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This immersive experience invites you to jump in and explore unknown ocean depths where prehistoric marine reptiles lived eons ago - and maybe live still today!
This OPEN HOUSE is a special event designed to give families a Montessori experience across all developmental levels. As you carefully evaluate and...
Three beloved stories by Eric Carle, award-winning children’s book illustrator and author, are retold on stage through the magic of black light and fanciful puppets.
myFace, the leading non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of patients with facial differences, will hold its second annual&nb...
Led by Bright Horizons teachers and staff, toddler socials offer parents a chance to socialize with other parents and experience the types of ...
Our youngest youth meet every Saturday at 11am. Parents and children celebrate Shabbat together with interactive songs, stories and Shabbat snacks....
Learn how maple trees produce sap and get a peek at the sugaring process in the Rye Nature Center's sugar shed. Pre-registration required.
Hear Amy Losak read from her mother Sydell Rosenberg's, book, H Is For Haiku, an A to Z, a compendium of short poems, that brings out the fun and joy in everyday city moments we may sometimes overlook. Amy will also lead a haiku-writing workshop.
Create an accordion-style zine to use as a journal, field notebook, or book of recipes for holding the memories and plans that help you understand what home is to you.
Plan a great evening and bond with your family while receiving a lesson from experienced and dedicated ceramic artists.
Lucy Kalantari is a songwriter, composer and producer based in Brooklyn, making jazz age inspired music for families.
Familiarize yourself with the college application process. R.S.V.P. required.
Founded in 2004 by New York guitarist, Steph Paynes, the All-Girl Quartet, Lez Zeppelin, has since gained unanimous critical acclaim as one of the ...
Enjoy story time and follow a box turtle through his daily routine. After the reading, meet two of SOFO’s box turtles up close. Ages 3-5. Reservations required.
Challenge yourself with sports like handball, basketball, water aerobics, and jumbo games, plus an obstacle course!
Learn all about maples trees, discover what it takes to turn sap into syrup, enjoy a delicious maple syrup treat and more.
Gandhi's life story told through dance: Odissi, Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Contemporary Dance and More! Reception to follow at: Faison Firehouse...
MacInspires first STEAM Convention features inspiring presenters, programs, challenges and an Interactive Gallery of STEAM projects completed by Ma...
Cinderella--a puppet show performed by The Tanglewood Marionettes. At the Scarsdale Congregational church....
Ever wonder how amusement park rides work? Explore the laws of motion and learn how force and gravity work on your favorite rides....
The Rock and Roll Playhouse is excited to bring Broadway Rock for Kids ft. Singers and Musicians Direct From Broadway to Industry City. The Rock an...
Three beloved stories by Eric Carle, award-winning children's book illustrator and author, are retold on stage through the magic of black light and fanciful puppets.
Join the New York Flute Club for its annual Flute Fair on Saturday, February 29 featuring guest artists Seth Morris, Stephanie Mortimore, Maron Kho...
ACW Rockland premier family wrestling league comes to the palisades mall with a Live music & Pro wrestling event. See former WWE super star Bul...
Help combine a mixture of fabrics, patterns, colors, and designs to create a landmark artwork for the community! In this workshop, you'll join ...
Calling all budding photographers: Join Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab for this introductory workshop. Explore how photography can be used to ...
Brooklyn Bridge Parents and City Point bring the street festival inside for Brooklyn families. Pokemon! Beyblade! Soccer Shots! And, so much more f...
Empire Outlets and The Pride Center of Staten Island invites you to attend a pride celebration, The Other Side of the Rainbow: Disco Party. The cel...
HarborFrost is a celebration of winter in Sag Harbor highlighting two extreme elements—fire and ice! Featuring live ice carving demonstration...
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester is celebrating Leap Day by offering free admission* to anyone whose birthday falls on 2/29 and featuring a li...
Each CMS Kids program is an inclusive concert experience adapted for neurodiverse audiences, including children with autism or other special needs. These performances are presented in a judgment-free environment, and are less formal and more supportive of sensory, communication, movement, and learning needs.
Award-winning dancers will perform and also interact with the audience in answering questions and teaching some Irish dance steps. Sign up online.
Hofstra invites kids of all ages to view the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Venus, star clusters, nebulae, and double stars with telescopes from the Hofstra Observatory. RSVP online.
CURE, The Coalition For Understanding Education will host a guided four hour workshop led by the The Center for Racial Justice in Education where p...
Learn about Deerkill Day Camp, a 3rd generation family-owned day camp for campers ages 3-15.
Celebrate composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz with songs and scenes from his hit musicals Wicked, Godspell, and Pippin.
Learn the time-honored art of creating intricately patterned Ukrainian Easter eggs, and make your own to take home.
Create an accordion-style zine to use as a journal, field notebook, or book of recipes for holding the memories and plans that help you understand what home is to you.
Join the JCC for yummy “animal snack” hamantaschen, play carnival games, bounce like kangaroos in the bounce house, plus much more.
The two-act ballet is a lively re-telling of the well-known fairytale and incorporates the beautiful music of Engelbert Humperdinck, including his “Fourteen Angels” bedtime prayer.
Children ages 10 and younger enjoy games, movement, stories, and an opportunity to rock out in a sensory-friendly environment while playing songs from Fleetwood Mac.
Families with children ages 2–11 are invited to explore the galleries and participate in art-making activities in the studio.
This Academy Award-winning film is perhaps the most breathtaking expression of Hayao Miyazaki’s rich imagination and lush animation, full of wild color and fantastical imagery.
QM International Art Center is co-producing Broadway Unplugged- Musical Theater concert with Flushing Library. Musical theater combines music, dance, and acting as one of the most popular art forms in the world.
This Month’s Little Laffs Performers are The Trummytones, who will have you moving your feet as you dance to the island beats, and Twistin' Todd, who will wow you with his balloon sculpting talents.
See School of American Ballet (SAB) students perform excerpts from classic ballets and learn how they train to become professional dancers.
"Ella Bella Just Can't Tell Ya" is a fun interactive book that's perfect for preschool and early elementary children. Enjoy a fun craft for all children at this free event.
Celebrate the early-spring tradition of families wishing for the health and happiness of young girls in Japan. Each year, grand collections of beautiful hina dolls are put out on display.
This interactive musical workshop explores the music of different cultures around the world and engages audiences through movement, song, composition, and an introduction to world instruments. Space is limited.
Experience living women's history through exhibits, demos, tastings, crafts, and a visit from animal partners.
Bridging the worlds of pop, classical, and choral music, The Book of Rounds is a rapturous song cycle of 21 thematically connected musical rounds, each composed to be a fugue of positive messages, lifting the spirit and elevating the senses.
Catch the high energy of the Grammy-nominated band The Pop Ups as they light up the stage in a special unplugged acoustic concert with their musician friends. Experience live drawing with sound, hilarious puppets, and an epic costume party just in time for Purim!
Join a walking tour of the Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park with horticulturist Madeline Byrne. Learn about the plants currently in bloom and the garden’s history.
Children ages 3-7 are invited for Purim stories, a little bit of singing, a small craft, and lots of fun.
Join the Long Island Nets for Cancer Awareness Night as they take on the Raptors 905.
The Quatrain Barbershop Quartet will perform live in the Camellia House throughout the day as visitors stroll through the stunning collection of over 200 camellia shrubs and trees. Kids will enjoy making crafts and seeing a magic show.
Taste, purchase, celebrate, and indulge in delicious goodies, plus enjoy entertainment and fun activities like a DJ CHEF, TV-style competitions, and the expo's first-ever Chocolate Spa Experience.
Give your little ones their first "moo" along with Dr. Seuss!
Everyone is invited to a post Parade Party at the Irish Center!
For more than 40 years, EXPLO has brought together bright, curious, and interesting young people from around the globe. EXPLO provides a range of o...
Enjoy a bouncing extravaganza this weekend! The House of Fun will host a West Village pop-up with a variety of bounce houses (so wear a clean pair ...
The New York Youth Symphony (NYYS) continues its 2019-2020 season with The McCrindle Concert, presented by the NYYS Orchestra on March 1 at 2pm, at...
The concert features 2019 Senior Division Sphinx Competition winner and cellist Sterling Elliott performing Dvorak's Cello Concerto in B Minor as well as the world premiere of First Music commission The Sycamore and the Oak by composer Tanner Porter, and Respighi's Pines of Rome.
Enjoy an afternoon of Scrabble! Register in person or over the phone. NO ONLINE REGISTRATION. Winner will receive a $25.00 Andersons Larchmont Gift...
See the African savannah come to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle… and back again.
The show features hundreds of tables of trains and accessories for sale, huge operating exhibits, activities for kids, and more.
Children’s books focused on marine animals come to life as The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk spreads out the fun of “Read Across America Day” into a three-day literary celebration.
Families can spend the day comparing and shopping newly released and hard-to-find products for their outdoor needs, plus enjoy a variety of free educational seminars and attractions for all ages and skill levels.
Design your own gift-wrapping paper and explore the technology of potato printing.
The classic story of Peter Pan is wildly reimagined in this ragtag epic from Benh Zeitlin, director of BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD. Lost on a myste...
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.
Open Data Week is a citywide festival celebrating New York City, and the free, public data available on NYC Open Data. Create data arts & crafts, learn how to build an app, count squirrels, and much more.
Celebrate Jewish holidays and traditions in a monthly storytime featuring the PJ Library's rich selection of books, stories, and songs for children.
From tapping to collecting, boiling to bottling, Teatown’s naturalists will be in Warren’s Sugar House sharing facts and folklore about this sweet time of year. Call to register.
Step back in time as you tour the Main House of the South Side Sportsmen's Club. Reservations suggested.
Learn strategies for engaging your child during museum visits. For children ages 2-4. Reservations required.
This fast-paced musical retells the timeless classic set during the California Gold Rush!
From hambone to hip-hop, an extraordinary ensemble of dancers, drummers and musicians takes us from West Africa to Washington, D.C., to reveal the hidden histories and resounding rhythms that transformed America.
Explore new worlds, step inside the Apollo 11 mission launch, or experience the thrill of flight, underwater exploration, interstellar tr...
In the tradition of home theatricals held during her childhood, Jane Austen has prepared an entertainment for her family in which her siblings are to take part with her as performers. You may be called upon to play a part - scripts are provided!
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.
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.
The Flex Program (Founded in 2014) is an arts education initiative that fosters positive growth among young people in difficult circumstances throu...
Discover the history of syrup making and how technology has changed the way we gather sap over the centuries. Registration required.
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.
Call or e-mail CampOffice@campuskids.com to arrange for your family's visit. One of the directors will give you a private tour of the rema...
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.
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.
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!
Snuggle up for a story time, an animal meet and greet, and work together on a special craft! Registration required.
Kids can 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. Registration required.
Journey out onto Long Island Sound in hopes of seeing some of the seals and waterfowl that spend the winter just off the shores. Passengers must be at least 42 inches tall. Guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves as well. Registration required.
Every Sunday in March, come play at the Zoo during this caregiver and me 5-part adventure series. Discover feathery friends and prickly pals each day!
Head to the museum every Saturday and Sunday for a story time inspired by history!
Explore the incredible, often overlooked stories of women who played a pivotal role in the Revolution, including patriotic women fighting for independence, loyalist women fighting to suppress the rebellion, and African American and Native American women whose future and security were caught in the cross fire.
Each week, Miss Heather returns from a trip around the world with a new story to share!
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.
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.
his six-week program for preschoolers and their families explores how music and art playfully intertwine. Each class will embark on a thematic musical tour of the Museum's galleries in partnership with The Diller-Quaile School of Music followed by an art-making experience in the studio.
Listen to a story and follow along with a larger than life version of the book projected on the movie screen, plus kids get a no-mess craft or take-home goodie related to the day's story.
You and your child can explore the zoo each week during the winter and discover how animals survive the cold weather months. Each week we will look at a different animal group and learn about them through song, movement, crafts and a visit from one of our animal friends.
Enjoy this musical adventure, ripped from the pages of Mo Willems' beloved, and award-winning children's books about Elephant Gerald and Piggie.
The Easter bunny is available for keepsake photos in North Court.
In this mischievous mystery, kids and adults team up to search great works of art to expose a killer. For ages 10 and older.
Learn about how the area has changed over time, the plants and animals that live there today, and how the Conservancy cares for this complex ecosystem.
Bring your family and discover Turtle Pond — home to five species of turtles who live here year-round.
Join the library for stories, songs, puppets and more! Ages 2-4.
These art and design workshops offer hands-on, family-friendly visual arts activities led by Brooklyn-based teaching artists from BRIC. For children ages 4 and older.
Snow sculptures, snow painting, animal tracking, snow ball throwing contest, and more! Bring cross-country skis and use our trails! View our Facebo...
Each class will have songs and dances that are your little ones are bound to love! Ages 3 months-3 years.
Learn the basics of the game while burning calories, developing hand-eye coordination, and improving focus and reflexes. Ages 12 and older.
Bring your blanket or pull up a rug and let the music take you and your child on a magical musical journey. Ages 3mos-3yrs old.
By appointment only, a trained Navigator provided by the Westchester County Dept. of Health will be available to help with choosing and signing up ...
The Park Slope Farmers Market brings small farms and local artisan food makers together every Sunday year-round.
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