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16 Things to Do to Celebrate Dr. Seuss' 107th Birthday in New York City

There once was a man who created a cat.  Atop the cat's head was a red and white hat.  He made up an elephant, and a fox that could rhyme and a grouchy green guy who will live for all time.  That man is no longer.  That man isn’t here.  The Doctor named Seuss would be 107 this year.  Blow out some candles, eat green eggs and ham.  His birthday is Wednesday.  Do you have a plan?

In other words, celebrate the 107th birthday of the incomparable Dr. Seuss with these fun family events going on in NYC:

Long Island Events February 12-13: Chocolate, Sweetheart Party, Romeo and Juliet and More

Thank goodness Valentine's Day is nearly here, all this snow is driving me to chocolate, and it's nice to have an excuse. If you feel the same way we have some chocolate themed activities this weekend, and a Sweetheart Party at two different Gymboree locations. If you are doing a better job than I am sticking to those resolutions, we also have a ballet, a puppet show and some music for you and family to enjoy this weekend. Read on for all the fun.

Long Island Weekend Events February 5th & 6th: Chinese New Year Celebration, Teddy Bear Picnic, Family Film Festival and More!

It's hard to think past the snow these days, but not to worry, we'll do the thinking for you. If you're heading into NYC this weekend, there's a lot going on, including fun in the Mommy Poppins Winter Guide. And if you are staying close to home, we've got cozy fun for you here, from a Teddy Bear Picnic to a Film Festival. And don't miss the chance to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Read on for details, and have a great weekend.

Long Island Weekend Events, January 8 & 9: Bird Banding, Strega Nona, a Seal Cruise and More!

Happy New Year! It’s great to be back and looking forward to all of the wonderful events happening on the Island in 2011. With the crush of the holidays and the excitement of the new year behind us, it’s simply the perfect time for good old fashioned family bonding. Here are some events that might strike your fancy – all happening this weekend!


Long Island Weekend Events, December 18 & 19: Old Time Holidays, Solstice Stories, Holiday Lights and More!

Leaf covered lawns have given way to snow dusted yards.  There's one more week before Christmas and the New Year take center stage. But there's plenty of celebrating to do this weekend. Head to Old Bethpage Village Restoration for a step back in time with their beautiful candlelight displays or celebrate the winter solstice amidst nature. Your children are sure to enjoy the festivities with lights and trains - ah, to be a kid again! And don't forget to check out our Holiday Guide and Holiday Shows, as well!

Long Island Weekend Events, December 11 & 12: Flying Santa, Trip to Oz, Meteor Shower and More!

Brrr! It is beginning to feel a lot like winter. Take a break from the holiday chaos, put down the garland, pause the shopping and head to a show or a home that has already decked its halls (no need for you to lift a finger). Celebrations and the holiday spirit are in full swing around the island. Willing to brave the brisk weather? Check out the 8th annual flying Santa on Fire Island or make your own nature-inspired wreath. Check out these six great events happening in your (very chilly) neck of the woods!

And for more cool events, check out our Mommy Poppins Holiday Guide.


Long Island Weekend Events, December 4 & 5: Hanukkah Fun, Santa Sightings, Train Displays and More

The pumpkins are disposed of, the Indian corn put away, and sadly, all Thanksgiving leftovers are gone. It's time to take a deep breath, pull those long johns out of storage and accept that the cold weather is here. And when you feel the early onset of cabin fever, perhaps even this weekend, check out one of the cool events we have listed for you here. From Hanukkah fun to train exhibits to early sightings of the man in the red suit, we've collected some great possibilities for your weekend. Happy Hanukkah.

And for more fantastic ideas for the holiday season, check out our Holiday Guide.


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