Nominate Someone Special for a ‘Party to Your Door’

Know Someone Who Deserves a Celebration? Nominate them for a Party To Your Door!

 

Balloons With a Twist, the premier full-service entertainment and party planning company in the Las Vegas valley for both small and large-scale events, has launched a ‘Party to Your Door’ social media contest in which people can nominate themselves and deserving locals throughout Las Vegas to receive a surprise package containing everything they need for a socially distanced party at their home.

The package (a $275 value) contains balloons from Balloons With a Twist, bags of fresh gourmet popcorn from Popcorn Girl Las Vegas, flowers from Flora Couture, cupcakes from Rolling in Dough Bakery, pizza from Grimaldi’s Pizzeria and frozen banana pops from Lea Lana’s Bananas.

Nominate yourself, a healthcare hero, essential worker, frontline worker, graduate, teacher, or anyone who you feel would appreciate a special surprise on Balloons With A Twist’s social media channels – Facebook or Instagram.

One winner will be chosen weekly beginning Monday, June 22, 2020 until Friday, July 31, 2020.

 

The Mob Museum Announces July and August Programs and Promotions

THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES JULY, AUGUST PROGRAMS, PROMOTIONS 

The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces its roster of public programs and promotions for July and August.

All Museum programs require registration. For more information and to register, visit www.themobmuseum.org/events/.

Howard Hughes, Las Vegas and the Mob: Fact vs. Fiction (This event is sold out, but a waitlist and a live stream are available.)

  • Date: Wednesday, July 22
  • Time: 7 to 8 p.m.
  • Location: To watch a livestream of this event click on the “Watch” button here at 7 p.m. To be added on the waitlist click here.
  • Cost: Free for Members and with Museum Admission.
    Description: The Mob Museum’s Vice President of Exhibits and Programs, Geoff Schumacher, author of a newly revised and expanded biography of Howard Hughes, will discuss the myths surrounding the billionaire’s profound effect on the community and the Mob’s hold on the Las Vegas Strip. The Mob Museum is providing a live streaming of the presentation.

July Cocktail Special: Clara Bow

  • Date: July 10 to July 31
  • Location: The Underground speakeasy and distillery, located in the basement of The Mob Museum.
  • Description: Clara Bow was a popular 1920s actress and flapper whose look influenced a generation of young women. In honor of her birthday, the Museum is featuring the Clara Bow cocktail, a mix of bourbon, lemon juice, elderflower liquor and grenadine. The cocktail is available all day in The Underground for $12.

Operation Summer Camp

  • Date: July 6 to July 31
  • Time: From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m.
  • Location: Online. The virtual summer camp details are available here.
  • Cost: Regular price is $150 per camper and member price is $125.
  • Description: “Operation Summer Camp” is a live, Museum educator-directed virtual program offered as daily, 3-hour Zoom sessions plus additional activities to be completed at the campers’ leisure. Campers’ days will include icebreaker activities, small-group sessions, videos, light physical activity, experiments, special guest experts as well as self-motivated activities designed to be completed throughout the week. The Mob Museum is offering two camps targeting different age groups:
    • “Operation Investigation” is appropriate for campers age 10 through 14 years old where activities each day will focus on a different topic, including how to build a case by collecting evidence, analyzing DNA, fingerprint examination, trace evidence collection, witness interrogation and more.
    • “Operation: Forensic Science” is recommended for campers 12 through 16 years old. Each day will focus on a different topic, including crime scene investigation, death investigation, fingerprint analysis, firearm and bullet examination, DNA analysis and more.

Special Agent Kit for Operation Summer Camp

  • Date: Throughout July
  • Location: Online. Purchase a kit here.
  • Cost: $65 per participant. 
  • Description: The activity kits are designed for participants to complete on their own time. Every kit includes videos, online scavenger hunts, instructions for science experiments and more, as well as weekly optional virtual check-ins with educators and other campers to review their kits and projects. The kit, recommended for ages 10 and up, includes two activities for campers to complete each day, such as videos, online scavenger hunts, instructions for science experiments and other fun activities. Educational topics covered in this kit include crime scene investigation, fingerprinting, DNA analysis, undercover police work and more. The “Special Agent Kit” may be mailed or picked up at the Museum.

Virtual Community Safety Forum: The Science of COVID-19

  • Date: Friday, July 24
  • Location: Online. To watch this virtual forum click here.
  • Cost: Free
  • Description: In the ninth installment of The Mob Museum’s community safety forum virtual series, the discussion will focus on the unique challenges Las Vegas faces while responding to COVID-19. Local epidemiologist Brian Labus explains why experts decided to shut down the Las Vegas Strip and instead stress social distancing guidelines. The forum will also cover the prospects for therapeutic medicines and vaccines, and what it’s like to work on an outbreak of this scale. This event is sponsored by NV Energy.

Untangling the Web: The Kennedys, the Mob and Las Vegas

  • Date: Thursday, August 13
  • Location: In the Historic Courtroom.
  • Cost: Free for Members and with Museum Admission.
  • Description: For brothers John and Robert Kennedy, the connections to Las Vegas ranged from sex to politics, including a government investigation threatening to shut down the city. Las Vegas historian Michael Green will explore the complex historical webs linking the Kennedy family, organized crime and local politicians.

To ensure the safety of staff and visitors, all guests are required to wear face coverings and will receive a complimentary bottle of FDA-approved hand sanitizer, produced in the Museum’s distillery, while supplies last. All personnel of The Mob Museum have a comprehensive operational plan to follow which can be found here.

For more information, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Admission to the speakeasy is included with general Museum admission and is free for patrons using the daily password found on Instagram stories @MobMuseum_Underground at either the lobby podium or side entrance.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Numerous interactive exhibits include a Crime Lab, Firearm Training Simulator and Organized Crime Today exhibit. The Museum is also home to The Underground, a Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery sponsored by Zappos. The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of National Geographic’s “Top 10 Things to Do in Las Vegas,” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada” and one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by FOX News. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for admission rates and operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734, visit themobmuseum.org, or download the Museum’s free mobile app.

Las Vegas Natural History Museum Opens Summer Traveling Exhibit, In the Dark

Las Vegas Natural History Museum Opens Summer Traveling Exhibit, In the Dark

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum (LVNHM), located at 900 Las Vegas Boulevard in the downtown Las Vegas cultural corridor, announces the opening of a new traveling exhibit, In the Dark.

Darkness beckons exploration and represents the unknown, but it’s also a natural evolutionary pressure that caused plants and animals to adapt. This exhibit invites visitors to discover the dark, often unseen, ecosystems of the world like caves, the deep sea, the forest at night, and underneath the ground. Guests explore these mysteries via electronic, mechanical and computer interactives, immersive dioramas, and lifelike models.

“In the heat of the summer, this is the perfect exhibit to immerse our guests into the dark, cool places of the world while showcasing the amazing adaptations of the plants and animals who live there,” said Marilyn Gillespie, Executive Director of the Las Vegas Natural History Museum.

In the Dark is included with Museum Admission or Membership.

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum reopened on June 1st with new protocols for guests to safely and comfortably experience exhibits and educational programming, following CDC guidelines.

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum began in 1989 with a small group of citizens who knew the community would benefit from the educational resources it could provide. After very humble beginnings, this private non-profit museum is now a Smithsonian Affiliate, accredited with the American Alliance of Museums, and is a federal and state repository for fossils and artifacts. From the desert to the ocean, from Nevada to Africa, from prehistoric times to the present, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum takes visitors of all ages on a learning adventure around the world.

Please visit www.lvnhm.org, follow on Facebook at Las Vegas Natural History Museum; and @LVHNMuseum on Twitter and Instagram. For additional information, please call (702) 384-3466

Rail Explorers Celebrates Fourth Of July With Family-Friendly Event

 

Evening Tours at Rail Explorers in Boulder City, Nevada.
(Photo Courtesy of Rail Explorers)

RAIL EXPLORERS CELEBRATES FOURTH OF JULY WITH
FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT

 

WHAT:
Light up the rails this Fourth of July with Rail Explorers, the all-ages, outdoor-adventure attraction featuring pedal-powered rail bikes. Enjoy a family-friendly, fun and unique event with a ride under the stars with glow sticks, a champagne toast, and ice-cold beer (for guests 21 and over).

Plus, guests are encouraged to illuminate their adventure and come wearing light-up shirts, headbands, shoes, bracelets and rings. Plus, a special prize will be given to the party who lights up the night the best. Guests will begin the evening on the Rail Explorers platform, then ride the rails under the stars. Nevada State Railroad Museum’s historic train will then take guests back to the train station. Book online today at www.railexplorers.net.

WHEN:
Saturday, July 4
10:00 p.m.

COST:
A tandem rail bike for two starts at $85.
A quad rail bike for four guests starts at $150.

Health and Safety Notes: Rail Explorers requires that all guests on premises adhere to social distancing protocols to protect guests and employees from COVID-19. Guests will need to wear facial masks when in public areas and must remain six feet apart. Rail Explorers will additionally request that each guest answer health safety screening questions upon entrance and will be scanned for temperature readings using a contactless thermometer. Rail bikes are thoroughly disinfected and cleaned between tours. Hand sanitizing stations are available to guests and are located throughout the facility. For more information on Rail Explorers Social Distancing protocol, click here.

ABOUT:
Located in historic Boulder City, Nevada—just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip en route to Hoover Dam—Rail Explorers offers exhilarating, guided excursions in two- or four-seat rail bikes along the same tracks used during construction of the dam.
Rail Explorers Las Vegas tours include three memorable options, including the Southwest Ramble, a four-mile downhill pedal-powered daytime ride; the Sunset Tour, a picturesque downhill ride in the evening as the sun sets behind the River Mountains; and the Evening Lantern Ride, a one-of-a-kind experience illuminated by the glow from the moon and stars. All rides start at the Nevada State Railroad Museum and continue downhill to Railroad Pass. Each tour also includes a nostalgic ride back to the top of the hill in one of the museum’s historic trains, along with free museum entry. Knowledgeable guides lead every Rail Explorers tour, ensuring guests enjoy not only the majestic desert scenery, but also learn fascinating insights along the way. Rail bikes provide a truly distinctive way to explore this extraordinarily scenic and historic area.

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Digital Dinos Exhibit Provides Touchless Interaction at Las Vegas Natural History Museum

 

Digital Dinos Exhibit Provides Touchless
Interaction at Las Vegas Natural History Museum

Hundreds of millions of years ago, dinosaurs roamed the region that became Nevada—and today, innovative digital representations of these creatures are featured in a brand-new exhibit at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum (LVNHM). Digital Dinos is an exhibit designed and developed by the Museum and the interactive exhibit firm Ideum, based in Corrales, New Mexico. This projection-based exhibit allows visitors to touchlessly interact with a variety of dinosaurs once native to Nevada and the southwest.

The exhibit’s 16-foot projection displays a scene from the Cretaceous Period, with massive plant-eating Titanosaurs in the background. New dinosaur characters then begin to appear: a meat-eating Eotryrannus tracks visitors in response to their movements, while a small pack of Deinonychus hides from guests when they appear. When an Eolambia mother and baby appear in the scene, visitors can even stretch their arms and feed them ferns!

The exhibit uses a Microsoft Azure Kinect to track visitor movements and provide corresponding dinosaur interaction. The exhibit employs this same technology to remind visitors to observe 6-foot social distancing recommendations. This allows visitors to more safely interact with the Digital Dinos exhibit in the age of COVID-19.

The overall concept for Digital Dinos is somewhat similar to other full-body touchless exhibits that Ideum has created over the years, but this new exhibit is unique in several ways. First and foremost, all of the dinosaurs in this experience are native to Nevada. A few are clad in feathers, and these depictions, although they are stylized and animated, are based on the most up-to-date science available. The entire scene, including the flora and the geography, is based on what Nevada was like 100 million years ago.

“This exhibit features several Nevada dinosaurs. It is a great compliment to the ongoing excavations and research that we are conducting across the state. We are learning more about our prehistoric past all the time. Here’s an opportunity for our visitors to walk into it,” says Las Vegas Natural History Museum Paleontologist, Dr. Bonde.

The exhibit is unique in other ways as well. “All of the interactions, 3D models and 2D animations, the sounds, and all of the code are completely new. We applied lessons learned from past projects, but everything else here is unique. The real technical innovation here is the way our team of artists combined 3D and 2D animations. We’ve never done anything quite like this before,” says Ideum Founder Jim Spadaccini.
Thanks to the generous support of Ms. Susan Houston, Digital Dinos premieres this weekend at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum. In addition, a partnership between LVNHM and Ideum will make this exhibit available to other museums and public spaces, so the experience has the potential to become a national or even international phenomenon. “We are thrilled to offer such a unique digital exhibit for visitors to interact with, particularly at this difficult time with the pandemic. We are also excited to know that other museums may soon adopt this exhibit for their visitors,” says Marilyn Gillespie, Executive Director of LVNHM.

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum began in 1989 with a small group of citizens who knew the community would benefit from the educational resources it could provide. After very humble beginnings, this private non-profit museum is now a Smithsonian Affiliate, accredited with the American Alliance of Museums, and is a federal and state repository for fossils and artifacts. From the desert to the ocean, from Nevada to Africa, from prehistoric times to the present, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum takes visitors of all ages on a learning adventure around the world.

Please visit www.lvnhm.org, follow on Facebook at Las Vegas Natural History Museum; and @LVHNMuseum on Twitter and Instagram. For additional information, please call (702) 384-3466.

Ideum is a 20-year-old digital design firm based in Corrales, New Mexico. In addition to its established line of touch tables, the firm focuses on creating the next generation of visitor experiences that blend the physical and digital realms. Ideum has partnerships with 3M, Barco, Christie Digital, Crestron, LG, and others, allowing its creative digital projects to have direct access to leading-edge equipment and specialized hardware expertise. In addition, Ideum has a fabrication studio that allows it to create custom exhibits, bespoke furniture with embedded digital technologies, and other unique fabricated pieces. For more information, please visit www.ideum.com.

Red Rock Resort: 4th of July Spectacular Weekend

Red Rock Resort: 4th of July Spectacular Weekend

Book your 4th of July Spectacular Weekend at Red Rock by Clicking Here!
· Exclusions – 2 night stay in a newly remodeled hotel room. VIP firework invitation for four people. Based on availability, plus hotel nightly resort fee of $39+tax, not valid with other discounts, subject to weather conditions, 100% deposit applies at time of booking, standard cancel policy applies, management reserves all rights.

 

The Mob Museum Hosts Virtual “Operation Summer Camp” Beg. July 6

THE MOB MUSEUM HOSTS “OPERATION SUMMER CAMP,” FIRST-EVER VIRTUAL SUMMER CAMP BEGINNING JULY 6

 For the first time, The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, will host “Operation Summer Camp,” a virtual summer camp offered beginning Monday, July 6. Camp sessions will incorporate fun, hands-on programming for youth ages 8 to 17 years old, delivering age-appropriate STEM and social studies activities focused on criminal investigation and forensic science. The new program displays the Museum’s commitment to community and is available to students who live in Las Vegas and to youth nationally with mailing services.

“Operation Summer Camp” is a live, Museum educator-directed virtual program offered as daily, 3-hour Zoom sessions plus additional activities to be completed at the campers’ leisure, providing a total of 4 to 5 hours’ worth of activities per day. Campers’ days will include icebreaker activities, small-group sessions, videos, light physical activity, experiments, special guest experts as well as self-motivated activities designed to be completed throughout the week. Two camps targeting different age groups are available:

  • “Operation: Investigation” – appropriate for campers age 8 through 14 years old or rising grades 3 through 8. Each day will focus on a different topic, including how to build a case by collecting evidence, analyzing DNA, fingerprint examination, trace evidence collection, witness interrogation and more. Offered weeks of July 6 and July 20 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. PDT. Each session can accommodate 25 campers.
  • “Operation: Forensic Science” – appropriate for campers age 11 through 17 years old or rising grades 6 through 12. Each day will focus on a different topic, including crime scene investigation, death investigation, fingerprint analysis, firearm and bullet examination, DNA analysis and more. Offered weeks of July 13 and July 27 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. PDT. Each session can accommodate 25 campers.

The cost for Operation Summer Camp is $150 per camper or $125 for Museum Members. Cost includes a prepared kit with all activities and materials needed to complete summer camp projects. Kits will be available for pick up at The Mob Museum or campers’ families can request for the kit to be mailed. To become a member and to take advantage of membership pricing for Summer Camp, click here.

In addition to these camp experiences, the Museum will offer “Mob Museum Special Agent Kits,” a budget-friendly, flexible option including activities that can be completed at the camper’s leisure without the confines of daily Zoom calls or check-ins. The kit, recommended for ages 10 and up, includes two activities for campers to complete each day, such as videos, online scavenger hunts, instructions for science experiments and other fun activities. Educational topics covered in this kit include crime scene investigation, fingerprinting, DNA analysis, undercover police work and more. In addition to activity kits, campers will also have access to three optional video check-ins with educators and fellow campers on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. PDT to review their kits and projects. Campers can pick up their “Special Agent Kit” in person at a pre-reserved date and time at the Museum or request for the kit to be mailed. Space is limited, up to 150 campers may participate each week and the cost is $65 per participant.

All registered campers will be invited to join the program capstone event, “Summer Camp Family Night,” which takes place on the final day of camp, Friday at 4:30 p.m. PDT. During this activity, campers and their families participate in a camp-exclusive forensic activity and trivia game. Each week, winners of Family Night will be awarded a family-four pack of tickets to visit The Mob Museum.

For more information or to purchase Operation Summer Camp or Mob Museum Special Agent kits, click here.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Numerous interactive exhibits include a Crime Lab, Firearm Training Simulator and Organized Crime Today exhibit, as well as The Underground, a Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery sponsored by Zappos. This year, the Museum released an engaging new mobile app providing the ultimate guide to the Museum for visitors, in-depth education for those seeking more about the history of the Mob and law enforcement, and an innovative, interactive lookalike feature called Doppelgangster which matches user’s facial features with Mob-related images.  The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of National Geographic’s “Top 10 Things to Do in Las Vegas,” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada” and one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by FOX News and Budget Travel magazine. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for admission rates and operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org.

Flamingo Las Vegas Deal of the Day – book by June 18th and receive an additional 5% off

Flaming Las Vegas Deal of the Day – book by June 23rd and receive an additional 5% off.

• Offer – Flamingo Las Vegas Deal of the Day – book by June 18th and receive an additional 5% off.
• Offer Dates – Book by June 18, 2020
• Offer Valid – For future stays through September 15, 2020
• Exclusions – Blackout dates may apply. Must be 21 years or older to book. This offer is subject to change at any time. Not valid with any other offer.

Free Rides for Dad on High Roller for Father’s Day

FREE RIDES FOR DAD ABOARD HIGH ROLLER OBSERVATION WHEEL THIS
FATHER’S DAY, SUNDAY, JUNE 21

WHAT:
On Father’s Day, June 21, dads can ride High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel, for free with the purchase of a ticket. For an even more elevated experience, guests can purchase an upgraded ticket for Happy Half Hour featuring an in-cabin open bar.

After hopping off the wheel, families can enjoy dining, drinks and shopping at The LINQ Promenade’s numerous eateries, bars and retail stores. Options include Virgil’s Real BBQ, ICEBAR, Flour & Barley – Brick Oven Pizza, Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar, Off The Strip Bistro + Bar and many more.

Daytime tickets are $20.50 for adults and $7.50 for youth, while nighttime tickets are $32.75 for adults and $16.50 for youth. Daytime happy half hour tickets are $31.75 and $45.75 for nighttime tickets.

Additional ticket specials include the following:

  • Local Special: Nevada residents always receive 50 percent off standard ticket prices with a valid Nevada ID.
  • Military Special: Guests receive $5 off with a U.S. Military ID when purchased at the box office.
  • Senior Special: Guests that are 65 years of age and older receive $5 off.
  • Student Special: Receive 50 percent off with a U.S. student ID when purchased at the box office.

High Roller has implemented enhanced health and safety protocols that include the following:

  • High Roller cabins will be limited to 10 guests per cabin.
  • Cabin floor decals reminding guests to maintain 6-feet apart for social distancing.
  • All employees will be wearing masks.
  • Enhanced cleaning and sanitation procedures, specifically on high-touch areas.

WHEN:
Sunday, June 21

Hours of operation for the High Roller are 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. Monday through Thursday and 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. Friday through Sunday.

WHO:
The LINQ Promenade is the world-renowned, award-winning open-air district featuring more than 30 unique entertainment, retail and dining experiences with more to open in 2019. The LINQ Promenade also plays host to a variety of special events, festivals and parades throughout the year. Home to High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel, and FLY LINQ, the only zipline in the world to offer riders four ways to fly simultaneously on 10 side-by-side lines: prone frontward or backward and seated frontward or backward. With the addition of the only zipline on the Strip, The LINQ Promenade is now the center for world-class attractions. High Roller quickly emerged as an instantly recognizable part of the already-iconic Las Vegas skyline and consistently ranks as one of the best, “must see” attractions by media outlets and websites around the world, ranging from Travel + Leisure to USA Today and Trip Advisor. The wheel’s 28 glass-enclosed cabins feature an interactive 30-minute experience 550 feet in the air. Happy Half Hour, the exclusive in-cabin 30-minute open bar experience, is available for guests 21 and over. For more information, go to TheLINQ.com . Find @LINQPromenade on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram. (Hashtags: #LINQLife, #RevolveVegas, #HighRollerVegas)

the yoU Offers Single-Occupancy Residences for Students, Faculty for UNLV This Fall

L to R: the yoU private studio interior; view from rooftop lounge; exterior photo.
(Photos courtesy of Wild Dog Digital and CoStar) 

the yoU OFFERS SINGLE-OCCUPANCY RESIDENCES FOR STUDENTS, FACULTY RETURNING TO UNLV THIS FALL

Three Studio Varieties Currently Leasing

 

With social distancing top of mind as students return to school this fall, the yoU at University Gateway, directly across Maryland Parkway from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, exclusively offers three varieties of single-occupancy, fully furnished studio residences leasing now. Where private, secluded studio living meets dining, entertainment, banking and many more, the yoU is designed for anyone seeking an elevated living environment. Located steps from UNLV’s campus and near the region’s largest employer, the Las Vegas Strip, the yoU provides a distinctive residential option for students, academics and professionals in a contemporary, urban setting. Preview tours are now available for media by appointment.

At the yoU, home seekers will discover residences offering 10-foot high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling views of the dazzling Las Vegas Strip and surrounding mountains in select units. Each Private Studio includes a kitchen stovetop, refrigerator, microwave, washer/dryer, lounge area and full bath. Studio Suites are private studio living spaces located next to a second studio. Both Studio Suites include a private lounge area, washer/dryer and bathroom and share a co-living space with a TV lounge and kitchen. Premium Studio Suites are private residences located next to five other studios. The six studios include private lounge areas and bathrooms and share a co-living space with a full-sized kitchen, oversized chef’s island and expansive TV lounge.

Utilities include a smart home system featuring Vivint thermostat, individual climate controls and door locking system, as well as the fastest internet available. Plus, every resident enjoys access to a rooftop, resort-style pool and lounge including fire pits, barbecue grills and sundeck; state-of-the-art fitness center; game room; concierge services; coworking space and stunning view of the Strip and surrounding mountains.

Meanwhile, the yoU at University Gateway’s first floor houses Peet’s Coffee, Brew Tea Bar, eateries such as Crumbl Cookies, Ike’s Love and Sandwiches, Roberto’s Taco Shop, Sushi Joe’s and Pizza Forte, the convenience of a branch of America First Credit Union, plus more retail shops to come.

“For students and professionals seeking the privacy of a studio and the amenities one would expect in an upscale, urban residence, we’re pleased to continue offering spaces inside Las Vegas’ first mixed-use, high rise development,” says Frank Marretti, founder G2 Capital Development. “Our residents love grabbing coffee downstairs in the morning and enjoying an epic sunset from the pool deck in the evening. It truly is the first property of its kind in this rapidly developing, dynamic area.”

Residents can also look forward to participating in a variety of organized social activities with their neighbors. Events will include everything from rooftop pool parties, and catered events utilizing the seventh-floor open-air recreation deck kitchen.

For more information about the yoU, visit theyouliving.com. Media may schedule a preview tour and interview by emailing Desiree Webb with The Vox Agency at desiree@thevoxagency.com.

ABOUT the yoU AT UNIVERSITY GATEWAY
At the yoU at University Gateway, partake in a luxury, urban lifestyle with contemporary, fully furnished apartments now available for lease. Located on Maryland Parkway, across from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and near the Las Vegas Strip and Las Vegas Medical District, residents at the yoU at University Gateway enjoy amenities such as rooftop, resort-style pool and spa and lounge including fire pits, barbecue grills and sundeck; state-of-the-art fitness center; game room; concierge services; coworking space; all utilities, a smart home system and internet included in the lease; 24-hour onsite police presence; and a stunning view of the Las Vegas Strip. Each Private Studio includes a kitchen stovetop, refrigerator, microwave, washer/dryer and full bath. Studio Suites include full kitchens, expansive living areas and washer/dryer facilities next to private studios. With first-floor eateries such as Peet’s Coffee, Brew Tea Bar, Crumbl Cookies, Ike’s Love and Sandwiches, Sushi Joe’s and Roberto’s Taco Shop, the convenience of a branch of America First Credit Union, as well as two floors of administrative space for UNLV, the yoU at University Gateway represents Maryland Parkway’s first multi-use, high-rise development. For more information, go to theyouliving.com or follow on Facebook and Instagram @theyouliving

Adventuredome Amusement Park Open to Guests for Thrill Seeking, Family Fun at Circus Circus Las Vegas

Circus Circus Las Vegas is welcoming back families and thrill-seeking guests to the Adventuredome. The iconic indoor 5-acre amusement park is now open to the public with hours of operation of Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

 

Southern Nevada locals with proof of ID are eligible to receive a 20 percent discount to the amusement park from 10 a.m. to Noon daily in the month of June.

 

Amid current local and state regulations, the Adventuredome is committed to keeping its park clean, safe and fun for employees and guests. Capacity is currently reduced on all rides and attractions to allow for appropriate social distancing. All employees are required to wear facemasks, which is optional and encouraged for guests. Touchless hand sanitizers are also placed around the park and at each ticket booth, as cleaning teams are elevating normal routines of disinfecting all park elements.

Among its many attractions, Adventuredome guests are encouraged to visit the Carnival Midway where they can play a huge selection of games and win premium prizes. The Midway surrounds the circus stage, which showcases free circus acts — including flying trapeze, circus clowns, jugglers, contortionists and more — daily.

 

Circus Circus reopened on June 4 following its temporary closure due to COVID-19 restrictions. Currently, on the Circus Circus grounds, various gambling options, venues and restaurants are open as well as a renovated Slots A Fun Casino space and enhanced guest check-in to the Circus Circus RV Park.

 

Code Ninjas Summerlin and Centennial Hills Launch Summer Camps

 

Code Ninjas® Summerlin and Centennial Hills Launch Summer Camps

Free One-on-One Sessions and Summer Camps Now Available for Kids Ages 7-14

 

Code Ninjas announced today the launch of their Summer Camps for kids ages 7-14. And, as a way to welcome parents and children curious about coding and game-based instruction, Code Ninjas is offering free one-on-one sessions at their Summerlin and Centennial Hills locations.

 

“Students have missed out on so much lately and we want to provide a fun and safe environment for them to explore their love of technology and continue the learning adventure,” said Craig Barishman, owner and director of Code Ninjas Centennial Hills. “Our summer camps are designed to introduce coding to kids while simultaneously teaching teamwork and problem-solving skills.”

 

The week-long camps led by Code Senseis® (instructors), guide kids through a variety of challenges and activities including building their own video games and an actual robot. Half and full-day camps are available through August 3. Pricing may vary.

 

For parents and children interested in learning more, Code Ninjas is offering free one-on-one sessions with a Code Sensei. Each 30-minute session includes an assessment by a Code Sensei. Based on availability.

 

“Our one-on-one sessions can help kids and parents explore new programs and learn about our game-based, martial arts inspired curriculum,” says Don Kang, owner and director of Code Ninjas Summerlin. “Through these sessions, we have the opportunity to share that our programs are inclusive, effective and prepare kids for a future in technology.”

 

In keeping with their commitment to provide a safe environment, Code Ninjas has implemented the following health and safety measures; reduced room capacities to allow for social distancing, increased regularity of sanitation of high traffic areas and equipment, face coverings required for all employees and visitors and hand sanitation stations are available throughout both locations.

 

For the Summerlin location, call 702-518-0116 or visit them online at www.codeninjas.com/nv-summerlin. For Centennial Hills, call 702-741-4284 or visit them online at www.codeninjas.com/nv-centennial-hills.

Photo courtesy of Code Ninjas.

Photo courtesy of Code Ninjas.

About Code Ninjas
Founded in 2016, Code Ninjas® is the world’s largest and fastest-growing kids coding franchise, with more than 200 locations open across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. At Code Ninjas centers, kids learn to code while building their own video games. They gain problem solving, critical thinking, and STEM skills in a fun, safe, and inspiring environment. Kids have fun, parents see results®. For more information, visit codeninjas.com.

The Taco Stand – Las Vegas Grand Opening – June 15th

The Taco Stand Takes on Las Vegas

Southern California-grown taqueria brings a taste of Tijuana to Chinatown

San Diego’s staple taqueria, The Taco Stand, will open its first Las Vegas location on June 15, adding to its four existing locations in San Diego, one in Orange County and one in Miami to date. Best known for slinging authentic, Tijuana-style tacos, this family-owned taco haven is a welcome addition to the Las Vegas culinary scene. Housed in a 1,778 square-foot space along Spring Mountain Road in Chinatown, the new outpost will feature the same popular menu items showcased at its other locations.

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3616 Spring Mountain Road
Las Vegas, NV 89102

 

Co-Owners Julian Hakim and Aram Baloyan are well-versed in what it takes to deliver authentic Mexican food. Both originally from Tijuana, the two restaurateurs grew up eating at a dozen local taco stands on a weekly basis, enjoying fresh grilled carne asada with spicy salsas on homemade tortillas. Hakim says, “In Tijuana, tacos were always the go-to option when someone wanted a quick, but well-made meal.” After moving to San Diego, they quickly realized that finding the type of tacos they grew up enjoying was a challenge that inspired the opening of their first San Diego location in 2013.

“We created The Taco Stand out of a personal need to enjoy a place that served delicious tacos in San Diego,” says Hakim.  “It didn’t have to be anything fancy or flashy, just a fun spot to enjoy some awesome food. The model seems to have worked, and we’re thrilled by the response.”

Staying true to their vision, Hakim and Baloyan have maintained the same street taco stand vibe at all locations, now bringing those coveted taco creations to Las Vegas locals and visitors alike. Popular menu items include their specialty taco; Al Pastor, packed with rotisserie-marinated pork, cilantro, onions, cilantro sauce and pineapple, as well as their Nopal Taco, a vegetarian option crafted from flame-grilled cactus, melted cheese, cilantro sauce, tomato and avocado, both of which are served on made-to-order corn tortillas. Complete with a salsa bar brimming with daily-made salsas, there is a reason The Taco Stand continues to draw lines out-the-door on a daily basis.

The Taco Stand Las Vegas will be located at 3616 Spring Mountain Road, Las Vegas, NV 89102. http://letstaco.com/

Rail Explorers Reopens on Friday, June 5

Rail Explorers rail bikes in Boulder City, Nevada at sunset.
(Photo courtesy of Rail Explorers) 

RAIL EXPLORERS REOPENS EVENING TOURS ON JUNE 5

Rail Explorers, the all-ages, outdoor-adventure attraction featuring pedal-powered rail bikes, reopens for evening tours on Friday, June 5 with tours at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. All rides start at the Nevada State Railroad Museum and continue downhill to Railroad Pass. Each tour also includes a nostalgic ride back to the top of the hill in one of the museum’s historic trains, along with free museum entry.

Tandem Rail Explorers (up to two riders) or Quad Rail Explorers rail bikes (up to four riders) are available on each tour offered. Tandem railbike tours are $85 and Quad railbike tours are $150. Groups of ten or more people receive a 10 percent discount for weekday tours.  All Nevada residents receive a 10 percent “locals” discount off the standard tour price for weekday tours. Book online today at www.railexplorers.net, or by phone at (877) 833-8588.

Health and Safety Notes: Rail Explorers requires that all guests on premises adhere to social distancing protocols to protect guests and employees from COVID-19. Guests will need to wear facial masks when in public areas and must remain six feet apart. Rail Explorers will additionally request that each guest answer health safety screening questions upon entrance and will be scanned for temperature readings using a contactless thermometer. Rail bikes are thoroughly disinfected and cleaned between tours. Hand sanitizing stations are available to guests and are located throughout the facility. For more information on Rail Explorers Social Distancing protocol, click here.

ABOUT RAIL EXPLORERS
Located in historic Boulder City, Nevada—just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip en route to Hoover Dam—Rail Explorers offers exhilarating, guided excursions in two- or four-seat rail bikes along the same tracks used during construction of the dam.
Rail Explorers Las Vegas tours include three memorable options, including the Southwest Ramble, a four-mile downhill pedal-powered daytime ride; the Sunset Tour, a picturesque downhill ride in the evening as the sun sets behind the River Mountains; and the Evening Lantern Ride, a one-of-a-kind experience illuminated by the glow from the moon and stars. All rides start at the Nevada State Railroad Museum and continue downhill to Railroad Pass. Each tour also includes a nostalgic ride back to the top of the hill in one of the museum’s historic trains, along with free museum entry. Knowledgeable guides lead every Rail Explorers tour, ensuring guests enjoy not only the majestic desert scenery, but also learn fascinating insights along the way. Rail bikes provide a truly distinctive way to explore this extraordinarily scenic and historic area. For more information, visit www.railexplorers.net or follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Las Vegas Natural History Museum Reopens, Announces Upcoming Launch of Annual Summer Traveling Exhibit, In the Dark

 

Las Vegas Natural History Museum Reopens, Announces Upcoming Launch of Annual Summer Traveling Exhibit, In the Dark

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum, located at 900 Las Vegas Boulevard in the downtown Las Vegas cultural corridor, reopened on Monday, June 1 with newly implemented social distancing procedures and plans to debut a new summer traveling exhibit for 2020.

A cultural icon for nearly 30 years, the Museum has implemented new protocols for guests to safely and comfortably experience exhibits and educational programming, including a single-direction discovery path through the facility.

Following recommended guidelines from the CDC, the Museum will:
• Follow enhanced cleaning procedures with UV lights
• Enact guest limits starting at just 5.5 percent of fire code capacity
• Require team members to wear a mask
• Encourage guests to wear a mask
• Provide hand sanitizer for guest use

Additionally, the Museum has introduced online ticketing, private group tours and early admission for those 65 and older and/or have a compromised immune system. Visit lvnhm.org for details. The Cox Charities Young Scientist Center, Classroom and Snack Room will remain temporarily closed.

“We’ve been a part of the Southern Nevada Community for 29 years and we’re grateful for the support of our community with each passing year,” said Executive Director Marilyn Gillespie. “Our team has worked hard to innovate and accommodate so we can all get back to doing what we love – welcoming our community to their Natural History Museum. This summer promises to be one of our best with ‘In the Dark,’ an intriguing traveling exhibit opening just before for the 4th of July.”

“In the Dark” will open July 3, 2020. The exhibit invites visitors to discover the dark, often unseen, ecosystems of the world like caves, the deep sea, the forest at night, and underneath the ground. Guests explore these mysteries via electronic, mechanical and computer interactives, immersive dioramas, and lifelike models.

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum opened in 1991 and is a private, non-profit institution dedicated to educating children, adults, and families in the natural sciences, both past and present. Through its interactive exhibits, educational programs, and the preservation of its collections, the Museum strives to instill an understanding and appreciation of the world’s wildlife, ecosystems, and cultures. The Las Vegas Natural History Museum is also a state and federal collections repository for paleontological and archaeological materials collected on both public lands and from the private sector. The Museum’s repository is home to hundreds of thousands of artifacts and fossils from southern Nevada.

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum is accredited with the American Alliance of Museums. Please visit www.lvnhm.org, follow on Facebook at Las Vegas Natural History Museum; and @LVHNMuseum on Twitter and Instagram. For additional information, please call (702) 384-3466.

Lakes Mead, Mohave Reopen Boat Rentals, Lodging for Memorial Day Weekend

L to R: Houseboat on Lake Mohave, Kayakers on the lower Colorado River in the Black
Canyon/Lake Mohave and View of the Marina at Cottonwood Cove – Lake Mohave

(Photos Courtesy of Lake Mead Mohave Adventures)

HOUSEBOAT, POWER BOAT, PERSONAL WATERCRAFT RENTALS AVAILABLE AT LAKE MEAD, LAKE MOHAVE BEGINNING MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Options Include Deck Cruisers, Houseboats for Up to 10 Guests

Downloadable Photos Available Here 

 Lake Mead Mohave Adventures/Guest Services, Inc. announces the reopening of additional services, amenities, lodging, small boat and houseboat rentals, now available just in time for Memorial Day weekend. The available services and opening time frame follow:

  • Callville Bay Resort & Marina:
    • Opening May 21: table seating and to-go food and beverage (12 to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday); retail shop, fuel dock, small boat and houseboat rentals (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily).
    • RV Park open as of May 8.
  • Cottonwood Cove Resort & Marina:
    • Opening May 22: RV Park, motel, retail shop, fuel dock, (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily); small boat and kayak rentals (8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday through Monday)
    • Opening May 29: Houseboat rentals (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily)
    • Opening June 15: to-go food and beverage (8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday)
  • Echo Bay RV Village:
    • Opening May 25:  RV Park, retail shop and fuel docks (8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily)
  • Lake Mead RV Village:
    • Opening May 21: RV Park (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily)
    • Retail shop open as of May 15 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily)
  • Temple Bar Resort & Marina:
    • Opening May 22: Small boat rentals (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily)
    • RV Park, motel, retail shop, to-go food and beverage and fuel docks open as of May 15 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily)
  • Willow Beach Marina & Campground:
    • Opening May 20: RV park, retail shop, fuel docks and small boat/kayak rentals (8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily)
    • Opening May 29: to-go food and beverage (8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily)

“We look forward to welcoming guests to Lake Mead and Mohave for a safe and enjoyable official kick-off of summer this Memorial Day weekend,” said Rod Taylor, vice president, Lake Mead Mohave Adventures/Guest Services, Inc. “In the meantime, the health and safety of our team members and guests remain our top priorities. We have worked diligently to obtain necessary safety equipment, including masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and plexiglass barriers, which will allow us to operate in accordance with guidance from local, state and federal public health authorities.”

For guidelines from the National Park Service regarding recreating safely and responsibly in the parks during the current public health emergency, click here. Updates to service availability will be posted on the destinations’ Facebook pages: @callvillebaymarina, @cottonwoodcovemarina, @echobayrv, @hooverdamrafttour, @lakemeadrvvillage, @templebarlakemead, @willowbeachmarina. For more information about these destinations, go to www.LakeMeadMohaveAdventures.com.

ABOUT GUEST SERVICES
Since 1917, Guest Services, Inc. has earned the reputation as a premier hospitality management company and national and state park concessionaire that has taken great care and pride in delivering best-in-class food, lodging, retail and recreation services. The Fairfax, Virginia-based company and its subsidiaries employ more than 3,500 staff at more than 250 facilities, which welcome approximately 30 million guests annually across the United States. Guest Services, Inc. is proud to welcome visitors at Mount Rainier National Park, North Cascades National Park and Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area in Washington, several parks in the Washington, D.C. area, and state parks such as Bear Mountain in New York, in addition to Missouri’s newest state park in the Ozarks – the much anticipated Echo Bluff State Park. To learn more visit www.guestservices.com.