September 9, 2010
Plus a great new resource for NYC parents
It is back to school time and with it came the brisk weather of fall! I am looking forward to fall festivals, apple picking and hay rides. The beginning of September is hectic with school orientations, new after-school activities and holidays. But it is a wonderful time to catch-up with friends who are returning from summer travels and to explore NYC before the cold winter air comes this way. Check out the calendar for some great events this week and the "Plan Ahead" section for some events you don't want to miss later in the month!
I am also excited about a new site that launched this month called Gaggle of Chicks. You can sign-up to received daily deals on the best products and services for moms and their families in New York City. They send out deals ranging from bakeries to classes and if enough moms sigh up for the deal it "hatches". Living in Manhattan with children can get expensive so I love the opportunity to try something new at a reduced price. They do the research ahead of time to make sure their partners are providing high-quality products or services.
Take some time to read the latest post in Jessica's Blog (http://nycdowntown.macaronikid.com/blog/) to learn about tackling the new school year with food allergies and read the previous post to learn more about planning a trip to the North Fork of Long Island for some fall festivities.
Finally, congratulations to Eva P. who won the Mabel's Labels giveaway!
Where: Governors IslandWhen: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PMWho: All AgesHow: Just Show UpCost: FreeFor more info: http://www.4heads.org/
Where: Throughout New York CityWhen: 9:00 AM - 11:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just Show UpCost: FreeFor more info: fashionsnightout.com/night-out/
Where: Moomah, 161 Hudson StWhen: 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM (Mom & Baby at 8:45am; Parent & Child at 10am)Who: Ages 6 weeks-walkers at 8:45am; walkers-3 yrs at 10:00amHow: Call (212)266-0345 to reserve a space for your childCost: FreeFor more info: http://www.moomah.com/classes/
Where: Chelsea Market PassageWhen: 12:00 PMWho: Ages 6-12How: No RSVP requiredCost: FreeFor more info: http://www.thehighline.org/
Saturday, September 11 through Sunday, September 12 - The LES Girls Club's East Village Earth Circus
Where: Tompkins Square ParkWhen: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PMWho: All AgesHow: Just Show UpCost: FreeFor more info: http://www.girlsclub.org/about/howl
Where: Scholastic Store, 557 Broadway b/w Prince and Spring StreetsWhen: 3:00 PMWho: Ages 4+How: Just show upCost: FreeFor more info: http://store.scholastic.com/ or call (212) 343 - 6166. Events hotline (212) 343 - 6166 Option 4
Where: Southern end of Madison Square Park.When: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: All AgesHow: Just Show UpCost: FreeFor more info: https://www.madisonsquarepark.org/Programs/MadSqMusic.aspx
Where: Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker StWhen: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: Ages 6 months to 7 yearsHow: Buy Tickets at http://www.babylovesdisco.tickets.musictoday.com/BabyLovesDisco/calendar.aspxCost: $20 per walking human, family 4 pack for $60For more info: http://www.babylovesdisco.com
Where: Books of Wonder, 18 W 18th StWhen: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: Ages 3-7How: Just Show UpCost: FreeFor more info: http://www.booksofwonder.com/
Where: City Treehouse, 129 W 20th StWhen: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PMWho: Moms and babiesHow: RSVP: [email protected]Cost: $32 in advance, $40 day of
Where: Karma Kids Yoga, 104 14th Street, b/w 6th and 7th AvenuesWhen: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PMWho: For ages 7 and upHow: Class is free but call (646) 638 1444 or email [email protected] to registerCost: FreeFor more info: For more information, visit http://www.karmakidsyoga.com or call (646) 638-1444
Where: Karma Kids , 104 W 14th StWhen: 1:15 PM - 2:00 PMWho: For infants 3 months and upHow: Call 646-638-1444 or email [email protected] to reserve a spaceCost: FreeFor more info: http://www.karmakidsyoga.com
Where: Cupcake Kids Kitchen, 109 W. 27th St., 10th FloorWhen: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PMWho: Ages 8-13How: Pre-registration requiredCost: $15
Where: McNally Jackson, 52 Prince Street; Karma Kids, 104 W 14th StWhen: n/aWho: 0-6How: Just Show UPCost: Free
Where: Governor's IslandWhen: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM (Bikes must be returned by 4:30 PM)Who: Anyone who can ride a bikeHow: Just show upCost: FreeFor more info: http://www.govisland.com/
These aren't your average run-of-the-mill erasers! Come join us and use our funky, funny and brightly colored shaped erasers to create imaginative collages. We have every type of mini-eraser from footballs to fish to puppies. Children will paste the erasers onto paper and create the rest of the environment themselves! 2:00PM-4:30PM: EXPLORE!/Eraser Collages
Where: Madison Square ParkWhen: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM (second session at 2:00 PM)Who: All AgesHow: Just Show UpCost: FreeFor more info: https://www.madisonsquarepark.org/
Where: Rubin Museum, 150 W. 17th StreetWhen: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Every Friday)Who: Ages 3-5How: For registration, tickets and box office, call (212) 620 - 5000 x 344Cost: $10 ($5 for members)For more info: www.rmanyc.org or (212) 620-5000 x 344
Where: Governors IslandWhen: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PMWho: All AgesHow: Just show upCost: FreeFor more info: http://www.cmany.org
artists. Upcoming workshops: Friday Sept 10th- Collaborative Tree (ages 3+); Saturday Sept 11th - Strata Clay (ages 5+); Sunday Sept 12th - Cubism(ages 6+); Wednesday, Sept 15th - Paper-Mache(ages 3+); Thursday Sept 16th- Towers(ages 4+)
Where: Children's Museum of the Arts, 182 Lafayette (between Broome & Grande)When: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Closed Monday & Tuesday)Who: Varies based on the workshopHow: No reservations requiredCost: $10 per person for admissions (Admission costs cover all workshops and materials)For more info: http://cmany.org/ or call (212) 274 - 0986
Where: Borders, 576 2nd Ave; McNally Jackson, 52 Prince St; Chatham Square, 33 E BroadwayWhen: n/aWho: Varies by locationHow: Just Show UpCost: Free
Come and color these crazy crackers! We use animal crackers and paint to create fun mini-magnets for your refrigerator at home. But don't eat them, they're for decoration only!
Where: Madison Square Park PlaygroundWhen: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM (second session at 2:00 PM)Who: All AgesHow: Just Show UpCost: FreeFor more info: https://www.madisonsquarepark.org/
Where: Center fo Architecture FoundationWhen: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (second session at 2:00 PM)Who: Ages 5-13How: Pre-registration requiredCost: $20 per family of 4 ($10 for members)For more info: http://www.cfafoundation.org/
Where: Cercle Rouge, 241 West BroadwayWhen: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Every Saturday and Sunday)Who: All AgesHow: Call to make a reservationCost: Free with prix fixe brunch ($19.95) and there is a kids' menu with meals starting at $5For more info: http://www.cerclerougeresto.com/pdf/Cercle-Magician.jpg or call (212_226-6252
Where: Rubin Museum, 150 W. 17th StreetWhen: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Saturday Workshop)Who: Ages 6 and upHow: For registration, tickets and box office, call (212) 620 - 5000 x 344Cost: $10 ($5 for members)For more info: www.rmanyc.org or (212) 620-5000
Where: Barnes & Noble, 33 E. 17th St.; Books of Wonder, 18 W. 18th St.When: n/aWho: All AgesHow: Just Show UpCost: Free
Where: Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge StreetWhen: 1:00 AM (Every Sunday)Who: Ages 5-10How: Purchase tickets at the Museum's gift shopCost: $15 per familyFor more info: http://www.eldridgestreet.org/family-programs.html or call (212)219-0302
Where: 55 Bar at 55 Christopher Street (at 7th Ave)When: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: Ages 2-8How: Just show upCost: $5 per personFor more info: http://www.amycervini.com/jazz-for-kids
Where: City Treehouse; 129A W 20th Street, between 6th and 7th AvenuesWhen: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Next show will be Sunday, October 10th)Who: Ages 3 to 8How: To register, call (212) 255-2050 or email [email protected] Space is limited!Cost: $20 in advance ($10 siblings) ($25 ($15) at the door)For more info: http://www.citytreehouse.com/events.php; It's fun to get wet, so bring a change of clothes and your beach shoes if you plan to use the play space.
Where: Under the Standard Hotel, between Gansevoort and 14th StreetsWhen: Telescopes will be set from dusk to 9:30PMWho: Ages 4 and upHow: No reservations requiredCost: FreeFor more info: In the event of rain, Stargazing will be cancelled. For updated information on weather-related changes, visit www.aaa.org
Where: See Info BelowWhen: n/aWho: All AgesHow: Just Show UpCost: Free
Come create your own movable, animated puppet with strings and all! These silly -looking marionettes are constructed out of pom pons and pipe cleaners and you make them move and dance using popsicle sticks and yarn. Come and put on a show!
2:00PM-4:30PM: Film Container Finger Puppets
Let your digits dance with this tubular activity! Decorate empty, upside-down film containers with fabric, foil and a face of course to create an easy finger puppet that is just as easy to slip on or off!
Where: Madison Square ParkWhen: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM (second session at 2:00 PM)Who: All AgesHow: Just Show UpCost: Free
Where: See Info BelowWhen: n/aWho: All AgesHow: Just Show UpCost: Free
Wednesday, September 15 through Friday, September 17 - Wee-Arts at the Children's Museum of the Arts
Where: Children's Museum of the Arts, 182 Lafayette Street between Broome and GrandWhen: 10:45 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Ages 10 months to 3 1/2 yearsHow: Just show upCost: $22 per family (group of 3)For more info: www.cmany.org or (212) 274-0986
Where: South Street Seaport Museum; 12 Fulton Street, 5th FloorWhen: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (Every Wednesday)Who: Ages 18 months to 3 years oldHow: Call (212) 748-8786 for more informationCost: Subscription charge per month: $50.00/child
Single day rate: $15.00/child
Member rate: $25.00/child per monthFor more info: http://www.seany.org/index1.aspx?BD=9021
Where: See Info BelowWhen: Recurring WeeklyWho: All AgesHow: Just Show UpCost: Free
Where: Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th StreetWhen: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Wednesday-Fridays)Who: For students in grades 8-12How: Apply online at rmanyc.org/artstudio or call (212) 620-5000 x337 for more information.Cost: $75 when you enter or mention the code ‘Enlightenment’ (fee includes museum admission and all materials)For more info: rmanyc.org/artstudio or call (212) 620-5000 x337
Where: Karma Kids, 104 W 14th StWhen: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PMWho: Ages 4 - 6How: Please call (646)638-1444 to reserve a space for your child.Cost: $20 per childFor more info: http://www.karmakidsyoga.com/
Where: The Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery PlaceWhen: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AMWho: Ages 6+How: Registration is required by Friday, Sept 17th by 5PM by emailing [email protected] or calling 212-945-6324.Cost: Suggested donation - $5For more info: http://www.skyscraper.org or call (212) 968- 1961
Where: Shake Shack, Madison Square ParkWhen: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PMWho: Ages 9-13How: Registration RequiredCost: $65For more info: http://www.cupcakekids.com
Where: Borders, 576 2nd Ave (32nd & 2nd)When: 11:00 AMWho: All AgesHow: Just Show UpCost: FreeFor more info: http://www.borders.com/ or call (212)685-3938
Where: Ideya Latin Bistro, 349 W Broadway between Broome and GrandeWhen: 10:00 AMWho: All AgesHow: Call for Reservations: (212)625-1441Cost: Free with an a la carte brunch; Kids menu availableFor more info: http://www.ideya.net/ or call (212)625-1441
Where: 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson StreetWhen: 11:00 AM (Every Sunday until Dec 5th)Who: All AgesHow: Order tickets online at http://www.92y.org/Cost: $15 for both kids and adults, children under 2-years-old free.For more info: http://www.92y.org or call 212.601.1000
Where: Rober F Wagner, Jr ParkWhen: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just Show upCost: FreeFor more info: http://www.bpcparks.org/bpcp/events/events.php
Where: NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington SquareWhen: 3:00 PMWho: All AgesHow: Buy Tickets: http://www.skirballcenter.nyu.edu/calendar/family_time_with_ziggy_marleyCost: $10-$30For more info: http://www.skirballcenter.nyu.edu/calendar/family_time_with_ziggy_marley or 212-352-3101
Where: Limelight Marketplace, 656 6th Ave (at 20th St)When: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PMWho: Adults OnlyHow: RSVP to [email protected]Cost: FreeFor more info: http://www.bigcitymoms.com/
Where: Cupcake Kids, 109 W 27th StWhen: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (5-8 yrs at 9:30am; 2-4 yrs at 10:45am)Who: Ages 5-8 (drop off) at 9:30am; Ages 2-4 (with caregiver) at 10:45amHow: Registration RequiredCost: $55.00For more info: http://www.cupcakekids.com
Where: 14th Street YMCA, 344 E 14th St at 1st AveWhen: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PMWho: All AgesHow: Pre-register in advancedCost: Adult - $30.00 (USD); Family of Four - $75.00 (USD); Family of Three - $70.00 (USD);One Adult and One Child - $40.00 (USD)For more info: http://www.helenemarksearlystartfoundation.org/
Where: City TreehouseWhen: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PMWho: Ages 1-8How: To register, call (212) 255-2050 or email [email protected]Cost: $30 per child ($35 at the door), all agesFor more info: Pizza, fruit, veggies, desserts and drinks will be provided for both kids and adults from 5:45-6:30p. The water table and treehouse play area will be open for free play after dinner.; http://www.citytreehouse.com/events.php
What do you bring to a Birthday Party Concert?
1. Wear your favorite party hat (Any kind will do!)
2. Picture of a birthday cake (go to our website to download
the picture and color it in. Turn it in at the merchandise
table area for a chance to win a prize!)
3. An animal for your head because animals have birthdays too.
Where: The Town Hall, 123 West 43rd Street (between 6th Avenue & Broadway)When: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PMWho: Toddlers & Pre-SchoolersHow: To purchase tickets http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/030044C3A8404914?artistid=713140&majorcatid=10003&minorcatid=23Cost: TICKETS: : $25, $35 (Plus applicable fees.)
LAP BABIES UNDER 1 ARE FREE, but you must pick up a comp ticket from the box office on the day of the show!!For more info: http://www.laurieberkner.com/site/live.php?121 OPTIONAL: Bring a gift for a child in need by participating in our shoe drive sponsored by UMI shoes. We will be collecting pairs of new or gently used children's shoes (check your closets!) to be donated to Soles4Souls
Where: Starting at Washington Square ParkWhen: 3:30 PMWho: Ages 7 and upHow: Buy Tickets at https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/8214965Cost: Ages 7 to 17: $18.00/ Adults: $22.00For more info: http://watsonadventures.com/schedule.html
Apple slices, peeled of course, are one of the few fruits both of my kids will eat for a snack. In this version, you can us regular peanut butter, soynut butter, or sunflower seed butter to top apple slices, then sprinkle granola over them for a sweet and savory snack that's healthy, too. We are a soy and nut free house so we used sunflower butter
3-4 Tbsp. peanut butter, sunflower butter or soynut butter
2 Tbsp. granola
Wash and core apples.
Slice crosswise into ...
Kid Friendly Performances
Where: Minetta LaneTheatre, 18 Minetta Lane
Description: The eternally youthful, Obie Award–winning comedy jugglers keep a number of balls in the air—music, jokes and theatrical lunacy—with another anarchic production about the human condition—dumbed-down enough for a family-filled audience.
Who: Ages 4 and up.
Where: New World Stages, 340 West 50th Street
Description:Tony Award–nominated actor John Tartaglia has charmed kids in Sesame Street, Johnny and the Sprites and Shrek the Musical, and made adults laugh as the original Princeton in Avenue Q. His new venture is a one-hour family musical that follows a group of fish on a hunt for underwater treasures. Along the way the friends encounter "jiving jellyfish," "a strong-willed sea horse" and "lovable Leonard the Octopus." Special effects, like an ocean floor created with black lights, will have young sea urchins swooning.
Who: Ages 3 and up
The Gazillion Bubble Show
Where: New World Stages, 340 West 50th Street
Description: This ode to soap was created by Fan Yang, 16-time Guinness record holder for blowing the biggest soap bubble, and it features the full spectrum of his artistry. This program includes magic, lighting effects and…bubbles: giant bubbles, walls of bubbles, bubbles within bubbles. If you have any little Pigpens running around, perhaps this show will convey soap’s allure.
Who: Ages 5 and up.
Where: Bleeker Street Theatre, 45 Bleeker Street
Description: A tot obsessed with eating pink cupcakes finds herself turning her favorite rosy hue (which still beats the stuffing out of getting fat) in this musical with book and lyrics by Elizabeth and Victoria Kann and music by John Gregor. Teresa K. Pond directs.
Who: All ages.
Where: New World Stages, 340 West 50th Street beginning Sept 9th
Description: Now in the brand new family musical, Freckleface Strawberry, based on the beloved New York Times Best Selling book by celebrated actress Julianne Moore, you and your family can step inside the book's pages with Freckleface and friends as they learn to love the skin they're in.
Who: All Ages
Where: 45 Bleecker St. (Bleecker Street Theater)
Description: The Quantum Eye is Sam Eaton's entertaining and fascinating exploration of mentalism, magic, perception and deception, where extraordinary ability and gentle humor blend with the audience to make for a different performance every time. Join Sam on a journey past the limits of possibility in a show you will never forget.
Who: Ages 8+
Where: St. George Theater
Description: Mickey, Minnie and a host of Disney friends come together with world-class magicians to perform magic from legendary Disney films right before your eyes. See the Fairy Godmother transform Cinderella's rags into a beautiful ball gown in a split second; the spectacular levitation of Aladdin's Princess Jasmine; and the enchanted dancing brooms of Fantasia. Join Donald and Goofy, Alice and the Mad Hatter, and many more for a one-of-a-kind stage show you'll never forget. Mickey's Magic Show is a whole new way to experience Disney Magic with your family!
Who: All Ages
Cost: Save $10! Enter the code "SOCIAL" in the "Special Offers" box and select the regular priced $46, $36, or $20 price levels to receive the savings
Help in the celebration of the International Day of Non-Violence
In celebration of the International Day of Non-Violence, and the Rubin Museum’s Peace Lab Family Day, people of all ages are invited to create and submit their own peace flag. The completed flags will be strung together and hung throughout the museum during Family Day on October 2, 2010.
The International Day of Non-Violence marks Mohandas “Mahatma” Gandhi’s birthday, and his philosophy of satyagraha, or non-violent resistance. The peace flags hung at the Rubin Museum will reflect peoples’ personal interpretations, feelings, and thoughts about satyagraha and what peace ...
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