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    Monday's pick of the day: Stories and Painting with Debi Derryberry

    Mon Dec 28

    Storytime packs a punch today with the added bonus of crafts at Color Me Mine in Tribeca. Author-musician Debi Derryberry reads aloud from her children's tome Baby Banana , then helps little ones fashion a personalized plate from the pottery spot.

    Teddy Bear Tea at the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden this Sunday

    Mon Dec 28

    Afternoon tea is one of our favorite rituals, and it seems that sophisticated the folks at the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden agree. On Sunday, January 3, your family can join them for a Teddy Bear Tea (stuffed toys of all species are encouraged to attend), where a costumed actress portraying the hotel proprietor's daughter, Sara Woodhull, will tell little ones about the good old days circa 1830. Fruit tea and cookies will be served, though Pooh bears and Paddingtons may want to bring their own honey and marmalade, just to be sure. $10, children ages 3 to 6 $5; reservations recommended.

    After Christmas sale at Giggle

    Sat Dec 26

    Now that the gift giving is behind us, stores all over the city are ready to make room for spring merchandise. What does that mean for you? Sales, sales and more sales. Starting today, Saturday, December 26, baby emporium Giggle is slashing prices on clothing, gear, dcor, bedding and more. Head to the store's Upper East Side or Soho outposts for 15 to 75% off goodies from brands such as Egg , Bugaboo and DwellStudio . * 1 20 Wooster St between Prince and Spring Sts (212-334-5817, giggle.com). Subway: C, E to Spring St; R, W to Prince St. * 1033 Lexington Ave at 74th St (212-249-4249). Subway: 6 to 77th St.

    Now that Christmas is over, time to think about New Year's Eve!

    Sat Dec 26

    Traditionally Christmas is for families, but New Year's Eve is just for mom and dad...but it doesn't have to be that way. Sure, you deserve a big night out, and if you are looking to party sans kids, check out our tips for booking a sitter on December 31 . However, if you're interested in turning the holiday into a family affair, there are a number of kid-friendly activities going on around town. Whatever you decide to do, we wish you a happy 2010!

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