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    A LEGO flagship store is coming to the Flatiron District this July!

    Fri Apr 18

    Legoland Discovery Center Westchester

    Legoland Discovery Center Westchester Photograph: Jessica Lin

    The new LEGO haven at 200 Fifth Ave will open with a weekend’s worth of activities later this summer. Looks like fans of the colorful little bricks have yet another reason to celebrate: DNAinfo reports that a LEGO flagship store is coming to 200 Fifth Ave (at W 23rd St) this July, followed by a grand opening weekend-long celebration sometime in August!RECOMMENDED: 50 family-friendly spring happenings The 3,535-square-foot retail store will also include a 481-square-foot play space and reading area for the kiddos. And thanks to its proximity to Eataly (they’ll share the same address!) the new store is sure to become a must-see for out-of-town visitors. We’ll keep you posted as more details about the opening weekend events are announced. In the meantime, get your LEGO blocks fix at the recently extended “Art of the Brick” exhibit at Discovery Times Square through May 11, or at Legoland's Westchester outpost. You might also like April calendar 50 things to do this spring Day...

    Nitehawk Cinema debuts brunch film series for kids this May

    Fri Apr 18

    The Boy Who Turned Yellow at Nitehawk Cinema

    The Boy Who Turned Yellow at Nitehawk Cinema Courtesy Nitehawk Cinema

    The food-friendly Williamsburg cinema introduces “Cheeky Monkeys,” which combines British and American family films with brunch! If there’s anything better than brunch, it’s a side of family-friendly flicks—which is why we’re psyched about Nitehawk Cinema’s new film series, which combines the two. On Saturdays and Sundays in May, head to the indie Williamsburg theater for screenings of four British and American children’s films from the the late 1960’s and early 70’s. RECOMMENDED: 50 family-friendly spring happenings All four features embrace dreamlike qualities that reflect the psychedelic mood of the era, and while kids may not pick up on the surrealism, they’ll surely enjoy each film's inherent off-beat attitude. First, catch The Boy Who Turned Yellow (May 10, 11, 12:15pm), which was created in 1972 as a way to explain how electricity worked to children. Then, return for the part–live action, part-animated family favorite, Bedknobs and Broomsticks (May 17, 18, 11:45am),...

    City Splash at Children’s Museum of Manhattan opens tomorrow

    Fri Apr 18

    "City Splash" at CMOM

    "City Splash" at CMOM Courtesy CMOM

    Take advantage of warming weather at CMOM’s splash-able outdoor exhibit, where tots can play with floating objects and an Erosion Table. It’s been quite the long winter—and a pretty chilly spring, too!—so we’re thrilled that the Children’s Museum of Manhattan is bringing back their “City Splash” exhibit just in time for steadily rising temperatures. Who knows, maybe it’s the jolt that summer needs!RECOMMENDED: 50 family-friendly spring happeningsStarting tomorrow, Saturday, April 19 and continuing weekends through May 25, kids can head to CMOM's Sussman Environmental Center and launch their own boats through a stream, investigate objects that float (or don’t!), create rivers and lakes with sand in a new Erosion Table and learn about the different scientific properties of water, such as evaporation.After Memorial Day, “City Splash” will be open during museum hours all week long, making it the perfect place to cool off when the summer heat hits. We can’t wait! You might also like...

    Spring Kids Fest returns to Madison Square Park next month!

    Mon Apr 14

    Spring Kids Fest at Madison Square Park

    Spring Kids Fest at Madison Square Park Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Time Out Kids and the Madison Square Park Conservancy present Spring Kids Fest on May 17—a full day of (free!) family-friendly art, games, performances and more What better time to be a kid than in the spring! The temperatures are rising, flowers are blooming, and soon, Time Out Kids—in partnership with the Madison Square Park Conservancy—will descend upon Madison Square Park with food, performances, arts and crafts, games and more for the 2014 Spring Kids Fest. Round up the crew and head to the bash on Saturday, May 17 from 10:30am–1:30pm for a day of free outdoor fun featuring family-friendly vendors, performers, museums and more. RECOMMENDED: 50 family-friendly spring happenings Live performances will be held throughout the day for your kids to watch and wiggle along to, starting with a Songs for Seeds concert at 10:30am, 11:30am, and 12:30pm on the north end of the park. The main stage will feature Story Pirates at noon for an improv extravaganza and an interactive show from...
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