Debi Derryberry will be performing and sign copies of her book, Baby Banana and the Licorice Tree. Find out where!
Get your dancing shoes on! Baby Loves Disco is coming to Brooklyn and presenting a Valentine’s Ball.
The Brooklyn Arts Exchange is offer a President’s Week Arts Program for kids to practice their artistic skills.
The 11th annual BAMkids Film Festival returns to the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
A kaleidoscopic performance by the Fred Garbo Inflatable Theater at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts.
Half Moon Sword and 13 other English folk dance groups perform at the Brooklyn Museum.
Daniel Radcliffe has left Harry Potter behind and is now staring in the Broadway revival of Equus.
Find out about upcoming shows at the New Victory Theater before they debut.
Learn what life was like for African-Americans living in New York during the 17th century.
Get your dancing shoes on! Baby Loves Disco is coming to New York City and presenting a Valentine’s Ball.
Children’s responses to art can provide insight into their thought processes and perspectives about the world.
We’ve scoured the city to find all the freebies available for families, from ice cream to concerts, magic to movies.
For all you traveling moms, here the must-have traveling gadgets and necessities.
Kids will have plenty to sing about when they watch “Lomax: The Hound of Music,” a new children’s musical series on PBS.
Outside it’s cold, but here are some options – from high tech to board games to crafts – to get your family through the winter doldrums.
January is a great time to scoop up theater tickets at excellent prices. Here are a couple of insider tips and a taste of what’s awaiting your family this month on Broadway.
Students can exercise their creativity by writing an original story and win a $2,000 Best Buy gift card!
Making Books Sing, the New York-based company that creates musicals based on contemporary children’s books, premieres Josè Limòn, The Making of An Artist.
In downtown White Plains, there are adult men and women drawing in their sketchbooks, playing with clay, and making funny faces in the mirror. They’re not actors or part of a circus; they’re a team of talented artists who work at Blue Sky Studios, the animation house famous for films like Bunny and Ice Age. Just in time for the DVD release of Horton Hears A Who, this exclusive backstage tour illustrates that making an animated film is not all fun and games.
Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol, an all-time holiday favorite is being presented at the Emelin Theatre, in Mamaroneck in Westchester. Ebenezer Scrooge changes his life after a Christmas eve encounter with the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future. This family-friendly show is appropriate for children of all ages as well as the entire family.
Children will learn about the cultures of Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and other festivals of light that are celebrated around the world during Festival of Lights at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Activities include “Linked by Lights,” “Holiday Decorations,” “Winter Mittens” and “Frosted Sun Catchers.” The event is at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum in Brooklyn. Children of all ages, in addition to the entire family wil love this holiday event.
The 92nd Street Y is the place to be for Hanukkah celebrations. The Hanukkah Festival allows children to “travel around the world." They’ll enjoy a Hanukkah puppet show and make menorahs. Children will light the menorah and Shabbat candles and eat latkes and challah at a special Hanukkah Dinner. They can dance and sing for the annual Hanukkah Lights. A perfect way for children to learn about the Jewish culture and bond as a family.
Replicas of more than 140 New York landmarks form a seasonal wonderland at the Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden, Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, Bronx River Parkway at Fordham Road, Bronx. See the Statue of Liberty and the old Yankee Stadium — everything’s made entirely from pieces of plants. Children and parents will enjoy watching the model trains go around the track. The perfect family outing.
Get in the holiday spirit and get your shopping done at The Friends of Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s annual Holiday Music Festival in Scarsdale, Westchester. Find vintage and contemporary gifts. The international foods party room will feature delicacies prepared by music school parents. Children, parents and families whose children do not attend the Hoff-Barthelson Music School are also welcome to attend this holiday event.
It isn’t often that a parent will leave a children’s production having enjoyed it as much as her kids, but I had that pleasure after seeing the opening performance of Dear Edwina at the DR2 Theatre.