We're all trying to spend less these days, but that doesn't mean we want to stop living well. The sweet deals below help you continue to amuse and clothe your family without breaking the bank.
- Kids eat free on weeknights at The Moxie Spot
Brooklyn Heights haven
The Moxie Spot
is already a popular local destination for families, due to its laid-back atmosphere, games, movie screenings, storytimes and other complimentary events. You can also add free food to the list, as children dine gratis Mon-Thu 5:30pm-8:30pm. Get a free kid's combo, side pasta, regular mac & cheese, or plain pizza with the purchase of one adult dinner entree. The special applies to deliveries as well.
81--83 Atlantic Ave at Hicks St, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, 718-923-9710.
- $20 tickets to The Bully through August 2
The Vital Theatre Company revives its tuner about a smartypants and a bully who must find a common cause when they wind up at a new school. You can purchase $20 tickets to most performances.
and use the code
- Save 30% on clothes at newforbaby.com through August 6
In honor of the cofounder/designer's son's first birthday, the online baby boutique
is offering 30% off its wears. Stock up on winter items--there are some adorable hoodies--and pick up pieces for as low as 2 bucks!
and enter the code
- Save 50% on parties at City Treehouse in August
is a truly exceptional playspace for younger kids. The water table, filled with fascinating toys, and a glorious tree-cum-slide provide hours of fun (just ask my three-year old!). If you're in the market for a party space, the
Chelsea tot spot
is having a birthday blowout sale: The package has been reduced almost 50%, from $995 to just $500, and includes:
- Two hours exclusive use of facility
- Full dcor, invitations, tables and chairs, supplies and set-up
- Up to 15 guest kids ($50 per additional child)
For more information, call 212-255-2050. 129A West 20th Street between Sixth and Seventh Aves.
- $10 tickets to the first preview of Bye Bye Birdie available on August 10 only
The Roundabout Theatre Company's offering a super sweet deal on its upcoming Broadway revival of the classic family musical
Bye Bye Birdie
: $10 tickets to its first preview on Thursday September 10. Here's the catch: The discounted tix will only be available for purchase at the Henry Miller Theater's box office on one day: Monday August 10 beginning at noon. Still, we suspect camping out won't be required.
124 W 43rd St between Broadway and Sixth Aves.
- 20% off Stone Soup by the Literally Alive Children's Theatre through August 16
The venerable kids' theater company's
is set in Revolutionary War America, as two lost soldiers stumble upon the "perfect" village while searching for food and shelter. Unfortunately, the townsfolk aren't willing to share with these weary men until the soldiers begin to make their favorite meal: stone soup. Save 20% on tickets.
and use the code
The Children's Place
- Denim deals at the Children's Place through August 26
has cute clothes and good deals all year long. That's why we showcased them in our
discount shopping guide
. Right now, the venerable chain is offering two pairs of denim for just $28, and sweetening the deal with a free graphic tee. Time to stock up before school starts!
- $5 off weekday "Sailgate" Cruises to Yankee Stadium through August 31
A boat ride and a baseball game, all in one day? Now that's the way to spend your staycation. See the brand-new Yankee Stadium from a new perspective when you take NY Waterway's Yankee Clipper cruise to da Bronx. Adults pay $17, kids under 12 $13 and kids under 3 nothin' to cross over the East River. Enjoy the spectacular views, and avoid the crush of public transportation.
For schedules and additional information, call 1-800-533-3779 or visitnywaterway.com.
Got a kid who's always thinking pink? Then
, based on Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann's popular book, is a must-see musical. You can purchase $20 tickets to most performances.
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- Buy one full-price ticket to Shrek, receive up to three additional tickets at 50% off through September 6
The folks behind
are offering ogre-sized savings this summer: Buy a full-price ticket to see the show between June 9 and September 6, and you can purchase up to three additional seats for the same performance for half price. Folks who take advantage of this deal will also receive discount coupons to a number of restaurants and attractions, including Applebee's, ESPN Zone, Hard Rock Caf, Mars 2112, Planet Hollywood, American Girl Place, BODIES... The Exhibition, Circle Line Tours, The Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame and Top of the Rock. Why not try being a tourist in your own town? For more info, visit
- Buy a family four-pack of tickets to Wintuk by Cirque du Soleil for only $199 through September 7
While the warm weather may have you feeling like winter is a long way off, the official start of the holiday season is only three short months away. You know what that means: Time to start planning! Family fun is probably a priority, and
Wintuk by Cirque du Soleil
—about a boy's quest for snow as told through acrobatics, special effects and songs—should be on your must-do list. This enchanting spectacle, which plays the WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden from November 11 through January 3, has quickly become a holiday classic. This year you can catch the show for less: A family four-pack of orchestra seats is just $199 (that's a $199 savings!), and every additional ticket purchased is just $49.50 when you use the
. Restrictions may apply.
- Free NY Waterway rides for kids under 12 through September 7
Kids clamoring for a boat ride but you don't want to pay for anything pricier than the Staten Island Ferry? Well you're in luck: A number of NY Waterway routes are absolutely free for children under 12. Kids ride gratis departing from the following locations:
- Manhattan's Pier 78 at W 39th St
- New Jersey's Port Imperial at Weehawken
- Edgewater Ferry Landing
- Hoboken's 14th St Terminal
NY Waterway also offers complimentary bus service between the 39th St Terminal and popular locations throughout the city. Try being a tourist in your own city this summer!
All children must be accompanied by an adult. Maximum of two kids per adult. For schedules, prices and additional information call 1-800-533-3779 or visit nywaterway.com.
Catch stand-up comic-cum-magician, Rich Marotta, and his lovely assistant in Magic and Zone for 65% less. Individual tickets are $45, but you can
snag a family four pack for just $100
by using the code
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