Local author Rebecca Stead wins the Newbery Medal
Mon Jan 18
Congratulations to author, Upper West Side mom and Time Out Kids contributor Rebecca Stead for winning the 2010 Newbery Medal . If our August 2009 interview with Stead didn't convince you to check out her terrific tween novel, When You Reach Me, then let the American Library Association's seal of approval be the push you need to pick up a copy for your kid.
Monday's event pick: Free MLK events
Mon Jan 18
Mark the great civil-rights leader's accomplishments at a host of activities, including an MLK Bash at the Queens Central Library, a march for peace led by the Manhattan Community School and a special day of service-themed projects at the JCC. To see all the free activities happening today, click here . Happy Martin Luther King Day!
What to do this MLK Day weekend: Event picks Jan 16-18
Fri Jan 15
Your kids just got back to school—and there's already a holiday. Thankfully this three-day weekend is a notable one, due to the accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrate his legacy at one of the many community-minded activities taking place around the city: The government's MLK website has plenty of ideas, or you can head to the family-friendly events listed in our roundup , such as a March for Peace in lower Manhattan or the MLK Bash at the Queens Library Central Branch. Looking for more Saturday festivities? Aspiring dancers can check out a complimentary class at the American Tap Dance Center, catch a concert with the Jimmies or attend a " funky chicken dance fund-raiser " held by St. Luke's Academy in Clinton Hill. See all Saturday events here . Sunday keeps the fun going with a get-up-and-groove concert from the Fuzzy Lemons at the Lincoln Triangle Barnes & Noble as well as one of the final performances of...
Discount on Curious Jane Summer Camp
Fri Jan 15
It's the dead of winter. You know what that means...time to plan for summer! We just updated our annual summer day camps guide , which lists myriad programs around and near the city, organized by interest. If your daughter has a penchant for the sciences or engineering, definitely check out Curious Jane , which specializes in such heady subjects as illustration, lab design and animal nature. Camp-goers, who range from 7- to 12-years-old, sign up for a specific theme each week, so your little lady is free to explore multiple interests if she so chooses. Weekly sessions cost $375-$475, but mention Time Out Kids and you'll receive $50 off each week. (Discounts cannot be combined. The highest discount will be applied.) Call 800-883-2540 or visit girlsdreamoutloud.com for more info.
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