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    What will you pay to see The Princess and the Frog?

    Wed Oct 7

    The New York Post is reporting that tickets to the upcoming Disney flick will run you 50 bucks. While we do agree that the price tag is pretty high, the flashy headline is a tad misleading. Tickets actually range from $30 to $50 and buy you more than a seat and a bucket of popcorn: You get to catch a limited preview run of the film at the Ziegfeld and gain entry to a New Orleans-style shindig, during which kids can mingle with all nine Disney princesses, including the brand-new Tiana. Animators will also be on hand to show children how to draw characters from the film. Pricey party? Absolutely, but there are lots of princess-obsessed tots in this town, and we're betting that the affair will sell out in no time. Besides, $50 sure beats spending your kids' college savings on a trip to Disney World. Photo courtesy of Disney Enterprises

    Wednesday pick of the day: Monster Mash Festival Kick-Off

    Wed Oct 7

    The folks at the Brooklyn Children's Museum really know how to party. If you've ever attended one of their shindigs, you know what I'm talking about. So it's not surprising that their Halloween happenings are scarily good. Today BCM kicks off the Monster Mash Festival , a three-week long celebration of the sweetest holiday. In a tasty tie-in, chocolate milk is co-sponsoring the bash. In addition to taking a peek at all the fearsome fun the institution has on tap this October, kids will be invited to try out chocolate milk recipes and answer trivia questions posted by @MilkMustache on Twitter for a chance to win prizes. Don't forget to come in costume!

    The Tea Lounge struggles

    Tue Oct 6

    Photo: Imogen Brown Back in 2006, our readers voted Park Slope the city's most kid-friendly neighborhood (natch) and made note of the bustling stroller scene on Saturday mornings at local coffee spot The Tea Lounge . Needless to say, we were sad when the South Slope location of the parent-and-child hangout closed last summer due to a rent hike, and now we're even sorrier to report that the java hut's plans to expand to Brooklyn Heights have also been quashed. The Brooklyn Paper says that due to "ridiculous lease requests" by the building's co-op board, the Tea Lounge was unable to sign on for an additional location. The timing is terrible: The Cobble Hill outpost closed just last week, which leaves only one Tea Lounge in Brooklyn on Union Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues. According to the owner, business there isn't exactly thriving, which makes us concerned for its future. We can't imagine Park Slope without this chameleon cafe, which...

    Tuesday event pick: Meet the Authors Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton

    Tue Oct 6

    If your kid's ever wanted to meet Mary Poppins herself, today's her chance to do it! Diva-turned-writer Julia Andrews and her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, will be reading from their latest book Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies at the Tribeca Barnes & Noble at 5:30pm today. A few rules, of course (the world's most beloved nanny can't make it to easy on you!): Wristbands will be given out starting at 9am, and you must buy a copy of the book in order to obtain one. And leave those vintage Playbills at home: The former Broadway star won't be signing any memorabilia. If you adhere to these directions, you're sure to have a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious time!

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