Visit the New York Clown Theatre Festival this September
Thu Aug 28
Overcome your fear of clowns, enjoy a parade with the kids and, if you so choose, take a pie to the face at New York Clown Theatre Festival activities Sept 5–28 The Brick Theater is getting geared up for its annual month-long New York Clown Theatre Festival, and the event's free opening day is the perfect place to clown around with the family. On September 5, you and the kids can attend the Festival's Opening Day Public Parade and see more red noses, gigantic pants and funny wigs than you'll know what to do with. Starting at 5:30pm, clowns of all kinds will crowd into Union Square. From there, you, the kids and all of the clowns will pack into an unsuspecting L train from Union Square to the Williamsburg Bedford stop. Clowns (and attending families) will then march, juggle and stilt-walk their way from the Bedford stop to The Brick Theater. Recommended: 50 things to do in New York City with the kids in the fall 2014 Following the march is the best Theatre Festival activity of...
Catch the Badass Brooklyn Fall Festival to help NYC animals
Thu Aug 28
Play with puppies, exercise your family pets and help raise money for a Brooklyn animal shelter at this street festival fundraiser. On Sunday Sept 14, the Badass Fall Festival hosted by Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue will let you fill your puppy-petting quota for a great cause: the homeless animals of New York. During the event (11am-5pm at President St btw. 3rd and Nevins), you and the kids (and your pet, should you choose to bring them) can meet past adopters to hear their success stories while participating in a wide range of kid and pet-friendly activities. Try out the Pitbull Kissing Booth by Mr. Bones and Co. to meet one of the Shelter's adoptable pets or keep your own pooch active on an agility course by Doggie Academy. Kids can also take a picture at the event's Dog Selfie Booth, make a Baked in Brooklyn puppy paw impression to take home or feed their pet a free Shake Shack "Pooch-ini" or Shackburger dog biscuit (vanilla custard and peanut butter). Recommended: 50 funny...
Habana Outpost welcomes families for a back-to-school bash
Wed Aug 27
Cap off the holiday weekend and gear up for the school year at this family-friendly Brooklyn bar and restaurant Though your kids are probably sulking about the end of summer, we know that parents everywhere are secretly celebrating their renewed sense of freedom. Favorite family restaurant Habana Outpost (also one of the best kid-friendly bars in Brooklyn) is helping to ease your youngsters' pain and letting you in on the fun, too. This Monday, September 1 from 11am–3pm, the Fort Greene joint is hosting a Back to School Bash chock-full of free activities for kids including face painting, games, dancing and chances to win cool prizes. While you enjoy what might be your last mojiito of the season, the way-under-21 set can score free school supplies and participate in eco-friendly art projects using recycled materials. If you can't make the Labor Day weekend party, hit up Habana Outpost when they're hosting one of their free craft classes for kids, which happen several times each...
Fete the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival with crafts and cake
Wed Aug 27
Join MOCA for the Chinese autumn harvest celebration with family-friendly scavenger hunts, storytelling and sweet treats on September 6 Any holiday that has its own signature dessert is sure to be a hit with the little ones. The Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, a Chinese and Vietnamese harvest celebration, has mooncakes—round pastries stuffed with sweet fillings like ice cream. Try some for yourself at the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)'s Mid-Autumn Moon Festival event on September 6, which will include hands-on activities and entertainment for all ages. RECOMMENDED: 50 things to do with kids in NYC this fall Fay Da Bakery, Godive Chocolatier and Haagen-Dazs of Chinatown—the only Haagen-Dazs shop in the U.S. to offer the seasonal Chinese delicacies—will provide the tasty mooncake desserts for kids and parents who need to satisfy their sweet tooth. Afterwards, kids can burn off their cake-induced sugar highs with plenty of cultural activities including calligraphy, paper folding,...
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