NY Family: Picks of the Week: Feb 27-Mar 4

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Leapinto the next few days with a super smile because we all have an extra February day for family fun! Here are a few great ideas to make this week a memorable one.

Monday, February 27 [Big Movies for Little Kids Presents Buster Keaton Shorts at Cobble Hill Cinemas](http://www.newyorkfamily.com/newyork/event-51023-big-movies-for-little-kids-presents-buster-keaton-shorts-at-cobble-hill-cinemas.html) 265 Court Street, Brooklyn 4pm A selection of Buster Keaton's early short films have been restored for a mini-marathon at Cobble Hill Cinemas! The black-and-white shorts will showcase Keaton's comedic genius. Tuesday, February 28 [15 Hours of Free Flapjacks at IHOP to Benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospitals](http://www.newyorkfamily.com/newyork/event-51024-15-hours-of-free-flapjacks-at-ihop-to-benefit-childrens-miracle-network-hospitals.html) Participating New York-area IHOPs 7am-10pm In honor of National Pancake Day, IHOP restaurants nationwide will offer each guest a free short stack of buttermilk pancakesin an effort to raise awareness and funds for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Wednesday, February 29 [ImprovIt! Workshop with Elise Baker at Books of Wonder](http://www.newyorkfamily.com/newyork/event-51025-improvit_-workshop-with-elise-baker-at-books-of-wonder.html) 18 West 18th Street 5-6pm Young actors (ages 6-12) can participate in a three-part comedy improv workshop to explore their natural creativity. Please register at the front counter atBooks of Wonder, by phone at 212-989-3270 or by emailing[store@booksofwonder.com](mailto:store@booksofwonder.com). Thursday, March 1 [Storytime at the Scholastic Store](http://www.newyorkfamily.com/newyork/event-50418-storytime-at-the-scholastic-store.html) 557 Broadway 11am Drop by your favoriteSoHostory center for readings of new and favorite Scholastic children's books. Friday, March 2 [New York International Children's Film Festival Kick Off](http://www.newyorkfamily.com/newyork/event-51106-new-york-international-childrens-film-festival.html) Through March 25, mini cinephiles can choose from 100 films screening throughout the city. This Oscar-qualifying fest is celebrating its 15th anniversary, so be sure to reserve your tickets while there are still a few available! [Opening Day ofThe Adventures of Tom Sawyerat the New Victory Theater](http://www.newyorkfamily.com/newyork/event-51043-the-adventures-of-tom-sawyer-at-the-new-victory-theater.html) 209 West 42nd Street 7pm Watch the classic tale of the mischievous Tom Sawyer come to life on the stage.Recommended for ages 8 and older due to complex themes as well as the colloquial rhetoric. For the full list of great family picks, head to [New York Family.](http://www.newyorkfamily.com/newyork/blog-2672-picks-of-the-week-february-27-march-4.html)

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