"Fantastic" Bergdorf Goodman windows
Fri Nov 13
On my way to the subway after a screening of Fantastic Mr. Fox (read the review here), I walked up Fifth Avenue and past the Bergdorf Goodman Men's Store, where the current window display features sets and stop-motion figures from the movie. If your kids turn out to be Fox fans, take them to check out Badger's office, the three scheming farmers and the underground feast scene up close. (Fun fact: That orange-Crocs-wearing rabbit should seem familiar to local foodies). Even if you don't make it to the flick, the windows are a visual treat of their own, and will be on view through January 4.
Video tease: Saks Fifth Avenue's holiday windows!
Fri Nov 13
As you may have noticed, holiday season has arrived in Gotham (we even spotted our first Santa last week!). Window displays are popping up, with Cartier and Lord & Taylor already flaunting their festive decor. On Monday, November 23, Saks Fifth Avenue will debut its storefront, and we got a special behind-the-scenes peek at the creative process, courtesy of David Spaeth of Spaeth Designs and Saks fashion director for windows, Steve Swirczek.
Friday's pick of the day: Inside Out at BAM
Fri Nov 13
We love classic circus spectacles like Barnum & Bailey and Big Apple, but the growing cirque nouveau trend is hard to resist. Much like the world-renowned Cirque du Soleil, Inside Out trades tricked-out elephants and cherry-nosed clowns for eclectic acrobatics and jaw-dropping stunts. Though Swedish troupe Cirkus Cirkor presents a performance that incorporates decidedly adult themes—namely, that the main characters feel trapped by their success—the astounding acts onstage keep little ones mesmerized. Check out our preview and slide show of Inside Out , then snag tickets while you still can: The show only runs through this weekend.
Get out out of the house and play video games this Saturday
Thu Nov 12
We don't condone letting your kids sit in the apartment all weekend long playing video games, but we do support heading out to a fun-filled party at the Nintendo World Store ! To celebrate the release of the highly anticipated New Super Mario Bros. Wii video game, the store is throwing a raucous bash on Saturday, November 14 from 3 to 7pm. The shop at 10 Rockefeller Plaza will be transformed into the game's Mushroom Kingdom and your kids will actually be able to "become Mario" by walking through a life-sized Warp Pipe and interacting with other cool props. There will also be gaming stations, costumed characters, trivia challenges, prize giveaways and a live tournament. As for you old-school gamers (i.e. parents), the store has installed a Super Mario Bros. "museum" packed memorabilia that chronicles the characters' history and cultural impact.
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