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An extraordinary event will bring together a scientific exploration of our Solar System and a performance of one of the most incredible symphonic w...
Come out to ICE TOWN “Frost & Flames” at Ridge Hill. Watch an expert ice carver shape blocks of ice into spectacular “frozen ...
See a live traditional three-ring circus.
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....
Learn the basics of avian anatomy and make a pine cone feeder to hang outdoors to attract winged visitors.
Back by Popular Demand! Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the “100 Greatest Standups of All Time,” actor and comedian Sinbad has had a...
Learn the steps and rhythms of this favorite Latin social dance.
In this workshop, visitors will create portraits of Black leaders in US history through a relief printmaking technique.
A tribute to heroes big and small and the power of movie making and community, Supa Modo is an inspiring story you will never forget.
Join educators in exploring some of the different animal mating behaviors and unique courtship rituals across the animal kingdom. Meet one (or more!) animal ambassadors and enjoy building a craft.
Families with children ages 3-7 will enjoy a nature-themed story and a visit from one of Tenafly Nature Center’s Animal Ambassadors. Animals may include snakes, frogs, turtles, owls, or a hawk.
Participate in this important citizen science project to tally the birds who live at TNC. Ages 10 and older.
Using colored pencils, yarn, and 3-D elements, dream up and draw an illustrated menu of family recipes and your own culinary creations to share with friends and family.
Walk around Oakland Lake accompanied by Nancy Tognan of the Queens County Bird Club to look for ducks, coots, grebes, swans, geese, and more. Learn to use binoculars and a field guide.
Learn how magnets work while making a fun interactive art sculpture. Visitors will get to create dancing bugs that wiggle and grove with the power of magnets. Presented by Con Edison.
Show APEC’s animals some love by making tasty critter treats. Create a nature craft, meet some of APEC’s animals and enjoy a nature walk. Registration required.
Enjoy an afternoon of artwork, drumming and singing, dancing in traditional regalia, conversations, sharing of stories, social dances, and community building over refreshments.
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company celebrate the beginning of the Chinese Zodiac cycle with acrobatic dancers and exquisite music.
STARRING BOBBY “BROOKS” WILSON TRIBUTES HIS FATHER, JACKIE WILSON, AND MORE....
Learn how to ‘read the signs' animals leave behind, then take a hike as you search for tracks and traces that might even lead to the animals!
Join Frank on this all-day leisurely paced walk through The Long Pond Greenbelt from the South Fork Natural History Museum, passing the beautiful coastal plain ponds of the Greenbelt. Call for more info.
Don’t miss a rare opportunity to see the Eastern Tiger Salamander as it makes its way to the pond to mate and lay its eggs. Bring a flashlight and wear boots.
Hand-carved wooden marionettes bring this classic tale to life, as a family of Alaskan bears encounter a golden-haired trespasser, who learns precious lessons about respect and kindness.
Observe birds, trees, animals and their tracks, and learn how they can survive such harsh conditions.
Each family will work together to decorate 12 cookies/brownies and take them home in a bakery box. Kindergarten through grade 6 with parent or caregiver. Registration required.
Create an illustrated version of a recipe that reflects culture, community, and connection. For every piece of artwork you create, the Bezos Family Foundation will make a donation to programs fighting hunger. Registration required.
Rhino Comedy is honored to present Judy Gold! Legendary comedian, actor and role model for all female comics at Rhino we are thrilled to have her g...
Attention Queens parents, teachers, and kids: free creative writing classes available again at Queens Library! Newtown Literary Alliance, a nonprof...
The power of the lever comes to life when students build a fully operational catapult and, of course, test it out....
Free Clean Comedy Night Open to all - 5 and over will have best chance of getting jokes but all ages welcome.
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Learn the steps and rhythms of this favorite Latin social dance.
Celebrate the love between a father and his daughter this Valentine's weekend at Ailey Extension. Create new memories together at Father/Daught...
Join Audubon naturalists to watch birds and participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count! Learn how to identify and count backyard songbirds at the...
Learn about Winter Bird Watching and how your family can take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count (one of the largest Citizen Science projects in...
Listen to stories, make a simple craft, and sing some songs while your parents do their laundry!...
Finding the Hidden Treasure in Your Family: From Slavery to Freedom. Join Westbury Public Library for an important, thought-provoking program prese...
For 60 years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her 12 prime ministers in a private, weekly meeting. See the woman behind the crown.
Meet some native animals to gain a better understanding on how they survive in winter.
See world-famous, master bubble wrangler Jeff Boyer, as he takes bubbles to the max with big bubble flair!
Join educators as they prepare for the season with a special program which culminates with you tapping your very own maple tree! Prepaid registration required. One tree per family. Trees are limited!
Be there as the Orchestra in Residence fills the galleries with a family-friendly range of classical music from across the globe.
Celebrate Mardi Gras with the music of Black Tie Brass.
Rachel Brian shares her book in an insightful and empowering story time at the bookstore!
DCINY celebrates President's Day Weekend with the works of American composer John Rutter. The Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Singers perform Rutter's Requiem under the baton of Maestro Jonathan Griffith.
Learn all about the origins of the bayberry candle and each family will have the opportunity to make their own decorative candle to take home. Registration required.
Use your ears on this sensory walk. Ages 8 and older. Call for reservations.
Celebrate the birthday of our nation's first president as New Yorkers did in the 19th century!
This workshop for children with learning or developmental disabilities and accompanying friends and family members includes a gallery tour and art activity. Reservations required.
The Central Astoria LDC proudly present its "Multicultural Celebration" event on Sunday, February 16th, 2020 from 12:30 - 4:30 pm at RIOU...
The Rock and Roll Playhouse is excited to bring the Purple Party ft. the Music of Prince for Kids to Brooklyn Bowl. The Rock and Roll Playhouse is ...
Three on 3 Music will present "The Spiritual as a Solo Art Song" featuring Jasmine Muhammad (Soprano), Patrice P. Eaton (Mezzo-Sopra...
Experience mathematics like never before with this unique graphic novel. When the Mathematical Sciences Investigation team autopsies Arnie Integer ...
Ages 3 & up
Create a whimsical puppet after viewing the imaginative work in the exhibition Rachel Feinstein: Maiden, Mother, Crone. Find ...
Hear a President's Day story about our founding fathers, George Washington and Abe Lincoln. Best for ages 3-7. A fun craft for all will follow.
This workout is designed to promote many of the hallmarks of executive function. Mindletes will work on strengthening memory and partake in activit...
Create a costume mimicking nature then show it off for all to see.
In recognition of American Heart Month, see an entire weekend of remarkable dance performances by your favorite local hip hop, tap, and percussion groups.
Dan Zanes and Claudia Eliaza have been at the forefront of the movement to explore and expand the definition of family music in the 21st century. Their new show features a mix of traditional and contemporary songs from near and far.
Join detective Mystery Max as he searches for clues to find the missing dinosaur. The audience will sing songs and call out to help Max and solve the case.
Drop in and make your own rocket for your next space adventure at Lakeshore Learning's free Crafts for Kids workshop.
Legendary Russian prima ballerina Irina Kolesnikova and the globally lauded St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre make their US debut. Acclaimed everywhere...
While she is making bread, the hostess discovers that she has guests. As they all wait for the dough to rise she tells them three stories using kit...
Make the most of 2020 Pilot Season in NEW YORK CITY!! It's the BEST time to meet 5 VIP's and make leaps forward in your career! Open to act...
This Hans Christian Andersen Fairy tale tells a story filled with magic & love. The Little Mermaid saves the life of a young man and falls in l...
Enjoy free seminars, boating safety classes, and a Kids Cove with activities for little boaters!
See this classic Dr. Seuss tale come alive on stage. The show run’s 50 minutes, followed by a meet and greet with the cast.
Learn about mythology surrounding wolves, the important role of wolves in the natural world, and discover why this season is such a magical time for packs in North America, while also assembling “wolfy” valentines for Ambassador Wolves! Then visit some real wolves. Pre-registration required.
Chocolate-dipped treats, fruits, other candy, and even pretzels! Registration required.
Gong xi fa cai! Join us for some stories about New Year's traditions, like decorating, family feasts, and dragon dances. Then, we'll practi...
Learn strategies for engaging your child during museum visits. For families with children ages 2-4. Reservations required.
The Little Mermaid falls in love with a prince on land when she saves him from a storm and is willing to give up her life under water to be with him, but a deal she makes with a sea witch makes this more difficult than she expected.
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...
All the ingredients that have made this story a perennial favorite are here including a zany Fairy Godmother, a trip to the Royal Ball, and a glass slipper.
Tour the Main House of the South Side Sportsmen's Club and learn about the history of the tavern and the high society Sportsmen's Club which shaped Connetquot River State Park Preserve into what it is today.
Have fun hearing great picture books read aloud and playing with other children during this program dedicated to active toddlers. For ages 18-36 months. Pick up a free ticket the morning of the program.
Join the library for fun play with toys! No registration required....
Children ages 2-6, and a parent, are invited to wear their pajamas and bring a favorite teddy bear to this story program.
These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3-5. Registration required.
These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3-5.
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.
Animals Out of Paper is a funny, poignant play about the collision of mismatched people and the complicated ways we hurt, heal, and love those around us.
Ahead of the Oscars on Sunday, February 9, Dolby SoHo once again will be hosting "The Contenders," an experiential installation cele...
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.
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.
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.
Add some of your original drawings to the library zine! Stories, poems, jokes, and puzzles are also accepted. This is for ages 8-15.
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