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    Tackle back-to-school crafts and cooking demos at CMOM

    Fri Aug 29

    CMOM Back to School Party

    CMOM Back to School Party Photograph: courtesy Steve Metzger

    Little pupils can get in on scholastic-themed fun at the Children's Museum of Manhattan's back-to-school festival, September 6 and 7 Can you believe it’s already Labor Day weekend? Make sure to check all the items off of the kids’ back-to-school supply list and sign them up for one of NYC’s best after-school programs, because before you know it, they’ll be boarding the bus! Once they’ve tackled their first week back in the classroom, reward your little ones with some scholastic-themed fun at a back-to-school festival at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan.CMOM invites families to come by for kid-friendly crafts and workshops and valuable info sessions for parents that are free with museum admission the weekend of September 6–7. On Saturday, kids can get hands-on in the kitchen when they design their own on-the-go snack bags and whip up healthy snacks with help from chef and author, Cricket Azima (2pm). Return on Sunday for a ‘Tips for Tots’ discussion with Stever Metzger,...

    JCPenney hosts a Summer Block Party at its new Brooklyn location

    Fri Aug 29

    Photograph: Shutterstock

    Join JCPenney for a free family-friendly event this Saturday, complete with local fare for you and the kids There's a new JCPenney opening in Brooklyn-and this department store will be offering way more than a Labor Day sale this weekend. In honor of the BK grand opening, JCPenney will be hosting a free Summer Block Party this Saturday, filled with great food and activities for all ages. Gorge on delicious treats and good eats from People's Pops, Brooklyn Soda Works, Van Leeuwen, Tacombi and Papaya King-so if your kid loves ice cream and tacos (who doesn't?) then this sounds like the spot to be.  It's no trip to Coney Island or a refreshing dip in the pool, but there will be plenty of games, arts and crafts and a carousel to keep the kiddies entertained. 360 Gateway Drive, Brooklyn. Saturday, August 30th, 10am-4pm.    You might also like 50 things to do in New York City with kids in the fall 2014 Where to see fall foliage with the family in NYC Best apple picking farms...

    21 reasons NYC kids are the best

    Fri Aug 29

    Photograph: courtesy Shutterstock

    From hailing cabs at five years old to breaking it down at kid raves, our savvy NYC youngsters never cease to amaze us 1. New York City kids have lawyer-like negotiating skills. They’ll sell you on a later bedtime and convince you to take them to Dough before you can say “Brooklyn.” 2. They're so cool that they're influencing fashion. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you… toddlercore. 3. They can throw shade before they're even able to form full sentences. Often, on your behalf.  4. By the age of three, they’ll have a superhero-like immune system (might have something to do with licking that subway pole…) 5. New York City kids break the law in the least obvious ways (e.g. jaywalking or keeping an oh so dangerous ferret as a pet) 6. They know the guys at iconic skate shop Supreme and get all the good stuff in advance. 7. Their quirky sidewalk chalk creations trump graffiti. Just look at that chicken-dragon-doggie thing!  8. You never have to worry about them becoming teenagers,...

    Good grades mean free rides for kids at Luna Park

    Fri Aug 29

    Opening weekend at Coney Island 2013

    Opening weekend at Coney Island 2013 Photograph: Marielle Solan

    Kids can earn bonus credits at the Coney Island amusement park when they show off their 2014 report card grades, starting September 1 Strong grades on report cards will now earn your kids more than just a gold star from their teacher. Starting Monday, September 1, Luna Park in Coney Island will reward hard-working students with bonus credits towards amusement park rides when they present a copy of their 2014 report card at guest services. Kids grades K through 12 as well as college students are invited to show off their marks (up to five grades per report card will be recognized per student), which will earn them four credits for an “A” or equivalent, three credits for a “B” and two credits for a “C.” Though bonus credits cannot be used towards rides on the Cyclone, Thunderbolt or B&B Carousel, families have plenty of thrilling attractions to choose from including The New Luna 360, Soarin' Eagle and Lynn's Trapeze. In addition to the promotion, Luna Park will host a...
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