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Kids' Night on Broadway

Tuesday, December 5–Tuesday, February 27, 10:30 am–11:30 am

Young fans age 4-18 can see a participating Broadway show for free when accompanied by a full-paying adult during Kids’ Night on Broadway (Tuesday, Feb 27). Kid-friendly options include Lion King, School of Rock and Aladdin.


2-for-1 Broadway Week Tickets

Saturday, January 6–Sunday, February 4, All Day

Tickets on sale now for two-for-one tickets to select Broadway shows Jan 16-Feb 4 . Kid-friendly options include Aladdin, Anastasia, The Lion King and School of Rock. Advance purchase suggested; some shows sell out quickly. See our shows for less guide for info on more discounts.


All Aboard With Thomas & Friends

Wednesday, January 17, 12:00 am
New York Botanical Garden (2900 Southern Boulevard)
Varies by day; $23-$30/adults, $10-$18/ages 1-12, $20-$28/students & seniors, free ages 1 & under.

See a sing-along performance with Thomas the Train where kids help Thomas discover the steps to grow a beautiful garden and take a photo with the Really Useful Engine. Not a great work of performance art but a fun addition to the Holiday Train Show for Thomas fans. Note that the auditorium is a bit of an outdoor walk from the main train show.

11 am, 1:30 pm & 3:30 pm
Also at 9 am some weekends
Through Jan 21

All Aboard With Thomas & Friends

Thursday, January 18, 12:00 am
New York Botanical Garden (2900 Southern Boulevard)
Varies by day; $23-$30/adults, $10-$18/ages 1-12, $20-$28/students & seniors, free ages 1 & under.

See a sing-along performance with Thomas the Train where kids help Thomas discover the steps to grow a beautiful garden and take a photo with the Really Useful Engine. Not a great work of performance art but a fun addition to the Holiday Train Show for Thomas fans. Note that the auditorium is a bit of an outdoor walk from the main train show.

11 am, 1:30 pm & 3:30 pm
Also at 9 am some weekends
Through Jan 21

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Thursday, January 18, 10:00 am–11:00 am
DR2 Theatre (103 East 15th Street )
$25–$85.50, Buy One Get One Free for select performances with code FRIDAY

A menagerie of 75 lovable puppets bring beloved Eric Carle stories to life including The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly, Brown Bear, Brown Bear and, the star of the show, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This critically acclaimed production has toured five countries after debuting in Australia.

Through Feb, 2018
Thursday 10 am
Friday 10 am & 12 pm
Saturday 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm &4 pm
Sunday 10 am, 12 pm & 2 pm

All Aboard With Thomas & Friends

Friday, January 19, 12:00 am
New York Botanical Garden (2900 Southern Boulevard)
Varies by day; $23-$30/adults, $10-$18/ages 1-12, $20-$28/students & seniors, free ages 1 & under.

See a sing-along performance with Thomas the Train where kids help Thomas discover the steps to grow a beautiful garden and take a photo with the Really Useful Engine. Not a great work of performance art but a fun addition to the Holiday Train Show for Thomas fans. Note that the auditorium is a bit of an outdoor walk from the main train show.

11 am, 1:30 pm & 3:30 pm
Also at 9 am some weekends
Through Jan 21

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Friday, January 19, 10:00 am–11:00 am
DR2 Theatre (103 East 15th Street )
$25–$85.50, Buy One Get One Free for select performances with code FRIDAY

A menagerie of 75 lovable puppets bring beloved Eric Carle stories to life including The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly, Brown Bear, Brown Bear and, the star of the show, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This critically acclaimed production has toured five countries after debuting in Australia.

Through Feb, 2018
Thursday 10 am
Friday 10 am & 12 pm
Saturday 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm &4 pm
Sunday 10 am, 12 pm & 2 pm

Sick Day for Morris McGee

Friday, January 19, 1:00 pm–1:45 pm
The New Victory Theater (209 West 42nd Street)
$20

Every day, Morris McGee takes the No. 5 bus to his job at the zoo. Every day, he lovingly attends to the elephant, the tortoise, the penguin, the owl and the rhinoceros (who always has a runny nose). Every day, that is, until it’s Morris who has the sniffles, Based on a Caldecott Medal-winning book by Philip C. Stead, this charming puppetry performance about one creature of habit and his kindhearted coterie will warm your heart and chase away the winter chills. Presented by Israeli troupe The Train Theater.

Friday 1 pm
Saturday & Sunday 10 am, 1 pm & 4 pm
Through  Jan 28

All Aboard With Thomas & Friends

Saturday, January 20, 12:00 am
New York Botanical Garden (2900 Southern Boulevard)
Varies by day; $23-$30/adults, $10-$18/ages 1-12, $20-$28/students & seniors, free ages 1 & under.

See a sing-along performance with Thomas the Train where kids help Thomas discover the steps to grow a beautiful garden and take a photo with the Really Useful Engine. Not a great work of performance art but a fun addition to the Holiday Train Show for Thomas fans. Note that the auditorium is a bit of an outdoor walk from the main train show.

11 am, 1:30 pm & 3:30 pm
Also at 9 am some weekends
Through Jan 21

Creative Saturdays

Saturday, January 20, 10:00 am–12:00 pm
The Goddard Riverside – Bernie Wohl Center (647 Columbus at 91st Street)

Sing, dance, and act at monthly art and theater workshops led by Kids Creative teaching artists.


Sick Day for Morris McGee

Saturday, January 20, 10:00 am–10:45 am
The New Victory Theater (209 West 42nd Street)
$20

Every day, Morris McGee takes the No. 5 bus to his job at the zoo. Every day, he lovingly attends to the elephant, the tortoise, the penguin, the owl and the rhinoceros (who always has a runny nose). Every day, that is, until it’s Morris who has the sniffles, Based on a Caldecott Medal-winning book by Philip C. Stead, this charming puppetry performance about one creature of habit and his kindhearted coterie will warm your heart and chase away the winter chills. Presented by Israeli troupe The Train Theater.

Friday 1 pm
Saturday & Sunday 10 am, 1 pm & 4 pm
Through  Jan 28

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Saturday, January 20, 10:00 am–11:00 am
DR2 Theatre (103 East 15th Street )
$25–$85.50, Buy One Get One Free for select performances with code FRIDAY

A menagerie of 75 lovable puppets bring beloved Eric Carle stories to life including The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly, Brown Bear, Brown Bear and, the star of the show, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This critically acclaimed production has toured five countries after debuting in Australia.

Through Feb, 2018
Thursday 10 am
Friday 10 am & 12 pm
Saturday 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm &4 pm
Sunday 10 am, 12 pm & 2 pm

Just Kidding: The Gustafer Yellowgold Show

Saturday, January 20, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street)
$17

See live music, hand drawn onscreen animations, and vivid storytelling in a quirky multimedia musical adventure featuring Gustafer Yellowgold — a friendly creature who came to Earth from the sun, and is living an explorer’s life in a slightly psychedelic version of the Minnesota woods.


Museum Of The Moving Image Family Matinees

Saturday, January 20, 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)

See family friendly screenings of classic films and TV shows. Also check out the fun exhibition Jim Henson’s World.


Owen & Mzee The Musical

Saturday, January 20, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Church of the Blessed Sacrament (152 West 71st Street)
$25-$59

Vital Theatre Company presents a new musical based on the inspiring true story of two great friends, a baby hippo named Owen and a 130-yr-old giant tortoise named Mzee. When Owen was stranded after a tsunami, villagers in Kenya worked tirelessly to rescue him. Then, to everyone’s amazement, the orphan hippo and the elderly tortoise adopted each other. Now they are inseparable, swimming, eating, and playing together.

Saturday & Sunday through Feb 11.

Super Sabado: Three Kings Day

Saturday, January 20, 11:00 am–5:00 pm
El Museo Del Barrio (1230 Fifth Avenue)

Enjoy a free family celebration of Three Kings Day featuring live musical performances, art-making workshops, storytelling, and more.


The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats

Saturday, January 20, 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

Addy & Uno

Saturday, January 20, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street)
$22.25 at this link, Free/ages 2 & under

In this family musical about disabilities, Uno, a child with autism, faces the challenge of competing in his school’s math competition. His friends with varying disabilities – ADHD, vision, hearing and physical impairment – rally in support. With puppetry and music, the show celebrates the abilities within disability and inspires empathy and the understanding that it’s “nice to be nice”.

Saturday & Sunday 12 pm
Through Jan 14

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

Saturday, January 20, 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.


All Aboard With Thomas & Friends

Sunday, January 21, 12:00 am
New York Botanical Garden (2900 Southern Boulevard)
Varies by day; $23-$30/adults, $10-$18/ages 1-12, $20-$28/students & seniors, free ages 1 & under.

See a sing-along performance with Thomas the Train where kids help Thomas discover the steps to grow a beautiful garden and take a photo with the Really Useful Engine. Not a great work of performance art but a fun addition to the Holiday Train Show for Thomas fans. Note that the auditorium is a bit of an outdoor walk from the main train show.

11 am, 1:30 pm & 3:30 pm
Also at 9 am some weekends
Through Jan 21

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