New York Family Magazine
Contests & Giveaways

*This is an amazing giveaway: Let your child be the star at his or her own Gymtime birthday celebration! Pick a date and let the experts take care of everything else from invitations and balloons to pizza and party favors. For how to enter, click here

Free Trial Classes & Open Houses

This month, so many local venues for kids classes are hosting special sessions where your little ones can test out all of the offerings. We're going to update this list of free trial classes and open houses daily, so take advantage!  

Weekend Plans & More

Off Broadway shows for only $20? Yes, please! Hits like "Angelina Ballerina" and "StinkyKids The Musical" are discounted for just another week--here's how to snag the tickets. (Friday-Sunday)


Marching bands, a float parade, arcade games, and more Little Italy fun abound at the 11-day Feast of San Gennaro. Be a part of the fanfare! (Friday-Sunday)


"Take me out to the Intrepid!" It's the museum where every little slugger can enjoy batting cages, a fast pitch booth, and the chance to get autographs from these baseball legends this weekend. (Saturday)


Don your glitziest, most glamorous garb and rock out at Moey's Back-to-School Princess Ball at Bloomingdale's. Get your sparkle on for a chance to win the mom rocker's latest CD! (Saturday)


Calling all soccer fans: Super Soccer Star's first-ever Fall Fest is bringing fast-paced games, an inflatable obstacle course, face painting, and more to the Upper West Side. Ready to score? (Saturday)


Gustafer Yellowgold is back in NYC, this time as a part of NYU Skirball's Big Red Chair Family Series. See what's so cool about the mind-bending multimedia performance. (Saturday)


Get a taste of the Caribbean right here in the city at El Museo del Barrio's We 'Heart' Musica celebration. Find musical performances, authentic Taino instruments, photo booths, and more fun right here. (Saturday)


The only thing better than LEGOs is free LEGOs, which kids ages 5 and up will love creating at The Scholastic Store's LEGO Make & Take Mania. While supplies last--so hurry! (Saturday)


Did you know that our city is a buzzing center for honey production and beekeeping? Learn more with local tastings, beehive honey extraction demonstrations, and crafts at the Rockaway Beach boardwalk. Bzzz bzzz! (Saturday)


Add a little quirk to your weekend by participating in a high-energy, interactive performance of "A Mermaid's Tale" at Triad Theatre. Get the underwater adventure scoop here. (Saturday)


It's opening weekend for Liberty Science Center's "Art of Science" exhibit. Its colorful, funky photographs of natural phenomena, often invisible to the naked eye, are sure to inspire some science love. Wowwee! (Saturday-Sunday)


Discover NYC's future Steven Spielbergs at the Big Movies for Little Kids Film Festival, which feature free screenings from our city's talented students. See our highlights here. (Sunday)

Bonus Tips 

 *Help your school win a Blackboard Award! Now in its 10th year, the Blackboard Awards honor schools, principals, and teachers of excellence in all grade levels and in all education communities (public, private, charter, parochial, and nursery). Ff you love your child's school or principal, please submit a nomination: Deadline to nominate is Monday, October 15. And spread the word to your school friends!

*Our sister publication, AVENUE magazine
, is hosting an antiques, art, and design (oh my!) show next weekend. Parents can find artful objects that fit both their tastes and their kid-filled apartments. For an exclusive look, see these five family-friendly items to check-out at the upcoming September 21-24 AVENUE Antiques, Art & Design Show at the Park Avenue Armory.         

September 14-17, 2012

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