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35 Years of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles


May 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until Jul 14, 2019

The Paley Center for Media
25 West 52 Street
New York, NY

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Suggested Ages: All


Journey through 35 years of turtle power with a dynamic art piece showcasing the comic-book origins of the half-shell heroes, a Turtles standee, iconic posters and products. Sewer surf through a visual timeline of the evolution of the Turtles from the very first comics to the current series, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Gear up with a Turtles mask to play TMNT apps, sit back for shell-shocked screenings, express your inner Turtle with craft activities, and get in on some gnarly giveaways.

Saks Fifth Ave Windows & Light Show

Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Rocket Fund collaborated on new windows inspired by the theme of heartwarming holiday gifts,  with bright colors, rocket ships  rocket ships and kaleidoscopes ( and a $1 million donation to the charity).

A new light show on the facade, set to a holiday medley of Elton John songs, features over over…

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Papillon Bistro & Bar

This spacious old-fashioned French bistro is fully decked out inside and out with trees (including one with covered with blue teddy bears), nutcrackers, lights, Santas, angels, stockings on the stairs and more. The menu includes their signature blue cheese truffle salad, classic French onion soup, Croque Monsieur  and steak Frites, plus burgers & chicken tenders…

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Holiday Time in PaleyLand

Explore four floors of interactive holiday fun –  photo-ops with holiday backgrounds including Santa’s sleigh & a menorah, a classic model railroad display, hot cocoa and candy canes.

See screenings of holiday films & TV shows, including big-screen premieres and a mix of  past and present holiday specials. Screenings in two theaters include stop motion…

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Ajkun Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker

A small local ballet company presents the classic Nutcracker story in an intimate studio setting featuring new choreography by artistic director Chiara Ajkun. Filled with funny battles with the mice and flavors from a worldwide journey to the Kingdom of Sweets.

Includes complimentary photos with the dancers.

All Proceeds benefit “A Ticket To Dream,” which offers…

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Heckscher Playground

Central Park’s largest playground features a shaded area with swings and slides, a large, maze-like climbers, seasonal water features, sloped turf, a large sandbox area, low monkey bars, tunnels, ramps and (our favorite) giant rocks to climb. Plus a spacious bathroom.

Face painters, musicians and giant bubble makers often congregate at the entrance.

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