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FAMILIES WITH SPECIAL NEEDS CELEBRATE EASTER AT HOLYOKE MALL’S
SENSORY-FRIENDLY BUNNY EXPERIENCE ON APRIL 7TH
Register now for an event created exclusively for people with all spectrums of special needs
WHAT: The Bunny welcomes all ages and abilities! This compassionate event allows people with all spectrums of special needs to experience the time-honored tradition of a visit with the Easter Bunny, in a comforting environment prior to public hours. Accommodations are made to support the sensory, physical, and developmental needs of this special audience.
WHERE: Holyoke Mall, Café Square
50 Holyoke Street
Holyoke, MA 01041
WHEN: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. on April 7, 2019
COST: Visits with The Bunny are welcome and free. Space is limited and families are encouraged to reserve a time in advance at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holyoke-mall-47-bunny-cares-tickets-56496465449. Easter photo packages will be available for purchase during the event.
WITH: Bunny Cares is held in partnership with Autism Speaks. Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. They do this through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.
Holyoke Mall at Ingleside is Western’s New England’s premiere shopping center located in Holyoke’s Ingleside neighborhood and conveniently located near the interchange of I-90 and I-91. Holyoke Mall was built in 1979 and later expanded in 1995- now spanning 1.6 million square feet. The three-level Mall is home to 150 shops, restaurants, and department stores including: Macy’s, Christmas Tree Shops, Target, Victoria’s Secret, Apple, Round1, DSW, Forever 21, Flight Fit N Fun, Loft, Banana Republic, H&M, Sumo Japanese Steakhouse,110 Grill, and more.
Pyramid Management Group, owner of Holyoke Mall, is one of the largest, most innovative, privately-held shopping center developers in the northeast. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, Pyramid’s portfolio of retail-based, tourist and entertainment destinations dominate the northeast with 18 properties located throughout New York, Massachusetts and Virginia. For over 40 years, Pyramid has led the industry in combining the best elements of traditional retail with world-class dining, entertainment and hospitality, all under one roof. For more information, visit www.pyramidmg.com.
Cherry Hill Programs represents over 94 years of combined experience and thought leadership from two of the most respected pioneers in the experiential photo industry. They bring the magic with The Bunny and authentic Santas for the young and young-at-heart. Cherry Hill Programs operates in hundreds of premier retail and entertainment venues across the U.S. and Canada during the Christmas and Easter season, utilizing innovative technology and authentic characters. Their mission is: Delivering a magical experience. Every time. Visit www.cherryhillprograms.com
Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. They do this through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder, and advancing research into causes and better intervention for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. To find resources, join a fundraising walk or make a donation, go to www.AutismSpeaks.org.