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MUMMENSCHANZ offers timeless insight on the human condition, a visually stunning spectacle that transcends cultural barriers and sparks the imagination.
Kids Week at the Intrepid Museum is an exciting, indoor, family-friendly festival offering a variety of hands-on activities. Join all week long for live animal shows, pop-up planetarium shows, maker spaces, live performances, and so much more!
With humor, heart and eye-popping prehistoric puppetry, this underwater adventure shows us how we can leave our mark on the world when we dare to be brave.
Our youngest youth meet every Saturday at 11am. Parents and children celebrate Shabbat together with interactive songs, stories and Shabbat snacks....
Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Maimouna Youssef's performance blends gospel, jazz, soul, and hip-hop for an awe-inspiring musical experience.
Laurie Berkner will be back at McCarter this year with a special solo acoustic Sensory-Friendly Performance.
The Laurie Berkner Band will be back at McCarter this year for another great rockin’ concert!
The Smithereens with Special Guest Vocalist Robin Wilson of The Gin Blossoms is coming to Peekskill! Founded in New Jersey in 1980, The Smithereens...
Discover the importance of biochemistry and the way that our bodies make and use proteins. For ages 6-12, accompanied by an adult.
Morgan Taylor returns with his full band to the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre with his Grammy-nominated music and gorgeous full-screen animation for an all-ages multimedia extravaganza centered around a character who comes from the Sun.
Join the museum for art activities, book readings, and signings, as well as meet-and-greets with author Traci Sorell (Cherokee Nation) and Kevin Noble Maillard (Seminole Nation).
To prove the Brooklyn Bridge’s integrity, P.T. Barnum marched 21 circus elephants across it! Using craft sticks, paper towel rolls, and cups, kids will build a bridge to support 21 elephants (actually, rolls of pennies). For grades 2 and up.
Watch this yearly video contest in which kid filmmakers create short movies that tell the entire stories of Newbery award-winning books in about 90 seconds.
“Transform (Self) Judgement into (Self) Love” (motherhood experience, expectations vs reality).
This hands-on program will introduce adults to birds and birding. It will provide information on where to go and what to get to learn more. Bring b...
Tour the new exhibit, Supertall 2020, then design a future city! RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Brooklyn Public Library, Mill Basin branch is happy to present the YA Book Club. Parents, teachers, teens and interested readers are invited to...
Participants will learn about our regional food system, from farm to consumer, and the challenges it presents and participate in a hands-on activities. Ages 6 and older. Reservations required.
Expect to see seals sunning themselves on this beach walk. Call for more information, reservations, and directions to meeting place. Ages 6 and older.
Make your own character masks and watch a performance by the Kairos Italy Theater in English and Italian.
In this signature workshop, children carve a block of limestone, create medieval illuminated letters, design gargoyles, weave, and more!
Learn to identify rocks like a geologist, do a natural rock pigment painting craft, bring in and show off your own rock collection, and much more.
Enjoy unique crafts and hands-on activities.
Join Jimmy and Pete on an adventure of friendship, all the way to Paris and back in a VW Bus! Based on the Pete the Cat Series of Books by Kimberly and James Dean. Ages 3-8.
How big were dinosaurs? Did dinosaurs care for their young? Students will interpret data and formulate hypotheses by comparing dinosaur nest eggs, ...
Columbia University School of Arts presents Lenfest Kids, a monthly series of films for the whole family. Lenfest Kids: H2O continues through the s...
Our Camp Open Houses provide opportunities for parents and children to visit the facilities, meet the specific Camp Directors and coaches, and part...
Make a masterpiece with engineering, mathematics, and physics! See how you can make your very own work of art with a pendulum of paint! No registra...
Songs, Blessings, Crafts, Schmooze... and Nosh in Pajamas! 4:30PM, Craft/Schmooze Time; 5PM Havdalah & Songs; 5:30 PM Light Nosh. Bring new/unu...
Join NYIC for FREE immigration legal consultations offered by the New York Legal Assistance Group and FREE tax preparation service provided by Ariv...
This February, the JCC is proudly promoting Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM). JDAIM is a worldwide effort to raise awareness...
The regions most talented improvisers bringing your suggestions to hilarious life. Great for all ages. Doors open one hour before the show....
Synthesize DNA from several pieces of organic matter (including yourself) and then see how they visually compare!
Make and take home animal track prints, with an exploration to find them to follow where they lead.
Make your own cold-processed soap. Ages 12 and older with an adult. Registration required.
Celebrate 25 years of this beautiful story of the unconditional love between parent and child with a story time reading, plus some exciting activities and giveaways!
Leopard Geckos and Bearded Lizards are interesting reptiles that many children love. Touch and feel their scales and watch them eat a crunchy, crawling snack! Registration required.
Explore teeth large and small – including some of the largest teeth in the world and go home with “toothy” crafts!
Children 9 months to 7 years with their families will party over generational sounds and throwback dance steps.
This family-friendly festival dives into all things polar bear with activities, show-and-tell with Museum collections, and an interactive theater performance.
Explore the frozen world of creatures that call the Arctic and Antarctic home. Make a cool craft with your preschooler to take with you. Pre-registration required. Ages 3-5.
Synthesize DNA from several pieces of organic matter (including yourself) and then see how they visually compare!
Live ensemble performances are combined with storytelling, costumed musicians, and a host of hands-on activities where children get up close to musicians and instruments. The internationally acclaimed pianist Orli Shaham and her friends introduce musical concepts, instruments and the experience of concert-going to children age 3-8.
The Rock and Roll Playhouse is excited to bring the Mardi Gras Celebration ft. Black Tie Brass to Brooklyn Bowl. The Rock and Roll Playhouse is a c...
Join Girls Inc. Westchester for a 2-hour hip hop and salsa dance lesson with Michael Salem, winner of J.LO's World of Dance. All proceeds from ...
NOTHING HERE IS REAL is a mesmerizing parlor show that takes place in a secret room below Tom Valenti's Oxbow Tavern. Part speakeasy, part nost...
Children can come out for a day of learning the true meaning of celebrating Black History - Facepainting, Games, Music and More!...
In this drop-off program, designed for children ages 7 to 15, kids will learn all about the science of bug pinning, from learning about the bugs av...
Sleepover includes Aquarium admission, dinner, continental breakfast, craft, animal interaction, and waking up next to one of the exhibits!
Create spectacle-art of the plants and animals that make up these rich, biodiverse ecosystems by crafting large-scale puppets and float-like structures.
See the award-winning Hudson Vagabond Puppets in classic stories, “Caps for Sale" and "Three Billy Goats Gruff".
Beauty contests, a forgetful King, and a lottery of DOOM comprise the traditional story of Purim, based on the Book of Esther.
Students on school break are invited to take part in art and science workshops, gallery activities, and more.
Spend your winter break creating STEM projects, including a marshmallow catapult and a balloon rocket.
Check out the SnappyXO robots! It provides an authentic engineering experience in designing mechanisms, structures, and robots.
CatVideoFest, is a compilation of the best cat videos shown exclusively on the big screen. Every ticket purchased raises money to help local cats i...
The hero in this story is armed with wit, cunning, and a sense of humour, and he conquers all before him, including giants, a unicorn, and a princess.
Create, tinker and ideate your own super powered gadgets and gear! Construct Zip’s superpowered tool belt to stay in control, create Zap’s headgear that glows when the brain is hard at work, or design goggles to see multiple perspectives like Zoom.
Drop by the DiMenna Children's History Museum and create rock & roll-inspired art projects to celebrate the New-York Historical exhibition Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution.
The Cradle of Aviation Museum and Education Center is celebrating National Engineering Week during the February school break (2/16-2/22) to acknowl...
Join Urban Air Lake Grove for extended winter break hours!
Learn new songs and sing along to familiar favorites with Oscar and Cookie Monster; build a snowman with Elmo; flap your wings with Big Bird; marvel at Abby’s magic; be amazed when Super Grover flies; and move to the rhythm with Rosita
Begin your hero training at the Pigeon Treehouse headquarters with Zip, Zap, Zoom. The Z3 Pigeon team and CMOM’s field agents are ready to plan city adventures, create city sounds, and launch scarves into the sky!
Power pose your way through a game of Simon Says. Build super brain and body skills with a bit of practice, focus, and a few laughs!
Color and design a walking finger puppet of your favorite super powered pigeon, Zip, Zap or Zoom. Bring them along to help you make your way in the Super Power Metropolis!
Collage panel squares, speech balloons and thought bubbles as you draw your own comic book.
THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL, the iconic story by Hans Christian Anderson comes to life in this brand new musical adaptation set to a contemporary score f...
Join the library for fun play with toys! No registration required....
Join A TIME FOR KIDS, INC., as they engage littlest learners in music, fingerplays, fine and gross motor development, and circle time. Ages 9-17 months. Registration required.
Celebrate the work of author and artist Faith Ringgold and create a mosaic story quilt to take home.
Teleport around boundless virtual worlds at the Hicksville Library with the new VIVE Virtual Reality gaming system. Sign up for a time slot online. Walk-ins are on a first-come, first-served basis. Ages 6 and older.
Learn strategies for engaging your child during museum visits. For children ages 2-4. Reservations required.
Explore new worlds, step inside the Apollo 11 mission launch, or experience the thrill of flight, underwater exploration, interstellar tr...
Join naturalists for a hands-on program and learn about the care that goes into feeding the indoor animals as well as the birds of prey and barnyard.
Drop into The Manes Education Center for hands-on activities inspired by current exhibitions.
There's just a railing between participants and the sharks as the predators snap at food presented to them on a long pole. Reserve tickets online.
Reconnect while talking about and making art together.
Hear delightful stories, learn fun songs and rhymes, play with toys, and meet other families and caregivers in your neighborhood. For ages 0-18 months. Pick up a free ticket the morning of the program.
Make winter crafts like snowmen, penguins, polar bears, and more! Crafts available while they last - on a first come, first serve basis.
Learn how to make fresh, warm maple syrup, a sweet treat for all to taste. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
Stories, fingerplays, songs & bubbles! For walkers under 36 mos. old and their adults. Registration required.
Use Wacom Intuo tablets to make art: pin-back buttons, comic strips, and drawings to post on social media. Ages 11-14. Registration suggested.
Learn about modern trailblazers who are still alive. Then make beautiful bookmarks using plastic gems and ribbons.
Children will use science and arts and crafts materials to complete a winter project. Registration required.
Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5. Space is limited, registration is required.
Get creative and explore art and artists.
Enjoy fun songs, stories, and toys with other toddlers. Space is limited, registration is required. Ages 18-36 months.
Bilingual Birdies will take families on a magical journey to learn words in Spanish and explore fun new themes!
Join the library for fun on Fridays! Stories and songs, sensory story time with cool activities, fun with non-fiction, and more!
Different programs every week: Builder's Club, games, 3-D fun with 3-D pens, PS4, Code Club, Science Squad! For ages 5-13.
Rhymes, songs, stories, bubbles, and sensory play for babies younger than 1 year and their caregivers.
The longest running stand-up comedy show in Brooklyn presented by Aaron Kominos-Smith and Turner Sparks (now in its 13th year)! Every Friday night ...
W.O.R.K.S. Little League is pleased to announce registration dates for their 2020 Spring Season. W.O.R.K.S. Little League has been serving the comm...
Take a tour of the galleries and create art through hands-on activities. Drop in sessions are limited to 30 minutes. All ages must be accompanied by an adult.
Engage with your children in discussions about art in the galleries, and work together or individually to make your own works of art. Reservations required.
Search for exhibits that echo characters, places, and enchanted objects in the books and movies of the Harry Potter universe. Be prepared to track otherworldly creatures through a forbidden (rain) forest, dance with Hagrid-like giants, encounter a cute cousin of dragons, stalk hunters scarier than any Auror, and more. For ages 10 and older.
Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. Pre-registration required.
What will this week's challenge be? An engineering task? A game show? A treasure hunt? A performance? Exercise your mind in a program that is never the same twice!
Take inspiration from the microscopic world as you explore the art of needle felting to “paint” unique and colorful works of wool art.
Children and adults will laugh along to comical numbers such as How to Torture Your Sister, How to Beg for a Dog, How to Understand Your Parents, How to Stay Home from School, and more.
The Festival will welcome over 25,000 young people, parents, and movie-lovers to explore the world without leaving NYC. Presenting the best new animation, live action, documentary, and experimental film from across the globe, you're invited to watch, laugh, create, and explore.
Experience this live, on-stage drama about the links between the Underground Railroad, secret codes hidden in quilts, and the strength of the human spirit in the struggle for freedom.
Join the library for a Dungeons and Dragons session and play through the story quests provided by the Dungeon Master. Ages 10 and older.
Stories, songs, and games that encourage children’s emerging language skills, followed by a play time.
Listen to story books read aloud and nurture creative expression while exploring various art materials and processes.
Discuss the stories and adventure of Harry Potter and his days at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Ages 8-13. Registration required.
Manhattanville College student volunteers will informally read favorite picture books and do a craft. Suggested for ages 2 to 4 years.
Celebrate the festival of the new moon and animals of the Chinese Zodiac. Meet one of the tiniest rodents in the world, the Eurasian Harvest Mouse and learn how the Wildlife Conservation Society is helping animals in China and Southeast Asia.
Journey out onto Long Island Sound in hopes of seeing some of the seals and waterfowl that spend the winter just off the shores. All passengers must be at least 42 inches tall. Reservations recommended.
Storytime fun for the whole family.
Use scrap wood to make a birdhouse, a bat house, or even a bee house, then decorate it.
Look closely at your surroundings and explore ways to capture the textures and shapes you like most in the clay by rolling it, poking it, and scratching it with a pencil.
Construct work in honor of Betye Saar and learn about her life as the museum celebrates celebrate Black History Month.
Learn to knit or crochet at the library! If you already know how to knit (or crochet) bring your current project and enjoy a visit with other knitters and crocheters.
Learn about the entire process of making maple syrup, from tap to table. Participants hike for up to an hour on Clay Pit Pond trails to find maple trees, drill holes, hang buckets, and collect sap. RSVP appreciated.
Look, listen, and share ideas while you explore modern and contemporary art. Movement, drawing, and other gallery activities give everyone the chance to participate.
Engage in lively discussions and fun activities while looking closely at modern masterpieces and cutting-edge contemporary art.
Work with your friends and classmates to collect gently-used jeans. Before February 29, drop off jeans at your local Aeropostale store to participa...
A family-friendly stand-up comedy show for all ages. Bring your Mamma or anyone else in your family and have a great time!
The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley is filled with infectious songs and non-stop adventure, making this a perfect show to introduce young audiences to the magic of theatre. Sponsored by Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center.
Discover how the reef is like a thriving metropolis populated by a cast of characters straight out of an adventure novel – heroes, bad guys, sidekicks, lovers, and clowns.
Color In Milk is a free STEM program run by high school students. Our goal is to teach young students how to apply their knowledge of science, tech...
Bring your whole family for a guided walk through Shakespeare Garden, which features flowers included in the writer’s great works.
Quirky author and composer Michael Hearst, along with his band, presents songs about Unusual Creatures, Extraordinary People, and Curious Constructions geared towards curious families, extraordinary children, and their unusual friends.
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