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    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,...

    Watch an artist paint live in the Scholastic Store window next week

    Wed Sep 17

    Art.Write.Now.POP-UP! 2013

    Art.Write.Now.POP-UP! 2013 Photograph: courtesy Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

    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...

    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...

    Museum Day Live! means free museum entry for families

    Tue Sep 16

    Join thousands of people in New York to celebrate Museum Day Live!, a day of free museum admission on Sept 27 You may have already explored a few NYC museums this season, but now is the time to catch some of the exhibits you've been missing! On Saturday, Sept 27, New York museums will open their doors to visitors free of charge...and what's better than free museum time? All you need to do is snag an official Museum Day Live! ticket (each ticket is valid for two people) and bring it with you to your museum of choice. RECOMMENDED: NYC Museums: The best exhibits for kids right now Participating kid-friendly NYC museums include: The Morgan Library & Museum Kingsland Homestead-Queens Historical Society Museum of American Illustration and the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art at the Society of Illustrators Museum of Arts and Design Jewish Museum Ukrainian Museum Museum of Chinese in America Asia Society and Museum Children's Museum of Manhattan The Hispanic Society of America   Other New...
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