You don’t have to be spooked to enjoy Halloween! And that’s just the way Miami Children’s Museum (MCM) will celebrate this year with the MCM “Not So Scary Family Halloween Bash” on Sunday, October 24th, 2010 from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. at their Watson Island location.  Chairperson Marlen Pernetti and her committee have planned a fun day for the whole family to enjoy the festivities. All this while benefiting the MCM’s scholarship programs.

Sponsors for this event include: MAT Concessionaire, South Florida Business Journal, Walmart, Berkowitz Development Group, The Rosen Family and The Diener Family.

All your little ghosts and goblins will have a boo-tiful time as they trick or treat their way around the Museum’s 14 galleries, brave the haunted house, test their knowledge in the mad scientist lab or create crazed crafts.  Families are bound to have a bewitching time decorating pumpkins donated by Robert Netkin and cookies donated by Dixie Crystals!  There will also be face painting, balloon artists, scary movies, scary music by Rhythm City Productions, MAC Cosmetics makeovers for all the Moms, silent auction, a costume parade and much, much more. Food is sponsored by Epicure Markets with desserts and snacks from The Cookie Bandit, vitaminwater, Coca-Cola, Pirate Booty, Blue Bell Ice Cream and POPChips.

Event Chair is Marlen Pernetti and her Committee Members include: Norma Jean Abraham, Teresa Albert, Patti Baloyra, Zoraida Barriero, Michelle Beauchamp, Jolie Berkowitz, Claudia Brod, Barbara Calleja, Larry Forman, Aaron Glickman, Lisa Jerles, Jennifer Kaplan, Michelle Kaufman, DJ Kerr, Renee Lopez-Cantera, Caryn Lubetsky, Jackie Malamed, Natasha Mayne, Gabriella Morello, Adrienne Pardo, Carly Pardo, Leslie Pathman, Lisa Pliner, Gigi Polit, Edward Posey, Stephanie Rosen, Lisa Schejola-Akin, Alina Shriver and Marisa Zelnick.

Special Packages are  available including a Benefactors Family Package for $1,000.00 that includes 10 tickets to the Halloween Bash, Benefactor MCM Membership & a personalized tile on the Museum’s Starfish Stroll; a Members Family Package for $500.00 that includes 8 tickets & MCM Family Membership; and a Family Package for $200.00 that includes 6 tickets. Individual tickets are also available for $40.00 each.

So plan on spending a “Not So Scary Family Halloween Bash” Sunday, October 24th from 1:00-6:00 p.m. at the Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Causeway on Watson Island in Miami.  For more information call 305.373.KIDS (5437), ext. 142 or visit www.miamichildrensmuseum.org.

(Please note: The Museum will be closed for this event )

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