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Culture For City Kids
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Free Trial of Handprints Art Class for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Thursday, September 21, 9:15 am
Rutgers Church ( 236 West 73rd Street)

Ages 16 months to 5 years are invited to a free trial of Rutger’s art class. Children are free to create and explore in our warm and friendly open studio space. Enjoy homemade playdough, easel painting, and a special project at the big table. Dress for a mess.

Also at 10:15 am.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Thursday, September 21, 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.


Eloise Storytime

Thursday, September 21, 2:00 pm–2:30 pm
New-York Historical Society (70 Central Park West at 77th Street)
Free with museum admission ($20, $6/ages 5-13, free/ages 4 & under
50% off with this link)

Skibble into the Eloise at the Museum story corner and listen to the exploits of the Plaza’s most famous resident.


Rosh Hashanah in Prospect Park

Thursday, September 21, 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
Prospect Park Boathouse & Audubon Center (101 East Drive)

Join Prospect Park Alliance during the Rosh Hashanah holiday for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the Prospect Park Carousel. Enjoy nature education programs, Bird Nerds Game Hour, a nature walk and science project, carousel rides ($2/ride), potato sack races, spoon races, stilts and other old fashioned games.


Topsy Turvy Thursdays

Thursday, September 21, 3:30 pm–4:30 pm
Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling (898 St. Nicholas Ave at 155th street)

Storyteller Carletta Joy Walker shares stories of spring in a participatory and lively program.


Human Chess

Thursday, September 21, 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.


Morningside Lights 2017: The Secret Gardens

Thursday, September 21, 12:00 pm–6:00 pm
Miller Theatre (2960 Broadway at West 116th Street`)

Join neighbors in creating a fleet of handmade lanterns at free workshops for all ages. Daily workshops culminate in a procession of illuminated mobile sculptures in Morningside Park on September 23. Online sign-up required.

Daily though Sept 22.

Midtown Recess

Thursday, September 21, 3:00 pm–7:00 pm
Plaza33 (West 33rd Street between 7th & 8th Avenue)

All ages can play giant chess, oversized Connect 4, jump ropes, and more.


Photoville

Thursday, September 21, 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
Brooklyn Bridge Park (John Street & Jay Street)

Explore an immersive photography village populated by 55+ shipping containers repurposed into galleries underneath the Brooklyn Bridge. Programming includes numerous hands-on workshops, tents with family-friendly photo activities, photo publishers, gear demonstrations, a community photo book store run by Red Hook Editions, tintype portraits by the Penumbra Foundation, a comic water balloon gladiator show and a beer garden with a range of food vendors from Smorgasburg and Brooklyn Brewery beers. Exhibitions explore immigration, American identity, climate change and other important themes.

Daily through Sunday.

Seaport Summer Music

Thursday, September 21, 7:00 pm–10:00 pm
South Street Seaport (Fulton & Front Streets)

Catch cool sounds from emerging local artists at the Seaport District’s Summer Stage, located on the corner of Fulton and Front Street.


Community Cowpokes with Hopalong Andrew: Tribeca

Friday, September 22, 10:00 am–11:00 am
Whole Foods Tribeca (270 Greenwich Street)

Sing along with Hopalong Andrew, an award-winning musician and former NYC Urban Park Ranger who adapts classic cowboy songs to reflect life as an urban cowpoke. His 1-man band (guitar, banjo, harmonica, and suitcase drum kit) performances encourages participation and interaction, creating a fun and positive space for play, music and rhythm training, and vibrant social interaction.


Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Friday, September 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.


Eloise Storytime

Friday, September 22, 2:00 pm–2:30 pm
New-York Historical Society (70 Central Park West at 77th Street)
Free with museum admission ($20, $6/ages 5-13, free/ages 4 & under
50% off with this link)

Skibble into the Eloise at the Museum story corner and listen to the exploits of the Plaza’s most famous resident.


Family Day: Personalized Prints

Friday, September 22, 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum ( 2 East 91st Street)

To celebrate New York Textile Month, explore stamping on various textiles. Also enjoy design activities and gallery bingo (and make you you check out the wallpaper immersion room).


Sibyl Kempson: 12 Shouts to the Ten Forgotten Heavens

Friday, September 22, 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
Whitney Museum of American Art (99 Gansevoort Street)

Celebrate the autumnal equinox with free workshops and performances at the Whitney, part of a three-year iterative performance project by American playwright, director, and performer Sibyl Kempson marks each solstice and equinox occurring between March 2016 and December 2018. This Shout will begin with an artist-led workshop in the Lobby. Conjuring the aid of unidentifiable ancient visitors, participants will create doll beings that personify the cosmological forces of nature. The audience will then traverse the outdoor areas in front of the Museum, and venture to the High Line—a higher, golden land—over the course of the afternoon. Elaborating on last year’s autumnal themes of sacrifice, death, and reaping, this Shout further delves into animist narratives of the project’s ritual practice. Audience is invited to arrive at anytime; there will be three looped sojourns to another world on the hour at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.


Book Culture Storytime

Friday, September 22, 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.


Morningside Lights 2017: The Secret Gardens

Friday, September 22, 12:00 pm–6:00 pm
Miller Theatre (2960 Broadway at West 116th Street`)

Join neighbors in creating a fleet of handmade lanterns at free workshops for all ages. Daily workshops culminate in a procession of illuminated mobile sculptures in Morningside Park on September 23. Online sign-up required.

Daily though Sept 22.

Midtown Recess

Friday, September 22, 3:00 pm–7:00 pm
Plaza33 (West 33rd Street between 7th & 8th Avenue)

All ages can play giant chess, oversized Connect 4, jump ropes, and more.


Autumn Equinox Celebration

Friday, September 22, 6:30 pm–7:30 pm
Grand Army Plaza Brooklyn (Flatbush Ave)

Mama Donna Henes, New York’s unofficial commissioner of public spirit, hosts a sunset celebration of the first day of fall. Bring kids, dogs, drums, percussions and plenty of spirit. Rain or shine.


Bryant Park Square Dance

Friday, September 22, 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
Bryant Park (42nd Street & Fifth Avenue)

Do-si-do and promenade at a country dance party in the city with live music, a professional caller, dancing, countrified lawn activities including cornhole and trick-roping lesson), plus beer and wine and tasty grub curated by Hester Street Fair for purchase. Try the mechanical bull or the “bouncy horse corral” for little cowboys and cowgirls. Free cowboy hats for all.


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