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Monday, July 1
Walk though multiple blocks of 100+ murals by artists from around the corner and around the world, providing new arrays of visual experiences that change how people interact with their environment. Mural map available online.
Indulge in Venezuelan fried yumminess (and passion fruit sangria) at the casual Arepas Cafe, small and friendly with wooden tables, string lights on the windows, flags and masks adorning the walls, and soccer playing on the tv by the bar. We recommend the tasting platter.
Beloved Brooklyn based Ample Hills Creamery's 10th shop features indoor seating (including comfy booth seating), a small kids play area and 20+ creative flavors including Nectar of the Queens (honey cinnamon ice cream mixed with pieces of baklava and galaktoboureko from local Artopolis Bakery), only available a this location. Also try three brand new flavors inspired by favorite Super Heroes: Black Panther, Captain America and Spider-Man.
Saturday, November 9
Explore new commissions from 16 artists produced on-site that engage the Socrates Sculpture Park’s unique history, landscape, and surrounding community. Projects range from a soundscape conflating the sounds of animals and man-made objects to a monument to the invasive Ailanthus plant. Approaches vary among collaborative investigations of authorship and visibility, the re-contextualization of domestic motifs, and the examination of biological material, among many others. Ranging from fantastical to anecdotal to pedagogical, this year’s artists use a variety of narrative strategies.…
See more than 100 pieces made by artist Nathan Sawaya with more than one million LEGO bricks. The collection features original pieces, a 20-foot Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton (comprised of over 80,000 LEGO bricks) and re-imagined versions of some of the world’s most famous art masterpieces. Includes an interactive section called “The Science of the Brick" with different LEGO brick building challenges, games and a free play area. Recreate famous building, bridges and structures using LEGO bricks, build a mystery object…
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…
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,…
Go out on the farm for pony rides, hayrides, animal feeding, a Frogs, Bugs & Animals show and a Moogician Show.
Sunday, November 10
On the actual date that marks the 50th anniversary of Sesame Street’s debut, see a screening of the first show with a special panel of guests including Bob McGrath (Bob), Frank Biondo (Camera Operator), and Dick Maitland (Sound Effects). Before or after the screenings, visit interactive Jim Henson’s World, see Star Wars memorabilia and play classic arcade games.
Monday, November 11
Sing along with Hopalong Andrew, an award-winning musician and former NYC Urban Park Ranger, who adapts classic cowboy songs to reflect life as an urban cowpoke. His one-man band performances encourage participation and interaction creating a fun and positive space for play, music, rhythm training and social interaction.
Friday, November 15
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.
Saturday, November 16
See a charming animated film about agitated animals on a farm: a fox who mothers a family of chicks, a rabbit who plays the stork, and a duck who wants to be Santa Claus. From the creators of the Academy Award–nominated Ernest & Celestine, Benjamin Renner and Patrick Imbert. Lively hand-drawn animation, dappled with delicate watercolor, harken back to classic Looney Tunes short swith slapstick pacing and visual spontaneity. Recommended for ages 5+. Before or after the screening, visit interactive…
Saturday, November 23
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.
Saturday, December 7
On the first Saturday of each month, the engaging Museum of the Moving Image provides exclusive Museum access for families on the autism spectrum. This early access hour, before the Museum is open to the general public, allows visitors of all ages to explore the exhibitions and participate in art making projects, facilitated by Museum educators. A different theme offered each month. Light breakfast refreshments will be served. Online reservations required.
The century-old Salzburg Marionette Theatre presents Peter Tschaikowsky's The Nutcracker with hand carved, painted and costumed puppets. See the performance technique declared a cultural asset worthy of preservation by UNESCO.