Friday, April 26, 2013
Free weekend symposium to include workshops, resource fair
The public is invited to a symposium featuring advocacy groups, educators, officials and health professionals Saturday at World of Wings in Teaneck. The event, organized by Teaneck High School's FORUM program, is being held to mark Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month, according to a news release. Attendees will be able to visit workshops on various topics including careers, nutrition and exercise, financial literacy, housing and counseling services. Organizations participating include: In addition to workshops and the resource fair, the free event will include a performance by Reflections, a Bergen County volunteer teen theater group. "The ensemble will present an improvised scene on the importance of self care and being connected …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
World of Wings held its grand opening on Windsor Road Saturday
The World of Wings museum held its grand opening in Teaneck Saturday, giving area residents a much-awaited look at the center's insect and reptile exhibits. World of Wings includes a live butterfly atrium and educational displays on various kinds of small insects. The facility also offers catering space, a gift shop and is geared up to host school trips. The 5.8-acre World of Wings site was once home to Givaudan, a Swiss fragrance company, which sold the property. Related News:
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Restaurant, event space planned at Windsor Road center.
The long-awaited insect-themed museum and entertainment center on Windsor Road will open to the public Saturday. The center, called World of Wings, is set to include insect exhibits and a live butterfly atrium, project representatives have said at zoning board hearings. The public will get its first chance to visit the new town attraction at 11 a.m. Saturday, according to an announcement made Tuesday. In addition to live exhibits of insects and birds, the facility will include a restaurant, space for holding parties, a lizard area and virtual reality games. The new museum will be open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., according to the announcement. The atrium will close at 6 p.m. World of Wings took over the former Givaudan …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Live butterfly conservatory, other insects planned at Windsor Road center.
Construction continued Sunday at the insect-themed museum and entertainment center on Windsor Road, but an official opening date has not yet been made public. The center, called World of Wings, is planned to include insect exhibits a live butterfly conservatory and small reptiles, project representatives have said. The Teaneck zoning board approved variances sought by the facility in October. A company spokesperson could not be immediately reached Monday, but “coming soon” signs marked with the World of Wings logo have appeared at the construction site. The location will be hiring and is set to include two gift shops, according to the World of Wings Facebook page. “The exhibits will focus mostly on butterflies and moths of the world, but …
Friday, October 7, 2011
Added parking lot would be built only if town officials see parking problem.
The Board of Adjustment approved variances Thursday sought by a butterfly-themed center planned for the former Givaudan building on Windsor Road. Known as World of Wings, the Windsor Road facility will include a butterfly conservatory and exhibits on small-winged insects, project representatives have said. As part of the approval, World of Wings agreed to close the facility by 9 p.m. in most cases, and reserve a nearby wooded-area for use as a parking lot only if officials see a parking issue. Teaneck officials and World of Wings first differed on the amount of required parking spaces, with the township zoning official saying 519 spaces would be needed, according to Harry Tuvel, an engineer working on the project. Tuvel called that number…
Monday, September 26, 2011
Company seeks variances at former Givaudan site.
A company called “World of Wings” plans to bring an insect-themed entertainment center to the former Givaudan building on Windsor Road, Patch reported last week. While full details of the center remain unclear, company representatives have said the site will focus on butterflies. They are also seeking zoning variances, including one to expand parking and build over the current allowed height. The World of Wings complex will include exhibits on small winged insects and small reptiles, a project engineer told the Board of Adjustment last week. The issue was carried to an October meeting and the company has declined to release specifcs ahead of a formal announcement. What do you think about the planned center? Is this a welcomed development …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Butterfly conservatory to be built at former Givaudan building.
An entertainment center featuring insect exhibits and a live butterfly conservatory is planned at the former Givaudan building on Windsor Road, near the Teaneck border with Bergenfield. The former fragrance company complex was sold to a “children's education organization called World of Wings,” according to Givaudan corporate spokesman Jeff Peppet. New details of the proposed entertainment center emerged at last week’s Board of Adjustment meeting as World of Wings seeks variances for the property. The World of Wings complex will include exhibits on small winged insects and small reptiles, according to Harry Tuvel, an engineer working on the project. “There’s going to be a focus on butterflies,” Tuvel said. “This is something very unique …