Adventures in BK & an impressive CMOM exhibit
Tue May 27
Reporting back from a wonderful Memorial Day weekend: The Brooklyn Flea is definitely worth shlepping to from Manhattan. I had the best scoop of strawberry ice cream (courtesy of Blue Marble) that I've ever tasted, browsed for antiques, and had I not just filled up on brunch at NoNo Kitchen in Park Slope, would have gobbled up what looked liked the best tacos in NYC. The kids around me were sweating, so if you go this Sunday with your tots, remember to bring water bottles and sunscreen and to take breaks to relax in the shade. The telectroscope is also fun, but maybe not worth a deliberate trip, unless your kid has a particular affinity for tunnels or you have friends in London who'll wave to you. But here's something that is worth seeing: the Children's Museum of Manhattan's new exhibit, "Adventures with Dora and Diego." Yes, it's annoying that it's tied into a TV show, and I didn't quite get—outside of the obvious funding purposes—why Dora and Diego were necessary elements....
Skipping town - to Brooklyn!
Fri May 23
Most of my colleagues are fleeing the city this weekend for Cape Cod or the wilds of New Hampshire. But I'm heading to a getaway just a wee bit closer: Brooklyn. With the city emptying out, it seems like the perfect time to check out the possibly over-hyped Brooklyn Flea, wander around Park Slope (maybe there'll be less stroller traffic?), and then check out the latest public art exhibit, being shown at the Fulton Ferry Landing in Dumbo until June 15. It opened on Thursday. Dubbed the "Telectroscope," the installation consists of an enormous optical device with a person-sized lens. Kids (and curious adults like me) can look into it and see whoever is currently gazing through an identical lens—in London. The installation looks like it is actually burrowing into the ground, which means you can convince your gullible kids that it's a tunnel across the Atlantic. The installation was designed by London artist Paul St. George, who was inspired by his great-grandfather, Alexander...
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's...
Thu May 22
...Just your little one out to save the world. We know you think your babe is a superhero already (and chances are, they think you are one too). But if your kids want to look the part, they're in luck. Today at Tribeca Cinemas, luxury baby boutique Babesta hosts a unique event in conjuction with the Met's new exhibit "Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy," which revolves around the concept of transformation and metamorphosis through fabric and imagination, just like a superhero. Kids can create their own capes using a variety of materials from feathers to paint, or they can head over to the Fashion Fantasy Game station to create a virtual crime-fighting ensemble. Once they've channeled their inner Coco Chanel, photographer Christopher Auger-Dominguez snaps shots of the tikes dressed to the nines and ready to fight crime. While your kids prepare to take on the bad guys, you can sip on a glass of wine or two, and snacks are available when little ones get hungry, After all,...
Kid Picks reviews Narnia
Wed May 21
Find out what youngsters had to say about The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian in this new review from our friends at Kid Picks. Plus, go to kidpicksonline.com for more reviews from kid critics. Read the Time Out Kids review of The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.
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