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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.

Photograph: Courtesy Socrates Sculpture Park

Saturday, September 5

Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling

Every Saturday through the summer, bring your little ones to the Hans Christian Andersen statue in Central Park for an hour of storytelling. The statue is a fitting backdrop for the repertoire of international fairytales and folk stories that has been growing for the past 59 years, and the stories are often accompanied by live music! Ages 5 and up.

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Central Park 72nd Street Entrance, Lenox Hill Saturday September 5 2015 - Saturday September 26 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 Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures (Sept 12) and Wild Words and Outdoor Adventures (Sept 26), plus double-feature episodes of Nick Jr. Go Green! (Sept 5) and festive episodes of Ni Hao, Kai-Lan (Sept 19). In September, catch family-friendly feature films, including Hotel Transylvania (Sept 19). Reservations are required and screenings are approximately 40 to 50 minutes.

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Sony Wonder Technology Lab, Downtown Saturday September 5 2015 - Saturday September 19 2015

Saturday Sculpture Workshops

Drop into Queens’ inspirational outdoor sculpture park for free family classes led by a different local artist each week. Some upcoming workshops include boat-making and racing (8/29), creature mosaics (9/5), an art and movement session that transforms the park into a discotheque (9/12), clay figures (9/19) and colorful stamp making (9/26). See socratessculpturepark.org for the full lineup. Ages 5 and up.

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Socrates Sculpture Park, Astoria Saturday September 5 2015 - Saturday September 26 2015

Greenlight Saturday Storytime 2015

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, gather round to hear about a clumsy monkey in Apes A-Go-Go! (9/5), learn about The Beatles (and listen to their tunes!) with picture book, Fab Four Friends (9/12) and listen to a hide-and-seek story, Where's Walrus? And Penguin? (9/19). At the end of the month, meet the creators of the TV series Peg + Cat and hear the characters' new book Peg + Cat The Race Car Problem, that involves math skills (9/26). Ages 3 to 8.

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Greenlight Bookstore, Fort Greene Saturday September 5 2015 - Saturday September 26 2015

The Ghosts of Greenwich Village Family Scavenger Hunt

Kids and grownups join forces as they track down the storied neighborhood's spooky secrets. During the journey families will discover such Village haunts as hidden cemeteries, bat-adorned buildings and the one-time homes of Mark Twain and Edgar Allan Poe. Ages 7 and up.

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Washington Square Park, Greenwich Village Saturday October 17 2015 - Saturday October 24 2015
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