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Today's Family & Kids Activities in Manhattan-Mar 24

The options for finding fun family activities in New York City are limitless. Below we've compiled the best of today's events. Whether your family prefers music and museums or theater and libraries, check out today's family activities in Manhattan. Making plans for next weekend? Take a glance at the NY Metro Parents' calendar! Want to see what's going on next weekend or when you have those few days off? Check out the NY Metro Parents' calendar!

The 16th Annual Colon Cancer Challenge - Randall's Island
March 24, 2019 - Randall's Island

The 16th Annual Colon Cancer Challenge offers survivors and family and friends of those affected by colorectal cancer a unique opportunity to raise public awareness and contribute to the fight against this often fatal, yet preventable disease.We are thrilled to be returning to Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island. Across the United States, teams of families, friends, co-workers and local and national corporations will come together to raise awareness of colorectal cancer, support those battling the disease, and raise funds for the Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation strategic initiatives of Public Awareness, Prevention, Screening and Research. Why Take the Challenge? While we have made great progress in reducing incidence and death rates of those 50 or older over the last decade through the prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer through screening, the simple fact is colorectal cancer is still the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related death.  In 2018 over 135,000 (estimated) Americans will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer and over 50,000 Americans will lose their battle with the disease. If caught early the five year survival rate is 90 percent. Funds raised by teams and individuals help provide free educational materials and participation in outreach events in communities around the country, a national tour of our educational inflatable colon, local, state, national and global programs that promote colorectal cancer prevention and early detection; awards to young colorectal cancer investigators presenting at the world’s premier societies and conferences; and funding to support the nation’s ONLY summit that focuses on early age onset colorectal cancer. Choose the 2 Mile Walk, the certified, timed 5K Run; or Kids Fun Run. No matter what distance you cover, you will make up ground in the race to prevent colorectal cancer.

Premiere of: Galli's 'Puss in Boots' - Galli Theater
Through March 24, 2019 - Tribeca

A miller’s son inherits a cat and soon comes to find out he has a true friend by his side. The Puss in Boots has a plan to turn the ordinary miller’s son into an extraordinary prince!

Amore Opera Will Present English Version of Mozart’s Classic: 'Così Fan Tutte' - Riverside Theatre at Riverside Church
Through March 24, 2019 - Morningside Heights

Continuing their 2018-19 season in spring, Amore Opera will stage a new two-hour-long, English version of Mozart's classic: Cosí fan tutte. Adapted into English and condensed, The Amore Opera Cosí fan tutte, an English version of one of Mozart's most well-known works, will be a perfect introduction to the fun and beauty of opera. Kids of all ages are welcome to the show, and this intimate production will run at Harlem's Riverside Theatre.

“Adaku’s Revolt” at Abrons Arts Center - Abrons Arts Center
Through March 24, 2019 - New York

Okwui Okpokwasili 'Adaku's Revolt' - Abrons Arts Center
Through March 24, 2019 - Lower East Side

As part of Tilt 2019 Kids Festival, MacArthur Fellow Okwui Okpokwasili presents an important theater experience that tells the story of a young black girl who summons her inner strength to revolt against imposed beauty standards and wear her hair naturally.

Creator and performer Okpokwasili and designer and director Peter Born collaborate on an interdisciplinary approach towards examining gender and culture through this captivating performance. The name Adaku, in the Igbo language spoken in Okpokwasili’s native Nigeria, means “one who brings wealth to the family.” In this narrative, Adaku’s wealth lies in protecting the precious landscape of her hair from existential threats. Often a young black girl with un-straightened hair is perceived by society as exuding signals of rebellion, unruliness, madness, and ugliness. Adaku’s Revolt tackles what it might mean for a young girl to feel healthy and free from pain, even if she risks being ostracized.

Show times are as follows: 

Thursday, March 14 at 4:30pm
Friday, March 15 at 6:30pm
Saturday, March 16 at 3 & 6:30pm
Sunday, March 17 at 3pm


Friday, March 22 at 6:30pm
Saturday, March 23 at 3 & 6:30pm
Sunday, March 24 at 3pm

NYC Craft Pop-up - Grand Bazaar NYC
March 24, 2019 - New York

Sing! - 92nd Street Y
Through March 27, 2019 - Upper East Side

Join Rebecca Schoffer and Parenting Center staff for a fun and interactive sing-a-long of old time favorites, folk songs and childhood classics.

Women of the Revolutionary War - Fraunces Tavern Museum
Through March 30, 2019 - Financial District

Celebrate Women's History Month with this docent-led public tour of women who played key roles during the Revolutionary War — from patriots and loyalists to African American and Native American women whose future and security were caught in the cross fire. The tour runs every Saturday in March starting at 1pm. 

Sunday Story Time - New-York Historical Society
Through March 31, 2019 - Upper West Side

Children ages 3 to 7 are welcome to gather for a special story time where they will hear stories and poems, sing songs, and make a craft. The program ordinarily takes place every Sunday, but because of other March activities, will be hosted on March 3, 10, and 31. 

Guillaume Pige & Theatre Re: 'The Nature of Forgetting' - The New Victory Theater
Through March 31, 2019 - Midtown

Flying downhill on a bicycle. Whispering with a sweetheart. Wedding toasts and first dances. When the past begins to dissolve for Tom, a father experiencing early onset dementia, happy childhood moments collide with momentous adult milestones in tangled threads of memory.

Through intricate choreography and a cinematic live musical score, London-based Theatre Re creates a compellingly powerful narrative of heartwarming humanity that moves you to places where words cannot.

At the intersection of art and science, Theatre Re collaborated with British neuroscientist Kate Jeffery to examine the fragility of life in a captivating style embracing mime, theater, and live music.

Family Sundays: Handmade Hues - The Rubin Museum of Art
Through March 31, 2019 - Chelsea

Sundays are for families at the Rubin Museum — this months' theme is Handmade Hues, where children and adults can come celebrate the holiday of Holi and make art in the Education Center. Construct your own handmade paper using the bright and vibrant hues of Holi and stick around for the 2pm family exhibition tour. 

Macy's Flower Show - Macy's
Through April 07, 2019 - Midtown

Spring is in the air at the annual Macy's Flower Show, which takes on the theme Journey to Paradisios this year and gives visitors a glimpse of space and the cosmos reimagined through flowers and lush garden landscapes. 

'Johannes Dokchtor Faust' - Theater for the New City
Through April 07, 2019 - East Village

NEW YORK, January 27 -- To update one of its perennially popular productions and share it with a wider audience, Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre (CAMT) will re-imagine its "Johannes Dokchtor Faust, a Petrifying Puppet Comedye," translated and directed by Vit Horejs, March 21 to April 7 at Theater for the New City. This classic of the Czech marionette repertoire is traditionally used to make fun of a king or a local mayor. The company's adaptation was initially developed in 1990 and its topical references will be updated to current times. The staging incorporates age-old technical tricks of Czech puppetry, including fire and thunder, hellish gargoyles and underwater creatures. The script is the first definitive American translation of the classic Czech text by the author known today only as "A.B." The production was developed by Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theater between 1991 and 1994 and it became a favorite and definitive part of its repertoire.

Theater for the New City presents Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre in a radical restaging of 'Johannes Dokchtor Faust.' - Theater for the New City
Through April 07, 2019 - New York City

'Last Stop on Market Street' - Linda Gross Theater
Through April 13, 2019 - Chelsea

Last Stop on Market Street is a hip-hoppin’, heart-thumpin’, toe-tappin’ musical joy ride about finding beauty in everyday city life based on the multi award-winning picture book of the same name. Young CJ is reluctantly staying with his Nana, in a world considerably different from the one he’s used to. Guided by his veritable force-of-nature Nana, CJ travels a little closer to his roots and sees that things are not always what they seem.