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Events for Kids in New York City This Week - January 7-January 14

January 7, 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.

Open Studio | Wood - The Noguchi Museum
January 07, 2018 - Long Island City

The Noguchi Museum offers programs for families with children ages 2–11. All programs are taught by Museum Educators, and include gallery experiences and hands-on art making. Select programs are also offered in Japanese. Programs cost $10 for families with up to 4 members (includes Museum admission). Programs are free for Family Members and above. Members also receive priority registration for Art for Families and Art for Tots workshops. Become a member here

Canines - Children's Museum of the Arts
January 07, 2018 - Hudson Square

Sculpt members of the dog family including wolves, foxes, dingos, hyena, coyote, and domestic dogs! Note: The Clay Bar is one of our busiest stations, so sign up upon arrival is required. Here's how it works: Once you arrive, head to the Clay Bar to sign up for a 35 minute session. Each adult may sign up 1 to 3 children per session. Sessions will rotate every forty minutes, giving visitors a chance to drop by any of our other workshops throughout the museum. Make sure to check in at the time of your workshop so that you don't lose your spot. As with all our workshops, Clay Bar is included in your admission. We hope you enjoy your day creating

Open Studio for Families - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
January 07, 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.

Gilded Frames - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through January 07, 2018 - Hudson Square

For this project, museum visitors will use an array of upcycled materials and art supplies to design their very own gilded frames! Young artists will look closely at Ellen Harvey's CMA gallery exhibition and will learn about her exploration of art vs. ornament.

Mini Chandelier - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through January 07, 2018 - Hudson Square

What do you see when you look at Ellen Harvey's doll house? Do you like those mini chandeliers? Let's make those … this workshop inspired by Artist Ellen Harvey's art work named "Home Decoration Confusion, 2017" Young artists will create mini chandelier with wires and beads.

Collage Animations - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through January 07, 2018 - Hudson Square

Using magazine cut outs, textured papers, found objects, and more, create stop motion clips using elements of collage and layering

littleBits Experiments - Children's Museum of the Arts
January 08, 2018 - Hudson Square

Come experiment with littleBits! littleBits are color-coded electronic Bits snap together with magnets for foolproof inventing. How many inventions can you think of?

Sing! - 92nd Street Y
January 10, 2018 - Upper East Side

Reptiles - Children's Museum of the Arts
January 11, 2018 - Hudson Square

Sculpt your favorite scaly friend: lizards, snakes, turtles, alligators, and more! Note: The Clay Bar is one of our busiest stations, so sign up upon arrival is required. Here's how it works: Once you arrive, head to the Clay Bar to sign up for a 35 minute session. Each adult may sign up 1 to 3 children per session. Sessions will rotate every forty minutes, giving visitors a chance to drop by any of our other workshops throughout the museum. Make sure to check in at the time of your workshop so that you don't lose your spot. As with all our workshops, Clay Bar is included in your admission. We hope you enjoy your day creating!

Lunchtime - Children's Museum of the Arts
January 12, 2018 - Hudson Square

Sculpt miniature clay treats and your favorite lunches today at the Clay Bar! Note: The Clay Bar is one of our busiest stations, so sign up upon arrival is required. Here's how it works: Once you arrive, head to the Clay Bar to sign up for a 35 minute session. Each adult may sign up 1 to 3 children per session. Sessions will rotate every forty minutes, giving visitors a chance to drop by any of our other workshops throughout the museum. Make sure to check in at the time of your workshop so that you don't lose your spot. As with all our workshops, Clay Bar is included in your admission. We hope you enjoy your day creating!

Under 5s Drop In Class - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through January 12, 2018 - Hudson Square

Music time! Story time! Art time! Join CMA's WEE teaching artists for an art-filled drop-in session when the museum is closed for general hours. Parent and/or caregivers are required to join and we encourage family collaboration throughout the class. No sign up required.

Magnet Puzzles - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through January 12, 2018 - Hudson Square

Join Fine Arts teaching artists as we explore the artwork in our gallery! For today's project, young artists will design their own magnet puzzle inspired by Ellen Harvey's Ornaments and Other Refrigerator Magnets.

Subway Maps - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through January 12, 2018 - Hudson Square

Create an animated stop motion clip using subway maps as a background! Explore NYC's expansive transportation system!

Watson Adventures’ Whodunnit at the Met Family Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
January 13, 2018 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a 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. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase required.

Dig Drop-In - The Jewish Museum
January 14, 2018 - Upper East Side

Kids discover a passion for ancient artifacts in the Museum's simulated archaeological dig, open on the second Sunday of each month. Free with Museum Admission and RSVP Sign up for email updates on upcoming Family programs.

Open Studio for Families - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
January 14, 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.

Second Sunday Family Tours - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
January 14, 2018 - New York

On the second Sunday of every month, explore the museum on a family-friendly tour that includes conversation and creative, hands-on gallery activities. Tours are organized around a single theme and highlight artworks on view from the permanent collection and special exhibitions. For families with children ages 5 and up.

The Amazing Max - Theater at Blessed Sacrament
Through January 28, 2018 - New York

The Amazing Max is an “awesome and hilarious live magic show for the whole family” (PBS Kids). What’s truly amazing, as magician Max Darwin works miracles during the show, is not only what happens on stage but also what happens in the audience. The enchanted look that spreads across the faces of his young (and not-so-young) fans is hands down astounding. Max conjures a custom experience that young ones will carry with them long after the show ends. Premium ticket holders receive access to the VIP “Magic Lounge” (which opens 25 minutes before the start of each show), the children receive Amazing Max memorabilia, participate in a magic lesson, have priority front row seating and take a magic trick home.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show - DR2
Through February 04, 2018 - New York

A theatrical recreation of Eric Carle’s beautifully imaginative stories, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, features a menagerie enchanting puppets during a magical 60-minute show that faithfully adapts four of Eric Carle’s beloved books for the stage. This new edition of The Very Hungry Caterpillar includes the World Premiere of Brown Bear, Brown Bear celebrating its 50th Anniversary, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, The Very Lonely Firefly and, of course, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Thursday at 10am; Friday at 10am & 12pm; Saturday at 10am, 12pm, 2pm & 4pm; Sunday 10pm & 12pm Tickets are $49.50* - $69.50* (Premium Seats)/ $89.50* (VIP Experience)

R&R Shabbat @ the JCC – March 11th – Purim - JCC Manhattan
Through March 11, 2018 - New York

JCC Manhattan Announces: The 2016/2017 Season of R&R: Shabbat @ the JCC – March 11th – Purim WHO: Face Painting with Jaime; Mind + Body Retreat with Seth Lieberman; Community Cinema: For Your Consideration; What’s Jewish about Purim? Lecture; Paul Wolf’s Purim Song Jam Session with Classic Tunes; Family Glow Yoga and Dance with MEDITESH; Community Concert: Three Pints Shy A Capella and much, much more! WHAT: R&R Saturdays are FREE at the JCC! Make your Shabbat afternoon special and share in our community. Workshops, Art, Yoga, Meditation, Food, Music, Study Sessions, film, creative art projects, Spa Experiences, Indoor & Outdoor play! There are programs for both children and adults. Guaranteed fun for the whole family! All are welcome. WHEN: March 11th, 2017, 2:00pm-5:00pm (And All Saturdays until March 18, 2017) WHERE: JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue @ 76th Street, New York, New York 10023 WHY: An amazing weekly opportunity to be together as a family and as a community. R&R is an incredible alternative to the typical New York Saturday and...IT'S ALL FREE! For more information and full weekly schedule: http://www.jccmanhattan.org/jewish-living/shabbat-and-... (read more)

PAUSE/PLAY at the 14th Street Y - 14th Street Y
Through March 17, 2018 - New York City

Downtown Jewish Life and The 14th Street Y present PAUSE/PLAY, an innovative Saturday afternoon of Shabbat programming at the 14th Street Y, 344 E. 14th Street, NYC. PAUSE/PLAY invites attendees to hit the pause button in their busy lives and experience all that the Downtown Community has to offer. All are welcome in the community, Jewish or not, to join for a day of relaxation and renewal. From family yoga and story time to whiskey tastings and open swim, PAUSE/PLAY events feature activities for the whole family. PAUSE/PLAY will also feature a Community Passport that families can decorate each month and bring to each event for access to monthly raffles for deals to 14Y programs and other great prizes. Highlights of the upcoming PAUSE/PLAY season: • The mainstages will be joining for December's PAUSE/PLAY, with partner NCDC, for the Hanukkah party at the end of the afternoon. The day will also feature Bling Your Own Dreidel, as well as Dan Friedman from The Forward, who will lead a whiskey tasting with conversation. • January will feature inflatables and games, family boxing, and a Disco Dance Party. • February will feature family Zumba, PJ Play!, and partnerships with... (read more)

Mystery Room NYC opens 2nd location! - Mystery Room NYC
Through April 23, 2018 - New York

Mystery Room NYC has opened Chapter 4 ("The Forgotten Library") in our new SoHo/NoHo location at 190 Mercer Street. This is in addition to our midtown location near Madison Square Garden at 365 7th Avenue (bet. 30th & 31st). Both locations are opened 7 days a week. Mystery Room NYC is an escape room game where players can have an interactive, and educational experience that bonds teams together. We specialize in creating stories and puzzles where players are emotionally and physically vested in their experience and invited to bring out their inner detective. Players have 1 hour to solve the clues and escape! For additional information and tickets, please visit our website at www.mysteryroomnyc.com.

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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