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Things to Do With Kids in Manhattan on September 4

September 4, 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, September 4, 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 September 4. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Manhattan, check out our complete calendar of events.

Field Station: Dinosaurs Meet the Super Stars of Science - Field Station: Dinosaurs
Through September 07, 2015 - Secaucus

Every Saturday in August meet science superstars and take part in free activities. Aug. 1: Owl Pellet Dissection with Dr. Leonisa Ardizzone, author of Science – Not Just for Scientists! Aug. 8: Dr. Scott, from Dinosaur Train, will be in the GOYA Amphitheater at 2pm. His presentation will be followed by a signing event of his new book How to Raise a Wild Child. Season Pass Holders and visitors with Commander's Passes are invited to an exclusive Meet and Greet with Dr. Scott in the Commander's Tent at 5:30pm. Aug. 15: Children will learn about physics and chemistry through hands-on experimenting and exploring. Aug. 22: Renowned Geologist "Doc Rock" Dr. Louis Detofsky will be at the Field Station presenting on the geological history of the location of the park. Aug. 29: NJ State Museum Paleontologist Jason Schein will share the discover paleo-dig "Dinosaur Hunting in the Rocky Mountains." Paleontologist and former Field Station Expedition Manager Brook Rowzee will give a first-hand account of her adventure. Field Station: Dinosaurs features 32 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs, including the 90 foot long Argentinosaurus, in a family friendly park. You can also sing and dance with the Dinosaur Troubadour, meet the Mighty T-rex up close, see Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet in 3D, and dig for real fossils in the Paleontologists' Laboratory.

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.

Family Camping - Inwood Hill Park
September 04, 2015 - Inwood

Camp out in the park with your family! Tents are provided. Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery visit on Aug. 26.

NYC Unicycle Festival: Brooklyn Unicycle Day -
September 04, 2015 - Downtown Brooklyn

Festivities for this festival begin Friday afternoon with a mass ride over the Brooklyn Bridge to Coney Island. Expect to witness a one wheel parade across Brooklyn followed by “One-Wheel,” an stage show hosted by Kyle Petersen and at Coney Island USA Shooting Gallery Arts Annex.

Music and Trolley Night - Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
September 04, 2015 - Bronx

Take a tour of the mansion, stroll in the garden, and enjoy live Irish folk music from Mary Courtney.

Back2School Jam - Brooklyn Children's Museum
September 04, 2015 - Crown Heights

Join the 10th Annual Back to School Jam, Building Strong Families: I live here, I work here, I play here, celebrating the start of the school year and the milestone of entering kindergarten. Children and families will enjoy a fun filled event with back to school crafts, snacks, music, giveaways and more.

Satellite Collective - BAM Fisher (Fishman Space)
Through September 05, 2015 - Brooklyn

In its second season at BAM, Satellite Collective seeks to secure its role as a leading voice of interdisciplinary art in New York City. Created specifically for the Fishman Space, Satellite Collective's September performances will employ the collaborative visions of 29 artists from across the nation. The evening will premiere post-classical music by four composers, ballet and modern dance works by three choreographers, a new animated set, two new short films, and a spoken work. By turns jubilant, mournful, violent, and tender, this diverse assemblage of artists and art forms will draw audiences through a spectrum of vibrant emotion. Damian Smith, former principal of San Francisco Ballet, is artistic advisor for the program. Satellite Collective is a New York based arts non-profit, committed to generating interdisciplinary works of performance and publication. Founded in 2010, Satellite Collective has produced three evening-length ballets, four hours of original music, two hours of original film, commissioned four modern dance works, founded an artistic publication, hosted five annual arts retreats, and has recently launched Telephone, which simultaneously published the interconnected works of 315 artists from 42 countries. Satellite Collective was selected by the Brooklyn Academy of Music to participate in the 2015 BAM Professional Development Program in collaboration with the DeVos Institute of Arts Management.

Fulton Stall Market - South Street Seaport
Through September 06, 2015 - Lower Manhattan

Local farmers and food producers bring their seasonal best of fresh, processed, and ready-to-eat food products.

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.

The Odyssey with The Public Theater - Central Park - Delacorte Theater
Through September 07, 2015 - Upper West Side

Now in its third year, Public Works annually creates ambitious works of participatory theater in partnership with community organizations from all five boroughs of New York City. This year the company brings you a new musical adaptation, inspired by the historical pageantry movement of the early 1900s that was known for blending mass spectacle with community engagement. The production re-imagines the Greek epic with Public Works' signature blend of professional actors, community members and special guests. Man-eating Cyclops, a sorceress that turns sailors to beasts, and the deadly sweet song of the Sirens explode onto the stage with spectacular dance numbers in this joyful, larger-than-life musical about finding your way home.

Little Tots Take Over: Ready for School! - Children's Museum of Manhattan
Through September 07, 2015 - Upper West Side

A week of activities ahead of the new school year to get little ones excited about starting school. Give their school supplies a new twist, meet amazing authors and join in interactive performances in this week long celebration. Monster Pencil Cases. Sep. 1-7; times vary. All ages. Meet the Author: Turtle and Me with Robie H. Harris. Sep. 1 , 11am and 12pm, all ages. The Art of Song with Claire Khodara. Sep. 2, 11am and 12pm, ages 5 and younger. American Idol Season 9 contestant Claire Khodara shares her love of music in this interactive performance. Wendy & DB. Sep. 4, 11am and 12pm, ages 5 and younger. Dance along with Wendy & DB's new CD - It's A Doo Da Day. Puppeteer Nicola McEldowney. Sep. 5, 11am and 12pm, ages 5 and younger. Meet the Author: It's Time for School with Award-Winning Author and Educator Steve Metzger. Sep. 6, 11am and 12pm, ages 5 and younger.

Pollinator Pals - NY Botanical Gardens
Through September 13, 2015 - Bronx

Learn about the importance of pollinators--honeybees and monarch butterflies passing by on their way to Mexico. Observe the workings of a beehive, sample honey, and do a honeybee dance.

Breastfeeding Support Circle with Andrea Syms-Brown - Prenatal Yoga Center
Through September 15, 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.

Fidi Families - South Street Seaport
Through September 19, 2015 - Lower Manhattan

Kid oriented events are running at the Seaport throughout the summer. Activities are designed for children 4 – 8 years old. Registration not required, but encouraged via All events include complimentary snacks! July 31, 11am-2pm: Mini-Preneur Kids Biz Launch. Aug. 6, 5-7pm: PlayDate with Crayola. Aug. 14, 10am-12pm: Play+Well Lego Workshop. Aug. 28, 10am-12pm: Sculpt-a-saurus Dino-rama. Sep. 19, 10am-12pm: ConstructionKids Building Workshop.

Theater for the New City Street Theatre Tour: TEACH IT RIGHT, OR, RIGHT TO TEACH - NYC playgrounds and parks
Through September 20, 2015 -

The Theater for the New City goes on a summer tour of parks and playgrounds across the five boroughs, taking a brand new production to the streets. The show tackles the issues facing the New York City education system, telling the story of a student and a teacher as they navigate numerous challenges and strike up an enduring friendship. This award-winning company uses trap doors, giant puppets, smoke machines, masks, original choreography and music. The music varies in style from Bossa Nova to Hip Hop to Musical Comedy to Gilbert & Sullivan. Great for kids and adults and coming to a park near you: Aug. 8: TNC, East 10th Street at First Avenue. Aug.15: Jackie Robinson Park, West 147th Street and Bradhurst Avenue. Aug 22: Wise Towers at W. 90th Street, between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues Aug. 23: Central Park Bandshell, 72nd Street Crosswalk. Sep. 13: Washington Square Park Sep. 19: Tompkins Square Park at East 7th Street and Avenue A Sep. 20 St. Marks Church, East 10th Street at Second Avenue.

Big City Fishing - Pier 46 in Hudson River Park
Through September 23, 2015 - Greenwich Village

Learn how to fish right here in NYC! Try a hand at fishing, learn all about Hudson River Park’s unique ecological system and enjoy the view of the Hudson River. All participants will be provided with rods, reels, bait, and instruction. For 5 and older. Al those over 16 need to pre-register, see website for details.

Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess - Soldiers and Sailors Monument
Through September 24, 2015 - Upper West Side

Play as your favorite game piece and navigate the chess board, turning chess into a team sport. All levels welcome.

Summer on the Hudson: Bingo! - West Harlem Piers Park
Through September 25, 2015 - West Harlem

Free to enter bingo party for all ages. Bring your own food and drink.

Storytime - Book Culture Columbus
Through September 26, 2015 - Upper West Side

A weekly story time at the Upper West Side branch of Book Culture.

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.

Yippee Skippy Puppet Theater Presents Fractured Fables - Bank Street Bookstore
Through September 27, 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.

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.

NY Renaissance Faire - Renaissance Faire, Tuxedo Park
Through September 27, 2015 - Tuxedo Park

The Faire is a rollicking romp through Elizabethan England, complete with 16th century games, rides, arts, crafts, food, music, dance--set within the majestic groves of Tuxedo, New York. You'll want to make this an annual event. Contact Ticketfly by email at, or call 877-435-9849.

Macy's Sunday Story Time - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
Through September 27, 2015 - Upper West Side

Every Sunday families discover New York history through tales of the past at this story time session. Ages 3-7. August story time features books about the Manhattan skyline, buildings, taxis and black outs. September story time features books about animals.

Character Visit - Strand Book Store
Through September 27, 2015 - Union Square

Each weekend, a book character visits the Strand for story time. Aug. 1-2: The Gruffalo Aug. 8-9: Madeline Aug. 15-16: Clifford the Big Red Dog Aug. 22-23: Elmo Aug. 29-30: Llama, Llama Sept 5-6: Eeyore Sept 12-13: Cat in the Hat Sept 19-20: Madeline Sept 26-27: Curious George

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.

Big City Fishing - Pier 25 in Hudson River Park
Through September 27, 2015 - Tribeca

Try your hand at fishing, learn all about Hudson River Park’s unique ecological system, and enjoy the sunset view of the waterfront. All participants will be provided with rods, reels, bait, and instruction. Ages 5 and older. Participants older than 16 need to register beforehand. See website for details.

The New York Historical Society: Revolution: NYC & the War for Independence - Governors Island
Through September 27, 2015 - Governors Island

A pop-up exhibition curated by teens who have taken part in a student historian program at the New York Historical Society. It features reproductions of historic documents, artifacts, and works of art. The teens have curated a nuanced installation that sheds light on the lives of both soldier and civilian New Yorkers during the Revolutionary War. Utilized by both American patriots and the British alike during the war, Governors Island sets the perfect stage for the exhibition.

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.

CMOM'S New York Treasures Scavenger Hunt - Children's Museum of Manhattan
Through September 30, 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.

Frida's Flora and Fauna - NY Botanical Gardens
Through September 30, 2015 - Bronx

Visit the Adventure Garden to experience the inspiration that Frida Kahlo found in the natural world that can be seen in her artwork. Investigate plants and animals growing in New York City. Enjoy Frida's puppet theater, kitchen fun, and self-portrait activities.

Infant Massage - Prenatal Yoga Center
Through September 30, 2015 - Upper West Side

Singing and bonding with your baby is fun! In this class music and massage complement each other to stimulate your baby’s brain and relax his muscles and organs. Best for babies 0-6 months. Sign up for series or drop-in.

CityParks PuppetMobile: Tales of Brier Rabbit - Fred Samuel Playground, Bennet Park, Frederick Douglass Circle, St. Nicholas Park, Gertrude B. Kelly Playground, Hell's Kitchen Playground, Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
Through October 03, 2015 - Manhattan

The CityParks PuppetMobile's original production, Tales of Brier Rabbit continues its tour of the five boroughs with a series of productions throughout August, September, and early October in parks and playgrounds in Manhattan. The show follows the adventures of notorious trickster Brier Rabbit, who is once again up to no good. Deceiving and stealing from his fellow animal friends, Brier Rabbit thinks he's much too clever to ever get caught. However, in this modern adaptation of the American folk tale, Brier Rabbit's pals are on to his tricks, and set out to teach him a lesson he won't soon forget. Aug. 19, 11am. Fred Samuel Playground, Upper Manhattan. Aug. 30, 1pm. Bennett Park, Fort Washington. Sep. 14, 4pm. Frederick Douglass Circle, Upper West Side. Sept. 19, 4pm. St. Nicholas Park, Harlem. Sep. 24, 3:15pm. Gertrude B Kelly Playground, Chelsea. Sep. 25, 5pm. Hell’s Kitchen Playground, Hell's Kitchen. Oct. 3. Time TBC. Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, Central Park. CityParks PuppetMobile, one of the only traveling puppet theaters in the country, brings Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre productions and puppet making workshops to all corners of the city, free of charge. The PuppetMobile comes equipped with a stage and staff of professional puppeteers. It brings entertainment to 50,000 children and families each year. Performances are held in parks, playgrounds and recreation centers from April to October.

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

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.

Children's Basketball (ages 7-10) - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
Through October 26, 2015 - Battery Park City

A basketball program just for kids. Adjustable hoops are used to accommodate all ages and fun is emphasized over competition. Led by Parks Programming leaders, children do drills and play games to improve their skills. Closed toed shoes required. 7 and older.

Children's Basketball (ages 5-6) - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
Through October 26, 2015 - Battery Park City

A basketball program just for kids. Adjustable hoops are used to accommodate all ages and fun is emphasized over competition. Led by Parks Programming leaders, children do drills and play games to improve their skills. Closed toed shoes required. Ages 5-6.

Preschool Play - Wagner Park
Through October 26, 2015 - Battery Park City

Interactive play on the grass for toddlers, with imaginative toys. Led by Parks Programming Play Leaders, caregivers are coached on providing children with imaginative play opportunities. Come and play with puppets, toy animals, blocks, wooden vehicles, dress up costumes, and more. A story is read aloud to the group at the end of the program. Ages 0-5

Soccer for Elementary Schoolers (ages 5-11) - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
Through October 27, 2015 - Battery Park City

Come and learn the fundamentals of soccer. With an emphasis on fun, coaches implement drills focused on passing, shooting, and footwork and getting to know the basics of the game. Each session ends with a scrimmage, allowing the kids to practice what they have learned, get some exercise, and have some fun in the fresh air. All the equipment is provided. Closed toed shoes are required. 3:30pm for ages 5-7, 4:30pm for ages 8-11.

Soccer for Preschoolers - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
Through October 27, 2015 - Battery Park City

Have fun kicking, running, and learning the basics of soccer. Coaches will focus on introducing the rules of soccer to your little ones, as well as such basic concepts as following directions, basic motor skills, and being part of a team. At the end of the session, participants will be split up and placed on teams for an organized game. A great opportunity to begin social interactions for your child, fun is emphasized over competition. Closed toed shoes required. For children ages 3-4.

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.

The Berenstain Bears LIVE! - Manhattan Movement and Arts Center (MMAC)
Through October 31, 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.

175th Street Greenmarket - 175th Street
Through November 19, 2015 - Washington Heights

Part market, part neighborhood meeting point, this bustling market mixes produce with Mexican specialty products, bread, pies and scones made with local flour.

94th Street Greenmarket (formerly 92nd Street) - 94th Street
Through November 22, 2015 - Upper East Side

This Upper East Side favorite is the place to find vegetables, fruits, baked goods, eggs and locally caught seafood.

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Spiders Alive! - American Museum of Natural History
Through November 29, 2015 - Upper West Side

Back by popular demand this exhibit is a comprehensive look at the fascinating and complex world of arachnids. Among the exhibition’s live animals are 16 species of spiders, two species of scorpion, a chemical-spewing vinegaroon, and several long-legged tailless whip spiders—which aren’t spiders at all. The Museum, which has the world’s largest research collection of spiders, has been at the forefront of studying spider diversity for over 75 years. In Spiders Alive!, visitors will explore spider anatomy, diversity, venom, silk, and encounter little known behaviors such as mimicry and noisemaking. In addition to live spiders, the exhibition features videos, fossils, and larger-than-life models, including a huge, climbable trapdoor spider. Museum staff will handle live arachnids for visitors to see up close, and the exhibition will focus on debunking spider myths like their needing gravity to build webs, that they all neglect their offspring, and that all spiders are dangerous to humans.

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.

Down to Earth Farmers Market - Morningside Park
Through December 05, 2015 - Morningside Park

This Saturday market runs from May until December and features the best seasonal produce as well as bread, meat and poultry, beverages, dairy, plants and speciality foods.

Chelsea's Down to Earth Farmers Market - 23rd Street
Through December 19, 2015 - Chelsea

Down to Earth Markets bring together two kinds of vendors: local farmers and area food makers who source locally. So expect food entrepreneurs as well as farmers and a range of produce and goods to try.

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.

Yak Packers - The Rubin Museum
Through December 31, 2015 - Chelsea

The Yak Packers look at, touch, and explore Himalayan art inspired by the Museum's collection. Classes include play, storytelling, trips to the galleries, and art making activities. Each week's class runs on the same schedule with rotating themes throughout the year. Some themes include: lines, patterns, colors, flowers, and shapes. For ages 2-4. Tickets for this class tend to sell out, to ensure your space we recommend purchasing tickets in advance.

Union Square Greenmarket - Union Square Park
Through January 01, 2016 - Union Square

The world-famous Union Square Greenmarket began with just a few farmers in 1976 and has grown exponentially to be one of the most popular green markets in NYC. In peak season 140 regional farmers, fishers, and bakers sell their products. Come and buy everything from hand-picked fresh fruits and vegetables, to heritage meats and award-winning farmstead cheeses, artisan breads, jams, pickles, cut flowers and plants, wine, ciders, maple syrup, and much more. Yum!

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.

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