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InsideOut Concert Experience

  • Feb. 08, 2020, 2pm
  • The DiMenna Center For Classical Music
  • 450 W. 37th St., New York
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $25-$45

Sit inside a symphony orchestra as "Wolfgang's World" brings the music and adventures of one of the greatest composers to life all ar...

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Kids Week

  • Feb. 15, 2020 - Feb. 22, 2020 , 10am-5pm
  • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
  • West 46th Street and 12th Avenue, Midtown
  • All Ages
  • Free with museum admission: $33; $31 seniors; $24 children ages 5-12

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!

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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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ORIGIN 1ST IRISH PRESENTS SCOR ON BROADWAY

  • Jan. 24, 2020, 7:00pm
  • Symphony Space
  • 2537 Broadway, Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • $25 adults; $15 children

This unique crossover of Irish Culture and Sports will include performances from NY GAA Clubs, County Associations, and many groups celebrating their hidden stage talents for one night on Broadway!

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Yeti, Set, Snow! - Autism Friendly Show

  • Jan. 24, 2020, 10:30-11:15am
  • Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park
  • W. 81st Street and Central Park West, Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • $8-12

An original story and production from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, Yet, Set, Snow! is the story of a young girl and her friend who encounter a yeti named Pascetti on the first snow day of the winter season. This show will have reduced sound and the lights will be dimly kept on.

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Misha Quint, cello at Carnegie Hall

  • Jan. 24, 2020, 08:00pm
  • Carnegie Hall
  • 154 W 57th St, New York
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $40

Like a symphony enriched with famous melodic delicacies and sparkling virtuosity, "Variations on a Cello Theme" offers New York's music lovers a rich, versatile program grasping the whole range of the cello playing art, perfectly reflecting the theme and variations musical form, gradually unraveling from Beethoven to Tchaikovsky, and eventually becoming a variation in itself.

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Philadanco

  • Jan. 25, 2020, 2:00pm
  • Clark Studio Theater
  • 165 West 65th Street, 7th Floor, New York
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $25 (Member Price $18)

This show will celebrate the company's impact on the dance world, featuring Philadanco's greatest classic works alongside some of today's most exciting contemporary choreographers.

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JUST KIDDING: ELIZABETH MITCHELL & YOU ARE MY FLOWER

  • Jan. 25, 2020, 11:00am
  • Symphony Space
  • 2537 Broadway, Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • $17

Join two-time GRAMMY Award nominee and Smithsonian Folkways artist Elizabeth Mitchell and her family band for a gorgeous morning of gentle, homespun renditions of songs by Bob Marley, The Velvet Underground, David Bowie, Gillian Welch, and more.

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'SUBWAY' STORYTIME

  • Jan. 25, 2020, 10:30-11:45am
  • Skyscraper Museum
  • 39 Battery Place, Battery Park City
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $5

Kids will read Christoph Niemann’s picture book “SUBWAY,” and then use different materials to design and create their very own city-wide transportation system and vehicles. Ages 2-5. RSVP required.

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Confetti Pop Tarts Class

  • Jan. 25, 2020, 9:00-10:00am
  • Taste Buds Kitchen
  • 109 W. 27th St., 10th Floor, Chelsea
  • Young elementary
  • $45

Who’s read for some sprinkles?! Join us in our Kitchen as we whip up fresh pie dough and oh-so-delicious berry filling to create scrumptious pop tarts from scratch. Dying to know how we do it? Become a budding chef in our Kitchen as you discover how to make the perfect on-the-go snack complete with a confetti glaze!

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DROP IN ON DESIGN | DESIGNING WITH FOUND PIGMENTS

  • Jan. 25, 2020, 11:00am-3:00pm
  • Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
  • 2 E. 91st St., Upper East Side
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Join guest designer Natalie Stopka to make your own paint from materials found in her studio garden and create your own work of art.

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EVERY VOICE CHOIRS

  • Jan. 25, 2020, 7:00pm
  • Kaufman Music Center
  • 129 W. 67th St., Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • $20

Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with EVC's Kids Choir, Youth Choir, Concert Choir, and Hunter Singers with guests, The Teachers College Community Choir.

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Family Story Time: Stories, Songs and Rhymes for Little Ones

  • Jan. 25, 2020, 11:00-11:30am
  • New York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
  • 476 Fifth Ave., Midtown
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Stories, songs and rhymes for families to enjoy together.  For children ages 2-4.  Space is limited.

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21ST NEW YEAR FIRECRACKER CEREMONY & CULTURAL FESTIVAL

  • Jan. 25, 2020, 11:00am-3:30pm
  • Sara D. Roosevelt Park
  • East Houston Street to Canal Street, between Chrystie Street and Forsyth Street, Lower East Side
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Ring in the Lunar New Year at this free fireworks ceremony and festival. 

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Historic Craft Workshop: Clock-Making

  • Jan. 25, 2020, 2:00pm
  • Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden
  • 421 E. 61st St., New York
  • Tween, Adult
  • $20 Adults; $15 Members and Students with IDs

In conjunction with our current exhibit, learn about the history of clock making in early America, and then design your own clock face, inspired by...

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Winter Blast: A Family Day of Native Games

  • Jan. 25, 2020, 11:00am-5:00pm
  • Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian
  • 1 Bowling Green, New York
  • All Ages
  • FREE Free

Play traditional family-friendly American Indian games, like Hawaiian board games, Inuit yo-yos, hoop throwing, and more. Led by Jeremy Red Eagle (...

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Summer Camp Open House

  • Jan. 25, 2020, 10:00am-3:00pm
  • West Side YMCA
  • 5 West 63rd Street, New York
  • All Ages
  • FREE free

Summer is right around the corner! Learn about Summer day camps at the West Side YMCA, located across the street from Central Park and near Columbu...

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'Venn Pirouettes, the Art of Michael Schultheis' Student Workshop

  • Jan. 25, 2020, 1:00-2:00pm and 2:00-3:00pm
  • National Museum of Mathematics
  • 11 East 26th Street, New York
  • All Ages
  • $10

Michael Schultheis paints and sculpts using math equations as models for stories about human relationships: lima on curves that have interior and e...

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The INCLUDEnyc Fair

  • Jan. 25, 2020, 11am-3pm
  • Hotel Pennsylvania
  • 401 7th Ave., 18th Floor, Midtown
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The INCLUDEnyc Fair is New York City’s largest annual free fair for young people with disabilities, where families can meet face-to-face...

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Lenfest Kids Presents: Happy Feet

  • Jan. 25, 2020, 11:00am and 3:00pm
  • Lenfest Center for the Arts
  • 615 W 129th St, New York
  • All Ages
  • $7 in advance, $9 at the door

Columbia University School of Arts presents Lenfest Kids, a monthly series of films for the whole family. Lenfest Kids: H2O continues through the s...

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Free YMCA Open House at 22 NYC Locations

  • Jan. 25, 2020, 11:00am-3:00pm
  • West Side YMCA
  • 5 West 63rd Street, New York
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult, All Ages
  • FREE FREE

Join the YMCA at our FREE open houses on Saturday, January 25 at all 22 branches in the five boroughs. Work out in the gym, try a fitness class, en...

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Shabbat Shalom, Welcome Home to R&R - FREE Family Fun on Shabbat, Saturday, January 25th - JEWS AROUND THE WORLD DAY @ Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan

  • Jan. 25, 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, Saturday, January 25th - JEWS AROUND THE WORLD DAY @ Marlene Meyerson JCC Man...

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EXPLO Info Meeting

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 2:00pm
  • Marymount School
  • 1026 Fifth Avenue, Upper East Side
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE Free

EXPLO info meetings give you and your family the opportunity to ask questions and get a first-hand feel for our programs.

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History Hunters: A Kid's Life at School

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 11:00am-12:30pm
  • Museum at Eldridge Street
  • 12 Eldridge Street, Lower East Side
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $15 adults; $10 kids; free for children younger than 5

The past comes alive in this interactive family program that takes children back in time to discover what Lower East Side kids experienced at school more than 100 years ago.

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Rainbow Cupcakes Class

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 9:00-10:00am
  • Taste Buds Kitchen
  • 109 W. 27th St., 10th Floor, Chelsea
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $45

Plain old vanilla? Bore-ring! Bring on the the pizzazz, the color, the fireworks! Come cook with us and learn how to make an oh-so-delicious cupcake with rainbow colors in the cake.

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Broadway Playhouse: Charles Strouse

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 11:00am
  • Kaufman Music Center
  • 129 W. 67th St., Upper West Side
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $25

Join Sean Hartley and the beloved Broadway Playhouse cast of zanies as they sing, clown, play games, and introduce children to the great writers of American musical theater. At each concert, children are chosen from the audience to participate in the fun! Ages 4-11.

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Sunday Funday 2019

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 9:30am-2:00pm
  • Chelsea Piers - Pier 60
  • Hudson River and West 23rd Street, Chelsea
  • All Ages
  • $150 adults; $95 children

Children’s Museum of Manhattan will host its sixth annual Sunday Funday family benefit full of family entertainment, indoor sports, games, creative workshops, and fabulous food.

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Oshogatsu: New Year’s Celebration

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 1:00-4:00pm
  • Japan Society
  • 333 E 47th St, New York
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult, All Ages
  • $18; $10 members

Celebrate the New Year Japanese-style with our Oshogatsu event filled with the traditional activities of rice pounding, calligraphy, lion dancing a...

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Free Workshop - You Can Be a Photographer: Photography for Marketing

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 1:00-4:00pm
  • RCS Professional Services
  • 244 East 58th St., New York
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE FREE

Have you ever wanted to make awesome edits to your photos? In this workshop, students will learn how to put a sunset and a starry night sky into th...

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Nothing Taboo

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Lunya
  • 255 Elizabeth Street, NoLita
  • Adult
  • $40 until January 15th; $50 after January 16th

Indulge in some Sunday evening fun at the romantic Bedroom at Lunya where New York City's finest, most hilarious female comedians will bri...

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Broadway Playhouse: Charles Strouse

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 11:00am
  • Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center
  • 129 W. 67th St., New York
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $20

You'll enjoy a mini-production of Annie (1977) and hear songs from the Elvis-inspired Bye Bye Birdie (1960) and more. Some kids will be chosen to join the cast on stage to play a game called "It's a Hard Knock Life."

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Graphic Novel Book Club

  • Jan. 27, 2020, 5:00pm
  • 67th Street Library
  • 328 East 67th Street, Lenox Hill
  • Tween
  • FREE

Discuss a graphic novel, then enjoy an open comics-creating studio.

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Infants & Young Children Family Shabbat Dinner

  • Jan. 31, 2020, 5:30-7:00pm
  • Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan
  • 334 Amsterdam Ave, Upper West Side
  • Pre-school & younger, Adult
  • $18 per person; free for children younger than 2

Share the joy of celebrating Shabbat with family and friends! Join for open play and an interactive sing-along followed by blessings and a delicious dinner. Pre-registration required.

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Lunar New Year Festival: Year of the Rat

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 11:00am-5:00pm
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • 1000 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side
  • All Ages
  • Free with museum admission ($25 adults; $12 students; free for children younger than 12)

Enjoy performances, interactive gallery activities, and artist-led workshops.

 

 

 

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Lunar New Year

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 2-3pm
  • Brookfield Place
  • 230 Vesey St. , Financial District
  • All Ages
  • FREE

A dynamic Lion Parade led by lion dancers launches an afternoon filled with bursts of energy and color with traditional Chinese dance and music, a martial arts demonstration, and theatrical players in full traditional make-up and regalia!

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Winter Jam

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 11am-3pm, weekends
  • Rumsey Playfield at Central Park
  • Enter at East 72nd Street, Central Park
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Partners at Gore Mountain will blow a mini mountain of snow in the heart of Manhattan, creating an urban wonderland for all to enjoy! Families will experience live ice carving, snowshoeing, curling, ice bowling, flag football, puppet making, photo ops, and a heated New York Public Library Reading Room.

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ProHEALTH Pediatric Urgent Care Community Day

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 10:00am-4:00pm
  • ProHEALTH Pediatric Urgent Care
  • 1601 Third Ave, New York
  • All Ages
  • FREE Free

Take advantage of free screenings, giveaways, and activities for kids!

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Saturday Sketching

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 1:00-3:00pm
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • 1000 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side
  • Tween, Teen
  • Free with Museum admission ($25 adults; free for children younger than 13)

Sketch in the galleries from works of art and experiment with different drawing approaches.

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Meet the Scientist: James Napoli on Velociraptors

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 2:15pm, 3:00pm, and 3:45pm
  • 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)

Join Dr. James Napoli as he shares his research on how Velociraptor became the fierce and brainy predator we know and love.

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SATURDAY STORYTELLING & WORKSHOP WITH THE HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN STORYTELLERS

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 11:00am
  • Scandinavia House
  • 58 Park Ave., Murray Hill
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $12

Kids will love tales of tricky trolls and a plucky, undaunted duckling! Then have fun with a workshop creating their own Dual Ugly Ducking/Splendid Swan puppet.

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JUST KIDDING: DAVID DARWIN: ONE MAN SIDESHOW

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 11:00am
  • Symphony Space
  • 2537 Broadway, Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • $17

A raucous morning of whip cracking, plate spinning, lassoing, unicycling, impossible contortions, and more!

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Family Day: Moon Over Manhattan! Celebrate Lunar New Year 2020

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 1:00-5:00pm
  • Asia Society
  • 725 Park Ave., Upper East Side
  • All Ages
  • $12 nonmembers; $7 members; $5 children;

Celebrate the Year of the Rat! Asia Society rings in the Year of the Rat with performances and traditional craft activities inspired by Lunar New Year traditions across Asia. Activities will include a Lion Dance and kung fu demonstration, musical performances, and more.

 

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Lunar New Year Family Festival

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 10:00am-1:00pm and 2:00pm-5:00pm
  • Museum of Chinese in America
  • 215 Centre Street, New York City
  • All Ages
  • $12; free for children younger than 3

Enjoy zodiac arts & crafts, lively dance performances, festive snacks, and timeless tales inspired by Chinese and Chinese American New Year's traditions.

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Watson Adventures’ Magical Creatures Scavenger Hunt

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 10:30am-12:30pm
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • 200 Central Park West, New York
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $29.50-$45.00 (includes museum admission)

The wizarding world is full of fantastical beasts and its up to you to find them! Inspired by the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films and books...

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Apollo Open House 2020: Celebration of Cool & For the Cool Kids

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 1:00pm
  • Apollo Theater
  • 253 West 125th Street, New York
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The Apollo presents our free Apollo Open House 2020: Celebration of Cool, sponsored by THIRTEEN, with support from Firelight Media and WBGO-FM. Thi...

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Chinese New Year Family Festival

  • Feb. 02, 2020, 12:00-4:00pm
  • China Institute: Downtown
  • 100 Washington St., Financial District
  • All Ages
  • Free to enter; some events require fees ($5-$20)

The festival opens with a lion dance followed by New Year-themed workshops and activities including dumpling making, lantern-making, educational workshops, interactive storytelling, paper cutting, New Year treats, crafts, and a puppet show by Chinese Theatre Works. 

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Sunday Story Time: Richard Scarry's Best Nursery Tales Ever

  • Feb. 02, 2020, 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)

Explore Richard Scarry’s whimsical and charming world as we read Best Nursery Tales Ever! Afterwards, create your own houses, buildings, and streets to make a town and play with some special Busytown toys. 

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Lunar New Year 2020

  • Feb. 02, 2020, 1:00-3:30pm
  • DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
  • 170 Central Park W., Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • $15 adults; $3 children ages 5-13; free for children younger than 5; $36 family of four

Join us and our friends from the Vietnam Heritage Center with performances, red envelopes, and festive activities celebrating Year of the Rat. Learn about all the ways Lunar New Year is celebrated throughout Southeast Asia, including Vietnam and Cambodia.
 

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Clay Self-Portraits with MAD Artist-in-Residence Natalia Arbelaez

  • Feb. 02, 2020, 10:00am-1:00pm
  • Museum of Arts and Design
  • 2 Columbus Circle , Midtown
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • Free with Museum Admission ($18; free for children younger than 19)

Work in a 7,000-year-old pre-Columbian-style of pottery to create a mythical self-portrait out of clay.  

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Spring Festival & Chinese Zodiac Paper Cutting

  • Feb. 03, 2020, 4:30pm
  • Roosevelt Island Library
  • 524 Main St., Roosevelt Island
  • Teen
  • FREE

Teens will learn more about their specific animal and what is the best strategy for year 2020. Then cut and design red paper rat cutouts for good luck.

 

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Monday Explorations: Black History Month: Creating Silhouettes

  • Feb. 03, 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 portraits and look at your profile.

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Let It Snow: Storytime and Activity

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

Enjoy some snow stories, snow making, and a snowball fight!

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Gingerbread Wonderland

  • Feb. 04, 2020, 3:30pm
  • New York Public Library - Muhlenberg Branch
  • 209 West 23rd Street, Chelsea
  • Teen
  • FREE

Create a gingerbread structure to fit into a wonderland community. Take your structures home to eat!

 

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Puppet Making Palooza for Teens (and Tweens)

  • Feb. 04, 2020, 4:00pm
  • New York Public Library - Bloomingdale Branch
  • 150 West 100th Street, Upper West Side
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn how to be a puppeteer - making your own puppet and bringing it to life.

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Mask Maker, Mask Maker, Make Me a Mask

  • Feb. 05, 2020, 4:00pm
  • New York Public Library - Fort Washington
  • 535 West 179th Street, Washington Heights
  • Teen
  • FREE

Starting with slabs of clay, artists explore the face as a vehicle for self expression by creating masks inspired by the artwork of other cultures.

 

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Wacky Wednesdays: Moon Phase Viewers

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

Create your own moon phase viewers, which are portable discs that show how the moon's appearance changes throughout the year. 

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The Met Family Benefit: Feast for the Eyes

  • Feb. 06, 2020, 5:30pm
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • 1000 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side
  • All Ages
  • $85 and up

Gather the family and sample food, art, and culture from across the globe.

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Yeti, Set, Snow! - Autism Friendly Show

  • Feb. 07, 2020, 10:30-11:15am
  • Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park
  • W. 81st Street and Central Park West, Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The story of a young girl named Widget, and her friend, Twig, who encounter a yeti named Pascetti on the first snow day of the winter season. This show will have reduced sound and the lights will be dimly kept on.

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Night to Shine

  • Feb. 07, 2020, 7-10pm
  • El Barrio's Artspace P.S. 109
  • 215 E. 99th St., Upper East Side
  • Teen

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7th Annual Masters Agility Championship at Westminster

  • Feb. 08, 2020, See website for details
  • Pier 94
  • 711 12th Avenue at 55th Street & West Side Highway, Midtown
  • All Ages
  • $22 and up adults; $10 and up children

The country's greatest canine athletes face a challenging obstacle course of jumps, tunnels, weave poles, and more in a timed competition.

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Architecture Valentines

  • Feb. 08, 2020, 10:30-11:45am
  • The Skyscraper Museum
  • 39 Battery Place, Downtown
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, All Ages
  • $5 per child; members are free

Create custom-made Valentines featuring romantic skyscrapers and intriguing architectural features. RSVP: education@skyscraper.org

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Family Day: I Love NYC

  • Feb. 08, 2020, 11:00am-1:00pm and 2:00-4:00pm
  • Center for Architecture
  • 536 LaGuardia Place, Greenwich Village
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $12 per child; $6 per adult

Look at the various designs for this public piece of art and then, as a family, you will design and build your own model of a 3D Valentine for NYC!

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Enchanted Forest Tu B'shevat Family Dinner

  • Feb. 08, 2020, 4:30pm
  • 92nd Street Y
  • 1395 Lexington Ave., Upper East Side
  • All Ages
  • $36 and up

Join us for an earthy evening of blessings, singing, eco-friendly crafts, delicious dinner, and Havdalah (a sweet ceremony that ends Shabbat) with family and friends!

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JUST KIDDING: DOKTOR KABOOM: LOOK OUT! SCIENCE IS COMING!

  • Feb. 08, 2020, 11:00am and 2:00pm
  • Symphony Space
  • 2537 Broadway, Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • $17

Sporting chrome goggles, orange lab coat, motorcycle boots, and wicked cool hair, Doktor Kaboom travels the world, thrilling adults and children alike with an explosive comedic style that is guaranteed to please. 

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Con Edison Family Day

  • Feb. 08, 2020, 12:00-2:00pm
  • Morris-Jumel Mansion
  • 65 Jumel Terrace, Harlem
  • All Ages
  • Free with museum admission ($10 adults; free for children younger than $13)

Explore the period rooms and visit a colonial kitchen to create colonial crafts. Draw connections between the past and present by comparing and contrasting Colonial life, tools, and toys with your contemporary world.

 

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2020 Black Lives Matter Teen Conference + Teen Night Open Mic

  • Feb. 08, 2020, 9am registration; 10am-10pm
  • Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
  • 515 Malcolm X Blvd, Central Harlem
  • Teen
  • FREE

The day will include activist teach-ins, youth-led panel discussions, teen performances, and interactive arts and media workshops, and a Teen Night Open Mic Edition.

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Amazing Lizards

  • Feb. 08, 2020, 3:00pm
  • New York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
  • 476 Fifth Ave., Midtown
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Lizards live all around the world and in this unique program presents several live ones!

 

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21ST CHINATOWN LUNAR NEW YEAR PARADE & FESTIVAL

  • Feb. 09, 2020, 1:00pm
  • Chinatown
  • Parade begins on the corner of Canal and Mott Streets, Chinatown
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with a fun and festive parade!

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5th Masters Obedience Championship at Westminster

  • Feb. 09, 2020, 8:00am-4:30pm
  • Pier 94
  • 711 12th Avenue at 55th Street & West Side Highway, New York
  • All Ages
  • $20 and up

The 5th Annual Masters Obedience Championship at Westminster is an invitation-only competition for those top dogs with Obedience Trial Champion (OTCH) titles and their handlers from around the country. Dog and handler teams compete in a traditional AKC Obedience Trial with two rounds consisting of the Open and Utility classes in this ultimate display of teamwork and companionship.

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VALENTINE MAKING WORKSHOP

  • Feb. 09, 2020, 11:00am
  • 6 River Terrace
  • 6 River Terrace, Battery Park
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Make personalized, handmade cards for loved ones. Register: registration@bpca.ny.gov

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Sunday Story Time: Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things that Go

  • Feb. 09, 2020, 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)

Read Scarry's famous book, then create your own cars and trucks to drive around!

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Creative Play: Setsubun (Bean Throwing)

  • Feb. 09, 2020, 1:00pm
  • Japan Society
  • 333 E. 47th St., Midtown
  • All Ages
  • $12; free for children younger than 3

Families will join in one of the favorite traditions of Japanese children – welcoming spring by scaring away ogres – by throwing soybeans at them!

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Colorful Suminagashi: Paper Marbling Designs

  • Feb. 09, 2020, 2:30-4:00pm
  • Japan Society
  • 333 E. 47th St., Midtown
  • All Ages
  • $15; free for children younger than 3

Explore the unpredictability of suminagashi or “floating ink.” Each piece made is unique – as the ink is dropped into water and swirled around there’s no telling what design you’ll create!

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Indonesian Cultural Festival

  • Feb. 09, 2020, 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Children's Museum of the Arts
  • 103 Charlton St., Soho
  • All Ages
  • $13

Join us Sunday, February 9 for a celebration of Indonesian culture! CMA is partnering with Gamelan Dharma Swara to present performances and interactive workshops inspired by Indonesia.

 

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Brady Rymer & the Little Band That Could

  • Feb. 09, 2020, 11:30am-12:30pm
  • The Jewish Museum
  • 1109 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side
  • All Ages
  • $18 general admission (includes museum admission, museum admission free for anyone younger than 19)

Groove with three-time Grammy-nominated Brady Rymer & the Little Band That Could, whose rootsy, accordion-laced pop and rock music will bring everyone to their feet. Dance to his greatest hits, as well as songs inspired by nature in celebration of the Tu B’Shevat holiday.

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Broadway Playhouse: Jeanine Tesori

  • Feb. 09, 2020, 11:00am
  • Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center
  • 129 W. 67th St., New York
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $20

Channel your inner flapper and sing along with adventurous ogres at this celebration of composer Jeanine Tesori! You'll hear songs from her hit musicals Shrek The Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Best Musical Tony winner Fun Home.

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Stroller Tour of The World of Anna Sui

  • Feb. 11, 2020, 9:30-10:15am
  • Museum of Arts and Design
  • 2 Columbus Circle , Midtown
  • Baby
  • Free with Museum Admission ($18; free for children younger than 19)

Led by MAD docents, this experience offers a relaxed and engaging experience for art and design lovers. 

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Children's Film Screening: Peter Pan

  • Feb. 11, 2020, 3:30pm
  • New York Public Library - Hudson Park Branch
  • 66 Leroy Street, SoHo
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Follow Peter, Wendy, Michael, and John as they battle against pirates, crocodiles and whatever machinations the mysterious land takes them.  

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Wildlife at the Library

  • Feb. 11, 2020, 4:00pm
  • New York Public Library - Webster Library
  • 1465 York Ave., Upper East Side
  • Teen
  • FREE

Join Andrew Simmons and his traveling zoo as he introduces you to a golden eagle, barn owl, Burmese and ball pythons, black throat monitor, alligator, and opossums.

 

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Rachel Eve Holmes, Soprano

  • Feb. 12, 2020, 8:00pm
  • Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
  • 881 7th Ave. at 57th St., New York
  • All Ages
  • $20-$100

Rachel Eve Holmes is an American soprano recently described as 'expressive and subtle, with a stunning instrument' (Capital Times). A Georgia native, Holmes' performing career has taken her to Belgium, China, Italy, Austria, Canada, and the Czech Republic, as well as all over the United States.

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Hearts and Crafts: Spinning Valentine's Day Cards!

  • Feb. 13, 2020, 4:30pm
  • New York Public Library- Countee Cullen branch
  • 104 W. 136th St., Harlem
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Make a unique card that's an optical illusion!

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STEM: Learning About Architecture

  • Feb. 13, 2020, 2:00pm
  • New York Public Library - Yorkville Branch
  • 222 East 79th Street, Upper East Side
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Venture off into the fun exciting world of architecture!

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Valentine's Day Craft Time

  • Feb. 14, 2020, 3:00pm
  • New York Public Library - Yorkville Branch
  • 222 East 79th Street, Upper East Side
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Bring your creativity and make something special to take home.

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MOCACREATE: What’s Cookin’'

  • Feb. 15, 2020, 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; free for children younger than 2)

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.

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The Amazing Valentine's Day Scavenger Hunt

  • Feb. 15, 2020, 2:00-5:00pm (1:30pm registration)
  • Slattery's Midtown Pub
  • 8 East 36th Street, Midtown
  • All Ages
  • $25 per person

A series of clues leads you around the city performing physical and mental challenges along the way.

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FAMILY WORKSHOP: PREHISTORIC PUPPETS

  • Feb. 15, 2020, 10:00am and 2:30pm
  • New Victory Theater
  • 209 W. 42nd St., Midtown
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $19

Invent your own unique prehistoric puppet and explore how it walks, talks, and survives!

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Family Films: Try, Try Again!

  • Feb. 15, 2020, 12:00pm
  • The Museum of Modern Art
  • 11 W. 53rd St., Midtown
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Enjoy new and classic family-friendly short films, engaging discussions, and suggestions for follow-up activities in the Museum’s galleries.

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JUST KIDDING: STEVENS PUPPETS: GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS

  • Feb. 15, 2020, 11:00am and 2:00pm
  • Symphony Space
  • 2537 Broadway, Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • $17

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.

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Perpetual Light

  • Feb. 16, 2020, 8:30pm
  • Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
  • 881 Seventh Ave., Midtown
  • All Ages
  • $20-$100

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.

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Washington's Birthday Ball

  • Feb. 16, 2020, 1:00-3:00pm
  • Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden
  • 421 East 61st Street, Upper East Side
  • All Ages
  • $15 adults; $10 children younger than 13/members

Celebrate the birthday of our nation's first president as New Yorkers did in the 19th century!

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Discoveries—My America

  • Feb. 16, 2020, 11:00am-12:30pm
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • 1000 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • Free with Museum admission ($25 adults; free for children younger than 13)

This workshop for children with learning or developmental disabilities and accompanying friends and family members includes a gallery tour and art activity. Reservations required.

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Losar Family Day

  • Feb. 16, 2020, 12:00-4:00pm
  • Rubin Museum of Art
  • 150 W. 17th St., Flatiron
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Learn about traditional Himalayan New Year celebrations and this year’s zodiac animal, the creative and adaptable Metal Mouse.

 

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Japanese Storytime for Little Ones

  • Feb. 16, 2020, 11:00am
  • New York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
  • 476 Fifth Ave., Midtown
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Come in and join us for stories, songs, and rhymes.

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Who Are The Brave: Music in Honor of President’s Day

  • Feb. 17, 2020, 7:00pm
  • Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
  • 881 Seventh Ave., Midtown
  • All Ages
  • $20 and up

Celebrate President's Day with a program of patriotic and original works from American Composer/Conductors.

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Presidents' Day: Cacao with the Founders

  • Feb. 17, 2020, 12:00-4:00pm
  • DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
  • 170 Central Park W., Upper West Side
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • Free with museum admission ($22 adults; $6 children ages 5-13; free for children younger than 5)

Learn about colonial hot chocolate with early American chocolate enthusiasts President George Washington and First Lady Martha Washington, as portrayed by historical interpreters.

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Art See: Photos from the Jewish Daily Forward

  • Feb. 20, 2020, 11:00am-12:30pm
  • Museum at Eldridge Street
  • 12 Eldridge Street, Lower East Side
  • All Ages
  • $15 adults; $10 children; free for children younger than 5

A family program that looks closely at selections from the exhibition Pressed: Images from the Jewish Daily Forward.

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Exposing Politics: A Collection of Poetry Book Launch

  • Feb. 21, 2020, 6:00-8:00pm
  • Sisiters Uptown Bookstore and Cultural Center
  • 1942 Amsterdam Avenue at 156th Street, New York
  • Teen, Adult
  • FREE FREE

Award-winning author/poet/filmmaker/spoken word performer Oscar Sanders launches his social justice spoken word book Exposing Politics: A Collection of Poetry at Sisters Uptown Bookstore and Cultural Center. RSVP at malcolmentertainment@yahoo.com.

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

  • Feb. 22, 2020, 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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Mumu Fresh: An Acoustic Experience

  • Feb. 22, 2020, 11:00am and 2:00pm
  • Clark Studio Theater
  • 165 West 65th Street, 7th Floor, Upper West Side
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $25 (Member Price $18)

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Maimouna Youssef's performance blends gospel, jazz, soul, and hip-hop for an awe-inspiring musical experience.

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The Gustafer Yellowgold Show

  • Feb. 22, 2020, 11am
  • Symphony Space
  • 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, Upper West Side
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $14-17

Morgan Taylor returns with his full band to the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre with his Grammy-nominated music and gorgeous full-screen animation for an all-ages multimedia extravaganza centered around a character who comes from the Sun.

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The Art of Storytelling Through the Wonder of Books

  • Feb. 22, 2020, 11:00am-3:00pm
  • Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian
  • 1 Bowling Green, Downtown
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join the museum for art activities, book readings, and signings, as well as meet-and-greets with author Traci Sorell (Cherokee Nation) and Kevin Noble Maillard (Seminole Nation).

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Supertalls of the Future

  • Feb. 22, 2020, 10:30-11:45am
  • The Skyscraper Museum
  • 39 Battery Place, Downtown
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $5 per child; members are free

Tour the new exhibit, Supertall 2020, then design a future city! RSVP: education@skyscraper.org

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SATURDAY FAMILY WORKSHOPS MASQUERADE: VENICIAN CARNIVAL

  • Feb. 22, 2020, 11:00am-12:30pm
  • 6 River Terrace
  • 6 River Terrace, Battery Park
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Make your own character masks and watch a performance by the Kairos Italy Theater in English and Itailian.

 

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Medieval Arts Children's Workshop

  • Feb. 22, 2020, 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
  • 1047 Amsterdam Ave., Upper West Side
  • Young elementary
  • $10 per child

In this signature workshop, children carve a block of limestone, create medieval illuminated letters, design gargoyles, weave, and more!

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Pete the Cat

  • Feb. 22, 2020, 11:00am
  • BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
  • 199 Chambers St, New York
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $30

Join Jimmy and Pete on an adventure of friendship, all the way to Paris and back in a VW Bus! Based on the Pete the Cat Series of Books by Kimberly and James Dean. Ages 3-8.

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My Funny Valentine Family Disco!

  • Feb. 23, 2020, 1:00-5:00pm
  • 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

Children 9 months to 7 years with their families will party over generational sounds and throwback dance steps.

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Polar Bear Festival

  • Feb. 23, 2020, 11:00am-4:00pm
  • 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)

This family-friendly festival dives into all things polar bear with activities, show-and-tell with Museum collections, and an interactive theater performance.

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Orli Shaham's Bach Yard: Winter Winds

  • Feb. 23, 2020, 10:30am
  • Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center
  • 129 W. 67th St., New York
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $20

Live ensemble performances are combined with storytelling, costumed musicians, and a host of hands-on activities where children get up close to musicians and instruments. The internationally acclaimed pianist Orli Shaham and her friends introduce musical concepts, instruments and the experience of concert-going to children age 3-8.

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AKC Meet the Breeds 2020

  • Jan. 25, 2020 - Jan. 26, 2020 , Saturday and Sunday, 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
  • 429 11th Ave, Midtown
  • All Ages
  • $32

This family-friendly, educational extravaganza gives animal lovers the unique opportunity to meet and play with hundreds of adorable dogs and cats while learning about responsible pet ownership.

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Galli's: The Princess and the Pea

  • Jan. 25, 2020 - Jan. 26, 2020 , Saturdays and Sundays, 2:00pm
  • Galli Theater
  • 74 Warren Street, New York
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $20 adults; $15 children

Prince Prince is looking for a princess. After a failed attempt at speed dating, the right woman shows up at his door. Only the Royal Pea Test will reveal if she is a true princess.

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Disney's Cinderella Kids Performance

  • Jan. 25, 2020 - Jan. 26, 2020 , See website for days and times
  • 92nd Street Y
  • 1395 Lexington Ave., Upper East Side
  • All Ages
  • $15

This adaptation of the treasured animated film will charm its way into your heart.

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42nd Street Young Performers Edition Performance

  • Jan. 25, 2020 - Jan. 26, 2020 , Saturday, 7:00pm; Sunday 4:00pm
  • 92nd Street Y
  • 1395 Lexington Ave., Upper East Side
  • All Ages
  • $15

The ultimate show-biz musical, 42nd Street is a celebration of Broadway, Times Square, and the people who make the magic of musical theater. 

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Amazon Treasure Truck: 'New Year, New You'

  • Jan. 25, 2020 - Jan. 26, 2020 , Saturday and Sunday, 10:00am-6:00pm
  • The Altman Building
  • 135 W 18th St, New York
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Outfit yourself with the newest workout apparel and tech accessories from Under Armour and Samsung. Then, pop by our smoothie bar for delicious dem...

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The Princess and the Pea

  • Feb. 01, 2020 - Feb. 02, 2020 , Saturday and Sunday; 2:00pm
  • Galli Theater
  • 74 Warren St, New York
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $20 adults; $15 children

Prince Prince is looking for a princess. After a failed attempt at speed dating, the right woman shows up at his door. Only the Royal Pea Test will reveal if she is a true princess.

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The Little Orchestra Society KIDS Concerts Present: 'Ravel & Debussy - Bolero!'

  • Feb. 08, 2020 - Feb. 09, 2020 , Saturday, 10:00am and 11:30am; Sunday, 11:30am and 1:00pm
  • Kay Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
  • 695 Park Ave., Upper East Side
  • All Ages
  • $16 and up

Come with your family to experience the exquisite and magical world of Ravel and Debussy, and explore the color of music with the professional musicians of the Orchestra.

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Princess Petunia & The Dragon

  • Feb. 08, 2020 - Feb. 09, 2020 , Saturday and Sunday, 11:00am and 1:00pm
  • 14th Street Y
  • 344 E. 14th St., East Village
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $12 general admission; family 4-pack $30

It’s up to Princess Petunia to defeat bullies, help wizards, ride a dragon and save the day. This medieval adventure includes lots of laughter and a cast of hilarious characters.

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Songs from Open Windows

  • Feb. 15, 2020 - Feb. 16, 2020 , 11:00am and 2:00pm
  • Clark Studio Theater
  • 165 West 65th Street, 7th Floor, Upper West Side
  • Young elementary
  • $25 (Member Price $18)

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.

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The Case of the Missing Dinosaur

  • Feb. 15, 2020 - Feb. 16, 2020 , Saturday and Sunday, 11:00am and 1:00pm
  • 14th Street Y
  • 344 E. 14th St., East Village
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $12 general admission; family 4-pack $30

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. 

 

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Esther Saves the Day!

  • Feb. 22, 2020 - Feb. 23, 2020 , Saturday and Sunday, 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

Beauty contests, a forgetful King, and a lottery of DOOM comprise the traditional story of Purim, based on the Book of Esther. 

 

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ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM, Plays You Can't Ignore

  • Jan. 24, 2020 - Jan. 26, 2020 , Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 3:00pm
  • Five Angels Theater
  • 789 Tenth Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • FREE

ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM, Plays You Can't Ignore

We have to admit - it's time for the 2020 2-on-2s - our annual production of short music...

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Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr. Performance

  • Jan. 31, 2020 - Feb. 02, 2020 , See website for days and times
  • 92nd Street Y
  • 1395 Lexington Ave., Upper East Side
  • All Ages
  • $15 and up

This adaptation of the treasured animated film will charm its way into your heart.

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A FivePointz of Our Own

  • Feb. 01, 2020 - Feb. 03, 2020 , 2/1-2/2, 10:00am-5:00pm; 2/3 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)

Kids can help recreate the iconic graffiti of Queens's “5 Pointz” with lettering and illustration unrestrained by the limits of paper or canvas.

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The 144th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

  • Feb. 09, 2020 - Feb. 11, 2020 , See website for details
  • Madison Square Garden
  • West 33rd and Seventh Avenue, Midtown
  • All Ages
  • $32 and up; children - $15 and up

Watch canines compete in the world's premiere dog show.

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George Washington's Birthday Open House

  • Feb. 15, 2020 - Feb. 17, 2020 , Saturday and Sunday, 11:00am-5:00pm; Monday 12:00-5:00pm
  • Fraunces Tavern Museum
  • 54 Pearl Street, Downtown
  • All Ages
  • $1

Celebrate Washington’s Farewell with $1 Admission to the Museum all weekend long!

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Winter Break History Day

  • Feb. 18, 2020 - Feb. 21, 2020 , daily, 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
  • 421 East 61st Street, Upper East Side
  • Tween
  • $60 per day

Travel back in time this winter and experience life in 19th-century New York City!

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Jim Henson Inspired Puppets

  • Jan. 20, 2020 - Jan. 24, 2020 , Monday, 12:00-6:00pm; Thursday, 12:00-5:00pm; Friday, 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)

Draw inspiration from the master of animatronics and lifelike creature puppets and use a special “puppet bar” to create your own furry creatures!

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New York Boat Show

  • Jan. 22, 2020 - Jan. 26, 2020 , Wed.-Fri., 12:00-9:00pm; Sat. 10:00am-9:00pm; Sun. 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Jacob Javits Center
  • 655 W. 34th St., Chelsea
  • All Ages
  • $16; free for children younger than 13

The Progressive® Insurance New York Boat Show will return to the Javits Center with new model boats, boating gear, accessories, and more. 

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Mid-Winter Recess Musical Theater Camp

  • Feb. 17, 2020 - Feb. 21, 2020 , Monday through Friday, 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Galli Theater
  • 74 Warren St, New York
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $450

Has your child ever wanted to play a prince, princess, king or queen? Do the singing seven dwarfs or magical fairies tickle your fancy? Our camp is just the right place to try out different roles from different fairy tales. 

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MIDWINTER BREAK CAMP

  • Feb. 17, 2020 - Feb. 21, 2020 , daily, 9:30am-4:00pm
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
  • 1071 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side
  • Tween
  • $700

Exclusively for kids ages 8–11, this five-day camp features discussions and activities that foster creativity and critical-thinking. Each session includes guided explorations of the museum’s Frank Lloyd Wright building and special exhibitions, followed by hands-on, interactive workshops where campers create their own works of art. 

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Drop In On Design - School Break Week

  • Feb. 17, 2020 - Feb. 21, 2020 , daily, 11:00am-3:00pm
  • Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
  • 2 E. 91 St., Upper East Side
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • Free for children (adults need separate museum ticket - $12)

Join for design activities including screenprinting, printmaking, and more.

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Winter Break: STEM

  • Feb. 18, 2020 - Feb. 22, 2020 , Tuesday through Thursday, Saturday, 1:00pm
  • New York Public Library - Webster Library
  • 1465 York Ave., Upper East Side
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Spend your winter break creating STEM projects, including a marshmallow catapult and a balloon rocket.

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Watson Adventures’ Grand Central Scramble Family Scavenger Hunt

  • Jan. 25, 2020 - Feb. 21, 2020 , 1/25, 2/15, 2/18, and 2/21, 10:30am-12:30 pm
  • Grand Central Terminal
  • 89 East 42nd Street, New York
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $17.50-$21.50

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for adults and kids 7 and up! Kids and adults work together to uncover the secrets of this amazin...

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MOCAKIDS Storytime! Gong Xi Fa Cai! New Year's Traditions

  • Feb. 13, 2020 - Feb. 20, 2020 , Thursdays, 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.

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...

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The Brave Little Tailor

  • Feb. 22, 2020 - Feb. 29, 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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SUDS

  • Feb. 01, 2020 - Feb. 09, 2020 , Weekends, 11:00am and 2:00pm
  • Clark Studio Theater
  • 165 West 65th Street, 7th Floor, Upper West Side
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $25 (Member Price $18)

All are welcome at this immersive, multisensory theatrical experience that takes the seemingly mundane task of going to the laundromat and transforms it into an exhilarating adventure filled with water, soap, and bubbles. SUDS is specially created for children with autism and other developmental disabilities.

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The Little Mermaid

  • Feb. 08, 2020 - Feb. 16, 2020 , Weekends, 2:00pm
  • Galli Theater
  • 74 Warren St, Tribeca
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $20 adults; $15 children

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.

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Gear up with Zip, Zap and Zoom

  • Feb. 15, 2020 - Feb. 23, 2020 , Weekends, 2:30-5:00pm
  • Children's Museum of Manhattan
  • 212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • Free with museum admission ($15; free for children younger than 1)

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.

 

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February School Vacation Week

  • Feb. 15, 2020 - Feb. 23, 2020 , daily, 1:00-3:00pm
  • 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)

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.

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Thunderbird American Indian Dancers' in Concert!

  • Jan. 24, 2020 - Feb. 02, 2020 , Fridays and Saturdays, 8:00pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 3:00pm
  • Theater for the New City
  • 155 First Ave., East Village
  • All Ages
  • $15

There will be dances, stories, and traditional music from Native Peoples of the Northeast, Southwest, and Great Plains regions.

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Frost Fest

  • Jan. 24, 2020 - Feb. 02, 2020 , See website for days and times
  • Bryant Park
  • 40th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues, Midtown
  • All Ages
  • FREE

A winter celebration with live entertainment, Bumper Cars on Ice, an Igloo Experience, and more!

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Sesame Street LIVE! Let's Party!

  • Feb. 14, 2020 - Feb. 23, 2020 , see website for showtimes
  • The Theater at Madison Square Garden
  • Seventh Avenue at 32nd Street, Midtown
  • All Ages
  • $25 and up

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

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Secret Pigeon Missions

  • Feb. 14, 2020 - Feb. 23, 2020 , Fridays through Sundays, 3:30-4:00pm
  • Children's Museum of Manhattan
  • 212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • Free with museum admission ($15; free for children younger than 1)

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!

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Superpowered Simon Says

  • Feb. 14, 2020 - Feb. 23, 2020 , Fridays through Sundays, 4:00-4:15pm
  • Children's Museum of Manhattan
  • 212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • Free with museum admission ($15; free for children younger than 1)

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!

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Power Pigeon Puppet Pals

  • Feb. 14, 2020 - Feb. 23, 2020 , Fridays through Sundays, 10:00am-1:00pm
  • Children's Museum of Manhattan
  • 212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • Free with museum admission ($15; free for children younger than 1)

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!

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Zap's Memory Adventure Comic Book

  • Feb. 14, 2020 - Feb. 23, 2020 , Fridays through Sundays, 3:00-3:45pm
  • Children's Museum of Manhattan
  • 212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • Free with museum admission ($15; free for children younger than 1)

Collage panel squares, speech balloons and thought bubbles as you draw your own comic book.

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The Transfiguration Of Benjamin Banneker

  • Jan. 23, 2020 - Feb. 02, 2020 , Thursdays through Saturdays, 7:00p; Sundays, 3:00pm
  • La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club
  • 66 E. 4th St., East Village
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $25; $20 students and seniors

A multi-disciplinary spectacle with a marching band, dancers, 12-foot puppets, shadow puppetry, and moving projection screens. This event celebrates the life of Benjamin Banneker, a free black man living in Maryland from 1731 to 1806, who made important scientific discoveries.

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Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter Fans

  • Feb. 08, 2020 - Feb. 20, 2020 , 2/8, 2/17, and 2/20, 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York
  • 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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Art Buffet

  • Jan. 13, 2020 - Jan. 27, 2020 , Monday 1/13 and 1/27, 4:00pm
  • New York Public Library - Webster Library
  • 1465 York Ave., Upper East Side
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

An hour of uninterrupted, creative fun. Pick and choose from craft supplies to make a masterpiece to take home.

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Bilingual Birdies Mandarin Series

  • Jan. 17, 2020 - Jan. 31, 2020 , Friday 1/17 and 1/31, 11:15am
  • New York Public Library - Seward Park Branch
  • 192 East Broadway, Lower East Side
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

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

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Family Game Day at Sony Square NYC

  • Jan. 25, 2020 - Feb. 08, 2020 , Saturdays, 12:00pm-3:00pm EST
  • Sony Square NYC
  • 25 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10010, New York
  • All Ages
  • FREE free

Sony Square NYC invites you for the next three Saturdays (01/25/20, 02/01/20, 02/08/20) to bring the whole family in for some friendly competition....

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Packrat

  • Jan. 31, 2020 - Feb. 14, 2020 , Fridays and Saturdays; 7:30pm
  • Dixon Place
  • 161A Chrystie Street, Lower East Side
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $19 in advance; $22 at the door

Inspired by the classic novel Watership Down, PACKRAT is a puppet-forward new multi-media play that contemplates humanity's relationship with the natural world.

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RIDDLE OF THE TRILOBITES

  • Feb. 07, 2020 - Feb. 23, 2020 , See website for days and times
  • New Victory Theater
  • 209 W. 42nd St., Midtown
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $17 and up

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.

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Chinese Rhyme Songs

  • Jan. 07, 2020 - Jan. 25, 2020 , Tuesday 1/7 and Saturdays, 11:30am
  • George Bruce New York Public Library
  • 518 W. 125th St., Harlem
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Learn popular Chinese rhyme songs. Best for children ages 0-5 years.

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R&R: Shabbat at the JCC

  • Jan. 04, 2020 - Jan. 25, 2020 , Saturdays, 2:00-5:00pm
  • Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan
  • 334 Amsterdam Ave, Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • FREE Free

Make your Shabbat afternoon special and experience our community with workshops in art, yoga, meditation, food, music, lectures, film, creative art projects, spa experiences, and indoor and outdoor play.

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Latin American Drumming

  • Jan. 04, 2020 - Jan. 25, 2020 , Saturdays, 11:30am
  • Hamilton Grange Library
  • 503 W. 145th St., Upper Manhattan
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Using his collection of exotic instruments, percussionist Norberto Goldberg explores the tropical rhythms of Latin America, the Caribbean, and beyond, and demonstrates how these beats have shaped and been shaped by other cultures. Ages 2-5 years.

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Read to our New York Therapy Dog!

  • Jan. 04, 2020 - Jan. 25, 2020 , Saturdays, 10:30am
  • New York Public Library - Webster Library
  • 1465 York Ave., Upper East Side
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Read to therapy dog Tugboat! Pre-registration required for each 15-minute slot.

 

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Baby Sign Language and Literacy Series

  • Jan. 06, 2020 - Jan. 27, 2020 , Mondays, 1:15pm (no session 1/20)
  • New York Public Library - 58th Street Branch
  • 127 East 58th Street, Midtown
  • Baby
  • FREE

Learn American Sign Language through songs, stories, and play. Best for ages 0-18 months. Registration required.

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Board Games

  • Jan. 07, 2020 - Jan. 28, 2020 , Tuesdays, 4:00pm (no session 7/21)
  • New York Public Library - Kips Bay
  • 446 Third Ave., Kips Bay
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Kids can enjoy a variety of fun board games!

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Sing Play and Learn in Spanish/Canta, Juega, y aprende español!

  • Jan. 08, 2020 - Jan. 29, 2020 , Wednesdays, 3:30pm
  • New York Public Library - St. Agnes branch
  • 444 Amsterdam Ave., Upper West Side
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Activities include music and movement, award-winning illustrated songbooks and games, counting, reading, creating simple rhythmic patterns, and coloring sheets to reinforce the Spanish vocabulary. Recommended ages 2-5 years.

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Early Readers Storytime

  • Jan. 08, 2020 - Jan. 29, 2020 , Wednesdays, 4:00pm
  • 67th Street Library
  • 328 East 67th Street, Lenox Hill
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Discuss a book within the framework of an opening question. Then enjoy a craft or related reading activity.

 

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Young Readers Read Aloud

  • Jan. 08, 2020 - Jan. 29, 2020 , Wednesdays, 4:30pm
  • 67th Street Library
  • 328 East 67th Street, Lenox Hill
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Following the practices of guided and shared reading, participants will read one book throughout the month, taking turns to read aloud.

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Book Babies Storytime

  • Feb. 03, 2020 - Feb. 24, 2020 , Mondays, 10:30am and 11:30am (no sessions 2/17)
  • New York Public Library - Kips Bay
  • 446 Third Ave., Kips Bay
  • Baby
  • FREE

Babies can listen to stories and songs and meet other babies in the neighborhood.

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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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Show Up, Kids! Interactive Comedy

  • Jan. 18, 2020 - Feb. 09, 2020 , See website for days and times
  • Kraine Theater
  • 85 E 4th St, New York
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $15

This interactive, semi-improvised family show for kids 3-10 years old puts a wildly comedic theatrical twist on the traditional kids' show. When the main attraction doesn't show up, Pete enlists the help of the kids to provide prompts and control everything from plot to props, characters to costumes, and settings to sound in a one-of-a-kind, 55-minute laughfest. 

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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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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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Free Play

  • Jan. 02, 2020 - Jan. 30, 2020 , Thursdays, 11:15am
  • New York Public Library - Webster Library
  • 1465 York Ave., Upper East Side
  • All Ages
  • FREE

A chance to socialize with other kids from the community! Toys provided. 

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Retro Video Game Day

  • Jan. 03, 2020 - Jan. 31, 2020 , Fridays, 3:30pm
  • Grand Central Library
  • 135 E. 46th St., Midtown
  • Teen
  • FREE

Have a blast with those old school 8, 16, and 32 bit consoles, games, and controllers you all love. All you have to bring is you and your skills!

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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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Family Art Workshops: Fantastic Fibers

  • Jan. 18, 2020 - Feb. 16, 2020 , January 18, 25, 26; Feb 1, 2, 15, 16, 10:30am and 2:00pm
  • The Museum of Modern Art
  • 11 W. 53rd St., Midtown
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Take inspiration from the marvelous materials and methods of artist Anni Albers as you experiment with line, shape, and color in this tactile textile workshop.

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School Break Program

  • Jan. 20, 2020 - Feb. 21, 2020 , 1/20 and 2/19-2/21, 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)

Day off from school? Drop in anytime between 1 and 4 pm and create works of art at The Met! For families with children ages 3–11.

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New York City Ballet Access Workshop for Children with Physical Disabilities

  • Dec. 21, 2019 - Jan. 25, 2020 , 12/21, 11:00am-12:00pm; 1/25, 10:00-11:00am
  • Samuel B & David Rose Building, 7th Floor
  • 165 West 65th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam, New York
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • Free

An exploration of the music, movement, and themes of some of NYCB's most treasured repertory.

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Discovery Walk for Families: Shakespeare Garden

  • Jan. 19, 2020 - Feb. 23, 2020 , 1/19, 2/1, 2/19, 2/23, 11:00am
  • Central Park: Belvedere Castle
  • Central Park, mid-Park at 79th Street, Central Park
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • FREE

Bring your whole family for a guided walk through Shakespeare Garden, which features flowers included in the writer’s great works.

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Read-to-Skate StoryTime

  • Jan. 11, 2020 - Feb. 22, 2020 , Saturdays, 11:30am-12:30pm
  • Bryant Park
  • 40th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues, Midtown
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Read and sing along with Cali Co Cat and earn a free skate rental!

 

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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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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 goes next door to borrow a cup of sugar from his neighbor Mr. Curry, who is in a panic because he’s expecting a visit from his Great Aunt Matilda. And so, Paddington volunteers to help Mr Curry with his to-do list before her imminent arrival!

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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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Love Me Hug Me Pop Up

  • Nov. 25, 2019 - Feb. 10, 2020 , Sun-Thur: 11:00am-7:00pm, Fri-Sat: 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Love Me Hug Me
  • 139 Wooster Street, SoHo
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult, All Ages
  • $28 adults; $24 students; $12 children younger than 12

A new pop up exhibition, with interactive capabilities, for participants to experience a touching, immersive love story. It tells the story of the reoccurrence of a couple whose love memory is gradually stolen by Alzheimer's disease.

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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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INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM TO HOST “DISCOVER EXOPLANETS: THE SEARCH FOR ALIEN WORLDS” TRAVELING EXHIBITION

  • Nov. 07, 2019 - Jan. 26, 2020 , daily, 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
  • Pier 86 (W. 46th Street), Midtown
  • All Ages
  • Included with admission ($33 adults; $24 children ages 5-12)

The exhibition examines the pursuit of habitable worlds beyond our solar system, how NASA scientists are searching for these worlds, and how similar they are to Earth.

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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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18th Annual Holiday Train Show

  • Nov. 21, 2019 - Feb. 23, 2020 , Monday-Friday: 8am-8pm; Saturday: 10am-6pm; Sunday, 10am-6pm
  • New York Transit Museum Gallery & Store at Grand Central Terminal
  • 89 E. 42nd St, Midtown
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrating its 18th year of operation, this beloved annual holiday exhibit features model trains traveling along a 34’ long, two-level, “O” gauge model train layout.

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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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Tomatoland Popup

  • Oct. 19, 2019 - Jan. 25, 2020 , Mon.-Sat., 12:00-8:00pm, Sundays 12:00-7:00pm
  • Tomatoland
  • 484 Broome Street, SoHo
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult, All Ages
  • $16-$22

The exhibition, featuring seven rooms and 20+ amusing scenes, tries to destress every New Yorker from daily life and leads them to discover many unique enjoyments.

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The Brotherhood of New Blockheads (1996–2002)

  • Nov. 14, 2019 - Feb. 21, 2020 , See website for days and times
  • Mishkin Gallery
  • 135 East 22nd Street, New York
  • All Ages
  • FREE Free

The Mishkin Gallery presents The Brotherhood of New Blockheads (1996?2002), the first exhibition in the United States to feature the historic performance-based work of the New Blockheads, a collective of critical young artists active in Saint Petersburg, Russia, after the fall of the Soviet Union.

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Yeti, Set, Snow!

  • Nov. 12, 2019 - Feb. 23, 2020 , See website for days and times
  • Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
  • 79th Street and West Drive, Central Park, New York
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Adult, All Ages
  • $12; $8 for children younger than 12

Perfect for families with young children, this winter adventure kicks off the holiday season with puppetry and music.

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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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Big Apple Circus

  • Oct. 12, 2019 - Feb. 02, 2020 , see website for showtimes
  • Lincoln Center
  • 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • $35 and up; free for children younger than 3 (on lap)

Catch the 42nd season of this world-renowned circus, celebrating the heartbeat, everyday delights, and spirit of New York City with astounding talent from around the world, led by Brooklyn-born singer and Ringmaster Storm Marrero.

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Holiday Express: All Aboard to Richard Scarry's Busytown

  • Nov. 01, 2019 - Feb. 23, 2020 , See website for schedule of events
  • New York Historical Society
  • 170 Central Park W., Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • $22; $6 children ages 5-13; free for children younger than 5

The installation showcases artwork and graphics of Scarry’s characters like Huckle Cat and Lowly Worm!

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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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