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    Google and Elmo, so happy together

    Sun Nov 8

    We're guessing today is it. Elmo has finally arrived as the Google doodle. Yesterday Oscar made an appearance on the search engine. Google has always impressed us with its love of tot pop culture. Earlier this year, they celebrated the 40th anniversary of Eric Carle's the Very Hungry Caterpillar and Dr. Seuss's birthday . Wonder which iconic kids' character is next in line for a tribute.

    What to do this weekend: Nov 7-8 event picks

    Fri Nov 6

    Halloween is just a memory now but that doesn't mean your weekend has to be boring: There's plenty going on around town, and most of it is absolutely free! Complimentary events span many genres this weekend, including two book readings tonight (one from Mo Willems and another from the pair behind the Fancy Nancy series ), a concert from Chocolate Chip Chamber Music on Saturday and ice skating in Bryant Park . Get your fill of fall fun before the frost sets in at the Crotona Park Harvest Festival on Sunday, where kids can enjoy pumpkin picking and decorating, canoeing and hayrides. Want more options? Check out the best free weekend events . If you're looking for other ideas for Saturday (and don't mind spending a few bucks), the Queens County Farm Museum is hosting a nature-themed festival where kids can see birds of prey, frogs and other critters. If you want to get your groove on, tote your kids to Baby Loves Disco or sway in your...

    Friday's pick of the day: Yankees Victory Parade

    Fri Nov 6

    Since they're being raised in New York City, your kids are probably die-hard Yankees fans (unless they live for the Mets). If your brood wants to continue celebrating the Bronx Bombers' victory, head to the Yankees Parade today, which begins at Battery Place and runs up Broadway to Chambers Street. If your little baseball enthusiasts are stuck in school, we suggest sneaking away from work and attending solo: It's going to be quite a party. Congrats to Matsui, Rodriguez and the rest of the crew. You make us proud to be New Yorkers!

    The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park open today

    Fri Nov 6

    You may have already heard that the Pond at Bryant Park began welcoming ice-skaters today. But there's more seasonal cheer to be had at the family-friendly greenspace: the holiday shops have opened as well. Peruse Popsicle-shaped bath soaps at Just Bubbly, games galore at The Games Place, bear-paw mittens at Bear Hands and Buddies and more. The kiosks will be open Mon-Fri 11am-8pm, Sat 10am-9pm and Sun 10am-6pm through January 3.

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