New York Family Magazine
Contests & Giveaways

*Does your preschooler love The Fresh Beat Band? The popular TV show is brought to life at the Beacon Theater this month. And to get our littlest readers ready to rock, we have one family four-pack for the September 18 (6:30pm) concert to give away! For info on how to enter to win, click here.    


*Meet Rebecca Minkoff! Win a chance to attend the exclusive premiere of Minkoff's Bravado Designs limited edition tank collection. One lucky reader will be selected to attend (with a guest) the breakfast launch on September 24, and receive a nursing wardrobe including Rebecca Minkoff for Bravado Designs Indy and Luca. For info on how to enter to win, click here.

Weekend Plans & More 

Target First Friday at CMOM means a free evening of interactive, educational fun. Here's what to look forward to. (Friday)


Now that school is back in session, it's more important than ever to add some quirky fun to the weekends. What about a puppet play about a poet-turned-cockroach at the Cathedral of St. John? (Friday)


Calling all techies: Build your own robot with motors, screws, and recycled materials at the Sony Wonder Tech Lab this weekend. Get creative! (Saturday)


Transport yourself to Asia at the Sun to Stars Festival in Stuyvesant Cove Park, where it's all about dance, music, and workshops from countries like the Philippines, Korea, and India. Jump in! (Saturday)


Continue the cultural fun at the Rubin Museum of Art, where this week's stories and crafts are all about a certain elephant-headed deity. Get the Ganesh scoop here. (Saturday)


Sweet! It's Honey Weekend at Wave Hill, which means a beehive honey extraction, nectar sampling, and other fun. Buzz on over. (Saturday-Sunday)


Acrobatic magic gets a new twist this month with Circus Amok, a theatrical extravaganza with a political twist. This weekend, the spectacular hits up Ft. Greene Park and Red Hook. Get wild! (Saturday-Sunday)


Enjoy the best of a state fair right here in the city. The 10th Annual West Side County Fair brings carnival rides, games, music, and more to Riverside Park. See the highlights here. (Sunday)


The fun of summer concerts continues into the fall with Hip Tot Music Fest in Gowanus, starring beloved kiddie rocker Audra Rox. Groovy! (Sunday)


Where did kids play in NYC in the late 19th century? Join a Museum at Eldridge Street walking tour of playgrounds, candy, and pickles to find out. Yum! (Sunday)


Kick off the new Broadway season with a free outdoor concert of performances from over 10 musical hits. See the line-up here. (Sunday) 


If you love cats and dogs, you won't want to miss Adoptapalooza in Union Square. 200+ adorable companions looking for homes, training sessions, giveaways, and much more right here. (Sunday)

Bonus Tip 

*Do your kids' eyes glaze over when you try to talk to them about current events? The New York Times may have come up with a cure-all for mini news-phobics: Kids Draw the News, an online feature in which kids 12 and under submit their drawings of stories from the local news. Check it out!     


*It's Child Cancer Awareness Month. There are many ways to spread the word and support research, from a celeb-studded gala hosted by The Max Cure Foundation to the good old bake sales. See how you can help right here.

September 7-9, 2012

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DK Publishing
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