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    Five spots to watch the Superbowl with kids in NYC

    Fri Jan 30

    Berg'n

    Berg'n Photograph courtesy Berg'n

    Why should little football fans be denied the excitement of the Big Game? Head to these NYC restaurants and bars to watch the Superbowl with kids RECOMMENDED: 50 best family restaurants in NYC Families who want to avoid being cooped up in their apartments during the big game this weekend have some awesome options for joining the fun, thanks to these five NYC spots to watch the Superbowl with kids. Little Seahawks and Patriots fans will love cheering alongside the grown-ups, and Mom and Dad can take advantage of stellar food and drink specials offered on gameday.   We suggest calling ahead to make a reservation for your family, and be warned that adult rowdiness is always a possibility—but these kid-friendly bars and restaurants welcome your clan for fun before and after kickoff on Sunday. With your whole flock of football fanatics in tow, it may not even matter who takes home the win!   Hill CountryMake a day of the big event at this laidback Texas-style BBQ joint, thanks to a...

    Grab tickets to the New York International Children's Film Festival before they're gone!

    Thu Jan 29

    Mune

    Mune Photograph: Courtesy Alexandre Heboyan

    Peruse this year's lineup of animated, live-action, documentary and short films—screening February 27 through March 22—and secure seats for your family RECOMMENDED: The 50 best kids' movies to watch as a family Over the years the New York International Children's Film Festival has grown into the biggest event of its kind, with more than 100 kid-friendly shorts and features slated to screen at five Manhattan venues this February. Kids ages 3–18 can all find something to suit their taste during the four-week program, running from February 27 through March 22, whether they like live-action, animation, short films or documentaries.   To get an idea of which kids' movies your little ones will dig, check out our highlights of the festival below. Tickets for the big event just went on sale, and if your family is interested in one of the flicks, don't wait to purchase tickets—screenings often sell out fast!   Opening night The festival kicks off on February 27 with two exciting...

    Build a wintry masterpiece at the Snowman Showdown today

    Wed Jan 28

    Asphalt Green's Snowman Showdown

    Asphalt Green's Snowman Showdown

    Get in on this frigid (and free) faceoff at Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus, challenging kids to create the city's most supreme snowpeople RECOMMENDED: Winter getaways for families Closings of NYC parks and other institutions after winter storm Juno may have put the kibosh on snow-day fun for city kids, but today they get full reign of the white stuff! Take advantage of all eight inches at the Snowman Showdown 2015, challenging families to flaunt their building skills at Asphalt Green on the Upper East Side. Kids who are back in school today can still hit up the event, running from 3–4:30pm on Wednesday, January 28. Check out these awesome NYC snowmen for inspiration, then head to the snow-covered field and get to work on your chilly creation. The only rules are: no snowball throwing, no food or drink on the field, no sharp or metal objects and no dogs. Sign up online ahead of time to secure your family's spot. If you think you've crafted a supercool snowperson, send a picture...

    The High Line is about to be a snowy art gallery

    Wed Jan 28

    Through Feb 28, you and the kids can build High Line snow art and share it on social media to win prizes from Chelsea Piers, REI and more Psst...did you know? The High Line is hosting a Snow Sculpt-Off every time it snows from now through Feb 28! First, following a snowstorm, check the High Line's homepage or Twitter to make sure the park has reopened to guests. Then, bundle up the kids and head out to one of four locations at the park to sculpt a masterpiece. After, snap a picture of your creation and share it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #SculptOff and your team category (there are two: #family or #grownups).  Two winners in each category will win big from The Standard Grill and Ice Rink, Chelsea Piers, Rei, Melt Bakery, La Newyorkina, Blue Bottle Coffee, People's Pops and L'Arte del Gelato, and winners will be announced March 16. When you're frozen, be sure to check out the best hot chocolate and our favorite indoor activities for kids. Sculpture-making...
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