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    Hard Rock Café hosts rock star contest for kids

    Thu Oct 23

    Photograph: Hard Rock Cafe

    Your little rockers will love breaking out their best rock star costumes for this Hard Rock event, complete with kid-friendly treats On Thursday, Oct 30 from 3-5pm, Hard Rock Café is challenging kids to don their very best rock star costumes for a contest with awesome prizes. Your costumed little ones will be greeted with an activity book featuring the Hard Rock Roxtars (a new band of brand ambassadors for the café), a photo booth, themed kids' menus with new healthy food options and even guitar-shaped plates. Visit the café for dinner, and children 6-11, costumed or not, will eat free if their accompanying adult purchases an entrée (one adult entrée for one free child's meal). RECOMMENDED: 50 things to do in New York City with kids in the fall The "Does Your Child Look Like a Rock Star" contest will invite kids on stage to have their costumes rated by Hard Rock staff. The absolute best costumes (likely rated on likeness, originality and presentation) will win gift cards or a...

    Visit Puppetry Arts’ 10th Annual Haunted Halloween Carnival

    Wed Oct 22

    This free carnival event is perfect for little Brooklynites who can’t get enough of spooky Halloween fun Brooklyn-based non-profit Puppetry Arts New York is getting your family in the Halloween spirit with their 10th Annual Haunted Halloween Carnival, complete with exciting puppetry and Halloween-themed activities for families. On Oct 25th from 11am-3pm, the 1st St. Recreation Center (1st St between 3rd and 4th Aves, Park Slope) will be handing out 200 goodie bags to kids and holding a costume contest every hour. R2-D2, Darth Vader, Jedi Knights and Stormtroopers will be on-site alongside celebrity costume contest judge Tuffy Tiger. RECOMMENDED: 50 things to do in New York City with kids in the fall Kids can run through a haunted house ($3) built by Puppetry Arts volunteers that varies in scariness depending on the guests. When they're through, they can check out crafts ($2) like marshmallow monster-making (huge marshmallows that need a monster face drawn on in icing and candy),...

    Minus5 Ice Bar opens to families for Halloween weekend

    Tue Oct 21

    Photograph: Minus5 Ice Bar

    This icy NYC adventure will have your kids feeling like they’ve entered the world of Frozen Minus5 Ice Bar is usually reserved for cocktail seekers of an older crowd, but from Oct 31 through Nov 2, the stylized lounge is catering to pint-size New Yorkers. Located in the New York Hilton Midtown on 6th Ave and 53rd St, Ice Bar is just what it sounds like...the walls, bar, seats and even glasses are made entirely of ice. Chilly, but awesome. RECOMMENDED: Halloween events for kids in NYC This Halloween weekend, Ice Bar will be treating kids to a souvenir candy bag and serving spooky mocktails while families roam the bar's icy rooms. The event will run adults $20 and kids 3-15 $15, and it lasts until 8pm each day. Big fluffy coats and gloves are included (though you may want to bring warm coats, a hat or earmuffs for the little ones to ensure a good fit). Explore replica ice sculptures of iconic New York art, like Milton Glaser's, "I ♥ NY" logo, the lions from the New York Public...

    Catch the Mystery Museum Train Party for Families in Brooklyn

    Mon Oct 20

    This fall event takes the kids underground with an after-hours Halloween celebration, complete with crafts and a dance party Prepare for your kids to become (further) obsessed with toy trains after taking part in the Mystery Museum Train Party on Oct 23, 6-8pm at the New York Transit Museum. At the event, they'll participate in a Spooky Subway Investigation where young detectives can solve a 100-year-old mystery complete with squeaky wheels, missing keys, a hidden stash of candy left by a conductor and even subway spirits! RECOMMENDED: Halloween events for kids in NYC Kids can break it down at the event's black light dance party, create silhouette puppets and a nighttime landscape to put on their own shadow puppet show and grab beverages and light snacks when they've worked up an appetite. Families will hear tunes from wacky folk band You Bred Raptors?, and since it's almost Halloween, costumes are certainly encouraged. This event will take place at the New York Transit Museum...

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