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Circle of Dance

Tuesday, April 1–Tuesday, April 30, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
National Museum of the American Indian – New York (One Bowling Green)

This awesome five-year exhibit featuring videos and gorgeous costumes of ten Native American social and ceremonial dances from throughout the Americas with plenty of floor space to dance along.


Mutations

Saturday, April 1–Thursday, March 1, 7:00 am–10:00 pm
High Line 14th Street Passage (Tenth Avenue & West 14th Street)

This open-air group exhibition on the scenic High Line explores the relationship between man and nature, looking at how the boundaries between the natural world and culture are defined, crossed, and obliterated. We liked the circle of colorful creatures swallowing each other, the giant griffin sculpture, and he mysterious silver witch shoes (and the paletas from the La Newyorkina stand at 17th street).
See-saw and play music with your feet in the interactive La Deliciosa Show by Radamés “Juni” Figueroa on 30th Street.


Transformer: Native Art in Light and Sound

Friday, November 10–Sunday, January 6, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
National Museum of the American Indian – New York (One Bowling Green)

Ten artists use light, digital projection, and experimental media to reflect on their place in and between traditional and dominant cultures. Through innovative sound art, digital media, and installation, the exhibition demonstrates the continuity of Indigenous cultures and creativity in the digital age.


Holiday Train Show at Grand Central Terminal

Thursday, November 16–Monday, February 26, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex (Grand Central Terminal)

Watch models of the MTA’s vintage and current trains and subway cars travel deaprt from a miniature replica of Grand Central Terminal to Santa’s workshop at the North Pole in this small yet charming display full of delightful details. This year’s exhibition showcases Lionel Metro-North, Polar Express, and vintage subway train sets against a cityscape backdrop designed by Brooklyn-based artist Josh Cochran.


Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Tuesday, January 23, 10:30 am–11:00 am
Metropolitan Museum Of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street)
Free, museum admission not required.

Families with children ages 18 months–3 years can look, listen, and have fun with gorgeous picture books in the lovely Nolen Library. Fills up in bad weather so come early.


Gotham Jazzmen

Tuesday, January 23, 12:00 pm–1:30 pm
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (40 Lincoln Center Plaza)

There are often a handful of babies and kids among the mostly seniors at this free weekly concert featuring the swinging sextet The Gotham Jazzmen. There is room in the back of the auditorium to stand (and dance), with easy access to exits if your kid starts making his or her own music.


Shakespeare & Co. Storytelling

Tuesday, January 23, 4:00 pm–4:30 pm
Shakespeare & Co. (939 Lexington Avenue between 68th & 69th Streets)

Kids can discover or rediscover the wonderful world of children’s literature at a cozy indie bookstore. Register at [email protected]


Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Wednesday, January 24, 10:30 am–11:00 am
Metropolitan Museum Of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street)
Free, museum admission not required.

Families with children ages 18 months–3 years can look, listen, and have fun with gorgeous picture books in the lovely Nolen Library. Fills up in bad weather so come early.


Yoga StoryTime

Wednesday, January 24, 11:30 am–12:00 pm
Karma Kids Yoga (25 West 23rd Street)

Read stories and learn age-appropriate yoga poses at these free action-packed storytimes for yogis up to six years old. My 2-year-old loved trying handstands against the wall.


Tummy Time, Crawlers Club & Wobbly Walkers

Wednesday, January 24, 1:00 pm–1:45 pm
JCC Manhattan (334 Amsterdam (@ West 76th Street))
$18

In Tummy Time, newborns to crawlers work on milestones through songs, nursery rhymes, and exercises designed to strengthen muscles and provide mental stimulation. In Crawlers Club, Tummy Time “graduates” continue to reach new developmental milestones in a community of first friends. Wobbly Walkerse explore movement in an environment that supports early socialization through songs, exercises and play.


Jazz+Wednesdays

Wednesday, January 24, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm
American Folk Art Museum (2 Lincoln Square (Columbus Avenue at 66th Street))

The Bill Wurtzel Trio play standards from the American Songbook in an intimate, American-art filled setting.


Book Culture on Columbus Storytime

Wednesday, January 24, 4:00 pm–4:45 pm
Book Culture on Columbus (450 Columbus Avenue between 81st & 82nd Street)

The downstairs kids department of this charming UWS bookstore hosts a variety of storytimes.


Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Thursday, January 25, 10:30 am–11:00 am
Metropolitan Museum Of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street)
Free, museum admission not required.

Families with children ages 18 months–3 years can look, listen, and have fun with gorgeous picture books in the lovely Nolen Library. Fills up in bad weather so come early.


Eloise Story Time at The Plaza

Thursday, January 25, 11:00 am–11:30 am
Eloise at the Plaza (Fifth Avenue & Central Park South)

Skidder into the pink Eloise shop to listen to one of Eloise’s many adventures in New York City, Paris, Hollywood, Moscow and more. Free to attend but space is limited, so arrive early to grab the most mahvelous spot. Stay after to explore The Plaza, take a photo with the Eloise portrait or graze throughout The Plaza Food Hall.


Discovery Program Baby Social

Thursday, January 25, 12:15 pm–1:00 pm
Discovery Programs ( 251 West 100th Street (between Broadway & West End))

Babies 6 weeks to 8 months old and their caregivers are invited to Discovery Programs’ spacious gymnasium for unstructured play accompanied by a live guitarist,


Tummy Time, Crawlers Club & Wobbly Walkers

Thursday, January 25, 1:00 pm–1:45 pm
JCC Manhattan (334 Amsterdam (@ West 76th Street))
$18

In Tummy Time, newborns to crawlers work on milestones through songs, nursery rhymes, and exercises designed to strengthen muscles and provide mental stimulation. In Crawlers Club, Tummy Time “graduates” continue to reach new developmental milestones in a community of first friends. Wobbly Walkerse explore movement in an environment that supports early socialization through songs, exercises and play.


Rise and Ride the Holiday Express

Friday, January 26, 7:30 am–9:00 am
New-York Historical Society (70 Central Park West at 77th Street)

Get a free train fix every Friday morning through February, we’re opening the doors early at 7:30 am. Explore the Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection before the museum opens, read fun train tales, and enjoy coffee and breakfast treats, available for purchase from the museums’ Espresso & Coffee Bar.

Fridays though February 23

Community Cowpokes with Hopalong Andrew: Tribeca

Friday, January 26, 10:00 am–11:00 am
Whole Foods Tribeca (270 Greenwich Street)

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 1-man band (guitar, banjo, harmonica, and suitcase drum kit) performances encourages participation and interaction, creating a fun and positive space for play, music and rhythm training, and vibrant social interaction.


Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Friday, January 26, 10:30 am–11:00 am
Metropolitan Museum Of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street)
Free, museum admission not required.

Families with children ages 18 months–3 years can look, listen, and have fun with gorgeous picture books in the lovely Nolen Library. Fills up in bad weather so come early.


Tummy Time, Crawlers Club & Wobbly Walkers

Friday, January 26, 1:00 pm–1:45 pm
JCC Manhattan (334 Amsterdam (@ West 76th Street))
$18

In Tummy Time, newborns to crawlers work on milestones through songs, nursery rhymes, and exercises designed to strengthen muscles and provide mental stimulation. In Crawlers Club, Tummy Time “graduates” continue to reach new developmental milestones in a community of first friends. Wobbly Walkerse explore movement in an environment that supports early socialization through songs, exercises and play.


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