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    Friday's pick of the day: free Sippy Cups concert!

    Fri Dec 4

    The Jimmies and They Might Be Giants both performed yesterday . But if you still haven't gotten your fill of cool kid crooners this week, head to Tribeca to catch the Sippy Cups in a no-cost show at Babesta Cribz. In addition to rocking out to the band's punky tunes, families can peruse the shop's funky wares, which we featured in our 2009 holiday gift guide . Now that's music to our ears!

    Hear the Young People's Chorus of New York on Dora the Explorer

    Thu Dec 3

    Like every single TV series this season, Dora the Explorer is doing a holiday episode. But "Dora's Christmas Carol Adventure," which premieres Sunday, December 6 at 8pm on Nickelodeon, has a cool NYC tie-in: The Young People's Chorus of New York—which features local crooners from diverse backgrounds—will be adding some "fa-la-la-la-las" to the show's "doo-doo-doo-Dora" theme song. Hear the special holiday rendition below. If you're interested in catching YCP in person this season, the group is appearing this Sunday, December 6 at 7pm at the 92nd Street Y and singing (for free!) at the Carl Schurz Park tree lighting next Sunday, December 13 at 5pm.

    Petite Pomme opens in Tribeca

    Thu Dec 3

    Fans of Dumbo's Pomme will be pleased to hear that the owners have opened a shop in Manhattan that specializes in clothing and accessories for babies. Located in Tribeca , the boutique carries duds from companies such as Maki , Flora and Henri , Bebe Ravi and Tane Organics . Baby blankets, bibs and rattles round out the store's merchandise. Unlike "big" Pomme in Brooklyn, the Tribeca spot won't have in-house art, dance and music classes or exhibitions by local artists. "We're really focusing on baby gifts with particular attention given to gift wrapping," says co-owner Stephanie Chayet. "We hope to draw not only parents but anyone who has a present to give to a new baby." 186 Duane St between Greenwich and Hudson Sts (212-219-1449, pommenyc.com). Subway: 1,2, 3 to Chambers St.

    Donate a coat for free entry to the New York Aquarium

    Thu Dec 3

    As you're cleaning out your closets to make room for Junior's anticipated holiday duds, be sure to set aside any outgrown winter coats to donate to the New York Cares Coat Drive , which runs through December 31. The outerwear will help keep almost 70,000 needy folks warm this winter. As an added bonus, if you drop your coats off at the New York Aquarium , you can snag a free ticket to the tot hot spot, valid from January 1--December 31, 2010.

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