Donate stuff! Feel good!
Mon Jul 7
Birch Family Camp is a local nonprofit organization that runs a camp in upstate New York for kids and families living with HIV. They are in need of some items for this year’s sessions. If you can contribute to this wish list, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Find out more info at Birch's parent website, campheartland.org. •New 4-6 person tents •Sleeping bags (20) •IPod for music •Photo Paper and Photo albums, 4x6 •Sewing machine, new or used •Recordable CD-Rs (450) •Bottled water and snacks for the family’s bus ride up to camp (animal crackers, granola bars) •Arts and crafts supplies, beads, tie-dye materials, paint, •Waterfront things - floaties for kids for both infants and bigger kids (not the arm bands, but ones they can sit on), beach balls, etc •Sports equipment, like baseball mitts and Frisbees --Billie Cohen
Whole Foods to open in Tribeca
Thu Jul 3
If the huge loft apartments and peace and quiet weren't reasons enough to relocate your family to Tribeca, here's one more: Whole Foods is opening in the nabe on Wednesday, July 9. The store will be the second largest in the city (one step down from the mega-shop on Bowery), and boasts its very own kids' aisle that will be stocked with little ones' favorite snacks, from cereal and juice boxes to fruit rope. On Monday, July 7, from 10am to 5:45pm, Time Out Kids readers (that means you!) can get a special sneak peek at the market on insider tours (the best part: TONS of sampling). By attending, you'll also be eligible to win a shopping spree and other great swag. The thirty-minute tours are $10 each (all proceeds benefit Manhattan Youth Organizations, and Whole Foods will match each donation). Kids under 12 can tag along for free. Go to http://tribeca.wholefoodsrsvp.com, and click on RESERVATION to make your reservation. The Market is located at the intersection of...
Strand Annex closes
Mon Jun 30
The Financial District's Strand Book Annex (95 Fulton St between Gold and Williams Sts) is closing its doors on August 31. And while we're choked up about losing another indie shop, there is some good news: Starting today, all merchandise at the Annex, including children’s clothes, books and toys, will be 20-percent off. For great children's book recommendations, visit our Staying In section--and then get shopping before all the good stuff is gone! --Madeleine Kronovet
Movie review: Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Mystery
Sat Jun 21
Now that the swarms of high-heeled women who flocked to Sex and the City have lightened, cinemas are making ready for the sneaker-clad groupies of the next chick to hits the big screen. Yes, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Mystery opens tonight. Based on the popular line of historical American Girl dolls, the story follows Kit (played by Abigail Breslin), a Depression-era girl who must overcome hardship and diversity when her family hits a stroke of bad luck and has to take in boarders to get by. The "mystery" of the title is a string of neighborhood robberies that inspires Kit to put on her junior detective hat. With Stanley Tucci, Joan Cusack, Jane Krakowski and Julia Ormond in the cast, you'd think the acting would compensate for the run-of-the-mill-inspirational-story screenplay. But given the flatness of their roles, even the seasoned actors' performances seem a tad drab and any parents looking to find an over-your-kid's-head gem of a performance may be disappointed. Of course...
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