Events


Watson Adventures’ Grand Central Scramble Family Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, January 27, 10:30 am–11:30 am
Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal (87 East 42nd Street)

Kids and adults work together to uncover the secrets of this amazing train station. Go nuts in the Whispering Gallery, spot surprises in the stars in the “sky,” find TV celebs in the fabulous food court, stand on fish under an upside-down tree in the Grand Central Market, learn the arrival time of a “ghost” train in the “Kissing Room,” see where a missile pierced the ceiling, count creepy critters trying to invade a “ship,” and find funny details in the latest exhibit inside the Transit Museum Gallery.


Crazy For Knishes: The Knish War on Rivington Street

Sunday, January 28, 11:00 am–12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street (12 Eldridge Street)
$14, $8/ages 5-18, students & seniors, free/ages 5 & under

When two immigrant families opened knish shops right across the street from each other in New York’s Lower East Side back in 1916, it sparked a crazy culinary competition – and provided the real-life inspiration for Joanne Oppenheim’s charming and hilarious new children’s book, The Knish War on Rivington Street.  Oppenheim will read the story and sign your book (copies will be available for sale), as well as share details about the special role kids played in the knish war. Also taste knishes from Yonah Schimmel Knish Bakery, one of the last remaining knisheries in the neighborhood.


Dig Drop-In

Sunday, February 11, 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
The Jewish Museum (1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street)
Free with museum admission ($15, free/ages 18 & under)

Join a simulated archaeological dig and learn about ancient artifacts.


Archaeology Mondays

Monday, February 19, 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
The Jewish Museum (1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street)
Free with museum admission ($15, free/ages 18 & under)

A simulated archaeological dig highlights replicas from ancient to modern times in a hands-on experience. Explore, sketch and hunt for a featured artifact. Collect stamps in a special passport each visit and receive a gift after your third dig adventure.


Dig Drop-In

Sunday, March 11, 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
The Jewish Museum (1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street)
Free with museum admission ($15, free/ages 18 & under)

Join a simulated archaeological dig and learn about ancient artifacts.


Archaeology Mondays

Monday, March 19, 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
The Jewish Museum (1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street)
Free with museum admission ($15, free/ages 18 & under)

A simulated archaeological dig highlights replicas from ancient to modern times in a hands-on experience. Explore, sketch and hunt for a featured artifact. Collect stamps in a special passport each visit and receive a gift after your third dig adventure.


Jazz at Lincoln Center Family Concert: Who is Mary Lou Williams?

Saturday, March 24, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm
Jazz at Lincoln Center (West 60th & Broadway)
$10-$25

Learn the inspiring tale of composer, arranger, and pianist Mary Lou Williams who realized her dreams through determination, imagination, incredible talent, and a famously big heart. Discover her influence on several generations of creative jazz musicians and understand what made Williams’ piano playing so special and entertaining. A professional player by age seven, Williams charged headfirst into the music world, outplayed her male contemporaries, and quickly emerged as a composer and arranger they simply needed to hire. By her early 20s, she was arranging music for Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and Benny Goodman. Grammy Award-nominee Catherine Russel hosts the event with drummer LaFrae Sci.

Also at 3 pm.

Archaeology Mondays

Monday, April 16, 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
The Jewish Museum (1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street)
Free with museum admission ($15, free/ages 18 & under)

A simulated archaeological dig highlights replicas from ancient to modern times in a hands-on experience. Explore, sketch and hunt for a featured artifact. Collect stamps in a special passport each visit and receive a gift after your third dig adventure.


Archaeology Mondays

Monday, May 21, 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
The Jewish Museum (1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street)
Free with museum admission ($15, free/ages 18 & under)

A simulated archaeological dig highlights replicas from ancient to modern times in a hands-on experience. Explore, sketch and hunt for a featured artifact. Collect stamps in a special passport each visit and receive a gift after your third dig adventure.


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