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Events This Week
Welcome October with free music, museum programs, and shows that are fun for the whole family.

All events are free unless noted otherwise.

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Wednesday, October 1

Caregiver Appreciation Brunch

10:00 am - 11:30 am
JCC Manhattan (334 Amsterdam (@ West 76th Street))

Caregivers are invited to come relax and enjoy food and fun with fellow JCC community caregivers. Activities will be provided for children.

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Art Play

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Metropolitan Museum Of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street)

Free with museum admission (Pay-what-you-wish, suggested $25/adults, free/kids under 12. )

This new monthly program for 2-4 year olds introduces art through stories, play, and activities just for early learners. This month’s theme is Gold. Meet in the Carson Family Hall in Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education (inside the 81st Street entrance south of the main entrance).

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Friday, October 3

Shabbat Sing-Along

9:00 am - 9:30 am
JCC Manhattan (334 Amsterdam (@ West 76th Street))

Families of all faiths are welcome to learn about and celebrate Shabbat with singing and dancing. Join the celebration on the first Friday of every month.

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Stroller Tour

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Whitney Museum of American Art (945 Madison Avenue at East 75th Street)


Whitney Teaching Fellows, PhD candidates in art history, lead an engaging tour of < ahref="">Jeff Koons: A Retropsective for new moms and dads when the Museum is closed to the public. Crying babies are welcome.

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Free Children’s Museum of Manhattan

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Manhattan (212 West 83rd Street )

The enchanting, interactive Children’s Museum of Manhattan is free the first Friday of every month from 5 to 8 pm. Go early or late to avoid the crowd.

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Saturday, October 4

First Saturdays for Families: Future Cities

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
New Museum (235 Bowery)

Consider the year 2087. What will life look like then? Build your vision of the future inspired by Wafa Hourani’s Qalandia 2087, part of “Here and Elsewhere,” a major exhibition of contemporary art from and about the Arab world. Plan, construct, and organize your own future city using different collage materials and take family-friendly tours with New Museum educators. Program is free and includes New Museum admission for up to three adults per family. Tickets given out on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Autumn Crafts Festival

11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Lincoln Center (65th Street & Broadway)

Browse booths featuring beautiful hand-crafted jewelry, clothing, furniture, art and more at this annual craft fair.

Also on Sunday and the following weekend.

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Nation Beat

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
David Rubenstein Atrium (Broadway between West 62nd and West 63rd Streets)

Enjoy a casual, interactive concert by an American/Brazilian collective that fuses folkloric Brazilian maracatu and traditional New Orleans roots rhythms. Part of Lincoln Center’s monthly Meet the Artist series.

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Scandinavian Sing-Along

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Scandinavia House (58 Park Avenue at 38th Street)


Danish musician Vibe Normann introduces children to English versions of Scandinavian songs in modern, jazzy arrangements and plays musical games.

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Story Pirates

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Arhur Seelen Theater at the Drama Book Shop (250 West 40th Street)


See a show described as “Monty Python meets Schoolhouse Rock,” where the actors take ideas from the children in the audience to improvise a hilarious interactive musical show. Includes free ice cream.

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Mad. Sq. Music: The Studio Series

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Madison Square Park (Madison Avenue & 24th Street)

Listen to established and upcoming folk, blues and Americana musicians at intimate outdoor Saturday afternoon shows.

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Sunday, October 5

Mother Goose Tales

11:00 am - 11:45 am
Westbeth (155 Bank Street)


See an interactive puppet show of The Three Bears, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, and The Gingerbread Man stage managed by Mother Goose’s dog Toby.

Performances at 11 am at 2:30 pm. Also next Sunday.

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Submerge! NYC Marine Science Festival

11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Pier 26 (North Moore Street & West Street)

Interactive demonstrations bring marine science and engineering topics to life, inspiring audiences of all ages at this festival focused on NYC’s coastal waterways.

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Pulaski Day Parade

12:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Fifth Avenue (36th to 56th Street)

This annual display of Polish pride starts at 36th Street and Fifth Avenue and mazurkas north to 56th Street.

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Jazz Quintet Fall Overlook Concert

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Riverside Park, 116th Street Overlook (West 116th Street & Riverside)

The Manhattan School of Music Jazz Quintet perform standard American jazz in a casual, scenic setting.

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Book of The Week

Leaf Man

With illustrations made from actual fall leaves and die-cut pages on every spread that reveal gorgeous landscape vistas, Leaf Man is a playful, whimsical, and evocative book for celebrating this lovely season.


Featured Deals

40% Off Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets

Save up to 44% on select performances of The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, one of our favorite Christmas in NYC traditions. It’s a truly spectacular show for all ages, even toddlers, with fabulous dancing, dazzling costumes and special effects, camels, sheep, and Santa Clause. Buy tickets early for the best seats and to bringing the ticket price to $45 – $129 (usually $80 – $150).

Off-Broadway Week

Get two tickets for the price of one at Off-Broadway shows through October 12th. Kid-friendly options include Gazillion Bubble Show, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Stomp. Get the offer code online; save on service fees by purchasing at the theater’s box office.

15% Off Orders

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30% Off Photo Cards & Gifts at Tiny Prints

Save 30% off classy cards and customizable photo gifts including clandars, mugs, iPad cases and more with code SEPSALE.

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