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Denver's Best Patio's to Visit Before Fall 2019

Photo Source: Maros Coal Fired

If you haven’t had your full dose of patio time this summer, there is still time! Here is “The Neir Team’s Guide to Patio Dining in Denver,” providing ideas for whatever patio type you are seeking. While patio season and outdoor dining can go well into October – or even later – take advantage of the great weather now! You might find a favorite outdoor Denver patio that you want to visit every day until the snow comes to stay!

FUNKY FUN

Marcos Coal Fired
With the breathtaking mural that surround its rooftop patio, eating al fresco at Marco’s Coal Fired Pizza sweeps you away to a little Italian town. The mural detail and vibrant colors give you so much to soak in that you may not notice when your food is delivered!

Woodie Fisher
So, to be honest Woodie Fisher has a small patio and the patio itself may not be all the special. What we love about it is sitting outside marveling at the juxtaposition between this beautiful historic building and the new hi-rises that surround it. (We admit it: we are architecture geeks.) Woodie Fisher is a revival of one of Denver’s first firehouses dating back to 1881. And, because it is housed in an old fire station, the interior has incredibly high ceilings and large windows in the garage doors give the space a patio feeling even when sitting inside.

ZEN PATIOS

Vital Root
We can’t think of any other way to describe the atmosphere at Vital Root besides serene. With built-in shade,...

Stacy Neir’s “What to Do in NE Denver with Kids” Guide – August 2-15

Tired of the same old trips to the museum? Here’s some other things you can do in the first half of August to keep the family busy.
Notes:

  • Please check this any day you are looking for something to do, but also scroll through the month as there are ticketed events and others that require reservations, which I do try to note to note those that do.
  • It is always a good idea to call ahead to make sure the event you are interested in is still happening.

WHAT TO DO IN NORTHEAST DENVER AUGUST 2-4
Friday, August 2:

Stacy Neir’s “What to Do in Northeast Denver with Kids Guide” – July 15-31 2019

Halfway through summer you might be running out of ideas for keeping the kids busy -- and you definitely don't want any more pillow fights and other messes. Don’t worry. There is still plenty of things to do in Northeast Denver  ... and so many of them are FREE!

Notes:
Please check this any day you are looking for something to do, but also scroll through the month as there are ticketed events and others that require reservations, which I do try to note to note those that do.
It is always a good idea to call ahead to make sure the event you are interested in is still happening.

WHAT TO DO IN NORTHEAST DENVER JULY 15-21

Monday, July 15:

  • Baby Story Time, Sam Gary Library, 11:15-11:45 a.m.

Tuesday, July 16:

  • Tiny Trails (5 and under), Four Mile Historic Park, 10-10:45 a.m.
  • World Snake Day, Denver Zoo, zoo hours
  • Preschool Story Time, Sam Gary Library, 10:15-10:45 a.m.

Wednesday, July 17:

  • Green Valley Ranch Summer Concert Series, Green Valley Ranch Recreation Center, 6-8 p.m.
  • All Ages Story Time, Sam Gary Library, 7-7:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 18:

  • 4/5 Book Club, Sam Gary Library, 2-3 p.m.
  • Teen Digital Workshop, Sam Gary Library, 4-6 p.m.
  • Aurora Rhythms Free Summer Concert Series, Aurora City Hall, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Bass Pro Shop FREE Family Activities,...

Why Piney Creek Village

Relocation from New York

Why Piney Creek Village in Centennial for a couple relocating to Colorado from Manhattan, New York? That is an excellent question. My name is Alex Neir and I help my clients find exactly what they are looking for, even if they don't know exactly what they are looking for.

Stage 1: The Plan. A brief phone call with my new clients established a future 3-day exploration trip to Denver to determine which part of town they felt most comfortable in. The plan was to find the right neighborhood and if the right home presented itself, fantastic. If the perfect home was not revealed, renting was the backup.

Stage 2: Client Background and Requested Features. My new clients are both doctors that were referred through my affiliation with the University of Colorado Neurology Department. They were being relocated to Denver for a residency at University of Colorado Anschutz campus.

When I first sit with new buyers I like to ask a lot of questions to understand the motivation behind the home purchase. One of the most critical questions is "What features are most important in your new home?". This seems fairly obvious, however, the trick is to convert the "features" into the "benefits" the buyers have in their minds-eye. For example, "I want to live on a golf course", does that mean you love golf or you want to live next to open space?  The answer generates 2 completely different home searches.

For my new clients, I gave each a piece of paper and asked them both to write down their top 5 features. I then examined both lists to see which features were in common and created a top 3 features list for our search. Features included:

  1. A big yard
  2. Close...

Father’s Day in Denver: Don’t Buy a Present, Create a Memory

Photo by Brett Sayles from Pexels

Dear Old Dad. We love him. And we want to let him know. But how? Ties just don't cut it anymore. So what to do? Dads now want to have quality time with their family. So here’s some ideas on what to do, not buy on Father’s Day in Denver.

What to do in Denver on Father’s Day in Denver with the Active Dad

  • Father’s Day 5K/10K and Half Marathon, Central Park, 6-11 a.m. -- Start off with a run and enjoy the park afterwards.
  • Free Father’s Day Yoga, Feed Your Souls Fitness, 3:30-4:30 p.m. -- Dad needs some Zen time too.

What to do in Denver on Father’s Day in Denver with the Not-So-Active Dad

  • Dad Bod/Dart God, Punch Bowl Social (Broadway and Stapleton), 8 a.m.-midnight -- Hit the bullseye and win your dinner!
  • Dad Bod Competition, Station 26 Brewing Co., 2-4 p.m. -- A contest like no other: grocery bag carrying, car washing and putting. Winners will receive a trophy and… beer!

What to do in Denver on Father’s Day in Denver with the Beer-Lovin/Food Eatin’ Dad

  • Brunch on the Biergarten, 4586 Tennyson St., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. -- Sweet and savory options from Moontime Crepes and specials on bloodies, mimosas and “manmosas.”
  • Dads. Beers. Buses., Mockery Brewing, noon-3 p.m. -- Best Dad Outfit contest, Planet of the...

Kick Off Summer with Memorial Day Fun in Denver

photo: The Railbenders/Denver Day of Rock

Still not sure what to do to kick off summer this Memorial Day weekend? Here are 50 great things to choose from!

What to Do in Denver Memorial Day Weekend - Friday, May 24

  • Memorial Day Kick Off with the Delta Sonics, Bonacquisti Wine, 6:30 p.m.
  • Food + Beer Tour, Denver Central Market, 2-5 p.m., tickets required
  • Sunset Paddle, Sloan’s Lake, 6:30 p.m.
  • Don’t Tell Denver Comedy Show, TBD in North Capitol Hill, 7:30 p.m.
  • Billsner Release Party, Hogshead Brewery, 6-11 p.m.
  • Farmer’s Market, Stanley Marketplace, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Colorado Rockies vs. Baltimore Orioles, Coors Field, 6:40 p.m.
  • Friday Flicks – Grease, Little Man Ice Cream, 8:30 p.m.
  • Whip It! 80s Dance Party, Ophelias, 9 p.m.
  • Something is Rotten, Buntport Theater, 8 p.m.
  • Tacos and Tequila Cooking Class, The Seasoned Chef Cooking School, 6:30 p.m., tickets required
  • Into Color, Sipping N Painting - Highlands location, 7-9 p.m. – tickets required
  • Girls Point Out, Bierstadt Lagerhaus, 7-11 p.m.
  • Walleye Fish Fry Friday, Kentucky Inn, 5-9 p.m.
  • Friday Night Craft Social, The Craftsman and Apprentice, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Horse and Dragon Beer Tasting, Pearl Wine Company, 4-7 p.m.
  • Leonardo da Vinci Tasting Menu, Il Posto, 5-10 p.m.

What to Do in Denver Memorial Day Weekend - Saturday, May 25

  • Denver Day of Rock, Amp the Cause, 2:30-9:30 p.m. tickets required
  • Sweet William Market, Stapleton Green, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Denver Arts Festival, Conservatory Green Plaza, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Food + Beer Tour, Denver Central Market, 2-5 p.m., tickets required
  • South Gaylord...

What to Do in Denver with Kids - May 2019

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Chances are you have something going on every day in May with crazy spring sports schedules and a myriad of activities celebrating the end of the school year. But, if you are looking for something else to do, we’ve got you covered!
Notes:

  • Please check this any day you are looking for something to do, but also scroll through the month as there are ticketed events and others that require reservations, which we do try to note.
  • It is always a good idea to call ahead to make sure the event you are interested in is still happening.

What to do in Denver with Kids and Family: MAY 15-19
Wednesday, May 15:

  • Cardboard Construction, Sam Gary Library, 4-5 p.m.
  • All Ages Play and Explore, 7-7:30 p.m.
  • Concert on the Green, Park Hill Library,
  • ideaLAB Open Hours, Central Library, 1-6 p.m.

Thursday, May 16:

  • Carnival, Bill Roberts K-8, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Star K Kids (5 and under), Morrison Nature Center in Aurora, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.
  • Baby Story Time, Park Hill Library, 11-noon
  • All Ages Story Time, Park Hill Library, 10-10:30 a.m.
  • Toddler/Preschool Tinker Time, Central Library 11-11:30 a.m.
  • ideaLAB Open Hours, Central Library, 1-6 p.m.

Friday, May 17:

  • Aurora Public Library Pop-up. Stanley Marketplace 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Joy Park FREE Night, Children’s Museum, 4-8 p.m.
  • ...

Show Her the Love: How to Create a Unique Mother’s Day in Denver

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It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday and by now you might be out of luck getting brunch reservations. Don’t despair! Here are a few last-minute unique ways to spend Mother’s Day in Denver that will make the special mom in your life think you’ve been planning for weeks!

  • Let Mom sleep in and treat her to a gourmet breakfast-in-bed by ordering a take-out brunch from Four Friends Kitchen, named by Westword as Denver’s “Best 2019 Breakfast Spot.” Denver Biscuit Company, with online ordering, is an excellent, super yummy option as well!
  • Mom-owned Outer Range Brewing Co. in Frisco is having an all-day Mother’s Day party with an oyster bar, live music and of course delicious Colorado-crafted microbrews. Make a day out of it by heading to Summit County for a hike, then take in the fun on Outer Range’s patio. An easy and beautiful family hike is Sapphire Point Overlook Trail, but there are many other options!
  • Two Denver restaurants celebrating Mom in a unique way (i.e., not brunch!) include The Melting Pot: Kids eat free and princesses will keep them entertained so Mom can actually relax and mom/daughters-owned Oblio’s Pizzeria: Complimentary wine, dessert and rose for mom!
  • Have Mom’s babies grown out of snuggle time? She can still get some baby cuddles in at Broken Shovels Farm Mother’s Day Baby Animal Snuggle fest! In addition to calves, lambs and baby goats, puppies are on hand for some furry love. All animals are rescues. Love that.
  • Mom’s always want a good family photo. Get one free on Mother’s Day at Bass Pro Shops.
  • For the mom who is queen to little princesses, head to Second Star on the Right Books. There your royal ladies...

Colorado Rockies Opening Day at the Ballpark and Beyond

photo: Rox Pile

Colorado Rockies Opening Day might just be Denver’s most anticipated spring event. Here’s what you need to know to get the most out of the Rockies Opening Day – whether or not you have tickets!

Colorado Rockies Opening Day at the Ballpark
While the game starts at 2:10 p.m., if you have tickets be sure to head to the stadium early. (If for no other reason than to find a parking place or avoid overcrowded light-rail trains!) The parking garage opens at 9 a.m.

Get a first look at our home team when they take the field for practice at 11:20 a.m. At noon, the Rooftop opens for drink specials and music. Pregame activities include honorary first pitches, music and a flyover. Fireworks are expected after the National Anthem, when the Rockies take the field and during the 7th-inning stretch.

Rockies Opening Day in Downtown Denver
Missed out on tickets or want to spend some time downtown before or after the ballgame? Here are some spots to visit on Rockies Opening Day.

  • ViewHouse: Get a very early start here at 8 a.m. for $4 Coors and music. Don’t have a ticket to the game? They have some to giveaway!
  • Ophelia’s: Get your funk on with live music from Super Majick at noon. No cover charge!
  • Howl at the Moon: Doors open at 11 a.m. for $3 Coors, $5 Jameson and $25 Home Run Buckets. Head back after the game for live music.
  • Vesta: Have a sample of Nitro Cracker Jacks while heading to the game. We have no idea what those are, but sure – why not?
  • Improper City: Find food trucks, drink specials and music.
  • Avelina: From 11 a.m. to 2:10 p.m., score free bratwurst and Coors Light!
  • The Pig & The Sprout: Hang out on one of the patios for...

Five, Four, Three, Two, One: Blast Off With The Five Essential Steps for Getting Your House Ready to Sell

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With snow and cold temperatures hitting us more often than sunny dry days, it might be hard to believe spring selling season – when sellers list their home to beat the even busier summer – is upon us. Before you jump in, here’s five important things you should do when getting your house ready to sell. These steps are especially crucial this spring as the playing field is leveling between sellers and buyers.

Exterior – Step 1 in Getting Your House Ready to Sell

The saying “it’s what’s inside that counts” doesn’t really apply in the real estate world. Rather exterior and interior are of equal importance when it comes to selling a home. Why? The exterior is the first thing a potential buyer sees. It sets the stage for what is going to be inside. It has happened that when taking clients to a showing, they’ve decided not to go in based on the outside.

So what do you do?

Make sure bushes and tall ornamental grasses are trimmed and tidy and mulch is refreshed. And don’t forget any little presents your dog might leave in the yard. Believe it or not, if a buyer takes a misstep, they will associate that moment when evaluating their entire experience at your home.

Once that is done, take a look at your paint. Are there nicks on pillars or on your handrails? Touch those up! One easy fix to spruce up the look of your home is a fresh coat of paint on your door. Perhaps even a new pop of color. But do this with caution and after consulting your real estate agent. You need a color that will appeal to the masses, not serve as a reflection of your own...

What to Do in Denver with Kids in March

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Will March be snowy, or will spring show its pretty face? The answer is probably both! So in our March roundup of things to do in Denver with kids, we included activities inside and out.
Notes:

  1. Please check this any day you are looking for something to do, but also scroll through the month as there are ticketed events and others that require reservations, which we do try to note to note those that do.
  2. It is always a good idea to call ahead to make sure the event you are interested in is still happening.

WHAT TO DO IN DENVER MARCH 7-10
MARCH 7:

  • Sand Art, Pauline Robinson Library, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
  • Star K Kids (5 and under), Morrison Nature Center in Aurora, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.
  • Baby Story Time, Park Hill Library, 11-noon
  • All Ages Story Time, Park Hill Library, 10-10:30 a.m.
  • Toddler/Preschool Tinker Time, Central Library 11-11:30 a.m.
  • ideaLAB Open Hours, Central Library, 1-6p.m.

MARCH 8:

  • Mother Daughter Yoga + Date Night: Yoga & Henna, the mama’hood, 6-8 p.m.
  • Family Overnight: Spring into Science, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 6 p.m.
  • Mary Poppins Movie/Concert, Boettcher Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m.
  • FREE Day with Storytime, Four Mile Historic Park, 12-4 p.m. (Storytime: 12:30)
  • MindCraft Makerspace, Friday Night Tinker Fun (child drop-off/date night), 6-8 p.m.
  • Baby Story Time, Park Hill Library, 11:15-noon
  • Baby Story Time, Sam Gary Library, 10:15-10:45...

Neir Team’s Top 10 Denver Restaurant Week Picks

We are such fans of Denver Restaurant Week that we which we could clones ourselves to we could get to every participating restaurant during this wonderful 10-day celebration of all things yummy in Denver. Since we haven’t figured out the cloning – yet – we made a list of our 10 favorites, highlighted below in no particular order, and what looks good on their menus.

Denver Restaurant Week Special at Bang Up to the Elephant
Price: $25
Courses: 3
Our Picks:
Habanero-pineapple Soy Wings
Bake and Shark
Icebox Cheesecake
Of note: Gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options

Denver Restaurant Week Special at The Family Jones
Price: $35
Courses: 3
Our Picks:
Smoked Baby Back Ribs
Salted Oreo Ice Cream with Oatmeal Cookies and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Specialty Cocktail
Of note: Gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options

Denver Restaurant Week Special at Osteria Marco
Price: $35
Courses: 4
Our Picks:
House made Formaggi, Salumi & Antipasti
Salad with Pine Nuts, Salami, Gorgonzola and Red Wine Vinaigrette
Fig & Goat Cheese
Luca’s Wild Mushroom Fusilli
Of note: Gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options

Denver Restaurant Week Special at Old Major
Price: $45
Courses:
Our Picks:
Ham and Cheddar Cheese Biscuits with Red Pepper Jam
Korean beef short ribs
Butterscotch Pot de Crème with Sugar Cookie and Peanut Bacon Brittle
Of note: Gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options

Denver Restaurant...

Mangia! Denver Restaurant Week Comes to Stapleton and Park Hill

Photo: Provided by Olbio's Pizzeria - Vegan Pizza

Denver Restaurant Week Special at CATTIVELLA
Price: $35
Courses: 4
Our Picks:

  1. Steamed mussels
  2. Arugula pear salad
  3. Cheese and truffle fondue stuffed pasta
  4. Borlenghi: thin crispy wafers with chocolate hazelnut and coffee flavor mousse

Of note: Gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options

Denver Restaurant Week Special at CONCOURSE RESTAUARANT MODERNE
Price: $45
Courses: 4
Our Picks:

  1. Half Burrata, Salsa Verde, Grilled Bread
  2. Castle Rock Bison Bolognese, Pappardelle, Spiced Dark Chocolate
  3. Mediterranean-Style Salmon, Eggplant Puree, Ratatouille
  4. Tropical Fruit Carpaccio, Lemon Curd, Lime Meringue

Denver Restaurant Week Special at LA SANDIA CANTINA
Price: $25
Courses: 3
Our Picks:

  1. Lobster & Poblano Bisque
  2. Striped Bass Ala Talla
  3. Gaznates (crispy flour wrap with coconut meringue, whipped cream, strawberries and cajeta)

Of note: Gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options

Denver Restaurant Week Special at LOS CHINGONES (STAPLETON)
Price: $25
Courses: 2 + beverage
Our Picks:

  1. Spicy Margarita
  2. Salsa Flight
  3. Burrito Bowl

Of note: Gluten free and vegetarian options

Denver Restaurant Week Special at OBLIO’S PIZZERIA
Price: $ 25
Courses: 3 + beverage
Our Picks:

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Hidden Gems: NE Denver Summer Camps You Might Not Know

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We’re penning this blog on a chilly day and it has us longing for summer. What we aren’t looking forward to is Denver summer camp registration season – which, by the way, is right now!

There are some camps everyone knows about: Denver Museum of Nature and Science and Denver Zoo to name a couple. The February edition of Front Porch also included some great options for Denver summer camps, but if you are looking for a few lesser-known Denver summer camps, especially those in NE Denver, keep reading!

Sarah’s Summer Camp
Call us biased as this Denver summer camp is operated by our own Laura Fuller’s daughter, Sarah, but this is a true best-kept secret. Each day features a theme and activity, and lunch too! Camp hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at $250 per week. Not only are you getting your kiddos out of the house at a fair price, you are also supporting a young entrepreneur. Sarah’s camp is available the weeks of June 10th and June 17th. For more information and to register, email Sarah Fuller at sarahcfuller04@gmail.com.

Discovery Link
We’ve always thought only kids enrolled in Discovery Link during the school year could attend the summer session. Not true, and registration is open now. There is also an ala carte enrichment program camp at Bromwell Elementary. Find info on both here.

Gymtegrity
Wanna get all the energy out your littles? This is the place. There are half, full and theme-based camps. Click ...

Neir Team Earns Top Producer Honors for 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DENVER, February 15, 2019 – For the second year in a row, the Neir Team has ranked #1 in sales production for Kentwood City Properties.

The Neir Team’s 2018 other accomplishments include:

• Securing 5280 magazine’s “Five Star Real Estate Award” for the 9th year in a row.
• Closing over $28 million in home sales, with an average sold price of $628,156.

“We owe all of our success to clients who honor us with their repeat business and referrals,” said Realtor Stacy Neir. “We are proud to achieve our team mission to ‘Make Every Client a Client for Life.’”

In addition to serving their clients, the Neir Team also makes serving the Denver community a top priority.

Along with other community service projects, the Neir Team founded “Givetoberfest” in 2018 to blend all the fun of Oktoberfest with raising money for nonprofit organizations. The inaugural Givetoberfest benefited Impact 360, a group dedicated working to ensure that socioeconomic status does not limit individual potential and that every child should have access to the resources and opportunities that foster human potential.

About The Neir Team
The Neir Team is one of Denver's premier real estate teams. Throughout their distinguished 18 year career in the residential real estate business, they have garnered numerous sales production awards which places them among the upper echelon of real estate teams in Colorado and nationwide.

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Best Denver Public Elementary Schools: Where to Buy When You Have Kids

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With Denver Public Schools’ (DPS) School Choice enrollment process underway, we’ve been thinking about the connection between where you live and where your kids go to school.

In DPS, a School Choice process exists that allows you to request the schools that will best meet your needs, regardless of where you live in Denver. However, most schools still have neighborhood school status, which means if you live at a certain address you have a guaranteed spot at that school.

While you are unlikely to make a buy/sell decision before Feb. 15, the end of round one of School Choice, this is a good time for parents with children not yet in preschool or kindergarten to start thinking about where to send the littles in the future.

Below are the best elementary schools in Denver that are either a neighborhood school or part of an enrollment zone. In enrollment zones, you don’t have a guaranteed spot at a specific school, but a guaranteed spot at one of the schools in the zone if you live within that’s zone’s boundaries.

If you want to skip all the reading, we think your best bet is to buy within the Stapleton Enrollment Zone. A best Denver public elementary school pick is Westerly Creek, which is within that zone. While Westerly Creek is #4 in this list, the difference in score is negligible when comparing the best Denver elementary schools designated as home schools or in enrollment zones. Additionally, other schools in the Stapleton Enrollment Zone are also strong performers so all your...

Keep Your Resolutions: Find a Fitness and Weight Loss Special in Denver

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Exercising more, eating healthier and saving money typically rank as the top three New Year’s resolutions. If you have put any of these on your list, we’ve got you covered with great fitness and weight loss specials in Denver – in fact, right here in Stapleton so you can get healthy, save money and really support local!

Aktivstyle.com
Don’t sign up for fitness or weight loss special in Denver until you have the right gear. Activ, a Scandinavian clothing line owned by Stapleton residents, is offering 40% of Newline Sports workout clothes (code: Newline40) and 15% off Moonchild yoga clothing (code: Moonchild15). @aktiv5280

Anytime Fitness Northfield
Join for $1! There are also personal training specials if you are looking for some one-on-one coaching. @AnytimeFitnessNorthfieldDenver

Bar Method Stapleton
Bar Method Stapleton wants to help make sure you keep your fitness goals with a New Year six-week challenge – finishers earn a free Bar Method tank and are entered into a drawing for a $150 Beyond Yoga gift certificate. Through Jan. 31, their fitness and weight loss special in Denver is $49 for your first month or a 10-pack pass for $135. @TheBarMethodDenverStapleton

Barre Central
Barre Central lets you test out if barre is for you with a free-week trial for new clients, valid anytime. (That means if you are a procrastinator, you’ll still be able to get this fitness and weight loss special in Denver beyond January!) @barrecentralco

Bladium
Bladium is starting a new Les Mills program in January. To help you find out more about it and their fitness and weight loss special in Denver, Bladium hosting a fitness/nutrition expo...

What to Do in Denver: January 2019

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If your New Year’s Resolution includes getting out more, here are ideas to get you started.

WHAT TO DO IN DENVER JANUARY 1-6

JANUARY 1: Mad Hatters Tea Party Recovery Brunch, ViewHouse Ball Park, 10 a.m.

JANUARY 2: Candlelit Restorative Yoga and Essential Oils, RiNO Yoga Social, 7-8:15 p.m.

JANUARY 3: Intro to Knitting, Grandma's House, 6:30 p.m.

JANUARY 4: First Friday Art Walk, Santa Fe Arts District, 5:30 p.m.

JANUARY 5: DDA free spin class, Shift Cycle + Fitness, 10:30 a.m.

JANUARY 6: Rocky Mountain Goat Yoga, Release Studio, 9 a.m.

WHAT TO DO IN DENVER JANUARY 7-13

JANUARY 7: Yoga + The Bachelor Watch Party, Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse, 6 p.m.

JANUARY 8: Astronomy On Tap, BarFly Denver, 7 p.m.

JANUARY 9: Women Who Wine: The Notorious RBG, Wild Women Wine, 6:30 p.m.

JANUARY 10: Free Women's Avalanche Awareness Classroom, Wilderness Exchange Unlimited, 8 p.m.

JANUARY 11: 4th Annual Northwest Beer Fest, The Oriental Theater, 8-11 p.m.

JANUARY 12: 4th Annual Barrel-Aged Beer Festival, Lowdown Brewery + Kitchen, 11 a.m.

JANUARY 13: Just Dance Launch Party, Dance Fitness Studio at Stanley Marketplace, 9-11 a.m.

WHAT TO DO IN DENVER JANUARY 14-20

JANUARY 14: To Kill A Mockingbird, Alamo Drafthouse Denver, 7:30 p.m.

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What to Do in Denver with Kids - January

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Happy New Year! If your resolution is to take your children on more outings – and get them off those screens! – here some ideas for QT in the neighborhood and beyond.

WHAT TO DO IN DENVER WITH KIDS – JANUARY 1-6

JANUARY 1
Stapleton: Kids Winter Camp – Snow Day, Whimsy Paint and Sip, 10:30 a.m.
Tinker Studio, Denver Public Library Main Branch, 2-4 p.m.

JANUARY 2
Stapleton: L’il Kickers New Year’s Camp, Bladium, 9 a.m. to noon
Clysdale Meet and Greet, Outside Argonaut Liquors, 3-5 p.m.

JANUARY 3
Intro to 3D Printing, Pauline Robinson Library, 2:30 p.m.

JANUARY 4
Stapleton: Friday Night Tinker Fun, 6-8 p.m.
Mindbender Mansion Exhibit, Denver Museum of Nature and Science (exhibit ends Jan. 6)

JANUARY 5
Wake + Make, Family Open Workshop. The Craftsman & Apprentice, 9 a.m.

JANUARY 6
Stapleton: Family Class-Cozy Whiskers, Whimsy Paint & Sip Studio, 10:30 a.m.
Movie at the Symphony: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Boettcher Concert Hall

WHAT TO DO IN DENVER JANUARY 7-13

JANUARY 7
Stapleton: FAB Lab, Mindcraft Makerspace, 3:30-6 p.m.

JANUARY 8
Tiny...

See Them Shine: A Guide to NE Denver's Holiday Light Displays

Most Denver holiday light displays are found in the city’s suburbs, which can make an evening of light peeping a bit of a challenge for urban dwellers as the littles rarely want a long drive. But, we’ve uncovered some gems right here in NE Denver so tonight be sure to grab a holiday treat for the road and set out for the festiveness. (By the way, one mom reported they had peppermint milkshakes – brilliant!)

Park Hill Denver Holiday Light Displays

Christmas Light Wonderland, 3070 Hudson St.
This house boasts a 13 ft. Christmas tree with a “surprise inside,” a tunnel of light that is a perfect “selfie spot” and 65,000 lights set to music.

Joy and Peace, 2802 Jasmine
This decorator reports this is their first year decorating after being inspired by their neighbor at 28th and Kearney. Give them some first-year support (and go see 28th and Kearney too!).

Archway to Christmas, 2546 Dexter
In addition to the archway, see trees aglow and nutcrackers. This house’s residents plan to make the show bigger every year.

Stapleton Denver Holiday Light Displays

Toy Soldiers and Nutcrackers on Guard, 2661 Hanover Ct.
Larger than life nutcrackers and toy soldiers adorn this house. Props to the designers as their giant decorations are handmade.

33rd and Trenton
You’d be hard pressed to find someone in Stapleton that doesn’t know of this spectacular display that is actually a 40-minute show! But, we couldn’t do a light guide without including it. It is worth a visit every year, even if you can’t stay for the duration.

35th Heading East of Central Park Boulevard
While these houses are not...