Back To School Expo
Back To School Expo
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The 2016 Back to School Expo is Proud to Present:
Karan Brar (“Ravi”) from Disney Channel’s “Jessie” and the spin off “Bunk’d” and Kelli Berglund (“Bree”) from Disney XD’s Lab Rats


Karan Brar plays “Ravi” on the hit Disney series Bunk’d.  A spin off from the show JESSIE, characters Ravi, Emma and Zuri leave New York and head off to Maine to stay at Camp Kikiwaka, which was founded by Jedediah Swearengen and is named after a legendary creature that lives in the nearby forest. Camp Kikiwaka is also where their parents happened to have met as teenagers. Along with their new friends, the three Ross kids try their best to adapt to their new lives at Camp Kikiwaka.

Kelli Berglund plays “Bree” on the Disney XD show Lab Rats.  In this popular series, Leo accidentally discovers teenage siblings with bionic powers living in his new basement. The show follows these bionic teens as they unravel in adventurous situations in an attempt to live life like a normal family in the fictional town of Mission Creek, California.

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And Don’t Miss Your Chance to Meet the Villains of Star Wars!



Anthony Gargiula is a teen pop music recording artist from Albany, New York. Singing ever since he was 5 years-old, Anthony was introduced to audiences across America when he appeared and performed live on The Ellen Degeneres Show for the first time at the very young age of 7. After appearing on Ellen's show again a few more times, Anthony performed live on both NBC's Today Show and the CBS Early Show.

Throughout his younger years, Anthony opened for notable commercial music acts such as The Jonas Brothers, Lady Antebellum, Jordan Pruitt, The Outlaws, The Temptations, Four Tops, Kellie Pickler, and others. He has also performed the Star Spangled Banner at Madison Square Garden for the New York Knicks on 5 different occasions, as well as at games for other professional sports teams such as Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins, Jacksonville Jaguars, Minnesota Twins, LA Dodgers, and others. He has even sang the Star Spangled Banner at major sporting events such as the Belmont Stakes and twice at the prestigious Major League Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Cooperstown, NY. On August 14, 2015, Anthony performed live on the famous Waterside Stage located at Disney Springs (formerly known as Downtown Disney).

Anthony's single, “So I Don’t Drown” hit #1 on the iTunes “New Release” Charts in October of 2015. Anthony is also considered a social media influencer with 74,000,000 loops and nearly 300,000 followers on Vine, over 20,000 active fans on Younow, over 14,000 Instagram followers, over 8,600 followers on Twitter, and nearly 8,000 Youtube Subscribers. Anthony has gotten recognition for his talent by celebrities like Shawn Mendes, Meghan Trainor, Fifth Harmony, Jacob Whitesides, Khloe Kardashian, JoJo, Pentatonix, Kenny Holland, Alessia Cara, and more. Anthony has just finished high school a year early and has relocated to Orlando, Florida to pursue his music on a full time basis.


Rising pop singer/songwriter Kristina Lachaga, "The Girl With The Big Pink Heart, will be making waves when her catchy, beach-and-BFFs single "R.S.V.P." -- inspired by Simon & Schuster/Aladdin MIX's book series You're Invited -- hits iTunes. Kristina has shared the stage with many artists on the scene, including Olivia Holt, Heffron Drive (featuring Kendall Schmidt of Nickelodeon's Big Time Rush), Skylar Stecker, X Factor's Bea Miller, and stars from Disney and Nickelodeon at concerts and events up and down the East Coast, including: iHeartRadio's Z104.3 & Girls' Life magazine's One Direction & Shawn Mendes Concert Pre-Parties, State Fair Meadowlands, Girls World Expo, Kidabaloo, and more.  Kristina encourages her fans to #FollowYourHeartsDream. Having visited over 150 schools across the country spreading her 'Sticks & Stones' Anti-Bullying message, "The Girl With The Big Pink Heart" believes it is important to use her voice to help give teens and tweens the confidence to explore their passions, work hard, and be themselves and in 2016 became the Ambassador for GlamourGals, connecting generations through makeovers and manicures.  Kristina's original songs "No Doubt," "Won't Wait Forever," and "Calendar" are available on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, and more. Become a #Heartbreaker and follow @KristinaLachaga on Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.



A look back at Back to School Expo special guests

Calum Worthy (Dez) from “Austin & Ally” and Peyton Meyer (Lucas) from “Girl Meets World” stole hearts
at the 2015 Back to School Expo

Peyton List (Emma) from the hit show “Jessie” making an appearance at the 2014 Back to School Expo!

Bella Thorne (CeCe) from Disney’s Hit Show “Shake it Up!” making an appearance atthe 2013 Back to School Expo.

Zendaya Coleman (Rocky) from Disney’s Hit Show “Shake it Up!” making an appearance at the 2012 Back to School Expo.

Noah Munk (Gibby) from the Nickelodeon show, iCarly. Making an appearance at the 2011 Back to School Expo.







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