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Saturday, May 8

Fifth Avenue Blooms

Fifth Avene
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until May 14, 2021

Stroll along a walkable flower installation of over over 7,000 planted flowers, designed by Sachi Rose Design in celebration of moms and spring. Find a different color one each block of Fifth Avenue from 47th to 59th streets. Also stop by new public art (and fun shops) in Rockefeller Center.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Governors Island

Governors Island
10:00 am–5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until July 25, 2021

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until July 31, 2021

Oasis-with-a-view Governors Island opens for the season. Lots of room to roam and play on this 172 acre former military post. * Relax in Hammock Grove’s cozy hammocks (and say hello to sheep, new this year), find breathtaking 360-degree views in The Hills, get moving on the Play Lawns, and camp out in an Adirondack…

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Brooklyn Children’s Museum
10:00 am–5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until June 30, 2021

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 24, 2021

Inspired by Brooklyn's energy and diversity, this beloved children's museum (the first in the world when in opened in 1899) creates experiences that ignite curiosity, celebrate identity and cultivate joyful learning. In 90-minute Play Sessions, explore BCM’s signature exhibits including World Brooklyn, Neighborhood Nature, Totally Tots, Collections Central and The (outdoor) Nest. Space is limited…

Suggested Ages: Babies to 10
$13/ages 1+
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Geometric Properties

Chelsea Market
10:00 am–10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 6, 2021

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until September 6, 2021

Enter an immersive audio-visual installation by artist Julius Horsthuis and embark upon a cinematic journey where the sheer beauty of mathematics, nature and architecture coincide to inspire introspection and awe. Explore our recent past and Horsthuis's ideal future, one that returns to the intersection of nature and math as…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$24/ages 16+, $17/ages 4-15, free/ages 3 & under
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Theater for Young Audiences at 92Y: Adventure to Neverland

92Y
10:00 am–10:40 am
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until May 9, 2021

Join Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, and Captain Hook and fly away on a joyous journey to Neverland.  Told boldly in dance by a company of four, this original 35-minute theatrical celebration highlights magical moments in movement. Performances at 10 am & 2pm.  Also online; stream available for three days from date of broadcast.

Suggested Ages: 3 to 10
$20
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Sheep Shearing Festival

Queens County Farm Museum
10:00 am–5:00 pm

Visit 47-acres of the longest continuously farmed site in New York State (since 1697). See historic farm buildings, a greenhouse complex, farm vehicles and implements, planting fields, an orchard and herb garden and livestock including cattle, sheep, chickens and llamas.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$12/adult, $8/ages 12 & under
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Outdoor Yoga on the Stoop

Brooklyn Museum
10:00 am–11:00 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until September 18, 2021

Enjoy socially distant yoga and meditation in front of Brooklyn Museum, open to all levels and led by local instructors. Open your hips and your heart in a gentle flow class, followed by a guided meditation with plenty of time to rest. Masks are required for all adults and children over the age of…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$16
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Greenpoint Terminal Market

Greenpoint Terminal Market
10:00 am–5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until May 30, 2021

Support small Brooklyn businesses at an outdoor flea located on the waterfront with gorgeous views of the Manhattan skyline. Shop over 100 vendors from vintage and antiques to local art and design, fresh fashion and a variety of international food. Also enjoy live music, shows and outdoor activities for the whole family like comedy, skateboarding,…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Gabriel Rico: Of Beauty and Consolation

Galerie Perrotin
10:00 am–6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until June 5, 2021

Find deer with basketballs in their antlers amid suspended golden branches in this pretty solo exhibition by Guadalajara-based artist Gabriel Rico. Sculptural objects and wall installations relate and reflect each other. Look for whimsical equations that ask questions like, “what makes rainbow stickers identical to a piece of stone” and “what element is shared between…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Wave Hill Family Art Project

Wave Hill
10:00 am–1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until June 27, 2021

Enjoy nature-inspired art projects among gorgeous gardens and trees overlooking the Hudson River. Themes change weekly. Registration required, online or by calling 718.549.3200 x251. Takes place outside on a grassy hill so dress accordingly. Registration required, online or by calling 718.549.3200 x251. The number of families able to participate at any given time will be…

Suggested Ages: All
$10/adults, $6/students & seniors, $4/ages 6+
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Mozart for Munchkins: Astoria

Astoria Park
10:00 am–10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until May 23, 2021

Dance and clap to a mix of classical, jazz, and sing-along favorites while meeting the clarinet and cello at an outdoor, socially distanced interactive concert curated for little ones and their grown-ups. Attendance is very limited. Bring your own blanket and park it 6 feet from your neighbor.

Suggested Ages: Babies to 10
$37/adult, free for kids
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Mozart for Munchkins: Mother’s Day

Pier 51 at Hudson River Park
10:30 am–11:15 am
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One event on May 9, 2021 at 10:00 am

Celebrate Mother's Day Weekend with two cellos and explore 300 years of dance. Listen to live music, from Baroque to pop tunes and favorite sing alongs and a relaxed, socially distanced, interactive concert curated for little ones and their grown-ups. Children of all ages are welcome to observe, explore, discover, crawl, sing and dance to…

Suggested Ages: Babies to 10
$40/adult, free for kids
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Seaglass Carousel

Battery Park
11:00 am–9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 31, 2021

Spin under the sea in an aquatic carousel in historic Battery Park. Sit within iridescent fiberglass fish that glide through a (covered) spiraling nautilus of glass and steel. LED color-changing lighting combined with “water effect” light projectors and oceanic music create a magical underwater atmosphere for kids of all ages. Capacity reduced to 33%; not…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$5
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BUILD NYC: Outside Edition

Chelsea Market
11:00 am–2:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until May 8, 2021

Stop by interactive building station in heated structures along West 16th Street. Playful materials including LEGO, Magna-Tiles, Imagination Playground blocks, connect-able straws, and other materials for building; printed cards with activities conceived by architects and educators; and books on architecture and engineering encourage all ages  to tap into their creative side, all while staying…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Macy’s Flower Show – Give.Love.Bloom

Macy’s Herald Square
11:00 am–8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until May 16, 2021

Macy's annual Flower Show returns with mask, social distancing and  a floral celebration of fortitude. Exotic flowers & plants from around the world transform the famous department store into a breathtaking floral extravaganza. Installations celebrating courage and positivity feature butterfly bridges and dragonfly dreamscapes. Lots of photo ops and an  interactive Believe wall.  

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Jane’s Carousel

Brooklyn Bridge Park
11:00 am–6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 16, 2021

Ride exquisitely carved horses (and two chariots) on this charming carousel with a view, created in 1922 in Ohio and recently restored and relocated to the edge of the East River. The carousel is covered, but the line to enter is entirely outdoors. Some horses will be unavailable due to social distancing.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$2
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Discovery Pop-Up Program: The Birds of Central Park

Charles A. Dana Discovery Center
11:00 am–1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until May 30, 2021

Each year, more than 200 bird species make an appearance in Central Park, a popular stopover along the Atlantic Flyway. Discover how to spot and respectfully appreciate these winged wonders with park birding guides, stationed at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center Plaza Saturdays 11 am–1 pm and Belvedere Castle Sundays 11 am–1 pm. Also borrow…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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ART360º / FORT GREENE

Cuyler Gore
11:00 am–5:00 pm

Rediscover the beauty and culture of the Fort Greene commercial district with day of discovery and exploration. Experience “The Art Of…” with FAB FULTON businesses during a full day of socially distanced family-friendly fun activities, art installations, self-guided tours, creative merchant demonstrations, and more. Start by grabbing a guide at Cuyler Gore Park (Fulton Street…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Niki de Saint Phalle: Structures for Life at MoMA PS1

MoMA PS1
12:00 pm–8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until September 6, 2021

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until September 6, 2021

* Explore Niki de Saint Phalle's vibrant, joyous work full of color and imagination. Featuring over 200 works, ephemera, and archival photos and models of her magical sculpture gardens/playgrounds around the world, the exhibition brings to life Saint Phalle’s belief that art can alter perception and shift reality. Look for fantastical creatures, interesting characters, recurring…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$10/adults, $5/seniors & students, free/ages 16 & under
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Museum of the Moving Image

Museum of the Moving Image
12:00 pm–6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday, repeating until July 30, 2021

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until July 31, 2021

Explore film, TV and video games from nineteenth century optical toys to the latest in digital art with lots of hand-on exhibits in a spacious, modern building. * The hands-on core exhibition Behind the Screen features over 1,400 artifacts, from mind-bending optical toys to a real Chewbacca mask from the Star Wars films, footage of…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$15/ages 18+, $11/students & seniors, $9 ages 3-17
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Bronx Night Market

Bronx Night Market
12:00 pm–7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until November 13, 2021

Celebrate the Bronx's diverse culture and cuisine and try up-and-coming food concepts. Support small & local businesses including 20+ food vendors. Family and pet friendly. Reserve a two-hour time slot online in advance.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Summer on the Hudson: Play Dates! Flor Bromley

West Harlem Piers Park
1:00 pm–4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until August 14, 2021

plus enjoy arts & crafts, and neighborhood fun. KJin Riverside Park Conservatory for live music grab-and-go arts and crafts kits, and neighborhood fun. This week Flor Bromley leads a bilingual Latin music party

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Art in the Garden: Spring Weekends

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
1:00 pm–5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until May 30, 2021

Celebrate the welcome return of spring at Brooklyn Botanic Garden with casual, pop-up music and dance performances on weekends. The diverse line-up is different each weekend with dance and music from Japan, Africa, Jewish traditions and more.    

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$18/adults, $12/students & seniors, free/ages 11 & under
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Contemporary Dance at NYBG

New York Botanical Garden
2:00 pm–5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until June 27, 2021

A series of spontaneous outdoor performances among the spectacular Kusama: Cosmic Nature  celebrate the infinite possibilities of our connection with nature and each other. See renowned local companies like Pilobolus, Trainor Dance among pretty flowers and a fiant 'Dancing Pumpkin' sculpture. Also look for circus performers from Bindlestiff Family Variety Arts roaming the…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$35/adults, $32/students & seniors, $15/ages 2-12
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Cinderella the Musical

Players Theatre
3:00 pm–4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until June 6, 2021

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

See the classic French fairytale brought to life in an original musical adaptation by Literally Alive Family Theatre. Meet mice that sing and dance while getting Cinderella to the ball in a magic pumpkin all arranged by her fairy Godmother. Groups will be socially distanced in the theatre and all patrons must stay in the…

Suggested Ages: 4 to 12
$25-$35
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A Million Dreams – Music from Movies @ Central Park

West 86th street and Central Park
3:00 pm–4:00 pm

Join MusicTalks for a specail tribute to the most beloved film tunes featuring a string quartet. From Star Wars to Harry Potter, Breakfast in Tiffany's to Forest Gump, celebrate the beauty of film music! Bring a folding chair/blanket - snacks, drinks, and questions encouraged. Exact address will be provided the day of the concert.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$25
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Juggling

Bryant Park
6:00 pm–7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until September 29, 2021

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until September 28, 2021

Join free juggling lesson with the Bryant Park Jugglers.Try for a few minutes, stay for the whole time, or just enjoy watching them put their skills to the test. All skill levels welcome. Equipment is provided.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Live Music at Industry City

Industry City
6:00 pm–9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 29, 2021

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Friday, repeating until May 30, 2021

Enjoy socially distanced live music  - Bossa Nova, Jazz, Funk, 90s covers and more  - on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday evenings & Sunday afternoons at this public art & high design hub. Also find cool art and photo-ops throughout the buildings and courtyards plus tons of great international food options & with lots of heated outdoor…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Sunday, May 9

Mother’s Day Picnic at Wave Hill

Wave Hill
10:00 am–4:30 pm

Explore 28-acre of gardens and woodlands with more than 4,000 varieties of trees, shrubs, vines, and herbaceous plants and dramatic views of the Hudson River. Join a nature-inspired outdoor family art project about seeds & spells (10 am-1 pm) Enjoy a custom Mother’s Day picnic provided by Wave Hill exclusive caterer Great Performances. Each…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$10/adults, $6/students & seniors, $4/ages 6+
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Mother’s Day Paint Date

Color Me Mine
10:00 am–7:00 pm

Paint with mom and create a beautiful masterpiece and colorful memories together. Discounted studio fee of $15 for 2 people and complimentary gift for mom with reservation. Additional painters can be added for an additional $5 studio fee. Pottery is additional; choose from a variety of ceramics - plates, picture frames, mugs, wine…

Suggested Ages: All
$55/two painters
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Mozart for Munchkins: Mother’s Day

McCarren Park
10:00 am–10:45 am

Celebrate Mother's Day Weekend with live music, from Baroque to pop tunes and favorite sing alongs and a relaxed, socially distanced, interactive concert curated for little ones and their grown-ups. Children of all ages are welcome to observe, explore, discover, crawl, sing and dance to their hearts’ content, while parents, grandparents, and caregivers sit back,…

Suggested Ages: Babies to 10
$40/adult, free for kids
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Flower Patch at Queens Botanical Garden

Queens Botanical Garden
11:00 am–5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until May 9, 2021

Unique floral and garden creature installations transform the QBG Farm into a fantastic flower spectacle creating an immersive environment and stunning backdrop for photos. Meet costumed nature creatures, pick a pot of flowers to take home and a get a floral themed grab-and-go craft activity kit. Fee includes general Garden admission and entry to the…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$12-$15
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Mother’s Day Dinner Cruise 2021

Event Cruises NYC
12:00 pm–2:00 pm

Enjoy panoramic views of the NYC skylineManhattan skyline on Mother’s Day brunch (12 pm) and dinner (7 pm) cruises. Include dessert and a glass of champagne or mimosa. After the meal, take photos on the open deck.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$69+
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MusicTalks Open Air Concerts

West 86th street and Central Park
3:00 pm–4:00 pm
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One event on May 8, 2021 at 3:00 pm

One event on May 9, 2021 at 3:00 pm

One event on May 10, 2021 at 3:00 pm

Join MusicTalks for 75 minutes, intimate, salon-style concerts with introductions to composers and their works, musical demonstrations, and a space for dialogue between artists and audience. Bring a folding chair/blanket, snacks and drinks if you'd like.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$25
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Monday, May 10

The GREEN

Lincoln Center
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until July 31, 2021

Celebrated set designer and MacArthur Genius grantee Mimi Lien re-envisioned the approximately 14,000 square feet of open, concrete expanse of Lincoln Center's iconic Josie Robertson Plaza into an environment that invites New Yorkers to relax and enjoy the open space. Sit anywhere on the grass-like recyclable, biobased SYNLawn material covering all the ground. Books will…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Live Music at Chelsea Market

Chelsea Market
12:00 pm–3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 28, 2021

Enjoy live music from local musicians at Chelsea Market, which also has great food options and art exhibits.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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MusicTalks Open Air Concerts

Central Park, West 72nd Street Entrance
6:30 pm–8:00 pm
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One event on May 11, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on May 13, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Join MusicTalks for 75 minutes, intimate, salon-style concerts with introductions to composers and their works, musical demonstrations, and a space for dialogue between artists and audience. Bring a folding chair/blanket, snacks and drinks if you'd like.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$25
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Lincoln Center Restart Stages

Lincoln Center
7:00 pm–9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until May 29, 2021

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until May 29, 2021

Lincoln Center (currently covered in green turf) hosts an outdoor performing arts center with 10 outdoor performance and rehearsal spaces. Throughout the month of May, audiences are invited to enjoy music, dance and theater performances by Lincoln Center, its resident organizations, cultural and community arts partners, and guest curators from across the five boroughs. Free…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Tuesday, May 11

Downtown Brooklyn Kid-Friendly Ping Pong Happy Hours

MetroTech Commons
5:00 pm–7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 1, 2021

Enjoy friendly ping pong games with The Push with a DJ soundtrack.Paddles and balls will be sanitized after each use.

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Wednesday, May 12

Mozart for Munchkins: UWS

Central Park, Diana Ross Playground
10:00 am–10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until May 26, 2021

Dance and clap classical, jazz, and sing-along favorites while meeting the clarinet, bassoon, and french horn at an outdoor, socially distanced, interactive concert curated for little ones and their grown-ups. Children of all ages are welcome to observe, explore, discover, crawl, sing and dance to their hearts’ content, while parents, grandparents, and caregivers sit back,…

Suggested Ages: Babies to 10
$37/adult, free for kids
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