Fit some easy culture into your weekends with these kid-focused featuring high-quality music, plays, dance and more that entertain all ages, including grown-ups. We’ve been going to these shows for many years and have always felt welcome and engaged.
Symphony Space ~ 2537 Broadway at 95th Street
School year Saturdays at 11 am and/or 2 pm
See top-notch family-friendly music, theatre, dance and more from local and international companies. Sing along with Grammy-award winning kiddie rockers, see charming puppet shows or watch diverse dance forms in an intimate, welcoming venue.
David Rubenstein Atrium ~ Broadway between West 62nd and West 63rd Streets
First Saturday of most months
The bustling Lincoln Center Atrium hosts free, informal, interactive performances featuring acclaimed local and international bands. Sit on the ground by the stage or in folding chairs or dance along in the back. The atmosphere is casual – snacks and babies are welcome.
The New Victory Theater ~ 209 West 42nd Street
Weekends and some weekdays throughout the school year
See extraordinary productions of theater, dance, circus, opera and music from around the world in a grand yet welcoming theater with complimentary conveniences like lockers, stroller parking and booster seats. All shows feature engaging pre-show activities and photo ops with the cast. Deep discounts and free exchanges when you purchase tickets to three or more shows.
In Keith Negley's playful and emotional My Dad Used To Be So Cool, a new father looks back wistfully on his crazy times playing in a band, riding a motorcycle, and getting tattoos. Of course his young son still thinks he's the coolest guy in the world.