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    Enter the Golden Ticket sweepstakes to be Willy Wonka for a day

    Fri Apr 4

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory trade paperback 50th anniversary edition (Puffin)

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory trade paperback 50th anniversary edition (Puffin) courtesy Puffin

    To commemorate Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’s 50th anniversary, Penguin launches a yearlong celebration and a sweet national sweepstakes This year, Roald Dahl's treasured tome Charlie and the Chocolate Factory reached the impressive milestone of 50 years since it was first published. To commemorate the occasion, Penguin Young Readers kicked off a yearlong celebration of the book—which has sold an estimated 20 million copies worldwide and is printed in 55 languages—including a national sweepstakes with some serisouly sweet prizes. RECOMMENDED: Free spring break activities 2014 Children across the country are invited to enter for a chance to win the "National Golden Ticket Sweepstakes" now through August 8, thanks to Penguin's partnership with First Books, a nonprofit providing books to children and low-income families. Much like in Dahl's original story, five lucky winners will receive a Golden Ticket trip to New York City (two round-trip tickets), where they'll take part in...

    Here’s how to take part in the citywide Easter egg hunt!

    Fri Apr 4

    The Big Egg Hunt 

    The Big Egg Hunt  Photograph: Lyn Hughes Photography

    More than 260 of the festive creations are stashed throughout the five boroughs—here's where to find them! Hey kiddos, ready for the Big Egg Hunt? The scavenger stunt by Fabergé, in which hundreds of two-foot-tall decorative eggs are spread around town just waiting to be Instagrammed next to your crew, kicked off Tuesday, April 1. RECOMMENDED: 50 family-friendly spring happenings To find one of these orbs—designed by the likes of Jeff Koons, Julian Schnabel and Cynthia Rowley—download the Big Egg Hunt app, which will signal when you’re close to an egg. As soon as ten peeps discover a sculpture, it will show up on the app’s map. So far, they've already been spotted outside Jane’s Carousel.) Think of this as a nice way to prep for your scavenger hunt on Easter Sunday. But hurry—you'll only have 'til April 25!  You might also like NYC restaurants where kids eat free Ten weekend getaways from NYC for families Outdoor activities for kids Kids' birthday party ideas What do you...

    Brooklyn Children's Museum to open studio annex in Dumbo in 2016

    Fri Apr 4

    Rendering of 1 John Street in Dumbo

    Rendering of 1 John Street in Dumbo Rendering: Alloy Development

    The Brooklyn Children's Museum in Crown Heights, the self-proclaimed first museum for kids in the country, has plans for a new outpost on the waterfront. We've got yet more news on Brooklyn Bridge Park this week! After telling you about the park's soon-to-debut recreational complex, the proposed, cross-shaped floating swimming pool in the East River and plans for a classroom for hands-on marine biology education, we can now confirm that the Brooklyn Children's Museum will be opening a new studio annex in Dumbo. The museum will be a tenant at 1 John Street, a building project announced in July by Mayor Bloomberg that will include 47 residential units and a 1,750-square-foot space designated for the new annex, to be called BCMStudio. The 1.5-acre site's developers are Dumbo-based firm Alloy Development and Monadock Development, who plan to achieve LEED Gold Certification with the building, which formerly belonged to ConEd. "BCMStudio will be a workshop space where teaching artists,...

    Revel in free family fun at P.S. 321's Brooklyn Flea this weekend

    Fri Apr 4

    Brooklyn Flea, Ft. Greene

    Brooklyn Flea, Ft. Greene Photograph: Kate Glicksberg

    The Brooklyn Flea at P.S. 321 in Park Slope kicks off a roster of gratis family programming with kids' workshops on April 5 and 6 It's finally beginning to feel like spring—what better weekend to welcome the Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg back to their outdoor posts? Make sure to head out to Park Slope's flea market at P.S. 321 (180 Seventh Ave between 1st and 2nd Sts) to start the season off with new family-friendly events in addition to the usual antique and vintage clothing vendors.RECOMMENDED: 50 family-friendly spring happenings This weekend, the market will host a mini book-making workshop in partnership with 826NYC, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting young students and their writing abilities. Kids will have the chance to craft their own stories and design a book cover, leaving with their own bound creation in hand. This is just the first in an extensive roster of kid-centric programs that will continue through the summer. Upcoming activities include dance lessons by Mark...

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