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    Get in on family fun at this Meatpacking District fall fair

    Fri Oct 24

    Photograph: Meatpacking District Improvement Association

    Celebrate the season with kid-friendly activities from Warby Parker, The Standard, the Whitney Museum and other neighborhood faves This Saturday, head to the cobblestone streets of Gansevoort Plaza for the annual Harvest Fest, a free outdoor fair organized by local nonprofit Meatpacking District Improvement Association. The event brings together some of the trendy 'hood's most popular businesses, including The Standard Hotel, Warby Parker and the Whitney Museum, for a day packed with kid-friendly activities (and you thought the Meatpacking District was all high-fashion boutiques and nightclubs!). RECOMMENDED: October events calendar Kids of all ages can work on their swing at Chelsea Piers' golf hitting bubble, explore a real FDNY fire truck and get crafty with art projects from glasses purveyor Warby Parker and vintage jewelry store Doyle & Doyle. The whole family will enjoy bopping along to lively sets from Brass Monkey Band throughout the day or settle in for storytime...

    Get crafty with the kids at a MoMA PS1 family Art Party

    Thu Oct 23

    Art Party at MoMA PS1

    Art Party at MoMA PS1 Photograph courtesy MoMA PS1

    Encourage your kids be creative at MoMA PS1's special Sunday Session for families, complete with a film screening, art-making and performances MoMA PS1 opens its doors to families this weekend for an Art Party, celebrating creative programs for kids. From 12–6pm on Sunday, October 26, young artists and parents can get crafty, enjoy a film screening and watch live performances in the VW Dome. RECOMMENDED: 30 best after-school classes for kids in NYC This unique bash, part of the NYC museum's regular Sunday Sessions, kicks off at noon with a screening of Art Party, a feature film from artist Bob and Roberta Smith, encouraging children to create their own works of art. The Smiths—whose new exhibition, "Art Amnesty" will open at MoMA PS1 on Sunday—organized the event, inviting NYC families to support the funding of creative programs in schools by joining in a day of artistic expression. Following the screening, youngsters can make their own drawings, paintings and sculptures and...

    Hard Rock Café hosts rock star contest for kids

    Thu Oct 23

    Photograph: Hard Rock Cafe

    Your little rockers will love breaking out their best rock star costumes for this Hard Rock event, complete with kid-friendly treats On Thursday, Oct 30 from 3-5pm, Hard Rock Café is challenging kids to don their very best rock star costumes for a contest with awesome prizes. Your costumed little ones will be greeted with an activity book featuring the Hard Rock Roxtars (a new band of brand ambassadors for the café), a photo booth, themed kids' menus with new healthy food options and even guitar-shaped plates. Visit the café for dinner, and children 6-11, costumed or not, will eat free if their accompanying adult purchases an entrée (one adult entrée for one free child's meal). RECOMMENDED: 50 things to do in New York City with kids in the fall The "Does Your Child Look Like a Rock Star" contest will invite kids on stage to have their costumes rated by Hard Rock staff. The absolute best costumes (likely rated on likeness, originality and presentation) will win gift cards or a...

    Visit Puppetry Arts’ 10th Annual Haunted Halloween Carnival

    Wed Oct 22

    This free carnival event is perfect for little Brooklynites who can’t get enough of spooky Halloween fun Brooklyn-based non-profit Puppetry Arts New York is getting your family in the Halloween spirit with their 10th Annual Haunted Halloween Carnival, complete with exciting puppetry and Halloween-themed activities for families. On Oct 25th from 11am-3pm, the 1st St. Recreation Center (1st St between 3rd and 4th Aves, Park Slope) will be handing out 200 goodie bags to kids and holding a costume contest every hour. R2-D2, Darth Vader, Jedi Knights and Stormtroopers will be on-site alongside celebrity costume contest judge Tuffy Tiger. RECOMMENDED: 50 things to do in New York City with kids in the fall Kids can run through a haunted house ($3) built by Puppetry Arts volunteers that varies in scariness depending on the guests. When they're through, they can check out crafts ($2) like marshmallow monster-making (huge marshmallows that need a monster face drawn on in icing and candy),...
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