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Flushing Town Hall Reopens After Renovation for Spring 2014 Season
Flushing Town Hall reopened March 14 after a five-month renovation. With a fresh look, the theater kicked off its spring 2014 season, which will include many family-friendly performances and festivals. (read the story...)

Blue Man Group Expands Birthday Party Package
Blue Man Group, which combines music, technology, and comedy for a theatrical experience, recently added to its birthday party offerings. The Blue Man Group birthday party now includes the opportunity to have cake in the lobby before the show. The unique birthday party in Manhattan is suitable for all ages. (read the story...)

Shen Yun Brings Chinese Legends to Life in NYC
Shen Yun Performing Arts, a New York-based company, brings the rich heritage of Chinese legends to life, sweeping audiences away with colorful dance, vibrant music, and spectacular sets. What beautiful secrets are in store this year? (read the story...)

Where to See 'The Nutcracker' in Fairfield this Year
UPDATED NOVEMBER 2013: A roundup of 8 performances of "The Nutcracker" ballet in Connecticut, including shows in Bridgeport, Fairfield, New Haven, Ridgefield, Westport, and Wilton. (read the story...)

Top 10 Holiday Shows in NYC for Families
UPDATED NOVEMBER 2013: Our roundup of kid-friendly NYC holiday shows for the 2013 season includes Broadway and Off-Broadway must-sees, from classic performances such as the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and The Nutcracker to new musicals like A Christmas Story and Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Get all the details on these family-friendly theater performances here. (read the story...)

Holiday Shows in Westchester
Want to take the family to a holiday show this season? We've got a roundup of all the festive and kid-friendly shows happening this December, including performances of "The Nutcracker," in Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Pleasantville, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Valhalla, and White Plains. (read the story...)

Win Tickets to See the Laurie Berkner Band Live In Concert
Enter now for your chance to win tickets to see beloved children's musicians the Laurie Berkner Band live at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts and the Concert Hall at New York Society for Ethical Culture. (read the story...)

10 Performances of 'The Nutcracker' on Long Island This Year
Looking for performances of The Nutcracker ballet on Long Island in 2013? Here are details on 10 family-friendly shows in Brookville, East Hampton, Hempstead, Merrick, Old Westbury, Patchogue, Port Washington, Rockville Centre, and Westbury. (read the story...)

Stars of 'Pippin' on Broadway Talk Parenting in Real Life
Actors Charlotte D'Amboise and Terrence Mann, the husband-and-wife duo who play Fastrada and King Charles in 'Pippin' on Broadway, talk about how they juggle parenting their two daughters while performing eight shows a week on the Great White Way. (read the story...)

Where to See 'The Nutcracker' Ballet in NYC this Year
Where to see "The Nutcracker" ballet in NYC, including 11 kid-friendly performances in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, from classic shows at Lincoln Center and Florence Gould Hall in Manhattan to other versions in Fort Greene and Midwood in Brooklyn, as well as Long Island City in Queens. (read the story...)

Shen Yun Inspires the Imagination at Lincoln Center
Shen Yun Performing Arts, a Chinese dance company, performs at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City from January 10-19, 2014. Formed in 2006, Shen Yun performs classical Chinese dance and brings ancient Chinese tradition to the performing arts across the globe. (read the story...)

Big Apple Circus Presents 'Luminocity' at Lincoln Center
Head to Lincoln Center for LUMINOCITY, the Big Apple Circus' all-new show starting October 25, 2013. The one-ring performance will showcase acrobats, clowns, and performers from all over the world for an awe-inspiring tribute to New York City. (read the story...)

Enter to Win Tickets to a Screening of Shrek the Musical on DVD
In honor of the DVD release of 'Shrek the Musical,' NYMetroParents is giving away tickets to a special screening on October 12! Enter now for your chance to win! (read the story...)

Win Tickets to The Wiggles 'Taking Off!' World Tour
Beloved children's group The Wiggles will perform at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury and introduce new songs and castmembers, including Emma Watkins as the Yellow Wiggle and first female cast member. Enter now to win a four-pack of tickets, courtesy of Live Nation. (read the story...)

Theater Review: 'Gazillion Bubble Show: The Next Generation'
The newest installment of this the Gazillion Bubble Show in NYC features more tricks, more laughs, and most importantly -- more bubbles! Our theater editor gives you a behind-the-scenes look at this popular show and the family who works magic with bubbles. (read the story...)

Northeast Children's Theater Company to Expand in Second Season
Northeast Children's Theater Company, which is based in Fairfield, CT, will expand to offer more shows in the 2013-2014 season as well as arts education programs in CT schools and drama therapy for pediatric patients at Norwalk Hospital. (read the story...)

NYC Theater Review: 'Wanda's Monster'
With a catchy score and colorful characters, 'Wanda's Monster' is a book-turned-musical that preaches the importance of being open to new things -- even things that go bump in the night. Our theater editor reviews the show, playing at NYC's Dimson Theatre. (read the story...)

Family Shows on Long Island this August
See what shows are playing on Long Island this August, including outdoor concerts, outdoor movie screenings, and family-friendly theater in Albertson, Centerport, East Islip, East Meadow, Elmont, Garden City, Manhasset, Old Westbury, Patchogue, Port Jefferson, Port Washington, Riverhead, Rockville Centre, Ronkonkoma, Smithtown, Wantagh. (read the story...)

Outdoor Shows in Connecticut this August
Want to watch a show under the stars this summer? Here's where you and your family can enjoy outdoor theater in Fairfield County this August, including shows kid-friendly shows in Bridgeport, New Canaan, and Ridgefield. (read the story...)

'Monkey: Journey to the West' Is an Eye-Popping, On-Stage Road Trip for Families
Our theater editor reviews "Monkey: Journey to the West," playing at Lincoln Center in Manhattan, and dubs it a family-friendly crowd-pleaser full of fantastical costumes, sets, and choreography with impressive acrobatic and martial art displays. (read the story...)

1930s Suffolk Theater Reopens after Renovations
The Suffolk Theater in Riverhead recently held its grand opening after being closed for renovations. The theater now has a restaurant and two bars inside for the complete dinner and a show experience on Long Island. The Suffolk Theater also has three children’s theater events on the schedule for the summer. (read the story...)

How to Make the Most of Your Child's Live Music Experience
A music therapist and award-winning children's musician offers tips on bringing your child to a concert or other live music performance, including how to choose the best venue, prepare kids for the show, and help them engage with the music. (read the story...)

Theater Review: Off Broadway's 'Old Hats'
"Old Hats," the Off Broadway show by comedy duo Bill Irwin and David Shiner, combines old-school vaudeville with live music and modern technology for a mostly family-friendly show brimming with irony and hilarity. (read the story...)

'Cinderella' on Broadway: A Magical Musical with a Modern Message
In 'Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella' on Broadway, the beloved fairy-tale princess makes her debut (in glass slippers, of course) in a musical filled iconic songs, loveable characters, and a few modern surprises. (read the story...)

Last Chance To See The New Vic's Family Friendly 'As You Like It'
It's the final weekend of the New Victory Theatre's family friendly production of Shakespeare's "As You Like It" and we think you should take this opportunity to introduce your kids to the Bard. (read the story...)


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