Tip the Crayon stops by the Time Out Kids office!
Fri May 17
A special visit by the Crayola mascot, in anticipation of the new Crayola Experience in Pennsylvania, added a little color to our day. Here at Time Out Kids, we're used to special guests at our office—French bulldogs, magicians and famous child models. Today, we got a visit from Tip the Crayon, the jumbo blue mascot from the new Crayola Experience, which opens in Pennsylvania on Friday, May 24 (just in time for Memorial Day). Tip has been making his way around the city brightening New Yorkers' days—and also giving out free tickets to the new attraction. While at Time Out, Tip told us more about the new Crayola Experience and even presented us with a jumbo crayon! Scroll through our slide show, above, to get a peek at the new Crayola Experience and then schedule a day trip. You might also like May 2013 calendar 50 things to do this spring 50 best family attractions in NYC Why NYC is so family-friendly
The whimsical Four Seasons by Philip Haas opens at the NYBG
Fri May 17
Inspired by the work of Italian painter Giuseppe Archimboldo, artist Philip Haas has created four gigantic, fantastical busts, one for each season of the year. If you're heading to the New York Botanical Garden this week, don't miss the "Four Seasons" installation, a series of busts by artist Philip Haas that anthropomorphizes (and botanizes—okay, we know that's not a word) the four seasons. Each of the four, 15-foot-tall busts in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory Courtyard appears to be made up of giant pieces of organic materials—fruit, plants, vegetables—just like the figures in the paintings of 16th-century master Giuseppe Archimboldo, only 3-D and gargantuan. (The resemblance is striking; Google the painter.) Have the kids not look at any plaques and try to guess which bust represents which season; each is festooned with season-appropriate bounty."The Four Seasons" by Philip Haas will be on view at the New York Botanical Garden from May 18 to Oct 27. You might also like May...
Mother's Day Weekend Garden Party at NYBG (slide show)
Thu May 16
NYC families celebrated Mom's special day with a special outing to the New York Botanical Garden. On Mother's Day weekend (Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12), families headed to the New York Botanical Garden, one of our favorite family attractions, for special Mother's Day festivities. Kids and parent posed for pictures taken by professional photographers, flew kites, played badminton, enjoyed ragtime music and tried their hand at watercoloring painting. Kids also had the opportunity to craft special cards just for Mom. When hunger set in, families headed to the beautiful Daffodil Hill for a picnic and treats from various food trucks. Click through our slide show to see pictures from all of the weekend's activities. You might also like Download our May 2013 calendar Mother's Day photo contest 2013 20 spring festivals and fairs NY Botanical Garden 2012 Holiday Train Show
Interview: Meet the new members of the Wiggles
Thu May 16
Don't adjust your browser—these colorful Aussies are, in fact, the new Wiggles and tickets to their NYC concert on sale on Friday, May 17. Last August, city kids said goodbye to founding Wiggles members Jeff, Greg and Murray at their IZOD Center concert. Now, the band is back—and with a girl Wiggle. Joining original member Anthony is Simon, Lachey and Emma. Emma Watkins, dubbed a Wigglette by some, is destined to become a megastar. While Ms. Watkins is now the owner of the famous yellow shirt, she is no stranger to the Wiggles or to the stage itself. Her story began as a seven-year-old Wiggles fan, and astute fans may recognize her as Fairy Larissa in Dorothy the Dinosaur’s show and as a Wiggles dancer in recent live concerts. (She's also an accomplished dancer having performed at the Sydney Opera House.)Before the first pitch of the Mets game on Mother’s Day, the new Wiggles made their East Coast debut at Citi Field, much to the delight of parents and tiny tots in attendance....
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