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January 11-13 Weekend Highlights by NYMetroParents

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2013 Mulch Fest, Ben Franklin's 307th Birthday Bash, Building with Legos, and a Free Concert
January 11-13

Plan a Fun Birthday!

With the holidays all wrapped up, your child's birthday may be the next big thing on the calendar. Whether you're hosting a small get together or throwing a blowout bash for your little ones, we've got ideas and people for you to meet (DJs, photographers, videographers, etc.) at the FREE Celebrate! Party Showcase happening this weekend.

We also have creative birthday party recommendations, including the spread of delicious fruits and veggies shown above, and more to inspire and assist.

Sponsored Events

Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013
Celebrate! Party Showcase

Park Ridge Marriott, NJ
Attend this free party showcase to meet DJs, photographers, videographers, and more. Plus discover what is hot and unique in parties this year!
Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013
Westchester Camp & Summer Activities Fair

Crowne Plaza, White Plains
Meet camp directors and learn about different programs as you explore day, sleepaway, and specialty camps in the New York area.

Top 20 Activities for Kids

Learning Fun

Bring your own dino to life in Brooklyn

• Celebrate Benjamin Franklin's 307th Birthday in Manhattan

• Get the "scoop on poop" in Rockland

• Participate in a hands-on workshop about Recycled Energy in Queens

Build your own robot in Manhattan

• Convert your Christmas tree into mulch in Brooklyn

Animal Lovers

• Research mammals by examining skulls, teeth, bones, and furs in Westchester

• See jungle animals at an "Into the Wild" show with Jack Hanna on Long Island

• Meet the opossum, Teatown's newest wildlife ambassador, in Westchester



WIN a family
4-pack of tickets to
Disney On Ice presents
Treasure Trove

at Prudential Center or Barclays Center!


Online Calendar

View all of the kid-friendly activities and events happening in your area this weekend.


Fairfield, CT

Long Island

Kung Fu, Legos, and American Girls

Build with Legos and see big creations in Fairfield, CT

• Meet an American Girl book illustrator in Fairfield, CT

Kung fu kick, dance, and get fit for free in Queens

Accessibility Day at Stepping Stones Museum in Fairfield, CT offers free admission for families of children with special needs

The Orchestra, Cool Plays, and a Circus

Listen to the Yonkers Philharmonic's free concert in Westchester

• Kids 4-7 get up close and personal with orchestra musicians in Fairfield, CT

• Dance with Rolie Polie Guacamole in Brooklyn

• See stilt-walking, juggling, and dance stunts by KamiKaze FireFlies at Symphony Space in Manhattan

Learn about bullying through powerful, uplifting, and funny plays and songs in Westchester

• Follow Alice's adventure in Wonderland on Long Island

• Catch Grammy Award-nominated band Trout Fishing in America on Long Island


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Keep your kids healthy from the flu this season (you can still get vaccinated in January if you missed it in October) and learn about flu and other cold treatments for your infant.


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The Pain of Parenting with Depression


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Art Classes

Find Art Classes for Kids in Your Area



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