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Tuesday, June 18
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.
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.
Friday, June 21
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.
Saturday, June 22
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.
WonderSpark Puppets performs Fox Fables, Goldilocks & The Three Bears, The Lion & The Mouse and other whimsical shows by the charming Le Carrousel.
In the tradition of the popular English pantomime shows, this new children's musical has music, mischief, and a boatload of laughs for both children and adults. Pirate Pete us a lovable rogue on a mission to find his beloved runaway parrot, Polly (who prefers pancakes to boring old birdseed) with an endearing crew of misfits, songs, sword fights and lots of audience interaction.
Friday, June 28
Enjoy a free performance featuring Broadway cast members and musicians from 2019 Tony-nominated Be More Chill and The Prom. Rain or shine.
Saturday, June 29
The Harlem Repertory Theatre presents Dorothy Gale's fantastical journey with a multi-racial cast, a jazzy underscore, projections, special effects, colorful costumes, and music from the beloved film.
Friday, July 12
Enjoy a free performance featuring Broadway cast members and musicians from award-winning musicals Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and Wicked. Rain or shine.
Saturday, July 13
WonderSpark Puppets presents Goldilocks and the Three Bears at an outdoor kiddie party featuring arts & crafts and science and engineering exploration with HYPOTHEkids.
Charlie Chaplin meets Harold and the Purple Crayon in this family-friendly physical comedy. A playful and poignant homage to classic silent-film era comedians invites audiences into a hand-drawn world where imagination is made real and anything can happen.
Join a multi-cultural, musical program by Bilingual Birdies Trio, three Latin musicians who are pioneers in the family music scene. IA group of friends goes to a tropical dance party in Oaxaca, Mexico as young audiences learn new Spanish words and heart-warming life lessons. The sounds of huapango, ranchera, cumbia, and samba celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Latin America. Program followed by original and engaging art-making activities for the entire family.
Tuesday, July 16
For the first time since 1979, Free Shakespeare in the Park presents Coriolanus, the Bard's blistering drama about a general voted into power by a populace hungry for change, and the unraveling that follows. Not kid-friendly, but great for parents who can quietly enjoy Central Park's magical Delacorte Theater. Have a long picnic to wait in line for free tix, or easily enter the virtual ticket lottery via the TodayTix App. Chances are slim but we've won in the past;…