Monday, October 12, 2009

Wild Thing(s), I Think You Move Me

A scene from “Where the Wild Things Are.” Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures.

Today begins a wilder than normal work week in New York, folks.

Kid folks (today) can make a Wild Thing mask and experience an interactive reading of “Where the Wild Things Are” at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan or tomorrow (13 Oct.) give vent to their already active imaginations by sculpting their own wild thing at the Staten Island Children’s Museum.

Grown folks can cast admiring glances at Maurice Sendak's original artwork at the pleasure of the Morgan Library & Museum.

Adventurers, regardless of their age, can have themselves superimposed into the action in the “Where the Wild Things Are” Kodak photo booth open beginning tomorrow at the New York Public Library Children’s Center and Official NYC Information Center.

What would little Max make of all the hoopla? ‘Tis all part of the five-day activityfest to celebrate the long-awaited/much anticipated release of the film, “Where the Wild Things Are,” based on Sendak’s beloved children’s book.

“New York City is an urban jungle in which its residents and visitors can let their imaginations run wild, so it is fitting that we celebrate the big-screen release of Maurice Sendak’s treasured childhood story here in his hometown where he found the inspiration to write the book,” said George Fertitta, CEO of NYC & Company, which along with Warner Bros. Pictures is hosting the party. “‘Wild Things Week in NYC’ is a great event for the City, as the film’s new and inventive adaptation of this timeless book is sure to bring together a diverse collection of people all celebrating the same classic tale.”

For sure, two major events tomorrow have the potential to draw a crowd. First, Forest Whitaker and others from the “Where the Wild Things Are” cast will read from the book at the main branch of the New York Public Library. Then tomorrow evening, stars and stargazers descend/ascend on Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall for the red-carpet premiere of the film, which was directed by Spike Jonze and adapted for the big screen by Jonze and Dave Eggers.

And that’s pretty much a wrap Friday (16 Oct.) when the “Where the Wild Things Are” opens nationwide.

Visit to see a complete schedule for “Wild Things Week in NYC," including event times, venues and addresses.

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