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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.

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Presidents in Residence at the New-York Historical Society

Saturday, November 28

The Commedia Rapunzel Holiday Extravaganza Pumpkin Spice Latte Edition

In this reprise of the Commedia Rapunzel show, there’s a festive twist: it’s the holiday season in Hoboken, and Rapunzel desperately wants to venture outside of her tower’s walls—but first, she must escape her witch mother. You and your little one have never seen a version of Rapunzel quite like this; performed by the Spaghetti and Meatball Players in the style of Commedia del' Arte! Ages 6 to 12.

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SoHo Playhouse , Downtown Saturday November 28 2015 - Saturday January 30 2016

Polar Express Children's Holiday Tea

The Peninsula New York is hosting a holiday tea-time in their Gotham Lounge. Kids can come decked out in their pajamas and settle in for a book reading while snacking on tea and cookies.

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Peninsula Hotel , Midtown East Saturday November 28 2015 - Saturday December 5 2015

Festive Fifth

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Brooklyn's answer to the Upper West Side's Winter's Eve packs a Park Slope–style punch: Along Fifth Ave between Dean and 18th Sts (that's 30 blocks in all!), locally-owned businesses will stay open late for post–Black Friday shopping, but the real fun is centered around the tree lighting (6:30pm, Fifth Ave at 3rd St), where a real 20-foot tree will brighten the corner. Afterwards, sip free hot chocolate and say hi to Santa Claus as he makes his way down the street, giving out candy canes. Local children's groups and carolers from Opera on Tap will perform and line the avenue along with other live entertainment. Nearby shops will be decked out in holiday decor also stay open late for the occasion. All ages.

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Saturday November 28 2015

Living History Days: American Revolution

History lovers can go back in time—specifically, to battlefields of the American Revolution—at this two-day celebration. Kids can meet costumed characters from the battle-ready brigades of the Third New Jersey Regiment and ask them about life as a soldier in the 18th century. Check out their uniforms, complete with button-down overcoats and tricorn hats, touch some historic gear and get in on military-drill demos. All ages.

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New-York Historical Society , Upper West Side Friday November 27 2015 - Saturday November 28 2015

Sony Wonder Technology Lab Screenings 2015

Kick back with the kids for a kid-friendly movie screening at the totally amazing (and totally free) Sony Wonder Technology Lab. Watch Sesame Street specials like C is for Cooking (Nov 21), plus double-feature episodes of The Wonder Pets (Nov 28). In December, watch your favorite Nick Jr. pal Dora the Explorer in Dora Saves the Snow Princess (Dec 12) and Dora's Christmas Carol Adventure (Dec 19), and catch festive episodes of Thomas & Friends (Dec 19), Elmo's World (Dec 19) and Sesame Street (Dec 26) to celebrate the holidays. Don't miss family-friendly feature films, including A Christmas Star (Dec 5), Arthur Christmas (Dec 19) and Oliver! (Dec 26). Reservations are required and screenings are approximately 40 to 50 minutes.

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Sony Wonder Technology Lab , Downtown Saturday November 28 2015 - Saturday December 26 2015
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