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Rí Rá Children’s Festival of Literature

4th Annual Ri Ra Children’s Festival of Literature

Jun 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm



New York, NY

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Suggested Ages: Toddlers to 15-18

$5/one event, $12/three events, $12 group of 4 per event with code GROUP4

Celebrate work from the best contemporary Irish and New York-based children’s authors and illustrators, including Rowboat Watkins and Julian Gough. Readers tall and small discover new books, meet the creators, and participate in storytelling workshops and activities. Presented in association with Children’s Books Ireland.

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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Santa Snow Show

Catch Santa and his elves daily at 2 pm & 6 pm along the store’s escalator. Participate in a daily “Santa Snow Show” with all sorts of characters and a magical in-store snowfall. Thursday to Sunday, the Brooklyn United Music and Arts Program drumline joins the party.

Anytime, write letters with provided materials and drop…

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Keith Michael’s The Nutcracker

New York Theatre Ballet performs a kid-friendly, one-hour version of the Tchaikovsky’s beloved holiday ballet set in Art Nouveau-style circa 1907 with innovative choreography by Keith Michael. Feautures clockwork imps, an owl that flies above the audience, mice dressed in polka dots, and dancers dancing with huge chopsticks. The intimate theatre providing excellent views from…

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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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