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    KickboardUSA scooter giveaway and discount

    Fri Nov 27

    It's 10am...have you spent a lot of money yet? Happily, this year there are some amazing deals out there. Take KickboardUSA . The company's scooters are a staple for city kids, so much so that one of our favorite NYC retailers, Boomerang , picked the Maxi scooter as a best bet for the holidays. Starting today, you can purchase Kickboard USA's signature Mini (for ages 3 to 5) or Maxi (for ages 6 to 10) for 20% off. Just click here and use the code TimeOutKids online. The offer is good through December 24. In addition, KickboardUSA is giving away two scooters—one Mini, one Maxi—to a pair of lucky Time Out Kids readers. Click here for details. Happy shopping!

    Is The Princess and the Frog: The Ultimate Disney Experience worth the money?

    Wed Nov 25

    In case you haven't heard, there's a new princess in town. The Princess and the Frog, which opened in New York City and Los Angeles today and goes nationwide on December 11, has garnered even more publicity than normal Disney releases due to the color of its heroine: Tiana is the House of Mouse's first African-American princess. (On a less sensational note, the gorgeous, hand-drawn cels mark the studio's return to traditional, non-computerized animation.) Is the film any good? Well, you can read the reviews (NYC critics have been rather cool, but according to Rotten Tomatoes, the nationwide response has been overwhelmingly positive). Of course if you're the parent of aspiring royalty, reviews hardly matter: You're going to this movie. I attended a screening last night. (For the record, I didn't love it, but I liked it very much, especially the stunning visuals, which often eclipsed the predictable story and serviceable songs. My princess-obsessed four-year-old daughter, however,...

    What to do this Thanksgiving weekend: Nov 26-29 event picks

    Wed Nov 25

    Happy Turkey Day! If you can wake your little sleepyheads up in time, head to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade to see Spider-Man, Sailor Mickey and, of course, Santa trek down their new Seventh Avenue route. Before you set your alarm, check out our tips for surviving the main event without having a meltdown. Holiday fairs have set up camp and window displays are on view around town, and a gaggle of festive shows are playing as well. Got out-of-town guests visiting the Big Apple? Peruse our handy visitors guide for easy ways to keep them—and your own tots—entertained. Free events abound this weekend, from ice-skating at Bryant Park to a very cool tree lighting at South Street Seaport . If you want to cozy up indoors, Chelsea's Books of Wonder hosts a holiday kick-off with an amazing lineup of children's authors. To see all free picks over the four-day weekend, click here . If you don't mind spending a few bucks,...

    Pixar's animated shorts fest this Thanksgiving weekend

    Wed Nov 25

    If your brood loves Pixar's Up (or Finding Nemo, Toy Story , etc.) as much as we do, they'll go gaga for the Museum of the Moving Image 's Thanksgiving weekend festivities. From Friday, November 27 through Sunday, November 29, the Astoria institution will screen short films from the heralded animation studio every hour from 11am to 4pm. The four-flick lineup includes Presto , a funny movie about a magic show, and For the Birds , which follows a flock of winged ones who make fun of their larger feathered friend because he is different. Don't worry, the big bird wins in the end. Admission to the screenings is free with museum admission ($7, kids under 8 free). The institution is also offering two related, hands-on art workshops all three days at noon, 1:30pm and 3pm for 10 bucks a pop. 35th Ave at 36th St, Astoria, Queens, 718-784-0077, movingimage.us.

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