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    How to make the most of the snow in the city

    Sun Dec 20

    Good morning! We know what you're waking up to: about a foot of snow. If you haven't been outside yet, you're in for a treat (unless you have a car or a sidewalk to dig out). If your original plans have been canceled due to the weather, we've got a bunch of ways for you to make the most of this white (almost) Christmas. Check out our roundup of the best sledding hills in the city , including a little-known Upper East Side slope . It's also a great day to ice-skate . Remember, the Pond at Bryant Park may be the only free rink in the city, but most of the others have very reasonable entry fees, including the brand-new temporary rink in Battery Park . If you're planning to build a snowman, we've got expert tips (seriously!) on how to make your Frosty particularly fabulous. Lastly, if your kid's too little (or too cold) to dig the snow, we have a roundup of indoor play spaces , organized by neighborhood. Whatever you do today, enjoy the winter...

    Save 50% on tickets to Sesame Street Live

    Sat Dec 19

    It's a February tradition...no not Valentine's Day, Sesame Street Live! The stage incarnation of preschoolers' favorite edutainment series plays the WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden from February 4-15 and this time around, the subject is something all kids can relate to. Titled When Elmo Grows Up , the show features the furry red monster and his pals as they prepare for a job pageant. Trouble is, not all of them know what they want to be once they grow up. From now through December 24, you can save 50% on select performances. Just click here and use the code 4ELMO50 . It makes a great Christmas gift, and it doesn't take up any space!

    Friday's pick of the day: Holiday on the Hudson

    Fri Dec 18

    Start off your last pre-Christmas weekend with a free ice-skating show. Students and instructors from Chelsea Piers Sky Rink will glide through a special holiday routine tonight at the sports complex's annual Holiday on the Hudson extravaganza. Before the event, treat your tots to some ultra-rich hot cocoa at Jacques Torres' chocolate shop , just a few blocks south of the Piers at Chelsea Market.

    Free trial classes at Kids at Work

    Fri Dec 18

    One of the peskiest problems about living in a tiny NYC apartment is the lack of inexpensive indoor events once the weather turns cold...like today. Brrrr ! Well here's an option: Chelsea's Kids at Work is offering free trial classes for kids ages four and under. The play spot is devoted to imaginative learn-while-you-play activities such as crafts and music sessions, which means your babe won't just be banging on blocks all afternoon. If you decide you want to sign up for a series of classes, discounts are available. See ya, winter blues!

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