iloveny-stack.jpg1812 Re-enactment Actors from Sackets Harbor Historic Site Join as Special Guests Middleton, WI - On Friday, November 16, girls in the New York City area will have a special opportunity to celebrate American Girl's newest historical character, Caroline Abbott, while learning about her home in Sackets Harbor, NY, and its role in the War of 1812. The evening's festivities include free craft activities, a scavenger hunt, and culminates with a Caroline-themed meal in the American Girl Cafe. In addition, 1812 re-enactment actors from Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site, which was recently designated as a historically significant site on New York State's ‘Path Through History,' will be dressed in period attire, greeting girls and their families and educating them about the War of 1812 with touch table artifacts. EVENT INFORMATION: 5:30-7:00 p.m., Caroline's Embroidered Card Craft (Free and Open to the Public) Girls can learn how to stitch a colorful fireworks pattern on a patriotic greeting card-it looks like the fireworks that light the night sky in celebration of America's independence. 5:30-7:00 p.m., American Girl Historical Character Scavenger Hunt (Free and Open to the Public) Girls will go on a scavenger hunt throughout the store, collecting fun facts about each historical character along the way. They'll discover what it was like to grow up in America's past, find hidden clues to solve a fun puzzle, and receive a free American Girl poster at the end! 7:30 p.m., Caroline's Celebration ($32 per person, reservations required) Caroline loves to sail, and like a ship's captain, she faces her bravest moments with her heart as a compass. Girls will learn about sailing, craft a paper sailboat, and enjoy a delicious meal. This portion of the event includes an American Girl book to take home, plus a keepsake booklet with activities and journaling pages to help commemorate the special day. American Girl Place New York is located in the heart of Manhattan at 609 Fifth Avenue at 49th Street, New York, NY 10017. Our New York store features specialty shops, private dining, and so much more. For more information on the Caroline Celebration event or to make reservations, please call 1-877-247-5223. ***NOTE: For all media who wish to attend any of the events, please contact Meredith Klinger at meredith@msilver-pr.com or by phone at (212) 754-6500 ext. 238. ***

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ABOUT AMERICAN GIRL American Girl Brands is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mattel, (NASDAQ:MAT, www.mattel.com), the world's leading toy company. Since American Girl's inception in 1986, the company has devoted its entire business to celebrating the potential of girls ages 3 to 12. American Girl encourages girls to dream, to grow, to aspire, to create, and to imagine through a wide range of engaging and insightful books, age-appropriate and educational products, and unforgettable experiences. In meeting its mission with a vigilant eye toward quality and service, American Girl has earned the loyal following of millions of girls and the praise and trust of parents and educators. To learn more about American Girl or to request a free catalogue, call 1-800-845-0005, or visit http://www.americangirl.com/. ABOUT SACKETS HARBOR STATE BATTLEFIELD HISTORIC SITE Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site offers visitors an authentic look at the heart and spirit of the village and battlefield during the War of 1812. It is also one of the 200 state designated ‘Path Through History' sites of historic and cultural significance to NY and Nation. Nestled in the scenic Thousand Islands region, the site is a popular destination featuring re-enactors, exhibits, interpretive signs, and guided and self-guided tours. ABOUT NEW YORK STATE  New York State features 11 beautiful vacation regions with attractions spanning from landmarks such as Niagara Falls, to the wine trails of Hudson Valley and treasures like the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Whether it's wide-ranging outdoor activities for the whole family like fishing, hiking and boating, culinary wonders and farm-to-table fresh foods, or the rich history and culture of one of the 13 original colonies, New York State offers diverse activities for all travelers. For more information, visit http://www.iloveny.com/. Media can find press releases and more at http://www.thebeat.iloveny.com/. Contacts: Stephanie Spanos, American Girl 608.830.4496 /stephanie.spanos@americangirl.com Melanie Klausner, M. Silver Associates 212-754-6500 ext. 243 / melanie@msilver-pr.com