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    Check out an epic collection of trains and toys at the "Holiday Express" exhibit

    Fri Nov 21

    "Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection"

    "Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection" Photograph courtesy New-York Historical Society

    Train-loving tots can play conductor, eat in an imaginary dining car and explore eye-popping antique toy displays at the New-York Historical Society Each winter, kids are invited to celebrate the railroad during the New-York Historical Society's annual Historic Train Weekend, but this year families are in for an extra special experience throughout the holiday season. The first annual "Holiday Express" exhibit will let curious kids discover a renowned set of antique trains and toys called the Jerni Collection, recently acquired by NYHS. From November 21 through February 22, families can explore the dynamic display of antique pieces including trains, stations, bridges and even aircraft, ships and boats.   RECOMMENDED: All aboard these awesome holiday train shows   The stunning collection, sprawling across the first floor of the museum, will be further transformed with theatrical lighting, an ambient audio soundscape and four large-scale multimedia screens, transforming the space into a...

    Learn the math behind Broadway’s “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”

    Fri Nov 21

    The National Museum of Mathematics will host an event with Broadway actor Alex Sharp to teach families about the arithmetic behind the novel and the new Broadway show Join MoMath founder Glen Whitney and actor Alex Sharp, who stars as Christopher in Broadway's "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," for a math-filled event at the National Museum of Mathematics in New York this December. Kids will love learning about the practical application of math to the story's plot and character development while meeting the star behind the new show. RECOMMENDED: November events calendar for kids in NYC On December 8 at 6:30pm, the event will begin with video footage of the performance, followed by readings from the script, then a discussion on the mathematical principles that the show's scenes bring to life. Immediately following, there will be a Q&A for the audience. Contact the National Museum of Mathematics at 212-542-0566 or functions@momath.org to make your reservation...

    Let the Bubble Guppies school your kids on body health

    Thu Nov 20

    Bubble Guppies

    Bubble Guppies courtesy Nickelodeon ©2010 Viacom

    The cute merpeople from Nick Jr.'s show teach little ones about staying healthy at the Children's Museum of Manhattan this weekend If your little ones have already started sneezing and sniffling, you know that flu season is upon us. To keep the kids healthy this winter, they'll need to learn how to steer clear of germs, and Nickelodeon's Bubble Guppies will teach them a thing or two at the Children's Museum of Manhattan the weekend of November 22 and 23 from 10:30am–4pm. RECOMMENDED: NYC museums: New and upcoming exhibits for kids The animated preschool series, starring mer-people Molly, Gil and Bubble Puppy, will help school youngsters about body matters during a weekend of activities at the museum, kicking off with an EatPlayGrow workshop where kids will make a collage of a skeleton and learn about calcium and building strong bones (10–11:15am, ages 4 and under). Next up is story time, when museum educators will read the Bubble Guppies picture book The Doctor Is In!, following...

    Your kid could be the next New Yorker to compete on MasterChef Junior

    Thu Nov 20

    Photograph: Greg Gayne

    Have little ones with a passion for cooking up the tastiest treats? See if they have what it takes to be on the show at this open call FOX favorite MasterChef Junior puts the most talented mini chefs to the test with fun culinary challenges, and your kid could compete if they make it past December's open casting call! During the show, Joe Bastianich, Graham Elliott and Gordon Ramsay will give little ones a taste of what it's like to work in industrial kitchens and impress even the toughest critics, and winners will leave the show with coveted title "MasterChef Junior." RECOMMENDED: The 50 best family restaurants in NYC Catch the MasterChef Junior's open call on December 13th in New York, and make sure to preregister and fill out MasterChef Junior's online application before showing up. A copy of the printed application and an apron for your child are necessary to be considered. For those who can't attend, never fear: submissions can be made via video as well. Find the open call...
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