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Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Coming to the Garden - Get your Tickets Now

Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Coming to the Garden - Get your Tickets Now

Hello friends! If there’s one phenomena every young parent tries to wrap his or her brain around, it’s Yo Gabba Gabba! Kids just can’t get enough of singing and dancing along to the beats of DJ Lance Rock, Biz Markie and the Gabba gang.

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The Week Ahead: September 15 - September 21

The Week Ahead: September 15 - September 21

It’s only September and Halloween fever is already in the air. Pop-up costume shops are showing up all over NYC and pumpkin patch visits are just a few days away from opening up for the season. But that's not all. This week is all about book festivals, kids parties and pre-Halloween festivities. Here are our picks for the week ahead.

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This Weekend: Kids and Teen Author Spotlight

This Weekend: Kids and Teen Author Spotlight

As kids and teens settle into new classes, teachers and social environments, it is always good to keep them motivated with supplemental educational and recreational activities. Book readings have always been one of my favorite options, especially when it’s an author appearance. They provide kids with a chance meet writers who have taken their love of reading and creativity to the next level. It’s also a great way to learn about new books that would otherwise fly under the radar.

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Weekend Family Events - September 13 and September 14

Weekend Family Events - September 13 and September 14

Darn you NYC! You have too many great events happening this weekend. So hard to choose between a kite festival, honey festival, waterfront festival, folk festival, biking events, a skateboarding event, family fundraising event, art and craft fair, motorcycle show, the classic San Gennaro Feast, and a 1776 Peace Conference Celebration! There are so many more fun things to do, please remember to check our event listings. And don't let us catch anyone saying they have "nothing to do" this weekend!  Here are this weekend's picks.

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Kids and Maternity Consignment Stores in NYC

Kids and Maternity Consignment Stores in NYC

Another school year has begun, and back-to-school shopping can easily turn into big time spending. New clothes and/or uniforms, supplies, sports fees, and music lessons can quickly add up. But what to do with all those clothes after a summer growth spurt? Or, are you a new mom looking to get rid of your maternity clothing? Or are you simply looking for a way to avoid retail prices? Try a children’s consignment store--you bring your outgrown clothes and gear, and get a percentage of the sale. It’s a great way to save a little money, grab some like-new designer threads, or just free up some closet space.

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The Week Ahead: September 8 - September 14

The Week Ahead: September 8 - September 14

This week is all about family, culture and the arts in NYC. Families can learn about Brooklyn’s rich history with the Brooklyn Bridge Conservancy, enjoy a special performance of Romeo and Juliet, see Mulan live for the last time and enjoy family activities while supporting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This is a great time to check out all the artistic works that this city has to offer, while selecting the right after school programs for your kids. Here are our picks for the week ahead.

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Weekend Family Events - September 6 and September 7

Weekend Family Events - September 6 and September 7

A warm welcome back to school to all. Here's hoping the week went by fast and painless and the warm sun we've had all week long stays out this weekend because there are so many fun events taking place. Number 12 must be lucky because there are two fun events celebrating their 12th annual year this weekend. The Autumn Moon Festival and Children Lantern Parade on Saturday and the Annual West Side County Fair this Sunday.  Also happening this Sunday is the annual Ferragosto celebrating all things Italian in the Bronx. Madison Square Park is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the naming of Madison Square with a historic fair and 1800's fun for all. There are also back to school parties and a Read-A-Thon to remind kids not to get any sneaky ideas and that yes, school really is back in session! Here are this weekend's picks.

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The Week Ahead: September 1 - September 7

The Week Ahead: September 1 - September 7

Happy September! As always, Labor Day feels like the unofficial end to summer. Kids are back in school and the cool breezes of Fall have begun to tease us. Although we’re technically still in the summer period, new activities are popping up to signal the change in season. This week, we’re highlighting parades, the return of one of our favorite children’s theaters, bird watching in Central Park and lots of arts programs that you’ll have to take in before they close. Here are our picks for the week ahead.

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