Events


Kids' Night on Broadway

Tuesday, December 5–Tuesday, February 27, 10:30 am–11:30 am

Young fans age 4-18 can see a participating Broadway show for free when accompanied by a full-paying adult during Kids’ Night on Broadway (Tuesday, Feb 27). Kid-friendly options include Lion King, School of Rock and Aladdin.


2-for-1 Broadway Week Tickets

Saturday, January 6–Sunday, February 4, All Day

Tickets on sale now for two-for-one tickets to select Broadway shows Jan 16-Feb 4 . Kid-friendly options include Aladdin, Anastasia, The Lion King and School of Rock. Advance purchase suggested; some shows sell out quickly. See our shows for less guide for info on more discounts.


20at20: Off Broadway Shows For $20

Friday, January 19–Sunday, February 11, All Day

Twenty different Off-Broadway shows (including kid-friendly Gazillion Bubble Show, Stomp, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Addy &
Uno
) are offering $20 tickets for shows January 23rd-February 11th, available at theaters’ box offices 20 minutes before showtime with code “20at20.”


The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Thursday, January 25, 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

Sick Day for Morris McGee

Friday, January 26, 10:00 am–10:45 am
The New Victory Theater (209 West 42nd Street)
$20

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

Friday, January 26, 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

Sick Day for Morris McGee

Saturday, January 27, 10:00 am–10:45 am
The New Victory Theater (209 West 42nd Street)
$20

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 27, 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

Contra-Tiempo

Saturday, January 27, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Lincoln Center (65th Street & Broadway)
$25

Drawing from salsa, Afro-Cuban dance, hip-hop, and contemporary dance-theater, this critically acclaimed, multicultural Los Angeles dance troupe is dedicated to transforming the world through dance. Their philosophy of performance-as-social-action gives voice to people not traditionally seen on the concert stage, creating a thrilling, mind-opening experience for children and adults alike.

Also at 2 pm.

Just Kidding: Best of Family Music Showcase

Saturday, January 27, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street)
$17

Hear artists nominated for the 2017 GRAMMY Award for Best Children’s Album.


La MaMa Kids: Framed | The Mother Goose Chronicles

Saturday, January 27, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Ellen Stewart Theatre @ La MaMa (66 East 4th Street)
$10

a new children’s puppet piece created by La MaMa Resident Artist Jane Catherine Shaw.


Owen & Mzee The Musical

Saturday, January 27, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Church of the Blessed Sacrament (152 West 71st Street)
$25-$59

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.

Supergirl Screening

Saturday, January 27, 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)

Jessie Auritt’s documentary follows pre-teen weightlifting champion Naomi Kutin, a.k.a. Supergirl, and her record breaking ability to lift three times her body weight in weightlifting competitions against adults. Outside of competition, Naomi is a pre-teen living in an Orthodox Jewish family in New Jersey that encourages her impressive talent and strength. Naomi faces not only tests of her physical strength, but cyber-bulling, health issues, and demands of family, school, and friends. Also check out the fun exhibition Jim Henson’s World.

Also on Sunday.

The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats

Saturday, January 27, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
St. Luke’s Theatre (308 West 46th Street)
$35

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

Addy & Uno

Saturday, January 27, 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

The Perfect Monster

Saturday, January 27, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm
TADA! Youth Theater (15 West 28th Street)
$25, $15/kids

TADA! Youth Theater presents a musical about Sybil, a science nerd who constantly compares herself to so-called “perfect” people. She sets out to create the “perfect” friend and ends up with a lab full of marvelous, merry, and mischievous monsters.

http://www.tadatheater.com/shows/buy-tickets

The Three Pigettes and The Big Bad Lady Wolf/Las Tres Cerditas y La Loba Feroz

Saturday, January 27, 3:00 pm–4:00 pm
Teatro SEA (107 Suffolk Street)
$20, $10/kids

Performed in English and Spanish simultaneously, this adaptation of the well-known tale features Salsa music, Flamenco dancing, and a colorful cast of characters, such as the over-protective Mother Piggy, three of the cutest little Pigettes on this side of town and the Big Bad Lady Wolf who happens to be a vegetarian). Weve heard some rave review saying it is equally fun for adults and kids – and the theater is two blocks away from Economy Candy.


Please Bring Balloons

Sunday, January 28, 10:00 am–10:30 am
University Settlement (184 Eldridge Street (corner of Rivington))
$25

Based on Lindsay Ward’s beautiful illustrated book, Please Bring Balloons, this interactive, multi-sensory theater experience is a fun and dynamic introduction to theater designed for ages 2-5 years old.

Sundays 10 am & 12 pm through March 25.

Sick Day for Morris McGee

Sunday, January 28, 10:00 am–10:45 am
The New Victory Theater (209 West 42nd Street)
$20

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

Broadway Playhouse: Leonard Bernstein

Sunday, January 28, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Merkin Concert Hall (129 West 67th Street)
$20

Celebrate the 100th birthday of the iconic composer, conductor, educator, pianist and longtime music director of the New York Philharmonic Leonard Bernstein with songs and scenes from West Side Story, On the Town, Candide, Wonderful Town and more. Kids can sing along to “New York, New York” and “America” and may be called to the stage to participate in Bernstein-themed games.


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