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    Wild Things Week in NYC starts October 12

    Thu Oct 8

    Where are the Wild Things this week? Absolutely everywhere. NYC & company has partnered with Warner Bros. Pictures (the company behind Spike Jonze's highly anticipated film based on Maurice Sendak's beloved book) to bring us " Wild Things Week in NYC ." We're generally wary a of such blatant self-promotion but we have to admit that some of these events sound, if not wild, then pretty fun! Kids can create crafts inspired by the tale and enter to win tickets to an advance screening of the flick at the Brooklyn Children's Museum , Children's Museum of Manhattan and Staten Island Children's Museum . The Morgan Library and Museum is featuring a special exhibition of Sendak's original drawings and sketches . If your tot is feeling really wild, let him roar his terrible roars and gnash his terrible teeth in one of NYC's parks on canoe trips and wildflower walks. And of course the main event (besides the film's opening) is on Tuesday...

    Boomerang Toys opens up in Staten Island

    Thu Oct 8

    We have been big fans of Manhattan's Boomerang Toys for years, so we were thrilled to hear that the mini-chain opened a third location in Staten Island . Owner and mom Karen Barwick grew up in the borough and noticed that the North Shore was lacking in specialty toy stores. The shop, which just opened last week on Forest Avenue, is run by Barwick's mom and is chock-full of educational playthings, classic board games, building sets, dress-up clothes, puppets, trucks and more for kids ages newborn to 13. It's a busy few weeks for Barwick: This Saturday, her Tribeca store is hosting a launch party from 2 to 4pm for DK Publishing's LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary. Young Star Wars followers (and their parents!) can mingle with Star Wars characters and enter to win Lego products, posters, stickers and more. Don't forget to bring the camera!

    New theater reviews: The Man Who Planted Trees and My House

    Thu Oct 8

    Two new shows presented by the New Victory Theater have taken center stage to wow young theatergoers. The Man Who Planted Trees (playing through this Sunday) at the Duke on 42nd Street tackles some heavy subject matter with the help of clever puppetry, and My House (playing through Sunday Oct 18) at the New 42nd Street Studios offers an introduction to theater for the under-three crowd. But do the shows deliver? Read our reviews (and check out their accompanying slide shows!) to find out.

    Thursday pick of the day: Edward Lear's Absurd-Ditties

    Thu Oct 8

    The mastermind behind The Cosmic Bicycle --a company that today presents Edward Lear's Absurd-Ditties --is Johnathan Edward Cross, a talented marionette-wielder and actor. This show is completely family-friendly (if a bit obscure): A puppet-operetta sets Lear's fantastical poems set to a score of accordion- and percussion-tinged tunes. Performers bring these works to life using toys, household objects, marionettes and more--all guided by the direction of Cross.

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