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    Archie exhibition opens tonight at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art

    Thu Nov 19

    It's no secret that we at Time Out Kids are big fans of Archie comics . Last spring, in conjunction with Kids Comic Con , we held a contest in which one lucky winner—a girl named Summer—got to appear as a character in an issue of the beloved, long-running series. It's not surprising that the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art shares our obsession. Its latest exhibit, "The Art of Archie Comics," opens tonight and stays on view through February 28. Check out rare and unpublished Archie pages, vintage house ads, news clippings, toys and merchandise spanning 65 years. If your kids have yet to fall for Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead and Reggie, this display is an ideal way to introduce them to the teenage crew. Tonight's opening reception begins at 7pm. $5, kids under 13 free. MoCCA, 594 Broadway between Houston and Prince Sts, , Ste 401 (212-254-3511, moccany.org).

    Brand new books 50% off at Goddard Riverside Community Center Book Fair

    Thu Nov 19

    Evidenced by our many, many blog posts on sales this week, holiday shopping is in full force. At the Goddard Riverside Community Book Fair this weekend, you can strike a seasonal balance between mass consumption and giving. Sponsored by the local publishing industry for over 20 years, the sale benefits the namesake community center. Shoppers can choose from thousands of brand-new donated tomes (including lots of children's books), which are sold at half the normal cost. For the best deals, go on Sunday, when prices will be slashed down even more. Sat Nov, 21 10am--6pm, Sun Nov 22 11am--5pm. Goddard Riverside Community Center, 593 Columbus Ave at 88th St (212-873-6600, goddard.org).

    Thurday's pick of the day: UNICEF Snowflake Lighting

    Thu Nov 19

    Holiday windows are already aglow around the city, with more displays appearing every day. Tonight's lighting truly captures the spirit of the season: UNICEF is hosting a celebration that reminds New Yorkers to give to those in need. At 6:30pm, locals (and celebrity guest Lucy Liu!) are invited to gather outside of Louis Vuitton 's flagship store to watch the illumination of a giant snowflake. Afterward, youngsters from Broadway Kids Care will perform a musical number.

    Buy discount children's clothing at Shop Lucky Finds

    Wed Nov 18

    Dressing your little ones in cute, stylish clothing without breaking the bank can be a challenge—especially in this city. That's why, this past spring, we presented a guide to the best children's discount stores, consignment and resale shops, thrift spots and retails chains around the city. We're so happy to report that Shop Lucky Finds , one of the kids' resale shopping events we highlighted, is hosting an event this Saturday, November 21 from noon to 4pm at St. Jean Baptiste Community Center on the Upper East Side . Stock up on used clothing, toys and gear from companies such as Jacadi , Catamini , Petit Bateau , Baby Bjorn and Skip Hop at super-low prices. In addition, nine vendors will set up shop to sell their new goods at sample sale prices. Keep an eye out for gloves by Bear Hands , clothing from Pink Chicken , belts from Rockin Robin and headbands from Mikayla's Creations . Bonus for those...

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