Snoopy exhibit opens at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Thu Dec 17
Although contemporary kids may be partial to SpongeBob and Dora, no characters can replace the Peanuts gang in our hearts...or in pop culture. This week, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum opened an exhibit devoted to the strip's iconic, plane-piloting pooch, Snoopy. More than 25 digital prints of Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz's drawings are on view showing the beagle as his airborne alter ego, the Flying Ace. Watch as he battles his archenemy, the Red Baron, and races through the skies in his doghouse-cum-airplane. Peanuts-inspired art created by the Intrepid's original crew is also on display. Bonus: Families who visit on the weekends can participate in drawing workshops, starting at 1:30pm, on the Discovery Deck in the Exploreum. "Snoopy as the World War I Flying Ace" is on view through Apr 30 at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Free with museum admission.
Enter to win a family four-pack of tickets to Dear Edwina
Thu Dec 17
We loved Dear Edwina when it played Off-Broadway last season at the DR2 Theatre . We weren't the only ones: The kid-friendly tuner about a precocious advice-dispensing tween went on to be nominated for two Drama Desk awards, and enjoyed a two-month extension due to popular demand. Now it's back with a new cast but with the same adorable songs and story. Although tickets for the show are usually $39 a pop, you can snag a family four-pack for just $100 (that's a 35% savings). Click here and use the code DEFOURP , or print out this offer and present it at DR2's Union Square box office. You can also enter to win one of five family four-packs to the show. Enter now!
Gluten-free cupcake decorating this weekend
Wed Dec 16
The culinary options for kids with food allergies just keep improving. Case in point: On Sunday, December 20, Maria's Mexican Bistro (a Park Slope eatery known for its made-at-table-side guacamole) will host gluten-free cupcake decorating workshops at 11am, noon, 1pm and 2pm. The holiday-themed event is a collaboration between Celiacs About Town and Robicelli's Cupcakes ; each little chef will receive two cupcakes (one chocolate and one vanilla) along with a slew of toppings and frosting colors. The experience is a very reasonable $10 per child, but space is limited. RSVP here and don't forget to specify which time slot you prefer. Maria's will also be rolling out a brand new gluten-free brunch menu (for all you moms and dads with Celiac disease). Parents are invited to indulge in the fare while their kids play. The meal is a $10.95 prix-fixe that includes unlimited mimosa, champagne or Bloody Marys—just what you need to get through the holidays.
New play space opens in Washington Heights
Wed Dec 16
Longtime Washington Heights resident and mom to three boys ages 16, 14 and 2, Stacy King often thought about opening a play space in her area. "When I had my last child, I didn't want to go back to work," she recalls. "I felt like our neighborhood deserved to have what every other neighborhood in Manhattan has: a clean, safe play space and enrichment program that has the feel of a community center. So I decided to make my dream a reality." Four weeks ago, King opened Wiggles and Giggles Playhouse . A former art gallery with gorgeous Hudson River views, the space is open and bright, and full of amenities for kids five and under. Tots can "cook" in a faux kitchen, play conductor at a train table and monkey around in a soft area filled with climbing equipment. There's also a small retail corner stocked with books and Melissa & Doug toys. Like other NYC play spaces, Wiggles and Giggles also hosts classes. While the brood practices offerings such as ballet or music, parents...
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