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Things to Do With Kids in Manhattan on February 1

February 1, 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 1, 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 1. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Manhattan, check out our complete calendar of events.

Family Art Project: Kaleidoscope Blues - Wave Hill
February 01, 2015 - Bronx

Listen to some wintry blues music and explore its patterns and rhythms, then express what you find with paper, crayons, and scissors. Use the cool blue, grey, and silver colors of winter, plus your images and cut-outs, to build your own easy-to-make, musical kaleidoscope.

Lionboy - The New Victory Theater
February 01, 2015 - Midtown

In a dystopian near future, it is very hot. Phones are powered by the sun, cars are banned and there are companies more powerful than even countries. The biggest by far is the Corporacy. When the Corporacy abducts his parents, resourceful Charlie Ashanti sets out to save them. Luckily, he's got a secret weapon: he can talk to cats. Adapted by the Olivier Award-winning theatrical innovators Complicite, LIONBOY is a smart and adventurous staging of Zizou Corder's bestselling trilogy. With inimitable visual virtuosity, Complicite's ensemble takes you on a cross-continental rescue mission involving no less than a floating circus, a hot air balloon, a pride of talking lions and one clever chameleon.

Family Art Workshops: Paint! - The Museum of Modern Art
February 01, 2015 - New York

One of MoMA's special workshops designed specially for four-year-olds and their adult companions. In this one you will use 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, with a whole new perspective. Registration for all sessions of this workshop will open 10 days before the first session, beginning at 10:30am. One work shop per family.

Matilda The Musical: Autism Friendly Production - Shubert Theatre Manhattan
February 01, 2015 - Midtown

Theatre Development Fund's Autism Theatre Initiative presents an autism-friendly performance of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre's award winning production. To create an autism-friendly performance, the show is being performed in a welcoming, supportive environment for individuals on the autism spectrum, with sensory and communication disorders, or learning disabilities. Slight adjustments to lighting and sound will be made for the performance. In the downstairs theatre lobby there will be a break area staffed by specialists in the field, if anyone needs to leave their seats during the show. A downloadable Social Narrative (in Word format) with pictures of the theatre and the production will be available on this page, designed to personalize the experience for individuals wishing to prepare for the show. Additional resources for this performance, such as a Character Guide, Guide to Attending the Show will also be available. Tickets can only be purchased via the TDF website. To learn about upcoming autism-friendly shows, sign up at www.tdf.org/autism.

Sunday Studio: Printing Stories: African American Artists - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 01, 2015 - Upper East Side

Try your hand at your own prints in this regular workshop. Focus on a different art form each session with family-friendly activities led by an artist. Drop in; art supplies provided. Start or continue your art-making experience with a family tour in nearby galleries. Tours leave at 2:00 p.m. from the Sunday Studio welcome cart. Space is limited; first come, first served.

Winter Green Festival: A Tu B-Shvat Celebration - Eldridge Street Synagogue
February 01, 2015 - Lower East Side

In honor of Tu B'Shvat, the Jewish New Year of Trees, enjoy a cornucopia of food, arts and holiday traditions celebrating sustainable living and family roots. Enjoy a mini Tu B'Shvat seder, challah making and other food demonstrations, family tree making and genealogy workshops, synagogue tours and a concert with Bash the Trash. For people of all ages and cultural backgrounds.

Kid's Crafts - CANCELLED - Mulberry Street Library
Through February 07, 2015 - SoHo

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

The Works: Salon Style at the New-York Historical Society - New-York Historical Society
Through February 08, 2015 - Upper West Side

Salon style is a method of hanging a gallery that emphasizes the complexity and richness of a collection, often done in the collections of the European royal courts to connote taste and opulence. By the 19th century salon style was used by private art clubs to squeeze as many works into a gallery as possible. This installation displays numerous gems from the New-York Historical Society's permanent collection in nineteenth-century Salon Style, showcasing the depth and range of our holdings. Everything from self-portraits of Asher Durand to Hudson River School landscapes to religious and history paintings will be on view, in close proximity that unites these typically separate styles.

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers Annual Dance Concert and Pow-Wow - Theater for the New City
Through February 08, 2015 - East Village

This 40th Annual Thunderbird American Dancers Dance Concert and Pow Wow brings together the ritual and social dances from 17 different tribes throughout the United States. This is the only Native American Dance Concert and Pow-Wow in the East where Native Americans can see the dances of each other's tribes. Native foods and crafts are sold in the lobby. All proceeds from the Box Office for this event go to the Native American Scholarship Fund. There will be dances, stories and traditional music from the Iroquois and Native Peoples of the Northeast, Southwest and Great Plains regions. The event has become a treasured New York tradition for celebrating diversity by honoring the culture of the first Americans. A Pow-Wow is more than just a spectator event: it is a joyous reunion for native peoples nationwide and an opportunity for the non-Indian community to voyage into the philosophy and beauty of Native culture. Traditionally a gathering and sharing of events, Pow-Wows have come to include spectacular dance competitions, exhibitions, and enjoyment of traditional foods.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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