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Events for Kids in New York City This Week - March 24-March 31

March 24, 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.

The World Inside Me (Ages 2 – 4) - The Duke on 42nd Street
Through December 30, 1899 - Midtown

Wobbly First Steps, Ouchie Boo-Boos, Funny Faces and Lilting Lullabies. the World Inside Me Uses Gentle Interactive Play, Live Music, Dance and Visual Effects to Illustrate the Inner Life of Our Growing Bodies. Explore the Sights, Sounds and Sensory Surprises That Come with Each New Day.

Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter Fans - Metropolitan Museum of Art
March 26, 2019 - New York

Join us on a Harry Potter-themed scavenger hunt for kids 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. 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. Price includes museum admission.

44th Annual Odor-Eaters National Rotten Sneaker Contest - Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square
March 26, 2019 - New York

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square is hosting the 44th annual Odor-Eaters National Rotten Sneaker Contest on Tuesday, March 26th, at 10am. Seven youthful contestants will be bringing the sweat smell of success from across America. The reward—beyond glory—is a generous New York prize package. Sneakers are judged based on odor and interior and exterior shoe condition. Contestants also have to share the story of how their sneakers ended up so dirty and smelly. The winner receives $2,500, an additional two nights’ stay in New York, tickets to see a Broadway show, the Golden Sneaker award, a year’s supply of much-needed Odor-Eaters products, and a spot in the Hall of Fumes.

Detective Comics #1000 signing with Peter Tomasi - Midtown Comics Downtown
March 27, 2019 - New York

Writer Peter Tomasi joins us from Midtown Comics Downtown on Wednesday, March 27th to celebrate the release of Detective Comics #1000! This is an open signing and we recommend showing up early, just to be safe. Purchase of Detective Comics #1000 required. Limit 3 items signed per attendee. See you there! There will be a CGC representative to grade books signed at this event. Any previously signed books are not eligible for this service. Cost of CGC is $25.00 + CGC grading fee (This does not include the cost of purchasing the books) CGC books will be shipped to CGC offices for grading and will take 17-35 days for them to return, in the CGC protective slab. This is determined based on which options are chosen for CGC grading and shipping. After 80 years, DC Comics is proud to present the 1,000th issue of Detective Comics, the title that literally defines DC! An unbelievable lineup of talent teams up for this super-sized 96-page issue celebrating the legacy of Batman. Travelling through Gotham's past, present, and future is no easy task, but the top talents are here to rise to the occasion! Featuring Scott Snyder, Tom King, Peter Tomasi, Jim Lee, Denny O'Neil, Neal Adams, James Ty... (read more)

Pillowland - The Pete at The Flea Theater
March 27, 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

Storytime And Singalong For Kids - Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
March 27, 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.

Pay-As-You-Wish at SPARK - SPARK by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through March 28, 2019 - Brooklyn

Drop-In play at SPARK is Pay-As-You-Wish Thursday afternoons. Each day at SPARK, kids can: BUILD IT! Design your own structures in our popular exhibit Brooklyn Block Lab MAKE IT! Creativity abounds in our art activities that change each week. TOUCH IT! Get cozy in our Discovery Den featuring soft play and reading space, and a series of discovery drawers that hold treasures from our collection as well as tactile materials for little hands to explore. Thursday, March 21 Good Luck Charms! Make your own pocket sized good luck charm with clay! Thursday, March 28 Spring Equinox Flower Paintings Explore color mixing by dripping watercolor with droppers to create a wax resist flower painting. All programs subject to change. Wednesday, 1:00-5:00PM Thursday, 1:00-6:00PM - Pay-As-You-Wish! Friday, 1:00-5:00PM Saturday, 1:00-5:00PM Sunday, 1:00-5:00PM We are closed Mondays & Tuesdays.

The World Inside Me (Ages 2 – 4) - The Duke on 42nd Street
March 30, 2019 - Midtown

Wobbly first steps, ouchie boo-boos, funny faces and lilting lullabies. THE WORLD INSIDE ME uses gentle interactive play, live music, dance and visual effects to illustrate the inner life of our growing bodies. Explore the sights, sounds and sensory surprises that come with each new day

Pj Masks Live: Save the Day! - Kings Theatre
March 30, 2019 - Brooklyn

'PJ Masks Live!,' the hit live musical production from Entertainment One (eOne) and Round Room, is back with an all-new show, "PJ Masks Live: Save The Day!" Based on eOne's top-rated animated series, airing daily on Disney Junior, the new show features preschoolers' favorite pre-school superheroes and familiar songs from the popular show along with brand new music and a whole new adventure. Catboy, Owlette, Gekko will delight fans of all ages with live performances featuring world-class production, toe-tapping tunes and a whole lot of super fun as they go into the night to save the day from the Villains along with PJ Robot who is new to the show for 2019! In addition to the new tour, the Original Cast Recording for 'PJ Masks Live!' is now available for purchase and streaming everywhere. The album features many well-loved songs from the series recorded by the cast of the first 'PJ Masks Live!' tour. Now in its second season, the hit PJ Masks series follows the thrilling nighttime adventures of three young friends who transform into their dynamic alter egos, Catboy, Owlette and Gekko, when they put on their pajamas at night and activate their animal amulets. Together, they embar... (read more)

Watson Adventures’ Grand Central Scramble Family Scavenger Hunt - Grand Central Terminal
March 30, 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. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

Not My Monster! - The Flea Theater
Through March 30, 2019 - New York

Have you ever noticed a small bearded man running around your house? Look again because Russian folklore promises that every home has a Domovoi, the house spirit who protects the family. In Not My Monster! Father, Mother, Darya and Vasily are forced to move from their lavish penthouse in the city to a creepy cabin in the middle of a swamp when the Russian economy tanks. Watch what happens when the children are not so sure that their Domovoi came along too. Not My Monster! is best for families with children ages 5 and up. Children under 1 are FREE.

The World Inside Me (Ages 2 – 4) - The Duke on 42nd Street
March 31, 2019 - Midtown

Wobbly first steps, ouchie boo-boos, funny faces and lilting lullabies. THE WORLD INSIDE ME uses gentle interactive play, live music, dance and visual effects to illustrate the inner life of our growing bodies. Explore the sights, sounds and sensory surprises that come with each new day

Pj Masks Live: Save the Day! - Kings Theatre
March 31, 2019 - Brooklyn

'PJ Masks Live!,' the hit live musical production from Entertainment One (eOne) and Round Room, is back with an all-new show, "PJ Masks Live: Save The Day!" Based on eOne's top-rated animated series, airing daily on Disney Junior, the new show features preschoolers' favorite pre-school superheroes and familiar songs from the popular show along with brand new music and a whole new adventure. Catboy, Owlette, Gekko will delight fans of all ages with live performances featuring world-class production, toe-tapping tunes and a whole lot of super fun as they go into the night to save the day from the Villains along with PJ Robot who is new to the show for 2019! In addition to the new tour, the Original Cast Recording for 'PJ Masks Live!' is now available for purchase and streaming everywhere. The album features many well-loved songs from the series recorded by the cast of the first 'PJ Masks Live!' tour. Now in its second season, the hit PJ Masks series follows the thrilling nighttime adventures of three young friends who transform into their dynamic alter egos, Catboy, Owlette and Gekko, when they put on their pajamas at night and activate their animal amulets. Together, they embark... (read more)

THE LOFT - Animaniacs Live
March 31, 2019 - 2nd floor New York

Animaniacs in Concert!" Starring Voice Legend Rob Paulsen Heads to The Loft at City Winery in NYC on Sunday, March 31st Legendary voice actor Rob Paulsen, who has delighted generations of animation fanatics with his signature roles in "Pinky and the Brain," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," and other film and television projects, will be joined by "Animaniacs" composer Randy Rogel in "Animaniacs in Concert!" at The Loft at City Winery on Sunday, March 31st at 7:30 PM.

THE Chocolate Expo at Rutgers Athletic Center, March 31 - Rutgers Athletic Center
March 31, 2019 - Piscataway Township

Rutgers Athletic Center to Host The Chocolate Expo Sunday, March 31, 2019 America’s largest chocolate festival to feature over 70 vendors, plus include an appearance by Willy Wonka star Paris Themmen, “extreme magic” performances by Eric Wilzig from America’s Got Talent and the celebrity chef “Chocolate Challenge” SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: • A vast array of chocolates, baked goods, specialty foods, cheeses, wines and craft sodas will be available for sampling and purchase. • Appearance by actor Paris Themmen, who starred as “Golden Ticket Winner” Mike TeeVee in the classic movie Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. • Performances by magician/Rutgers Alumni Eric Wilzig from America’s Got Talent • Food Network Celebrity Chefs compete in a live “Chocolate Challenge” with a member of the audience selected at random. • Free kids’ activities including face painting, balloon twisting, wire art, appearances by costumed characters and storybook princesses, chocolate crafts, and sing alongs with Rutgers alum “Professor” Adam Smasher of The Eternal Frontier. (PISCATAWAY, NJ/March 19) – The Chocolate Expo, America’s largest and most unique chocolate festival, will make its de... (read more)

Drop-In Play at SPARK - SPARK by Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through March 31, 2019 - Brooklyn

DROP-IN PLAY AT SPARK Drop-In play at SPARK is offered Wednesday through Sunday afternoons. Each day at SPARK, kids can: BUILD IT! Design your own structures in our popular exhibit Brooklyn Block Lab MAKE IT! Creativity abounds in our art activities that change each week. TOUCH IT! Get cozy in our Discovery Den featuring soft play and reading space, and a series of discovery drawers that hold treasures from our collection as well as tactile materials for little hands to explore. MARCH DROP-IN PLAY ART PROJECTS Join in the following drop-in art projects and play opportunities taking place each weekend in March in our Studio. This month at SPARK we celebrate the spring equinox! Saturday, March 2 – Sunday, March 3 Mixed-Media Mittens! Decorate a pair of mittens with precut shapes, fluffy cotton balls, and stickers! Saturday, March 9 – Sunday, March 10 Rainbow Clouds Build a rainbow cloud paper sculpture by bending and folding colorful paper. Saturday, March 16 – Sunday, March 17 Good Luck Charms! Make your own pocket sized good luck charm with clay! Saturday, March 23 – Sunday, March 24 Spring Equinox Flower Paintings Explore color mixing by dripping wate... (read more)

The World Inside Me - The New Victory Theater
Through April 07, 2019 - New York

Wobbly first steps, ouchie boo-boos, funny faces and lilting lullabies. THE WORLD INSIDE ME uses gentle interactive play, live music, dance and visual effects to illustrate the inner life of our growing bodies. Explore the sights, sounds and sensory surprises that come with each new day. THE WORLD INSIDE ME is presented in two different versions. For Ages 0-2: Running time is 30 minutes, no intermission For Ages 2-4: Running time is 45 minutes with no intermission

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

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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