Take the kids to Halloween 313, Brooklyn's coolest trick-or-treat spot
Thu Oct 30
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Halloween 313 and stop by the creepy Clinton Hill mansion to stock up on candy and catch a free live performance Brooklyn families trick-or-treating in Clinton Hill this Halloween won’t want to miss out on one particularly spooky house. The “Halloween Lady” herself lives in a creepy Victorian mansion at 313 Clinton Ave (between Lafayette and Dekalb Aves), and she’s pulling out all the stops for the 20th anniversary of Halloween 313, an outdoor theater performance for families in the neighborhood—one of many free Halloween events on offer this year. RECOMMENDED: Halloween events for kids in NYC What originally began as a small haunted house and trick-or-treat event for local kids in 1994, has grown into a must-see Halloween extravaganza along the Society for Clinton Hill’s annual Halloween Walk. Rain or shine, families crowd around the mansion on Halloween night to take in an original, live theater show centered on an annual theme. This year’s...
Get in on spooky science projects and bat encounters at the New York Hall of Science
Thu Oct 30
Keep the kids' Halloween spirit going all weekend long with a live bat presentation, pumpkin-chucking and bioluminescence crafts at NYSCI's Dead or Alive party Don't let the Halloween fun come to halt after one night or trick-or-treating! The New York Hall of Science keeps the fun going with two days of "Dead or Alive" activities this weekend, inviting kids to learn about the spooky side of science. On Saturday, November 1 at 1 and 3pm families can witness pumpkin chucking in which would-be jack-o'-lanterns get launched from a massive catapult named Chuck. Kids will love watching pumpkin guts explode everyone upon landing. NYSCI's supercool Design Lab has more fun in store from 3–6pm, teaching kids about how different organisms produce light through bioluminescence. Craft an inflatable jellyfish that floats in the air and lights up with LED fixtures, put together circuits to build a Spooky Happy City and design shadow puppet animals using florescent paper. Kids can also head to...
The best new kids' movies on Netflix in November
Wed Oct 29
These new-to-Netflix films will have you and the kids wanting to settle in for a family movie marathon With so many things to do with kids this fall, your clan is sure to need a relaxing movie night this month. After running around to new NYC museum exhibits, festivals and fairs, flop down as a family and queue up one of these kids' movies, new to Netflix in November. Babes in Toyland (1961) Before Buzz Lightyear and Woody arrived on the movie scene, this holiday flick from Disney breathed life into favorite children's toys and nursery rhymes. When Mary Quite Contrary is abducted by a pair of goons, her fiancé Tom Piper sets out to Toyland to track her down. (Avail 11/1) The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004) Teen princess Mia Thermopolis—the character that made us fall in love with Anne Hathaway—has been crowned princess of Genovia. As her grandmother, the Queen (played by Julie Andrews) grooms the princess to become a strong ruler, Mia's adorkable qualities present...
Your kids can see Broadway shows for free this January
Wed Oct 29
Mini singers, dancers and actors will love the chance to see some of New York’s best Broadway shows If your kids, tweens and teens can't get enough of Broadway's best, you'll be happy to know that for one week every year, children 6-18 can see Broadway shows for free when accompanied by a fully-paying adult. This year, Kids' Night on Broadway will be held from January 9-15th, 2015, and tickets will go on sale Wednesday, Nov 5th at 11am on kidsnightonbroadway.com. RECOMMENDED: The 50 best family restaurants in NYC Kids' Night on Broadway tickets will include pre-theatre activities, local restaurant discounts, parking discounts and access to educational programs. Many Times Square eateries will also offer specials to attendees. Participating shows include: Aladdin Beautiful - The Carole King Musical Chicago The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder Honeymoon in Vegas If/Then Jersey Boys Kinky Boots Les Misérables The Lion King Mamma...
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