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Time Out New York Kids: Harry Potter, Puppets And Music This Weekend

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Harry Potter Exhibition

The Harry Potter Exhibition opened on April 5 at the Discovery Times Square Exposition Center. (Credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBS 2) – Time Out New York Kids has some great ideas for your family this weekend. Time Out New York’s Mary Squillace joins CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu live in studio with the details.

1. Harry Potter: The Exhibition

Where: Discovery Times Square

226 W. 44th St. (between Seventh and Eighth Aves)

When: Ongoing

Tickets: $25, seniors $22.50, children 4-12 $19.50, children under 4 free

Description: Fans of J.K. Rowling’s fantasy series can step into the magical world-train ride on the Hogwarts Express not required. In addition to captivating displays inspired by the film sets-the Forbidden Forest, Herbology Greenhouse, Hogwarts’ portrait gallery and more-kids will also see more than 200 models, costumes and props from the movies. All Ages.

2. Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights

Where: JCC in Manhattan

334 Amsterdam Ave (at 76th St)

When: Sunday, 10 a.m.

Tickets: $14, at the door $16, children under 1 free

Description: The local music teacher and performer rocks out with animal-themed tunes from her brand-new album, What a Zoo!, including a Phish cover (“Possum”) and originals like “Happy as a Clam.” In a daredevil move, Leeds will strap herself into a theatrical harness and fly above the crowd to belt out “My Butterfly.” Plus, the first ten families to arrive will be awarded copies of the new disc. All ages.

3. Potato Needs a Bath

Where: New Victory Theater

Tickets: $20

When: Saturday: 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm. Sunday: 10:30am, 12:30pm

Description: Scottish puppeteer Shona Reppe provides a half hour of whimsical theater where the characters are dinner ingredients. Before the titular spud can head to a pantry party with his friends Eggplant, Plum and a pair of Pears, the dirty tater has to rinse off in the tub. Ages 2 to 5.

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