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Circle of Dance

Sunday, Tuesday, April 1–Sunday, October 8, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
National Museum of the American Indian – New York One Bowling Green

This awesome five-year exhibit featuring videos and gorgeous costumes of ten Native American social and ceremonial dances from throughout the Americas with plenty of floor space to dance along.


Immersive Dome Experience: The Jelly Dome

Friday, Sunday, April 10–Friday, May 26, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
American Museum of Natural History West 81st Street & Central Park West

Dive into the world of jellies and experience a day in the life of these astonishing animals in an immersive dome.


Art in the Park: Model to Monument 2016-2017

Wednesday, Thursday, June 9–Wednesday, May 31, All Day
Riverside Park, Locomotive Lawn Riverside Boulevard & West 61st Street

Tour the Riverside Park open air gallery to see seven sculptures by accomplished artists in the 6th year of the Art Students League Model to Monument public art project.


Twisted Thruway

Friday, Friday, September 16–Friday, September 1, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) 11 East 26th Street

Get behind the wheel while exploring two unique tracks: the surface of a Möbius strip and the surface created by a trefoil knot. Enjoy a “driver’s eye” view as the cars wind their way around these unusual mathematical paths.


Curtain Up: Celebrating the Last 40 Years of Theatre in New York and London

Friday, Tuesday, November 1–Friday, June 30, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts 40 Lincoln Center Plaza

Celebrate London’s West End and New York’s Broadway in a joint exhibition by The Society of London Theatre, London’s Victoria and Albert Museum and The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. See costumes and masks from Disney’s The Lion King; the original costume designs from The Phantom of the Opera shown alongside the costume worn by a recent West End Phantom; a celebration of the international hit, A Chorus Line; the original set models for In the Heights, Arcadia, and War Horse; and film clips from notable theatre productions.


Khandroma: Himalayan Wind

Friday, Friday, November 11–Friday, June 30, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Rubin Museum of Art 150 West 17 Street

Sacred Spaces invites visitors to reflect on devotional activities in awe-inspiring places. For the second iteration of the exhibition, the Rubin Museum commissioned an installation by Soundwalk Collective in collaboration with sound artist that transports visitors to the high Himalayas through sound. The sounds in and surrounding the world’s highest monasteries—the flapping of prayer flags, the chanting of blessings, the echoes of wind from the valley below, and the interplay of sound and silence – are be presented as a multi-channel audio installation through state-of-the-art speakers, creating an immersive and meditative experience. Visitors can also interact directly with Khandroma by playing individual tracks from the soundscapes at dedicated listening stations. A video installation filmed by Soundwalk Collective’s founder Stephan Crasneanscki complements the audio experience by showing cyclic, kaleidoscopic imagery of prayer wheels and prayer flags .


New York at Its Core

Sunday, Friday, November 18–Sunday, December 31, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Avenue at 105th Street

Follow the story of NYC’s rise from a striving Dutch village to today’s “Capital of the World,” and consider its future in a changing world through more than 400 objects as well as interactive digital experiences. Framed around the key themes of money, density, diversity, and creativity, New York City’s history comes alive through the stories of innovation, energy, struggle, and the vision of generations of immigrants, politicians, tycoons, dreamers, master builders, and ordinary New Yorkers.


¡Cuba!

Sunday, Thursday, December 1–Sunday, August 13, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
American Museum of Natural History West 81st Street & Central Park West

Experience the largest island nation in the Caribbean – meet its people, explore its landscapes and encounter its rare and unusual species. Play dominoes at a (sadly faux) cafe among lovely arcades, see vibrant art, and check out a cool vintage car.


Musibambino

Sunday, Sunday, January 1–Sunday, December 31, All Day
Studio Maestro 48 West 68th Street

Talented music teachers and pianists introduce music to ages children ages 4 months to 5 years old via sing-alongs, movement, musical games, and specially-designed kid-sized music instruments in one of our favorite early-childhood music programs.


Baby & Toddler Play at the J

Sunday, Sunday, January 1–Sunday, December 31, 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
JCC Manhattan 334 Amsterdam (@ West 76th Street)

Enjoy a drop-in play space with padding and apparatuses to climb, balance, and jump. A tumbling instructor is on hand to assist babies and parents/caregivers with the equipment. Two sections for babies (birth to crawling) and toddlers (walking to 36 months).


JCC Tummy Time & Crawlers Club

Sunday, Sunday, January 1–Sunday, December 31, 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
JCC Manhattan 334 Amsterdam (@ West 76th Street)

Through songs, nursery rhymes, and exercises designed to strengthen muscles and provide mental stimulation, babies & toddlers reach important milestones in a playful and relaxed environment.


Nory Classes

Sunday, Wednesday, February 1–Sunday, December 31, 12:00 am

Talented educators provide creative and inspiring experiences in this easy-to-navigate community marketplace for kids’ classes. Diverse class options include music, dance, fencing, beat boxing, Capoeira, cooking and Jedi Lightsaber Training and venues throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn.


The Art Farm in the City

Sunday, Wednesday, February 1–Sunday, December 31, All Day
The Art Farm in the City 419 E 91st Street between First Avenue and York

A variety of classes for ages 1-8 include cooking, arts/crafts, music, singing and cuddling time with live animals.


Music Shakers

Sunday, Wednesday, February 1–Sunday, December 31, 9:30 am–10:15 am
SIlver Music 218 W 72nd Street

Children 8 months to 3 years combine rhythm instrument play and exploration to live music and seasonal songs, musical movement, story and active listening.


ABC Do-Re-ME! Musical Playdate

Sunday, Wednesday, February 1–Sunday, December 31, All Day
Symphony Space 2537 Broadway at 95th Street

Musicians play piano or guitar and sing favorite kids songs. Some teachers are more engaging and entertaining than others, so ask around and try different class times. Kids up to five-years-old sing along, play instruments, dance with scarves and other sometimes-silly activities in a dance studio in the basement. Advanced registration required, though cancellations are allowed up to 1 hour before the class with no penalty.


City Treehouse

Sunday, Wednesday, February 1–Sunday, December 31, 10:00 am–12:00 pm
City Treehouse 129A West 20th Street between Sixth & Seventh Avenues

Small but enchanting, this playspace has a two-story tree house with slides and caves, plus a water table with jets and water wheels.


Discount Gazillion Bubble Show Tickets

Sunday, Wednesday, February 1–Sunday, December 31, All Day

Bubble lovers can get their fix at this long-running show that combines spectacular light and laser effects with masterful bubble artistry with $35-$55 tickets (usually $75) available for multiple dates. Choose from morning, afternoon and evening showtimes at West 50th Street & Eighth Avenue.


Gilded New York

Sunday, Wednesday, February 1–Sunday, December 31, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Avenue at 105th Street

See scenes from a late 19th century fancy-dress ball and admire lavish dresses and jewelry along with photos of the original owners including decked out kids.


Gymboree

Sunday, Wednesday, February 1–Sunday, December 31, All Day
Gymboree 240 West 73rd Street between Broadway & West End Avenue

Music, art, gym, school skills classes for ages 0-5 in bright cheerful environment.


Gymboree

Sunday, Wednesday, February 1–Sunday, December 31, All Day
Gymboree 240 West 73rd Street between Broadway & West End Avenue

Open gym time in small but friendly, padded playspaces range from 30 to 90 minutes at various times Monday through Saturday.


Hands On! A Musical Experience

Sunday, Wednesday, February 1–Sunday, December 31, All Day
Hands On 529 Columbus Avenue between 85th & 86th Street

Kids play miniature instruments, learn basic music concepts, and explore stories and movement.


Kids At Work

Sunday, Wednesday, February 1–Sunday, December 31, All Day
Kids At Work 123 West 20th Street, Second floor

Drop-in art, music, and movement classes incorporate educational best practices (and are also lots of fun). Outdoor classes offered in the summer.


Music for Aardvarks

Sunday, Wednesday, February 1–Sunday, December 31, 10:00 am–5:30 pm
Symphony Space 2537 Broadway at 95th Street

Fun, laid-back music class with witty original NYC-centric songs including the beloved ‘Taxi!.’


Rutgers Community Programs Children's Classes

Sunday, Wednesday, February 1–Sunday, December 31, 10:15 am–11:15 am
Rutgers Church 236 West 73rd Street

Try demo classes of art and soccer for ages 1 to 7 in a welcoming church community. Email Jennifer at jmoore@rutgerschurch.org or call 212-877-8227, x212 to sign up.


Moosiki Kids Music Class

Sunday, Wednesday, February 1–Sunday, December 31, 10:30 am–11:15 am
16 Candles UES 1161 1st Avenue between 63rd & 64th Street

Interactive “grownup-and-me” style music classes for adults and children ages 4 months to 3 years blend traditional musical learning with a more relaxed, rock-and-roll style. Features parachute, puppets, and other various props.


Children's Museum of the Arts (CMA)

Sunday, Wednesday, February 1–Sunday, December 31, 12:00 pm–6:00 pm
Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) 102 Charlton Street

This delightful, inviting space features self guided art exploration for ages 10 months-15 years. Experiment with sculpture, paints, textiles, sound design, animation, and clay in daily open workshops led by teaching artists and explore rotating exhibitions by established and emerging contemporary artist.


Discovery Programs Playpark

Sunday, Wednesday, February 1–Sunday, December 31, 2:45 pm–3:30 pm
Discovery Programs 251 West 100th Street (between Broadway & West End)

Discovery Programs’ spacious gym is open for free play for youngsters 6-48 months to run, jump, tumble and play.


The Art Studio NY

Sunday, Monday, February 6–Sunday, December 31, 10:30 am–11:15 am
The Art Studio NY 145 W 96th St #1b

Entertaining, educational children’s artistic experience for ages ages 2+ combine technique with authentic self-expression.


Hippo Ballerina

Monday, Tuesday, February 7–Monday, July 31, All Day
Dante Park Broadway & 63rd Street

Danish artist Bjørn Okholm Skaarup’s 15-ft tall, 2½ tons, bronze and copper tutu Hippo Ballerina inspired by Degas’ Little Dancer Aged Fourteen poses across from Lincoln Center. Instagrammers marking photos with the hippo with the hashtag #Dancewithhippoballerina will have the chance to win two tickets to a ballet performance at Lincoln Center.


FordHub NYC

Saturday, Monday, February 20–Saturday, September 30, 10:00 am–9:00 pm
Westfield World Trade Center 185 Greenwich Street

Learn about the future of transportation with hi-tech hands on activities. Hang out on the top of the Empire State Building in a Ford Mustang via virtual reality, race in a futuristic video game, and see a giant wall covered in Matchbox cars. In the same shopping center as downtown Eataly.


America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far

Sunday, Wednesday, March 1–Sunday, December 31, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) 212 West 83rd Street between Broadway & Amsterdam

Enjoy innovative hands-on experiences and discover fascinating objects, images and information from over 50 countries. Explore ancient trade routes on a two story Indian Ocean dhow (boat) or on a camel. Pretend to buy, sell and trade fruit, fish, spice, ceramic, textiles, and rugs in a global market place. Experience art, architecture and design elements from across the globe including a digital 3D exploration of mosque architecture from the Maldives to China, original works by emerging American Muslim artists, traditional art forms such as intricately designed tiles, ornate ceramics, and complex patterned rugs and an interactive replica/interpretation of a Pakistani truck, recognized as a “moving work of art” for children to decorate.


Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim

Sunday, Wednesday, March 1–Sunday, September 10, 10:00 am–5:30 pm
Guggenheim 1071 5th Avenue at 89th Street

Explores the collections of six early patrons of the museum who brought to light some of the most significant artists of their day, from Camille Pissarro to Jackson Pollock. Includes stunning works by modern giants Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp, Paul Klee, Piet Mondrian, Pablo Picasso and Vasily Kandinsky.


Counter-Couture: Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture

Sunday, Thursday, March 2–Sunday, August 20, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) 2 Columbus Circle

Celebrate the handmade fashion and style of the hippie movement of the 1960s and 1970s. See garments, jewelry, and accessories by American makers who crafted the very reality that they craved through sewing, embroidering, quilting and patch-working. Lots of kid-friendly rainbows and tie-dye.


Fearless Girl Statue

Wednesday, Wednesday, March 8–Wednesday, February 28, All Day
Bowling Green Park Broadway & Whitehall

A bronze statue of a defiant girl facing off with the famous Charging Bull on Wall Street was installed by assat-manager State Street Global Advisors as part of a initiative to increase the number of women on their clients’ corporate boards.


Saving Washington

Sunday, Wednesday, March 8–Sunday, July 30, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
New-York Historical Society 70 Central Park West at 77th Street

Learn about First Lady Dolley Madison, the most influential woman in America during the nation’s formative years in immersive installations featuring more than 150 objects such as artworks, books, documents, clothing, jewelry, and housewares. Join one of her famed ‘Wednesday Squeezes’ with table-top digital games and life-sized cut-outs in period costumes.


A World of Emotions: Ancient Greece, 700 BC – 200 AD

Saturday, Thursday, March 9–Saturday, June 24, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Olympic Tower Atrium 645 Fifth Avenue at 51st Street

Get all the feels at this exhibit featuring more than 130 ancient Greek masterpieces from some of the finest museums in the world that explore the ideas and attitudes of people in classical antiquity toward emotion and the ways in which the emotions were depicted, revealing how some are strikingly familiar to us and some shockingly alien. Presented by the Onassis Cultural Center New York.


Mummies

Sunday, Friday, March 10–Sunday, January 7, 10:00 am–5:45 pm
American Museum of Natural History West 81st Street & Central Park West

Come face to face with ancient mummified individuals and learn how scientists are using modern technology to glean stunning details about them and their cultures. Discover when, how, and why ancient Egyptians and Peruvians were mummified and find out who they were in life. This show features an up-close look at rarely-exhibited mummies as well as interactive touch tables, rare artifacts, and cutting-edge imaging.


Carlo Zinelli (1916–1974)

Sunday, Tuesday, March 14–Sunday, August 20, 11:30 am–6:00 pm
American Folk Art Museum 2 Lincoln Square (Columbus Avenue at 66th Street)

See four distinct phases in the oeuvre of canonical art brut figure Carlo Zinelli through a selection of fifty-five paintings (many displayed double-sided), audio recordings of Zinelli, a film, and images by Life magazine photographer John Phillips.


Marsden Hartley's Maine

Sunday, Wednesday, March 15–Sunday, June 18, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
The Met Breuer 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street

Eplore Marsden Hartley’s complex, sometimes contradictory, and visually arresting relationship with his native state—from the lush Post-Impressionist inland landscapes with which he launched his career, to the later roughly rendered paintings of Maine’s rugged coastal terrain, its hardy inhabitants, and the magisterial Mount Katahdin. This exhibition includes select works from The Met collection by other artists who shaped Hartley’s vision, including French modernist Paul Cézanne, Japanese printmakers Utagawa Hiroshige and Katsushika Hokusai, and American painters Winslow Homer and Albert Pinkham Ryder.


Charlemagne Palestine’s Bear Mitzvah in Meshugahland

Sunday, Friday, March 17–Sunday, August 6, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
The Jewish Museum 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street

Enter the colorful, fantastical world of visual artist, musician, composer, and performer Charlemagne Palestine with an immersive, site-specific installation of hundreds of teddy bears and other plush toys influenced by the artist’s Brooklyn Jewish roots.


Whitney Biennial 2017

Sunday, Friday, March 17–Sunday, June 11, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Whitney Museum of American Art 99 Gansevoort Street

The seventy-eighth installment of the longest-running survey of American art features sixty-three individuals and collectives whose work takes a wide variety of forms, from painting and installation to activism and video-game design. Through provoking and engaging for all. Raúl de Nieves foor-to-ceiling faux stained-glass windows are stunning.


Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends

Sunday, Monday, March 20–Sunday, September 17, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) 4 West 53rd Street

Explore over six decades of Robert Rauschenberg’s widely celebrated career through over 250 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, and sound and video recordings. Acclaimed artist and filmmaker Charles Atlas collaborated on the exhibition’s design to foreground Rauschenberg’s work with dance and performance. As other artists came into Rauschenberg’s creative life, they come into the exhibition, mapping the exchange of ideas. These figures include John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Sari Dienes, Jasper Johns, Billy Klüver, Yvonne Rainer, Paul Taylor, David Tudor, Cy Twombly, Susan Weil, and many others.


Songs for Seeds Upper East Side

Sunday, Thursday, March 30–Sunday, December 31, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Earth Yoga / Honbu Dojo 328 East 61st Street

This interactive class encourages children, newborn to 6 years old, to sing, dance and play along with a live, three-piece band. Kids rock out with children’s instruments, as well as real drums, guitars, keyboards and instruments from around the world. Teacher/musicians take students on a musical journey each week through a series of seven engaging activities. Kids will experience music and language from cultures around the globe, help create magnetic art murals during a sing-along of well-known nursery rhymes, be delighted by magic tricks that are used to practice numbers and counting and get fully engaged in a wheel spinning game that reinforces the names and sounds of animals. A fun, favorite of our kids.


Downtown Dance Factory

Sunday, Saturday, April 1–Sunday, December 31, 9:00 am–8:30 pm
Downtown Dance Factory 291 Broadway

Downtown Dance Factory offers over 175 classes a week for girls and boys, from 1 year olds to teens, in a variety of dance styles including ballet, hip-hop, tap, jazz and lyrical.


Collage Collaborations

Sunday, Saturday, April 1–Sunday, December 31, 10:00 am–5:30 pm
Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) 212 West 83rd Street between Broadway & Amsterdam

See the work of New York City’s up and coming professional artists who work with collage and join in workshops to explore each artist’s creative process, the practice of collage, and collage’s impact on early childhood development through collaborative art-making. Featured artists include Naomi Reis in April, Tai Hwa Goh in August and Alexandria Smith in December. Children will work with each artist on a large-scale collaborative artwork which will be on view at the Museum alongside existing works by each artist.


Connected Worlds

Sunday, Saturday, April 1–Sunday, December 31, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
New York Hall of Science Flushing Meadow-Corona Park

Explore a fantastical animated world where your actions – gestures, movements, and decisions – impact how well the world is kept in balance. Six magical, computer generated habitats: jungle, desert, wetlands, river valley, reservoir, and grasslands -have their own trees, plants, and animals, but they share a common supply of water. The habitats are fed by a central waterfall that is projected 38-ft high in the exhibitions and flows out across an interactive floor that spans 2,300 square feet. As visitors explore and play, their actions – gestures, movements, decisions – have both short and long-term effects on the digital habitats.


Age of Empires: Chinese Art of the Qin and Han Dynasties (221 B.C.–A.D. 220)

Sunday, Monday, April 3–Sunday, July 16, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Metropolitan Museum Of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street

Featuring more than 160 objects of ancient Chinese art, this major international loan exhibition explores the unprecedented role of art in creating a new and lasting Chinese cultural identity. The works in the exhibition—extremely rare ceramics, metalwork, textiles, sculpture, painting, calligraphy, and architectural models—are drawn exclusively from 32 museums and archaeological institutions in the People’s Republic of China, and a majority of the works have never before been seen in the West. Highlights include renowned terracotta army warriors and a striking statue of a seminude performer whose anatomical accuracy, unheard of in Chinese art, brings to mind Greco-Roman sculpture first introduced to Asia by Alexander the Great.


MoMA Art Lab: Nature

Sunday, Thursday, April 6–Sunday, December 31, 10:30 am–5:00 pm
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) 4 West 53rd Street

Visitors of all ages can discover how artists and designers are inspired by the natural world in a new multisensory installation.
Beautiful discovery boxes contains creative activities related to seashells, grass, butterflies, etc. inspired by works in the galleries. Also lots of gorgeous books, building toys and multimedia projects that appeal to all ages (including this mom – I made a cool flower-inspired chair prototype). Great play spot for bad weather days (or good weather – it’s right next to the sculpture garden). All ages welcome.


The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s

Sunday, Friday, April 7–Sunday, August 20, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum 2 East 91st Street

Explore the the diverse and dynamic 1920s in a multi-media experience of more than 400 examples of interior design, industrial design, decorative art, jewelry, fashion, and architecture, as well as related music and film. Check out jazz recordings and rare video footage provided by Jazz at Lincoln Center and the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, as well as impromptu performances from students of the Manhattan School of Music.


Thomas Jefferson: The Private Man, from the Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society

Sunday, Friday, April 7–Sunday, July 16, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
New-York Historical Society 70 Central Park West at 77th Street

Get a glimpse of Thomas Jefferson’s life outside the public sphere through the iconic documents he created. Among the 36 documents and artifacts from the collection of the Massachusetts Historical Society on display in the exhibition are Jefferson’s garden book, his last letter to John Adams, manuscript leafs from his Notes on the State of Virginia, early drawings of Monticello, and a copy of the Declaration of Independence in Jefferson’s hand.


The Chocolate Museum and Experience with Jacques Torres

Sunday, Saturday, April 8–Sunday, July 30, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Jacques Torres Chocolate 350 Hudson Street

Discover the story of chocolate and its journey from bean to bar through original artifacts, bon-bon making demonstrations. nine premium tastings, and a corner where kids children can dig for “undiscovered artifacts” in a sand pit and play chocolate shop proprietor with a toy kitchen and cash register. Presented by NYC chocolatier extraordinaire Jacques Torres and Eddy Van Belle, chocolate aficionado and founder of four other Choco-Story museums around the world. Buy timed tickets in advance online.


The Met Roof Garden: The Theater of Disappearance

Sunday, Friday, April 14–Sunday, October 29, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Metropolitan Museum Of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street

Life-size models of human figures and their parts along with replicas of valued objects from the Museum’s varied collection take over the Met’s Roof Garden in Argentinian artist Adrián Villar Rojas’s site-specific installation. Sculptures and objects lounge, revel and kiss across crowded banquet tables with a stunning view of Central Park.


The Roof by Pinaree Sanpitak

Wednesday, Wednesday, April 19–Wednesday, July 5, 8:00 am–10:00 pm
Brookfield Place Winter Garden & Waterfront Plaza

A site-specific suspended sculpture by Thai artist, Pinaree Sanpitak celebrates collaboration and coexistence as it floats above the Winter Garden. Translucent canopies hanging among the Winter Garden palm trees create a literal but temporary ‘roof.’ Made from raw silk, glass fiber, non-woven fabric, wires, hooks, chains and aluminum modular truss, The Roof was constructed to interact with the architecture of Brookfield Place — as well as the palms and the people who pass through each day.


CHIHULY

Sunday, Saturday, April 22–Sunday, October 29, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
New York Botanical Garden 2900 Southern Boulevard

The New York Botnical Garden’s landmark landscape and buildings showcase world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly’s signature organic shapes in brilliant colors. In a reimagination of his storied 1975 Artpark installation, three new works will enliven the water features of the Native Plant Garden and the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory Courtyard’s Tropical Pool, reflecting the interplay and movement of color and light.


I’m Nobody! Who are you? The Life and Poetry of Emily Dickinson

Sunday, Monday, April 24–Sunday, May 28, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
The Morgan Library & Museum 225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street

The exhibition closely examines twenty-four poems by Emily Dickinson, one of the most popular and enigmatic American writers of the nineteenth century, in various draft states, with corresponding audio stops. The show also features an array of visual material, including hand-cut silhouettes, photographs and daguerreotypes, contemporary illustrations, and other items that speak to the rich intellectual and cultural environment in which Dickinson lived and worked.


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Wednesday, Tuesday, April 25–Wednesday, May 31, 12:00 am

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Hilary Knight’s Stage Struck World

Friday, Tuesday, April 25–Friday, September 1, 10:30 am–6:00 pm
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts 40 Lincoln Center Plaza

A theatrical exhibition of performing arts work by Hilary Knight, the illustrator of the children’s classic Eloise, includes vibrant original artwork for posters, illustrations for Vanity Fair magazine, Knight’s most recent work — three-dimensional portraits in stage-like settings — and costume and set designs for performances and revues.


Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry

Sunday, Monday, May 1–Sunday, September 24, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
The Jewish Museum 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street

Through over 50 vibrant paintings and drawings, this exhibition offers an important survey of the work of the modernist painter, designer, poet and Jazz Age icon Florine Stettheimer.


Lygia Pape: A Multitude of Forms

Sunday, Monday, May 1–Sunday, July 23, 10:00 am–5:30 pm
The Met Breuer 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street

Brazilian artist Lygia Pape combined geometric abstraction with notions of body, time, and space in unique ways that radically transformed the nature of the art object in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Covering a prolific, unclassifiable career that spanned five decades, this exhibition examines Pape’s extraordinarily rich oeuvre as manifest across varied media—from sculpture, prints, and painting to installation, photography, performance, and film.


Native Fashion Now

Monday, Monday, May 1–Monday, September 4, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
National Museum of the American Indian – New York One Bowling Green

From vibrant street clothing to exquisite haute couture, Native Fashion Now celebrates the visual range, creative expression, and political nuance of Native American fashion. Nearly 70 works spanning the last 50 years explore the vitality of Native fashion designers and artists from pioneering Native style-makers to maverick designers making their mark in today’s world of fashion.


Eugen Gabritschevsky: Theater of the Imperceptible

Sunday, Monday, May 1–Sunday, August 20, 11:30 am–6:00 pm
American Folk Art Museum 2 Lincoln Square (Columbus Avenue at 66th Street)

This first in-depth exhibition of Eugen Gabritschevsky’s relatively unknown artistic contribution is composed of more than eighty artworks, a film, publications, and archival documents. A scientist before he was admitted into a psychiatric hospital, Gabritschevsky produced gouaches, drawings, and watercolors on paper imbued with his early scientific interests, observation skills, and a propensity for experimentation.


Anish Kapoor: Descension

Sunday, Wednesday, May 3–Sunday, September 10, 9:00 am–9:00 pm
Brooklyn Bridge Park John Street & Jay Street

Peer into the watery vortex of world renowned artist Anish Kapoor’s creation, a negative space alive with energy blurring the boundaries between nature, landscape, and art.


Seated Ballerina by Jeff Koons

Friday, Friday, May 12–Friday, June 2, All Day
Rockefeller Center 45 Rockefeller Plaza

Jeff Koons inflatable nylon sculpture depicts a 45 feet high seated ballerina from the artist’s iconic Antiquity series modeled after a small porcelain figurine.


Video Arcade

Monday, Saturday, May 13–Monday, January 15, 10:30 am–7:30 pm
Museum of the Moving Image 36-01 35 Avenue (at 37 Street)

Visit a functioning arcade and play 23 beloved games from the 1980s in their original form. Games on view include Arkanoid, Centipede, Dig Dug, Donkey Kong, Frogger, Ms. Pac-Man, Q*Bert, Tron and more. Tokens are required for play and may be purchased in the gallery at token machines or in the Museum store.


Swale: Floating Food Forest

Saturday, Wednesday, May 17–Saturday, September 30, 12:00 am
Brooklyn Bridge Park John Street & Jay Street

Explore a floating food forest built atop a barge that travels to piers in New York City, offering educational programming and welcoming visitors to harvest herbs, fruits and vegetables for free.


25% Off Tea Collection Sale

Monday, Tuesday, May 23–Monday, May 29, All Day

Get 25% off already discounted styles in Tea Collection’s Australia collection. Shop for summer outfits liks Aussie-inspired sundresses ($14+), rompers, easy surf shorts (@12+), adorable graphic tops ($11+), swim, pajamas and more. Use code LORIKEET.


$10 + Free Delivery Restaurant Food

Monday, Thursday, May 25–Monday, May 29, All Day

Get $10 off orders $40+ plus free delivery from Caviar, a site/app for easy ordering from top NYC restaurants from RedFarm to Parm. Use code MUNCH


Up to 50% off everything + free shipping at Mixbook.com

Wednesday, Thursday, May 25–Wednesday, May 31, All Day

Save up to 50% off high-quality photo books, canvas prints, iPhone cases and other photo products at Mixbook plus free U.S. standard shipping on orders $75+. We love their intuitive, very flexible photo-arranging software and the high-quality of their products. Use code MMLDAYA.


25% Off Discount Healthy Food Delivery

Wednesday, Friday, May 26–Wednesday, May 31, All Day

Save an extra 25% and get free shipping at Thrive Market, an online shopping club that helps families save on everything from Paleo-friendly and gluten-free foods to eco-friendly home goods. Sort of like Costco for health nuts – and they deliver. Thrive Market’s easy to use website is great for stocking up on our faves like almond butter, organic mac ‘n cheese and healthy portable snacks such as nuts, goji berries, probiotics and kale chips. Membership is $5/month, but the discounts easily add up to more than that, plus free trials available.


Fleet Week Ship Tours

Friday, Friday, May 26, 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Pier 92 & 94 711 12th Avenue, 55th Street & the West Side Highway

Tour US Navy ships docked in NYC for Fleet Week. Tours held on Piers 88 and 92 in Manhattan, Pier 86 at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, Brooklyn Cruise Terminala and Homeport Pier in Staten Island.


U.S. Navy Dive Tank

Friday, Friday, May 26, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Times Square Broadway between 42nd and 43rd Streets

U.S. Navy divers will hold demonstrations in a dive tank on the plaza in Times Square. Part of Fleet Week.


Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Friday, Friday, May 26, 10:30 am–11:00 am
Metropolitan Museum Of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street

Families with children ages 18 months–3 years can look, listen, and have fun with gorgeous picture books in the lovely Nolen Library. Fills up in bad weather so come early.


Children's Museum of the Arts WEE Arts

Friday, Friday, May 26, 10:45 am–12:00 pm
Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) 102 Charlton Street

Join CMA’s WEE teaching artists for art-filled drop-in sessions featuring music, storytime, and lots of materials and techniques to explore. Stay and explore the Children’s Museum of The Arts after for $6 more.


DanceAfrica Bazaar 2017

Friday, Friday, May 26, 12:00 pm–8:00 pm
Brookyln Academy of Music (BAM) 30 Lafayette Avenue

More than 150 vendors from around the world, offering African, Caribbean, and African-American sell food, crafts, and fashion. Celebrate the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Africa and its diaspora—and see the streets surrounding BAM transformed into a global marketplace. Part of DanceAfrica Festival 2017.


Crafty Afternoons: Botttle Print and Button Flowers

Friday, Friday, May 26, 3:00 pm–4:00 pm
Columbus Library 742 10th Avenue at 51st Street

Create flowers using bottles and buttons.


Sing-along with The Buttons

Friday, Friday, May 26, 3:15 pm–4:00 pm
Sacred Sounds Yoga 163 Bleecker Street between Sullivan & Thompson Streets

Through a mixture of classic children’s songs, favorite oldies and their own original songs, Brooklyn-based duo The Buttons create a high energy, joyful singalong that inspires participants to move their bodies, use their imaginations, observe the world around them, and learn new things.


Book Culture Storytime

Friday, Friday, May 26, 3:30 pm–4:15 pm
Book Culture on Broadway 2915 Broadway at 114th Street

Hear stories read in Persian in the charming children’s section of an independent bookstore.


New-York Historical Society Storytime

Friday, Friday, May 26, 3:30 pm–4:15 pm
New-York Historical Society 70 Central Park West at 77th Street

This bi-weekly program in the library of the engaging children’s center includes the reading of a NY-themed book, a related craft project, playtime with historic toys and a special Little New-Yorkers hello song. The fabulous teacher comes up with some really creative, engaging projects – we’ve made iphone ‘books’ and construction paper teapots – and it’s never been crowded.


Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare + Friday Picnics

Friday, Friday, May 26, 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Bryant Park 42nd Street & Fifth Avenue

Spread out on a free picnic blankets and nosh on food from local vendors curated by Hester Street Fair including Thaibird’s curry fried chicken, Pokee NYC’s pokee donut, Parantha Alley’s spicy stuffed rotis, John’s Juice, Moon Man and Taiyaki’s signature waffle fish soft serve ice cream. Also enjoy lawn games, photo ops and a performance of Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor (7 pm) by the irreverent The Drilling Company Theatre for New Plays.


The 22nd Annual Lower East Side Festival Of The Arts Street Fair & Youth Program

Saturday, Friday, May 26–Saturday, May 27, 6:00 pm–11:30 pm
Theater for the New City 155 First Avenue

Theater for the New City presents its 22nd annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts, a massive annual performance marathon in and around the theater. The three-day downtown arts festival, whose theme this year is Art V Tyranny, seeks to show a lively, diverse downtown arts scene. The festival includes hundreds of well-known and emerging artists ranging from theater to dance, music to movies, a street fair and art exhibit. Performance artists Phoebe Legere and Reno, cabaret singer K.T. Sullivan and playwright Mario Fratti are among those slated to present work his year.


Project Playdate Pajama Party UWS

Friday, Friday, May 26, 6:30 pm–9:30 pm
Kidville Upper West Side 205 W 88th Street between Broadway & Amsterdam

Enjoy a grown-ups-only evening out on the UWS after you drop the kids off at an educational playdate that includes a healthy dinner, story time, arts & crafts, games, music, a featured film and more. Proceeds donated to families in need. Donations of lightly used family items are welcome.


Thelonious Monk 100

Friday, Friday, May 26, 7:00 pm–8:30 pm
Metropolitan Museum Of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of the greatest composers America has ever produced, MetLiveArts’ Quartet in Residence, PUBLIQuartet, arranges and improvises some of Thelonious Monk’s seminal works, celebrating his voice, his influences, and his legacy. With special guest, powerhouse saxophonist James Carter.


Marine Day

Saturday, Saturday, May 27, 8:00 am–4:00 pm
Prospect Park Bandshell 62 West Drive

Join the U.S. Marines for a formation run followed by military static displays, demos, and a performance by the USMC Battle Color Detachment. Part of Fleet Week.


Dynamic H2O

Saturday, Saturday, May 27–Saturday, September 30, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) 212 West 83rd Street between Broadway & Amsterdam

Cool off at a splashy new water exhibit with ith 800 sq. ft. of of hands-on interactives and colorful graphics. Children can trace the path of New York City’s water as they play and explore. Learn about the water cycle up, pretend to fish, pump water to the top of a skyscraper, create a 92 mile aqueduct and construct a city at the water’s edge.


Fleet Week at the Intrepid

Saturday, Saturday, May 27, 10:00 am–9:00 pm
Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum Pier 86, West 46th Street & Twelfth Avenue

A special lineup of performances, events and interactive displays honors service men and women. Includes appearances by Intrepid former crew members, Broadway show cast memebrs, American Red Cross, South Street Seaport Museum, CEC/Seabee Historical Foundation’s, FDNY Fire Safety Experience, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Divison, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, and more.


Ramadan Festival

Saturday, Saturday, May 27, 10:00 am–4:30 pm
Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) 212 West 83rd Street between Broadway & Amsterdam

Families can learn about the joyful and holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims around the world dedicate time to self-reflections, family, friends and personal growth. Activities throughout the weekend include painting clay fanous, a colorful lantern used to illuminate homes and city streets around the world during Ramadan, a reading of The White Nights of Ramadan, an inspiring picture book by Maha Addasi,
and a navigation workshop about reading the stars. Limited spaces; sign-up in the lobby one hour before each event.

Also on Sunday.


Victorian Gardens Opening Weekend

Saturday, Saturday, May 27, 10:00 am–9:00 pm
Central Park, Wollman Rink West 63rd Street & Sixth Avenue,

Celebrate the opening season of Victorian Gardens, the carnival rides that take over Wollman Rink in the summer.


Shababa Saturday Mornings

Saturday, Saturday, May 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.


Whitney Open Studio

Saturday, Saturday, May 27, 10:30 am–3:00 pm
Whitney Museum of American Art 99 Gansevoort Street

Get creative in the Whitney’s Hearst Artspace. Families are invited to make their own artworks inspired by works on view. Each week features a different art making project.


Book Culture on Columbus Storytime

Saturday, Saturday, May 27, 11:00 am–11:45 am
Book Culture on Columbus 450 Columbus Avenue between 81st & 82nd Street

The downstairs kids department of this charming UWS bookstore hosts a variety of storytimes: Tuesdays at 11 am with Tehilah from Society for the Advancement of Judaism (SAJ), Wednesdays at 4 pm, Saturdays at 11 am. Turkish storytimes are the first Saturday of the month at 4 pm, and the last Saturday storytime of the month is bilingual in Spanish and English.


Books Of Wonder Storytime

Saturday, Saturday, May 27, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Books Of Wonder 18 West 18th Street

Employees from NYC’s largest and oldest children’s bookstore read several books from the shelves (based on the age of the children attending) among delightful literary prints and decor.


Centennial Saturdays: Go on Expedition with the AEF!

Saturday, Saturday, May 27, 11:00 am–4:00 pm
New-York Historical Society 70 Central Park West at 77th Street

The New-York Historical Society commemorates the 100th anniversary of America’s official entry into the First World War by bringing New York in 1917 to life on Saturdays through September. Meet different personalities from the home- and war-fronts of the United States a century ago. Each week is different—you might discover the uniforms of army doughboys, run into a famous leader, or march with suffragists. Kick off Centennial Saturdays and deepen your immersion into the exhibition World War One: Beyond the Trenches by meeting US soldiers in the American Expeditionary Forces. Portrayed by Living Historians, the troops will share stories about early 20th-century life on and off the battlefield. Try on the army’s helmet or ‘tin hat’ on your own head, dig into military tools and equipment, and inspect their uniforms from the top of their hooked wool collars all the way down to their special leggings for time in the trenches.


Cirque-tacular Presents Spring-A-Ding-DING!

Saturday, Saturday, May 27, 11:00 am–12:15 pm
14th Street Y 344 East 14th Street at First Avenue

Spring bursts to life through the adventures of Brianne and woodland creatures whose stories are told through dazzling circus, dance and specialty acts.


Hester Street Fair’s Lobster & Beer

Saturday, Saturday, May 27, 11:00 am–6:00 pm
Hester Street Fair Corner of Hester & Essex Streets

Chill in the park with live music, beer and some of the best lobster the city has to offer (plus all the usual Hester Street Fair treats).


New York City Ballet Family Saturday: A Magical Midsummer,

Saturday, Saturday, May 27, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Lincoln Center 65th Street & Broadway

Explore George Balanchine’s beloved ballet inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream featuring feuding fairy kingdoms, quarreling couples, and a troupe of bumbling actors. Watch excerpts and hear insights from the artists who perform it. Includes short works, excerpts, interactive discussions and a mini dance workshop. Very engaging and entertaining for kids and grown-ups alike.


Songs for Extraordinary People

Saturday, Saturday, May 27, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
National Sawdust 80 North Street

Author and composer Michael Hearst and his five-piece band present Songs For Extraordinary People, a highly-geeky A/V presentation of some of the most fascinating individuals in the world (and in the book Extraordinary People: A Semi-Comprehensive Guide to Some of the World’s Most Fascinating Individuals. Subjects include Larry Walters, who used 45 helium balloons to carry himself into the sky; and Marie Curie, who discovered radium, and whose notebooks to this day are still too radioactive to handle.


Storytime at the Strand

Saturday, Saturday, May 27, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Strand 12th Street & Broadway

Meet favorite characters, hear new and old classic stories, and participate in arts and crafts and other fun family activities in the Children’s Corner of an iconic NY bookstore


Target Design Kids: Architecture 101

Saturday, Saturday, May 27, 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum 2 East 91st Street

Explore architectural elements and design a building facade. Workshops are geared toward kids ages 5 through 12.


The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Saturday, Saturday, May 27, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
St. Luke’s Theatre 308 West 46th Street

In this inventive and highly theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ classic book, two actors give a tour-de-force performance. Through the magic of theatre, Peter and Lucy will take you to Narnia, where The White Witch has cast a spell that makes it always winter and never Christmas. Come face to face with Aslan the Great Lion and cheer as Peter, Susan, Lucy and Edmund courageously battle the forces of evil, discovering that Love is the deepest magic of all. Open to everyone, most suitable for ages 5 and up.


Queens Book Festival - Children & Youth Day

Saturday, Saturday, May 27, 11:30 am–7:00 pm
LIC Landing 52-10 Center Boulevard

Children & young adults have their own special day at the Queens Book Festival. Meet children’s and YA authors and illustrators, participate in STEAM activities and more.


Family Festival at The Cloisters: A Taste of the Middle Ages

Saturday, Saturday, May 27, 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
The Cloisters 99 Margaret Corbin Drive

Savor a taste of the Middle Ages as you learn about the herbs, spices, fruits, vegetables and other foods used in medieval cooking. Explore ingredients from near and far as well as the feasts enjoyed at different seasons and for special occasions. Also look for details of artworks throughout the galleries of The Met Cloisters and decorate a medieval spice box or drinking goblet to take home.


Toons at Noon: Mother, May I

Saturday, Saturday, May 27, 12:15 pm–2:00 pm
The Paley Center for Media 25 West 52 Street

See classic mom-themed TV shows on a big screen. Program includes Pingu, Where the Wild Things Are and Ramona.


The Muppets at Walt Disney World

Saturday, Saturday, May 27, 1:00 pm–2:30 pm
Museum of the Moving Image 36-01 35 Avenue (at 37 Street)

See a screening of a rarely seen 1990 TV special, an episode of the series The Magical World of Disney, where the Muppets storm the gate at the Walt Disney World Resort and security guard Charles Grodin is hot on the chase. Slso includes an appearance by a very young Raven-Symoné and the big cheese himself, Mickey Mouse. Jim Henson Legacy President Craig Shemin will share memories and snapshots from the set, as well as outtakes from the show. The Muppet Show episode featuring Jim’s fellow Disney Legend Wally Boag will round out the program.


The Princess, the Emperor, and the Duck

Monday, Saturday, May 27–Monday, May 29, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm
Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park West 79th Street & Central Park West

Set in Africa, China and our own Central Park, the latest production at the historic, cozy Swedish Marionette Cottage retells Hans Christian Andersen’s world-famous fairy tales — The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling — with new marionettes and hand painted scenery.


"Life's A Real Dream" by Lard Dog & The Band of Shy

Saturday, Saturday, May 27, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm
The People’s Improv Theatre 123 East 24th Street

Lard Dog and his six-piece Band of Shy invite you to their unique audio-visual universe, an all-ages musical extravaganza supporting positive messages of creativity, niceness, acceptance, and frivolity, complete with catchy songs, interactive props, multimedia graphics, and even a pretzel. We are big fans of their fun (and funny) song I Like.


New York City Ballet's A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Saturday, Saturday, May 27, 2:00 pm–4:00 pm
Lincoln Center 65th Street & Broadway

George Balanchine’s magical adaption of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream features a lush forest besieged by quixotic love triangles, feuding fairy kingdoms, and the cutest dancing butterflies. First act is more action packed than the second, so consider the cheap seats with the option to leave at intermission.


Book Culture Storytime

Saturday, Saturday, May 27, 3:30 pm–4:15 pm
Book Culture on Broadway 2915 Broadway at 114th Street

Enjoy themed storytimes in German at the charming children’s room of this independent bookstore.


Navy Band Concert

Saturday, Saturday, May 27, 6:00 pm–7:15 pm
Times Square Broadway between 42nd and 43rd Streets

Navy Band Northeast “Rhode Island Sound” perform a concert at Military Island in Times Square. Part of Fleet Week,


Whitney Open Studio

Sunday, Sunday, May 28, 10:30 am–3:00 pm
Whitney Museum of American Art 99 Gansevoort Street

Get creative in the Whitney’s Hearst Artspace. Families are invited to make their own artworks inspired by works on view. Each week features a different art making project.


Books Of Wonder Storytime

Sunday, Sunday, May 28, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Books Of Wonder 18 West 18th Street

Employees from NYC’s largest and oldest children’s bookstore read several books from the shelves (based on the age of the children attending) among delightful literary prints and decor.


Film Forum Jr.: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Sunday, Sunday, May 28, 11:00 am–12:30 pm
Film Forum 209 West Houston Street

Orphaned, lightning bolt-scarred orphan Daniel Radcliffe lives with neglectful relatives and sleeps under the stairs, until a mysterious stranger arrives on his 11th birthday to whisk him away to the enchanting Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The first of eight films, with a supporting cast full of Britain’s greatest actors, including Richard Harris, John Cleese, Robbie Coltrane, Richard Griffiths, John Hurt, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Maggie Smith, Zoe Wanamaker, and Julie Walters.


Governors Island Family Fun Day

Sunday, Sunday, May 28, 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Governors Island Governors Island

Celebrate the opening of Governors Island for the season with live theater, music, games, arts & crafts and other creative activities. Hone improvisation skills with Story Pirates, be amazed by Mario the Magician and his inventions, show off dance moves to Grammy Award-winning Tim Kubart and the Space Cadets ,goof around with Loony Toony the Clown, make puppets with Lisa Abbatomarco, learn about historic forts from National Park Service rangers, become a compost pro with Earth Matter, paint birdhouses for Governors Island’s hatchlings, and much more.


Storytime at the Strand

Sunday, Sunday, May 28, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Strand 12th Street & Broadway

Meet favorite characters, hear new and old classic stories, and participate in arts and crafts and other fun family activities in the Children’s Corner of an iconic NY bookstore


New-York Historical Society Storytime

Sunday, Sunday, May 28, 11:30 am–12:30 pm
New-York Historical Society 70 Central Park West at 77th Street

From the seventeenth century to the twenty-first, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of New York City and the people who made it great in the charming library on the fabulously interactive children’s floor.


Loisaida Street Festival

Sunday, Sunday, May 28, 12:00 pm–6:00 pm
Loisaida Avenue Avenue C between 6th & 12th Streets

Celebrate the Lower East Side’s many cultures (especially Puerto Rican and Latino) through music, cuisine and arts. Kid-friendly activities include a carnival procession, an outdoor theatrical presentations from The Loisaida Festival Theater Lab, arts & crafts and multi-lingual music. 2017’s theme is Im/migration, recognizing and celebrating the Immigrant and migrant spirit of the Lower East Side and celebrating the Latin American Immigrant and their contributions to this community, city and country.


Mamapalooza

Sunday, Sunday, May 28, 12:00 pm–6:00 pm
Pier I Riverside & 70th Street

Celebrate mothers at this annual music and art-filled extravaganza featuring rocking mom bands, family-focused vendors, wellness activities, art & activism. This year’s theme is “SING OUT SISTER,” inspiring all to find their voice and bring a message of peace, tolerance, and equality.


Summer on the Hudson: SunGaze

Sunday, Sunday, May 28, 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
Pier I Riverside & 70th Street

Gaze at the central star of our solar system using special safe scopes with the Amateur Astronomers Association.


Musicals on Television: George M! & Meet Me in St. Louis

Sunday, Sunday, May 28, 12:15 pm–4:30 pm
The Paley Center for Media 25 West 52 Street

See television adaptations of Broadway musicals including George M!, a 1968 Broadway musical about the life and songs of George M. Cohan, and a 1959 adaptation of the classic 1944 film musical Meet Me in St. Louis featuring Jane Powell and Patty Duke.


Jewish Museum Studio Art Sessions

Sunday, Sunday, May 28, 12:30 pm–3:00 pm
The Jewish Museum 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street

Create works of art together in a studio using an array of artists’ materials and techniques inspired by the museum’s exhibitions.


Rubin Family Sundays: Mottled and Marbled

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

Create unique sheets of marbled paper inspired by the topographical works featured in the Sacred Spaces: Himalayan Wind Sacred Spaces exhibition.


Jazz For Kids with JSYO

Sunday, Sunday, May 28, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm
Jazz Standard 116 East 27th Street between Park & Lexington

All ages can groove to music by the Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra (JSYO). Southern food from Blue Smoke available for purchase.


Repeats every Sunday throughout the school year.


Jazz Vespers

Sunday, Sunday, May 28, 5:00 pm–6:30 pm
Saint Peter’s Church 619 Lexington Avenue

Musicians from New York and throughout the world come to play for an open community gathering for prayer and reflection on the lines of jazz. All are welcome.


DanceAfrica Family Workshop

Monday, Monday, May 29, 10:00 am–11:00 am
Mark Morris Dance Center 3 Lafayette Avenue

Caregivers and children alike deepen their engagement with DanceAfrica in this fun-filled, hands-on workshop focusing on Guinean movement and music. Co-presented by BAM and Mark Morris Dance Group Space is limited; pre-registration is recommended.


Memorial Day at Children's Museum of Manhattan

Monday, Monday, May 29, 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) 212 West 83rd Street between Broadway & Amsterdam

Create patriotically by making a star-spangled wind chime and red, white and blue fruit salad.


Memorial Day Commemoration

Monday, Monday, May 29, 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Riverside Park, Soldiers and Sailors Monument West 89th Street and Riverside Drive

Commemorate the holiday by watching a processional led by the New York Scottish Pipes and Drums, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War in period uniforms, and the Veteran Corps of Artillery followed by the presentation of memorial wreaths. In conjunction with New York Fleet Week, active duty Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen will also participate including the United States Navy Band,


Gateway Storytime

Monday, Monday, May 29, 10:15 am–12:00 pm
American Museum of Natural History West 81st Street & Central Park West

Ages 2.5 to 5 can play in the fascinating Discovery Room, then explore a natural science or cultural topic with a story, song, and visit with a worksheet to a related Museum Hall. One of our favorite NYC activities. We even made it in the website’s photos. Two sessions at 10:15 & 11:15 am. Get your museum ticket right when it opens at 10 and run to the Discovery Room to snag a limited spot; they go fast.


Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Monday, Monday, May 29, 10:30 am–11:00 am
Metropolitan Museum Of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street

Families with children ages 18 months–3 years can look, listen, and have fun with gorgeous picture books in the lovely Nolen Library. Fills up in bad weather so come early.


Children's Museum of the Arts WEE Arts

Monday, Monday, May 29, 10:45 am–12:00 pm
Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) 102 Charlton Street

Join CMA’s WEE teaching artists for art-filled drop-in sessions featuring music, storytime, and lots of materials and techniques to explore. Stay and explore the Children’s Museum of The Arts after for $6 more.


Chocolate Story Time

Monday, Monday, May 29, 11:00 am–11:45 am
Voila Chocolat 221 West 79th Street

Chocolatiers read about chocolate, how it is made from the seeds of the cacao tree, the people who grow this wonderful tree and the countries that play an important role in growing cacao and producing chocolate, then kids one unique chocolate lollipop.


New York Philharmonic Annual Free Memorial Day Concert

Monday, Monday, May 29, 8:00 pm–9:30 pm
Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine 1047 Amsterdam Avenue at West 112th Street

Enjoy a free concert of Mahler’s 4th Symphony by the acclaimed New York Philharmonic.


Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Tuesday, Tuesday, May 30, 10:30 am–11:00 am
Metropolitan Museum Of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street

Families with children ages 18 months–3 years can look, listen, and have fun with gorgeous picture books in the lovely Nolen Library. Fills up in bad weather so come early.


Songs for Seeds Upper East Side

Tuesday, Tuesday, May 30, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Earth Yoga / Honbu Dojo 328 East 61st Street

This interactive class encourages children, newborn to 6 years old, to sing, dance and play along with a live, three-piece band. Kids rock out with children’s instruments, as well as real drums, guitars, keyboards and instruments from around the world. Teacher/musicians take students on a musical journey each week through a series of seven engaging activities. Kids will experience music and language from cultures around the globe, help create magnetic art murals during a sing-along of well-known nursery rhymes, be delighted by magic tricks that are used to practice numbers and counting and get fully engaged in a wheel spinning game that reinforces the names and sounds of animals. A favorite of our kids.


Children's Museum of the Arts WEE Arts

Tuesday, Tuesday, May 30, 10:45 am–12:00 pm
Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) 102 Charlton Street

Join CMA’s WEE teaching artists for art-filled drop-in sessions featuring music, storytime, and lots of materials and techniques to explore. Stay and explore the Children’s Museum of The Arts after for $6 more.


Book Culture on Columbus Storytime

Tuesday, Tuesday, May 30, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Book Culture on Columbus 450 Columbus Avenue between 81st & 82nd Street

The downstairs kids department of this charming UWS bookstore hosts a variety of storytimes: Tuesdays at 11 am with Tehilah from Society for the Advancement of Judaism (SAJ), Wednesdays at 4 pm, Saturdays at 11 am. Turkish storytimes are the first Saturday of the month at 4 pm, and the last Saturday storytime of the month is bilingual in Spanish and English.


The Crafty Kids: The Crafting Hour

Tuesday, Tuesday, May 30, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
The Crafty Kids 165 William Street, 8th Floor

Children 18 months to 5 years (with parents or caregivers) learn art techniques through fun and simple craft projects. Advanced registration required; register online, call 212.732.5182, or email info@thecraftykids.com.


New-York Historical Society Storytime

Tuesday, Tuesday, May 30, 3:30 pm–4:15 pm
New-York Historical Society 70 Central Park West at 77th Street

This bi-weekly program in the library of the engaging children’s center includes the reading of a NY-themed book, a related craft project, playtime with historic toys and a special Little New-Yorkers hello song. The fabulous teacher comes up with some really creative, engaging projects – we’ve made iphone ‘books’ and construction paper teapots – and it’s never been crowded.


La Fête de Jeanne d’Arc

Tuesday, Tuesday, May 30, 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
Joan of Arc Island Riverside Drive & West 93rd Street

Enjoy free music, macarons and merriment at an event organized by the Joan of Arc Statue Committee in cooperation with the Riverside Park Conservancy.


Uptown Arts Stroll Kickoff

Tuesday, Tuesday, May 30, 6:30 pm–8:30 pm
United Palace of Cultural Arts 4140 Broadway at 175th Street

Enjoy music, readings, food and performances by the Harambee Dance Company, musicians of the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra and singer-songwriter Victor Rosso at the launch of an annual showcase of arts in West Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood.


Manhattanhenge

Tuesday, Tuesday, May 30, 7:00 pm–8:00 pm
American Museum of Natural History West 81st Street & Central Park West

As the Sun sets on May 30, it will be perfectly aligned with Manhattan’s east-west numbered streets, offering the opportunity to capture cinema-worthy photos of Manhattan’s brick-and-steel canyons. Astrophysicist Jackie Faherty explains the history and astronomy behind this fascinating phenomenon in a special presentation at the Hayden Planetarium.


Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Wednesday, Wednesday, May 31, 10:30 am–11:00 am
Metropolitan Museum Of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street

Families with children ages 18 months–3 years can look, listen, and have fun with gorgeous picture books in the lovely Nolen Library. Fills up in bad weather so come early.


Children's Museum of the Arts WEE Arts

Wednesday, Wednesday, May 31, 10:45 am–12:00 pm
Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) 102 Charlton Street

Join CMA’s WEE teaching artists for art-filled drop-in sessions featuring music, storytime, and lots of materials and techniques to explore. Stay and explore the Children’s Museum of The Arts after for $6 more.


The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Wednesday, Wednesday, May 31, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
St. Luke’s Theatre 308 West 46th Street

In this inventive and highly theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ classic book, two actors give a tour-de-force performance. Through the magic of theatre, Peter and Lucy will take you to Narnia, where The White Witch has cast a spell that makes it always winter and never Christmas. Come face to face with Aslan the Great Lion and cheer as Peter, Susan, Lucy and Edmund courageously battle the forces of evil, discovering that Love is the deepest magic of all. Open to everyone, most suitable for ages 5 and up.


Yoga Storytime

Wednesday, Wednesday, May 31, 11:30 am–12:00 pm
Karma Kids Yoga 25 West 23rd Street

Yogis up to five years old can enjoy free yoga-themed story-times with puppets and thematic poses.


Discovery Program Baby Social

Wednesday, Wednesday, May 31, 12:15 pm–1:00 pm
Discovery Programs 251 West 100th Street (between Broadway & West End)

Babies 6 weeks to 8 months old and their caregivers are invited to Discovery Programs’ spacious gymnasium for unstructured play with manipulatives and toys accompanied by a live guitarist.


Midday Jazz

Wednesday, Wednesday, May 31, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm
Saint Peter’s Church 619 Lexington Avenue

Saint Peter’s Church, in partnership with the Midtown Arts Common, hosts a weekly jazz concert for the community. A nominal donation to cover presentation costs is requested at the door. Held in the Sanctuary of Saint Peter’s Church, these popular midday concerts feature well-regarded artists.


Children's Museum of the Arts WEE Arts

Wednesday, Wednesday, May 31, 1:45 pm–3:00 pm
Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) 102 Charlton Street

Join CMA’s WEE teaching artists for art-filled drop-in sessions featuring music, storytime, and lots of materials and techniques to explore. Stay and explore the museum after for $6 more.


Book Culture on Columbus Storytime

Wednesday, Wednesday, May 31, 4:00 pm–4:45 pm
Book Culture on Columbus 450 Columbus Avenue between 81st & 82nd Street

The downstairs kids department of this charming UWS bookstore hosts a variety of storytimes.


Bryant Park Presents Dance Party: Disco

Wednesday, Wednesday, May 31, 6:00 pm–8:30 pm
Bryant Park 42nd Street & Fifth Avenue

Enjoy live music and dance instruction in Bryant Park. This week features disco with Deverne and The Vintagesoul featuring Carol Williams. All ages welcome.


StoryDance Playgroup

Thursday, Thursday, June 1, 9:30 am–10:15 am
Downtown Dance Factory 291 Broadway

Enjoy story time, craft, dance games and activities and free play time in a nurturing, supportive, creative and professional environment. RSVP by email (info@downtowndancefactory.com). Part of a monthly series.


Locomotive Lawn Live

Thursday, Thursday, June 1, 10:30 am–11:15 am
Riverside Park, Locomotive Lawn Riverside Boulevard & West 61st Street

Moosiki Kids Musical Storytime fosters a love of reading at a young age with musical stories on a comfy turf lawn.


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