Family Art Project: Harvest Time Hangings - Wave Hill
November 26, 2011 - Bronx
Help your kids get artistic with the nature this fall with a festive art project at Wave Hill. Gather colorful leaves, pine cones, pods, and seed heads. Then, weave them together with other materials from gardens and meadows to create a decorative wall hanging that celebrates the bounty and beauty of the season.
Claymation Workshop - Museum of the Moving Image
November 26, 2011 - Astoria
The Museum of the Moving Image is teach kids claymation techniques. Children create their own three-dimensional characters from clay, then animate them using the same technique used to create popular animated films like those in the Wallace and Gromit series.
Otter's Jug-Band Christmas - Museum of the Moving Image
November 26, 2011 - Astoria
Jim Henson's Otter's Jug-Band Christmas is a beloved television special for kids and families that tells the story of Ma Otter and her son Emmet. Both mother and son secretly enter a talent contest to win money for each other's Christmas presents. Also see outtakes and behind-the-scenes footage.
Fantasia - Museum of the Moving Image
November 26, 2011 - Astoria
Come to the Museum of the Moving Image to share the classic Walt Disney movie, Fantasia, with your kids. When Walt Disney put it all on the line for this passion project combining his love of cartoons and classical music, it baffled many in its day. Now, Fantasia is one of the most beloved, influential films of all time.
Calpulli Danza Mexicana Performs - Queens Theatre
November 26, 2011 - Flushing
Calpulli Danza Mexicana returns to Queens Theatre with a brand new program dedicated to Mexican traditions. The new show will include a stronger contemporary dance influence in addition to the same emphasis on theatrical performances and cultural expression as in years past. The dance show will wow the young and old members of your family alike.
Alley Pond Adventure Course - Alley Pond Park Adventure Center
Through November 27, 2011 - Glen Oaks
Bring the family out for a fun and challenging activity every Sunday at the largest ropes course in the tri-state area. These programs foster trust, problem solving, and team building while providing outdoor recreational fun. Open to families and individuals ages 8 and above. Please arrive half an hour before each session to register, and bring a valid photo ID. Open-toe shoes are not permitted.
'S Wonderful: The New Gershwin Musical - Queens Theatre
Through November 30, 2011 - Flushing
Five mini-musicals take audiences on an all-singing, all-dancing ride to the places and times that made the Gershwins the a successful songwriting team. Featuring more than 40 classic hits including "I Got Rhythm," "Someone To Watch Over Me," and "They Can't Take That Away From Me," 'S Wonderful will have your family tapping their toes to the rhythms of George and Ira Gershwin.
Gallery Tours - Wave Hill
Through November 30, 2011 - Bronx
Come to Wave Hill in the Bronx to see the Hive Culture: Captivated by the Honeybee exhibit. Join an exhibition interpreter for one of our regularly scheduled gallery tours. Through painting, sculpture, photography and video, 18 artists share their fascination with honeybees, and in raising awareness of the importance of bees to nature, agriculture and environmental health. Also on view is an installation in Wave Hill's Sunroom Project Space: Sreshta Rit Premnath creates a pillbox containing a miniature garden of plants that are being contested by various "biopiracy" taskforces around the world. Tours take place Tuesdays and Saturdays throughout the month.
Sunday Brunch - Bourbon Street
Through December 31, 2011 - Bayside
Children 12 and under eat FREE at Bourbon Street for Brunch with the purchase of an adult entree. This is an ongoing event each Sunday. Kids do not eat complimentary on holiday Sundays.
New York City Ballet Presents George Balanchine's 'The Nutcracker' - David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center
Through December 31, 2011 - Upper West Side
A rousing snowstorm sends a blizzard of ballerinas across the stage, sweeping you to exotic locales in the enchanting Land of Sweets. You'll meet marching toy soldiers, little Marie, and the valiant Nutcracker who saves her from the villainous, seven-headed Mouse King. Tschaikovsky's incomparable score is joined by hundreds of dazzling costumes, a one-ton tree that magically grows and grows, and a million watts of illuminated excitement.
Jim Henson's Fantastic World - Museum of the Moving Image
Through January 16, 2012 -
The exhibition features more than 120 artifacts, including drawings, storyboards, and props, and video material that illustrate Henson's boundless creativity and innumerable accomplishments. A special addition to the exhibition at Museum of the Moving Image is a puppet of Miss Piggy from The Muppets Take Manhattan. Among other highlights are fourteen additional iconic original puppets of such characters as Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, Bert, and Ernie; photographs of Henson and his collaborators at work; and excerpts from Henson's early projects and experimental films. The exhibition spans Henson's entire career, beginning with drawings, cartoons, and posters produced during his college years in the late 1950s and concluding with objects related to the inspired imaginary worlds of his popular fantasy film The Dark Crystal (1982). Visitors will encounter materials from Henson's best-known projects, The Muppet Show, The Muppet Movie and its sequels, and Fraggle Rock, as well as objects related to his Sesame Street characters. Visitors will also learn about Sam and Friends, an early show Henson created in the 1950s, Henson's television commercial work in the 1960s, and the segments Henson made for The Ed Sullivan Show.
'The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats' - The Jewish Museum
Through January 29, 2012 - Manhattan
The first major U.S. exhibition to pay tribute to award-winning author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats (1916-1983), this exhibition features more than 80 original works - from preliminary sketches and dummy books to final paintings and collages - for the artist's most popular books, including "The Snowy Day," which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2012. Published at the height of the American civil-rights movement and winner of the prestigious Caldecott Medal, "The Snowy Day" became a milestone, featuring the first African-American protagonist in a full-color picture book. Also on view are examples of Keats' most introspective but lesser-known output inspired by Asian art and haiku poetry, as well as documentary material and photographs.
Zumbatomic - Vibez Studio
Through October 01, 2012 - Bayside
Zumbatomic® is an upbeat dance workout designed exclusively for kids (ages 4-12). Zumbatomic classes are high-energy fitness parties packed with specially choreographed, kid-friendly routines, and all the music kids love. Parents love Zumbatomic because of the effects it has on kids such as increasing their focus and self-confidence, boosting metabolism, and enhancing coordination. Zumbatomic rounds out family fitness goals by giving parents a great reason to head to the gym – for themselves, for their kids, for a fun family experience.