The Official List Of "Where The Wild Things Are" Events In NYC This Week From NYC & Company And Warner Bros.

by Rachelle Hruska · October 6, 2009

    Last week, Stanley had the pleasure of being a guest Vice Magazine's screening of "Where the Wild Things Are" at the Tribeca Grand. Every since, he has been on a full on "Wild Things" kick. The office is covered in his forts. Because of his recent fixation on all things Wild Things, we have decided to save him some time and put together a list of the official events from NYC & Company and Warner Bros. Pictures that are happening in NYC this week in preparation of the films Oct. 16th release. The full list of events is below. Go here for more ways to help you prepare for the movie.

    Where the Wild Things Are: Original Drawings by Maurice Sendak, Tues., Oct. 6 – Sun., Nov. 1 Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Avenue View rarely-seen artwork from the book’s author, Maurice Sendak, including his earliest drafts, a pencil drawing for the cover illustration, and a preliminary sketch not incorporated into the final published version. This special exhibition honors the literary work of the cherished author and illustrator.

    Spike Jonze: The First 80 Years, Thurs., Oct. 8 – Sun., Oct. 18 Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street This film exhibition highlights Jonze’s contributions to cinema as a director, producer, cinematographer, writer, actor, choreographer, and sometimes stuntman. Several of the filmmaker’s fiction features, music videos, skate videos, commercials and shorts will be screened.

    “Wild Things” Circle Time at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Sat., Oct. 10 – Fri., Oct. 16 (closed Tues., Oct. 13), 4 PM daily 145 Brooklyn Avenue Come and join the museum for daily readings of Where the Wild Things Are and start the wild rumpus as you wear your crown and listen to the story of Max.

    Painting & Story Time at the Queens Museum of Art, Sun., Oct. 11 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM; readings at 2 PM & 3 PM NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park Embark on a tour of the panorama of the City of New York and imagine yourself as a Wild Thing on the loose, get messy and paint your own Wild Thing, and listen to the story of Where the Wild Things Are in both English and Spanish.

    Creativity Courses at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, Mon., Oct. 12 Various times; visit for a complete schedule 182 Lafayette Street Make a Wild Thing mask out of textured fabrics and paper, and participate in an interactive reading of Where the Wild Things Are during which the storyteller will play Max and the audience will act as the Wild Things.

    Wild Things Workshops at the Staten Island Children’s Museum, Mon.,Oct. 12, Tues., Oct. 13, Fri., Oct. 16 & Sat., Oct. 17 Various times; visit for a complete schedule 1000 Richmond Terrace Create your own Wild Thing out of clay, bake some chocolate bark, and come face-to-face with a real live Wild Thing at the Staten Island Zoo.

    It’s Time to Smile with Max and the Wild Things, Wed., Oct. 14, 10 AM – 7:30 PM & Sat., Oct. 17, 10 AM – 6 PM The New York Public Library, 455 Fifth Avenue – Children’s Center Tues., Oct. 13 – Fri., 16, 9 AM – 6 PM Official NYC Information Center, 810 Seventh Avenue

    Take a photo in the “Where the Wild Things Are” Kodak photo booth. New York Public Library Readings of Where the Wild Things Are, Tues., Oct. 13 – Fri., Oct. 16 Various times; visit for a complete schedule

    Manhattan, the Bronx, Staten Island Daily readings of Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s book will be shared aloud by local librarians to kids of all ages.

    Where the Wild Things Are Celebrity Reading, Tues., Oct. 13, 4 PM The New York Public Library, 455 Fifth Avenue Max Records, Catherine Keener, and Forest Whitaker from the film will read Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s book aloud to children of all ages at the South Court Auditorium in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.

    New York City Premiere of “Where the Wild Things Are,” Tues., Oct. 13, 7 PM Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center Welcome the cast and crew of “Where the Wild Things Are” on the red carpet. The film stars Max Records, Catherine Keener, Mark Ruffalo, Lauren Ambrose, Chris Cooper, James Gandolfini, Catherine O’Hara and Forest Whitaker.

    National release of “Where the Wild Things Are,” Fri., Oct. 16 Theaters nationwide In the big-screen debut of “Where the Wild Things Are,” innovative director Spike Jonze collaborates with celebrated author Maurice Sendak to bring to life the classic storybook about childhood and the places we go to figure out the world we live in.

    New York City attractions, national retailers and media partners will offer special promotions in coordination with the film’s release. Urban Outfitters will sell themed apparel as well as the film’s motion picture soundtrack, and Ugg will sell special limited-edition footwear. Manhattan by Sail will offer $5 discounts on its sailboats rides to customers that mention “Where the Wild Things Are.”