Last Days of Summer – Family Fun

The last days of summer are upon us as hours of daylight are shorter.  But…. before you pack away the swim suits and start implementing the strict bedtime routines there’s still time to squeeze in some summer fun with the family in the tri-state area!


We hope you’ll enjoy this list of things to do in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut.


New York


Altamont Fair – August 15 to August 20

Altamont Fairgrounds 129 Grand Street, Altamont, NY 12009

Celtic Festival & Gathering of the Clans – August 26

9 am to 10 pm

Lakeside Park NY Route 394, Mayville, NY 14757

Honey Harvest Festival – August 23

1 pm to 3 pm

Voelker Orth Museum 149-19 38th Ave, Flushing, NY 11354

National Buffalo Wing Festival – September 2 to September 3

Noon to 9 pm (Sat) Noon to 7 pm (Sun)

Coca Cola Field 275 Washington Street, Buffalo, NY 14203

New Jersey


Melons! Melons! Melons! -August 26-27

10:30 am to 4 pm

Oasis Family Farm

3 Circle Drive., Robbinsville

23rd Annual Clam Festival -August 26

5pm to 7pm

Breakwater Beach Waterpark 800 Ocean Ter. Seaside Heights

Truckerton Food Truck and Brew Fest: Farm to Table Edition – August 12-13

11 am- 7pm (sat) 11am- 5pm (Sun)

The Tuckerton Seaport 120 W. Main St., Tuckerton

Wine Down Summer and River Winds – August 26-27

1-7 pm (Sat) noon- 5pm (Sun)

RiverWinds Community Center 100 Riverwinds Dr., West Deptford



McKean County Fair – August 14th to August 19th 

McKean County Fair Grounds

7172 Rt. 46, Smethport, PA 16749

Great American Banana Split Celebration – August 25 to 27

Downtown Latrobe, PA

PO Box 463, Latrobe, PA 15650

Satellite Ranch Music and Arts Festival – September 1st to 2nd

Mountain Sky

Still Meadow Ln, Jermyn, PA 18433



Bridgewater Country Fair – August 18

Bridgewater – 100 Main St. South

Fairfield Summer Flea Market – August 20

Fairfield, Fairfield Warde High School Parking Lot

Hot Air Balloon Festival and Outdoor Arts and Crafts Show – August 25

Plainville, Norton Park

Norwalk Seaport Oyster Festival – September 8

Norwalk, Veterans


Interns: How to Make a Smooth Transition Into a New Company

Starting a new internship can be equal parts exciting and terrifying. On one hand, you have an opportunity to learn new skills and add to your resume but on the other hand you might have a terrible boss, your coworkers may hate you and you might forget your lunch on the first day. It’s said a good internship is hard to find but we have some tips to help dip your toe into the freezing waters of a new company. Continue reading “Interns: How to Make a Smooth Transition Into a New Company”

Employers: How to Welcome Interns To Your Work-Family

You run your company like a well-oiled machine. When you have a problem you research it, come up with solutions and form a plan of attack. Your staff is dedicated and works great as a team, but when it comes to your newly hired interns? You’re at a loss. All you want is to make these tiny professionals feel like a part of your company but an intern is so different from a full time hire. If you find yourself trying to relate to them by saying things like swag or lit… please stop… and let us help because we have some tips to help you create a great company culture. Continue reading “Employers: How to Welcome Interns To Your Work-Family”

We Could All Learn from Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day

Thursday, April 27, 2017 marks the 24th anniversary of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.  Over 39 million people in the United States participated in the program in 2016.   This national program encourages workers to not only take their own children to work, but also reach out to take relatives and displaced children to work for the day.   The suggested age range for participating in the day is between 8 and 18.

young-entrepreneursOftentimes, we ask children “what do you want to be when you grow up?”  The youngest children will typically answer teacher, doctor, fire fighter or lawyer.

But, do they really know what choosing a career really means?  Would the answer change if we asked the right questions?  How would we shape their thoughts around education and career if we exposed them to a different workplace each year starting as young as third grade?

Instead of asking broad questions that elicit general answers, parents should try asking specific questions that will enable them to ascertain their children’s interests.  This will help parents plan activities for their children on Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day and beyond. Continue reading “We Could All Learn from Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day”

Snowed In: 3 FunThings to Do With Kids

Fun Things to Do with Kids on a Snow DayLet’s be honest. With the exception of those of us shoveling in the cold for hours, almost everyone secretly enjoys being completely snowed in for one day.  If you happen to fall into the “nonessential personnel” category,  then you’re off from work and the kiddies are off from school.  Your entire world freezes.  You’re understandably and secretly happy to be unable to answer work emails, run errands, rush to take the kids to activities. (Breathing a collective sigh of relief and air high-fiving all of you parents out there.)  You leisurely wake up and think of the full breakfast you’re able to make today since the 5 minutes your schedule allows on a regular workday never allows you to make the breakfast your heart desires.  Suddenly, you realize that the inevitable is bound to happen; within the next couple of hours your children will tell you that they are bored.  However, today will be different.

Here are 3  Fun Things to Do With Your Children on a Snow Day:

(Disclaimer: This post was approved by kid-approved by my 10-year-old daughter to make sure that these activities aren’t just fun for us parents.) Continue reading “Snowed In: 3 FunThings to Do With Kids”

Developing the Leader Within Your Child

Have you ever looked at the world around you and wondered how leaders are created?  Great leaders don’t just find themselves in positions of power by chance.  They’ve strategically and purposely created opportunities for networking and advancement.  Executives find themselves scaling professional social networks like Linkedin or rsvping for the company’s holiday party when looking to close that next big deal.

son-388523_1920Many parents have the same attitude when intentionally creating an emerging leader within their child.  In this case, exposure to leadership becomes key.  A budding judge or attorney benefits from joining debate teams or viewing documentaries about important court cases.  Are there children who eventually become judges despite not be exposed to the likes of Supreme Court justices?  Surely!  However, with the emergence of social media and it’s immediate accessibility to those who were otherwise unattainable, parents are utilizing a variety of platforms to mold young leaders. Continue reading “Developing the Leader Within Your Child”