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April 14, 2019 - 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.

Ready, Set, Play! - Chelsea Piers Field House
April 14, 2019 - New York

Join JDRF's New York City/Long Island Chapter for Ready, Set, Play! Gain an exclusive pass to Chelsea Piers for a day full of fun and entertainment for all ages. Guests will enjoy carnival games, arts & crafts, live DJ, snacks and SO much more! Best of all, proceeds raised will support JDRF and our vision of creating a world without type 1 diabetes.

Ready, Set, Kindergarten! - Brooklyn Public Library - Borough Park Branch
April 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. In this special six session series, families enjoy stories & activities designed to encourage the development of early learning practices. Exploring literacy, science, & math through music, stories, art, & play will help you & your child get ready for school! Families will receive free materials to continue the learning and fun at home.

Spring Sunday at Rockefeller Center - Rockefeller Center
April 14, 2019 - New York

To celebrate Easter and the Spring Season, families with children are invited to join artist Hein Koh, musicians Dan Zanes and Claudia Eliaza, author Brandon Stosuy, FAO Schwarz mascots Patrick and Penelope, and more at “Spring Sunday” for a free afternoon of artmaking and family-friendly activities on Sunday, April 14th from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Plaza Level (located between 49th and 50th Streets and 5th and 6th Avenues), Manhattan. All artwork created during Hein Koh’s “The Garden of Just Delightful” workshop will be on display at the Ticket Booth in the Rockefeller Center concourse in the following weeks. “Spring Sunday” is a public program offering families the opportunity to create with local artist, Hein Koh while enjoying performances by Grammy award winner Dan Zanes and Claudia Eliaza; readings from Brandon Stosuy author of “We are Music” and “Music Is” with accompaniment by special musical guests; a magic show; as well as activations including: face painting, a photo booth, craft-making, demonstrations from Bluprint and The Shop at NBC Studios, and more. Attendees can purchase delicious offerings from Sugarfina, Jacques Torres, Harry’s Italian P... (read more)

RUSSIAN SAMOVAR Restaurant: Special Jazz Brunches at 40% Off! - Russian Samovar Restaurant and Piano Bar
April 14, 2019 - New York

Do not miss spectacular JAZZ BRUNCH at Manhattan’s RUSSIAN SAMOVAR Restaurant, where you will be treated to a festive meal and great entertainment! About the Deal: Russian Samovar Restaurant: $40 for Special Jazz Brunches ($65 Value)! - Choose from 4 Sundays in April! - Long Jazz Brunch: 3 – 7 PM - Russian Samovar, Manhattan Your Jazz Brunch Includes: - Rich choices of blinis, vareniki, pelmeni, salads, caviar, and much more! - Jazz concert admission Ticket About the Event: Every Sunday brings new jazz musicians and every Sunday is different. It makes for a very interesting and beautiful sound that brings out the best of an outstanding vocalist – of which there are many at Russian Samovar. Every week you are treated to some of the finest singers internationally. This is the Russian Samovar: there is no better place to be on a Sunday than at a Jazz and Blues brunch.

Pillowland - The Pete at The Flea Theater
April 14, 2019 - new york

Pillowland presented by NYC Children's Theater Written by Barbara Zinn Krieger (Ballerina Swan) Devised by Jonathan Shmidt Chapman (Up and Away) Directed by Khalia Davis (Judy Moody and Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt) Based on the song by Laurie Berkner Stanley always has trouble falling asleep - even counting sheep doesn't help! When he receives an invitation to visit the Kingdom of Pillowland, he sets off on an exciting adventure with his friends Finn, Quinn and you! From the company that brought you Please Bring Balloons comes a new interactive play for your youngest theatergoers based on the hit song by Laurie Berkner. 50 minutes duration. October 7, 2018 - April 14, 2019 | 10am and 12pm | Select Sundays through April 14th The Pete at The Flea Theater 20 Thomas Street New York, NY 10007 (212) 226-0051 *Before Pillowland opens join us for FREE Story Time on Saturday, September 15th at 11am at Strand Books (ADD the address for Strand books here) Pillowland is best for ages 2-5 Tickets: $25.00 | Tickets on sale at : https://nycchildrenstheater.org/shows-and-events/current-season/ #Pillowland

Wagashi - Japan Society
April 14, 2019 - New York

Experience the many aspects of Japanese art and culture through a variety of artmaking experiences. School-aged children and their families enjoy the opportunity to construct works of art based on a different theme each month. Wagashi A wagashi confectioner will lead families in making their own artistic Japanese sweets inspired by spring. Delicate, artisanal confections, wagashi are traditionally served as an accompaniment to the tea ceremony.

Discovery Room – Puppets on Parade - New York Transit Museum
April 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Stop by the Education Center to explore our April theme of puppetry, with transit-themed puzzles, books, toys, building materials and a puppet stage! Build a bus or train puppet to tell your transportation tale. Ages 2-5 and accompanying adults

Toddler Time with Reading Is Fundamental - Brooklyn Public Library - Borough Park Branch
April 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

Toddler Time with Reading Is Fundamental (First RIF) Enjoy stories and play. 18 to 36 months. All FirstRIF members must have a BPL library card to participate in First RIF. Children will be allowed to choose a free RIF book when they join FirstRIF and on their birthday. Children can earn additional RIF books by borrowing and returning 6 library books. A limit of 2 library books per week can be used towards this goal.

Chess Workshop - Brooklyn Public Library - Borough Park Branch
April 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

Learn to play or improve your game with chess master William Del Castillo. For beginners and advanced players. Age Group: Kids, Teens

Toy Time - Brooklyn Public Library - Bay Ridge Branch
April 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

Drop in with your child (ages 0-5) between 10am and 12pm and have some quality play time with other children and our educational toys! Make friends, read books, have fun! No tickets required.

Storyplay 10am - Brooklyn Public Library - Bay Ridge Branch
April 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

Children age 0-5 and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and play! Engage in early literacy development while making new friends at the library. (This session starts at 10:00am. Space is limited; get your ticket at the Children's reference desk on the second floor. First come, first served.)

Homework Help - Brooklyn Public Library - Williamsburgh Branch
April 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

Free homework help for students in grades 1 to 8.

Storyplay 11am - Brooklyn Public Library - Bay Ridge Branch
April 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

Children age 0-5 and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and play! Engage in early literacy development while making new friends at the library. (This session starts at 10:00am. Space is limited; get your ticket at the Children's reference desk on the second floor. First come, first served.)

Homework Help - Brooklyn Public Library - Bay Ridge Branch
April 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

Free afterschool homework help for grades K-8 with Joe!

Chess for Kids - Brooklyn Public Library - Bay Ridge Branch
April 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

Come learn how to play chess with our instructor Juan!

Reading Celebrations with LINC - Brooklyn Public Library - Arlington Library
April 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join our early literacy partner LINC for a fun afterschool story and art program. No registration required.

Toddler Time - Bedford Branch Library
April 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

The more you read, sing and talk with toddlers, the more they learn! Have fun hearing great picture books read aloud and playing with other children during this program dedicated to active toddlers. (18-36 months) *Tickets are required and will be distributed starting at 10:30 a.m. at the information desk on the main floor.

Afterschool Homework Help - Bedford Branch Library
April 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

Free after-school homework help for children in grades K-8.

Babies & Books with Reading Is Fundamental - Brooklyn Public Library - Borough Park Branch
April 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Stories, songs and age appropriate toys for tots ages 0-18 months with First RIF.

Toddler Time - Brooklyn Public Library - Williamsburgh Branch
April 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Hear great picture books read aloud, discover delightful fingerplays, and play with other children during this library time dedicated to active toddlers. Ages 18-36 months

Toy Time - Brooklyn Public Library - Bay Ridge Branch
April 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Drop in with your child (ages 0-5) between 11am and 12pm and have some quality play time with other children and our educational toys! Make friends, read books, have fun! No tickets required.

Build with Lego - Brooklyn Public Library - Bay Ridge Branch
April 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Build and play with our assortment of LEGO, DUPLO, and other building toys, suitable for ages 3 and up. Young children must be supervised by an adult at all times.

Reading Is Fundamental - RIF - Brooklyn Public Library - Arlington Library
April 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

For babies and children with a Library Card Choose a FREE RIF book when you sign up Earn more FREE RIF books by borrowing and returning library books Ask your friendly neighborhood library staff for more information.

After School Homework Help - Brooklyn Public Library - Arlington Library
April 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Do you need help with your homework? If you are in grades 1-8, stop by and meet with our homework helper!

Nigel Morgan Artist In Residence - Brooklyn Public Library - Borough Park Branch
April 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Study With A Professional Artist

Reading Is Fundamental - Brooklyn Public Library - Borough Park Branch
April 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

RIF Reading is Fundamental Children are encouraged to read at least two library books per week and are rewarded periodically with free books for their home library.

Babies & Books Windsor Terrace - Brooklyn Public Library - Windsor Terrace Branch
April 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

A closed Windsor Terrace Library isn't going to stop our Babies and Books program! Please note that since we are guests, we'll need your help keeping these locations tidy!

Spanish Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library - Williamsburgh Branch
April 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us for stories and songs in Spanish for children and their parents or caregivers. Multilingual First Five Years programs are made possible with support from the New York City Council City's First Readers Initiative, and the Pinkerton Foundation.

Kids Create: Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library - Williamsburgh Branch
April 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Come in and do a new craft project every week! Ages 4 and up

Homework Help - Brooklyn Public Library - Bay Ridge Branch
April 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Free afterschool homework help for grades K-8 with Bayane!

Jump Start Literacy Fair - Brooklyn Public Library - Arlington Library
April 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Jumpstart Literacy Fair.

Babies & Books - Bedford Branch Library
April 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

It's never too early to introduce your baby to books! Hear delightful stories, learn fun songs and rhymes, and meet other families and caregivers in your neighborhood. (Birth to 18 months) *Tickets are required and will be distributed at 10:30 a.m. at the information desk on the main floor.

Afterschool Homework Help - Brooklyn Public Library - Arlington Library
April 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Do you need help with your homework? If you are in grades, 1-8, come see our homework helper!

Chatham Bars Inn - Chatham Bars Inn
April 20, 2019 - Chatham

Easter Basket Making Class (April 20): Gather the entire family for this hands-on workshop led by gardeners, where guests will learn how to use ribbon and decoration with seasonal plants and flowers to create your own colorful Easter basket. Remember to bring your gloves and reserve your space by April 12th. $40 per adult and $20 per child. Please accompany any children you register to assure their proper supervision. Baskets, plants and ribbon for Children and Adults will be provided. For additional information or reservations, please contact concierge at 508-945-6872 / concierge@chathambarsinn.com

Chatham Bars Inn - Chatham Bars Inn
April 20, 2019 - Chatham

Easter Basket Making Class (April 20): Gather the entire family for this hands-on workshop led by gardeners, where guests will learn how to use ribbon and decoration with seasonal plants and flowers to create your own colorful Easter basket. Remember to bring your gloves and reserve your space by April 12th. $40 per adult and $20 per child. Please accompany any children you register to assure their proper supervision. Baskets, plants and ribbon for Children and Adults will be provided. For additional information or reservations, please contact concierge at 508-945-6872 / concierge@chathambarsinn.com

Chatham Bars Inn - Chatham Bars Inn
April 20, 2019 - Chatham

Easter Basket Making Class (April 20): Gather the entire family for this hands-on workshop led by gardeners, where guests will learn how to use ribbon and decoration with seasonal plants and flowers to create your own colorful Easter basket. Remember to bring your gloves and reserve your space by April 12th. $40 per adult and $20 per child. Please accompany any children you register to assure their proper supervision. Baskets, plants and ribbon for Children and Adults will be provided. For additional information or reservations, please contact concierge at 508-945-6872 / concierge@chathambarsinn.com

Chatham Bars Inn - Chatham Bars Inn
April 20, 2019 - Chatham

Easter Basket Making Class (April 20): Gather the entire family for this hands-on workshop led by gardeners, where guests will learn how to use ribbon and decoration with seasonal plants and flowers to create your own colorful Easter basket. Remember to bring your gloves and reserve your space by April 12th. $40 per adult and $20 per child. Please accompany any children you register to assure their proper supervision. Baskets, plants and ribbon for Children and Adults will be provided. For additional information or reservations, please contact concierge at 508-945-6872 / concierge@chathambarsinn.com

Chatham Bars Inn - Chatham Bars Inn
April 20, 2019 - Chatham

Easter Basket Making Class (April 20): Gather the entire family for this hands-on workshop led by gardeners, where guests will learn how to use ribbon and decoration with seasonal plants and flowers to create your own colorful Easter basket. Remember to bring your gloves and reserve your space by April 12th. $40 per adult and $20 per child. Please accompany any children you register to assure their proper supervision. Baskets, plants and ribbon for Children and Adults will be provided. For additional information or reservations, please contact concierge at 508-945-6872 / concierge@chathambarsinn.com

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny - Rowland's Bar & Grill
April 20, 2019 - New York

Fuel up on food and fun before you hit the store! Rowland's Breakfast with the Easter Bunny is the perfect way to kick off a festive day at Macy's and begin your Easter weekend. You and your children will create lasting memories as you enjoy a classic buffet breakfast while participating in springtime activities and face-painting. Your Experience Includes: A hearty buffet breakfast featuring pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, hash browns, donuts, and coffee/tea. Face Painting. Fun Easter activities to keep the little ones entertained. A takeaway Easter treat to bring home. Photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny. And more!

Easter Bunny Experiences - Stella 34 Trattoria
April 20, 2019 - New York

The early bird gets Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Stella 34 Trattoria. Enjoy making memories with your children at this delightful breakfast with fantastic 6thfloor views of the Empire State Building, a keepsake photograph with the Easter Bunny himself and fabulous Easter activities to keep the little ones smiling.

Saturday Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library - Bay Ridge Branch
April 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Come read stories, sing songs, and have fun at our Saturday Storytime program! All ages welcome.

Arabic Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library - Bay Ridge Branch
April 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us for stories and songs in Arabic for children and their parents or caregivers. Multilingual First Five Years programs are made possible with support from the New York City Council City's First Readers Initiative, and the Pinkerton Foundation.

Art for Kids with NORTE MAAR - Brooklyn Public Library - Arlington Library
April 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Local kids meet professional artists, dancers, craft makers, architects and more! Explore books and art with these special guest artists!

Tech Time: Gaming - Brooklyn Public Library - Arlington Library
April 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join your friends to play Wii U or Playstation! (Ages 10+)

Saturday Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library - Arlington Library
April 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us for a fun Saturday family storytime! No registration required.

Discovery Room – Puppets on Parade - New York Transit Museum
April 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Stop by the Education Center to explore our April theme of puppetry, with transit-themed puzzles, books, toys, building materials and a puppet stage! Build a bus or train puppet to tell your transportation tale. Ages 2-5 and accompanying adults

Saturday Storytime - Bedford Branch Library
April 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us each Saturday to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud. All ages welcome!

Family Workshop – Shadow Puppet Storytelling - New York Transit Museum
April 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Design shadow puppets that animate your tale of travel, with a vintage subway car as our stage. Ages 5+ and accompanying adults

Master Magician Matt Roberts! $20 for Magic Show Tickets ($40 Value)! - The Green Room 42
Through April 20, 2019 - New York

This absolutely fascinating comedy magic show involves guests in jaw-dropping and hilarious original routines. Matt is quick on his feet and has a real presence in front of a crowd. He tailors each show to your venue, audience and time-frame for a perfect fit. Whether predicting the future, making objects float, transform, vanish, pass through each other or presenting his twist on one of Houdini's famous feats, this smart, different,'WOW-factor' combination of laughs and illusions for audiences of any size makes a potentially ordinary event extraordinary, adding a fun and impressive high-note to your function or performing arts season that they'll talk about long after the award-winning finale A nationally-awarded illusionist and trusted to represent Fortune 500 companies like CVS, Sony andWalmart in 30 TV spots with millions of views (seen alongside Entourage's Jeremy Piven, NBC's Al Roker and Ghostbusters' Slimer, performing on The Today Show and PBS, earning two EMMY nods) as well as being selected by Off-Broadway producers to travel to Times Square monthly to perform an ongoing run of his interactive magic show on 42nd Street, Matt is the versatile, easy-to-work-with, full-ti... (read more)

Fashion Fanatixx Kids Easter In The 80's Event - The Roulette Theater
April 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join Fashion Fanatixx Kids as they present “The Fashion Fanatixx Kid’s Easter In The 80's Event” Sunday April 21, 2019 (Easter) at the Roulette Theater 509 Atlantic Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11217. Just minutes away from the Barclays Center, and seconds away from all your public transportation needs and parking garages. This amazing ALL KIDS CAST makes the magic come alive by bringing artistic fashion creativity, and 80's entertainment to you and your family in one fabulous location. Enjoy amazing performances by the very popular sounds of Madonna, Janet Jackson & Stephanie Mills. Hip Hop Artist Run DMC, Queen Latifah, Salt-N-Pepa and so much more. . .

Fashion Fanatixx Kids Easter In The 80's Event - The Roulette Theater
April 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join Fashion Fanatixx Kids as they present “The Fashion Fanatixx Kid’s Easter In The 80's Event” Sunday April 21, 2019 (Easter) at the Roulette Theater 509 Atlantic Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11217. Just minutes away from the Barclays Center, and seconds away from all your public transportation needs and parking garages. This amazing ALL KIDS CAST makes the magic come alive by bringing artistic fashion creativity, and 80's entertainment to you and your family in one fabulous location. Enjoy amazing performances by the very popular sounds of Madonna, Janet Jackson & Stephanie Mills. Hip Hop Artist Run DMC, Queen Latifah, Salt-N-Pepa and so much more. . .

April Kids Vacation Week - Chatham Bars Inn
Through April 21, 2019 - Chatham

APRIL KIDS VACATION WEEK FEATURING PIRATES! We have created the perfect setting for family fun, entertainment, and education this upcoming kids vacation week. Join us April 12 to 21, 2019 to enjoy an array of vacation week adventures for your little ones and let us surprise them with a few pirate themed fun! Our team of professional recreation team members offer attractive comprehensive mix of kids activities, pirate scavenger treasure hunts, pirate trivia and movie nights, build-a-pirate-ship regatta, kids cooking class with our chef, an art workshop lead by the Chatham Creative Arts Center, and much more. Let's pose for photos, be entertained, have fun and create beautiful memories together. Yarrgh! For reservations, please contact our concierge at 508.945.6872

FAO Easter Experiences - FAO Schwarz
Through April 21, 2019 - New York

FAO Schwarz’s first Easter back in NYC is packed with holiday fun. Not only is the country’s oldest toy store stocked with plush bunnies, candy, baskets, toys and more, but the store is offering a series of events and activations for families, including photos, crafts and even Easter-themed manicures for tiny fingers. Activities include: FAO Schwarz's Patrick and Penelope the pups dressed as the Easter Bunny, taking complimentary photos of guests every Saturday and Sunday from March 30-April 21 from 12pm-1pm and 4pm-5pm In-store custom embroidery from Bunnies By The Bay offers the opportunity to personalize bunnies, blankets and more on the mezzanine level Kid Made Modern is hosting Easter arts & crafts where kids can decorate their own six-egg crate on the third floor Alex Spa is offering Easter-themed manicures and hair styling on the second floor Hatchimals has color and craft Easter baskets on the mezzanine level

SNAP - The New Victory Theater
Through April 28, 2019 - New York

Poof! Presto! Snap! Playing with space, time and the otherworldly, this eclectic ensemble of South Korean illusionists will boggle your mind with their impressive powers of prestidigitation. Mixing dexterous sleight of hand, Chaplin-esque vaudevillian comedy and ingenious visual effects, SNAP conjures a marvelous, magical cabaret perfect for the whole family. SNAP has a running time of 70 minutes with no intermission, and is recommended for everyone 6 and up.

Spring Break at Pip's Island - Pip's Island
Through April 28, 2019 - New York

Looking for something fun to do on Spring Break? Come adventure with Pip, Pebble and Finn on Expedition 12 to save Pip's Island and defeat the villain Joules Volter. Performers will guide you through the Island where you will face fun interactive challenges and help the story unfold. The hour-long inspirational “hero’s journey” will dazzle you with its live performers, puppets, interactive set pieces and animated characters.

SNAP - The New Victory Theater
Through April 28, 2019 - New York

Poof! Presto! Snap! Playing with space, time and the otherworldly, this eclectic ensemble of South Korean illusionists will boggle your mind with their impressive powers of prestidigitation. Mixing dexterous sleight of hand, Chaplin-esque vaudevillian comedy and ingenious visual effects, SNAP conjures a marvelous, magical cabaret perfect for the whole family. For everyone 6 and up GRUEJARM Production From Busan, South Korea

SNAP - The New Victory Theater
Through April 28, 2019 - New York

Poof! Presto! Snap! Playing with space, time and the otherworldly, this eclectic ensemble of South Korean illusionists will boggle your mind with their impressive powers of prestidigitation. Mixing dexterous sleight of hand, Chaplin-esque vaudevillian comedy and ingenious visual effects, SNAP conjures a marvelous, magical cabaret perfect for the whole family. SNAP has a running time of 70 minutes with no intermission, and is recommended for everyone 6 and up.

FunikiJam’s MUSIC GARDEN: Spring Celebration! Returns to the Off-Broadway Stage at Actors Temple Theatre with special performances for Earth Day, Cinco de Mayo, and Mother’s Day  - Actors Temple Theatre
Through May 12, 2019 - New York

The award-winning music education and entertainment company, FunikiJam will present its original family musical, MUSIC GARDEN: Spring Celebration! starting April 14th at Actors Temple Theatre with special performances for Earth Day, Cinco de Mayo and Mother’s Day. The 2019 production, as part of FunikiJam’s 12 week city-wide “Music Garden” program of classes & events geared for young children and families, explores music and culture of Europe, South America, and Nashville with a special focus on Spanish language.     When international artists The Agents of Jam accept a mission to celebrate Spring around the world, they don't need a map ... they just "follow the tunes!" This lively show -- aimed at kids ages 2 to 10 -- invites you to join in on the globe-spanning musical adventure as "new recruits." Guided by Captain Jam (writer and lead Brian Barrentine) and The Agents of Jam, you'll explore European and South American cultures, learning lively songs, rhymes and stories. Kids can get out of their seats to dance and sing along when Music Garden sprouts up at the Actors' Temple Theatre in the heart of the theatre district.   FunikiJam was founded by Brian Barrentine in 1999 to ... (read more)

Gentle Martial Arts for Kids - Aikido - Aikido of Westchester
Through December 28, 2019 - White Plains

Give Your Child the Gift of Aikido Aikido is a gentle martial art that teaches children how to resolve conflicts in a non-violent way and practice self-defense techniques that help develop focused, calm minds and strong bodies. Aikido helps increase children's coordination, flexibility and balance while learning a practical skill that extends to everyday life. Classes Year Round Our program is open to girls and boys ages 6-12. Classes are held every Saturday 9-10 am and last approximately one hour.

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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