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First Visits: Museum of the Moving Image

First Visits: Museum of the Moving Image

Rather than sitting around and watching television or a movie on a rainy day with the kids, perhaps try this interesting alternative. The Museum of the Moving Image is an immersive and comprehensive institution that showcases the history and production of the mediums of film and television. Its vast collection of artifacts and hands-on activities make this the perfect place to teach kids that creating these mediums is way more extensive than just pushing a button on a remote control.

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The Week Ahead: July 21 - July 27

The Week Ahead: July 21 - July 27

This is the last full week of July and there’s plenty to do in NYC. From a Mid-Summer PowWow to a Poetree Forest on Governor’s Island, this week is all about dancing and the arts. There’s also a cool free theater series, featuring Poseidon’s favorite son, Percy Jackson. Check out our picks for the week ahead below and let us know how you are spending your summer in NYC.

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Weekend Family Events - July 19 and July 20

Weekend Family Events - July 19 and July 20

This weekend is filled with science, art, culture and ... some crazy big dinosaurs. Betcha didn't see that one coming! This weekend Walking with Dinosaurs is stomping into the Barclays Center. The Brooklyn Children's Museum also has events to highlight the show coming to town. The Rubin Museum of Art, The New Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art are all having family friendly events and there are outdoor concerts and parties galore all over NYC. Let the good times Roar! Here are this weekend's picks.

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Marvel Universe Live Invades Brooklyn this August

Marvel Universe Live Invades Brooklyn this August

If there was a hole in your heart after “Spider-Man Turn off the Dark” closed on Broadway, have no fear. Marvel is bringing a smorgasbord of super-powered characters to Brooklyn this summer in Marvel Universe Live.

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Carousels, Kiddie Rides, and More: Summer Amusement Park Fun in New York City

Carousels, Kiddie Rides, and More: Summer Amusement Park Fun in New York City

Ask any kid to tell you their favorite part of summer, and there’s a good chance they’ll joyfully exclaim “going on rides!” Anything that spins, zips, flips, glides, soars, swings, or zooms is likely to draw even the most timid child in. Although there are some great amusement parks in New York City’s neighboring states and towns, you don’t need to travel very far to find fun rides for the kids. Here’s a roundup of awesome amusement parks and carousels right here in New York City that you can visit all summer long.

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The Week Ahead: July 14 - July 20

The Week Ahead: July 14 - July 20

What do you get when you mix dinosaurs, steel drums, Bugs Bunny, time travel and a new science detective? I don’t know, but you can check them all out this week in NYC. This week, New York gets infused with science, history and animation. You can stop by Governor’s Island for a day of family play, have a space-traveling slumber party at the Intrepid or watch dinosaurs come to life at the Barclays Center. There is pretty much something for everyone, including a delightful new exhibit on Chuck Jones at the Museum of the Moving Image. So don’t miss out an activity filled week in NYC starting right now.

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Weekend Family Events - July 12 and July 13

Weekend Family Events - July 12 and July 13

Water water everywhere but not a drop to drink. And that's a good thing because who wants to drink it when you can party in and around it! It's the City of Water Day Festival taking place at various locations throughout NYC. On Governor's Island there is a festival to celebrate the day with plenty of activities and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. If you prefer to celebrate all things land-based you're in luck because Bastille Day is happening on Sunday and celebrating and partying Parisian style is tres jolie! Also happening all weekend long is the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast in Brooklyn. So you can mangia! mangia! Here are this weekend's picks.

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Summer 2014: Theater Preview for Families

Summer 2014:  Theater Preview for Families

Now that school is out, everyone has plans to get out and take their kids to see all the cultural events and institutions the city has to offer. Being at the center of the performing arts world leads many parents to utter the phrase, “Let’s go see a show.” Though sometimes, that’s easier said than done. Sure, you have your big Disney shows on Broadway, such as The Lion King, Aladdin, and Newsies, but those tickets tend to run a little high and let’s face it, the swarms of tourists in Times Square in combination with the heat can get unbearable. There are many shows and summer theater festivals that are off the beaten path that are perfect for taking families and younger audience members to, that don't cost as much as but are just as enjoyable as a Broadway show. Try one of these performances with your family this summer.

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