• Picks Of The Week: January 3-8

    Our Favorite Family Event For Each Day

    By Kat Harrison

    For us at New York Family, we’re most excited
    about all the cool stuff there will be to do in the New Year—and the fun starts
    this week. Get out there and seize the day! —

    Tuesday, January 3
    Space Oddities: Earthquakes and
    Volcanoes At The NYPL Kips Bay Library

    446 Third
    Avenue
    4pm

    Thanks to Con Edison, the
    NYPL is able to offer kiddos aged 5-12 super science programming. Today, they discuss how mountains are made and how volcanoes change the face of the
    Earth.

    Wednesday, January 4
    Bop ‘Til You Drop At The NYPL
    Ottendorfer Library

    135 Second Avenue
    Noon

    A dance party featuring
    tunes from the ’70′s and beyond! Babes 18 months and up can grab a scarf and
    boogie down with an egg-shaker.

    Thursday, January 5
    Children’s Storytime At The Strand
    Bookstore

    828 Broadway
    3:30-4:30pm

    An alphabet storytime that
    will have you going ha-ha-ha! A Strand staff
    member will read from Tom Lichtenheld and Ezra Fields-Meyer’s picture book, E-Mergency.

    Advanced Color Mixing
    Workshop At Children’s Museum of the Arts

    103 Charlton
    Street
    3:30, 4:30, 5pm

    This one is for the older
    set. Ages 7-14 will work to create the illusion of space in their masterpieces.

    Friday, January 6
    Holiday Train Show With
    Thomas And Friends At The New York Botanical Garden

    Bronx River Parkway at Fordham Road
    11am, 1:30, 3:30, 5:30pm

    Keep the spirit of the
    season alive with this fun-filled musical performance by Thomas the Tank Engine
    and his gang! Just don’t forget your camera—photo ops abound.

    Saturday, January 7
    Bedtime Book Pajama Party At The
    Scholastic Store

    557 Broadway
    3pm

    Celebrate the best time of
    day (bedtime, of course!) with the help of our friends at the Scholastic Store.
    Make printed PJ portraits and introduce your fav teddy bear during a stuffed
    animal show-and-tell.

    Mulchfest 2012
    Various Park Sites
    10am-2pm

    Still got that good ‘ol
    pine taking up space in your NYC apartment? Recycle it into something
    eco-friendly…wood chips! There will be 35 chipping sites set up throughout the
    city today for your convenience. Bonus: you can even take home your own bag of
    biodegradable mulch.

    Sunday, January 8
    Clifford The Big Red Dog Live! At
    The Brooklyn
    Center
    2900 Bedford Avenue
    2pm

    Based on Norman Bridwell’s
    best-selling books, everyone’s favorite Big Red dog comes to the center stage. Ages
    4 and up will be humming and swaying to the upbeat tunes all the way home.

    B.Y.O.K. Billy Kelly And
    The BlahBlahBlahs At 92Y Tribeca

    200 Hudson
    Street
    11am

    Ready to join the Happy
    Club? Prepare yourself for sing-alongs, dance-alongs (and we hear there may
    even be some yell-alongs) at this interactive morning of music!

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