New York Family Magazine
Contests & Giveaways

*Tough yet trendy perfectly describes the PBteen Gear Up Houndstooth Homework Holder, a must-have for school-bound children. We have five to give away! For info on how to enter to win one, click here  

Weekend Plans & More 

A balmy Friday night, free popcorn, and a classic fairy tale film? Say yes to this Kips Bay screening of  "The Princess Bride." 



Great day trip: Dutchess County Fair in Rhinebeck, NY, is the second largest in the state. From cider-making to pig races to motorcycle stunts, find it all here. (Friday-Saturday)


Halloween in August? Hudson Guild Theatre is bringing Japan's day of the dead alive through shadow puppetry and other tricks. Be brave! (Friday-Saturday)


It's tennis galore at Arthur Ashe Kids' Day out in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, with free clinics, obstacle races, speed-measuring radar guns, and more. Here's the scoop. (Saturday)


Get ready to rumble at the Williamsburg showcase concert by Willie Mae Rock Camp For Girls, a non-profit that builds self-respect and empowerment through music. Get some girl power! (Saturday)


Who says the Financial District is dead on weekends? Here's how J&R's Kids Music Fest Day, full of jammin' bands and city-favorite crafts, proves that you can't believe everything you hear. (Saturday)


If you're looking for some al fresco fun, FabNYC's Fringe on Fourth arts fest brings live entertainment, art installations, and even bike lessons to the downtown streets. Get moving! (Saturday-Sunday)


There's no way to experience Brooklyn like tasting its local treats. At the Brooklyn's Children Museum, find frozen yogurt, cheesecake, and much more. Yum! (Saturday-Sunday)


Hearty tunes from live blues bands are being served with some of our favorite BBQ bites at Hudson River Park. See what's cooking. (Sunday)


One of the city's great nature spots to experience wonders like bird migration is the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Are you ready? (Sunday)


The Museum of Interesting Things makes doctor's visits fun with a showcase of history's strangest "medical" contraptions. Catch the last Coney Island show! (Sunday)


Show your city-loving colors at CMOM's latest NYC Design Studio Workshop. What amazing skyscrapers can you re-create out of these recycled materials? (Sunday)

Bonus Tips 

*Out on one last jaunt in the Hamptons? Thanks to the Bridgehampton pop-up shop of the iconic NYC Cozy's Cuts salon, you won't have to interrupt your vacation to get that stylish cut before school starts. Snip, snip!


*If you don't feel like cooking, make an end-of-summer adventure out of hitting up the best food trucks in the city. See our 15 favorites for families

August 24-26, 2012

Linden Hall
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