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Events This Week
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Lovely weather for exploring outdoors plus cool indoor shows including 2-for-1 off-broadway tickets. Whatever your family is into, this city probably has it. And some awesome kid-friendly exhibits closing soon – but, as always, more opening. Mixed feelings about school/soccer etc taking so up much family adventure time – seasons change, kids grow – and when I need a pick-me-up I consider buying a gorilla suit.

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Tuesday

New York City Opera: Puccini in Love

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bryant Park (42nd Street & Fifth Avenue)

New York City Opera presents an evening of soaring love duets from the master of romance Giacomo Puccini. Excerpts from his three beloved operas La Bohème, Madama Butterfly, and Tosca are performed in costume by stars of City Opera’s upcoming season.


Wednesday

DIY Magic with Mario The Magician

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
HudsonWay Immersion School (175 Riverside Blvd at West 69th Street)
$40

The much-loved Mario the Magician teaches children the art of magic through making, creating, inventing, imagining. Class includes live performance time by Mario followed by his guidance in a DIY magic project.


Thursday

Human Chess

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Riverside Park, Soldiers and Sailors Monument (West 89th Street and Riverside Drive)

Every Thursday afternoon in September, watch or participate in life-size team sport chess.


Saturday

Whitney Stroller Tour - Carmen Hererra: Lines of Sight

9:30 am - 10:30 am
Whitney Museum of American Art (99 Gansevoort Street)
$25/adult, plus museum admission ($22/adult, $18/senior, free/ages 18 & under

Whitney Teaching Fellows, PhD candidates in art history, lead an engaging tour of exhibit Carmen Hererra: Lines of Sight. Tours are for new moms and dads when the Museum is closed to the public. Crying babies welcome.


Whitney Family Programs

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Whitney Museum of American Art (99 Gansevoort Street)
$5/person + museum admission ($22/adult, $18/senior, free/kid under 18)

Discover the fabulous new Whitney with weekly interactive family programs for ages 4 to 10 years old. Visit Carmen Hererra: Lines of Sight and other works on view to discover how artists create dynamic compositions using simple shapes and strong colors. Also drop in to the Open Studios (11:30 am – 3 pm) for art making projects. Advance online ticket purchase required.


LC Kids Artists at the Atrium: Rissi Palmer

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
David Rubenstein Atrium (Broadway between West 62nd and West 63rd Streets)

The first Saturday of each month, Lincoln Center presents informal, interactive, one-hour performances showcasing the best in the family music scene from New York and beyond. This month hear the joyful music of singer-songwriter Rissi Palmer has been described as “comfort food for the soul,”


The Saturday Morning Show

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Brookfield Place (Winter Garden & Waterfront Plaza)

This weekly variety showcase features a combination of interactive live music, games, story time, puppetry, magic and more. Kids and parents are encouraged to participate. Performances at 11 am and 12 pm.


Celebrate Pacific Northwest Cultures

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
American Museum of Natural History (West 81st Street & Central Park West)
Free with museum admission (suggested $22/ages 12-65, $12.50/ages 2-12, $17/students & seniors free/ages 2 & under)

Experience the cultures represented in the iconic Hall of Northwest Coast Indians through a series of live activities guided by Museum volunteers. Enjoy the interactive digital totem, a touch-screen portal to the peoples, places, and sounds of the Pacific Northwest. Tour the Hall via telepresence robot with a virtual guide—Sean Young from the Haida Gwaii Museum. Get hands-on and explore Pacific Northwest artifacts.


NYCB Children's Workshop

12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
Lincoln Center (65th Street & Broadway)
$14

Join the artists of New York City Ballet in this 45-minute pre-performance exploration of the music, movement, and themes of the ballet featured in the matinee performance. NYCB Teaching Artists will guide children in a ballet warm-up and movement combination, concluding in a lively performance for accompanying family and friends. No prior dance training needed. Wear clothing that is comfortable to move in. Ballet shoes optional.


Beethoven's Wig

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place)
$25-$32

Four-time Grammy Award-nominated vocal quintet Beethoven’s Wig sings witty and funny lyrics set to masterpieces of classical music. Cultural fun for all ages.


Sunday

Family Yoga: Kirtan and Storytelling

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Integral Yoga (227 West 13th Street)
$15/one adult & one child, $5/each additional person

Practice Yoga, experience community, and share in fun activities including Yoga poses, songs, and art.


Studio Sunday

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) (2 Columbus Circle)
Free with museum admission ($15, Free/18 and under)

Families learn more about MAD’s exhibitions by interacting with Artist-Educators and artists in the Artist Studio program. Make art, explore MAD’s galleries and partake in other fun museum learning activities.



What We’re Reading


Tap the Magic Tree
This delightful book, ‘interactive’ like Herve Tullet’s popular Press Here, invites kids to bring its pages to life as it celebrates the wonder of nature. The first page tells you “there’s magic in this bare brown tree. Tap it once. Turn the page to see.” Tapping, rubbing and touching make a bare tree sprout one leaf, then many, then buds, flowers, and finally apples. Jiggling, wiggling, and swishing the pages brings winter and then spring once again.
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Off-Broadway Week

Get two tickets for the price of one at Off-Broadway shows February 1-14. Kid-friendly options include Gazillion Bubble Show, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Stomp. Get the offer code online; save on service fees by purchasing at the theater’s box office.



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