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    Must-see highlights for families at the World Maker Faire 2014

    Tue Sep 9

    World Maker Faire

    World Maker Faire Photograph: Marielle Solan

    Navigate the nerdy wonderland with ease thanks to our picks of the must-see exhibits and presentations at this year's event, hosted by the NY Hall of Science Little mad scientists will have a blast checking out more than 750 projects and demonstrations at the monstrous World Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science on September 20 and 21. For two whole days, families can explore various zones filled with curiosity-inducing displays, presentations and live performances.   RECOMMENDED: Fall festival and fair guide for NYC familiesThis year’s event coincides with the 50th anniversary of the 1964–65 World’s Fair and will celebrate the impressive technological advancements made in the past 50 years. With so much to see and do, your family will need a plan of attack, so here are our picks of this year’s wonderfully nerdy highlights.The coolest exhibits for kidsAll weekend Let the kids take new, innovative gadgets for a spin and ogle at awesome experiments at various booths. The...

    Just-for-kids tennis club opens in Brooklyn this month

    Mon Sep 8

    Let your kids take a whack at tennis lessons at Court 16, a brand-new, 15,000-square-foot sports club designed for NYC's youngest athletes If the U.S. Open got your little ones itching for a tennis lesson, they’re in luck—a 15,000-square-foot facility just for kids will open its doors in Boerum Hill on September 22. Court 16 was developed by youth tennis experts and built just for kids, featuring five USTA-sanctioned courts proportioned to youngsters, so your athletes won’t have to worry about courts dominated by intimidating adults. The state-of-the-art fitness center, which was previously an industrial warehouse, now boasts colorful décor, courts for group and private lessons and seating areas for parents, all in a centralized location near Barclays Center. Local food and beverage vendors will also rotate onsite to provide refreshments for guests.   RECOMMENDED: 30 best after-school programs for kids in NYC   The fall/winter season kicks off September 22, teaching fundamentals...

    An ice cream truck will deliver art supplies to your kids this fall

    Mon Sep 8

    Photograph: Elliott Arkin/ Artnet

    This Mister Softee truck is getting an extreme makeover to deliver paper, scissors, glue and more to NYC’s pre-k students Kids know there's nothing like a brand new box of crayons or markers, and it just so happens a few NYC leaders and organizations feel exactly the same way. This fall, a converted Mister Softee truck will be making the rounds to deliver free art supplies to pre-kindergarten classrooms in NYC. The truck, brought to new life as "Mister Artsee" by Jeff Koons' former studio manager Vanessa Solomon, will deliver ARTeRY Choice Time Art Boxes containing glue, paper, scissors and other art items to help promote arts programming in public schools.  Recommended: Things to do in New York City this fall with kids  Last year, Solomon started a similar program at P.S. 130 in Brooklyn, and now she's taking things to the next level with a (reportedly) $250,000 customized truck. In partnership with ARTeRY Kids NYC and with the support of Justine Wheeler-Koons, Tom Otterness and...

    Catch Automatic Studios’ Back-to-School Film Fest

    Fri Sep 5

    Bring your little movie buffs to this interactive festival where they’ll watch kid-made films and even create one of their own. For one night only, Manhattan Bridge Archway Plaza will transform into Automatic Studio's highly anticipated Back-to-School Film Fest. Kids can enjoy as much free popcorn as they can handle while watching movies made by Automatic Studios' kid filmmakers. Families will also see how it feels to be part of a working crew by stepping into the event's Pop Up Film Studio to make a mini movie on a green screen. To top off the evening, you and your whole pint-size crew can settle in for a showing of cult classic The Goonies.  Recommended: 50 best kids movies to watch as a family When you and the kiddos get hungry, be sure to visit the on-site crepe truck Craffles as well as hot dog and ice cream trucks with food for purchase. Find the event at Water Street between Anchorage Pl. and Adams St. from 4pm to 8pm.   You might also like 50 things to do in New...

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