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    You can play Pac-Man in Google Maps right now

    Tue Mar 31

    Google is pranking us all in the best possible way—Google Maps users can play Pac-Man this very minute…just search for Times Square! You may be used to using Google Maps for searching directions, but today, you can use it to play an arcade favorite. Google's April Fool's prank came a bit early when users found a Pac-Man symbol in the bottom left corner of Maps—try typing in an area like "Times Square" with lots of surrounding streets and play away. Enjoy spending the rest of your workday running from ghosts and chasing dots! You might also like 50 things to do with kids this spring NYC street fairs and festivals for families Free things to do with kids Indoor activities for kids in NYC

    Take the kids to see The Wizard of Oz in 3-D over spring break

    Fri Mar 27

    The Wizard of Oz

    The Wizard of Oz Photograph courtesy Everett Collection / Rex Features

    Families can watch the restored classic on the big screen, plus get in on a character design workshop at the Museum of the Moving Image If you'd rather your kids didn't spend their entire spring break glued to movies on Netflix, take the opportunity to introduce them to a cinematic classic at the Museum of the Moving Image. A restored, 3-D version of The Wizard of Oz will be screening in the museum's Redstone Theater every day of the school vacation, giving families a change to revisit the beloved 1939 film, starring Judy Garland in all her technicolor glory. File into the theater for daily 12:30pm matinees from April 3 through 12, then stick around for a family workshop inspired by the film. During 45-minute sessions following each screening (2:30pm daily), kids and parents will have the chance to reinvent iconic characters like the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion and the Tin Man as they explore the creative process of character design. Using a variety of art supplies, they'll remix and...

    Tribeca Film Festival reveals lineup of free family events

    Fri Mar 27

    Little movie buffs, adventurers and sports aficionados will freak for this amazing lineup of Tribeca Film Festival family activities Clear your schedule! Tribeca Film Festival is coming to town, and with it some super cool free family events. After all, who can say no to free? This exciting lineup will keep you and the kids busy with outdoor screenings, a street fair and a super cool Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day! Here's what you can't miss:  Tribeca Drive-In Outdoor Screenings  (Apr 16–18): Brookfield Pl at 230 Vesey Street. Doors 6pm, screenings start 8pm for all dates. Come early to try interactive car-themed simulations, movie trivia and participate in contests courtesy of Ford Mustang.  - Clue (Thu, Apr 16): Six guests are invited to a mysterious home and must work together to solve a murder mystery. Rated PG. - Lady and the Tramp (Fri, Apr 17): Pampered cocker spaniel Lady has lived a life of luxury, but everything changes when her owners bring home a new baby. After Aunt Sarah and...

    Catch the Rockettes at Columbus Circle next week

    Wed Mar 25

    New York Spring Spectacular

    New York Spring Spectacular Photograph: Elyssa Goodman

    Families can meet the performers and snap a few photos before checking out their new production, the New York Spring Spectacular The fabulous Rockettes may bring visions of marching toy soldiers and Santa Claus to mind, but your kids won't have to wait until next Christmas to see the high-kicking performers again. Families can track down the dazzling dancers at The Shops at Columbus Circle on Tuesday, March 31, where they'll be posted up for meet-and-greets to promote their brand-new production, the New York Spring Spectacular. Head to the second floor of The Shops from 12:30–2:30pm to snap photos of the kids with the ladies, dressed in their NYC skyline–inspired costumes which were designed just for them on Project Runway. The Spring Spectacular is just one of many plays and performances on offer for families this season, so grab tickets and treat the kids to a show over their spring break. They'll love listening for the familiar voices of stars like Bella Thorne and Whoopi Goldberg...

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