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    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...

    Brooklyn Cyclones bring the '90s back with Nickelodeon theme night

    Tue Aug 26

    Brooklyn Cyclones

    Brooklyn Cyclones Photograph: Courtesy Brooklyn Cyclones

    Have some throwback fun at this themed baseball game, and pencil in five other upcoming family-friendly events from NYC’s local minor league teams There’s no question that '90s nostalgia is having a moment. But even those kids who are too young to remember Nickelodeon’s classic programming will have a blast at the Brooklyn Cyclones’ “The 90s Are All That” event on Wednesday. Purchase tickets online (general admission $10), and bring the family to watch the minor-league team take on the Staten Island Yankees while rocking special Nickelodeon-orange jerseys splashed with iconic green slime. Kenan & Kel star Kel Mitchell will get things started by throwing the first pitch. Fans who snagged sold-out Double Dare Package tickets will get to attend the pregame taping of Double Dare LIVE! and have the chance to participate in wacky games and activities to be filmed and aired during the game. For a sweet souvenir, kids can get their photo taken with the stars of Rugrats (one of the best '90s...

    Check out photos of kids having a ball at Arthur Ashe Kids' Day 2014

    Mon Aug 25

    Arthur Ashe Kids Day

    Arthur Ashe Kids Day Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    City kids took a whack at tennis workshops led by top U.S. Open contenders at Arthur Ashe Kids' Day on August 23 Families and budding tennis stars came out in droves this Saturday, August 23 for the annual Arthur Ashe Kids' Day at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Kicking off the US Open 2014, the kid-friendly event in Flushing Meadows invited little ones to jump in on an obstacle course, face painting, storytelling and practice their serves and backhands in tennis workshops on the famed tennis courts. Youngsters had the chance to watch top-notch pros like Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka up close as they showed off their skills on the court and mingle with a celebrity-studded crowd including the likes of The Vamps, Shawn Mendes, and this year's stadium show headliner, Hunter Hayes. Some lucky kids even snagged autographs from this year's athletes and performers. Click through the slideshow above to see what the kids got up to at this...

    Watch six famous families take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Mon Aug 25

    These celebs turned the chilly charity stunt into a family affair Unless you live under a rock (i.e. don’t use Facebook or Instagram), you’ve probably heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge, which is currently taking over social media and helping to raise millions for the ALS Association. From pop stars to presidents to your own friends and neighbors, it seems everyone’s agreeing to get doused in freezing-cold ice water in the name of ALS research—not, of course, before nominating others to do the same. Check out these viral videos of celebrities getting in on the action with their families. They might just inspire you to assemble the troops and make a video of your own. 1. Mark Wahlberg Mark Wahlberg took a break from filming Ted 2 to accept the Ice Bucket Challenge with his wife, Rhea, and three of his four tots, bringing their nominations to a collective 15. Your move, Eminem. 2. Chris Meloni Chris Meloni learned the hard way that if you do the Ice Bucket Challenge but...

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