Kate Gosselin's 36th Birthday in the Big Apple

Posted Saturday March 19, 2011 12:02 AM GMT

Getting an early start on the celebrations, Kate Gosselin enjoyed a pre-birthday outing in New York City on Friday night (March 18).

The TLC reality star mom was all smiles while clad in a little black dress as she was escorted to STK for a fun-filled birthday dinner, despite the fact that she actually turns 36-years-old on March 28th.

The Big Apple dinner excursion comes as Miss Gosselin is readying for the family's return to TV next month.

Following a recent hiatus, Kate and the brood can be seen on TLC beginning on Monday, April 4.

During the season premiere, viewers will see the famous mommy and her eight children in Australia, the kids' farthest trip from home yet.

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