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American Tap Dance Center Open House – Come Tap Dance with Us! - American Tap Dance Center
Through June 13, 2019 - West Village
Tap Classes for Kids (as young as 4 1/2), Teens, and Adults! Check out our studio space, meet our faculty and staff, and take a sample tap class! Saturday, June 1, 4:30-5:30pm Sunday, June 2, 10-11am Monday, June 10, 5-6pm Wednesday, June 12, 4-5pm Thursday, June 13, 5:15-6:15pm For more information visit www.atdf.org. RSVP ENCOURAGED: Please email [email protected] or call us at (646) 230 9564 to reserve your space! American Tap Dance Center - 154 Christopher St #2B (Between Greenwich St and Washington St)
Cerebral Palsy Soccer - West End Secondary School
Through June 15, 2019 - Upper West Side
Cerebral Palsy (CP) Soccer training for kids with cerebral palsy, stroke, or traumatic brain injury who can walk and run independently. This is a great way to meet and play a team sport with your peers on a level playing field! CP Soccer is building a national soccer league for kids with cerebral palsy who are ambulatory and active. This special training program also paves the way for some players to feed into the US National Paralympic Team! We train every Sunday. Ages 8 to 18, girls and boys, and players of all levels welcome. Open to qualifying kids from all five boroughs. Contact us for details: [email protected]
Track & Field - Thomas Jefferson Park
Through June 23, 2019 - Harlem
City Parks Foundation is kicking off its 2019 Spring sports programs for young people, which is offered in four boroughs. CityParks Track & Field, presented in partnership with New York Road Runners and supported by the Randall's Island Park Alliance, gives New York City kids, ages eight to 14, the chance to learn the basics of the sport. From hurdles and relay races, to long jump, shot put and javelin throw, this program runs from April 20 through June 8 in Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens, with sessions once per week. The Jesse Owens Track and Field program introduces novice runners to cross country distance running through runs from East Harlem to Randall's Island Park. This program runs from April 7 - June 23 in Manhattan, and is held once per week. Online registration is now open for all spring programs at CityParksFoundation.org/play. Participants are encouraged to register online in advance, though walk-up participants may register on-site if space permits. For more information and a full list of City Parks Foundation's 2019 sports programs, please visit www.CityParksFoundation.org. You can contact [email protected] or call (718) 760-6999 for more information.
Banksy Art Class - Playday
Through June 25, 2019 - Kips Bay
Join this stencil class inspired by the works of street artist Banksy. This drop-off class is designed for children ages 4 to 10.
Lego Leisure Hour - Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library
Through June 26, 2019 - Manhattan
Good Stuff - Good Stuff
Through June 28, 2019 - New York City
Frieze at Rockefeller Center - Rockefeller Center
Through June 28, 2019 - Midtown
More than 20 sculptures will transform Rockefeller Center into a free public art park for the first-ever Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center. Curator Brett Littman, Director of the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum in Long Island City, selected and placed new and significant works by 14 international and local artists for the installation, all presented by world-leading galleries. Littman designed Frieze Sculpture to work in context with the art and architecture already at Rockefeller Center, creating a massive indoor-outdoor free gallery. The public art park gives visitors the opportunity to experience, enjoy, and interact with renowned artwork free of charge, without tickets or time constraints, with the option of learning more about the works from a free audio tour that accompanies guests as they make their way through all of the sculptures on display around the Center.
Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center will include works from Nick Cave, Aaron Curry, Jose D vila, Walter De Maria, Rochelle Goldberg, Goshka Macuga, Ibrahim Mahama, Joan Mir, Paulo Nazareth, Jaume Plensa, Pedro Reyes, Kiki Smith, Sarah Sze, and Hank Willis Thomas. In addition, throughout Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center, up-and-coming restaurants and retailers will offer al fresco dining and dynamic visitor activations throughout the duration of the installation. For a map identifying where all the sculptures are located and for a full schedule of events, visit rockefellercenter.com and follow Rockefeller Center on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
Backyard Wilderness - American Museum of Natural History
Through June 30, 2019 - New York
Watson Adventures: Whodunit at the Met Family Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through July 06, 2019 - Upper East Side
In this mischievous mystery, kids and adults team up to search great works of art to expose a killer. The villain has created a scavenger hunt at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and if you can solve it, you’ll reveal his name, the weapon he used, and where he hid the body.
You’ll get images of suspects, weapons, and possible crime scenes that are all on display in the museum. By following the trail of clues and answering tricky questions, you’ll get closer and closer to solving this deadly puzzle, helping the police—and earning bragging rights for your team.
No knowledge of the museum or art is necessary: just bring your love of mystery and your teamwork skills. This hunt is for ages 10 and up. Each team must include at least one kid and one adult, with a maximum of six participants per team.
Lise Soskolne: The Work - Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College (CUNY)
Through July 12, 2019 - New York
35 Years of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - The Paley Center for Media
Through July 14, 2019 - Midtown
The Paley Center for Media will take visitors on a journey through the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtleverse when it unveils the multimedia exhibit 35 Years of TMNT on Saturday, May 18, at its New York location. This exclusive exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will run until July 14. Upon entry to 35 Years of TMNT, visitors can enjoy a dynamic art piece showcasing the comic-book origins of our half-shell heroes, take a "shellfie" with a Turtles standee, enjoy screenings of Turtles animated episodes, and then sewer surf through a visual timeline of the evolution of the Turtles from the very first comics to the current series, Nickelodeon's Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
The Forgotten East - Pop-Up Exhibit
Through July 28, 2019 - Chinatown
A new adventurous and interactive pop-up exhibit The Forgotten East will debut in NYC on May 4, 2019, on 310 Canal Street, New York, NY 10013, and end on July 28, 2019. Featuring four immersive rooms, this exhibit was inspired by the Silk Road, the mother road of ancient China. The artists rebuild this mystery adventure and combine with their own thoughts to produce this exhibition. In The Forgotten East, the artists use silk as the key element in each room, and all the installation are handmade by themselves, including a Chinese landscape painting, caves on the wall, and pieces of jewelry in the case, etc.
Art Force 5 - Governors Island
Through August 04, 2019 - New York Harbor
The Art Force 5 welcomes young and old superheroes-in-training to make their own superhero action figure and customized cape. A huge comic book exhibit depicting the history of comic books alongside equal rights will delight both comic novices and enthusiasts. Visitors will be invited to paint a tile that, when joining forces with hundreds of others, will make some beautiful public art celebrating the hundredth anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance. All free, all fun, and open to all ages.
STEM Kids NYC - Governors Island
Through August 04, 2019 - New York Harbor
Let off some STEAM with STEM Kids NYC! Through fun, engaging, student-centered sessions, engineers (this means YOU) from age 5 to 105 will learn the fun physics of making kites and flying them, harness changing states of matter to make polymers (street name: SLIME), code an app and more. STEM Kids NYC invites you to tap into your natural abilities for success in the wonderful world of STEM.
Science Saturday at Pier 84 - Hudson River Park: Pier 84
Through August 10, 2019 - Hell's Kitchen
Dive into science with your family this summer for catch and release fishing, microscopic investigations, River-inspired crafts and more.
Registration recommended here.
CHALK (a silent comedy.) - The Kraine Theater
Through August 10, 2019 - New York
Family Yoga - Inwood Hill Park
Through August 30, 2019 - Inwood
Come together in a lighthearted environment for family yoga fun on Pats Lawn!
Age- and developmentally-appropriate yoga poses, animated breathing exercises, and soothing relaxation techniques awaken the inner-child of all age participants. Laughter and love fill each class and is sure to inspire the entire family.
Parents and kids of all ages are welcome.
Summer on the Hudson: Stargazing - Pier I, Riverside Park South
Through September 07, 2019 - Upper West Side
A summer evening in Manhattan is made complete when the Amateur Astronomers Association's expert stargazers help us peer heavenward to see stars and planets.
South Street Seaport Museum: Sail New York Harbor Aboard the Pioneer - South Street Seaport Museum
Through September 08, 2019 - Lower Manhattan
Sail the New York Harbor aboard the historic 1885 schooner, Pioneer. Pioneer tickets include free admission to the Museum's historic ships and exhibitions on the day of your sail. Just bring the ticket to the Museum before or after your sail!
Check the website for sailing times, which vary widely! Special three-hour faily ecology sails are offered every other Sunday through September 10th. ($45 for adults; $40 for kids).
Yoga in the Park - Randall's Island Park
Through September 19, 2019 - Randall's Island
Stretch, breathe, and find your inner peace at evening yoga classes. Bring a mat. Tuesdays, April 30 -Sept 17, 6:30-7:30pm, Sunken Meadow Picnic Area Thursdays, May 2-Sept 19, 6:30-7:30pm, East River Picnic Area (south of 103rd St. Footbridge) (no program July 4)
City Parks Foundation Presents 'Puss In Boots' - Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park
Through September 22, 2019 - Upper West Side
City Parks Foundation presents the all-ages show Puss in Boots at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park, March 19 - September 22, 2019. 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. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit cityparksfoundation.org/swedish-cottage-marionette-theatre
Fairy and Folk Tales From Around The World! - Central Park: Hans Christian Andersen Statue
Through September 28, 2019 - Central Park
Since 1957, on Saturdays during the summer, New York City's children have clustered around Hans Christian Andersen's statue near Conservatory Water in Central Park to hear his and others' fairytales, folk stories, and stories, told by a dedicated group of professional storytellers. Children are asked to sit with parents or guardians. Storytellling is held rain or shine.
Parent and Me Yoga - Fort Tryon Park: Abby's Lawn
Through September 28, 2019 - Upper Manhattan
Join us for free yoga for children and their parents/caregivers with Christina Shablak, a certified children's instructor. All children are welcome with a parent or caregiver.
Please arrive early, and bring a towel or yoga mat.
Please note: The ground is sloped and there are uneven spots. In case of rain or wet ground, this event will be canceled.
Summer on the Hudson: Sun Gaze - Pier I, Riverside Park South
Through September 29, 2019 - Upper West Side
The Amateur Astronomers Association and solargazing return with solar telescopes specifically designed to safely look at the sun and see sunspots and prominences under a summer sky.
Urban Farm Exploration Days - Randall's Island Park
Through October 19, 2019 - Randall's Island
Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens, too! All ages welcome.
Art on the Farm - Randall's Island Park
Through October 20, 2019 - Randall's Island
Join for unique family art projects inspired by the farm.
Hester Street Fair - Hester Street
Through October 26, 2019 - Chinatown
The Hester Street Fair an outdoor community market located on the Lower East Side, specializing in handmade goods, creative products, and artisanal food.
HSF is a launching pad for small, independent businesses and artists. Hundreds of vendors rotate over 60 spots every Saturday and Sunday to create one of the most dynamic outdoor events in New York City. Located at the intersection of Hester and Essex Streets, the Fair is open from 11am to 6pm every Saturday and some Sundays through October of 2019.
Special days include:
April 13 Opening Day (with Stretch Armstrong)
May 5 Baby Food Fest
May 11 Pet Day
June 1 Vintage Day (with Housing Works)
July 6 Independence Day BBQ
July 20 Ice Cream Social
August 10 Back to School Day
Sept 14 Vintage Day (with Housing Works)
Oct 26 Closing Day
Play N Go™ Friday - PS 87
Through November 29, 2019 - New York
Saturday Sketching - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through December 28, 2019 - Upper East Side
Feeling inspired? Art materials are available for loan at the Family Activity Kiosk for exploration of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural shapes and spaces.
Open Studio - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through December 29, 2019 - Chelsea
Get creative in the Whitney's Hearst Artspace! Make your own art inspired by works on view in current exhibitions. Each week the museum offers a different project. Floor 3, Laurie M. Tisch Education Center. For families with kids of all ages.
Open Studio for Families - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through December 29, 2019 - Upper East Side
For families with children ages 3 and older. Explore the themes and materials seen in the works on view at this drop-in studio art-making program.
T. rex: The Ultimate Predator - The American Museum of Natural History
Through August 09, 2020 - Upper West Side