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    Rosanna Pansino Celebrates New Angry Birds Stella Brand with Little Cupcake Bakeshop

    Wed Apr 23

    Rosanna Pansino Angry Birds Cupcake Giveaway

    Rosanna Pansino Angry Birds Cupcake Giveaway Rosanna Pansino

    Meet the host of “Nerdy Nummies,” pose with Stella and snack on one of 1,800 customized cupcakes on April 26 In collaboration with entertainment company Rovio, Glee-actress-turned-YouTube-sensation Rosanna Pansino will help celebrate the new Angry Birds Stella brand on Saturday, April 26th at Little Cupcake Bakeshop. In addition to the release of a new “Nerdy Nummies” episode featuring Stella as a special guest and sous chef, Pansino will tantalize taste buds with her unique Angry Birds creations in SoHo for kids and video game enthusiasts alike! RECOMMENDED: 50 things to do with kids this spring Stella, one of the original Angry Birds flock, is celebrated for her cuteness…and for her sassy personality. This fierce, sweet character is flying out on her own, and the adventures of Stella (and her pals) will debut this fall.  In the span of two years, Rosanna Pansino topped the YouTube charts as a beloved foodie vlogger, bringing her passions for baking and pop culture to over 1.5...

    Celebrate Children’s Book Week with Greenlight Bookstore

    Wed Apr 23

    Children's Book Week

    Children's Book Week Photograph: courtesy Children's Book Week

    Greenlight Bookstore presents a week of readings, author visits, and panel discussions in honor of the national literacy initiative The century-old, weeklong celebration of books and literacy is just around the corner! This year, Greenlight Bookstore is amping up Children’s Book Week—the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country—with author and illustrator visits to public and charter schools, a festive story time, and a panel featuring local authors from May 12 to 18. RECOMMENDED: 50 family-friendly spring happenings Throughout the week, local authors will present their work to students at schools in Brooklyn and Queens. On May 12, Jacqueline Smith, author of Patchwork Helps a Friend, will visit P.S. 20 in Fort Greene. George O’Conner will bring his series, The Olympians, to Park Slope’s Hellenic Classical Charter School on May 13. Patricia Lakin will discuss Bruno and Lulu’s Playground Adventures at Leadership Prep Ocean Hill in Brooklyn, and on May 16,...

    A LEGO flagship store is coming to the Flatiron District this July!

    Fri Apr 18

    Legoland Discovery Center Westchester

    Legoland Discovery Center Westchester Photograph: Jessica Lin

    The new LEGO haven at 200 Fifth Ave will open with a weekend’s worth of activities later this summer. Looks like fans of the colorful little bricks have yet another reason to celebrate: DNAinfo reports that a LEGO flagship store is coming to 200 Fifth Ave (at W 23rd St) this July, followed by a grand opening weekend-long celebration sometime in August!RECOMMENDED: 50 family-friendly spring happenings The 3,535-square-foot retail store will also include a 481-square-foot play space and reading area for the kiddos. And thanks to its proximity to Eataly (they’ll share the same address!) the new store is sure to become a must-see for out-of-town visitors. We’ll keep you posted as more details about the opening weekend events are announced. In the meantime, get your LEGO blocks fix at the recently extended “Art of the Brick” exhibit at Discovery Times Square through May 11, or at Legoland's Westchester outpost. You might also like Summer activities for kids in New York City 4th of...

    Nitehawk Cinema debuts brunch film series for kids this May

    Fri Apr 18

    The Boy Who Turned Yellow at Nitehawk Cinema

    The Boy Who Turned Yellow at Nitehawk Cinema Courtesy Nitehawk Cinema

    The food-friendly Williamsburg cinema introduces “Cheeky Monkeys,” which combines British and American family films with brunch! If there’s anything better than brunch, it’s a side of family-friendly flicks—which is why we’re psyched about Nitehawk Cinema’s new film series, which combines the two. On Saturdays and Sundays in May, head to the indie Williamsburg theater for screenings of four British and American children’s films from the the late 1960’s and early 70’s. RECOMMENDED: 50 family-friendly spring happenings All four features embrace dreamlike qualities that reflect the psychedelic mood of the era, and while kids may not pick up on the surrealism, they’ll surely enjoy each film's inherent off-beat attitude. First, catch The Boy Who Turned Yellow (May 10, 11, 12:15pm), which was created in 1972 as a way to explain how electricity worked to children. Then, return for the part–live action, part-animated family favorite, Bedknobs and Broomsticks (May 17, 18, 11:45am),...

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