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Things to do with kids in NYC this Saturday

Kick off your weekend and spend Saturday with the family at the city's best events and activities for kids.

PS 9 Carnival

PS 9 Carnival Photograph: Stephanie Keith

Saturday, September 20

"Somebody Come and Play: 45 Years of Sesame Street Helping Kids Grow Smarter, Stronger and Kinder"

Go behind the scenes with Elmo, Grover, Big Bird and other furry friends at the New York Public Library's Sesame Street exhibit. Somebody Come and Play: 45 Years of Learning on Sesame Street features a children's area full of books and games for young fans and scripts, scores and photos for older ones. There will also be film screenings and special family programming. All ages.

  1. New York Public Library for the Performing Arts 40 Lincoln Center Plaza, at 65th St
  2. Thu Sep 18 - Sat Jan 31
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PS9's Bounce Back to School Carnival

  • Price band: 1/4

Celebrate the start of the school year with carnival games, face painting, mouth-watering BBQ—and five bouncy houses! Guests will also get a dance party courtesy of the folks at Baby Loves Disco. All proceeds to benefit student, academic, and arts programs at P.S. 9. All ages.

  1. P.S. 9 80 Underhill Ave, between Bergen St and St. Marks Ave
  2. Sat Sep 20
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Super Sábado! 2014

  • Critics choice
  • Free

El Museo del Barrio's free family programming every third Saturday of the month presents gallery tours and art workshops centered around a different theme.This fall, celebrate the season through movement workshops, ballet performances, storytelling and a printmaking workshop using seasonal vegetables (Sept 20); and discover the 3,000-year-old tradition of Dia de los Muertos with facepainting, crafts and a concert (Oct 18). Return at the end of the year for TBD activities surrounding the themes "Cara a Cara" (Nov 15) and "La Parranda!" (Dec 20). R.S.V.P. recommended. All ages.

  1. El Museo del Barrio 1230 Fifth Ave, between 104th and 105th Sts
  2. Sat Sep 20 - Sat Dec 20
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Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event at Greenlight Bookstore

  • Free

Kids' authors and illustrators (or staffers from Brooklyn's family-friendly Greenlight Bookstore) sit down with kids and their caregivers to read from their own picture books (or their favorites), be they classics or brand-new creations. In September, kids can join author Sarra J. Roth as she reads Not the Quitting Kind, a story of perseverance (9/6) and welcome Irish author and illustrator Sheena Dempsey as she presents the tale of a guinea pig looking for a home in Bruno and Titch (9/13). Head to the BAM Fisher Hillman Studio for a special Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event, where Bob Shea will read and sign copies of Dinosaur vs. School (9/20) and finish out the month counting along to Five Hungry Pandas! by Alexis Barad-Cutler (9/27). Ages 3 to 8.

  1. Greenlight Bookstore 686 Fulton St, at South Portland Ave
  2. Sat Sep 20 - Sat Sep 27
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Westerleigh Folk Festival

See musical acts from Staten Island and beyond perform in an all-day outdoor concert, including New York's only all-female mariachi band, Mariachi Flor De Toloache, Joan Caddell & the Midnight Choir and Allergic to B's. In between shows, which are separated in three stages,families can peruse the 30 flea market vendors, or if they're in the market for a new furry friend, there'll also be dog and cat adoptions onsite! Ages 4 and up.

  1. Westerleigh Park Maine Avenue, at Neal Dow Ave
  2. Sat Sep 20
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