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 Check out rare and unpublished Archie pages, vintage house ads, news clippings, toys and merchandise spanning 65 years.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).
Another seasonal pop-up shop: Jade's Toybox and Zaba
Thu Nov 19
It looks like the folks at Racked , one of our favorite shopping websites, had it right when they said "this year's holiday season might go down in history as the December of the pop-up shop." We recently learned Jade's Toybox and Zaba , two children's online retailers, have opened up a temporary brick-and-mortar store in Tribeca through Christmas Eve. In addition to selling unique clothing and eco-friendly toys from the two companies, the shop will host a slew of family activities. Kids can make holiday crafts out of recycled materials, write a letter to Santa and get their picture taken with a 20" x 24" Polaroid camera. Parents can also get in on the action: Esther K. Smith , author of How to Make Books and Magic Books and Paper Toys , will lead workshops on how to make pop-up holiday cards and ornaments. 25 North Moore St at Varick St (917-349-5107).
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.
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