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Today's Family & Kids Activities in Manhattan-Oct 13

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 Pout-Pout Fish - New Victory Theater
Through October 20, 2019 - Midtown

Oh my blub, it's THE POUT-POUT FISH! Put your fins together for this brand new musical based on the best-selling children's book series. After everyone's favorite frowny fishie tries to glimpse his reflection in Ms. Clam's mystical pearl, both Pout-Pout and the pearl are suddenly swept out to sea! Can our fish of little faith summon the self-confidence to shepherd the gem homeward through the Big, Big Dark? Be shore to find out! For, after all, not everything in the big blue sea is as blue as it seems.

Sukkah Installation - Children's Museum of Manhattan
October 13, 2019 - Upper West Side

Contribute to an art-inspired sukkah (temporary hut) to celebrate Sukkot in our art exhibit Art, Artists & You while learning about the traditions of Sukkot, a week-long Jewish holiday.

Little Red Riding Hood - Galli Theater
Through October 13, 2019 - Tribeca

Little Red Riding Hood sets out through the forest to bring food to her grandmother. But who is in grandmother’s bed when she gets there?  Can a little girl in a red cape outfox a big bad wolf?

Puss in Boots - Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park
Through October 13, 2019 - Upper West Side

A classic story with a twist, Puss in Boots is the tale of two friends – Fergus Mundingle and his sly cat Puss – who are tired of their dull and penniless lifestyle. Looking for a change, Puss dons a snazzy pair of boots and sets off on a magical journey, proving himself a caring friend willing to help at any cost.

Unlimited - National Museum of Mathematics
October 13, 2019 - New York

If you're excited by the idea of a math-filled, parent-free night where you can hang out with old and new friends, enjoy some snacks, and move to the tunes of today's popular music, then don't miss this exciting program just for students in late middle school through high school.

Bookclub: 'The Red Blazer Girls: The Vanishing Violin' by Michael D. Beil - National Museum of Mathematics
October 13, 2019 - New York

When there are mysteries to be solved, the Red Blazer Girls are on the case! The discovery of the Ring of Rocamadour has secured the girls' reputation as Upper East Side super-sleuths, bringing many job requests and some unwanted attention from crooks. This time the girls must follow a trail of cryptic clues, involving everything from logic to literature, to trace a rare violin gone missing. If you like upbeat, present-day mysteries with puzzles to solve and codes to crack, you won't want to miss this funny, adventurous, and fast-paced read.

Pip's Island - Pip's Island
Through October 14, 2019 - New York

Indigenous Cultures of NYC - Children's Museum of Manhattan
Through October 14, 2019 - Upper West Side

It is important to celebrate and acknowledge cultures that have originated in New York City. Celebrate these indigenous cultures in our Art, Artist & You exhibit as we pay respect to these native people and populations.

Night Magic at the Museum - Houdini Museum of NY
Through October 18, 2019 - MANHATTAN

Fall Walks - Randall's Island Park
Through October 19, 2019 - Randall's Island

The beautiful waterfront pathways of Randall's Island Park provide a lovely setting for taking in the sights, smells, and feelings of fall. Walk with us through our gardens, woodland trail, and wetlands to see the colorful changes happening on the Island. 

La MaMa Kids: Tomte - La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club
Through October 20, 2019 - New York

Lucy Sparrow's 'Delicatessen on 6th' - Rockefeller Center
Through October 20, 2019 - Midtown

Contemporary British artist Lucy Sparrow, known for her covetable felt art pieces and shops, will return to New York City with Lucy Sparrow's Delicatessen on 6th, an interactive public art project and retail experience at Rockefeller Center. Opening on the corner of 49th Street and 6th Avenue on October 1, this sixth installation in her felt shop series will resemble a New York City upscale deli, with every single one of the items, from cheese to fish, chocolate to fruit handmade out of felt. All items in the fine food shop will be available for purchase. Each of her installations has unveiled a site-specific, interactive, parallel universe, envisioned and then faithfully reproduced in felt. Lucy Sparrow's Delicatessen on 6th will pay homage to the gourmet treasure trove of temptation for which New York is famous: the upscale deli.

At Rockefeller Center, Lucy's on 6th will be a fine food emporium with every counter, from patisserie to confectionary, fancy French fromages to fresh fish and seafood, overflowing with a cornucopia of unique full-felted, hand-stitched, bejeweled artworks. New for this installation, the artwork is adorned with tiny eyes and smiles, encouraging the viewer to examine their relationship with the food they purchase and to consider their own thoughts about consumerism. This installation is part of the Art in Focus, a public art program at Rockefeller Center presented in partnership with the nonprofit Art Production Fund. For news and updates about Art in Focus follow @RockCenterNYC on Twitter and Instagram and Like Rockefeller Center on Facebook. Join the conversation by using #RockCenter

The Big One- Oh! - Linda Gross Theater
Through October 20, 2019 - New York

Audition Prep for Performing Arts High Schools - LessonFace, Inc
Through October 26, 2019 - New York

CHALK (a silent comedy.) - The Kraine Theater
Through October 27, 2019 - New York

Diwali Delights - Rubin Museum of Art
Through October 27, 2019 - Flatiron

Drop-in Art-making Workshop

Ages 3 and older with accompanying adults

Sundays are for families! Bring your family to the Rubin Museum for a Sunday afternoon of activities both kids and grownups will enjoy. Drop into the Education Center for some art making and enjoy our 2:00 PM family exhibition tour.


October Family Sundays: Diwali Delights

Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, celebrates the triumph of light over dark and good over evil as depicted in the Hindu epic Ramayana. 

Wetherby-Pembridge School Open House - Wetherby-Pembridge School
Through October 30, 2019 - Upper East Side

Join us on Tuesday 8 October at 9am for an Open House and learn more about Wetherby-Pembridge. Meet Miss Kate Bailey, Head of School, and other members of the team to gain more information about the school's vision, ethos and curriculum. We look forward to meeting you!

Stripes stART for Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through November 09, 2019 - Manhattan

Led by our renowned stART Studio Teaching Artists, this engaging and fun bimonthly class encourages children to explore different art mediums through sensory experiences, music, and movement activities. Children build motor skills and self-regulated independence and social skills while connecting with their siblings and caregivers.

CMA’s Inclusive Saturday Classes provide a free opportunity for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and their family and friends. CMA Teaching Artists are trained in facilitating structured workshops are specifically designed to help children with Autism develop social skills, creative problem-solving, and expression through art. The program’s supportive environment also helps strengthen family ties and builds a sense of community for families affected by Autism. Registration required.

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