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    Nickelodeon Birthday Package Sweepstakes Official Rules

    Tue Jul 8

    Central Park Summer Stage Family Day

    Central Park Summer Stage Family Day Photograph: Dominic Perri

    CONTEST RULES: One entry per person. These competitions are open to any U.S. resident (unless otherwise stated) except employees of Time Out Kids and Nickelodeon and sponsoring organizations, their agents or anyone directly connected to these promotions. No purchase required for this promotion. Contest valid 7/9/14 at 11am EST through 7/30/14 at 11:59:59pm EST. Winners must be 18 years of age or older unless otherwise stated. Three grand prizes will be awarded: One (1) winner will receive a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles party package, One (1) winner will receive a SpongeBob SquarePants party package and One (1) winner will receive a Dora the Explorer party package.  Each party pack contents include: invitations, thank you notes, tableware, napkins, cups, party favors, blow-outs, decorations, balloons, a piñata. Prizes may not be sold, traded, transferred or refunded. Any and all federal, state and local taxes are the responsibility of the winner. If for any reason...

    Enjoy crêpes, concerts and more at the annual Bastille Day block party

    Mon Jul 7

    Bastille Day

    Bastille Day Photograph: Courtesy of Sasha Arutyunova

    Celebrate France's Independence Day at a family-friendly bash in midtown, complete with performances, French fare and free language workshops Don’t put away your red, white and blue ensembles just yet! The Fourth of July has passed, but you can engage in more patriotic celebrations during the annual Bastille Day blowout this weekend. Kids and parents can channel their inner Francophile at a full day of festivities on Sunday, July 13 from noon to 5pm. The block party, covering a three-block stretch on 60th Street between Fifth and Lexington Aves, offers family-friendly activities and performances put on by the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) to honor the friendship between France and the U.S. New to the festival this summer is a concert by Les Petits Chanteurs de Monaco, a choir of boys who will croon songs on the main stage in celebration of the group’s 40th anniversary. Other musical offerings include classic French songs performed by Domitille and Amaury de...

    Catch a preview screening of Planes: Fire & Rescue 3-D

    Mon Jul 7

    Photograph: disneyplanes.wikia.com

    Watch the new Planes movie at Village East Theatre on Sunday Take your kids on a journey with Dusty and his high-flying friends at a preview screening of the new Disney movie, Planes: Fire & Rescue. On Sunday, July 13, families can visit the Village East Theatre to watch the PG-rated film before it officially hits July 18, thanks to the New York International Children’s Film Festival. RECOMMENDED: Free outdoor movies for NYC familiesThis sequel to the Disney hit Planes, follows the protagonist, Dusty, as he learns about aerial firefighting. When Dusty discovers his engine is broken and he may never race again, he decides to try out the courageous activity of firefighting. The film introduces new characters, like the experienced fire-and-rescue helicopter Blade Ranger, air tanker Dipper, heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter and all-terrain vehicles the Smokejumpers. Together with his new group of firefighting friends, Dusty heroically battles an intense wildfire to save the historic...

    Kids can experience summer camp without the sunburn with Google’s Maker Camp

    Thu Jul 3

    Google's Maker Camp

    Google's Maker Camp Photograph: Gregory Hayes / MAKE

    Google and Maker Media's free virtual program is back for a third year, letting children across the country explore science and technology through fun projects all summer long Many busy families missed the boat on summer camp registration this year, but they shouldn't stress. Parents, Google and Maker (producers of Make: magazine) just teamed up to get children online in a unique way, and it only requires a computer or tablet. This way, you won’t have to cry sending them off to sleep away camp—a win-win, right?Google’s six-week Maker Camp program can be taken anywhere, and your kids will get an awesome camp experience with hands-on projects and virtual field trips—no bunk beds or bug spray required. All they need is a Google+ account to get started.After creating a profile and following Make: on G+, tykes can jump in on daily projects, tours and discussions via Google+ video Hangouts starting at 11am, Monday through Friday. The third annual Maker Camp begins on July 7 and runs through...

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