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    Thursday's pick of the day: Wild Side Zoo - Snakes!

    Thu Jan 7

    Let's face it: It's waaaay too cold to hang outside at any of the city's zoos these days—no matter how cute the penguins and monkeys may be. But your kids can still get up close and personal with a few creepy, crawly critters today. A snake expert and his slimy friends are visiting the 14th Street Y and kids are invited to meet and even touch the reptiles. Afterward, tykes can listen to the story of Snake Camp by George Edward Stanley read aloud. Sssss ounds sssss weet to u sssss .

    Kids auditions for Galli's Fairytale Theater

    Wed Jan 6

    Got a child who aspires to be a princess? Well, this year, she might actually get to live her dream. Galli's Fairytale Theater is holding a casting call for kids ages 7 to 17 to star in its upcoming productions of Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White. The musicals are original adaptations of the traditional stories, and require young actors with a passion for comedy, singing and dancing (no experience required). The casting call will take place throughout the day on Thursday, January 14th, and rehearsals for the shows will be based on the individual schedules of the kids selected. For more information or to set up an audition appointment, email gallicasting@gmail.com.

    Wednesday's pick of the day: Three Kings Day Parade

    Wed Jan 6

    If you're not familiar with this holiday, also known as Epiphany, allow us to (briefly) explain: On the twelfth day of Christmas—January 6—the Magi visited the manger in Bethlehem to see the baby Jesus. Today, New Yorkers can commemorate the event at the 33rd annual Three Kings Day Parade , which marches through East Harlem. After the procession, warm up at El Museo del Barrio, where extra celebrations, including dancing, games and more, will take place. For more Three Kings Day events, click here .

    Catch Thomas the Tank Engine at NYBG

    Wed Jan 6

    If the holidaze kept you from seeing New York Botanical Garden's Train Show this season, this is your last week to check it out before it chugs out of town. As an added incentive, lovable locomotive Thomas the Tank Engine will be hanging out at the Garden daily from 10am--5pm through Sunday January 10. Tots can shake hands with his pal, conductor Sir Topham Hatt, snag goodies and pose with their favorite choo-choo. What are you waiting for? All aboard!

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