FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey to Welcome Famed Springtime Icon Saturday, March 20; Reservation-Required Visits and Photos Available through April 3rd
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (MARCH 3, 2021): Bridgewater Commons, the more than 1.2 million square foot shopping, dining and entertainment center located in Somerset County, announced today it will mark the first official day of spring opening Easter Bunny Celebration for reservation-required visits and photos with the help of twenty-five members of Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey.
Beginning at 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, March 20, the Girl Scouts, ranging in age from kindergarten through high school, will accompany the famed springtime icon down the Bridgewater Commons’ escalator with song and cheer to a ribbon cutting ceremony at the photo set to usher in the season.
What’s more, during the event Bridgewater Commons Marketing Director Tom Kovacic will announce the center’s purchase of 200 boxes of Girl Scout cookies in which Troop #61187 will proudly deliver to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, located in Somerville, N.J., on the center’s behalf.
“While we are delighted the Girl Scouts will be with us to celebrate the Easter Bunny’s arrival, Bridgewater Commons is also honored to support the organization’s 2021 cookie sale as we gratefully recognize the important, selfless and ongoing work our local community’s frontline and essential healthcare professionals have undertaken over this past year,” said Kovacic.
“We encourage shoppers to come out and support Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey here at Bridgewater Commons stationed near Easter Bunny Celebration for their annual cookie sale through March 28th,” he continued.
Located in Center Court on the Lower Level, Easter Bunny Celebration, featuring an all-new bunny sitting in her colorful springtime flower field, will welcome guests for safe, socially-distanced visits and photos via a no-touch, walk-through experience. Photo takers will enjoy posing for memorable, seasonal pictures as they sit on a decorative bench placed six feet in front of bunny.
Guests will not only have the opportunity to meet the cute and cuddly rabbit, but should anticipate a high-quality studio photo moment complete with integrated professional cameras and lighting. Full-size digital images are delivered instantly to customers’ mobile phones with the added opportunity to print high-quality, frameable pictures on-site. Photo purchases will be available in a variety of packages and may be made in advance, or at the experience itself.
“Bridgewater Commons’ Easter Bunny Celebration guests can expect a seamless experience from start to finish,” said Kovacic. “Our highly-trained photo set cast members love to have lots of fun and will be helping each visitor get the most out of their experience.”
While visits to Easter Bunny Celebration begin Saturday, March 20 through Saturday, April 3, to ensure choice of a preferred day and time advance reservations are required and can be made online beginning Thursday, March 4 at www.bridgewatercommons.com. And, to help maintain appropriate COVID-19 safety measures and social-distancing procedures, those visiting Easter Bunny Celebration will be required to wear face coverings during their entire visit to the experience.
Special Easter Bunny Celebration Happenings
- Bunny Shop VIP Pass: With the purchase of any Easter Bunny photo package, customers will receive access to exclusive Bridgewater Commons’ shop and restaurant deals. Simply present your Bunny Shop VIP Pass at participating locations to redeem special offers.
- Easter Bunny Auditions for Pets: On Monday, March 22 and March 29 from 5pm to 7pm, dogs and cats are welcome to don their best bunny ears in an effort to outdo Bridgewater Commons’ own Easter Bunny and receive a special keepsake photo with purchase. Shy pets without bunny props are welcome, too! Post your pet’s photo using the hashtag #BWCFunnyBunny to share with us your best in show!
- Hoppy Hour!: On Thursday, March 25 and April 1 from 5pm to 7pm, receive a half-price discount on a “Golden Egg” Easter Bunny photo package.
Easter Bunny Celebration Reservations, Operating Hours and Photo Packages
Beginning Thursday, March 4, customers may visit www.bridgewatercommons.com to reserve their Easter Bunny Celebration time slot and view photo packages and pricing. Operating hours for Easter Bunny Celebration, March 20 to April 3, follow:
- Mon-Thu: 11am to 7pm
- Fri & Sat: 11am to 8pm
- Sun: 11am to 6pm
Bridgewater Commons adheres to Covid-19 guidelines including:
- Masks required for all guests and Property Management employees.
- Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting of touchpoints within common areas, restrooms, handrails, escalators and elevators using EPA-approved sanitation chemicals.
- Hand sanitizing materials, compliant with CDC standards, available to all visitors in both common areas and retail spaces.
- Hand sanitizer stations for public use near restrooms.
- Encouragement of social distancing practices, including the use of distancing markers, in high traffic areas.
ABOUT BRIDGEWATER COMMONS
Located along the I-287 corridor at the intersection of Routes 22 and 202/206 in Bridgewater, N.J., Bridgewater Commons is a more than 1.2 million square foot shopping center serving the Northern N.J. region. The cornerstone of its community’s commercial sector since 1988 and boasting an array of 160 leading retailers, premiere restaurants and convenient service brands, Bridgewater Commons is home to anchor department stores Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s; iconic retailers including Apple, J. Crew, Lucky Brand Jeans, UNIQLO, lulelemon athletica, Pottery Barn and Williams-Sonoma; along with a collection of restaurants, eateries and entertainment venues such as Seasons 52, The Cheesecake Factory, Redstone American Grill and AMC Dine-In Theatres, among many more. Further enhancing the property is The Village at Bridgewater Commons, a unique, open-air shopping district with over 10 retailers and food and beverage locations including Crate & Barrel, Banana Republic, LOFT, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Shake Shack and Starbucks for visitors to explore and enjoy. For more information including a full store directory, operating hours, driving directions and more, please visit www.bridgewatercommons.com.
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