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NEIGHBORHOOD AGENDAS

Have a sweet weekend with the Salon du Chocolat, the opening of the Milk Bar Flagship Store and a New-York Historical Society program on Colonial Coffee, Cacao, and Tea - chocolate is educational!

Also enjoy amazing live music, including fun family programs - Stravinsky's Firebird in the East 60s, Broadway Divas at the 92Y and Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf (aka Petra & Wolfie) at the Brooklyn Museum. Animal puppets charm at  the bilingual Galapagos Animal Convention and Wonderspark Puppets' Fox Fables (and get your tix now for Yeti, Set, Snow! at in Central Park and RE:PLAY at the New Victory before they sell out).

Intriguing museum family programs include finding heroes & heroines at the Cloisters, a celebration of superheroes of color in Harlem and dancing with sculptures at Scandinavia House.  Explore cool (free) gallery & public art exhibits like canned food masterpieces and the Kasama infinity rooms.

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Yeti, Set, Snow!

An original production from the historic, cozy Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre features a young girl who teaches a sweet, snow-hating yeti with a sparkly silver cat the value of snow and friendship. A fun musical with clever staging in a magical Central Park setting. Short and sweet and a good starter shows for toddlers (though…

Just Kidding: Alastair Moock

Sing along witha GRAMMY nominated folk singer in a rowdy, rootsy dance party for the whole family. Cozy theater with no assigned seating – all views are good. Part of the Just Kidding family performances series.

Living History: Meet the ‘She-Merchants’

Meet the she-merchants, pioneering woman who worked in business and trade in 18-century New York. Explore their unique stories and discover the goods and artifacts they imported, exported, and sold in shops with historical interpreters who bring their world to life.

Drop in on Design

Design with a range of materials in an intergenerational program facilitated by  museum educator. Projects change each session. No prior experience in design required to participate. Suitable for adults and children ages 5 and up.  Also check out the interactive Design Triennial: Nature and design your own digital wallpaper.

Picture This! Gallery Tour, Art Workshop & Concert: Hopalong Andrew & Band

Create art, share ideas, listen to storybook readings, and enjoy  folk and classic country songs with urban cowboy Hopalong Andrew. A 10 am gallery program includes interactive activities, art viewing, and a PJ Library collection book reading. At 10:45 am head to the art studio to create original art and enjoy a snack. Finish up…

Lucy Sparrow: Delicatessen on 6th

Shop at a fully stocked deli where every single item – from cheese to fish – is handmade out of felt and available for purchase. ⁣Kids love the cute produce with personality (sequin eyes and other facial features) that you can play with and put into carts and buy. Vinyl murals installed throughout the concourse…

Pip’s Island: The Lighthouse Rescue

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.…

RE:PLAY

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.

MoMA Family Gallery Talks

Ages 4 to 16 can engage in lively discussions and fun activities while looking closely at modern masterpieces and cutting-edge contemporary art in the newly reopened MoMA. One week we discussed why Mark Rothko paintings are like sandwiches then made our own Rothkos from pre-cut paper. Each month a new theme is introduced. Tickets available…

Intrepid Adventures: High Flying Design

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…

Toy Lab Camp

Past a secret magic door in a toy and clothing store find an an immersive retail experience where families can test (and shop) for the best toys of the season. Pick a job (FunFluencer, Awesomeness Agent, Play Pioneer) and then…

Ziggy

Lounge on rainbow colored inventive seating options on vibrantly colored painted rebar and 27,000 feet of iridescent cord in Flatiron’s annual holiday installation.

Yayoi Kusama: EVERY DAY I PRAY FOR LOVE

Enter an exhibition of entirely new work by 90-year-old Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama—including paintings, sculptures, an immersive installation, and the debut of a new infinity room Show is first come, first entry. Bring entertainment for the expect long lines (1-3…

Rubin Family Sundays: Truthful Portrayals

See how photography can be a tool for truth-telling in exhibition Shahidul Alam: Truth to Power thwn create a pinhole camera and develop your own photographs in a darkroom. Learn about the art and craft of photography while discovering the…

Sloomoo Institute

Explore a sensory playground centered around slime. Play with beautiful and seemingly endless vats full of slime, relax in an immersive tunnel, enter a glow-in-the-dark cove,  and create at a 150-foot long DIY bar Wear clothes that can get messy. Every ticket comes with an 8-oz. custom slime and other surprises.

Canstruction

Architects, engineers, and students compete to build structures made out of unopened cans of food that will be donated to City Harvest. Help out by bringing cans to the exhibition’s collection station.

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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”…

Connected Worlds

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…

Wave Hill Family Art Project: Three Sisters Companion Planting

Honor the indigenous wisdom of companion planting by sampling in crafts that use corn husks, winter squash, and climbing beans, the Three Sisters in Seneca tradition. Enjoy storytime and nature-inspired art projects in a historic house among gorgeous gardens and trees overlooking the Hudson River. Note the parking lot is under construction, free shuttles from…

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

Meander through an 18th-century landscape ablaze with more than 7,000 illuminated, hand-carved jack o’ lanterns forming amazing sculptures and settings. Tour the brand-new Museum of Pumpkin Art, where classic paintings get the gourd treatment, listen for the Headless Horseman—and watch out for swooping jack o’lantern bats. See the Pumpkin Carousel twirl and the Pumpkin Windmill whirl and step inside the Pumpkin Planetarium for a unique star show. Features synchronized lighting and an original soundtrack. Fun for all ages.

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