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Events for Kids in New York City This Week - September 6-September 13

September 6, 2017 - 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.

SummerPlay 2017 – Magic Evan and Sea Glass Carousel - Pier A
September 06, 2017 - New York

To celebrate our absolutely incredible summer, these last two days are strictly for their fun and entertainment. We’ll have your child belly-laughing and wide-eyed with amazement during this super silly and interactive magic show with Magic Evan! After the show, Magic Evan will make balloon-animals so that everyone leaves with a smile and a souvenir. Then, we'll talk about the ocean and the ecosystem of fish, animals and plants inside it at the Sea Glass Carousel! Well also learn more about what we can do to protect our ocean. We’ll also have a free-play, playground play, story time, lunch, craft time, and snacks!

Recess - The PIT (Peoples Improv Theater)
September 06, 2017 - New York

Come play at RECESS. A weekly open jam where master improvisers from the PIT's Super Free Monday and Wednesday shows, students taking PIT classes, and YOU (the public, the curious, at any or no skill levels) come together to perform scenes, play, polish skills, watch the fun and have a great ol' time. And it's FREE! Hosted by Gregory Levine.

Mil's Trills - Hudson River Park
September 07, 2017 -

Hudson River Park brings out all of your favorite New York City family performers each week! From music to magic to interactive storytelling, Hudson RiverKids will keep your family entertained all summer long! The 2017 season brings you MORE family fun than ever before! Pier 62 in Chelsea

Kidville Upper East Drop Off Pajama Party - Kidville Upper East
September 08, 2017 - New York

Join us for a three-hour drop off pajama party at Kidville Upper East. Includes free play, dinner, arts and crafts, story time, dance time, movie time, The SMART Playbook leadership building curriculum and so much more!

Historical Tour of Owl's Head Park with Henry Stewart - Owl's Head Park
September 09, 2017 - Brooklyn

Historical Tour of Owl's Head Park with Henry Stewart Saturday, September 9 @ 12 noon Rain Date: Sunday, September 10 @ 12 noon Take a historical tour of Owl's Head Park with Bay Ridge history buff, Henry Stewart, on Saturday, September 9 at 12 noon (rain date: Sunday, September 10 at 12 noon). Participants will meet at the Owl's Head Park Horticulture Group's table in front of the sprinkler plaza located at the 67th Street and Colonial Road entrance. Stewart is an accredited writer, editor, moderator, and lecturer. A donation of $5 to our tour guide would be appreciated. For updates, visit: facebook.com/owlsheadvolunteers. For information about Henry Stewart, visit: henrycstewart.com

City Treehouse Drop Off Pajama Party - City Treehouse
September 09, 2017 - New York

Join us for a three-hour drop off pajama party at City Treehouse. Includes free play, dinner, arts and crafts, story time, dance time, movie time, The SMART Playbook leadership building curriculum and so much more!

Playgarden Drop Off Pajama Party - Playgarden
September 09, 2017 - New York

Join us for a three-hour drop off pajama party at Playgarden. Includes free play, dinner, arts and crafts, story time, dance time, movie time, The SMART Playbook leadership building curriculum and so much more!

ODD ICE CREAM DAY at Ripley’s Times Square - Ripley’s Times Square
September 09, 2017 - New York

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square, known for the wacky and weird will wow taste buds this Saturday! OddFellows Ice Cream Co., known for their delectably unconventional flavors has teamed up with Ripley’s Times Square for a sweet way to savor the final days of summer 2017. On Saturday, September 9th from 10am – 3pm, all visitors of Ripley’s Times Square museum will be treated to their choice of some of the oddest ice cream flavors known to man! Take your pick from these wild flavors: Beer, Saffron Passionfruit with apricots/pistachios, Maple Bacon Pecan, Cheese and Raspberry Pink Peppercorn. OddFellows Ice Cream Co. pasteurizes their own ice cream base using locally-sourced, hormone-free and additive-free dairy in their Brooklyn kitchen. The ice cream shop has three locations throughout New York City and Brooklyn but these strange and sweet flavors will only be available at Ripley’s Times Square, so stop by and shock your taste buds with FREE & freaky ice cream!

Instrument Discovery Day - Bloomingdale School of Music
September 10, 2017 - New York

JOIN US FOR A FREE COMMUNITY EVENT! Sunday, September 10, 2017 11am-2pm Ever wanted to play the guitar? The oboe? The cello? Try these instruments, and many more with the guidance of BSM’s expert faculty, or join in an early childhood sing-along! No reservation necessary, just come on over to 108th. Open to all ages.

Kids' Kinetic Boat Race - Pioneer Works
September 10, 2017 - Brooklyn

Make a splash, and race a boat in the Kids' Kinetic Boat Race! Kids of every age can join us in the garden to make and decorate their very own vacuum-formed boat to race.

Sfm's Indie Hour - The PIT (Peoples Improv Theater)
September 11, 2017 - New York

Remember 2003 when you went to go see The Strokes and this fun, new band called Kings of Leon opened for them? I guess you could say you knew them when... Now welcoming to Super Free Monday, the SFM Indie Hour! Come see the hottest, freshest, indie improv teams around as they rev you up for your favorite house teams!

The Moth Storyslam Hosted by Peter Aguero - The Bell House
September 13, 2017 - Brooklyn

*All tickets guarantee admission with first-come, first-served seats. The Moth StorySLAMs are story telling competitions where the stage is open to any and all with a story to tell on the evening's theme.

Recess - The PIT (Peoples Improv Theater)
September 13, 2017 - New York

Come play at RECESS. A weekly open jam where master improvisers from the PIT's Super Free Monday and Wednesday shows, students taking PIT classes, and YOU (the public, the curious, at any or no skill levels) come together to perform scenes, play, polish skills, watch the fun and have a great ol' time. And it's FREE! Hosted by Gregory Levine.

Hudson Riverkids - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through September 14, 2017 - New York

Hudson River Park brings out all of your favorite New York City family performers each week! From music to magic to interactive storytelling, Hudson RiverKids will keep your family entertained all summer long! The 2017 season brings you MORE family fun than ever before! In addition to the Hudson RiverKids season running from May 22 through to Sept 14, these fantastic programs will be offered twice per week at two separate locations in order to give your community a better chance in catching the shows! This year the shows will take place at BOTH Pier 25 in Tribeca AND Pier 62 in Chelsea Please note the show times (below) as the shows at the start and end of the season will begin at 4pm, while the remainder of the programs will begin at 6:30pm. Your attendance at this event constitutes your permission to use your image in Hudson River Park print and digital promotional materials.

The Pop-Ups - Hudson River Park
Through September 14, 2017 -

Hudson River Park brings out all of your favorite New York City family performers each week! From music to magic to interactive storytelling, Hudson RiverKids will keep your family entertained all summer long! The 2017 season brings you MORE family fun than ever before! In addition to the Hudson RiverKids season running from 5/22 through to 9/14, these fantastic programs will be offered twice per week at two separate locations in order to give your community a better chance in catching the shows! Mon, Sept 11 on Pier 62, cross at W22 St. Thurs, Sept 14 on Pier 25, cross at N. Moore St

Addy & Uno - 14 Street Y
Through September 24, 2017 - Manhattan

Addy & Uno is the first family musical about disabilities. As Uno, a child with autism, faces the challenge of competing in his school's math competition, his friends with varying disabilities - ADHD, vision, hearing and physical impairment - rally in support. Told through puppetry, unforgettable music, and heart, the 50 minute show celebrates the abilities within disability, and inspires empathy and the understanding that it's "nice to be nice".

Family Bowl - Brooklyn Bowl
Through September 30, 2017 - Brooklyn

Bring the whole family and get your bowl on. Food by Blue Ribbon will also be available, as well as local brews & more!

The Joshua Show: Episode 2 - HERE
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

After five years of touring around the world, award-winning puppeteer Joshua Holden, returns with a brand new show made for anyone that feels disheartened by all the ugliness in the world. THE JOSHUA SHOW: EPISODE 2 thrills audiences of all ages by celebrating individuality in ourselves and others, helping to combat the doldrums of everyday life. It’s about friendship, confidence, and the value of being yourself. When The Joshua Show gang is troubled by the terrible things happening in the world, Joshua leads the quest to fight for joy. How do you cheer up when life gets you down? Put on your dancing shoes and find out in this whimsical production featuring multiple styles of puppetry, live music, physical comedy, and tap dancing! Even if you show up a sulky sourpuss, you’re sure to leave an “Ambassador of Joy”. Written and performed by award-winning puppeteer Joshua Holden (Avenue Q National Tour), with live musical stylings by Jeb Colwell, and directed by Jessica Lazar

South Street Seaport Museum: Sail New York Harbor Aboard Schooner Pioneer - South Street Seaport Museum
Through October 14, 2017 - New York

South Street Seaport Museum Sail New York Harbor Aboard Schooner Pioneer The South Street Seaport Museum announces the beginning of the 2017 season to sail New York Harbor aboard the historic 1885 schooner Pioneer. Public sails began on Saturday May 27, 2017. Spend an afternoon at the Museum! Pioneer tickets include free admission to the Museum's historic ships and exhibitions on the day of your sail. Just bring the ticket to the Museum before or after your sail! The Museum now offers later hours allowing visitors to see the Museum's exhibitions before or after their Pioneer sail.  The Museum's historic ships and main exhibition space will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 11am-7pm from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.   Tickets for Pioneer are available at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/947114.   Pioneer is also available for charters. Bring friends, family, coworkers, and colleagues aboard for a private 2-hour sail on New York Harbor with striking views of the lower Manhattan skyline, Statue of Liberty and Governors Island. Customized scheduling and catering recommendations are available. Contact charters@seany.org for details.     ABOUT THE SCHOO... (read more)

Ed Center Open Hours - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Main Strait
Through October 31, 2017 - New York

Explore Brooklyn Bridge Park like never before during open hours in our Environmental Education Center.The Ed Center is open for free, drop in hours four afternoons a week! Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250 gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10' scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more! Share all your Ed Center experiences on social media by tagging your posts with #edcntr.

Bottlenose Dolphins 3-4 Years (Drop-Off) - JCC Manhattan
Through January 08, 2018 - NEW YORK,

Students will be engaged in the fundamentals of swimming with songs and activities in a safe and fun social setting during this parent/child class.

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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