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Today Only! Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Tickets on Sale for $20

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway

Harry Potter fans, we’ve got exciting news! You could be among the the very first to see the Broadway, two-part production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child AND only pay $40 to see both parts. The production JUST announced a special sale at the Lyric Theatre Box Office on West 43rd Street beginning tonight, Saturday, March 10 at 8:00 p.m. EST.

Here are the details:

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Family Day Trips & Mini Getaways for Presidents’ Day and Winter Break

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Monday, February 19, is Presidents’ Day and the start of Winter Break, or long weekends, for many school districts — the perfect time to take some Day Trips or a mini getaway with the family.

We have lots of fantastic ideas. So grab your keys, pack the kids into the car, and happy travels!

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Bring the Family to the New York Times Travel Show

ny times travel show | family travel

Looking for a way to visit the world in a weekend? The New York Times Travel Show at the Jacob Javits Convention Center is this weekend, January 27 and 28, in New York City, and it offers a chance to check out travel destinations, deals, and activities both from around the globe and day-trip driving distance. As an added bonus, kids 18 and under attend free (adults are $20).

Here are some highlights to keep an eye out for when you visit. Melissa will be getting a got a sneak preview Friday before the show doors opened on Saturday and will be updating this space all weekend, so be sure to check back before you go.

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Celebrate Science with Kids Week 2018 at The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Kids Week at The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Looking for a great family Day Trip during Presidents Day/Winter Break? Next month,  Kids Week takes over at The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum between February 18 – 24, just in time to provide interactive fun and cool entertainment for families.

Kids Week 2018 will show your family that science is everywhere—from the basketball court to your backyard. Discover how science intersects with art, sports, games and nature in fun-filled activities for all ages. Families will enjoy immersive activities, live broadway musical performances (including a visit from Sponge Bob the Broadway Musical), demonstrations, hands-on workshops, and visits from special guests.

Plus, all of it is free with museum admission!

Check out the lineup of scientific fun:

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Spongebob Makes a Splash on Broadway and It’s Fantastically Fun

Spongebob on Broadway

If nautical nonsense be something you wish — along with great original music, bright and bold neon lights, silly sound effects, AND a confetti cannon — then take the family to see Spongebob Squarepants the Broadway Musical.

I confess I was never a fan of Nickelodeon’s animated Spongebob Squarepants and his friends in the Bikini Bottom cartoon world. However, after seeing the musical with my family, I now have a thing for the eternally optimistic sea sponge. Ethan Slater, in his Broadway debut, manages to bring the quirky cartoon character to life with a high energy, limber goofiness that is infectiously lovable.

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Calling All Potter Fans! You Don’t Want to Miss the Upcoming Exhibit at New-York Historical Society

New-York Historical Society | Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition

My family loves New-York Historical Society. It’s one of our favorite Day Trips in NYC. So my Harry Potter loving kids are super excited about the news of the Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition coming to the museum in October 2018.

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Once on This Island Transforms Broadway into the Sunny Caribbean

Once on This Island

It was a snowy, Arctic-like ,freezing Friday when my family and I headed into New York to see the revival of Once on This Island at Circle in the Square on Broadway. But an amazing thing happened as we entered the intimate theater on 50th Street: It became summer.

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2-For-1 NYC Broadway Week Tickets On Sale January 5

nyc broadway week 2018

If you missed out on Kids’ Night on Broadway tickets, no worries, there’s another opportunity to score discounted Broadway tickets coming your way!

Beginning on January 5, 2018, at 10:30 am, you can purchase 2-for-1 tickets to fantastic shows on Broadway during NYC Broadway Weekwhich takes place January 16 – February 4, 2018.

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