Kids Shows in Manhattan Week of June 29

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Kids Shows in Manhattan Check out these free and low-cost family and children's shows playing the week of June 29 in Manhattan. See if your favorite musician will be in town and get all the details on the concert, find children's movie screenings, or just browse the theater listings to find a fun new musical or play that your family can go see together. If the weather is cooperative, you may also find outdoor concerts and performances, including outdoor movies. Whether you live in Manhattan or will just be visiting during the week of June 29, you'll find plenty of options to keep your kids entertained. For more free and low-cost upcoming family and children's events in Manhattan, go to our complete calendar of events.

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Kef Kids Cabaret - The Cutting Room
July 01, 2013 - Murray Hill

This event is being filmed by Lifetime for the hit TV show, Dance Moms. Kef theatrical productions has announced the upcoming event KEF KIDS CABARET, an evening of songs featuring some of Broadway, TV and film's biggest little stars, performing numbers of their own choice. The evening of music will be presented on Monday, July 1 at The Cutting Room (44 E. 32nd St. between Fifth and Madison Avenues) at 7pm. Tickets for the one-night-only event are $20 in advance or $25 at the door (food/beverage minimum not included) and are available at or by calling 212-691-1900. KEF Kids Cabaret will feature Rozi Baker (Shrek The Musical, Mary Poppins, Bonnie and Clyde, Shrek film), Zoe Considine (A Christmas Story), Madi Rae DiPietro (Annie, Days of Our Lives), Emma Howard (Matilda), Zachary Infante (School of Rock film), Darius Kaleb (Motown), Raymond Luke Jr. (Motown), Tyrah Skye Odoms (Annie), Marissa O'Donnell (Shrek The Musical, Peace, Love & Misunderstanding film), Paul Pilcz (Bye Bye Birdie), Daniel Quadrino (Bye Bye Birdie), Rachel Resheff (Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot, Shrek The Musical, TV: Electric Company) Taylor Richardson (Annie), Julianna Rigoglioso (Mary Poppins- National Tour, The Smurfs-Film,), Mavis Simpson-Ernst(Evita, Les Miserables- 25th Anniversary National Tour), Jaidyn Young (Annie), and a dance number by Maddie Ziegler (Dance Moms on Lifetime). The host/MC's for the evening will be Paul Pilcz (Bye Bye Birdie) and kef favorite Morgan Assante (kef's Three Choices Away concert). kef theatrical productions, a company committed to arts education, is thrilled to provide an opportunity for these amazing young performers to shine in a whole new way. For more information on kef visit

Mad Sq. Kids: Big Bang Boom - Madison Square Park
July 02, 2013 - Gramercy

Madison Square Park Conservancy presents its 11th season of Mad. Sq. Kids, a series of free outdoor performances for children and their families that takes place rain or shine in the park on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10:30am, June 11 to Aug. 8. Big Bang Boom create musical magic for kids from one to 92. Big Bang Boom's live show is high-energy with both parents and children finding it hard to stay in their seats.

Mario the Magician & His Suitcase Machine - Metropolitan Room
July 06, 2013 - Chelsea

Join acclaimed children's performer Mario the Magician for an uplifting, inventive, and highly interactive magical performance for the young and young-at-heart. Part retro, part rock and roll, Mario is an artist and inventor who creates his own props. Mario's old world looks and physical comedy style are reminiscent of his heroes, Buster Keaton, and Charlie Chaplin, but he puts a thoroughly modern spin on everything he does.

Dinosaur Safari - Bronx Zoo
Through September 08, 2013 - Bronx

The new attraction will include a ride through the Cretaceous and Jurassic periods with more than two-dozen animatronic dinosaurs up to 40 feet long which move, snarl, roar, and spit. In anticipation of the new exhibit, the Bronx Zoo is offering New Yorkers a chance to vote for their favorite dinosaur species at and win tickets to see the dinosaurs. Included in the vote: long-necked Brachiosaurus, the intimidating Tyrannosaurus rex, the gator-like Baryonyx, the massive Triceratops, or the flighted Quetzalcoatlus. Exclusive Bronx Zoo Dinosaur Safari stickers that can be used with a safari field guide will be given to those who vote. Dinosaur Safari will include a ride through a two-acre area of the zoo, and will highlight the physical or behavioral adaptations many share with species that are alive today. This limited engagement will run from Saturday, May 25 through Sunday, September 8, and will be included in the Total Experience Ticket. A 20% discount is offered with online purchases for Monday and Tuesday visits. Tickets can be purchased in advance at

'The Berenstain Bears LIVE!' - Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
Through September 29, 2013 - Upper West Side

Adapted from the classic children's book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, "The Berenstain Bears LIVE!" brings everyone's favorite bear family to life in a theatrical experience that kids as well as their parents will treasure for many years to come. As always, Bear Country is not without its complications: Brother Bear's grades are slipping, Sister Bear still has a few things to learn about making new friends, and Papa Bear just can't stop eating junk food. Thankfully, we can always depend on Mama Bear and her loving patience to help set things right. Now in its third smash year, "The Berenstain Bears LIVE!" will give boys and girls of all ages the chance to fall in love with these characters, just as their parents did when they were growing up. Officially approved by the authors themselves, the Berenstain Bears are now singing and dancing across the stage with performances every weekend in NYC. Be sure to join the bears for free face painting and photos after the show.

'Pippin' - Music Box Theatre
Through December 22, 2013 - Midtown

Everything has its season, and this season, Pippin returns to Broadway for the first time since it first thrilled audiences 40 years ago! With a beloved score by Tony Award´┐Ż nominee Stephen Schwartz (Wicked) that includes the favorites ?Magic to Do,? ?Glory? and ?Corner of the Sky,? Pippin tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory? Direct from an acclaimed run at Boston?s American Repertory Theater, Pippin is directed by Diane Paulus, director of the 2009 and 2012 Tony Award winners for Best Musical Revival (Hair and The Gershwins? Porgy and Bess). This captivating production features sizzling choreography in the style of Bob Fosse and breathtaking acrobatics by Les 7 Doigts de la Main, the creative force behind the nationwide sensation Traces.