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Arts Play Day Draws Large Crowd to Ginny Duenkel Municipal Pool

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – On Aug. 9, the Thomas and Agnes Carvel Foundation presented the second Arts Play Day of summer 2015 at the Ginny Duenkel Municipal Pool in West Orange. Free admission to the event was a treat for Footsteps members, West Orange Town Pool members and members of the Mayor’s Program.

Starting at 2 pm, participants were invited to take a break from the pool and check out the Arts Play Day activities. They tried their luck at many different carnival games, enjoyed an inflatable bounce house with a waterslide, which offered a way for the kids to cool off from the summer heat. In addition, a balloon artist took requests ranging from Elmo to aliens, puppies, flowers, cats and more. And, T-shirts and bubbles were available for purchase.

Arts Play Day also took place earlier this summer, but gray, rainy weather dampened the turnout and the mood. However, Sunday’s weather made for a nice time at the pool and pool grounds.

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Although the Tomas and Agnes Carvel Foundation mainly focuses on children and families with special needs, the foundation also likes to give back to the community at large, according to Destiny Kelly, the assistant for New Jersey Arts Incubator.

“Through the Thomas and Agnes Carvel Foundation, we are able to put on events for local elementary schools,” said Kelly. “During the school year, events take place at local elementary schools throughout the school day. In the past, there have been art projects for children and it’s always special to bring home a handmade project.”

This summer, New Jersey Arts Incubator (NJAI) and the Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center (OSPAC) have teamed up for a series of both free and low cost events for families and adults like this one. Events will continue until mid September.

The next free event is a showing of Maleficent at the OSPAC, on Aug. 11, at 7:30 pm. All are welcome to attend.

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