Manhattan Toy Blog

Neighborhood Toy Store Day: Nov. 8, 2014

It’s almost that time again!  Every year, members of the “ASTRA” (American Specialty Toy Retailing Association) participate in Neighborhood Toy Store Day.  Saturday, November 8th, is the date of this year’s Neighborhood Toy Store Day.  ASTRA retailers across the nation will be hosting special events to mark this annual shopping day.   From entertainment and crafts to scavenger hunts, ASTRA retailers will have a plethora of fun activities and events taking place this November. NTSD_2014_smaller Neighborhood Toy Store day was created to bring neighborhoods together at the start of the holiday season; when the spirit of giving is almost in full swing.   This shopping event is a reminder, to the local public, that specialty retailers are an important part of their community.   Specialty sto re owners strive to create a unique experience for their customers unlike that of larger chain stores.  This in turn provides an exciting shopping experience for the customer while creating a sense of community. ntsd1 For a full list of ASTRA members, including the specialty retailers hosting events near you, check out the ASTRA website.  Search by store name or by zip-code to find out what events will be going on in your neighborhood this Neighborhood Toy Store day! Here are a few Manhattan Toy Retailers hosting events for this year’s Neighborhood Toy Store Day! Education Station North and South Edmonton, Canada Totally Kids South Minneapolis, Minnesota Toy Village Port Moody, Canada Toy Jungle Canada – multiple locations Five Little Monkeys  California – multiple locations Amuse Baltimore Maryland Timeless Toys Chicago, Illinois The Great Rocky Mountain Toy Company Bozeman, Montana Amato’s Toy and Hobby New Britain, Connecticut Toy House and Baby Too! Jackson, Michigan Something Safari http://www.somethingsafari.com/ Excelsior, Minnesota Kids' Ketch Lewes, Delaware Shenanigans Toys Peachtree City, Georgia Purple Cow Toys Astoria, Oregon Castle Toys and Games Beaver and Wexford, Pensalvania