The Haunted Pumpkin Garden opens Saturday at NYBG
Thu Sep 18
The first hints of Halloween are finally here as the New York Botanical Garden kicks off its annual fall event for families If your kids simply can't wait for the costumes, haunted houses and creepy critters that come with Halloween, you're in luck. Starting September 20, the New York Botanical Garden will open its Haunted Pumpkin Garden to visitors big and small, and it'll offer awesome activities to keep your little ones busy throughout the day. Kids can put on performances at the Garden's Pumpkin Puppet Theater, explore a playhouse built entirely of pumpkins, watch a pumpkin seed spout and even go on a scavenger hunt. RECOMMENDED: 50 things to do in New York City with kids in the fall Here are some special events you can't miss: At Creepy Creatures of Halloween, kids can meet some of New York's most scream-worthy inhabitants and learn about the unique adaptations that help them live in their habitats. (Clay Family Picnic Pavilions, Sat & Sun, Sept 21-Oct 27. 12am,...
Celebrate Sesame Street’s 45th anniversary at NYPL
Wed Sep 17
Join Snuffy and Super Grover for a behind-the-scenes look at Sesame Street history in New York City Your kids learn their ABC's, how to be a good friend and even health and nutrition from Sesame Street, but have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes? Sesame Street and the New York Public Library are collaborating to give fans an awesome 45th anniversary celebration by unveiling behind-the-scenes footage, photographs, storyboards and more. Families can see original Sesame Street book art, a retrospective of the show's celebrity visitors, musical scores and Muppets from other countries. Be sure to say hello to Snuffy and Super Grover, who will welcome visitors to a child-friendly area where kids can read Sesame Street books and play Sesame Street games. RECOMMENDED: 50 best kids' movies to watch as a family Join in on the "Somebody Come and Play" celebration Thursday, September 18 to January 31 at New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman...
Watch an artist paint live in the Scholastic Store window next week
Wed Sep 17
Families can see an artistic work unfold before their eyes during the Art.Write.Now.POP-UP! at the Scholastic Store With so many wonderful NYC museum exhibits for kids, it's easy for little ones to take in top-notch art pretty regularly. But how often do they get to see the artistic process right before their eyes? Fortunately, they'll be able to do just that when the Art.Write.Now.POP-UP! takes up residency at the Scholastic Store next week. RECOMMENDED: New York events in September for families From September 22–26, the public is invited to stand watch as an artistic work is created right in the main display window by multimedia artist Harrison Love. The weeklong "art experience" is meant to support the launch of the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards in SoHo, which recognizes student achievement in the visual and literary arts, covering areas including poetry, graphic design and fashion. Bring the kids by for a glance inside the window where Love will work daily from...
Kids can witness a live jousting match at the Medieval Festival
Tue Sep 16
Let the little ones swing toy swords and channel their inner knight at a Middle Ages–themed event in Fort Tryon Park Kids love any excuse to dress up, and they’re officially invited to don their knight’s armor, princess gowns and flower crowns in public at the 30th annual Medieval Festival on September 28. Located appropriately in Fort Tryon Park, just below The Cloisters, this quirky fair lets families channel the Middle Ages in a day of free festivities for Lords and Ladies of all ages. RECOMMENDED: Fall fair and festival guide for NYC familiesVisitors can take part in many of the customs from the Renaissance period when the park is transformed into a medieval market from 11:30am–6pm, complete with banners and processional flags and numerous craft and food vendors. Families can pick up festive costume gear, faux swords for the kids to battle with and history-inspired eats like gigantic turkey legs, corn on-the-cob and steak and ale soup.Keep an eye out for costume-clad...
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