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    Nickelodeon announces "Noggin" mobile subscription service for preschoolers

    Fri Feb 27

    Little cartoon lovers can watch their favorite shows on-the-go thanks to Nickelodeon's new mobile subscription service, starting in March RECOMMENDED: 50 free things to do with kids in New York   Parents will soon be able to keep their little ones' favorite cartoons on hand just about anywhere thanks to Noggin, a new mobile subscription service from Nickelodeon. Available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, the service will feature a library of Nick and Nick Jr. shows for preschoolers without advertisements for $5.99 per month—a great option if you run out of kids' movies on Netflix. When Noggin launches starting on March 5, 12 titles in total—including Blue's Clues, Little Bear, Ni Hao, Kai-lan and Gullah Gullah Island—will be right at parents' fingertips, and new content will be added regularly.In addition to the colorful cartoons, kids will get access to music videos featuring favorite Nick preschool characters and educational videos from Moose and Zee, helping pre-K kids to learn...

    SpongeBob SquarePants is coming to Broadway!

    Fri Feb 27

    Photo credit: Paramount Pictures Animation

    Fans of the famed kitchen sponge rejoice! Bikini Bottom looks like it’s headed to Broadway stages in 2016 RECOMMENDED: NYC events calendar for kids 2015 Classic stories like Aladdin and The Lion King have made it big on Broadway, and now it seems another animated favorite will soon be taking center stage. Nickelodeon's annual upfront presentation included the performance of a song from a SpongeBob SquarePants musical, which is being developed for a potential Broadway debut. According to Entertainment Weekly, musicians like Aerosmith, T.I., Sara Bareilles, Lady Antebellum and John Legend will be providing original music for the show, and Big Love's Tina Landau will direct it. So far, there's no word on dates, location or cast, but we'll keep on the lookout! Here's a photo of the performance below. While you're waiting, keep busy with the 50 best kids movies to watch as a family and the best new kids' movies on Netflix. You might also like 60 things to do with kids in NYC this...

    Grab a free coffee at COFFEED Chelsea’s grand opening

    Thu Feb 26

    New York City-based specialty coffee company COFFEED just opened their newest location, and they’re handing out gratis goodies to today’s visitors RECOMMENDED: NYC events calendar for kids 2015 Today marks the opening of a brand new NYC Café, and it's a little different than your average coffee shop! Philanthropic coffee brand COFFEED and the New York Foundling have partnered up to create a new Chelsea location. Drop by between 7am-9pm today, Feb 26 for its grand opening to grab a free coffee and tasty food samples...because who doesn't need a good cup of joe right now?  Besides the lure of today's free coffee, there are plenty of other reasons to drop in. Ten percent of all drink sales and five percent of all food sales will go to The New York Foundling, a charity benefitting underserved children, families and adults. Additionally, COFFEED will employ New York Foundling teens, providing them with real world work experience. Find the event at COFFEED Chelsea, 590 6th Ave. You...

    The best new kids' movies on Netflix in March

    Wed Feb 25

    Photograph: Courtesy DreamWorks Animation LLC.

    These new-to-Netflix films will have you and the kids wanting to settle in for a family movie marathon RECOMMENDED: 10 great kids' movies to look out for in 2015 February brought unbearably cold weather to NYC, causing us to huddle inside and work our way through a ridiculous amount of movies. Thankfully, Netflix is replenishing our queues with a ton of fresh family flicks to get us through the final weeks of winter. This weekend, get your fill of the snow at NYC's best sledding hills, chow down on a tasty brunch for kids and then hunker down to watch these new family-friendly movies the rest of the day—you have our permission.   Finding Neverland (2004) Avail 3/1 After meeting a family of four boys and a widowed mother, author J.M. Barrie is inspired by the kids' creative imaginations. In this live-action film starring Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet, families discover how Barrie came up with the idea for his classic children's play, Peter Pan.   The Brothers Grimm (2005) Avail...
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