If you missed it — and in certain places you couldn’t — yesterday marked “Take Your Son/Daughter (or loved one) to Work Day!” Scooter dropped by Town Residential’s Flatiron, where the firm hosted a morning of fun and entertainment for staff and their families. (Another event at Town’s Upper East Side office took place later Thursday afternoon.) Town had curated a variety of special activities to help kids of all ages learn more about what their parents or guardians do, along with the opportunity to explore their workplace.
After a gourmet breakfast spread of lox and bagels, everyone enjoyed games like Town Real Estate Bingo. There were craft stations, and building blocks for the little ones. Kim Santoriello of the accounting department commented “This gives us time to spend with our kids and have them learn about what we do for a living… they’re all having such a great time!” By way of confirmation, her six-year-old daughter danced with glee around the bingo table and nearby candy jars.
“My daughter was very excited to get out of school today! She’s having a blast… I never really knew who had kids and who didn’t have kids… it’s great team building for everybody to hang out in a different atmosphere,” said Jacqueline Pestana.
An adorable three-year old, Tallulah, sat intently at the arts table, decorating building blocks with colorful bugs and crayons. Other kids chose from a diverse assortment of craft materials to make collages and picture boards depicting their “dream home listing” or how they imagine what their parents do for work.
“This is so much better than school!’ exclaimed one young lad. A highlight was when Town SVP and associate broker Jimmy Brett, who doubles as a magician, delighted the kids with a charming spectacle of wizardry. After the show, Town treated the crowd to a lunch buffet of BBQ, grilled grub and pizza, before sending kids home with goodie bags featuring jigsaw puzzles (showing Town’s six offices), coloring books, beach balls and lunch bags.