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KIDS THEATER IN MANHATTAN WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25

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by Kids Events Editor February 25, 2013

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Find fun things to do this week in the NYC area in our Calendar of Events

Theater for Kids in Manhattan Check out these free and low-cost family and children's theater performances playing the week of February 25 in Manhattan. See if your favorite play or musical will be in town and get all the details on the performance, or just browse the theater listings to find a fun new show that your family can go see together. In the warmer months, you may also find outdoor concerts and performances, including outdoor movies. Whether you live in Manhattan or will just be visiting during the week of February 25, you'll find plenty of entertainment in the theaters. For more free and low-cost upcoming family and children's events in Manhattan, go to our complete calendar of events.

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Preschool Storytime - New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
February 25, 2013 - Midtown

Stories, songs, and participation activities for children ages 3-5.

Inclusive Weekend Classes - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through February 28, 2013 - SoHo

An opportunity for children with physical disabilities ages 7 and older and their able-bodied siblings or friends to participate in a drop-off art class together. This program is intended to make the museum's art-making accessible to all needs and provide an opportunity for siblings to spend time with each other and with peers who have similar experiences.If a child with a physical disability doesn't have a sibling to attend the session with him or her, the child may bring along a friend instead. Each session offers a new workshop that is designed to meet the needs of the participants. This program is staffed with CMA teaching artists and a licensed occupational therapist(s).?This program is based on a class-like model in which the teaching artists and the OT work to facilitate the group experience, with a keen eye towards the special needs of the participants;?if your child requires dedicated one-on-one attention you should consider bringing a paraprofessional or other adult to help facilitate your child's experience. Parents are encouraged to drop off their children, though they are welcome to stay if they wish or remain close by in another part of the museum. To sign up for a session, discuss your child's needs with the program director in advance of the session. Contact Rachel for more information at rrapoport@cmany.org.

Family Art Project: Family Roots and Branches - Wave Hill
March 02, 2013 - Bronx

Make a family album featuring your family's global roots. See and sketch trees from around the world, and use your sketch in a collaged, hand-made book bound with a found twig. Bring family photos, if you like, to adorn your album.

Fractured Fables Puppet Theatre - Bank Street Bookstore
March 02, 2013 - Morningside Heights

Come see this 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 will feature special guests.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Bronx Terminal
March 02, 2013 - Bronx

Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12. Today's Project: a #20 Race Car.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Gun Hill Road
March 02, 2013 - Bronx

Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12. Today's Project: a #20 Race Car.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Bruckner Boulevard
March 02, 2013 - Bronx

Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12. Today's Project: a #20 Race Car.

Tours for Fours - Museum of Modern Art
March 02, 2013 - Midtown West

Look closely at three to five works of art in the museum galleries, talk about what you see, and engage in drawing, movement, or writing activities. Kids and adults participate together. March's theme is "Exploring Shape, Color, and Line." 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. This program is free for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids. Additional adults $25, seniors (65 and over with ID) $18, students $14, member guests $5.

A Closer Look for Kids - Museum of Modern Art
March 02, 2013 - Midtown West

Share your ideas and participate in drawing, movement, or writing activities as you explore three to five works of art in the museum galleries. Kids and adults participate together. March's theme is "Telling Tales: Stories in Art." *This program is free for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids. Additional adults $25, seniors (65 and over with ID) $18, students $14, member guests $5.

Children's Author Events: Amber C. Jones - MoMA Design Store
March 02, 2013 - SoHo

Children will delight in Amber C. Jones' interactive and aromatic journey through New York City that captures the sights and smells of the Big Apple in "New York, Phew York: A Scratch and Sniff Adventure." The book explores 19 neighborhoods and uncovers many eclectic scratch-and-sniff scents. Participants will receive a complementary scratch-and-sniff bookmark to take home to continue the adventure. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Moey's Music Party Concert & Songwriting Workshop - JCC of Manhattan
March 02, 2013 - Upper West Side

Every kid feels like a rock star as they jump, dance, and shake their thing with Moey's Music Party. There will be puppets, bubbles, and pompoms for all the kids plus a pink feather boa to the most enthusiastic grown-up dancer. After the concert, families can enjoy an intimate songwriting workshop with Parents' Choice Gold Award winning songwriter, Moey as she explores creating rhymes and rhythms with children. All ages welcome.

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Tour Visits NYC for 20th Anniversary - Hilton New York
March 03, 2013 - Midtown West

For 20 years, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has inspired citizens and leaders worldwide to think and act differently by confronting hatred, preventing genocide, and promoting human dignity. On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, the museum has launched a four-city national tour to bring the history of the Holocaust to audiences across the country, introducing them to the museum's work, and inspiring people to take action against indifference today. Highlights for children include: - Building Blocks of Hope, 9am-4pm: A hands-on art project for children (age six and older) that will travel to DC for the museum's 20th anniversary event in April 2013. - Time Capsule in a Milk Can: Emanuel Ringelblum and the Secret Archives of the Warsaw Ghetto, 11am-12pm, 2-3pm: A one-man theatrical performance recommended for students in middle school and older. - Family Research/World Memory Project, 9am-4pm: Opportunities to conduct Holocaust-era family research in the museum's extensive archive and to participate in the World Memory Project. The program is free but advanced registration is required. For a full schedule of programming visit neveragain.ushmm.org/events/entry/events-newyork.

Tours for Fours - Museum of Modern Art
March 03, 2013 - Midtown West

Look closely at three to five works of art in the museum galleries, talk about what you see, and engage in drawing, movement, or writing activities. Kids and adults participate together. March's theme is "Exploring Shape, Color, and Line." 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. This program is free for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids. Additional adults $25, seniors (65 and over with ID) $18, students $14, member guests $5.

A Closer Look for Kids - Museum of Modern Art
March 03, 2013 - Midtown West

Share your ideas and participate in drawing, movement, or writing activities as you explore three to five works of art in the museum galleries. Kids and adults participate together. March's theme is "Telling Tales: Stories in Art." *This program is free for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids. Additional adults $25, seniors (65 and over with ID) $18, students $14, member guests $5.

Usdan's 'Duality,' free student art exhibit - The Lobby Gallery
Through March 08, 2013 - New York

Mixed media works by Long Island students from the "Portfolio Preparation Program," which prepares talented high school art students for college art programs, will be exhibited.

Free Baby Play Group - Franciscan Community Center
Through March 12, 2013 - Upper West Side

This free baby class for parents and caregivers meets on Tuesdays from 10am-12pm. It will include toys, music, and relevant topics for discussion. Come out of the cold and make some new friends.

Grand by Design: A Centennial Celebration of Grand Central Terminal - Grand Central Terminal, Vanderbilt Hall
Through March 15, 2013 - Midtown East

This dramatic multimedia installation focuses on Grand Central Terminal's century-long lifespan and reveals how the iconic building, on the verge of changing the way New Yorkers travel over the next decade, shaped modern New York and determines its future. Presented by the New York Transit Museum.

R&R @ the JCC - The JCC In Manhattan
Through March 23, 2013 - Upper West Side

R&R Saturdays are free at the JCC. Make your Shabbat afternoon special and share in your community. Workshops, art, yoga, meditation, food, music, study sessions, film, creative art projects, spa experiences, and both indoor and outdoor play. There are programs for both children and adults. All are welcome.

Public Art Installation: "Organic Abstracts" by Dianne Smith - Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
Through March 24, 2013 - Bronx

"Organic Abstracts" consists of two large-scale, outdoor sculptures by Bronx-born artist Dianne Smith. The installation showcases her minimalist approach to large, abstract works made from repurposed materials that are incorporated into the landscape.

Shababa™ Saturday Mornings with Karina - 92Y
Through May 25, 2013 - Upper East Side

Celebrate the joys of Shabbat with the Shababa™ community in this intergenerational family Shabbat experience including singing, art projects, playground visits, holiday themed celebrations, and more. Saturdays, ongoing, 10:30am-12pm.

Shababa™ Saturday Club - 92Y
Through May 25, 2013 - Upper East Side

Let your child explore and expand their connection to Shabbat, Jewish holidays, and Jewish values in a warm, informal communal setting. The staff will engage them through creative and traditional approaches. Saturdays, ongoing, 10:30am-12pm.

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