HoliDAY of Play 2015

Build-A-Bear Opens Newest Store at Empire State Building

Build-a-bear-logoOn July 1, Build-A-Bear will be moving into a new location in the iconic Empire State Building. The opening comes just a few weeks after the company launched another store inside Toys “R” Us at Times Square.

The new stores represent an effort by Build-A-Bear to provide the most engaging experiences for customers in New York City. The stores feature themed New York merchandise, including NYC T-shirts and hoodies, and numerous sports team outfits, such as the New York Yankees and Mets, Giants and Jets, and more.

The Boys and Girls Club of Madison Square will be on-hand for the ribbon-cutting.

Beyond Rubik’s Cube Debuts at Liberty Science Center in New Jersey

BeyondRubiksThis Saturday, Beyond Rubik’s Cube premieres at Liberty Science Center (LSC) in Jersey City, N.J. The 7,000 square foot exhibition, which marks the 40th anniversary of the puzzle toy, features interactive physical and digital challenges, and invites visitors to consider how the Rubik’s Cube emerged from a workshop in Communist-era Hungary to become a worldwide phenomenon.

LSC, Google, and the Cube’s Budapest inventor, Erno Rubik, designed the exhibition, which will be at LSC through the end of November. On the same day, Beyond Rubik’s Cube will be celebrated in Manhattan, with both the Bank of America Tower and the Conde Nast Building lit up in Rubik’s Cube colors. The Empire State Building will follow suit on May 8.