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.

Passport to Eataly: Tours for Kids

Saturday, January 20, 10:00 am–11:00 am
Eataly Flatiron (200 Fifth Avenue at West 24th Street)

Uncover the food and language of Italy as an Eatalian ambassador guides kids around an Italian marketplac. Explore each department, learn an Italian word or phrase, and earn a stamp in provided passport. Discover the value of whole ingredients and receive delicious tastes along the way, including fresh mozzarella, margherita pizza, and gelato.

Sick Day for Morris McGee

Saturday, January 20, 10:00 am–10:45 am
The New Victory Theater (209 West 42nd Street)

Every day, Morris McGee takes the No. 5 bus to his job at the zoo. Every day, he lovingly attends to the elephant, the tortoise, the penguin, the owl and the rhinoceros (who always has a runny nose). Every day, that is, until it’s Morris who has the sniffles, Based on a Caldecott Medal-winning book by Philip C. Stead, this charming puppetry performance about one creature of habit and his kindhearted coterie will warm your heart and chase away the winter chills. Presented by Israeli troupe The Train Theater.

Friday 1 pm
Saturday & Sunday 10 am, 1 pm & 4 pm
Through  Jan 28

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Saturday, January 20, 10:00 am–11:00 am
DR2 Theatre (103 East 15th Street )
$25–$85.50, Buy One Get One Free for select performances with code FRIDAY

A menagerie of 75 lovable puppets bring beloved Eric Carle stories to life including The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly, Brown Bear, Brown Bear and, the star of the show, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This critically acclaimed production has toured five countries after debuting in Australia.

Through Feb, 2018
Thursday 10 am
Friday 10 am & 12 pm
Saturday 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm &4 pm
Sunday 10 am, 12 pm & 2 pm

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.

The Skyscraper Museum Family Program: Transportation NYC

Saturday, January 20, 10:30 am–11:45 am
The Skyscaper Museum (39 Battery Place)

Young learners will be introduced to the many different modes of transportation available in large cities today like trains, ferries, and bikes. Through a group reading of Christopher Niemann’s picture book Subway, learn about one form of city transit.
Afterwards, the young planners will then design their favorite way to get around the city.

Whitney Open Studio

Saturday, January 20, 10:30 am–3:00 pm
Whitney Museum of American Art (99 Gansevoort Street)
Free with museum admission ($22, $18/students & seniors, free/kids under 18)

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.

Whitney Family Tours

Saturday, January 20, 10:45 am–11:15 am
Whitney Museum of American Art (99 Gansevoort Street)
Free with museum admission ($22, $18/students & seniors, free/kids under 18)

Explore and learn about art together through lively discussion and fun gallery activities in interactive family tours of kid-friendly works on view in current exhibitions. Ticket given out first come, first served at the desk outside the Hearst Artspace on Floor Three. Also stop by the Open Studio (10:30 am–3 pm) for art making inspired by works on view.

Also at 11:45 am & 12:45 pm.

All Aboard With Thomas & Friends

Saturday, January 20, 11:00 am
New York Botanical Garden (2900 Southern Boulevard)
Varies by day; $23-$30/adults, $10-$18/ages 1-12, $20-$28/students & seniors, free ages 1 & under.

See a sing-along performance with Thomas the Train where kids help Thomas discover the steps to grow a beautiful garden and take a photo with the Really Useful Engine.

11 am, 1:30 pm & 3:30 pm
Also at 9 am some weekends
Through Jan 21

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.

Muppet Music Moments

Saturday, January 20, 11:00 am–12:30 pm
Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Avenue (at 37 Street) )
Free with museum admission ($15/adults, $9/students & seniors, $7/ages 3-12, free/2 and under)

See a collection of classic musical numbers interpreted as only the Muppets can. This compilation features a wide range of musical genres including performances by guest stars Harry Belafonte, Elton John, Linda Ronstadt, and many more. Also check out the fun exhibition Jim Henson’s World.

Owen & Mzee The Musical

Saturday, January 20, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Church of the Blessed Sacrament (152 West 71st Street)

Vital Theatre Company presents a new musical based on the inspiring true story of two great friends, a baby hippo named Owen and a 130-yr-old giant tortoise named Mzee. When Owen was stranded after a tsunami, villagers in Kenya worked tirelessly to rescue him. Then, to everyone’s amazement, the orphan hippo and the elderly tortoise adopted each other. Now they are inseparable, swimming, eating, and playing together.

Saturday & Sunday through Feb 11.

Saturday Art Workshops at Scandinavia House

Saturday, January 20, 11:00 am–12:30 pm
Scandinavia House (58 Park Avenue at 38th Street)

Each Saturday morning, Scandinavia House presents arts and storytelling for children. Work with Nordic themes in the Halldór Laxness Library, including exhibition-related workshops for The Experimental Self: Edvard Munch’s Photography in January.

Start with Art at the Met/Art Trek

Saturday, January 20, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Metropolitan Museum Of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street)
Free with museum admission (Pay-what-you-wish, suggested $25, free/ages 12 & under)

Fabulous museum educators engage children in conversations and activities related to a few works in the vast collection. Share ideas and enjoy stories, sketching, singing, and other gallery activities that bring works of art to life.

Also at 2 pm.

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.

The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats

Saturday, January 20, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
St. Luke’s Theatre (308 West 46th Street)

Four of Ezra Jack Keats’ best stories are brought to life, including The Snowy Day, Whistle for Willie, Goggles!, and Letter to Amy. Singing, live action, humor, and shadow puppets create a warm and joyful experience that celebrates the wonder of childhood in the city: the excitement of a fresh snowfall, the delight of whistling for the first time, the awe in finding a special treasure.

11 am Saturdays through Feb 3 & Jan 15

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.

Addy & Uno

Saturday, January 20, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street)
$22.25 at this link, Free/ages 2 & under

In this family musical about disabilities, Uno, a child with autism, faces the challenge of competing in his school’s math competition. His friends with varying disabilities – ADHD, vision, hearing and physical impairment – rally in support. With puppetry and music, the show celebrates the abilities within disability and inspires empathy and the understanding that it’s “nice to be nice”.

Saturday & Sunday 12 pm
Through Jan 14

MOCACREATE: Mix! Paste! Sculpt! Repeat!

Saturday, January 20–Saturday, January 27, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Museum Of Chinese In America (215 Centre Street)
Free with museum admission ($10, $5/seniors, students & ages 2–18, free/ages 1 & under)

Using paper, glue, and flour, construct a paper mache animal that stands for freedom, equality, unity, or friendship inspired by the created “freedom birds” made by detained Golden Venture passengers.

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