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Events This Week
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Fill your sunny three-day weekend with festivals celebrating art, animals, outer space and history. We’re taking some out-of-town guests to the awesome-for-all-ages Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum to see the Tools: Extending Our Reach exhibit, one of the many family-friendly museum exhibits around town. Also stock up for summer with some great Memorial Day Sales including 20% off & free shipping at Tea Collection.

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NASA Orbit Pavilion

10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Gould Plaza, NYU (40 West 4th Street )

Learn about Earth Science satellites, listen to sonic interpretations of the movements of satellites orbiting Earth, view our planet through the 3-D programs, and conduct hands-on activities with NASA scientists in a massive, interactive sculpture. Part of the 2015 World Science Festival.

Daily through Sunday, May 31.

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Space Exploration: Reaching New Heights

10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pier 86 (West 46th Street & 12th Ave)

Join NASA scientists and educators at the World Science Festival to learn how rockets launch or spacecraft land when coming back from space with hands-on activities. Experiment with infrared cameras, make seltzer rockets, see models of the James Webb Space Telescope and learn about future explorations to Mars and other parts of the solar system and advancements in flight and technology.

Daily through Sunday, May 31.

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2015 Ideas City Festival

12:00 am
New Museum (235 Bowery)

One hundred cultural and community groups will come together to share their ideas through hands-on workshops, performances, tours, and exhibitions at this biennial exploration of the future of cities and art around the globe. A basilica, a gym, and a street will host dance battles, poetry slams, urban-design pitches, sound and video environments, hot-air balloons, games, and mobile art spaces. Online schedule coming soon.

Also on Saturday.

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NY Funny Songs Fest presents: Silly Time Kids Show & Unicorn Parade

4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The Unicorn (105 Henry Street at Pike Street)

$5 for show, parade is free

NYC’s only comedy music festival adds kids’ programming this year. At 4 pm, hear funny songs by and for kids plus tips on how to write your own silly songs. At 5:30 PM, join the Funny Songs Fest 1st Annual Unicorn Parade. Dress up like a Unicorn and enjoy special performances along the way.

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A Children's Festival of Flowers

11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Jefferson Market Garden (Greenwich Avenue between Sixth Avenue and 10th Street)

Celebrate spring with educational and craft activities, music, and entertainment featuring Dave The Worm Guy. Rain date Sunday.

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Carnegie Kids: Emily Eagen and The Whistling Wolves

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Carnegie Hall (57th Street & Seventh Avenue)

Hear Eagen, a two-time international whistling champion, sing, whistle, and play the ukulele with popular roots band The Whistling Wolves featuring original kid-focused songs played on strings, harmonicas, spoons, bones, jaw harps, and jugs.

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Summer On The Hudson: Sweet Spot Festival

3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
West Harlem Piers Park (Marginal & West 125th Street)

Enjoy a family-friendly gathering of community, cultures, and music lovers of all ages, featuring reggae, soulful house, disco, and Afro-beat spun by a rotating collection of North America’s most renowned sound architects.

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Family Concert in the Park

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sakura Park (Riverside Drive & West 122nd Street)

Enjoy a performance by Silver Music string teachers and fun musical activities including an instrument petting zoo, sing-a-long, fiddling, dancing, and raffles.

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What We’re Reading

Ah-Ha to Zig-Zag: 31 Objects from Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Artist Maira Kalman’s exuberant illustrations and humorous commentary bring design history to life in this inspired ABC book that celebrates thirty-one objects from the Cooper Hewitt, in time for its long-awaited reopening. A delight for all ages.


Featured Deals

20% Off Montage Photo Books

For Father’s Day (Sunday, June 21st), we’re gifting a photo book of special daddy-kids moments. Save 20% on Montage elegant, high-quality photo books made with the most flexible, easy-to-use design tools we’ve tried. Photo books come in 3 sizes starting at $23.

$25 Off Rent the Runway

Sample spring & summer styles with no commitment with Rent the Runway, an easy-to-use website that lets you rent latest-fashion designer dresses and accessories for a fraction of the sale price. New customers receive $25 off orders of $75+ when they use code FIRSTRTR25X75X. Read the comprehensive reader reviews and fit guides for sizing help, plus select an additional backup size to be shipped at no extra cost, or visit the showroom in Flatiron.

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