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    Eat pie and tackle holiday shopping with the family at PS 29

    Wed Nov 26

    Eat Pie and Shop at P.S. 29

    Eat Pie and Shop at P.S. 29 Photograph: Ninja von Oertzen

    Bring the kids along to shop, sample sweets, nab holiday portraits and raise money for PS 29's programs at the school's holiday shopping event If you'd rather avoid the hoards of busy shoppers at the holiday markets in NYC, round up the troops and head to PS 29's sixth annual Eat Pie and Shop event to turn your gift hunt into a fun, family affair. On Sunday, December 7 the Brooklyn school invites the public to a unique holiday gift fair, amped up with fun additions like a pie social, baking contest and activities for the kids. RECOMMENDED: Holiday gift guide for kids From 11am–4pm, shoppers can browse items from over 35 local artisans and merchants, including cute kids' apparel, funky jewelry and cosmetics to satisfy anyone on their holiday list. If your brood is less interested in shopping, they'll be kept busy tasting hundreds of homemade pies entered into the pie social—we hope you still have room after all those Thanksgiving pies! Visitors can chow down on slices for $5 each,...

    The best new kids' movies on Netflix in December

    Wed Nov 26

    Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return

    Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return courtesy Clarius Entertainment

    These new-to-Netflix films will have you and the kids wanting to settle in for a family movie marathon After browsing the holiday markets and catching festive Christmas shows in NYC this month, your family might need a night in to re-charge. December's lineup of kids' movies includes original animated TV shows, a silly sequel and even some throwbacks that parents will love.   RECOMMENDED: 20 best Christmas movies for kids   Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2014) Those who can't get enough of the classic tale of Oz will love this new, animated spin on the story. Dorothy sets out in search of the Tin Man, Lion and Scarecrow—all voiced by such stars as Patrick Stewart, Lea Michele and Martin Short—and faces a new villian: the Jester. (Avail 11/26) All Hail King Julien (2014) The goofy ring-tailed lemur we all fell in love with in Madagascar gets his very own TV series, bringing more jungle madness to families. Meet a whole cast of new characters from the animal kingdom and get ready...

    See the Grinch get in character for the new musical at MSG

    Wed Nov 26

    Fans of holiday favorite How the Grinch Stole Christmas will love seeing this Broadway adaptation and how the Grinch gets in character for the performance Get in the Christmas spirit with Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, coming to Madison Square Garden on December 5th. Little ones will love singing along to their Grinchy favorites like "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas" from the original animated film while watching the Grinch and his faithful dog Max attempt to steal Christmas from the Whos. To snag tickets for you and the kids, visit The Theater at Madison Square Garden website. RECOMMENDED: 60 things to do with kids in NYC this winter If you've ever wondered how the Grinch makes his transformation from ordinary human to the king of grump, here's a video our friends at Time Out Chicago put together that shows Broadway actor Schuler Hensley (of Oklahoma! and Young Frankenstein) undergoing his 90-minute transformation. You might also...

    Enjoy live performances, music and merriment at Winter's Eve

    Tue Nov 25

    Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Take part in free, family-friendly festivus at Lincoln Center's annual holiday bash Thanksgiving weekend is almost here, and all New Yorkers know that once Turkey Day is behind us, holiday spirit kicks into high gear throughout the city. Give a warm welcome to the most wonderful time of the year at the Winter's Eve celebration, filled with free entertainment for families. RECOMMENDED: Holiday trees and tree lighting celebrations in NYC The annual bash brings musical acts, live performances and fun activities to Lincoln Center with special happenings especially for little ones. Head to Dante Park on the Upper West Side (Broadway and 63rd St) to start off the evening with a festive tree-lighting ceremony, complete with a performance by folk singer Arlo Guthrie, then make sure to hit up the following free, kid-friendly activities throughout the area! Kids' Central at the American Bible Society (Broadway at 61st St) See Suzi Shelton peform songs from her new album, "Smile In My...
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