Tuesday, April 1


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.


Friday, November 18


New York at Its Core

Friday, November 18–Monday, December 31, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Avenue at 105th Street)

Follow the story of NYC’s rise from a striving Dutch village to today’s “Capital of the World,” and consider its future in a changing world through more than 400 objects as well as interactive digital experiences. Framed around the key themes of money, density, diversity, and creativity, New York City’s history comes alive through the stories of innovation, energy, struggle, and the vision of generations of immigrants, politicians, tycoons, dreamers, master builders, and ordinary New Yorkers.


Saturday, April 1


Connected Worlds

Saturday, April 1–Monday, December 31, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
New York Hall of Science (Flushing Meadow-Corona Park)

Explore a fantastical animated world where your actions – gestures, movements, and decisions – impact how well the world is kept in balance. Six magical, computer generated habitats: jungle, desert, wetlands, river valley, reservoir, and grasslands -have their own trees, plants, and animals, but they share a common supply of water. The habitats are fed by a central waterfall that is projected 38-ft high in the exhibitions and flows out across an interactive floor that spans 2,300 square feet. As visitors explore and play, their actions – gestures, movements, decisions – have both short and long-term effects on the digital habitats.


Saturday, April 8


The Chocolate Museum and Experience with Jacques Torres

Saturday, April 8–Sunday, September 2, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Jacques Torres Chocolate (350 Hudson Street)

Discover the story of chocolate and its journey from bean to bar through original artifacts, bon-bon making demonstrations. nine premium tastings, and a corner where kids children can dig for “undiscovered artifacts” in a sand pit and play chocolate shop proprietor with a toy kitchen and cash register. Presented by NYC chocolatier extraordinaire Jacques Torres and Eddy Van Belle, chocolate aficionado and founder of four other Choco-Story museums around the world. Buy timed tickets in advance online.


Thursday, April 20


Walk This Way: Footwear from the Stuart Weitzman Collection of Historic Shoes

Thursday, April 20–Monday, October 8, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
New-York Historical Society (70 Central Park West at 77th Street)

See over 100 highlights from shoe designer Stuart Weitzman’s extensive private collection that tell the story of the shoe from the perspectives of collection, consumption, presentation, and production and explores larger trends in American economic history, from industrialization to the rise of consumer culture, with a focus on women’s contributions as makers, designers, and entrepreneurs.


Thursday, June 1


Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York

Thursday, June 1–Sunday, September 23, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Avenue at 105th Street)

Look back at fifty years of innovative art works, both permanent and temporary, installed in the public spaces of New York, the most robust and vibrant environment for public art in the world lucky us). Features renderings, models, photographs, and video footage tracing the creation of public artworks by such artists as Red Grooms, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, and Kara Walker marking the 40th anniversary of the pioneering Public Art Fund.


Thursday, June 15


Summer of Magic: Treasures from the David Copperfield Collection

Thursday, June 15–Sunday, September 16, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
New-York Historical Society (70 Central Park West at 77th Street)

Displays evoking old-fashioned New York magic shops explore the careers of legendary magicians from the Golden Age of Magic and showcase iconic objects used by Harry Houdini in his famous escape stunts plus illusionistDavid Copperfields’ Death Saw. Artifcacts from the International Museum and Library of the Conjuring Arts and Copperfields private collection of David include the Metamorphosis Trunk, used by Harry and Bess Houdini, that allowed the couple to magically trade places; handcuffs from the 1904 London Daily Mirror challenge, from which Houdini struggled to escape for more than 70 minutes; and Houdini’s Milk Can, an act that premiered in 1908 in which he attempted to escape from this colossal, locked can filled to the brim with water.


Saturday, July 1


Let's Dance!

Saturday, July 1–Monday, December 31, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) (212 West 83rd Street between Broadway & Amsterdam)

Bounce, glide or leap in an exciting exhibition/dance space designed to introduce children and families to the delights of dance as an art form, as an expression of diverse cultures and traditions, and as a healthy physical activity. Interact with an immersive video projection dome dance portal to learn with professional, community, and student dance companies from New York and abroad. Create multi-color shadow dances on the “stage” while exploring lighting design with a child-friendly lighting box. Choreograph a series of dance patterns while learning the language of dance and using movable signs, props and costumes. Experiment with authentic percussion instruments. Lots of related workshops and performances, including daily dance and movement programs at 10:30 am, 11:30 am & 2 pm.


Friday, October 6


Dale Chihuly, Rose Crystal Tower

Friday, October 6–Friday, October 5, All Day
Union Square (14th Street & Fourth Avenue)

See a stunning 31-feet tall tower that looks like rose petals that is composed of Polyvitro crystals and steel, by acclaimed glass sculptor Dale Chihuly.


Wednesday, November 1


100 Gates Project

Wednesday, November 1–Monday, December 31, All Day
Lower East Side, East Harlem & Staten Island (See map for locations)

The 100 Gates Project connects artists and merchants to create original murals on roll-down security gates on the Lower East Side, East Harlem & Staten Island, creating an open-air galleries that are open when your kids wake up too early and everything else is closed.


Friday, November 10


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.


Monday, November 20


Our Senses: An Immersive Experience

Monday, November 20–Sunday, January 6, 12:00 am
American Museum of Natural History (West 81st Street & Central Park West)

In a highly experiential exhibition, explore 11 funhouse-like spaces that dare you to trust your senses, then show you how what we perceive is not simply a window into the world around us but a product of our brains. Plus, discover why we have senses and what’s unique about human perception during an interactive session hosted by a live presenter.


Monday, January 1


On the Streets: New York’s Trolleys and Buses

Monday, January 1–Monday, December 31, 8:30 am–6:30 pm
New York Transit Museum (Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street )

Learn about ground mobility and surface transit from the early 1800s to the present by exploring a real life city bus, “fishbowl” bus cab, walk-don’t walk signs, parking meters, fire hydrants, traffic lights, and an array of other interactive “street furniture.”

Downtown Dance Factory

Monday, January 1–Monday, December 31, 9:00 am–8:30 pm
Downtown Dance Factory (291 Broadway)

Downtown Dance Factory offers over 175 classes a week for girls and boys, from 1 year olds to teens, in a variety of dance styles including ballet, hip-hop, tap, jazz and lyrical.

Jim Henson's World

Monday, January 1–Monday, December 31, 10:00 am–5:30 pm
Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Avenue (at 37 Street) )

Explore Jim Henson’s groundbreaking work for film and television and his transformative impact on popular culture and learn how Henson and his team of builders, performers, and writers brought to life the enduringly popular worlds of The Muppet Show, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal, and Labyrinth. Among the nearly 300 objects on view are 47 puppets—including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Rowlf, The Swedish Chef, Statler, Big Bird, Elmo, Cantus Fraggle, and other popular favorites—character sketches, storyboards, scripts, photographs, and iconic costumes. See film and television clips and behind-the-scenes footage and try interactive experiences puppeteering on screen and designing a puppet character.

MoMA Art Lab: Nature

Monday, January 1–Monday, December 31, 10:30 am–5:00 pm
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) (4 West 53rd Street)

Visitors of all ages can discover how artists and designers are inspired by the natural world in a new multisensory installation. Beautiful discovery boxes contain creative activities related to seashells, grass, butterflies, etc. inspired by works in the galleries. Also lots of gorgeous books, building toys and multimedia projects that appeal to all ages (including this mom – I made a cool flower-inspired chair prototype). Great play spot for bad weather days (or good weather – it’s right next to the sculpture garden). All ages welcome.

Where We Are: Selections from the Whitney's Collection, 1900–1960

Monday, January 1–Monday, December 31, 11:00 am–6:00 pm
Whitney Museum of American Art (99 Gansevoort Street)

This stunning exhibition of works made from 1900 to 1960 is organized around five themes: family and community, work, home, the spiritual, and the nation. Includes iconic works by Louise Bourgeois, Edward Hopper, Jasper Johns, Jacob Lawrence, and Georgia O’Keeffe, among many others.


Monday, January 15


The Art Farm in the City

Monday, January 15–Saturday, December 22, All Day
The Art Farm in the City (419 E 91st Street between First Avenue & York)

A variety of classes for ages 1-8 include cooking, arts/crafts, music, singing and cuddling time with live animals.


Friday, January 19


Music Shakers

Friday, January 19–Friday, December 21, 11:15 am–12:00 pm
Silver Music Morningside Heights (45 Tiemann Place at West 125th Street)

Children 8 months to 3 years combine rhythm instrument play and exploration to live music and seasonal songs, musical movement, story and active listening.


Monday, January 22


Kids At Work

Monday, January 22–Saturday, December 22, 9:00 am–5:30 pm
Kids At Work (123 West 20th Street, Second floor)

Drop-in art, music, and movement classes incorporate educational best practices (and are also lots of fun). Outdoor classes offered in the summer.

ABC Do-Re-ME! Musical Playdate

Monday, January 22–Saturday, December 22, 9:30 am–5:30 pm
Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street)

Musicians play piano or guitar and sing favorite kids songs. Some teachers are more engaging and entertaining than others, so ask around and try different class times. Kids up to five-years-old sing along, play instruments, dance with scarves and other sometimes-silly activities in a dance studio in the basement. Advanced registration required, though cancellations are allowed up to 1 hour before the class with no penalty.

Music for Aardvarks

Monday, January 22–Saturday, December 22, 10:00 am–5:30 pm
Modern Martial Art (103 West 73th Street)

Fun, laid-back music class with witty original NYC-centric songs including the beloved ‘Taxi!.’

The Art Studio NY

Monday, January 22–Saturday, December 22, 10:30 am–11:15 am
The Art Studio NY (145 West 96th Street #1B)

Entertaining, educational children’s artistic experience for ages ages 2+ combine technique with authentic self-expression.


Friday, February 23


A Lost Future

Friday, February 23–Monday, January 28, 11:00 am–5:00 pm
Rubin Museum of Art (150 West 17 Street)

Through neon art, painting, film, sculpture, photography, an immersive lake and virtual reality(ages 9+), three contemporary artists–Shezad Dawood, the Otolith Group, and Matti Braun-challenge existing histories and speculative futures across cultures and in Bengal, a culturally rich region divided between present-day India and Bangladesh.


Thursday, March 1


Brancusi

Thursday, March 1–Sunday, September 30, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Guggenheim (1071 5th Avenue at 89th Street)

Try to find animals including a seal, sting ray and bird in the abstract-looking sculptures of Constantin Brancusi (1876–1957). Fun shapes and forms in a lovely space.


Friday, March 9


$40 Tickets to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Friday, March 9–Friday, December 28, All Day
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Every Friday between 12 am and 1 pm; enter a lottery to purchase $40 tickets to the sold out Harry Potter and the Cursed Child for the following week via the TodayTix App.


Monday, March 12


Unseen Oceans

Monday, March 12–Sunday, January 6, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
American Museum of Natural History (West 81st Street & Central Park West)

Explore the alien world lies hidden beneath the sunlit surface of the ocean in a fascinating, interactive exhibition. Encounter giant sea creatures on a life-size screen, go on on a vertical journey through marine environments at different depths, sit inside a scale model Triton submersible, and learn about new technologies and research.


Friday, April 6


Dream Machine

Friday, April 6–Sunday, September 9, 10:00 am–10:00 pm
Dream Machine (93 North 9th Street)

Walk through 10 rooms of tactile interactive experiences inspired by dreams. Float through clouds, dream in black and white, and explore a galactic infinity room.


Tuesday, April 17


The Met Roof Garden: Huma Bhabha's We Come In Peace

Tuesday, April 17–Sunday, October 28, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Metropolitan Museum Of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street)

Two haunting monumental sculptures of intriguing figures by Pakistani-born artist Huma Bhabha are now on the roof of the Met. The commentary on colonialism, war and displacement is thought-provoking and the view of Central Park stunning. Snacks allowed (and available for purchase – we like the popcorn).


Thursday, April 19


Agora

Thursday, April 19–Sunday, March 31, 7:00 am–10:00 pm
High Line 14th Street Passage (Tenth Avenue & West 14th Street)

Nine artists share their experiences inhabiting, speaking out of, and challenging the assumed boundaries of public space, where different voices can be heard, addressing important topics such as women’s rights, mass incarceration, the environment, and immigration.


Friday, April 20


Hive

Friday, April 20–Monday, December 31, All Day
Broadway-Lafayette Subway Station (Broadway & Lafayette)

Watch rainbow lights dance across hexagonal honeycomb shapes on the ceiling of the Bleecker Street Station in a light installation by Leo Villareal.


Friday, April 27


Dolce & Gabbana 'Clubhouse for Millennials'

Friday, April 27–Monday, December 31, 11:00 am–7:00 pm
Dolce & Gabbana (155 Mercer Street)

Dolce & Gabbana painted the bricks of a restored 19th-century fire station gold and pastel rainbow i honor has into of colorful NYC kids. Also find lots of leopard print, graffitied sofas, see-through stairs and other fin decor and clothes.


Tuesday, May 1


Kathy Ruttenberg on Broadway: in dreams awake

Tuesday, May 1–Thursday, February 28, All Day
Broadway Malls ( Broadway malls from Columbus Circle to 157th Street)

Kathy Ruttenberg’s large scale fantastical sculptures on Broadway malls between 64th to 157th Street combine human, animal, and plant forms in surprising ways. Touch, explore and search for what my daughter calls ‘trapped princesses’ in a broad mix of sculptural media including patinated bronze, glass mosaic, transparent cast resin, and carefully orchestrated LED lighting.

Mural Outside Fluevog

Tuesday, May 1–Monday, December 31, All Day
Fluevog New York (250 Mulberry Street)

Colorful florals decorate the wall outside a shoe store with fun funky shoes. A poster with a shoe telling us to ‘Choose Love’ might lead to philosophical questions about the emotional ability of footwear.

Alec Monopoly

Tuesday, May 1–Monday, December 31, 9:00 am–9:00 pm
Eden Fine Art (470 Broome at Greene )

See colorful renditions of Monopoly Man, Richie Rich, and Scrooge McDuck in Graffiti Artist Alec Monopoly’s paintings and sculptures commenting on wealth and influence in America. Then try to get the ‘Duck Tales’ theme song out of your head (woo-ooo). Also find his Monopoly Man mural at a Mobil gas station on 8th Avenue & West 14th Street.

The Peace Fountain & Children’s Sculpture Garden

Tuesday, May 1–Monday, December 31, 9:00 am–5:00 pm
Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine (1047 Amsterdam Avenue at West 112th Street)

See charming small bronze animal sculptures created by K-12 students from NYC and tri-state area around a 40 foot-high bronze sculpture by Cathedral Artist-in-Residence Greg Wyatt that weaves together several representations of the conflict between good and evil. Also look for peacocks roaming around the lovely grands of the grand Cathedral.

Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color

Tuesday, May 1–Sunday, January 13, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum ( 2 East 91st Street)

Rainbow lovers can explore the elusive, complex phenomenon of color perception and how it has captivated artists, designers, scientists, and sages. Featuring over 190 objects spanning antiquity to the present from, the exhibition reveals how designers apply the theories of the world’s greatest color thinkers to bring order and excitement to the visual world.

 

The Senses: Design Beyond Vision

Tuesday, May 1–Sunday, October 28, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum ( 2 East 91st Street)

Explore experimental works and practical solutions designed to inspire wonder and new ways of accessing our world. Wander through a scented snowstorm, play a furry instrument in a Tactile Orchestra, investigate the sonic properties of glass, and experience many more multisensory experiences from some of the world’s most creative thinker. Designed to be an accessible experience welcoming to visitors of all abilities.


Wednesday, May 2


Pascale Marthine Tayou's Colorful Line

Wednesday, May 2–Wednesday, August 22, 11:00 am–7:00 pm
Richard Taittinger Gallery (154 Ludlow Street)

See colorful sculpture, paintings, installations, drawings and video by Cameroonian artist Pascale Marthine Tayou exploring diversity and plurality in a large, immersive exhibit.


Thursday, May 10


Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination

Thursday, May 10–Monday, October 8, 10:00 am–5:30 pm
Metropolitan Museum Of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street)

Explore fashion’s ongoing engagement with the devotional practices and traditions of Catholicism through papal robes and accessories on loan from the Vatican and Catholic-inspired fashions from the early twentieth century to the present juxtaposed with and medieval art. Also at The Met Cloisters.

Scale: Possibilities of Perspective

Thursday, May 10–Sunday, September 9, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Children's Museum of the Arts (CMA) (102 Charlton Street)

Explore the notion of scale and its ability to alter our impressions of the universe and our existence inside it. Interactive sculptures, photographs, dioramas, drawings, and installation by ten artists include highly exaggerated, whimsical environments, sentimental reflections, miniature figurines humorously navigating a world made of food and a three-dimensional collage formed from layered glass.


Monday, May 14


Diana Al-Hadid: Delirious Matter

Monday, May 14–Monday, September 3, All Day
Madison Square Park (Madison Avenue & 24th Street)

Six site-specific sculptures Syrian-American Diana Al-Hadid interact with plants and fountains across the park. A haunting mix of fragmentary figuration and abstraction comments on history, globalism and the human condition (and kind of look like ghosts that are fun to hide from).


Saturday, May 19


Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawaii

Saturday, May 19–Sunday, October 28, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
New York Botanical Garden (2900 Southern Boulevard)

Pretend you’re in Hawai‘i at this exhibit of 17 paintings by American artist Georgia O’Keeffe’s created on commission for a Hawaiian Pineapple Company promotional campaign plus lush Hawaiian flora in the Conservatory. Visit the Children’s Garden to create art inspired by O’Keeffe’s unique style of representing close-up views of flowers and fruit. Also play in a Hawaiian sand table featuring real shell and rock specimens to uncover. Pot up a tropical ginger cutting to take home. On weekends, see hula and native artisan demonstrations. Moana costume optional.


Monday, May 21


ARMORS

Monday, May 21–Sunday, September 16, All Day
The Cloisters (99 Margaret Corbin Drive)

On the lawn of the magical Cloisters, three androgynous, humanlike figures by Icelandic sculptor Steinunn Thorarinsdottir seem to interact with casts from a custom 3D scan of a carefully chosen suit of armors from The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s permanent collection.


Tuesday, May 22


Surface/Depth: The Decorative After Miriam Schapiro

Tuesday, May 22–Sunday, September 9, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) (2 Columbus Circle)

See pioneering feminist Miriam Schapiro’s “femmages, distinctive hybrids of painting and collage inspired by women’s domestic arts and crafts as well works by a select group of contemporary artists highlighting the tremendous role Schapiro played in the reframing of craft and decoration. Pretty patterns, so much color, and thought-provoking sculptures.


Friday, May 25


Pariaso

Friday, May 25–Friday, August 31, 10:00 am–7:00 pm
Galleria Melissa NY (500 Broadway)

Enter a world of glittery stars in this magical video installation by Natalia Stuyk and SOFTlab NYC.

Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms

Friday, May 25–Sunday, September 2, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
New-York Historical Society (70 Central Park West at 77th Street)

Explores how Norman Rockwell’s 1943 paintings—Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Fear, and Freedom from Want—gave visual voice to Roosevelt’s call to the defense of freedom worldwide and took their place among the most enduring images in the history of American art. See paintings, illustrations, and other works by Rockwell and a broad range of his contemporaries, as well as historical documents, photographs, videos, and artifacts; interactive digital displays; and immersive settings, some using virtual-reality technology.


Saturday, May 26


Dynamic H2O

Saturday, May 26–Sunday, September 30, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) (212 West 83rd Street between Broadway & Amsterdam)

Cool off at a splashy water exhibit with 800 sq. ft. of of hands-on interactives and colorful graphics. Children can trace the path of New York City’s water as they play and explore. Learn about the water cycle, pretend to fish, pump water to the top of a skyscraper, create a 92 mile aqueduct and construct a city at the water’s edge.


Tuesday, May 29


Discounted Toys, Gifts & Clothes at Zulily

Tuesday, May 29–Monday, December 31, All Day
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Online family-focused sample-sale Zulily offers deep discounts on clothes, toys, home goods, gifts and other family essentials (and not-so-essentials). The brands rotate; some regulars we like include Hanna Andersson, Disney, Star Wars, Nickelodeon, KidKraft and more.


Friday, June 1


MoMA Lounge

Friday, June 1–Monday, December 31, 12:00 am
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) (4 West 53rd Street)

The Museum of Modern Art’s recently renovated lobbies and lounge are open for all who want a rainbow fix with Sol LeWitt oversized mural and the original rainbow flag.

Rainbow Chocolates from Stick With Me Sweets

Friday, June 1–Monday, December 31, 12:00 am
Stick With Me Sweets (202A Mott Street between Kenmare & Spring)

Make your own rainbow from delicious, stunning, hand-crafted bonbons in a vast array of colors at Stick With Me Sweets

Spirit of the City

Friday, June 1–Sunday, September 2, 9:00 am–7:00 pm
A/D/O (29 Norman Avenue)

16 revolving mirrored columns explore the emotional and physical response that people experience while navigating urban environments in a site-specific installation by United Visual Artists. A magical place for hide and seek.

Bodys Isek Kingelez: City Dreams

Friday, June 1–Tuesday, January 1, 10:30 am–5:30 pm
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) (4 West 53rd Street)

Explore visionary artist Bodys Isek Kingelez’s vibrant, ambitious sculptures created from an incredible range of everyday materials and found objects—colored paper, commercial packaging, plastic, soda cans, and bottle caps—all meticulously repurposed and arranged into imagined buildings and cities that reflected dreams for his country (then-Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of Congo), his continent, and the world.

The Long Run

Friday, June 1–Sunday, November 4, 10:30 am–5:30 pm
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) (4 West 53rd Street)

This diverse collection of the continued experimentation of artists long after their breakthrough moments includes blokbuster painting, sculptures, video art and more by Louise Bourgeois, Gego, Joan Jonas, Ellsworth Kelly, Georgia O’Keeffe, Frank Stella, and many others. Check out the kids audio guide, which we got to be part of making – listen for some familiar voices.

Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980

Friday, June 1–Tuesday, January 1, 10:30 am–5:30 pm
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) (4 West 53rd Street)

Explore the exceptional work of socialist Yugoslavia’s leading architects featuring modernist architecture and forward-thinking contributions still resonate today. Includes more than 400 drawings, models, photographs, and film reels and the sculptural interior of the White Mosque in rural Bosnia, the post-earthquake reconstruction of the city of Skopje based on Kenzo Tange’s Metabolist design, the new town of New Belgrade, with its expressive large-scale housing blocks and civic buildings, and other exciting designs.

Donald Judd: Variations on a Theme

Friday, June 1–Sunday, September 9, 11:00 am–6:00 pm
Hudson River Museum (511 Warburton Avenue)

Find the slight variations in 16 geometric prints by Minimalist artists Donald Judd.

Force Field: Drawings by Christine Hiebert

Friday, June 1–Sunday, September 9, 11:00 am–6:00 pm
Hudson River Museum (511 Warburton Avenue)

See dramatic works on paper by American abstract artist Christine Hiebertwill including 8-foot, scroll-like works accompanied by smaller related drawings.

Magnum New York

Friday, June 1–Friday, August 31, 11:00 am–8:00 pm
Magnum New York (875 Washington Street)

Decorate your dream Magnum ice cream bar, covered in thick chocolate, & drizzled with toppings like rose petals and Himalayan sea salt and enjoy among fun designs and ice cream-inspired art.


Saturday, June 2


Art, Artists & You

Saturday, June 2–Monday, December 31, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) (212 West 83rd Street between Broadway & Amsterdam)

In a dynamic, hands-on environment, watch, follow, collaborate with, and take inspiration from working contemporary artists in studio workspaces. Explore the work of a diverse set of artists who work with materials and techniques such as assemblage/collage, fiber arts, technology/new media and paper.

Jacob Hashimoto on Governors Island

Saturday, June 2–Wednesday, October 31, 10:30 am–5:30 pm
Governors Island (Governors Island)

Walk under Jacob Hashimoto’s monumental work of thousands of delicate rice paper kites creating an ever shifting fog in the newly reopened St. Cornelius Chapel. Also see a colorful, whimsical overhead outdoor installation adapted for Governors Island’s landmark Liggett Hall Archway. Hundreds of wooden cubes and massive steel funnels create a virtual time tunnel or vortex between the Island’s Historic District and newly designed park with its colorful installation of forms.


Friday, June 8


Escher: The Exhibition and Experience

Friday, June 8–Sunday, February 3, 10:00 am–7:00 pm
Industry City (274 36th Street, Courtyard 1/2 )

See over 200 original mind-bending works by graphic artist M.C. Escher. Explore highlights of Escher’s journey as an artist – from his earlier works of nature and landscape in the 1920s and 1930s, to the figurative and abstract art developed in the late 1930s, through the 1960s when he sought to explore infinity. Also enjoy scientific experiments, play areas and educational resources for all ages including immersive photo booths constructed to emulate Escher’s hypnotic environments.

Giacometti

Friday, June 8–Wednesday, September 12, 10:00 am–5:30 pm
Guggenheim (1071 5th Avenue at 89th Street)

This comprehensive exhibition, a collaboration with the Fondation Giacometti in Paris, examines anew
Italians Sculptor Alberto Giacometti’s practice and his unmistakable aesthetic vocabulary. Featuring important works in bronze and in oil, as well as plaster sculptures and drawings never before seen in this country, the exhibition aims to provide a deeper understanding of this artist, whose intensive focus on the human condition continues to provoke and inspire new generations.

Camp Cookie Do

Friday, June 8–Sunday, September 2, 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
Chefs Club Counter (62 Spring Street at Lafayette Street)

Try safe-do-eat cookie dough in summer camp-themed concoctions like the Dirty Worm (ice cream, chocolate pudding and gummy worms) and Camp Fire (ice cream, chocolate and crumbled graham crackers ) at cookie dough shop D?’s pop-up. Eat your treats on  log seats, adirondack chairs and even a tire swing.

 


Saturday, June 9


Erwin Wurm: Hot Dog Bus

Saturday, June 9–Sunday, August 26, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Brooklyn Bridge Park (John Street & Jay Street)

A modified, vintage Volkswagen Microbus serves free hot dogs (with buns and condiments), hinting at the gastronomic connections between the City’s most iconic street food and Erwin Wurm’s Austrian homeland. The bus’ bloated form will encourage audiences to reconsider the relationship between capitalism and consumption in today’s culture, while the act of eating, according to Wurm, can be considered an additive sculptural process in its own right.


Friday, June 15


Adventures at Governors Island

Friday, June 15–Sunday, October 28, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Governors Island (Governors Island)

Enjoy active attractions with views of the Statue of Liberty and downtown Manhattan. Navigate through the nearly 3,600 square feet Amazen’ Maze to locate four checkpoints and get out ($8). Scale a choice of 3 unique 25 foot walls of varying ability in the Climbing Challenge. A self-guiding belay system, allows climbers to of all ages choose their line and pace. ($6, min 40 lbs).


Saturday, June 16


If Everything Is Sculpture Why Make Sculpture?

Saturday, June 16–Monday, September 30, 10:30 am–5:30 pm
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) (4 West 53rd Street)

See what frozen things do in a summer in this Peter Fischli’s Artist’s Choice in MoMA’s Sculpture Garden which features an actual snowman (encased in a glass-door freezer), a white dome that subtly moves, giant geometric forms perfect for hide-and-seek and other cool stuff posing the questions “If everything is sculpture why make sculpture?” Yummy housemade ice cream available by the Parisian Metro Station entrance. Create and cool off in the engaging MoMA Art Lab: Nature nearby.


Wednesday, June 20


Discount Gazillion Bubble Show Tickets

Wednesday, June 20–Friday, August 31, All Day
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Bubble lovers can get their fix at this long-running show that combines spectacular light and laser effects with masterful bubble artistry with $39-$49 tickets (usually $79) available for multiple dates. Choose from morning, afternoon and evening showtimes at West 50th Street & Eighth Avenue.


Thursday, June 21


Love Wall DUMBO

Thursday, June 21–Friday, August 31, All Day
Randolph Beer (82 Prospect Street)

Walk by a large wall of rainbow hearts in the latest mural by street artist JGoldcrown

WTC Street Murals

Thursday, June 21–Monday, December 31, All Day
7 World Trade Center ( Greenwich Street between Barclay Street & Vesey Street)

A group of street artists from around the world vibrantly transformed the streets surrounding the newly opened 3 World Trade Center with fun, colorful murals, bringing love and joy to a place a mourning.

Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts

Thursday, June 21–Sunday, October 14, 11:00 am–5:00 pm
Self-Taught Genius Gallery in Queens (47-29 32nd Place)

Read quilts as maps, tracing the paths of individual stories and experiences that illuminate larger historic events and cultural trends. See a collection of quilts spanning the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries in a range of materials, motifs, and techniques—from traditional early-American quilts to more contemporary sculptural assemblage. Visitors are invited to take up a needle and thread to embroider landmarks—marking significant places, events, and memories—onto a canvas map of Queens (previous sewing skills are not required). Presented by the American Folk Art Museum.

Charting the Divine Plan: The Art of Orra White Hitchcock (1796–1863)

Thursday, June 21–Sunday, October 14, 12:00 pm–6:00 pm
American Folk Art Museum (2 Lincoln Square (Columbus Avenue at 66th Street))

Explore the confluence of art, love, science, and religion in the extraordinary art of one of America’s first female scientific illustrators. This exhibition traces her development from schoolgirl projects to highly accomplished renderings of the natural scenery of the Connecticut River Valley plus colorful paintings on cotton—some more than twelve feet long—that were used to illustrate her husband’s many college lectures on geology, botany, zoology, and anatomy.


Saturday, June 30


GERONIMO Installation at the Seaport

Saturday, June 30–Sunday, September 30, All Day
Pier 17 (89 South Street)

Rainbow balloons overlook the East River in large-scale balloon artist GERONIMO’s new site-specific sculpture at Pier 17 this summer.

Hide & Seek by Dream the Combine

Saturday, June 30–Saturday, September 1, 12:00 pm–6:00 pm
MoMA PS1 (22-25 Jackson Avenue)

Play hide and seek among large scale mirrors that move in the wind or with human touch in an immersive, interactive installation by Jennifer Newsom and Tom Carruthers of Dream The Combine, the 2018 winner of The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1’s annual Young Architects Program. The setting for summer Saturday Warm Ups, MoMA PS1’s pioneering outdoor music series.

James Turrell: Meeting

Saturday, June 30–Monday, December 31, 12:00 pm–6:00 pm
MoMA PS1 (22-25 Jackson Avenue)

One of artist James Turrell’s celebrated Skyspaces, thsa site-specific installation that invites viewers to gaze upwards toward an unobstructed view of the sky with a multi-colored lighting program synchronized with the sunrise and sunset.


Sunday, July 1


Mom-and-Pops of the L.E.S.

Sunday, July 1–Wednesday, June 19, All Day
Seward Park (Canal and Essex )

See life-size images of a bodega, a coffee shop/luncheonette, a vintage store, and a newsstand which used the Lower East Side but are no longer in business and have disappeared from the streetscape.

Sunset, Sunrise (Revolution) at Pier A Plaza

Sunday, July 1–Sunday, September 30, All Day
Pier A Harbor House (22 Battery Pl)

27 aluminum panels embedded with 9,000 crystal prisms activated by natural light dazzle in an interactive, large-scale sculpture by artists Dharmesh Patel and Autumn Ewalt designed specifically for Pier A.

Tauba Auerbach: Flow Separation

Sunday, July 1–Sunday, September 2, All Day
Brooklyn Bridge Park (John Street & Jay Street)

Admire the historic Fireboat John J. Harvey, transformed by New York-based artist Tauba Auerbach transformed into a contemporary “dazzle ship,” like those painted with patterns during World War I to confuse enemy submarines. On board visits and 45-60 minute boat trips availble on weekends; reserve tickets online 2-3 weeks in advance at publicartfund.org.).

Vandal Gummy at 4WTC

Sunday, July 1–Monday, December 31, 9:00 am–5:00 pm
4 World Trade Center (150 Greenwich Street)

Wonder how a giant gummy bear ended up in a prison mugshot, gripping an identity placard in between his gelatin paws in this lobby installation by WhIsBe.

Animation Academy: From Pencils to Pixels

Sunday, July 1–Sunday, September 9, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
New York Hall of Science (Flushing Meadow-Corona Park)

Explore animation technology and see your favorite animated characters come to life. Create stop-motion animated shorts, learn about the art of storyboarding, create animation drawings, and enter the set of the Simpsons and more. Favorite animated characters, such as Gumby, explain the process of creating clay puppets and shooting stop-motion animation. Also see the world’s largest traveling 3D Zoetrope, authentic stop motion sets and puppets and a look at the career of Chuck Jones.

You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the 60s

Sunday, July 1–Saturday, September 1, 10:00 am–8:00 pm
New York Public Library (42nd Street & Fifth Avenue)

Discover the counterculture of the 1960s and 70s, from communal living and forays into expanded consciousness to tensions around race, politics, sexuality, and the environment. Items on display include Timothy Leary’s notes on acid trips, footage of the Woodstock music festival, and posters used in protest against the Vietnam War.

Mary Corse: A Survey in Light

Sunday, July 1–Sunday, November 25, 11:00 am–6:00 pm
Whitney Museum of American Art (99 Gansevoort Street)

See modernist works in a range of “painting” materials, from fluorescent light and plexiglass to metallic flakes, glass microspheres, and clay. Mary Corse’s first solo museum survey features her early shaped canvases, freestanding sculptures, and light encasements that she engineered in the mid-1960s, her breakthrough White Light paintings and the Black Earth series.

Rockaway! 2018: Narcissus Garden by Yayoi Kusama

Sunday, July 1–Monday, September 3, 12:00 pm–6:00 pm
Gateway National Recreation Area at Fort Tilden (Fort Tilden & Rockaway Beach)

MoMA PS1 presents Yayoi Kusama’s site-specific installation of 1,500 mirrored stainless steel spheres in a former train garage that dates to the time when Fort Tilden was an active US military base. The mirrored metal surfaces reflect the industrial surroundings of the now-abandoned building, drawing attention to Fort Tilden’s history as well as the devastating damage inflicted on many buildings in the area by Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

Vandal Gummy

Sunday, July 1–Monday, December 31, 12:00 pm–7:00 pm
Castle Fitzjohns Gallery (98 Orchard Street)

Wonder how beloved sugary treats ended up in a prison mugshots, gripping identity placard in between gelatin paws in WhIsBe’s striking work sculptures and prints. Also take a photo with a mirror with a neon ‘Guns don’t kill people, selfies do.’


Tuesday, July 3


Ocean Wonders: Sharks!

Tuesday, July 3–Monday, December 31, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
New York Aquarium (Surf Avenue & West 8th Street)

See over 115 marine species including 18 different kinds of sharks and rays in an new immersive exhibition with hands-on educational features (though the sharks are safely behind glass).


Friday, July 13


Poetry Jukebox

Friday, July 13–Sunday, September 30, All Day
Ruth Wittenberg Triangle (Greenwich Avenue & 7th Avenue)

A Poetry Jukebox, plays twenty poems in a constant loop, featuring works by Jane Jacobs, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Allen Ginsberg, and Jack Kerouac and other artists who have called the Village home.

The Party

Friday, July 13–Friday, August 31, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Anton Kern Gallery (16 East 55th Street)

Explore the comedic impulse in contemporary art in an exhibition, curated by Ali Subotnick and inspired by Blake Edwards’ 1968 comic film The Party. Features amusing works by Maurizio Cattelan, Catharine Czudej, Jamie Isenstein and several other artists plus Martins Creed’s interactive balloon room which is one one my kids’ favorite art installations of all time.

Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay: Indigenous Space, Modern Architecture, New Art

Friday, July 13–Monday, September 3, 11:00 am–6:00 pm
Whitney Museum of American Art (99 Gansevoort Street)

Explore the conceptual frameworks inherited from, and also still alive in, Indigenous groups in Mexico and South America that include the Quechua, Aymara, Maya, Aztec, and Taíno, among others through the work of seven emerging Latinx artists based in the United States and Puerto Rico: william cordova, Livia Corona Benjamín, Jorge González, Guadalupe Maravilla, Claudia Peña Salinas, Ronny Quevedo, and Clarissa Tossin. Their works investigate the complex relationship that indigenous and vernacular notions of construction, land, space, and cosmology have had in the history of modern and contemporary art and architecture in the Americas.


Friday, July 20


Mel Chin: Wake & Unmorred

Friday, July 20–Wednesday, September 5, All Day
Times Square (Broadway between 42nd and 43rd Streets)

Parts of a shipwreck and a mysterious carved figurehead, modeled on the USS Nightingale, rise up from the plaza of Times Square like the beached remains of a massive beast. A companion mixed reality app experience imagines a future in which New York is underwater, as projected by climate scientists. Boats quiver overhead in a nautical traffic jam, and oceanic life forms hover close. By American conceptual artist Mel Chin.

The Song of Dragon and Flowers

Friday, July 20–Friday, November 30, 10:00 am–9:00 pm
Doyers Street Seasonal Street (Doyers between Bowery & Pell)

A gorgeous 4800 square foot asphalt mural by Chen Dongfan highlighs the historical significance of Doyers Street and the history of Asian American immigration to the United States of America. Presented by NYCDOT, in partnership with the Chinatown Partnership as part of a Seasonal Streets program that temporarily transform streets into vibrant public space with movable furniture, umbrellas, and other amenities. The artist will be on-site completing the mural through July 27th and the streets are closed to vehicles.

STORY: Out of Office

Friday, July 20–Wednesday, August 22, 11:00 am–7:00 pm
Story (144 10th Avenue at 19th Street)

Play cornhole, ring toss and skee ball and ride a jet ski pool floats in a retail space with a punchy poolside vibe and a pretty mural from artist Georgia Elrod in retail concept space STORYs summer installation. Also try charcoal lemonade from Dirty Lemon, Strawberries and Cream and other artisan flavors from Salty Road Taffy and free cotton candy.


Wednesday, July 25


Rebel Women: Defying Victorianism

Wednesday, July 25–Sunday, January 6, 11:00 am–6:00 pm
Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Avenue at 105th Street)

Explores the lives of female 19th century activists in NYC through photographs, garments, paintings, and prints. Learn about Elizabeth Jennings Graham, an African-American New Yorker who refused to get off a segregated trolley; professionals like Hetty Green, a wealthy businesswoman and broker branded “the witch of Wall Street”; and working women like Helen Jewett, New York’s most prominent courtesan—all of whom challenged the Victorian ideal.

Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs

Wednesday, July 25–Sunday, October 28, 11:00 am–6:00 pm
Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Avenue at 105th Street)

See Stanley Kubrick photos of NYC for pictorial magazine Look and explore a formative phase in the career of one of the 20th century’s most renowned motion picture directors.


Wednesday, August 1


Dubuffet Sculpture

Wednesday, August 1–Tuesday, December 31, All Day
Fosun Plaza (28 Liberty Street)

An office tower plaza features a dynamic Jean Dubuffet sculpture and a peaceful Noguchi rock garden fountain.

World Brooklyn

Wednesday, August 1–Tuesday, December 31, 12:00 am
Brooklyn Children's Museum (145 Brooklyn Ave)

Play in kid-sized shops based on the real ones you find in neighborhoods across Brooklyn. Be a shopkeeper, baker, grocer, shopper, designer, performer, and builder in diverse communities. We really liked serving Italian pizza and assembling African style chairs.

Constantin Brancusi Sculpture

Wednesday, August 1–Monday, February 18, 10:30 am–5:30 pm
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) (4 West 53rd Street)

See 11 beguiling simple sculptures by Constantin Brancusi, shown together for the first time, alongside drawings, photographs, and films. Guess what animals he’s evoking with his bold geometric forms or make up your own interpretation. Check out the accompanying playlist from Brancusi’s extensive record collection.

Rob Wynne: FLOAT

Wednesday, August 1–Wednesday, January 9, 11:00 am–6:00 pm
Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway)

Large-scale installations of molten hand-poured and mirrored glass and glass texts by New York–based artist Rob Wynne float within the American Art galleries in direct dialogue with selected works from the collection.

Adrian Yu: Yellow

Wednesday, August 1–Saturday, September 1, 12:00 pm–7:00 pm
On Canal (357 Canal Street between Wooster & West Broadway)

This kinetic installation by Adrian Yu interrogates the relationship between Eastern and Western kitsch with strobe lights, rows of yellow flags and dancing inflatable men, emblazoned with graphic variations.


Wednesday, August 8


The Winky Lux Experience

Wednesday, August 8–Friday, August 31, 10:00 am–7:30 pm
The Winky Lux Experience (430 West Broadway)

Enter seven transportive rooms celebrating Winky Lux magical beauty moments including an infinity room and yellow ball pit.


Friday, August 10


Surf and Sand at Rockefeller Center

Friday, August 10–Friday, August 31, All Day
Rockefeller Center (45 Rockefeller Plaza)

A 16-foot-high Art Deco  sand castle by sculptor Ted Siebert  is the centerpiece of the new “Surf and Sand” installation at the Channel Gardens, complete with swaying palms, tropical-hued flowers and nautical topiary.


Wednesday, August 15


2-for-1 Broadway Week Tickets

Wednesday, August 15–Sunday, September 16, 10:30 am–6:00 pm
Times Square (Broadway between 42nd and 43rd Streets)

Tickets go on sale today at 10:30 am for two-for-one tickets to select Broadway shows September 3-16. Kid-friendly options include Aladdin, Anastasia, The Lion King, Frozen, SpongeBob SquarePants, Wicked and School of Rock. Advance purchase suggested; some shows sell out quickly. See Petitseat.com for age recommendations and other tips plus our shows for less guide for info on more discounts all year round.


Saturday, August 18


Wonder World Pop-up

Saturday, August 18–Monday, September 17, 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
The wonderworld (76 Wooster Street)

Enter a realm of fantasy at the historic studio of Andy Warhol. Wander through six exquisitely well-designed installation spaces by New York based artists.


Monday, August 20


Bartow-Pell Discovery Camp

Monday, August 20–Friday, August 24, 9:00 am–4:00 pm
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road )

Elementary school-aged kids can step back in time through this immersive program filled with indoor and outdoor activities and crafts. Be a junior archaeologists and unearth the house museum’s rich past by examining the lives of past residents the Lenape and the Bartow Family. Discover a life without technology, and experience games, music, dance, and education from the 19th century.

Color Factory

Monday, August 20–Sunday, September 30, 9:00 am–10:00 am
Hotel Manisses (251 Spring Street)

Go inside the Color Factory, a ‘collaborative experiential exhibit designed to awaken audiences to the everyday yet brilliant presence of color.’ Lots of bright fun for all ages including a giant mint green ball pit.

Candytopia

Monday, August 20–Thursday, November 15, 10:00 am–8:30 pm
Penn Plaza (145 W 32nd Street)

Celebrate the vibrant colors and flavors of favorite sugary delights through a series of interactive art installations in over a dozen environments, from flying unicorn pigs to a marshmallow ball pit. Plus lots of sweet treats to eat. Time slots are selling out fast.


Tuesday, August 21


Toddler Play At The J

Tuesday, August 21, 9:00 am–10:00 am
JCC Manhattan (334 Amsterdam (@ West 76th Street))

Swing, balance, jump, and climb around a fully padded tumbling play space. JCC tumbling instructors will be on hand to assist toddlers and parents/caregivers with the equipment.

Alamo Drafthouse Kids Camp: (Annie 2014)

Tuesday, August 21, 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers (2548 Central Park Avenue)

This 2014 update of the classic Annie has an intriguing cast – Quvenzhané Wallis as the title character, Cameron Diaz as Miss Hannigan, and Jaime Foxx as a Daddy Warbucks of sort. Only a few of the classic songs make it in this version, making it a much slighter film than the original but it still has its entertaining moments.

Hopalong Andrew Sing-a-Longs

Tuesday, August 21, 10:00 am–11:00 am
Whole Foods Market Williamsburg (238 Bedford Ave)

Weekly Weekday Drop-In Music & Movement Roundups for Young Urban Cowpokes!

 

NOTE: Every week there are changes due to all the special events! Please confirm the schedule on Facebook or Instagram every week or sign up for the weekly newsletter. For outdoor events keep an eye to the sky and to FB!

Live Music With Dan The Music Man

Tuesday, August 21, 10:00 am–10:45 am
Monica + Andy NYC (410 Columbus Avenue between 79th & 80th Street)

Enjoy a high energy, interactive song and dance experience with Dan The Music Man, an NYC based children’s performer and guitarist. Features shakers, scarves, bubbles, and parachutes, Class is $15 per child. Discounted sibling rate available with the purchase of a full priced admission rate.

Preschool Play

Tuesday, August 21, 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Robert F Wagner Jr Park (20 Battery Place)

Meet other toddlers, parents, and caregivers for interactive play on a grassy lawn. Sing and hear stories. Carefully selected play equipment and toys are provided, plus water play.

Summer on the Hudson: Game Days

Tuesday, August 21, 10:00 am–2:00 pm
West Harlem Piers Park (Marginal & West 125th Street)

Kids 12 and under are invited to play outdoor games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch and jump rope.

14th Street Y Drop-In Classes

Tuesday, August 21, 10:30 am–5:00 pm
14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street at First Avenue)

A varied menu of drop-in classes for kids ages two months to five years includes Music & Movement, Indoor Playground, Messy Play, Sing Alongs and Mommy & Me fitness classes.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Tuesday, August 21, 10:30 am–11:00 am
Metropolitan Museum Of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street)

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.

Songs for Seeds Upper East Side

Tuesday, August 21, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Earth Yoga / Honbu Dojo (328 East 61st Street)

This interactive class encourages children, newborn to 6 years old, to sing, dance and play along with a live, three-piece band. Kids rock out with children’s instruments, as well as real drums, guitars, keyboards and instruments from around the world. Experience music and language from cultures around the globe, help create magnetic art murals during a sing-along of well-known nursery rhymes, be delighted by magic tricks that are used to practice numbers and more musical fun.

Louie Miranda has been dazzling the hearts of children, parents & teachers everywhere he goes. He is unique, original & loved by an ever-growing population across the country! He has played with numerous ensembles performing music in a wide variety of styles.

Children’s Story Time @ Fauna

Tuesday, August 21, 11:00 am–11:30 am
Fauna (265 W 87th Street between Broadway and West End Ave)

Read animal or ecology based story books, then meet animals related to the story. Children are encouraged to pet or hold the animals and ask lots of questions.

Inti & the Moon

Tuesday, August 21, 11:30 am–1:30 pm
Grand Central Terminal (87 East 42nd Street)

Live music provided by MTA Music: Playing 1990s Pop & Latin on guitars.

Sunnyside Social Club

Tuesday, August 21, 11:30 am–1:30 pm
Grand Central Terminal (87 East 42nd Street)

Live music provided by MTA Music: Playing 1990s Ska Punk & Skate Punk on sax, trumpet, and bass.

Addy & Uno

Tuesday, August 21, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street)

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”. Ernest yet entertaining.

Eloise Story Time at The Plaza

Tuesday, August 21, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm
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 and graze throughout The Plaza Food Hall.

Guggenheim Stroller Tour

Tuesday, August 21, 3:00 pm–4:00 pm
Guggenheim (1071 5th Avenue at 89th Street)

Stroll around the ramps as museum educators lead an engaging one-hour tour for caregivers and their babies. This interactive exploration of current exhibitions includes touchable objects, art-making, and adult conversation. Designed for children up to 24 months.

Metropolitan Museum Of Art Storytime

Tuesday, August 21, 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.

Young Sprouts Gardening

Tuesday, August 21, 3:15 pm–3:45 pm
Nelson A. Rockefeller Park (River Terrace & Warren Street)

Children 3-5 years old (with accompanying adults) learn to plant and do nature projects such as planting seeds, watering the garden, and tasting fresh greens and vegetables in a weekly introduction to organic gardening. Space is limited; arrive early.

New-York Historical Society Storytime

Tuesday, August 21, 3:30 pm–4:15 pm
New-York Historical Society (70 Central Park West at 77th Street)

This bi-weekly program in the library of the engaging children’s center includes the reading of a NY-themed book, a related craft project, playtime with historic toys and a special Little New-Yorkers hello song. The fabulous teacher comes up with some really creative, engaging projects – we’ve made iphone ‘books’ and construction paper teapots – and it’s never been crowded.

Chocolate Story Time

Tuesday, August 21, 4:00 pm–4:45 pm
Voila Chocolat (221 West 79th Street)

Chocolatiers read about chocolate, how it is made from the seeds of the cacao tree, the people who grow this wonderful tree and the countries that play an important role in growing cacao and producing chocolate, then kids one unique chocolate lollipop.

Integral Yoga for Kids

Tuesday, August 21, 4:00 pm–4:45 pm
Integral Yoga (227 West 13th Street)

Fun yoga are filled with singing and chanting, asana appropriate to each age group, and the introduction of anatomy, breath work, deep relaxation, and meditation.

Yogi Tales

Tuesday, August 21, 4:00 pm–4:30 pm
Athleta Flatiron (126 5th Avenue)

Try a 30-min live music yoga class for preschool-aged children that enhances physical flexibility, refines balance and coordination, and boosts self-esteem and confidence through an interactive storytelling format accompanied by live guitar and other instruments.

Singin’ in the Rain in Seward Park

Tuesday, August 21, 7:30 pm–9:30 pm
Seward Park (Canal and Essex )

Join us under the stars for a screening of classic, hilarious musical film, Singing’ In The Rain. Bring your own chair, blanket and snacks. Metrograph will bring free popcorn.


Wednesday, August 22


Toddler Play At The J

Wednesday, August 22, 9:00 am–10:00 am
JCC Manhattan (334 Amsterdam (@ West 76th Street))

Swing, balance, jump, and climb around a fully padded tumbling play space. JCC tumbling instructors will be on hand to assist toddlers and parents/caregivers with the equipment.

Alamo Drafthouse Kids Camp: (Annie 2014)

Wednesday, August 22, 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers (2548 Central Park Avenue)

This 2014 update of the classic Annie has an intriguing cast – Quvenzhané Wallis as the title character, Cameron Diaz as Miss Hannigan, and Jaime Foxx as a Daddy Warbucks of sort. Only a few of the classic songs make it in this version, making it a much slighter film than the original but it still has its entertaining moments.

Bronx Zoo Pay-As-You-Wish Hours

Wednesday, August 22, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
The Bronx Zoo (2300 Southern Blvd)

Hopalong Andrew Sing-a-Longs

Wednesday, August 22, 10:00 am–11:00 am
Whole Foods Park Slope (Third & 3rd)

Weekly Weekday Drop-In Music & Movement Roundups for Young Urban Cowpokes!

 

NOTE: Every week there are changes due to all the special events! Please confirm the schedule on Facebook or Instagram every week or sign up for the weekly newsletter. For outdoor events keep an eye to the sky and to FB!

New York Botanical Garden Pay-As-You-Wish Hours

Wednesday, August 22, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
New York Botanical Garden (2900 Southern Boulevard)

Preschool Play

Wednesday, August 22, 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Robert F Wagner Jr Park (20 Battery Place)

Meet other toddlers, parents, and caregivers for interactive play on a grassy lawn. Sing and hear stories. Carefully selected play equipment and toys are provided, plus water play.

Summer on the Hudson: Game Days

Wednesday, August 22, 10:00 am–2:00 pm
West Harlem Piers Park (Marginal & West 125th Street)

Kids 12 and under are invited to play outdoor games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch and jump rope.

Yoga for Kids

Wednesday, August 22, 10:00 am–10:45 am
Washington Square Park (5th Avenue & Washington Square North)

Stretch and move to songs, rhymes, and enjoy more yoga fun with Sacred Sounds Yoga. Foster creativity, cooperation, and confidence in a safe environment where all kids are perfect just the way they are. Bring your own mat.

Story Time for Pre-Schoolers

Wednesday, August 22, 10:15 am–10:45 am
Town of Pelham Public Library (530 Colonial Avenue)

Join the Pelham Library’s story time for pre-schoolers. Caregivers must be in attendance and are welcome to participate with the children. Two sessions — one which begins at 10:15 am, and another that begins at 11:00 am. Come at library opening time (10 am) to make sure you get a spot.

14th Street Y Drop-In Classes

Wednesday, August 22, 10:30 am–5:00 pm
14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street at First Avenue)

A varied menu of drop-in classes for kids ages two months to five years includes Music & Movement, Indoor Playground, Messy Play, Sing Alongs and Mommy & Me fitness classes.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Wednesday, August 22, 10:30 am–11:00 am
Metropolitan Museum Of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street)

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.

Storytime and Singalong for Kids

Wednesday, August 22, 10:30 am–11:00 am
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe (126 Crosby Street)

Join Amy Virginia Buchanan for reading, singing, and dancing appropriate for kids 3 and under and their caretakers.

Will Shaw, Comedic Juggling

Wednesday, August 22, 10:30 am–11:30 am
Playground for All Children (1 Marina Drive)

Will Shaw presents his spellbinding comedic juggling and cool wit and a fun play ground with lots of water features.

Kids Karma Yoga StoryTime

Wednesday, August 22, 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.

Colonial Games Day

Wednesday, August 22, 12:00 pm–2:00 pm
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site (29 Warburton Avenue)

Stop by the 18th century Philipse Manor Hall and learn what it was like to be a kid in the 1700’s. Try on reproductions of colonial clothing. Play some of the popular games from 1700’s and learn about their origins and how they have transformed over the years, including some that are still played today.

Lunchtime Concerts at Richard Tucker Park

Wednesday, August 22, 12:00 pm–2:00 pm
Richard Tucker Park (Broadway & 66th Street)

Hear local musicians perform a range of styles including Latin dance, brass pop, country bluegrass, and more in a shady plaza. Presented by the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District in partnership with the MTA’s MUSIC program. At intermission, West Side YMCA instructors lead chair yoga.

Tummy Time, Crawlers Club & Wobbly Walkers

Wednesday, August 22, 1:00 pm–1:45 pm
JCC Manhattan (334 Amsterdam (@ West 76th Street))

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.

Children's Museum of the Arts WEE Arts

Wednesday, August 22, 1:45 pm–3:00 pm
Children's Museum of the Arts (CMA) (102 Charlton Street)

Join CMA’s WEE teaching artists for art-filled drop-in sessions featuring music, storytime, and lots of materials and techniques to explore. Stay and explore the museum after for $6 more.

Jazz+Wednesdays

Wednesday, August 22, 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.

Alice in Wonderland at Alice's Tea Cup

Wednesday, August 22, 3:00 pm–4:00 pm
Alice’s Tea Cup Chapter II (156 East 64th Street at Lexington Avenue)

Help Alice uncover the secrets of Wonderland, enjoy tea time with the Mad Hatter, and will be put on trial by the Queen of Hearts at an immersive production at charming cafe Alice’s Tea Cup. Performed by a cast of actors with disabilities from Out of the Box Theatrics.

Metropolitan Museum Of Art Storytime

Wednesday, August 22, 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.

Wednesdays in Teardrop

Wednesday, August 22, 3:30 pm–5:30 pm
Teardrop Park (Between Warren & Murray Street at North End Avenue)

Explore unique Teardrop Park while enjoying energetic lawn games and creating dynamic art. Artist educators lead individual and group creative projects using clay, collage, paint and more. Materials provided. Dress for a mess.

Baby DJ class

Wednesday, August 22, 4:00 pm–4:45 pm
Monica + Andy NYC (410 Columbus Avenue between 79th & 80th Street)

The super young (age 2 months- 5 years) learn to mix music that is super dope.

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