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Passport to Eataly: Tours for Kids

Saturday, January 20, 10:00 am–11:00 am
Eataly Flatiron (200 Fifth Avenue at West 24th Street)
$25

Uncover the food and language of Italy as an Eatalian ambassador guides kids around an Italian marketplac. Explore each department, learn an Italian word or phrase, and earn a stamp in provided passport. Discover the value of whole ingredients and receive delicious tastes along the way, including fresh mozzarella, margherita pizza, and gelato.


Contra-Tiempo

Saturday, January 20, 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.

LC Kids Storytime at the Atrium: Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

Saturday, January 20, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
David Rubenstein Atrium (Broadway between West 62nd and West 63rd Streets)

Debut author/illustrator Vashti Harrison shares the stories of some of the 40 bold African- American women who shaped history featured in her new book Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History, based on her popular Instagram posts.


Saturday Art Workshops at Scandinavia House

Saturday, January 20, 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.


The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats

Saturday, January 20, 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

We The People: DiMenna Children’s History Museum Family Benefit Party

Saturday, January 20–Sunday, January 21, 11:00 am–2:00 pm
New-York Historical Society (70 Central Park West at 77th Street)
$154, $75/children, $225/family for members

Celebrate the people from American’s past who shaped the country a party benefiting this wonderful museum’s year-round family, school, and teacher programs. Enjoy hands-on historical activities, meet figures from the past, and eat lots of terrific food. Construct and wear your own Statue of Liberty crown, create a family tree and journey through Ellis Island with historical reenactors. Meet the global inhabitants of New Amsterdam as they chat in multiple languages, pose for sketches, and tell you about their time in the colony. Enjoy delicious food and drink, sing tunes, grab a goody bag, and more.


MOCACREATE: Mix! Paste! Sculpt! Repeat!

Saturday, January 20–Saturday, January 27, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Museum Of Chinese In America (215 Centre Street)
Free with museum admission ($10, $5/seniors, students & ages 2–18, free/ages 1 & under)

Using paper, glue, and flour, construct a paper mache animal that stands for freedom, equality, unity, or friendship inspired by the created “freedom birds” made by detained Golden Venture passengers.


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

Saturday, January 20, 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.


Meet Me In Malawi

Sunday, January 21, 10:00 am–1:00 pm
Centre for Social Innovation (601 W 26th St, #325)
$60, $225/family, Proceeds benefit Yamba Malawi

Supports the Yamba Malawi’s mission to build brighter futures for Malawi’s children and lasting change for their communities at a benefit party featuring African drumming, crafts, cultural activities, a magic show, face painting, and more.


Picture This! With David Weinstone & The Music for Aardvarks Band

Sunday, January 21, 10:00 am–12:30 pm
The Jewish Museum (1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street)
$25

Enjoy a PJ Library collection book reading, create art together, and then experience a first look at the new installation Scenes from the Collection. Discover art related to nature and inventive use of materials in conjunction with the upcoming holiday of Tu B’Shevat (The Birthday of the Trees). Finish up the program with an 11:30 am concert featuring David Weinstone & The Music for Aardvarks Band. A snack is included.


Rubin Family Sundays: Flourishing Futures

Sunday, January 21, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Rubin Museum of Art (150 West 17 Street)

Drop into the Education Center for some art-making, enjoy a 2 pm family exhibition tour, and go a thematic gallery search. Tuck your worries away in an envelope and seal it with a blossoming, folded lotus to symbolize a fresh start—made by you. Grow into your future self by making an artful reminder to overcome your fears and journey toward a better tomorrow.


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.

Saturday Art Workshops at Scandinavia House

Saturday, January 27, 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.


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

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.


Rubin Family Sundays: Flourishing Futures

Sunday, January 28, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Rubin Museum of Art (150 West 17 Street)

Drop into the Education Center for some art-making, enjoy a 2 pm family exhibition tour, and go a thematic gallery search. Tuck your worries away in an envelope and seal it with a blossoming, folded lotus to symbolize a fresh start—made by you. Grow into your future self by making an artful reminder to overcome your fears and journey toward a better tomorrow.


MOCAKIDS Storytime

Thursday, February 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.


Saturday Art Workshops at Scandinavia House

Saturday, February 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.


The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats

Saturday, February 3, 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

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