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BAMKids Teknopolis 2018

Sunday, February 25, 9:30 am–6:00 pm
BAM Fisher (321 Ashland Place)
$18

Discover a vibrant virtual world to inspire and activate artists of all ages. BAM’s second tech takeover features four floors of immersive stories, digital music-making, liquid visuals, and so many more ways to combine code and creativity, art and technology. Time slots are already selling out, tickets, so get your tix now.


New York International Children's Film Festival 2018

Sunday, February 25, 10:30 am–5:30 pm
SVA Theater (333 West 23rd Street)
$14

Over 100 groundbreaking, thought-provoking films for ages 3-18 from 35 different countries screen at theaters around Manhattan, Brooklyn & Queens. See website for schedule.

Saturday & Sunday through March 18 at various locations.

Milstein Science Series: Ocean Technology

Sunday, February 25, 11:00 am–4:00 pm
American Museum of Natural History (West 81st Street & Central Park West)
Free with museum admission (suggested $22/ages 12-65, $12.50/ages 2-12, $17/students & seniors free/ages 2 & under)

Try hands-on activities and experience dynamic performances in this family-friendly science festival celebrating underwater technology including advanced devices such as submersibles, robotics, and sensors that enable scientists to descend to depths unfit for divers, transmit data more quickly, and collect samples of unexplored ecosystems. Learn more about the explorers and equipment that make today’s investigations possible.


The Magician's Assistant

Sunday, February 25, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm
UNDER St. Mark’s Theatre (94 St Marks Place)
$15, $5/kids

See a physical comedy about the transformative power of believing in yourself and asking for help. Everything seems under control until a magician’s lovely assistant blunders onstage and has to entertain the crowd in a magician’s absence. Clown Mélissa Smith switches characters with expert comedic flare, finding a delicate balance between chaos and control, vulnerability and confidence. Video projections and animation by Ingrid Larson add an extra dose of unexpected folly. Encourages empathy, laughter and eating your veggies.


Celebrate Lunar New Year and the Year of the Dog

Sunday, February 25, 1:00 pm–3:00 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)

Enjoy food, red envelopes, and festivities celebrating Lunar New Year. Many New Yorkers say Gong Hey Fat Choy each new year, but have you also heard Chuc Mung Nam Moi, sur s’dey chh’nam t’mey? Learn about all the ways Lunar New Year is celebrated through food and culture in Southeast Asia.


Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade And Festival

Sunday, February 25, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Sara D. Roosevelt Park (Chrystie Street between Delancey and Broome Street)

This annual spectacle features lion and dragon dancers, floats, marching bands, several hundred schoolchildren from Beijing, magicians, acrobats and more. Parade participants gather around noon at Sara Roosevelt Park, then move to Hester and Mott street where the parade starts at 1 pm, winding though the main streets of Lower Manhattan/Chinatown (Mott, Canal, Bowery, Chatham Square, East Broadway, Eldridge, Hester, Forsyth & Grand St.) and ending back at Sara Roosevelt Park, where the celebration continues until 4 pm at an outdoor cultural festival with food, booths and performances by musicians, dancers, and martial artists.


Rubin Family Sundays: Earth Painting

Sunday, February 25, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Rubin Museum of Art (150 West 17 Street)

Celebrating Losar, the Himalayan New Year, and 2018’s lunar sign, the Earth Dog, by painting with the most basic element: earth. Get down and dirty painting with mud and soil. Playing with dirt serves as a nostalgic exploration of the environment. Tibetans have used mud for art-making in the past, and we are reviving this element for the future. Also plant a Losar metok, Tibet’s winter flower. See how the metok grows over time.


Little Guggs

Wednesday, February 28, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Guggenheim (1071 5th Avenue at 89th Street)
$30 (includes museum admission, materials and snacks)

Children ages 2-4 years old and their parent/guardian hear a short story, explore one or two works of art in the galleries, and then make a work of art in the studio.


MOCAKIDS Storytime

Thursday, March 1, 3:30 pm–4:30 pm
Museum Of Chinese In America (215 Centre Street)
Free with museum admission ($10, $5/seniors, students & ages 2–18, free/ages 1 & under)

Interactive songs, finger-plays, nursery rhymes, and arts & crafts accompany a bilingual storytime in English and Mandarin. Everyone from native speakers to those seeking their first exposure to a new language are invited.


Free Children’s Museum of Manhattan

Friday, March 2, 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) (212 West 83rd Street between Broadway & Amsterdam)

The enchanting, interactive Children’s Museum of Manhattan is free the first Friday of every month from 5 to 8 pm. Go early or late to avoid the crowd.


BAMKids Teknopolis 2018

Saturday, March 3, 9:30 am–6:00 pm
BAM Fisher (321 Ashland Place)
$18

Discover a vibrant virtual world to inspire and activate artists of all ages. BAM’s second tech takeover features four floors of immersive stories, digital music-making, liquid visuals, and so many more ways to combine code and creativity, art and technology. Time slots are already selling out, tickets, so get your tix now.


First Saturdays For Families

Saturday, March 3, 10:00 am–12:00 pm
New Museum (235 Bowery)
Free, includes New Museum admission for up to three adults per family

Families with children and young adults three to ten years old can explore New Museum exhibits through lively conversations in the galleries and related creative activities.


LOS Kids - Copland

Saturday, March 3–Saturday, April 7, 10:00 am–11:00 am
The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (695 Park Avenue at 68th Street)
$15-$50

Dedicated to introducing children to the world of classical music, The Little Orchestra Society has been putting on fantastic family-friendly events for 65 years. This edition of LOS Kids, its interactive concert series geared for ages 3-10, features music by modern American composer Aaron Copland. “The Uncommon Man.”

Also at 11:30 am & Sunday 10 am, 11:30 am & 1 pm.

Saturday Morning Show

Saturday, March 3, 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Brookfield Place (220 Vesey Street)

Enjoy interactive concerts and shows at Hudson Eat in Brookfield Place, a fun place to wander in the winter. Part of a weekly series.


New York International Children's Film Festival 2018

Saturday, March 3, 10:30 am–5:30 pm
SVA Theater (333 West 23rd Street)
$14

Over 100 groundbreaking, thought-provoking films for ages 3-18 from 35 different countries screen at theaters around Manhattan, Brooklyn & Queens. See website for schedule.

Saturday & Sunday through March 18 at various locations.

The Skyscraper Museum Family Program

Saturday, March 3, 10:30 am–11:45 am
The Skyscaper Museum (39 Battery Place)
$5/child

Engage with an educator to explore the principles of urbanism, architecture, and engineering through hands-on activities. Surrounded by images, film, and models of past, present, and future skyscrapers, children and their guardians are exposed to the changing exhibitions in the gallery.


Whitney Family Tours

Saturday, March 3, 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.

Center for Architecture Family Day

Saturday, March 3, 11:00 am–1:00 pm
Center for Architecture (536 LaGuardia Place)
$12/child, $6/adult, pre-registration required

Learn about architecture and design through hands-on art, model building activities, gallery tours, and design challenges.


Just Kidding: The Not-Its!

Saturday, March 3, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street)
$17

With an out-of-this-world sound evoking both the Go-Go’s and 90s power-punk, Seattle’s The Not-Its! mix crunchy guitars and smooth, four-part harmonies for a show full of pop gems about everyday kid stuff from the first day of school to taking a bath.


Saturday Art Workshops at Scandinavia House

Saturday, March 3, 11:00 am–12:30 pm
Scandinavia House (58 Park Avenue at 38th Street)
$10

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.


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