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Sit inside a symphony orchestra as "Wolfgang's World" brings the music and adventures of one of the greatest composers to life all ar...
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!
Our youngest youth meet every Saturday at 11am. Parents and children celebrate Shabbat together with interactive songs, stories and Shabbat snacks....
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Join guest designer Natalie Stopka to make your own paint from materials found in her studio garden and create your own work of art.
Stories, songs and rhymes for families to enjoy together. For children ages 2-4. Space is limited.
Ring in the Lunar New Year at this free fireworks ceremony and festival.
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...
Play traditional family-friendly American Indian games, like Hawaiian board games, Inuit yo-yos, hoop throwing, and more. Led by Jeremy Red Eagle (...
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...
Michael Schultheis paints and sculpts using math equations as models for stories about human relationships: lima on curves that have interior and e...
Columbia University School of Arts presents Lenfest Kids, a monthly series of films for the whole family. Lenfest Kids: H2O continues through the s...
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...
Shabbat Shalom, Welcome Home to R&R - FREE Family Fun on Shabbat, Saturday, January 25th - JEWS AROUND THE WORLD DAY @ Marlene Meyerson JCC Man...
EXPLO info meetings give you and your family the opportunity to ask questions and get a first-hand feel for our programs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Celebrate the New Year Japanese-style with our Oshogatsu event filled with the traditional activities of rice pounding, calligraphy, lion dancing a...
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...
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."
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.
Enjoy performances, interactive gallery activities, and artist-led workshops.
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!
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.
Take advantage of free screenings, giveaways, and activities for kids!
Join Dr. James Napoli as he shares his research on how Velociraptor became the fierce and brainy predator we know and love.
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.
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.
Enjoy zodiac arts & crafts, lively dance performances, festive snacks, and timeless tales inspired by Chinese and Chinese American New Year's traditions.
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...
The Apollo presents our free Apollo Open House 2020: Celebration of Cool, sponsored by THIRTEEN, with support from Firelight Media and WBGO-FM. Thi...
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.
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.
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.
Work in a 7,000-year-old pre-Columbian-style of pottery to create a mythical self-portrait out of clay.
Learn about the history of silhouette making, then sit for your own portraits and look at your profile.
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.
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.
The country's greatest canine athletes face a challenging obstacle course of jumps, tunnels, weave poles, and more in a timed competition.
Create custom-made Valentines featuring romantic skyscrapers and intriguing architectural features. RSVP: email@example.com
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Read Scarry's famous book, then create your own cars and trucks to drive around!
Families will join in one of the favorite traditions of Japanese children – welcoming spring by scaring away ogres – by throwing soybeans at them!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Led by MAD docents, this experience offers a relaxed and engaging experience for art and design lovers.
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.
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.
Make a unique card that's an optical illusion!
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.
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.
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.
Celebrate the birthday of our nation's first president as New Yorkers did in the 19th century!
This workshop for children with learning or developmental disabilities and accompanying friends and family members includes a gallery tour and art activity. Reservations required.
Celebrate President's Day with a program of patriotic and original works from American Composer/Conductors.
Learn about colonial hot chocolate with early American chocolate enthusiasts President George Washington and First Lady Martha Washington, as portrayed by historical interpreters.
A family program that looks closely at selections from the exhibition Pressed: Images from the Jewish Daily Forward.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Maimouna Youssef's performance blends gospel, jazz, soul, and hip-hop for an awe-inspiring musical experience.
Morgan Taylor returns with his full band to the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre with his Grammy-nominated music and gorgeous full-screen animation for an all-ages multimedia extravaganza centered around a character who comes from the Sun.
Join the museum for art activities, book readings, and signings, as well as meet-and-greets with author Traci Sorell (Cherokee Nation) and Kevin Noble Maillard (Seminole Nation).
Tour the new exhibit, Supertall 2020, then design a future city! RSVP: email@example.com
Make your own character masks and watch a performance by the Kairos Italy Theater in English and Itailian.
In this signature workshop, children carve a block of limestone, create medieval illuminated letters, design gargoyles, weave, and more!
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.
Children 9 months to 7 years with their families will party over generational sounds and throwback dance steps.
This family-friendly festival dives into all things polar bear with activities, show-and-tell with Museum collections, and an interactive theater performance.
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.
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.
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.
The ultimate show-biz musical, 42nd Street is a celebration of Broadway, Times Square, and the people who make the magic of musical theater.
Outfit yourself with the newest workout apparel and tech accessories from Under Armour and Samsung. Then, pop by our smoothie bar for delicious dem...
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.
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.
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.
Dan Zanes and Claudia Eliaza have been at the forefront of the movement to explore and expand the definition of family music in the 21st century. Their new show features a mix of traditional and contemporary songs from near and far.
Join detective Mystery Max as he searches for clues to find the missing dinosaur. The audience will sing songs and call out to help Max and solve the case.
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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We have to admit - it's time for the 2020 2-on-2s - our annual production of short music...
Kids can help recreate the iconic graffiti of Queens's “5 Pointz” with lettering and illustration unrestrained by the limits of paper or canvas.
Watch canines compete in the world's premiere dog show.
Travel back in time this winter and experience life in 19th-century New York City!
Draw inspiration from the master of animatronics and lifelike creature puppets and use a special “puppet bar” to create your own furry creatures!
The Progressive® Insurance New York Boat Show will return to the Javits Center with new model boats, boating gear, accessories, and more.
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.
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.
Join for design activities including screenprinting, printmaking, and more.
Spend your winter break creating STEM projects, including a marshmallow catapult and a balloon rocket.
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...
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...
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.
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.
The Little Mermaid falls in love with a prince on land when she saves him from a storm and is willing to give up her life under water to be with him, but a deal she makes with a sea witch makes this more difficult than she expected.
Create, tinker and ideate your own super powered gadgets and gear! Construct Zip’s superpowered tool belt to stay in control, create Zap’s headgear that glows when the brain is hard at work, or design goggles to see multiple perspectives like Zoom.
Drop by the DiMenna Children's History Museum and create rock & roll-inspired art projects to celebrate the New-York Historical exhibition Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution.
There will be dances, stories, and traditional music from Native Peoples of the Northeast, Southwest, and Great Plains regions.
Learn new songs and sing along to familiar favorites with Oscar and Cookie Monster; build a snowman with Elmo; flap your wings with Big Bird; marvel at Abby’s magic; be amazed when Super Grover flies; and move to the rhythm with Rosita
Begin your hero training at the Pigeon Treehouse headquarters with Zip, Zap, Zoom. The Z3 Pigeon team and CMOM’s field agents are ready to plan city adventures, create city sounds, and launch scarves into the sky!
Power pose your way through a game of Simon Says. Build super brain and body skills with a bit of practice, focus, and a few laughs!
Color and design a walking finger puppet of your favorite super powered pigeon, Zip, Zap or Zoom. Bring them along to help you make your way in the Super Power Metropolis!
Collage panel squares, speech balloons and thought bubbles as you draw your own comic book.
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.
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...
An hour of uninterrupted, creative fun. Pick and choose from craft supplies to make a masterpiece to take home.
Bilingual Birdies will take families on a magical journey to learn words in Mandarin and explore fun new themes!
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....
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn American Sign Language through songs, stories, and play. Best for ages 0-18 months. Registration required.
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.
Following the practices of guided and shared reading, participants will read one book throughout the month, taking turns to read aloud.
Bilingual Birdies will take families on a magical journey to learn words in Spanish and explore fun new themes!
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.
Children and adults will laugh along to comical numbers such as How to Torture Your Sister, How to Beg for a Dog, How to Understand Your Parents, How to Stay Home from School, and more.
Look, listen, and share ideas while you explore modern and contemporary art. Movement, drawing, and other gallery activities give everyone the chance to participate.
Engage in lively discussions and fun activities while looking closely at modern masterpieces and cutting-edge contemporary art.
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.
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.
An exploration of the music, movement, and themes of some of NYCB's most treasured repertory.
Bring your whole family for a guided walk through Shakespeare Garden, which features flowers included in the writer’s great works.
Share ideas and enjoy stories, sketching, and other gallery activities that bring works of art to life. For families with children ages 3–6.
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.
In this mischievous mystery, kids and adults team up to search great works of art to expose a killer. For ages 10 and older.
Learn about how the area has changed over time, the plants and animals that live there today, and how the Conservancy cares for this complex ecosystem.
Bring your family and discover Turtle Pond — home to five species of turtles who live here year-round.
Join 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.
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!
Visitors of all ages will explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions so ingenious many continue to affect the modern world.
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.
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.
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.
Join museum staff in the imagiNATIONS Activity Center classroom for a storybook reading and related make-and-take activity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Perfect for families with young children, this winter adventure kicks off the holiday season with puppetry and music.
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.
Join the artists of New York City Ballet in this one-hour movement workshop especially designed for children with autism and developmental disabilities.
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.
The installation showcases artwork and graphics of Scarry’s characters like Huckle Cat and Lowly Worm!
The classic tale retold with hilarious puppet pigs and a silly wolf - with an emphasis on ‘being prepared’.
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