Smurf Week Starts TODAY in NYC — Here's Some Fun Activities To Do With Your Blue-Crazy Kids!

Mon, July 25, 2011 3:27pm EDT by Add first Comment

Organizations throughout New York are hosting events all week to support the July 29 opening of ‘The Smurfs in 3D!’

Having a blue day? PERFECT! Join in on all the Smurfy activities going on in New York City this week (July 25-29). From photo ops to meet ‘n’ greets with the characters to tours of Smurfs village, you and your kids won’t regret joining in on all the fun!

MONDAY, JULY 25
Smurfs Village
11am–7pm
Merchant’s Gate, Columbus Circle
Stop by to marvel at 3-D mushroom houses and a 40-foot-tall inflatable Smurf. Enjoy free activities, including face painting, a photo station where visitors can take pictures next to their favorite Smurf, Smurfs merchandise giveaways and much more.

TUESDAY, JULY 26
FAO Schwarz
2–4pm
767 Fifth Ave., Level One
212-644-9400
Join us as we celebrate the release of The Smurfs with some smurf-tastic activities. See the real “Smurfalator” from the movie and snap a picture with a Smurfs-costumed character. Pick up some great Smurfs giveaways. (Giveaways available while supplies last. Costumed characters will not be available for all times during the event. This event is subject to change or cancellation.)

Yankee Stadium
5–7pm
Head to the Great Hall to meet the Smurf characters from the movie.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 27
Build-A-Bear Workshop
11am–1pm
565 Fifth Avenue
Walk the blue carpet and meet Smurfs characters from the movie. Don’t forget your camera! Then make your own Smurf inside the store; the first 200 people to arrive will receive a gift.

THURSDAY, JULY 28
Sci-Tech Workshop: Smurfs Animation
3–4:30pm
Sony Wonder Technology Lab, 56th Street and Madison Avenue
$5 per participant, reservations of up to four children can be made starting Monday, July 25, by calling 212-833-8100; best for children ages 8 and up
Team up and get smurfing to create your very own Smurfs digital animation! Using stop-motion animation techniques, special Smurfs props and your imagination, you and your team can produce a short animated Smurfs movie to take home.

FRIDAY, JULY 29
Regal Cinemas E-Walk 13
3–6pm
247 W. 42nd St.
Regal Cinemas E-Walk 13 is hosting a Smurfs celebration. Stop by to meet the Smurfs themselves and enjoy free family entertainment, games, activities and more.

EVERYDAY
On Location Tours – 3PM
Tour begins at Belvedere Castle at Central Park
212-683-2027; screentours.com
Advance reservations required
On Location Tours will offer a Smurfs-themed edition of its weekly Central Park TV & Movie Sites Tour during Smurf Week NYC. Visit locations used in The Smurfs and other iconic films.

CHECK OUT THE FULL LIST OF EVENTS HERE!

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