NEW YORK (CBS 2) — It’s a wonderful weekend to get out with the kids with fabulous weather and great events in and around the city. Time Out New York Kids Executive Editor Rory Halperin joins CBS 2 with some ideas.

1. The Chocolate Show

When: Nov. 11 to 14 – 10 a.m.

Where: Metrpolitan Pavilion

123 W. 18 th Street

Tickets: $30 ($28 advance)


More than 800 exhibitors will dole out samples of delicious desserts and dark, milk and white chocolate confections. Children can stuff their little faces, and then head to a Kidzone to make chocolate-themed art. Parents can browse the on-site Chocolate Bookstore for cocoa-related literature; get a sweet-smelling spa treatment in the Chocolate Beauty Pavilion and watch cooking demonstrations from chocolatier legends such as Jacques Torres. All ages.

2. Astrograss

When: Sunday, Nov. 13 – 12 p.m.

Where: Joes Pub

425 Lafayette Street

Tickets: $12 for kids 12 and under; $15 for adults


Brooklyn’s own Astrograss brings its family show back to Joe’s Pub on November 14. The five-piece, all-acoustic bluegrass band entertains children of all ages with its high energy take on bluegrass, old-time folk and Celtic music. The band gets kids and their parents dancing together, along with sing-a-longs, dance contests, and high-energy fiddle hoedowns. Their original songs cover topics like spelling, whether Pluto is a planet, bedtimes and the many neighborhoods of Brooklyn.

3. Brooklyn Children’s Book Fair

When: Saturday, Nov. 12 – Noon until 4 p.m.

Where: Brooklyn Museum

Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

Tickets: Free with museum admission


This fourth annual fair will have tots discovering works from authors and illustrators that live right in Brooklyn or write about the borough. More than 35 new stories will be featured, with Randall de Sève (Matilda and the Orange Balloon), R. Gregory Christie (Black Magic) and Artie Bennett (The Butt Book) reading from their books. All ages.

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