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Sunday, March 29
Have you seen the bust of the Voldemort look-alike at the Met? Discover connections like this in an interactive ‘wizarding’ tour in the magical Metropolitan Museum inspired by the Harry Potter books. See spaces, places and objects similar to those in the books, from part of an actual castle to depictions of mythical creatures like griffins and dragons.
Includes scavenger hunts, creative activities, fun items to take home and lots of fascinating information. Explore lesser-known spaces of the vast museum (you walk quite a bit) as you learn about Hogwarts and history. We were accompanied by an 11-year-old super fan (she’s read the series 8 times) who described the tour as ‘down-right awesome’ and my 7-year-old (who’s only read the first book) had just as much fun. Appropriate interactive wizarding gear is encouraged. Advance reservations required.
See a coming-of-age musical comedy about a mischievous 6-year-old who just doesn’t want to grow up. Her older brother and sister wish she’d stop acting like a baby, but when her siblings need her, it’s Dory’s imagination and bravery that will save the day.
From the co-creators of Broadway’s a cappella musical In Transit and NYCCT’s Dear Albert Einstein, based on popular children’s book Dory Fantasmagory and presented by New York City Children’s Theater.
Join pre-show activities and post-show photo-ops with cast members.
Best for ages 3-8.
Saturday-Sunday 11 am & 2 pm
Rockefeller Center presents a curated program of free family-friendly entertainment and art-making. Participate in art workshops with Art Production Fund, live music from Rock and Roll Playhouse, puppet theatre from Puppetsburg, book readings from Simon & Schuster authors, demos from Never Stop Learning, and more great events accessible from home
Live every Sunday through April 26, via Facebook/Instagram/YouTube.
Get photogenic soft serve with gold flakes and edible flowers in a sweet, small Nolita shop plus matcha, tea and organic candy. Limited flavors available, currently its sea salt mascarpone and lychee rose which look very pretty swirled together but might be too exotic for some young palates.
Employees from NYC’s largest and oldest children’s bookstore read several books from the shelves (based on the age of the children attending) among delightful literary prints and decor.
Employees from the Upper West Side outpost of NYC’s largest and oldest children’s bookstore read several books from the shelves (based on the age of the children attending) among delightful literary prints and decor.
Dance and sing along to Dave Mathews Band for kids at an interactive and educational live music experience for families at the super cool Brooklyn Bowl. Loud and lots of dancing. Doors open at 11:00 am.
Stay and bowl for $25/half hour in high-tech lanes.
Glide on an impact absorbent/environmentally friendly ice-like surface with incredible city views at this outdoor rink on the 23rd floor of hip hotel The William Vale. Warm up in a winkside tent with hot chocolate and treats.
Play Ping Pong, Skeeball, a 9-hole mini golf course featuring iconic Brooklyn landmarks such as the Gowanus Canal and Brooklyn Bridge and other arcade style games in a colorful vintage-style room next to a New England-inspired seafood-focused restaurant with lobster rolls, poke tacos and fabulous harbor views.
See more than seventy stellar works of folk and self-taught art organized into four sections—Founders, Travelers, Philosophers, and Seekers—that respond to such themes as nationhood, freedom, community, imagination, opportunity, and legacy. Look for details and stories in these powerful visual narratives.
12 puppeteers animate exquisitely handcrafted marionettes to tell the swashbuckling adventures of cabin boy Jim Hawkins in Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic pirate story. Battling the high seas and the infamous Long John Silver, can Jim solve the mystery of Captain Flint’s buried treasure? Or will he walk the plank? From Milan’s famed Carlo Colla & Sons Marionette Company featuring 19th-century artistry.
Recommended for ages 8+
Rabbiteers 4-H club will be at Muscoot Farm to help inform you about Rabbits and Guinea Pigs during rabbit buying (Easter) season. Learn about rabbit ownership before you buy.
There will be some free and some paid crafts.
Join MusicTalks’ Elad Kabilio and Avigail Malachi for an interactive concert for all ages featuring a verity of musical instruments such as cello, clarinet, flute, saxophone and much more .Explore familiar music by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms. For the grand finale, enter the world of ballet music with selections from Swan Lake, the Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty.
Join Philippe the Penguin and musicians of the New York Philharmonic on a musical playground. Enjoy an interactive concert designed by New York Philharmonic musicians together with faculty of Columbia University’s Teacher’s College for age 3–6.
At 12:30 pm and 3 pm. Includes musical games with musicians beginning a half hour before concert time throughout the hall.
Explore new themes each week in drop-in art workshops in a friendly studio. Paint, draw, sculpt, or craft a work of art inspired by exhibitions on view.
Celebrate Holi, the festival of colors and love, signifying the victory of good over evil and the arrival of spring. Take inspiration from the traditional art form of rangoli—geometric or nature-inspired patterns that are often made during Holi celebrations in India—and create floral designs using bright and vibrant hues.
Join a 2 pm family exhibition tour of this lovely museum featuring art from Tibet, Bhutan & other Asian lands.
Join naturalists for a hands-on program and learn about the care that goes into feeding indoor animals as well as birds of prey and barnyard.
Explore the themes and materials seen in the works on view at a drop-in studio art-making program. Led by great teachers and friendly teen volunteers, fun for all ages (including grown ups). Stick around for more art-making in drop-in Open Studios.
At 2 & 3 pm, experience music and dance from China’s diverse regions and ethnic groups performed by New York Chinese Cultural Center. Includes run-ins with a mischievous lion, classical songs played by traditional Chinese instruments, and lively renditions of an award-winning red ribbon dance.
At 2 pm, explore the science behind spaceships and create a spaceship Endeavor to blast off. Learn about Dr. Mae C. Jemison, the first African-American woman to be admitted into the astronaut training program and the first in space.
See an interactive adaption of Ali Baba & the 40 Thieves with lots of improv and modern messages.
The poor woodcutter Ali Baba opens a mysterious mountain and finds great treasure with the words “Open Sesame.” He takes a small part of the treasure with him to live a better life. But when his rich brother Kasim finds out about it, he also wants part of the treasure… But the 40 robbers surprise him and his greed becomes his fatality.
The New-York Historical Society is temporarily closed through the end of March to help support efforts to contain COVID-19, and all programs are canceled or postponed through the end of April. But we’re still celebrating Women’s History Month online—and helping out with reading recs during this unique time. On
Join New-York Historical Society for a virtual Reading Into History Family Book Club to talk about Almost Astronauts, the thrilling true story of the 13 women who challenged the U.S. government in the 1960s and pushed to become astronauts in the early days of the space race. Author Tanya Lee Stone will be logging in remotely to tell us about trailblazers like Jerrie Cobb, the renowned aviator and test pilot who was one of the first women to undergo NASA’s physical and psychological tests.
Get ready by streaming Mercury 13 on Netflix, the 2018 documentary about the women described in Almost Astronauts. Then, rent Hidden Figures, the hit movie about the brilliant, unsung women who made the space race possible. Hear astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor read the children’s book Ada Twist, Scientist while floating aboard the International Space Station, build your own satellite with objects from home. NASA has online directions here. Check out New-York Historical’s Women & the American Story, our online curriculum about women’s history, for a letter from the legendary Amelia Earhart about opportunities for women in aviation.
In this “kid’s guide to being a kid,” both children and adults alike will laugh along to comical numbers such as How to Torture Your Sister, How to Beg for a Dog, How to Understand Your Parents, How to Stay Home from School and many more.
Additional performances on Saturdays and Sundays at 4:00 pm.
Oran Etkin, world renowned musician and founder of Timbalooloo Music, takes kids on a musical journey around the world, exploring the music of Tito Puente, Herbie Hancock, Mozart and much more through fun games, stories and songs.
Donations are welcome if you are able, but if not, come and join for free. Small-group interactive classes over Zoom also available.
Join families in Austin and nationwide in a Facebook free live-stream for kids and their grownups featuring favorite kindie musicians such as Dan & Claudia Zanes.
Join Latin Grammy-winning music duo 123 Andres for a free concert of catchy songs in Spanish and English. Availble on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.
Join actor Josh Gad (aka Olaf) for a nightly storytime of favorite books.
See a mesmerizing parlor show that takes place in a secret room below Tom Valenti’s Oxbow Tavern – part speakeasy, part nostalgic cocktail lounge lined with velvet curtains, plush couches and an old fashion bar, the space is transformed into a place of endless possibilities. Magician and mentalist Gary Ferrar mixes of humor, charm, and unexplainable magic,
Consultant Teagan Brown
All tickets include two complimentary beverages (beer, wine, cocktails, soda).
Celebrate Spring with ABCirque Cabaret, featuring the sky-high talent of ABCirque NYCs contemporary professional circus troupe and featuring our rising stars from TheMuse Brooklyn’s Raising the Bar program in their feature performance debut. There will be Aerial arts, acrobatics, juggling, an artists flea market, and much more.
The currently closed Met Opera comes to you with free screenings of award-winning Live in HD series on their website. A new hit opera will be available at www.metopera.org each evening at 7:30 pm and for 20 hours after. Most of the plots are not kid-friendly but lots in foreign lyrics and soaring music and stunning sets entertaining for all ages