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THIS IS MYFACE TALENT SHOW

  • Mar. 01, 2020, 3:30pm
  • Merkin Concert Hall
  • 127 W. 67th St., Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • FREE

myFace, the leading non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of patients with facial differences, will hold its second annual&nb...

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Soccer Stars Center Grand Re-opening

  • Mar. 15, 2020, 2:30-5:30pm
  • Soccer Stars Center
  • 606 Columbus Ave., Upper West Side
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Adult
  • FREE

We are celebrating the Grand Re-Opening of Soccer Stars Center on the Upper West Side, with our partners at NYMetroParents. Come spend the afternoo...

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March Toddler Socials at Bright Horizons

  • Mar. 01, 2020 - Mar. 31, 2020 , Varies per location
  • Bright Horizons
  • Centers throughout NYC, New York
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Led by Bright Horizons teachers and staff, toddler socials offer parents a chance to socialize with other parents and experience the types of ...

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Torah Tots

  • Sep. 07, 2019 - May. 16, 2020 , 11:00-11:45am
  • Congregation Or Zarua
  • 127 East 82nd. Street, New York
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Our youngest youth meet every Saturday at 11am. Parents and children celebrate Shabbat together with interactive songs, stories and Shabbat snacks....

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MOCAKIDS Storytime! Snowman Fun

  • Feb. 27, 2020, 4:00-4:30pm
  • Museum of Chinese in America
  • 215 Centre Street, New York City
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $5 per person. Free for MOCA members, Cool Culture, and Chinatown/Two Bridges families.

Do you want to build a snowman? We'll sing snowman songs and read about winter day activities before making little snowmen of our own! MOCAKIDS...

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Lucy Kalantari and the Jazz Cats

  • Feb. 29, 2020, 11:00am
  • Symphony Space
  • 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, Upper West Side
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $14-17

Lucy Kalantari is a songwriter, composer and producer based in Brooklyn, making jazz age inspired music for families.

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National Girls & Women in Sports Day: She's on Point!

  • Feb. 29, 2020, 11:00am-3:00pm
  • Chelsea Recreation Center
  • 430 W. 25th St., Chelsea
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Challenge yourself with sports like handball, basketball, water aerobics, and jumbo games, plus an obstacle course!

 

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FAMILY WORKSHOP: AFRICAN DANCE

  • Feb. 29, 2020, 12:00pm and 4:30pm
  • New Victory Theater
  • 209 W. 42nd St., Midtown
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $19

Experience the power, grace and culture of African Dance, from drumming to movement!

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FASTELAVN WORKSHOP

  • Feb. 29, 2020, 2:00pm
  • Scandinavia House
  • 58 Park Ave., Murray Hill
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $12

Join for Scandinavia House’s celebration of this holiday, which includes dress-up, traditional games, goodies, and songs.

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A Celebration of Gandhi's 150th Birth Anniversary

  • Feb. 29, 2020, 5:00-8:00pm
  • Faison Firehouse Theater
  • 6 Hancock Place, NEW YORK
  • All Ages
  • $150 Benefactor and $100 Patron include reception, $50 General Admission.

Gandhi's life story told through dance: Odissi, Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Contemporary Dance and More! Reception to follow at: Faison Firehouse...

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favourites

  • Feb. 29, 2020, 11:00am
  • BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
  • 199 Chambers St, New York
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $30

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.

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New York Flute Fair

  • Feb. 29, 2020, 8:30am-8:00pm
  • W83 Ministry Center
  • 150 West 83rd Street, New York
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • NYFC Member $40/Student $25/Family member w. student $5/higher prices @ door

Join the New York Flute Club for its annual Flute Fair on Saturday, February 29 featuring guest artists Seth Morris, Stephanie Mortimore, Maron Kho...

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CMS Kids: Who is Brahms'

  • Mar. 01, 2020, 11am and 3pm
  • Daniel And Joanna S. Rose Studio
  • 165 West 65th St, 10th floor, Upper West Side
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $25

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.

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Broadway Playhouse: Stephen Schwartz

  • Mar. 01, 2020, 11:00am
  • Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center
  • 129 W. 67th St., New York
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $20

Celebrate composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz with songs and scenes from his hit musicals Wicked, Godspell, and Pippin.

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Hinamatsuri (Doll’s Festival)

  • Mar. 01, 2020, 1:00-2:00pm
  • Japan Society
  • 333 E 47th St, Midtown
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $12; $8 members

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.

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Cerddorion & October Project Present the NYC Premiere of “The Book of Rounds

  • Mar. 01, 2020, 03:00pm
  • St. Ignatius of Antioch
  • 552 West End Ave, Upper West Side
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult, All Ages
  • $25; $15 children younger than 13

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.

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Japanese Folk Dancing

  • Mar. 01, 2020, 2:30-4:00pm
  • Japan Society
  • 333 E. 47th St., Midtown
  • All Ages
  • $15; free for children younger than 2

Learn, create, and dance with the Hanagasa Kai group from the Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York.

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The Pop Ups

  • Mar. 01, 2020, 11:30am-12:30pm
  • The Jewish Museum
  • 1109 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $18; free for children younger than 19 (includes Museum admission)

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!

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First Signs of Spring Tour

  • Mar. 01, 2020, 1:00-2:00pm
  • Fort Tryon Park - Heather Garden
  • 741 Ft. Washington Ave., Fort Washington
  • All Ages
  • FREE

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.

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EXPLO Info Meeting

  • Mar. 01, 2020, 2:00pm
  • Marymount School of New York
  • 1026 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, New York
  • All Ages
  • FREE Free

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...

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Monday Explorations: Creating Silhouettes

  • Mar. 02, 2020, 4:30pm
  • New York Public Library- Countee Cullen branch
  • 104 W. 136th St., Harlem
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Learn about the history of silhouette making, then sit for your own profile portraits.

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How Does Trauma Impact Adopted Children'

  • Mar. 03, 2020, 6:00-7:00pm
  • Online Event
  • Online Event, New York
  • All Ages
  • FREE FREE

Prospective adoptive parents and those already parenting can join Spence-Chapin for a FREE webinar to learn how trauma can impact adopted children and their families. During this interactive session, you will learn how trauma affects child development and relationships.

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Portraits in Oil Pastels

  • Mar. 03, 2020, 4:00pm
  • New York Public Library - Webster Library
  • 1465 York Ave., Upper East Side
  • Teen
  • FREE

Discuss the art of portraiture and use various materials to create portraits of well-known individuals.

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Purim Masquerade! Shabbat Family Dinner

  • Mar. 06, 2020, 6:00pm
  • 92nd Street Y
  • 1395 Lexington Ave., Upper East Side
  • All Ages
  • $36 and up

Sing, dance, and bring the Purim story to life with a costume parade, mask making, hamentashen, and festive celebrations!

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Teen Fitness Challenge

  • Mar. 06, 2020, 4:00-6:00pm
  • Highbridge Recreation Center
  • 2301 Amsterdam Ave. (at W. 173 Street), Washington Heights
  • Teen
  • FREE

Test your endurance and stamina with battle ropes, weights, jump ropes, and more!

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Fuzzy Puppets

  • Mar. 06, 2020, 12:00-5:00pm
  • Children's Museum of the Arts
  • 103 Charlton St., Soho
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • Free with museum admission ($13; free for children younger than 1)

Create your own fuzzy puppet!

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Michael & The Rockness Monsters

  • Mar. 07, 2020, 11:00am
  • David Rubenstein Atrium
  • Broadway between 62nd & 63rd Street, Upper West Side
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

An interactive, super galactic, funk-inspired, rock-n-roll experience for families.

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Sonia De Los Santos

  • Mar. 07, 2020, 11:00am and 2:00pm
  • Symphony Space
  • 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • $14-17

The 2019 Latin GRAMMY nominee and her bilingual band will perform tunes from their newest album Alegria! (Joy!). Themes in her songs range from smelling wildflowers, playing maracas, to being grateful to her parents.

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ORIGAMI ARCHITECTURE

  • Mar. 07, 2020, 10:30-11:45am
  • Skyscraper Museum
  • 39 Battery Place, Battery Park City
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $5

Learn and design your very own origami architecture! RSVP required.

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Tours for Immigrant Families

  • Mar. 07, 2020, 10:30-11:45am
  • Whitney Museum of American Art
  • 99 Gansevoort St., Meatpacking District
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • FREE

Bring your family to the Museum for a free tour and fun activities!

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SATURDAY FAMILY WORKSHOPS S.T.E.A.M. DREAM

  • Mar. 07, 2020, 11:00am-12:30pm
  • 6 River Terrace
  • 6 River Terrace, Battery Park
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Have fun with quirky projects from BK Robot Foundry, an interactive discovery zone, and live performance by Soul Science Lab featuring Code SCTY.

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Felt Collages with Lucia Hierro

  • Mar. 07, 2020, 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Children's Museum of the Arts
  • 103 Charlton St., Soho
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • Free with museum admission ($13; free for children younger than 1)

Using felt material and newsprint backdrops, create an animated mixed media experience!

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Saturday Family Storytime

  • Mar. 07, 2020, 11:00am
  • Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library
  • 203 West 115th Street, Harlem
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Enjoy storytelling and songs from the Children's team and meet other families in the neighborhood.

 

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Tween Time: Tie Dye Fun

  • Mar. 07, 2020, 3:00pm
  • New York Public Library - Webster Library
  • 1465 York Ave., Upper East Side
  • Teen
  • FREE

Bring an old shirt you'd like to tie dye.

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Shabbat Shalom, Welcome Home to R&R - FREE Family Fun on Shabbat - Celebrate Purim

  • Mar. 07, 2020, 2:00-5:00pm
  • Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan
  • 334 Amsterdam Avenue, @ 76th Street, New York
  • All Ages
  • FREE Free

Shabbat Shalom, Welcome Home to R&R - FREE Family Fun on Shabbat, Celebrate Purim on Saturday, March 7!

Join the Marlene Meyerson JCC Man...

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Purim Family Sing Along

  • Mar. 08, 2020, 10:00-11:00am
  • Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan
  • 334 Amsterdam Ave, Upper West Side
  • Pre-school & younger, Adult
  • $15; $12 members; free for children younger than 1

Join in costume for a Purim sing-along led by friends from Tkiyah and enjoy some delicious hamantashen.

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History Hunters: A Kid's Life at Synagogue

  • Mar. 08, 2020, 11:00am-12:30pm
  • Museum at Eldridge Street
  • 12 Eldridge St., Lower East Side
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $15 adults; $10 children

The past comes alive in this interactive series that takes you back in time to discover what it was like to be a child on the Lower East Side more than a century ago. Learn what it was like to go to shul as a kid in the early 1900s. 

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Purim Palooza Family Concert!

  • Mar. 08, 2020, 10:30am
  • 92nd Street Y
  • 1395 Lexington Ave., Upper East Side
  • All Ages
  • $25 and up

Join Rebecca Schoffer and a live Shababa band as they bring the story of Purim to life and send your imaginations on a playful musical journey.

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Family Afternoon—Stories of the Sahara

  • Mar. 08, 2020, 1:00-4:00pm
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • 1000 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • Free with Museum admission ($25 adults; free for children younger than 13)

This afternoon's theme for hands-on family fun is Stories of the Sahara.

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Holi: A Festival of Colors

  • Mar. 10, 2020, 4:15pm
  • New York Public Library - Webster Library
  • 1465 York Ave., Upper East Side
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate the arrival of spring with a story and craft. 

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New York Public Library Heritage Storytime

  • Mar. 10, 2020, 2:30pm
  • Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library
  • 203 West 115th Street, Harlem
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

In celebration of the 125th anniversary of the New York Public Library, this event will feature picture books and picture book biographies about figures related to the Library.

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Fuji Instax Partner Portrait Workshops

  • Mar. 10, 2020, 3:30pm
  • New York Public Library - Columbus
  • 742 Tenth Ave., Upper West Side
  • Teen
  • FREE

Students learn to use Fuji Instax cameras and make instant photographs in partners focusing on a pre-selected theme.

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Fran Manushkin Author Appearance

  • Mar. 11, 2020, 5:15pm
  • New York Public Library - Webster Library
  • 1465 York Ave., Upper East Side
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Acclaimed children's author Fran Manushkin will read some stories and talk about being a writer.

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Webster @ the Movies: Frozen II

  • Mar. 12, 2020, 4:00pm
  • New York Public Library - Webster Library
  • 1465 York Ave., Upper East Side
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Elsa travels to the enchanted forests and dark seas beyond her kingdom -- an adventure that soon turns into a journey of self-discovery.

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Friday Night Fun for Kids with Disabilities & Special Needs

  • Mar. 13, 2020, 3:30-6pm
  • Chatham Square Library
  • 33 E. Broadway, Chinatown
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Play video games and board games, enjoy extra laptop time, munch on free snacks, program robots, create artwork, enjoy a sensory storytime, hang out with your friends and meet new friends, and more!

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Pi Night 2020

  • Mar. 14, 2020, 6:30-9:00pm
  • National Museum of Mathematics
  • 11 East 26th Street, Midtown
  • All Ages
  • $35

Join MoMath for a special Pi Night celebration featuring all sorts of pi - play with some new pi-themed manipulatives, try out the new "Pi Detector, enjoy pi-themed refreshments, and even participate in a giant group demonstration of the meaning of pi!

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Treasure Island

  • Mar. 14, 2020, 11:00am and 3:00pm
  • Lenfest Center for the Arts, Columbia University
  • 615 W 129th St, Morningside Heights
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $7 advance; $9 at door

Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson, Disney's first all live-action film takes you to the high seas in search for buried treasure. Join young Jim Hawkins, Long John Silver, and their ragtag crew of pirates for the adventure of a lifetime.

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Squirrel Stole My Underpants (The Gottabees)

  • Mar. 14, 2020, 11:00am and 2:00pm
  • Symphony Space
  • 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, Upper West Side
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $14-17

By popular demand, Bonnie Duncan and The Gottabees return to Just Kidding to reprise their kid-friendly puppet musical.

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All The Ladies: Joanie Leeds' Album Launch

  • Mar. 14, 2020, 2:00 and 3:00pm
  • Children's Museum of Manhattan
  • 212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • FREE Free with museum admission ($15; free for children younger than 1)

Joanie’s new album All The Ladies serves up passionate and honest female empowerment folk tunes celebrating International Women’s Day, Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s birthday, and 2020 as the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote. All The Ladies is produced by GRAMMY Award Winner Lucy Kalantari. 

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Rosie Revere Engineer & Friends

  • Mar. 14, 2020, 11:00am
  • BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
  • 199 Chambers St., Tribeca
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $30

A fun new musical based on the books Rosie Revere, Engineer; Iggy Peck, Architect; and Ada Twist Scientist by Andrea Beaty, which spotlights the STEM curriculum.

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Con Edison Family Day: Make Your Own Button to Support Your Cause

  • Mar. 14, 2020, 12:00-2:00pm
  • Morris-Jumel Mansion
  • 65 Jumel Terrace, Harlem
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate Women’s History Month by designing a buttons to share an idea or a cause.

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Annual St. Patrick's Open Day

  • Mar. 14, 2020, 12:00pm
  • Irish Arts Center
  • 553 W. 51 St., Midtown
  • All Ages
  • FREE

A free day of music and dance, films and classes, demos and exhibitions, crafts, tea and soda bread, and warm Irish hospitality!

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Storybook Reading and Activity: The Sugar Bush

  • Mar. 14, 2020, 1:00-2:00pm
  • National Museum of the American Indian
  • 1 Bowling Green, Lower Manhattan
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join museum staff in the imagiNATIONS Activity Center classroom for a storybook reading and related make-and-take activity. March's selection is The Sugar Bush by Winona LaDuke and Waseyabin Kapashesit.

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Story Pirates & Friends Benefit Performance

  • Mar. 15, 2020, 3:00pm
  • NYU Skirball
  • 566 LaGuardia Place, Washington Square
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, All Ages
  • $35

This special NYC celebration will include Story Pirates greatest hits - along with fresh new musical sketch comedy based on ideas from the audience.

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The Paper Bag Players

  • Mar. 15, 2020, 11:30-12:30pm
  • The Jewish Museum
  • 1109 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $18; free for children younger than 19 (includes Museum admission)

See cowboys and cowgirls gallop on horseback, astronauts meet a sweet alien, and other flights of imagination in “Here We Go” a joyous journey with the Paper Bag Players.

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The Music of Ola Gjeilo

  • Mar. 16, 2020, 7:00pm
  • Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
  • 1941 Broadway , Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • $20 and up

DCINY welcomes back composer-in-residence Ola Gjeilo to Lincoln Center for an evening of contemporary music.

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HoneyBees and the Hive!

  • Mar. 16, 2020, 4:30pm
  • New York Public Library- Countee Cullen branch
  • 104 W. 136th St., Harlem
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Students will study the anatomy of the bee, create a bee using molding clay, and even observe some bees through an observation hive!

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2020 New York City Saint Patrick's Day Parade

  • Mar. 17, 2020, 11am-5pm
  • Fifth Avenue
  • between West 44th and East 79th streets, Midtown/Upper East Side
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The annual parade turns Fifth Avenue into a sea of green!

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Recreation Day

  • Mar. 20, 2020, 12:00-3:30pm
  • J. Hood Wright Recreation Center
  • 351 Fort Washington Avenue, Washington Heights
  • All Ages
  • FREE

A day filled with jumbo games, art activities, and lots of fun!

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Aaron Nigel Smith

  • Mar. 21, 2020, 11:00am
  • Symphony Space
  • 2537 Broadway, Upper West Side
  • Young elementary, Tween, All Ages
  • $14-17

Join reggae rocker Aaron Nigel Smith and the NYC branch of his One World Chorus for some of his best-known children's songs, featuring island rhythms that inspire the audience to get up and sing, dance, and play music together.

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ARCH MADNESS

  • Mar. 21, 2020, 10:30-11:45am
  • Skyscraper Museum
  • 39 Battery Place, Battery Park City
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $5

In the spirit of “March Madness,” architectural features of skyscrapers will be pitted against each other and young architects will have to choose which ones will rise to the top.

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Vida Americana Family Day

  • Mar. 21, 2020, 10:30am-3:00pm
  • Whitney Museum of American Art
  • 99 Gansevoort St., Meatpacking District
  • All Ages
  • $25; free for anyone younger than 19

Create huge murals with an artist, take fun family portraits, and explore the museum through interactive tours. All activities will be conducted in both Spanish and English.

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Family Concert: Who is Dave Brubeck'

  • Mar. 21, 2020, 1:00pm and 3:00pm
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall
  • Broadway and 60th Street, Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • $10-$25

Budding music enthusiasts and their families will learn about the life and art of the great jazz composer and pianist Dave Brubeck in this hour-long interactive concert.

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Young People's Concerts: 'Music as a Change Agent'

  • Mar. 21, 2020, 2:00pm
  • David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center
  • 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, Upper West Side
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $16-$43

Drawing on centuries of repertoire, this program will highlight composers whose works both reflect and contribute to larger social issues.

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SATURDAY FAMILY WORKSHOPS MASQUERADE: JAPANESE MATSURI

  • Mar. 21, 2020, 11:00am-12:30pm
  • 6 River Terrace
  • 6 River Terrace, Battery Park
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Make your own Japanese-inspired mask and enjoy a dynamic drumming performance by Taiko Masala.

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SUPER SÁBADO! Family Day at El Museo del Barrio

  • Mar. 21, 2020, 12:00-5:00pm
  • El Museo Del Barrio
  • 1230 Fifth Ave., East Harlem
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Bring la familia and enjoy a fun-filled day of art-making workshops, storytelling, concerts, and more. SUPER SÁBADO! showcases traditions, cultural expressions, and the latest in Latino art.

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Family Wellness Day

  • Mar. 21, 2020, 11:00am-2:00pm
  • Highbridge Recreation Center
  • 2301 Amsterdam Ave., Washington Heights
  • All Ages
  • FREE

In collaboration with New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a monthly day of fitness, health, and fun in the park for the whole family!

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West African Family Day

  • Mar. 21, 2020, 5:00-6:30pm
  • The Joann Weill Center for Dance
  • 405 W 55th st, New York
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $25

The family-friendly class will focus on traditional dances from West Africa within a context of music and oral tradition. Students will learn dance...

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Marvel Madness Family Disco!

  • Mar. 22, 2020, 1-5pm
  • The Venue
  • 2284 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., Harlem
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Adult
  • $12 General Admission, $40 Family of 4, $15 At door

Families can party to a DJ playing a mix of genres while incorporating Disney, KidzBop and Sesame Street sounds. There will be a tummy time area for youngest guests, healthy snacks, noise makers, and a souvenir photo.

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Sunday Studio

  • Mar. 22, 2020, 2:00-3:30pm
  • DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
  • 170 Central Park W., Upper West Side
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $15

Have you ever wanted to screen-print a portrait like Andy Warhol or paint a mural like Keith Haring? Then join us and learn about the lives and work of the amazing artists who called New York home! 

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Calling All Dawns

  • Mar. 23, 2020, 7:00pm
  • David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center
  • 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023, New York
  • All Ages
  • $20-$100

Warren Cook leads the choir and orchestra in Dan Forrest's Jubilate Deo, a unique multi-language setting of Psalm 100 text, "O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands," which draws from a wide spectrum of musical influences.

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Build a Bee Hotel

  • Mar. 23, 2020, 3:30pm
  • New York Public Library - Seward Park Branch
  • 192 East Broadway, Lower East Side
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Build "bee hotels" with recycled materials for attendees to place in their favorite local gardens and parks.

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Person Place Thing with Randy Cohen: Guest Eduardo Vilaro

  • Mar. 25, 2020, 7:00pm
  • Ballet Hispánico
  • 167 W 89th St, New York, NY 10024, New York
  • All Ages
  • FREE Free

Person Place Thing is an interview show based on this idea: people are particularly engaging when they speak not directly about themselves, but about something they care about.

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Living History: Meet Sylvia Rivera

  • Mar. 07, 2020 - Mar. 08, 2020 , Saturday and Sunday, 12:00-4:00pm
  • DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
  • 170 Central Park W., Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • Free with museum admission ($22 adults; $6 children ages 5-13; free for children younger than 5)

Meet activist Sylvia Rivera, as portrayed by actor, artist, and educator Summer Minerva. Listen as Sylvia reflects on Stonewall, witness a retelling of one of her speeches, and then ask your very own questions about her life.

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Model Magic Casts

  • Mar. 14, 2020 - Mar. 15, 2020 , Saturday and Sunday, 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Children's Museum of the Arts
  • 103 Charlton St., Soho
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • Free with museum admission ($13; free for children younger than 1)

Create expressive containers out of upcycled materials, then use Model Magic to capture the container’s shape in a clay sculpture.

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One Morning I Left

  • Mar. 21, 2020 - Mar. 22, 2020 , 11:00am and 2:00pm
  • Clark Studio Theater
  • 165 West 65th Street, 7th Floor, New York
  • Young elementary
  • $25 (Member Price $18)

In this Spanish-English bilingual production, children will be invited to discover, feel, and enjoy this journey of colors, sounds, landscapes, and animals.

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Brain Awareness Weekend

  • Mar. 21, 2020 - Mar. 22, 2020 , Saturday and Sunday, 12:00-5:00pm
  • The American Museum of Natural History
  • 200 Central Park W., Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • free with museum admission ($23; $13 children ages 2-12; free for children younger than 2)

Celebrate the wonders of the brain and learn how this remarkable organ evolved in animals to make sense of surroundings and guide behaviors. 

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Baruch Performing Arts Center and Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre present the World Premiere of Hindsight

  • Mar. 05, 2020 - Mar. 07, 2020 , Nightly, 7:30p
  • Baruch Performing Arts Center
  • 55 Lexington Ave, Kips Bay
  • All Ages
  • $11-$26

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre celebrates 20 years with an evening-length dance theatre work.

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City Symphonies

  • Mar. 05, 2020 - Mar. 07, 2020 , 3/5, 1:50-6:00pm; 3/7, 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Children's Museum of the Arts
  • 103 Charlton St., Soho
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • Free with museum admission ($13; free for children younger than 1)

Use your voice and the instruments in the Sound Booth to record sound effects and create your own city symphony!

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Baruch Performing Arts Center Presents The New York Premiere Of The Chamber Opera DWB (DRIVING WHILE BLACK)

  • Mar. 19, 2020 - Mar. 21, 2020 , nightly, 7:30pm
  • Baruch Performing Arts Center
  • 55 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010, New York
  • All Ages
  • $16-36

This powerful music-drama documents the all-too-familiar story of an African-American parent whose beautiful brown boy approaches driving age. What should be a celebration of independence and maturity turns out to be fraught with the anxiety of "driving while black.

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Abdul Latif - D2D/T EYESPOT

  • Mar. 26, 2020 - Mar. 28, 2020 , 7:30p,
  • Baruch Performing Arts Center
  • 55 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010, New York
  • All Ages
  • $11-26

Choreographer Abdul Latif premieres EYESPOT, an evening of original work.

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Women Leading the Way

  • Mar. 26, 2020 - Mar. 29, 2020 , Thurs-Sat: 10:00am-5:00pm; Sun: 1:00-5:00pm
  • Sotheby's New York
  • 1334 York Avenue, New York
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Lycee Francais de New York and Mireille Miller, artist and art teacher, present an exhibit of student work from "Women Leading the Way," ...

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Origami Balloon Interior Designs

  • Mar. 02, 2020 - Mar. 06, 2020 , 3/2 and 3/6, 1:00-5:00pm; 3/5, 1:00-6:00pm
  • Children's Museum of the Arts
  • 103 Charlton St., Soho
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • Free with museum admission ($13; free for children younger than 1)

Ceate the inside of any room on a piece of paper, then fold that paper into a origami balloon to be inflated with a nifty viewing hole.

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Spring Break Zoolympics

  • Mar. 16, 2020 - Mar. 20, 2020 , daily, 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Central Park Zoo
  • East 64th Street, New York
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $525; $500 Members

Go for the gold! Campers will investigate Olympic caliber animal survival strategies from around the world through engaging activities, animal inve...

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Spring Has Sprung!

  • Mar. 16, 2020 - Mar. 20, 2020 , 3/16, 1:00-5:00pm; 3/19, 1:00-6:00pm; 3/20, 1:00-5:00pm
  • Children's Museum of the Arts
  • 103 Charlton St., Soho
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • Free with museum admission ($13; free for children younger than 1)

Help decorate the museum with flowers, foliage, butterflies, bees, and any other spring-related sculpture.

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Stan Brakhage: Colorscapes

  • Mar. 23, 2020 - Mar. 27, 2020 , 3/23 and 3/27, 12:00-5:00pm; 3/26, 12:00-6:00pm
  • Children's Museum of the Arts
  • 103 Charlton St., Soho
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • Free with museum admission ($13; free for children younger than 1)

Use light tables, acetate, and watercolor to create your own experimental film.

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Watson Adventures’ Grand Central Scramble Family Scavenger Hunt

  • Feb. 15, 2020 - Mar. 28, 2020 , 2/15, 2/18, 2/21, 3/7 and 3/28, 10:30am-12:30 pm
  • Grand Central Terminal
  • 89 East 42nd Street, Midtown
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $17.50-$21.50

Kids and adults work together to uncover the secrets of the amazing train station.

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CatVideoFest 2020

  • Feb. 21, 2020 - Feb. 27, 2020 , daily, 11:30am, 2pm, 4:30pm
  • The Village East Cinema
  • 181-189 2nd Ave, New York
  • All Ages
  • $8-16

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...

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The Brave Little Tailor

  • Feb. 22, 2020 - Mar. 01, 2020 , Weekends, 2:00pm
  • Galli Theater
  • 74 Warren St, New York
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $20 adults; $15 children

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.

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Twelfth Night: An Immersive Experience

  • Mar. 13, 2020 - Mar. 22, 2020 , Friday 3/13 at 7:00pm; Saturdays, 3:00pm and 7:00pm, Sunday 3/22 at 2:00pm
  • El Barrio's Artspace PS 109
  • 215 E. 99th St, New York
  • Pre-school & younger, Tween, All Ages
  • $20

In Twelfth Night, audiences will be welcomed to Illyria, a world of music, wonder, mystery, and more than a touch of glamour. This romantic comedy ...

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Treasure Island

  • Mar. 20, 2020 - Mar. 29, 2020 , See website for days and times
  • New Victory Theater
  • 209 West 42nd Street, Midtown
  • Tween
  • $22 and up

In this rendition of the classic pirate story, 12 puppeteers animate exquisitely handcrafted marionettes to tell the swashbuckling adventures of cabin boy Jim Hawkins.

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FOUR GO WILD IN WELLIES

  • Mar. 27, 2020 - Apr. 05, 2020 , Fridays 4:00pm; Weekends 10:00am and 1:00pm
  • New Victory Theater
  • 209 W. 42nd St., Midtown
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $20

It's time to explore the great outdoors! With all of the foliage and fun of any good forest adventure, FOUR GO WILD IN WELLIES features an inclusive dance company who reminds us that nothing is more natural than a kid's curiosity.

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March Spring Break Fashion Camp

  • Mar. 16, 2020 - Mar. 27, 2020 , Weekdays, 9:00am-5:00pm (Full Day), 10:00am-3:00pm (Half Day),
  • The Fashion Class
  • 21 W 39th St Fl 4, Midtown
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • Full Day: $799/week, Half Day: $125/day

Our camp day is filled with several fashion themed lessons including sewing on a real sewing machine! Registration is required for attendance.

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March Spring Break Fashion Camp: UES

  • Mar. 16, 2020 - Mar. 27, 2020 , weekdays, 10:00am-3:00pm
  • The Fashion Class
  • 311 East 81st Street, New York
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $125 per day

Starting at the beginning, we take our campers through the basics so they can create something fabulous to take home at the end of the day. Sewing projects change each individual camp day and may be any type of apparel. Registration is required for attendance.

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Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter Fans

  • Feb. 08, 2020 - Mar. 21, 2020 , 2/8, 2/17, 2/20, and 3/21, 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • 1000 Fifth Avenue, Upper East Side
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $31-$39 (includes museum admission)

Young wizards will enjoy a trip to the Metropolitan Museum, in search of art that echoes characters and enchanted objects in the Harry Potter books.

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Storytime at the JCC

  • Feb. 26, 2020 - Mar. 11, 2020 , 2/26 and 3/11, 4:00-4:30pm
  • Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan
  • 334 Amsterdam Ave, Upper West Side
  • Pre-school & younger, Adult
  • FREE

Celebrate Jewish holidays and traditions in a monthly storytime featuring the PJ Library's rich selection of books, stories, and songs for children.

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MOCACREATE: Vintage Family Albums

  • Mar. 07, 2020 - Mar. 21, 2020 , 3/7 and 3/21, 2:00-5:00pm
  • Museum of Chinese in America
  • 215 Centre Street, Chinatown
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult, All Ages
  • Free with museum admission ($12; $8 for children, students, and seniors)

Illustrate and then "vintage-fy" beloved family memories by aging them with tea and coffee. Showcase them in a personalized scrapbook page.

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DEUTSCHE KLEINKIND ZEIT Bilingual German/English Story Time

  • Mar. 07, 2020 - Mar. 21, 2020 , Saturday 3/7 and 3/21, 11:00am
  • Tompkins Square Library
  • 331 East 10th Street, East Village
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Enjoy bilingual stories, songs, finger plays, and rhymes at the library's first German/English Storytime!

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Music and Storytime with Mandarin Seeds

  • Mar. 11, 2020 - Mar. 25, 2020 , Wednesdays, 1``1:00am
  • Chatham Square Library
  • 33 E. Broadway, Chinatown
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

This is a three-week Bilingual Storytime through Mandarin Seeds. Children learn all about different topics in Mandarin Chinese through stories, art projects, and puppets.

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Macy's Flower Show

  • Mar. 22, 2020 - Apr. 05, 2020 , daily, 10am-10pm
  • Macy's Herald Square
  • 100-104 W. 35th St., Midtown
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Dive into the vibrant colors of deep-sea florals and stunning marine life at the upcoming Flower Show, “Voyage to Oceanum.” Visitors to Macy’s will embark upon an exciting under-the-ocean odyssey, discovering long-lost treasures and breathtaking aquatic beauty along the way.

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Cinderella

  • Mar. 07, 2020 - Mar. 22, 2020 , Saturdays and Sundays, 2:00pm
  • Galli Theater
  • 74 Warren Street, Tribeca
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $15 for children / $20 for adults

Cinderella could live happily ever after if a certain silver slipper fits her foot.

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Drumfolk

  • Feb. 28, 2020 - Mar. 15, 2020 , See website for days and times
  • New Victory Theater
  • 209 W. 42nd St., Midtown
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $17 and up

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.

 

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Cheer from Chawton: A Jane Austen Family Theatrical

  • Feb. 27, 2020 - Mar. 15, 2020 , See website for days and times
  • 14th Street Y
  • 344 E. 14th St., East Village
  • Teen, Adult
  • $25; $14 students and seniors

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!

 

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Bilingual Birdies Spanish Series

  • Feb. 06, 2020 - Feb. 27, 2020 , Thursdays, 11:00am
  • The Morningside Heights Branch of The New York Public Library
  • 2900 Broadway, Morningside Heights
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

 

Bilingual Birdies will take families on a magical journey to learn words in Spanish and explore fun new themes! 

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Toddlers in Rhythm

  • Feb. 07, 2020 - Feb. 28, 2020 , Fridays, 4:00pm
  • New York Public Library
  • 18 West 53rd Street, Midtown
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Explore the fundamentals of rhythm and movement, using the lens of African Dance.

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The Wizard School Scavenger Hunt 2: The Museum of Magical History at AMNH

  • Feb. 22, 2020 - Mar. 14, 2020 , 2/22 and 3/14, 10:30am
  • The American Museum of Natural History
  • 200 Central Park W., Upper West Side
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $29.50-$45.00 (includes museum admission)

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.

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Teatro SEA's Spanish/English Bilingual Storytelling and Puppet Series

  • Mar. 02, 2020 - Mar. 23, 2020 , Mondays, 11:30am
  • New York Public Library - Harlem Library
  • 9 W. 124th St., Harlem
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Bilingual tales come to life in a creative and interactive experience combining storytelling with puppets!

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Bilingual Birdies Spanish Series

  • Mar. 02, 2020 - Mar. 23, 2020 , Mondays, 11:30am
  • Mulberry Street Library
  • 10 Jersey St., Soho
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Bilingual Birdies will take families on a magical journey to learn words in Spanish and explore fun new themes! 

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Clay Creations

  • Mar. 04, 2020 - Mar. 25, 2020 , Wednesdays, 3:00pm
  • Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library
  • 203 West 115th Street, Harlem
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Using clay, children ages 5-12 are invited to show off their artistic sides at this fun event! All supplies will be provided. Limited to the first 6 participants.

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Cullen Junior Knitting Alliance

  • Mar. 05, 2020 - Mar. 26, 2020 , Thursdays, 4:30pm
  • New York Public Library- Countee Cullen branch
  • 104 W. 136th St., Harlem
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Learn an ancient and very fun craft. For ages 7-13 years.

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How to Eat Like a Child… and other lessons in not being a grown-up

  • Feb. 15, 2020 - Mar. 08, 2020 , Saturday and Sundays, 2:00pm and 4:00pm (no shows 3/1), plus select other dates
  • TADA! Youth Theater
  • 15 W. 28th St., Chelsea
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $30 adults; $15 children

Children and adults will laugh along to comical numbers such as How to Torture Your SisterHow to Beg for a DogHow to Understand Your ParentsHow to Stay Home from School, and more.

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PARALLEL EXIT PRESENTS WORLD PREMIERE OF THE ARTIST WILL BE WITH YOU IN A MOMENT

  • Mar. 07, 2020 - Mar. 29, 2020 , see website for showtimes
  • A.R.T./New York Theatres
  • 502 W 53rd St., Midtown
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $30

An immersive audience experience featuring Joel Jeske in a solo comic performance as an artist, performer, and clown.

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Family Art Workshops: Art as Activism

  • Mar. 07, 2020 - Mar. 29, 2020 , Weekends, 10:30am and 2:00pm
  • The Museum of Modern Art
  • 11 W. 53rd St., Midtown
  • Tween, Teen
  • Free with museum admission ($25; free for children younger than 17)

Turn your attention to art that comments, responds, and reacts to the times we live in and create artworks that send a message. Advance registration required. 

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The Nature of Color

  • Mar. 09, 2020 - Mar. 31, 2020 , See website for days and times
  • The American Museum of Natural History
  • 200 Central Park W., Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • Free with Museum admission ($23 adults; $13 children)

Explore the world of color in this immersive and interactive exhibit!

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Toddler Storytime: Fun Time for Little Folks

  • Feb. 04, 2020 - Feb. 27, 2020 , Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30am
  • Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library
  • 203 West 115th Street, Harlem
  • Baby
  • FREE

Songs and stories for the very young, with adult caregiver.

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New York International Children's Film Festival 2020

  • Feb. 21, 2020 - Mar. 15, 2020 , see website for showtimes
  • Venues throughout NYC
  • Various venues,
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • see website for ticket prices

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.

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Shen Yun

  • Mar. 05, 2020 - Mar. 29, 2020 , see website for showtimes
  • David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center
  • 20 Lincoln Center Plaza, Upper West SIde
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $80 and up

You will be amazed by how vibrant, exciting, and profound classical Chinese culture can be.

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Tours for Fours: Who Are You' People in Art

  • Feb. 01, 2020 - Feb. 29, 2020 , Saturdays and Sundays, 10:20am
  • The Museum of Modern Art
  • 11 W. 53rd St., Midtown
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Look, listen, and share ideas while you explore modern and contemporary art. Movement, drawing, and other gallery activities give everyone the chance to participate.

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A Closer Look for Kids: Art in Action, Action in Art

  • Feb. 01, 2020 - Feb. 29, 2020 , Saturdays and Sundays, 10:20am
  • The Museum of Modern Art
  • 11 W. 53rd St., Midtown
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Engage in lively discussions and fun activities while looking closely at modern masterpieces and cutting-edge contemporary art.

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Teens for Jeans

  • Feb. 01, 2020 - Feb. 29, 2020 , daily, 10:00am-9:30pm
  • Aeropostale
  • 100 West 33rd Street, New York
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • FREE Free

Work with your friends and classmates to collect gently-used jeans. Before February 29, drop off jeans at your local Aeropostale store to participa...

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Bring Ya Mamma Stand up Comedy Show

  • Feb. 02, 2020 - Mar. 01, 2020 , 2/2 and 3/1, 2:00pm
  • The Village Lantern Comedy Club
  • 167 Bleecker St, NoHo
  • All Ages
  • Free to $15 tickets available. 2 food or drink item minimum

A family-friendly stand-up comedy show for all ages. Bring your Mamma or anyone else in your family and have a great time!

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Stripes stART for Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Feb. 29, 2020 - Mar. 28, 2020 , 2/29, 3/14, 3/28, 9:30-10:45am
  • Children's Museum of the Arts
  • 103 Charlton St., Soho
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • Free with museum admission ($13; free for children younger than 1)

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. 

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Toddler Time: Scales, Feathers, and Fur

  • Mar. 01, 2020 - Mar. 29, 2020 , Sundays, 9:30-10:30am
  • Central Park Zoo
  • East 64th Street, New York
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $220; $175 Members

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!

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Story Time

  • Mar. 01, 2020 - Mar. 29, 2020 , Weekends, 11:30am
  • DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
  • 170 Central Park W., Upper West Side
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • Free with museum admission ($22 adults; $6 children ages 5-13; free for children younger than 5)

Head to the museum every Saturday and Sunday for a story time inspired by history!

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Women of the Revolutionary War

  • Mar. 01, 2020 - Mar. 29, 2020 , Saturdays, 1:00pm and 2:00pm; Sundays, 1:00pm
  • Fraunces Tavern Museum
  • 54 Pearl Street, Downtown
  • All Ages
  • Free with museum admission ($7 adults, $4 children ages 6-17, free for children younger than 6)

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.

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Don't Break the Rules

  • Mar. 07, 2020 - Apr. 04, 2020 , Saturdays, 1:30pm and 3:00pm (3/14 also has 11:00am and 12:30pm performances)
  • Magnet Theater
  • 254 W 29th St, Chelsea
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $8

Join the fun alongside four voice-actors as they create new characters based on audience suggestions and compete in crazy games!

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DRAW NYC at Chelsea Market

  • Feb. 23, 2020 - Mar. 29, 2020 , Sundays, 11:00am-2:00pm
  • Chelsea Market
  • 75 Ninth Ave., Chelsea
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Drop-in and draw with your neighbors (indoors!) at Chelsea Local on the lower level of Chelsea Market.

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The Sound of Color Series: Six-Week Musical Gallery Tour + Art Workshop

  • Feb. 26, 2020 - Apr. 01, 2020 , Wednesdays, 3:30–4:30 pm
  • The Jewish Museum
  • 1109 Fifth Avenue, New York
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $200 for the series; $36 per session (Price per child includes 1-2 accompanying adults)

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.

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Start with Art at The Met

  • Jan. 16, 2020 - Feb. 27, 2020 , Select Thursdays (3:30-4:30pm) and Saturdays (11:00am-12:00pm
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • 1000 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • Free with Museum admission ($25 adults; free for children younger than 13)

Share ideas and enjoy stories, sketching, and other gallery activities that bring works of art to life. For families with children ages 3–6.

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German Story Time

  • Jan. 17, 2020 - Feb. 28, 2020 , Fridays, 4:30-5:15pm
  • Book Culture on Broadway
  • 2915 Broadway (entry on 114th street), New York
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE Free

Come and join as we read funny and smart, classic and new picture books in German and sing a song or two. All are welcome.

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The Whodunit at the Met Family Scavenger Hunt

  • Jan. 04, 2020 - Feb. 29, 2020 , Saturday, 1/4 and 1/18, 10:30am; Wednesday 2/19, 10:30am; Saturday 2/29, 10:30am
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • 1000 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $39 adults; $31 kids ages 10-17 (includes Museum admission)

In this mischievous mystery, kids and adults team up to search great works of art to expose a killer. For ages 10 and older.

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DISCOVERY WALKS FOR FAMILIES: HARLEM MEER

  • Jan. 04, 2020 - Mar. 08, 2020 , 1/4, 1/19, 1/26, 2/1, 2/15, 2/18, 2/19, 2/21, 3/8, 11:00am
  • Central Park - Charles A. Dana Discovery Center
  • Inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues, Central Park
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • FREE

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.

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DISCOVERY WALKS FOR FAMILIES: TURTLE POND

  • Jan. 12, 2020 - Feb. 29, 2020 , 1/12, 1/20, 2/9, 2/17, 2/20, 2/23 and 2/29, 11:00am
  • Central Park: Belvedere Castle
  • Central Park, mid-Park at 79th Street, Central Park
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • FREE

Bring your family and discover Turtle Pond — home to five species of turtles who live here year-round.

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Secret Swaps Winter Semester

  • Jan. 08, 2020 - Mar. 11, 2020 , Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Taste Buds Kitchen
  • 109 W. 27th St., 10th Floor, Chelsea
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $45 per class (10% off if signing up for entire semester)

Join us in discovering secret ingredient swaps creating delicious recipes filled with creativity.  Can you make ice-cream without cream or pancakes without flour? Head to the Kitchen and let's find out! We’ll explore new tastes and techniques with both sweet & savory recipes like Cocoa Coconut Snowballs, Zucchini Breadsticks, and Chocolate Beet Cupcakes. 

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The Little Mermaid the Musical

  • Feb. 22, 2020 - Apr. 26, 2020 , Saturdays, 3:00pm; Sundays 11:00am; See website for select special performances
  • The Players Theater
  • 115 MacDougal St., Greenwich Village
  • $32 and up

The story of the Little Mermaid comes to life on the stage! With free family workshop one hour prior to the Saturday 3pm and Sunday 11am performances.

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Paddington Gets in a Jam

  • Jan. 03, 2020 - Mar. 08, 2020 , see website for showtimes
  • DR2 Theatre
  • 103 E. 15th St., Union Square
  • All Ages
  • $29 and up; $5 cash at door for lap seat for children 12 months and younger

In this original slapstick comedy, Paddington gets himself caught up in catastrophic chaos, much to the delight of audiences!

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imagiNATIONS Activity Center

  • Jan. 01, 2020 - Mar. 16, 2020 , daily, 10:00am-4:30pm
  • National Museum of the American Indian
  • 1 Bowling Green, Lower Manhattan
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Visitors of all ages will explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions so ingenious many continue to affect the modern world.

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Stories and Songs

  • Jan. 15, 2020 - Apr. 01, 2020 , Wednesdays, 9:40-10:20am
  • 6 River Terrace
  • 6 River Terrace, Battery Park
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Professional musicians will light up the spirit through song, movement, and dance. Register: registration@bpca.ny.gov

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Studio Art Sessions

  • Feb. 23, 2020 - May. 10, 2020 , Sundays, 1:00-4:00pm (no session 4/5)
  • The Jewish Museum
  • 1109 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • Free with Museum Admission ($18; free for children younger than 19)

Explore new themes each week in these drop-in art workshops. Paint, draw, sculpt, or craft a work of art inspired by exhibitions on view.

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Dig Drop-In

  • Feb. 23, 2020 - May. 10, 2020 , Select Sundays, 12:00-3:00pm
  • The Jewish Museum
  • 1109 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • Free with Museum Admission ($18; free for children younger than 19)

Kids discover a passion for ancient artifacts in the Museum’s simulated archaeological dig. RSVP recommended.

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NYC Children's Theater presents 'Taste The Clouds'

  • Feb. 02, 2020 - Apr. 26, 2020 , Sundays, 10:00am and 12:00pm
  • The Pete at The Flea
  • 20 Thomas Street, Tribeca
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $20 per ticket

A young girl learns to harness her imagination and uses her senses to better understand the world around her in this new 30-minute production.

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Storybook Reading and Activity

  • Jan. 11, 2020 - Apr. 11, 2020 , Saturday 1/11, 2/8, 3/14, and 4/11, 1:00pm
  • National Museum of the American Indian
  • 1 Bowling Green, Lower Manhattan
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join museum staff in the imagiNATIONS Activity Center classroom for a storybook reading and related make-and-take activity.

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COQUÍ CLUB

  • Feb. 01, 2020 - May. 06, 2020 , First Wednesday and Saturday of each month, 9:30am and 11:00am
  • El Museo Del Barrio
  • 1230 Fifth Ave., East Harlem
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

With time for play, storytelling, a museum walk and art making, Coquí Club provides a fun and active way to explore El Museo and enjoy creative themes together.

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Saturday Morning Show

  • Jan. 11, 2020 - Apr. 25, 2020 , Saturdays, 10:00am
  • Brookfield Place - Hudson Eats
  • 230 Vesey St. , Financial District
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Bring the family down to Hudson Eats for weekly performances by magicians, musicians, storytellers, and more!

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ANGELINA BALLERINA THE MUSICAL

  • Feb. 02, 2020 - May. 17, 2020 , Select Sundays, 11:00am
  • SoHo Playhouse
  • 15 Vandam St., Soho
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $25 and up

Based on the CG-animated series, "Angelina Ballerina The Next Steps," Angelina Ballerina The Musical is a family-friendly show that will have the entire audience dancing in the aisles. 

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New York City Ballet Access Workshop for Children with Autism

  • Feb. 08, 2020 - May. 23, 2020 , 2/8 and 5/23, 1:00pm
  • Samuel B & David Rose Building, 7th Floor
  • 165 West 65th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam, Upper West Side
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • Free

Join the artists of New York City Ballet in this one-hour movement workshop especially designed for children with autism and developmental disabilities.

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St John's Choristers

  • Feb. 12, 2020 - Jun. 03, 2020 , Wednesdays, 3:45-4:30pm
  • St John's in the Village
  • 218 West Eleventh Street, New York City
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Training in music fundamentals and singing for children 7 and up. The program is open to children from throughout the city. As part of the program they sing once a month at a Sunday service.

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imagiNATIONS Activity Center

  • Feb. 12, 2020 - Jun. 07, 2020 , daily, 10:00am-4:30pm
  • National Museum of the American Indian
  • 1 Bowling Green, Lower Manhattan
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Through a variety of hands-on activities, visitors to the Center can explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions that are so amazing, many continue to affect the world today.

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The Three Little Pigs

  • Feb. 01, 2020 - Jun. 07, 2020 , Saturday and Sunday, 2/1-2/2 and 6/6-6/7, 11:00am and 1:00pm
  • 14th Street Y
  • 344 E. 14th St., East Village
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $12; family 4-pack for $30

The classic tale retold with hilarious puppet pigs and a silly wolf - with an emphasis on ‘being prepared’.

 

 

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Planet Play

  • Dec. 14, 2019 - Apr. 25, 2020 , Select Saturdays, 9:30am
  • The Wetherby-Pembridge School
  • 7 E. 96th St. , Upper East Side
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $15 per person

Welcome to Planet Play: our magical world of sensory learning, wonder and exploration for babies and toddlers ages 0-3 years. These 45 minute sessi...

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Open Studio

  • Feb. 09, 2020 - Jun. 28, 2020 , Weekends, 10:30am-3:00pm
  • Whitney Museum of American Art
  • 99 Gansevoort St., Meatpacking District
  • All Ages
  • Free with museum admission ($25; free for anyone younger than 19)

Get creative in the Whitney’s Hearst Artspace! Join us to make your own art inspired by works on view in current exhibitions. Each week we offer a different art making project.

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Planet Play

  • Nov. 09, 2019 - Apr. 24, 2020 , select Saturdays, 9:30am
  • The Wetherby-Pembridge School
  • 7 E. 96th St., New York
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $15 per person

These 45-minute sessions encourage young children ages 0-3 to explore the world around them through songs, music, and movement in a wonderful sensory experience.

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Jazz for Kids

  • Dec. 08, 2019 - May. 31, 2020 , Sundays, doors open at 1:00pm
  • Jazz Standard
  • 116 E. 27th Street, Murray Hill
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra gives a free weekly concert.

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Frozen

  • Feb. 12, 2020 - Aug. 09, 2020 , See website for days and times
  • St. James Theater
  • 246 West 44th Street, New York
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $64.50 and up

The animated smash hit comes to life on the Broadway stage. 

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American Museum of Natural History Presents: Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation

  • Jan. 06, 2020 - Jul. 05, 2020 , daily, 10:30am-4:30pm
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Central Park West at 79th Street, Upper West Side
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult, All Ages
  • $28 adult; $16.50 children ages 2-12; $22.50 seniors and students

Discover how volcanoes have created extraordinary ecosystems and wildlife habitats.

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CHALK (A SILENT COMEDY.)

  • Feb. 17, 2020 - Aug. 29, 2020 , see website for showtimes
  • The Kraine Theater
  • 85 East 4th Street , East Village
  • All Ages
  • $15 adult; $12 parent with child; $5 children younger than 13

A charismatic clown discovers magic chalk that makes everything he draws come to life in this fantastical one-man show guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages!

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'The Wizard of Oz': A Jazz Musical for All Ages

  • Jun. 29, 2019 - Jun. 20, 2020 , See website for days and times
  • Harlem Rep/Tato Laviera Theatre
  • 240 E. 123rd St., Harlem
  • All Ages
  • $10 general admission; $20 premium seating

With its timeless score, this show is a magical experience.

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THURSDAY STORIES W/THE ECLECTIC LIBRARIAN

  • Dec. 05, 2019 - Jun. 25, 2020 , Thursdays, 3:30pm
  • Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling
  • 898 St. Nicholas Ave., Harlem
  • All Ages
  • $7 adults; $4 children ages 9-17; free for children younger than 9

Help “Eclectic Librarian” and local resident Carletta Joy Walker choose the book of the week, and bring each story to life! 

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FRIDAY VIRTUOUS JOURNEYS

  • Dec. 06, 2019 - Jun. 26, 2020 , Fridays, 3:30pm
  • Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling
  • 898 St. Nicholas Ave., Harlem
  • All Ages
  • $7 adults; $4 children ages 9-17; free for children younger than 9

Enjoy amazing stories filled with virtues like Courage, Grace, Humility, and Love. Be sure to sing along, dance, and even play musical instruments.

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SHOWTIME SATURDAYS with Alexander

  • Dec. 07, 2019 - Jun. 27, 2020 , Saturdays, 1:00pm
  • Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling
  • 898 St. Nicholas Ave., Harlem
  • All Ages
  • $7 adults; $4 children ages 9-17; free for children younger than 9

Move your body, make music, and be a part of the story!

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Sunday Funday

  • Dec. 08, 2019 - Jun. 28, 2020 , Sundays, 1:00pm
  • Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling
  • 898 St. Nicholas Ave., Harlem
  • All Ages
  • $7 adults; $4 children ages 9-17; free for children younger than 9

Sing, dance, and play with the magical musical stories performed on a Sunday afternoon.

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Tales from the Shed

  • Sep. 14, 2019 - May. 09, 2020 , See website for days and times
  • Founders’ Hall The Wetherby-Pembridge School
  • 7 E 96th St, Upper East Side
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $15 per person

Vibrant, interactive theatre shows in which the children take the lead.

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Weekly Powerful Meditation to Manifest Your Best Life

  • Mar. 10, 2019 - Mar. 08, 2020 , Sundays, 6-6:30pm
  • Bode NYC Upper Eastside
  • 173 E. 83rd St., Upper East Side
  • All Ages
  • $10 suggested donation

Donations benefit Super Happy Healthy Kids, a nonprofit, after-school program for NYC Public School children.

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IlluminationSpace Science Center

  • Mar. 06, 2019 - Mar. 07, 2020 , Monday, Wednesday & Friday by reservation.
  • The IlluminationSpace at the Advanced Science Research Center
  • 85 Saint Nicholas Terrace , New York
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • FREE Free

Explore five exciting and interconnected areas of science, nanoscience, photonics, structural biology, neuroscience, and environmental science...

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Weaving Inspired by Phyllis Yao

  • Mar. 01, 2019 - Mar. 05, 2020 , 3/1, 10:00am-5:00pm; 3/2, 12:00-5:00pm; 3/5, 12:00-6:00pm
  • Children's Museum of the Arts
  • 103 Charlton St., Soho
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • Free with museum admission ($13; free for children younger than 1)

Take inspiration from Phyllis’ artwork and make your own weavings.

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T. rex: The Ultimate Predator

  • Mar. 11, 2019 - Aug. 09, 2020 , daily, 10am-5:45pm
  • The American Museum of Natural History
  • 200 Central Park West , Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • Free with admission: $23; $18 seniors and students; $13 for children ages 2-12

This exhibit will reveal the amazing story of the most iconic dinosaur in the world through life-sized models, a virtual reality experience, and more.

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Second Saturdays Trailwork Party + Bike Share at Highbridge Bike Park

  • Sep. 14, 2019 - Sep. 10, 2022 , Second Saturday of each month, 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Highbridge Park
  • West 174th Street and Amsterdam Ave., Washington Heights/Bronx
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Learn what it takes to build, maintain, and ride the most progressive urban bike park in America.

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