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    Free recycling workshop at Sustainable NYC

    Mon Oct 12

    Recycling is cool—especially when you can turn it into a crafting project! This Wednesday, Sustainable NYC in the East Village is teaming up with RePlayGround to teach kids how to make a soap dish, vase or picture frame out of an empty soda bottle. And they're not the only New York City shop hosting free workshops and shows for little ones. Read here to find out about other in-store entertainment. Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    What to do this weekend Oct 10-12: free for all!

    Fri Oct 9

    It's official! It's not going to rain this three-weekend, at least according to the site I check . It is going to feel like fall, however, but that's okay: Just break out the light coat and maybe a hat and you'll be good to go. The main event is openhousenewyork on Saturday and Sunday. Seemingly every single cultural institution in town is inviting folks to visit for free, and there are a bunch of kid-friendly offerings in addition to tours. Some activities are already full (hopefully you're one of the lucky few who made a reservation to check out Tom Otterness's studio), but there are so many things going on that no matter where you live or what you're into, you'll find something to please you. Check ohny.org for a complete list of venues and events. New York Week for the Animals also kicks off this Saturday. We already rounded up some of the highlights , including free spaying, neutering and microchipping in northeastern Central Park. This is your...

    Phantom of the Opera sequel slated for November 2010

    Fri Oct 9

    Even though its summer season is over, Coney Island has certainly been in the news this week. First, the Brooklyn nabe's 100-year-old Dreamland Bell, which was recently pulled from the depths of the ocean, went on display at Borough Hall . Now composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has announced that the long-awaited sequel to Broadway's longest-running play, The Phantom of the Opera , will be set during the fun zone's turn-of-the-century heyday. According to the Associated Press , the new musical will be titled Love Never Dies and will hit the Great White Way in November 2010. Ten years after losing his love, Christine, the Phantom has migrated from Paris to NYC, and "rises from one of the attractions at a freak show to control the entire complex." The story doesn't sound quite as sweeping and romantic as the intrigue that unfolds at the original's Paris Opera House, but we're still curious. We especially can't wait to see how Webber one-ups the drama and suspense of...

    Amazing crepes at Yorkville Creperie on the Upper East Side

    Fri Oct 9

    Eating crepes stateside usually makes us long for the ones in Paris but we were pleasantly surprised by the treats at Yorkville Creperie on the Upper East Side . Kids will be wowed by the sweet selections, such as the "S'more"—chocolate, graham crackers crumbs and fluff—and the "PB&J"—creamy peanut butter with strawberry or grape jelly. Parents might be more inclined to go for the savory stuff: The "Roma" is filled with chicken and mozzarella cheese and topped with bruschetta. Plus, the open layout is perfect for strollers and little ones who don't always stay in their seats. The eatery even hosts storytime sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 11am.

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