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Weekend Family Events - November 22 and November 23

Weekend Family Events - November 22 and November 23

Getting ready for Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving, Eat-apocalypse? Whatever you like to call it the holiday is coming! Before we are truly immersed in all things food related and we can't stand up anymore perhaps you should hit up some of the fun events happening this weekend. Mummenschanz is back at the NYU Skirball Center with the soundless show that comes to life with ordinary objects, shadow and light. Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer are performing wonderful family music at Symphony Space. And Jazz at Lincoln Center has a concert honoring the legend Tito Puente. Also, get your sillies out at Baby Loves Disco's pajama party this Sunday. So lets all move and groove before next weekend's food hangover! Here are this weekend's picks.

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Author Spotlight: YA Books, Baby Fun and a Giant Quest

Author Spotlight: YA Books, Baby Fun and a Giant Quest

Three of our favorite, family-friendly bookstores are hosting author appearances this weekend.

First, Books of Wonder is hosting a YA author signing at 92Y on Friday. NY Times bestselling author Gena Showalter will be showcasing the latest books in her White Rabbit Chronicles series: “Through the Zombie Glass” and “The Queen of Zombie Hearts.” Also in attendance will be NY Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout. Jennifer will be showcasing the first two books of the The Dark Elements series: “White Hot Kiss” and “Stone Cold Touch.” This is a great chance for your teens and middle schooler kids to meet the authors and ask questions. The event runs from 7PM to 9PM.

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“Hansel and Gretel” stop by the Met Opera for the Holidays

“Hansel and Gretel” stop by the Met Opera for the Holidays

Now that the 2014-2015 Met season has officially begun, you might be looking for a family friendly opera to take your kids to.

In October, “La Boheme” and “Aida” opened up, two popular choices for the teenage audience. These operas feature grand set pieces and musical numbers, which are a definite draw for those new to the opera scene. However, for middle school kids, you may want to try out an opera with a more familiar story.

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The Week Ahead: November 17 - November 23

The Week Ahead: November 17 - November 23

The countdown to Thanksgiving has begun. This week, we inch closer to the holiday season with Pre-turkey comedy shows, craft fairs and splendiferous Christmas celebrations. Also, since the temperature has dropped a few degrees, we’ve decided to highlight more indoor activities this week – including a certain “Mockingjay” soaring into town. Here are our picks for the week ahead.

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Weekend Family Events - November 15 and 16

Weekend Family Events - November 15 and 16

Everything a weekend or two ago was harvest, harvest, harvest, fall, fall, fall and now it's all ice, ice, ice, trains, trains, trains! It seems that holiday season has most definitely arrived. This weekend brings the openings of ice rinks, classic train shows and plenty of holiday entertainment. There are also plays, concerts, a book fair and a special bowl-a-thon to help raise funds for pediatric cancer. All aboard! Get your caboose in action for some fun times ahead. Here are this weekend's picks.

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Everything’s A-Okay at Lincoln Center

Everything’s A-Okay at Lincoln Center

What started out as an experiment in 1969 has now become a multi-generational component of early American education. A television show depicting a fictional New York City street block, inhabited by people of all backgrounds and fuzzy creatures has transformed into a virtual classroom, teaching everything from reading and counting to healthy lifestyles, and dealing with complicated emotions. “Somebody Come and Play,” a temporary museum exhibit at the New York Library for the Performing Arts, showcases the history, making of, and impact of the universally favorite children’s television show, “Sesame Street.”

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The Week Ahead: November 10 - November 16

The Week Ahead: November 10 - November 16

Gingerbread spices, ice-skating mice, holiday trains, BMX stunts and a Christmas pageant are all on the docket this Veteran’s Day week. Just because the temperature is starting to dip doesn’t mean it’s time to stay indoors. This week is filled with great theater shows, book fairs and exhibits. Check out our picks below for the week ahead. You won’t be disappointed.

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Weekend Family Events - November 8 and November 9

Weekend Family Events - November 8 and November 9

Amidst all of the election action this week, there's still time to vote on one more thing. Vote for your favorite weekend event! Choose from events such as the New York Festival of Light which illuminates Brooklyn with music, art, and performances that take full advantage of the time change and early darkness. Another event gets you up close and personal with animals (just not donkeys or elephants). The Queens County Farm Museum is having a wildlife weekend filled with shows, pony rides, animal feedings and more. At the New York Botanical Garden you can enjoy the fall foliage, explore the Thain family forest and take a canoe trip on the Bronx River.  No matter what you vote for this weekend, you end up winning. Here are this weekend's picks.

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