Imagine a day when geeks, dorks, and nerds can join hands and stand as one. That day is coming. This Saturday, May 4, marks Free Comic Book Day, and most comic book stores across the city (and around the world) will give away comic books absolutely free—no strings attached. It’s a great opportunity for you to turn your kids on to this original American art form without spending a cent. Read More
It’s a Friday evening in November, and the last glimmer of sunlight has faded. On Amsterdam Avenue in front of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, parents with wheeled suitcases and sleeping bags loiter on the sidewalk as kids play tag on the wide steps. The dark Cathedral looms above, ominous and foreboding. Read More
Santa Claus at Catimini!
Tomorrow, from 2p.m. to 5p.m., Santa will be making a pause goûter at the Catimini boutique at 1125 Madison Avenue (at 84th Street) for a fabulous afternoon of holiday shopping and snacks. Children are invited with their families to this up-beat event and share their Christmas wishes with Santa, discover that perfect Chanukah gift or browse the hip children’s wear. There will even be a special mail box delivering directly to the North Pole, and of course, you can pose with Mr. Claus.
A trendy destination for stylish young ones for more than 35 years, Catimini offers a vibrant, yet chic design concept that is a solid match for New York City kids avec attitude.
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This Saturday, October 13, will be Sweaty Saturday where the City’s finest fitness studios, health brands and wellness experts will get you and your family movin’ and groovin’ through fitness.
The Gaga Center is taking part in this HealthCorps benefit event, which promotes national wellness and childhood obesity, by offering its signature, one-hour Open Gaga session for free.
Reservations are required, and sessions will close when they have reached maximum capacity said the center, but The Gaga Center will donate 10% of merchandise and Open Gaga five- and ten-pack purchases on October 13 to HealthCorps. Read More
Tomorrow begins the DUMBO Arts Festival, which this year, as we previously reported, is introducing a re-worked version of its Art Village at DUMBO’s Tobacco Warehouse (26 New Dock Street, Brooklyn). The festival runs three days: Friday September, 28 – Sunday September, 30.
The primary way organizers will attempt to do this is through a new partnership with the Children’s Museum of the Arts that will offer a wide-range of family art projects, free-form activities, media workshops, and exhibits themed around the DUMBO Waterfront.
Here is a list of a few added programs and events:
A collaborative stop-motion animation project themed on the waterfront.
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Get your running shoes out folks, this Saturday marks Fitness and the New York Road Runners family races in Central Park. Before you reject the notion of running a marathon, there are a few options for every family member. For the older set, there is a 4-miler on East Drive and 68th, which we predict will be competitive. Afterwards, NYRR will send the kids out dashing for a short version intended for toddlers up to pre-teens. Those people who just don’t delight in running, there are free Pure Barre total body workouts and the awesome SurfSE wave-surfing simulator to try out. Read More
Brooklyn’s Russian capitol, Brighton Beach, is gearing up for its 36th Annual Brighton Jubilee on Sunday, August 26. Brighton Beach Avenue and parts of the Coney Island Boardwalk will be teaming with food carts, artisan vendors and three stages of live entertainment. As always, the jubilee is an excellent option for families are around the City this weekend.
Starting at 10:00a.m., there will be shopping and music from such acts as Frankie Marra & His Band and Brooklyn group Neptune Jam. A highlight is sure to be Brooklyn’s Strongest Arm Competition, where members of the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Arm Wrestling Association are slated to participate. Read More
Watch out for the impending weather, but it’s about to get swingin’ on the Upper East Side. Tomorrow morning, the City Park Foundation and Jazz at Lincoln Center will present Jazz for Young People and its signature SummerStage Kids, which will bring rhythm and blues for all. From 10:30a.m. – 4p.m. professional jazz musicians will invade Marcus Garvey Park, with special performances and education opportunities. There will be dancing, jump roping and a musical show by Double Dutch Dreamz. Read More
The highly-anticipated and ever-popular Summer Streets returns to New York City for its first weekend of zany, outdoor enjoyment. For three successive August weekends (August 4, 11 and 18), a seven mile stretch from the Brooklyn Bridge, up Lafayette Street and Park Avenue to Central Park, will be closed off, enabling everyone to Read More
At the Fulton Ferry Landing by the Brooklyn Bridge rocks a vestige of New York’s past: an old coffee barge whose previous identity is signaled only by the faint “EL 375″ embossed on its side. It is now, by the labor of former violinist and violist Olga Bloom, a floating concert hall, host to chamber music artists from around the world.