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Saturday, April 1–Thursday, March 1, 7:00 am–10:00 pm
High Line 14th Street Passage (Tenth Avenue & West 14th Street)

This open-air group exhibition on the scenic High Line explores the relationship between man and nature, looking at how the boundaries between the natural world and culture are defined, crossed, and obliterated. We liked the circle of colorful creatures swallowing each other, the giant griffin sculpture, and he mysterious silver witch shoes (and the paletas from the La Newyorkina stand at 17th street).
See-saw and play music with your feet in the interactive La Deliciosa Show by Radamés “Juni” Figueroa on 30th Street.


Holiday Train Show at Grand Central Terminal

Thursday, November 16–Monday, February 26, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex (Grand Central Terminal)

Watch models of the MTA’s vintage and current trains and subway cars travel deaprt from a miniature replica of Grand Central Terminal to Santa’s workshop at the North Pole in this small yet charming display full of delightful details. This year’s exhibition showcases Lionel Metro-North, Polar Express, and vintage subway train sets against a cityscape backdrop designed by Brooklyn-based artist Josh Cochran.


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.


Wave Hill Family Art Project: Living Sculpture

Saturday, January 20, 10:00 am–1:00 pm
Wave Hill (West 249th Street & Independence Avenue)

The historic Wave Hill House nestled among scenic forests and gardens hosts storytime and crart projects inspired by the surroundings. Patch a green world together with Wave Hill Winter Workspace visiting artist Pedro Ramirez, and make a collaborative, indoor “living sculpture.” Working on a premade structure created by Ramirez, use clay slip to add pieces of sod made from burlap and sprouted plants like clover and millet, in a process that represents green husbandry for the planet. Then sprout your own small burlap and clay piece to grow at home.


MoMA Family Gallery Talks

Saturday, January 20, 10:15 am–11:15 am
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) (4 West 53rd Street)

Ages 4 to 16 can engage in lively discussions and fun activities while looking closely at modern masterpieces and cutting-edge contemporary art. One week we discussed why Mark Rothko paintings are like sandwiches then made our own Rothkos from pre-cut paper. Each month a new theme is introduced.

Tickets available at the information desk in the Education and Research building (4 West 54 Street) starting at 10 am; programs often fill up so arrive early. Includes free museum admission for up to two accompanying adults.


LC Kids Storytime at the Atrium: Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

Saturday, January 20, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
David Rubenstein Atrium (Broadway between West 62nd and West 63rd Streets)

Debut author/illustrator Vashti Harrison shares the stories of some of the 40 bold African- American women who shaped history featured in her new book Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History, based on her popular Instagram posts.


Storytime at the Strand

Saturday, January 20, 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 NYC bookstore.


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.


Women's March on NYC

Saturday, January 20, 11:00 am–5:00 pm
Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (East 47th Street & 2nd Avenue)

Join the international community to march in support of equality and promote civil rights for every human. Marchers will line up along Central Park West between 62nd and 82nd. There will be entry points at 61st, 64th, 71st (main entrance point) and 75th. After an 11:30 am rally at Central Park West & 61st/62nd stree, the march will go past Columbus Circle, East on 59th Street, and South on 6th Avenue with exits at 45th/44th/43rd streets. Choose from many indoor after march activities including parties, Art Actions, plays and a variety of other events throughout the city.


McNally Jackson Storytime

Saturday, January 20, 11:30 am–12:30 pm
McNally Jackson Books ( 52 Prince Street)

Author Yvonne Brooks leads a themed storytime for ages 3 to 10 with dynamic storytelling that features fantastic new books and our favorite classics guest authors and illustrators, holiday celebration and book-themed art.


Vered and the Babes

Saturday, January 20, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm
Central Library of the Brooklyn Public Library (10 Grand Army Plaza)

Enjoy a family-friendly concert with Vered and the Babes, a local group reminiscent of a Doo-Wop band, using playful vocal harmonies, lively horns, pots and pans, and beatboxing to get everyone jumping and singing along.


Dance With with Mark Morris Dance Group

Saturday, January 20, 3:00 pm–4:00 pm
Mark Morris Dance Center (3 Lafayette Avenue)

This free Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) class for the whole family is taught by MMDG dancers and accompanied by live music. Each month showcases choreography in conjunction with the Dance Group’s performances in New York City and around the world. All ages and abilities welcome, including children with disabilities.


Wave Hill Family Art Project

Sunday, January 21, 10:00 am–1:00 pm
Wave Hill (West 249th Street & Independence Avenue)

The historic Wave Hill House nestled among scenic forests and gardens hosts storytime and crafts inspired by the surroundings.


MoMA Family Gallery Talks

Sunday, January 21, 10:15 am–11:15 am
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) (4 West 53rd Street)

Ages 4 to 16 can engage in lively discussions and fun activities while looking closely at modern masterpieces and cutting-edge contemporary art. One week we discussed why Mark Rothko paintings are like sandwiches then made our own Rothkos from pre-cut paper. Each month a new theme is introduced.

Tickets available at the information desk in the Education and Research building (4 West 54 Street) starting at 10 am; programs often fill up so arrive early. Includes free museum admission for up to two accompanying adults.


Eloise Story Time at The Plaza

Sunday, January 21, 11:00 am–11:30 am
Eloise at the Plaza (Fifth Avenue & Central Park South)

Skidder into the pink Eloise shop to listen to one of Eloise’s many adventures in New York City, Paris, Hollywood, Moscow and more. Free to attend but space is limited, so arrive early to grab the most mahvelous spot. Stay after to explore The Plaza, take a photo with the Eloise portrait or graze throughout The Plaza Food Hall.


Mil's Trills Winter Bash & Album Release Party

Sunday, January 21, 11:00 am–12:30 pm
ShapeShifter Lab (18 Whitwell Place)
$10/in advance, $15/at door

Join the Mil’s Trills community as they celebrate their eighth birthday with the official release of their third family album, Ridiculous Nonsense, emphasizing the value of PLAY in the creative process. Move your body, open your mind, and activate your imagination with Amelia Robinson and her all ages band as they perform playful bursts of combustible joy to honor the magic of the moment.


Storytime at the Strand

Sunday, January 21, 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 NYC bookstore.


Rubin Family Sundays: Flourishing Futures

Sunday, January 21, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Rubin Museum of Art (150 West 17 Street)

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


Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Monday, January 22, 10:30 am–11:00 am
Metropolitan Museum Of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street)
Free, museum admission not required.

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.


Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Tuesday, January 23, 10:30 am–11:00 am
Metropolitan Museum Of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street)
Free, museum admission not required.

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.


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