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Visit - and play - Sing for Hope’s brightly colored pianos throughout NYC parks and public spaces including Lincoln Center and Central Park. Fifty pianos - each a unique art piece created by a different artist or designer - host impromptu concerts by professionals and amateurs alike. See ten at once in Chase Plaza in the Financial District and download the free SFH Pianos iphone app to find one near you. Later the instruments are donated to NYC public schools,…
Enjoy interactive programs and performances from some of the city's favorite family entertainers on scenic piers overlooking the Hudson River.
Explore beloved musician/poet/cultural icon Leonard Cohen through the lens of contemporary art with large-scale installations, interactive artworks, and a multimedia sound gallery that pay tribute to Cohen’s vibrant creativity.
See a classic story with a twist at historic, cozy Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Looking for a change, sly cat Puss dons a snazzy pair of boots and sets off on a magical journey, proving himself a caring friend to his owner Fergus Mundingle. Short and sweet and a good starter shows for toddlers - though fun for older kids, who espeically like the marionette demonstration at the end
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.
Award winning Cellist Christopher James and violinist Jon Block perform classical solos and duets rom the Baroque to romantic periods in a historic garden. Museum tour and complimentary beverages included.
Tony Award winner Kenny Leon (American Son, A Raisin in the Sun) directs a bold new take on Shakespeare’s cherished comedy of romantic retribution and miscommunication at Central Park's magical Delacorte Theater. Not for younger kids, but great for some tweens, teens and parents' nights out. Free tix distributed at the Delacorte Theater (a lovely place to wait), rotating spots throughout the five boroughs and via lottery at The Public Theater, or easily enter the virtual ticket lottery via the…
Wednesday, June 19
In this immersive theatrical adventure, kids and their families to become part of an empowering journey to save a mystical Island and its inhabitants from darkness. Actors guide young explorers through extravagantly designed spaces featuring live performers, puppets, interactive set pieces and animated characters, where they face fun interactive challenges and help the story unfold.
Join Rebecca Schoffer and 92Y Parenting Center staff for a fun and interactive sing-a-long of old time favorites, folk songs and childhood classics.
Combine cardio with artistry as you wave long ribbons in the air to create rainbows, waterfalls, dragons and ocean waves. All ages and skill levels are welcome.Classes taught by Margaret Yuen from Red Silk Dancers.
This acoustic instrumental meet-up focuses on tunes in the Irish, English, New England Old Time, French Canadian, American Southern, and Scandinavian traditions. All acoustic instruments (e.g., fiddle, mandolin, guitar, cello, etc.) are welcome and the typical format is that we sit in a circle (or circle-ish, depending on the space) and take turns suggesting/leading a song. All ages welcome.
Thursday, June 20
Moosiki Kids Musical Storytime fosters a love of reading at a young age with musical stories on a comfy turf lawn. Unshaded so wear sunscreen.
Bubble lovers can get their fix at this long-running show that combines spectacular light and laser effects with masterful bubble artistry. Warning, front rows might get wet.
Children from 0 to 36 months start learning Spanish in an immersive class that mixes story time, sing-along, dancing, games and a puppet show.
Enjoy interactive programs and performances from some of the city's favorite family entertainers on scenic piers overlooking the Hudson River.Enjoy interactive programs and performances from some of the city's favorite family entertainers on scenic piers overlooking the Hudson River.
The Archway under the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO comes alive with music, dance and art from diverse local artist. Groove to a range of genres and create collaborative art pieces with DUMBO-based artists.
Celebrate Inti Raymi with a Native Sounds Downtown concert featuring Inkarayku. The band’s diverse line-up brings a musical and artistic experience resulting in Andean folk music that transcends cultural boundaries and seamlessly shares the stage with other folk traditions of the Americas.
Celebrate the longest day of the year Scandinavian-style. Fashion flower wreathes, learn traditional midsummer songs, and decorate the maypole. All ages welcome. Online advance registration for the craft activities required.
Catch a family-friendly concert in a pretty park. Bring a blanket and a picnic if you wish. The series ends with kid-friendly bluegrass band Astrograss.
The RCTA hosts free concerts along the banks of the Hudson river, Bring a blanker and picnic and dance on the grass in the dark surrounding by flashing fireflies. Different style of music each week, including jazz, classical, flamenco, salsa, Middle Eastern, bluegrass, pop and reggae.
Friday, June 21
Park Slope Parents host Summer Fridays in the Prospect Park field near the picnic house with giant bubbles, rainbow face-paints and rotating musical guests. Bring a blanket/chair and some snacks and kick back.
Poet Scott Raven and artist Josefina Hernandez join forces to tell multi-level, interactive “Storied Stories” with words and pictures. Together they look through windows, open doors, and climb the rooftops of our imaginations to bring heARTfelt tales of family fun and adventure. With wit, humor and wonder, these carefully woven tales will bring the Museum’s exhibits to life.
Adults and children are invited to picnic in the grass, decorate the midsummer pole, learn folk dances, make flower wreaths, play traditional games and listen to authentic fiddle music. Food stands will offer delicacies from some of New York's finest Swedish restaurants and food purveyors.
Celebrate Pride with a communal choral experience, vogueing workshops, sassy sash and rainbow fan making and more.
Explore the celestial-terrestrial connection and otherworldly origins of expression and arm high-energy daylight to reflective starlit nighttime surround by installation Chronos Cosmos: Deep Time, Open Space. Enjoy Agostino Arts face-painting, tarot readings by Liz Nieves, lantern-making with Noguchi Museum, spaceship sculpture building with Free Style Arts Association, light-up inflatables with artist Tamar Ettun, solar observing and telescope tours of the sky with LaGuardia Community College’s Natural Sciences Department, performance and percussion with Secret Society Dance Company, Imamou, and powerhouse Afro-Caribbean…
The Westchester Center for Jazz & Contemporary Music Big Band is part of a weekly series of great music featuring the Hudson River as a backdrop.
Enjoy free all-ages Friday concerts set against beautiful sunsets in Hudson River Park with an eclectic lineup of New York artists. Bring a blanket.
Saturday, June 22
Dance along with a rock band covering Led Zeppelin in an interactive and educational live music experience for families in the courtyard of happening, high-design Industry City.
All levels and ages are invited to experience the joy of movement and dance in weekly free classes led by former and current members of the internationally renowned modern dance company Limón Dance accompanied by live drumming.
Vital Theatre Company presents a cheery musical based on popular children's book Pinkalicious, about a pink-lover who eats so many pink cupcakes she changes colors.
Stealth mode. Power up mode. Beast mode. Relive some of the Turtles’ biggest and baddest battles. In conjunction with interactive exhibition 35 Years of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, see episodes on a big screen. Sewer surf through a visual timeline of the evolution of the Turtles from the very first comics to the current series and express your inner Turtle with craft activities.
Listen to Brazil’s unique mix of indigenous, European, and African rhythms, from jazz and Tropicália to chamber music in conjunction with garden-wide exhibition Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx. In the Children’s Adventure Garden), learn about the native plants of Brazil and become inspired plant lovers and designer-artists.
It's been 40 years since Kermit first sang “Rainbow Connection” in this road picture filled with cameo appearances, running gags, and Academy Award–nominated music by Paul Williams. MoMI is celebrating with two anniversary screenings, each with special guests and prizes for lucky audience members. Saturday's special guests are Ed Christie (puppet designer/builder) and Calista Hendrickson (Muppet costume designer).
The richness of Andean folklore comes alive with New Inca Son. Acclaimed in the U.S. and abroad for over 20 years, it's an award-winning band with a mission: to preserve its indigenous heritage and to instill, particularly in children and young people, an understanding and appreciation of it.