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    Catch the Badass Brooklyn Fall Festival to help NYC animals

    Thu Aug 28

    Play with puppies, exercise your family pets and help raise money for a Brooklyn animal shelter at this street festival fundraiser. On Sunday Sept 14, the Badass Fall Festival hosted by Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue will let you fill your puppy-petting quota for a great cause: the homeless animals of New York. During the event (11am-5pm at President St btw. 3rd and Nevins), you and the kids (and your pet, should you choose to bring them) can meet past adopters to hear their success stories while participating in a wide range of kid and pet-friendly activities. Try out the Pitbull Kissing Booth by Mr. Bones and Co. to meet one of the Shelter's adoptable pets or keep your own pooch active on an agility course by Doggie Academy. Kids can also take a picture at the event's Dog Selfie Booth, make a Baked in Brooklyn puppy paw impression to take home or feed their pet a free Shake Shack "Pooch-ini" or Shackburger dog biscuit (vanilla custard and peanut butter). Recommended: 50 funny...

    Habana Outpost welcomes families for a back-to-school bash

    Wed Aug 27

    Habana Outpost Back-To-School Bash

    Habana Outpost Back-To-School Bash Photograph: courtesy Habana Outpost

    Cap off the holiday weekend and gear up for the school year at this family-friendly Brooklyn bar and restaurant Though your kids are probably sulking about the end of summer, we know that parents everywhere are secretly celebrating their renewed sense of freedom. Favorite family restaurant Habana Outpost (also one of the best kid-friendly bars in Brooklyn) is helping to ease your youngsters' pain and letting you in on the fun, too. This Monday, September 1 from 11am–3pm, the Fort Greene joint is hosting a Back to School Bash chock-full of free activities for kids including face painting, games, dancing and chances to win cool prizes. While you enjoy what might be your last mojiito of the season, the way-under-21 set can score free school supplies and participate in eco-friendly art projects using recycled materials. If you can't make the Labor Day weekend party, hit up Habana Outpost when they're hosting one of their free craft classes for kids, which happen several times each...

    Fete the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival with crafts and cake

    Wed Aug 27

    Mid-Autumn Moon Festival at MOCA

    Mid-Autumn Moon Festival at MOCA Photograph: courtesy Museum of Chinese in America

    Join MOCA for the Chinese autumn harvest celebration with family-friendly scavenger hunts, storytelling and sweet treats on September 6 Any holiday that has its own signature dessert is sure to be a hit with the little ones. The Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, a Chinese and Vietnamese harvest celebration, has mooncakes—round pastries stuffed with sweet fillings like ice cream. Try some for yourself at the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)'s Mid-Autumn Moon Festival event on September 6, which will include hands-on activities and entertainment for all ages. RECOMMENDED: 50 things to do with kids in NYC this fall Fay Da Bakery, Godive Chocolatier and Haagen-Dazs of Chinatown—the only Haagen-Dazs shop in the U.S. to offer the seasonal Chinese delicacies—will provide the tasty mooncake desserts for kids and parents who need to satisfy their sweet tooth. Afterwards, kids can burn off their cake-induced sugar highs with plenty of cultural activities including calligraphy, paper folding,...

    Celebrate Broadway Week with two-for-one theater tickets, on sale now

    Tue Aug 26

    Matilda the Musical

    Matilda the Musical Photograph: Manuel Harlan

    Score discounted tickets to family-friendly theater shows like Cinderella and Matilda: the Musical, September 1–14 If you thought Broadway was too expensive for a family outing, this might make you change your tune. Broadway Week kicks off on Labor Day, offering two-for-one tickets to some of the Great White Way's most popular shows from September 1–14, which means you can get two tickets—one for you, and a second for your little theatergoer—both at 50% off (you must purchase a minimum of two tickets). RECOMMENDED: Must-see Off Broadway shows for families Tickets at the offer rate have already sold out for Aladdin and Wicked, so jump on this deal ASAP! The following plays and musicals still had discounted tickets available at press time: Matilda: the Musical Not since Billy Elliot has an English musical import been so hyped. And, sort of like that blockbuster, Matilda centers on a young person trying to find freedom and self-expression in the world of oppressive adults. We...

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