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    New show at Lincoln Center

    Thu Sep 24

    Move over Bethesda Water Fountain! Come October 1, Central Park will no longer be the only game in town when it comes to eye-popping water works. The iconic Revson Fountain on Lincoln Center's Josie Roberston plaza is about to start spouting again—and its got lots of new tricks up its, er, pipe. Architects Diller, Scofido + Renfro (the brains behind the High Line and Alice Tully Hall) have redesigned it to look like a floating granite ring and lowered the pool so it's a shallow surface at Plaza level. We're especially psyched about the revamped water choreography: WET , a special design firm that's also worked on Columbus Circle and Bellagio, has installed nozzles and a lighting system that allow for an array of geometric configurations, speeds and light displays. How very Vegas! And unlike most other Lincoln Center performances, this show will be free—and playing well before your tyke's bedtime.

    Free admission to a host of museums this weekend

    Thu Sep 24

    Smithsonian Magazine is sponsoring its Fifth Annual Museum Day on Saturday, September 26, which offers free admission to cultural institutions across the country. There are a bunch of family-friendly museums participating in the Big Apple, including the Children's Museum of the Arts, the Transit Museum, the Police Museum and the Fire Museum. To take advantage of this great deal, you must first download an entry card, which is good for two people at participating museums. Although the rules say only one admission card per household, you could probably fudge that...hey, lots of folks fool the DOE! Then again, we're sure the nonprofits would love for the additional people to pay. For a complete list of museums, click here.

    Wild at heart

    Thu Sep 24

    Are your kids as excited about the new Where the Wild Things Are movie as we are? Remind them where it all began with this short-run exhibition at the Morgan Library & Museum. On view from Tuesday October 6 (ten days before the movie opens) through Sunday November 1, the exhibit features Maurice Sendak's original drawings from and early drafts of the 1963 book, including a preliminary sketch that didn't make it into the final version—Max on all fours atop the dinner table, slurping spaghetti. Given that Wild Things is said to be partially autobiographical, inspired by long family dinners in 1930s Brooklyn, we'd love the chance to have supper in the Sendak household.

    Nintendo cuts price of Wii

    Thu Sep 24

    We've got good news for parents saving up for the holidays. Nintendo has finally discounted its uber-popular Wii from $250 to $200. Nintendo doesn't allow retailers to offer their own discounts on the system, so this 20% is the best deal you're going to get unless you take your chances on Craigslist. The new price goes into effect on September 27.

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