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Events for Kids in New York City This Week - May 13-May 20

May 13, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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Events for Kids in New York City This Week
Fun for kids and great ideas for parents can be found in City Guide's calendar listings. Whether it's a sleepover at the Intrepid, an exhibition at the Children's Museum of the Arts or the American Museum of Natural History, a scavenger hunt, a dropoff pajama party, or special arts and crafts afternoon at a museum, you can find it on City Guide's calendar.

Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter Fans - Metropolitan Museum of Art
May 13, 2018 - New York

Join us on a Harry Potter-themed scavenger hunt for ages 10 and up! Young wizards will enjoy a trip to the Metropolitan Museum, in search of art that echoes characters and enchanted objects in the Harry Potter books. You'll track down serpents, Dumbledore look-alikes, and figures as scary as any Death Eater. This hunt references the books to provide a bridge to many wonderful works of art. Kids must be accompanied by an adult, but all-adult teams can compete separately. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required.

Open Studio for Families - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
May 13, 2018 - New York

For families with children ages 3 and up. Explore the themes and materials seen in the works on view at our drop-in studio art-making program.

Bon Appétit! - New York Hall Of Science
Through May 13, 2018 - Queens

Two Step Tuesdays - Opry City Stage
May 15, 2018 - New York

Whether you're a New Yorker looking for a unique date night or a country western dancing queen, Opry City Stage encourages everyone to put on their dancing shoes and cowboy boots for Two-Step Tuesdays, where they will be featuring Two-Step lessons and dancing with live performances.

Kid Koala's Vinyl Vaudeville Floor Kids Edition - Elsewhere
May 18, 2018 - Brooklyn

Kid Koala is a world-renowned scratch DJ, music producer, composer, and award winning graphic novelist. He has released five solo albums, the most recent being 'Music To Draw To: Satellite" featuring Icelandic singer Emilíana Torrini. He has also released two graphic novels: Nufonia Must Fall and Space Cadet. He has also been involved in collaborations such as Gorillaz, Deltron 3030, and The Slew.

Shababa Fridays - 92Y
May 18, 2018 - Upper East Side

Get ready for Shabbat with a joyous and active musical experience! Children, parents, grandparents and nannies are all a part of our Shababa Friday family. Join us for this playful and soulful experience of singing, dancing, jumping and celebrating as a community!

The Gruffalo: Live on Stage - Tribeca Performing Arts Center
May 20, 2018 - Tribeca

Become a 10Club Member and save big! A Family 10Club Membership ($120) includes 10 admissions at $12 to any Tribeca PAC Family Series production. Click here for more Info. Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories' magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the party mad Snake. Will the story of the terrifying Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these hungry woodland creatures? After all, there's no such thing as a Gruffalo – is there? Songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 and up and their grown-ups, in the much-loved show that's toured Britain and the world! Tall Stories of London. Ages 3 to 10.

Open Studio for Families - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
May 20, 2018 - New York

For families with children ages 3 and up. Explore the themes and materials seen in the works on view at our drop-in studio art-making program.

Show Up, Kids! - The Kraine Theater
Through May 20, 2018 - New York

Kids Are in Charge at "Show Up, Kids!" - An Improvised Family Comedy Show Debuting at NYC's Kraine Theater this May. The main attraction didn't show up, but the kids still want to see a comedy show! So, improvisor Peter Michael Marino is going to make one up on the spot and have the kids (and adults) help write, direct, and design it. What could possibly go wrong? From the creator of the critically acclaimed improvised comedy "Show Up" comes a fresh, fun, interactive twist on the traditional kids show. For kids ages 4-10 and their guardians. SHOWS: 12:00 p.m. Saturday, May 19 12:00 p.m. Sunday, May 20 12:00 p.m. Saturday, June 16 12:00 p.m. Saturday, June 30 12:00 p.m. Sunday, July 1

Storytime and Singalong for Kids - Housing Works - Bookstore Cafe
Through June 06, 2018 - New York

Join Ingrid Running for reading, singing, and dancing appropriate for kids 3 and under and their caretakers. $5 per family at the door.

Art Adventures! - Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 20, 2018 - Brooklyn

Art Adventures! Wednesday, 11:15 – 12:15 am Ages 2 to 4 years Each week children and caregivers explore art in the SPARK studio, experiment with materials, discover hidden objects from the BCM collection on scavenger hunt challenges and create masterworks in this one-hour class. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Schedule and offerings subject to change. Register online at brooklynkids.org/spark

Wild Waterfront - SPARK by Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Through June 20, 2018 - Brooklyn

Wild Waterfront Wednesday, 10:00 – 11:00 am Ages 2 to 4 years Brooklyn’s own waterfront offers endless ways to explore nature up close! We’ll get our hands a little dirty, have a close look at some of the plants and animals in our Brooklyn backyard, and create hands-on projects inspired by our outdoor adventures. This spring we will explore Spark’s special waterfront oyster estuary with the Billion Oyster Project. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Schedule and offerings subject to change. Register online at brooklynkids.org/spark

Tiny Tot Theater - Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 21, 2018 - Brooklyn

Tiny Tot Theater Thursday, 12 – 1pm Ages 2 to 4 years Join the enchanting world of puppets along with a storyteller/puppeteer from Spellbound Theater you and your child will explore creative play, movement, and puppet making. THURSDAY SCHEDULE: Ten sessions from April 19 - June 21, 2018. $333 for the spring session. Note that classes are designed as a partner class for children and caregivers. Register online at brooklynkids.org/spark

Lavender Blues Music - Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 21, 2018 - Brooklyn

Lavender Blues Music Thursday, 10:45 – 11:45 am Ages 0 to 36 months Teaching musician Lavender Blues explores music, movement, and rhythm with children ages 1-3 years in this engaging jam session. During this class kids develop an understanding of rhythm and music, build awareness and control of their body as well as develop social and coordination skills. THURSDAY SCHEDULE: Ten sessions from April 19 - June 21, 2018. $333 for the spring session. Note that classes are designed as a partner class for children and caregivers. Register online at brooklynkids.org/spark

Yo Re Mi Music and Movement - Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 21, 2018 - Brooklyn

Yo Re Mi Music and Movement Thursday, 9:30 – 10:30 am Ages 9 months to 36 months Yo Re Mi is a music, movement and mindfulness program. Through unique integration of movement and original live music, we explore nature, geography, culture, language, rhythm, dance, songwriting and playing instruments.

French for Little Ones’ - Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 22, 2018 - Brooklyn

French for Little Ones’ Friday, 10:45 – 11:45 am Ages 9 months to 36 months Immerse your little one in our language discovery class for babies and toddlers from 9 months to 3 years. Through song, theatrical play and movement children and caregivers become familiar with French vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar. FRIDAY SCHEDULE: Ten sessions from April 20 - June 22, 2018. $333 for the spring session. Note that classes are designed as a partner class for children and caregivers. Register online at brooklynkids.org/spark

Spanish at SPARK with Espáñate! - Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 22, 2018 - Brooklyn

Spanish at SPARK with Espáñate! Friday, 9:30 – 10:30 am Ages 9 months to 36 months Through game-based interactions, children build cognitive, fine-gross motor, social and artistic skills. Children become accustomed to listening and speaking in Spanish. FRIDAY SCHEDULE: Ten sessions from April 20 - June 22, 2018. $333 for the spring session. Note that classes are designed as a partner class for children and caregivers. Register online at brooklynkids.org/spark

Brooklyn Music School announces registration for the Musical Theater Program - Spring 2018 - Brooklyn Music School
Through June 23, 2018 - New York

Brooklyn Music School announces registration for the Musical Theater Program - Spring 2018 Saturdays, April 7 - June 23, 2018 from 2pm-4pm Brooklyn Music School (BMS) announces open registration for their Spring 2018 Musical Theater Program for children ages 6-13. The program culminates in a final performance of To Dream A World on June 23, 2018 at 3pm. "The BMS musical theater program offers a unique opportunity for young actors to participate in original works incorporating acting, singing, and dance that are staged at a high level of production value in the BMS Playhouse for the Brooklyn community," said Piruz Partow, executive director of Brooklyn Music School. "We are particularly excited about our spring production, which will bring Shakespeare's imagery and poetic imagination to life in a way that children can relate to and captures the sense of wonder that informs every child's natural creativity." Brooklyn Music School offers a range of programs to introduce young performers to musical theater including the Music Theater Program for children during the school year, as well as, the Summer Vocal Arts Program led by Program and Artistic Director, Lina Tetriani. ... (read more)

Swale Comes to Brooklyn Army Terminal, Sunset Park - Brooklyn Army Terminal
Through July 01, 2018 - Brooklyn

Floating Food Forest, Swale is confirmed to travel to Brooklyn Army Terminal (BAT), Sunset Park from May – July, 2018. The social-engaged public artwork, created by artist Mary Mattingly, will bring educational programming to the local Brooklyn community, families and children. Built on a 130 x 40 FT barge, Swale contains 5,000 SQ FT of edible perennial garden and presents opportunities for New Yorkers to get involved in building ecological resilience through promoting food as a public commons.   While at BAT, Swale will activate the Sunset Park waterfront and serve the surrounding community, as a platform for local engagement around social, physical and environmental wellness. Swale will be FREE and open to the public on weekends, and by appointment for school groups during the week. During the weekend hours, visitors can come aboard the barge and harvest herbs, fruits and vegetables, with guidance from the onboard staff members. ?In addition to their open hours, Swale will host regular public programs around topics of wellness, public arts & environmental activism and collaborate with local civic organizations and serve as a site for community-based cultural events.   BAT is... (read more)

NYC Scavenger Hunt - Central Park
Through December 30, 2018 - New York

Join Big City Hunt on an Epic Scavenger Hunt Tour of Central Park. This scavenger hunt is great for kids, families, and friends. You'll learn a ton about your city and Central Park! New York's Central Park stretches across 843 acres of land. It is larger than independent city-states Monaco and Vatican City combined. Bethesda Fountain, Belvedere Castle, and The Dakota are just a few of the landmarks you’ll discover on this exciting two-hour hunt. Explore Central Park's rich history through this fun and engaging hunt through this iconic park using your smartphone. Check out this page for more information: https://www.scavengerhunt.com/locations/central_park_nyc_scavenger_hunt.html

Connected Worlds - New York Hall of Science
Through January 31, 2020 - Flushing Meadows, Queens

The New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) will open Connected Worlds, its exciting and groundbreaking new exhibition on environmental sustainability, on June 27, 2015. Presented in NYSCI's iconic Great Hall, Connected Worlds is a fully immersive, digitally rendered interactive experience where visitors are encouraged to explore the interconnectedness of different environments, learn about the importance of keeping systems in balance, and see how our individual and collective actions can have widespread impact. Through their gestures and movements, visitors interact with animated creatures, plants, trees and other objects, and see how human decisions affect the environment. "Connected Worlds reflects what NYSCI is all about – a playful hands-on activity, a focus on problem-solving, and deep engagement with a topic. Connected Worlds gives visitors confidence in their ability to effect change, and empowers them within a larger environment," said Margaret Honey, president and CEO of NYSCI. "This leads to passionate learners – a hallmark of the NYSCI experience." Connected Worlds features gesture-based technologies that generate and project images onto seven massive screens. Six... (read more)

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