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Friday, November 15
Sit/lie/play on an interactive outdoor lounge chair, designed by a local mom, with steel rings that turn for multiple views of this bus city block.
See "Show Globes,” large-scale Broadway snow globes decorating the theatre district featuring designs from favorite musicals Dear Evan Hansen, Wicked, Ain’t Too Proud, and The Lion King.
Kehinde Wiley’s monumental public sculpture of a young, African-American urban streetwear sitting astride a massive horse in a striking pose visits Times Square before its installation in Richmond, Virgina on a nationally landmarked boulevard lined with Confederate statues, including monuments to Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, and Stonewall Jackson. An interesting update on these controversial monuments and good way to talk to kids about race and history (and/or just say hi to the big horse if they're not ready for…
Saturday, November 16
Sample some of the best eats in the city including Ample Hills Creamery ice cream, Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop noodles, Jianbing Company's Chinese seasoned pancake/omelet, Corner Slice’s square pizza, Choza’s vegetarian tacos and more in an indoor, weather-proof hall.
To-go kiosks feature some of our favorite savory and sweet treats in one lovely location. Choose from bureks and chocolate Babka from Bread Bakery, salad and mint lemonade from Le Pain Quotidien and wafels and ice cream from Wafel and Dinges (or all of the above). If the weather is not cooperative with al fresco dining, head to the leave-covered lobby of the Citibank on the northwest corner of 42nd Street & Sixth Avenue.
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. My kids loved this unique experience and keep asking to go back.
* Watch skaters - or skate yourself on the city's only free rink ($18-33/skate rentals - varies by day, free lockers available, $10/lock or bing you own). Penguin and snowmen skate aids available for wee learners ($22/hour). New this season, reserve your skate time online. * Shop over 100 boutique-style booths offering a wide array of handmade gifts. Favorites include soft sweet clothes and knit hats Luckypalmtree Organic, fun puppets Silly Puppets, wooden dinosaurs toys Boneyard Pets, NYC-inspired clothes &…
Explore 25+ cities from 5 continents in a technologically advanced, interactive museum of miniatures. Explore the work of over 200 master craftsmen and artists from around the world including a functioning airport, naval locks and a lit-up New York City.
Discover unique, exclusive, and innovative chocolate products from around the world. Witness the wizardry of renowned pastry chefs, delve into the historical legacy of cocoa, shop from exclusive artisan vendors, sample unique hot chocolate recipes, see a fashion show featuring chocolate dresses. All ages can play, learn, taste, and discover the secrets of gourmet chocolate and pastry-making in educational workshops and hands-on activities.
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.
See wordless and quirky visual theater from the masked mimics of MUMMENSCHANZ. This playful production of timeless vignettes, RE:PLAY is as much about what you don't see as what you delightfully do. Includes pre-show activities in the spacious, friendly amenity-filled lobby.
A musical adaptation of Rick Riordan’s The Lightning Thief centers around teenager Percy Jackson, the son of Poseidon, as he struggles with his newfound powers and teenage angst. A story about self-discovery and embracing your differences, all set to rock music. Produced by TheaterWorksUSA. Discount tickets availble at TodayTix.
Sunday, November 17
This wistful, mostly language-free theatrical adventure offers a dreamlike vision that overflows with magical dynamism and humorous antics, set within an absurd and surrealistic world. Created and staged by Slava Polunin, considered by many to be one of the world's greatest clowns, this Tony Award-nominated Olivier Award-winning spectacle is known for its climactic blizzard and its wordless clowns who roam a wintry landscape. Includes (fake) snow fights at intermission.
Saturday, November 23
Join Clara and the Prince as they travel to a magical kingdom filled with delicious treats, dancing flowers and a pesky mouse king in this holiday classic reimagined by New York City Children's Theater theatergoers ages 3-8. Clara’s narration throughout the performance helps young theatergoers follow the classic holiday story. Pre-show activities before every performance and photo ops with the cast after. Stroller parking available in the lobby of the theater complex.
Learn about Intrepid’s role in the Space Race and then find out if you have “the right stuff” as you go through an astronaut training course. Learn about the disorientation astronauts may feel when they first get to space, the effects of a vacuum on humans, and how to live and work in one of the harshest environments around.
Make the best paper airplanes around while learning about the four forces of flight and how they apply to the planes that flew from Intrepid. Then learn how to steer planes through the air in our obstacle course.
Friday, December 6
With a brilliant blur of sequined stilts, feathered frocks and flashing circus stripes, the endlessly inventive Cirque Mechanics upends expectations in a dizzying, dazzling array of acts.
Sunday, December 8
Explore Japan’s seasonal customs and culture through art making and activities based on a different theme each month. From 1–2 pm, preschool-aged children and their caregivers learn about the changing of the seasons and explore the colors of autumn through story, song, and a hands-on project. From 2:30–4 pm, 6 to 10-year-olds collaboratively create a bustling metropolis inspired by the development of Tokyo from 1964 to 2020. Use a wide range of recyclable and sustainable art materials to explore the…
Saturday, December 28
Take a trip inside the Intrepid Museum’s planetarium to learn myths from around the world that explain the patterns of stars in the sky. Then create your own constellation and myth in a storytelling activity. Register online in advance.