel has added an information page to each story with details on how to find your local comic book shop and start your very own Marvel collection of back issues and printed trades.

To find these stories and more of Marvel’s greatest comic books in print, please reach out to your local comic book shop to ask about services they may offer, including holding or creating pull lists, curbside pick-ups, special deliveries and other options to accommodate. Find and support your local comic book shop HERE.

Marvel Unlimited is Marvel’s member subscription service that gives members unlimited access to over 27,000 issues of Marvel’s classic and newer titles, delivered digitally through your desktop web browser and the Marvel Unlimited mobile app. Classic and newer issues are added every week of all your must-read series, including Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy – as soon as 6 months after they hit the shelves.

To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com.

About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media for over eighty years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media. For more information visit marvel.com.
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Saline Restaurant shares Cocktail Recipes

As happy hour has been moved from your favorite bar to your favorite couch, Saline Restaurant at Hotel Joaquin is giving you the recipes to three of their favorite spritz’s that will take your taste buds on a mini vacation from the comfort of your home to the coast of Laguna Beach. Step outside of your normal drink rotation and mix things up with the 985, The Master or their signature welcome cocktail, the Auric Spritz, all three will definitely impress your virtual happy hour friends. The light and fresh fruit flavors of these summer inspired drinks are perfect to enjoy with lunch or dinner, from Magdalena Rum to Nardini Mandorola Grappa and of course a lot of Prosecco, take your pick and have fun!

985
Combine and-muddle give a quick shake, fine strain:
1oz St. Germain
.75oz Nardini Mandorola Grappa
.25oz Simple Syrup
.5oz Lemon Juice
1 Hulled Strawberry

Then top with 3oz Prosecco

GARNISH: Strawberry slices, lemon wheel, tarragon

The Master
Combine:
1.5 Cocchi Americano
.25oz Le Canne Bleu Rhum
.5oz Small Hands Passion Fruit Syrup
.25oz Lemon Juice
3 Dashes of Angostura Bitters

Give a quick Whip with your ice and dump in your glass. Then top with:
1.5oz Sparkling wine

GARNISH: Edible flowers, lemon wheel

The Auric Spritz
Muddle 3-5 sprigs of mint & combine in a mixing glass with:
1oz. Aperol
.5oz Dolin Blanc Vermouth
.5oz Magdalena Rum,
.25oz Simple Syrup
.5oz Lemon Juice

Shake and Fine strain into a large wine glass

Add ice and top with prosecco

GARNISH: orange wheels, Mint sprig

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GameTruck Virtual Gaming Parties

Video Game Party Company Goes Virtual Helping Mom and Dad Save Birthday Parties

Arizona based, GameTruck, is adding Virtual Gaming Parties as part of their suite of video game party experiences guiding mom and dad to provide a virtual party experience.

GameTruck, the industry leader in mobile video game parties, is proud to announce a new offering to its video game party options: Virtual Gaming Parties.

Over the past 15 years, GameTruck, who invented the mobile video game party, has entertained and connected more than ten million children and their families across the country. Due to the extraordinary circumstances the world is facing, GameTruck is constantly looking for ways to get people connected. As a way to support communities, GameTruck officially launched Virtual Gaming Parties to provide entertainment and relief during this difficult time.

Virtual gaming parties offer customers a way to play and experience the joy of a video game party while practicing social distancing. A virtual gaming party will let up to 24 players connect with each other remotely through voice and text chat to communicate and join each other in the online games they share.

The goal of virtual gaming parties is to create a product that allows people to connect virtually while in-person parties are impossible. Moreover, GameTruck will insert the best parts of their in-person gaming parties and to create a virtual offering that is safe, easy, and tons of fun.

Here is how a virtual gaming party works:

GameTruck creates a private virtual party space for customers to join together, remotely.

Customers will play from their homes, and join the fun, remotely.

The GameCoach connects everyone, helps share friend codes, presents special challenges, and monitors the fun.

Customers will provide their own gaming equipment and games.

GameTruck will manage the setup, gameplay and will moderate the entire event.

“At its core, GameTruck is a human connection company. In-person social interaction has been the heart of our business. The current public health crisis gives us an opportunity to reimagine how to entertain communities without physically being together. We are excited to launch our Virtual Gaming Parties,” Founder Scott Novis said.

GameTruck virtual gaming parties are a turn-key solution to connecting people through video games. Scott Novis, GameTruck Founder, believes this offering could be a game-changer in the video game entertainment and esports market.

“With so many people staying home from school and work, our team came together and came up with a solution to connect people,” Novis said. “I am very proud to stand behind our virtual gaming party experience, and I believe we can continue our mission: to connect people through gaming.”

Virtual gaming parties will be available across the United States starting Monday, March 23, 2020. For more information, please visit: www.gametruckparty.com

About GameTruck™ and Global Youth Enterprises, LLC

Global Youth Enterprises, LLC is a human connection company that creates transformational video game experiences through excellence in entertainment, sports and learning. The company operates GameTruck™, and Gameplex™, franchises across the U.S. to deliver high-quality entertainment for private parties and corporate events. In addition, Bravous® Esports, serves the competitive and recreational Esports players of all ages. For more information, please visit www.globalyouthenterprises.com.