Music Fest and Fireworks - Kensico Dam
July 03, 2015 - Rye
Live entertainment, patriotic music, and firework displays. Bring blankets or lawn chairs.
Summer on the Hudson: Totally Public Karaoke - Pier 1, Riverside Park South
July 03, 2015 - Upper West Side
If you like to sing then don't miss this. The crowd is waiting...Bring your friends, bring your voice, and bring your courage.
A song selection sheet will be available for you to peruse. Performance slots will be by sign up and the registration process will begin at 5:30pm. First come, first to perform.
Fireworks on the Pier - Rye Playland
Through July 04, 2015 - Rye
Fireworks on the pier on July 3 and July 4. Arrive by 9:15pm.
'Cinderella,' by American Ballet Theatre - The Metropolitan Opera House
Through July 04, 2015 - Upper West Side
A summer treat for ballet fans. Ashton's choreography is widely considered to be one of the greatest versions of this fairy tale, so get your tickets early. Join ABT and its beautiful dancers for a stage fantasy to enrapture children of all ages. A cornucopia of sly wit and inventive choreography to sate the most devoted of ballet fans.
On July 1 at 2pm and July 4 at 7pm, kids go free! See abt.org/performances/kidsgofree.asp for details.
Lafayette's Hermione Voyage 2015 and Parade of Ships - South Street Seaport and other venues in Lower Manhattan
Through July 04, 2015 - Lower Manhattan
An exact replica of L'Hermione, a 18th Century Frigate and tall ship that took part in the Revolutionary War, is sailing across the Atlantic from France, along the east coast and into New York City Harbor in time for Independence Day celebrations.
Activities include tours of the ship, flag raising ceremony and parade, re-enactments and a fantastic Parade of Ships into the harbor.
Learn about this amazing ship, as well as Marquis de Lafayette and his important friendship with George Washington.
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.
Mamaroneck Fire Dept. Annual Carnival - Mamaroneck Fire Dept
Through July 05, 2015 - Mamaroneck
Rides, games, a dunk tank, food, and raffles. All the money raised goes to the Mamaroneck Fire Dept.
Independence Day at CMOM - Children's Museum of Manhattan
Through July 05, 2015 - Upper West Side
Celebrate Independence Day at CMoM with a number of different, fun workshops and activities.
Independence Day American Dream Quilt: July 1-5; 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. For ages 5 and older, sign up required.
Getting Creative with Art: Independence Day Fireworks: July 3, 12:15pm; July 4, 10am and 12:15pm; July 5, 10am and 12:15pm. For ages 4 and younger. Drop in.
Super Sprowtz Live! July 5, 11am-3pm. All ages.
Meet the Super Sprowtz and their Super Trainer Roger for a fun filled show as they share the powers hidden within every veggie and the importance of keeping a healthy body and mind.
Water World: Immersive Dome Experience - The American Museum of Natural History
Through July 11, 2015 - Upper West Side
Take a ride through the solar system and gain a new perspective on our home planet, a unique world colored ocean blue. After passing through Earth's orbit, we'll splash down into the deep oceans to examine life underwater. This 10-minute Geodome experience mixes science visualization and high-resolution video to reveal the many scales at which scientists explore our oceans and marine life.
Pinnochio - Joria Stages
Through July 18, 2015 - Midtown
A modern take on the classic fairy tale for kids. A fun filled hour long musical.
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.
June 26: Back to the Future (PG)
July 24: Dirty Dancing (PG-13)
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - St. Luke's Theatre
Through July 25, 2015 - Midtown
This Off-Broadway performance is an adventure-packed, imaginative, family-friendly hit. C.S. Lewis' beloved classic leaps off the page, complete with magical creatures, an evil witch and a majestic lion. Just two actors give tour-de-force performances to conjure the world of Narnia, with simple props and costumes. This inventive production invites the audience to travel through the mysterious wardrobe and take a journey of the imagination. No wonder then that it's received both award nominations and great reviews since it opened in 2011.
For children ages 6 and older.
Saturday Storytime - Book Culture Columbus
Through July 26, 2015 - Upper West Side
A weekly story time at the Upper West Side branch of Book Culture.
Yippee Skippy Puppet Theater Presents Fractured Fables - Bank Street Bookstore
Through July 26, 2015 - Upper West Side
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 sometimes features special guests. For ages 3-8.
Character Visit - Strand Book Store
Through July 26, 2015 - Union Square
Each weekend, a book character visits the Strand for story time.
June 6-7: Clifford the Big Red Dog.
June 13-14: The Cat in the Hat.
June 20-21: Elmo.
June 27-28: Madeline.
July 4-5: The Cat in the Hat.
July 11-12: Llama Llama.
July 18-19: Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat.
July 25-26: Eeyore.
The Tempest - Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park
Through July 26, 2015 - Harlem
What better place to watch Shakespeare's The Tempest than a NYC park at sunset? Complete with all of its very own sounds and sweet airs and the twangling instruments of the city.
This year's annual free summer production from the Classical Theatre Company of Harlem is the popular tale of Prospero's magical island, directed by Carl Cofield. Full of comedy, magic and music, it's one of the Bards most popular and accessible plays.
Summer on the Hudson Picture Show - Pier I, Riverside Park South
Through July 29, 2015 - Upper West Side
Free movies every Wednesday night in Riverside Park. The movies in this series are best suited to 13 and older. July 1, Jurassic Park (PG13); July 8, Edward Scissorhands (PG13); July 15, The Natural (PG); July 22, The Great Gatsby (Baz Lurhmann's, PG13); July 29, Beasts of the Southern Wild (PG13), Aug. 12, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax (PG).
Heroes in the Greek Mythology - New York Public Library Countee Cullen branch
Through July 29, 2015 - Harlem
Odysseus and his journey, Theseus and the Minotaur, Jason and the Golden Fleece, Perseus and Medusa are among the famous tales kids will experience in this interactive class. Teach kids important life lessons through the adventures of mythological heroes. Ages 6-12.
Toddler Story Time - New York Public Library - Battery Park City Branch
Through July 29, 2015 - Battery Park City
Story time and finger plays for toddlers. For ages 1-3. If weather is nice group meets on the steps behind the library in Tear Drop Park South.
Bitty Book Buddies - New York Public Library, Epiphany branch
Through July 29, 2015 - Grammercy Park
A fun and interactive program for babies and toddlers ages 0-3 years with songs, action rhymes and stories. First come, first served.
Taste of the Terminal - Grand Central Terminal
Through July 29, 2015 - Midtown
At this month long festival, select vendors from around Grand Central Terminal will offer tastings and special offers. There will also be music performances as you enjoy treats like drinks, coffee and ice-cream.
See website for full schedule.
Mad. Sq. Kids Concert Series - Madison Square Park
Through July 30, 2015 - Flatiron District
A series of interactive concerts on the Farragut Lawn. Children can learn simple skills and the appreciation of music from an eclectic mix of today's top children's performing artists. Concerts are rain or shine. Rain location for concerts is held on the southern gravel. Adult supervision is required.
May 28- Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could.
June 4- Suz Slezak.
June 11- Audra Rox.
June 18- Alastair Moock and Friends, celebrating the release "All Kinds of You and Me," a collection of songs inspired by Marlo Thomas' landmark "Free To Be You and Me."
June 25- Recess Monkey, with the NYC debut of their June release "Hot Air."
July 2- TBD.
July 9- Danny Weinkauf & His Red Pants Band.
July 16 - Songs For Seeds brought to you by Apple Seeds.
July 23 - The Suzi Shelton Band.
July 30 - Jazzreach presents Yes Indeed!
Daily Story Hour - Bank Street Bookstore
Through July 31, 2015 - Upper West Side
A popular daily storytime for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Ages 0-6.
Reservations now required for Tuesday story hour via phone the day before.
Summer Scavenger Hunts - New York Historical Society
Through July 31, 2015 - Upper West Side
Escape the heat this summer and go on an adventure in the great indoors. Have you ever stood next to an authentic 18th-century carriage, seen a pair of glasses worn by President Abraham Lincoln, himself, or gotten up close and personal with the wooden leg of one of America's Founding Fathers? Here's your chance to do that, and more, with a scavenger hunt at the NYHS.
Movement Circle Time - Children's Museum of Manhattan
Through July 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.
New Parent Get Togethers-Drop-In - 92nd Street Y
Through August 05, 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.
June topics include:Going back to work, choosing childcare, and traveling with baby.
For ages 0-12 months. No registration required.
Free Summer Theatre - Theatreworks: Lucille Lortel Theatre
Through August 07, 2015 - Greenwich Village
Every year Theatreworks partners with 150 local social service agencies and summer school programs, to provide a high-quality, professional educational theatre experience for some of our city's underserved youth.
This year's show is Skippyjon Jones Snow What (& the 7 Chihuahuas), adapted from the children's book by Judy Schachner.
Although most tickets go to non-profit organizations there are a limited number of free tickets made available to individuals each show day at the theatre on a first come, first served basis. Tickets for each day's performances will be distributed beginning one hour prior to the first performance of the day. Individuals are limited to 4 tickets per adult, per day. Public distribution tickets are limited for the daytime performances during the week. Availability is better for Sunday afternoons and Thursday evenings.
For ages 3-9.
You can also donate to the cause to secure a reserved seat, helping a disadvantaged child in the process. See website for details.
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.
Summer Sunday Family Tour - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through August 09, 2015 - Upper East Side
A special tour for families to discuss and interact with exhibits at the museum. For ages 5 and older. A different theme every week. See website for details.
Registration required: call or visit guggenheim.org/families.
Wildflower Meadow Tour - Randall’s Island Park Alliance
Through August 20, 2015 - Randall's Island
Come take a tour of our Wildflower Meadow which stretches along the East River near the iconic Hell Gate Bridge. It's home to an array of native and ornamental plants that provide food and shelter for bees, butterflies, birds, and other wildlife. Join an experienced member of the Alliance’s Horticulture Department for a walk and talk about our favorite subject… flowers!
Meet at the Randall's Island side of the 103rd St. footbridge.
Kids Yoga - Washington Square Park
Through August 21, 2015 - Greenwich Village
Bring your little one to yoga class for kids with Sacred Sounds Yoga.
All kids must be accompanied by an adult. Mats will be provided for kids.
Suitable for drop-ins.
Class will be held in the seating nook area opposite the big kids' playground, on the east side of Washington Square Park.
Summer Reading - New York Public Library
Through August 21, 2015 -
This summer, libraries citywide are taking part in a program created to encourage reading during the school break and prevent the "summer slide".
Sign up for reading lists, events and craft activities at your local branch and get reading! There are programs for all ages and this year's event has a superhero theme.
Natural Areas Exploration Days - Randall's Island
Through August 22, 2015 - Randall's Island
Come explore Randall's Island wetlands and other natural areas, guided by experts. Explore the Island's diverse plant and animal communities. For more information: Christopher.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mad Square Kids: Art Yard - Madison Square Park, Northern Plaza
Through August 22, 2015 - Flatiron District
Kids can learn a new skill or spark their creativity at this Mad. Sq. Kids' workshop series, featuring some of the best visual and performing artists. Designed for kids ages 1-12. Adult supervision is required and promptness is encouraged.
June 20: Fata Morgana family art workshop.
June 27: Weaving workshop with Jessi Highet.
July 4: Textile workshop with Caroline Kaufman.
July 11: Cartooning workshop with Tom Motley.
July 18: Fata Morgana family art workshop.
July 25: Story Pirates junior puppeteer workshop.
August 1: tbd.
August 8: Community dance workshop with Pat Cannon.
August 15: Rhyme-writing workshop with Secret Agent 23 Skidoo.
August 22: Fata Morgana family art workshop.
Family Capoeira - Inwood Hill Park: Indian Road Lawn
Through August 26, 2015 - Inwood
Capoeira is a unique Brazilian art form that has evolved over centuries into an exciting combination of martial arts, dance, music, and acrobatics. Some of capoeira’s benefits include strength, flexibility, stamina, overall fitness and confidence.
Come to this free weekly class for all and try it out for yourself. All ages.
Lincoln Square BID’s Free Lunchtime Summer Concert Series and Yoga Sessions - Richard Tucker Park
Through August 26, 2015 - Upper West Side
No matter what your taste in music – jazz, cumbia, funk, blues – you can hear it for free this summer at these popular concerts. Bring your lunch and grab a seat. There will also be free refreshments and yoga.
Create Your Own Superhero! - New York Public Library - Ottendorfer Branch, St. Agnes Branch, and Columbus Branch
Through August 28, 2015 -
In this 8 week workshop Community-Word Project Professional Artists will take kids on a journey through the world of Superheroes. Kids will explore the stories and images of Superheroes from cultures across the globe and identify the characteristics of their favorite ones. Kids will then create their own Superheroes, each with a unique backstory, logos/insignias designed, and personal capes constructed. In these workshops students will engage with literacy, visual arts and creativity all while playing in the land of Superheroes. Created for children ages 8-12 years old. Part of the Summer Reading program.
Saturday Kayaking - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 2 Dock
Through August 29, 2015 - Brooklyn Heights
Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! Children younger than 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.
Parent and Me Yoga - Fort Tryon Park: Abby's Lawn
Through August 29, 2015 - Upper Manhattan
Yoga for children of all ages and their parents/caregivers with Christina Shablak, a certified children's instructor.
Meet on Abby's Lawn in Fort Tyron Park, just north of the David Rockefeller Linden Terrace. Please arrive early, and bring a towel or yoga mat. Note that the ground is sloped and there are uneven spots. Will be canceled due to rain or wet ground.
Pinkalicious, The Musical - Vital Children's Company at the Lynn Redgrave Theatre
Through August 30, 2015 - Greenwich Village
This popular musical returns to Bleecker Street. The one hour musical, with book and lyrics by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann and music, lyrics and orchestrations by John Gregor, is based on the popular children's book by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann.
Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.
For ages 2-7.
The Berenstain Bears LIVE! - Manhattan Movement and Arts Center (MMAC)
Through August 30, 2015 - Upper West Side
Adapted from the children’s book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, this popular show is great for pre-schoolers. Kids will fall in love with these characters, just as their parents did when they were growing up.
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.
CMOM'S New York Treasures Scavenger Hunt - Children's Museum of Manhattan
Through August 31, 2015 - Upper West Side
Search for hidden New York treasures throughout CMOM’s five floors of interactive exhibitions in this daily scavenger hunt. Learn fun facts about NYC’s most famous attractions and cultural institutions along the way. Each hidden New York treasure will give you clues to solve a secret message and win a small prize.
Art Trek - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 31, 2015 - Upper East Side
Travel through time and around the world on a Museum adventure. Discover favorite works of art as you look and learn together. For ages 7-11.
Start with Art - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 31, 2015 - Upper East Side
Share ideas and enjoy stories, sketching, singing, and other gallery activities that bring works of art to life at this regular workshop. For ages 3-6.
Hudson Valley Shakespeare Fest - Boscobel House and Gardens
Through September 01, 2015 - Garrison
Don't miss the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Performances include Winter's Tale, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Arabian Nights, An Iliad, and The Tempest. Celebrating its 29th season, the dramatic views of the Hudson combine theater and nature in a beautiful setting. Get the details at hvshakespeare.org.
Summer Sports Experience - Chelsea Field in Chelsea Park
Through September 04, 2015 - Chelsea
Pitch, shoot and score with this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come to every session, or just once.
To get started, please register by email. See website for details.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Barrymore Theater
Through September 06, 2015 - Times Square Theater District
This acclaimed National Theatre production brings Mark Haddon's internationally best-selling novel to life, and has wowed critics.
Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor's dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.
The show transferred to London's West End, following a sold-out run at the National's Cottesloe Theatre in 2012. The production received seven 2013 Olivier Awards, including Best New Play and continues to play to sold-out houses at the Gielgud Theatre in London.
Check out this record-breaking theatrical phenomenon before it sells out.
One World Observatory - One World Trade
Through September 07, 2015 - Financial District
If you have a head for heights you won't want to miss this! Whizz to the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere in less than sixty seconds, then take in the view. There's also dining options and multimedia entertainment to enjoy.
City Splash! - Children's Museum of Manhattan
Through September 07, 2015 - Upper West Side
When the weather turns warm CMOM head to this fun water exhibit. It encourages children of all ages to explore and learn more about our environment and the unique properties of water.
Launch boats down a winding stream, investigate tubs filled with water to learn which objects float and which ones sink, learn about evaporation and experiment with sand to create rivers and lakes.
In July and August, CMOM educators will be teaming up with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection for some pop-up water experiments and story times. Learn about where your water comes from and where it goes as we explore NYC way down underground.
MOCA Free Admission Thursdays - Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)
Through September 07, 2015 - Lower Manhattan
Summer is a great time to explore the galleries of NYC and get out of the heat. This summer check out MOCA for free every Thursday until Labor Day.
It's a great chance to visit the beautiful exhibition: Water to Paper, Paint to Sky: The Art of Tyrus Wong.
Scattered Light - NY Hall of Science
Through September 13, 2015 - Corona
Scattered_Light consists of 528 26-foot lengths of fluorescent orange and pink flagging tape hanging inside the entrance to NYSCI. Created by artist, architect and inventor Dick Esterle, the piece takes advantage of the circular shape of NYSCI’s entrance, allowing for multiple views of the patterns and color shifting of the flagging tape. The piece plays with space, light, color and perception, and changes as sunlight moves around the building. Along with flagging tape, the piece uses paperclips, metal rods and mirror balls, all simple and inexpensive materials that exemplify the maker and DIY spirit.
Dick Esterle, originally from Kentucky, is an artist, architect and the inventor of the Nobbly Wobbly ball, the Klackeroo, Space Chips, and the Amazing Geometry Machine. After graduating university in architecture and art, he moved to New York City in the 1980s and worked with the architect Paul Rudolph and later the artist Isamu Noguchi. While there, his interest in a particular tensegrity model hanging on Noguchi’s wall would later give rise to the Amazing Geometry Machine and eventually lead him into the world of math and art and toy design.
Urban Farm Exploration Days - Randall's Park Alliance
Through September 26, 2015 - Randall's Island
Come discover the Randall’s Island Urban Farm with these discovery days. Meet the chickens and explore the farm, an expert will be on site to answer questions.
Storytelling in the Park - Central Park: Hans Christian Andersen Statue
Through September 26, 2015 - Central Park
An annual Summer tradition, now in its 59th season. Every week a different teller (or two, or more…) will be telling folk stories, fairy tales, mythological fables, and more at this Central Park landmark. Come rain or shine.
For listings see website.
Governors Island Open Season - Governors Island
Through September 27, 2015 - Governors Island
Visitors to Governors Island this year will enjoy more arts, cultural, recreational and educational programs than ever before. Governors Island opens to the public on Saturday, May 23 and will be open every day through September 27 apart from July 4.
CMA's Art Island Outpost - Governors Island
Through September 27, 2015 - Ferries leave from Manhattan and Brooklyn
Spend the summer getting creative with free hands-on art making workshops on Governors Island. All workshops are led by CMA teaching artists and a feature immersive art experiences in the outdoors. Families will make artwork inspired by Governors Island and nature, and our place in between those two.
Activities will be influenced by the works of Andy Goldsworthy, Nils-Udo, and Richard Shilling. They will include scavenging for materials, showcasing interactions with the sun, trees, water, and rocks and exploiting creative potential of everyday trash.
For ages 1-15.
Mad. Sq. Kids: Reads - Madison Square Park: Police Officer Moira Ann Smith Playground
Through September 29, 2015 - Flatiron District
Reading Rangers series will introduce children of all ages to literature through storytelling presented by one of our dedicated partners. Adult supervision is required.
Film: Living in the Ages of Airplanes - NY Hall of Science
Through October 06, 2015 - Corona
This immersive film experience, narrated by actor and pilot Harrison Ford, offers a fresh perspective on a modern-day miracle that many of us take for granted: flying. Using spectacular aerial and nature photography, Living in the Age of Airplanes takes audiences around the globe on an epic journey to 95 locations in 18 countries spanning all seven continents to remind us how, in a single century, aviation has changed our world forever. $6 adults; $5 children, students & seniors, plus NYSCI admission.
Alice: 150 Years of Wonderland - The Morgan Library & Museum
Through October 11, 2015 - Murray Hill
This exhibition uncover the curious history of Alice In Wonderland, presenting an engaging account of the genesis, publication, and enduring appeal of Lewis Carroll's classic tale.
For the first time in three decades, the original manuscript will travel from the British Library in London to New York, where it will be joined by original drawings and letters, rare editions, vintage photographs, and fascinating objects; many never before exhibited.
Find out why the universe of Wonderland took hold of our imagination, and—150 years later—we are still following her down the rabbit hole.
Sunday Story Time in Mr. Morgan's Library - The Morgan Library & Museum
Through October 11, 2015 - Murray Hill
Weekly story time in the Morgan's library.
Follow Alice through Wonderland and hear about her amazing tale. Afterwards, make a brief visit to the exhibition Alice: 150 Years of Wonderland and discover the very book that Lewis Carroll wrote by hand for his friend Alice.
Tuesdays at The Pavillion - Union Square Pavillion
Through October 13, 2015 - Union Square
Regular arts and crafts workshop in Union Square.
Wednesdays in Teardrop Park - Teardrop Park
Through October 28, 2015 - Battery Park City
Come down to Teardrop park for fun-filled afternoons of art projects and games for ages 5 and older.
Each week children can enjoy a different art project; drawing, sculpting, and creating group projects such as murals. The art portion of the afternoon will be led by the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy's Artist/Educators. BPCPC's Parks Programming Leaders (specially trained Play Leaders) plan games based on their understanding of the various stages of child development, and teach games that encourage a sense of community through cooperative play. Participating children are always welcomed to
suggest games. Parks Programming Leaders are prepared to help get games started with perennial favorites such as red light green light, Mr. Fox, asteroids, Wiffle Ball and four square.
All art materials and play supplies are provided.
YOUNG SPROUTS GARDENING - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park: Children's Garden
Through October 29, 2015 - Battery Park City
A gardening program for children ages 3-5 years and an accompanying
adult. Among the simple gardening projects appropriate for preschoolers are: planting seeds, watering the garden, and tasting fresh greens and vegetables – all organically grown.
Children will see a variety of plants, butterflies, insects, worms, and birds – all part of the natural cycle of the garden. Feel cool water on a hot day and the different textures of leaves and plants in the garden. They will smell herbs (lemon verbena, dill, mint, and basil) and flowers (lavender, marigold, and scented geraniums).
Each week there is a new, garden-themed lesson, including learning about pollinators, worms, seeds, weather, flowers, birds, and more. Young children will have fun in the garden doing plant scavenger hunts, and reading nature books related to the day's theme.
Youth Basketball Clinics - North Meadow Recreation Center
Through October 31, 2015 - Central Park
Learn and enhance your skills in the game of basketball through small group instruction and competitive games in this high-energy, interactive clinic. Designed to help young players of all levels develop both on and out the court, these clinics focus on skill development, team play, and sportsmanship. Ages 5 – 17. Open to players of all abilities.
Ages 5-8 (Co-ed): 10-11am
Ages 9-14 (Girls Only): 11am-12pm
Ages 9-17 (Co-ed): 12-2pm
Seasonal Farmstand - Queens County Farm Museum
Through October 31, 2015 - Floral Park
Find out what's growing at the Farm, and see what's in season each week. Shop from over 50 varieties of vegetables, and get tips on how to make easy, nutritious meals for the family. EBT and food stamp benefits are accepted.
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.
Frolic! - Children's Museum of Manhattan
Through December 31, 2015 - Upper West Side
A brand new interactive rock 'n' roll-themed pop-up play space that offers children ages 0-5 a unique set of music, movement and imaginative play experiences that support social, emotional and physical development.
The innovative, 1,500-square-foot play space features a replica of a paint-splattered 1970's Volkswagen minivan, a Rolling Stones-inspired tongue slide, a mini-performance stage and ticket booth, and an interactive video music wall. Little rockers can also mix it up at a baby sensory music mixer, crawl around the soft foam butterfly and whimsical mushrooms, and dance and frolic to a rock 'n' roll soundtrack.
CMOM will be hosting a new program of activities and workshops in the space, as well as making it open to drop-in and play.
Connected Worlds - New York Hall of Science
Through December 31, 2015 - Corona
Presented in NYSCI’s iconic Great Hall, Connected Worlds is a fully immersive, digitally rendered interactive experience where visitors are encouraged to explore the interconnectedness of different environments, learn about the importance of keeping systems in balance, and see how our individual and collective actions can have widespread impact. Through their gestures and movements, visitors interact with animated creatures, plants, trees, and other objects, and see how human decisions affect the environment.
LIFE AT THE LIMITS: STORIES OF AMAZING SPECIES - The American Museum of Natural History
Through January 03, 2016 - Upper West Side
AMNH's new exhibition highlights the incredible life forms on earth and the superpowers that organisms use to survive the most extreme environments.
From bacterium (Deinococcus radiodurans) that repairs its own DNA and withstands over 1,000 times more radiation than humans to elephant seals that can hold their breath for two hours as they dive nearly a mile deep in search of food, many animals, plants, and other organisms on our planet have extraordinary ways of going about the daily business of survival.
Co-curated by Mark Siddall, curator in the Museum's Division of Invertebrate Zoology, and John Sparks, curator in the Museum's Department of Ichthyology, reveals some of the more incredible examples of how animals and plants reproduce, find food, sense the world around them, and thrive in inhospitable habitats.
Life-size and larger-than-life models, live animals, videos, and interactive exhibits highlight a variety of 'superpowers' across the tree of life. From surprising strategies for surviving harsh environments to bizarre mating calls, inventive techniques for eluding predators, and extreme examples of parasitism.
The Hunger Games: The Exhibition - Discovery Times Square
Through January 03, 2016 - Midtown
Thrill your mini Katniss fans with a visit to this brand new exhibit, celebrating all things Hunger Games.
Here they can explore the world of Panem and get up close to hundreds of movie costumes, props and detailed set recreations. Follow Katniss’ journey from District 12 to becoming the Mockingjay, see The Tribute Train, visit Cinna’s studio and see the Girl on Fire Dress, sit down for a TV interview with Caesar Flickerman and try your hands at stunt and knot skills.
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.