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    Indie film series for NYC kids

    Tue Jan 5

    A number of wonderful film series aimed at families have popped up in recent years. The programming is a mix of classics ( Yellow Submarine ), shorts ( The Red Balloon ), foreign gems (Miyazaki's 1971 Animal Treasure Island ) and domestic indie projects. While some of the material may be available through Netflix or even via iTunes, the founders of these series believe that preserving the cinema-house experience is important for the younger generation. What better time to take advantage of some communal cultural education than January, when you're looking for an excuse to get out of the apartment, but you just can't take another ear-splitting blockbuster. Here's a look at the smaller, special films playing around town this month .

    Free (almost) band program at Third Street Music School

    Mon Jan 4

    Does your little one enjoy tooting her own horn? Well, she can make sweet music at the Third Street Music School's weekly program for players ages 8 to 18. The school is looking forkids who play a variety of instruments, including flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, trumpet, French horn, trombone, tuba and percussion. Program participants rehearseevery Wednesday evening, and perform for the public two or three times a school year. As an added incentive for parents, the program is free after an initial registration fee of $30, so you don't blow your 2010 budget. Call 212-777-3240, ext. 30 for more information on how kids can join.

    Win a Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs prize package

    Mon Jan 4

    Did you see the movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs last fall? If you have kids, you probably did. Admittedly, Sony Pictures cinematic adaptation of Judi and Ron Barrett's beloved children's book did stray from the source materials. But kids loved the new characters, especially Steve the monkey, and parents definitely dug Bill Hader as an adorkable inventor. To mark the film's release on DVD this week, Time Out Kids is giving away a tasty prize package, which includes the flick, a "ratbird" plush toy, a copy of the book The Art and Making of Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs and the eponymous game for the Wii . Just click here to enter.

    Monday's pick of the day: New Moms Playgroup

    Mon Jan 4

    Now that the holidays are over (phew!), ease your babe back into her normal routine at City Treehouse . Today, new moms can mingle with other newbies while infants enjoy the play space's toys. Families can stay and hang out for two solid hours for just 10 bucks. Now that's some fun your post-holiday wallet can afford.

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