Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Children & Parents Day 2014 was Applelicious

On Sunday, February 23, 2014, the non-profit Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History's ninth annual Children & Parents Day took the apple fruit to new heights with its incorporation in over 10 different apple cuisines, a kids cooking class and cooking demo, face painting, arts and crafts, entertainment, souvenir photos in the apple orchard and a personal appearance by ‘Granny Smith’ who’s credited with cultivating the green apple in year 1868.


Granny Smith at the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History's ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit
 
Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History's ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit


The annual Children & Parents Day has evolved into Palm Beach County’s premier cultural culinary event for kids and their families mixing arts activities, kids cooking classes and culinary demos for the whole family.

The 2014 Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit served as a prelude to National Nutrition Month and offers continued support to the State of Florida’s Viva Florida initiative.



Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History's ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit


The presenting sponsors are Target and Kingston Fresh, a produce company.  Other important sponsors for 2014 are Coca-Cola, Blue Bell Creameries and the Upper Cervical Institute of Florida.  Continuing support is from the Patricia Ann Ravo Fund and the Boris & Edith Rueger Fund


Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History's ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit


Apples were introduced in North America in the 17th century by colonists. There are now more than 7,000 varieties of apples.  The origin of the apple is Asia in 328 BC.    The apple fruit is very nutritious containing dietary fiber, protein and Vitamin C. The cuisines featured included Apple Mac & Cheddar Cheese, Apple Chicken Stir-Fry, Maple-glazed Apple and Carrots, Apple and Sweet Potato Casserole, Apple Spring Salad, Sweet Potato Apple Soup, Apple Cake, Apple Crisps, Apple Cookies, Apple Muffins, Apple Squares, Apple Tarts; and Apples with Blue Bell Ice Cream.  The mac and cheese; and stir-fry recipes came from the U.S. Apple Association.  The Florida Farm Bureau Federation served yogurt parfait featuring Florida grown fruits.


Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History's ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit


 

 



 
Cuisines at the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History's ninth annual Children & Parents Day used Target Market Pantry food items and ingredients
 
Coca-Cola provided the Minute Maid apple juice for the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History's ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit
 
Apples and Blue Bell Ice Cream at the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History's ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit
The apple-infused buffet was prepared by Chef Juniper Torres of Someone's In The Kitchen Catering.  The kids cooking class of the sour cream apple pie was led by Chef Chrissy Benoit of The Little House in Boynton Beach using apples from Kingston Fresh and ingredients from Target’s Market Pantry.  And, the cooking demo of the apple muffins was conducted by baker Bonnie Brown.  Pastry Chef and artisan Lara Fisher of Cakes by Lara in Lantana made a stunning three-dimensional apple cake topped with a three-dimensional edible apple tree.


Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History's ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit.. Three-dimensional apple cake by Lara Fisher of Cakes by Lara.


 
Cake designer Lara Fisher of Cakes by Lara made an amazing 3-D cake with edible apple tree for the 9th annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit
 
Cake designer Lara Fisher of Cakes by Lara made an amazing 3-D cake with edible apple tree for the 9th annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit
  
Cake designer Lara Fisher of Cakes by Lara made an amazing 3-D cake with edible apple tree for the 9th annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit
 
Cake designer Lara Fisher with Lori J. Durante.  Lara Fisher of Cakes by Lara made an amazing three-dimensional cake with edible apple tree for the ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit
 
Bonnie Brown conducts kids cooking class at the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History's ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit
Chef Juniper Torres and baker Bonnie Brown. Chef Juniper Torres of Someone's in the Kitchen Catering prepared the apple-infused all-you-can-eat buffet for the ninth annual Children  & Parents Day.  Bonnie Brown created a variety of apple pastries and conducted a kids cooking class.
  

(Right) Chef Chrissy Benoit of The Little House with volunteer students from the South Tech Culinary Academy at the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History's ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit
 


Chef Chrissy Benoit (right) The Little House conducted a kids cooking class for the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History's ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit  
 
Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History's ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit
  
 
Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History's ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit
  
 
Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History's ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit
  
Representatives from the Florida Farm Bureau Federation created yogurt parfait using Florida grown fruits for the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History's ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit
The Children & Parents Day program expanded to include an artist-in-residence with the purpose of an artist visiting a class to teach an art activity connected to the theme of the annual Children & Parents Day.   The 2014 artist-in-residence was Inge Behrens of Boca Raton.   Artist Bab Lentz of Art-Sea Living Gallery in Boynton Beach offered at the event ceramic tile painting with apple motifs.  Representing the City of Boynton Beach Art in Public Places was Rolando Chang Barrero who designed an apple puppet theater.
 
Artists Inge Behrens and Babs Lentz at the for the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History's ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit
 
Artists Babs Lentz, Inge Behrens and Rolando Chang Barrero at the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History's ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit
 












Apple photo booth/puppet theater by Rolando Chang Barrero at the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History's ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit











The Sunday, February 23, 2014 Children & Parents Day joined First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign. Additional health components added to Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit was the Get Fit with the Apple Fruit exercise activity by the Zoo Gym of Boynton Beach which conducted a kids exercise boot camp; health screenings by Florida Health Palm Beach County and pharmacy students from Nova Southeastern University displayed information about poison prevention and led interactive balloon art-making, games and prizes.  
 
Personal trainers from the Zoo Gym in Boynton Beach conducted kids exercise boot camp for the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History's ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit
 
Personal trainers from the Zoo Gym in Boynton Beach conducted kids exercise boot camp for the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History's ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit
 
Representatives from Health Palm Beach County conducted health screenings at the ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit
 
Pharmacy students from Nova Southeastern University hosted Poison Prevention workshops during the ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit
 
Pharmacy students from Nova Southeastern University hosted Poison Prevention workshops during the ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit
 
Pharmacy students from Nova Southeastern University hosted Poison Prevention workshops during the ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit
 
Pharmacy students from Nova Southeastern University hosted Poison Prevention workshops during the ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit
 
The Upper Cervical Institute of Florida conducted screenings at the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History's ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit
 
Families in attendance enjoyed the amazing sounds of classical music played the Lake Worth High School Steel Band and music from jazz guitarist by Victor Martinez.
 
Lake Worth High School Steel Band performed at the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History's ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit
 
Musician Victor Martinez performing at the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History's ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit

Student volunteers came from American Heritage School of Boca/Delray, National Honor Society of Palm Beach Lakes High School, and South Tech Culinary Academy.


Students from American Heritage School of Boca/Delray served as volunteers for the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History's ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit  

National Honor Society Students from Palm Beach Lakes High School served as volunteers for the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History's ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit 
High school students from South Tech Culinary Academy for  the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History's ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit

Children & Parents Day has been held annually at the historic Boynton Woman's Club which was built in 1926 and designed by famed architect Addison Mizner and is on the National Registry of Historic Places.



Granny Smith at the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History's ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit
 
Dr. Gregory Jean-Pierre (left) conducted screenings at the ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit





Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History volunteer Dolores at the ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit.

 


Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History's ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit
 
Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History's ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit
 
Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History's ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit
  
Volunteer Mr. Kenneth at the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History's ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit


  
Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History's ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit
 
Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History's ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit

 
Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History's ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit
 
Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History's ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit


Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History's ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit


Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History's ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit


Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History's ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit



 
Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History's ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit
 
Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History's ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit

Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History's ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit

Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History's ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit

Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History's ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit




Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History's ninth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Apple Fruit







Go here to read blog about artist-in-residence classroom activity of Children & Parents Day

Click here to view blog about farmers creating apple cuisines for classroom activity.
 
 
 

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