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8:00 am
Free

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Conroy Warren at the Jamaica Bay Brooklyn Public Library

August 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Brooklyn Public Library Leonard, 81 Devoe St.
Brooklyn, 11215

Tuesday August 29th 11-1145a. END OF SUMMER READING CELEBRATION Feeling the beat! Enjoy the power and pleasure of jazz, Calypso, and reggae in this interactive performance with versatile entertainer Conroy Warren. All ages welcome!

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9:30 am
Free

Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day (Flushing)

August 26 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing, NY 11368 United States

Saturday Aug 26th 930a-1230p:  Interactive Games and Family Activities – free for all! See below for details.  930a-4p: Watch the pros practice (Louis Armstrong Stadium, Grandstand, Court 17 and Practice Courts 1-6).  10a-1230p: Festival Stage hosted by Radio Disney –...

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Free

Pups on the Plaza at the Central Brooklyn Public Library Plaza

August 26 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Brooklyn Public Library (Central Branch), 10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, 11238 United States

Saturday August 26th 930a-12n.  Free.  Central Library's plaza is going to the dogs! In honor of National Dog Day, our friends and neighbors at Brooklyn Public Library are teaming up with Dog Parker and Slobbr to celebrate man's best friend....

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10:00 am
Free

Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 26, 2017
Brooklyn Bridge Park, 334 Furman Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States

Saturdays 10a-3p until August 26th and Thursdays 530-645p until August 24th.  Free.  Location: Pier 2.  Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! Children under 18 must have an adult...

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Free

Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 26, 2017
Brooklyn Bridge Park, 334 Furman Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States

Saturdays 10a-3p until August 26th and Thursdays 530-645p until August 24th.  Free.  Location: Pier 2.  Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! Children under 18 must have an adult...

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Make It Move! at the High Line

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Saturday August 26th 10a-1p.  FREE, for children and their caregivers. On the High Line at 16th St. Rain or Shine.  As the summer winds down, let's keep moving! Design moveable creations with our Children's Workyard Kit, learn a new dance...

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Free

Central Park Conservancy’s Chess Lecture and Simul Series

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Learn techniques from some of the best names in chess, and then put your new skills to the test in a simul with fellow players at our special chess lecture and simul series. This program is FREE. Ages 6+, prior...

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Free

Annual Tribute to the Prison Ship Martyrs in Fort Greene Park

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fort Greene Park, Myrtle Ave., De Kalb Ave. bet. Washington Park and St. Edward's St.
Brooklyn, NY 11205 United States

Saturday August 26th 10-1130a.  Free.  Join the Society of Old Brooklynites for its 109th annual memorial tribute to the American Revolution's Prison Ship Martyrs in front of the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument.

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Let’s Dance and Spin at Children’s Museum of Manhattan (UWS)

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until August 27, 2017
Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd Street
New York, NY 10024 United States

Friday August 25th 10a-5p, Saturday August 26th 10a-7p & Sunday August 27th 10a-5p.  Free with Museum admission.  The Children’s Museum looks at the art of spinning in our brand new exhibit, Let’s Dance! Explore our video interactive Dance Portal to...

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11:00 am
Free

The Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Center in Central Park

August 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until September 30, 2017

Saturdays 11a-12n until September 30th.  Free.  Rain or shine.  Near 72nd St. & 5th Ave.  The stories are appropriate for children six years old and up. Parents or guardians are asked to sit with their children.  Each summer on Saturday...

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Free

The Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Center in Central Park

August 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until September 30, 2017

Saturdays 11a-12n until September 30th.  Free.  Rain or shine.  Near 72nd St. & 5th Ave.  The stories are appropriate for children six years old and up. Parents or guardians are asked to sit with their children.  Each summer on Saturday...

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The 12th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governor’s Island

August 26 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 27, 2017

Saturday-Sunday June 10th-11th 11a-5p & Saturday-Sunday August 26th-27th.  Tickets start at $55 (children under 12 are free).  The Jazz Age Lawn Party, now entering its 12th year, is New York City’s original prohibition-era inspired gathering. Hosted and conceived by Michael...

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The Princess, The Emperor and the Duck at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (Central Park)

August 26 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 26, 2017
Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, 79th & West Dr
New York, NY 10023 United States

Mondays-Fridays 1030a & 12n and Saturdays & Sundays 11a & 1p until August 27th. Tickets are $8/children and $12/adults. A modern retelling of three classic Han Christian Andersen tales. Set in Africa, China and our own Central Park, The Princess,...

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The Princess, The Emperor and the Duck at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (Central Park)

August 26 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 26, 2017
Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, 79th & West Dr
New York, NY 10023 United States

Mondays-Fridays 1030a & 12n and Saturdays & Sundays 11a & 1p until August 27th. Tickets are $8/children and $12/adults. A modern retelling of three classic Han Christian Andersen tales. Set in Africa, China and our own Central Park, The Princess,...

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Pinkalicious, The Musical at McGinn/Cazale Theatre (UWS)

August 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 26, 2017
McGinn/Cazale Theatre, 2162 Broadway
New York, NY 10024 United States

Saturdays & Sundays 11a starting July 16th until August 27th.  Tickets: $49.50-$59.50 and some at $20, $25.  For ages 2 to 7y.  Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the...

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Free

Weekend Nature Exploration in Prospect Park

August 26 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 26, 2017
Prospect Park, 3rd Street and PPW
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States

Saturdays & Sundays 11a-1p until August 27th.  Free.  Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse.  Join Prospect Park Alliance for fun nature activities, and also participate in our 150th anniversary species count for special prizes. Schedule of Activities Discovery Pack, 10...

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Free

Zen Zoo Kids Yoga in Prospect Park

August 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until September 2, 2017
Prospect Park, 3rd Street and PPW
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States

Saturdays 11a-12n until September 2nd.  Free.  Location: Boathouse.  Please note: This class is open to children and their caregivers, no registration is required.  Please bring your own mat.  Join Prospect Park Alliance and Shape Up NYC for this yoga series...

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Free

Battle of Brooklyn: Commemoration in Green-Wood

August 26 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St, Brooklyn
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States

Sunday August 27th 11a-3p The Battle of Brooklyn, fought in 1776 on land that is now a part of Green-Wood, was the first battle of the American Revolution to be waged after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Green-Wood...

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11:15 am
Free

Japanese Storytime at the Central Brooklyn Public Library

August 26 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0.75 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 26, 2017
Brooklyn Public Library (Central Branch), 10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, 11238 United States

Saturday August 12th & 26th 1115-12n.  Free.  Join us for stories and songs in Japanese for children and their parents or caregivers. 日本語で絵本や紙芝居の読み聞かせ、手遊び、わらべ唄を楽しむおはなし会です。お子様と一緒にご参加ください。

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11:30 am

NYTM Train Operators Workshop at the New York Transit Museum (Downtown Brooklyn)

August 26 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 26, 2017
New York Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, 11201

Saturdays-Sundays 1130a-1230p until August 27th and also 330-430p until December 31st.  Free with Museum admission.  Limited Capacity. Suggested for ages 10+.  Drop by our Computer Lab to take control of a NYC Subway car and operate it over virtual miles...

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Free

KoKoNYC: 10th Annual South Slope Derby

August 26 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
KoKoNYC, 306 17th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States

Saturday August 26th 1130a-5p.  Free.  Every year in the end of August you can experience the thrill of witnessing our participants from the summer Soap Box Workshop race their fun, funky, eco-friendly contraptions down 17th Street in Brooklyn.  Since 2008,...

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12:00 pm
Free

Pop-Up Audubon I: Macy’s Fishing Clinic in Prospect Park

August 26 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 26, 2017
Prospect Park, 3rd Street and PPW
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States

Saturdays-Sundays 12n-5p until August 27th. Join Alliance educators to learn about ecology under the water and in the air! Pop-Up Audubon I is most suitable for children 8 and under. Macy’s Fishing Clinic, 1 + 3 pm: This popular summer...

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Free

Pop-Up Audubon II: Gone Fishin’ Clinics in Prospect Park

August 26 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 26, 2017
Prospect Park, 3rd Street and PPW
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States

Saturdays-Sundays 12n-5p until August-27th.  Pop-Up Audubon II is most suitable for children 8 and over. Family Birdwatching: 12-1 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, participants of all ages can join Alliance Naturalists on a walk to learn how to...

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Free

The Rock and Roll Playhouse Presents: Family Dance Party featuring The Music of Michael Jackson with DJ Cochon de Lait at Industry City

August 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Industry City Courtyard 1/2, 220 36th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231 United States

Saturday, August 26th, 2017 Doors: 12:00 pm / Show: 12:30 pm The Rock and Roll Playhouse, a weekly family concert series hosted at Brooklyn Bowl and the Capitol Theatre, allows kids to “move, play and sing while listening to works...

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12:30 pm

Goldilocks & the 3 Bears at Puppetworks (Park Slope)

August 26 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Daily until August 27, 2017
Puppet Works, 338 6th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States

Saturday-Sunday 1230p & 230p July 1st-2nd, 22nd-23rd, August 12th-13th & 26th-27th.  For 3y+.  Admission for a Child is $9, an Adult $10.  No credit cards accepted.  Reservations are suggested: 718-965-3391 (current day or advance reservations) or e-mail us: puppetworks@twcmetrobiz.com (NO...

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1:00 pm

History Detective Briefcase for Families at the DiMenna Children’s History Museum (UWS)

August 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 26, 2017
DiMenna Children’s History Museum, 170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024 United States

Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 1-4p.  Free with Museum admission.  Calling all history detectives! Check out a History Detective briefcase on our fourth floor to accompany you on your visit, and start exploring our expansive new Luce Center. Families will be...

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Gruff! The Musical at McGinn/Cazale Theatre

August 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 26, 2017
McGinn/Cazale Theatre, 2162 Broadway
New York, NY 10024 United States

Fridays 7p until August 25th and Saturdays & Sundays at 1p until August 27th (no performance August 6th).  Tickets: $20, $25 & $59.50.  Gruff! The Musical is an interactive, family-friendly reinvention of The Three Billy Goats Gruff that calls audiences...

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Free

The Family of Helping Hands Back to School Event at the Saratoga Brooklyn Public Library

August 26 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brooklyn Public Library Saratoga, 8 Thomas S. Boyland St.
Brooklyn, NY 11233 United States

Saturday August 26th 1-5p.  The Family of Helping Hands will host their 1st Annual Back to School Event at the Saratoga library; free school supplies will be handed out.

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Free

Historic New York: Colonial Life in Fort Greene Park

August 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fort Greene Park, Myrtle Ave., De Kalb Ave. bet. Washington Park and St. Edward's St.
Brooklyn, NY 11205 United States

Saturday August 26th 1-230p.  Free.  Location:  Event will take place by the Fort Putnam Redoubt beside the Visitor Center.  Fort Greene, Brooklyn, holds an important place in the history of the Colonies and the American Revolution. Learn about the traditions,...

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1:30 pm
Free

Saturday Author Story Time at Greenlight Bookstore (Prospect Lefferts Gardens)

August 26 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 26, 2017
Greenlight Bookstore Prospect Lefferts Gardens, 632 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States

Saturdays 130-2p.  Free.  Saturday Story Time is geared toward kids ages 3 to 8 and their families. Authors and illustrators of picture books often visit us on Saturdays to read from their new books, and neighborhood performers or the Greenlight...

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Traveling in the New York City of Tomorrow at NY Transit Museum (Downtown Brooklyn)

August 26 @ 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 26, 2017
New York Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, 11201

Saturdays-Sundays August 19th-27th 130p-215p.  Free with Museum admission.  We’ll take a look at some practical and fantastical transportation technology ideas, then use craft materials to design vehicles for the 21st century and beyond! For all ages.

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2:00 pm
Free

Handheld Games of the Past at the Lefferts Historic House in Prospect Park

August 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 26, 2017
Lefferts Historic House, 452 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States

Saturdays-Sundays 2-4p until August 27th.  Free.  Handheld games were just as popular in the past as they are in the present. So put down the remote or controller and join Prospect Park Alliance to learn classic handheld games from the...

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Free

Ezra Jack Keats Story Hour in Prospect Park

August 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 26, 2017
Prospect Park, 3rd Street and PPW
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States

Saturdays 2-3p until August 26th.  Location: Imagination Playground.  Gather around Peter and Willy, the statue of two beloved Keats characters, for storytelling adventures brought to life by Tammy Hall. Sponsored by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation.

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2:45 pm
Free

Storytime with the Walt Whitman Library in Fort Greene Park

August 26 @ 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 26, 2017
Fort Greene Park, Myrtle Ave., De Kalb Ave. bet. Washington Park and St. Edward's St.
Brooklyn, NY 11205 United States

Saturday 245-330p until August 26th.  Bring your blanket to the lawns by the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument and listen to librarians from the Walt Whitman branch of the Brooklyn Public Library read aloud to your favorite books!

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4:00 pm
Free

Bargemusic at the Brooklyn Bridge Park

August 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until September 16, 2017
Brooklyn Bridge Park, 334 Furman Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States

Saturdays at 4p.  Free.  Visit Bargemusic for their free Neighborhood Family Concerts. This one-hour performance includes a Q & A session with the musicians. Doors open 15 minutes before the performance - no reserved seating is available.

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5:00 pm
Free

North Slope Summer Strolls Two

August 26 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Saturday August 26th 5-9p.  Free.  Giant block party from Dean to Sterling on 5th Ave. Bouncy house, climbing wall, music, giant games, pop up park, face painting, eating and drinking and dancing. All activities are free. 5pm Yayo’s Latin Dance...

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7:00 pm
Free

New York Classical Theatre: Macbeth in Brooklyn Bridge Park

August 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Daily until August 27, 2017
Brooklyn Bridge Park, 334 Furman Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States

Tuesday-Wednesday August 22nd-23rd & Friday-Sunday August 25th-27th at 7p.  Free.  120 minutes, no intermission.  No tickets required!  Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Ambition goes unchecked by moral restraint and destruction befalls all but a lucky few. This classic story of the perils of...

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Battle of Brooklyn: Tales and Tunes in Green-Wood

August 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St, Brooklyn
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States

Saturday August 26th 7-10p.  $20 for members of Green-Wood and BHS / $25 for nonmembers. Children under 5: Free.  Mark the 241st anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn with a truly revolutionary night. Stroll Green-Wood’s dusk-lit landscape as Revolutionary War...

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7:30 pm
Free

Movies Under the Stars: The Boss Baby in Bensonhurst Park

August 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Bensonhurst Park, Cropsey Ave. bet. 21 Ave. and Bay Pkwy.
Brooklyn, NY 11214 United States

Saturday August 26th 730-9p.  Free.  Join NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for this free family film! This hilarious animated feature tells the story of Tim, a wildly imaginative 7-year-old and his demanding new...

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