Events


MOCACREATE: Mix! Paste! Sculpt! Repeat!

Saturday, January 20–Saturday, January 27, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Museum Of Chinese In America (215 Centre Street)
Free with museum admission ($10, $5/seniors, students & ages 2–18, free/ages 1 & under)

Using paper, glue, and flour, construct a paper mache animal that stands for freedom, equality, unity, or friendship inspired by the created “freedom birds” made by detained Golden Venture passengers.


Shababa Saturday Mornings

Saturday, January 27, 10:30 am–12:00 pm
92Y (1395 Lexington Avenue)

Sing, dance and celebrate Shabbat as a community. Families with babies, toddlers and older children enjoy traditional and non-traditional music, creative prayer, art, movement and more in a relaxed and playful environment. No prior experience celebrating Shabbat necessary.


Contra-Tiempo

Saturday, January 27, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Lincoln Center (65th Street & Broadway)
$25

Drawing from salsa, Afro-Cuban dance, hip-hop, and contemporary dance-theater, this critically acclaimed, multicultural Los Angeles dance troupe is dedicated to transforming the world through dance. Their philosophy of performance-as-social-action gives voice to people not traditionally seen on the concert stage, creating a thrilling, mind-opening experience for children and adults alike.

Also at 2 pm.

Saturday Art Workshops at Scandinavia House

Saturday, January 27, 11:00 am–12:30 pm
Scandinavia House (58 Park Avenue at 38th Street)
$10

Each Saturday morning, Scandinavia House presents arts and storytelling for children. Work with Nordic themes in the Halldór Laxness Library, including exhibition-related workshops for The Experimental Self: Edvard Munch’s Photography in January.


Supergirl Screening

Saturday, January 27, 11:00 am–12:30 pm
Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Avenue (at 37 Street) )
Free with museum admission ($15/adults, $9/students & seniors, $7/ages 3-12, free/2 and under)

Jessie Auritt’s documentary follows pre-teen weightlifting champion Naomi Kutin, a.k.a. Supergirl, and her record breaking ability to lift three times her body weight in weightlifting competitions against adults. Outside of competition, Naomi is a pre-teen living in an Orthodox Jewish family in New Jersey that encourages her impressive talent and strength. Naomi faces not only tests of her physical strength, but cyber-bulling, health issues, and demands of family, school, and friends. Also check out the fun exhibition Jim Henson’s World.

Also on Sunday.

The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats

Saturday, January 27, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
St. Luke’s Theatre (308 West 46th Street)
$35

Four of Ezra Jack Keats’ best stories are brought to life, including The Snowy Day, Whistle for Willie, Goggles!, and Letter to Amy. Singing, live action, humor, and shadow puppets create a warm and joyful experience that celebrates the wonder of childhood in the city: the excitement of a fresh snowfall, the delight of whistling for the first time, the awe in finding a special treasure.

11 am Saturdays through Feb 3 & Jan 15

Winter Blast: A Family Day of Native Games

Saturday, January 27, 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
National Museum of the American Indian – New York (One Bowling Green)

Celebrate winter, earn and play Native games from across the Western Hemisphere. Diverse games include Inuit yo-yo, ring and pin, the high kick, hoop throwing, and other fun activities.


The Three Pigettes and The Big Bad Lady Wolf/Las Tres Cerditas y La Loba Feroz

Saturday, January 27, 3:00 pm–4:00 pm
Teatro SEA (107 Suffolk Street)
$20, $10/kids

Performed in English and Spanish simultaneously, this adaptation of the well-known tale features Salsa music, Flamenco dancing, and a colorful cast of characters, such as the over-protective Mother Piggy, three of the cutest little Pigettes on this side of town and the Big Bad Lady Wolf who happens to be a vegetarian). Weve heard some rave review saying it is equally fun for adults and kids – and the theater is two blocks away from Economy Candy.


Rubin Family Sundays: Flourishing Futures

Sunday, January 28, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Rubin Museum of Art (150 West 17 Street)

Drop into the Education Center for some art-making, enjoy a 2 pm family exhibition tour, and go a thematic gallery search. Tuck your worries away in an envelope and seal it with a blossoming, folded lotus to symbolize a fresh start—made by you. Grow into your future self by making an artful reminder to overcome your fears and journey toward a better tomorrow.


Taíno Culture and Identity

Monday, January 29, 2:00 pm–4:00 pm
National Museum of the American Indian – New York (One Bowling Green)

Learn more about the history, culture and worldviews of Taíno Indians, the indigenous peoples of the Caribbean. Through cultural materials and live demonstrations in the galleries, examine the persistence and depth of Taíno lifeways and living traditions.


MOCAKIDS Storytime

Thursday, February 1, 3:30 pm–4:30 pm
Museum Of Chinese In America (215 Centre Street)
Free with museum admission ($10, $5/seniors, students & ages 2–18, free/ages 1 & under)

Interactive songs, finger-plays, nursery rhymes, and arts & crafts accompany a bilingual storytime in English and Mandarin. Everyone from native speakers to those seeking their first exposure to a new language are invited.


Shababa Saturday Mornings

Saturday, February 3, 10:30 am–12:00 pm
92Y (1395 Lexington Avenue)

Sing, dance and celebrate Shabbat as a community. Families with babies, toddlers and older children enjoy traditional and non-traditional music, creative prayer, art, movement and more in a relaxed and playful environment. No prior experience celebrating Shabbat necessary.


Saturday Art Workshops at Scandinavia House

Saturday, February 3, 11:00 am–12:30 pm
Scandinavia House (58 Park Avenue at 38th Street)
$10

Each Saturday morning, Scandinavia House presents arts and storytelling for children. Work with Nordic themes in the Halldór Laxness Library, including exhibition-related workshops for The Experimental Self: Edvard Munch’s Photography in January.


The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats

Saturday, February 3, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
St. Luke’s Theatre (308 West 46th Street)
$35

Four of Ezra Jack Keats’ best stories are brought to life, including The Snowy Day, Whistle for Willie, Goggles!, and Letter to Amy. Singing, live action, humor, and shadow puppets create a warm and joyful experience that celebrates the wonder of childhood in the city: the excitement of a fresh snowfall, the delight of whistling for the first time, the awe in finding a special treasure.

11 am Saturdays through Feb 3 & Jan 15

Taíno Culture and Identity

Monday, February 5, 2:00 pm–4:00 pm
National Museum of the American Indian – New York (One Bowling Green)

Learn more about the history, culture and worldviews of Taíno Indians, the indigenous peoples of the Caribbean. Through cultural materials and live demonstrations in the galleries, examine the persistence and depth of Taíno lifeways and living traditions.


Coquí Club: We Are Best Friends!

Wednesday, February 7, 9:30 am–10:30 am
El Museo Del Barrio (1230 Fifth Avenue)

On the first Wednesday of each month, learn, play, explore, and grow at El Museo’s bilingual program for ages 1-4. Discover new ways of interacting with art and each other with play time, storytelling, museum walks, and art making. No reservations required, first come first served.

Also at 11 am & 1:30 pm.

Passport to Eataly: Tours for Kids

Saturday, February 10, 10:00 am–11:00 am
Eataly Flatiron (200 Fifth Avenue at West 24th Street)
$25

Uncover the food and language of Italy as an Eatalian ambassador guides kids around an Italian marketplac. Explore each department, learn an Italian word or phrase, and earn a stamp in provided passport. Discover the value of whole ingredients and receive delicious tastes along the way, including fresh mozzarella, margherita pizza, and gelato.


Shababa Saturday Mornings

Saturday, February 10, 10:30 am–12:00 pm
92Y (1395 Lexington Avenue)

Sing, dance and celebrate Shabbat as a community. Families with babies, toddlers and older children enjoy traditional and non-traditional music, creative prayer, art, movement and more in a relaxed and playful environment. No prior experience celebrating Shabbat necessary.


Saturday Art Workshops at Scandinavia House

Saturday, February 10, 11:00 am–12:30 pm
Scandinavia House (58 Park Avenue at 38th Street)
$10

Each Saturday morning, Scandinavia House presents arts and storytelling for children. Work with Nordic themes in the Halldór Laxness Library, including exhibition-related workshops for The Experimental Self: Edvard Munch’s Photography in January.


Saturday Morning Storytelling With The Hans Christian Andersen Storytellers

Saturday, February 10, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Scandinavia House (58 Park Avenue at 38th Street)

Storytellers from the Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Center bring to life fairy and folk tales and fantastic adventures from Scandinavia and the far north.


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