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The Week Ahead: September 29 - October 5

The Week Ahead: September 29 - October 5

This week closes out September and eases us into the orange-colored month of October. Fall leaves and early Halloween treats are the order of the day. This week, we’re checking out several scientific activities that shine a buzzing light on nature, marine life and the stars above. There are also new musical activities and theater shows to check out. So, without out further delay, here are our picks for the week ahead.

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Weekend Family Events - September 27 and September 28

Weekend Family Events - September 27 and September 28

This weekend has something everyone can sink their teeth into, food! And lots of it!   Families can celebrate the bounty of the fall season at the New York Botanical Garden Harvest Festival. The Lefferts Historic House is also having a Harvest Festival. If you like it hot and spicy you can head to the Chile Pepper Festival taking place in Brooklyn.  If you like to mix it up, be sure to head to the Atlantic Antic Street Festival also in Brooklyn which features a variety of good treats. If you want Italian, Staten Island is serving it up for you! Be sure to also check out this wonderful event to help end hunger at the Go Orange Scavenger HuntNow go ahead and really take a bite out of the Big Apple this weekend! Here are this weekend's picks.

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Go Orange on a Scavenger Hunt to End Hunger

Go Orange on a Scavenger Hunt to End Hunger

This Sunday, Sept 28, the Food Bank for New York City is calling families out to join in the “Go Orange to End Hunger” campaign.

The first ever Urban Adventure Scavenger Hunt kicks off at 1PM. Families will meet up at Bryant Park’s Upper Terrace to register. Teams will consist for 4 to 8 players. Each team member must have a smart phone with the free “Social Scavenger” app.

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Fall Theater Round-Up in NYC

Fall Theater Round-Up in NYC

Back to school season is well under way and so is the upcoming theater season. Although taking the kids to see a Broadway is always a temptation, here are a variety of venues and shows throughout the city that are accessible, fun, and affordable.

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The Week Ahead: September 22 - September 28

The Week Ahead: September 22 - September 28

Goodbye summer. Hello autumn leaves. This week is filled with seasonal celebrations. It marks the official end of summer and start of the fall season. This week is also Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. With so much to celebrate, NYC will surely be in a festive mood. So, rain or shine, be sure to head outside and join other families in the seasonal celebrations. Here are our picks to start your autumn off right.

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Weekend Family Events - September 20 and September 21

Weekend Family Events - September 20 and September 21

This weekend you can tinker, toil and watch wonderful creations come to life at the World Maker Faire which returns to the New York Hall of Science.  Also taking place in Queens is the 32nd Annual Queens County Fair complete with pie-eating and corn-husking contests and plenty of family entertainment. The Flatbush Frolic, a huge entertainment filled street fair is taking place in Brooklyn this Saturday to help support their neighborhood. And also take a peek at everyone's favorite neighborhood street, Sesame Street! There is a new exhibit celebrating 45 years of Sesame Street where you can get up close to Muppets, see storyborards, scripts, watch show highlights and notable people who have stopped by the famous street and much more. Here are this weekend's picks.

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Celebrate Film and TV Production in NYC with a Stunt Show and a Street Fair

Celebrate Film and TV Production in NYC with a Stunt Show and a Street Fair

“School career day” and “take your kids to work day” just got a little cooler. On Sunday, Sept 21, The Museum of the Moving Image and Kaufman Astoria Studios are giving families a chance to walk behind the magic curtain and see the “great and powerful” Oz that is NYC film and TV production. The New York on Location street fair and celebration will be an all-day, family friendly event that will take you inside some of your favorite programs.

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Fall Rewards and Halloween Harvest at Luna Park

Fall Rewards and Halloween Harvest at Luna Park

With school back in session, amusement parks may seem like a distant memory. However, Luna Park is giving students a few reasons this Fall to venture out to Coney Island and enjoy all the rides and games it has to offer.

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