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Party with a cast of characters ranging from Dorothy to Captain Underpants to blues musicians and BBQ pitmasters. Catch a cool kid-friendly exhibit and try out a free summer program before they are gone with the summer sun. All events are free unless noted otherwise.

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Saturday, August 23

Legends of Oz Ride-a-Long, Sing-a-Long!

10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at 59th Street)

Celebrate the DVD release of Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return by hopping on a double decker bus for a 45-minute tour of Midtown with the Holderness Family (of “Christmas Jammies” video fame). They’ll lead a sing-along of tunes from the flick, written by rocker/songwriter Bryan Adams. The bus will pick up every 45 minutes from The Plaza Hotel (5th Avenue @ Central Park South), Central Park Zoo (64th Street @ 5th Avenue) and Rockefeller Center (49th Street between 5th & 6th Avenue).

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Superhero Captain Underpants in Bryant Park

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bryant Park (42nd Street & Fifth Avenue)

Graphic Novel Superhero Captain Underpants joins Cali Co Cat for crafts, games and fun in Bryant Park.

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Blues BBQ Festival

2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pier 84 (Hudson River & 44th Street)

Listen to blues bands from across the country while munching on meat and more from local BBQ restaurants in a scenic waterfront setting.

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Sunday, August 24

Family Performance Festival: Story Laurie

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Central Park, Peter J Sharp Children’s Glade (West 107th Street & Central Park West)

Groove in the glade as Story Laurie weaves wondrous tales and sings songs about everything from the bugs in your backyard to what life is like around the world.

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Harlem Meer Performance Festival

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Central Park, Dana Discovery Center at the Harlem Meer (110th Street between Fifth & Lenox Avenue)

This summer lakeside concerts series features international and local musicians playing in a variety of easy-to-dance-to styles including Latin and jazz. Some chairs are provided, or bring a blanket and picnic lunch to listen on a lawn.

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Tuesday, August 26

Guggenheim Stroller Tour

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Guggenheim (1071 5th Avenue at 89th Street)

$20 (includes museum admission), free for Family and Kids Club Members

Stroll around the ramps with your baby in tow as museum educators lead an engaging one-hour tour for caregivers and their babies. Expect songs, touchable objects, and great adult conversation. Single strollers and front baby carriers only.

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Book of The Week

Thank You, Octopus

Ahoy! It’s bedtime, and Octopus is here to help his buddy get ready. First up is a bath (Thank you, Octopus) . . . in egg salad (No, thank you, Octopus). Then it’s time to brush teeth…with paint brushes. This hip, nautical-themed take on bedtime and friendship will have the whole family laughing. Lots of fun details in the awesome illustrations make each of the many readings there will be rewarding.

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Featured Deals


20% Off Clothes & Shoes at Look.com

Get 20% off your entire order at Look.com, sister site of Diapers.com with a great selection of clothing & shoes for sizes newborn through teen. Use promo code LOVEFF14 at checkout. Free 1-2 day shipping on orders $49+.


Broadway Week

Get two-for-one tickets to select Broadway shows September 1-14. Kid-friendly options include The Lion King, Cinderella, Aladdin and Matilda. Tickets go on sale August 18 at 10:30 am; some shows sell out quickly.


50% Off Childrens Museum of The Arts Admission

Get two tickets for $11 (usually $22) or four tickets for $22 (usually $44) for the very cool, hands-on Children’s Museum of the Arts. Explore exhibits, art-making workshops, a media lab, a ball pond, and more creative fun. Expires Nov 5th. Not valid for some holiday weekends.


$49 for a 5-Pack of Ballet Classes

Get 5 ballet classes at American Swiss Ballet Academy (300 West 43rd Street @ Eighth Avenue) for $49 (usually $125). 3-12 year olds can choose from various pre-ballet and pre-ballet classes in a professional yet warm and fun environment. Expires 120 days after purchase.



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