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Is almost blinding your kid a family activity?

2015-03-02

Last night, we were baking zucchini muffins because that's the only way my five year old will ingest a vegetable besides peas. He leaned down to sniff the cinnamon - accidentally exhaled - and blew roughly a teaspoon up into his eyes. THE SCREAMING!!!!! Have you ever tried to rinse a powdered spice out of a small child's eyes? Probably not. It's quite the aerobic exercise. You have to hold them in place + try not to waterboard them. Other than that little incident, it was a really nice weekend. Anyway, there's a lot of great stuff happening around the city this week including plenty of drop-ins this Monday morning. Just check the calendar, m'kay? Okay, bye.

 
Events We Love This Week!
Events for Thursday, March 5th
  • Jack & The Beanstalk

    Jack & The Beanstalk

    A fresh retelling of the classic English fairytale takes Jack on an enchanting adventure up a magical beanstalk.

    Ages: For ages 3 to 9
    Cost: $7.00 to $10.00
    When: January 14- June 28, 2015. See available showtimes.
  • Music with James

    Music with James

    Children sing along, dance + play instruments in this high energy class.

    Ages: For ages infants to 4
    Cost: $18.00 to $28.00
    When: Mondays @ 10:00AM + 4:00PM; Wednesdays @ 4:00PM; Thursdays @ 10:00AM (thru 8/3/2015)
  • Story Hour @ Bank Street Books

    Story Hour @ Bank Street Books

    A free story hour series for toddlers, featuring award-winning children's storytellers.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free
    When: Daily @ 10:30AM (Yup, seven days a week).
  • Drop In Classes @ Sprout SF (UES)

    Drop In Classes @ Sprout SF (UES)

    Drop-in activities for babies + toddlers of all types are offered at this lovely store on the Upper East Side.

    Ages: For ages infants to 4
    Cost: $20.00 to $25.00
    When: Monday thru Friday + Saturday, 1/10. See listing for detailed schedule.
  • GymMaze Playtime (Ages 2-5)

    GymMaze Playtime (Ages 2-5)

    Little ones can enjoy climbing, tumbling, running, jumping and more!

    Ages: For ages 2 to 5
    Cost: $16.00 to $272.00
    When: Monday-Friday, 12:20PM, 1:45PM + 3:50PM; Sunday @ 11:00AM
  • Six Degrees of Mom Playgroup-CANCELLED. NEW DATE TBA.

    Six Degrees of Mom Playgroup-CANCELLED. NEW DATE TBA.

    A FREE morning of crafts, live music + puppetry for moms and their babes at The Craft Studio. (UES)

    Ages: For ages infants to 3
    Cost: Free
    When: March 5, 10:30AM-12:00PM
  • Robot Swarm

    Robot Swarm

    Interact with two dozen small, glowing robots who react to your presence and communicate with each other, chasing after you or zooming away as you move across the floor.

    Ages: For ages 5 and up
    Cost: $9.00 to $15.00
    When: Opens December 14, 2015. Open daily 10AM-5:00PM.
  • The Butterfly Conservatory

    The Butterfly Conservatory

    The butterflies are back!!!

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free to $33.00
    When: November 1, 2014-May 25, 2015
  • Hello from Japan

    Hello from Japan

    Experience Tokyo's vibrant culture in a new interactive exhibit.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free to $11.00
    When: Open January 16 - May 17. MUSEUM IS CLOSED MONDAYS.
  • Pixelated

    Pixelated

    Pixelated: Sum of its Pieces brings together emerging + mid-career artists whose work explores the intersection between art and technology.

    Ages: For ages 3 and up
    Cost: $11.00
    When: January 22nd thru May 3rd. See listing for museum hours.
  • The Orchid Show @ NYBG

    The Orchid Show @ NYBG

    The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: $12.00 to $25.00
    When: February 28 - April 19, 2014, 10:00AM-6:00PM (CLOSED MONDAYS except 4/6)
  • Start with Art and Music

    Start with Art and Music

    Look, move, and sing while exploring art and music together in the galleries.

    Ages: For ages 3 to 6
    Cost: Free
    When: First Thursday of every month, @3:30-4:30PM
  • Skyrink @ ChelseaPiers

    Skyrink @ ChelseaPiers

    Drop in for a general ice skating session at Sky Rink!

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: $4.25 to $20.00
    When: Open daily with some exceptions. See available skate times.
  • Wollman Rink

    Wollman Rink

    Take a spin around one of the city's most iconic, and beautiful ice skating rinks right in Central Park.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: $9.00 to $17.00
    When: Open daily October 26 thru April 7, 2014. Hours vary. See encl.
  • Storytime in Nolen Library

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Start with a book, then learn to look! Toddlers look, listen, and have fun with picture books in Nolen Library.

    Ages: For ages 1 to 7
    Cost: Free
    When: Monday - Friday 10:30AM + 3:00PM; Sunday @ 2:00PM.
  • Wee Arts Studio

    Wee Arts Studio

    Drop into these Wee Arts classes for children under the age of 5 years without having to preregister.

    Ages: For ages infants to 5
    Cost: $20.00 to $25.00
    When: Monday, Wednesday - Friday @ 10:45AM-12:00PM
  • Farm Foodies Cooking Class

    Farm Foodies Cooking Class

    Children learn about the basics of cooking + the importance of fresh ingredients as well.

    Ages: For ages 2 to 8
    Cost: $40.00
    When: Thursdays @ 3:30PM (1/8-3/19); Saturdays @ 9:00AM (1/10-3/14)
  • Lasker Rink

    Lasker Rink

    A more intimate ice skating experience on the north end of Central Park.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: $4.00 to $7.00
    When: Open daily November 28 thru March 2015. Hours vary. See encl.
  • Brookfield Ice Skating Rink

    Brookfield Ice Skating Rink

    Open on the waterfront plaza outside the Winter Garden.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: $15.00 to $35.00
    When: Weekdays @ 1:00PM-8:30PM, Weekends @ 10:00AM-10:00PM
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