Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Smurf's Up! NYC is Going Smurfy!

It seems like everything's coming up smurfy as New York City gets ready for the premiere of you guessed it - The Smurfs!

To celebrate, there are a bunch of events happening around NYC this week.

On Location Tours - Through Friday, 3 pm, starting at the Belvedere Castle at Central Park. You will be taken to the various locations featured in the movie as well as other iconic film sites. You can learn more here. Reservations are required.

New York Botanical Garden - Through Friday, 10 am - 6 pm. There's a Smurfs Scavenger Hunt where you can learn all about the types of vegetation the Smurfs love. On Thursday, you will be able to meet Papa Smurf and Smurfette.

Brooklyn Children's Museum - Wednesday, 10: am -2:30 pm. Make your own smurfy mask and later on, the museum's educational department will give some love to the smurfiest homes around by presenting "Extraordinary Laboratory: Fungus Among Us." It will explore everything from food molds to mushrooms.

Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) - Though Friday, 12 pm - 5 pm. A Smurfette animation cel is on display and smurfy coloring books and activity sheets will be given out.

Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre - Wednesday, 10:30 am and 12 pm. Smurf character cameos, creating smurf-like puppets, and more will be available. Learn more here.

Build-A-Bear Workshop - Wednesday, 11 am - 1 pm. Located at 565 Fifth Ave., you can walk the blue carpet, meet the Smurfs, and make your very own custom smurf.

FAO Schwarz - Wednesday, 2 pm - 4 pm, drop by 767 Fifth Ave, Level One, for a chance to win smurfy prizes, take pictures with Smurfs and even see the real "Smufalator" from the movie.

Sci-Tech: Smurf Animation - Wednesday & Thursday, 3 pm - 4:30 pm. Sony Wonder Technology Lab allows you to create your very own smurfs digital animation.

The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden - Friday, 10:30 am. A museum tour, story time, crafts, and books all dedicated to exploring all that is blue.

Regal Cinemas E-Walk 13 - Friday, 3 pm - 6 pm. Meet the Smurfs and partake in the celebration with games, activities, family fun, and more!

Hope you have a smurftastic time! (Yes, I was trying to see how many times I could use the word smurf.)