Disclosure: This is a sponsored post as we were invited to the event. All opinions expressed are my own.
This special event of epic proportions combines so many fun things to do and see. There will be games, there will be speakers, celebrities, a chance to break a world record and much, much, more! This fun filled day has another bright spot, the proceeds go towards Alzheimer’s Research.
HERES THE SKINNY…
What: Presentations by entertainers, authors and scientists! Music! Food! Exhibits! Comedy! Games for kids!
When: June 6, 2015, from 11:00AM to 8:30PM.
Who’s Invited: You! All seven billion members of the human family. Those with a proven connection to the world’s biggest family tree (currently at 77 million people) get a bracelet and take part of the largest family photo in history.
Presentations: The GFR will feature talks and presentations by a wide range of fascinating experts and entertainers. Among those who have already agreed to participate: Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush (via video), Comedy Central star Nick Kroll, NPR host Ophira Eisenberg and former Obama administration member Cass Sunstein. Many more speakers will be announced soon.
Activities: The Global Family Reunion will have dozens of activities for all ages, including: A scavenger hunt from Watson Adventures. The world’s largest family photo. A talent contest. Exhibitions about family history and genealogy. Historical impersonators. Not to mention the 450 interactive exhibits at the New York Hall of Science, the museum where the reunion will take place. ( I am not quite sure how we will get through it all!!!)
Documentary: The Global Family Reunion will be the subject of a documentary by Morgan Spurlock.
The Cause: Fighting Alzheimer’s. The Global Family Reunion has partnered with two remarkable organizations devoted to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease. Namely, the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund and the Alzheimer’s Association New York Chapter. Alzheimer’s is a devastating disease that affects more than 40 million members of the Human Family, a number that will climb exponentially unless we find a cure. In addition, to buying tickets, you can also support the cause by participating in the Surname Showdown to Fight Alzheimer’s (just click here) – a family friendly competition to see which family can raise the most money to battle this killing disease.
The Price: All proceeds will go to battling Alzheimer’s research, education and training. To buy Tickets CLICK HERE and be sure to enter code RNYMOM for a special discount.
The Locations: The 2015 Global Family Reunion will be held on the site of the legendary 1964 New York World’s Fair. The grounds are now home to the New York Hall of Science, which is one of the top science-themed museums in the world. The museum holds 5,000 people, with a gorgeous, sprawling 11-acre outdoor space that can hold more than 10,000 more. The museum’s 450 hands-on interactive exhibits will be open to GFR attendees, including a space-themed mini-golf course, a design lab where you can create movies and 3-D print objects, and a collection of rockets.
The Founder: The founder of the Global Family Reunion is bestselling author A.J. Jacobs, whose books include The Year of Living Biblically, The Know-It-All and Drop Dead Healthy. Jacobs is an NPR commentator and the editor at large at Esquire. He is a speaker with two TED talks that have reached over a million views. He is the father of three, the husband of one, and the cousin to millions.
All proceeds will go to battling Alzheimer’s research, education and training. To buy Tickets CLICK HERE and be sure to enter code RNYMOM for a special discount.
Stay tuned for our photos and full review! Hope to see you there!!