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Things to Do With Kids in Manhattan on February 11

February 11, 2015   |    

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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Manhattan Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Manhattan today, February 11, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Manhattan's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the parks, for outdoor and nature activities; and in the theaters, for children's concerts and performances. Plus, get details and directions on any street fairs or holiday festivals happening February 11. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Manhattan, check out our complete calendar of events.

Family Art Workshops: Paint! - The Museum of Modern Art
Through February 15, 2015 - Midtown

Workshop for four year olds and their adult companions. Kids get creative and messy using fingers, brushes, and other materials to explore making marks with paint. At the end of the program, families can search in MoMA’s galleries for different ways that artists use paint. You may sign up for one date and time per workshop. Registration for all sessions of this workshop will open 10 days before the first session, beginning at 10:30am.

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike - Paper Mill Playhouse
Through February 15, 2015 - Millburn

The master of comedy, Christopher Durang, mixes six distinct characters and dishes up a hilarious stew in this production. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister Masha returns unannounced with her twenty-something boy-toy, Spike. A weekend of rivalry, regret, and raucousness begins. For ages 13 and older.

Everything About A Family (Almost) - TADA! Youth Theater
Through February 16, 2015 - Chelsea

TADA! Youth Theater professionally produces original Off-Broadway musicals performed by talented kids for family audiences. This production was conceived and created by the young ensemble and is all about family. A musical revue about how quirky, fun, endearing- and irreplaceable a family can be.

Crafty Afternoons - Columbus Library
Through February 18, 2015 - Hell's Kitchen

Craft activities for ages 3-12.

Shababa Bakery - 92Y
Through February 20, 2015 - Upper East Side

Squish, roll, and braid your own challah to take home and bake. For children of all ages.

MOCACREATE: Museum Makeover! - Museum of Chinese in America
Through February 21, 2015 - Little Italy

An inter-generational Lunar New Year decorating bonanza. Ring in the New Year by crafting handmade decorations at this workshop. Use an assortment of supplies to transform the Museum space with colorful creations, which will be on display at MOCA's Cultural Programs Center through the Lunar New Year Family Festival.

Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection - New-York Historical Society
Through February 22, 2015 - Upper West Side

The New-York Historical Society will be transformed this holiday season with the installation of a spectacular exhibit of treasures from the renowned Jerni Collection of model trains, scenic elements and toys. The dynamic display will appeal to all age groups, showcasing the beauty and allure of toys from a bygone era. The exhibition begins at the West 77th Street entrance, where movement and sound from four large-scale multimedia screens will make it seem as though trains are roaring through the space. A 360-degree mountainous landscape will be on view in the Judith and Howard Berkowitz Sculpture Court, featuring artifacts grouped into ten scenes.

Family Sundays at the Rubin Museum of Art! - Rubin Museum of Art
Through February 22, 2015 - Flatiron

Bring your family to the Rubin Museum for a Sunday afternoon full of family-friendly activities. Drop into the Education Center for some art-making, enjoy a 2pm family exhibition tour, or go on your own thematic gallery search. Lotus flowers are symbolic of purity of the body, speech, and mind in Buddhist art. Find out more by discovering lotus flowers in the artworks in the exhibition The All-Knowing Buddha: A Secret Guide, then drop by the art studio to make your own lotus flower mosaic out of natural materials. Ages 3 and older.

Cambuyón - The New Victory Theater
Through February 22, 2015 - Midtown

When it comes to making instruments out of everyday objects, anything goes for the charismatic cast of this energetic production. Wooden crates, recycled glass bottles and even a small matchbox find new life in the hands and feet of this energetic ensemble. Through body percussion, tap dance, hip hop and drumming, these performers trade robust beats and cultural cadences to form unique rhythms with African, Irish, Spanish and American influences. Part dance, part music and every part exuberant.

Walking Tour Special: Preparing for the New Year in Chinatown - Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)
Through February 22, 2015 - Little Italy

Lunar New Year is the liveliest and most important celebration in Chinese culture and what better way to experience it than in Chinatown NYC? MOCA's walking tour takes visitors through Chinatown to learn about holiday traditions and customs observed by Chinese households. Witness how the neighborhood transforms itself in preparation for the New Year and discover the characteristics that make this holiday unique.

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Lunar New Year Tales - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
Through February 22, 2015 - Upper West Side

Every Sunday families discover New York history through tales of the past at this story time session. In February, celebrate our Chinese American exhibition with Lunar New Year tales. Ages 4 – 7. February 1: Sam and the Lucky Money written by Karen Chinn and illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright & Ying-Hwa-Hu. Chinese New Year means red envelopes filled with lucky money and Sam cannot wait to spend his. What will he decide to spend his lucky money on? Sweets to eat? Toys to play with? Or maybe an act of kindness? February 8: Bringing in the New Year by Grace Lin. Come learn about all the special traditions involved in welcoming the New Year – from sweeping the old year out of the house to awakening the fearsome dragon. February 15: The Great Race: The Story of the Chinese Zodiac written by Dawn Casey and illustrated by Anne Wilson. Thirteen animals have been invited to compete in an epic race by the Jade Emperor to determine the order of the Chinese Zodiac. Who will cross the finish line first? February 22: A New Year's Reunion by Yu Li-Qiong and Zhu Cheng-Liang. Chinese New Year is a time for family reunions big and small. Come hear the story of when little Maomao's father comes home to celebrate the biggest holiday of the year.

Asian American Festival - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through February 22, 2015 - West Village

CMA will team up with the Asian American Arts Alliance to explore the creative world of Asian culture and arts on Sundays throughout February. The events will feature live music, dance, theater and storytelling performances, art-making workshops inspired by Asian cultures, and much more.

Women and Girls' Soccer - Battery Park City Parks
Through February 22, 2015 - Battery Park

Soccer develops agility, speed and stamina, and also teaches the importance of teamwork even in the heart of the winter. Whether you are an aspiring athlete, trying to stay warm or simply want to try a new sport, all are welcome to participate in this weekly event at BPC. For ages 12 and older.

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: The Migration - Arsenal in Central Park
Through February 24, 2015 - Upper East Side

In the midst of tremendous upheaval—two world wars and the Great Depression—a vast movement of people, some 6 million African American descendants of the Antebellum South, fled the racial segregation and discrimination of Jim Crow laws for northern and western U.S. cities. The "Great Migration," as it is commonly termed, caused a seismic societal demographic shift and left an indelible mark on the urbanization of America. Twenty-two artists share their interpretations of this historical epoch and its impact.

New Parent Get Togethers-Drop-In - 92nd Street Y
Through February 25, 2015 - Upper East Side

Led by 92Y Parenting Center director Sally Tannen and New York's top child psychologists and pediatricians, this weekly discussion group is a great way for new parents to share experiences, learn from one another and make friends. Against the familiar backdrop of gurgles and squeals, parents can compare notes on topics from scheduling to strollers. Half the fun is watching the newborns relate to each other. February topics: Feb. 4: Choosing childcare, Feb. 11: Getting fit with baby, Feb. 18: Financial planning, Feb. 25: Dad’s essential role. For ages 0-12 months. No registration required.

Parent Tours of the Ready, Set, Go Preschoolers Program - Rutgers Presbyterian Church
Through February 25, 2015 - Upper West Side

Ready, Set, Go is dedicated to nurturing children's innate curiosity and joy in learning. The program offers a balanced, whole-child approach in which preschoolers learn through play. Theme-based units allow children to explore topics in depth through dramatic play, storytelling, sensory play, block building, art, science, and more. Enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year is underway, and spots are filling up. There are still available places for children who will be between the ages of 2.9 years and 4.5 years as of Sep. 1, 2015. Tours are for parents only. RSVP to Jennifer Moore at jmoore@rutgerschurch.org or 212-877-8227, x212.

Infant Massage - Prenatal Yoga Center
Through February 25, 2015 - Upper West Side

Sing and bond with your baby, using music and massage to stimulate his brain and relax his muscles and organs. Best for babies 0-6 months. Fun and relaxing for mom too!

Arts and Crafts - Chatham Square Library
Through February 25, 2015 - Lower East Side

Create fun projects using a variety of materials and skills. For children ages 5 to 11.

Start With Art - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through February 26, 2015 - Upper East Side

One of The Met's regular family programs for families with children ages 3-6. Share ideas and enjoy stories, sketching, and other gallery activities that bring works of art to life. February's theme is African American History.

Design Tales - Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Through February 26, 2015 - Upper East Side

Design Tales is a free literacy-based design program for pre-school children and their caregivers that incorporates storytelling, design vocabulary, and hands-on activities. Kids will explore design basics for preschoolers between the ages of 2 – 5. Caregivers are invited to participate in interactive reading sessions that focus on design based books. These sessions will engage your littlest designers in visualization, creative play and inspire hands-on activities lead by a museum educator. Registration required. Registration begins on Jan. 30.

Little New Yorkers - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
Through February 27, 2015 - Upper West Side

Held in the cozy Barbara K. Lipman Children's History Library, this program introduces New York and American history to the littlest New Yorkers with age-appropriate themes and engaging hands-on activities. Ages 3-5. February 3 and 6:: Same, Same But Different by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw. Celebrate Black History Month and the diversity. Children will explore the similarities and differences between a New York boy and his friend in India. Children will then make a people paper chain collage. February 10 and 13: Abuela by Arthur Dorros. It's Valentine's Day this week! Celebrate the love we have for our family with this lovely story of a day spent with a wonderful grandmother. Children will then make a love heart necklace. February 17 and 20: Chinatown by William Low. Celebrate the Chinese New Year with a closer look at the celebrations around Chinatown. Children will then make a dragon finger puppet. February 24 and 27: We March by Shane Evans. Celebrate Black History Month with this beautiful calming story about change and community. Children will then make hanging peace birds.

WINTER AFTERSCHOOL SPORTS & GAMES - Battery Park City Parks
Through February 27, 2015 - Battery Park

Don't let cold weather stop you from taking part in your favorite sports. Come down to Battery Park City after school for free soccer, flag-football, hockey, and more. For ages 7 and older.

Arts of the African Diaspora - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through February 28, 2015 - Crown Heights

Connect to the past and the future by creating a craft that celebrates the traditional and contemporary customs of people of African descent.

Film Screening: Brooklyn Boheme - Brooklyn Historical Society
Through February 28, 2015 - Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Boheme, the acclaimed 2011 documentary by Brooklyn resident, writer and historian Nelson George and award-winning film director Diane Paragas tells the story of the robust and very active black arts movement in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill from the mid-1980s through the 1990s. Screenings take place every Sunday in February at 3pm in the Brooklyn Historical Society's Great Hall.

Tours for Fours: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes: People in Art - The Museum of Modern Art
Through February 28, 2015 - Midtown

Look, listen, and share ideas while you explore modern and contemporary art in this program for four year olds and their families. Movement, drawing, and other gallery activities give everyone the chance to participate. A different theme is explored each month. Tickets are distributed at the Education and Research Building reception desk starting at 10am. This program is for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids. Note: Kids must be four years old to attend this program. Younger siblings are allowed to accompany the group, but the participating child must be four.

MEMORY PRINTS: THE STORY WORLD OF PHILLIP CHEN - The Museum of Chinese in America
Through March 01, 2015 - Lower Manhattan

Chen's body of work explores the intersections between American heritage, historical and personal narratives, and politically engaged themes such as feminism, race relations, and colonialism. In Memory Prints, relief etchings are part futurist blueprints and part archaeologic shards, each juxtaposed in an almost Rube Goldberg set of relationships and movements. The exhibition unearths the emotional landscape of an inter-generational American family's multiple pasts, present and future.

Caring for Your Newborn Baby - Prenatal Yoga Center
Through March 01, 2015 - Upper West Side

Andrea Syms-Brown (Intl Board Certified Lactation Consultant) helps pre and post-natal parents to find the humor and joy in care routines for their new baby. Andrea will teach the workshop using anecdotes and props for hands-on learning, making the workshop a fun and indelible way to learn and remember new skills.

Galli's Cinderella 2015 - Gloria Maddox Theater
Through March 01, 2015 - Chelsea

The classic tale, told with songs and music in a production suited to children ages 4 and older. As with all of Galli Theaters show, Cinderella is interactive, giving the young audience a chance to help the characters and actively participate in the performance.

The Berenstain Bears Live - MMAC
Through March 08, 2015 - Upper West Side

See Bear Country come to life on stage while learning about the importance of honesty, health, and safety. Appropriate for Mamas, Papas, and Young Cubs of all ages this live musical production is filled with fun songs and dancing. The Berenstain Bears learn important life lesson in this an adaptation of three of The Berenstain Bears' most beloved books: The Berenstain Bears Learn About Strangers, The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food, and The Berenstain Bears' Trouble at School. Brother gets a bad grade on a test at school. At first, he tries to hide his troubles but soon realizes opening up to his family is the best way to help solve his problems. Sister gets a little carried away as she starts saying "Hello" to everyone she meets at the Village Green. Finally, when Doc Grizzly points out that the Berenstain Bears are eating way too much junk food, it is a tough pill to swallow, especially for Papa, who rips his overalls (exposing his red polka dot underwear) trying to show off how fit he is. Everyone's secret is revealed when Mama finds Brother's test, Papa's junk food wrappers, and Sister's new friend, Mr. Frog. In the end, it becomes clear to each of the Berenstain Bears that what truly matters is family.

2015 TIMES SQUARE VALENTINE HEART DESIGN - Times Square
Through March 08, 2015 - New York

Brooklyn-based design studio Stereotank won a competition to create a public art installation for Valentine's Day and HeartBeat is the result. The large sculpture consists of a massive heart glowing to the rhythm of a strong, deep and low frequency heartbeat sound which changes its rate as visitors approach, move around and engage with it. The audience is invited to play, listen, dance and feel the vibrations of the heart while enjoying the warm pulsating light.

Can Do Duck: The Musical - The Culture Project
Through March 08, 2015 - Greenwich Village

This q-wacky sounding musical follows the story of two families, a human family and a duck family, as they learn to try new things, work as a team and love and accept their differences. Based on the popular children’s book series, The Can Do Duck, that has positively influenced and helped people overcome challenges all over the world. This musical aims to inspire the audience with with a "can-do" attitude. For ages 3-11.

CirKiz, A Cool Kid's Dance Party - Cielo
Through March 15, 2015 - West Village

CirKiz is a cutting-edge dance party for kids. Created by nightclub veterans and DJs for the next generation of electronic music fans to celebrate music, dance & community. Each exclusive NYC nightclub is transformed into a unique kid-centric daytime party space where families together can listen & dance to DJs, see live performances and experience a nightclub environment in a safe controlled daytime setting. CirKiz events are focused on kids 6-12 years of age, however all children and parents accompanied by them are welcome. There will be a special performance by THE DREAM LAB which fuses alien science to human bodies to create a mesmerizing experience for audiences throughout the galaxy. DJ Natalie, 8-year-old DJ Alden and his dad DJ Jesse will be back providing the soundtrack. Kids MUST be accompanied by a parent or Guardian. Adults MUST be accompanied by a kid.

Transform! Where Tradition meets Tomorrow-Exhibition Workshops with Art Educators - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
Through March 21, 2015 - Murray Hill

Children will devise ways to respond to and represent the ideas behind the video and multimedia works on view in the exhibition: Voyage to the Virtual, using traditional materials and techniques found in printmaking, painting, and collage. Completed pieces will be photographed and projected onto objects and surfaces as children experiment with new and unusual methods of displaying artwork. Enrollment is limited; early registration is strongly encouraged. About the art educators Dr. Amy Brook Snider arrived at the Pratt Institute in 1979. She chaired the Art and Design Education Department for 30 years while also working as a consultant in arts education. As Chair, she received grants for a number of programs promoting art, poetry, and design in the education of public school students. In 2012, she re-emerged as a full professor, teaching, supervising student teachers, and advising thesis students. Brook Snider’s non-traditional approach to the profession is exemplified by the broad range of her interests, i.e., storytelling and children’s picture books, self-taught artists, and the integration of design in art education, to name a few. She has served as Director of Writing across the Curriculum, and as a representative on the Faculty Council and later, the Academic Senate. She was a founding member of the Initiative for Arts, Community, and Social Change Committee, and served on several committees across schools and departments. In addition to teaching at Pratt, she has lectured in the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain; designed international and American educational programs; published articles; conducted teacher workshops; curated exhibitions; organized national panels and conferences; and advised a public television station, an architectural firm, and private foundations. Brook Snider has also served on the Board of the Beginning with Children Charter School and was awarded a Fulbright Specialist Grant in 2010. Caitlin Reller received her B.F.A. in sculpture from the Herberger College of Fine Arts and Design in Tempe, Arizona. Upon graduation she received the Most Outstanding Sculpture Student Award. Reller obtained her Masters in Art and Design Education from Pratt Institute in December 2012. She is a co-founder of and teacher for the Small Hands Workshop, an affordable art program for young children in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband and children.

The 2014/2015 Season of R&R: Shabbat at The JCC – Family Day - The JCC In Manhattan
Through March 21, 2015 - Upper West Side

Make your Shabbat afternoon special and join with your community to enjoy workshops, art, yoga, meditation, food, music, study sessions, film, creative art projects, spa experiences, indoor & outdoor play. There are programs for both children and adults. Guaranteed fun for the whole family. All are welcome.

Transform! Where Tradition meets Tomorrow-Exhibition Workshops with Art Educators - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
Through March 21, 2015 - Murray Hill

Children will devise ways to respond to and represent the ideas behind the video and multimedia works on view in Voyage to the Virtual using traditional materials and techniques found in printmaking, painting, and collage. Completed pieces will be photographed and projected onto objects and surfaces as children experiment with new and unusual methods of displaying artwork. About the art educators Dr. Amy Brook Snider arrived at the Pratt Institute in 1979. She chaired the Art and Design Education Department for 30 years while also working as a consultant in arts education. As Chair, she received grants for a number of programs promoting art, poetry, and design in the education of public school students. In 2012, she re-emerged as a full professor, teaching, supervising student teachers, and advising thesis students. Caitlin Reller received her B.F.A. in sculpture from the Herberger College of Fine Arts and Design in Tempe, Arizona. Upon graduation she received the Most Outstanding Sculpture Student Award. Reller obtained her Masters in Art and Design Education from Pratt Institute in December 2012. She is a co-founder of and teacher for the Small Hands Workshop, an affordable art program for young children in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband and children. Enrollment is limited; early registration is strongly encouraged.

Hayes Greenfield: Give Me A Sound! - 13th Street Repertory Theater
Through March 22, 2015 - Chelsea

If your kids love music or noise making you won't want to miss this. Award-winning musician and educator Hayes Greenfield presents a fun, creative, and highly interactive sound experience for families and kids of all ages. The audience plays the role of the orchestra and chorus, with Hayes Greenfield serving as maestro for a splendid sonic journey that harnesses kids' sheer love of making sound. No instruments are necessary because all sounds are made by participants' hands, arms, legs, feet, and voices, as they tap, clap, rub, stomp, and vocalize. If kids want to bring instruments, however, all are welcome, especially hand-held percussion instruments like pots and pans, shakers, sticks, tambourines, triangles, cymbals, and party noise makers. Working and playing with sound enhances children's abilities by developing focus, concentration, active memory, creative flexibility, self-regulation, socialization, and hand/eye coordination, while raising self-esteem. Beyond all that, it's just plain fun!

CMOM Kamishibai - Children's Museum of Manhattan
Through March 27, 2015 - Upper West Side

Kamishibai is a traditional form of Japanese storytelling. Join CMOM educators for an interactive telling of traditional and modern kawaii-inspired stories.

Monday Madness - New Amsterdam Library
Through March 30, 2015 - Tribeca

A fun craft, short movie, or a surprise activity. For ages 3-12. The New Amsterdam Library will be closed from Feb. 9-22 to facilitate branch improvements so please check website before attending.

Movement Circle Time - Children's Museum of Manhattan
Through March 31, 2015 - Upper West Side

Sing, move your body and use your listening ears to hear special stories at this daily workshop for ages 4 and younger.

Art Trek - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through April 04, 2015 - Upper East Side

For families with children ages 7–11. Travel through time and around the world on a Museum adventure. Discover favorite works of art as you look and learn together.

Youth Wheelchair Basketball - Chelsea Recreation Center
Through April 26, 2015 - Chelsea

Part of Chelsea Recreation Center's sports program for children with physical disabilities. Come out and learn to play wheelchair basketball with the New York Rollin' Fury. There are sportschairs available for use at Chelsea Recreation Center, if needed. Ages 6-21.

Breastfeeding Support Circle with Andrea Syms-Brown - Prenatal Yoga Center
Through April 28, 2015 - Upper West Side

Andrea Syms-Brown, IBCLC, leads this breastfeeding circle which is popular for its a clinical yet warm approach to breastfeeding today. Brown bag your lunch, come by, nurse and snuggle with your baby. An opportunity to meet other new moms and guided by Andrea Syms-Brown, explore the joy, and unravel the mysteries of breastfeeding and mothering in modern times.

'Pixelated: Sum of Its Pieces' - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through May 03, 2015 - New York

This exhibition brings together emerging and mid-career artists whose work explores different means of perception. Artists on view include: Aziz +Cucher, Omar Chacon, Christian Faur, Bradley Hart, Richard Klein, Daniel Rozin, Al Souza, and Devorah Sperber. For better or worse, our lives are increasingly played out on a screen. From checking directions to playing a game on the latest bestselling app, digital technologies are a part of our everyday lives. Just as individual “pixels” are pieced together to create a larger image or message, this exhibition brings together visual artists whose works explore the intersection between art and technology, or who break down the very materials they work with into individual parts. Visitors are encouraged to look carefully: what you see from far away may strongly differ from what you view up-close. Each artwork is intended to be examined from different distances and viewpoints.

RAPUNZARELLA WHITE A Fairly Fractured Tale - 13th Street Repertory Theater
Through May 09, 2015 - Manhattan

Following a successful run in The Midtown Children's Musical Theater Festival, this show reopens at the 13th Street Rep in January. Written by June Rachelson-Ospa and Daniel Neiden it follows three baby triplets, Rapunzel, Cinderella, and Snow White who are kidnapped by an angry witch. Each Princess is catapulted into her own fractured fairy tale, awaiting rescue by their own personal, bumbling and, of course, musical, Prince. Described by the creators as a comic take on the Princess waiting for a Prince genre this sassy musical production will entertain parents as much a little ones. For ages 4 and older.

Just Drop In! - Guggenheim Museum
Through May 15, 2015 - Upper East Side

Every Sunday families are invited to explore exhibition highlights through creative, interactive projects led by museum educators. For families with children ages 3–10.

Hello from Japan! - Children's Museum of Manhattan
Through May 16, 2015 - Upper West SIde

Hello from Japan! is a new interactive exhibit in CMOM’s Lower Level Gallery. It will transport families to two distinct areas of Tokyo that exist side by side: one serene and exquisite, the other, too cute for words. The museum will be running fun Japanese workshops to support the exhibition. Everything from manga artists and food, to traditional Japanese storytelling. See website for activity details.

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 25, 2015 - Upper West Side

Featuring up to 500 live, free-flying tropical butterflies from the Americas, Africa, and Asia, this annual favorite returns. The butterflies are housed in a vivarium that approximates their natural habitat, includes live flowering plants that serve as nectar sources, and features controlled artificial light, temperature, and humidity. Featured species include iridescent blue morpho butterflies, striking scarlet swallowtails, and large owl butterflies.

Breastfeeding support group - 92nd Street Y
Through May 25, 2015 - Upper East Side

Breastfeeding is an evolving process that raises many questions and concerns. Meet with other moms, babies and a lactation specialist from 92Y Parenting Center to discuss topics such as the emotional ups and downs of breastfeeding, what happens when your milk supply is weak, how to juggle breastfeeding and work, and whether and how to supplement. Come when you can.

Mommy & Me: Yoga - Preschool of the Arts
Through June 01, 2015 - East Village

Specially geared yoga poses for both little ones and adults with certified yoga instructor experienced with early childhood movement. Together, babies and adults learn yoga postures and techniques in a fun, relaxing setting. For more information and to sign up please email CSMommyandMe@nycpreschool.org, or call our school at 212-533-1822.

Mommy & Me: Music & Movement - Preschool of the Arts
Through June 03, 2015 - East Village

A mixed movement and music class for toddlers and their caregivers. For the first half of the program children run and play, developing their mindfulness, peer interactions, cooperation skills, and both fine and gross motor skills. After playtime, the children gather together on the mat with a guitar-playing children’s music specialist for songs and movement. Their musical ear and appreciation develop along with general knowledge and language skills as they join in for sing-alongs, musical storytelling and instrument play. For more information and to sign up please email CSMommyandMe@nycpreschool.org, or call.

Jack And The Beanstalk - Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park
Through June 15, 2015 - Upper West Side

Based on the classic English fairytale, this fresh retelling of the Swedish Cottage original production takes Jack on an enchanting adventure up a magical beanstalk. In this starry new world, Jack encounters the notorious Giant, Milford, whose thieving ways have brought misfortune upon Jack and his mother. Determined to make life better for his family, Jack, with help from friends old and new, risks his life to take back what the Giant stole. For ages 3-9

Preschool Place - NY Hall of Science
Through June 30, 2015 - Corona

The ideal space to explore, discover and build! Little ones can experience multi-sensory activities in a safe, protected area and is specially designed to meet the developmental needs of children ages birth to 6 years old. Sing-alongs, story times and art activities are featured during weekends and holidays. This program is available thru June 30, 2015.

Tiny Giants - American Museum of Natural History
Through July 05, 2015 - Upper West Side

Using the incredibly immersive power of specialist 3D cameras, audiences are transported to another world to experience the titanic battles tiny creatures face to survive. A chipmunk in a wild wood and a grasshopper mouse in Arizona's scorched deserts are both forced to grow up fast when they find themselves alone for the first time. Only by using their ingenious superpowers can these hidden creatures survive. Tiny Giants is produced by BBC Earth and narrated by Golden Globe nominee Stephen Fry (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug). Tiny Giants will be shown daily in the Museum's Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Theater, in 2D at 10:30 am and 12:30 pm, and in 3D at 11:30 am, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, and 4:30 pm. Times are subject to change.

Neighborhood Movie Nights at St. Paul’s - St. Paul's Chapel
Through July 24, 2015 - Lower Manhattan

Give Netflix, Hulu and Amazon a break and head to St. Paul’s Chapel in Lower Manhattan for Neighborhood Movie Nights on the fourth Friday of each month. Snacks (popcorn and drinks) are free too! Most films are rated PG13. Schedule subject to change, check website for details. Jan. 23: E.T. (PG) Feb. 27: West Side Story (unrated) Mar. 27: Goonies (PG) Apr. 24: Adventures in Babysitting (PG-13) May 22: King Kong (1933 - unrated) Jun. 26: Back to the Future (PG) Jul. 24: Dirty Dancing (PG-13)

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Nature's Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters - American Museum of Natural History
Through August 09, 2015 - Upper West Side

From earthquakes and volcanoes to hurricanes and tornadoes, nature’s forces shape our dynamic planet and often endanger people around the world. Nature’s Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters uncovers the causes of these natural disasters, explores the consequences, and examines how people cope and adapt in their aftermath. The exhibition features compelling interactive displays and animations to help visitors understand how natural phenomena occur. By monitoring earthquakes around the world in real time, manipulating a model earthquake fault, generating a virtual volcano, standing within the center of a roaring tornado, and watching the power of Hurricane Sandy via an interactive map of New York City, visitors will learn how scientists are helping to make better predictions, plan responses, and prepare for future events. The exhibition is overseen by Edmond A. Mathez, curator in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. Nature’s Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters was originally created by The Field Museum, Chicago, with additional content developed bythe American Museum of Natural History. Nature’s Fury is proudly sponsored by Travelers.

MoMA Art Lab: Places and Spaces - The Museum of Modern Art
Through August 31, 2015 - Midtown

Transport yourself! Discover landscapes, cityscapes, real places and imagined spaces. In the lab visitors of all ages can design, draw, build and create as we explore places and space in modern and contemporary art.

Toddler Story Time in the Nolen Library - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through December 01, 2015 - Upper East Side

Gather around to look, listen, sing, and have fun with picture books; then continue your adventure with a self-guided gallery hunt (requiring admission fee) in the Museum. For families with children ages 18 months–3 years. Space is limited; first come, first served.

Open Play Community Day - ATLAS Foundation for Autism
Through December 26, 2015 - Chelsea

It is estimated that 1 in 68 children (in multiple communities) in the United States has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)*. However despite these numbers, families living with autism find it more difficult to get out and about. Every other Saturday ATLAS opens the doors of its 7,300 sq. ft. facility and welcomes members of the autism community and their families to drop in, play, gather & connect in a worry-free environment where acceptance is the norm. This event is free but donations of any amount are appreciated will help provide refreshments and materials for Open Play Community Days. *Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder among children aged 8 years - Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 11 sites, United States, 2010.

Lit Talks for Readers with Regina Teltser - Bank Street Bookstore
Through December 28, 2015 - Morningside Heights

Bank Street Bookstore's bookseller extraordinaire Regina Teltser leads biweekly read-alouds for ages 9 to 17. Featuring dramatized readings for middle-graders and young adults and discussions on theme afterward.

Fractured Fables Puppet Theater - Bank Street Bookstore
Through December 31, 2015 - Morningside Heights

Come to an improvisational audience-participation puppet show with live music, where you choose which classic tales are retold with a twist of comedy. Each show is unique and usually features special guests. For ages 1-5.

Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family - National Museum of the American Indian
Through January 10, 2016 - Battery Park

Jewelry making has long been an important part of the lives of Southwest Native peoples. During the last 50 years, Native jewelers in the Southwest—Navajos in particular—have created a contemporary aesthetic that draws on traditional materials and reflects the persistence of cultural values such as beauty, centering, and balance. Glittering World presents the story of Navajo jewelry through the lens of the gifted Yazzie family of Gallup, New Mexico—one of the most celebrated jewelry making families of our time.

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