Announcing our St. Patty’s Day Jam

It feels like Spring is here and we are gearing up for a “green” balloon jam.  I don’t mean green because balloons are a natural (and decaying) product, but “green” for St. Patty’s Day!  Come and join us next Monday at Fantasma Magic for our annual St. Patty’s Day balloon jam.  At the end of the jam we will choose the best St. Patty’s Day themed balloon sculpture.  What will it be . . . . . ?

Also, we will now have a one-balloon-bag “cover charge” at Fantasma balloon jams.  I’m embarrassed to say that only two bags of balloons have been bought by us during the last 4 jams there.  If this was a bar/diner/restaurant we would have been kicked out years ago, but Roger and his team believe in our mission.  They are discounting their balloon bags from $10 to $8 for us, and they sell both assortments and solid bags of 260Qs.  Be sure to pick out a bag when you get there and ring it up at the counter.

WHAT: Open balloon jam for all balloon twisters
WHEN: Monday, March 15, 2010 from 5pm to 9pm
WHERE: Fantasma Magic in Manhattan
COST: There is a 1-balloon bag “cover charge” ($8).
RSVP: You do not have to RSVP, but feel free to let Todd know you’re coming.
NOTE: There is a FAQ for newbies if you are totally new to this balloon twisting thing.

You can still support amazing community balloon art every day without leaving your chair by voting for “Elastic Park” at Pepsi’s competition.  Elastic Park is Larry Moss’s huge balloon dinosaur park that requires a team of balloon artists and lots of community volunteers to create.  If enough people vote every day Pepsi will give him $50,000 in seed money to make this happen.  Please go to www.refresheverything.com/ElasticPark and vote.  Twice.

NYC-area twisters win balloon sculpting awards

There is big news for our March NY Twisters update.  The annual balloon twisting convention recently ended and our local twisting community was very well-represented.  In fact, two of our artists came home with trophies!  A huge congratulations goes out to John Reid and Sheree Brown-Rosner for their well-deserved awards.  Here are pictures (courtesy of BalloonHQ’s T&S coverage) of their sculptures:

First Place, medium sculpture

photo of Kangaroo by John Reid
Kangaroo by John Reid

Third Place, small sculpture

photo of Eat the Candy Mangi la Caramella, by Sheree Brown-Rosner
Eat the Candy Mangi la Caramella, by Sheree Brown-Rosner

To hear more about the convention just talk to any of us Twist & Shout alumni at the next balloon jam, Monday March 15th at 5pm at Fantasma in Manhattan.  I’ll be sending out an official Jam Email in the next few days, but stick it in your calendar now.