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Events for Kids in New York City This Week - January 20-January 27

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
January 20, 2019 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for Harry Potter fans ages 10 and up! Follow in the footsteps of young wizards on a field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in search of art that echoes characters, places and enchanted objects in the famed Harry Potter books and movies. Keep your trusty wand handy as you track down a powerful sorceress, a Snape-like potions master, Hagrid-like giants, and cloaked and masked figures as scary as any Death Eater or Dementor. The hunt is not an addition to or variation on Harry’s adventures, but instead references to the books will provide a surprising bridge to many strange and wonderful works of art. Kids must be accompanied by an adult, but all-adult teams can compete separately. Advance purchase is required.

Manhattan Country School's Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March - Manhattan Country School
January 21, 2019 - New York

The theme of the 31st annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March is "Changing the System: Marching Toward Justice," inspired by contemporary efforts to protect and preserve the Civil Rights we have installed as a nation, as well as creating even more equality in the 21st century. The march, which starts at 10 a.m. and ends at approximately 2 p.m. at Manhattan Country School, will follow a route that includes these stops: 1. Frederick Douglass Circle (Central Park West and West 110th Street) 2. Cathedral of Saint John the Divine (1047 Amsterdam Avenue at West 112th Street) 3. Morningside Park (West 113th Street and Morningside Drive) 4. Columbia University (Amsterdam and West 116th Street) 5. Joan of Arc Memorial (Riverside Park at West 94th Street) 6. Manhattan Country School (150 West 85th Street, between Columbus and Amsterdam avenues) We invite you to join us and bring family, friends and colleagues who are seeking a meaningful experience on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We hope to see you Monday, January 21.

Watson Adventures’ Grand Central Scramble Family Scavenger Hunt - Grand Central Terminal
January 21, 2019 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for adults and kids 7 and up! Kids and adults work together to uncover the secrets of this amazing train station. To win, you’ll have to go nuts in the Whispering Gallery, learn a secret about the stars in the “sky”, find TV celebs in the food court, stand on fish under an upside-down tree in the Grand Central Market, learn the arrival time of a “ghost” train and think like Willy Wonka in the Transit Museum Gallery. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Advance purchase is required.

Storytime and Singalong for Kids - Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
January 23, 2019 - 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.

Watson Adventures’ Whodunit at the Met Family Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
January 26, 2019 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique murder mystery scavenger hunt for kids 10 and up! A killer is on the loose at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and it’s up to you to stop him! The killer has created a scavenger hunt that reveals his name, the weapon he used and where he hid the body. Follow the trail of clues and answer tricky questions to solve the crime. Can you figure out whodunit? Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required.

Magic show - Broadway Comedy Club
January 26, 2019 - New York

Prepare yourself for an afternoon filled with mystery and inspiration during the Magic Show, one hour show at the legendary Broadway Comedy Club. Rich Kameda will enchant the young at heart with a dazzling display of sleight of hand tricks for kids and mentalism for adults. It is an interactive experience for the young at heart. DOORS OPEN AT 12:30 P.M. SHOW RUNS FROM 1:00 P.M. TO 2:00 P.M. Please note – there is two item food and beverage minimum requirement.

ArtSee: Papercutting - Museum at Eldridge Street
January 27, 2019 - China Town

Calling all artsy kids! Join us for a special family program as we look closely at our brand-new exhibition Releasing Words, featuring artist Deborah Ugoretz's works in cut paper. We'll focus on how Ugoretz uses a centuries-old Jewish craft – papercutting – to turn ideas, stories and traditions into intricate and complex art. Then, prepare to turn your own ideas and stories into art as we make our very own paper-cut art. Recommended for children ages five and up and their adult companions.

JTS Teen Summit 2019 - Jewish Theological Seminary of America
January 27, 2019 - New York

JTS Teen Summit: Leadership Towards a Better Future A DAY OF LEARNING AND DIALOGUE FOR FUTURE COLLEGE STUDENTS Join teens from across North America to learn concrete advocacy skills, explore obligations of leadership from a Jewish perspective, and consider the most effective ways to make a difference right now. - Hear from experts on leadership issues, from public policy to politics to civic discourse. - Meet in small groups to discuss constructive ways of making your voice heard. - Develop an understanding of Jewish ethics and leadership in Jewish tradition. - Leave confident about how to articulate what matters to you most.

ArtSee: Papercutting - Museum at Eldridge Street
January 27, 2019 - New York

Calling all artsy kids! Join a super-fun exploration of Releasing Words, the museum’s exhibition of contemporary artist Deborah Ugoretz’s works in paper. Take a closer look at how the artist uses a centuries-old Jewish craft – papercutting – to turn ideas, stories and traditions into intricate and beautiful art. Plus, see how the artist uses this traditional skill to create more modern pieces – including a series inspired by Pablo Neruda’s poetry. Then, inspired by what they see, kids will turn their own idea, stories or poems into cut-paper art. Recommended for children ages 5-11 and their adult companions. Admission is: $14 for adults/$8 for children and seniors. Children ages 5 and under admitted for free. RSVP required. For more information or to make reservations, visit or call 212-219-0302.

Emily Brown and the Thing - The New Victory Theater
Through February 03, 2019 - Midtown

How will Emily Brown ever get to sleep with The Thing making such a racket?! A friendly but woeful creature, The Thing has lost his Cuddly in the Dark and Scary Wood and won't stop crying. Plucky, brave and determined to save the day, Emily and her trusty sidekick, Stanley the rabbit, leap into action. Tall Stories (The Gruffalo, New Vic 2015) returns with an epic, imaginative musical adventure adapted from the popular picture book by Neal Layton and award-winning author Cressida Cowell (How to Train Your Dragon).

Pillowland - The Pete at The Flea Theater
Through 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 : #Pillowland

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)

Pilates for the Kids - Real Pilates
Through May 05, 2028 - New York

In honor of National Pilates Day and National Fitness Day, Real Pilates presents Pilates for the Kids, two group mat/tower classes for kids age 12 - 17. 10 a.m. Upper East Side, 1226 Lexington Ave 1 p.m. Tribeca, 177 Duane Street Sign up: (212) 625-0777

Kidville Upper East Drop Off Pajama Party - Kidville Upper East
Through August 11, 8017 - 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!

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