Funny Food Art Exhibit at Chelsea Market (slide show)
Wed May 15
Catch a kid-friendly photography exhibit at Chelsea Market that’s as hilarious as it is hunger-producing The next time you’re perusing Chelsea Market for daily dinner inspiration, make sure to take the little ones: until the end of the month, the concourse will be home to the city’s goofiest—and tastiest—photography exhibit. Featuring the works of Bill and Claire Wurtzel, authors of Welcome Books' Funny Food: 365 Fun, Healthy, Silly, Creative Breakfasts, the 40 photographs of animals, cars, portraits, and even famous faces like Einstein and Mona Lisa (renamed “Plumalisa”) are made entirely out of nutritious grub. Expect to see a giraffe made out of a pineapple and a little girl with wild blonde hair that looks curiously like scrambled eggs. While they’re there, kids can poke their heads through a cut-out board and pretend to be the yummy characters themselves. Swing by Posman Books (inside Chelsea Market) to grab a copy of the Wurtzel’s book and make your kid’s friends jealous...
Celebrate Children's Book Week 2013 (May 13–19) in NYC
Mon May 13
This year, join the NYC bookstores and other kid-friendly spots that are feting Children's Book Week with school visits, readings, parties and more. Since we love kids' books almost as much as we love kids, we think it's only fitting to salute the indie bookstores and other cultural institutions around the city that are celebrating Children's Book Week, the oldest literacy fest in the country. It kicks off on Monday, May 13, with the announcement of the Children's Choice Awards, and runs through Sunday, May 19; we've arranged our coverage chronologically. (The two bigget parties take place in Brooklyn next weekend; see below.) Before, during or after the festivities, don't forget to check out our roundup of the 50 best kids' books ever. Happy Children's Book Week! Honor the Children's Choice winner in chalk One of the highlights of Children’s Book Week is the Children’s Choice Awards, in which young readers get to vote for their favorite book of the year. The winner will be...
Vote for the films in the Central Park Conservancy Film Fest 2013
Mon May 13
The Central Park Conservancy Film Festival takes place August 22–26, and this year the public gets to choose what films will screen. Warm nights and the 11th annual Central Park Conservancy Film Festival are just around the corner. This year, New Yorkers have the lucky opportunity to vote for the five free flicks to be shown at the fest (Aug 22–26), each representing one of five different genres: classic, family, romantic comedy, horror and adventure. (Each category offers four films to choose from.) Viewers will have the chance to see a screening of West Side Story or Funny Lady one night and Kung Fu Panda or Annie another. This traditional summer event at the lawn above Sheep Meadow (entrance at 72nd St) invites New Yorkers of all ages to relax on blankets with picnics in tow to take in a flick on the oversize inflatable screen—gratis snacks, like gourmet popcorn, included. Whether you’re in the mood for When Harry Met Sally, Frankenstein or Goldfinger, hop online...
Jeff Kinney and Robin Preiss Glasser win Children's Choice Awards
Mon May 13
The kids have spoken, and their choices for 2013's best author and illustrator are, respectively, Wimpy Kid's Jeff Kinney and Fancy Nancy's Robin Preiss Glasser. Author-illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser and author Jeff Kinney are the winners of the 6th Annual Children's Choice Awards, which were announced at a gala event on Monday, May 13, kicking off Children's Book Week 2013. It's no surprise that Glasser, best known as the artist who gave life to the Fancy Nancy books, and Jeff Kinney, mastermind of the insanely popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, won best illustrator and best author of the year, considering that this book prize is decided solely by kids and teens (a whopping 1,000,000 readers voted on this year's choices). This year's winning books are Nighttime Ninja by Barbara DaCosta and Ed Young, in the kindergarten to second grade group; Bad Kitty for President by Nick Bruel, in the third to fourth grade category; Dork Diaries 4: Tales from a Not-So-Graceful Ice...
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