Circle of Dance

Tuesday, April 1–Tuesday, April 30, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
National Museum of the American Indian – New York (One Bowling Green)

This awesome five-year exhibit featuring videos and gorgeous costumes of ten Native American social and ceremonial dances from throughout the Americas with plenty of floor space to dance along.


Transformer: Native Art in Light and Sound

Friday, November 10–Sunday, January 6, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
National Museum of the American Indian – New York (One Bowling Green)

Ten artists use light, digital projection, and experimental media to reflect on their place in and between traditional and dominant cultures. Through innovative sound art, digital media, and installation, the exhibition demonstrates the continuity of Indigenous cultures and creativity in the digital age.


Visionaire’s AMAZE

Tuesday, April 10–Sunday, June 10, 8:00 am–7:00 pm
The Gallery at Cadillac House (330 Hudson Street)

Enter a surreal maze designed by Rafael de Cárdenas with a vocal-only sound score by Sahra Motalebi. Wander through black and white op art, a hall of mirrors and absurd sonic landscapes.


Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Wednesday, April 25, 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.


Kids Karma Yoga StoryTime

Wednesday, April 25, 11:30 am–12:00 pm
Karma Kids Yoga (25 West 23rd Street)

Read stories and learn age-appropriate yoga poses at these free action-packed storytimes for yogis up to six years old. My 2-year-old loved trying handstands against the wall.


Tummy Time, Crawlers Club & Wobbly Walkers

Wednesday, April 25, 1:00 pm–1:45 pm
JCC Manhattan (334 Amsterdam (@ West 76th Street))
$18

In Tummy Time, newborns to crawlers work on milestones through songs, nursery rhymes, and exercises designed to strengthen muscles and provide mental stimulation. In Crawlers Club, Tummy Time “graduates” continue to reach new developmental milestones in a community of first friends. Wobbly Walkerse explore movement in an environment that supports early socialization through songs, exercises and play.


Jazz+Wednesdays

Wednesday, April 25, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm
American Folk Art Museum (2 Lincoln Square (Columbus Avenue at 66th Street))

The Bill Wurtzel Trio play standards from the American Songbook in an intimate, American-art filled setting.


Metropolitan Museum Of Art Storytime

Wednesday, April 25, 3:00 pm–3:30 pm
Metropolitan Museum Of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street)

Look, listen, sing, and have fun with picture books; then continue your adventure with a self-guided gallery hunt in the Museum. Geared toward families with children ages 3–6, but all ages welcome. Space is limited; first come, first served.


Book Culture on Columbus Storytime

Wednesday, April 25, 4:00 pm–4:45 pm
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.


Evensong Featuring the Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral

Wednesday, April 25, 5:00 pm–5:45 pm
Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine (1047 Amsterdam Avenue at West 112th Street)

Choral evening prayer in the tradition of the great Cathedrals of the Anglican Communion will be sung by a special guest, Londons 900-year-old treble Choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the dedication of the American Memorial Chapel in St. Paul’s Cathedral.


Tiny Poets Time

Thursday, April 26, 10:00 am–11:00 am
Poets House (10 River Terrace)

Enjoy songs and poetry readings for ages 1 – 3 in a lovely room filled with objects intended to promote thought and creative association.


Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Thursday, April 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.


Poem in Your Pocket Day

Thursday, April 26, 10:30 am–1:30 pm
Bryant Park (42nd Street & Fifth Avenue)

NYC’s 16th Annual celebration of poetry features original poem readings from from elementary, intermediate and high school students.


Eloise Story Time at The Plaza

Thursday, April 26, 11:00 am–11:30 am
Eloise at the Plaza (Fifth Avenue & Central Park South)

Skidder into the pink Eloise shop to listen to one of Eloise’s many adventures in New York City, Paris, Hollywood, Moscow and more. Free to attend but space is limited, so arrive early to grab the most mahvelous spot. Stay after to explore The Plaza, take a photo with the Eloise portrait or graze throughout The Plaza Food Hall.


Discovery Program Baby Social

Thursday, April 26, 12:15 pm–1:00 pm
Discovery Programs ( 251 West 100th Street (between Broadway & West End))

Babies 6 weeks to 8 months old and their caregivers are invited to Discovery Programs’ spacious gymnasium for unstructured play accompanied by a live guitarist,


Tummy Time, Crawlers Club & Wobbly Walkers

Thursday, April 26, 1:00 pm–1:45 pm
JCC Manhattan (334 Amsterdam (@ West 76th Street))
$18

In Tummy Time, newborns to crawlers work on milestones through songs, nursery rhymes, and exercises designed to strengthen muscles and provide mental stimulation. In Crawlers Club, Tummy Time “graduates” continue to reach new developmental milestones in a community of first friends. Wobbly Walkerse explore movement in an environment that supports early socialization through songs, exercises and play.


Metropolitan Museum Of Art Storytime

Thursday, April 26, 3:00 pm–3:30 pm
Metropolitan Museum Of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street)

Look, listen, sing, and have fun with picture books; then continue your adventure with a self-guided gallery hunt in the Museum. Geared toward families with children ages 3–6, but all ages welcome. Space is limited; first come, first served.


Poem in Your Pocket Day at Poets House

Thursday, April 26, 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
Poets House (10 River Terrace)

Join young readers and writers along with special guests for an afternoon of poetry readings and fun. Bring a poem of your choice to share or find one at Poets House.


Nili Yelin: The Storybook Mom

Thursday, April 26, 11:15 am–12:00 pm
Monica + Andy NYC (410 Columbus Avenue between 79th & 80th Street)

Award-winning Nili Yelin combined her professional theatre career with mommyhood to create The Storybook Mom. Using an interactive, educational and highly amusing style, Ms. Yelin likes to call her story-telling, “Sit Down Stand-up.” She delivers a full performance of the written word, even though the words are few, rhyming, and surrounded by pictures. Limited space, so call (646.918.7879) to register or get there 15 minutes early.

Monday & Friday 11:15 am
Thursdays 4 pm
Sunday 10:30 am

Arbor Day in Madison Square Park

Friday, April 27, 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Madison Square Park (Madison Avenue & 24th Street)

Celebrate Arbor Day with a day of free programming where you can learn all about MSPC’s favorite trees—some of which are over 165 years old. Take gardener-led tours of the Park’s trees, try fun and interactive tree-themed activities and hear Story Laurie share engaging tree tales for the whole family.


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