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    21 reasons NYC kids are the best

    Fri Aug 29

    Photograph: courtesy Shutterstock

    From hailing cabs at five years old to breaking it down at kid raves, our savvy NYC youngsters never cease to amaze us 1. New York City kids have lawyer-like negotiating skills. They’ll sell you on a later bedtime and convince you to take them to Dough before you can say “Brooklyn.” 2. They're so cool that they're influencing fashion. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you… toddlercore. 3. They can throw shade before they're even able to form full sentences. Often, on your behalf.  4. By the age of three, they’ll have a superhero-like immune system (might have something to do with licking that subway pole…) 5. New York City kids break the law in the least obvious ways (e.g. jaywalking or keeping an oh so dangerous ferret as a pet) 6. They know the guys at iconic skate shop Supreme and get all the good stuff in advance. 7. Their quirky sidewalk chalk creations trump graffiti. Just look at that chicken-dragon-doggie thing!  8. You never have to worry about them becoming teenagers,...

    Good grades mean free rides for kids at Luna Park

    Fri Aug 29

    Opening weekend at Coney Island 2013

    Opening weekend at Coney Island 2013 Photograph: Marielle Solan

    Kids can earn bonus credits at the Coney Island amusement park when they show off their 2014 report card grades, starting September 1 Strong grades on report cards will now earn your kids more than just a gold star from their teacher. Starting Monday, September 1, Luna Park in Coney Island will reward hard-working students with bonus credits towards amusement park rides when they present a copy of their 2014 report card at guest services. Kids grades K through 12 as well as college students are invited to show off their marks (up to five grades per report card will be recognized per student), which will earn them four credits for an “A” or equivalent, three credits for a “B” and two credits for a “C.” Though bonus credits cannot be used towards rides on the Cyclone, Thunderbolt or B&B Carousel, families have plenty of thrilling attractions to choose from including The New Luna 360, Soarin' Eagle and Lynn's Trapeze. In addition to the promotion, Luna Park will host a...

    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...

    Visit the New York Clown Theatre Festival this September

    Thu Aug 28

    Overcome your fear of clowns, enjoy a parade with the kids and, if you so choose, take a pie to the face at New York Clown Theatre Festival activities Sept 5–28 The Brick Theater is getting geared up for its annual month-long New York Clown Theatre Festival, and the event's free opening day is the perfect place to clown around with the family. On September 5, you and the kids can attend the Festival's Opening Day Public Parade and see more red noses, gigantic pants and funny wigs than you'll know what to do with. Starting at 5:30pm, clowns of all kinds will crowd into Union Square. From there, you, the kids and all of the clowns will pack into an unsuspecting L train from Union Square to the Williamsburg Bedford stop. Clowns (and attending families) will then march, juggle and stilt-walk their way from the Bedford stop to The Brick Theater. Recommended: 50 things to do in New York City with the kids in the fall 2014 Following the march is the best Theatre Festival activity of...

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