Monthly Archives: February 2014

Onsale now! Spring Family Fun Day 3/30 at Immaculate Conception Montclair!

Immaculate Conception Spring Flyer 4x3

Advance Tickets

Adult $9.00
Child (age 2+) $5.00
Child (under 2) FREE

At the Door

Adult $12.00
Child (age 2+) $7.00
Child (under 2) FREE

FOOD DRIVE AND RAFFLE: Win a ukulele just the right size for little hands! Bring a nonperishable food item (or cash donation) for Mary’s Pantry and you’ll be entered to win this or other fun prizes! Please bring nourishing items like low-sodium soup, peanut butter or canned tuna. Please check expiration dates.

FREE PARKING: Two lots are available on the church grounds: one on Munn St. and another on Cottage Place



“Everyone’s Invited!” Album Reviews by Moms Highlight Kids’ Reactions

Jason Didner from the Jungle Gym Jam holding his CD Everyone's Invited!Our new album “Everyone’s Invited!” appears to have made a splash in the heart of its intended audience – kids! The reviews so far have put the spotlight on how kids are reacting and on the value of an album like this for kids and their grown-ups.

Teddy, the Multitask Momma, a parenting blogger in Ontario, Canada writes this:

“I think ‘Everyone’s Invited!’ by Jason Didner and the Jungle Gym Jam is an amazing CD that I know everyone’s child(ren) would enjoy,” said Teddy. “Not only because it is great music and has great stories to it but because it is so catchy and what kid doesn’t like to dance around to music about trains and animals.”

Read her whole review here.

C. Lee Reed at Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad in Florida had this to say about the new collection of songs:

“Counting, sharing, anti-bullying and exercise are all messages that your children will hear as they repeat the songs over and over. And trust me, they’ll want to listen to this CD over and over; it’s catchy.”

Check out C. Lee’s entire review here.

Nikki, a mom with Her 3 Little Thinkers blog, writes about the CD from the point of view that she looks for tools to help her toddler, who has siblings at least a decade older, learn to play with other kids. This is what she observed when she  played the album for him:

“When I put this in the CD player, my son was so excited. He absolutely loves music already so it was fun to him dancing around. He was trying to sing along even though it was the first time he’d ever heard it. 🙂

I have put the CD in my car to listen to on our ventures out and about.”

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My favorite thing about a review of anyone’s creative work, especially my own, is the thoughtful consideration of the intended audience and how they might relate to it. This matters more to me than whether the review is positive. That both reviewers saw and heard value in what I created with Amy and with the band after having really paid attention to it feels super rewarding.

Here are some ways you can get a hold of this album for your family:

Download on iTunes amazonmp3 Get it on Google Play

The eGoodie Bag Club: Get Free, Exclusive Videos, Discounts and More!

Families who have been coming out to see me and the band have learned that I send lots of free stuff and discounts to people who sign up – right to their inboxes. This is called the eGoodie Bag club, and I want you to sign up and get the goodies for your family!

Jason Didner and the Jungle Gym Jam - I Can See Clearly Now

Sign up and get free videos like this cover of “I Can See Clearly Now” – every week!

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eGoodie Bag - perks from Jason Didner and the Jungle Gym JamWe don’t just reward new members and let existing members miss out… I keep offering exclusives and discounts to everyone who gets my newsletter, no matter when they signed up, whether they joined me in-person or online.

Families get to enjoy free eBooks with plenty of activities to entertain and enrich the kids, like coloring pages, puzzles, lyrics and poems.

We also share free audio recordings of the concert they attended (a very cool souvenir and a trustworthy form of entertainment for the kids), chances to win at giveaways, and an opportunity to be among the first to hear new songs.

Families also get discounts on tickets to admission-based concerts, so they can get out with the kids more often, and exclusive discounts to the merchandise in our store.

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Family Fun Day at Immaculate Conception Church Today

Family Fun Day with Jason Didner and the Jungle Gym Jam - photo by Summer BarnesWho says there’s nothing to do in the winter? We’ve got a great day to celebrate with a Family Fun Day with the kids!


Church of the Immaculate Conception
30 N. Fullerton Ave.
Montclair, NJ 07042


Sunday, February 23
2:30 PM

We’ve got live rock-n-roll music the whole family can enjoy, with lyrics that celebrate friendship, kindness, learning and imagination.

There will be a face painter, arts and crafts and more kids’ entertainment to provide the total family fun experience. Tambourines and beach balls will be available to add the joy of music making and movement to the day.

You get a discount when you pre-order tickets and your autographed copy of our “Everyone’s Invited” album CD.


Bring a nonperishable food item or cash donation for Mary’s Pantry in order to enter our raffle contest for a chance to win fun prizes, maybe even a house concert for you and your friends! Please check the expiration date. Nourishing foods like peanut butter, canned tuna or low-sodium soup are most appreciated.

Advance Ticket Prices (plus 20% fee):

  • $7 per adult
  • $5 per child (age 2+)
  • FREE for child under 2

Admission at the Door:

  • $10 per adult
  • $7 per child (age 2+)
  • FREE for child under 2

Save now on advance tickets and music!

Parking: there is free parking. Enter on Park St. across from the pre-school or go to Fullerton then to Munn make a right on Cottage and that is also the Immaculate Conception Church’s lot.