Massive kids entertainment and enrichment center to open in Jersey City
Wed Feb 24
Pretty soon, Liberty Science Center won't be the only big kids attraction in Jersey City. Plans have just been announced for a 66,000-square-foot "all-day children's destination" at mega condo complex The Beacon . Dubbed " Bekids at the Beacon ," the site will house an early childhood education center, gymnastics and sports camps, a family restaurant and much more. Apparently, the building is in talks with soccer schools, children's museums, skate parks, dance studios and ice-cream parlors (to name a few) to fill the ten-floor space before the end of the year. We can't wait!
Wednesday's pick of the day: 4Play
Wed Feb 24
As a parent, there's no question you've got a lot of balls in the air. But you'll still be impressed by the juggling skills of the wacky Flying Karamazov Brothers in the troupe's latest spectacle of silliness, 4Play . These guys juggle everything—bowling pins, lit torches, flounder, stockings filled with foodstuffs—as well as the proverbial ball. Best of all, the audience can get in on the action by offering up objects for them to toss around (on the night we attended, items included a T rex toy, Hello Kitty and a stinky brown banana). With tickets starting at $25 (in the intimate Minetta Lane Theatre, where there's not one bad seat), it's the perfect pick-me-up for a rainy day.
Check out a "Candelier" at Babesta Cribz
Wed Feb 24
How cool is this? Jellio , a design company based in Queens, has unveiled its latest product at Babesta Cribz : a chandelier made of 5,000 acrylic gummis. Such an amazing light doesn't come cheap, of course. The asking price is $10,000. Even if you're not in the market to purchase it, your crew will certainly get a kick out of looking at its size and colors. The "Candelier" will stay on display until someone purchases it. With that hefty price tag, it'll most likely be there for awhile. Babesta Cribz , 56 Warren St between Church St and West Broadway (646-290-5508, babesta.com). Open weekdays 11am--7pm; weekends noon--6pm.
New pop-up caf at the Whitney
Wed Feb 24
Got plans to check out the Biennial at the upcoming Whitney Kids Opening Party ? Be sure to stop by Sandwiched, the museum's new pop-up caf , which opens tomorrow courtesy of restaurateur Danny Meyer. We spotted plenty of kid-pleasers on the menu, including the Blue Smoke applewood-smoked turkey & gouda sandwich, the Gramercy Tavern chocolate mint-patty brownie and the Hudson Yards lemon whoopie pie. Get 'em while you can: The caf will disappear by fall, when the Whitney's permanent dining room opens. And let us know if you like it as much as our favorite museum cafs .
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