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    Kids can see movie stunts up close at a street fair in Astoria

    Fri Sep 12

    New York on Location

    New York on Location Photograph: Ixiana Hernandez

    Ogle awesome car stunts, get glammed up by makeup artists and more at the 'New York on Location' family event Every NYC kid has passed by a film set on the city streets and craned their neck for a peek inside the action, and thanks to the Museum of the Moving Image, they can finally get a behind-the-scenes look. At ‘New York on Location,’ a unique street fair for families, curious kids will be welcomed on set to discover the excitement of the film and TV production industry. The free event on September 21 invites the public to step inside 20 film trucks and trailers, check out dressing rooms, witness live stunts and learn about the filmmaking industry in New York from TV and movie production professionals. Don’t miss the following highlights! RECOMMENDED: Fall festival and fair guide for NYC families Get an inside look at 20 working movie trailers and trucks that house the electrical, props, cameras and wardrobe on real sets, a deluxe star dressing room (called a ‘triple...

    Join 92Y for a family street fest on Lexington Ave

    Fri Sep 12

    Photograph: 92Y

    Catch kid-friendly dance performances, music and exciting activity booths in the UES and Yorkville on Sept 14 When you're not busy exploring our fall festival and fair guide, you may want to take the kids to explore 92Y Street Fest '14. This family-friendly event will please the pint-size crowd with all kinds of activities, though the biggest draw of the day for kids will probably be the three booths by American Girl with themes like "Girl of the Year," "Bitty Baby" and "BeForever." Each will host special crafts and a raffle opportunity for your kid to win their very own American Girl doll.  RECOMMENDED: 50 things to do in New York city with kids in the fall Other event highlights for kids include:  Performances by the cast of Broadway's Cinderella and Pippin International Way (Btw 90th and 91st Sts on Lex), a world tour of booths from Spain, China, Thailand, Japan, Germany with food and crafts for families Performances on the KidCentral Stage by Broadway kids from the casts of Les...

    The best new kids' movies on Netflix in September

    Wed Sep 10

    These new-to-Netflix films will have you and the kids wanting to settle in for a family movie marathon You've already worked your way through our list of must-watch new movies on Netflix for families in August, so thank heavens we've found a whole new batch for you and the family to settle down to this month. Just add popcorn!  Stardust (2007) Claire Danes, Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Charlie Cox, Sienna Miller and more come together for Stardust, a film detailing the journey of a young boy, Tristan Thorn, in his journey to retrieve a falling star that has taken human form. (Avail 9/12) Justin and the Knights of Valor (2013) Justin dreams to become a Knight of Valour just like his grandfather, but his father insists he become a lawyer instead. Justin leaves home on a quest for knighthood, and along the way, he meets wizards, monks and a banished knight that threatens his kingdom. (Avail 9/13) Other upcoming films and shows include: Crash & Bernstein: Season 2 (Avail...

    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...

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