Kid On The Town
Culture For City Kids
Special Needs

Mark Morris Dance Group Family Fun: Bhangra

Saturday, October 21, 4:30 pm–5:30 pm
Mark Morris Dance Center (3 Lafayette Avenue)
$25/family of 2-3, $30/family of 4-6

Learn a high energy form of folk dance from the Pubjab region of India from Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) dancers accompanied by traditional music of the region. No experience needed. All ages and abilities welcome; adaptions available for dancers on the autism spectrum.


Access Family Workshop

Sunday, October 29, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
The Jewish Museum (1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street)

Visitors with learning or developmental disabilities are invited to explore the exhibition Modigliani Unmasked and create art inspired by the work on view. Featuring early drawings by Modigliani—many of which are being shown for the first time in the United States—the exhibition illuminates the artist’s heritage as an Italian Sephardic Jew as pivotal to understanding his artistic output. Advance reservation required; contact [email protected] or 212.423.3289.


Autism Spectrum Tour: The Discovery Squad

Saturday, November 25, 9:00 am–10:00 am
American Museum of Natural History (West 81st Street & Central Park West)

Families with 5–14 year-olds with autism spectrum disorders can attend a 40-minute tour led by specially trained tour guides, then spend some time exploring the Discovery Room before the Museum opens to the public. Ages 5–9 will discover the dioramas in the Hall of North American Mammals, which offers a snapshot of the plants and animals native to North America, and explore the dioramas in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life. Ages 10–14 will take a trip through the Hall of Planet Earth to explore the planet we live on and the forces that create volcanoes, earthquakes, and rock formations. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Call 212-769-5200, Monday-Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.


Autism Spectrum Tour: The Discovery Squad

Saturday, December 2, 9:00 am–10:00 am
American Museum of Natural History (West 81st Street & Central Park West)

Families with 5–14 year-olds with autism spectrum disorders can attend a 40-minute tour led by specially trained tour guides, then spend some time exploring the Discovery Room before the Museum opens to the public. Ages 5–9 will discover the dioramas in the Hall of North American Mammals, which offers a snapshot of the plants and animals native to North America, and explore the dioramas in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life. Ages 10–14 will take a trip through the Hall of Planet Earth to explore the planet we live on and the forces that create volcanoes, earthquakes, and rock formations. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Call 212-769-5200, Monday-Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.


Access Family Workshop

Sunday, December 3, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
The Jewish Museum (1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street)

Visitors with learning or developmental disabilities are invited to explore the exhibition

Autism Spectrum Tour: The Discovery Squad

Saturday, January 13, 9:00 am–10:00 am
American Museum of Natural History (West 81st Street & Central Park West)

Families with 5–14 year-olds with autism spectrum disorders can attend a 40-minute tour led by specially trained tour guides, then spend some time exploring the Discovery Room before the Museum opens to the public. Ages 5–9 will discover the dioramas in the Hall of North American Mammals, which offers a snapshot of the plants and animals native to North America, and explore the dioramas in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life. Ages 10–14 will take a trip through the Hall of Planet Earth to explore the planet we live on and the forces that create volcanoes, earthquakes, and rock formations. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Call 212-769-5200, Monday-Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.


Autism Spectrum Tour: The Discovery Squad

Saturday, March 17, 9:00 am–10:00 am
American Museum of Natural History (West 81st Street & Central Park West)

Families with 5–14 year-olds with autism spectrum disorders can attend a 40-minute tour led by specially trained tour guides, then spend some time exploring the Discovery Room before the Museum opens to the public. Ages 5–9 will discover the dioramas in the Hall of North American Mammals, which offers a snapshot of the plants and animals native to North America, and explore the dioramas in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life. Ages 10–14 will take a trip through the Hall of Planet Earth to explore the planet we live on and the forces that create volcanoes, earthquakes, and rock formations. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Call 212-769-5200, Monday-Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.


LC Kids Artists at the Atrium: Brady Rymer And The Little Band That Could

Saturday, April 7, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
David Rubenstein Atrium (Broadway between West 62nd and West 63rd Streets)

a whimsical Americana mashup when the Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Brady Rymer brings his rootsy, accordion-laced pop and rock tunes to Lincoln Center. Designed for kids on the autism spectrum, this performance is part of the Big Umbrella Festival.