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Thinking Vertically: A Visit to The Skyscraper Museum

Thinking Vertically: A Visit to The Skyscraper Museum

Appropriately located near the canyons of the Financial District, the Skyscraper Museum explores and honors our city’s tallest structures. It provides visitors with an in-depth look at how and why the iconic New York City skyline changes from generation to generation. Younger visitors will discover the design process and history of the world’s first modern city.

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Celebrating Spring All Around NYC

Celebrating Spring All Around NYC

As we dig out of a long–long!–winter in New York City, most of us are tempted to throw open the windows, pack up our down coats, and send the kids to the playground until fall arrives. As you and your family transition into this new season–one of renewal, fresh air, longer days, and warm sunshine–here are a few of our favorite must-see places for spring.

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The Week Ahead: April 14 - April 20

The Week Ahead: April 14 - April 20

Happy Spring Break! This is one of the biggest weeks of the spring season for kids. Why? Because school is out and good weather is most certainly in. This week kicks off with the first night of Passover and continues through Easter Sunday (check out our Easter Egg hunt guide for tips). If you missed out on getting your kids into one of the Spring Break day camps, then these activities will certainly help fill their time. We’ve also got some fun pre-Earth Day activities to get you in the nature preservation mood.

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Museum of the Moving Image gets Lego ‘Awesome’ for Spring Break

Museum of the Moving Image gets Lego ‘Awesome’ for Spring Break

How many times did your kids sing the “Everything is Awesome” song from The Lego Movie? Don’t fret, if you missed the film at your local theater. Starting on April 14th, the Museum of the Moving Image will be hosting big-screen viewings of The Lego Movie to give your kids some added joy during spring recess.

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Weekend Family Events - April 12 and April 13

Weekend Family Events - April 12 and April 13

Round up your little bunnies and get hopping to all of the eggs-celent events hop-pening this weekend (sorry I couldn't resist!) There are plenty of fun Easter events happening so get ready for the ultimate sugar rush and crash thereafter.  The weather is finally feeling more "lamb" than "lion" so be sure to take advantage of fun opening weekends for Luna Park in Coney Island, Habana Outpost and a Spring Weekend event at Wave Hill. Here are this weekend's picks.

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Roundup of Children's Boutiques on Madison Avenue

Roundup of Children's Boutiques on Madison Avenue

Madison Avenue is synonymous with high end fashion, and dozens of designers such as Prada, Gucci, Burberry and Missoni line the avenue. The daily slog through peanut butter stains and crayon graffiti (pardon, art installations) rarely crosses paths with haute couture, but there are times when you need something special for your little one. That's when you venue out to these high end boutiques. Perhaps you need a dressy outfit for a party or Easter celebration. Grandparents may want to treat their grandchildren to something fancy or give them a treasured present. These stores are also great for finding gifts for special occasions such as baptism, bris, bar/bat mitzvah, or first communion.

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Spring Break Where to Go and What to Do

Spring Break Where to Go and What to Do

Spring Break is fast approaching and it’s time to decide how your family will be spending it. At a pretty lengthy 11 days long, you’ll need to keep the kids as busy as possible over the break. But you live in New York City, so luckily that’s never a problem. With festivals, museums, carnivals, shows and much more, the only problem you might have will be deciding what to do first! Here’s our roundup of things to do this Spring Break.

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UniverSoul Circus Swings into Brooklyn this Week

UniverSoul Circus Swings into Brooklyn this Week

Who can’t get enough of the circus? New York City! That’s who.

On Thursday, April 10, the UniverSoul Circus opens its big-top performances to Brooklyn. This international circus features performance groups from several countries, such as: Cuba, Ethiopia, China, Columbia, Trinidad, Poland, South Africa, Guinea, USA and Chile. With a roster that diverse, this show is certain to delight the myriad of families and cultures that make up NYC.

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