BROOKLYN, BRONX & QUEENS AGENDAS

Chow: Making the Chinese American Restaurant

Learn about the birth and evolution of Chinese American restaurants. Trace their fascinating nearly 170-year history with interactive displays about food culture, immigration, and what it means to be American. Try to cook in a toy wok, see a timeline of illustrated Chinese menus from 1910 to the present, take a pic with thousands of…

JR: Chronicles

See bold, futuristic looks of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s in a survey of Pierre Cardin’s decades-long career at the forefront of fashion invention. Explore an immersive environment inspired by Cardin’s unique atelier designs, showrooms, and homes containing over 170 objects drawn from legendary couturie atelier and archive, including historical and contemporary haute couture, prêt-à-porter, trademark accessories, “couture” furniture, lighting, fashion sketches, personal photographs, and excerpts from television, documentaries, and feature films.

Perfectly Penguin by Wildlife Theater

Ever wonder what WE can do to protect the planet? Find out how to protect the planet with Wildlife Theater. Explore cause & effect in the oceans, learn how penguins & people have more in common than one might think & how behaviors are influenced by environment. Find out exactly what happens to the trash…

Brooklyn Museum F.A.M. (Family Art Magic)

Discover the world through art, play fun gallery games, and make  masterpieces in the studio. Be inspired by art, fashion, and activism to think about the future we want to see. For ages 4–6, with an adult companion.

Brooklyn Museum: Family Party

For one afternoon only, the Beaux-Arts Court is transformed into an art party. This year, the beloved and talented artist KAWS and Julia Chiang will be back to host, along with Tia and Mark Gonzales (skateboarders/artists). Experience some super cool, one-of-a-kind art projects led by emerging and established Brooklyn-based artists. Last but not least, enjoy bouncy…

Time Out Market New York

Sample some of the best NYC food: fluffy pancakes from the venerable Clinton Street Baking Co., thin-crust pizza from Patsy Grimaldi’s Juliana’s, Middle Eastern bites from Miss Ada, fried chicken from Jacob’s Pickles, Japanese comfort food from Bessou, cookie dough scoops from DŌ and more amazing eateries—all cherry-picked by Time Out New York. 21,000 delicious…

Jane’s Carousel

Ride exquisitely carved horses (and two chariots) on this charming carousel with a view, created in 1922 in Ohio and recently restored and relocated to the edge of the East River.

BRIC House Party: 2020 Visions

Explore citizenship and envision the future that we want to see. Join futuristic art and media activities and exciting live performances. Stick around for our family dance party led by FamAJam. Takes place in a welcoming 40,000 square foot multi-disciplinary arts and media complex.

Ample Hills Creamery Astoria Scoop Shop

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…

Jim Henson’s World

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…

The Socrates Annual 2019

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,…

Pirate Pete’s Parrot

Meet Pirate Pete, a lovable rogue on a mission to find his beloved runaway parrot Polly (who prefers pancakes to boring old birdseed), to find his buried treasure, and to pay the rent to Baron Big-Butt. A quirky production filled with memorable characters, music, mischief, and a boatload of laughs In an intimate space with…

The Art of the Brick

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”…

Hello Panda Lantern Festival

This worldwide winter festival celebrates the holiday season with giant lantern displays, cultural arts and handicrafts, entertainment, food, modern art exhibits, interactive games, a holiday market, and live stage performances. Displays of light and color, handcrafted by world-class artisans. honor the traditional Chinese art of lantern-making. Over 120 lantern sets under 6 giant tentss. Take…

Dog Man: The Musical

See a hilarious new musical based on the worldwide bestselling series Dog Man from Dav Pilkey, the creator of Captain Underpants ,adapted for the stage by acclaimed TheaterWorksUSA. A brilliant soundtrack (we love the Evil ABCs) and excellent cast tell the story of 5th graders George and Harold making a musical based on their favorite…

New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show

Marvel at model trains zipping around stunning New York landmark replicas made of plant parts such as nuts, bark, and leaves, and enjoy hands-on holiday fun for the entire family (most of it in the climate-controlled indoors).

Wave Hill Family Art Project: Bronx Photo & Poetry Archive Story

Enjoy storytime and nature-inspired art projects in a historic house among gorgeous gardens and trees overlooking the Hudson River. Join Winter Workspace artist Stephanie Alvarado in archiving Bronx stories through photos. Create “choreo-poems” to help capture the stories of the people of the Bronx.  

All Aboard With Thomas & Friends

See a sing-along performance with Thomas the Train where kids help Thomas discover the steps to grow a beautiful garden and take a photo with the Really Useful Engine. A fun addition to the Holiday Train Show (included with the ticket) for Thomas fans. Note that the auditorium is a bit of an outdoor walk…