What to do today
Mon Sep 28
If your kids are out of school today but you aren't observing Yom Kippur, why not treat them, and yourself, to a little history and entertainment at the same time? Head to Times Square between noon and 4pm for the Parade of Anatolian Civilizations, part of the Turkish Days in New York Festival that runs through Oct. 4. On Broadway between 42nd and 47th streets you'll see dances, hear music and folklore and witness actors dressed in traditional costumes ranging from the Ottoman Empire to the Byzantine. Cultural booths and traditional handcraft demonstrations will also be a part of the festivities. Personally, we'd go just to see the Whirling Dervishes whirl.
Fall into fall this weekend!
Fri Sep 25
DUMBO Art Under the Bridge Festival Can you believe it's nearly October? Neither can we. But as the dark winter months loom, we can't help but love this gorgeous fall weather. Thankfully, there are tons of local offerings to get you and your brood out of that stuffy old apartment and into the autumn breeze. While we've rounded up a whole bunch of great events taking place throughout the weekend, these high points are too cool to be missed: The Kitchen Block Party : Chelsea hosts a whole afternoon of family-friendly fun on Saturday, including musical performances, craft workshops (like puppet making and cookie decorating!), photo booths, face painting and plenty of tasty food. Best of all, it's free! Smithsonian Museum Day : Toting your kids along to the city's fabulous museums can get a bit pricey—especially if you've got more than one tot. On Saturday, a HUGE number of the Big Apple's cultural institutions are offering free admission, which means your crew...
Alvin Ailey hits bullseye with Target 20 Night
Fri Sep 25
A performance by the world-renowned hoofers of Alvin Ailey dance troupe is must-see theater for a city kid. And thanks to the culture-savvy folks at Target, your family can cross the experience off your to-do list for less money than you'd expect. December 3 is Target 20 Night , a celebration of 20 years of artistic direction by choreographing diva and Emmy award winner Judith Jamison. For one evening only, all seats in the house will be $20 each (normally $25--$135). The program will include a short film tribute to Jamison, an excerpt from Divining (her first piece for Ailey), and the full-length Revelations , her signature spectacular. One catch: You can only get the tickets on Saturday October 3 in person at the box office (131 W 55th St between Sixth and Seventh Aves) beginning at 9am. But don't worry: Your kids won't mind standing on line with you. A number of free activities—including a visit from the Treats Truck , chair massages, music and other...
Issue #2 in Archie marriage saga hits stands Monday
Fri Sep 25
Who can forget Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead and the rest of the Riverdale crew? Though it's likely been a while since you peeked into the comic characters' lives, big things have been happening to them. In May, the Archie blog informed us that issue #600 was about to make a big announcement: The lovable redhead was going to propose to one of his two leading ladies! After 65 years of enduring the stressful yet hilarious love triangle, Mr. Andrews was finally making a decision. He's been to approximately 42 high school proms at this point, so who can blame him? The story is set to unfold in six issues, the first of which went on sale Sep 8 and revealed that he chose Veronica as his bride. As a lifelong Betty supporter, I'm devastated. Bets and Jughead both looked pretty confused, too, so I'm hoping it's just a mix up—a bad dream, perhaps, or a blackmail ploy from Mr. Lodge. In any case, I'm excited to see what happens on Monday, when issue #2, "The Proposal," goes on sale....
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