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    Milkshake and Ziggy Marley snag Grammy nods

    Tue Dec 8

    These days, awards shows seem more about dubious fashion choices and bizarre behavior (ahem, Kanye ) than artistic merit, so we were happy to notice that a few of our favorite groups are up for the Best Children's Album Grammy . Both Ziggy Marley, whom we profiled back in June , and Milkshake, whose Great Day earned a spot on our list of the best CDs of the year , earned nods. Now, if you'll excuse us, we're off to ponder the loss of the polka Grammy .

    Google honors Popeye on the creator's birthday

    Tue Dec 8

    The folks at Google continue to show their love of children's pop culture . In honor of what would have been cartoonist E.C. Segar's 115th birthday, the Internet giant has integrated his signature character Popeye into its logo. The UK Guardian has a cute article about the artist and the evolution of Popeye, including the reason Segar chose spinach as the sailor's source of strength. Ah, the innocent days before all the steroid scandals .

    Tuesday's event pick: Meet Magic Johnson

    Tue Dec 8

    He may not be on the court (or on TV) anymore, but Magic Johnson's been showing off his skills writing a book (with Larry Bird, no less) called When the Game Was Ours , which traces the evolution of the two athletes from rivals to friends. Bring your kid to the NBA Store in Midtown East to snag a copy of the book, after which you'll be able to meet the basketball legend.

    Monday's pick of the day: Big Movies for Little Kids

    Mon Dec 7

    Mondays typically don't offer much in the way of goings-on for NYC families, which is just one of the many reasons why we love Big Movies for Little Kids. In case you're not familiar with the cinema series, the premise is simple: Two Mondays a month, Cobble Hill Cinemas hosts an afternoon of eclectic flicks for kids for $6.50 a pop for all attendees (parents too!). Today, the United Kingdom's 1997 version of Peter and the Wolf is screened, along with a handful of animated holiday shorts.

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    Some 150 landmarks featured in NYBG's popular dior...

  2. The Three Bears...

    This seasonal offering of song, dance and, of cour...

  3. Robot Swarm

    Kids will marvel at the Museum of Mathematics' fut...

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