Steve from Blues Clues to appear in an Off Broadway play
Mon Feb 8
We want to be really clear about this: Steve Burns's new show Glee Club , which will play NYC's Access Theater from March 3-April 3, is not family friendly. However, we thought it might be of interest for all you moms who had a thing for Steve when he hosted Blues Clues . Yes, we realize some folks might think having a crush on Steve is a little, well, odd, but I'm willing to admit I always found the children's TV host strangely alluring...probably because I could sense that there was a cute, balding indie rocker underneath his green striped shirt. I think seeing Glee Club —a dark ensemble comedy about a "cut-throat singing group on the verge of meltdown"—might make for a very interesting mommies night out. And don't worry: if Steve's cousin Joe hits the boards, we won't be quite so enthusiastic. Photo by Gorman & Gorman Photography
Monday's event pick: Steamboat Bill, Jr. screening
Mon Feb 8
Ah, silence. Your brood will get a nice dose of it at Big Movies for Little Kids' screening of this classic from 1928. The black-and-white silent film features the legendary Buster Keaton, who performs his signature gags and slapstick antics to get little babes laughing.
What to do this weekend: Feb 6-7 event picks
Fri Feb 5
February is jam-packed with fun: Not only is it Black History Month, but Chinese New Year falls on the same day as Valentine's! Take full advantage of all the celebrations. And if you're wondering what to do with the kids during the upcoming mid-winter break, we have ideas on how to keep your brood busy with our mini-break roundup . Whether or not it snows on Saturday, head over to Central Park for Winter Jam NYC , an annual event that features pro snowboarders, cold-weather treats and more. Although it looks like Mother Nature is going to cooperate, even if she doesn't, the parks department's bringing its own white stuff! If you're looking for indoor events, the Asia Society hosts its annual Lunar New Year celebration on Saturday, full of dancing and demos for little ones. Just $10 for adults, free for kids under 16. There are two other notable Chinese New Year festivals on Sunday, hosted by the Children's Museum of the Arts and the Museum of Chinese in...
Oprah Winfrey's looking for NYC moms and dads for a new reality show
Fri Feb 5
Are you a harried parent? Then this open casting call's for you. According to Queens Mamas (a must-read blog for all of you parents living in the borough), the Oprah Winfrey Network is looking for NYC moms and dads for a new reality show, My Time. As the title implies, participants will get a chance to put aside their overwhelming responsibilities in order to pursue their passions (we anticipate a lot of wannabe singers, actors and chefs). If you're interested in applying, the audition is on Tuesday, February 9 at the Edge School of the Arts, 217-12 Merrick Blvd in Laurelton, from 4-8pm. Be sure to bring a recent photo. If you're not able to make it in person, send an email with "your passion and your story," along with your name, age, address and phone numbers to email@example.com.
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