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    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...

    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.

    Wild Things Week in NYC starts October 12

    Thu Oct 8

    Where are the Wild Things this week? Absolutely everywhere. NYC & company has partnered with Warner Bros. Pictures (the company behind Spike Jonze's highly anticipated film based on Maurice Sendak's beloved book) to bring us " Wild Things Week in NYC ." We're generally wary a of such blatant self-promotion but we have to admit that some of these events sound, if not wild, then pretty fun! Kids can create crafts inspired by the tale and enter to win tickets to an advance screening of the flick at the Brooklyn Children's Museum , Children's Museum of Manhattan and Staten Island Children's Museum . The Morgan Library and Museum is featuring a special exhibition of Sendak's original drawings and sketches . If your tot is feeling really wild, let him roar his terrible roars and gnash his terrible teeth in one of NYC's parks on canoe trips and wildflower walks. And of course the main event (besides the film's opening) is on Tuesday...

    Boomerang Toys opens up in Staten Island

    Thu Oct 8

    We have been big fans of Manhattan's Boomerang Toys for years, so we were thrilled to hear that the mini-chain opened a third location in Staten Island . Owner and mom Karen Barwick grew up in the borough and noticed that the North Shore was lacking in specialty toy stores. The shop, which just opened last week on Forest Avenue, is run by Barwick's mom and is chock-full of educational playthings, classic board games, building sets, dress-up clothes, puppets, trucks and more for kids ages newborn to 13. It's a busy few weeks for Barwick: This Saturday, her Tribeca store is hosting a launch party from 2 to 4pm for DK Publishing's LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary. Young Star Wars followers (and their parents!) can mingle with Star Wars characters and enter to win Lego products, posters, stickers and more. Don't forget to bring the camera!

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