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Theater, Dance & Film

Pete the Cat Musical

Friday, July 28, 10:30 am–11:30 am
Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street)

See a musical featuring groovy picture book favorite Pete the Cat by acclaimed children’s theatre company Theatreworks USA. A limited number of free tickets are available beginning one hour prior to the first performance of the day. Individuals are limited to 4 tickets per adult, per day. Reserved seats in the orchestra availble for a $50 tax-deductible donation.


Greeley Square Improv

Friday, July 28, 5:30 pm–7:00 pm
Greeley Square Park (Broadway between 32nd Street & 33rd St)

Explore scenework and improvisation techniques in a free, 90 minute beginner-level improv workshop in Greely Square Park with instruction by The Peoples Improv Theater. Each class covers beginner-level material through games and group exercises. For all ages.


Heidi Latsky: ON DISPLAY

Friday, July 28, 7:00 pm–8:00 pm
Whitney Museum of American Art (99 Gansevoort Street)

On the occasion of the 27th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Whitney and the High Line celebrate access and inclusion for all with a performance of ON DISPLAY by Heidi Latsky Dance, which incorporates dancers with and without disabilities. Walk through a human sculpture court on the Museum’s outdoor galleries and across the way on the High Line.


Loiza Fest

Friday, July 28, 11:00 am–8:00 pm
Loiza Street Festival (East 109th Street between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)

Festival Santiago Apóstol De Loiza En El Barrio celebrates the African influence of Loiza, Puerto Rico in New York City’s East Harlem neighborhood. The community pay homage to the traditions of the homeland left behind with traditional food and craft vendors, live performances of Bomba, Plena + Salsa, a host of kids activities and other surprises. Create child-friendly arts and crafts and listen and dance to live beats with an alcapurria or a bacalaito in hand.

Also on Sunday.

Bryant Park Friday Picnic

Friday, July 28, 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, live performances and more.


Bryant Park Moves with Limon Dance

Saturday, July 29, 10:00 am–11:00 am
Bryant Park (42nd Street & Fifth Avenue)

All levels and ages are invited to experience the joy of movement and dance in weekly free classes led by former and current members of the internationally renowned modern dance company Limon Dance accompanied by live drumming.


The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Saturday, July 29, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
St. Luke’s Theatre (308 West 46th Street)
$35

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.


That Chemistry Show

Saturday, July 29, 12:00 pm–1:15 pm
The Physics Theater (300 West 43rd Street)
$29 at this link

A candle that moves water, a paper cup that won’t burn, a firefly without fire. An atomic flash, weaponized sugar, a hydrogen bomb. Genie in a bottle, secret writing, elephant toothpaste. All these and more comprise 80 minutes of exploration led by long-time “mad scientist” Borislaw Bilash combining the worlds of chemistry and show business. A spin-off of the popular That Physics SHow.


The Great Pie Robbery ... Or, We Really Knead the Dough

Saturday, July 29, 12:00 pm–1:15 pm
The Elektra Theatre (300 West 43rd Street off 8th Avenue)
$31.50-$61.50

Crusted Custard! The pies are missin’! In Skunk Valley, Ma and Pa Baker’s livelihood is threatened when the evil Vincent Von Villenueva plots to take over the town starting with their pie shop. This spoof of turn-of-the-century melodramas—complete with a dashing hero, a mustache-twirling villain and a slew of wacky characters-encourages audience members to get involved in the action by cheering or booing the characters during entrances and exits, while a live piano emphasizes all the dramatic moments.

Also at 3 pm.

That Physics Show

Saturday, July 29, 3:00 pm–4:00 pm
The Physics Theater (300 West 43rd Street)
$39 at this link

Professional physics demonstrator David Maiullo brings his scientific “magic” from the world of physics to an off-Broadway show for all ages. Based on the hundreds of physics experiments that are presented at physics conferences and in classrooms across the country, the show features segments on motion, momentum, vacuum, friction, energy, density, fluid motion, sound waves and sound vibration, light waves, temperature and much more from our incredible world.


The Dark Crystal

Saturday, July 29, 2:00 pm–4:00 pm
Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Avenue (at 37 Street) )
Free with museum admission ($12/adults, $9/students & seniors, $6/ages 3-12, free/2 and under)

See Jim Henson’s beloved fantasy film on a big screen. On a remote planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, to restore order to his world. Using a mix of puppetry, animatronics, modern special effects, and more, The Dark Crystal creates a sense of visual astonishment rarely equaled in fantasy filmmaking. In conjunction with exhibition Jim Henson’s World.

Also Sunday 4:30 pm.

Ragtag Theatre's Cinderella

Saturday, July 29, 3:30 pm–4:30 pm
McGinn/Cazale Theatre (WP Theater) (2162 Broadway at 76th Street)
$18-$40

Follow a poor troupe of “Italian” actors as they present a hilarious musical romp through the well-known fairy tale Cinderella, with daffy llamas, roller skating fairy godmothers, selfie taking step sisters, Carol Channing, and furry kicks standing in for the traditional glass slippers. Performed in the interactive street theater style known as Commedia dell’arte with larger-than-life characters, colorful song and dance numbers, tons of pop culture references and a great message on self-worth. Fun for all ages.

Sundays through August 27

39th Annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Powwow

Saturday, July 29, 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
Queens County Farm Museum (73-50 Little Neck Parkway)
$10, $5/ages 12 & under

New York City’s oldest and largest powwow features intertribal Native American dance competitions and a large selection of unique Native American art, crafts, jewelry, and food. A spectacular event held in the apple orchard on the farm grounds.

Also on Sunday.


Lincoln Center Out Of Doors Family Weekend: Double Dutch

Saturday, July 29, 10:30 am–5:00 pm
Lincoln Center (65th Street & Broadway)

Celebrate double dutch and the women of color who’ve contributed to the cultural fabric of NYC through this competitive sport turned art form. Features demonstrations, jump-ins, panel discussions, a film screening and exhibition.


Pete the Cat Musical

Sunday, July 30, 10:30 am–11:30 am
Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street)

See a musical featuring groovy picture book favorite Pete the Cat by acclaimed children’s theatre company Theatreworks USA. A limited number of free tickets are available beginning one hour prior to the first performance of the day. Individuals are limited to 4 tickets per adult, per day. Reserved seats in the orchestra availble for a $50 tax-deductible donation.


That Chemistry Show

Sunday, July 30, 12:00 pm–1:15 pm
The Physics Theater (300 West 43rd Street)
$29 at this link

A candle that moves water, a paper cup that won’t burn, a firefly without fire. An atomic flash, weaponized sugar, a hydrogen bomb. Genie in a bottle, secret writing, elephant toothpaste. All these and more comprise 80 minutes of exploration led by long-time “mad scientist” Borislaw Bilash combining the worlds of chemistry and show business. A spin-off of the popular That Physics SHow.


Le Carrousel Magique

Sunday, July 30, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm
Bryant Park (42nd Street & Fifth Avenue)

See feats and tricks performed by favorite magicians by the charming Le Carrousel.


Family Dance Programs with TAYLOR 2

Sunday, July 30, 11:00 am–3:30 pm
Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) (212 West 83rd Street between Broadway & Amsterdam)
Free with museum admission ($11, $7/seniors, free/ages 11 months old & younger)

Acclaimed modern dance company TAYLOR 2 visits CMOM for interactive programs. At 11 am, ages 5 & under can take a unique “mommy/daddy and me” class the uses rhythm games, songs and creative movement to teach the fundamentals of dance. At 12 pm, join the dancers of TAYLOR 2 as they stretch, dance and prepare for an upcoming dance performance at CMOM. Dance with them, talk with them and learn what it takes to be a dancer for a Modern Dance company. At 2 & 3 pm, learn about Modern Dance and Paul Taylor’s choreography with bicycle wheels through an interactive performance. Also check out the interactive Let’s Dance exhibition.


Labyrinth

Sunday, July 30, 2:00 pm–4:00 pm
Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Avenue (at 37 Street) )
Free with museum admission ($12/adults, $9/students & seniors, $6/ages 3-12, free/2 and under)

See Jim Henson’s beloved fantasy film on a big screen. Featuring Jennifer Connelly, David Bowie, elaborate set pieces, including a castle inspired by M.C. Escher, and a witty and fantastical script by Monty Python member Terry Jones. In conjunction with exhibition Jim Henson’s World.

Also at 6:30 pm.

That Physics Show

Sunday, July 30, 3:00 pm–4:00 pm
The Physics Theater (300 West 43rd Street)
$39 at this link

Professional physics demonstrator David Maiullo brings his scientific “magic” from the world of physics to an off-Broadway show for all ages. Based on the hundreds of physics experiments that are presented at physics conferences and in classrooms across the country, the show features segments on motion, momentum, vacuum, friction, energy, density, fluid motion, sound waves and sound vibration, light waves, temperature and much more from our incredible world.


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