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Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Friday, May 26, 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.


Children's Museum of the Arts WEE Arts

Friday, May 26, 10:45 am–12:00 pm
Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) (102 Charlton Street)
$25/family

Join CMA’s WEE teaching artists for art-filled drop-in sessions featuring music, storytime, and lots of materials and techniques to explore. Stay and explore the Children’s Museum of The Arts after for $6 more.


Sing-along with The Buttons

Friday, May 26, 3:15 pm–4:00 pm
Sacred Sounds Yoga (163 Bleecker Street between Sullivan & Thompson Streets)
$25/family

Through a mixture of classic children’s songs, favorite oldies and their own original songs, Brooklyn-based duo The Buttons create a high energy, joyful singalong that inspires participants to move their bodies, use their imaginations, observe the world around them, and learn new things.


Book Culture Storytime

Friday, May 26, 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.


New-York Historical Society Storytime

Friday, May 26, 3:30 pm–4:15 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)

This bi-weekly program in the library of the engaging children’s center includes the reading of a NY-themed book, a related craft project, playtime with historic toys and a special Little New-Yorkers hello song. The fabulous teacher comes up with some really creative, engaging projects – we’ve made iphone ‘books’ and construction paper teapots – and it’s never been crowded.


Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare + Friday Picnics

Friday, May 26, 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 and a performance of Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor (7 pm) by the irreverent The Drilling Company Theatre for New Plays.

Also on June 3.

Shababa Saturday Mornings

Saturday, May 27, 10:30 am–12:00 pm
92Y (1395 Lexington Avenue)

Sing, dance and celebrate Shabbat as a community. Families with babies, toddlers and older children enjoy traditional and non-traditional music, creative prayer, art, movement and more in a relaxed and playful environment. No prior experience celebrating Shabbat necessary.


Whitney Open Studio

Saturday, May 27, 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.


Book Culture on Columbus Storytime

Saturday, May 27, 11:00 am–11:45 am
Book Culture on Columbus (450 Columbus Avenue between 81st & 82nd Street)

The downstairs kids department of this charming UWS bookstore hosts a variety of storytimes: Tuesdays at 11 am with Tehilah from Society for the Advancement of Judaism (SAJ), Wednesdays at 4 pm, Saturdays at 11 am. Turkish storytimes are the first Saturday of the month at 4 pm, and the last Saturday storytime of the month is bilingual in Spanish and English.


Books Of Wonder Storytime

Saturday, May 27, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Books Of Wonder (18 West 18th Street)

Employees from NYC’s largest and oldest children’s bookstore read several books from the shelves (based on the age of the children attending) among delightful literary prints and decor.


Storytime at the Strand

Saturday, May 27, 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 NY bookstore


Target Design Kids: Architecture 101

Saturday, May 27, 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum ( 2 East 91st Street)

Explore architectural elements and design a building facade. Workshops are geared toward kids ages 5 through 12.


The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Saturday, May 27, 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.


"Life's A Real Dream" by Lard Dog & The Band of Shy

Saturday, May 27, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm
The People’s Improv Theatre (123 East 24th Street)
$20

Lard Dog and his six-piece Band of Shy invite you to their unique audio-visual universe, an all-ages musical extravaganza supporting positive messages of creativity, niceness, acceptance, and frivolity, complete with catchy songs, interactive props, multimedia graphics, and even a pretzel. We are big fans of their fun (and funny) song I Like.


Book Culture Storytime

Saturday, May 27, 3:30 pm–4:15 pm
Book Culture on Broadway (2915 Broadway at 114th Street)

Enjoy themed storytimes in German at the charming children’s room of this independent bookstore.


Whitney Open Studio

Sunday, May 28, 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.


Books Of Wonder Storytime

Sunday, May 28, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Books Of Wonder (18 West 18th Street)

Employees from NYC’s largest and oldest children’s bookstore read several books from the shelves (based on the age of the children attending) among delightful literary prints and decor.


Film Forum Jr.: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Sunday, May 28, 11:00 am–12:30 pm
Film Forum (209 West Houston Street)
$8

Orphaned, lightning bolt-scarred orphan Daniel Radcliffe lives with neglectful relatives and sleeps under the stairs, until a mysterious stranger arrives on his 11th birthday to whisk him away to the enchanting Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The first of eight films, with a supporting cast full of Britain’s greatest actors, including Richard Harris, John Cleese, Robbie Coltrane, Richard Griffiths, John Hurt, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Maggie Smith, Zoe Wanamaker, and Julie Walters.


Storytime at the Strand

Sunday, May 28, 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 NY bookstore


New-York Historical Society Storytime

Sunday, May 28, 11:30 am–12:30 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)

From the seventeenth century to the twenty-first, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of New York City and the people who made it great in the charming library on the fabulously interactive children’s floor.


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