Free things to do on Veterans Day with your kids
Thu Nov 5
Just like last week , there's another random holiday breaking up the normal public school routine. It's a Wednesday, which means Broadway matinees are an option if you feel like spending some bucks. (You may be able to snag discounted seats. Check out our guide to scoring cheap theater tickets .) Let's hope for the same kind of fabulous weather we had on Election Day, so we can spend the day outside. But if your brood (or you) get tired of the playground, here are a few free activity options. If your kids have ever dreamed of boarding a real battleship, check out the just commissioned USS New York , one of the U.S. Navy's fleet of "San Antonio-class LPD (Landing Platform, Dock) warships," which is docked in Midtown West through Veterans Day. Seems like the perfect way to celebrate the spirit of the holiday. Author Margaret Hyde reads the latest book in her Mo's Nose series, Mo Smells the Holidays A Scentsational Journey at the...
Two gallery shows for kids open tonight
Thu Nov 5
Think gallery parties are just for the chic and childless? Not so! Tonight two Manhattan galleries—the Society of Illustrators on the Upper East and the Clic Gallery on Centre Street—are hosting family-friendly soirees. At the Society of Illustrators, you'll see artwork depicting kids' visions for a better world; think rainbows and lots of sunshine. The show, which will be on view from 5 to 7pm, is the grand finale to a nationwide drawing contest sponsored by Henkel (the company behind Right Guard deodorant, Dial soaps and Purex laundry detergent). The winning submissions (by kids from Florida; North and South Carolina; and Ithaca, New York) will be on display and the artists will be present. (The tykes were flown to NYC as part of their prize.) Admission to the exhibit is free, and as an added bonus, there will be complimentary snacks and drinks (including non-alcoholic ones). Meanwhile over at the Clic Gallery, families can peruse the original drawings from...
Discounted art workshops for kids at Anonymous Gallery
Thu Nov 5
Are coloring books and finger paints too ho-hum for your quickly maturing child? Then treat him to an afternoon of truly inspired art making. The Anonymous Gallery (a Lower East Side display space for cutting-edge contemporary artists) is launching a series of biweekly children's art workshops this Saturday. Well-known curators, artists and educators will instruct kids ages five to 12 in collage, printmaking, stencil making, cartooning and much more. Of course artistry doesn't come cheap: The first session, scheduled for Saturday, November 7 from 1--3pm, costs $50. But if you mention Time Out Kids , you'll receive a 15% discount. Advance registration required. Email email@example.com.
Highlights launches Hidden Pictures iPhone app
Thu Nov 5
We've got iPhone apps on the brain (and in the mag ) this month, and here's another to add to our obsession. The classic kids' magazine Highlights for Children is taking its popular feature, the Hidden Pictures Game, digital. Much like the original game, kids search for images embedded within illustrations. Unlike the analog version, however, the black-and-white pictures turn to color as each hidden item is uncovered, and a "hint" feature nudges players in the right direction. $1.99 buys a pack of eight puzzles . Let the obsession begin!
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