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Celebrating the Centennial Of The National Parks!

by Nellie

This post is sponsored by the National Parks Foundation

Celebrating the Centennial Of The National Parks!

While I am excited to have the kids go back to school, the feeling is a little bit bittersweet because this was the first summer that I got to spend with them day in and day out. We got to attend some fun events together and really made some amazing memories.Find Your Park 100th Birthday National Parks-1196

Earlier this week I took my eldest boy to celebrate the Centennial celebration of our National Parks in the beautiful Brooklyn Bridge Park. The weather was perfect for a grand celebration.

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Free Ice Cream

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The day started off with an Ice Cream Social thanks to the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory (we love this place!) Josh got the cookies and cream and I got the vanilla and of course it was just so good–I haven’t had a waffle cone in just about forever and this one was just exquisite.

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Afterwards we met some real life park rangers that were meeting and greeting kids and educating us on how awesome our national parks are. Josh was so excited to meet them (not gonna lie, so was I). 🙂

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Ramblin Dan Music

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We were treated to a live concert from Ramblin Dan Music which is a fun kids music band. Josh and I danced on the lawn to the fun tunes and it really was the perfect setting with the Statue of Liberty and the incredible backdrop of the NYC skyline in the background.

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Find Your Park Arts and Crafts

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There was SO many tables for the kids to do fun things that related to Thomas Edison and National Park Fun. Josh made a fun sand necklace in the shape of a bulb, drew what his own park would look like (hint: all the rainbows), and even built model for a junior park ranger badge!

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Find Your Park is about more than just national parks! It’s about the National Park Service working in your community through education programs, community assistance projects, and more. It’s about state parks, local parks, trails, museums, historic sites, and the many ways that the American public can connect with history and culture, enjoy nature, and make new discoveries.

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Check out more centennial events happening at FindYourPark.com. To learn more about a beautiful National Park near you check out NationalParks.org.

[Tweet “Celebrating @NatlParkService’s Centennial Birthday at @BklynBridgePark! #NPS100 #FindYourPark #ad”]

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Where is your favorite National Park? Did you celebrate the National Park’s Centennial Birthday?

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4 comments

Janine Huldie August 25, 2016 - 11:50 am

Looked such a fun event to attend with your boys. And I am with you on having conflicting emotions about school starting up for my girls, as well soon. So totally get that in spades here, too!!

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kita bryant August 25, 2016 - 11:43 pm

Yay so fun and he looks like he had a great time!

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Leslie August 26, 2016 - 8:55 am

How fun! I used to love to go to the state parks in Virginia. We need to find more parks here in Maryland too. Your pics are gorgeous, and now I want ice cream too!

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Tamara August 28, 2016 - 11:45 pm

100 years. Sheesh. And what a fun event with ice cream!
I love National Parks and one day I hope to go to all, or just most. And I totally spent the celebration in a National Park in Alaska! Kenai Fjords!

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