Weekend Quick Picks!
Fri Oct 12
The Three Little Pigs This free puppet show, courtesy of Teatro SEA, presents the traditional story with a bilingual spin. Salsa and flamenco dancing will have everyone–including that darn wolf–huffing and puffing. Ages 3 and up.Sat 13 at 1pm. Brooklyn Public Library, Grand Central Branch, Grand Army Plaza at Flatbush Ave, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn (718-230-2100, brooklynpubliclibrary.org). Subway: 2, 3 to Grand Army Plaza. FREE.Immaturity Abounds! Leave it to the good folks of Klutz to give your little tricksters a lesson in pranks and practical jokes from their Encyclopedia of Immaturity. Let’s hope they leave the ol’ Saran-Wrap-over-the-toilet-seat gag at the office. Ages 5 and up. Sat 13 at 3pm. Scholastic Store, 557 Broadway between Prince and Spring Sts (212-343-6166, scholasticstore.com). Subway: D, F to Broadway–Lafayette St; R to Prince St. FREE.Hot Peas ‘n Butter You can rock out this weekend with this duo, whose combination guitar, sax, bass and percussion...
Forget Fright- It's Sight Night!
Thu Oct 11
Think witches and ghouls are scary? The fact that thousands of children with visual impairments are forced to live without glasses may one up these creatures of the night. Looking on the bright side, while there are no surefire remedies to rid the world of devilish mythical beings, there is something you and your kids can do to improve a deprived child’s vision. Sight Night, sponsored by the Give the Gift of Sight organization, is a collaboration between Luxottica Retail Associates, Lions Club volunteers and kids who band together to collect, repair, and donate eye wear to people who could potentially see the world a whole lot clearer. Kids play a vital role in this process by scrounging up old eyeglasses around the house and asking friends and family if they have any recyclable eye wear. If your entire family boasts 20-20 vision, kids can incorporate the hunt for glasses into their yearly trick-or-treating adventure. Trick or treat…or old eyeglasses, please! All donated...
The Cat Returns at IFC Center
Thu Oct 11
Japanese film The Cat Returns will be screened at the IFC Center this weekend as part of the New York International Children's Film Festival. The movie features the voices of Tim Curry, Anne Hathaway, and Elliot Gould and follows a little girl named Haru who saves the life of a talking cat. Later that evening, the King of Cats arrives at Haru's home to thank her for saving his son's life. The King insists that Haru marry the cat prince and live in the secret Kingdom of the Cats, forcing Haru to leave her home and enter a dark world of fantasy from which she must find her way home. In English, 75 minutes. Ages 4-8. Sat 13 and Sat 14 at 11am. IFC Center, 323 6th Ave at West 3rd St (212-349-0330. gkids.com). Subway: A. B, C, D, E, F, V to West 4th St. $7.50/children, seniors; $11/adults.
Bryant Park's skating rink opens on October 26th
Wed Oct 10
It’s that time of the year again: get ready to stumble or glide (depending on your skill level) your way through the tourist crowds on Bryant Park’s ice skating rink. The weather might be showing no hints of winter yet, but at least heavy layers of clothing won’t be restricting your movement anytime too soon. Bryant Park prides itself in being the only free admission skating rink in the city, so expect—as always—to share the experience with hundreds of other people. Over 200,000 skaters are expected this season. This definitely isn’t a place to rehearse your leaps or pirouettes, but rather partake in a veritable Manhattan tradition. Fri 26 through mid-January. Sun-Thu 8am-10pm, Fri, Sat 8am-midnight. Bryant Park, 42nd St and 6th Ave (866-221-5157, bryantpark.org). Subway: B,D,F,V to 42nd St—Bryant Park.
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