When I Grow Up…

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TADA! Youth Theater
15 W. 28th St., nr. Broadway, third fl.; 212-252-1619
Children with Broadway aspirations (or at least show-tune fever) flock to TADA!, whether they’re looking to write a musical, perform it onstage, or simply sit in the audience.

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Mini-Master Series
Children’s Museum of the Arts, 182 Lafayette St., nr. Broome St.; 212-274-0986
By the time he turned 10, Pablo Picasso had painted Le Picador, so these workshop participants have their work cut out for them.

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Cosmic Collisions
Rose Center for Earth and Space, Central Park W. at 81st St.; 212-769-5200
To some, reaching for the stars is more than just a cliché piece of advice; it’s a career goal. With these kids in mind, AMNH, NASA, and Robert Redford offer up a film of intergalactic crashes and stellar visions.

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Once Upon a Ballet
Florence Gould Hall, 55 E. 59th St., nr. Madison Ave.; 212-679-0401
Professional ballets can be beautiful, but they can also be way too long for little ones. That’s where New York Theatre Ballet comes in with sophisticated hour-long productions for the ADHD set.

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The Glory Days: New York Baseball, 1947-1957
The Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave., at 103rd St.; 212-534-1672
Older kids especially will appreciate this exhibition chronicling a time when a Subway Series in October was a nearly annual occurrence.

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Fire Safety Tour
New York City Fire Museum, 278 Spring St., nr. Hudson St.; 212-691-1303
Whether or not your child envisions adulthood as a firefighter, learning what to do in case of a blaze can only be a good thing.

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Rock School Summer Boot Camp
The Paul Green School of Rock Music, 630 Ninth Ave., nr. 45th St.; 917-438-9141
Can a child be transformed into Tunde Adebimpe or Gwen Stefani in just two weeks? This midtown rock school seems to think so.

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Digital Play
Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Ave. at 36th St., Astoria; 718-784-4520
Up-and-coming game programmers look at how the technology has advanced since PONG and envision where it might go tomorrow.

When I Grow Up…